It’s back and it’s bigger and badder than ever before. Dion Conflict and The Revue Cinema in Toronto present SHOCK & AWE: ALL NIGHT B-MOVIE MARATHON, going down Saturday, September 28th starting at 11:30pm and running all night at The Revue (400 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto). And this time Dork Shelf has a pair of tickets to give away to the madness and the mayhem!
SHOCK AND AWE pays homage to the grindhouse experience, unearthing some of the rawest and rarest 35mm and 16mm prints of these long lost films (which themselves more than likely ran in grindhouse theatres or low-rent drive-ins), with some prints being the last remaining copies left of the films themselves.
Much more than just a film screening, SHOCK AND AWE is a genuine experience that cannot be missed. In addition to the unforgettable films on screen, there will be loads of merchandise, featuring obscure exploitation collectables, including Super 8 films, B-movie DVD’s, and small press items from other GTA area film publications. Intermissions will also feature themed snack bar offerings at the Revue including breakfast items, film tie-in themed treats, and selections from local area restaurants.
This year’s stellar line-up includes:
Mark Damon in the high body count spaghetti western JOHNNY YUMA (in what will likely be it’s last exhibition on 35mm)
The 1974 “classic,” THE SWINGING CHEERLEADERS
Late trash kingpin Jess Franco directs Klaus Kinski in JACK THE RIPPER (Trailer NSFW and in German)
The McDonald’s funded wanna be blockbuster that will forever live in infamy, MAC & ME
THE RETURN OF THE ANNUAL SECRET SCREENING EVERYONE WILL BE SWORN TO SECRECY TO PROTECT THE IDENTITY OF.
And it all caps off at the end with the Jean-Claude Van Damme masterwork, BLOODSPORT!
The show is 18+ and tickets can be purchased at The Revue, Film Buff West (73 Roncesvalles.), Eyesore Cinema (801 Queen St. W) & Suspect Video (605 Markham St.)for $20 in advance. Tickets at the door are $25. But here’s how you can win your way into this all night affair for free!
Simply email [email protected] with SHOCK AND AWE in the subject line. Be sure to include your full name in the body of the email. Please only one entry per household. Multiple entries will be deleted. For additional chances to win, simply like the contest announcement on our Facebook or re-Tweet the announcement from our Twitter! Deadline for entries is 11:59pm on Thursday, September 26th.
Good luck, and remember to stay tuned to Dork Shelf for more great news about Shock and Awe next week, as well as all the latest news, reviews, interviews, contest, and much more!