Posted May 30 2012 - 04:22 AM
| For Immediate Release |
New York, NY - May 30, 2012 - Following the release of Jack Cardiff's Girl on a Motorcycle (1968) and the double feature Primitive London/London in the Raw(1965/64), Kino Lorber is proud to announce the release of two more counterculture exploitation films on its Jezebel label in a special double-feature DVD: Permissive(1970) and That Kind of Girl (1963).
This double-feature DVD is set to become available on June 26th, with a SRP of $24.95. It is now available for prebook.
These two exploitation films take a gritty look at the "perils of promiscuity" within the counter culture of 1960s/early 70s London.
In Permissive (1970), director Lindsay Shonteff paints a gritty portrait of the 70s British counter culture, being a tragic account of a young woman's initiation into the world of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll.
Maggie Stride stars as Suzy, newly arrived in London without any money. A visit to her old school friend Fiona (Gay Singleton) quickly introduces Suzy to the life of a groupie, filled with short-lived highs and lingering, jealousy-fueled lows. When Suzy is dropped from a band's tour, she finds herself alone on the mean streets of London, forced to fend for herself.
Taking advantage of authentic, seedy locations, Permissive features a psychedelic soundtrack by cult rockers Comus and Forever More. The film approaches the "end of hippie-dom" by de-mythologizing the movement and presenting a powerful, gritty drama about the life of a groupie.
UK 1970 Color 90 Min. 1.33:1 Not Rated
That Kind of Girl (1963)
That Kind of Girl (1963) takes a look at swinging '60s London, ostensibly depicting the dangers of STDs while simultaneously reveling in sexual titillation.
This exploitation film (which was retitled "Teenage Tramp" for its US release) follows the adventures of a blonde bombshell au pair, Eva (played by Margaret Rose Keil), who is pursued by a variety of lascivious men. Her prospective suitors range from an aging playboy to a protesting college kid. Together, they twist the night away in a variety of dingy clubs and striptease palaces.
Eva's world comes crashing down when a medical checkup reveals that she has contracted VD. Realizing that she must change her lifestyle, Eva tells others the truth about her condition, with shocking consequences.
Director Gerry O'Hara presents an evocative and overheated vision of '60s London, replete with "Ban the Bomb" marches, campus demonstrations and conservative, domestic homes. The film is shot in crisp black-and-white by cinematographer Peter Newbrook (who would later direct the British horror cult film, The Asphyx).
UK 1963 B&W 77 Min. 1.33:1 Not Rated
Permissive (1970)/That Kind of Girl (1963)
Director: Lindsay Shonteff/Gerry O'Hara
Street date: June 26, 2012
Ronald J Epstein
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