The Violent Years/Girl Gang [DVD]
- SKU: 11159907
- Release Date: 04/24/2001
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- Digitally remastered
- Original theatrical trailer for "The Violent Years"
- 100 never-before-seen behind-the-scenes publicity stills and exploitation art from "The Violent Years"
- Archival Short Subject #1: "Goof Balls and Tea"
- Archival Short Subject #2: "What About Juvenille Delinquency?"
- Trailers: "The Choppers," "Jacktown," "Slightly Damaged," and "Strange Compulsion"
- "Let's Go to the Drive-in" interactive feature of uninterrupted playback for over three hours
- Classic Drive-in intermission shorts
- Gallery of drive-in exploitation art
- Sex Hygiene radio-spot rarities for Slightly Damaged
- Drive-in intermission announcements from the projection booth
The Violent Years
Parental neglect is firmly to blame in this low-budget potboiler scripted by the immortal Edward D. Wood Jr. Paula Parkins (Jean Moorhead) is a spoiled rich girl who turns to kicks when her parents become too engrossed in their careers and charity work. She leads a gang of similar-minded young ladies who rob gas stations and attack teenage couples parked in lovers' lanes (even sexually assaulting a hapless young romeo). Paula's father is the editor of the local newspaper and has inside information on the police's plans to catch the mysterious gang, so they stay one step ahead of the law thanks to dad's unknowing complicity. After a necking party with some gangsters, the girls pull a job for a local female crime boss who wants them to break into the high school and wreck a few classrooms. The reason why is never adequately explained (to the girls or to the viewer), but they take to the task with relish until the police arrive and all hell breaks loose. Tragedy ensues in the form of gunshot fatalities, car crashes, and death by childbirth behind bars. ~ Fred Beldin, Rovi
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Juvenile delinquency at its best!July 21, 2008
For all you JD fans out there, The Violent Years takes top honors! This gem was written by Ed Wood back in '54 and it has everything you would expect from a JD movie and more! The leader of the pack, Paula, is a girl of privilege who lacks nurturing from her high society parents. She turns to mischeif and mayhem to fill the gap. The "male assualt" scene is way before its time and the ending showcases the dramatic demise of Paula and her gang.
I would recommend this to a friend
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