Johnny Firecloud/Bummer

Johnny Firecloud/Bummer

Director: William Allen Castleman, David F. Friedman Cast: Sacheen Littlefeather, David Canary

DVD (Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Mono)

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David F. Friedman, mighty monarch of movie exploitation, produced this solid B picture that borrows its Native American revenge angle from the popular Billy Jack series, and ups the sex and violence ante. Fans of Friedman's more salacious work may be disappointed to learn that the film's prurient parts are relegated to brief nude scenes involving Christina Hart as Colby's lascivious daughter, and Sacheen Littlefeather (who accepted Marlon Brando's 1972 Oscar), who is involved in an ugly rape. Still, even without the easy sell of sex, Johnny Firecloud features a decent share of action and suspense, a competent script and direction by sexploitation director William Allen Castleman, and a terrific cast of hateful villains led by a dissolute but still menacing Ralph Meeker (character actors George "Buck" Flower and John Tull are among the gang members). 20th Century Fox obviously thought the film was competent enough to distribute it in theaters, and Johnny Firecloud should surprise and satisfy fans of '70s action and exploitation. Something Weird Video and Image Entertainment's widescreen DVD pairs Johnny Firecloud with another Friedman/Castleman collaboration -- the sleazy rock-star exposé Bummer! Trailers for both films are included among a substantial selection of softcore coming attractions and a pair of short subjects (one is a public service announcement for theater owners warning against "blind bidding" for films). There's also a commentary track featuring Friedman with Something Weird Video head Mike Vraney and Basket Case director Frank Henenlotter, which, like all of Friedman's commentaries, is salty, fun, and very informative for exploitation students and novices alike.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/12/2002
UPC: 0014381080421
Original Release: 0000
Rating: R
Source: Rlj Entertainment
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time: 3:08:00
Sales rank: 25,183

Special Features

Digitally remastered; Audio commentary by producer David F. Friedman; Original theatrical trailers; '70s Dusk-to-Dawn trailers for: Angels, Betta Betta in the Wall Who's the Fattest Fish of All, Boots and the Preacher, Girls in Trouble, the Love Slaves, and There's Always Vanilla!; '70s film industry short subject #2: Blind Bidding and How It Affects You; David F. Friedman gallery of exploitation art with Friedman soundtrack greatest hits

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Bummer!: Scene Selections
1. Main Title [2:03]
2. The Group [4:58]
3. Where the Action Is [8:30]
4. Poor Little Rich Girl [4:45]
5. The Fat Cat [6:04]
6. Wet Groupies [9:20]
7. Spanking Butts [7:53]
8. Hitting the Road [5:11]
9. Dirty Old Men [5:51]
10. Goin' Camping [5:44]
11. A Surprise Engagement [4:53]
12. Butts Goes Nuts [7:34]
13. The Chase [3:58]
14. Hello, Dolly! [6:41]
15. We're Losers [4:51]
16. End Credits [1:43]
0. Johnny Firecloud: Scene Selections
1. Main Title [3:45]
2. Indian Trouble [10:49]
3. Roots Issue [4:45]
4. A Dangerous Job Offer [3:13]
5. Strictly Business [7:11]
6. The Way It Is [8:45]
7. A Visit From Chief White Eagle [4:01]
8. Just a Little Fun [7:21]
9. "Justice Does Not Live Here Anymore." [7:30]
10. The Eagle Has Returned [6:17]
11. Sack Attack [4:55]
12. A Dynamite Plan [5:24]
13. Buried Alive [5:01]
14. Whipped Into Shape [9:40]
15. The Only Justice There Is [8:39]
16. End Credits [1:21]

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