Welcome to Coolasscinema.com! This is a site dedicated to the propagation of strange and exciting cinema (and television) from all over the world as well as America’s own grand tradition of exploitation cinema classics.

Tired of the mindless mega-budgeters that Hollywood shoves down your throat? Here are some of the weirdest films to pass through the pages of SHOCK CINEMA.

German Cinema: A Selected Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Libraries

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Nazi exploitation (also Nazisploitation) is a subgenre of exploitation film and sexploitation film that involves Nazis committing sex crimes, often as camp or prison overseers during World War II.Most follow the women-in-prison formula, only relocated to a concentration camp, death camp, or Nazi brothel, and with an added emphasis on …

Science fiction – SF cinema and TV: In contrast to earlier decades, traditional science fiction of the late 1960s and early ’70s reached unprecedented popularity on television and in film. American SF television series, such as Star Trek (1966–69; founded by Gene Roddenberry), may have primed film producers and audiences alike for cinema adaptations of “serious” science fiction.

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A collection of articles about The Current Cinema from The New Yorker, including news, in-depth reporting, commentary, and analysis.

Cinema Retro issue #41 has now shipped to subscribers worldwide. Highlights of Cinema Retro #41: We take a dive into the filming of The Deep starring Robert Shaw, Jacqueline Bisset and Nick Nolte. How Doctor Doolittle almost put Fox on life support. Steve McQueen in Sam Peckinpah’s Bonner: a re-evaluation. Remembering …

The history of film began in the late nineteenth century, with the invention of ‘magic lantern’ optical toys (such as the Phenakistoscope and the Zoetrope) which presented short, repetitive animations exploiting the eye’s persistence of vision.

Blaxploitation is a term coined in the early 1970s to refer to black action films that were aimed at black audiences. Featuring African-American actors in lead roles and often having anti-establishment plots, the films were frequently condemned for stereotypical characterization and glorification of .

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Seattle’s oldest continuously running movie theater showing classic, foreign, rare and campy films.

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