Re: Craig Baldwin's TRIBULATION 99 on DVD (at last)

From: craig baldwin (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Oct 05 2006 - 17:49:09 PDT

well, noel, i guess it is a done deal, but that is gonna be seen as spam,
and we are gonna be scorched, and so i will ask you not to do that again!!!

Craig Baldwin

>From: Noel Lawrence <email suppressed>
>Reply-To: Experimental Film Discussion List <email suppressed>
>To: email suppressed
>Subject: Craig Baldwin's TRIBULATION 99 on DVD (at last)
>Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2006 15:56:02 -0700
>Hello, this might be of interest... - NL
>For Immediate Release
>Press contact:
>Noel Lawrence
>Email: email suppressed
>(San Francisco, CA) OCD proudly announces the upcoming release of Craig
>Baldwin’s TRIBULATION 99. After years of popular demand, the film will be
>available on DVD November 28, 2006.
>Upon its release in 1991, TRIBULATION 99 became an instant counter-culture
>classic. Baldwin’s “pseudo-pseudo-documentary” presents a factual
>chronicle of US intervention in Latin America in the form of the ultimate
>far-right conspiracy theory, combining covert action, environmental
>catastrophe, space aliens, cattle mutilations, killer bees, religious
>prophecy, doomsday diatribes, and just about every other crackpot theory
>broadcast through the dentures of the modern paranoiac.
>A delirious vortex of hard truths, deadpan irony, and archival mash-ups –
>industrials, graphs, cartoons, movies from Hollywood B to Mexican Z –
>TRIBULATION 99 constructs a truly perverse vision of American imperialism.
>“One of the most exhilarating underground movies in recent years… A
>relentlessly lurid agitprop for the cyberpunk generation.”
>- J. Hoberman, Premiere Magazine
>“An unparalleled achievement in wicked social satire.”
>- Michael Atkinson, Film Comment
>“Like speed spiked with an LSD chaser!”
>- Manohla Dargis, Village Voice
>Also! Two early rarities from Baldwin:
>ROCKETKITKONGOKIT: This kaleidoscopic collage-essay traces an alternative
>history of post-colonial Congo, the CIA, and military adventurism.
>WILD GUNMAN: A dense montage of cowboy iconography, advertising campaigns
>and pop-culture imagery within an interactive penny-arcade game.
>Craig Baldwin’s TRIBULATION 99
>97 minutes (Feature + Shorts)
>Price: $24.95
>Pre-Order: November 7, 2006
>Street: November 28, 2006
>Special Features:
>• Director’s Commentary
>• Interview Booklet with Craig Baldwin
>• Upcoming Releases from Other Cinema DVD
>For more information, or to set up an interview with Craig Baldwin, please
>call 415-290-0401 or e-mail email suppressed
>Home-use and institutional copies of the DVD can be ordered online at
>For wholesale purchase, please contact Facets Distribution at 773-281-9075
>or (address suppressed)
>About Other Cinema DVD
>The Other Cinema Digital label provides an alternative platform for the
>distribution of extraordinary film works. We celebrate peculiar visions and
>offbeat sensibilities, drawn from the contemporary underground as well as
>the archives. Be it auteur, exploitation, or industrial, OCD delivers a
>decidedly different audio-visual experience -- ingenious, comic,
>critical... dangerous.
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