Tuesday, February 15, 2011
WARNING: HOW TO SCORE WITH GIRLS + WHITE RAT
CODE RED has uncovered and will release two rare motion pictures shot in New York and that were thought to be completely lost. The first one is HOW TO SCORE WITH GIRLS, a wild comedy about some groovy GI's on a crazy night in the big city on a mission to get some hot chicks! Originally released as CRY YOUR PURPLE HEART OUT, the film was soon re-released by NMD Pictures under the HOW TO SCORE WITH GIRLS title. The filmmaker, Ogden Lowell, told us that only eight 35mm prints of the film were ever struck and that the negative is no longer at Technicolor and is basically lost. CODE RED searched high and low and was unable to find any of the eight 35mm prints anywhere. Ogden did still happen to have a 3/4 inch tape master made in 1980, so thankfully the film is not completely lost. Although the best materials for this film are no longer available, we feel this very rare film still deserves to be seen, even in its only surviving elements. The second film is the 1972 feature WHITE RAT, made by the team of director Steven Mullin and writer Nick Paindiris. Paindiris once had his own private 35mm print, but that print was lost after a prank caused by the lab at the time, and it has disappeared ever since. Mullin did still have a vhs tape of the film (with some worn spots), and since that is the only copy of this lost film still available, that will have to be our master and we hope fans can still enjoy seeing this very rare film even in this form. Since both films are from old tape masters, we talked to the rights owners and they have agreed for us to double bill them accordingly and we do feel the need to inform the consumer upfront about this. These films are not remastered in any way and come from tape masters, as the proper elements no longer exist, so we at CODE RED DVD politely suggest that you do not buy the dvd if you are expecting high quality remastered transfers. This is the only way these two lost films will be out in any condition, unfortunately, and there's simply no way for any of us to turn back time and retrieve these films' negatives which disappeared a long time ago. We do think both films are wildly entertaining exploitation films of a bygone era, and we truly hope that discerning fans can still enjoy them regardless of the less-than-stellar surviving master materials used. Thanks for understanding.