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Cult Cinema

MST3K: Devil Doll

Fri., August 21, 2015

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Directed by Lindsay Shonteff. UK. 1964. NR. 81 minutes. MST3K and Gordon Films. DVD.

Ventriloquists’ dummies are unsettling. Let’s not mince words, on scale of one to creepy, they’re The Hamburglar, residing somewhere in that uncanny valley of inhuman nightmare fuel. 60’s film Devil Doll ratchets up the unease by supposing a human soul could be forced into a dummy by an evil hypnotist, and we’re forced to endure a feature length supernatural suspencer with all the taught tension of . . .

Akira

Fri., September 18, 2015

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Directed by Katsuhiro Otomo. Japan. 1988. R. 124 minutes. Funimation. 35mm.

This presentation will feature the original, 1989 Streamline/Electric Media English dub that early anime fans fell in love with. Yes, Kaneda will sound like he’s from Brooklyn, and that’s how we like it!

“In spite of its increasingly daring and experimental visual stylings, the Japanese animation industry has yet to produce a film that truly rivals Katsuhiro Otomo’s much-heralded animated film adaptation of his 2 . . .