by | Apr 18, 2024

Director Clay Westervelt’s documentary POPATOPOLIS explores cult icon Jim (CHOPPING MALL, RETURN OF SWAMP THING) Wynorski’s filmmaing process and is now available from Terror Vision in a wildly expansive Blu-ray set that includes bonus features produced by my Reverend Entertainment! My relationship with POPATOPOLIS goes back many years to when I was on the board for the Landlocked Film Festival in Iowa City, Iowa and was thrilled to encounter Clay’s doc when it arrived in for consideration. The two of us met when he attended the festival to support POPATOPOLIS’s screening, and we have been friends ever since, eventually resulting in teaming up on this release for new interviews and the accumulation of materials that the rest of the TV team then took to the stratosphere. The film is a hilarious, insightful peek behind the curtain of Wynorski’s world as Clay and his crew follow him from beginning to end on his effort to shoot two “erotic horror” films simoultaneously over the course of just a few days in the California mountains. Funny, shocking, and surprisingly endearing, POPATOPOLIS is a must-see doc for fans of exploitation and low budget movies and can be ordered now at Terror-Vision.com. Details on the incredible list of bonus material, which includes a three-hour cut of the film, THE WITCHES OF BREASTWICK (one of the films Jim was shooting in the doc), new interviews with Jim, Clay, and star Monique Parent, and so much more below!


Jim Wynorski was the first to cast Traci Lords in mainstream cinema. He directed Heather Locklear in The Return Of Swamp Thing. He discovered Jennifer Love Hewitt. Now, the man behind The Bare Wench Project and The Devil Wears Nada must make a movie in three days. He has a successful formula (a big chase and a big chest) and a catchy title (Witches Of Breastwick). But now he must cut the schedule, the crew, the makeup, and the food to focus on the only “special effects” he can really afford: the buxom assets of Julie K. Smith, Monique Parent, and Stormy Daniels. Humorous and insightful, the award-winning documentary peeks into the pop-topping world of B-movies before they disappear from our shelves forever. 


3 Hour Workprint of Popatopolis
New Restoration/HD Presentation of WITCHES OF BREASTWICK
Commentary w/ Clay Westervelt, Brooks Larson & Lee Sanders
Commentary w/ Monique Parent & Antonia Dorian
Visual Essay: #RestoreTheWynorskiverse by Someone’s Favorite Productions
New Interview w/ Jim Wynorski
New Interview w/ Clay Westervelt
New Interview w/ Monique Parent
Still & Poster Gallery
Interview w/ Gigi Erneta
Interview w/ Paul Coufos on The Lost Empire
Theresa Wynorski Deleted Scene
House of Julie Strain
Egyptian Premiere w/ Q&A (30min)
Jim on Screamers
Jim on Deathstalker II
Jim on Chopping Mall
Jim on Breaking Into Hollywood
Jim on Movie Budgets
Killbot Jr.|
Monique Parent Commercial Reel
Popatopolis Promo Trailer
Newly Created Subtitles
2009 / 75 min / Unrated / 1.78:1  / 2.0 Audio /Region Free
Notes On Restoration: Popatopolis was shot on DVX100 Mini DV and DVCam so our source is stuck at 480p so there isn’t much to improve on simply because we can’t with a digital master like this. However, this is the best the film has ever looked. That said, Witches Of Breastwick was shot on a Sony HDW-F900 and we were able to do an upgrade and give it a great HD treatment! Funny how the bonus film looks better than the A feature but we hope you all enjoy this massive release.


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