Good news for those who like me, enjoy the Lethal Ladies Collection that Shout! Factory released last month. They are following it up with a new collection, Lethal Ladies 2 and this one promises to be even more lethal. The release from Shout! Factory follows below and if you like what you see, feel free to drop by Amazon and order a copy.
Kidnapped by Roman soldiers, four beautiful women must battle for their lives in The Arena . . . while attempting to beat the Romans at their own game. Starring Pam Grier and Margaret Markov. Directed by Steve Carver. (80 minutes/ 1974)
They’re fast. They’re beautiful. They’re deadly . . . they have to be. A fashion photography assignment teams three American models and inadvertently plunges them into the mystery and danger of international espionage in Cover Girl Models. When an invaluable roll of microfilm is sewed into one of the girls’ fashion gowns, they are drawn into the violence and intrigue of a spy-vs.-counterspy conspiracy. Starring Tara Strohmeier (The Great Texas Dynamite Chase), Pat Anderson (TNT Jackson), Lindsay Bloom (H.O.T.S.) and Vic Diaz. (72 minutes/ 1973)
In Fly Me, a group of martial arts assassins board a passenger plane. Once in the air, the group terrorizes the passengers and insists that the plane be rerouted to another destination. But they picked the wrong plane to hijack, as these stewardesses don’t just serve meals and beverages — their hands and feet are lethal weapons! Starring Pat Anderson (Cover Girl Models), Lenore Kasdorf (Missing In Action) and Vic Diaz. (73 minutes/ 1975)
NEW WORLD PICTURES presents MARGARET MARKOV PAM GRIER THE ARENA
LUCRETIA LOVE – PAUL MULLER – DANIEL VARGAS – MARIE LOUISE – MARY COUNT – SARA BAY
Director of Photography ARISTIDE MASSACCESI – Editor JOE DANTE
Music Composed & Conducted by FRANCESCO DE MASI – Written by JOHN WILLIAM CORRINGTON
and JOYCE HOOPER CORRINGTON – Produced by MARK DAMON – Directed by STEVE CARVER
NEW WORLD PICTURES presents COVER GIRL MODELS
Starring PAT ANDERSON – LINDSAY BLOOM – TARA STROHMEIER – JOHN KRAMER – MARY WORONOV
Written by HOWARD R. COHEN
Produced and Directed by CIRIO H. SANTIAGO
NEW WORLD PICTURES presents FLY ME
Starring PAT ANDERSON – LENORE KASDORF – LYLLAH TORENA – NAOMI STEVENS
Kung Fu Sequences by DAVID CHOW – Produced and Directed by CIRIO H. SANTIAGO
Audio Commentary With Director Steve Carver (The Arena)
Interviews with Roger Corman, director Steve Carver, producer Mark Damon and actress Margaret Markov (The Arena)
Trailers And TV Spots
Shout! Factory will continue to present Roger Corman’s Cult Classics home entertainment releases in 2012. Upcoming highlights include The Nurses Collection and many others.
Independent filmmaker-producer Roger Corman’s illustrious career ranks as one of Hollywood’s most amazing and legendary success stories. Having produced more than 350 films and directed 50 others, his influence on American film goes far beyond his own energetic, creative low-budget movies. He is arguably one of Hollywood’s most gifted and masterful filmmakers, and he chronicled his incredible true-life story in the best-selling, award-winning autobiography How I Made a Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Never Lost a Dime, written with Jim Jerome in 1998. In 2009 he was the recipient of an honorary Academy Award® for his contribution to the medium of film.
Noted for his keen ability to spot young talent, Corman’s most lasting legacy will undoubtedly be the legion of producers, directors, writers and actors he has fostered, among them: Jack Nicholson, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, Ron Howard, Peter Fonda, Jonathan Demme, Robert Towne, Gale Anne Hurd, Diane Ladd, Tommy Lee Jones, Sandra Bullock, Bruce Dern, Talia Shire, Charles Bronson, Joe Dante, Peter Bogdanovich, Dennis Hopper, Bill Paxton, Monte Hellman, Carl Franklin and Sally Kirkland.