Straight to Video - Rarities Marathon

21 July
12noon to 12midnight
Location informationArc Cinema and NFSA Theatrette
Event cost$10 ($70 season pass)

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.

11.45pm Finish


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.