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Action U.S.A. is part of our Vinegar Syndrome Archive collection, celebrating forgotten cinematic oddities from the video store era. This collection was inspired by our own brick & mortar video store, The Archive in Bridgeport, CT.
Unique to this line, each hand numbered limited edition release will come fitted in a specially designed, bottom loading VHS inspired slipcase, while also including a double-sided poster.
These releases will ONLY be available on our website and at participating indie retailers. Absolutely no major retailers will be stocking them. This release is strictly limited to 4,000 units and will never be re-released in another version by us.
Small-time drug dealer Billy Ray, along with his girlfriend Carmen, are kidnapped by a duo of thugs, working for a ruthless mobster named Frankie Navarro. It seems that the gangster is after a cache of diamonds. But when Billy is killed, Carmen is placed under protective FBI custody as a star witness in the case against Frankie. It's up to the FBI agents to get her out of Texas, with Frankie's number one hitman Drago and his cohorts hot on their tail!
The feature directing debut of acclaimed stuntman John Stewart (Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Serpico), ACTION U.S.A. is a film that delivers on its title, and then some! Kicking off with what might be the wildest car-turned-helicopter-turned-car chases ever put on film, the excitement never ends, with a near non-stop assault of expertly staged fights, explosions, plenty of car chases, and so much more, all of it oozing with Texas lensed charm! Starring a who's who of exploitation cinema and TV stalwarts, among them Ross Hagen (Wonder Women), William Smith (Red Dawn), Cameron Mitchell (The Toolbox Murders), Hoke Howell (TV's The Andy Griffith Show), and Gregory Scott Cummins (Hack-O-Lantern), and photographed by Thomas Callaway (Demon Wind), Vinegar Syndrome Archive proudly brings ACTION U.S.A. to Blu-ray, in a stunning new 4K restoration that lets you experience all of the thrills like never before!
Directed by: John Stewart
Starring: Gregory Scott Cummins, Ross Hagen, William Smith, Cameron Mitchell, Hoke Howell
1988 / 97 min / 1.85:1 / English Stereo & 5.1 Surround
• Region Free Blu-ray
• Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original negative
• Group commentary with director John Stewart, cinematographer Thomas Callaway, actor Gregory Scott Cummins & filmmaker Steve Latshaw.
• Q&A with director John Stewart and filmmaker Brian Trenchard-Smith
• “Lost Gem” - an interview with actor Gregory Scott Cummins
• Newly created theatrical trailer
• Double-sided poster
• Limited edition of 4,000
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles