Johnny Legend's Deadly Doubles, Vol. 1

Johnny Legend's Deadly Doubles, Vol. 1

Director: John Schreyer Cast: Johnny Legend, Robert Arthur, Jan Brooks

DVD (Black & White / Pan & Scan)

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Johnny Legend's Deadly Doubles, Vol. 1

The first release in a projected series of "Johnny Legend's Deadly Doubles" (double-bill DVDs compiled and hosted by trash film archivist Legend), this pairing of "Delinquents vs. Dope Smugglers" melodramas Naked Youth and Teen Mania (a compilation of music clips, TV commercials, and movie trailers) gets an OK but not remarkable presentation on DVD. The liner notes to this disc claim that "Naked Youth was mastered from the finest existing elements and was restored using the Avid DS Nitris system," but that doesn't change the fact the print is scratchy and ridden with splices and blemishes, though the transfer itself -- in its original full-frame aspect ratio -- is sharp and offers a good tonal balance (oddly, much of the Teen Mania material looks noticeably better). The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo (though the materials haven't been remixed), while the dialogue is in English, with no multiple language options. As a bonus, this disc includes "Teenage Crusade," a preview of a series of Christian-themed films produced in the early '60s for use in church youth programs. Fans of vintage B-movie action will be glad to see this picture arrive on DVD, but the quality isn't markedly better than it ever was on VHS.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/17/2004
UPC: 0646315850123
Rating: NR
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Sound: [Dolby Digital]
Time: 2:13:00

Special Features

Bonus featurette: Teenage Crusade

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Titles [1:22]
2. Fight at State Honor Farm [1:00]
3. Juarez, Mexico [4:50]
4. The Horse [3:21]
5. U.S. Customs [4:43]
6. Why Do They Call You Switch? [11:48]
7. The Couple, the Photograph [9:20]
8. Back for the Doll [8:49]
9. The Doll's Secret [5:43]
10. One Big Happy Family [8:44]
11. Take a Look Around [7:14]
12. Alright, Killer! [2:39]

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