Here’s some excellent news for fans of Peter Fonda during his 1970’s drive-in star era: Shout! Factory will be releasing a blu-ray double feature of Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, a car-chase classic with Fonda as the male half of the titular duo, and Race With The Devil, a cross-breed of car chase film and horror movie that paired Fonda with Warren Oates. Read on for further auto-annihilating details – and if you want to read full-length film reviews of these films, just click on their titles in the above paragraph…
SHOUT! FACTORY TO RELEASE
DIRTY MARY CRAZY LARRY /
RACE WITH THE DEVIL
IN A BLU-RAY DOUBLE FEATURE
JUNE 4, 2013
Larry (Peter Fonda) is a former NASCAR racer looking to score some quick cash. Mary (Susan George) is a sexy groupie aching to take a fast ride. Together with mechanic Deke (Adam Roarke), they pull off a cold-blooded supermarket heist and hit the highway in Dirty Mary Crazy Larry. Now there is a maniacal lawman (Vic Morrow) on their trail, an entire police force in pursuit and hundreds of miles of roadblocks between their ’69 Charger and freedom. Buckle up for the action classic that blows the doors off all other car chase films as it speeds toward one of the most jaw-dropping finales in movie history. Directed by John Hough (The Legend Of Hell House, The Incubus).
For old friends Roger (Fonda) and Frank (Warren Oates) and their wives (Lara Parker, Loretta Swit), it was supposed to be “the best damn vacation they ever had.” But their RV road trip takes a deadly detour at a secluded campsite when they accidentally witness a satanic sacrifice in Race With The Devil. Now horror hits the highway as the couples are pursued by satanic cultists through some of the most intense car chases and into one of the greatest twist endings in drive-in movie history. Directed by Jack Starrett (The Losers, Cleopatra Jones), who was also an actor and played the memorable role of the vicious Deputy Galt in First Blood.