Cameos by Glen Campbell and The Leaves give the movie a little more cred in the rock department, and an uncredited bit part by Teri Garr will give some people a minor thrill. But the literal show stopper - she’s the last performer in the movie - is Mrs. Miller, a Mermanesque figure who recorded several comedy albums of her off-key singing for Capitol records in the 1960s. Her warbling version of Petula Clark’s "Downtown" broke Billboard’s top 100, which was better than Peterson did in his brief recording career. Such is the fickle finger of popular taste. The Cool Ones is in the lower-echelon of rock movies, but as a glimpse at producer’s misguided analysis of the youth market, it’s a colorful hoot.
Like most Warner Archive titles, The Cool Ones does not include any DVD extras.