Repressed Cinema presents a rare showing of Andy Milligan's notorious 1968 sexploitation hand grenade SEEDS (aka SEEDS OF SIN) in all its restored glory! Hosted by King of the Crazy Biographers Jimmy McDonough (author of definitive biographies of Al Green, Neil Young, Russ Meyer and others), who will have the new paperback edition of his classic Milligan biography THE GHASTLY ONE for sale!
The Fassbinder of 42nd Street, Andy Milligan was perhaps the most compelling lone wolf in cinema history. John Waters has described him as "one scary man." A dressmaker, actor, and puppeteer, Milligan cranked out explosive titles like BLOODTHIRSTY BUTCHERS, THE BODY BENEATH, and THE RATS ARE COMING! THE WEREWOLVES ARE HERE! on threadbare budgets in squalid New York City and Staten Island locales.
You could call SEEDS Andy's MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS...if you were crazy. The story of an angry and alcoholic matriarch tyrannizing her spoiled, grown-up children during an unwanted family get-together where someone begins killing them one by one, SEEDS was butchered upon its initial 42nd Street release due to confusing footage of actually attractive naked people (a rarity for Milligan) added. But now it can be seen in all its ugly glory. Milligan was a sadist who had little use for the typical family dynamic (to put it mildly) and he really lets it rip in this one.
Featuring all the Milligan hallmarks: no budget, acid dialogue, and the fabled Milligan "swirl camera"!
Restoration courtesy of Nicolas Winding Refn and Vinegar Syndrome.
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