I saw The Northville Cemetery Massacre along with Satan's Sadists as part of the monthly Grindhouse dbl feature in Hollywood at the New Beverly Cinema. The director, William Dear, humbly introduced the film and shared some amusing antidotes. Hopefully I am remembering them correctly.
The title of the movie was supposed to be Freedom R.I.P. As was the case with many genre films of the 70's, distributors changed the title without informing the film makers. The print that we saw had the title Wheels Of Death.
The film which was only supposed to take a few weeks to shoot actually wound up taking several years. They would run out of funds and when they had more funds would resume filming. This explains a few continuity issues.
Due to budget limitations, the blanks used in the guns were for revolvers/rifles/ shotguns. No automatic weapons. This explains why the arms dealer only gives the bikers the firearms that he does. The biker firing a fully automatic assault rifle is firing live rounds.
Nick Nolte does a voice-over for one of the characters.
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