The Suckers/The Love Garden (Drive-in Collection DVD Review)
Directed By: Arthur Byrd and Mark Haggard
Rated: UR/Region: 0/1X85 and 1×37/Number of disc: 1
Available from Vinegar Syndrome
The Suckers (1972)
Directed By: Arthur Byrd
Lost for years, this sex filled version of THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME has finally been found! A group of thrill-seekers are caught in a web of sex and violence as they fight for their lives while being hunted by a group of madmen.
The grandfather to such films as The Running Man, Battle Royale, and even The Hunger Games, The Sucks aka The Most Dangerous Game spends about 40 minutes giving a bit of mystery and sex. It is after that when the film shows us the hand it wants to play and that is a very fun portion of the film. However, the film being lost means we have a few scenes that are gone and things start firing off and it comes across very sudden and random due to some of the movie missing. However, looking over that the best I can, you can’t deny the influence of a film like this and it does make for a good time if you can look over the things that couldn’t be helped.
The Love Garden (1971)
Directed By: Mark Haggard
A love triangle unfolds between a young writer, obsessed with his beautiful neighbor who, unbeknownst to him, is involved in a lesbian relationship.
We have day time television is the style of the 1970s when these characters get to looking all doe eyed at one another and it leads to people doing things that maybe they shouldn’t be doing. The movie is pretty harmless overall, but does seem more like a more extreme day time TV plot than anything else. I’m sure some will enjoy it and others will feel it lacked, I’m not so sure myself that it makes a good combo with the film it comes with. It packs some drama, it has its moments, and you probably won’t be bored. Yet I just can’t call a movie like this my type of film when the plot seems to be more erotic than anything else.