Poor Roger Corman.
Jonah: I feel bad for him.
First Retromedia plasters his face across The Roger Corman Puerto Rico Trilogy, three public domain titles
Crow: Wait, Roger Corman made three movies about Puerto Rico?
Servo: Oh yeah, he made Puerto Rico, 2Puerto 2Rico, and Puerto Rico III: Progress Island, USA.
Jonah: I don’t think those are the actual names of the movies.
in eye-straining, at times literally out-of-focus transfers,
Servo: Puerto Rico III was literally just the VHS transfer.
then BCI slaps his puss even more prominently on the cover of The Cult Films of Roger Corman, a ten-film set of unwatchable transfers that might have been mastered in somebody’s tool shed.
Jonah: Tool Shed Mastering Co., a BCI company. Mastering DVD releases in tool sheds since 1998.
He had nothing to do with either release.
Crow: Always look for DVDs with the Roger Corman Seal of Approval! Better quality, better releases!
Now comes something like the 25th DVD incarnation (no foolin’)
Servo: Most of the previous 24 were mastered in tool sheds.
of Corman’s The Wasp Woman (1959),
Crow: Is that like The Leech Woman?
Jonah: Yes, Crow.
about a middle-aged cosmetics company president (Susan Cabot)
Crow: Cabot Cosmetics Group, since 1939!
Jonah, Servo: CROW!
and her search for eternal youth.
Crow: Hey, just like The Leech Woman!
I requested the title
Servo: Huh, so Stu liked it?
naively hoping this extremely low budget but somewhat interesting film might look better than its earlier public domain releases,
Crow: I hope it wasn’t mastered in tool sheds!
and to some degree it does; while far from perfect, it’s an entirely watchable presentation.
Jonah: Still better than The Undead.
Crow: If only what?