The Adam Rifkin Film Festival

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This special limited edition spot gloss slipcover (designed by Bob Fingermanis limited to 2,500 units and is only available on our website. This release will NOT be available as a standard edition.

Dekanalog is a film and soundtrack distribution company dedicated to the release of the most unique filmmaking voices and musical scores from around the world. Vinegar Syndrome’s sister company, OCN Distribution, is thrilled to be representing this diverse and unique home video line!

From the director of The Last Movie Star, Detroit Rock City, and The Dark Backward... 

In 1975 a young Adam Rifkin commandeered his father’s super 8 camera and gradually turned his home in a quiet Chicago suburb into his own private backlot. His penchant for the gleefully irreverent was present long before he carved his own idiosyncratic path through the film industry, and this woozy, unblinking gaze at the American dream. 

These anarchic, never-before released shorts chart the director’s growth from from his very first film at the age of 8, to the final short right before his very first Hollywood feature at the tender age of 21. 

Dekanolog is proud to present these early works of an American original, remastered from the only surviving elements and available for the first time ever in this ultra-exclusive limited edition.


  • The Lady Giant
  • Monster BBQ
  • The Demon Dog
  • Lyclops
  • Canned Rabbi and Other Shorts
  • Untitled Atomic Bomb Frankenstein Film
  • War is a 4 Letter Word
  • The Burglar From Out of the Dishwasher
  • The Paperboy Crimes
  • You Are About to Witness a Crime
  • Murder Can Kill You
  • Cheep Remake of Alien
  • Armageddon
  • Oh My
  • Pork and Beans and Other Shorts
  • A Cartoon That I Made That’s Almost Totally Blurry
  • Untitled Film Ephemera Montage
  • Untitled Man Goes To Work
  • Cornstawker
  • A Pseudo-Intellectual Film
  • Shuffle Shuffle Step Step
  • Pervis Proves His Worth

directed by: Adam Rifkin
starring: Lauren Hartmann, Greg Anderson, Adam Bitterman, Tom Hodges, Miles Dougal
1975-1987 / 122 min (combined) / 1.33:1 / English DTS-HD MA 1.0

Additional info:

  • Region A Blu-ray
    • Adam Rifkin (Filmmaker)
    • Lauren Hartman (Sister)
    • Greg Anderson (Actor)
    • Adam Bitterman (Actor)
    • Tom Hodges (Actor)
    • Miles Dougal (Actor)
  • Oral History by Scout Tafoya
  • Artwork by Bob Fingerman

The Adam Rifkin Film Festival | Dekanalog U.S. Trailer from Dekanalog on Vimeo.