Alien beings from outer space get sent to Earth to collect twelve random corpses. These beings are given a specific amount of time to complete their task or they’re branded losers by the elders, the rulers of the low-frequency. Determined to redeem himself, Blackie is given a second chance to collect the three corpses he needs to reach twelve. And shortly after his arrival, Blackie discovers a lot has changed in the forty-years since he last left Earth. Along the way, Blackie looks up old friends who help him in reaching his goal. Will Blackie finally redeem himself or was his fate already determined?
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Extras on the Blu-ray disc includes an audio commentary with screenwriter/director John Michael McCarthy who discusses, the comic book code, EC comics, his background working on underground comics, how the characters in The Sore Losers are based on EC comics characters, location information, the cast, information about a scene with three nurses that was not shot, how the film was shot on 16mm, onset memories, David F. Friedman, Guitar Wolf, soundtrack/score, his influences, information about The Sore Losers homages, other production related topics, post-production topics and objects/places/other elements personal connection to him.
The bulk of the extra content is located on a DVD. The extras on this disc are broken down into two categories, Photo Galleries and Video.
Subcategories in the section titled Photo Galleries include, Chicago Underground (23 images), Los Angeles (23 images), New York Underground (22 images), Memphis (131 images), Nurses and Nudes (26 images), Emmy Collins Gallery (41 images), Gator Bait (3 images), Photographers (356 images), The Sore Losers Shooting Locations (306 images) and Meeting Susan (7 images).
There’s text that prefaces most of these galleries that provides additional information about the images and The Sore Losers. Besides onset/behind-the-scenes images, these galleries also contain images from The Sore Losers screenings, the cast and much more!
Subcategories in the section titled Video include, two trailers for the film (2 minutes 18 seconds & 2 minutes 32 seconds), a deleted scene titled Three Nurses Lost (44 seconds, this extra mixes text and stills with footage that was shot), footage from a Kerine Elkins cabaret performance titled The Blue Soldier (9 minutes 37 seconds), super 8mm footage from Vice Party Tour screenings of The Sore Losers titled San Fran Super 8 (2 minutes 43 seconds), four visual effects featurettes: Wheat (1 minute 49 seconds), Dragonwyck (3 minutes 40 seconds), Kevin Webster (45 seconds) and Joe Riley (6 minutes 22 seconds), a section titled Films of Emmy Collins: Jack the Dripper (7 minutes 36 seconds), Headshot (7 minutes 4 seconds), Punk vs. Hippie (1 minute 10 seconds), The Egoist (1 minute 59 seconds) and TV Humper (1 minute 57 seconds) and a section titled John Michael McCarthy music videos: Guitar Wolf – Invader Ace (3 minutes 28 seconds) and Butobase All Through the Night (5 minutes 6 seconds), Oblivians – The Leather (3 minutes 23 seconds), 200 Sachen – Ganz Neu (3 minutes 7 seconds), Poli Sci Clone – Did She Follow Stars (5 minutes 15 seconds), Real Losers – She’s Out of Control (1 minute 49 seconds), The Flakes – Talkin’ About You (2 minutes 5 seconds), The Cute Lepers – So Screwed Up (2 minutes 29 seconds) and Terminal Boredom (2 minutes 24 seconds), The True Lovers – Death Throat (2 minutes 58 seconds), The Clears – We Are + Rock ‘N Roll (4 minutes 28 seconds) and River City Tanlines – Looking for a Line (4 minutes 40 seconds).
The extras in the video section have text information that provides additional information about the videos.
Rounding out the extras is a CD that contains The Sore Losers twenty-three song soundtrack