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Comfort Film presents: Released and Abandoned:Forgotten Oddities of the Home Video Era. Futuropolis (1984) & Betaville (1986)

  • Comfort Station 2579 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL, 60647 United States (map)

Released and Abandoned:Forgotten Oddities of the Home Video Era
is BACK! 

After a two month break we start up the series again with a double feature of Home Video weirdness.

Futuropolis (1984)

Directors: Steve Segal, Phil Trumbo
Starring:
Tom Campagnoli, 
Mike Cody
Stan Garth

An excellent mixture of animation and real film from Rocket Films in 1984, directed by Phil Thrumbo and Steve Segal (which also plays the role of Mutchu, one of Lord Eggheads evil helpers). Segal also programmed the special effects in the endpart (using Commodore 64). The heroes of futuropolis are Captain Garth, Spud, Liutenant Luna and Cosmo. These four space cadets are sent to investigate series of mutations and destructions of peaceful worlds. The brain behind this chaos is Lord Egghead, the inventor of the "mutation ray". Futuropolis is an excellent movie which contains a lot of great animated effects!

Running time: 40mins
Media: Digital Projection

Followed by

Betaville (1986)

Director: Alyce Wittenstein
Starring:
Holly Adams, 
Frank Cadillac
Pat Digiovani

A Post-Modern Nightmare. In this twisted noir, a down on his luck detective returns to his hometown to discover that it has come to be ruled literally, by the dictates of fashion.

Running time: 41mins
Media: Digital Projection

Totally free. 

A monthly series curated by Paul Freitag-Fey from the Daily Grindhouse featuring odd and lost/forgotten movies from the home video era.