Vice Squad

Vice Squad

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Vice Squad

One of the most beloved exploitation efforts of the 1980s gets a worthwhile disc from Anchor Bay Entertainment. This disc of Vice Squad offers an anamorphic, letterboxed transfer that captures the nocturnal flair of John Alcott's cinematography in suitable style. The audio sticks to the film's original mono mix; music and effects occasionally overwhelm the dialogue, but this is a solid vintage soundtrack for the most part. The disc's major extra is a commentary with director Gary Sherman that is moderated by David Gregory. Sherman has a vivid memory of the shoot, particularly the many real locations used for the shoot, and Gregory gently prompts the director to get even more information. There's also a memorably bombastic theatrical trailer, a pair of amusing radio spots, and an image gallery. The package is rounded by a nice insert that comes in the DVD case; it offers excellent, informative liner notes from Richard Harland Smith that place the film in its context in exploitation film history and also offer some interesting behind-the-scenes details. In short, this is an all-around solid disc that cult movie fans will want to add to their collection.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/21/2006
UPC: 0013131320497
Original Release: 1982
Rating: R
Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:33:00

Special Features

Widescreen presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Trailer; Radio spots; Poster gallery; Audio commentary with director; Gary A. Sherman

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Season Hubley Princess
Gary Swanson Tom Walsh
Wings Hauser Ramrod
Pepe Serna Pete Mendez
Beverly Todd Louise Williams
Joseph DiGiroloma Kowalski
Maurice Emmanuel Edwards
Wayne Hackett Christian Sorenson
Nina Blackwood Ginger
Sudana Bobatoon Dixie
Lydia Lei Coco
Kelly Piper Blue Chip
Nate Esformes The John
Cliff Frazier Mace
David Ross Officer
Grand L. Bush Black Pimp
Marilyn Coleman Beatrice Adams
Michael Ensign Chauffeur
Lyla Graham Mrs. Cruikshank
Jonathan Haze Dapper Man
Vincent J. Isaac Silky
Ben Kronen Elderly Man
Robert Miano Sergeant
Richard Milholland Driver
Stack Pierce Rosco
Barbara Pilavin Gelber Derelict
Stan Ross Drunk
Cheryl Smith White Prostitute
Arnold Turner Bass Player
Hugo L. Stanger Old Man at Mansion
Vahan Moosekian Doctor
Fred Berry Sugar Pimp

Technical Credits
Gary Sherman Director
John Alcott Cinematographer
Frank Capra Producer
Lee Fischer Production Designer
Brian Frankish Producer
Frank E. Hildebrand Producer
Sandy Howard Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Bernadette O'Brien Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert O'Neil Producer
Robert G. Rehme Producer
Keith Rubinstein Score Composer
Roy Watts Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Vice Squad
1. Goodbye (Main Titles) [6:51]
2. Princess [2:56]
3. Ramrod [5:40]
4. Vice Squad [4:59]
5. Striking a Deal [7:19]
6. The Sting [12:15]
7. Escape [3:22]
8. The Search Begins [4:51]
9. Armed and Dangerous [5:31]
10. The Hunt Continues [6:16]
11. Trail of Victims [6:34]
12. Wedding Cake [6:41]
13. Coco's Lead [4:34]
14. Tailing Ramrod [6:30]
15. No Escape [9:44]
16. End Credits [2:46]

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