Cinema simply different

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


Films in this program

Barbarella

26.02.19 - 20:00 Uhr
Roger Vadim, FR/IT 1968
98 min, Blu-ray, E/d

Grindhouse Double Feature – Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! and Death Race 2000

05.03.19 - 19:30 Uhr
FPKK:
Russ Meyer, US 1965
83 min, Blu-ray, E/e

DR2000:
Paul Bartel, US 1975
80 min, Blu-ray, E/d

Them!

12.03.19 - 20:00 Uhr
Gordon Douglas, US 1954
94 min, Blu-ray, E/e

Dark Star

19.03.19 - 20:00 Uhr
John Carpenter, US 1974
83 min, Blu-ray, E/d

Iron Sky & Iron Sky: The Coming Race

20.03.19 - 20:45 Uhr
I: Timo Vuorensola, FIN/D/AUS 2012
93 min, DCP, E/d/f
II: Timo Vuorensola, FIN/D/B 2019
99 min, DCP, E/d/f

Samurai Cop

26.03.19 - 20:00 Uhr
Amir Shervan, Us 1991
96 min, DCP, E/e

Coffy

02.04.19 - 20:00 Uhr
Jack Hill, US 1973
91 min, Blu-ray, E/d

Godzilla vs. Megalon

09.04.19 - 20:00 Uhr
Jun Fukuda, JP 1973
81 min, DVD, JP/e

Desperate Living

16.04.19 - 20:00 Uhr
John Waters, US 1977
90 min, DCP, E/e

Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn

30.04.19 - 20:00 Uhr
Sam Raimi, US 1987
84 min, Blu-ray, E/d

Batman

07.05.19 - 20:00 Uhr
Leslie H. Martinson, US 1966
104 min, Blu-ray, E/d

House

14.05.19 - 20:00 Uhr
Nobuhiko Ôbayashi, JP 1977
88 min, Blu-ray, JP/e

The Producers

21.05.19 - 20:00 Uhr
Mel Brooks, US 1968
88 min, Blu-ray, E/d