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B!Movies: Blood, Breasts & Beasts … and Batman!

Forget the prejudice of cheap flicks attempting financial success through the simplest possible means, catching trickle-down success from mainstream productions. This spring semester we’ll bring you B-movies that left their mark on film history and became icons of their genre. Films that oscillate between masterpiece and work of art and sometimes just invite you to a hearty cringe (Samurai Cop), but that’s exactly why they are special and deserve the label «Kult».

Our selection of trash, exploitation and low-budget productions tells the stories of beastly giant ants! (Them!), Filth queens! (Desperate Living), space princesses! and tough killer bitches! Painted with buckets of fake blood (Evil Dead II) or dyed in a garish camp aesthetic. Or short – the famous three Bs: Blood, Breasts and Beasts … and Batman of course!

We start vigorously with Barbarella and the answer to the question how to save mankind and the universe: With love, what else! Jane Fonda shines in her unwanted parade role as super space agent with 1001 costumes and endless sexual energy.

As a tribute to the great hour of the exploitation film, we bring Grindhouse cinema back to life and show Russ Meyers Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! and the toughest women in film history. Sly Stallone and Frankenstein, on the other hand, can only suck on the exhaust in Death Race 2000. Here the men have the latex bodies on! But there are absurd carsploitation nonsense of the finest!

Our B!Movie series is rounded off by man-eating houses in Japanese House, and Godzilla vs. Megalon, the cute lizard with the engaging soprano voice.

If you haven’t caught fire yet, you’ll be able to hear Mel Brooks› The Producers explain the charm of the imperfect and mostly shabby.

Alexander Streb – head of programming

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