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Drafthouse Films to Release Compilation Film 'Trailer War' in December; Watch the NSFW Trailer (Video)

By Sophia Savage | Indiewire September 28, 2012 at 1:11PM

Drafthouse Films is partnering with the American Genre Film Archive to release the exploitation compilation "Trailer War." The film is a feature-length compilation of rare, vintage 35mm trailers that are presented for the first time in HD. Drafthouse plans a 35mm theatrical tour in December, while DVD/Blu-ray packs will be available December 18.
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Trailer War

Drafthouse Films is partnering with the American Genre Film Archive to release the exploitation compilation "Trailer War." The film is a feature-length compilation of rare, vintage 35mm trailers that are presented for the first time in HD. Drafthouse plans a 35mm theatrical tour in December, while DVD/Blu-ray packs will be available December 18.

Included in the pack is an extensive interview with "Trailers from Hell" founder Joe Dante in which he discusses his early days as a trailer-cutter at Roger Corman's New World Pictures as well as audio commentary from Drafthouse programmers and "Trailer War" curators Lars Nilsen and Zack Carlson.

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The American Genre Film Archive is the largest of its kind, with over 3,500 35mm prints and trailers. Austin's Alamo Drafthouse rescued and donated many of the trailers that are included in "Trailer War."

Alamo's Tim League explains, “It was during this shaky, 30 MPH drive back to Austin while jettisoning soggy, damaged prints [rescued from a partially-flooded storage facility in Missouri] at rest stop dumpsters along the way where I conceived of the idea of the Genre Film Archive. I had to have some rationale for buying 500 35mm prints and countless trailers.”

Watch the NSFW trailer for "Trailer War" below:

This article is related to: Acquisitions, Drafthouse Films, Trailers, Trailer War, Video





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