Saturday Matinee: Megaplex


Source: Smash TV

Megaplex is the most insane double feature the world has ever seen. With a running time of 80 minutes and thousands of cuts from more than 80 movies, Smash TV has spent the past year and a half cramming the most entertainment possible into every second. It’s dense enough to pressurize these diamonds in the rough into gleaming treasures.

Megaplex is the long awaited followup to the critically acclaimed Skinemax, much more fully realized, utilizing myriad editing and layering tricks picked up over the past five years. Deeper, darker, and definitely more bizarre.

Borrowing from the Grindhouse tradition and from Tarantino’s more recent tribute, Megaplex is a double feature that both members of Smash TV worked on independently.

As a palette cleanser in between, Smash TV is proud to present Coming Attractions, a 15 minute collection of vignettes editing together previously unexplored genres and styles.

Please support the original works, these are film makers and musicians that have upheld the values of originality and creativity.

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Edited by Ben Craw

Rated R

Turbo, Side A of Smash TV’s Megaplex, is the coolest thing you’ve ever seen if you were a late-night-movie-brainwashed 8 year old in 1990. It is the ultimate in-your-face, balls to the wall, no holds barred, over the top, end of the world electric boogaloo dance party, fueled by neon, spandex, ooze, and steroids. So many steroids.

It’s the movie you and your best friends stumble across at the end of the night after frying your brain with nine straight hours of Sonic 2, Streets of Rage 2, and ToeJam & Earl on your Sega Genesis. Or is the whole thing just a Pepsi-induced sugar coma fever dream? It’s impossible to say. But you probably shouldn’t have drunk that fifth two-liter bottle.

Turbo is utterly shameless in its love for the most ridiculous and awesome movies that the 1980s and early 90s had to offer. It’s what would happen if Cannon Films and New Line Cinema got a little crazy at the club and ended up boning in the bathroom. It’s the nights from your childhood that you’ll never forget. Those nights are gone. But Turbo lives on in your dreams forever…and Beyond…

Download Mix:

HBO 1983 Intro
Mr. Oizo – Hun
Actress – Image
Stephen Farris – Pepper
Jean Michel Jarre – Zoolookologie
VHS Head – Camera Eyes
Phono Ghosts – Suntan Spies
Harold Faltermeyer – Fletch Theme
Oliver – Light Years Away
Tiger & Woods – Gin Nation
Solar Bears – A Sky Darkly


Edited by Brendan Shields

Coming Attractions is a collection of vignettes exploring different genres and themes. Comprised of fake trailers, genre retrospectives, and tributes to luminary actors and directors, it acts as a palette cleanser in between the two halves and provides an opportunity to experiment on a smaller scale.


Music: Midnight Television – Commercial Dreams

American Hunk
Music: Sparkles_161244545 – IDEALISMム

Atari Summer
Music: Suzanne Ciani – Atari Summer

Safari Ice
Music: Miki Matsubara – Safari Eyes

Music: Suzanne Ciani – The First Wave: Birth Of Venus

Sunday Will Never Be The Same
Music: Spanky And Our Gang – Sunday Will Never Be The Same

Music: Autechre – d-sho qub

Inside Story
Music: Suzanne Ciani – Inside Story



Edited by Brendan Shields

Rated R

Beyond, Side B of Megaplex, is a psychedelic vision quest for B-movie lovers. Comprised of some of the strangest imagery from the 80s and early 90s, Beyond is a hallucinatory experience designed to amaze, bewilder, and terrify.

Highlighting choice cuts from a strange time in the horror, sci-fi, and fantasy genres, Beyond harkens back to late nights of channel surfing, catching out of context glimpses of the bizarre and fascinating. Something unlike anything you’d ever seen before…something you weren’t supposed to see…

Combining the darkest moments of Skinemax with the layering experiments of Memorex, Beyond is a descent into euphoric madness as reality begins to unravel.

It’s the unmarked tape lying in wait at an abandoned Blockbuster, anticipating its next victim.

An Ayahuasca trip at 24 frames per second.

Fantasia meets Videodrome.

Beyond the limits of good taste

Beyond the subconscious

Beyond the stars


Download Mix:

Franco Micalizzi – Stridulum Theme
VHS Head – Farewell Africa
Gatekeeper – Serpent
VHS Head – Angels Never Sleep
Madlib – Gentle Pilz
ADR – Sidewinder
Public Image Ltd. – The Order Of Death
Fluorescent Grey – Gnoble Door Moo Rig Rig
VHS Head – Frozen
Trust – Bulbform
iamamiwhoami – Goods

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