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(aka "Part Time Wife" or "Deadly Intrigue")

 

Directed by Arthur Marks
USA 1973 / 1975

 

THE ROOMMATES: Four beautiful college roommates and a sexy stewardess are in for much more excitement than they planned for when a summer getaway in the woods turns into a bloody fight for their lives!

Looking to spend a swinging summer at Lake Arrowhead, Carla, Beth, Brea, Heather, and Heather's shapely cousin Paula head to the picturesque hills for a little R&R. The usual raised eyebrows from the resort s male crowd follow them wherever they go as they split up and find summer jobs, spend a little refreshing time in the water, and fall into the occasional seasonal romance. But soon a shadow s cast over the girls sunny vacation when a mysterious murderer begins picking off the lake s bevy of beauties. Can the killer be stopped before the coeds summer fun ends in bloody chaos? Find out on the first ever DVD and Blu-Ray release of Arthur Marks THE ROOMMATES!

A Woman for All Men: Judith Brown (The Big Dollhouse) is a deadly object of affection in director Arthur Marks (Bonnie's Kids) exploitation shocker, now available for the first time on Blu-Ray and DVD!

Karen Petrie (Brown) is a beautiful young woman with a mysterious past. When she becomes millionaire widower Walter McCoy s (legendary actor Keenan Wynn) new beau, it ignites a flurry of jealousy and passion in Walter s two twenty-something sons. Soon Karen s seductive spell is cast on the whole family, including housekeeper Sarah (Lois Hall, Dead Again), leading to a string of deception, crime, and eventually murder. Come see the sexy temptress in action and find out why she is truly A WOMAN FOR ALL MEN!
 

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Theatrical Release: March 1973 / August 1975

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Review: Gorgon Video - Region 'A' - Blu-ray

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Runtime

The Roommates: 1:26:36.191        

A Woman for All Men: 1:35:22.007

Video

1.78:1 1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 39,861,964,240 bytes

The Roommates: 16,358,381,568 bytes

A Woman for All Men: 17,808,826,368 bytes

Video Bitrate: 21.98 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate The Roommates Blu-ray:

Bitrate A Woman for All Men Blu-ray:

Audio

LPCM Audio English 1536 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Commentary on
The Roommates:

Dolby Digital Audio English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps

Subtitles English, None
Features Release Information:
Studio:
Gorgon Video

 

1.78:1 1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 39,861,964,240 bytes

The Roommates: 16,358,381,568 bytes

A Woman for All Men: 17,808,826,368 bytes

Video Bitrate: 21.98 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

Edition Details:

The Roommates:

Commentary by Arthur Marks
 Roommates Wanted (11:34)
 

A Woman for All Men:
A Certain Kind of Woman featurette (11:41)
Trailer (2:24)
TV Spots (0:32 / 0:22)


Blu-ray
Release Date: March 24th, 2015
Standard
Blu-ray Case

Chapters 21 / 20

 

 

Comments:

NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were taken directly from the Blu-ray disc.

ADDITION: Gorgon Video Blu-ray (November 2020): Gorgon Video have produced an Arthur Marks 'Double Feature' of two 70s exploitation efforts; The Roommates and A Woman for All Men to Blu-ray. They are advertised as "newly transferred in 2K from the original 35mm negatives". The dual-layered disc houses both films in 1080P. At the end of scenes the last frame can shows a tinge of warping but are generally stable. Both look very good - reasonably crisp, deep colors, plenty of depth. Both are in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio. The Roommates looks a shade better than A Woman for All Men but both are pleasing in 1080P.

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On their Blu-ray, Gorgon Video use a linear PCM mono tracks (16-bit) in the original English language - for both films. It sounds authentically flat with a score on The Roommates by Tony Saber and Dave Shear (their only film credit) and for A Woman for All Men, Luchi De Jesus (The Six Million Dollar Man, Kolchak: The Night Stalker) chosen needle drop music (a version of a music album that has been transferred from a vinyl record to digital audio) by Arthur Marks. Both sound pleasing without fatal flaws. Gorgon Video offer optional English subtitles, for both titles, on their Region 'A' Blu-ray.

The Gorgon Video Blu-ray offers a quite a few extras. For The Roommates we an audio commentary by Arthur Marks hosted by Elijah Drenner. Marks talks about his production methods, choosing a cast and gives a solid overview of how he crafted the production, how he was tight to the script (no significant changes), how it was shot in about 26-days, the locations (filmed in and around Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino Mountains of San Bernardino County, California) etc.. He talks about being a child extra, working with Mickey Rooney, playing poker with Van Johnsons and Peter Lawford, joining the Merchant Marine, being an Usher and so much more. He knows the production as a second nature and a its great to hear about his life, how he is a hands-on director and thoughts on this film. There are gaps where they watch the film. Roommates Wanted is a 11-minute making-of featurette with Arthur Marks and Roberta Collins (RIP). A Certain Kind of Woman is a 12-minute retrospective documentary made in 2015 on the making of "A Woman for All Men" with Arthur Marks and Judy Brown. There is a trailer and TV Spots. There is a second disc NTSC DVD with both features and extras.

This Drive-In exploitation genre of films, made in the 70's, offer a rare historical window on an interesting period of, what some describe as, 'Trash cinema' but these are professionally made with cohesive plots and storylines.

The Roommates is more than just another teenage-Summer T+A flic. It has some humor moving to a reasonably effective thriller. A Woman for All Men is almost amusing in how Judith Brown has persistent seducing bedroom eyes - scene after scene - teasingly take her clothes off. I would have liked to know her character's history. The film is a weak riff on Double Indemnity (including the balcony shot.) Arthur Marks' has a knack for these - they can be somewhat formulaic - pretty girls, maybe a femme fatale, some cheesecake nudity/titillation and blasting guns in the final scenes. But it works really well for some retro-entertainment. This Gorgon Video dual-layered Blu-ray is competent and entertaining.

Gary Tooze

 


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