Synopsis from Vinegar Syndrome:
A peaceful California town is shaken after the brutal murder of a diner owner by a gang of vicious punks. When the daughter of the slain man attempts to avenger her father's death, she's held hostage by the gang resulting in an epic battle between punks and rednecks.
Punk Vacation has all the Vinegar Syndrome hallmarks. Instead of scenes or tracks, the bookmarked points on the disc are called reels (not chapters)... REELS. While the prints are crystal clear and the audio is fantastic, you can still see scratches and dust... the things that make you know that this came from film. Film shake... it's all there for you to enjoy. You're supposed to feel like you'r watching a film in your home on your TV without the hassle of changing reels, burning the movie or lugging it around.
The film itself is a piece of the 80's teens vs. the world cycle that you might associate with Class of 1984, The Warriors, Bronx Warriors or Switchblade Sisters. The punks are REAL punks... let me rephrase that. The punks dress really cool, have great hair and probably smell more like hair dye and aquanet than crusties. The music is synth amazing. Truly iconic late 80's shit. I doubt you can dig up a score for this but I kept thinking about holding my PlaySchool cassette dec up to the TV to see if I could record it (memories). Don't expect a horror movie or even a rape revenge movie. This isn't one of those. It's actually quite a lot of fun unlike and not necessarily intentionally funny though it has it's moments.
Other extras include an interview with Producer/Actor, Stephen Fusci, Steven Rowland (Producers' Assistant and Stuntman) and a Movie Still Gallery.
1987 / USA / 93 min / 1.85:1 / color
+ Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack | Region Free | 1.85:1 AR | MONO
+ Restored in 2K from a 35mm answer print
+ Video interview with Producer, Stephen Fusci (DVD)
+ Video interview with Stuntman, Steve Rowland (DVD)
+ Bonus feature: NOMAD RIDERS (DVD)
Make sure to stop by Vinegar Syndrome and see what they're all about. I'm a total fanboy for their releases. The double features are fantastic and their Blu-rays will make you quim. Pick it up from DiabolikDVD HERE.