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Strange Vice Screening #4

Posted 2012-09-17 in


Strange Vice Screening #4

For the 4th Strange Vice screening we bring you a double bill featuring

Beast From Haunted Cave (1982) directed by Monte Hellman, from a 16mm print
Three Mighty Men (1973) directed bycT. Fikret Uçak

The programme will kick off at 7.00 with an assortment of psychotronic trailers and a surprise super 8 short then at 8.00 Monte Hellman's debut feature BEAST FROM HAUNTED CAVE shown from an original 16mm print, followed by more trailers and then, at 10.00 (by which time we trust everyone will have had a beer or six from the deluxe en-suite can-bar) we will be bringing you the fantastic Turkish-delights of THREE MIGHTY MEN. .

A bunch of hoods including their sultry moll Gypsy Boulet steal a load of gold bullion and hole up in snow bound Dakota cabin. Things start to go wrong when a love triangle develops between Gypsy's gang leader boyfriend and their hired local guide Gil, then they go even wronger when it turns out that the explosion they orchestrated as part of their heist has disturbed ...the BEAST FROM HAUNTED CAVE! This was the first film directed by Monte (Two Lane Black Top) Hellman in 1959 and has everything you could wish for for a Saturday night creature feature.

Tired of the bi-annual re-marketing of all your favourite superhero's, done in the name of “re-imagining”? Well Robin ...we have the antidote. It's called three THREE MIGHTY MEN (1973). In this master piece of Turkish fantastic cinema. Captain America teams up with El Santo to combat the evil Spiderman.

The fourth Strange Vice screening will be part of the Scala Beyond nationwide film season which celebrates London's legendary Scala repertory cinema, its programming and everything else that went on there. For more information on Scala Beyond check out the website @ scalabeyond.com

We will have our merch and concession stands so bring your pocket money.

We also have some signed pictures of your favourite Turkish action stars to give away

When and Where?

Saturday 29th September 2012.
The Old Hairdressers in Glasgow (Opposite Stereo, Renfield Lane, G2 6PH)

1900-midnight

Admission is £5 on the door or in advance from here
There will be limited space so we recommend getting an advance ticket.


Glasgow Record Fair

Posted 2012-09-12 in


Glasgow Record Fair

GLASGOW RECORD FAIR 15th & 16th September 2012

@ the Royal Concert Hall

Strange Vice will be here this weekend with our selection of music as well as a few boxes of records that aren't and won't be going on the site.

Admission is £3.00 each day from 10.00am and £6 on the Saturday for uber nerds who want to be at a record fair at 8.30am on a Saturday morning. Doors close at 5pm on Saturday and 3.30pm on the Sunday. More info can be found here.


Collectormania Glasgow

Posted 2012-08-23 in


Collectormania Glasgow
25th - 26th August 2012
Braehead Arena

Strange Vice will be at this event with most of our stock as well as new titles not yet on the website.

Admission

Opening Times:
Saturday: 9am - 6pm
Sunday: 10am - 5pm

Entry to the event is by ticket. Admission will be available to pre-book through our online shop (click the button, left) and will also be available on the door on the day of the event. Virtual queueing tickets (see FAQ, left) are only handed out on the day.

The programmes available to buy are:
Early Bird Admission at £10 (for all ages) from 9am/10am
Standard Adult Admission at £5 from 11am
Child Admission at £3 (For ages 12 and under only) from 11am.

Travel

The event venue is the Braehead Arena, Braehead Shopping Centre, G51 4BN
This is just off junction 26 of the M8, 10 minutes from Glasgow city centre.

More info
http://www.collectormaniaglasgow.co.uk





Strange Vice Screening #4

Posted 2012-08-17 in


Strange Vice Screening #4
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Strange Vice Screening #3 (Bump)

Posted 2012-07-01 in


Strange Vice Screening #3 (bump)

For the 3rd Strange Vice screening we bring you a punk double bill featuring

Smithereens (1982) directed by Susan Seidelman, from a 16mm print

Before she directed Desperately Seeking Susan, Susan Seidelman made its cooler , tougher , meaner big sister. Smithereens, (actually THE Smithereens for all you pedants out there) . Fresh from New Jersey , Punk Rock wannabe Wren takes a big wormy bite of the Big Apple. Dig her prototypical - Karen O style wardrobe , and marvel at what a self-obsessed little fuck our heroine truly is.

Colourful NY characters and celebrity cameo appearances abound. Richard Hell gets his meatiest film role as semi-famous musician and heal who's bandwagon Wren is determined to barge her way onto. Susan Berman as Wren does a great job of actually making us give a damn about what happens to Little Miss Hard - To- Like. Camera is by Chirine El Khadem , who also shot Amos Poe's new New Wave thriller, The Foreigner .Seidelman gives us a master-class in on location guerilla film-making , getting straight in there with a skin tight opening sequence and soundtrack featuring The Feelies. As if this this wasn't cool enough we shall be showing this from an original 16mm print.


Desperate Teenage Lovedolls (1984) directed by David Markey

David Markey melds Beyond the Valley of the Dolls into a thinly veiled Runnaways biopic and makes Exploitation cinema history. A masterpiece of low budget film-making , trashy in all the right places but with production values just high enough for an audience to be able to make sense of what's happening . Feast your eyes upon post a Manson murders LA where a washed up strung out Cherie Currie is your waitress.

For those of you unfamiliar with David Markey. He is the man behind We Got Power Films , a real punk-film legend who has been plugging away doing his thing since he was a pup, shooting his first feature at the age of 15 then making The Slog Movie, now seen as one of the definitive documentaries on the 1982 So-Cal Hardcore scene ranking alongside the likes of Penelope Spheeris's, The Decline of Western Civilisation. Among the famous faces that appear in Desperate Teenage Lovedolls are Dez Cadena (Black Flag), Steven and Jeffrey McDonald (Redd Kross) and features a great soundtrack by Redd Kross, Black Flag, the Bags, White Flag... need we go on?

Yes you can get Marky's films from Strange Vice - including the Reinactors, his amazing documentary on the strange subculture of celebrity look-a-likes who roam Hollywood Boulevard.



There will be the usual batch of wild shorts and trailers in between main features.
We will also have our merch and concession stands so bring your pocket money.


When and Where?

Saturday 28th July 2012.
The Old Hairdressers in Glasgow (Opposite Stereo, Renfield Lane, G2 6PH)

1900-midnight

Admission is £5 on the door or in advance from here
There will be limited space so we recommend getting an advance ticket.


Strange Vice Screening #3

Posted 2012-06-27 in


Strange Vice Screening #3
For the 3rd Strange Vice screening we bring you a punk double bill featuring

Smithereens (1982) directed by Susan Seidelman, from a 16mm print

Before she directed Desperately Seeking Susan, Susan Seidelman made its cooler , tougher , meaner big sister. Smithereens, (actually THE Smithereens for all you pedants out there) . Fresh from New Jersey , Punk Rock wannabe Wren takes a big wormy bite of the Big Apple. Dig her prototypical - Karen O style wardrobe , and marvel at what a self-obsessed little fuck our heroine truly is.

Colourful NY characters and celebrity cameo appearances abound. Richard Hell gets his meatiest film role as semi-famous musician and heal who's bandwagon Wren is determined to barge her way onto. Susan Berman as Wren does a great job of actually making us give a damn about what happens to Little Miss Hard - To- Like. Camera is by Chirine El Khadem , who also shot Amos Poe's new New Wave thriller, The Foreigner .Seidelman gives us a master-class in on location guerilla film-making , getting straight in there with a skin tight opening sequence and soundtrack featuring The Feelies. As if this this wasn't cool enough we shall be showing this from an original 16mm print.


Desperate Teenage Lovedolls (1984) directed by David Markey

David Markey melds Beyond the Valley of the Dolls into a thinly veiled Runnaways biopic and makes Exploitation cinema history. A masterpiece of low budget film-making , trashy in all the right places but with production values just high enough for an audience to be able to make sense of what's happening . Feast your eyes upon post a Manson murders LA where a washed up strung out Cherie Currie is your waitress.

For those of you unfamiliar with David Markey. He is the man behind We Got Power Films , a real punk-film legend who has been plugging away doing his thing since he was a pup, shooting his first feature at the age of 15 then making The Slog Movie, now seen as one of the definitive documentaries on the 1982 So-Cal Hardcore scene ranking alongside the likes of Penelope Spheeris's, The Decline of Western Civilisation. Among the famous faces that appear in Desperate Teenage Lovedolls are Dez Cadena (Black Flag), Steven and Jeffrey McDonald (Redd Kross) and features a great soundtrack by Redd Kross, Black Flag, the Bags, White Flag... need we go on?

Yes you can get Marky's films from Strange Vice - including the Reinactors, his amazing documentary on the strange subculture of celebrity look-a-likes who roam Hollywood Boulevard.



There will be the usual batch of wild shorts and trailers in between main features.
We will also have our merch and concession stands so bring your pocket money.


When and Where?

Saturday 28th July 2012.
The Old Hairdressers in Glasgow (Opposite Stereo, Renfield Lane, G2 6PH)

1900-midnight

Admission is £5 on the door or in advance from here
There will be limited space so we recommend getting an advance ticket.


Turkish Fantastic Cinema

Posted 2012-06-20 in


Turkish Fantastic Cinema

Some among you might be familiar with the name Bill Barounis. Based in Greece, Bill was the man behind the Onar label, one of the few companies producing DVDs of beautiful, rare and wild, wild, wild films that are of that genre known as , Turkish Fantastic Cinema. Sadly Bill, who ran Onar almost single handedly, passed away on October 6th 2011 following a long struggle with cancer.


So what is Turkish Fantastic Cinema? Basically in Turkey from about the mid 1950's to the early 80's film-makers were making hugely entertaining movies that were informed by their own culture but, were often “inspired” by Hollywood blockbusters, and they never let modest budgets or any namby pamby health and safety issues stop them doing it, no sir! NOTHING was going to stop those plucky Turks from making their own and with gusto: superhero films,how about Santo, Captain America and Spiderman (all in the same movie), westerns, action adventure, fumetti (Kilink), James Bond ( Golden Boy comes complete with Shirley Bassey sound-alike) , Rambo?(Rampage starring Serdar, the Turkish Stallone)...hell why not have a go at Star Wars! Okay the results are sometimes admittedly comical , Turkish Superman was never going to get any prizes for special effects, but I challenge you not to come away from watching these films with a sense of delight and wonder at their sheer exuberance, their inventiveness and of course the downright craziness...when you watch one of these you just don't know quite what's coming. Some people think that independent and world cinema is all about worthy social commentary , others want to take a break from grim reality and be entertained by films that just aren’t run of the mill Hollywood crap with the same ten actors ( I like Johnny Depp, but AGAIN?) and sappy ending ; films with fights and car chases, super cool heroes, super-bad baddies, and women who,even if they do live in a super-patriarchal society, look like they at least get to eat three meals a day !

Onar films was dedicated to the restoration and preservation of these (often) lost gems of Turkish cinema and ,by releasing them with English subs and lots of informative extras, bringing this unique phenomenon to the attention of the rest of the planet. People like Bill Barounis are today's unsung heroes of non-Hollywood cinema and an inspiration to anyone trying to run any independent venture in this “interesting” economic climate. Strange Vice know that we are privileged to be able to offer you the last of his catalogue - there are just ten on the site now and hopefully another three will arrive next month - we are sorry to say, that it's unlikely that we will have any more Onar titles after these.

List of Onar films available from www.strangevice.co.uk


Captain Swing the Fearless
(972) Korkuzus Kaptin Swing

Action comedy / western based around the comic book hero originating from Italian fumetti Il Comandabte Mark.

Golden Boy (1966)

James bond rip-off....shot on location in London! Dig those sexy opening tribute-to-Maurice Bindercredits.

Kilink In Istanbul (1967)

Turkish answer to the Italian super criminal anti-hero Killing which was itself a copy of Kriminal. Nothing will prepare the uninitiated for the plot twists in this wild ride.

Kilink Vs Superman / Kilink Strip & Kill (1967) double bill

Next two instalments in the Kilink franchise. Kilink and his sexy Suzie the side kick return to battle his goody two shoes nemesis Superman and show us once again how much fun you can have being bad.

Superman Returns / Iron Fist : the Giants Are Coming double bill

Another fine example of why the making of all superhero movies should be confined to micro budget productions produced in Turkey before CGI became widely available ; something tells me that the Dark Knight Rises is going to seem like a trip to yawnsville after you've copped a load of this double whammy.

Three Mighty Men (1973)

More masked mayhem. I love that Turkish Fantastic movies, especially the super hero ones, often feel that they've been written by kids who just want to see EVERYTHING in the same film. You come for the irony but you will stay for the insanity!

Spy Smasher (1968)

This is based on the American serial of the same name. Our masked super-dude thwarts evil enemies to national security...but please don't ask me how. Anything but boring. If you're planning on taking drugs to watch this movie let me tell you now, you really aren't going to need them. Save 'em for the Dark Night Rises in 3D.

The Dead Don't Talk / Thirsty for Love, Sex and Murder double bill

The Dead Don't Talk (1970) is an atmospheric hunted house movie in the creepy Gothic tradition of 1950's American Vincent Price vehicles and early Hammer. Thirsty for Love, Sex and Murder (1972) is a reworking of one of Strange Vice's most beloved gialli ... guess which one.

Tarzan In Istanbul (1952)

Turkish Tarzan, painstakingly restored bit of film history and a must for any Tarzan collectors out there.

The Red Plume - Genghis Khan (1952)

This is a sword and sandal style historical epic, akin to the early Italian peplum . Like Tarzan in Istanbul it's less bizarre, and more of a piece of film history, than most of the films listed above. With it's comparatively lavish production values, The Red Plume is a example of what the Turkish film industry was capable of in it's post WW 2 heyday. It's sobering to think that after it's once thriving film industry fell into crisis in the late 70's many of Turkey's films were scrapped for the tiny amount of silver in their emulsion.

To purchase these titles please visit the Strange Vice website and view the “Turkish” section.


Milton Keynes Collectormania

Posted 2012-05-27 in


Milton Keynes Collectormania
Strange Vice will be doing a stall at Collectormania 18 in Milton Keynes this coming week.
We will have a large selection of our stock as well other stuff not on the website and new arrivals that won't be online till the week after we get back, so get a chance to grab them first as we will have some very limited titles with us.

Heres the info

Collectormania 18

Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd June 2012

Friday and Saturday: 9am to 6pm
Sunday: 9am to 5pm

MK, Stadium Way West, Milton Keynes, MK1 1ST

Junction 14 of the M1. Only 1hour drive from London or Birmingham

Due to stadium:mk only being built in 2007 your satellite navigation system may not recognise our postcode. It may help to enter MK1 1QB which is the nearby Asda store.

PARKING:  FREE onsite parking.


Strange Vice Screening #2

Posted 2012-05-04 in


Strange Vice Screening #2

The Old Hairdressers in Renfield Lane is once again to be transformed into a grindhouse.

For this occasion we bring you a Fight and a Fright.

Start your evening by watching Kung Fu legend Judy Lee (who also starred alongside Sonny Chiba in the Bodyguard) demurely kick seven shades of shit out of the bad guys in the 1976 Taiwanese film Assassin directed by Tu Chong Hsun and screened from a 16mm print.

Absurd (aka Horrible, aka Rosso Sangue) is directed by Joe D'Amato (credited here under the alias of Peter Newton) master of sleaze, exploitation and horror who is best known for his contribution to the Black Emanuelle series especially Emanuelle in America and Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals. He also directed notorious sickie Beyond the Darkness and also made a foray into historical drama with his Caligula movies. Absurd is the 1981 follow up to one of the most notorious video nasties Anthropophagus the Beast which sees Big George Eastman (who also penned this) return in the lead role for another blood soaked slice of violent and sadistic Euro horror.

There will trailers and a short screened throughout the evening so grab some cans and popcorn from our concession stand and enter the world of Strange Vice.



When and Where?

Saturday 26th May 2012.
The Old Hairdressers in Glasgow (Opposite Stereo, Renfield Lane, G2 6PH)

1900-midnight

Admission is £5 on the door or in advance from www.strangevice.co.uk
There will be limited space so we recommend getting an advance ticket.


Memorabilia - Birmingham

Posted 2012-03-27 in


Memorabilia - Birmingham

Strange Vice will be doing a stall at Memorabilia this weekend in Birmingham

Saturday 31st March - Sunday 1st April

More info here:

http://www.memorabilia.co.uk/birmingham/

Strange Vice Screening #1 (Bump!)

Posted 2012-03-12 in


Strange Vice Screening #1 (BUMP!)

The very first Strange Vice film screening night will take place on the 24th March. We will be showing a wide selection of genre movies over the course of time and using a variety of cine equipment for the ultimate grindhouse experience, the only thing missing is a rowdy audience so please come along and enjoy yourselves.

We will be showing Eddie Romero's Philipino action/fantasy film Beyond Atlantis (1973) starring Sid Haig from a 16mm print as well as some shorts and trailers plus a secret B feature that will be announced on the night.

Admission is £5 on the door or in advance from www.strangevice.co.uk
Online sales will be available on the evening of Monday 27th Febuary.
There will be limited space so we reccomend getting an advance ticket.

We will also have a selection of products from our store available to buy, if there is anything specific that you are after please email in advance and we can bring it along.

Please sign up to our mailing list on the website to keep up to date with new additions to the store, upcoming events and screenings.

Cheers
Strange Vice


Strange Vice Screening #1

Posted 2012-02-26 in


Strange Vice Screening #1

The very first Strange Vice film screening night will take place on the 24th March. We will be showing a wide selection of genre movies over the course of time and using our wide variety of cine equipment for the ultimate grindhouse experience, the only thing missing is a rowdy audience so please come along and enjoy yourselves.

We will be showing Eddie Romero's Philipino action/fantasy film Beyond Atlantis (1973) starring Sid Haig from a 16mm print as well as some shorts and trailers plus a secret B feature that will be announced on the night.

Admission is £5 on the door or in advance from www.strangevice.co.uk
Online sales will be available on the evening of Monday 27th Febuary.
There will be limited space so we reccomend getting an advance ticket.

We will also have a selection of products from our store available to buy, if there is anything specific that you are after please email in advance and we can bring it along.

Please sign up to our mailing list on the website to keep up to date with new additions to the store, upcoming events and screenings.

Cheers
Strange Vice


Umberto This Saturday

Posted 2012-02-22 in


Umberto this Saturday

First post in a while and we thought that we'd let you know that Strange Vice will have a stall and be playing some top drawer soundtrack records at this Glasgow Music and Film Festival event.

Usual scenario, won't have everything but if you are after anything specific and would like us to bring it along drop us a line (info@strangevice.co.uk).

Anyway, heres some text nicked from the promoters web page;

 

Throbbing goth-synth creep-scapes from the horror score fanatic.

The alter ego of musician Matt Hill, Umberto is a one-man band crafting horror score creep-scapes for the digital age. A true master of the horror film soundtrack aesthetic, his music is a hypnotic, all-consuming journey, reeling you into a foggy, neon-lit world of graveyards, stalkers, haunted houses, witches and blood-stained corpses. Evoking the unsettling progressive rock of Goblin and the sinister, dystopian synth-work of John Carpenter, his acclaimed releases have garnered considerable praise for their staggering, gothic take on italo disco and new-wave synth pop, recreating the brooding intensity of a Dario Argento soundtrack through the cyclical melodies and throbbing rhythms he shares with his closest contemporaries, Zombi and Gatekeeper.

Flying over exclusively from Kansas City, Missouri for GMFF, Umberto will be performing a live soundtrack to a secret film of his choice, with support from power-sleaze duo Organs of Love and Strange Vice DJs.

Co-presented by independent promoters Cry Parrot: http://www.facebook.com/ cryparrot

8.30pm - 9pm: Organs of Love
9.30pm - 11pm: Umberto

11pm - 2am: Afterparty with David Barbarossa, Claudia Nova, Henry Fondler and Older Lover

INFO //

Saturday 25th Feb
SWG3
8pm
£5

TICKETS //

Online:
http://www.thearches.co.uk/events/gigs/umberto

On the phone:
0141 565 1000

Over the counter:
Arches Box Office, 253 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8DL


New Horror Film Night In Glasgow

Posted 2011-10-09 in


New Horror Film Night in Glasgow

New monthly film night in Glasgow is about to start up very soon.

Retrograde will be held in the Bay (142 West Regent St) and is shaping up to be a good night out.

Tickets are £10 and can be bought from one of the links below or by getting in touch via Strange Vice. Tickets come in a cool presentation box with freebies, drink tokens and there will be popcorn dished out.

Strange Vice will have a stall at these events and will be taking along some of our stock.

Hopefully see some of you at this or future events.

www.retro-grade.co.uk

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Retrograde/275547442458436