Cop Killers (1973)
Genre: Action | Drama | Thriller
Country: USA | Director: Walter R. Cichy
Language: English | Subtitles: None
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 92mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1280×720 – 23.976fps – 1.79gb
Two hippies on their way to a cocaine deal get stopped by the police at a roadblock, resulting in a shootout where they kill the cops. They then go on a crime spree of robbery and murder.
This baby have all the right tasty ingredients to qualify as a hugely enjoyable piece of vintage funky 70’s drive-in exploitation junk: bluntly efficient direction by Walter R. Cichy (who also wrote the terse, concise script), a steady pace, raw, gritty, unpolished cinematography by Howard Ziehm, exciting occasional outbursts of gory action (none other than future Oscar winner Rick Baker did the bloody make-up f/x), a sappy folkie theme song, coarse, profane, priceless dialogue (sample line: “Why don’t you snort a little dope; maybe it’ll calm you down”), a little cheesy soft-core sex, a hard, no-nonsense and downright sadistic harsh tone, a spare, moody score by Hal Yoergler, a stirring last reel car chase, engagingly scrappy acting from a game no-name cast (James Nite in particular contributes a hysterical performance as a hapless ice cream man), a beautifully bleak bummer ending, and even a handy helping of rape, gratuitous nudity and degradation. An unjustly neglected gnarly little trash movie nugget.