American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) is thrashed, shredded, and stoked to announce that Shredder Orpheus is now available to pre-order from vinegarsyndrome.com!
Let’s shred our way to hell! In this low budget hallucination, the Greek myth is reimagined as a post-apocalyptic skateboard rock opera that drops somewhere between the music video for Devo’s “Whip It,” a Bones Brigade skate tape, and a surrealist art project.
Filmed in Seattle and featuring a rare screen role from Steven Jesse Bernstein – the William S. Burroughs of the Pacific Northwest – the story follows Orpheus (director Robert McGinley), a rock star who descends to hell in order to save his kidnapped wife (and the universe) from Satan and his hypnotic TV signals. Rescued from the VHS wasteland, Shredder Orpheus arrives with a brand new restoration from the original film elements and enough extras to fill a halfpipe.