Blue Underground Presents
Gary Sherman • USA • 1972
Sat. Nov. 11 • 10pm • Cinemapolis
When a high ranking civil servant disappears in a London tube station, Scotland Yard takes it seriously and assigns Inspector Calhoun to the case. His only lead is a young couple who saw the man just before he mysteriously vanished. Initially considered both suspects and unreliable witnesses, Alex and Patricia eventually return to the scene of the crime. Before long, all three characters are entrenched in a much stranger mystery.
Blue Underground delivers a flawless transfer (from the original camera negative, no less!) of this 70s cult classic from Gary Sherman. You will never get a chance to see this film come so close to Sherman’s original vision. Come discover (or re-discover) it on big screen!
Followed by a Q&A with Director Gary Sherman
Bob Clark • Canada | UK | USA • 1974
Sat. Nov. 11 • Midnight • Cinemapolis
Andy, an American soldier, is killed in action by a sniper during the Vietnam War. While Andy’s parents grieve their son’s death, he appears at their front door in full uniform as if nothing has happened. His parents decide to ignore the notice of their son’s death and simply continue living as if everything is normal. Soon some rather mysterious deaths begin to crop up in Andy’s town.
The world premiere of the 4K restoration of Blob Clark’s take on the Vietnam War, Deathdream is a true cult classic that we never tire of watching. And the masterful restoration from Blue Underground will absolutely blow your mind!
Followed by a Q&A with Bill Lustig
Junya Okabe • Japan
Sat. Nov. 4 • Midnight • Cinemapolis
In modern day Tokyo, two friends eke out a living by fighting in an underground arena, but then find themselves surrounded by aliens hell-bent on destroying them! In Tokyo 2050, a world devastated by the apocalypse offers only one route to survival: become the next ultimate battle-Mecha pilot!
An adaptation of the 1970s TV series of the same name, BRAVESTORM is an improbable mix of The Matrix, The Terminator and Evangelion. But trust us, it works! 1,000 ideas per second on screen and no time to rest, this is a perfect midnight movie for Fantastik fans! Don’t miss this North American premiere, you will not get a chance to see it elsewhere!
Mika Rättö • Finland
Sat. Nov. 11 • Midnight • Cinemapolis
Rauni terrorizes the villagers in his small town. A drunkard and a bully, his unwavering commitment to the way of the samurai is only surpassed by his boorishness.
Rauni keeps the villagers on their toes, but is surprised to learn that someone has taken out a contract on his head. He sets off to discover who would have the gall to challenge his position in the village, let alone test his warrior’s prowess. Slashing like a blind man in a forest trying to fending off ghosts, he strikes at all the likely candidates, leaving a trail of carnage in his path.
Alan Lo • Hong Kong | China
Fri. Nov. 10 • Midnight • Cinemapolis
When an adorable-yet-sinister chicken monster incites a zombie plague, it's up to two friends—the self-proclaimed "Double Dragons of Heaven and Earth"—to fight back, rescue their loved ones, and face the most dangerous threats of all: their own fears. Also: sentient and mobile eggs explode heads! This surreal experience balances heart with silliness to create a fresh take on the zombie apocalypse.
Mon Mon Mon Monsters
Giddens Ko • Taiwan
Fri. Nov. 3 • 11pm • Cinemapolis
Shu-Wei is constantly bullied by his classmates. After being framed for stealing at school, he is forced to perform community chores alongside his tormentors. Shu-Wei slowly gains acceptance into the group by joining them in their various misdeeds—until a botched burglary, a flesh-eating monster, and the immorality of society make him question everything.
Giddens Ko offers up a novel perspective on the complex subject of bullying at school by reversing the conceit of the monster film. MONSTERS prompts us to question our human behaviours by reflecting on our actions vís-a-vís the actions of ‘real’ monsters.