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Ghetto Freaks / Way Out

Genres: Drama, Cult Movies, Something Weird, 60s, Double Feature, Blaxploitation, Drugs / Dealers, African American Drama, Crime Drama

Cast: Frank Rodriquez, Mickey Shif, Paul Elliot, Sharyn Jimenez

Director: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.

Synopsis: They're Social Rejects! Hanging out at a late-sixties rock club, stoner-freak Sonny watches as a wealthy mother tries to "rescue" her daughter from the corrupting hippie environment. Acting quickly, Sonny slips the girl the address of his nearby House of Hippies and, moments later, she's taking her first LSD trip and having group sex on the floor! Sonny then shows her the joys of panhandling and the thrill of protesting in the park before some drug dealers remind everyone that reality really sucks.... Originally released as both Sign of Aquarius and Love Commune, this stoned-out slice of hippie life — filmed in Cleveland of all places — was re-released as GHETTO FREAKS courtesy of a bogus blaxploitation ad campaign and the addition of two minutes of new footage featuring the black leader of a kinky love cult.

Plus: From Irvin S. Yeaworth, the director of The Blob, 4D Man and Dinosaurus, comes WAY OUT, an intense and surprisingly affecting story of Puerto Rican drug addicts in the Bronx. Frankie and Jim are best buddies who enjoy getting high until their addiction to heroin forces them to burrow through a harrowing underworld of fellow junkies, crime, and violence where their only goal is "to get that fix, get that fix...." With a cast comprised entirely of real-life former addicts — who break character at the end to provide a startling and hopeful coda — "this is a crazy Way Out world which squares just won't believe...."

Language: English

Country of Origin: United States of America

Production Year: 1966

Reviews:

  • "Lots of psychedelic lights, dancing girls, interviews with hippies and love-in footage... A fun escape to the early days of the Free Love Movement!", DVD Drive-In

Ghetto Freaks / Way Out - DVD - $9.98

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  • Release Date: Nov 2nd, 2004
  • Catalog Number: ID2174SWDVD
  • UPC: 0014381217421
  • Rating: Un-Rated
  • Run Time: 190
  • Color Format: Color
  • Audio: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Language: English
  • 16:9: No
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Closed Captions: No
  • Subtitle:
  • Special Features:
    • Drug-Fuled Trailer Gallery

    • Bonus Short: "Narcotics-the Inside Story"

    • Total Running Time: Over 3 1/2 Hours of Hippies & Hard Stuff!