The Laser Blast Film Society Presents: Hologram Man

When: April 16, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.

  • PRE-SHOW: 7:30 p.m.
  • FEATURE: 8:00 p.m.

Where: The Royal Cinema, 608 College Street, Toronto, ON

HOLOGRAM MAN (1995)
Dir. Richard Pepin
Cast: Joe Lara, Evan Lurie, Tommy “Tiny” Lister, Michael Nouri
Runtime: 101 min
Country: USA
Screening Format: VHS

Poster art by Diana McNally.

“This movie has non-stop explosions. Every car, person and building is blown up.” - Comeuppance Reviews

“This is Evan Lurie's Citizen Kane, his Henry Fool. A cinematic tour de force. Loved it!” - Direct to Video Connoisseur

After being sentenced to life in a fandangled cyber-jail that transforms inmates into holograms and stores them on computer discs, an electrical surge frees super criminal Slash Gallagher (that name!) rendering him an atomized invincible holographic menace.

Now its up to the cop that put him there to CTRL-Z the situation before Slash wreaks terrible vengeance on a futuristic Los Angeles that looks suspiciously like the 1990s only with more beveled edges.

Gleefully ridiculous doesn't begin to describe the mayhem that Richard Pepin orchestrates. A Canadian-born co-founder of the criminally under-appreciated production company PM Entertainment, Pepin packs every minute of this Hologram Man with stupefying car-chases, explosions and scenery-chewing performances, most notably from co-producer and co-writer Evan Lurie, whose turn as Slash is positively Cageian, as in Nic.

Laser Blast Video Nights is a monthly celebration of the golden age of home video entertainment, from eccentric outsider artist obscurities to mind-blowing direct-to-video action, all showcased in their originally intended magnetic tape format and projected on the big-screen as they were NEVER meant to be seen. Each screening will be presented on a VHS (complete with unique box art), and one lucky audience member will get a chance to take it home at the end of each screening to add it to their collection!

The Laser Blast Film Society is made possible in part by the funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.