The Astor Theatre in Melbourne plays host to a 70s grindhouse double feature of SWITCHBLADE SISTERS & DETROIT 9000.
Jack Hill’s SWITCHBLADE SISTERS is the outlandish, action-packed story of a tough gang of teenage girls — the all-female Dagger Debs — who are looking for love and fighting for turf on the mean streets of the city! Bad girls to the core, these impossibly outrageous high school hoodlums go where they want … and create mayhem wherever they go! A riotously entertaining mix of sex, jealousy, and massive firepower that critics loved — don’t miss your chance to see one of the wildest films ever made!
This great, mostly forgotten 70’s urban actioner was deservedly revived by Quentin Tarantino’s distribution company, Rolling Thunder in 1998. The story is as follows: two cops, one black and the other white, are assigned the most difficult and potentially dangerous case of their careers when ambitious robbers hit a fund-raising affair for Michigan’s first Black gubernatorial candidate. This results in much double crossing, a lot of gunplay, non-candy coated handling of racial tension, and a fantastically long and gritty chase scene around the fringes of Detroit in large, early 70’s model automobiles. A great script and tight performances make this far better than most 70’s exploitation films.
Monday 6 March 2017 at 7:30 PM
The Astor Theatre
1 Chapel St & Dandenong Rd, Melbourne VIC 3182