THE ATOMIC CAFE: 4K Restoration
Kino Lorber will be releasing the 1982 cult classic mockumentary THE ATOMIC CAFE on BluRay on December 4th.
Synopsis: Armageddon has never been so darkly funny as in The Atomic Cafe. This 1982 cult classic juxtaposes Cold War history, propaganda, music and culture, seamlessly crafted from government-produced educational and training films, newsreels and advertisements. Taken together, these sources cheerily instruct the public on how to live in the Atomic Age, how to survive a nuclear attack (!) … and how to fight and win a nuclear war. As a U.S. Army training film advises, “Viewed from a safe distance, the atomic bomb is one of the most beautiful sights ever seen by man.” Returning to theaters in a sparkling 4K digital restoration created by IndieCollect, The Atomic Cafe is an absurdist blast from the past that would be downright laughable if it weren’t so eerily relevant to our fake news present.
Special Features and Technical Specs: NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM • Filmwax Radio Interview with filmmakers Kevin Rafferty, Jayne Loader, and Pierce Rafferty • Audio Excerpts from Jayne Loader’s CD-ROM project “PUBLIC SHELTER” (1995) • Selection of Government Propaganda Films (Courtesy of The Prelinger Archives) • Trailer