Special note: a decent number of Blu-ray discs from this release have a manufacturing issue that causes playback problems during the film Hard Soap, Hard Soap between the 20-40min mark. Due to this issue, we are temporarily halting sales while our replicator represses the disc. If you are one of the unlucky ones who received a faulty Blu-ray, please email 'firstname.lastname@example.org' with the subject 'Hard Soap replacement' and we will send out a new Blu-ray disc as soon as possible. Thank you and sorry for the issue!
This special limited edition embossed slipcover (designed by Earl Kessler Jr.) is limited to 2,000 units and is only available here at VinegarSyndrome.com!
Acclaimed filmmaker Bob Chinn is best remembered for his detective thrillers, but among his many talents was his ability to craft outrageously funny character driven comedies and tightly structured dramas. Presented here are two of his rarest and most entertaining such films.
In HARD SOAP, HARD SOAP: Penny and Linda are two happy housewives who just can't help but want to solve everyone else's personal problems. But Penny has big problems of her own, namely with her psychiatrist husband, Dr. John Holmes, whose romantic abilities have been unbearably hindered. As Penny and Linda find themselves besieged by a never-ending supply of perverts, weirdos, and other types of misfits they decide it's time to take matters into their own hands to return their lives to idyllic suburban bliss. HARD SOAP, HARD SOAP is an imaginative and original sex-filled satire of soap operas starring Candida Royalle, Laurien Dominique, John Holmes, Joan Devlon, and many more and has been newly restored in 2K.
In Disco Lady: It's Friday night at the hottest disco in town. Everyone who's anyone will be there. But not everything is fun and games, and as the evening's guests arrive, a series of sensual deceptions, twists, and surprises unfold, leading up to a shocking and unexpected conclusion. Effectively combining low key comedy with a thriller oriented structure, DISCO LADY stars Rhonda Jo Petty (Little Orphan Dusty) in her first role, alongside Mike Ranger and Rick Lutze and has been newly restored in 2K by Vinegar Syndrome.
Directed by: Bob Chinn
Starring: Candida Royalle, John Holmes, Laurien Dominique, Joan Devlon, Joey Silvera, Paul Thomas, Rhonda Jo Petty, Ric Lutze, Mike Ranger, Robin Savage
1977-78 / 134 min (combined) / 1.85:1 & 1.33:1
• Region Free Blu-ray/DVD Combo
• Newly scanned & restored in 2k from various 16mm and 35mm archival elements
• Brand new interview with director Bob Chinn
• Original theatrical trailers for both films
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles