SHELF LIFE dvd
DIRECTOR: Paul Bartel ( Death Race 2000, Eating Raoul )
STARS: O-Lan Jones, Andrea Stein, Jim Turner
SYNOPSIS: After a long and varied career in film this was Paul Bartel’s last directing job before his death. It’s a great, weird flick that never really saw the light of day (much like it’s main characters). In the early 60’s a suburban Mom & Dad freak out after seeing JFK shot on TV. They grab their three kids and retreat to their fallout shelter sure of an oncoming war. Well, flash-forward to 30 years later and the parents are long dead but the kiddies have grown up physically (but not necessarily mentally). They play strange games based on their memories of childhood, television and various leftovers of culture (comic books, the bible) that were stored in the shelter. Based on a play by the three lead actors. The action all takes place in the claustrophobic bunker. A real one-of-a-kind oddity.
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*For more strangeness see: Happy End, Dr Caligari, Radioactive Dreams / Wired to Kill and UFOria
Fullscreen / Color
Region Free NTSC dvd-R
BLUE dvd case (above image is the front cover art)
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