Drag City releases veteran noisemakers Dean Spunt and John Wiese's (No Age) debut EP, The Echoing Shell. The label aptly describes the experimental noise release as a "conception in contemporary musique concrète," and you can stream two surrealist, cut-up technique music videos now in their new Night Flight Video Profile.
Metalhead is one wild ride down the hardest rocking highway, with backstage posses, exclusive and furious live shows, raw interviews of the loud and lewd...Metalhead. Interviews and videos from Bon Jovi, Sabbath, Scorpions, Skid Row and more. Featuring spotlight on new bands - Salty Dog, Ezo, Little Caesar, Dead On, plus shock rock from GWAR, MTV'S Riki Rachtman and Faster Pussycat's Taime Downe eyeball Hollywood's sexiest dancers at ...Read More
A NIGHT FLIGHT PLUS EXCLUSIVE: From music film director Tony Palmer comes an extraordinary inside look at the life and music of VANGELIS. It’s hard to escape the music of VANGELIS. His music for the cult movie Blade Runner is among the most influential film music ever written. And, of course, the music for Chariots of Fire (for which he won an Oscar) is still used for almost every other sporting event around the world. The official O...Read More
For his feature film debut, director Peter Maris (Diplomatic Immunity) took portions of an unfinished urban conspiracy thriller and added a new psycho-killer procedural to create what may be the most unusual/vicious proto-slasher shocker of the '70s: When a series of savage murders rocks St. Louis, the police investigation will lead to a deranged Vietnam vet, an underground organization of white-collar vigilantes, gratuitous nudity, g...Read More
This Night Flight segment from one of our early seasons ('81-83 era) features a 1955 episode of "Showtime at the Apollo," featuring an ensemble of African American performers live from the the landmark Apollo Theater in Harlem. The show is hosted by "Mayor of Harlem" Willie Bryant and features incredible performances from Bill Bailey, Ruth Brown ("Have a Good Time"), Cab Calloway and his Orchestra ("Minnie the Moocher"), Lionel Hamp...Read More
The Vice Girls Are Back! Didi (Linnea Quigley) and Holly (Ginger Lynn Allen) are Vice cops on their first assignment. Arch-villainess Spanish Fly (Marina Benvenga) is threatening to poison the water supply with an aphrodisiac. The girls infiltrate Fly's headquarters - The Vicearama Club, the seediest, sleaziest hotspot in town. While Holly and Didi get mixed up in a sexy striptease act, the police unveil their secret robot weapon: Bim...Read More
A full-on comedy assault! Holly (GINGER LYNN ALLEN) and Candy (ELIZABETH KAITAN) are getting off on a new adventure. Warped by a toxic accident, Malathion (JULIA PARTON) is on a rampage. She's an oversexed threat to the community and the environment. Luckily, Holly and Candy aren't nice - they're Vice and this time ... it's global!
Following the trend of raunchy direct-to-video sex comedies popularized in the early to mid 80s, director Rick Sloane (Hobgoblins) decided to take his own stab at the sub-genre, creating the surprise hit franchise VICE ACADEMY in 1989. Featuring the comedic exploits of undercover female vice cops who go head-to-head with everything from smut film producers to arch villainesses with plans for sexual world domination, each film mixes T&...Read More
The rarely-seen but always-surprising giallo The Fourth Victim (not to be confused with The Tenth Victim) stars Oscar nominated Hollywood exile Carroll Baker as the new bride of a wealthy British playboy (Michael Craig) whose three previous wives met with suspiciously accidental deaths. Directed by Eugenio Martín (Horror Express), the story was adapted from a story in Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.
Hawaiian Rainbow is "music filmmaker" pioneer Robert Mugge 1987 film about Hawaiian music, examining Hawaii's traditional chants, percussion, ukulele, slack-key and steel guitar, male and female falsetto, and the lush vocal harmonies, many of them accompanied by authentic Hawaiian dance styles.
Richard Kiel stars, writes and executive produces this family film from 1991. It's 1893. Eli, a huge giant, lives high atop Thunder Mountain overlooking the small town of Weaverton. Local town gossips spread ugly rumors that he killed his folks, when in fact they were murdered by a vicious 1,600 pound grizzly bear (Bart the Bear). The giant now finds himself doomed to live as an outcast alone in the forest. Amy, a little eight y...Read More
An eccentric, introverted man (Bob Bert of Sonic Youth) goes on an adventure in his bathtub. As he explores a warped and lopsided world, he chooses to ignore his surroundings in favor of his favorite comic book. Others around him react to his presence with lust, jealousy, desperation and violence while he remains blissfully naive. Winner of the 2020 LA Punk Film Festival's "Best Animated Film" award.
A boy is left in charge of several puppets by his mentor, under the condition he doesn't let them drink even one drop of salt water. The puppets, however, have another plan in mind. The boy allows himself to be manipulated by the puppets and enters a world of existential horror. An official Adult Swim short.
A Night Flight Plus exclusive. Executive Produced by Night Flight Creator Stuart Shapiro, this raw Johnny Thunders concert film captures the controversial artist performing at New York's Irving Plaza on March 13th, 1982.
A fine entry in the Stoner Slasher canon from director Dylan Reynolds. Five young women decide to celebrate a birthday by camping in a nearby national park over a weekend. However, their fun ends when they stumble on an illegal marijuana operation hidden and protected by a bloodthirsty maniac. "Whatever else can be said about “4/20 Massacre,” at least it lives up to its ridiculous name." - The Los Angeles Times
A TV station employee takes a camera crew out to an abandoned factory to investigate a purported snuff film that was made there, only to end up running for her life. Nami hosts a late night home video program. She receives a tape which appears to be a real snuff film. She and her crew investigate the location where she meets a man looking for his brother who warns her to stay away. As she gets closer to the truth, she and her friends ...Read More
A sequel to the original, Athens, Ga traces the rise of a political movement in Athens-Clarke County. While still driven by the powerful music of the Athens scene, the new film traces the rise of a political movement in Athens-Clarke County and how it (along with many other groups within Georgia, of course) has filtered out, impacting the region and most recently arrived at the very forefront of this national moment! Led by the suc...Read More
Jess Franco's long-unseen film noir is a hard-boiled tale of betrayal, violence and revenge featuring smoky jazz compositions by Franco himself. Following his international breakthrough with The Awful Dr. Orloff, director Jess Franco delivered a startling crime thriller that pistol-whipped European notions of film noir while lighting the fuse on Uncle Jess' own insane aesthetic. Set in New Orleans and based on a novel by the authors o...Read More
When the US trio stormed the top of the charts in their adopted country of England, punk still reigned supreme in the United Kingdom. But Brian Setzer, Brian Setzer, Slim Jim Phantom and Lee Rocker brought a little something different. Impressive footage of this time includes two performances in Germany: one in 1981 in Cologne and one in 1983 at the Loreley that were recorded by WDR.
Made without dialogue, They Stole the Bomb is a Romanian science fiction spy comedy, with a blend of pantomime, slapstick, visual gags and the occasional verbal noises delivered in the style of Mr. Bean. The story centers around a criminal gang of Runyanesque hoods who steal an atomic bomb, only to have it end up in the hands of a man, who has no idea the satchel he's carrying around town contains a deadly device. Hilarity abounds, as...Read More
Rififi In The City is a nihilistic trip through a pulp underworld of thugs, snitches, nightclub dames and black-gloved giallo-style murders. Following his international breakthrough with The Awful Dr. Orloff, director Jess Franco delivered a startling crime thriller that pistol-whipped European notions of film noir while lighting the fuse on Uncle Jess' own insane aesthetic.
Oscar Nominee Karen Black stars as a Manhattan musician recently abandoned by her husband in this charming surprise of a film from independent maverick Henry Jaglom. An Un Certain Regard selection at Cannes. Black composed music for the film and make sure to look out for Orson Welle's cameo as "The Magician."
A Man of the Claw. After losing his parents, a priest travels to China to find meaning in life, but instead inherits a mysterious ability that allows him to turn into a dinosaur. At first horrified by this new power, a prostitute convinces him to use it to fight crime. And ninjas.
Five years before MAD MAX, producer/director/co-writer/star Sandy Harbutt - in his first and only feature film - ignited Australia's exploitation explosion, launched a global censorship battle and delivered what may still be the best biker movie in history. When an undercover cop (Ken Shorter of SUNDAY TOO FAR AWAY) infiltrates an outlaw motorcycle gang (led by Harbutt), he'll straddle 7000 RPM of screaming steel for a full-throttle h...Read More
A band of adventurers on the search for a reported fortune in buried treasure, investigate many islands to the south of the Philippines and discover an unknown civilization that may be descendants of the lost continent of Atlantis. These half human, half fish creatures, have pearlized eyes and are able to stay underwater for great lengths of time...a bonus because all of their important rituals, including love-making, take place on th...Read More
Following Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen, another comedy special directed by Night Flight Creator Stuart S. Shapiro arrives on Night Flight Plus. Nine female standup comics band together in this raucous special recorded at Hollywood's Ivar Theater in December 2004. From Stuart S. Shapiro: In 2003, Judy Cianciotto asked me to produce and direct a woman’s version of my Comedy’s Dirtiest Dozen. In Los Angeles there was a very healthy “Gang o...Read More
Based loosely on Milovan Glišić's classic 1880 Serbian vampire story After Ninety Years - which preceded Bram Stoker's Dracula by nearly two decades - Djordje Kadijevic's adaptation is a subversive, darkly erotic take on Glišić's pastoral tale of a group of rural villagers beset upon by the infamous vampire Sava Savanovic, who has taken up residence in their local flour mill. Killing off all the millers in succession leaves an opening...Read More
This classic 1988 comedy concert film launched the careers of Tim Allen, Chris Rock and Jackie The Joke Man Martling. It also features the definitive performance of legendary Bill Hicks. This lost cult treasure of '80s comedy was directed and produced by Night Flight creator Stuart S. Shapiro. Filmed at New York's Minetta Lane Theatre and presented here in widescreen!
This one hour live set features Jaco and his Word of Mouth band at the Montreal Jazz Festival in 1982. Jaco is In peak form with a top notch band of hand picked musicians in his only full concert performance. A flamboyant performer, brilliant musician, and one of the founders of jazz fusion, Jaco Pastorius was the most innovative electric bass player of all time, creating a fluid sound on the fretless bass that leapt out of the rh...Read More
From Ashok Amritraj, the producer of Death Sentence, Double Impact and Machete comes the feature film debut of Pam Anderson in the steamy, sexy thriller! After two men are murdered while having sex with a prostitute, Sergeant Peg Peckham (Chelsea Field, The Last Boy Scout) is transferred from vice to homicide and assigned to investigate. Peg's determined to catch the killer and asks her police psychologist boyfriend David Stratton ...Read More
It’s a music video investigation of the "Male Mystique" in rock tonight, circa 1984. You can probably guess the cast: Prince, Bowie, Springsteen and for added drama, a million dollar (pound) dystopian music video for Duran Duran's “The Wild Boys,” a song inspired by the 1971 surrealist sex novel The Wild Boys: A Book of the Dead by William S. Burroughs. Of course, we couldn’t start this survey without a brief history lesson in Rock's ...Read More
During one of the most insanely productive periods of his career, writer/director Jess Franco resurrected the character of seedy private eye Al Pereira -- portrayed here by key collaborator Antonio Mayans -- for this 1983 Golden Films Internacional hard-boiled erotic thriller: When down-on-his-luck Pereira is hired by a sultry client (blonde wigged Lina Romay under her pseudonym 'Candy Coster') for a fast-buck job, he'll find himself ...Read More
The lost cult hit has finally made it to North America! Meet the Stardust Brothers, a 1980s Japanese pop duo manufactured by a shady music mogul when he brings together two wannabe stars--punk rock rebel Kan and new-wave crooner Shingo--and transforms them into a girl-friendly, silver-jumpsuited, synth-pop sensation. Along with their appointed #1 fan, who herself dreams of a music career, the duo rockets to stardom, only to discover t...Read More
Orson Welles gives his final onscreen performance in this Un Certain Regard Cannes Official Selection from independent legend Henry Jaglom. A film director's puzzled search for romance and his attempt to find out why life hasn't worked out quite like anyone expected it to features a starry cast including Sally Kellerman, Oja Kodar, and Andrea Marcovicci. 1987.
Telly Savalas and Robert Shaw star in 1971's A Town Called Hell (aka A Town Called Bastard), Robert Parrish's Euro-Western about a manhunt for a treacherous Mexican revolutionary. Greed and violence explode as the chase for the legendary "Aguila" (Robert Shaw) intensifies and eventually, an entire town is held hostage.
Director Joshua Shoemaker explores a psych-tinged daydream in "Live en Cyclorama" - a concert film from Austin's Leon III. Immersed in surreal projections and set pieces inspired by D. Norsen's artwork for their sophomore album "Antlers in Velvet," the band paints a lush sonic landscape that suits the scenery. The core duo of Andy Stepanian and Mason Brent are augmented by a seven-piece ensemble including Kai Welch (Abigail Washburn),...Read More
Tonight, Night Flight’s “Take Off” goes around the world in 1984. “It’s a rock ’n’ roll travelogue” Pat Prescott says, before introducing an eclectic mix of videos united by their on-location shots in unique and famous places around the world. Featuring Juluka's "Umbaqanga," Blancmange in Egypt, a tour of the US with Randy Andy and a new age city flight with Jean Luc-Ponty’s “Individual Choice.”
The Sushi Bites Back! Dead Sushi (デッド寿司, Deddo sushi) is a Japanese culinary comedy-horror from director Noboru Iguchi. Keiko, the daughter of a legendary sushi chef, runs away from home when his Karate-style regimen becomes too severe. Finding work at a rural hot springs inn, she is ridiculed by the eccentric staff and guests.
For his 1987 feature film debut, co-writer/director Guy Magar delivered what Bleeding Skull hails as "relentless, squishy joy that makes us angry we've lived this long without having seen it": On the seedy side of Hollywood, an emotionally fragile painter miraculously survives a horrific suicide attempt. But when a series of grisly murders rocks the city, he discovers he may be possessed by the vengeful spirit of a murdered local hood...Read More
John Travolta practices impeccable COVID protocols in this 1976 made-for-TV melodrama (based on a true story) about a boy who lacks effective immune systems and had to live in incubator-like conditions. His room is completely hermetically sealed against bacteria and virus, his food is specially prepared, and his only human contact comes in the form of gloved hands. Sounds about right!
Susan (Bobby Bresee) was ten when her mother died. Now thirty, she is heiress to the family fortune. But for the women of the Nomed family there is another legacy - an ancient and terrible curse. Possessed by powers she cannot control, Susan’s life becomes a nightmare of lust, terror and murder until even her husband finds himself confronting the face of hell. Susan’s only salvation lies within the Mausoleum… but dare she return?
“Here’s a look at the second British Invasion of America…” says Pat Prescott ahead of this brand new arrival from the vault featuring music videos from Adam Ant, Heaven 17, and Eurythmics. The first British music invasion was of course lead by The Beatles in 1964, so we start the show tonight with a rare performance from a 1982 documentary called The Compleat Beatles.
Bundle up in the lodge for this Ed Wood-adjacent Ski-resort caper from 1977. From Bulgarian-American filmmaker Stephen C. Apostolof who specialized in low-budget exploitation and erotic films. He was one of the few directors to work regularly with the infamous Ed Wood, who is credited on Hot Ice as an Assistant Director.
For his own entry in the '80s Italian Post-Nuke cycle, Joe D'Amato combines a prescient script, ferocious action and an unprecedented cast of ItaloCult icons to create "one of the better Spaghetti Sci-Fi films of the decade" (Rivets On The Poster): In a radiation-ravaged future, an underground society of mutant rebels will attempt to overthrow the tyrannical government by infiltrating the TV sport in which humans are hunted as prey. A...Read More
THE FIRST-EVER AUTHORIZED AMERICAN RELEASE In the final film of her Italian Gothic period, the legendary Barbara Steele (BLACK SUNDAY) stars in one of the most startling erotic shockers of her entire career: When a cursed statue is recovered from a villa's lake, a young heiress (Steele) will inflict a torrent of depraved seduction and homicidal madness on the local village. Anthony Steffen (THE NIGHT EVELYN CAME OUT OF THE GRAVE), Cla...Read More
Be afraid… Pancake Dream is here. Demented Punk Records presents the all-new, full-length album by cult icons Barnes & Barnes! The enigmatic duo behind the classic novelty hit ”Fish Heads” (the #1 most requested song of all-time on the ‘Dr. Demento Show’), bring you a new listening experience in ‘Outsider Music for Insiders’. Complete with a Night Flight Plus exclusive intro comes the streaming premiere of all 13 music videos—each mad...Read More