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Re: All things Cult Cinema
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2017, 01:19:37 AM »
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Re: All things Cult Cinema
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2017, 01:46:11 PM »
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WHAT.

A MIDNIGHT TAXI ZUM KLO SCREENING AT THE NEW BEV ON DECEMBER 16. THE BEST MOVIE THING TO HAPPEN TO LA FOR THE YEAR, IS MY VOTE.



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In the pioneering classic of German queer cinema, Taxi zum Klo, Frank Ripploh writes, directs and stars in a semi-autobiographical snapshot of pre-AIDS West Berlin. An elementary school teacher by day, Ripploh cruises for sex at night, grading papers in the john while awaiting his next anonymous hook-up. But his compartmentalized routine gets shaken up when he meets a commitment-minded new beau. Frank, fierce, explicit and funny, Taxi zum Klo was notorious at the time of its release. Don’t miss this rare chance to see it back on the big screen in 35mm!


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Re: All things Cult Cinema
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2017, 11:27:12 PM »
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I sought out Taxi zum Klo based on a recommendation from here (possibly you, jenkins) and it truly is astonishing.

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Re: All things Cult Cinema
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2017, 03:02:16 PM »
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Spectacle Theater's custom trailer for Indonesian director Arizal's American Hunter (1988) is one of my favorite things ever

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Re: All things Cult Cinema
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2017, 07:46:30 PM »
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the history of Japanese cinema is so beautiful to read about via wiki. i crazy want to see a movie about a benshi. how has there not been a benshi movie, that's some major missing out on ripe material.

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During the 1920s and 1930s, Japan was one of the world's two largest producers of motion pictures, along with the United States. Though the country's film industry was among the first to produce both sound and talking features, the full changeover to sound proceeded much more slowly than in the West. It appears that the first Japanese sound film, Reimai (Dawn), was made in 1926 with the De Forest Phonofilm system. Using the sound-on-disc Minatoki system, the leading Nikkatsu studio produced a pair of talkies in 1929: Taii no musume (The Captain's Daughter) and Furusato (Hometown), the latter directed by Kenji Mizoguchi. The rival Shochiku studio began the successful production of sound-on-film talkies in 1931 using a variable-density process called Tsuchibashi. Two years later, however, more than 80 percent of movies made in the country were still silents. Two of the country's leading directors, Mikio Naruse and Yasujirō Ozu, did not make their first sound films until 1935 and 1936, respectively. As late as 1938, over a third of all movies produced in Japan were shot without dialogue.

The enduring popularity of the silent medium in Japanese cinema owed in great part to the tradition of the benshi, a live narrator who performed as accompaniment to a film screening. As director Akira Kurosawa later described, the benshi "not only recounted the plot of the films, they enhanced the emotional content by performing the voices and sound effects and providing evocative descriptions of events and images on the screen.... The most popular narrators were stars in their own right, solely responsible for the patronage of a particular theatre." Film historian Mariann Lewinsky argues,

The end of silent film in the West and in Japan was imposed by the industry and the market, not by any inner need or natural evolution.... Silent cinema was a highly pleasurable and fully mature form.
It didn't lack anything, least in Japan, where there was always the human voice doing the dialogues and the commentary. Sound films were not better, just more economical. As a cinema owner you didn't have to pay the wages of musicians and benshi any more. And a good benshi was a star demanding star payment.

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Re: All things Cult Cinema
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2018, 02:30:40 AM »
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Lucio Fulci's Perversion Story (1969) is coming from Mondo Macabro next year



An insurance scam lands a man on death row for murdering his wife. What everyone doesn't know is she really isn't dead.


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Re: All things Cult Cinema
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2018, 07:02:11 PM »
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Mondo Macabro fb posted about their upcoming releases








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Re: All things Cult Cinema
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2018, 09:19:11 PM »
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Umberto Lenzi's Eyeball (1975) was released on blu-ray by German label X-Rated Kult (with English subtitles) in November. It's available to order from Diabolik DVD



A maniac killer in a red cape and hood is killing off American tourists on a tour bus by gouging out their eyeballs.








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Re: All things Cult Cinema
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2018, 04:54:12 PM »
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2018 TBD

David DeCoteau's American Rampage (1989) on blu-ray from Massacre Video



A rookie cop with her own way of doing things decides it's time to throw away the rule book when her partner is killed by drug dealers in a war for control of the Los Angeles market. Cinematography by Howard Wexler (Hard Ticket to Hawaii, Malibu Express).


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