20/10/2018
film

{Night.Cinema}

Roar
Long Weekend

  • Roar 
  • directed by Noel Marshall, USA 1981, 94' 
    • "No animal has suffered as a result of this film. Seventy members of the cast and crew have! Although this promotional slogan may overstate the number of people harmed by wild cats, there is no doubt that Roar is one of the most dangerous films in history. Without a doubt, it is also one of the craziest. Tippi Hedren, the director's wife at the time who had been attacked several years earlier by birds in Hitchcock's famous film together with her daughter Melanie Griffith, defend themselves against lions and tigers. Cats are partly domesticated, but it is difficult to maintain harmonious relationships with them all of the time. The film oscillates between eco-utopia and 'animal attack horror', but it is more than a cult curiosity. It undoubtedly contains the highest concentration of wild cats per meter of film.
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  • Long Weekend
  • directed by Colin Eggleston, Australia 1978, 97'
    • Australian ecohorror with a message of “tourists, please respect the green kind. A couple of townspeople want to spend a romantic weekend on a deserted wild beach. As soon as they arrive, they begin to shamelessly rape and harass the virgin nature. They throw rubbish, carelessly extinguish cigarette butts, spray chemicals on mosquitoes. Nature endures it patiently, but its patience has limits...

Roar, dir. Noel Marshall, USA 1981 (trailer)

Long Weekend, dir. Colin Eggleston, Australia 1971 (trailer)