A fun, camp and cult science film that bombed at the box office when it came out, it’s a hyper-stylised film with fashion and visuals that seem to be more aligned with hedonistic, high-fantasy disco than anything “science” related.
American director Michael Mann does a supernatural film with Nazis, and although with its flaws, it has amazing atmosphere, visuals and an incredible soundtrack by Tangerine Dream that make this one a cult favourite with a lot of fans, including myself.
A young woman inherits a night club from a dead uncle and ends up dealing with red hallways, cynical cops, thugs, bumps in the night and giant eyeballs.
What brought me to giving Liquid Sky an entry here is the chance to finally watched likely how the film was intended, on a high-quality, restored version.
So… a camp, stylized 80s musical film about a snooker match of which one of the players is a vampire you say? Billy The Kid and the Baize Green Vampire — the name alone draws up a lot of curiousity and that’s pretty much how I got around to watching it.
An early 70’s subtle yet atmospheric psychological horror with added paranoia brought out by the film’s excellent synthesizer-based soundtrack.
These two cult films are very stylised 80s films that play a lot of colour and quirky plots but also take inspiration from novelty science fiction films.