Angels Hard as They Come
(1992) from Tuna and Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)
Tuna's notes in white:
Angels Hard As They Come (1971) is a motorcycle gang
exploitation film from Roger Corman, written by Joe Viola (who also
directed) and Jonathan Demme (who co-produced). It pits the Dragons
against three Hell's Angels, whom they invite to a hippie commune
ghost town they have more or less invaded for a drunken, drug crazed
orgy. When one of the hippie chicks is killed, the Dragons blame the
This was one of the first, and probably the rawest of the biker
exploitation genre, and shows an interesting clash between the
pacifist hippies and the outlaw bikers.
Janet Wood shows her breasts in two lengthy
Nina Davis shows her breasts in a drunken dancing
Becki Cross shows her breasts briefly.
- Gilda Texter shows her breasts in very poor
light in a rape/murder scene
DVD info from Amazon
No features, no widescreen,
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|Scoop's Notes in Yellow:
Shit movie. Typical second or third
feature from 70s drive-in market.
Interesting only because of the
extreme violence and nudity by the standards of that era, and because it
featured a lot of people who became famous later.
- It was Gary Busey's screen debut (above
- It was Scott Glenn's first time at the top
of the bill. (above right)
- It was the first film ever written and
produced by Jonathan Demme, who later directed The Silence of the
- IMDB summary.
IMDb voters score it 4.2/10, which is bad, but about
double what it should be.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this description, this
film is a C. It's a poor movie to be
avoided if you aren't into bikesploitation, but a solid effort
for those who like biker films, with a better than average
script and cast for the genre.
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