420 is an internationally recognized holiday and daily excuse for Stoners, Pot Heads and even the recreational marijuana user to light up, toke up and blaze a blunt on their way to the euphoric High-Way of mental freedom. Or is it an evil path to mental anguish, despair, desperation, crime and even death' Features Sonny Bono!
Two brothers, scientists Scott and Tony Nelson, develop an amplifier which enables a person to enter a 4th dimensional state, allowing him to pass through any object. Scott experiments on himself and discovers that each time he passes through something he ages rapidly. He begins killing people, sucking out their life energies and regaining his youth as a result. It falls to Tony and Scott's girlfriend, Linda, to try to put a stop to h...Read More
See former child evangelist MARJOE GORTNER as an ordinary Joe who gets involved in a dangerous DRUG SMUGGLING scheme in beautiful HAWAII! This is a movie made especially for the DRUG CULTURE circa 1974!
On a scientific expedition to Siam young Billy Batson is given the ability to change himself into the super-powered Captain Marvel by the wizard Shazam, who tells him his powers will last only as long as the Golden Scorpion idol is threatened. Finding the idol, the scientists realize it could be the most powerful weapon in the world and remove the lenses that energize it, distributing them among themselves so that no one would be able...Read More
Rod Serling's "A Town Has Turned to Dust" -- which originally aired on June 19, 1958 on the CBS drama program "Playhouse 90" — is an important black & white dramatic TV play, directed by John Frankenheimer, about racial tensions turning deadly in the small fictional Southwest US border town of Dempseyville, which is suffering from deep drought, poverty and despair. Future Academy Award-winning thespian Rod Steiger plays an ineffectual...Read More
It's blaxploitation baby -- West of the Pecos! Boss (Fred Williamson), has "decided to hunt white folks for a change," by becoming a bounty hunter to click the hammer on fugitive outlaws. He and his comic sidekick Amos (D'Urville Martin) ride into the town of San Miguel, find it has no sheriff, and takes the job himself, much to the displeasure of the racial epithet-hurling townsfolk who must pay $20 each time they use the "n-word." T...Read More
In 1969, he became one of history's infamous villains, presented by the media as evil incarnate. CHARLES MANSON SUPERSTAR sets the record straight after years of media disinformation, and features an exclusive interview with Manson which allows him to speak for the first time without being censored or sanitized, as well as rare archival footage, police documents and photos. Filmed on location at San Quentin Prison, Spahn Ranch, Death Valley.
The teenage members of an all-female punk-rock group face the challenges of the music world as they struggle for success in this hour-long, music-filled drama from 1984. Desperate chronicles the rise and fall of Bunny, Kitty, and Patch (Hilary Rubens, Jennifer Schwartz, and Janet Housden), three teenage runaways who form an all-girl rock group, The Lovedolls. Co-starring Jeff McDonald, Jordan Schwartz, & Dez Cadena, with a classic sou...Read More
Despite the success of Charlie Ahearn's seminal hip-hop film Wild Style, he turned from narrative film to painting and video art for most of the 1980s and 1990s. In 1991, he created a video journal through the window of his Times Square apartment "Doin' Time in Times Square". He managed to capture Times Square, in all of its' pre-Giuliani glory, during a period of unbridled tension, when Times Square was that strange mixture of very l...Read More
Adam Ant & Deborah Harry star in this 1996 rock and roll comedy wherein a band kidnaps a rock star and holds him hostage. A down and out rock n' roll band, Hindenburg, kidnap their favorite British rock star, Spazz-O, and hold him hostage to hear their music. The problem is, Spazz-O's ex-porn star wife Holly Everest (Chelsey Parks) and his back-stabbing manager, Dave Donovan (Adam Ant), can't wait to get their hands on his fortune, an...Read More
In the film Sexy Frenchy falls into an insane underworld ruled by a horny little king and his jealous queen. Chicken-boy comes to the rescue, only to have his head cut off by the soul-singing Devil himself--played by Danny Elfman and the Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo. Frog butlers, topless princesses and rioting school kids sing and dance in unforgettable musical numbers by Danny Elfman, Cab Calloway, Josephine Baker and other gr...Read More
No one can escape the allure of the Great American West. In this special Night Flight compilation we cover Gumby's stint as a Sherrif-cum-reformer for "Ricochet Pete," Pokey's success as a great Rodeo Horse in "The Rodeo King," and a Hopi village rescue operation in "Rain Spirits."
Directed by Academy Award-winner Fred Wolf, "The Point" tells the story of Oblio, a round-headed boy living in the land of "Point," where everything and everybody has one. Oblio, along with his trusty dog, Arrow, is banished to the Pointless Forest. The tale is narrated by Ringo Starr and includes songs written and sung by Grammy Award-winner Harry Nilsson. The definitive collector's edition.
John Heyn and Jeff Krulik filmed Judas Priest fans in a concert arena parking lot in suburban Maryland. Thirty years later, Heavy Metal Parking Lot is hailed as one the greatest rock documentaries ever. It’s a definitive cultural touchstone for the 1980s metal scene: spandex, big hair, denim, mullets, muscle cars, and beer. Heavy Metal Parking Lot launched a parking lot genre that continues to resonate today with sequels, scree...Read More
The mob kidnaps a young boy from his mother, Rebecca. The child is the son of a former gang member who stole six million dollars from this crime syndicate. The warning is deadly: “We get our money or the kid dies!” Distraught, Rebecca goes to Hollywood - seeking the whereabouts of her missing husband. There she enlists the help of Sgt. Turquoise - a tough, veteran cop on the infamous Hollywood beat. “Torquey” breaks all the rule...Read More
Bored with clueless music magazines? Fed up with tame, predictable TV programming? Here’s an explosive new video magazine that you can sink your teeth into. That’s right, just added to Night Flight Plus, the one-off, extremely rare cult video magazine created by Stuart S. Shapiro (creator of Night Flight) in 1989: Video Impact Magazine. Hosted by Alex Winter, star of “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” and produced and created by ...Read More
The terrible and trecherous Pendragon plans to gain the throne of Cornwall by getting the king to abdicate and to marry his lovely daughter. To help him he has his dreadful witches in his castle and his almost unstoppable sorcery. A giant under his control abducts the princess, but on the way home with her the giant meets farming lad Jack who slays him. This is only the beginning. Be assured Pendragon and his evil magic are far from done.
A Night Flight Exclusive. David Wechter & Michael Nankin’s adorable 1978 short film Junior High School drew praise from critics, led to making a Disney cult classic, and it was also the first exposure for singer/choreographer Paula Abdul. After overseeing a new digital transfer, this lost classic is now available for streaming on Night Flight Plus!
David Wechter & Michael Nankin’s adorable 1978 short film Junior High School is presented here with creator commentary. Go behind the scenes with a candid conversation about the production and casting of this gem.
In characteristic Andy Kaufman style; he and professional wrestler "Classy" Freddie Blassie run a parody of My Dinner with Andre in this hilarious film. Kaufman and Blassie have discussions over the minutia that is their lives, including wrestling, stardom, hygiene and whether to eat bacon or sausage.
Jackie, a hard working assistant at a TV studio, pours herself into her work with an odd enthusiasm that her co-workers embrace with mixed feelings. with mixed feelings. An obsessed Morrissey fan, her off hours are spent talking to posters and photos that plaster her apartment. Her nights are spent scouring places Morrissey has been spotted around L.A. One fateful night things take a turn for the worse when by chance her dream comes t...Read More
“Ultimately, cult movies transcend all categories, and give their audiences something they’ve never seen, but always wanted to," says Night Flight's Pat Prescott towards the end of our 1988 "Cult-O-Rama" episode. "Cult movies appeal with a sense of special community. No matter how warped your vision, you're not alone." This special original episode of Night Flight surveyed a spate of post-modern cult film classics, including Pink Flam...Read More
Conceived by the creators of the successful USA cable program "NIGHT FLIGHT," this light-hearted, off-the-wall exposé includes the unlikely supporting cast of Queen Elizabeth, Richard Nixon, Colonel Kaddafi, Yasser Arafat, Jayne Mansfield, Margaret Thatcher, the Ayatollah Khomeini, and many more. America's Leading Man, Ronald Reagan, is the subject of this hilarious, tongue-in-cheeck scrapbook on our most colorful president. ROCKIN' R...Read More
Welcome to Night Flight's feature film presentation of "Terror of Tiny Town," an epoch in cult history and a staple of the Night Flight circuit. When it debuted in 1938, it was dubbed as the world's only musical Western with an all-dwarf cast. It may well still hold that title. Revisit this classic tale of "little guys with big guns!"
Mike Wallington made three cinema shorts in the late 70s which are still talked about today but very seldom seen. These intriguing late 70s films on burgeoning social phenomenons: competitive eating, video games and martial arts.
RAW GUTS FOR GLORY! FLESH AGAINST STEEL! The most dangerous game ever devised, to pit man against man, flesh against steel - the figure-8 race! Jack Hill (Coffy, Foxy Brown) follows up Spider Baby, once again teaming up with Sid Haig (House of 1000 Corpses) in one of his greatest roles for this action-spectacular crash-o-rama! Richard Davalos (East of Eden) stars as Rick Bowman, a street punk who winds up in jail after a street race g...Read More
Strategic targets on Earth are being destroyed by an unknown weapon. Government security head Henderson suspects it's an "atomic ray" originating from the moon! He assigns Commando Cody, scientist and man of action with a secret flying suit, to investigate. Soon, Cody is battling Earth thugs in the pay of Krog the moon man and making trips in his experimental rocket to the moon itself, in a perilous and all but single handed effort to...Read More
Welcome to our Retro Video Christmas Special, a tour through through the warped prism of 50+ years of Christmas television. Culled from thousands of tapes in Night Flight's archive partner Retro Video, this compilation of Christmas clips through the television ages cruises through almost every television fad and music genre to bring you a survey of the often ludicrous depiction of the holiday season.
With music performances by Beck, Beth Orton, Hank Williams III, Union 13, and Billy Higgins, plus cameos from Laura Prepon, Ione Sky and Elliott Smith, Southlander is a comically uncanny Rock and Roll party adventure. Chance (Rory Cochrane), a hapless LA Musician, has found his ticket to fame, fortune and romance with the coveted keyboard, the '69 Moletron, which got him the gig and the girl (Beth Orton). But now the Moletron is mis...Read More
Classic WW2 era Sherlock Holmes from 1946 starring Basil Rathbone. Holmes is hired by Roland Carstairs to prevent the theft of the Star of Rhodesia, an enormous diamond. Believing the diamond will be stolen on a train trip from London to Edinburgh, Holmes deftly switches diamonds with Lady Margaret . Soon after, Roland is murdered and the fake diamond is stolen.
spaceship returns from deep space to find the Earth in "The Aftermath" of a nuclear and biological war. The streets are filled with mutated survivors feeding off the weak and a Manson-like figure called Cutter, Sid Haig, "The Devil's Rejects" (2005), "House of 1000 Corpses" (2003), "Jackie Brown" (1997) is reigning terror down on all others. Cutter and his gang of mercenary thugs are systematically murdering all the male survivors an...Read More
Corporate smuggling of South American killer bees into the United States results in huge swarms terrorizing the northern hemisphere. A small team of scientists work desperately to destroy the threat, but the bees soon mutate into a super-intelligent species that threatens the world and look for human flesh to feast on! Originally from 1978, the height of the Killer Bee craze!
A group of New Jersey campers stumble upon the remnants of a meteorite and discover some fanged, worm-like creatures have hitched a ride to Earth. After the camper appetizer, the alien spawn take refuge in the basement of an isolated house...and get ready for the main course! Featuring the new digitally mastered window-boxed transfer in the original filmed aspect ratio of 1.33:1.
Everyone's favorite martial artist "Bruce" winds up fighting for his life and soul in hell against an evil Warlord intent on making him mincemeat - and he has recruited some of the 1970s most iconic B-movie characters to help dispatch the great one. But when that won't do the trick, he uses monsters, mummies and beautiful women to get the little dragon
A direct homage to the horror/sci-fi/creature features of the 50s and 60s, right down to the poor quality film, "rubber monster", bad dialogue, numerous puns and negligible budget. What makes this film so unique is the gathering of luminaries that came out of the woodwork to participate, including the original stars of classic films like "The Thing From Another World" (Kenneth Tobey and Robert Cornwaithe) and "War of the Worlds" (Ann ...Read More
Paul Lynde did a number of TV specials but none attained the legendary status of "The Halloween Special." The special aired only once on October 29, 1976 and featured a "Who's Who" of mid 70's TV and film stars, Paul somehow held everything together as the ringmaster of a circus that featured Margaret Hamilton, Witchie Poo from "H.R. Pufnstuf, Tim Conway, Billy Barty with cameos by Betty White and Donnie and Marie. What gives this pro...Read More
This film may be one of the only ways we can see the real Kaufman, at least the way he appeared after after a particularly awful performance at a popular Catskills resort in late 1979. Created by Andy's Kaufman’s friend, comedy club owner and hopeful filmmaker Seth Shultz, this title is a Night Flight streaming exclusive and is not to be missed!
The Smallest Movie Star in Cinema History! The bizarre history of Filipino B-films, as told through filmmaker Andrew Leavold's personal quest to find the truth behind its dwarf James Bond superstar Weng Weng, who took the movie world by storm in the 1970s, and who has since become a viral internet sensation.
Rightfully dubbed "The most intentionally psychedelic show on cable TV" (LA Weekly), The Threee Geniuses: The Re-Death of Psychedlia is the ultimate televised freak-out. Thought a major loophole of the cable company's public-access policy, The Threee Geniuses were allowed to take over the studio and go completely ape-shit on the equipment. With absolutely no preparation before taping or editing after the fact, the show is conceived an...Read More
A committee investigating TV’s first uncensored network examines a typical day’s programming. This outrageous and irreverent send up of television launched the careers of top comics Chevy Chase, John Candy, Howard Hesseman, Larraine Newman, Phil Proctor, Rich Hurst, Roger Bowen, Bill Saluga, Joe Flaherty, Al Franken and Tom Davis!
A never heard signal arrives from deep space to Earth disturbing all communications. At the same time a UFO appears above the Antarctic sea. Captain Alex Hamilton along with his crew and space ship are sent outside the Solar System to find the origin of that signal. They reach an unknown planet where a crazed and short circuited giant robot has enslaved a whole population of humanoids by taking their psychic energies. Now the robots g...Read More
What were they Thinking' is a collection of shorts that should probably of never been made in the first place. Either the money was good, they needed a break or a few screws were loose when Jimmy Stewart and Ronald Regan made the choice to participate in these programs. Watch it with someone you trust, it's not for the faint at heart.