The Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival’s final day kicked off by wrapping up its body horror retrospective with Philip Brophy’s Body Melt (1993). MMC! imagined an Arrow Video edition of the film earlier this summer, back when word of its restoration began circulating. The film now has a packed Blu-ray release compliments of Vinegar Syndrome, bringing this lesser known wonder to the world. The SFFF paired Body Melt with Chris McInroy’s practical effects-based We Summoned a Demon (2018), a fun and goofy short about a couple of guys who just want to be cool and end up summoning a demon. Overall, a fun way to start the Festival’s end.
A MAELSTROM OF METAPHYSICAL MAYHEM AND LIBIDINAL LUNACY
Welcome to a world ravaged by explosions of violence, a wasteland without love. Jung, the broken-hearted hero of legend, embarks on an epic quest to reunite with his lost love Maria who was savagely decapitated by the enormous titan Little Jesus. Along his bloody path, Jung finds allies in a bearded maiden, a massive cannibal, and a mysterious drifter and faces challenges in Little Jesus’ minions, encounters that force Jung to face deep questions that oppose his preconceptions of others and, more importantly, his understanding of himself. Armed with the mastery of “ten big punches” and the transformative power of “VIOLENCE,” can Jung subdue the monstrous virtues of Little Jesus, save his fair Maria, and fulfill his legacy? Find out in ten easy episodes.
Produced by renegade French animation studio Bobbypills, Crisis Jung is a perversely entertaining riff on 1980s children’s adventure-fantasy animation, one that imbues its grandiose conflicts and easy moral lessons with pansexual twists and body horror trauma.
Special Edition Contents:
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
- DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
- French and English audio tracks
- Behind-the-scenes featurette
- Complete storyboards
- Stills gallery
- Feature trailer
- FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet featuring production design artwork and new writing by illustrator and programmer Rupert Bottenberg
HONG KONG’S ORIGINAL MONSTER MASH!
When the sinister Princess Elzebub and her demonic minions ascend from the centre of the Earth to conquer Hong Kong and then the rest of the world, only Professor Liu Ying-de and the Science Headquarters stand in their way. Danny Lee stars as a young man transformed into Inframan, the sensational superhero made beyond bionics! With solar rays and thunderbolt fists, he sets out to vanquish humankind’s enemies forever in this fantastical story of rubber-suited villainy and plastic armor heroism.
Featuring not just one but two Bruceploitation stars (Danny Lee and Bruce Le), the mind-boggling fight choreography of Lan-Shan Ho (The Way of the Dragon), and costumes and creature designs by Ekisu Productions (Kamen Rider), The Super Inframan is a singular tokusatsu action experience from the legendary Shaw Brothers Studio.
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
- Brand New High Definition digital transfer
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
- Original Mandarin mono audio, plus 2.0 and 5.1 Dolby Surround Options, and English mono audio dub track (uncompressed LPCM)
- New English subtitles
- New interviews with actors Danny Lee, Bruce Le, and Terry Lau
- Introduction by Mystery Science Theater 3000 producer Joel Hodgson
- Director Jörg Buttgereit on The Super Inframan
- Original theatrical trailer
- Image gallery
- FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Booklet featuring writing on the film by Damon Foster and August Ragone and interview with director Shan Hua
“It’s bloody well brilliant.” – Todd Brown, TWITCH FILM.
“The world will never be the same.” – Peter Debruge, VARIETY.
After his partner is killed in the line of duty, Miami Police Department detective and martial artist Kung Fury time travels from the 1980s to World War II to kill rival kung fu master, Adolf Hitler (a.k.a. “Kung Führer”), only to be sent back to the Viking Age where he must face powerful warrior women and Norse Gods. This ’80s inspired, action extravaganza pits Kung Fury against lethal arcade robots, martial arts masters, laser-dinosaurs, and Nazi mutants. With only his biceps, his skateboard skills, a collection of similarly badass heroes, and a mere 30-minutes to save history, Kung Fury kicks and quips his way to victory. Constrained by a miniscule budget, David Sandberg’s Kung Fury was shot on green screen to construct a fanciful trailer of epic, B-movie awesomeness that became an internet sensation and inspired a highly successful Kickstarter campaign. The result is an homage to 1980s adventure films and side-scrolling video game battles, complete with astounding visual effects and a shredding electropop synth score. A darling of the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, Kung Fury now hits hard media with the mighty force of Thor’s enchanted hammer!
- Audio commentary with writer, director, and star David Sandberg
- New interview with Sandberg and cast and crew
- Hackerman’s Hacking Tutorials: How to Hack Time, Hackerman’s demonstration of how to hack common household objects back or forward in time
- Who Plays Hitler in Kung Fury?, a featurette on Jorma Taccone of The Lonely Island
- Behind the scenes footage
- Hello from Cannes, a special message by Sandberg from the 2015 Cannes Film Festival
- David Hasselhoff’s “True Survivor” music video
- On-set interview with David Hasselhoff
- “True Survivor” 8-bit remix video by Fredrik Segerfalk
- Kickstarter campaign video
- “David Sandberg” tribute video by Jonas Ernhill
- Kung Fury: Street Rage release trailer
- Launch trailer and teasers
- 32-page booklet featuring concept art, production photos, and behind the scenes content
Hack Time Edition – Package Includes:
- Kung Fury on Blu-ray or Standard DVD featuring over 2 hours of bonus material
- DRM-free Digital Download of the film on 1080p, 720p, and mobile/tablet formats
- Instant download of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
- Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on Vinyl LP
- “True Survivor” 7″ Record
- 27″ x 40″ Movie Poster
- Kung Fury Baseball Tee