Here’s the latest Corman news, hot off the presses from distributor Shout Factory: they will be releasing a two-disc set in April that will contain Georgia Peaches, The Great Texas Dynamite Chase and Smokey Bites The Dust. Taken together, this trio offers an interesting cross-section of the rural, car chase-oriented fare Corman was putting out to complete with the likes of Smokey And The Bandit. This collection is being released under the banner Action-Packed Collection and will hit the racks in April. Read on for all the Southern-fried, Smokey-dodging details…
April 5 – Roger Corman Cult Classics: Action-Packed Collection: Georgia Peaches, TheGreat Texas Dynamite Chase, Smokey Bites The Dust
Two sisters running an auto repair shop and their moonshine-running boyfriend are extorted into becoming undercover government agents to outwit the Dragon Lady of the Southern crime belt in Georgia Peaches. Starring singer Tanya Tucker, Dirk Benedict (The A-Team), Sally Kirkland and Terri Nunn (lead singer for the group Berlin ), this action-packed comedy was produced by Roger Corman as a pilot for a possible television series.
Candy (Claudia Jennings, Gator Bait, DeathSport) and Ellie Jo (Jocelyn Jones, Tourist Trap) are a pair of sexy bank robbers who blast their way into small-town banks with a carload of dynamite in The Great Texas Dynamite Chase! When they take Slim (Johnny Crawford, Valley Of The Giants) hostage, it begins a thrill-packed crime spree across the state of Texas . Also starring Tara Strohmeier (Candy Stripe Nurses), Bart Braverman (Alligator) and Priscilla Pointer (Carrie).
Smokey Bites The Dust follows the rivalry between a small-town Southern sheriff and a small-town delinquent who steals cars and then destroys them with the sheriff’s daughter by his side. Starring Jimmy McNichol (Night Warning), Janet Julian (King Of New York, Humongous), William Forsythe (Raising Arizona) and Walter Barnes (High Plains Drifter), this action-packed comedy was directed by Charles B. Griffith (Up From The Depths) and co-produced by Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, The Incredible Hulk)