RAWHEAD REX
1986, Kino Lorber, 89 min, Ireland/UK/USA, Dir: George Pavlou

Bursting from beneath thunderstruck Earth, Rawhead Rex shares more with the rubber-suit monster movies of yore than his much darker cousins, the Cenobites from HELLRAISER, though both were spawned from Clive Barker’s Books of Blood. Director George Pavlou took the ancient pagan God from Barker’s script and transformed him into a 9-foot-tall, punk-rock ogre moving at full ramming speed across the Irish countryside - no man, no child, no trailer park and especially no priest can withstand his unholy rampage.


THE GREAT ROCK ’N’ ROLL SWINDLE
1980, Virgin Films, 103 min, UK, Dir: Julien Temple

“To be bad is good. To be good is simply boring.” - Malcolm McLaren. The urge to self-mythologize is written into rock's DNA and in 1978 the Sex Pistols story - who did what for whom, and why - was still up for grabs. THE GREAT ROCK ’N’ ROLL SWINDLE is manager Malcolm McLaren's attempt to write himself into history as the band's creator, manipulator and ideologue, and to steal back from the music industry what he felt it had stolen from rock & roll. Julien Temple's bizarre and hilarious fictional documentary charts the rise and fall of punk's most notorious band through the eyes of its calculating manager. Mixing animation and live footage of some of the Pistols' most electrifying performances, the film presents the band's success as an elaborate scam perpetrated by McLaren to make "a million pounds" at the expense of record companies, outraged moralists, the British royal family, and even the fans and band members themselves.


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