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!"