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Released 1970
Distributor Warner Bros.

Despite its nightmarish production history this innovative 1968 collaboration between Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg has emerged as one of the most influential movies of its era. Years of midnight screenings have turned around the critical consensus from “worthless” (Richard Schickel) to “a sophisticated visual and aural knockout” (Glenn Erickson). Jack Nitzsche’s score was one of the first to utilize the Moog synthesizer. Mick Jagger’s “Memo from Turner” segment is widely considered the first rock video.

About Mark Goldblatt

A lifelong film buff and horror fan, Mark Goldblatt is an Academy Award nominated film editor with over 40 feature films to his credit, including The TerminatorT-2Starship TroopersArmageddonRise of the Planet of the Apes (edited with Conrad Buff), and most recently Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.  He also directed the films Dead Heat and The Punisher (1989 version).