If you are one of those movie buffs who were raised in the video shops of the 1980s, you should definitely not miss out the film festival’s Saturday night that features a VHS Karaoke Battle and the subsequent Slippers Night.
Taking a cue from Animation Karaoke Battle, an original competition for inventive festival-goers introduced by the Fest Anča international festivalof animated films, the Bratislava film festival decided to organise the VHS Karaoke Battle, a competition in improvised dubbing of the most infamous action B-flicks of the 1980s.
The competition is open for anyone with enough courage to stand up and perform. All you need to do is to lend your voice and savvy to Chuck, Jean-Claude, Sylvester, Dolphor other action heroes and if you are any good, you won’t walk home empty-handed. Originality, creativity, ingenuityand quick wit are of the essence here. The best alternative dialogue ofa randomly chosen scene from a VHS cult classic will be awarded with a brand new sitting bag.
So, if you are looking for a new addition to your living room, come and be the best. If you yearn to learn more about Chuck Norris, you can win a book entitled WhatChuck Norris Is Really Like. Other prizes include a Star Wars 2016 calendar and Blu-Ray DVDs of Inglorious Basterds, Big Lebowski or Django Unchained. But even if you don’t want to compete and just keep fond memories of the 1980s VHS era, all you need to do is come to the Gorila.sk Urban Spacefestival loungeat 22:30. If you have any questions, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1641025089471060/.
Our VHS theme evening will then move to the after-party at KinoMladosťwhere the ever-popular Slippers Night will kick off at sharp midnight. Loads of laughter and cases of cans –in our case Zlatý Bažant beer – await you there to help you relish the phenomenon that shook the world of cinema in the 1980s. The night will open with Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014), cult director Mark Hartley’s hilarious journey into the realm of B-movies produced by the legendary duo of Golan-Globus. Later, you can remember two of the studio’s classics that will be screened directly from original VHS tapes, namely The Delta Force (1986) by recently deceased Menahem Golan at 02.00 and Joel Silberg’s cult dance movie, Breakin’ (1984), asan early morning nightcap at 04.15.