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Summer Camp

Forget ''Meatballs'' and ''Little Darlings''; this DVD set offers more ridiculous pleasures

''Cult Camp Classic'' resurrected

VOL. 1: SCI-FI THRILLERS
Camp The Giant Behemoth (1959). A big rubber monster menaces London. Campier Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman (1958). A big bikini-clad gal menaces her hubby. Campiest Queen of Outer Space (1958). A big-haired Venusian menaces Earth. Zsa Zsa Gabor's scientist (!) saves the day.

VOL. 2: WOMEN IN PERIL
Camp Caged (1950). A women-in-prison drama that's actually not bad. Campier The Big Cube (1969), with a middle-aged Lana Turner on LSD. Campiest Trog (1970). As a caveman-loving anthropologist, Joan Crawford delivers her lines (''Here, Trog! Good boy!'') with unironic fervor.

VOL. 3: TERRORIZED TRAVELERS
Camp Skyjacked (1972). Two words: Charlton Heston. Campier Zero Hour! (1957). Its panicked pilot and food-poisoned passengers became fodder for Airplane! Campiest Hot Rods to Hell (1967). A real square family is threatened by young punks. It's flip, man.

VOL. 4: HISTORICAL EPICS
Camp The Colossus of Rhodes (1961). Sergio Leone's sword-and-sandal flick. Campier The Prodigal (1955). Fast-forwardable, save Lana Turner emoting as a High Priestess. Campiest Land of the Pharoahs (1955). Joan Collins and her pointy bras are a hubba-hubba hoot.

Originally posted Jun 15, 2007 Published in issue #940 Jun 22, 2007 Order article reprints
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