March 5, 2013 4 Comments
A short and sweet post this evening as I have been busy with trivia, work and heading out to the Alamo Drafthouse to meet Lloyd Kaufman, Mr. Troma himself. So today’s movie of the day is actually a compilation movie that happened to be a combined effort between the Alamo Drafthouse and the American Genre Film Archive, a group who is dedicated to preserving 35mm prints of all kinds. They currently have over 3500 35mm prints from movies to long forgotten trailers, like the ones you see in Trailer Wars. It’s a loving collection of some of the most insane, sexy, over the top trailers that you could ever imagine, thrown together in a compilation movie that showcase just how awesome cinema is. The art of the trailer making is on full display with trailers for weird, gory, sexually charged and downright awesome movies that you might thought of never existing. Seeing this on screen was a total pleasure with a barrage of trailers for movies that I started seeking out.
You have to try and rent this, especially if you are a fan of the genre of exploitation, action, and just about everything under the sun. It’s a fun time getting to see what sort of fucking absurd movies got made and what the folks at the AGFA were able to salvage and display for us. A veritable buffet of every genre of film is showcased through the art of the trailers.