The Swinging Cheerleaders DVD Review

SW3The Cheerleaders need a new star to add to the team. They have lost one of their best and now they need a new set of legs. The team are on fire at the moment and need the voices of these ladies to push them on but all may not be what it seems as the victories are setting up a very unhealthy betting practice. The odds are increasing that a victory might not happen and the points between one team and another might reduce. A journalist smuggles herself into the Cheer team to find out…

SW2Jack Hills threadbear film is not a great standout piece of cinema.It is not even a great piece of exploitation cinema in my very humble opinion. I found it slightly offensive but also feminist in its handling of female sexuality, gender roles and ethnicity. I will however say that it is funny enough to warrant a visit. It takes the genre conventions and bends them out of shape, in that it flips them over. Taking what is tried and tested and making it irreverant and satirical. I couldnt for the life of me find much else to say…

SW1The disc is ok. Commentary from Hill was not the greatest. The restoration has added to the print but it wasnt well shot to start with. The real standout is the Q and A.

  • Brand new 2K restoration from original film materials
  • High Definition (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD Presentations
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Audio commentary by writer-director Jack Hill, recorded exclusively for this release
  • Brand new interview with Jack Hill
  • Archive interview with cinematographer Alfred Taylor
  • Archive interview with Hill and Johnny Legend
  • Q&A with Hill, and actors Colleen Camp and Rosanne Katon recorded at the New Beverly Cinema in 2012
  • TV spots
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys

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