Between September, 1991 and March, 1992, producer J.R. Bookwalter (“The Dead Next Door”) embarked on the impossible: Write, shoot, edit, and deliver six shot-on-video (SOV) features in just seven months. With budgets under $2,500 each, the horror, sci-fi, thriller, and comedy movies were commissioned two at a time by executive producer David DeCoteau (“Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama”) for release on his fledgling Cinema Home Video label, sold through a unique startup who shared video store rental profits with the distributor.
Although initially profitable, video store owners and customers ultimately turned their back on camcorder quickies. By the time DeCoteau came calling for a fourth pair of movies — an urban thriller and a western! Bookwalter had done the same, eventually returning in 1994 with “Ozone,” hailed by fans and critics alike as one of the best SOV movies ever made.
For the first time, the original Tempe shot-on-video “six-pack” has been assembled on streaming digital, newly-remastered with the original unaltered VHS presentations captured from archival Super-VHS edit masters.