The El Duce Tapes VHS

$25.00 presents The El Duce Tapes on limited edition, fully functional VHS! VERY LIMITED EXTRAS IN STOCK NOW.

The 2019 documentary is comprised of vintage camcorder footage of El Duce, frontman of the notorious shock rock band The Mentors. Rodney Ascher (The Nightmare, Room 237) and David Lawrence (editor of Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist) co-direct.

The El Duce Tapes arrives on VHS in a black clamshell case with artwork by Benjamin Marra. It is officially licensed from Arrow Video and has been approved by directors Rodney Ascher and David Lawrence. The release is limited to 50 units.

Each tape includes a letter from Rodney Ascher. Stay tuned after the movie for a special feature: “Tape 2: Hollywood Reservoir” raw footage.

In the early ’90s, aspiring filmmaker (and General Hospital co-star) Ryan Sexton lugged a giant camcorder into some of the seediest clubs and filthiest apartments in Hollywood. There he filmed hour upon hour of VHS footage of the jaw-droppingly offensive shock rock band The Mentors, focusing on their infamous lead singer, El Duce. 30 years later, the team behind The Nightmare and Room 237 and the editor of Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist uncover this dusty stockpile of long forgotten – and never before seen – footage. They search for clues to piece together a picture of the man under the black executioner’s hoos and what his willfully offensive and controversial views might tell us about 21st century America.

For optimal VHS viewing, the film is presented in 4:3 full frame. Available in the US, limit 1 per customer.

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