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[ecrea] New Book on Cult Film

Wed Oct 28 15:27:00 GMT 2009

The Lost World of Cliff Twemlow ? The King of Manchester Exploitation Movies
By CP Lee and Andy Willis

Maverick pioneer of low-budget, independent film making, Cliff Twemlow was a nightclub bouncer, novelist, composer, ferryman, screenwriter and actor, who between 1982 and his death in 1993 gathered together a trusty ensemble of stuntmen, performers, actors and a dedicated technical crew in order to set up his own mini-Hollywood in Manchester, England. Cliff and his team created a series of startling straight-to-video exploitation classics such as hard-hitting gangster films (GBH and GBH2 ? Lethal Impact), spy thrillers for which they extended their locations to Barbados, the Balearics and Grenada (Target Eve Island and The Ibiza Connection) and science fiction/horror (Firestar: First Contact, Moonstalker and The Eye of Satan). Packed with martial arts action, snappy dialogue, sex and gunplay these movies are brought to life in this lavishly illustrated book, providing a snap-shot of the golden age of UK home video entertainment and a testament to the drive and ambition of a film-maker working without a net, in an era before the digital film revolution.

CP Lee and Andy Willis teach film studies at the University of Salford

The Lost World of Cliff Twemlow is available on-line from the publishers at <> for £12.99 inc p&p

ISBN 9780955625718

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