Sunday, 28 August 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 257: Wed Sep 14

Psychomania (Sharp, 1973): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 8.30pm


BFI introduction to this screening in the cinema's 'Cult' strand:
One of the weirdest films about young undead bikers on the rampage you’ll ever see, and the only one to feature George Sanders and Beryl Reid as toad-worshipping Satanists. With the secret of eternal life in their grasp, The Living Dead motorcycle gang and their splendidly stony-faced leader Tom (Henson) return from the grave to commit shocking acts of hooliganism in a supermarket. Depraved.

Plus tonight's entertainment also includes a Dreyer short from 1948!

They Caught the Ferry
De nåede færgen. Dir Carl Theodor Dreyer. 11min. English subtitles
Two lovers in a hurry tear through town on a motorbike in this amazing dreamlike parable of road safety. Could that be Death up ahead, out for a casual spin in his hearse?

Psychomania (fully remastered) is released Mon 19 Sep on BFI Flipside Blu-ray and DVD.

Here (and above) is the Psychomania trailer.

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