Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Starlite Drive-In Theater Van Nuys Blvd/Little Laura Big John|
Actors: Bill Adler, Cynthia Wood, Dennis Bowen, Melissa Prophet, David Hayward
Director: William Sachs
Genres: Comedy, Drama
This collection presents a double feature of 1970s drive-in classics: VAN NUYS BLVD. (1979) follows the wacky exploits of a small-town teen who moves to L.A. to cruise the city's main drag; while LITTLE LAURA & BIG JOHN (1... more »
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James P. (bluebolt7) from AMERICUS, GA
Reviewed on 3/12/2010...
This DVD will allow you to relive those nights at the Drive-In with a double feature, cartoons, movie previews and classic Drive-In consession commercials.
Van Nuys Blvd.
Bobby, a small-town kid hears about the wild nights of cruising the boulevard in Van Nuys, California. He hops in his van and drives out there to check it out, and gets involved with drag racers, topless dancers and bikers. Starring Bill Adler (The Pom Pom Girls), 1974 Playboy Playmate of the Year Cynthia Woods. Written and Directed by William Sachs (Galaxina, The Incredible Melting Man).
1979 - Approx. 93 minutes - Anamorphic Widescreen format (1.78:1) - Includes a Still Gallery and Audio Commentary with Writer/Director William Sachs
Little Laura & Big John
Based on a true story, this film is an action-packed, hard-hitting depiction of the infamous Ashley gang who terrorized the southeast in the 1920's. They robbed banks, became highwaymen, rum-runners and murderers. Like Bonnie and Clyde, the film also depicts a desperate love affair between two criminals, destined for destruction. Starring Karen Black (Five Easy Pieces), Teen idol/actor Fabian Forte (North to Alaska) and Paul Gleason (Die Hard, Breakfast Club).
1973 - 82 minutes - Full Screen format
When you only needed a van to be popular with the ladies
joseph Corey | Raleigh, NC United States | 09/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Van Nuys Blvd is classic Crown International. The basic plot, Bobby gets bored with his life in a small town. Sure he's got a cute girlfriend and a mobile home. He wants more. He sees a news report about kids cruising Van Nuys Blvd. He gets in his van and heads out to LA for fun. He shows up at a drive in burger joint with his beat up van and still gets lucky with the ladies. It's amazing. And so plotless that it's like watching a documentary about SoCal culture in the 70s. I can't get enough of this film.
The same can't be said about Little Laura. it has a great cast and yet is very annoying. it wants to be an artsy version of Bonnie and Clyde. But the crimes are mostly against viewers. Such is the fate of a double feature. Get worked up watching Van Nuys and get it on with your date during Little Laura."
Classic Drive-In Stuff!
Mr Doug Gordon | Toronto, ON Canada | 01/23/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was surprised to see that this movie was released on DVD. It's been out-of-print on VHS for about 7 years. I was a little hesitant to buy this movie when I saw that it was released by Brentwood. Most of the time, their releases look good, but some of them are pretty crusty looking. For this DVD however, Brentwood have excelled! The movie is presented in it's original theatrical format and looks great! The sound is loud and clear. I would have given this movie 5 stars, but the fact that it's a double-sided disc with "Little Laura & Big John" on the other side, lost points with me. I would have preferred this movie to be on a single disc because double disc DVDs have a tendency to experience DVD rot when the glue that bonds the 2-sides starts breaking down. Other than this, it's a nice trip back to the '70s! You have the option of watching the movie with drive-in sound effects or you can just watch the movie regular. If you like movies like "The Pom, Pom Girls", "The Van", or "Malibu Beach", then it's guaranteed that you will like this blast from the '70s past, with bad disco music to boot!"