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Population: 1 (1986)

Maila " , Vampira" , Rene Daalder  |  Unrated |  DVD
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  • Actors: Maila ", Vampira", Nurmi, Carel Struycken, Beck Campbell
  • Directors: Rene Daalder
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Cult Epics
  • DVD Release Date: October 28, 2008
  • Run Time: 205 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001D5F37G
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #264,280 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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When there's only one person left, America becomes a one-man band. A twisted history lesson from punk favorite Tomata du Plenty (The Screamers), featuring members of Los Lobos, Vampira, the notorious El Duce (Kurt and Courtney), Fluxus artist Al Hansen and his Gramy-winning grandson Beck, among many others. "Deliriously cramming 200 years of American mayhem into one punk rock musical, Daalder's anarchic vision unfolds as if Frank Zappa and Hieronymous Bosch took angel dust together and created a nightmare." (Michael Dare, LA Weekly)

Special Features:
  • Full Screen Version Of The Newly Restored Director’s Cut
  • Live Music Video Of LA Punk Legends The Screamers
  • Unreleased Tracks By The Screamers And Sheela Edwards
  • Behind The Scenes Gallery Of Stills
  • Original And New Trailers For Population: 1
  • Scenes From Mensch, The Lost Prequel To Population: 1
  • Palace Of Variety Trailer
  • Je Maintiendrai, A Provocative Hollywood Spoof A La Spinal Tap
  • Over 40 Minutes Of Exclusive Concert Footage Of The Screamers
  • Rare Footage Of Fluxus Artist Al Hansen
  • Exclusive Outtakes Of Vampira’s Final Major Interview
  • Punish Or Be Damned, A Tribute To Tomata du Plenty
  • Girls, A Never Released Before Penelope Houston Music Video
  • Interview With Director Rene Daalder

Editorial Reviews

From the depths of a bunker comes one man's musical send off to the world's last empire. A twisted history lesson from punk favorite Tomata du Plenty (The Screamers), featuring members of Los Lobos, Vampira, the notorious El Duce (Kurt and Courtney), Flux

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The last man alive is a one man band January 8, 2009
If you were looking for a punk rock musical version of The Quiet Earth, then you have found it. A nuclear war has wiped out the world, and only one single human being remains alive. That man is Tomata Du Plenty, and he is about to get weird for you.

In the vein of films such as Phantom of the Paradise and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, "Population 1" is an eclectic mix of music, imagery and bizarre I-took-way-too-much-acid state of mind. This is the kind of movie that was passed from punk rock kid to punk rock kid during the 80's, on an old VHS copy with no label and barely visible from too many viewings. It isn't the most professional film, being cropped together from random clips that could be filmed when ever the cast was together and budget permitted, but it is so far and away from the "typical movie" that it can blown you mind a little even today. The director clearly set the stage for what would later become MTV-style editing. Needing to merge the various clips, he relied heavily on effects and imaginative imagery to forge an ordered picture from the chaos. And there is a sweet stop-motion shaving scene.

The story is almost not worth mentioning, because it does little but lay the stage for the director and actors to play with each other. Director Rene Daalder (who made the excellent documentary
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5.0 out of 5 stars a classic 80s experience and visually very bold October 10, 2012
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May take many watches to see all the meanings. High quality well done independent film at the head of its time. The actors are characters that's for sure. Worth watching to see all the influences and the musicians trying to make it big. The world lost out but it's not too late! Pay your respects to music history.
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