Welcome to the Vinegar Syndrome Staff Picks section, where we highlight our favorite releases from the many other fine labels releasing films on home video. This section, which will be updated semi regularly, features an array of crucial genre films, which no home library should be without.
THE MIGHTIEST, FIGHTINGEST ROOSTER OF ALL TIME!
Seth Calhoun (Ross Hagen), an American cowboy, and his prized pet cock, Friendly, travel to the Phillipines to enter the First International Cockfighting Olympics and a for chance to win $100,000. But little do they realize the crooked contest is run by the vicious Nono brothers (Seeno, Heeno and Speeno), who will stop at nothing, including cocknapping, to block the cowboy and his cock from competing. In a race against time, Seth must team up with a comely double-crosser (Nancy Kwan) and woozy WW2 vet (Tony Lorea) to thwart the Nono gang and locate Friendly before it’s too late.Directed by underrated exploitation veteran Gus (THE EVIL, THE SWINGING BARMAIDS) Trikonis, and starring Ross (WONDER WOMEN, ANGEL) Hagen and Nancy (PROJECT: KILL, NIGHT CREATURE) Kwan, SUPERCOCK (aka. FOWL PLAY, BET TO KILL) is a fun, fast-paced, action-packed romp through the seedy, cruel underbelly of legal cockfighting championships in Manila. Available in HD for the first time ever from the only known 35mm print materials obtained from Ross Hagen’s estate.
1975 / 90 mins. / Color / Mono / 1.85:1
- Audio commentary by cult film director Fred Olen Ray
- Interview with Ross Hagen by Mike Malloy
- Garagehouse Pictures trailers
- New art by Stephen Romano