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Off Beat Radio
Ian Wilson
“The Crater” (2008)
March 23rd (NEW)
March 23rd (NEW)
Starman needs to save the Earth from the followers of Balazar, an evil genius from the planet Zemar, who has a brain that was kept on ice after his own assassination. This Japanese stir fry of several “Super Giant” films serves up a crusade to conquer the universe, including some pretty ugly monsters. Does “Starman” have the brains and brawn to battle them? Find out when Bird, Zelda, and Theo present this flick with some special segments from “Comicons” in Niagara Falls, Buffalo, and Toronto!
March 30th
March 30th
Bird, Zelda, and Theo want you to tune in, turn on, and trip out with this counter culture era psychedelic flick about hippies, music, and some illegal substances. Susan Strasberg, Jack Nicholson, Dean Stockwell, and Bruce Dern show up in this one that features music from the “Strawberry Alarm Clock”- remember “Incense and Peppermints?” This one was produced by Dick Clark ( Mr. American Bandstand and New Year's Eve Ball Drop).
April 6th
April 6th
The legendary duo of film comedy, Laurel and Hardy star in this romantic slapstick romp. Ollie has fallen in love with an innkeeper's daughter in Paris. The only problem is she remains very much in love with her husband.

To forget her, he joins the Foreign Legion with Stan. Bad idea!

April 13th (NEW)
April 13th (NEW)
Bird, Zelda, and Theo serve up an espresso when they screen this Italian horror classic. A stripper is disfigured in an accident, only to have a mad scientist restore her beauty with serum from murdered women. This turns her into a monster. But the scientist remains in love with his creation.

Can the madness be stopped? Pass the pasta!


David Kane, Bird, Zelda and Theodore

ABOUT OBC

Off Beat Cinema is a two-hour hosted movie show that airs on television stations throughout North America on the retroTV Network along with a series of independent stations. Off Beat Cinema promises to show you “the movies that must be shown” – the good, the bad and the foreign (in their original languages, of course!)

Off Beat Cinema began on October 31, 1993 as a diversion from the flood of late night infomercials that seemed to consume the available airwaves of television’s last cool frontier: late night! Once a hip haven for insomniacs, second shifters, beatniks and kids who would sneak back to the TV when their parents were solidly in dreamland, late night television had become a vast wasteland of hucksters hawking everything from cooling systems to spray-on hair in a can.

The Hungry EarThe show is filmed in the Hungry Ear Coffee House, a whacked-out poetry basement located somewhere in downtown Buffalo, NY. The Hungry Ear Coffee House is a mad pad, Dad… and the kind of place where Boris Karloff could sit with Ed Wood and discuss the transcendence of the ego and how that applies to Moe Howard getting a cream pie in the face. A comfortable pad where former Beatle Pete Best could sit with the Goo Goo Dolls and discuss the merits of 3D giant insect fear films. I think you get the picture…

The beatniks also like to take the show on the road with gigs at Canalside or at far-out locations like Hot Mama’s Canteen! Check out the fun in the portfolio section.