Archive for March, 2009

A Boy and his Dog

Saturday, March 7th, 2009 by Coventry -

A Boy and his Dog   dvd 85x120 sci fi reviews drama comedy DirectorL.Q. Jones
WriterL.Q. Jones and Wayne Cruseturner based on a story by Harlan Ellison
Release Year1975

Dog Day After-Apocalypse

A Boy and his Dog   offscreen 2009 mini logo sci fi reviews drama comedy In a post-nuke setting, a young Don Johnson (!) and his talking dog (!!!) are roaming the wastelands, in search for food and women. Just when you thought you’ve seen it all in this dry & dusty genre, A Boy and his Dog come along…

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A Look At The Lesbian Vampires

Thursday, March 12th, 2009 by Sterf -

A Look At The Lesbian Vampires   lvk 150x113 news The people at Total Film have interviewed each of the ‘lesbians’ from the upcoming movie Lesbian Vampire Killers (as in lesbian vampires, not lesbian vampire-slayers) and got some great pictures of too while they were at it.

Check their pictures and links to the interviews out after the more.

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Calibro 35 live @ Cinema Nova

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 by Vomitron -

Calibro 35 live @ Cinema Nova   calibro35covercr 120x120 news

Bringing you music from an era when Italy was still a free country…

The music of Calibro 35 is a delicious combination of original 60′s & 70′s theme songs and contemporary compositions of their own.

Last friday they performed live at Offscreen Film Festival. Accompanied by visuals, samples and outtakes from many obscure Italian genre films on Cinema Nova’s big silver screen, Calibro 35 gave us a memorable performance. Groovy as hell and psychedelically warped.

At our Offscreen 2009 page you can find a photographic impression of how it all went down… (scroll down to see pics). Alternatively, click on the more to see the pics.

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Dinocroc

Monday, March 30th, 2009 by Perfesser Deviant -

Dinocroc   dinocroc poster 1 84x120 sci fi reviews horror

Director: Kevin O’Neill
Writer: Dan Acre, Frances Doel & John Huckert
Release Year: 2004

Jurassic Crock!

A monster escapes from a biology lab and it’s up to a b-movie cast to stop it. The monster – and I hope you’ll forgive my horrible spoilers here – is part dinosaur and part crocodile. Yeah….

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Haxan

Saturday, March 14th, 2009 by Sterf -

Haxan   haxan 86x120 full length movies Director: Benjamin Christensen
Writer: Benjamin Christensen
Release Year: 1922

God may be a DJ, but Satan is a director

Regarded as one of the first cult-films and the first full-length documentary, this Danish silent movie about witchcraft is not one to miss. Don’t be discouraged by the rather dry first chapter of 12 minutes which shows mostly wood carvings and explains some of the rituals and background of medieval superstitions, as afterwards you’ll be rewarded with a great documentary played out with wonderful acting. The director himself plays Satan, seducing maidens and pestering priests, and does a great job at that. Being a very high budget film for its time, it also has some very realistic make-up and special effects.

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Kinoautomat: One Man and his House

Monday, March 2nd, 2009 by Vomitron -

Kinoautomat: One Man and his House   kinoautomat bozar offscreen 2009cr 213x299 news

Kinoautomat is the first interactive movie whose plot and story are fully determined by the viewers. First shown during the world exhibition of 1967 in Montréal, “One Man and His House” was written and directed by members of the Czech new wave cinema as an effective satire of democracy. This, at the time, unique project allows the viewers to decide the course of events in the film by means of voting buttons.

Now, forty years later, the project has been restored for new viewing purposes. Offscreen Film festival, in collaboration with Bozar Cinema and the Czech Centre of Brussels will present this artistic hybrid, crossing film and performance, to Belgian audiences. Be part of it on the 7th of March.

More info, plot synopsis and new trailer can be found here.

Kinoautomat is part of Offscreen’s Interactive Cinema module, which also schedules a symposium on the phenomena, a tribute to William Castle and more.

Not Quite Hollywood

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 by Vomitron -

Not Quite Hollywood   nqhposter1 79x120 reviews documentary Director: Mark Hartley
Writer: Mark Hartley
Release year: 2008

Aussie Exquisiteness!

Not Quite Hollywood   offscreen 2009 mini logo reviews documentary Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation, is the movie’s full title and that’s exactly what this documentary is all about. Witness the history of Australian exploitation cinema as you could not have dreamt it to be.

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Offscreen’s Thematic Modules 2009

Monday, March 2nd, 2009 by Vomitron -

Offscreens Thematic Modules 2009   module pictogram offscreen 2009cr 300x205 news Upcoming Thursday, 5th of March, the extravaganza spectacularrr of Offscreen Film Festival 2009 will kick off at Cinema Nova. Here are some of the main thematic modules and the films & events scheduled within (click links, more info):

First Off-screenings:  new releases & premières

Raro Italiano: Giallo, Poliziottescho & Fumetti Neri

Post-Apocalyptic Film: Post-Nuke Mayhem, End of the World & Last Man on Earth

Ozploitation: Australian exploitation films

William Castle: Retrospective tribute to the King of Gimmicks

Interactive Cinema: Power to the people… or how to terrorize your audience

Concerts: Calibro 35 & The Error Team

The Brother From Another Planet

Friday, March 6th, 2009 by Sterf -

The Brother From Another Planet   brotherfromanotherplanet1 88x120 full length movies Director: John Sayles
Writer: John Sayles
Release Year: 1984

Welcome to a world of crude beauty… of danger and excitement… of wonders, legend, and imagination… Welcome to Harlem, Brother.

I remember this movie from when I watched it as a child on a sunday afternoon on public television and it left quite an impression on me, a certain eyeball-scene in particular. The story’s about an alien who looks just like a regular black man (albeit with some very strange feet) who crashes his spaceship in New York and mixes in with the ‘other immigrants’. He understands people, but is mute himself. At a local bar in Harlem he makes some friends and finds a job using his supernatural powers repairing arcade games.

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The Crippled Masters

Thursday, March 5th, 2009 by Vomitron -

The Crippled Masters   crippledmasters cover 82x120 reviews horror action Director: Joe Law
Writer: none, apparantly
Release Year: 1979
Mandarin title: Tian Can Di Que

Limbless Kungfu

The Crippled Masters   offscreen 2008 mini logo reviews horror action Let’s get right to the point: The Crippled Masters is a fantastic horrible movie. Hilarious and cringeworthy scenes follow one another at rapid speed, while this crippled kungfu extravaganza unfolded before our very eyes at last year’s ‘Freakshow Friday’, part of a midnight screening series at Offscreen Film Festival.

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