The Defilers/Scum of the Earth [DVD]

This double-bill DVD featuring a pair of classic "roughies" from producer and exploitation legend David F. Friedman gets a typically grand presentation from the folks at Something Weird Video. The Defilers and The Scum of the Earth have both been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono. The dialogue is in English, with no multiple-language options included. A large side order of bonus features have been included, including commentary tracks from producer Friedman, two vintage exploitation short subjects, trailers for nine rare "roughie" features (as well as two different trailers for The Defilers), drive-in intermission ads and "countdowns," a gallery of advertising art for period exploitation movies, and a recorded speech hawking books on sexual hygiene (which were commonly sold at theaters and drive-ins screening sex-oriented features). Finally, the disc also includes a "Let's Go to the Drive-In!" feature, which allows the material on the disc to play uninterrupted in a sequence which replicates that of a typical drive-in presentation of the mid-'60s.
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The Defilers/Scum of the Earth (DVD)  (Black & White)  (English)  1963 - Larger Front
  • The Defilers/Scum of the Earth (DVD) (Black & White) (English) 1963
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Special Features

  • Digitally remastered
  • Audio commentary by producer David F. Friedman
  • Two theatrical trailers for "The Defilers"
  • Trailers for "All Women Are Bad," "Aroused!," "Banned," "Confessions of a Psycho Cat," "The Curse of Her Flesh," "The Pick-Up," "Sex Killer," "Sock It to Me Baby," and "The Ultimate Degenerate"
  • Archival short subjects: Sandy and Ajax together again in "Intimate Diary of Artists' Models" and the Bennett twins in Barry Mahon's "Naked Fury"
  • Classic drive-in intermission shorts
  • Gallery of drive-in exploitation art
  • Audio sex-hygiene book pitch from the projection booth
  • "Let's Go to the Drive-In!" interactive feature allowing uninterrupted playback of three hours of exploitation drive-in madness


Scum of the Earth
This exploitative morality tale from cult director Herschell Gordon Lewis tells the story of Kim (Vickie Miles), a naive high-school girl lured into a pornography ring by photographer Harmon (Thomas Wood) and aging model Sandra (Sandra Sinclair). Kim is told that she can earn money for college by doing "glamour shots," but when Kim's classmate Larry (Mal Arnold) gets incriminating pictures of her, she is blackmailed into posing for increasingly explicit photos. The most amusing character is the ring's sleazy boss, Mr. Lang, who plays with toy monkeys and cackles a great deal, barking lines like "you're damaged merchandise..." and "this is a fire sale!" as the camera zooms in on his rotting teeth. Rapes, beatings, and various crime-film cliches ensue, until Kim is freed from her misery by a most unlikely hero. Unintentionally funny and poorly photographed, this film certainly has its moments for connoisseurs of bad cinema, but others will find it tawdry and dull. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

The Defilers is a crummy-looking juvenile delinquent movie with fetishist overtones. Two punks kidnap a young girl and lock her up in their basement. They take turns raping and brutalizing their captive. Eventually, her mind is turned to jello, and she becomes their slave. It's nasty stuff, but undeniably involving. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Toni Calvert - Marie
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    Edward Mann - Mr. Sherwood
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    Vicki Miles
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    Mal Arnold - Larry
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