“Discover the incredible world of tomorrow… 15 miles straight down at LATITUDE ZERO”…
So ran the tagline on the first movie that exploitation star Linda Hayne’s appeared in. It’s a piece of wigged out Japanese Sci-Fi (Ido Zero Daisakusen), the kind of thing Roger Corman might have picked up, dubbed and added extra nudity to before unleashing it into the drive-ins.
Haynes doesn’t have a massive credit list – she quit acting in the early 80s and became a legal secretary – but exploitation fans will delight in her roles in blaxploitation classic Coffy and the grim video nasty Human Experiments. However, most online praise is reserved for her part in Rolling Thunder, as the biography on Imdb notes:
“Linda gave her best, most gritty and impressive performance to date as tough and world-weary barmaid and war hero groupie Linda Forchet, who befriends traumatized Vietnam veteran William Devane in the outstanding revenge thriller winner Rolling Thunder (1977).”
The new Double Play edition of Rolling Thunder is the first time that this grindhouse classic – a noted favourite of Quentin Tarantino and Hostel director Eli Roth – will be available on Bluray anywhere in the world. Check out this clip from the extra features on the upcoming release, out to be in store and online – 30.01.2012: