If you’re a fan of Des Mangan or the Australian cult movie “Hercules Returns”, you need to read this. If you have no idea of who either of them are, you probably should read this anyway. If you know what they are and hate ’em, there’s probably a post somewhere else about how horrible John Stanhope is, so read that instead.
Blatant regurgitation of the press release follows:
During the late 80’s and early 90’s, DOUBLE TAKEâ€™S unique blend of live theatre and cinema brought you such shows as DOUBLE TAKE MEETS THE ASTRO ZOMBIES and DOUBLE TAKE MEET HERCULES (which was turned into the 1993 Aussie feature film HERCULES RETURNS and has since developed a huge cult following.)
Now theyâ€™re back with their brand new show DOUBLE TAKEâ€™S HORROR HOSPITAL, a cheesy 1973 British schlock horror film
The DOUBLE TAKE duo are Des Mangan and Gabrielle Judd and this is how their show works:
Mangan and Judd, at the back of the cinema, turn down the original sound of a bad old movie and redub it into a hilarious comedy. Even though the show is tightly scripted and the lip-synching is strenuously rehearsed, having the actors in the cinema allows them to throw in gags based on that days news. How many movies do you know of that can be that topical?
Double Take will be screening at 8pm on Friday 9th June 2006 at the Coombs Theatre, ANU, at the corner of Garran and Fellowes Roads on the ANU campus (behind Screensound Australia).
ANU Film Group members: $10, Students $12, General public $15.
For more information about the ANU film Group, go to www.anufg.org.au.
For more info about Double Take, go to www.doubletake.com.au