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Alley Cat

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Alley Cat 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 5,000 units and will never be re-released in another version by us.


Billie has had enough of the thugs and gangsters who have been terrorizing her neighborhood. After her grandparents are savagely attacked on their way home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and, using her knowledge of martial arts, begins dishing out her own brand of vigilante justice. What she doesn’t expect is that it’s not just the local hoods who have put a target on her back, but the criminal justice system itself is stacked against her and they are ready to make her life a living hell.

A whacked out mix of action drama and revenge thriller, laced with some social commentary, co-directors Victor Ordonez, Ed Palmos, and Al Valletta’s ALLEY CAT is a gritty and tightly paced crime film set in seedy Los Angeles of the early 80s. Produced and written by Robert E. Waters (Vampire Hookers) and originally released by notorious exploitation film distributor, Edward L. Montoro (Grizzly, Beyond the Door), Vinegar Syndrome Archive is delighted to present this deliriously trashy crime film on Blu-ray, newly restored in 4K from its original 35mm camera negative.

directed by: Victor Ordonez, Ed Palmos, Al Valletta
starring: Karin Mani, Robert Torti, Britt Helfer, Michael Wayne
1984 / 83 min / 1.85:1 / English Mono

Additional info:

  • Region A Blu-ray
  • Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original camera negative
  • “Walking the Alley” - an interview with co-director Al Valletta
  • “We Hustled” - an interview with actor Robert Torti
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Double-sided poster
  • Limited edition of 5,000
  • Reversible cover artwork
  • English SDH subtitles