Festival Update: Hard Ticket To Hawaii

HARDTICKETAs is often quoted, Jean-Luc Godard once said “All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun…”. Then pausing for a quick drag on a Gitanes he continued, “…also it doesn’t hurt if you can squeeze in an exploding blow-up doll, death by frisbee and a giant papier mache snake” – although nobody ever seems to include that bit.

Once more the Masochist Film Club returns for another evening at The Town House, this time as part of November’s Leamington Underground Cinema Festival.

Our feature presentation is the legendary Andy Sidaris picture Hard Ticket To Hawaii, a film combining the shuddering action of Miami Connection, the powerful acting of The Room and the sudden, frequent and inexplicable clothes-less-ness of Samurai Cop.

Join an elite DEA task force of kung fu experts and glamour models as they take on a drug kingpin in a plot that also somehow involves diamonds, giant mutated killer snakes and a skateboarding assassin.

The programme will also include some short films selected in competition for the LUC Short Film Prize 2015.

TICKETS £5 – on sale now – for age 18 and over

DOORS 7.30pm – STARTS 8.00pm

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OVER THE TOP 14th September at The Town House

Our grubby off-shoot, the Masochist Film Club presents the sweaty, awkward, cocaine-fuelled mess that is 1987’s Over The Top. Screening at The Town House on Monday 14th September, we are delighted that this will form part of the brilliant Scalarama – The Unofficial Month Of Cinema.

Over the top POSTER_FLYERJoin Sylvester Stallone as truck driver Lincoln Hawk (or Hawx? or Hawks?), on a journey to re-connect with his estranged son, whilst also trying to win a fortune (and a new truck) through the surprisingly popular world of competitive arm wrestling.

Racking up an impressive three nominations at the Golden Raspberry Awards, Over The Top is a film that is far, far, far worse than you may remember. Stallone only agreed to do it when he got offered a record $12 million, although as he has a writing credit he should probably shoulder some of the blame.

Featuring acting that would make a drama teacher self harm, sub-plots that make less sense than Kanye West’s performance at Glastonbury and the kind of parenting that should end up with at least one person in prison, Over The Top is a crazed treat for the discerning film masochist.

Tickets for this intimate screening at the Town House are just £5 each, you can buy them now from wegottickets. Space is limited so get in quick to avoid disappointment. Doors 7.30pm – Film 8.00pm

The Masochist Film Club presents… OVER THE TOP on 14th September

Our grubby disreputable off-shoot, the Masochist Film Club, presents the sweaty, awkward, cocaine-fuelled mess that is 1987’s Over The Top.

Join Sylvester Stallone as truck driver Lincoln Hawk, on a journey to re-connect with his estranged son, whilst also trying to win a fortune (and a new truck) through the surprisingly popular world of competitive arm wrestling.

Over the top Mantzoukas quoteRacking up an impressive three nominations at the Golden Raspberry Awards, Over The Top is a film that is far, far, far worse than you may remember. Stallone only agreed to do it when he got offered a record $12 million, although as he has a writing credit he should probably shoulder some of the blame.

Featuring acting that would make a drama teacher self harm, sub-plots that make less sense than Kanye West’s performance at Glastonbury and the kind of parenting that should end up with at least one person in prison, Over The Top is a crazed treat for the discerning film masochist.

Tickets for this intimate screening on Monday 14th Septemberat the Town House will be just £5 each, either in advance or on the door. Space is limited so get in quick to avoid disappointment. You can grab them right now from wegottickets.com.

Here, in all of its glory is the trailer…

SAMURAI COP screens in Leamington Spa on Monday 11th May

“You Have The Right To Remain Silent – Dead Silent”

LUC’s evil off-shoot is back with a screening of another so-bad-its-amazing classic. This time, brace yourself for the ne plus ultra of low budget action thrillers, SAMURAI COP.

Starring the elegantly coiffured Matt Hannon in the title role and featuring the late Robert Z’dar as the evil enforcer of the, frankly, odd Katana criminal cartel – this 1991 film will amaze, confuse and entertain in equal measure.

samurai copSome key features to look out for:

  • Karate fight scenes featuring people who clearly don’t know karate
  • An ongoing inability to wear clothes
  • Amazingly inappropriate workplace banter
  • The strangest waiter ever committed to film
  • The wig, oh my god, the wig.
  • A looming Lion head wall decoration that gets more screen time than most of the cast

Doors open at 7.30pm for this special event at The Town House where exciting modifications mean that there will be a really big screen for your viewing entertainment, as well as easily available alcoholic refreshment and free popcorn for all patrons. The cinematic entertainment will begin at 8pm sharp.

Tickets are £7.50 in advance or on the door – space is limited so please grab your tickets on line or arrive early to avoid disappointment. You can grab tickets at: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/317255

Assume the position, we are screening SAMURAI COP on May 11th

samurai cop“You Have The Right To Remain Silent – Dead Silent”

Leamington Underground Cinema’s evil off-shoot The Masochist Film Club returns for an evening at The Townhouse on Monday 11th May.

Our feature presentation is the legendary ‘Samurai Cop’ – a jaw-dropping 80’s action thriller with amazingly terrible acting, hilariously misjudged hair, cheesy bedroom action and bizarrely racist cop banter.

The Townhouse bar will be open and they be putting on some very special movie food for this event. Everyone will get complementary popcorn on their arrival. Space is limited so please grab your tickets asap if you don’t want to miss this utter masterpiece.

Tickets are £7.50 in advance or on the door – you can get them from the bar at the Townhouse, at LUC Film Bingo, or online at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/317255

Check out the trailer, you’ll be glad that you did:

On 23rd September, The Room will TEAR YOU APART

Greasy LUC off-shoot The Masochist Film Club will be screening the undisputed classic of catastrophic cinema, The Room, on Tuesday 23rd September at The Zephyr Lounge in Leamington Spa.

Tickets are £4 for standard seating or £6 for a prime position sofa seat – you can grab them online right now at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/288134

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Miami Connection – Play ‘THE SHOWER OF DEATH’

Ahead of our Masochist Film Club screening of the outrageous Miami Connection on Tuesday evening, the unwashed scamps in the LUC Games division have knocked up another promotional game for you to enjoy/swear at.

The Shower of Death‘ celebrates the important subplot involving keyboard playing, father searching member of Dragon Sound, Jim, going for a shower. Use your arrow keys to guide him for a wash and try to avid getting beheaded. There are 5 deadly levels – if you can finish it, we’ll be well impressed.

This is also a great time to remind you all about The Emerald IT LUC Video Game Prize – write a video game with a film/cinema theme and win £500 at a glittering awards event on 11th October. THERE IS SOME EXCITING NEWS ARRIVING ABOUT THIS TOMORROW!

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