Directed by various
Produced by various
Cast: various

Various/95 mins/Color/Dolby Digital Mono
Various/English/US/NTSC Region 1

Review from the Ban 1 Productions DVD

Web site: http://www.ban1productions.com/

Ban 1 Productions' 42ND STREET FOREVER! VOLUME 1 DVD is a collection of trailers from exploitation films of the 60's, 70's and early 80's. Its a celebration of the infamous 42nd street grindhouse theaters in New York City back when movie making was without limits and frontier.

We get over 40 trailers, all remastered from their original 35mm print. Some of the movie appearing are VIRGIN WITCH, MARK OF THE DEVIL II, LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK, THE DEVIL'S RAIN, WELCOME HOME BROTHER CHARLES, WILD SCENE, HOOKER'S REVENGE (aka THEY CALLED HER ONE EYE), SCHOOL GIRL BRIDE, BLACK CHRISTMAS, THE MUTATION, INVITATION TO RUIN, SALO, DIXIE DYNAMITE and lots more! Some of these trailers haven't been available or seen in years. If you are like me and like to spend nights with friends watching movies, this is the perfect companion to play during your home festival. Some of the trailers are completely unreal, unique and damn hilarious.

We also get a preview of the next DVD from Ban 1 Productions, WORLDWIDE TRASH VOLUME 1. The FOOD OF THE GODS promotional material is shown along with pictures, press materials, posters and lobby cards from some of the movies that are on the DVD. And finally an easy to find easter egg.

Each trailer are presented in a different aspect ratio. Most of them look surprisingly good while some show their ages, which is certainly due to the source material. Still, this is way better then I ever expected it to be! The Dolby Digital Mono track sound very good and clear, with little or no distortion at all. Overall a very nice job. The DVD comes in a keep case with no inlay card of booklet. The menus are static and there's chapter stops for all the trailers. I can't wait for their next disc.





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Review by Kim Dubuisson. All Right Reserved. 2004. ©

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