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Midnight movies : from the margin to the mainstream

Author: Stuart SamuelsJohn WatersDavid LynchRoger EbertGeorge A RomeroAll authors
Publisher: [Englewood, Colo.] : Distributed by Starz Home Entertainment, [2007]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Between 1970 and 1977, six low budget films shown at midnight transformed the way we make and watch movies: The allegorical freak-out "El topo," the graphic horror of "Night of the living dead," the outrageous filth fest "Pink flamingos," outlaw reggae's "The harder they come," the phenomenal "Rocky horror picture show," and the darkly disturbing "Eraserhead." Discover the stories behind the movies that defied  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Samuels; John Waters; David Lynch; Roger Ebert; George A Romero; Richard O'Brien; Alejandro Jodorowsky; J Hoberman; Perry Henzell; Starz Encore Entertainment (Firm); Mpix (Television network); Movie Central (Firm); Starz Entertainment Group.; Movie Network.; IFC Films.; Midnightmovies Production, Inc.; Starz Home Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 182796892
Notes: Originally produced in 2005.
Credits: Director of photography, Richard Fox ; editors, Kevin Rollins ... [et al.] ; original music composed by Eric Cadesky, Nick Dyer.
Performer(s): Commentators: John Waters, David Lynch, Roger Ebert, George Romero, Richard O'Brien, Alejandro Jodorowsky, J. Hoberman, Perry Henzell.
Description: 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, widescreen (1:78:1) presentation; stereo.
Responsibility: [presented by] Starz Encore Entertainment, Mpix and Movie Central ; a Stuart Samuels film ; produced in association with Starz Entertainment Group, Mpix, the Movie Network, Movie Central, the Independent Film Channel Canada ; Midnightmovies Production Inc. ; producer, director, writer, Stuart Samuels.

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Between 1970 and 1977, six low budget films shown at midnight transformed the way we make and watch movies: The allegorical freak-out "El topo," the graphic horror of "Night of the living dead," the outrageous filth fest "Pink flamingos," outlaw reggae's "The harder they come," the phenomenal "Rocky horror picture show," and the darkly disturbing "Eraserhead." Discover the stories behind the movies that defied mainstream America to change the world of cinema forever, featuring startling clips, rare archival footage and revealing interviews with the films' directors, distributors, exhibitors and supporters.

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