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Austin, TX—Thursday, July 14th, 2011— Fantastic Fest is proud to announce our first wave of programming for the seventh edition of Fantastic Fest, happening September 22-29 in Austin, Texas.
This batch of 20 films spans the globe from Japan, Belgium, Mexico, Russia, Hong Kong, Korea and of course the USA. We’re debuting digital restorations of Italian horror classics and a stunning 3D epic with more objects flying in your face than Michael Bay and James Cameron combined. With favorite Fantastic Fest veterans returning with new projects and a new slate of debut directors, 2011 is shaping up to be an epic edition.
“Fantastic Fest is the high-point of my year. Every year old friends return and strangers become friends. Fantastic Fest is my extended dysfunctional family; each of us completely obsessed by the wildest and weirdest films on earth,” says festival creative director and co-founder Tim League.
Fantastic Fest is the film festival with the boring parts cut out. We scan the globe for the very best in action, horror, science fiction, fantasy to the truly bizarre in contemporary cinema for your viewing pleasure. Look for many more announcements in the weeks to come, including information on our gala events, parties and filmmakers in attendance.
For photos, trailers and full descriptions of the following films visit the Fantastic Fest press site. The Next Fantastic Fest content announcement is slated for mid-August. Stay tuned!
Comin’ At Ya! 3D (2011) - Real D Presents
Star Tony Anthony and Producer Tom Stern live in person
Director: Ferdinando Baldi, USA, 118 minutes
The film that kicked off the '80s 3D Boom returns in a state of the art digital reimaged restoration. Equal parts western and rollercoaster, COMIN' AT YA pulls out every stop to entertain you. If the modern wave of 3D were as fun as Comin’ At Ya! 3D, the motion picture industry would have nothing to worry about. The only Spaghetti Western shot in 3D is now completely restored with the latest in 3D technology and stars Tony Anthony as H.H. Hart, an avenging hero out to retrieve his kidnapped bride, played by Victoria Abril. Gene Quintana plays the slave trader who is holding her hostage in this extremely memorable cult favorite.
Beyond the Black Rainbow (2011)
Director: Panos Cosmatos, USA, 110 minutes
A trance inducing, psychedelic head trip from visionary director Panos Cosmatos, BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW is a sci-fi dystopia sent with love from the Reagan years. Imagine STALKER meets LOGAN’S RUN.
Body Temperature (2011)
North American Premiere
Director: Takaomi Ogata, Japan, 72 minutes
Takaomi Ogata’s BODY TEMPERATURE chronicle’s a young man’s love affair with a life-sized sex doll. Think LARS AND THE REAL GIRL but with all the creepiness that story was strangely missing.
North American Premiere
Director: Alexandre Coffre, France, 89 minutes
When David finds a bag in the park, he sees its nefarious contents as the perfect escape from his dead-end life; hopefully without losing it entirely at the hands of the bag’s former owner.
Boys on the Run (2010)
Director: Daisuke Miura, Japan, 114 minutes
Based on a manga (surprise), BOYS ON THE RUN’s central courtship starts with a bestiality DVD and ends with a Taxi Driver-style showdown. Guaranteed to warm the heart of the serial masturbator inside all of us.
Director Michael R. Roskam live in person
Director: Michael R Roskam, Belguim, 129 minutes
Testicular trauma, the underground beef hormone black market, steroid addiction and a vast swath of suppressed emotions swirl together to form one of the most powerful narratives we have seen in recent memory.
El Infierno (2010) - Cine Las Americas presents
Director: Luis Estrada, Mexico, 145 minutes
Luis Estrada’s El Infierno (Hell) finds pitch-black dark humor in a peasants rise to power amid the drug-war-torn streets of the Mexican border.
Invasion of Alien Bikini (2011)
Director: Oh Young-Doo, Korea, 75 minutes
The no-budget bikini-clad alien invasion martial arts romp INVASION OF ALIEN BIKINI was so fun, it took the $25,000 jury prize at this year’s Yubari Fantastic Fest, a sum more than five times the budget of the film.
House by the Cemetery (1981) - Blue Underground Presents
Theatrical Premiere of the 2K digitally restored version
Director: Lucio Fulci, Italy, 87 minutes
Lucio Fulci's classic Italian gore rollercoaster, now presented in a digital restoration from Blue Underground.
Kill Me Please (2010)
Director Olias Barco live in person
Director: Olias Barco, Belgium, 96 minutes
From the producers of MAN BITIES DOG, KILL ME PLEASE details the day-to-day exploits of one of the world’s foremost assisted suicide clinics. Dark comedy and pathos are as well mixed as Dr. Krueger’s lethal cocktails.
A Lonely Place to Die (2011)
Director: Julian Gilbey, UK, 98 minutes
This back-to-basics, no-BS modern take on the survival genre features a violent Russian girl in a cage, gun-toting maniacs, and a cat-and-mouse chase across lawless, rural Scotland.
Milocrorze, A Love Story (2011)
Director: Yoshimasa Ishibasha, Japan, 90 minutes
This bizarro musical/variety/samurai/love story from Japan is cinematic LSD from Yoshimasa Ishibashi, the mad genius behind the Fuccon Family, and Takayuki Yamada, who plays all three male leads.
New Kids Turbo (2011)
Directors: Steffen Haars and Flip van der Kuil, The Netherlands, 87 minutes
Gutter comedy escalates to ludicrous extremes in the Dutch smash hit that will leave you gasping for air. The mullets are magnificent, as are the moustaches.
Revenge: A Love Story (2011)
Director: Ching Po Wong, Hong Kong, 91 minutes
Ching-Po Wong’s REVENGE A LOVE STORY follows a severely wronged man in his quest to avenge a terrible crime. This is a new ultra-violent Hong Kong action, one deeply influenced by the best of Korean revenge films.
Director: Justin Kurzel, Australia, 120minutes
Justin Kurzel knocks out a stellar debut feature with SNOWTOWN, a dark hypnotic tale of a lower-class youngster who has the misfortune of finding a father figure in John Bunting, Australia's most notorious serial killer.
The Stoker (2010)
North American Premiere
Director: Alexei Balabanov, Russia, 87 minutes
Genius storyteller and two-time Fantastic Fest veteran, Alexsei Balabanov (Cargo 200, Morphia) delivers his unique blend of bloody crime drama by way of the darkest recesses of the Russian human condition.
Underwater Love (2011)
Director: Shinji Imaoka, Japan, 87 minutes
The simple life of a fish factory worker gets turned upside-down when she falls in love with a legendary Japanese creature in this kinky, musical romp of a pink film lensed by the legendary Christopher Doyle and directed by Fantastic Fest veteran Shinji Imaoka (UNCLE’S PARADISE).
Star Tak Sakaguchi and writer Yudai Yamaguchi live in person
Director: Ryuhei Kitamura, Japan, 119 minutes
The 10th anniversary screening of the yakuza vs. zombies action classic that cracked open Japan’s indie film business like a can of cheap beer.
Yakuza Weapon (2011)
Star/co-director Tak Sakaguchi and co-director Yudai Yamaguchi live in person
Directors: Tak Sakaguchi and Yudai Yamaguchi, Japan, 106 minutes
Ten years after starring in VERSUS, former street fighter-turned actor/director Tak Sakaguchi is back with this mondo trasho flick about a yakuza with a machine gun arm and a rocket launcher leg.
Zombie (1979)- Blue Underground Presents
Theatrical Premiere of the 2K digitally restored version
Director: Lucio Fulci, Italy, 92 minutes
Lucio Fulci's extreme masterpiece of post-Romero corpse mania is back in a gorgeous digital restoration.
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How does the Alamo Victory Program work?
The Alamo Victory Program is a free rewards program to show our appreciation for what you are already doing----coming to the Alamo! Just use your Alamo Victory Program number every time you visit or purchase a ticket online. We’ll do our best to surprise you with discounted tickets and food & beverage offers, as well as invitations to sneak previews of new releases, exclusive screenings, T-shirts, DVDs and more! Plus, we’ll give you a free movie ticket on your birthday. It’s our way of saying thanks for choosing us.
Is the Alamo Victory Program free?
Yes, the Alamo Victory Program is an absolutely free rewards program. Plus, we give you a free movie ticket on your birthday!
Do I need to keep track of points/purchases or remember to bring a card?
The Alamo Victory Program was designed to be as easy as possible. There are no cards or points to keep track of. All you have to do to keep the surprise rewards coming is log in to Victory every time you purchase online, or tell the box office attendant every time you buy a ticket at the theater.
I bought 4 tickets and my account was only credited with 1 visit. Is that correct?
Yes, it is. Each time you buy a movie ticket for a unique showtime (movie, time and day), the Alamo Victory Program registers one visit for your Victory Program number, regardless of the number of tickets you purchase. Here are some examples:
(2) tickets to ‘Iron Man’ at 3PM + (2) tickets to ‘The Big Lebowski’ at 8PM = 2 visits (5) tickets to ‘Caveman’ at 5PM = 1 visit
(3) tickets to ‘The Goonies’ at 12PM = 1 visit
I bought 2 tickets at the box office and they don’t appear in my Online Movie Purchases history. Why do they not show?
At this time, only purchases made online through the drafthouse.com website, Facebook Connect, or your smartphone will appear in your Online Movie Purchases history. Purchases made at the box office will not show in your Online Movie Purchases history, but you will still receive ‘visit’ credit for having seen those movies within our Victory Program.
Tickets purchased through Fandango will neither show in your Online Movie Purchases history nor have the ability to be tracked by our Victory Program. We hope to improve this functionality in the near future!
Why did my visit history change on the first of the month?
The Alamo Victory Program records your visits and updates your balances in real time. In addition, on the first of each month, your visit balance is reviewed. Any visits over 12 months will expire and be removed from your history. This does not affect your lifetime visits total.
Are gift card purchases and theater rentals eligible for earning Alamo Victory Program rewards?
No. Gift card purchases and theater rentals do not earn Alamo Victory Program rewards at this time.
What kind of rewards can I expect?
By signing up for the Alamo Victory Program, you may be surprised with special discounted tickets and food & beverage offers, as well as invitations to sneak previews of new releases, exclusive screenings, T-shirts, DVDs and more! Plus, we’ll give you a free movie ticket on your birthday.
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Our box office staff will inform you of any surprise rewards you have when you pick up your tickets or you can review your rewards online by visiting drafthouse.com and signing in to your account.
How do I redeem my rewards?
Discount Movie Rewards can be redeemed in person at the box office or when making an online ticket purchase.
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When you sign up for the Alamo Victory Program, we will ask you for your birth date. On your birthday, we will give you a free birthday ticket that is valid for up to one week following your birthday. Go to any Alamo box office, provide your Alamo Victory Program information (email, telephone number, name, or Victory account ID) and show a valid driver’s license and you will be given your free birthday ticket.
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When you become eligible for a reward, it will automatically appear on your account. You can view your rewards online by simply logging in to your Alamo Victory Program account. Each offer has an expiration date, so be sure to check how much time you have to redeem the reward.
What are the levels in the Alamo Victory Program, and how do I move from one level to another?
There are four levels -- or "ranks" -- in the program. Everyone starts at the first rank, Citizen. From there you can progress to Fighter, followed by Captain, and finally to our top rank: Commandant. As to how to move up, we'll just say that the more you visit, the faster you’ll move up and Commandants spend A LOT of time at the movies! Also, the more you visit us, the more cool surprises you will receive. It’s our way of saying thanks for coming to the Alamo.
I visit several different Alamo locations regularly. How do I know which locations are participating in Victory? Will all locations be participating?
All Alamo locations are participating in the Alamo Victory Program and will honor your rewards everywhere, except in the rare case that you have earned a specific reward that the location you are visiting does not offer.
How do I sign up?
You can sign up for Victory either in person at the box office or by signing up online at drafthouse.com/victory.
Sign up online. Go to drafthouse.com and click the ‘Join’ link in the top right corner. A new window will appear where you can complete your profile. Once you have registered, you can make ticket purchases using your Victory account.
Sign up at the box office. A member of our staff will scan a unique registration number located on one of our Victory postcards. This will open a temporary account for you. Be sure to keep this postcard since you will need the registration number on the back of the postcard to complete your Victory registration. Go to the drafthouse.com/victory page and click ‘Join.’ A new window will appear where you can enter your unique registration number into the ‘Victory Registration Number’ field. From there you can complete your Victory profile and begin earning rewards! The tickets you purchased at the theater that day will count towards your visits upon completion of your profile.
Sign up using your smartphone. Simply visit drafthouse.com/victory using your phone’s internet browser and sign up by clicking the ‘Join’ link. If you are at the theater, you can scan the QR Code located on one of the Victory posters located in the lobby. Scanning the QR Code will take you directly to the drafthouse.com/victory page where you can sign up.
Am I able to access my Alamo Victory Program account on a smartphone?
Yes. You can easily access your account on your smartphone by visiting drafthouse.com/victory and entering your login name and password.
Why do you need my phone number?
Your phone number gives us a quick and easy way of uniquely identifying you at the theater. Plus, we figure it’s an easy number for you to remember. We will never call or SMS unless you specifically sign up for SMS alerts. (SMS alerts are not currently offered by the program). This number is only used for you to quickly login to Victory at the box office.
Why do you need my email address?
Providing a valid email address allows us to send you surprise rewards and is another quick way for you to login to Victory at the box office!
Is the Alamo Victory Program cardless? I REALLY want a card. What can I do?
Yes, the Alamo Victory Program is cardless. Many of our guests told us they didn’t want another card in their wallet. But, we understand that some guests prefer cards so if you REALLY want an Alamo Victory Program card, we can provide a free card for you at the box office. If you already have an Alamo gift card, we can link this card to your Victory account free of charge. This cannot be done online. Physical cards are only available at the Alamo box office.
I lost my Alamo Victory Program membership card. How do I get a replacement card?
Visit the Alamo and a box office attendant can replace your card for free.
Can I use the ticket kiosk with the Alamo Victory Program?
Yes. If you purchase a ticket at the kiosk, you must use a Victory card to get credit for your visit. You can get a physical card from the box office attendant free of charge. Tickets purchased online can be picked up at the kiosk without a Victory card.
Can I cancel my Alamo Victory Program membership?
If you decide for whatever reason to no longer participate in the Alamo Victory Program, you can cancel by sending your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that when your Alamo Victory Program account is canceled, all account information and remaining rewards are purged from the system and unavailable for redemption. You are always welcome to join us again if you change your mind.
I forgot to tell the staff that I am an Alamo Victory Program member. Can I still receive credit for my visit?
Yes. Simply scan and email your receipt(s) within 7 days to email@example.com and your account will be credited for the visits earned. Please include the name along with the phone number or email address you used to enroll in Victory.
How do I change my personal preferences?
You can change your personal preferences by logging in at drafthouse.com. Once logged in, choose ‘My Account’ from the drop down menu in the top right corner. This will open your ‘Alamo Victory Account.’ From there, choose the tab labeled ‘Preferences.’ You can now update your newsletter subscriptions, your preferred Alamo market, and movie genres. Click ‘Update’ for the changes to take effect. The only field which cannot be edited is your birth date.
How do I reset my password?
You can reset your password by logging in at drafthouse.com. Once you are logged in, choose ‘My Account’ from the drop down menu in the top right corner. This will open your ‘Alamo Victory Account.’ From there, choose the tab labeled ‘Account.’ You can now update your password, phone number, and email address. Click ‘Update’ for the changes to take effect.
Is my information really private?
Where can I find Alamo Victory Program Terms and Conditions?
View our Terms and Conditions.
Will I get a ton of email from the Alamo Victory Program?
We realize you’re busy and receive a lot of email from a lot of different places, so we don’t want to overload your inbox. You’ll receive our weekly newsletter with everything that’s happening at your local Alamo, plus periodic emails to make sure you don’t miss out on any special surprises or offers you may be interested in; however, you will never receive more than two emails from us in one week.
Who do I contact if I have questions about the Alamo Victory Program?
Please consult this FAQ section. The most common questions and issues are addressed here. If you cannot find your answer, please speak with a manager at your local Alamo. If they are unable to address your issue, please email firstname.lastname@example.org