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T99 maker Craig Baldwin cites as his major inspiration the films of Santiago Alvarez so its fitting that OCD can offer both artists as a bundled double-header for only...$8

Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America
by Craig Baldwin

Upon its release in 1991, Tribulation 99 became an instant counter-culture classic. Craig Baldwin's "pseudo-pseudo-documentary" presents a factual chronicle of US intervention in Latin America in the form of the ultimate far-right conspiracy theory, combining covert action, environmental catastrophe, space aliens, cattle mutilations, killer bees, religious prophecy, doomsday diatribes, and just about every other crackpot theory broadcast through the dentures of the modern paranoiac.

A delirious vortex of hard truths, deadpan irony, and archival mash-ups—industrials, graphs, cartoons, movies from Hollywood B to Mexican Z—Tribulation 99 constructs a truly perverse vision of American imperialism.

Also! Two early rarities from Baldwin:

RocketKitKongoKit (30min.): This kaleidoscopic collage-essay traces an alternative history of post-colonial Congo, the CIA, and military adventurism.

Wild Gunman (19min.): A dense montage of cowboy iconography, advertising campaigns and pop culture imagery within an interactive penny-arcade game.

"One of the most exhilarating underground movies in recent years...A relentlessly lurid agitprop for the cyberpunk generation." —Jim Hoberman, Premiere Magazine

"An unparalleled achievement in wicked social satire." —Michael Atkinson, Film Comment

"Like speed spiked with an LSD chaser!" —Manohla Dargis, Village Voice

Special Features

  • Director's Commentary
  • Interview Booklet with Craig Baldwin
  • Upcoming Releases from Other Cinema DVD


Cuban filmmaker Santiago Alvarez is best known for a series of revolutionary political documentaries that he completed after co-founding the Instituto del Arte y Industria Cinematograficos (ICAIC). His films are marked by manic pacing, idiosyncratic editing, creative sound design, and bold political content. This anthology of Alvarez' key works includes eight films: Now (1965, 5 mins.), Cerro Pelado (1966, 34 mins.), Hanoi Martes 13 (1967, 38 mins.), Hasta La Victoria Siempre (1967, 19 mins.), LBJ (1968, 18 mins.), 79 Primaveras (1969, 25 mins.), El Sueno del Pongo (1970, 11 mins.), and El Tigre Salto y Mato, Pero Morira... Morira... (1973, 16 mins.). Also includes a film portrait of Alvarez by director Travis Wilkerson, with a soundtrack by If Thousands. In Spanish with English subtitles.

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

Craig Baldwin's Filmography