Venue/Location: Bagdad Theater, 3702 Southeast Hawthorne Blvd, Phone: (503) 467-7521
Date: Friday, June 3, 2011 - 11:00 PM
The Cort and Fatboy Midnight Movie:
SUPERMAN II: THE RICHARD DONNER CUT
Doors at 10p. Film at 11p
$3 admission. Must be 21 or older.
On June 3rd, the Cort and Fatboy Midnight Movie will unleash upon the Bagdad the full fury of Terence Stamp's General Zod in Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut. The cut will be digitally screened, and for most, this will be the first time that this version of the film will ever have been seen in a theater.
The Richard Donner cut aims to return the film, taken away from Donner after he'd shot 80% of it, closer to his original vision, restoring not only Marlon Brando's scenes, but the original opening, extra carnage as Zod storms the White House, and the John Williams score that helped cement Christopher Reeve's Superman as THE incarnation of the Man of Steel, while removing some of the more relentlessly silly elements; like Superman's finger lasers, or peeling a giant cellophane S off the front of his costume and making a Villain Burrito with it, or some jackass roller skating backwards with a multicolored umbrella through a giant superfight.
But there's still plenty of cheese, and cornpone, and campy late 70's silliness to delight in, along with Zod's petulant malevolence, and Reeve's earnest charm. And for $3 admission, provided you are 21 and over, one of the better examples of a pure comic-book movie will play on the big screen, in a way most have never seen.
Doors open at 10pm, a pre-show entertainment reel will start playing around 10:30, and then at 11pm, watch one maniac's attempt to get the son of Jor-El to do one, little, tiny thing for him.
For extra fun visit http://cortandfatboy.com to download their Midnight Movie Commentary tracks (featuring David Walker, Mike Russell & Erik Henriksen)!