Warriors of the Discotheque: The Starck Club FEATURE LENGTH Documentary
imdb page for Feature version Warriors of the Discotheque
The place is the notorious Starck Club (so called because it was the first major project by legendary designer Philippe Starck in the US.) The Starck Club opened in Dallas in 1984, and not long after hosted the 1984 national Republican National 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. This, despite NOT really understanding anything about MDMA... It wouldn't be an understatement to say The Starck Club was not only ground zero for the popularization of ecstasy, the whole rave scene, but even lit the fuse for the entire Billion dollar, DJ driven, EDM (Electronic Dance Music) scene.We've sold the last T-Shirt and that'll be it for awhile. We've put together a poster/DVD/Blu-ray deal below and meanwhile scroll down to see the other VOD and DVD offerings. And catch the film, as well as our other work, streaming on FANDOR, the absolute best, most exclusive art house distributor in the world. Thanks again Starckers for all the love and support! Final Version on VOD
Final Version on VOD
We started shooting back in November '08, released the first teaser in January '09, a few months later screened the short at the prestigious USA Film Festival in Dallas, TX. We screened a very early, (and somewhat rushed) version of the feature film at the USA FF again in 2011, then did a DVD release party the following year, 2012, at the aforementioned USA FF, as well as screening at the Legendary Texas Theatre a few months later. In the meantime, we've screened this film around the world: Australia to London, NYC, Palm Springs, Las Vegas, and of course, Tinsletown... Then, miraculously, a whole slew of extremely rare stock footage and interviews came into our clutches. Finally, we have the COMPLETE version we've offered on Blu Ray, and now available on VOD, for all of you to peruse. You can read more specific info on our final version below. Recently, this version garnered a very intelligent and thoughtful review! Below are our merchandising links and once again a sincere, heartfelt, THANK YOU to all who've been so supportive of this film and the Starck movement in general...We're working on bringing WotD, and the legacy of the Starck Club, to still more remote corners of the globe, stay tuned. In addition, we're proud to announce a mention in the grand lady of all media: below are some ways to help support our 'little seen' film according to The NY Times!!!!!!!!!
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.) 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, not a problem, we offer new version on DVD as well. ALSO the Blu Ray Package includes artwork SIGNED BY THE DIRECTOR, as well as Poster very LIMITED EDITION!!! Continue to scroll down to see Poster deal...
Below is the trailer of new version.
We also have other options below, help yourself to the goodies! Also, a new RAVE review, a screening of Warriors... at the legendary Texas Theater in Oak Cliff, Dallas. AND, more exciting news! We're very proud to announce our distribution deal with the prestigious Subscription VOD website, Fandor. We're now streaming on FANDOR, the absolute best, most exclusive art house distributor in the world. Read more HERE.
We came baaaack...Read more HERE
You can read more HERE about our feature premiere, meanwhile CONTINUE TO SCROLL DOWN to see very limited edition SIGNED Poster, DVD/Blu-Ray deals below. NOTE ON T-SHIRTS: We're out of T-Shirts for now.
OR special SIGNED Poster/DVD/Blu-Ray/CD deal, VERY LIMITED!!! NOTE ON T-SHIRTS: We're sold out for now.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 controversy...." 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