Unless one is of a certain age it might be difficult to relate to VIPCO’s feature-length release of the documentary VHS Forever? Psychotronic People. It harkens back to the dawn of serious movie watching, especially those of a subversive and transgressive nature. The documentary manages to capture the thrill of so many cinephiles to be able to access obscure, forbidden and strange films, but at the same time, shows the paranoia and very real legal concerns operators of video stores faced during the era.
Following the success of the ‘ABC TV Nights In’, Network are terrifically delighted to present something very special for Halloween: Kim Newman’s Nightmare Night In.
“An evening of unease… No tricks… Just treats!”
It’s retro month in Kim Newman’s Video Dungeon. One the highlights from his selection this month is the 80’s flick Night of the Comet involving valley girl, Catherine Mary Stewart, fighting off zombies and mad scientists between shopping trips to the mall. The [Region 1] DVD cover just set’s the film up perfectly, with zombies, uzi’s and shopping. What more could a girl want?
Also in his pick from the 80’s comes three futuristic films (set in the 1990s!) from Enzo G. Castellari: The Bronx Warriors, Escape from the Bronx and The New Barbarians.