November 11, 2021
Two 1978 action adventures, The Young Cycle Girls and Stingray: Director’s Cut, are due on Blu-ray Disc Nov. 23 from Dark Force Entertainment and MVD Entertainment Group.
The Young Cycle Girls (aka Cycle Vixens) comes from cult director Peter Perry (Hollywood High). The story revolves around three sexy young Colorado girls who decide to ride their motorcycles to California. Along the way they face getting drugged, raped and attacked by outlaw bikers. The film, for the first time ever on Blu-ray, features cinematography by Ronald Víctor García (Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, The Good Fight) and a new 2K transfer from original 35mm camera negative with scene by scene color restoration.
Stingray, released in a director’s cut and on Blu-ray for the first time, follows Lonigan and his partner Tony, two drug dealers who shoot two cops who attempt to set them up and run away with a million bucks and the drugs, which they stash in a red Corvette Stingray in a used car lot. When they attempt to recover their stash with their leader Abigail, they find out that two happy-go-lucky dudes, Elmo and Al, have bought the car. They quickly pursue the two along with the police who think that the car’s new owners are the criminals. The film, from writer-director Richard Taylor (Fright Show), stars Christopher Mitchum (Rio Lobo), Les Lannom (Southern Comfort), William Watson (In the Heat of the Night) and Sherry Jackson (“Star Trek” original series). Extras include audio commentary with Taylor; interviews with Taylor, actor Bert Hinchman, actor Les Lannom and actress Sherry Jackson; the “Hi-Gear” music video by Jerry Riopelle; the 40th anniversary Q&A with cast members and the director from the Wildey Theater in Edwardsville, Ill., where the film was shot; and the original theatrical trailer.