What’s the story?
Teenage Runaway Bonnie (Candice Rialson) has escaped the clutches of her controlling brother, only to become immediately embroiled in a twisted web of sexual manipulation. Initially convinced to aid in a carjacking, Bonnie is then taken in by a lecherous lesbian artist who hopes to groom her into a sapphic lover, only to have her plans thwarted by the perverse advances of a local gallery owner whose bizarre proclivities include the keeping of an unusual assortment of ‘pets.’
A bit of background
A truly unparalleled exploitation film viewing experience, Raphael Nussbaum’s PETS veers between moments of overwrought melodrama and jarring bouts of unhinged sleaze. Co-starring Ed Bishop (TV’s UFO), Joan Blackman (BLUE HAWAII), and Mike Cartel (RUNAWAY NIGHTMARE), and adapted from Nussbaum’s own stage play, 88 Films presents this drive-in classic newly restored from rare 35mm elements and on Blu-ray for the very first time.
88 Films’ Pets (1973) blu-ray is available at Amazon.com.
Release date: August 5, 2019SPECS
- Director: Raphael Nussbaum
- Starring: Ed Bishop, Joan Blackman, Candice Rialson
- Country: USA
- Production Year: 1973
- Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc
- Region: FREE
- Run Time: 102 minutes
- Formats: Color; 1.78:1
- Audio: English
- Subtitle: English
- AKA: Submission
- Studio: 88 Films (UK)
- FIRST PRESSING SLIPCASE FEATURING NEWLY COMMISSIONED ARTWORK BY DRW (2000 Units)
- ADDITIONAL RESTORATION WORK CARRIED OUT IN THE UK
- Newly scanned and restored in 2k from multiple 35mm vault elements
- “Brotherly Love” – an interview with Mike Cartel, actor and production assistant
- Alternate “One Night Stand” title sequence
- Archival still gallery
- Reversible cover
- English SDH subtitles
Pets 1973 trailer
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