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Cult Epics: Comprehensive Guide to Cult Cinema, edited by Nico B - A Book Review

by Mike Haberfelner

February 2018

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Bigfoot

Black Emanuelle

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Charlie Chan

Cinderella

Dick Tracy

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Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who

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Elizabeth Bathory

Emmanuelle

Fantomas

Flash Gordon

Frankenstein

Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu

Fuzzy

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Godzilla

Hercules

El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

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Jungle Jim

Justine

Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III

Maciste

Marx Brothers

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Mr. Moto

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Mothra

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Quatermass

Robin Hood

Santa Claus

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Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

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Spider-Man

Star Trek

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Superman

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Three Mesquiteers

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Winnetou

Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

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Yojimbo

Zatoichi

Zorro


Cult Epics, the video (and later DVD and Blu-ray) label is essentially the brainchild of Dutch filmmaker and former videostore owner Nico B, a label originally started in the Netherlands that gained true fame and notoriety among cult film collectors especially after its move to the US in 1998. At first, it released many of the loops of pin up queen Bettie Page that are still in existence as well as those of many of her contemporaries shot by famed erotica filmmaker Irwing Klaw back in the 1950s, but Cult Epics soon branched out into all sorts of the obscure, from erotica to horror to arthouse to transgressive cinema, (re-)discovering many a cult filmmaker or giving those unappreciated their proper showcases - with some of their films being so rare they're not even covered on this here website yet.

 

This book in question pretty much documents the stock of Cult Epics the label with in-depth reviews of all (?) DVDs and Blu-rays released held together by many an interview and bios of the key filmmakers. The book essentially falls into three sections, arthouse, horror and erotica, with extra coverage given to Fernando Arrabal, Walerian Borowczyk, Jörg Buttgereit, Bettie Page, Tinto Brass, Radley Metzger, and somewhat fittingly to label founder Nico B himself (or rather his cinematic output).

   

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Now one might of course argue this is basically above all else a glossy catalogue for the label itself, and objectively that's of course true - and yet for the self-respecting cult movie collector this is still pretty much a must-have thanks to the sheer wealth of information the book carries. Now sure, the book is picking raisins out of the incredibly diverse world of cult cinema - but with that diverse a topic, that's pretty much true about every book dealing with the subject, so basically the argument is as true as it's invalid. And for lovers of the obscure this is essentially a book to just dive in and enjoy ...

 

© by Mike Haberfelner


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