FAB Press, one of the leading authorities on sleazy cinema, will be celebrating their 10th anniversary by holding the Flesh & Blood Film Festival in London, March 22-23. The following films will be included in the schedule:
“Blood on Satan’s Claw” (UK) – British premiere screening of a brand new print struck from original elements. Thanks to MGM in the US and Hollywood Classics in the UK, we can finally grant the wishes of British horror fans by screening what must be considered THE classic rural witchcraft horror movie. UK Premiere of pristine new print. Screens on Saturday 22.
“Dust Devil” (UK) – Barely screened since the demise of the legendary Scala cinema. 2003 marks “Dust Devil”‘s 10th anniversary, and director Richard Stanley has kindly agreed to allow us to screen his personal 35mm print. Arguably the last truly significant British horror film to date, and not currently available on video or DVD anywhere in the world, we will of course be screening the directors cut. Screens on Sunday 23.
“Mark of the Devil” (West Germany) – Udo Kier and scores of witches. Banned outright in the UK when originally made and promoted in the USA with an ad campaign that involved giving sick bags to the crowd (and we’ve got ten of them to give away to lucky audience members!). This is the longest known print currently available anywhere in the world! Screens on Sunday 23.
“The Isle” (South Korea) – Brutal and beautiful, erotic and exotic, sadistic and sublime, “The Isle” is the perfect example of art-house horror, but it is unavailable in the UK because Metro Tartan, who own the rights for UK screenings, did not submit to the requested BBFC cuts. Screens on Saturday 22.
“Sleepwalker” (UK) – When this was reviewed in Flesh & Blood, it was described as the most obscure British horror film ever made. Unseen for almost two decades until director Saxon Logan made his own print available for screening again. Come along for the start of the Sunday show to catch this incredibly rare film and meet the director and some of the stars too.
“Four Flies on Grey Velvet” (Italy) – This is the rarest Argento film by far, and an outstanding example of Dario’s instant mastery of the giallo format. Throw away your pirate videos and see Argento in the only environment that makes sense: The Cinema! Screens on Saturday 22.
Confirmed special guests:
Mitch Davis (director, “Divided Into Zero” & “God’s Little Girl”) ^ Piers Haggard (director, “Blood on Satan’s Claw”) ^ Linda Hayden (star, “Blood on Satan’s Claw”) ^ Saxon Logan (director, “Sleepwalker”) ^ Fabrice Lambot (director, “Insanity”) ^ Wendy Padbury (actress, “Blood on Satan’s Claw”) ^ Richard Stanley (director, “Dust Devil”) ^ Robert Wynne Simmons (writer, “Blood on Satan’s Claw”)
For more information, visit the FAB Press website.
Posted on February 5, 2003 in Festivals by Film Threat Staff
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