Film rental South Korean style with DVD Bang


If you want to see how the South Koreans do movie nights, check out DVD Bang in Waterloo from 21 November. 

DVDBANG is a not-for-profit project based on the South Korean movie rental shop and micro cinema. DVD-bangs are South Korean entertainment spaces where you dont get a ticket to see a film: you rent the room space with some chums, stock up on snacks, and choose the movie you want. This imported version will be taking over a shop-front in Waterloo for a run of East Asian Sci-Fi cult classics and rare collections including Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Park Chan-Wook's I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK, pink movie musical Underwater Love and acid nightmare Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack.

DVDBANG has a recommended capacity of 10 people. All ages welcome, but ID may be required for certain film choices and for alcohol purchase.

Part of BFI Sci-Fi Days of Fear and Wonder film season, running until December 2014 across the UK.

22 - 30 November
10 Baylis Road,
London SE1


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