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The Psychotronic Video Guide to Film

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Publisher Comments:

How to know a Psychotronic Movie:

These films can commonly be identified by their use of exploitation elements and their interest in humanity's lower common demoninators.

They occur throughout the world, but are particuarly common at midnight movie festivals and in video stores' cult sections, they are especially frequent at that beloved and dying institution, the drive-in.

Their packaging is commonly deceptive. They almost always appear on videocassette.

Among their kind are biker films, sci-fi series, quickie biopics, gimmick films, teen sex comedies, blaxploitation films, stalkers, slashers, snoozers, shrudderers, and anything starring Lynda Blair, david Carradine, Shannon Tweed or Drew Barrymore.

And they're all here in the Psychotronic Video Guide.

From Abby to Zontar, this book covers more than nine thousand amazing movies from the turn of the century right up to today's golden age of video, all described with Michael Weldon's dry wit. More than 450 rare and wonderful illustrations round out the book, making it a treasure trove of cinematic lore and essential for every fan of filmdom's finest offerings.

Synopsis:

How to know a Psychotronic Movie:

These films can commonly be identified by their use of exploitation elements and their interest in humanity's lower common demoninators.

They occur throughout the world, but are particuarly common at midnight movie festivals and in video stores' cult sections, they are especially frequent at that beloved and dying institution, the drive-in.

Their packaging is commonly deceptive. They almost always appear on videocassette.

Among their kind are biker films, sci-fi series, quickie biopics, gimmick films, teen sex comedies, blaxploitation films, stalkers, slashers, snoozers, shrudderers, and anything starring Lynda Blair, david Carradine, Shannon Tweed or Drew Barrymore.

And they're all here in the Psychotronic Video Guide.

From Abby to Zontar, this book covers more than nine thousand amazing movies from the turn of the century right up to today's golden age of video, all described with Michael Weldon's dry wit. More than 450 rare and wonderful illustrations round out the book, making it a treasure trove of cinematic lore and essential for every fan of filmdom's finest offerings.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 637) and index.

About the Author

Michael J. Weldon is the editor and founder of Psychotronic Video magazine. He grew up in Cleveland and now lives in Narrowsburg, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312131494
Author:
Weldon, Michael J.
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Performing arts
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Film - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
Screen, radio and tv
Subject:
Video - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
Video recordings
Subject:
Directories and catalogs
Subject:
Low budget motion pictures
Subject:
Sensationalism in motion pictures
Subject:
Video recordings -- Catalogs.
Subject:
Film - Reference
Subject:
Film
Subject:
Video/Guides
Subject:
Reviews
Subject:
Film & Video - Guides & Reviews
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 2
Publication Date:
19960815
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
11.11x8.63x1.43 in. 3.26 lbs.

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Product details 672 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780312131494 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
How to know a Psychotronic Movie:

These films can commonly be identified by their use of exploitation elements and their interest in humanity's lower common demoninators.

They occur throughout the world, but are particuarly common at midnight movie festivals and in video stores' cult sections, they are especially frequent at that beloved and dying institution, the drive-in.

Their packaging is commonly deceptive. They almost always appear on videocassette.

Among their kind are biker films, sci-fi series, quickie biopics, gimmick films, teen sex comedies, blaxploitation films, stalkers, slashers, snoozers, shrudderers, and anything starring Lynda Blair, david Carradine, Shannon Tweed or Drew Barrymore.

And they're all here in the Psychotronic Video Guide.

From Abby to Zontar, this book covers more than nine thousand amazing movies from the turn of the century right up to today's golden age of video, all described with Michael Weldon's dry wit. More than 450 rare and wonderful illustrations round out the book, making it a treasure trove of cinematic lore and essential for every fan of filmdom's finest offerings.

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