The CineMasoCast Midnight Movies and More

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FRIDAY/SATURDAY
Midnight – Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Director’s Edition)
Robert Wise (Director) had always considered the theatrical presentation of the film a “rough cut”. In 2001, Wise was given the opportunity to re-work the film to be more consistent with his original vision. The original script, surviving sequence storyboards, memos, and the director’s recollections were all used and 90 new and redesigned computer generated images were created.
2:30 AM – Bubba Ho-Tep
    Bubba Ho-Tep stars Bruce Campbell as Elvis Presley who is a resident in a nursing home. The film also stars Ossie Davis as Jack, a black man who claims to be John F. Kennedy. Based on novella by Joe R. Lansdale, which originally appeared in the anthology The King Is Dead: Tales of Elvis Post-Mortem. Originally, the film was “roadshowed” by the director across the country and only 32 prints were made. By the time it was released on DVD, it had already achieved cult status due to positive reviews, lack of access, and inclusion of (and similar Campbell.
4:15 AM – Clue
Clue is an ensemble mystery comedy film based on the board game of the same name. The film was directed by Jonathan Lynn, who collaborated on the script with John Landis, and stars Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Martin Mull, and Lesley Ann Warren. In keeping with the nature of the board game, the theatrical release included three possible endings, with different theaters receiving one of the three endings. In the film’s home video release, all three endings were included.
SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Midnight – Batman: The Movie
Kaaapowie! Holy feature film, Batman! Based on the campy 1960’s television series, watch Batman (Adam West) and Robin (Burt Ward) battle Catwoman (Lee Meriwether), The Joker (Cesar Romero), Penguin (Burgess Meredith) and The Riddler (Frank Gorshin) on the big screen! Can they prevent the bad guys from taking over the world?!?!?
1:45 AM – Twin Peaks (International Theatrical Release)
The international release of the pilot episode is 20 minutes longer than the TV pilot, and has a different ending added to bring closure to the story. Lynch was so happy with the added material that he incorporated part of it into the second episode of the regular series (that is, the third episode shown in the U.S., including the pilot).
3:45 AM – Battlestar Galactica (1978 Theatrical Release)
Although produced for television, Universal Studios decided to release a re-edited version of the pilot episode theatrically in order to recoup some of the high production costs. Producers believed the movie “could be a fine shot at a corner of the Star Wars market.” There are many minor differences (and one major one) between the broadcast pilot and the cinema release. The cinema release also made use of Universal’s Sensurround process, and was the last produced film to use it.
6:00 AM – The Star Wars Holiday Special
    “Well, I know that George Lucas doesn’t like it at all…when I was working on The Illustrated Star Wars Universe, he told me that he would be happy if every copy could be tracked down and burned.” ― Kevin J. Anderson
Star Wars creator George Lucas’s involvement with the special was limited, and he was unhappy with the final product. As a result, it has never been re-aired in the US or officially released on home video. Despite its infamy, the special is notable for being the first film-length Star Wars story to appear following the release of the original film, for featuring cameos by all of that film’s major cast, and for introducing the character Boba Fett.

 

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