So is Shatner really that bad? Yes and No. In other words, it's not all his fault. With the exception of Ruth Roman, the supporting cast are rubbish. Even worse is the production itself. They must have blown their budget on Shatner's wardrobe! LOL The nighttime shots (in full daylight) were particularly embarrassing. It's almost so bad it's good. Except it's not. It's just bad.
Nor does the title help. Impulse? The impulse to dress like a pimp and sell fraudulent stocks? But the alternate titles ("I Love to Kill" and "Want a Ride, Little Girl?") are no better. Even the title credits suck.
Have you seen Director William Grefe's film history at IMDB? just yikes.
So if you can appreciate the kind of role Shatner was born to play (the good, the bad, and the ugly!), then try to get a copy of Impulse. Or if you're a fan of low budget horror films, then you'd probably enjoy it, too. Otherwise don't bother.
As for the disc itslf, it's as cut-rate as the movie. No menu! Just pop it in your DVD player and the movie starts to play. Reminds me of the good old days of VCRs. My disc is the Braun Media release (2006). For some reason amazon is listing this with an incept date of 1975, but Impulse actually came out a year earlier. Nor is it clear why the other one here (the Tango Entertainment release) has a different run time: 90 vs. 82 minutes.
I'm giving it 2 stars because it stands as a beacon of mid-70s sleaze. I feel like to need to take a shower even after talking about the movie!