The Duke Mitchell Thread

A forum for news and stuff concerning events of interest
Alex Kidd
Undead Horde
Undead Horde
Posts: 325
Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2004 5:00 pm
Location: Soho, London
Contact:

Re: The Duke Mitchell Thread

Post by Alex Kidd » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:23 pm

Sadly we didn't win the Hobo With A Shotgun trailer competition, but it was great to get into the top 5 and we'd like to say a huge thanks to everyone who voted for us!

Here's the info about the next Duke night:

The Duke Mitchell Film Club presents:

Music Business Night

Wednesday 27th April 2011

Doors Open 7PM - Films Start 8PM

The Duke turns his attention the cutthroat world of the music business with a night dedicated to struggling bands, dodgy managers and rip-off record companies.

Our main feature for the night is the little seen 1987 Paul Schrader directed ‘Light Of Day’ starring the amazing team up of Michael J. Fox and Joan Jett. This under-rated music drama follows the fortunes of struggling small town brother and sister who wants to make it with their band The Barbusters, but this being a Schrader film you now things aren’t going to quite work out for the best.

We’ll also have all our regular extras for the night, all with a music theme, including our always popular vintage Trailer Trash, a fantastic short film you’ve never seen, a dodgy quiz, great music all night and much, much more.

So sign on the dotted line and come along for a night out with The Duke!

FREE ENTRY! FREE ENTRY! FREE ENTRY! FREE ENTRY! FREE ENTRY! FREE ENTRY!

Alex Kidd
Undead Horde
Undead Horde
Posts: 325
Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2004 5:00 pm
Location: Soho, London
Contact:

Re: The Duke Mitchell Thread

Post by Alex Kidd » Mon May 09, 2011 1:58 pm

Hi everyone, here's the info on our next night, do come along as Evrim always picks the most amazing short films to show, you're certain to see some incredible films on the night.

The Duke Mitchell Film Club Present: Too Long For The Duke!

Wednesday 25th may

Doors Open 7.00 p.m.

Programme Starts 8.00 p.m.

Seeing as it's his 30th Birthday and the fact that he complains incessantly, The Duke has decided to hand the reins for one night only to its' mysterious mastermind Evrim Ersoy.

For one night only Evrim will be presenting The Duke with all the short films he never got to play: expect some of the most unusual , breath-taking and too damn long for The Duke shorts ever: from horror to romance, from Japanese madness to Cronenberg ingenuity, Evrim has things up his sleeve even The Duke is slightly wary off.

But that's not all: the trailers , the music , hell even the end will be one-of-a-kind experience all bringing forth the hidden side of The Duke.

So on May 25th, make your way down to The Duke and help Evrim celebrate a milestone event with the weirdest, coolest and most unusual (as well as madness prone...) Duke program for a long while!

FREE - FREE - FREE - FREE - FREE - FREE - FREE - FREE - FREE - FREE -FREESee more

Alex Kidd
Undead Horde
Undead Horde
Posts: 325
Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2004 5:00 pm
Location: Soho, London
Contact:

Re: The Duke Mitchell Thread

Post by Alex Kidd » Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:24 pm

Hi everyone, just to let you know we've started a new Duke Mitchell Film Club facebook page.

You can find the new page here http://www.facebook.com/thedukemitchell

Like the page and you'll be able to keep up to date with everything that we're doing with the film night.

Thanks, Alex.

Alex Kidd
Undead Horde
Undead Horde
Posts: 325
Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2004 5:00 pm
Location: Soho, London
Contact:

Re: The Duke Mitchell Thread

Post by Alex Kidd » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:43 pm

Hi everyone, here's the info about the next Duke Night:

The Duke Mitchell Film Club Presents: WTF!? Night

Wednesday 29th June 2011

Doors Open 7PM Films Start 8PM

FREE ENTRY!

Come and join The Duke for WTF!? Night, an evening dedicated to the weirdest, most oddball, head scratching, "Why did they make that?" films we can find.

Our main feature for the night is Strangers In Paradise from 1984, which tells the tale of a World War 2 Nazi thought control scientist, Jonathan Sage, who freezes himself to escape from Hitler, only to be revived in a small California town in the 1980s, where the local right-wing residents want to use his mind control powers to rid them of the local punks and gay teenagers. Oh and did we mention it's a musical!?

An essential Duke watch which we're very proud to introduce to you alongside all our other regular features - Trailer Trash, short films, quiz, music - each and every one with a very strong WTF!? Twist.

So please welcome into your homes and into your minds and hearts that master of extraordinary powers Jonathan Sage - come and experience WTF!? Night with The Duke

FREE ENTRY! FREE ENTRY! FREE ENTRY! FREE ENTRY! FREE ENTRY!See more

Alex Kidd
Undead Horde
Undead Horde
Posts: 325
Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2004 5:00 pm
Location: Soho, London
Contact:

Re: The Duke Mitchell Thread

Post by Alex Kidd » Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:23 pm

Hi everyone, great to see so many people out for the Sleepy Queue last week. Here's the info about the next Duke night.

The Duke Mitchell Film Club Presents: Pinky Violence Night

Wednesday 20th July 2011

Doors Open 7PM - Films Start 8PM

FREE ENTRY!

Proof that crazy gangs were not exclusive to the highways of USA and the seaside towns of old Blighty, The Duke presents a crazy, whacked-out, lsd-ridden, achingly stylish slice of Japanese Pinky Violence.

If you’ve never watched a Pinky Violence before let The Duke be your guide: Our film this month is Girl Boss Revenge – set in a 70’s Japan where tougher than tough girl gangs roam the streets, eking out justice for wrongs done to them!

But if that stylized bag of violence wasn’t enough, The Duke has also dug deep for some of the grooviest sounds this side of Toei, the kind of trailers that you mothers would hate for you to see, delirious shorts, a quiz and much, much more...

So grab your flick-blade, expose the yakuza tattoo on your back, round-up your gang and visit the Duke for a throw-down of the Oriental kind!

FREE ENTRY! FREE ENTRY! FREE ENTRY! FREE ENTRY! FREE ENTRY!See more

AlessaDark
Fresh Meat
Fresh Meat
Posts: 13
Joined: Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:19 am

The Duke Mitchell Thread

Post by AlessaDark » Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:02 pm

Where?

User avatar
MaxRenn
Undead Horde
Undead Horde
Posts: 478
Joined: Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:29 pm
Location: London

The Duke Mitchell Thread

Post by MaxRenn » Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:16 pm

AlessaDark wrote:Where?
It's held upstairs at The Kings Cross Social Club which is about 5 mins walk from Kings Cross. Should be venue details, etc on the Duke Facebook page. It's always a great night
There is no delight the equal of dread

http://twitter.com/MaxRenn

http://letterboxd.com/maxrenn/

Blog: http://www.chrisandphilpresent.co.uk/blogs/spectacularoptical/

Alex Kidd
Undead Horde
Undead Horde
Posts: 325
Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2004 5:00 pm
Location: Soho, London
Contact:

Re: The Duke Mitchell Thread

Post by Alex Kidd » Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:47 pm

Hi AlessaDark, thanks for pointing that out, I think I've gotten so used to posting in here that I didn't realise I've stopped putting the location info in.

The Duke takes place at the Kings Cross Social Club in their upstairs room, just a few minutes walk from Kings Cross station, we're just past the Scala. The full address is:

King's Cross Social Club
2 Britannia Street
London
WC1X 9

You can find out more about the Duke here on our facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/thedukemitchell

Come along anytime, it's free to get in.

DoctorKaren
Walking Dead
Walking Dead
Posts: 68
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:32 pm
Location: London
Contact:

Re: The Duke Mitchell Thread

Post by DoctorKaren » Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:27 am

Darned flu! I am so irritated I missed this one - Beautiful Girl Hunter is one of my favourites and I need further exposure!

Hope you had a good turn out :-)
Forum moderator, university Film Studies lecturer and movie journalist for mags including Little White Lies, Scream, Fangoria and the FrightFest eMagazine. I'm the one shaking and screaming at every screening.

Alex Kidd
Undead Horde
Undead Horde
Posts: 325
Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2004 5:00 pm
Location: Soho, London
Contact:

Re: The Duke Mitchell Thread

Post by Alex Kidd » Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:59 pm

Hi, here's the info about The Duke's next night, it's our 4th Birthday! It's the night before FrightFest so if you're looking to start your festival early come along.

The Duke Mitchell Film Club Presents: 4th Birthday Blow-Out Night

Wednesday 24th August - Doors at 7PM Films Start at 8PM

Kings Cross Social Club
2 Brittania Street
Kings Cross
London

Come and celebrate with us at The Duke’s Birthday Blow-Out, yes we’re celebrating 4 years of The Duke Mitchell Film Club and you’re invited along! Not only is this a very unique night for us but it’s also part of the amazing Scala Forever season that’s taking place all over London.

As always on our special birthday nights we’re not showing you a feature film, instead we’re bringing you a night of surprises. You know there’s going to be weird trailers, you know there’s going to be obscure shorts, but what other oddities does the Duke have up his sleeve for the night? You’ll have to come along and find out. What we can tell you is that there’ll be audience participation, a totally different style of quiz and that you’ll see things you’ve never even heard of before. It’s a night for the adventurous and that’s why we want you there!

If you’ve never been to The Duke before, this would be the perfect time to make it down to one of our nights. So come along and help us celebrate as the Duke turns 4 right before your eyes! And don’t forget as always with the Duke it’s FREE ENTRY!

FREE ENTRY! FREE ENTRY! FREE ENTRY! FREE ENTRY! FREE ENTRY!

Alex Kidd
Undead Horde
Undead Horde
Posts: 325
Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2004 5:00 pm
Location: Soho, London
Contact:

Re: The Duke Mitchell Thread

Post by Alex Kidd » Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:06 pm

Here's all the info about the next Duke: Turkish Grindhouse Night

The Duke Mitchell Film Club Presents: Turkish Grindhouse Night

Wednesday 28th September - Doors at 7PM Films Start at 8PM

Kings Cross Social Club, London

As the Scala Forever continues to thunderball across London, come join The Duke for the its' final participating event!

On September the 28th, The Duke celebrates the pioneering spirit of the Scala by bringing together a night of Turkish Grindhouse never-before-seen on these shores.

Yes, folks, this one-time-only night features trailers, shorts, feature and other assorted bits lovingly subtitled by The Duke's resident Turkish maestro - come and encounter a rare glimpse of the strange cult-heart of cinema from this weird and wondrous land. This is your chance to meet the famous Mr. Cuneyt Arkin who is the embodiment of the Turkish action hero and whose fantastic 'Death Warrior' combines, ninjas, violence AND The Evil Dead and still manages to make no sense!

As usual our poster gallery and music will reflect the best of Turkish Grindhouse cinema, our quiz will be Turkified and even the atmosphere will be crackling with Mediterranean hospitality and best of all , as always, The Duke offers you this once-in-a lifetime experience absolutely free!

So come on down to The Duke on Wednesday September 28th and discover your inner Turk!

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=246331585410191

Alex Kidd
Undead Horde
Undead Horde
Posts: 325
Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2004 5:00 pm
Location: Soho, London
Contact:

Re: The Duke Mitchell Thread

Post by Alex Kidd » Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:16 pm

It's Halloween and here's the info about The Duke's 5th Annual Hallowen Night:

The Duke Mitchell Film Club Presents: Halloween Horrors Night

Wednesday 26th October - Doors at 7PM Films Start at 8PM

Kings Cross Social Club, London

It's that time of the year again when nights get longer, days get darker and all though ghouls and ghosts come out to play...yes October can only mean one thing: Halloween.

And as ever The Duke has prepared an evening of chilling delights which will send you home looking over your shoulders. Our main event is the most frightful selection of shorts by our resident horror hound, Mr. Evrim Ersoy - he has spent the last year finding the most extreme, brilliant, upsetting, scary and wonderful horror shorts you can ever imagine and he's going to unleash them on this very special night!

We'll also have our usual extras: a blood-curdling Trailer Trash designed to put the scares on you, some frightening music to get you in the mood, a diabolical quiz , our usual gallery of visual horrors and much, much more.

So come October 26th if you need to get into the Halloween spirit, there's only one destination you will head for: The Duke Mitchell Film Club.

Here's the event page on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=281713841853371

Alex Kidd
Undead Horde
Undead Horde
Posts: 325
Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2004 5:00 pm
Location: Soho, London
Contact:

Re: The Duke Mitchell Thread

Post by Alex Kidd » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:49 am

The Duke never stops! Here's all the info about our upcoming Daredevil Night:

Here's the facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=283928058305452

The Duke Mitchell Film Club Presents: Daredevil Night

Wednesday 30th November - Doors at 7PM Films Start at 8PM

Get ready for a night of big cars, big stunts and big hair as The Duke pays tribute to the world of Daredevil Stuntmen!

Tonight we’re going to introduce you to Ken Carter aka The Mad Canadian, a man who wanted to become immortal in the stunt world by jumping a rocket powered car from Canada to the USA over the St. Lawrence River – a distance of one mile!

To find out if he succeeds, and for all the behind the scenes action, The Duke is bringing you the amazing documentary “The Devil At Your Heels” (1981) which shows you all the drama that took place in the run up to his incredible attempt. Does he do the jump? Will it ever stop raining? How does it all end? You’ll have to come along on the night to find out!

We’ll also have all our regular features: Trailer Trash, short film, great music, quiz with prizes and much more – all with a Daredevil twist!

FREE ENTRY! FREE ENTRY! FREE ENTRY! FREE ENTRY! FREE ENTRY!

Alex Kidd
Undead Horde
Undead Horde
Posts: 325
Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2004 5:00 pm
Location: Soho, London
Contact:

Re: The Duke Mitchell Thread

Post by Alex Kidd » Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:41 pm

Here's the info on the final Duke night of 2011:

The Duke Mitchell Film Club Presents: Christmas Horror Night

Tuesday 13th December - Doors at 7PM Films Start at 8PM

It’s the season to be jolly and what better way to find that mirth than with The Duke?

Yes for the fifth year running The Duke has made a list to see who is naughty and nice: and he’s ready to fill everyone’s stockings up with Yule-tide goodies!

Our film this year is a rather forgotten Christmas Horror – leave behind all your expectations as this is one oddity that will surely please – ‘The Oracle’ from 1985 has everything Christmas needs: evil spirits, murderous rampages, violence, perversion and even a pine tree or two!

We’ve also got a whole slew of new trailers dedicated to everything Christmas, a Christmas short that’s sure to put a seasonal chill in your heart and all the Christmas music you can handle!

So leave the shopping crowds behind and come on down to the Duke on the 13th December for a Christmas night like you’ve never experienced before!

FREE ENTRY! FREE ENTRY! FREE ENTRY! FREE ENTRY! FREE ENTRY!

Alex Kidd
Undead Horde
Undead Horde
Posts: 325
Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2004 5:00 pm
Location: Soho, London
Contact:

Re: The Duke Mitchell Thread

Post by Alex Kidd » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:29 pm

Hope everyone has a great Christmas and New Year, here are the details for the first Duke Night of 2012!

The Duke Mitchell Film Club Presents: Paranormal Documentaries Night

The King's Cross Social Club, 2 Britannia Street, Kings Cross, WC1X 9JE

Wednesday 25th January - Doors at 7PM Films Start at 8PM FREE ENTRY!

The Duke starts of 2012 in our typically obscure style with a night dedicated to the strange, bizarre and hugely entertaining Paranormal Documentaries that were all the rage in the late 1970s and early 1980s. These quasi-documentaries are packed with bad re-enactments, questionable witnesses and a cavalier disregard for facts, which makes them perfect for the first Duke night of the year!

Our main feature for the evening is the 1982 documentary “The Jupiter Menace”, in which Duke favourite George Kennedy is our guide through a weird landscape that’s packed with religious re-enactments, strange vector computer graphics and a wild and completely over-the-top 70s Moog synthesiser score. It’s a must see!

We’ll also have all our regular supporting features, including Trailer Trash, a short film, quiz, great music and much more, all with a Paranormal theme. So come along to the first Duke of 2012 and find out if we’re all going to die in 1982!

Here's the facebook event page for the night http://www.facebook.com/events/217706351649083/

Post Reply