Wednesday, January 03, 2007

DVD Recommendation: Extra Weird Sampler

This collection of trailers was released from Something Weird Video, and compiles over 100 trailers and samples from films that’s been released by SWV on DVD. Some of them are doublefeatures, and some of them (about 10% or so) are not trailers at all, but are short scenes taken from the films and then they have just added some titles.

The following are on the disc (not a 100% sure if this list is correct, but it's pretty much complete):

The Adult Version of Jekyll & Hide
The Amazing Transplant
Asylum of Satan
Atomic War Bride/This Is Not a Test
Bad Girls Go To Hell/Another Day, Another Man
Basket Case
The Beat That Killed
Women/Monster Of Camp Sunshine
The Black Cat/The Fat Black Pussycat
Blaze Starr Goes Nudist
Blood Feast
Blood Freak
Blood Suckers/Blood Thirst
Bloody Pit Of Horror
Carnival Of Blood/Curse Of the Headless Horseman
The Child
Color Me Blood Red
Confessions Of a Psycho Cat
Country Cuzzins/Midnight Plowboy
The Curious Dr. Humpp
Deadly Weapons
Death Curse Of Tartu/Sting Of Death
The Defilers/Scum Of the Earth
Diary Of a Nudist/Naked Venus
Doctor Gore
Double Agent 73
Dracula the Dirty Old Man/Guess What Happened To Count Dracula
The Erotic Adventures Of Zorro
Fiend Of Dope Island/Pagan Island
Frankenstein's Castle Of Freaks
Fuego/The Female

Godmonster Of Indian Flats
Goliath and the Dragon
The Gore Gore Girls
The Gruesome Twosome
Hitch Hike To Hell/Kidnapped Coed
Horrors Of Spider Island
Johnny Firecloud/ Bummer!
Just For the Hell Of It/ Blast-Off Girls
Kiss Me Quick!/House On Bare Mountain
Lost Lonely & Vicious/Jacktown
The Mad Butcher
Mantis In Lace
Marihuana/Assassin Of Youth/Reefer Madness
Mighty Gorga/One Million AC/DC
Mondo Mod/The Hippie Revolt
Monster A-Go Go!/Psyched by the 4D Witch
Monsters Crash the Pajama Party
Spook Show Spectacular
The Naked Witch/Crypt Of Dark Secrets
Night Of the Bloody Apes/Feast of Flesh
The Notorious Concubines
The Notorious Daughter Of Fanny Hill/The Head Mistress
Nude On the Moon
The Pigkeeper's Daughter/Sassy Sue
Please Don't Eat My Mother!
Love/Mondo Balordo
Satan In High Heels
Scare Their Pants Off/Satan's Bed
A Scream In the Streets
The Secret Sex Lives of Romeo & Juliet/The Notorious Cleopatra
She-Devils On Wheels
She Freak
Something Weird
Street Of a Thousand Pleasures/Way Out
Swamp Girl/Swamp Country
A Taste Of Blood
Teenage Gang Debs/Teen-Age Strangler
Terror In the Midnight Sun/Invasion
Of the Animal People
Trader Hornee
Two Thousand Maniacs!
The Veil
The Violent Years/Girl Gang
Wham-Bam-Thank You, Spaceman
The Wizard Of Gore
Wild Guitar/The Choppers
Wrestling Women USA

This is a pretty cool disc considering that the price is only a few dollars. Not all the trailers are especially interesting or good, but at that price it’s okay. What I don’t like though, are the ugly watermark that’s been branded into all of the trailers. It’s not that annoying, you get used to it, but it is unnecessary.

The quality of the trailers varies, but most of them are pretty decent. All but a very few are presented in fullscreen.

Two hours of entertainment for a few bucks: recommended!

Some weird samples for you:

Night of the Bloody Apes (with a little teaser for Feast of Flesh at the nd) is one of the best trailers on the disc. Plenty of gore makes this a nice little trailer. It also shows some of the authentic footage from an open heart surgery. Not for those who don't like blood. Here, 10,8Mb.

The second trailer is for The Gruesome Twosome, a Psycho inspired film about a mother and son killing-team. Starts with a warning to the audience that if you are the least bit squeamish, turn your head! Here, at 7,8Mb.


  1. Happy New Year, Jon! Here's hoping 2007 brings many more trailers! I concur about the SWEW dvd, 5 dollars well spent. It is a great party disc.

    Keep up the good work!


  2. And another "Happy New Year, Jon" from me! The Extra Weird Sampler was my first trailer disc and I really enjoyed it a lot, even though that watermark and those "fake" trailers are a bit distracting. But overall it is indeed a highly entertaining package to say the least.

    Your idea of a giallo-themed comp and your very own trailer compilation sounds like fun to me. Don't know much about free DVD authoring software, though. I am using Adobe Encore and for what it is it suits my needs. My collection probably pales in comparison to yours but if I can help you out with trailers or whatever I'd be happy to do so.

  3. And a delayed Happy New Year to you guys!

    Kommisarx: at the moment I don't think I need any help: I have over 60 trailer ready to be uploaded. But in the future, I might hold you to your offer ;)

  4. I found this in the bargin of one of those big-box stores. Best $5 DVD, ever. Smart of SWV, too -- some of their movies I'd never heard of before I sitting in my Netflix queue now.