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This review is from: Poor Pretty Eddie [Blu-ray]  [US Import] (Blu-ray)Liz weatherly is an attractive singer on her vacation when her car breaks down, looking for help she stumbles across a run-down motel/garage run by overweight ageing stripper Bertha (shelly winters) Mechanic Keno (Ted cassidy, aka lurch from the addams family.) and Berthas toyboy, the sleazy elvis impersonator eddie,and the imbecilic hick sherriff (legend slim pickens). It soon becomes apparent that eddie is short a few screws and Liz aint getting her car back soon, worse yet eddie is intent on making liz his woman weather she wants to be or not.
Poor pretty eddie is apparently a 'legendary' film (though i'd never heard of it until now.) and its easy enough to see why. Firstly it has a pretty stellar cast for a drive in movie, secondly in spite of some of its sleazier elements its actually shot pretty well! Credit must go to cinematographer David worth, who appears on the discs audio commentary track, whose found plenty of interesting things to shoot on the films location and makes the film look rather good. More credit must go to Editor Frank Mazola, who previously had edited the legendary film performance Performance [DVD] and is credited by some as saving the film in the editing room. Here he takes the excellent footage shot by worth and moulds the film into a seleazy southern gothic nightmare. The film is never overly graphic, there is one scene near the beginning with a chicken getting its head cut off, but mostly the film cuts away from the more brutal stuff. Theres some weird as hell cutaways to stuffed animals in the bar and some excellent dissolves, the editing really makes the film stand out.
HD cinema classics have alredy put out a few of roger cormans classics in excellent transfers, The terror Terror [Blu-ray]  [US Import] and dementia 13 Dementia 13 [Blu-ray]  [US Import] here we get more of the same. The restoration looks great and is approved by Worth who turns up on an interesting commentary track. heres still some print damage in places, and there is some crackling to the sound, but I suspect this has more to do with the source materials rather than the transfer.
Overall this is well worth checking out. Especially if you like drive-in/exploitation material. Even if you dont it's a bizarre and sometimes uncomfortable watch but good nontheless, and its region free to boot so it works on uk players. You get the film on Blu-ray and dvd as acombo pack, i doubt this particular film will convert anyone to the merits of blu-ray but it does the job well enough.