New Release: Lethal Ladies Collection Triple Feature DVD

Release Date: Oct. 25, 2011
Price: DVD $24.97
Studio: Shout! Factory

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Jillian Kesner makes it hurt in Firecracker.

The Lethal Ladies Collection honors the strongest and sexiest celluloid heroines who kicked ass in the 1970s. If you saw any of these movies back then, it was probably in a drive-in or at a broken down theater on the outskirts of town…

The DVD set is a triple feature of action-crime-thriller grindhouse film favorites from Shout! Factory’s “Roger Corman Cult Classics” imprint.

The titles included in the set, all three R-rated and offering sizable portions of violence and nudity, are:

Firecracker (1981): The story of female karate champion Susanne Carter (Jillian Kesner), who’s in the Phillipines searching for her missing sister. She stumbles on a drug cartel and a tournament of no-holds-barred fights to the death . Directed by genre specialist Cirio H. Santiago (She Devils in Chains), the film co-stars Vic Diaz (The Big Bird Cage) and Darby Hinton (Malibu Express).

T.N.T. Jackson (1974): Searching for her missing brother in Hong Kong, martial arts expert Diana Jackson (Jeanne Bell) ends up in the city’s nastiest area, a haven for drug dealers, thieves and killers. Things don’t fare to well for Diana’s brother — or the bad guys that are trying to take over the Hong Kong drug-smuggling trade. Cirio H. Santiago directs once again.

Too Hot To Handle (1977): Contract killer Samantha Fox (Cheri Caffaro) accepts a mission to kill a group of gangsters in the Philippines, but problems arise when she falls for the Manila detective investigating the murders. Director Don Schain, husband of slinky Italian starlet Cheri Caffaro, directed this one.

No bonus features come with the films, all of which have been issued on DVD individually in various configurations over the years.

But who needs bonus features? The ladies’ll do the job just fine on their own!


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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.