Warriors of the Discotheque: The Starck Club FEATURE LENGTH Documentary
imdb page for Feature version Warriors of the Discotheque
It appears there may be a screening brewing of a Starck film in NYC, but until then... We celebrate the FINAL version of the award winning documentary, on Blu-ray actually, about the legendary Starck Club. Philippe Starck's first design in the U.S. (Starck appears in the new cut as a young man discussing his design philosophy outside the Starck Club as it was being built) and ground zero for the entire rave/ecstasy scene. Meanwhile, we're offering a great deal on The Special Edition Blu- Ray which includes ultra rare footage of the aforementioned Philippe Starck, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and footage of the club raging at it's peak, on the eve of Ecstasy becoming illegal. (A local news crew shot various interviews with patrons and staff.) And other rare treats!!!! This package includes the DVD- loaded w/ extras, new Blu Ray (the BR allows for amazing HD crystal clear quality and sound-the film will never look better), and T-Shirt. We're also donating a % of proceeds to the ALS association in honor of former Starck Club doorman, Bob Amaro, who passed away last year from ALS aka Lou Gerhig's disease. NOTE: If you don't have a Blu Ray player, message me and we can offer new version on DVD as well.
Below is the trailer of new version.
We also have other options below, help yourself to the goodies! Also, a new RAVE review, we couldn't draw it up any better if we wanted to...
Last year we had a screening of Warriors... at the legendary Texas Theater in Oak Cliff, Dallas on Friday, October 19th, 2012. In addition, we made a generous % of proceeds from the filmmakers DVD and T-Shirt sales. We donated to the ALS association in honor of former Starck Club doorman, Bob Amaro, who passed away recently from ALS aka Lou Gerhig's disease.
Also, we had a very successful DVD release party at the USA Film Fest back in late April of 2012. (details below) AND, more exciting news! We're very proud to announce our distribution deal with Microcinema International, one of the absolute best and most exclusive art house distributors in the world. Microcinema International, lead by legendary programmer/distributor Joel Bachar is home to such great films as Bill Cunningham New York, Exit Through the Gift Shop, Un Chiene Andelou, and filmmakers like Stan Brakhage, Craig Baldwin, and Maya Deren. PLEASE please help yourself to some Warriors merchandise at BLOWOUT prices below!
We came baaaack... on Saturday April 28th, 2012, 9 pm at the Angelika Film Center, Mockingbird Station as part of the exclusive, Academy qualifying USA film festival in Dallas, TX. The official DVD release party and screening of unseen footage and deleted scenes was a blast! This Special Edition DVD includes Director & Editor commentary, deleted scenes, history of MDMA aka ecstasy, the beginnings of the Rave, the Short film, deleted scenes from the short, Trailers, and Photo gallery from USA FF... We're offering up this fantastic, BLOWOUT deal now. Jump on it while supplies last...
We want to thank all those who made our screening of the new feature length version of Warriors of the Discotheque at the prestigious USA Dallas Film Festival on April 30th, 2011 at the Angelika Film Center such a huge success!!! The lively and raucous audience reaction was quite a sight to behold and exceeded our expectations tenfold. Stay tuned for more info. on upcoming screenings as we have several festival and special events planned. In the meantime, please help support us by picking up a DVD for only $14.95...
or T-Shirt for $9.95...
or CD or some combo there of for just $19.95....If you just wanna give some money to the cause:) The Feature version on Amazon VOD Amazon VOD
The place is the notorious Starck Club (so called because it was the first major project designed by Philippe Starck in the US.) The Starck Club opened in Dallas in 1984 and not long after hosted the 1984 national Republican Convention. Ironically, it was actually legal to buy MDMA aka ecstasy there, people would put it on their credit cards. The DEA stepped in and made it a category 1 drug on July 1, 1985...
But, this is too obvious, aside from being ground zero for the popularization of the designer drug, the club was so much more. Philippe Starck is now a world renowned designer, but until his foray in Dallas he was only an up and coming Parisien designer virtually unknown outside of France. In addition, the mid '80's brought about a new second British invasion and the birth of new wave music: Dead or Alive, Book of Love, Depeche Mode, Grace Jones, Edie Brickell, Red Hot Chili peppers and a whole slew of new bands and artists performed there. Dallas in the 80's was fast becoming a world class city primarily due to an economic growth spurt and attracting people from all over the globe. This film explores the legacy and influence the club's impact has had on designers, DJ's, fashion, sex, and the seeds for the whole rave/techno scene. Simply put the Starck's allure was the Building, the Music, The Drug! Think the roaring '20's only transposed to the mid '80's complete with financial crisis. In this case, the Savings & Loan crisis that hammered the entire Southwestern US and spelled the end of the club's existence.
"Alexandre's brilliant film focuses on the unrestrained indulgences of the pre- bust era... cool enough to stir a controversey...." Allan Peppard- Dallas Morning News
"MUST HAVE for anyone who was able to participate in any of the madness." Josh Samford- Rogue Cinema
imdb link for short version www.imdb.com
Festival Screenings of the short version:
USA Dallas FF April 2009
Palm Springs International Short FF June 2009
Holly Shorts August 2009
New Filmmakers NYC November 2009
Queer Fruits FF Lismore Australia Jan 2010
Moorsbar Cinema Series London, UK May 2010
More screenings to follow this year.... join us at facebook!
The short is available on DVD
Watch short version on VOD