Straight to Video - Rarities Marathon
The NFSA invites you to spend a day inside the brain of one of our most prolific and surprising directors. Brian Trenchard-Smith’s robust and unashamedly outlandish career in film and television produced a number of screen gems, many of which never made it to cinemas. We’re serving up a selection of super rarities on a range of formats - including VHS!
Program: Arc Cinema
12.00pm Welcome and discussion.
12.15pm Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 (2001, 114mins) - In Brian's words: 'Both bizarre and spectacular in a cheesy way. The Omen meets Air Force One in The End Of Days, they fight The Battle of the Bulge to be rewarded with The Second Coming'.
2:15pm Sally’s kooky bathroom break film.
2.45pm Happy Face Murders (1999, 98mins) - a bizarre made-for-TV whodunnit that will turn your brain inside out.
4.06pm Sally’s kooky bathroom break film.
4.15pm Official Denial (1993, 84mins) - an alien abduction military-murder mystery adventure.
5.45pm Sally’s kooky bathroom break film.
5.55pm Porky's 4 (2009, 90mins) - Three college buddies search for sex in the summer holidays and end up starting a successful whorehouse.
7.25pm Sally’s kooky bathroom break film.
7.35pm Chemistry (2011, 24mins) - The scandalous lives of Liz and Michael, a cop and a lawyer who meet in a near-fatal coincidence.
8.00pm Sally’s kooky bathroom break film.
8.10pm Arctic Blast (2010, 92mins) - An Australian-Canadian disaster film centred on a colossal blast of heavily chilled mesosphere air spreading over the Earth. It's up to a Hobart scientist to save the day - obviously.
9.40pm Sally’s kooky bathroom break film.
9.50pm Voyage of Terror (1998, 89mins) - Martin Sheen stars in this bizarre germ sci-fi set on a Caribbean cruise ship. Germ POV a highlight.
11.30pm Final discussion with Brian Trenchard Smith.
Program: NFSA Theatrette (continuous looped presentation)
Brittanic (2000, 93mins) - A fictional account of the sinking of the H.M.H.S. Britannic off the Greek island of Kea in November 1916.
Mission Impossible (1989, 47mins) - An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions.
Flipper (60mins) - The adventures of everyone's favourite dolphin.
Leprechaun 3 (1995, 90mins) - The American slasher film and the third instalment and first direct-to-video entry in the magnificently ridiculous Leprechaun series
See more films in our Brian Trenchard-Smith: Ozploitation King program.