A special double-feature of exploitation classics from director Greydon Clark:
Meet the Hi-Riders - a gang of jean-jacketed drag racers. Every man a devil-driven death machine in a human demolition derby. They live hard and die hard - screaming demons headed for hell on chopped-down hogs. Mark and Lynn (Darby Hinton and Diane Peterson) get caught up in a story of hatred and revenge after trying to collect on a bet with a Hi-Rider. The Hi-Riders are challenged to a drag race by one of the local hot heads and in a spectacular explosion both drivers are killed. The local boy’s father vows revenge. A fantastic stunt-filled chase ensues between the Hi-Riders and the local henchmen. Whipped into a blazing frenzy of violence the Hi-Riders are humping hot steel hogs on a raging rampage through the town. Zip up your leather jacket, kick over the starter and take the ride of your life with the Hi-Riders!
91 min, Color, 1.85:1 / 16x9 Enhanced, 1978, R
THE BAD BUNCH:
Violence and racial tension punctuate this fast moving action film, which is a study of prejudice and discrimination. This is the story of a black gang who run the streets of Watts and of Jim, a white man, who tries to befriend them. Prejudice stands in the way of any friendship and turns black against white in a bloody act of vengeance. This film, set in the mid ‘70’s, does much to show how society has progressed, but to some it may seem that “the more things change, the more they stay the same.”
80 min., Color, 1.85:1 / 4x3, 1976, R