Let's All Just Thank God For Roger Corman!!
Bindy Sue FrÝnkŁnschtein | under the rubble | 06/24/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Without Roger Corman, classics like these would not exist! Wasp Woman is one of the best schlock-o-ramas ever filmed! Susan Cabot injects herself with "royal wasp jelly" serum in order to regain her youth. She looks beautiful, but is turned into a homicidal maniac in a silly looking "wasp" mask. Her "claws" are basically black, fuzzy gloves with what look like styrofoam nails glued on them. This only adds to the fun! "Attack Of The Giant Leeches" has it's own gooey charm. Giant leeches grab all the hillbillies they can carry, and store 'em in a secret underwater cave-lair. Yvette Vickers sizzles and fries up the screen every time she appears! I'd recommend this movie just to see her! She's married to a fat guy who catches her in the arms of his "good friend" Cal. The best scene is when chubby-hubby forces the two lovebirds into the local swamp at gunpoint. Pay no attention to the men in those hefty-bag leech costumes! Just watch Yvette and all will be well..."
Truly trashy & trivial, but fun
R. Gawlitta | Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA | 12/12/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not going to try to analyze the merits of these films, like some reviewing predecessors. Quite simply, Madacy Enterainment has once again come up with a great double-bill of "the best of the worst", complete with cartoon and trailers. It's amusing that Allied Artists (Wasp Woman) and American-International (Leeches) are represented here, since they were rivals for years to get the drive-in crowd. The acting in both is abysmal, which is only right and proper. "Wasp Woman" was early Corman, and shows a bit of style, but try to overlook that and enjoy the trashiness of it all. I love it when the male lead in these films shows off manly chest-hair (Ken Clark in "Leeches"). He IS the hero, can anyone doubt it? What a guy! I've always liked Yvette Vickers (Leeches); too bad she did too many of these films to legitimize her career. Once again, Madacy included a Popeye cartoon without Olive Oyl. Pity. Lighten up! Give yourself a break from the intellectual. Life's too short not to indulge yourself in some trashy fun."
Good and bad
T. Jackson | north carolina | 01/09/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Ok, the price is right for two ace sci-fi b-movies. Well the video is alright, I'll even say good. But the audio is HORRIBLE. I don't think I'd buy this if I had it to do again. Which is a shame because the films are great for laughs."
Great drive-in fun!
Eric Charles | Ottawa, ON, Canada | 12/31/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It was a real treat watching this DVD! I enjoyed the authentic drive-in setting, although they could have thrown in some refreshment stand ads that would have completed the experience. The only thing I found annoying was the starting of the movies on that animated drive-in screen. I could have done without that. The movie prints themselves are in decent shape, or at least par with other copies I have seen of these movies. The only other beef I have is the green tint of the wasp woman. For ten bucks I thought this was quite a steal, and I will definitely investigate other titles in this series, however good or bad they may be!"