Robert McGinley, USA, 1990, AGFA, Cult

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.

• Preserved from a 35mm blow-up print; created from the original16mm, Beta SP, and 1" tape master elements
• Commentary with director Robert McGinley and AGFA’s Bret Berg
• Vintage BombshelterVideo promos
• Photo gallery
• Original VHS version
• Original home video trailer
• Booklet with a Robert McGinley interview by David J. Moore and film/myth commentary by Amy Rose

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  • 88 mins.
  • Color
  • 1.85:1


  • Blu-ray