Getting the Band Together
For our first adventure into the world of strange and obscure children’s media, we’re going to rock out. Both of the features tonight feature the trials and tribulations of rock bands threatened by sinister technological forces set to use their musical prowess for their own profit.
GUMBY THE MOVIE
This is sort of a continuation, and sort of a remake of the 80s era of the Gumby show. This was supposed to drum up interest in a 90s gumby revival but was a financial disaster that went straight to video after a very small theatrical run.
This movie has everything: Robots, Spaceships, Knights, Body Horror, Two entirely different music videos, a Groucho marx of clone of dubious accuracy and legality, totally unexplained canine supernatural powers, and much much more!
This zero budget movie is a legitimate nostalgic choice for me. It’s also a non stop barrage of stream of consciousness weirdness that’s sure to fascinate and terrify you.
ROCK & RULE
A small town band of mutated animal people in a techno fantasy post apocalyptic future makes a deal with a devilish record executive. Produced by Nelvana, this is one of the many films that have attempted to beat Disney by going for a more ‘adult’ tone over the years. Rock & Rule has some killer art direction mixed with a bafflingly star studded soundtrack featuring Debbie Harry, Lou Reed, Earth Wind and Fire, Iggy Pop, and Cheap Trick!
(Yes we are watching the uncensored Canadian version, which technically isn’t kid friendly, it was easier to do that than find a second stop motion film that wasn’t screamingly racist or complete themstic whiplash from Gumby: The Movie)
All that, and a preshow featuring a few on theme surprises!
Things start rocking on Wednesday, January the 16th with a preshow at 5pst/8est, with the first feature starting at 6pst/9est.
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