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

Since my last post, I’ve become aware of a much better term for what I initially referred to as Unauthorised Foreign Versions – it’s ‘Remakesploitation’. With hindsight, International Remakesploitation would have been an even better term. Even though the majority … Continue reading

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Movie Rip-Offs : A User’s Guide – Introduction

This is the first in what will be an ongoing series I intend to write here about movie rip-offs, knock-offs, clones and cash-ins. This introduction should hopefully explain what I take those terms to mean and suggest the kind of … Continue reading

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