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Two Thousand Maniacs [DVD] [1964]

  • SKU: 4272012
  • Release Date: 02/22/2000
  • Rating: NR
Drive-in gore king Herschell Gordon Lewis reached a creative peak with this darkly comic slaughterfest about six vacationing Yanks who fall victim to the cheerfully violent Southern hospitality of Pleasant Valley. Made the guests of honor in the town's centennial celebration, the hapless visitors soon discover that the obligations of their title include being used for the locals' bloody amusements -- which include being rolled downhill in a barrel full of sharp spikes and strapped down beneath a boulder for a hideous variation on the dunking booth -- and eventually ending up on the spit for the evening's barbecue. It turns out the bloodthirsty rednecks have come back from the dead after 100 years to exact symbolic revenge for the slaughter of the entire town by the Union Army. Filming on a shoestring in St. Cloud, FL, Lewis even contributed his talents to some of the songs (credited to the Pleasant Valley Boys), including "Rebel Yell" (not to be confused with the Billy Idol tune) and a rousing rendition of "Rollin' in My Sweet Baby's Arms," which accompanies a shot of a severed arm rotating on a barbecue spit.
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Special Features


    • Audio commentary by director Herschell Gordon Lewis and producer David F. Friedman
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Rare outtakes
    • Stills and gallery of exploitation art

    Synopsis


    Two Thousand Maniacs!
    Drive-in gore king Herschell Gordon Lewis reached a creative peak with this darkly comic slaughterfest about six vacationing Yanks who fall victim to the cheerfully violent Southern hospitality of Pleasant Valley. Made the guests of honor in the town's centennial celebration, the hapless visitors soon discover that the obligations of their title include being used for the locals' bloody amusements -- which include being rolled downhill in a barrel full of sharp spikes and strapped down beneath a boulder for a hideous variation on the dunking booth -- and eventually ending up on the spit for the evening's barbecue. It turns out the bloodthirsty rednecks have come back from the dead after 100 years to exact symbolic revenge for the slaughter of the entire town by the Union Army. Filming on a shoestring in St. Cloud, FL, Lewis even contributed his talents to some of the songs (credited to the Pleasant Valley Boys), including "Rebel Yell" (not to be confused with the Billy Idol tune) and a rousing rendition of "Rollin' in My Sweet Baby's Arms," which accompanies a shot of a severed arm rotating on a barbecue spit. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


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      Jeffrey Allen - Mayor Buckman
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      Gary Bakeman - Rufe
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      Jerome Eden - John Miller
    • Connie Mason
      Connie Mason - Terry Adams
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      Bennie Moore - Lester



    Customer rating

    Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great stuff

      Posted
      cookie5

      I love this movie, sure its gory, but its also funny and really looks good for a low budget movie. bye the way, I have met the director of this movie he is a really sweet man

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      This is real grindhouse

      Posted
      NYHCfan

      This is real drive in grindhouse. From the godfather of gore Hershell gordon lewis. Low budget cheesy acting great gore! HG Lewis at his finest!.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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