Written by: Michael Den Boer on November 21st, 2008
Theatrical Release Date: Various
DVD released: January 27th, 2009
Approximate running time: 105 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital Mono English
DVD Release: Synapse Films
Region Coding: Region 0 NTSC
Retail Price: $19.95
42nd Street Forever: Cooled By Refrigeration is the fifth installment in Synapse Films 42nd Street Forever series. This time around the series offers up its most diverse selection of trailers to date. This collection includes forty eight vintage exploitation trailers includes trailers from familiar genre well represented in previous volumes in the series. This time around biker films and comedies are thrown into the mix.
The list of trailers included for this collection are The Syndicate: A Death in the Family, Combat Cops, It Came Without Warning, No Blade of Grass, Yor: The Hunter from the Future, Simon – King of the Witches, The Psychic, Schizoid, Tender Flesh, Die Sister Die, Silent Scream, New Year’s Evil, Let’s Scare Jessica to Death, Mortuary, Humongous, The Werewolf Vs. The Vampire Woman, Embryo, The Boogeyman, The Legend of Boggy Creek, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, Gray Eagle, Shadow of the Hawk, Rituals, Americathon, Can I Do It…Til I Need Glasses?, Die Laughing, In God we Trust, Undercover Hero, The Jezebels, Breaking Point, Fighting Mad, Moving Violation, Bonnie’s Kids, Walking Tall Part 2, The Klansman, Monkey Hustle, The Soldier, Blackout, Shout at the Devil, March or Die, The Life and Times of Scaramoucho, Hog Wild, The Hard Heads, The Chicken Chronicles, Best Friends, Our Winning Season, Coach and Goldengirl.
Several films include in this collection are known under other titles like Tender Flesh (Welcome to Arrow Beach), The Werewolf Vs. The Vampire Woman (Werewolf Shadow) and The Jezebels (Switchblade Sisters). The standout trailers sin this collection are Yor: The Hunter from the Future, The Psychic, Tender Flesh and The Jezebels. Ultimately 42nd Street Forever: Cooled by Refrigeration while not as strong of a collection of trailers as its predecessors this release doesn’t diverge to far way from what these releases so enjoyable.
All the trailers are presented in an anamorphic widescreen and the transfer has also been flagged for progressive scan. Overall the quality varies throughout with the majority of the trailer sin great shape.
This release comes with one audio option a Dolby Digital mono mix in English. Overall the audio mix sounds clear and is free of any major audio defects.
Extras for this release consist of some TV Spots and an audio commentary with Fangoria managing editor Michael Gingold, Film Historian Chris Poggiali and AV Maniacs editor Edwin Samuelson. Just like the audio commentary included on the previous volume of 42nd Street Forever this is another lively and fact filled commentary track. Overall 42nd Street Forever: Cooled by Refrigeration is another strong addition to Synapse Film’s 42nd Street Forever collection that sits nicely with the previous installment in the series.