Everybody knows it to be true: Trailers are almost always the best part of going to the movies. Particularly when it comes to low budget schlock. So why not make a movie that's nothing but trailers?
The trailer compilation is nothing particularly new - there are the 42nd Street Forever collections and Joe Dante has been spiffing up cult trailers with commentaries and the like at his Trailers From Hell for quite a while - but a chance to see a feature length presentation of the best - by which I mean weirdest - on the big screen all buffed and polished back to a shine? That's a bit more unusual. Cue Drafthouse Films and Trailer War.
Unleashed from the vaults of the Alamo Drafthouse, a meticulous
selection of the best, strangest and most amazing coming attraction
trailers in the world! Most have never been available in any home
format, and all are presented for the first time in high definition.
From the high flying, explosive metal mayhem of STUNT ROCK to THUNDER
COPS' disembodied flying head chaos, each 3 minute masterpiece is
like a beckoning portal to another, more exciting dimension. It's a
crippling overdose of towering flames, mechanized destruction, lurking
fear, poor sexual choices and spiritual devastation on an apocalyptic
scale. You might want to have a cornea donor standing by just in
case...because THIS IS GOING TO BURN!
Trailer War hits DVD and Blu-ray in December with limited theatrical screenings coming before the physical release. If it's not all too meta for you, you can check out a trailer below.