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Posted 2020-10-10 in
Sheffield’s ‘Spirit of Independence’ Film Festival kicks back into life online!
Now in its second year of running the Spirit of Independence film festival is launching this year's event with a twist - it’s all online! Previously housed at Sheffield's Abbeydale Picture House, the festival has now taken steps to keep it’s audience members safe by letting them watch the films from home. The online platform boasts over 38 film screenings including 12 features and 26 shorts with tickets being €12 for an entire festival pass. The event is running from Thursday the 15th to Monday 19th October 2020, 5 days covering a multitude of different genres from across the world.
The Spirit of Independence was originally set up in 2019 to showcase micro-budget film talent to mainstream audiences. The intention being to give a platform to upcoming filmmakers struggling to get their films premiered because of their budget. With the festival now going online the program has expanded significantly, allowing for an increase of films streamed direct to ticket holders' computers. Once buying online the user has the ability to watch the majority of films on demand, with a few kept back for special timed release over the 5 days. As well as a series of Q&As covering the world of micro budgets and independent filmmaking.
Submissions have been taken from all across the world from South Africa, Turkey, Switzerland, Iran and more. Covering a real dynamic selection of stories that reflect the filmmaking culture of each country. From documentary, coming of age, sci-fi, crime, horror and more, the festival's real strength comes in its versatility and inclusiveness. For film fans who like watching independent or mainstream there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
The festival director, Ben Wilkinson, couldn’t be more thrilled with this year's line up, stating, “Taking the festival online has really opened up our capacity to diversify the films we’re showing, covering different tastes, filmmaking styles and, of course, genres. We’ve split the shorts into different categories so viewers can gravitate to a particular genre they like - whether that be documentary, comedy, horror, sci-fi or drama thus giving the viewer control over what they watch, when and breaking down the limitations of schedules that traditional film festivals have. It’s a Netflix, on-demand model, something everyone is used to and, to a degree, expects.’
‘We made the choice to focus on micro-budget films as it was an area of filmmaking that just didn’t have enough representation in the film festival circuit. In the end all filmmakers start somewhere and usually with small budgets, we wanted to be able to showcase talents who could grow into the next Christopher Nolan and inspire the next generation of filmmaking talent’.
Despite the festival being online, it continues to reflect the passion and heart of the Sheffield filmmaking community. Fierce, strong and independent.
Tickets can be purchased here.
Posted 2020-04-06 in
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Posted 2019-09-25 in
New box set containing containg Grindhouse Releasing's out of print releases of 'Gone With The Pope' and 'Massacre Mafia Style' due to arrive soon.
Posted 2019-05-17 in
The Library Music Film is screening in Glasgow on the 31st May with DJs playing, what we're sure will be, a fine selection of Library records. This is gonna be ace, advance tickets only
Film screening: 7.00pm - 8.40pm (99 mins)
Some of the best music ever written… and it was never made available to the public. Composed and recorded for use in film, television broadcasts and advertising, and covering every genre, instrument and atmosphere, library music was an an off-the-shelf option cheaper than commissioning a composer to score a soundtrack.
In its golden era from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s, thousands of albums were created by the world’s greatest composers using full orchestras in the best recording studios, with the best engineers and recording equipment. Only available on vinyl and only given to industry professionals, library music albums had tiny production runs; sometimes only 200 copies were pressed, and most were destroyed in the 1990s. Despite its rarity, this music now has a loyal and growing following of DJs, tastemakers, record producers, beatmakers, journalists and vinyl enthusiasts, and library music tracks have been sampled to form the backbone of some of the biggest chart-topping singles by contemporary artists.
In a documentary fronted by record producer, composer and enthusiast Shawn Lee, The Library Music Film takes viewers from London across Europe and to California in search of some of library music’s pioneers, including Alan Hawkshaw, Keith Mansfield, John Cameron, Barbara Moore, Janko Nilovic, Brian Bennett and Stefano Torossi. And in interviews with DJs and producers including Fatboy Slim, US hip hop stars such as Cut Chemist (Jurassic 5) and Young Einstein (Ugly Duckling), DJ Format, Johnny Trunk, and Marvels soundtrack composer Adrian Younge, we hear why library music continues to play an important role in today’s music industry.
In its pursuit of a fascinating parallel universe to the record industry we think we know, The Library Music Film serves up musical innovators past and present, hidden sonic treasures and a lot of laughter along the way.
DJs Mr Divine and Dr Crawford, both long-time collectors of library music, will be playing records in Saramago (CCA Cafe-Bar) before the film screening (5.00pm - 7.00pm). Join us after the film in Saramago for the Art School Degree Show Party, with Divine and guests spinning retro funky grooves...
Facebook event page here
CCA event page here
Posted 2019-05-09 in
We are going to be at Horrorcon in Rotherham this weekend. Dario Argento will be there, it will be good!
Drop by our stall if you will also be there.
We have a bunch of new stuff and a huge amount of rare and second hand items so get there early.
Some new stuff will be hitting the website on Friday evening and limited quantities will be available at the stall.
We will be back to business as usual answering messages and posting orders on Monday.
Nice one, cheers
more info here.
Posted 2019-05-03 in
Due in stock in June and Strange Vice will be one of only 4 reatailers stocking the limited edition slipcase version.
FINAL STAB - Director David DeCoteau's video store favorite, for the first time on Blu-ray!
A murder mystery weekend. The perfect time for a perfect crime. At a secluded estate, a group of college friends have gathered together for a weekend of fun and games.
Killer, victim, or innocent bystander, they all have their part to play. But when people begin disappearing - and the bloodshed turns out to be real - everyone quickly realizes that the only way out of this killer game is to be the last one left alive.
Massacre Video presents the video store favorite, FINAL STAB (aka FINAL SCREAM), directed by the legendary David DeCoteau (AMERICAN RAMPAGE, DREAMANIAC, PUPPET MASTER 3). Making its worldwide Blu-ray debut with a BRAND NEW 2K restoration from the camera negative and presented in its original 2.35:1 aspect ratio for the first time in the USA!
-2k Restoration from the 35mm Original Camera Negatives.
-Uncompressed PCM Audio.
-New Audio Commentary with director, David DeCoteau.
-English Captions for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
-Trailers for other Massacre Video Releases.
Posted 2019-04-03 in
Due in stock soon from Blood Orange Records
Remastered from the original studio tapes by Güs Sissüm - this EP includes an alternate Dead or Alive, a far better produced Gimme Some Head with sharper vocals/leads/backup vocals, a previously unreleased 1982 interview clip from UNH as well as Occupation - unreleased because GG thought it was too much of a pop song for the Jabbers. The song was bootlegged and released previously at the wrong speed and with terrible audio quality. Comes with booklet full of info including the true story behind the GSH sessions and what happened as a result of them. Don't miss out on this one!
Posted 2019-03-28 in
BLOOD LAKE is the most fascinating -- and stupefying -- shot-on-video slasher that ever escaped from 1987. A group of unhinged party animals, including adolescent horn-dog Lil' Tony, embark on a weekend trip filled with Jet Skis, a keg of Busch, and an extended game of quarters. But look out! There's a supernatural killer on the loose who wears cowboy boots and a silk shirt with a rose stitched on it! Made by real-life friends from Oklahoma on a real-life vacation, BLOOD LAKE is a rewardingly lethal collision of '80s slasher video-vomit and twisted cinéma vérité madness. From false metal soundtrack hits to gratuitous scenes of people sleeping, this might be the only movie in history capable of receiving a stamp of approval from both David Lee Roth and Andy Warhol.
Posted 2018-11-22 in
We're going to be set up here with a selection of movies, records and reading material.
BIRMINGHAM COMIC CON
Saturday 24th- Sunday 25th November
Saturday: 9am to 6pm
Sunday: 9am to 5pm
Posted 2018-10-11 in
Coming on both Blu Ray & DVD
After being awakened from the grave, Eric Longfellow (Don Leifert) takes up residence in a sleepy suburban cul-de-sac outside of Baltimore, establishing himself as a respected music teacher while secretly roaming the nearby woods, stalking and strangling young women so as to take over their life force. As residents descend into panic and paranoia, Longfellow’s neighbor becomes increasingly suspicious of his unaccounted wanderings, unaware of his evil powers and unquenchable need for fresh victims.
The second feature film directed by Baltimore’s best-kept filmmaking secret, the legendary self-taught auteur Don Dohler, FIEND is a meticulously made supernatural suspense thriller. Massacre Video proudly presents this under-seen 1980 ghoul fest in glorious HD, newly restored in 2k from its original 16mm A/B rolls, featuring rare archive interviews with the cast plus much more!
Posted 2018-09-05 in
English friendly discs of German splatter from new label Spasmo Video.