CFF: VIDEO VIOLENCE REDUX DELUXE World Premiere
THE CINEDELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL presents
Saturday, April 13, 2013, Doors at 9, Movie at 10
VIDEO VIOLENCE REDUX DELUXE (2013) World Premiere
with Director Gary P. Cohen in attendance!
Gary P. Cohen will be on hand to introduce this new mash-up of the two VIDEO VIOLENCE films. Trust us, the result is fantastic.
One of the great cinematic time capsules of the golden age of the brick and mortar video rental store, 1987's VIDEO VIOLENCE (1987, full title: VIDEO VIOLENCE...WHEN RENTING IS NOT ENOUGH) remains one of the most fun and charming no-budget horror films of the 1980s. Filmed in Frenchtown, NJ with a cast of non-actors and a never-ending supply of imaginative homemade gore effects, VV tells the story of a video store proprietor who unknowingly sets up shop in the most dangerous of small towns. VIDEO VIOLENCE 2 (also 1987) continues the storyline within the format of a public access television show complete with fake commercials and an even darker sense of humor than its predecessor.
Both films are filled with disturbing deaths, nasty nudity, and a scathing self-awareness that brings to mind the current widespread outcry against violent entertainment. Cohen's new feature-length combo of the films eliminates some of the superfluous and redundant footage, resulting in an entirely new experience that, in my humble opinion, outshines both of the originals.
About Viva Video!:
From the ashes of the Bryn Mawr location of TLA Video came Ardmore's VIVA VIDEO! THE LAST PICTURE STORE, the Philadelphia area's last remaining arthouse/foreign/genre-oriented video rental shop.
Advance tix are $10, no refunds or exchanges.
The Cinedelphia Film Festival is a Philly-centric celebration of Philly film running from April 4-27, 2013.
16 W. Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003