Category Archives: Movie Rip-Offs

Matchbox Cineclub: Double Take In Outer Space

Matchbox Cineclub‘s March screening, in association with Glasgow International Comedy Festival, is the world premiere of Double Take In Outer Space (Des Mangan, 2016) on Thursday 17/03/16 at the Old Hairdressers, Glasgow. Based on Starcrash (Luigi Cozzi, 1978), it’s a dub parody pseudo-sequel to Hercules Returns (David Parker, 1993), which Physical Impossibility … Continue reading

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Big Screen Comedy at Glasgow International Comedy Festival 2016

Glasgow International Comedy Festival (GICF) 2016 starts on Thursday 10/03 and runs till Sunday 27/03. As well as live shows from the likes of Frankie Boyle, Ardal O’Hanlan and Dylan Moran (and a shit-ton of shows from less well-established names), … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW: Cem Kaya (Director of Remake, Remix, Rip-Off) pt II

This is part two of my exclusive interview with Cem Kaya, director of the documentary Remake, Remix, Rip-Off. Read part one here. In this final instalment, Cem explains why there’s so much more to Turkish Fantastic Cinema than we think, … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW: Cem Kaya (Director of Remake, Remix, Rip-Off)

Cem Kaya’s fantastic documentary Remake, Remix, Rip-Off screens at FrightFest this weekend. It’s a long-awaited delve into the wild, wild world of the Turkish Fantastic Cinema (AKA Turkish Pop Cinema, AKA Turkish Remakesploitation) and it doesn’t disappoint – long-time fans, casual … Continue reading

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Movie Rip-Offs: A User’s Guide – Détournement and Dub Parodies

“Plagiarism is necessary. Progress implies it. It holds tight an author’s phrase, uses his expressions, eliminates a false idea, and replaces it with just the right idea.” Comte de Lautréamont (Isidore Ducasse), Poésies II (1870). “Ideas improve. The meaning of … Continue reading

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Movie Rip-Offs : A User’s Guide – Turkish Remakesploitation

Many thanks once again to Gokay Gelgec of the Sinematik website and Bill Barounis of Onar Films for invaluable background information on these films and the culture they were made in. Wherever possible, I’ve referred to the best-presented and ‘official’ … Continue reading

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Movie Rip-Offs : A User’s Guide – Mutant Hybrids

“The idea at the time was from Fabrizio De Angelis, the producer. He called me at the time and said, “What do you think about The Bronx Warriors?” I said, “Great! Is it the next movie of Walter Hill?” “No, … Continue reading

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