Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Gas Pump Girls|
Actors: Kirsten Baker, Steve Bond, Morris Buchanan, Kay Elliot, Huntz Hall
A group of lusty and busty girls take over the operations of a garage when the proprietor falls sick. To stay ahead of the competition from across the road they use all their feminine wiles. The sexy superintendents give... more »
Finally a DVD release of a drive-in exploitation classic!!
Big Mike | Bradford, West Yorkshire United Kingdom | 02/20/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I first saw this film at a drive-in theatre in Georgia in 1979. The original pre-release title was to be "Super Duper Service Station". I also owned the VHS video release at one time. I never thought it would finally ever be released on DVD!! It stars Kirsten (not Kristen as it says on the front cover of the DVD's sleeve!!) Baker who was later seen as "Terri", one of the short-lived summer camp counselors in "Friday the 13th Part 2". It co-stars three old familiar faces, Huntz Hall of "The Bowery Boys", Joe E. Ross from t.v.'s "Car 54 Where Are You?" and Mike Mazurki. The film is fun and pleasant to watch. If you love the old drive-in exploitation films, then I can highly recommend "Gas Pump Girls". Three stars for the film but I am afraid only one for the quality of the DVD transfer. Could and should have been much better. A real shame."
This Product Stinks
Golfmann1 | 04/21/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This product stinks. It is virtually unwatchable even when played in an upscaling DVD player. It's playback picture is totally washed out and the focus is so bad that the picture can't be watched. Contacted the vendor twice via Amazon email in this regard but never got a response. My recommendation is do not buy this item."
New transfer on Amazon Unbox, why not on DVD???
Jesse W. Skeen | 03/31/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I haven't seen the DVD shown here but it seems to be a bootleg from a VHS source. I have the old Vestron laserdisc and the transfer leaves a lot to be desired- from what I've seen of the new Unbox transfer from MGM (who currently owns the rights to the movie, as it was owned by Orion beforehand) it looks like they've done a nice new 16x9 transfer with cleaned-up sound- why isn't THAT transfer available on DVD? I would buy that in an instant.
I live near where this was filmed (even work across the street from the place that serves as the gas company headquarters!) The old gas station still exists but is now a California Recycling Center; the nicer Chevron/Pyramid station was torn down and paved over a long time ago, it's now just an extension of the parking lot! Keep your eyes open for a brief shot of beautiful Del Paso Boulevard, followed by a geographical error as the motorcycle gang rides up the wrong street."
Giggles and Jiggles from the 1970's.
Hammock Rider | Talk of the Town Trailer Estates Park - Southern C | 12/29/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I know in the IMDB this movie is listed with a release year of 1979 but plenty of the jokes are from the early 20th century. The story and dialogue read like the producers hired some dirty old men who had once possibly worked in a vaudeville theater, possibly as janitors, to expand a porn script into a full length feature film suitable for drive-in theaters. Seriously, many of the jokes sound like something your creepy Grandpa Joe would tell down t the VFW post when Joey Heatherton would pop in on the Merv Griffin Show.
That might explain why there are so many dirty old men in the beginning of this movie. In one scene, during a high school graduation ceremony, a bunch of girls have their gowns torn off as part of a prank, revealing their Good & Plenty's. All the guys in the audience start hooting and hollering, even the old dudes. This means that even if they weren't hooting at their topless daughters, they were still hooting at their topless daughters topless best friends, which is still Creep-O-Rama. What would you say to them the next time they dropped by the house for dinner? And Huntz Hall, who plays Kirsten baker's Uncle Joe, looks straight down her top when she comes to his gas station dressed in her prom night finest. Maybe he was checking for melanoma.
Anyway, the movie is about a gas station run by the aforementioned Huntz Hall, which is going out of business because of a shiny big new gas station, which opens across the street. Huntz has a heart attack and Kirsten and her friends decide to take over running the station in order to keep it from closing. They decide they can beat the new station with all its amenities by sexyin' up their joint. If the story were any thinner you could serve it at McDonalds between two buns and a pickle.
But you know what? The darn movie grows on you. The jokes eventually become more charming in a corny way. For example, after Uncle Joe's heart attack, his doctor walks away from Uncle Joe's sick bed shaking his head. As he approaches the family, still shaking his head vigorously from side to side, they grow anxious and one of them blurts out," Doctor, what's wrong?" The doctor massages the back of his neck with his hand and says, " My neck, I've had a terrible crick in it for almost a week".
The girls aren't hard on the eyes either. There's Kirsten baker, straight from Norway, who plays the cute girl next door, June, Sandy Johnson, a former Playmate, who plays April, the good natured, curvaceous ditz, Linda Lawrence, who plays the girl who's been around the block more times than the neighborhood dog walker, and Leslie King, who plays the brainy nerd who blossoms under the loving wing of a motorcycle gang member named Peewee.
That gang is something special. They're a lot less like Hunter Thompson's version of Hell's Angels and more like the bad kids from Grease. While they wear leather jackets, tool around on bad looking choppers and even smoke, the absolute worst thing they do is...litter. Yup they knock over a garbage can, and it's not even a full garbage can at that. After they push it over one piece of crumpled up paper rolls out. However, the Vultures do have the Vulture salute, and their leader is soap opera heartthrob Steve bond, whose hair is the only thing more indestructible than his ego.
To bottom line it for you, this movie has a few laughs, a few dirty jokes, a bit of naive 70's charm and a little topless nudity. It's probably best enjoyed chillin' with some villains and your beverage of choice as amateur MSTK3 fodder. Conversely it's also a soothing balm for when you're lying on the couch recovering from a night on the town. It's pleasant and undemanding yet just stimulating enough to help keep your heart beating.