Film students and cinema buffs might enjoy this comparison study. Scenes from Tom Laughlin's "The Born Losers" (1967), the biker flick that launched Billy Jack. Some oddities and observations, a censored scene (using scan-and-pan) the uncensored version, plus a "borrowed" stunt scene from a Beach Party flick that no one else seems to have noticed (not even Tom in his detailed audio commentary). Let's get started, shall we?
1. Iconic shot (used in the poster) of super-cute Elizabeth James facing down a wall of skeezy bikers. Cut to her running for help. Laughlin claims the bit with the old lady was done "Candid Camera" style and her reaction is genuine. Slight direction blooper as the girl is caught by a psycho biker -- how the hell could she just run into the guy and not see him? They're in an open field.
2. Interior scene: Edited for TV. Elizabeth's nude body double on the floor. Note how she's cropped out by enlarging the frame using pan & scan. Next: the unedited theater version (sorry it's kind of dark).
3. Motorcycle Stunt: This is pretty funny. AIP produced this movie as well as the Beach Party series so they recycled this bit to save money. First, we have biker Erich Von Zipper (Harvey Lembeck) from "The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini" (1966). He crashes his bike into a pond. Next, the "Born Losers" psycho (seen earlier) in matching Von Zipper costume for his close-up just before the reused crash footage. Note this has also been enlarged a bit via pan and scan for some reason.