Midnight Movies: From The Margin To The Mainstream

Format: DVD
Runtime: 86
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Street Date: 11/13/07


Between 1970 and 1977, six low budget films shown at midnight transformed the way we make and watch movies: The allegorical freak-out EL TOPO, the graphic horror of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, outrageous filth fest PINK FLAMINGOS, outlaw reggae’s THE HARDER THEY COME, the phenomenal ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, and the darkly disturbing ERASERHEAD. In this acclaimed documentary, discover the surprising stories behind the movies that defied mainstream America to change the world of cinema forever, featuring startling clips, rare archival footage and revealing interviews with the films’ directors, distributors, exhibitors and supporters, including John Waters, David Lynch, Roger Ebert, George Romero, Richard O’Brien, Alejandro Jodorowsky and many more.



Genres: Documentary
Director(s): Stuart Samuels
Writer(s): Stuart Samuels