MOD FUCK EXPLOSION

A lurid fever-dream riffing on arthouse pretense collided head-on with shock cinema, MOD FUCK EXPLOSION stars Amy Davis as London, a slinky blond girl in love/lust with delinquent par excellence M16 (Desi del Valle), searching for her raison d’etre in a sprawling nightmare city. A coming-of-age story packaged in a sleazy exploitation wrapper, MOD FUCK EXPLOSION resonates with a strange yet wholly original existentialism.

“A dynamic punk odyssey of a pair of innocent teens adrift in a violent urban world; Moritsugu unleashes a barrage of powerful images and hard-driving music.” – Los Angeles Times

ONE OF THE WILDEST EXPLOITATION MOVIES
-the readers of WIRED (sharing the honor with ERASERHEAD, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, FASTER, PUSSYCAT KILL! KILL!)

BEST FEATURE
1995 New York Underground Film Festival

MOD demands to be seen with its flash-and-trash attitude” – New York Post

STARRING
Amy Davis, Desi Del Valle, Victor of Aquitaine, Jacques Boyreau, Issa Bowser, Alyssa Wendt, Justin Bond, Leigh Crow, Bonnie Dickenson, Heiko Adler, Jefferson Parker.

WRITTEN, DIRECTED & PRODUCED BY
Jon Moritsugu

PRODUCED BY Henry S. Rosenthal
CO-PRODUCER Andrea Sperling
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Marcus Hu
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER Tim Innes
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Todd Verow
ART DIRECTOR Jennifer Gentile
HAIR AND MAKEUP Jason T. Rail
SOUND DESIGNER Alberto Garcia

MUSIC BY Unrest, Dixieland, Karyo Tengoku, SF Seals, American Soul Spiders, Mel Davis

MOD FUCK EXPLOSION was shot in glorious 16mm color negative in San Francisco, Fall 1992.

MOD demands to be seen with its flash-and-trash attitude… all the ingredients of good revolutionary cinema….
NEW YORK POST, Bill Hoffman, 4-20-1996

MOD F— EXPLOSION, a real discovery, is a dynamic punk odyssey of a pair of innocent teens adrift in a violent urban world; Moritsugu unleashes a barrage of powerful images and hard-driving music.
LOS ANGELES TIMES, Kevin Thomas, 10-10-1994

MOD F*** features at least one scene never before attempted on film: a dream sequence set in a meat garden constructed from over 800 pounds of rotting flesh. “It was hellacious,” said executive producer Marcus Hu. “The stench was so bad the crew members wore gas masks, but the scene was completed and the dailies were extraordinary.
FILMMAKER, 10-1992

Jon Moritsugu hit some weird epiphany during the making of this film, which was his first mass-watchable work. Jon’s wife Amy Davis plays a performance art girl who’s caught in a rumble between a small group of mods and a Japanese motorcycle gang…. The performances are weird, intentionally screwed up, and dumb, but that’s part of the film’s brilliance. If you’re a fan of strange flicks, you’ll start remembering the lines and using them… awesome soundtrack by Unrest and Karyo Tengoku.
GIANT ROBOT, Eric Nakamura, 3-2004

ONE OF THE “WILDEST EXPLOITATION MOVIES”
(sharing the honor with ERASERHEAD, DEATH RACE 2000, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE + FASTER, PUSSYCAT KILL! KILL!)
WIRED (reader’s choice)

BEST FEATURE
1995 New York Underground Film Festival

BEST FEATURE
1996 Honolulu Underground Film Festival

2ND PLACE FEATURE
Freakzone Film Festival,France

Berlin Film Festival (forum+market)
Cannes Film Festival (market)
Mannheim-Heidelberg Film Festival, Germany
Vancouver Film Festival
Stockholm Film Festival
Singapore International Film Festival
Chicago Underground Film Festival
The Fringe Fest, Australia
Copenhagen Film Festival
Asian American International Film Festival, NYC
Goteberg Film Festival, Sweden
USA Film Festival, Dallas
St. Louis Film Festival
San Francisco Asian American Film Festival
Institute of Contemporary Art, London
Laemmle Sunset 5, Los Angeles – 13-week midnight run
Orpheum Theater, Baltimore – 2-week SOLD-OUT run
Pike Street Theater, Seattle – 2-week SOLD-OUT run
Blinding Light, Vancouver – 1 week run
Light House Theater, NYC – 1-week run
UC Berkeley Theater, Berkeley
Roxie Theater, SF
Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF
SBS cable broadcast in Australia & New Zealand