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This hardback volume brings together 25 of the world's leading genre experts and critics to guide you through the multi-faceted beast that is cult cinema. Exploring the stars, the filmmakers and the trends, an intriguing trip down the less well-trodden paths of filmdom. 246 pages. Chapters examine the films, the directors, the actors, genres and sub-genres, and even distribution (super-8, horror festivals, Asian DVD explosion et al). From Wes Craven to David Cronenberg, Zombie Flesh Eaters to Spaghetti Westerns, this covers it.
Actors covered include Pam Grier, Meiko Kaji, Vincent Price, and Hervé Villechaize. Directors include Seijun Suzuki, Tinto Brass, Lloyd Kaufman, George Romero and those mentioned above. Top films include The Fall of the House of Usher, Deep Red, Dressed to Kill, Withnail & I, The 'Burbs and Battle Royale.
And genres examined include the Giallo, Canuxploitation, Pornochanchada, Christmas Horror, Food Horror, and Empty City Sci-Fi. Once again, each separate feature is written by a different expert, making this a gathering place for insight into all the variations and opinions about cult cinema.
Since 2009, UK-based Arrow Video has become the go-to source for cult cinema on DVD and Blue-Ray. Filmmakers as diverse as Richard Ayoade and Guillermo del Toro proclaim themselves fans. They also employ some of the leading voices on cult and genre filmmaking, and they carefully select and newly edit, and add bonus features, to the films they work with. Twenty complete essays that first appeared in Arrow Video releases, and ten new commissions written exclusively for this book.
- Additional Information
Item Code CULTCH Publisher Arrow Films Publish Date 2016 ISBN 9780993306013 Adult Rating Mature Readers Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 11x9 # Pages 246pg Color Text/Partial Color
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