It was in the dim and distant days of 2013 when news came my eager way of a crowdfunding campaign for a Troma-inspired British feature film, My Bloody Banjo. I was lucky enough not only to help out in a very small way with the promotion of the film but also to be able to get to know the film’s creator, Liam Regan. A few months ago Liam mentioned to me that a special director’s cut of My Bloody Banjo was in the pipeline and so we decided to sit down and chew the fat about the plans. The interview turned out to be one of the most refreshingly honest I’ve ever had with in my time with 5D as Liam detailed some of the highs and lows of being a first-time independent filmmaker. You can see the conversation RIGHT HERE.
Yes there are those who (and do) dislike intensely this type of movie experience, My Bloody Banjo had me grinning from ear to ear throughout while simultaneously alternating between cringing and staring in disbelief. The person sat watching it next you may well hate it, but that’s their problem. Let me remind/inform you of the plot for what in my opinion turned out to be a genuinely entertaining example of exactly the sort of film that many people such as myself are crying out for.
“We meet Peltzer Arbuckle, a meek and bullied office employee, humiliated by his megalomaniac boss, teasing colleagues and his cheating partner. Peltzer spends his days in misery, stuck in his own mundane, nightmarish reality.
Once news about his embarrassing sexual accident makes it’s way around the workplace, Peltzer decides to put up with his humiliation no more, and conjures up his childhood imaginary friend Ronnie. Peltzer’s world is soon turned upside down, when Ronnie attempts to manipulate him to exact revenge on his tormenting co-workers in the most gruesome fashion.
As the body count stacks up, Peltzer must ultimately decide whether to runaway from his past or take control of his future, as he battles between sanity and madness, in this twisted tale of infidelity, revenge and snapped banjo strings.”
Well the latest development is that I have for you a selection of re-mastered images from the upcoming Directors cut of My Bloody Banjo. Liam says that they’re looking at Summer 2019 limited theatrical run and limited edition blu-ray………. enjoy!
The recent 5D Podcast is now available…..
5D Podcast: Some chat about the life of Stan Lee, our top 5 Marvel films and The Walking DeadS9 Ep6
In the latest 5D Podcast Stuart & Zack chat about Stan Lee’s legacy for popular culture which leads to a comparison of our top 5 favourite Marvel movies.
In addition we chat about the latest going’s on in Ep6 of Season 9 of Thewalkingdead as well as a brief chat about the latest 5D Conversation with director Harry Locke IV.