American Genre Film Archive

Shredder Orpheus

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This special limited edition spot gloss slipcover is limited to 2,000 units and is only available on our website and at select indie retailers. Absolutely no major retailers will be stocking them.

The American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) represents the world's largest theatrical catalog of exploitation cinema. Their home video line presents a diverse selection of movies, ranging from new preservations of classics from the vast library of Something Weird to the wildest in shot-on-video (SOV) titles. Vinegar Syndrome’s sister company, OCN Distribution, is thrilled to be representing this diverse and unique home video line!

Let's shred our way to hell! The Greek myth is reimagined as a post-apocalyptic skateboard rock opera in SHREDDER ORPHEUS—a low budget hallucination that drops somewhere between the music video for Devo's "Whip It," a Bones Brigade skate tape, and a surrealist art project. The story follows Orpheus (director Robert McGinley), a rock star who descends to hell in order to save his kidnapped wife (and the universe) from Satan and his hypnotic TV signals. Filmed in Seattle and featuring a rare screen role from Steven Jesse Bernstein—the William S. Burroughs of the Pacific Northwest—SHREDDER ORPHEUS makes its disc debut with a new preservation from the original film elements.

directed by: Robert McGinley
starring: Various
1990 / 88 min / 1.85:1 / English DTS-HD MA 2.0

Additional info:

  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • Preserved from a 35mm blow-up print; created from the original 16mm, Beta SP, and 1" tape master elements
  • Commentary with director Robert McGinley and AGFA’s Bret Berg
  • Bombshelter Video promo from 1993
  • Behind the scenes photo gallery
  • Preservation of the original VHS version
  • Original home video trailer
  • Booklet with a Robert McGinley interview by David J. Moore and writing by Amy Rose
  • English SDH subtitles