DukeFest 2022 – The 35MM Trailers!

Here’s the list of the super rare 35MM trailers we played this year at the Prince Charles Cinema as part of DukeFest 2022!

We’d not been able to watch any of these trailers before the festival, so we got to watch the first with a crown, which is the best possible way to experience them!

High Ballin’ / The Big Sleep was a UK TV spot for a double bill of both of these 1978 thrillers.

Q The Winged Serpent and Immoral were also both very rare UK TV spots with a very British accented voice over track!

Time The Musical was the Cliff Richard starring stage musical from the 1980s, though sadly didn’t actually include any footage from the stage show itself, or any pics of Cliff!

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!