- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 20, 2010
- Originally Released: 2009
- Label: Brink
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Limited Edition Channel 20 Club Card
- Director Commentary with C.W. Prather, Dick Dyszel and Jerry Moore ll
- AFI World Premiere
- Extended & Deleted Scenes!
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
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Description by OLDIES.com:
The true life story of television personality Dick Dyszel, whose popular television characters Count Gore De Vol and Captain 20 continue to inspire generations of fans and artists. Featuring rare, never before seen footage, along with interviews with writers like Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), filmmakers such as Jeff Krulik ("Heavy Metal Parking Lot"), as well a new generation of horror hosts John Dimes ("Dr. Sarcofiguy") and Jerry Moore II ("Karlos Borloff"). Dick Dyszel's career and impact shows how art can sometimes come back to re-influence itself, and how the best days will always be ahead.
Join filmmakers Jeff Krulik (HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT) and Tim Davis as they take TV lovers on a nostalgic trip back to when horror hosts haunted the UHF dial and regional television held a treasure trove of localized surprises. For generations of Washingtonians, the name Dick Dyszel will forever be synonymous with three names: Bozo the Clown, Captain 20, and Count Gore De Vol. Through the 1970s and '80s, Dyszel's colorful television characters entertained adults and children alike. Later, when the millennium was about to turn and skeptics cited horror hosts as a relic of the past, Dyszel revolutionized the concept of on-demand entertainment by launching "Creature Feature: The Weekly Web Program. Interviews with critic Arch Campbell, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT writer Steve Niles, scream queens Leanna Chamish and Eleanor Herman, next-generation horror hosts John Dimes (Dr. Sarcofiguy) and Jerry Moore II, and, of course, Dyszel himself, explore the fun times of a bygone era while proving that even when we're reminiscing about the good old days, the best times are often yet to come.
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