Poor Pretty Eddie (Blu-ray + DVD) (Widescreen)

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It's a surreal psycho-thriller that broke all the rules of political correctness and lowbrow film-making as it spun the sordid tale of a black singer from the big city, Liz Wetherly (Leslie Uggams), who finds herself stranded in a backwoods redneck nightmare that makes "Deliverance" look like a day at Disneyland in comparison. "Poor Pretty Eddie" spent years existing as one of those mythical, "must-see...if you can find a copy" films. As copies began to make the rounds, and as more movie buffs were able to view it, reports of the movie's content focused as much on the detailed, almost art-house, approach to many of the scenes as they did on the film's obvious seediness and dark storyline. When her car breaks down, Wetherly ends up stuck in a remote southern town that's been left for dead "ever since they put in the interstate." She is forced to stay in a dilapidated inn that serves as the bizzaro kingdom of faded, overweight burlesque star Bertha (Shelly Winters), her much younger boy-toy and aspiring Elvis wannabe, Eddie (Michael Christian), and a cast of suitably strange townsfolk - including Sheriff Orville (Slim Pickens), and Keno (Ted Cassidy aka Lurch from "The Addams Family"). Over the years, the film also appeared on the drive-in circuit under the titles "Black Vengeance" and "Heartbreak Motel". But whatever you want to call it, it's not a movie you will soon forget.

Movie Trailer;Before and After Restoration Demo;Transferred From Original 35mm Elements;Audio Commentary;Original Trailer.

About this item

It's a surreal psycho-thriller that broke all the rules of political correctness and lowbrow film-making as it spun the sordid tale of a black singer from the big city, Liz Wetherly (Leslie Uggams), who finds herself stranded in a backwoods redneck nightmare that makes "Deliverance" look like a day at Disneyland in comparison. "Poor Pretty Eddie" spent years existing as one of those mythical, "must-see...if you can find a copy" films. As copies began to make the rounds, and as more movie buffs were able to view it, reports of the movie's content focused as much on the detailed, almost art-house, approach to many of the scenes as they did on the film's obvious seediness and dark storyline. When her car breaks down, Wetherly ends up stuck in a remote southern town that's been left for dead "ever since they put in the interstate." She is forced to stay in a dilapidated inn that serves as the bizzaro kingdom of faded, overweight burlesque star Bertha (Shelly Winters), her much younger boy-toy and aspiring Elvis wannabe, Eddie (Michael Christian), and a cast of suitably strange townsfolk - including Sheriff Orville (Slim Pickens), and Keno (Ted Cassidy aka Lurch from "The Addams Family"). Over the years, the film also appeared on the drive-in circuit under the titles "Black Vengeance" and "Heartbreak Motel". But whatever you want to call it, it's not a movie you will soon forget.

Movie Trailer;Before and After Restoration Demo;Transferred From Original 35mm Elements;Audio Commentary;Original Trailer.

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Starring: Leslie Uggams, Shelley Winters, Ted Cassidy, Michael Christian, Slim Pickens, Dub Taylor, Lou Joffred
Studio Name: Team Marketing
BD+DVD Release Date: 04/26/2011
Rating: R
Format: BD+DVD
Screen Format: Widescreen
Run Time (in minutes): 86 minutes
Language: English
Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.2
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.5 x 0.5 x 7.44
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