Released and Abandoned: Forgotten Oddities of the Home Video Era Presents Crime Wave (1985)

Jul 8, 2018

Welcome to Weekends In the Park's special event: Released and Abandoned: Forgotten Oddities of the Home Video Era. Join us for a mesmerizing journey into a treasure trove of hidden cinematic gems from the past. In this installment, we present the cult classic Crime Wave (1985), a movie that encapsulates the essence of the home video era.

Uncovering Forgotten Oddities

Weekends In the Park is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the unique cultural artifacts that were all but forgotten in the ever-evolving world of cinema. Our event, Released and Abandoned, focuses on rare and obscure films that are often overlooked. These hidden treasures, nestled within the annals of the home video era, provide a captivating glimpse into the diverse narratives and filmmaking techniques of yesteryears.

Crime Wave: A Cinematic Marvel

At this event, we proudly present Crime Wave, a 1985 Canadian comedy film directed by John Paizs. This peculiar movie tells the story of a frustrated screenwriter who becomes entangled in a series of bizarre events. Crime Wave combines elements of comedy, drama, and crime in a unique and unforgettable way, pushing the boundaries of what is typically expected from a film of its time.

Crime Wave not only serves as an entertaining pastiche of movie genres but also highlights the alternative filmmaking approach prevalent during the home video era. Its innovative storytelling, quirky characters, and outlandish plot twists make it a true hidden gem that deserves its special place in cinematic history.

Immerse Yourself in the Home Video Era

Join us as we transport you back in time to the heyday of VHS tapes and video rental stores. Our dedicated team has meticulously curated a lineup of films that embody the magic of the home video era. Each event in the Released and Abandoned series aims to recreate the electric atmosphere that surrounded these forgotten oddities.

During our Crime Wave presentation, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a world where physical media reigned supreme. Experience the thrill of exploring the shelves of a video store, searching for hidden gems and unexpected surprises. Indulge in the nostalgia of cozy movie nights with friends, gathered around a vintage CRT television, popcorn in hand.

Rediscover the Magic of Cinema

Weekends In the Park's Released and Abandoned event series is more than just a trip down memory lane. It's a celebration of the true magic of cinema—a reminder that great storytelling and artistic expression have no expiration date. By revisiting these forgotten oddities, we not only honor the past but also invigorate our love for the diverse world of film.

So, mark your calendars and join us for Released and Abandoned: Forgotten Oddities of the Home Video Era Presents Crime Wave (1985). Prepare to be captivated by a film that defies categorization and immerse yourself in the enchanting allure of the home video era.

Experience the Unforgettable

Weekends In the Park is proud to offer you an opportunity to rediscover the magic of the home video era with our Released and Abandoned event series. Take a break from the mundane and embark on a cinematic journey that will transport you to a bygone era filled with intriguing stories and imaginative worlds.

Whether you're a fan of classic films or a curious explorer of cultural curiosities, our events cater to all enthusiasts of the cinematic arts. Join us as we celebrate the forgotten oddities that shaped the home video era, leaving a lasting impact on the world of filmmaking.

Don't miss out on this chance to broaden your cinematic horizons. Reserve your spot for Released and Abandoned: Forgotten Oddities of the Home Video Era Presents Crime Wave (1985) now, and get ready to be captivation by the allure of the past.

Paul Mayston
Hidden gem rediscovered.
Oct 16, 2023
Marty Mardirossian
I had never heard of Crime Wave until now, but it sounds like an interesting journey into the forgotten oddities of the past. Can't wait to watch it!
Aug 27, 2023
Tom Matheson
Crime Wave is a film worth rediscovering. It's rare to come across such forgotten oddities from the Home Video Era.
Jun 14, 2023
Dennis Slaughter
I'm always up for discovering lesser-known films. I appreciate the recommendation and can't wait to explore Crime Wave.
Mar 28, 2023
Adam Stolarczyk
The Home Video Era is full of surprises, and Crime Wave is such a pleasant discovery. Looking forward to exploring this forgotten classic.
Jan 23, 2023
Kevin Dole
I'm a sucker for cult classics, so I'll definitely be adding Crime Wave to my must-watch list. Thanks for the heads up!
Dec 31, 2022
Jerry Strauss
Crime Wave is definitely going on my watchlist. It sounds like a fascinating piece of cinematic history.
Aug 14, 2022
Salvatore Lombardo
This article has sparked my curiosity about Crime Wave. It's exciting to uncover films that have been overlooked for too long.
Mar 31, 2022
Cynthia Butler
I'm glad to see unique and overlooked films getting some attention. Crime Wave definitely piqued my interest.
Feb 20, 2022
John Oswalt
Can't wait to uncover the allure of Crime Wave. Thanks for bringing attention to these hidden cinematic gems!
Apr 3, 2021
Nevin Lyne
It's always refreshing to hear about lesser-known movies like Crime Wave. I'm excited to dive into this hidden gem.
Apr 2, 2021
Lindsey Fivecoat
I've never heard of Crime Wave before, but now I'm intrigued to check it out. Thanks for shedding light on this forgotten gem.
Sep 10, 2020
Peggy Frandolig
The Home Video Era truly has some hidden treasures, and Crime Wave seems like a prime example. Can't wait to dive into it!
Oct 12, 2019
Jason Anestis
I appreciate the focus on forgotten oddities of the Home Video Era. Crime Wave sounds like an intriguing addition to the list.
Aug 25, 2019
Lynn Arts
I love stumbling upon underrated films like Crime Wave. It's like finding buried treasure in the world of cinema!
Jul 29, 2019
Jim Farman
The Home Video Era is a goldmine for unique and unconventional films. Looking forward to discovering what Crime Wave has to offer.
Jan 7, 2019