Wild in the Streets/Gas-s-s-s

Wild in the Streets/Gas-s-s-s

Director: Barry Shear, Roger Corman

Cast: Barry Shear, Roger Corman, Robert Corff, Shelley Winters

     
 

MGM Home Entertainment have been doing a great job bringing the American International Pictures library to DVD with their Midnight Movies series, and this release is one of their more inspired double bills, pairing up two classic youth culture flicks on one two-sided disc. Wild in the Streets has been given a letterboxed transfer in the widescreen…  See more details below

Overview

MGM Home Entertainment have been doing a great job bringing the American International Pictures library to DVD with their Midnight Movies series, and this release is one of their more inspired double bills, pairing up two classic youth culture flicks on one two-sided disc. Wild in the Streets has been given a letterboxed transfer in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has also been enhanced for anamorphic play on 16 x 9 monitors; the image is bold and colorful, and the widescreen image is far roomier than on the washed-out VHS edition. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono and sounds fine, if not remarkable. The dialogue is in English, with optional subtitles in English, French, and Spanish. Gas-s-s-s has been mastered in the same ratio and format, and while the film has never been available on home video before, this transfer looks a lot cleaner and more colorful than the print that popped up on pay cable in the '90s. The audio is also in Dolby Digital Mono, and viewers can choose between the original English track and a dubbed version in Spanish, while optional English, French, and Spanish subtitles are on board. The only bonus item included for either title is each film's original trailer, which seems a bit of a lost opportunity - it would have been especially nice to have director Roger Corman talk about AIP's pre-release editing of Gas-s-s-s on a commentary track, which made a loosely plotted film seem all the more disjointed, and there has to be some great stories left to be told about the making of Wild in the Streets. But this DVD makes these movies available at a bargain price while looking better than they have since their original release, and any devotee of oddball cinema should put this disc on their shopping list.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/15/2005
UPC:
0027616889003
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
2:55:00
Sales rank:
15,375

Special Features

Gas-s-s-s:; Original theatrical trailer; ; Wild in the Streets:; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Wild in the Streets, Side A
1. Rebellion/Main Title [7:47]
2. The Entourage [5:35]
3. Makeover [4:33]
4. "Listen to the Music" [6:01]
5. "Fourteen or Fight" [6:20]
6. Rallying the Troops [5:14]
7. Generation Gap [5:47]
8. Heeding the Call [6:22]
9. Victory [6:07]
10. Maiden Speech [5:20]
11. The New Order [6:49]
12. High Crimes [4:34]
13. Switching Sides [6:19]
14. Landslide [5:49]
15. The Golden Years [5:35]
16. "Over 10/End Credits" [8:09]
Side #2 -- Gas-s-s-s, Side B
1. Main Title/Chase [:08]
2. Poison in the Air [6:45]
3. Escaping Dallas [3:58]
4. New Crew [3:55]
5. Shootout [5:09]
6. The 66 [3:23]
7. Jock Fascists [6:54]
8. Dr. Drake [9:41]
9. Women's Issues [2:38]
10. Changing [4:02]
11. "Good Citizenship" [2:34]
12. Almost Perfect [7:01]
13. Indian Give-Back [3:37]
14. Pueblo Living [2:07]
15. A Non-Violent Way [6:05]
16. Peace/End Credits [5:30]

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