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Fire And Ice

It began as a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between two of the greatest icons of the fantasy genre: Controversial animator Ralph Bakshi (director of Fritz the Cat and the original The Lord of the Rings) and legendary illustrator Frank Frazetta (creator of the iconic Conan The Barbarian, and countless Edgar Rice Burroughs book covers). It became - and remains - on...Read More

The Psychic

Shortly before he surrendered to the gory excesses of horror, Lucio Fulci - the notorious director of ZOMBIE and PERVERSION STORY - crafted one last brilliant thriller with a killer twist. Jennifer O'Neill of SCANNERS stars as a clairvoyant tormented by visions of a violent murder. But will her own investigation into the crime lead to the most shocking discovery of ...Read More

Skin: A History Of Nudity In The Movies

A definitive documentary on the history of nudity in the movies from the early silent days to the present, examining the changes in morality that led to the use of nudity in films while emphasizing the political, sociological and artistic changes that shaped this rich history. Skin delves into the gender bias concerning nudity in motion pictures and will follow the ...Read More

Forevermoore: The Angelo Project

The documentary "ForeverMoore; The Angelo Project" follows the life of Angelo Moore of Fishbone featuring appearances by members of the band. Angelo Moore devotes his life to weaving a legacy; crafting art through spoken word, music, and fashion. As an African American forerunner in the early 80's LA punk rock scene, he inspired others to embrace nonconformity. Livi...Read More

La Madre Muerta (The Dead Mother)

Ismael (Karra Elejalde, Timecrimes) breaks into the house of a fine art restorer and shoots the homeowner dead, leaving her daughter orphaned and traumatized for life. Years later Ismael is working in a bar where he sees the daughter again. Paranoid that she has recognised him and will report him, he kidnaps her and holds her hostage, demanding that her hospital pay...Read More

Bob Marley - The Lost Tapes

Born on February 6th, 1945, in Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica, Robert Nesta Marley brought the reggae music sound to the world and dedicated his life to global freedom. With over 75 million albums sold worldwide, Bob Marley remains one of history's top-selling artists. In this new documentary arrival, we delve into Marley's revolutionary ideals through 60 minutes of rare...Read More

Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession

An American psychiatrist (Art Garfunkel) working in Vienna is drawn to a beautiful but self-destructive married woman (Theresa Russell), but their torrid affair threatens to destroy them body and soul in this erotically charged tale also starring Harvey Keitel and Denholm Elliott. Described by its own distributors as "a sick film made by sick people for sick people,...Read More

Visitors From The Arkana Galaxy

A truly gonzo Croatian sci-fi / fantasy / comedy about a struggling writer named Robert who dreams up a story of gold-skinned alien androids named Andra, Targo and Ulu from a distant planet. Incredibly, his fictional alien creations become reality, causing chaos in his relationship with his girlfriend Biba and threatening his small seaside village. The alluring lead...Read More

Night Flight - Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis Video Profile

Tonight’s Video Profile looks at Minneapolis writers, performers, and legendary super producers: Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Bassist Terry Lewis met Keyboard player Jimmy Harris when they were handpicked by Prince for one of Minneapolis's great spinoff bands: The Time. "C...O...O...L"! Night Flight takes us through a tour of classics the pair wrote and produced from ...Read More

Monster from the Ocean Floor

B-movie maverick Roger Corman started his own production career with this entertaining sci-fi shocker! While vacationing in a coastal Mexican village, artist Julie Blair learns of a local superstition involving a man-eating "sea devil". Little does she know, the locals have set her up as the monster's next sacrificial victimand it's only a matter of time before the ...Read More

Tender Dracula

The first and only film in which Peter Cushing portrayed a vampire is also the most unapologetically bizarre movie of his entire career. When horror’s biggest star (Cushing) announces his retirement from the genre, two dimwit screenwriters and a pair of sexy actresses are dispatched to the actor’s castle for a lavish farce d’horreur érotique of violence, whippings, ...Read More

Nezura 1964

1963 Summer. Nagano, the president of the Daiei Film Company, is in need of a new hit movie. He’s convinced by his special effects director Tsukaji to make a giant monster motion picture - but to outdo the studios’ competitors, not just any monster movie, but a “Giant Horde Beast” feature. Along with veteran director Muraoka, assistant director Yukawa, and producer ...Read More

Cat City

Unflappable and unstoppable mouse secret agent Nick Grabovsky (László Sinkó) with his deadpan voice, baggy pants and a big "G" on his shirt, goes up against the criminal cat gang run by the sinister, metal-pawed Mr. Teufel (Miklós Benedek), in Hungarian director Béla Ternovszky's surreal, animated sci-fi treasure. Set in the year 80 AMM ("After Mickey Mouse") on Pla...Read More

Night Flight - Night Ranger Video Profile

"Motorin!" Night Flight, in its third season in '83, sat down with the Sacramento-based Arena Rock outfit Night Ranger, known for the power ballad "Sister Christian," who were promoting promoting their album Dawn Patrol. There's also a tour promo for Joni Mitchell, presented by Mattel, to kick things off.

Radio On

Christopher Petit's debut feature Radio On is the rare road movie from England. Since its 1979 release, it's become a cult classic. Robert (David Beames), the film's enigmatic protagonist, embarks on a road trip from London to Bristol, to investigate the recent death of his brother. A remarkable collection of art rock, punk and new wave--David Bowie, Devo, Kraftwerk...Read More

Class Of 1984

Directed and co-written by Mark L. Lester (Class of 1999, Commando, Firestarter), Class of 1984 is one of the seminal cult movies of the early 1980s. While its vision of a decaying, violence-plagued inner city school seemed over the top in 1982, it sadly prophesied the future of American education. With an original story and screenplay co-written by genre veteran To...Read More

Rock 'n' Roll High School

Vince Lombardi High School has quite a reputation: it's the wildest, most rockin' high school around! That is, until a thug of a principal, Miss Togar, comes along and tries to make the school a totalitarian state. With the help of the Ramones, the students of Vince Lombardi battle Miss Togar's iron-fisted rule and take their battle to a truly explosive conclusion!

Deodato Holocaust

A documentary by Felipe M. Guerra that explores the film-by-film triumphs, tragedies and controversies of notorious filmmaker Ruggero Deodato. "Great information and insider stories, all coming from the man himself, Ruggero Deodato, who is never afraid to say exactly how he feels." — Sean Leonard, HorrorNews.net

Night Flight - Koko Taylor Video Profile

"You can have my husband, but please don't mess with my man!" In tonight's Night Flight original episode from 1983, we treated to a vivid (and mostly unseen) performance from Chicago Blues legend Koko Taylor. Raucous and raw, the Memphis-born Taylor and her band take the audience through a medley of blue standards and hits, including the 1964 energizing anthem: "Wan...Read More

The Unknown Man Of Shandigor

Swiss director Jean-Louis Roy’s long-lost mid-1960s Cold War super-spy thriller is a marvelous and surreal hall of mirrors, part-DR. Strangelove, part-Alphaville, with sly nods to British TV shows like “The Avengers.” The film stars a Who’s Who of great Sixties character actors starting with the unforgettable Daniel Emilfork as crazed scientist Herbert Von Krantz, w...Read More

House on the Edge of the Park

For his follow-up to Cannibal Holocaust, director Ruggero Deodato delivered a shocker packed with even more cruelty and controversy. 40+ years later, it remains one of the most disturbing exploitation films of all time: David Hess of The Last House on the Left infamy stars as a charismatic psychopath who, with his equally unhinged sidekick, turns a get-together of c...Read More

Kill Zone

The savagery of "The Deer Hunter", the brutality of "First Blood" and the unbridled power of "Rambo" come together to create the most intense film yet about the effects of the Vietnam War - KILL ZONE. Colonel Crawford (David Campbell, Killer Workout), the sadistic commander of an advanced military training center known as "Scare Camp", has created the most grueli...Read More

Prague Nights

In the vein of horror anthologies like Bava's BLACK SABBATH, the long-unseen PRAGUE NIGHTS is a gorgeous and supernatural vision of ancient and modern Prague: caught between Mod Sixties fashions and nightmarish Medieval catacombs, and filled with Qabbalistic magic, occult rituals, clockwork automatons and satanic visitors. In the first tale, director Jiří Brdečka...Read More

A Boy and His Dog

World War IV has ravaged Earth, and its survivors must battle for food, shelter and companionship in a post-atomic wasteland. This classic sci-fi tale follows the exploits of a young man, Vic (Don Johnson), and his telepathic dog, Blood, as they struggle through the barren wilderness. In the midst of their meager existence, foraging for scraps of food and battling r...Read More

Sex and Broadcasting: A Film About WFMU

Sex and Broadcasting is a human, and humorous, look at New Jersey’s WFMU, a radio station that refuses any programming boundaries. Most of its disc jockeys are unpaid volunteers, working for their love of surprising, spontaneous radio. They play everything from flat-out uncategorizable strangeness to every form of rock and roll, experimental music, jazz, psychedelia...Read More

Night Flight - Self-Help Video Break

Night Flight’s here to help you keep those New Year’s Resolutions! In our Self-Help Video Break (a video mashup from the NF editors similar to Atomic TV and Rockin’ Ronnie), we’re treated to “words of wisdom” from artists who have lived life in the fast-lane. Featuring RAD drug PSAs from Gene Simmons and Jon Bon Jovi, Carrie McDowell's "Uh Uh, No No Casual Sex" and ...Read More

Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession

Xan Cassavetes' film explores the euphoric rise and tragic descent of Z Channel, Los Angeles’ first pay cable service and its virtuosic film programmer Jerry Harvey. Launched in 1974, Z Channel quickly became required viewing for Hollywood bigwigs and cinephiles alike. Harvey programmed old films, euro films, lost films as well as genre flicks, Hollywood blockbuster...Read More

Path of Blood

Path of Blood is a blood-spraying, sword-clanging, mind-blowing samurai epic made entirely inside the confines of one man’s kitchen. Shot frame-by-frame in traditional paper stop motion (like the pilot episode of SOUTH PARK), the film boasts a unique visual style paired with a visceral tale of samurai, bandits, and deadly ninja. Japan, 1614. War is over. Samurai ...Read More

The Pied Piper

Director Jiří Barta’s stop-motion animated masterpiece, based on The Pied Piper of Hamelin, is set in a dark and twisted medieval village of narrow streets and weird Gothic arches, half-CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI and half-Jan van Eyck. The money-obsessed citizens, carved out of wood blocks and speaking in an onomatopoeic babble, are like George Grosz caricatures, liter...Read More

Motorhead: Video Biography

"My earliest memory is shouting. At what and for what reason, I don't know. Probably a tantrum; or I may have been rehearsing." LEMMY KILMISTER After a thirty-year career that has spawned twenty seven best selling albums and seen eleven different line ups, Motörhead has achieved legendary status as the loudest, hardest heavy metal machine on the planet. During t...Read More

Underground Civilization

Underground Civilization is a 100-minute documentary that spotlights a sub-culture: the death metal music scene surrounding Washington D.C. in the 1990s. Featuring live music by Deceased, Abominog, Morbius, and others, Underground Civilization follows the stories of three death metal bands through the last decade of the 20th century and the crazy events, people, and...Read More

Night Flight - Marilyn Monroe Video Profile

“She was born Norma Jeane Baker in 1926,” Pat Prescott says at the start of tonight’s new Video Profile, “but as Marilyn Monroe, she became a sex symbol that millions of women modeled themselves after and millions of men dreamed about.” Night Flight’s tribute to the icon features Monroe’s 1950 original screen test with Richard Conte for 20th Century Fox’s “Cold ...Read More

Black Christmas

The college town of Bedford is receiving an unwelcome guest this Christmas. As the residents of sorority house Pi Kappa Sigma prepare for the festive season, a stranger begins to stalk the house. A series of obscene phone calls start to plague the sorority and it becomes clear that a psychopath has more than merriment on his mind. As the police try to trace the phon...Read More

Ski Troop Attack

In Ski Troop Attack, legendary B movie director Roger Corman brings his considerable talent to the war genre. The results are typical Corman: plenty of action and suspense, all on a shoestring budget. Tasked with blowing up an important railroad bridge, an American patrol crosses behind enemy lines on skis! This unorthodox strategy is difficult enough, but made wors...Read More

Hype!

Drop into the Pacific Northwest in the early '90s and watch a vibrant underground music scene explode into a global "grunge" media frenzy. Hype! follows the music from local bands playing for their friends, to Sub Pop Record’s brilliant exploitation of "the Seattle Sound," to Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" hitting #1 on the charts. Questions of money, authentic...Read More

Visible Secret

Spirits lurk everywhere in Ann (Boat People) Hui’s horror-comedy, Visible Secret. Instantly infatuated by enigmatic amnesiac June (Shu Qi, Millennium Mambo) who has the ability to see spirits, Peter is swept into a world where he has one foot in the past, one in the present, and somehow has to figure out which is which. Beautifully shot by legendary cinematographer ...Read More

Yakuza Graveyard

Featuring the iconic Meiko Kaji (Lady Snowblood), Yakuza Graveyard finds gritty action filmmaker Kinji Fukasaku (Battle Royale) at the peak of his powers. Things begin to spiral out of control for detective Kuroiwa (Tetsuya Watari, Graveyard of Honour) when he falls for the beautiful wife of the jailed boss of the Nishida gang. In a world where the line between ...Read More

Scream Of The Demon Lover

Though he made only two horror films, veteran writer/director José Luis Merino here embraces the genre's classic elements and ravishes them to vivid extremes: When a beautiful biochemist (Erna Schurer) arrives at a foreboding castle to work for a sinister baron, she'll unlock a nightmare of dark romance, sexual violence, grisly family secrets and some of the most pe...Read More

The Lambada Workout

Want a workout routine that's a blast from the past? Look no further than "The Lambada Workout!" From the sexy beaches of Brazil to the steamy nightspots of Europe comes the dance sensation that’s sweeping the nation! Let the team of “fantastically fit” Lambada dancers guide you through this 30 minute workout from the Night Flight archives.

Blood and Thunder: The Sound of Alberts (Part 1)

Part 1 of the two-part documentary series takes viewers back to the '60s and '70s and charts how Australia got its own rock 'n' roll thanks to the life-long bond between music company Albert Productions and The Youngs.

Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All Time (Vol. 1 - Midnight Madness)

From The Rocky Horror Picture Show to The Big Lebowski and everything in between, this fascinating deep-dive documentary begins its celebration of the greatest cult movies of all-time discussing the birth of the midnight movie. Part 1 of the documentary series about the greatest Cult Films of all time! Starring Jeff Bridges, Jeff Goldblum, Kevin Smith, Rob Reiner and more.

Night Flight - Music Video Festival 2023

Night Flight is proud to present the 10 winners of our first Night Flight Music Video Film Festival, selected by Night Flight founder Stuart S. Shapiro. We are thrilled to see that music video creativity of independent directors and artists from unsigned acts is so vibrant and prolific. Congrats to director Tony Grayson, whose video "Wicked Wild" by The Metalliques ...Read More

Nightclubbing: The Birth Of Punk Rock In NYC

Nightclubbing is the first ever documentary about the renowned New York City nightclub Max's Kansas City (1965-1981) which had an indelible impact on the world of music, fashion, art, culture and the creation of the New York City Punk Rock scene.

The Upsetter: The Life and Music of Lee Scratch Perry

The Upsetter tells the wild, weed-fueled story of Lee “Scratch” Perry — a visionary Jamaican musician, artist and all around madman — who burst upon the Kingston scene in the ‘50s with a brand new sound, inventing a genre of music that would come to be called Reggae. He went on to discover a young Bob Marley and gained international recognition as a solo artist and ...Read More

We Were Famous, You Don't Remember: The Embarrassment

Ignited by punk’s invasion of the Great Plains, America’s gawkiest and greatest lost rock band battles conformity in Reagan-era Kansas. The Embarrassment played Chicago, D.C., and New York, drawing the attention of influential figures like Allen Ginsberg, John Cale, and Jonathan Demme — but their independence and refusal to sell out sparked tension within the group ...Read More

The Miami Vice Incident

The Miami Vice Incident explores a 35-year rift in a family caused by an episode of Miami Vice.

Con Artist

Con Artist is a stylishly dark docu-comedy excavating America s craving for fame and fortune via one of its most outrageous addicts. Once a legitimate art star in the 1980s New York scene, millionaire business artist Mark Kostabi hires others to conceive and create paintings which he openly signs and sells as his own. Over the course of this highly energetic charact...Read More

Night Flight - New Sounds (August 1988)

Welcome aboard Night Flight's New Sounds circa 1988. Tonight, we'll climb into the cockpit with Paul Kelly and the Messengers, Gentlemen Without Weapons, The Christians, and some high-tech irony in "Disco Dancer" from the Spud boys of Akron, Ohio: DEVO.

Zerograd

Part Kafka, part Agatha Christie and part Monty Python, director Karen Shakhnazarov's surreal satire of Communism follows an Everyman engineer named Varakin (Leonid Filatov) who arrives in a remote city where nothing quite makes sense, but everyone acts as if it does.  In Zerograd, we’re treated to a bizarre and wonderful sideshow of non sequiturs out of a Wes An...Read More

The Five Days

After Four Flies on Grey Velvet, Dario Argento stepped away from giallo to create what remains the only non-horror/thriller - and least-seen film - of his career: Set during 1848's five-day siege of Milan by the Austrian army, a cynical thief (pop star Adriano Celentano) teams with a naïve young baker to survive the brutality and absurdity of the Italian Revolution....Read More

Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All Time (Vol. 2 - Horror & Sci-Fi)

The greatest cult horror and science fiction films of all-time are studied in vivid detail in the second volume of Time Warp. Includes groundbreaking classics like Night of the Living Dead, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and sci-fi gems such as Blade Runner, and A Clockwork Orange. Starring Joe Dante, John Waters, Ileana Douglas, and Jeff Goldblum.

Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All Time (Vol. 3 - Comedy & Camp)

The final volume of Time Warp digs deep into what makes us laugh over and over again as we reveal the greatest cult comedies and campy classics of all-time. From Fast Time at Ridgemont High and Office Space to Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Showgirls. Starring Illeana Douglas, John Cleese, Roger Corman, and Kevin Smith.

November

NOVEMBER is set in a pagan Estonian village where werewolves, the plague, and spirits roam. Rainer Sarnet’s third feature film is a bold, twisted fairy tale about unrequited love. In NOVEMBER, the villagers’ main problem is how to survive the cold, dark winter. And, to that aim, nothing is taboo. People steal from each other, from their German manor lords, from spir...Read More

The Return Of Swamp Thing

Everyone's favorite muck-encrusted plant-man falls in love with Dr. Arcane's sexy daughter and must rescue her from her father's nefarious and murderous plans. Heather Locklear stars as the vegetarian plant-lover in this superhero comic book adaptation. Also starring Louis Jourdan, Dick Durock, and Sarah Douglas. From legendary cult film director Jim Wynorski (Chopp...Read More

Hard Core Logo

"The punk-rock Spinal Tap!" - The New York Times. Hard Core Logo is a Canadian punk mockumentary about a legendary (but fictive) Canuck hardcore unit that reunites years after its acrimonious breakup to play a one-shot benefit. Despite personal differences, former band mates of the legendary 'defunct HARD CORE LOGO reunite for a benefit concert for their aging pu...Read More

The Giant Gila Monster

The classic era of drive-in schlock was near its end in 1959, but there was still time for The Giant Gila Monster, a no-budget howler from producer Gordon McLendon. In The Giant Gila Monster, a lizard takes on a small town. If that's not enough for you, there are plenty of cool cars and some ersatz rock 'n' roll sung by the movie's star, Don Sullivan (The Monster of...Read More

Sorceress

All the pleasures of the flesh and malevolence of black magic collide in this newly remastered and uncensored version of Jim Wynorski’s SORCERESS (aka TEMPTRESS). Presented for the first time ever from a new 2K scan of the original uncut film element. Larry Barnes (Larry Poindexter) is on the fast track to a partnership in a prestigious law firm, and his sexy wit...Read More

Delta Space Mission

Long-lost 1980s Romanian animated sci-fi film DELTA SPACE MISSION in incredibly strange and beautiful work of galactic eye candy that defies all rules of perspective and logic; like M.C. Escher and Moebius teaming up on a Romanian Saturday morning cartoon. In the year 3084, a Modigliani-esque alien journalist with blue-green skin, Alma, boards a state-of-the-art...Read More

Crimewave

Directed by Sam Raimi and written by the Coen Brothers. In a slapstick spoof of hit men and crime stories, the head of a security systems company is bumped off by two gonzo exterminators who have gone from stomping out pesky varmints to stomping out human targets. The exterminators go after the partner who hired them and his blatantly obnoxious wife (Louise Lasser) ...Read More

Inspector Ike

Inspector Ike, New York City’s greatest police detective, finds himself in a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse after the conniving understudy of an avant-garde theater group knocks off the star actor. A “lost TV movie” from the 1970’s, INSPECTOR IKE mixes visual gags, slapstick, gross food, and heartfelt emotion. Think COLUMBO meets THE NAKED GUN, featuring a rogue'...Read More

Not On The Heep: The Heavy Metal Saga Of Lee Kerslake

At the Dawn of Heavy Metal, the sun rose to the beat of Lee Kerslake's drums. Through his halcyon days with Uriah Heep, his controversial times with Ozzy Osbourne and his potentially career ending illnesses, this film follows Lee as he attempts to overcome his greatest obstacles. It celebrates his immortal music, but also his courageous confrontation with his own mo...Read More

Night Flight - TV 2000 (Episode 17)

Welcome to TV 2000! Join your hosts Joie Gallo and Lisa Robinson for a tour of the hottest videos across the country, circa 1985. Tonight, we “belong to the city” with Eagle Glen Fry fresh off his debut acting role on Miami Vice, Talking Heads, Ready for the World, the ever languid casanova Bryan Ferry, and Run DMC in a preview section covering the Sheila E starring...Read More

Night Flight - "Take Off" to Rock Around America

Welcome to Night Flight’s “Take Off” to Rock Around America, with songs and videos that celebrate American life, it’s people, the land, and its musical history. Born out of a revolt against society, and nurtured by a rebellious of the ‘60s, Rock has often carried the banner of Revolution. Featuring Matthew Wilder’s “The Kid’s American,” Randy Newman, Frank Sinatra’s...Read More

T. Rex - Up Close and Personal

T. Rex's genre defining glam rock album Electric Warrior was released 52 years ago this weekend. This new arrival draws on the recollections of T.Rex insiders, such as Bill Legend, the only surviving member of the classic early seventies line up and a team of rock journalists. Up Close and Personal also features superb archive footage of T.Rex in performance.

Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields

Stephin Merritt's distinctive singing voice and witty lyrics about life and love make his band, the Magnetic Fields, a cultishly adored indie rock group. His decades-long friendship with Claudia Gonson, his bandmate and manager, provides fuel for his music, while his eccentric working habits contribute to his image as a singularly talented musician and writer. Inter...Read More

A Moment Of Romance

A Moment of Romance is a classic of Hong Kong cinema that has been much imitated but rarely bettered. With a breakneck pace and violence reminiscent of To and Takashi Miike and the beautiful and emotive sensibility of Wong Kar-wai, the film features stunning performances from Andy Lau (Infernal Affairs), and Jacklyn Chien-Lien Wu in her debut work. Small-time hood W...Read More

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Also known as Where Time Began. Continuing an illustrious tradition that began in the earliest days of cinema, Juan Piquer Simón (Pieces) brings one of Jules Verne’s greatest works to film. Kenneth More (Scrooge) stars as the leader of a 19th-century expedition to the Earth’s core that will reveal primordial wonders, prehistoric monsters and a subterranean civilizat...Read More

New York Doll

Arthur "Killer" Kane, of the glam-punk rock band the New York Dolls, disappeared from the music scene after the band's break-up and found new life as a Mormon. Thirty years later, musician Morrissey offers the Dolls a chance to reunite. For Arthur, the reunion is a decades-long dream that, as it turns out, comes not a moment too soon.

Megazone 23

THE ULTIMATE VIRTUAL REALITY TRIP! Something strange is happening in Tokyo and it's up to Shogo to unravel the mystery! When the young rebel stumbles upon a top secret weapon, he can't possibly know what dangers await him. Determined to learn the truth behind this bizarre war machine -and avenge his friend's murder- Shogo is thrust into a complex web of political in...Read More

Megazone 23: Part 2

The sequel to the groundbreaking animation film that put Original Video Animation (OVA) on the map. B.D. is now the secret ruler of Megazone 23, and Yahagi Shōgo is a wanted fugitive. The alien Dezalg are redoubling their assaults, and it is only a matter of time before the city is destroyed. The secret to salvation may lie with the EVE program, which means Shōgo mu...Read More

Happer's Comet

Following his acclaimed debut Ham on Rye, Tyler Taormina’s hypnotic follow-up is a midnight mosaic that reveals a suburban town steeped in alienation. It’s the middle of the night, but things are far from quiet; as the camera peers into the late-night happenings of various residents, we witness a number of them quietly escape into the dark... on rollerblades. Drawin...Read More

Identikit

In what remains the most obscure, bizarre and wildly misunderstood film of her entire career – and perhaps even ‘70s Italian cinema – Elizabeth Taylor stars as a disturbed woman who arrives in Rome to find a city fragmented by autocratic law, leftist violence and her own increasingly unhinged mission to find the most dangerous liaison of all. Academy Award nominee I...Read More

All I Can Say

Shannon Hoon, lead singer of the rock band Blind Melon, filmed himself religiously from 1990-1995 with a video camera, recording up until a few hours before his sudden death at the age of twenty-eight. His camera was a diary and his closest confidant. In the hundreds of hours of footage, Hoon meticulously documented his life—his family, his creative process, his tel...Read More

Mind, Body And Soul

Ginger Lynn Allen and Wings Hauser star in this supernatural, erotic thriller directed by Rick Sloane. All Brenda wants is a normal life with a normal boyfriend, but she soon finds that her boyfriend is anything but normal -- he's part of a Satanic cult that makes human sacrifices! A police-interrupted ritual at the cult's demonic temple lands Brenda in jail. Upon r...Read More

The Secret Of The Red Orchid

Christopher Lee stars – speaking fluent German – in this off-the-wall 1962 krimi filmed in Hamburg and based on the Edgar Wallace novel When The Gangs Came To London. As rival Chicago mobsters – led by Klaus Kinski as ‘Pretty Boy Steve’ – unleash a spree of extortion, machine gun mayhem and murder across England, Scotland Yard summons a cunning FBI agent (Lee) to en...Read More

Son of the White Mare

One of the great psychedelic masterpieces of world animation, Son of the White Mare is a swirling, color-mad maelstrom of mythic monsters and Scythian heroes, part-Nibelungenlied, part-Yellow Submarine, lit by jagged bolts of lightning and drenched in rivers of blue, red, gold and green. A massive cosmic oak stands at the gates of the Underworld, holding seventy-sev...Read More

Janos Vitez (Johnny Corncob)

A visually sumptuous adaptation of Sándor Petőfi’s famed 1845 poem, and the first-ever feature length animated film produced in Hungary, János Vitéz recounts the exploits of strapping young solider Johnny Corncob and his mythic quest to be reunited with Iluska, the great love of his life. Directed by legendary Hungarian animator Marcell Jankovics’ (Son of the White ...Read More

Night Flight - New Sounds (1985)

“Night Flight goes beyond 'Corporate Rock' for New Sounds!" From the Night Flight archives, here’s an early iteration of our New Sounds format form 1985. Featuring music from the unstoppable Nina Hagen, Washington D.C.'s raw rhythm based Go-Go Movement leaders Mass Extension, post-punk and synthesized pop by Germany's Propaganda, and supergroup Shriekback's high con...Read More

Images of Apartheid: Filmmaking on the Fringe in the Old South Africa

From the creator of documentaries 42nd Street Memories and Eaten Alive, Images of Apartheid uncovers the likes of Joe Bullet (1973), Fishy Stones (1979) and Umbango (1986), blaxploitation productions devised as entertainment for African natives forced into dilapidated townships. This is the untold story of the B Movies that flourished under the brutal regime of race...Read More

Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story

Frank Sidebottom was a performer who happened to wear a huge paper mâché head. Or he was a real person. It rather depended whom you asked. Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story tells the twisted tale of a split personality, exploring the extraordinary secret life of a songwriter, artist, comedian and wayward genius. Sievey’s life was a fantastical, subversive piece of...Read More

Night Flight - "Take Off" to Music Video Directors (1983)

“Millions have seen their work,” host Pat Prescott says, “but only a handful of people know who they are.” Tonight, we “Take Off” to Music Video Directors circa 1983 on Night Flight. The episode covers the music video work of two prolific leaders of the art form: American Bob Giraldi (Michael Jackson, Diana Ross) and British David Mallett (David Bowie, Joan Jett).

Night Flight - Heaven 17 Video Profile

“I don't need the Daytime, all I want is Nighttime.” Take off to the creation of Heaven 17’s music video for “Let Me Go” in this Night Flight special that goes on set (a closed-off train station in the middle of the night) and behind the scenes with the band. This early Night Flight Video Profile (1983) shows off an impressive suite of big budget music videos from e...Read More

DNA

Deep in a tropical jungle, a team of scientists has unearthed the bones of an ancient creature, buried in the ruins of a forgotten civilization. Led by the gifted but unorthodox Dr. Karl Wessinger (Jürgen Prochnow), the team has discovered a way to remove strands of DNA from the bones of the fossil. Now all they need to reanimate the creature and bring to life the f...Read More

Evil Toons

When students go exploring in the spooky basement of an old haunted house, you just know what's going to happen next, right?......WRONG! EVIL TOONS is like nothing you've ever seen before and takes on-screen mayhem and madness to new heights. live-action/adult animated B movie comedy features four gorgeous college girls and a lust-hungry cartoon monster, who escapes...Read More

Space Monster Wangmagwi

A holy grail among kaiju fans, Space Monster Wangmagwi is a 1967 South Korean kaiju film that was long thought to be lost until an original print emerged out of the blue recently. Directed by Gwon Hyeok-jin (The Swordsman), this big creature flick features aliens from another world who seek the conquest of Earth with a flying saucer invasion and unleash a gigantic m...Read More

Mantovani: The King of Strings

Annunzio Mantovani was the most successful orchestra leader ever. Known for his unmistakable cascading strings and hits such as “Charmaine,” “Moulin Rouge” and “Greensleeves,” Mantovani enthralled the world with his sublime arrangements. Featuring exclusive footage from the original Mantovani TV show, this documentary tells the story of Monty’s success as leader of ...Read More

The Iron Prefect

Pasquale Squitieri (The Climber) directs this stunning period piece which won the David di Donatello award for best film and features spaghetti western icon Giuliano Gemma brilliantly playing against type as the titular hero. Based on the true story of the Iron Prefect, Cesare Mori, who was sent to Sicily for an Eliot Ness-in-The Untouchables style clean up of the m...Read More

Accion Mutante

In a dystopian future ruled by the wealthy and attractive, a deformed and disabled terrorist organization known as ‘Mutant Action’ will kidnap an heiress, flee to a desolate mining planet and trigger an intergalactic bloodbath of berserk vengeance. Co-produced by Agustín & Pedro Almodóvar and winner of three Goya Awards, Acción Mutante is "“crazy genius sci-fi class...Read More

Eagles: In Performance

Eagles: In Performance is an in-depth look at one of the bestselling bands of all time with rare footage of their best live performances and interviews with critics.

Challenge The Devil

In the most obscure film of his early ‘60s Italian period – if not his entire career – Christopher Lee stars in this brilliantly bizarre combination of neo-realist crime thriller, tawdry Christian melodrama, fizzy cabaret musical and trippy gothic horror, culminating in a gang of bongo-crazed delinquents menaced by a white-haired Lee as a sinister Victorian who may ...Read More

Night Flight - Mink DeVille Live

This early episode of Night Flight features a live performance of Mink DeVille, a band built around the talents and swagger of frontman Willy DeVille. The group began in the mid 70s and was known for its association with early punk bands at CBGB. “In a more perfect world,” Marc Cambell wrote in Dangerous Minds, “Willy DeVille would have been a huge star. He had the ...Read More

The Criminal Life Of Archibaldo De La Cruz

The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz is executed in traditional Bunuel fashion, where macabre meets comedy. The story begins when an overindulged young boy of ‘privilege’ is shown a music box, which is a family air loom, alleged to cause the death of an enemy when played. The boy decides to test it out, setting his sights on his nanny, who’d recently offended ...Read More

Warriors Of The Year 2072

Lucio Fulci entered the ‘80s Italian Sci-Fi arena armed with full-throttle visuals, hard chrome nihilism and mad blasts of il maestro’s signature grisly mayhem: In a future dominated by ultra-violent TV entertainment, the top-rated global sport Kill-Bike drafts two condemned gladiators – Jared Martin and Fred Williamson – for a ‘Battle Of The Damned’ in the Roman Co...Read More

In a Silent Way: A Talk Talk Documentary

"Silence is the most powerful instrument I have. Spirit is everything, and technique is always secondary." Mark Hollis, Talk Talk Thirty years after the release of Talk Talk's fourth album Spirit of Eden, Gwenaël Breës, a Belgian journalist and longtime admirer of the 1980s British art-rock band, found himself crisscrossing the UK in an attempt to unravel the myster...Read More

Night Flight - Video Mix (1983)

This Night Flight original episode from our 1983 season is rife with deep cuts and nostalgic video gems from a lost era. The highlight is of course, Nameneko Punk Rock Kittens which features cats in punk outfits on cat-sized diorama sets (known as Perlorian cats in the US) created by photographer and artist Satoru Tsuda. These feline punkers join the ranks of other ...Read More

Female Perversions

In her US film debut, Academy Award© winner Tilda Swinton stars as a bi-sexual lawyer on the edge of professional breakthrough, personal breakdown, and sexual awakening. An erotic psychological drama that dives into the whirlpool of gender and sexuality as it plays out in the world of power and the male gaze. Shocking when it was first released in 1995, it is now de...Read More

Night Killer

Somewhere between ZOMBIE 4 and TROLL 2, writer/director Claudio Fragasso - here under the name 'Clyde Anderson' - set out to direct a suspense thriller about a suicidal beauty, an unstable sleazebag and a masked killer with a razor-fingered glove. But when the producers received Fragasso's cut, they hired his former partner Bruno Mattei (Robowar) to shoot additional...Read More

The Twentieth Century

Toronto, 1899. Aspiring young politician Mackenzie King (Dan Beirne) dreams of becoming the Prime Minister of Canada. But his romantic vacillation between a British soldier and a French nurse, exacerbated by a fetishistic obsession, may well bring about his downfall. In his quest for power, King must gratify the expectations of his imperious Mother, the hawkish fant...Read More

Night Flight - "Take Off" to Heavy Metal Comedy

"Boy isn't heavy metal a lot of fun!" says Mr. Bill at the start of Night FLight's special "Take Off" to Heavy Metal Comedy, (before an untimely death by anvil.) And Mr. Bill is right: Heavy Metal is a reliably comedic genre, intentional or not. This episode kicks off with Alcatrazz's "God Blessed," a satire of MTV that doomed its chances of airplay on that channel,...Read More

The Visitants

Rick Sloane's The Visitants (1986) is set in the neon colored 1950s and chronicles the hi-jinx which ensue following the theft of a ray gun by a teenage boy from his bizarre neighbors who just happen to be aliens who have embedded themselves within a sleepy suburban neighborhood.

Amateur On Plastic

Butch Willis is a Washington, D.C. rock legend. Born and raised in 1960s suburban Maryland, Byron Henry "Butch" Willis came of age in the late '70s post-hippie subculture. After sharing an apartment with infamous local music icon Root Boy Slim, Butch was inspired to become a rock'n'roll star himself. The unique and unusual brand of "outsider music" that Butch Will...Read More

Foxtrap

Thomas Fox (Fred Williamson) thought he was onto the best job of his life when he was hired to find a girl who goes missing in Europe. For $1000 a day plus expenses he could put up with the occasional street fight in Cannes or Rome. But when the girl turns out to be in the protection of a crime lord and Fox finds himself in the middle of worldwide gang warfare, then...Read More

Night Flight - "Goes to the Movies" and Flash Tracks (1987)

Welcome to Night Flight "Goes to the Movies," where we'll go behind the scenes with Rob Reiner's The Princess Bride and other films from '87. The This is Spinal Tap director takes us the set of his large-scale fantasy adventure film or as Reiner calls it: a slightly "bent fairly tale.” Featuring interview clips with Reiner, Wallace Shawn, and Carole Kane. This episo...Read More

Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things

Led by a mean-spirited director, Alan (Alan Ormsby), a theater troupe travels by boat to a small island graveyard for buried criminals. Using a grimoire, Alan begins a séance to raise the dead. The group finds more than they bargained for when the dead return from their graves, forcing the troupe to take refuge in an old abandoned caretaker’s house. Can they stay pu...Read More

The Doors: The Halcyon Days

From their eponymous album The Doors to the seminal Waiting for The Sun, this documentary explores the birth of one of the most creative synergies of modern times. The film draws on interviews with original Doors men Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore, alongside performance footage.

Night Flight - New Sounds and New Filmmakers (1988)

Ryuichi Sakamoto's passing in 2023 has left an enormous void in the world of music, film, and beyond. Here at NF HQ, we were comforted by bittersweet arrival of a tape from the archives that includes Sakamoto's Man Ray inspired video for “Risky,” which features the inimitable croon of Iggy Pop. This "New Sounds" episode also highlights songs from ex-Go-Go's band Hou...Read More

Red Sun

Thomas (Marquard Bohm, Kings of the Road) gets a ride to Munich where he finds his ex-girlfriend Peggy (counter culture activist and model Uschi Obermaier) who takes him in. In her flat he finds Peggy and her roommates have a commune-like lifestyle where they kill the men in their lives after five days, but will Thomas realise in time? A pop fantasy focused on the p...Read More

Dance Me Outside

Silas Crow (Ryan Black) and Frank Fencepost (Adam Beach) are two average 18 year olds who live on a reservation in Northern Ontario. They hope to get into a Toronto mechanic's school, but must write a story for their entrance exam first. The whole community is then shocked when one of their friends is killed by a drunken punk at a local hangout. When he gets out of ...Read More

Goody Goody Gumdrops (A Tropical Fuck Storm Film)

Goody Goody Gumdrops is an absurd, comic observational musical documentary cum live album launch set over three days for Tropical Fuck Storm's 2023 album, Deep States. Situated deep in Central Victoria, Australia, on the banks of the Goulburn River at TFS HQ, we follow the band as they prepare for a rock show in their barn. Referencing the feel of the Australian Wes...Read More

Biohazard

A group of skeptical government officials headed by General Randolph are brought to a remote laboratory for a demonstration in “Psychic Materialization”, a successful side effect of an experimental drug. But the project scientists had warned that not enough testing had been completed to access safety concerns. In a freak accident during the demonstration to the poli...Read More

Night Flight - Visions of British Superstars

“In 1985,” Visions host Al Bandiero says, “British rockers have held the #1 slot on the American charts for more than 8 months." With a mix of music videos, interview, and artist bios, this episode of Visions features 80s British musicians like Annie Lennox, Sade, New Order, and The Cure.

The Hours And Times

Christopher Munch’s boldly original debut, THE HOURS AND TIMES (1992), is a fictional account of what might have happened in April 1963, when John Lennon and Beatles manager Brian Epstein traveled to Barcelona for an extended weekend getaway. In the four days they spend together, the suave Epstein (played by David Angus) and the provocative Lennon (Ian Hart in his f...Read More

Roxy Music: Inside 1972-1974

An incisive documentary of how Roxy Music hit the ground with four albums in two years. Featuring rare archive footage of the band in performance alongside the views of leading critics this is the independent view of Roxy Music from the quirky first recordings with Bryan Eno to the effortless cool of Country Life.

Dark Places

Christopher Lee toplines a cast that includes Joan Collins, Herbert Lom and Jane Birkin in the 1974 UK production – directed by Don Sharp of Psychomania fame – that’s equal parts ‘old dark house’ supernatural shocker and Amicus-style all-star fun: When the former administrator of an asylum (Robert Hardy, aka ‘Cornelius Fudge’ of the Harry Potter films) inherits the ...Read More

The Reverend

The Reverend is a raucous concert film as well as an intimate portrait of Reverend Vince Anderson's spiritual and musical journey. After coming to New York in the 90's to enter seminary, Vince dropped out to follow his second calling - music. With his band The Love Choir, he has played a now-legendary weekly show for over twenty years. Reconnecting with his faith an...Read More

Night Flight - "Take Off" to Drag

“Female impersonator Divine portrays women from the sleazy to the sublime,” Pat Prescott says at the start of Night Flight’s “Take Off to Drag.” The episode is another timeless Night Flight classic that also features Joey Arias, David Bowie and more. It begins with scenes from 80s Canadian Drag star Craig Russell in clips from the film Too Outrageous! (1987), also f...Read More

Out of Time: The Material Issue Story

Out of Time: The Material Issue Story examines the tragic story of a rock band on the cusp of superstardom cut short by front man Jim Ellison’s suicide. The film tells the story of Material Issue, a power pop trio from Chicago that was literally out of time, sandwiched between the post-punk era of the 80's and the alternative rock movement of the 90's searching for ...Read More

Night Flight - Mega Bog Video Profile

Mega Bog is an experimental pop ensemble led by Erin Elizabeth Birgy. For the past ten years, Birgy and her evolving community of collaborators have been crafting poetic, musical odes to the pain and glory of human existence. Mega Bog’s seventh album, End of Everything arrives on Mexican Summer in 2023 and has bolder hooks and more dancefloor energy than she’d ever ...Read More

Judas Priest: Music In Review

This is the long awaited critical review of Judas Priest in concert, on record and on film. Drawing on rare footage of Judas Priest performing live this is the definitive retrospective of the career of one of the most influential heavy metal bands of the last thirty years. This independent film features a team of leading critics and musicologists in a penetrating jo...Read More

Street Trash

In the sleazy, foreboding world of winos, derelicts and drifters in lower Manhattan, two young runaways – eighteen-year-old Fred (Mike Lackey) and his younger brother, Kevin (Mark Sferrazza) – live in a tire hut in the back of an auto wrecking yard. Life is hard, but the most lethal threat to the boys is the mysterious case of “Tenafly Viper” wine in Ed’s liquor sto...Read More

Running Time

Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead) stars as Carl, a man who launches a full-scale heist to steal mob money from the prison that just released him. With the help of an old friend (Jeremy Roberts, The People Under the Stairs), a driver and a safe-cracker, Carl's attempt to carry out the heist is fraught with incompetence and bad luck. As the clock ticks and the circumstances ...Read More

Viy

In 19th century Russia, a seminary student is forced to spend three nights with the corpse of a beautiful young witch. But when she rises from the dead to seduce him, it will summon a nightmare of fear, desire and the ultimate demonic mayhem. Bursting with startling imagery and stunning practical effects by directors Konstantin Yershov and Georgi Kropachyov, this fo...Read More

Empty Metal

Empty Metal follows five groups of characters, each emblematic of a different extreme political ideology, as they attempt insurrection against the status quo: a queer noise band is coerced into a dangerous assassination plot by a family of militant Native Americans who are aided by a Rastafarian computer hacker who is old friends with a Buddhist hermit whose son is ...Read More

Night Flight - "Take Off" to Art in Music Videos

"One of the sturdiest trends in rock videos," Pat Prescott says, "is the use of 'high art' to elevate down and dirty Rock 'n' Roll." Tonight's original episode of Night Flight from the archives is a "Take off" to Art in Music Videos! The episode highlights art and music collaborations like New Order and William Wegman (and the dog supermodel Fay Ray), Grace Jones's ...Read More

The Cool School

The Cool School is the story of the Ferus Gallery, which nurtured Los Angeles’s first significant post-war artists between 1957 and 1966. In late 1956, medical-school dropout Walter Hopps met artist Ed Kienholz for lunch at a hot dog stand on La Cienega Boulevard. The two drafted a contract on a hot dog wrapper that stated simply, “We will be partners in art for fiv...Read More

Black Sabbath - Up Close and Personal

Drawing on archive film of Black Sabbath in performance, and first hand accounts from band members Glenn Hughes and Geezer Butler we strip away the veneer to see what made the band what they were.

Elstree 1976

In 1976, during the hottest summer on record, "Star Wars" was shot in suburban North London. Nobody involved had any idea how big the film would become and many couldn't even remember the title. Yet, for the extras and actors in smaller roles, their faces hidden in masks and helmets, this seemingly insignificant job would go on to color their lives four decades late...Read More

William S. Burroughs: A Man Within

This engaging documentary profiles the beat generation legend, whose powerful way with words influenced the countercultural movement. Scored by Patti Smith and Sonic Youth. A Man Within features never-before-been-seen archival footage of Burroughs, as well as exclusive interviews with colleagues and confidants such as David Cronenberg, John Waters, Laurie Anderson, ...Read More

Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak

From Lance Bangs and Spike Jonze comes a deeply moving tribute to Maurice Sendak, a seminal talent whose conflicts with success and lifelong obsession with death have subtly influenced his work. Sendak was best known for WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, which he wrote twelve years into his career as a writer and illustrator. The WILD THINGS book would go on to become one ...Read More

Nothing Here Now But The Recordings

A conversation with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge discussing he/r friendship with William S. Burroughs and the original creation of the album "Nothing Here Now but the Recordings." Dais Records reissues of William S. Burrough's experimental works are available now.

The Departure

Ittetsu Nemoto, a former punk-turned-Buddhist-priest in Japan, has made a career out of helping suicidal people find reasons to live. But this work has come increasingly at the cost of his own family and health, as he refuses to draw lines between those he counsels and himself. The Departure captures Nemoto at a crossroads, when his growing self-destructive tendenci...Read More

George Harrison: In Performance

In Performance is a retrospective look at the career of George Harrison, through an in-depth review of his work with The Beatles, his ventures as a solo artist, and his work as a collaborator on various musical projects. Includes rare live performance footage and fascinating interviews.

Blitzed: The 80s Blitz Kids Story

Boy George was the coat check girl (admittedly stealing money from the purses) .... Bowie, synth beats, and a new freedom of sexual identity were in the air. The Blitz Club spell was cast and a hotbed of talent emerged: Ultravox, Spandau Ballet, Culture Club, Sade, and practically everyone else you've ever heard from the era. This is the entertainingly told story of...Read More

The Oregonian

There is a place. A place where the skies are wide and the forests are thick—and strange. You can lose your­self for­ever in these woods. You’ll meet truck­ers with prob­lems and old women with strange pow­ers. You may even make a furry friend. Just be sure to stay quiet. Spend some time with a woman from Ore­gon who is lost on the road and run­ning away from her pa...Read More

The Ramones - Videobiography

The Ramones had it all; the attitude, the music, the raw sound, the stage act. Many years after they disbanded, their influence can still be heard on the new generation of music makers. This documentary combines powerful rare performance footage of The Ramones in action, poignant archive interviews with Joey, Dee Dee and Johnny Ramone and new interviews with Tommy Ramone.

Cop Game

In the final days of the Vietnam War, a squad of rogue U.S. soldiers begins slaughtering American officers. But when a tough Army investigator (Brent Huff of Strike Commando 2) and his partner (Max Laurel of Robowar) are assigned to the case, they’ll tear apart Manila-as-Saigon in a frenzy of machine guns, car chases, stock footage, an ear-worm theme song and some o...Read More

Obscene: A Portrait of Barney Rosset and Grove Press

OBSCENE is the definitive film biography of Barney Rosset, the influential publisher of Grove Press and the Evergreen Review. He acquired the then fledgling Grove Press in 1951 and soon embarked on a tumultuous career of publishing and political engagement that continues to inspire today's defenders of free expression. Not only was he the first American publisher o...Read More

Catnip: Egress to Oblivion?

Catnip is all the rage with today’s modern feline, but do we really understand it? Is it a source for harmless kicks, or a potentially crippling addiction? Is it a tool to expand one’s consciousness, or a downward spiraling path that can eventually lead to insanity? Once and for all the facts about this controversial substance are frankly discussed, in the long-lost...Read More

Atomic Rooster: The Ultimate Anthology

In 1969, keyboardist Vincent Crane founded one of the great keyboard-driven bands: Atomic Rooster. Numerous re-shuffles within the group, including Carl Palmer, helped Atomic Rooster to gain immense popularity with the 1971 release of Tomorrow Night and The Devil's Answer. This performance compilation contains rare footage from 1972 with singer Chris Farlowe, who jo...Read More

Jobriath A.D.

Seventies glam rock musician Jobriath was known as “The American Bowie,” “The True Fairy of Rock & Roll,” and “Hype of the Year.” The first openly gay rock star, Jobriath’s reign was brief, lasting less than two years and two albums. Done in by a over‐hyped publicity machine, shunned by the gay community, and dismissed by critics as all flash and no substance, Jobri...Read More

Johnny Cash: Music In Review

Analyzing the long and influential career of "Man in Black" , this documentary draws on commentary from rock journalists and working musicians, rare footage and interviews with Cash himself to chart the course of his rise in the industry. Highlights include performances of "I Walk the Line," "The Man in Black," "Folsom Prison Blues," "There You Go," "Big River" and ...Read More

Syndicate Sadists

In their second collaboration - released in Italy as Il Giustiziere Sfida La Città (The Vigilante Challenges the City) - Tomas Milian stars as a biker named Rambo (the actor borrowed the name from David Morrell's 1972 novel First Blood) who avenges a friend's murder by orchestrating a war between rival crime families. Director Umberto Lenzi and screenwriter Vincenzo...Read More

Almost Human

Released in Italy under the title Milano Odia: La Polizia Non-Può Sparare (Milan Hates: The Police Can’t Shoot, this first collaboration between director Umberto Lenzi and star Tomas Milian remains both "a degenerate treat" (Mondo Digital) and "definitive Eurocrime" (DVD Talk): When a small-time criminal (a fearless performance by Milian) kidnaps a wealthy industria...Read More

The Cynic, The Rat and The Fist

For their penultimate collaboration, Umberto Lenzi and producer Luciano Martino (Eaten Alive!) brought together Tomas Milian as a cold-blooded crime boss known as ‘The Chinaman,’ John Saxon as a sadistic American mobster looking for his own piece of the action and Maurizio Merli as hot-headed rogue cop Leo Tanzi gunning for them both. Renzo Palmer and Gabriella Lepo...Read More

Brothers Till We Die

For their final collaboration, Umberto Lenzi directs his own razor-sharp screenplay while Tomas Milian delivers a brilliant dual performance reprising the roles of scheming lowlife Sergio 'Er Monnezza' Marazzi from FREE HAND FOR A TOUGH COP as well as his twin brother, hunchbacked sociopath Vincenzo 'Il Gobbo' Marazzi from THE TOUGH ONES. With Milian providing his o...Read More

Deerhoof Live: Devil Kids

Devil Kids is a live set from indie rock act, Deerhoof, recorded with four cameras in the comically cramped basement of guitarist Ed Rodriguez and mixed by drummer Greg Saunier. The setlist was 18 songs spanning their history, including many songs never before performed, interspersed with behind-the-scenes footage of Satomi, John, Ed and Greg reuniting, relearning t...Read More

AC/DC: Back in Black

AC/DC had just lost legendary frontman Bon Scott. This would have been the end of the line for most, however, Brian Johnson was recruited and the band produced their most popular album Back In Black. A dedicated team of professionals review the key factors in the conception and creation of the album.

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

In his short career, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a phenomenon. His dense, bebop-influenced neoexpressionist work emerged in the 1980s while minimalist art was the fad and as a successful black artist, he was constantly confronted by racism and misconceptions.  In this documentary portrait of the renowned artist, Basquiat's friend and filmmaker Tamra Davis shines the sp...Read More

The Cure: Rock Case Studies '79-89

Featuring performance footage and commentary from musicians, fans and critics, this in-depth analysis of alternative rock band the Cure examines the influence of the unique group that came of age in the post-punk era and continues to draw fans today. A rare archival interview with lead singer Robert Smith sheds light on the Cure's music and history, and footage of t...Read More

Aliens, Clowns & Geeks

Another Elfman Acid Trip. Out-of-work actor Eddy Pine stumbles upon the key to the universe and is drawn into an intergalactic conflict between killer clowns and sneaky green aliens--the fate of the planet hangs on the outcome. From the creator of Forbidden Zone comes another fever-dream cult comedy featuring an all-star cast and original music by Danny Elfman (Batm...Read More

Max Reload and the Nether Blasters

A small town video game store clerk must go from zero to hero after accidentally unleashing the forces of evil from a cursed Colecovision video game cartridge... Max Jenkins' gaming fantasies collides with reality when a legendary "lost" installment of the 1980's "Nether Game" series appears on the store counter of his workplace. Unbeknownst to Max, the old game car...Read More

We Are Little Zombies

When four young orphans—Hikari, Ikuko, Ishi, and Takemura—first meet, their parents’ bodies are being turned into dust, like fine Parmesan atop a plate of spaghetti Bolognese, and yet none of them can shed a tear. They are like zombies; devoid of all emotion. With no family, no future, no dreams, and no way to move forward, the young teens decide that the first leve...Read More

An Angel For Satan

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 ...Read More

Lady Frankenstein

Co-produced by Roger Corman, "one of the most underrated horror movies of all time" (Classic Horror) features lurid direction by Mel Welles (Little Shop of Horrors) from a story by by Dick Randall (Pieces), and a cast that includes Hollywood legend Joseph Cotten alongside EuroCult icons Rosalba Neri, Paul Muller, and Mickey Hargitay.

The Monster Of The Opera

Conceived as a sequel to their landmark THE VAMPIRE AND THE BALLERINA, director Renato Polselli (THE REINCARNATION OF ISABEL, DELIRIUM) and screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi resurrected their gothic-fiend-stalks-a-theatrical-troupe framework for an over-the-top aria of reincarnated lovers, sheer nightgowns, sapphic hunger, interdimensional damnation and frenzied 'opera.'

The Seventh Grave

The sole feature by enigmatic director Garibaldi Serra Caracciolo - here using the anglicized pseudonym 'Finney Cliff' - combines familiar murder mystery elements of THE CAT AND THE CANARY with odd dollops of mad doctors, escaped lepers, giallo-style killings and one of the most strikingly original séance sequences in the entire genre.

Night Flight - New Sounds (June 1988)

"Stay tuned for the latest music... on Night Flight's New Sounds!" Tonight, we head back to June 1988, Floodland-era Sisters of Mercy, Kid n' Play premiere the "Kickstep" Do This My Way, Electronic Body Music from Boston's Manufacture, and quiet storm grooves from Soul artist Terence Trent D'arby's single "Sign Your Name."