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Friday, August 14, 2009

DVD Evaders: Jennifer (1978)


JENNIFER is one of those special 1970's treats. A movie that is sprung forth from the popularity of another (1976's Carrie) but then goes into it's own direction and you fall for it's charms (Whether they be Bert Convy or an awesome theme song)

Flame-haired Lisa Pelikan stars as Jennifer, daughter of a bible thumping Snake handler, who enters a fancy private school and then is picked on by some of the girls at school. The movie focuses on the dichotomy between the rich/poor class structure (Rich girls are always such the bitches, aren't they?) and Lisa's awakening to the changes she needs to make in her life (and facing her demons) Oh, and there are plenty groovy disco scenes and snake attacks to keep you satisfied. The revenge Jennifer dishes out is all kinds of awesome.

30+ Years later, Jennifer deserves to be appreciated again. DVD, please!

Lisa Pelikan interview (She talks about her JENNIFER experience:
Lisa Pelikan at RetroCrush

The too-cool-for-school Vestron VHS artwork
(WARNING: there are no tigers or mountain lions to be found in this movie!)


Trailer:

9 comments:

Tower Farm said...

This looks WONDERFUL. Never heard of it. That VHS box is classic...
-Billy

Mykal said...

CDM: This looks really good. Makes me wish I still had a VCR. I'll have to search around for a (ahem) less than official DVD version. Judging from the trailer, is looks like Carrie taken up a notch. Plus, I love Jeff Corey.

Great post! -- Mykal

Racicot said...

Hahahah. It's like Tony Montana's sister came back from the dead!

Amanda By Night said...

I love, love, LOVE this movie and not just because hot ass Bert Convy is in it! Thanks for the link to the interview. She seems like one cool lady!

Cinema Du Meep said...

I'm glad Jennifer is getting some interest. She deserves it. Thanks guys!

Al Bruno III said...

Count me in on wanting to see this one again. I recall seeing it on cable when I was a teen but I can't really remember much about it though.

Cory said...

I LOVE the disco scene. I would die for that song title and artist. Anyone??

Cinema Du Meep said...

That would be a good find indeed!

Free Movies said...

Movie is looking to be good one. I am going to watch it tonight.

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