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This is a comments thread about Blog Post: Lukas Kendall Announces 3 New Releases by Lukas Kendall
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 4:08 PM   
 By:   AdamoH   (Member)

i really enjoyed Lucky Bastard-it was original,tension filled ,excellent acting and writing(kudos,Mr Kendall!!) kept me interested from start to finish..i may have to buy a copy and donate it to my local library i volunteer at..!!! lolsmile great job,Lukas!smile

 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 5:41 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

As the mother of identical twin daughters who grew into wonderful adults, let me extend my congratulations to Lukas and his wife. I hope both of you get lots of sleep this summer so that you don't forget was sleep was like during those first few months. I had a mother-in-law help for a while because my mom was ill when I gave birth, but the best person to help me was my husband. Hope you'll be home as much as possible for those few early months. Twins are priceless!!

 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 6:22 PM   
 By:   jonathan_little   (Member)

I wonder what Amazon's recommendation engine will come up with for me after I buy this. I fed 1,957 pennies into a Coinstar machine the other day. Time to spend 1,299 of them.

 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 6:50 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Congratulation's to both of you.

 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 6:51 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)


Congratulations, Lukas.

 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 7:11 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)

Since nobody clicks links-

Lukas Kendall Announces 3 New Releases

That headline is a bit of a gag but I have to get you to start reading.

News of the first two “releases” I put on Facebook a couple of weeks ago, which some of you might have seen: my wife and I are expecting identical twin girls this August. We are very excited.

This makes me highly motivated to promote the third new release, that crazy NC-17 movie I cowrote and coproduced. After a specialty theatrical release earlier this year, LUCKY BASTARD is now available for buy or rent in the U.S. and Canada on many VOD platforms including Amazon, Xbox, Sony Playstation, Vimeo, direct from our website via VHX, and numerous cable and satellite platforms including Time Warner and DirecTV. (A DVD will be released from Revolver Entertainment on July 1. Internationally, the only distribution at the moment is a download via our website.)

This is a very provocative film about a porn shoot gone horribly wrong: a young man is selected for a “date” with a porn star, but when he fails to perform, he is driven by shame and humiliation to commit the most horrendous acts imaginable.

I’ve been asked I would want to make a film about such sordid subject matter. The answer is the same reason I made a film music magazine and then several hundred soundtrack CDs—it was fun. It was interesting, creatively rewarding, we had great people involved, and made something that otherwise didn’t—and wouldn’t—exist. (Money comes and goes, but the work lasts.) Over the last 18 (!) years I’ve had a great time producing soundtrack CDs (and I’m still involved in projects for various labels), but I have always wanted to make movies. Alas, movies are incredibly expensive; you could spend years writing scripts or trying to get movie stars attached to your project without anything coming of it. This was an idea for a movie that could be made relatively inexpensively, without affecting the quality. With the help of soundtrack collector and B-movie wizard extraordinaire Jim Wynorski, who produced the picture for my writing partner (and director) Robert Nathan, we were able to make Lucky Bastard for less than some of the FSM CD box sets cost.

Promoting it, however, has been another matter entirely. In our naivété, we did not anticipate the amount of fear and rejection that would accompany our subject matter. In truth, the film is not suitable for children, and adults should be fairly advised of its content, which is why we submitted it for a rating and accepted the “kiss of death” NC-17. But there is no actual sex and the movie would not be out of place on late-night pay cable (where it will hopefully be broadcast).

You can visit our pages at IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes and Letterboxd pages to see reviews, or if you’ve seen the film, review/rate it yourself (please do). The reviews have been all over the map (as we would expect for such provocative material) but we’re proud of notices in outlets like the L.A. Times and Village Voice. Stay up to date with news on the film at Facebook.

Incidentally—and ironically—there’s no score! Only a brief bit of classical piano source music. The movie plays in “cinema verité” style. (This at least solved the problem of knowing so many gifted composers and not having to choose which one to hire.)

If your favorite movie of all time is from 1955, and you don’t like anything new or edgy or weird, and you especially would feel uncomfortable watching something with nudity, foul language and (simulated) sex—please do not feel any obligation to watch this movie on my behalf!

On the other hand, if you do like edgy and difficult material—this film culturally orbits somewhere in the vicinity of Pluto. I can honestly say there's some stuff in here you've never seen in a movie before.

I close with a personal appeal:

Some of you have been very kind and warm supporters since I was doing FSM as a Xeroxed newsletter in the early 1990s. I always felt a connection to you readers, and hopefully vice versa, and I feel like there is a certain amount of goodwill from having produced so many soundtrack albums of film and TV scores, both famous and obscure. I would happily use some of that goodwill now—in a particularly crucial time for my family—to ask you to check out Lucky Bastard and, if you like it, spread the word.

Also, by the way, the porn company office in the beginning of the movie is La-La Land Records—thanks MV and Matt!

 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 8:17 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Congratulations to you on the movie count and you and your wife on the twin girls count (but especially your wife - it annoys me how whenever the wife of somebody famous is pregnant it's always "(Insert Male Celebrity Here) is expecting a baby"!).

 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 8:28 PM   
 By:   nerfTractor   (Member)

Exciting news on all fronts. Congratulations! I am especially intrigued to see the film, which sounds like a hell of a ride.

 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 8:28 PM   
 By:   ScottDS   (Member)


 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 9:56 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Double congrats!

 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 10:34 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Congratulations to you and your wife Lukas! That's Awesome and Twins! Being the marvelous CD Soundtrack Producer that you are, I'm sure in the Human department your 2 productions coming in August shall be wonderfully marvelous! It's like a Bonus 2 CD Set, but Bonus baby girls! You'll be great parents Big Daddy!

 Posted:   May 29, 2014 - 1:02 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Cheeky choice of headline there, Lukas! wink

But congrats on the twins once again, and on the film. I think you've been promoting this film very well over the last couple of years -- it certainly hasn't passed me by.

I hope to see it in some streaming service, like Netflix, once it becomes available over here.

 Posted:   May 29, 2014 - 3:21 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

Congrats, Lukas!!!


 Posted:   May 29, 2014 - 3:44 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

This is one limited edition of two that can't be bootlegged.

Good luck LK, as you plunge into the 'only Y-chromosome in the household' whirlpool.

If Lukas does something he does it double.

 Posted:   May 29, 2014 - 6:10 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

All those wild parties and late nights that come with film score geekness are over for your Lukas.

You are gonna be like what 70 years old when those kids graduate High School?

 Posted:   May 29, 2014 - 8:23 AM   
 By:   CCW1970   (Member)


Congrats to you and your wife! That's wonderful news!

I'm jealous. My wife already has a son from her first marriage. She wants another one. So far, no luck.

I will wholeheartedly spread the good word about Lucky Bastard!

As I mentioned to you before, I think the film has some very interesting subtext about celebrity, the audience's love/hate relationship with Hollywood & the entertainment industry, and the heightened narcissism of the social media age.

Having worked in low budget movies for the better part of a decade, I certainly know the tough road you and your creative brethren have had to travel. You should all be proud, as the final product is a great movie.

I hope it continues to find an audience and brings you more cinematic work!

 Posted:   May 29, 2014 - 9:06 AM   
 By:   Shock-Wave   (Member)

Big congrads Lukas!


 Posted:   May 29, 2014 - 11:14 AM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

Congratulations, Lukas, on this very limited edition two-fer with an August release date. I guess we'll be calling you Pop Kendall from now on!

 Posted:   May 29, 2014 - 11:16 AM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)

Many congratulations! All the best to your family, and I will try to check out Lucky Bastard.

 Posted:   May 30, 2014 - 10:53 AM   
 By:   BornOfAJackal   (Member)

Looking forward to streaming this on AT&T U-Verse when I "vacation" out of LA with friends in Fort Worth TX.

Can't afford cable in LA, but my buds will indulge me on this. The "thematic concerns" of the picture I've related to them convinced them to burn the ten-spot for it.

Also looking forward to catching the Jurassic Park Vinyl LP Listening Party at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, and getting that natty-looking clear amber vinyl.

Congrats on the twinners, Lukas!

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