Acclaimed filmmaker Bob Chinn is best remembered for his detective thrillers, but among his many talents was his ability to craft outrageously funny character driven comedies and tightly structured dramas. Presented here are two of his rarest and most entertaining such films.
In HARD SOAP, HARD SOAP: Penny and Linda are two happy housewives who just can’t help but want to solve everyone else’s personal problems. But Penny has big problems of her own, namely with her psychiatrist husband, Dr. John Holmes, whose romantic abilities have been unbearably hindered. As Penny and Linda find themselves besieged by a never-ending supply of perverts, weirdos, and other types of misfits they decide it’s time to take matters into their own hands to return their lives to idyllic suburban bliss. HARD SOAP, HARD SOAP is an imaginative and original satire of soap operas starring Candida Royalle, Laurien Dominique, John Holmes, Joan Devlon, and many more and has been newly restored in 2K.
In Disco Lady: It’s Friday night at the hottest disco in town. Everyone who’s anyone will be there. But not everything is fun and games, and as the evening’s guests arrive, a series of sensual deceptions, twists, and surprises unfold, leading up to a shocking and unexpected conclusion. Effectively combining low key comedy with a thriller oriented structure, DISCO LADY stars Rhonda Jo Petty (Little Orphan Dusty) in her first role, alongside Mike Ranger and Rick Lutze and has been newly restored in 2K by Vinegar Syndrome.