Welcome to the Grindhouse: the Teacher/Pick-up

Welcome to the Grindhouse: the Teacher/Pick-up

Director: Bennie Hirschenson, Howard H. Avedis, Alan Long, Angel Tompkins

Cast: Bennie Hirschenson, Howard H. Avedis, Alan Long, Angel Tompkins

     
 
BCI has assembled another budget-priced collection of vintage drive-in fare with this double-bill of Pick-Up and The Teacher. Both films sport anamorphic widescreen transfers that benefit from nicely remastered source materials. Unfortunately, the transfers are not flagged for progressive scan televisions and suffer from some cheap mastering that

Overview

BCI has assembled another budget-priced collection of vintage drive-in fare with this double-bill of Pick-Up and The Teacher. Both films sport anamorphic widescreen transfers that benefit from nicely remastered source materials. Unfortunately, the transfers are not flagged for progressive scan televisions and suffer from some cheap mastering that manifests itself in the form of pixellated video grain during the films' darker scenes. Both films are presented with their original mono mixes: The Teacher sounds fine but Pick-Up's mix seems a bit muffled at times. In terms of extras, the viewer is allowed the option of watching the films on their own or linked together as a "grindhouse experience." The latter option links the two films together and adds vintage theater intros before and between plus a variety of trailers, including such titles as Weekend With The Babysitter and Van Nuys Blvd.. Most of this material is sourced from pre-existing video elements but it's a nice touch and adds a fun element to the viewing experience. To sum up, Welcome to the Grindhouse: Pick-Up/The Teacher might annoy some viewers with the cheap mastering of an otherwise strong visual presentation but hardcore b-movie fans will enjoy its generous programming and cost-effective price.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/03/2007
UPC:
0787364788392
Rating:
R
Source:
Bci / Eclipse
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
2:58:00

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