What our staff has to say: “Something Weird Video continues its legacy by partnering with the new Mondo Macabro sub-label American Arcana for this double feature of two truly bizarre exploitation films of the late 60’s: THE RAVAGER, wherein a disturbed Vietnam vet attacks young couples with explosives, and THE BUSHWHACKER, wherein a crazed mountain man attacks tourists. Unhinged cinema!” – Justin
American Arcana presents THE RAVAGER / THE BUSHWHACKER Double Feature – A double bill of two rough and ready classics of American exploitation cinema.
THE RAVAGER and THE BUSHWHACKER represent the last hurrah for rough and tumble 60s style sexploitation before hardcore sex films completely took over the market. These two films are basically the last gasp, the final push on the envelope towards more extreme, horror-oriented fare, and in this they were perhaps too extreme for the raincoat brigade. After their brief theatrical runs, both disappeared for decades until unearthed by Something Weird Video in the 2000s.
THE RAVAGER was the brainchild of Belgian cinematic weirdo Charles Nizet, whose life was as bizarre as any film he made. But THE RAVAGER is perhaps his craziest movie, and stars Pierre Agostino, a regular in the films of Ray Dennis Steckler from the same period, as a PTSD stricken Vietnam vet with a peculiar kink for peeking on couples making love and then blowing them to smithereens with homemade bombs.
THE BUSHWHACKER was made by long-time exploitation maven Byron Mabe, who directed the classic SHE-FREAK. After their plane goes down somewhere in the deserts of the American southwest, a party of one alpha male and three lusty ladies are pursued through the wilds by an insane, coonskin-cap-wearing killer with an insatiable taste for female flesh.
American Arcana is proud to present these unique exploitation films on Blu-ray for the first time anywhere in the world, uncut and taken from the best available elements straight from the Something Weird Archives.
High Definition 1080p 1.85:1.
DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono.
Region code: All.
Brand new HD transfer from 35mm.