Judy/The Night Hustlers

Director - David W. Hanson, Bobby O’Donald

Cast - David Haller, Sandy O'Hara, George Mead, China Valles, Joe Varo, Andrea Barr, Margo Billings, Marcel De Lage

Country of Origin - U.S.

Discs - 1

Distributor - Vinegar Syndrome

Reviewer - Abraham Phillips

Date - 02/03/13

The Film: (3/5)

 

Judy: A sex killer is on the loose, terrorizing working girls in Boston’s seedy ‘combat zone.’ Will a rogue ex-detective solve the mystery before more buxom beauties meet an unfortunate demise?

Not even a minute in and you get full-blown nudity and lesbian sex. this is a true classic drive-in double feature

 

First is Judy which came out in 1969 and is a hoot of a film with pure softcore porn, booby licking, fondling, and female vertical smiles showcased in all their glory, mixed with lesbian sex throughout.

 

Add in a sex crazed killer and you have a true classic grind house film.

 

This stars Dave Haller as Gunner Sloan and with a name like that you know this is going to be one wild, sleazy, gritty, erotic, grind house wonder, forgotten in time, but thanks to Vinegar Syndrome, behold you have Judy. A truly erotic, nasty, sleazy, exploitation film, brought to all the fans of this type of cinema.

 

This has nudity throughout, masturbation, lesbian sex, fellatio, taking a shower, being choked and raped and murdered.

 

Fans of this old-school soft-core  sleazy movie cinema who pays $.50 to get your rocks off with a prostitute in the dark, hidden in the isles of grind house flashbacks with drunks and cigarettes will come together and love this wild interesting, comical at times and truly an eye-opening sexplotation of the time.

 

David W. Hanson directed only two films and this sleazy film is one if them. It was codirected by the co-writer  George Meadows.

 

I enjoyed this, because I love grind house cinema. I love those old-school sleazy exploitation films of the 1970s and 80s. Those forgotten little gem's that seem to be swept under the rug or thrown in the dumpster.

 

Thankfully this one was rescued and finally brought out so that all can explore and be entertained by it, in that sleazy, cigarette smoking, dirty cinema, sticky floors, dim and non-working lights, with stale popcorn and the pervert concession man staring at your date or your pick up, while playing pocket pool.

 

Plot is simple, sex, the detective, rape and murder, sex, a detective, rape, sex sex, sex, boobs, lesbians, sex and did I mention lesbian sex.

 

Video/Audio (3/5)

 

This is an older film, so it's going to show an older age, these movies were not filmed the greatest when they were made. The camerawork of its time ages and so it does age, but what is great about this one is it can be seen. It's good and it's quality it's not great but it's an amazing restoration so that people can continue to enjoy this drive-in feature.

 

No real problems with the audio whatsoever. You get that old-school sleazy music, that laid-back funky type of soundtrack.

 

Overall:

 

Overall I feel the movie works. Vinegar Syndrome did a wonderful job bringing this forgotten little film out on DVD, plus it's a double feature, two movies for the price of one. This brings back those classic days of drive-in cinema when you could load up on junk food, grab a blanket, bring a friend, bring your family, you get my point.

 

I remember going to the drive-in as a kid watching sometimes three movies in a row. I remember as a kid sitting in front of the car on the blanket spread out on the grass, listening, eating popcorn and watching the films. All that wonderful glory under the night sky, the stars shining, vehicle after vehicle, kids running around playing, women and men necking in the cars. It was a hoot, it's a forgotten reality that I miss greatly.

 

I highly praise Vinegar Syndrome just because I love the quality of what they do. They save films that most movie bufs haven't even seen. For us old-school, hard-core lovers of cinema, those 70s and 80s and even 60s films of a Grindhouse drive-in nature Vinegar Syndrome creates that forgotten reality for the masses of old school and now a new school generation of old-school cinema.

 

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The Night Hustlers (1968)

The Film(2/5)

Plot: In this Florida lensed oddity, a group of vice cops trade stories of their sleazy busts

Boy do we have a hoot here. This is one of the weirdest, interesting, strange, softcore drive-in second bill I have ever seen. It's a bunch of men sitting around the table telling stories of there sexual escapades.

 

Tons of booby fondling, tons of fake sex and tons of random boob shots. I have a question for all you ladies out there: Do women actually sit around combing their hair, talking on the phone or cooking naked with there boobs just hanging out?

 

Don't know really how to explain this movie other then it's a softcore eroticism. The acting is downright horrible but you really don't watch these type of films for the acting, so I'm not going to fault it for that. It is what it is filled with humor and that silly grind house soft-core nakedness. A true one of a kind oddity of the 70s.

 

In one shot you have a stripper playing with the pole while a bunch of men sit around looking at her, not really making any motion and then when she stops stripping, one guy in Speedo's and another guy in daisy Dukes starts twirling themselves around the pole and all the guys in the audience are screaming and yelling. So you have a somewhat homoerotic mixed in with a stripper. The stripper then for no apparent reason starts masterbating while the guys entertain themselves.

 

That's how this whole movie takes place, flashbacks of weirdness told by police officers around a table.

 

Audio/Video (2.5/5)

 

Again this one is probably lost through the time and the negative abandoned and not given any real treatment. It is scratchy at times, it's not crisp, you can tell it's old, it's a very aged movie but this is one of those type of cinema pieces that has been forgotten by time, so any negative is a plus. Vinegar Syndrome did a great job bringing this oddity back into the limelight.

 

Overall:

 

Well I'm a diehard fan of drive-in cinema, I love grind house cinema. I love those old weird features and this was clearly the second half of what you would see in the olden days. In the past you use to be able to go into the drive-in or even a theater matinee, get two for the price of one. One being the greater picture and the last being the lesser value and that's clearly what this double bill DVD is. Judy was more entertaining then, The Night Hustlers.

 

Both feature films leave a lasting impression upon the viewer. Each one is original, unique and truly an odd ordeal to be hold for the fans of this genre of cinema. Fans will love both. The plots are silly, the acting is way off but most of all it grabs the fans, the cult followers of drive-in cinema. Judy and The Night Hustlers are truly cinematic oddities pushed toword the cult following of this type of cinema.