Tuesday, October 17, 2006

DVD Recommendation: Trailer Trash

Trailer Trash is actually the name I intended to use for this blog before I started it, but it was (and still is taken), so I decided to use the name I have now. Why am I talking about this? Because after an introduction from Dom DeLuise and one of those “Welcome to the theatre” messages, you get to see this:

Pretty sweet! I have only seen this animation used by Grindhouse Releasing for their intro. Anyway, after the intros you get the following 44 trailers:

- All This And World War II
- Blacula
- Lola
- Sister Street Fighter
- Mad Machine
- The Wonderful Land of Oz
- Big Dog Lost
- Bless the Beasts And Children
- Prelude To Happiness
- The Diary Of Knockers McCalla
- The Street Fighter’s Last Revenge
- The Amazing Dr. Chicken
- ABBA: The Movie
- Bummer
- The Touchables
- Teenage Gang Debs
- The Girl, The Body And The Pill
- The Switcheroo
- The Bodyguard
- Real Life
- Stunt Rock
- Can Hieronymous Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?
- Use The Back Door
- Seven Brothers Meet Dracula
- Kiss The Girls And Make Them Die
- The Molesters
- The Candy Snatchers
- The Telephone Book
- Voodoo Heartbeat
- Exorcist II: The Heretic
- Devil Woman
- Bruka: Queen of Evil
- The Sin Syndicate
- Olga’s Dance Hall Girls
- The Wild
- World Of Batwoman
- Sweet Sugar
- The Sadist
- Movie Star American Style, or LSD I Hate You
- Musical Mutiny
- Zabriskie Point
- Dolemite
- Coonskin
- Jonathan Livingston Seagull

In between them, there are some info-messages from the theatre and commercials from local shops, about ten of these.

As an extra you also get a educational film from the 60’s, titled Chucky Lou: The Story of a Woodchuck. A seven minutes shortfilm about a big rodent.

Trailer Trash is released by The Chucky Lou A/V Club, and is released on DVD-/+R. (It’s supposed to be only DVD+R, but my DVD player played it without hesitation and it can’t play + discs, so I'm guessing they changed it.) All the trailers are sourced from original film-material, so the quality is decent. There is lots of print damage on some of the trailers but to be honest that is part of the charm. Just don’t expect perfect image. A good mix of fullscreen and letterboxed/widescreen.

The trailers range from blaxploitation and sexploitation, to weird Asian vampire flicks and Sonny Chiba action. Something for everybody! Definitely recommended!!! Be sure to order it now, because this is a limited release of only 500 copies. Buy it so these good folks can make a “sequel.” (Order info is at the bottom of the post.)

It’s also a nice touch that the release is “Dedicated to the voices: Ron Gans, Adolph Caesar, Don LaFontaine, Percy Rodrigues, Jack Wagner, Paul Frees and The Real Don Steele.”

A few samples for your viewing pleasure:

This Swedish group skyrocketed in 1974 when they won the Eurovision Song Contest with their song Waterloo. In 1977 director Lasse Hallström followed the group’s Australian tour, and the result is ABBA: The Movie.

You can say what you want about this band, but if you start playing one of their most famous songs after you have had a few beers, everybody will know it. And they will dig it!!

Check it out here, 9,79Mb.

The second prevue from Trailer Trash is the Sonny Chiba flick, The Bodyguard. If you know who Chiba is, you know is one helluva tough motherfucker. If you don’t know who he is, read it out loud: “Sonny Chiba is one helluva tough MOTHERFUCKER!!! “

If you ever wondered where Tarantino got the Ezekiel 25:17 speech from Pulp Fiction, it is from the beginning of this film. We don’t get to hear it in this trailer, but I just thought I should mention it. I used to have an audio recording of the speech on my computer, but sadly I don’t have it at the moment, so I can’t share it with you guys.

Why is the karate dude touching that other guys balls all the time?

Anyway, check it out here, 14,6Mb. Viva Chiba! Viva Chiba! Viva Chiba!

Ordering information:

Credit cards accepted via Paypal at this email address:

USA residents can send checks and money orders (made out to Gary Huggins) to this address:


1810 Jefferson #3

Kansas City, MO 64108

Price: $19.99 – POSTAGE INCLUDED! (US & Canada), $6 Shipping for international orders

Limited edition (500 copies), NTSC region free DVD+R

Canadian residents can pay via money order or Paypal.

International orders: Paypal only.


Don’t be square, be there (with your Trailer Trash DVD... ehh, whatever. Just get it. It’s worth the money!)