Tag Archives: Dub Parody

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: Des Mangan (Hercules Returns)

Des Mangan is the man behind Double Take, the comedy troupe who gave us cult comedy Hercules Returns (David Parker, 1993), which Physical Impossibility is presenting at the Grosvenor Cinema, Glasgow, for one night only on Saturday 26/09 as part of Scalarama 2015. … Continue reading

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The Funniest Film You’ve Never Seen: HERCULES RETURNS

In the late 1980s, Australian comedy troupe Double Take brought their first live show, Double Take Meet The Astro Zombies, to London’s Scala cinema. Now, as part of Scalarama 2015, Physical Impossibility is bringing Double Take’s only film, Hercules Returns (David Parker, 1993), … 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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