After Hours Cinema gives you the "Times Square" storefront theater viewing experience in the GRINDHOUSE HOSTAGE COLLECTION: Three grimy film gems from the early 1970s, VIRGIN HOSTAGE starring Suzanne Fields (Flesh Gordon, Gunilla, The Stewardesses), PLAY ONLY WITH ME starring Desiree West (Sex World, Vist Valley P.T.A.) and THE BLUE BALLOON starring Lisbeth Olsen (Bel Ami, Justine and Juliette)
The Blue Balloon
A bleak tale of a girl's nightmarish decent into a life of degradation and prostitution. A Danish production of the early 1970s, the film clearly illustrates that Europeans are in no way more "civilized" than garbage-minded Americans. While European soft-core has a reputation for high-gloss and soft-focus, The Blue Balloon proves that Euro-XXX can be as grimy and hard-hitting as our own backstreet variety.
Play Only with Me
In Play Only with Me, we revisit the tried and true theme of the psycho bitch who attempts to ruin a guy's life after a casual one-night stand. Most of you newbies know this gimmick from the yuppie angst classic Fatal Attraction, but the present flick is a hardcore homage to the 1971 shocker Play Misty for Me.
Toting a couple of guns and a paper sack full of money, three bank robbers search for a hideout. Cut to the interior of the girl's apartment: the gangsters rush in brandishing their rods.
- NTSC Region 1
- 2 Disc / 3 Films
- VIRGIN HOSTAGE Feature Film (1971)
- PLAY ONLY WITH ME Feature Film (197?)
DVD DISC 2:
- THE BLUE BALLOON Feature Film (197?)
- After Hours Retro TRAILER VAULT
- BOOKLET featuring photos and historical liner notes