“You will be doomed, you will destroy yourself at your own hand!”
OK, calm down everyone, there’s a Hippie holding court! Time to celebrate one of the wildest movies to be unearthed for our enjoyment!
How can you refuse a movie that promises this:
“Machine gun-wielding Mimes, Robots, Bloodthirsty Sharks, and Free-Loving Debauchery!”
Yes indeed! Bring the hippies on!
An American Hippie In Israel!
Talk about an obscure classic! Grindhouse Releasing has done an amazing job rescuing this film from obscurity!
Here’s the plot: “Incited by a disillusioned young man who has decided to flee from civilization, a group of four people go searching for freedom and happiness on an isolated island . When their boat goes astray and they are left without food, their animal instincts take over!”
Check out the trailer:
I Need A Hippie NOW!
This movie is everything I love about obscure cult cinema. How can you go wrong with dialogue like this:
Hippie: “Man, how does it feel to be free at last?”
American Hippie Mike: “Man, I feel really turned on.”
Turned on, indeed!
These hippies love to turn on and then get it on! And then, of course, one of them has a bad trip and has to start pointing fingers…
This Hippie Is LOADED!
This new blu-ray comes with a bonus DVD of the original, uncensored Director’s cut of the film, called “The Hitchhiker” – plus new interviews, deleted scenes, and tons of other bonus features!
According to the review on the terrific website “Mondo Digial”, there is a “four-minute “A Cult Is Born” segment that interviews young Israeli fans at a cinematheque screening, enthusing about their multiple viewings and calling it “love at first sight” with “a strong Kubrick influence.” Apparently they really, really love dancing onstage, strapping on horned hats, and doing improvised songs while the film is playing, too.If Rocky Horror can inspire such dedication, why not this one, too?An Israeli “Channel 10″ segment also devotes ten minutes to the film’s burgeoning midnight movie cult.”
Thanks to Mondo Digital for fleshing out the great extras!