JERRY WARREN COLLECTION #1 [DVD] [1956,1964,1966]
Move over, Ed Wood: In the Fabulous Fifties and beyond, no producer-director-writer worked the bottom of the genre barrel quite like Jerry Warren. Have a multi-megaton blast with this trio of Warren’s battiest Z-movie bombs.
A native of LaLaLand, Jerry
MPAA Rating: NOT RATED, G
The trail to the top of the world leads to terror as Americans on a Himalayan climbing expedition are led into the mountainous lair of the ape-like Yeti by a sinister native guide. Producer-director Jerry Warren specialized in movies made with few dollars and less sense but Man Beast finds the Hollywood underground’s “Abominable Showman” at the top of his low-budget game with a twisty script and excellent snowy locations.
62 mins. / B&W / 1956 / Not Rated / US / Horror / Widescreen
Wild World of Batwoman
Holy rip-off! At the 1960s height of Batmania, schlock movie master Jerry Warren concocted this way-out tale of Batwoman (Katherine Victor with a bat drawn on her chest with eyeliner), a distaff crimefighter who, with her Bat Girls, is hired to protect the Ajax Development Company’s newest invention, an atomic hearing aid, from the arch-villain Ratfink. “Wonderfully woeful and thoroughly brain-dead” — The Phantom of the Movies.
67 mins. / B&W / 1966 / Rated G / US / Action / Widescreen
Curse of the Stone Hand
A twin-pack of south-of-the-border shudders, this anthology horror flick combines a 1946 chiller about a man who joins a gambling club only to find that it’s actually a suicide club, and a 1959 Mexi-movie about a sadistic child who grows up to lead a life of evil. Hollywood-made “framing scenes” star master of menace John Carradine and schlock-film seductress Katherine Victor.
72 mins. / B&W / 1964 / Not Rated / US / Horror-Camp / Widescreen
Audio Dolby Digital Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.78:1 / 16x9
Rating NOT RATED, G