Vinegar Syndrome has tabbed Sept. 10 as the street date for the double-feature Blu-ray release of two fully restored (from the original 35mm camera negatives) action gems from cult filmmaker Ted V. Mikels.
Titled The Ted V. Mikels’ Collection, we find as the lead film the 1973 precursor to Charlie’s Angels (as well as something of an inspiration for Tarantino’s Kill Bill), The Doll Squad. The alluring Francine York (Cannon for Cordoba, The Centerfold Girls, Flood!, etc.) stars as Sabrina (Kate Jackson’s character in Charlie’s Angels), the head of a femme fatale “commando” unit assigned to track down a villainous space program saboteur.
Not until two of her compatriots are murdered does Sabrina connect the dots and realize that the betrayal comes from within (Michael Ansara) … nothing can stop her and her “doll squad” as they overcome all odds to stop the madman’s insane plans.
Bonus features include commentary from filmmaker Ted V. Mikels, a video interview with Francine York and two separate video interviews with Mikels.
The companion feature is his 1980 chop-socky thriller, Mission: Killfast.
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