‘Girl on a Chain Gang’ on Blu-ray April 19!

Girl Chain Gang Blu-rayCinedigm announced today that The Film Detective, the classic film restoration and streaming company, in partnership with Something Weird Video, will release the exploitation classic Girl on a Chain Gang (1966) on special-edition Blu-ray and DVD, April 19. From famed shlock distributor-producer-director Jerry Gross, who made his directorial debut with Girl on a Chain Gang, a stirring feature about small-town hate. William Watson, Julie Ange and Ron Charles star in this shocker about three young people who are framed, arrested and tossed into jail by corrupt Southern police.

Exploitation Classic, Girl on a Chain Gang (1966), on

Special-Edition Blu-ray & DVD, April 19th


The Film That Blew the Lid on Small Town Hate, With

Brand-New Restoration and Never-Before-Seen Special Features

Jerry Gross—who produced everything from Blaxploitation films to features about teen pregnancy—exercised his social conscience in this drama about racist Southern cops. Made the year after three civil rights workers were murdered in Mississippi, Girl on a Chain Gang addresses a subject Gross must have believed worth exploiting into drive-in theater fare. True to his low-budget roots, the movie was filmed nowhere near the South, but in Long Island, New York.​

BONUS FEATURES: Full-length audio commentary with Movies are Magic author and Classic Films for Kids host, Jennifer Churchill; New, original essay from Something Weird Video’s Lisa Petrucci, in a full-color booklet insert; It’s All in the Title: Exploiting Jerry Gross, a short history of the semi-legendary producer with author/film historian Chris Poggiali, from Daniel Griffith at Ballyhoo Motion Pictures.

Girl on a Chain Gang will be available on Blu-ray ($24.95) and DVD ($19.95) April 19 or fans can secure a copy by pre-ordering now at: https://www.thefilmdetective.com/girl-on-a-chain-gang

About The Film Detective:

The Film Detective (TFD) is a leading distributor of restored classic programming, including feature films, television, foreign imports and documentaries and is a division of Cinedigm. Launched in 2014, TFD has distributed its extensive library of 3,000+ hours of film on DVD and Blu-ray and through leading broadcast and streaming platforms such as Turner Classic Movies, NBC, EPIX, Pluto TV, Amazon, MeTV, PBS and more. With a strong focus on increasing the digital reach of its content, TFD has released its classic movie app on web, Android, iOS, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV. TFD is also available live with a 24/7 linear channel available on Sling TV, STIRR, Plex, Local Now, Rakuten TV and DistroTV. For more information, visit www.thefilmdetective.com.

About Cinedigm:

For more than 20 years, Cinedigm has led the digital transformation of the entertainment industry. Today, Cinedigm entertains hundreds of millions of consumers around the globe by providing premium content, streaming channels and technology services to the world’s largest media, technology and retail companies.

Girl on a Chain Gang

The Film Detective

Genre: Drama

Original Release: 1966 (Black and White)

Not Rated

Running Time: 96 Minutes

Language: English

Subtitles: English/Spanish

SRP: $24.95 (Blu-ray) / $19.95 (DVD)

Discs: 1

Release Date: April 19, 2022 (Pre-order Now)

UPC Code: 760137867586 (Blu-ray) /  760137867494 (DVD)

Catalog #: FB1021 (Blu-ray) / FD1021 (DVD)

Girl on a Chain Gang is released

on Blu-ray April 19!


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Gerard Iribe is a writer/reviewer for Why So Blu?. He has also reviewed for other sites like DVD Talk, Project-Blu, and CHUD, but Why So Blu? is where the heart is. You can follow his incoherency on Twitter: @giribe

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