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Sins of the Fleshapoids
by Mike Kuchar

Revival Edition! Now in 2 languages -English and French- thanks to our copublisher RE:VOIR.

Along with Anger's Scorpio Rising and Warhol's Chelsea Girls, Mike Kuchar's Sins of the Fleshapoids remains one of the most influential films of the '60s American Underground. Mike and his brother George (who co-wrote Fleshapoids), were the godfathers of bargain basement cinema, pioneering a hilariously campy, lurid style between Ed Wood exploitation and Douglas Sirk melodrama.

Set a million years in the future, after "The Great War" has scourged the planet, mankind has forsaken science for self-indulgence in all the carnal pleasures afforded by art, food, and lust. Work is left to a race of enslaved androids. One rebellious male robot (Bob Cowan) tires of pampering his lazy masters, and joins the humans in sin. The future never seemed so ridiculous...

As a bonus, we present two classic featurettes from the Kuchar catalog. The Secret of Wendel Samson stars Pop artist Red Grooms in a dark, surreal psychodrama of sexual desire and the entanglements of intimacy. The Craven Sluck tells a torrid tale of adultery and flying saucers.

Selected Press Quotes

"...a living legend in the world of experimental film." —Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"George and Mike Kuchar's films were my first inspiration. George's Hold Me While I'm Naked, Mike's Sins Of the Fleshapoids —these were the pivotal films of my youth, bigger influences than Warhol, Kenneth Anger, even The Wizard of Oz." —Filmmaker John Waters

Special Features

  • Director's Commentary
  • Booklet featuring Jack Stevenson’s Interview with Kuchar
  • Upcoming Releases from Other Cinema DVD

This DVD is NTSC, Region 0 (playable worldwide). For commercial exhibition rates, please contact


The Day Bronx Invaded The Earth
Jack Stevenson's profile of the Brothers Kuchar

YouTube - It Came From Kuchar
Jennifer Kroot's documentary on George and Mike


Cult Corner Pick: Sins of the Fleshpoids
by Guy Maddin (from Film Comment)

Sins of the Fleshpoids
by Bill Gibron (from DVD Talk)

Sins of the Fleshpoids
by Mike Ward (from Pop Matters)