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Crime Wave DVD – Digitally Restored!

$25.00$350.00

One of the greatest and yet most perversely overlooked debuts in English Canadian movie history, writer-director John Paizs’s CRIME WAVE announced the birth of a new genre in Canuck cinema: what cultural critic Geoff Pevere dubbed “prairie postmodernism.” CRIME WAVE centers around an awkward loner, Steven Penny, who turns out bizarre scenarios for colour crime movies. Steven wants to turn on the best colour movie ever, but he has a problem, he can only write beginnings and ends to his scripts. No middles! Living above a family garage in suburbia and befriended by the landlord’s ten-year-old daughter, we see excerpts from a number of Steven’s scripts, zany ideas based on get-rich-quick schemes. Finally frustrated by his creative block, he sets out for Kansas to meet Dr. Jolly, the script doctor.

80 minutes / 1985
Written, Produced & Directed by John Paizs
Starring Eva Kovacs and John Paizs
with Darrel Baran, Jeffrey Owen Maden, Tea Andrea Tanner, Mark Yuill and Neal Lawrie as Dr Jolly
Music by Randolph Peters

BUY THE DVD FOR HOME USE – $25

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BUY THE DVD FOR INSTITUTIONAL USE – $350

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Description

Sitcom noir, or maybe Tex Avery splatter. Steven desperately wants to be a “colour crime movie writer”, but he has trouble with plots until an adoring fan befriends him. Through a series of adventures, and the evil Dr. Jolly, he finds the strength to go on.

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Weight 140 g
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