Way back in early May of this year I reviewed the mod musical Gonks Go Beat (1965) directed by Robert Hartford-Davis, which had recently been released on Region-2 DVD in the U.K. and I’m happy to report that Gonks Go Beat has finally been released on Region-1 DVD in the U.S. today from Televista. Now American audiences can enjoy this rather silly, but fun musical for themselves.
The quality of the Televista releases often leave a lot to be desired, so please be cautious if you decide to purchase it on DVD. Gonks Go Beat has been a really hard to find film and this release marks the first time the movie has been made available in North America in any form, so even though the quality of the DVD may be questionable, Gonks Go Beat is my DVD Pick of Week.
The new Gonks Go Beat DVD is currently available from Amazon for $16.99 and as far as I know it comes with no extras and runs 90 minutes. It should also be available for rent from places like Netflix and Greencine soon.
Lets’ Go Gonk!