Category Archives: News

COVID-19 UPDATE

Oh, how we chortled at the coincidence of programming Birdemic: Shock and Terror, just as a global pandemic was about to sweep the globe! Well, now things have got a bit more serious…

In light of the government’s announcement yesterday, we have decided to postpone March and April’s Bristol Bad Film Club screenings (Birdemic: Shock and Terror and No. 1 of the Secret Secret). For now, the screening of Ryan’s Babe on 28th May is still going ahead, but this could change pending on on-going circumstances. 

This decision was made with our partners at The Bristol Improv Theatre as, despite the shows selling out, we didn’t feel that cramming 110 people into the theatre was the smartest thing we could do at this point. 

So… what does this mean for you lovely people that bought tickets? 

Well, you have a couple of options: 

1. REFUND

You can have a full refund. Simply email The Bristol Improv Theatre (hello@improvtheatre.co.uk) and they’ll issue a full refund. 

If they don’t hear from you, they will hold your ticket until such time as the show can be rescheduled.

2. DONATE

Alternatively, you could donate your ticket cost to the Improv Theatre.

As you may have seen, the Prime Minister’s announcement told people to stay away from cinemas, theatres and restaurants, but he didn’t make their closure mandatory.

As such, venue owners cannot fall back on financial protections, such as insurance, to receive compensation so they will need all the help they can during this time. 

If you are able, we would ask that you consider donating your ticket money to the Improv Theatre. It may be just £5 to you, but for them it’s potentially hundreds fo pounds at a time when they have no idea when they will be able to reopen their doors.

If you are able, please donate to help us keep this organisation running. They will use every penny you give us to pay their staff and to keep supporting artists. 

As for us? The Bristol Bad Film Club will return. Don’t worry, there’s no way we aren’t showing Birdemic: Shock and Terror at some point this year. And if you’re stuck in your house for a bit, why not buy our book to keep you occupied

DONATE TO BRISTOL IMPROV THEATRE

In the meantime, here’s a video from Found Footage Fest about how you can become a model. Enjoy.

Why we love Tommy Wiseau and The Room

With The Disaster Artist set to hit cinema screens worldwide this month, Bristol Bad Film Club’s Timon Singh looks at why we keep falling in love with Tommy Wiseau and his cult ‘masterpiece’ The Room.

(l-r) Greg Sestero, Bristol Bad Film Club’s Timon Singh, Tommy Wiseau, Justin MacGregror (director of Best F(r)iends) and Kris MacGregor (producer of Best F(r)iends)

Continue reading Why we love Tommy Wiseau and The Room

Reb Brown: The legendary B-movie actor and star of Space Mutiny

Ahead of Space Mutiny, we tried desperately to get an interview with Reb Brown to talk to him about some of the films he’s appeared in over the past few decades – he refused (and, according to an intermediary, also wanted $1,000), so instead, let’s look at some of the highlights of his illustrious career!


Continue reading Reb Brown: The legendary B-movie actor and star of Space Mutiny

LIVE BLOG: CANCEL THE TRUMPOCALYPSE – 24 Hour Monster Movie Marathon

Follow Cancel The Trumpocalypse – Bristol Bad Film Club’s charity 24hr monster movie marathon at The Hare – with their live blog!

cancelthetrumpocalypse
Continue reading LIVE BLOG: CANCEL THE TRUMPOCALYPSE – 24 Hour Monster Movie Marathon

EXCLUSIVE: Tommy Wiseau teaming up with Samurai Cop 2 director for EXTREMES

After working together on Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance, director Gregory Hatanaka and Tommy Wiseau are re-teaming for a new project – EXTREMES.

Extremes Poster

Little is known about the project at the moment, but it will feature a lot of the cast of Samurai Cop 2 including Bai Ling, Nicole Bailey, Mel Novak and Laurene Landon.

Gregory Hatanaka will be writing the film as well as directing it and has promised “Besson action elements”.

Expect more news as and when we hear it.

For more news on Cinema Epoch’s productions, visit www.cinemaepoch.com

5 James Bond rip offs that you can’t believe were made

With the release of SPECTRE on the horizon, we’re screening James Bond ‘rip-off’ NEVER TOO YOUNG TO DIE on 8 Oct to raise money for the Kids Kino Project. However, it is by no means the weirdest Bond ‘parody’ out there…

james-bond

Continue reading 5 James Bond rip offs that you can’t believe were made