Rare 35MM Trailer Donation

Fantastic 35MM trailer donation to the Duke archive, very generous of them to let us have this one, it’s a well known film but a super rare 35MM trailer, you’ll have to come and join us at DukeFest in July to find out what it is! If anyone else wants to donate any 35MM, or weird old video tapes, then please just let us know.

35MM Trailer

Lost Blaxploitation Films

We had a great online chat last night with the fine folks at the Department Of Afro-American Research and Culture (DAARAC) aka Blaxploitation Pride! They shared with us their list of 7 lost and long unseen Blaxploitation classics they’re trying to track down, take a look at the titles on the image below, if anyone has any leads on any of these films then please do drop them, or us, a line!


The seven films featured on the list are:

Solomon King (1974) IMDB link.

Black Chariot (1971) IMDB link.

Black Cream (1972) IMDB link.

The Limit (1972) IMDB link. Directed by and starring Yaphet Kotto

Superdude aka The Hangup (1974) IMDB link.

The Long Night aka Steely Brown (1976) IMDB link.

Really pleased to say that we found the 35MM trailer for The Long Night aka Steeley Brown, a few years back, now we just need to find the film itself. There was a screening of it a while ago in NYC, but now it seems to have vanished again.

Check out our trailer for the film right here:

Also it’s known that Hangup aka Superdude exists in the AGFA archive in Austin, Texas and has been screened once at one of their Drafthouse cinemas, so that one is sort of found, even though we can’t watch it right now.

Let’s get at least one of these found in 2017!

O.C. & Stiggs meet the Mystery Trailers


Thanks so much to everyone who made it along last night to our Check The Gate 35MM screening of Robert Altman‘s very obscure O.C. & Stiggs, we hope you all made it through this very strange film in one piece. It was the perfect way to experience this unique entry in Altman’s filmography, on the big screen from a pristine looking 35MM print! A huge thanks to Paul and everyone at the Prince Charles Cinema for inviting us to be part of the season and big thanks to Park Circus for providing us with such a high quality print.

Plus we got to find out what was on the Mystery Trailer Reel as well, above are my notes I took while the trailer madness played out on the big screen, so what was on there? Here’s the full list:

Night Crossing (1982)

Sammy’s Super T-Shirt (1978)

Porky’s (1981)

The Rose (1979)

Never Cry Wolf (1983)

Water (1985)

The Peregrine Hunters (1978)

Crime Busters (1977)

The Fury (1978)

Firepower (1979)

Cocoon (1985)

Deep Waters (1978)

So we got super lucky with an incredibly fun and random selection, particularly the 3 super rare Children’s Film Foundation trailers, I knew there must have been a good reason I picked this reel up. Discovering what was on it with everyone last night was the perfect way to start the evening! Hope you all enjoyed them as much as we did!