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Cult Epics (Firm)

Works: 78 works in 125 publications in 5 languages and 1,020 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Horror films  Short films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Silent films  Surrealist films  History  Experimental films  Biography 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Cult Epics (Firm)
Tras el cristal = In a glass cage by Günter Meisner( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klaus is an ex-Nazi, a doctor whose war-time post in a concentration camp enabled him to commit the most appalling sex crimes against boys. After the war, living incognito in Spain, he again gives in to his depraved desires, until shame and despair drive him to an unsuccessful suicide attempt. Now confined to his room and kept alive on an iron lung, he is ministered to by his resentful wife, Griselda, and her daughter, Rena
Un chant d'amour = Song of love by Jean Genet( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in French and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A voyeuristic story of love involving two male prisoners and a prison guard
Here is always somewhere else by Bas Jan Ader( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[D]ocumentary about enigmatic Dutch/Californian artist Bas Jan Ader (1942-1975), whose daring conceptual performances culminated in his mysterious disappearance at sea. As recounted through the eyes of fellow emigrant filmmaker Rene Daalder, Ader's story becomes a sweeping overview of contemporary art as well as an epic saga of the transformative powers of the ocean."--Container
Zero killed( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If someone murdered a loved one, how would one feel about it? Are soldiers murderers? Since 1996 film director Michal Kosakowski has been asking highly educated professionals; bankers, architects, and teachers about their murder fantasies. He offered them the chance to stage their fantasies as short films. The only condition was that they had to act in these films themselves. Zero Killed that makes viewers question their personal and social positions concerning ethical and moral values and taboos
Black angel by Tinto Brass( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Italian and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1945 Italy, Livia, the bored wife of an Italian official, recalls the taboo affair she has been having with a much younger Nazi lieutenant. The elation of her middle-aged sexual awakening is soon diminished when she discovers that her lover's intentions are far from honest. Ashamed and betrayed, she must make the difficult decision to resolve her devastating erotic entanglement
L'arbre de guernica = The guernica tree( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the time of the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), a woman is nearly raped by the nephew of the local nobleman but is rescued by the man's son who is a rebellious artist. Fighting for the Republican cause, both of them are arrested by the Franco faction. The boy is tortured and disfigured by his captors, but his love for the woman restores him
Slogan by Pierre Grimblat( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in French and English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful film director leaves his pregnant wife at home when he attends the annual festival for advertising awards, and begins an affair with a young British woman
Angst by Gerald Kargl( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presented uncut and uncensored, a visceral first person view based on the real-life serial murderer Werner Kniesek, a maniacal serial murderer stalking the Viennese countryside
La bête = the beast by Walerian Borowczyk( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An erotic fable originally part of the Immoral Tales (Contes Immoreaux) by Borowczyk. In the 18th century a beast lived in the woods of an aristocratic estate. Possessed of an insatiable lust it set upon the beautiful young lady of the house. Two centuries later, the tale of the beast would return in the dreams of an American heiress contracted to carry the male descendant of the same crumbling aristocratic family and their secret
I will walk like a crazy horse = J'irai comme un cheval fou by Fernando Arrabal( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arrabal's second film forsakes the political allegory present in Viva La Muerte for a dramatic discovery of faith and organized religion. The story follows a man, Aden, played by the American George Shannon, who flees society after the death of his controlling mother. Out in the wilderness he encounters the beauty of nature, and under the tutelage of a hermit named Marvel, becomes a "normal homme." Aden falls desperately in love with Marvel, who can communicate with animals, the clouds, and the sun. Upon returning to civilization, Marvel in tow, Aden is more aware than ever of the hideous and hypocritical nature of human society. Long considered a masterpiece of surrealist film, it stands as Arrabal's most delirious and devlish picture, an outrageous portrait of both other-worldly beauty and inner torment
The driller killer( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An artist (played by Ferrara) is driven mad and begins murdering derelicts with a power drill
Viva la muerte = Long live death by Fernando Arrabal( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in French and English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viva la muerte centres on Fandi, a young bou whose father has been arrested for treason during the Spanish Civil War
Goto, l'île d'amour( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A surreal fairy tale that takes place on the island of Goto, where a prisoner saved from execution desires the ruler's wife and his throne
Cérémonie d'amour = Love rites( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The last film by the great Walerian Borowczyk, about the terrors of seduction. When Hugo meets Myriam, a prostitute who picks up her clients in the Paris metro, he soon becomes obsessed with her sultry beauty and follows her to a flat owned by the mysterious Sara Sand, where he consummates his passion. Suddenly he finds the rules of the game have changed as Myriam is now in charge of his body and his soul"--Container
Death bed : the bed that eats( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the edge of a grand estate, near a crumbling old mansion lies a strange stone building with just a single room. In the room there lies a bed. Born of demonic power, the bed seeks the flesh, blood and life essence of unwary travelers. Three pretty girls arrive on vacation, searching for a place to spend the night. Instead, they tumble into nightmares - and the cruel, insatiable hunger of the bed"--Container
Le cimetière des voitures = Car cemetery( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Combin[in]g punk rock and post-apocalyptic mayhem, Arrabal's outrageous adaptation of his infamous stage play is a gallows-humor romp in a wretched dystopia. The inhabitants of a junkyard at the edge of a nuclear crater live hand to mouth all the while being hounded by authorities from a corrupt government. Among them is Emanou, a punk rock star agitator doomed to betrayal by one of his own. A raucous and absurd retelling of the Christ story with thugs, murderers, pimps and punks."--Container
Stay as you are( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roue Giulio Marengo is unhappy in his marriage and starts a romance with the young and beautiful girl, Florentine. When he finds out through his wife that she may be his daughter, he has to make a decision
Bettie Page : dark angel( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bettie Page was America's favorite and most photographed pin-up model of the 1950s, and achieved her greatest success as Playboy's January 1955 centerfold. It was however her association with fetish photographer Irving Klaw, that would change her life forever and established the cult icon status she achieved to this day
L'Empereur du Pérou = The emperor of Peru( Visual )

2 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in French and English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two siblings and their new adopted friend from the Far East find CP 4-6-2 Pacific #1201 hidden away in a tunnel on an old branch line. They also discover the old engineer who hid the locomotive from scrapping who is played by Mickey Rooney. The kids decide to fix the old engine and use it to take their friend back home
Adieu, Babylone! = Farewell, Babylon! ; Jorge Luis Borges, una vida de poesia = Borges, a life in poetry ; Arrabal, cinéaste panique = Arrabal, panik cineast( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farewell, Babylon! is a documentary alternating between clips from different movies and footage of Arrabal's trip to New York City in the early nineties. Arrabal is able to capture some truly odd imagery in his travels around the city which juxtaposes the filmed clips and more conventional travelogue footage. Arrabal based this on his novel of the same name and managed to get a few unlikely guest stars to appear, including Spike Lee
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