Wednesday, March 19, 2014

DECODER: The Cult Film DVD with CD Soundtrack !!

DECODER/1984 Cult Film
Definitive DVD and CD Set

DECODER is a legendary German cult film (from 1984) based on the writings and themes of William S. Burroughs, and Burroughs himself acts in a key scene in the film, with F.M. Einheit (Einstürzende Neubauten), Christiane F., Genesis P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle/Psychic TV) and underground film star Bill Rice.

This story of urban chaos and intrigue focuses on the sonic experiments of the disillusioned “noise freak” FM, who is experimenting with music and infra-sound. In search of new and extreme sounds he stumbles into a kind of black mass being celebrated by urban pirates. He is able to convince them to join him in his search for an antidote to muzak, because he discovers that the musical tranquilizer (known as 'muzak') acts as a brain poison for controlling the masses. After distributing multiple copies of their anti-tape the urban pirates successfully induce nausea in H-Burger restaurants, not to the liking of their multinational headquarters who promptly dispatch a special agent to stop the tape-terrorism which spreads rapidly, leading to mass civil disobedience and street fighting.

“Decoder presents a uniquely political interpretation of Burroughs’ work, and directly attributes the narrative’s central corners to his tape-recorder experiments. He only appears for a short time, yet he remains a powerful figure clearly present in the margins of the text.”

---Jack Sargeant - From the book 'Naked Lens/ Beatnik Cinema'

Features on the dual layer DVD include:

• A beautiful new color-rich transfer of the film
• Newly translated English subtitles (with on/off option)
• The original trailer
• A 46-minute interview with filmmaker Klaus Maeck
• Rare footage of Derek Jarman filming Burroughs on set
• A documentary on the Italian “Decoder Collective”
• Berlin riot footage
• A slide show of 75 production photos

w/ CD - The CD soundtrack includes:

Soft Cell, Einstürzende Neubauten, Matt Johnson (The The), Dave Ball and Genesis P-Orridge, William S. Burroughs and Christiane F.

Transparency DVD/CD Release -- Price: $25.00 (DVD and CD Set)

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