Beyond the Call of Duty
Straight from Roger Corman's vaults comes the Jan-Michael Vincent actioner Beyond the Call of Duty. As with the rest of New Concorde's American Valor: The Vietnam Collection releases, the disc's 1.33:1 full-frame picture and lone stereo track looks and sounds like the best VHS copy you've seen -- which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Flicks of this caliber have been known to work better this way, whether they have a Digitally Mastered stamp on them or not (this one does). Bonus features include the sizzling theatrical trailer, along with an explosive set of war cheese from B-movie maestro Cirio Santiago, including Eye of the Eagle, When Eagles Strike, and the "Hell's Angels in Vietnam" epic Nam Angels. With the extra bonus of those trailers, mixed with the fact that they even bothered to track down the Beyond the Call of Duty one in the first place, this DVD is a perfect fit for a flick that doesn't quite deserve anything more. With an fabulously over-the-top cover featuring Vincent jumping out of a helicopter, New Concorde has issued a cheap, but still fun, DVD that should burn the pockets of any aficionado of outrageous war cinema from the early '90s.