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2K RESTORATION

Ever see the movie Body Melt? That was great! The best movie of its kind since Re-animator. I thought the movie was fantastic. I invited a whole bunch of friends over to watch it, and we were like “Wow, this movie is so cool.” - Quentin Tarantino in Fangoria

Tarantino has also called Body Melt his favourite Australian film of the 1990s, yet it has only screened once in Sydney during these past 30 years. In that time, Philip Brophy’s body horror spoof has sold to 19 countries, screened in 5 film festivals (including London and Sitges); been released 12 times on DVD and Blu-ray; streamed through SBS On-Demand and Foxtel; been restored twice in 2K (USA, Australia); and reviewed in countless cult and horror publications. Boasting Australian television soap performers such as Ian Smith, Gerard Kennedy, Lisa McCune, Vince Gil, Matthew Newton, Andrew Daddo and Brett Climo, Body Melt follows the exploits of a mad scientist and his vitamin pill experiments designed to create “The New You”. Audiences are left cringing and hooting with laughter at this scathing satirical take on fitness regimes, rampant consumerism and the horror genre. Experience this Aussie cult classic, restored in 2K, at Cinema Reborn’s first Friday Night Fright slot.

Introduced by Philip Brophy and Jane Mills at Ritz Cinemas and Philip Brophy at Lido Cinemas.

It deserves its status as one of the most unique and original horror films that Australia has ever produced.” – Bebe Jermyn 

“Body Melt is basically something I use to torture people whose favourite movies are Good Will Hunting and Armageddon.” – Elijah C Skuggs 

Ian Smith (Harold from Neighbours) steals the show as an evil Doctor so camp, he makes Dr Frank N’Furter (from The Rocky Horror Picture Show) look straighter than a ruler!” – Skyclad 

This is by far the WORST film ever made. It makes me a little embarrassed to be an Australian” – jacks_smirking_revenge 

Rating

MA15+

Duration

81

Country

Australia

Language

English

Cast

Gerard Kennedy, Andrew Daddo, Ian Smith, Vince Gil

Director

Philip Brophy

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