Something Weird Video presents “Smut Without Smut”

The amazing crew at Something Weird need your help so they’ve teamed up with the American Genre Film Archive to create a kickstarter to purchase a 4k scanner to preserve 35mm prints from the Something Weird archive and share them with the world!

SmutwithoutSmutThis Friday night, Something Weird Video presents Smut Without Smut – undiscovered hardcore genre movies with the sex removed. In other words, the parameters of reality will never be the same again.  The program features Roy Dennis Steckler’s The Mad Love Life of a Hot Vampire.  Based on the short trailer footage and the brief description on the GI website, this one should be quite a trip!

The second feature is exploitation legend Doris Wishman’s The Haunted Pussy.  According to the tagline description, the Haunted Pussy is “the Amityville Horror by way of Kenneth Anger by way of Wishman’s patented blend of disconnected dubbing, overlapping library music, and major roles by inanimate objects. Plus lots of sex…”

Here at the BlanketFort we are huge fans of the exploitation genre and truly believe in the preservation of these works of art created when films were still made for the art and creativity instead of the money.  The late Mike Vraney at Something Weird was the Godfather of underground film distribution, but his recent passing left a gap in the mission to spread these films.  That’s where the American Genre Film Archive stepped in to help pick up where Vraney left off.

With the acquisition of a 4K scanner, the AGFA can continue to preserve and distribute this underground gems in the best quality possible.  There are some great films out there that have seen meager DVD transfers and many of these copies are unwatchable.  This scanner would allow the world increased access to genre films  in the best presentation possible that would otherwise continue to deteriorate in their cans in some dark warehouse.

Friday at 8pm, the Grand Illusion will present this fundraising event in the hopes that their mission of preservation will continue its successful campaign!  If you can make it, get out there and support Something Weird Video and the American Genre Film Archive and keep weird cinema WEIRD!!!  Be sure to visit the project’s KICKSTARTER PAGE for more info and to give!

Smut Without Smut: THE HAUNTED P***Y / THE MAD LOVE LIFE OF A HOT VAMPIRE from Alamo Drafthouse on Vimeo.

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