by on November 15, 2012 in Latest News

For the first ever Recoil event to be staged in Holland, coming very soon, a film screening at probably the greatest cinema in the world! Yes – a premiere of ‘A STRANGE HOUR IN BUDAPEST’ is to be presented in Amsterdam at none other than Pathé Tuschinski on 29th November. The Theater Tuschinski is no ordinary cinema but one of the most renowned and impressive red carpet venues you will ever see. 
For logistical reasons at a very in-demand cinema, it makes best sense to have all seating available in one large screening room, and so the only presentation will now be at 6.30pm with all sold tickets still valid. If you purchased tickets for another time slot, your ticket will still work fine for this screening. And the good news is that extra tickets are also now on sale – we have an exclusive offer from HiFi Klubben (which just requires membership / free to join).  If you are really quick, you can purchase some discounted tickets for just €10.
As usual, Alan Wilder will be in attendance to host a Talk & Q & A session about the ‘Selected Events’ tour and film project. There will be an After-party in the VIP lounge with Bar djSPUD who, as well as his own monthly alternative events, has featured at Cyberia, Underground Frequencies & Summer Darkness, and spins a wide range of dark underground genres effortlessly combined into a very danceable mix.

Finally, for sale at the cinema, there will be a limited amount of deluxe tour editions Blu-rays up for grabs!  In addition they can all be individually signed by Alan. See www.store.recoil.co.uk for full product details.

As quite simply the Netherlands’ most beautiful picture house and a seriously cherished building in Amsterdam, this huge Art Deco palace was the crowning achievement of Abraham Tuschinski – a self-taught Jewish tailor from Poland. Tuschinski was on his way to America in the early 1900’s when he was waylaid in Rotterdam and ended up developing a movie theatre enterprise in Holland instead.
Built in 1921, the theatre was erected based on the designs of architect H.L. DeJong, with interior decor by Pieter den Besten and Jaap Gidding. The exterior is a cross between Art Deco and Gothic architectural styles, and the main foyer is imposing in rich reds and golds – with its paintings of paradise birds and peacocks, a plush and colourful carpet hand-woven in Morocco, and a bar of bronze and marble. 
Famous for presenting the likes of Maurice Chevalier, Judy Garland, Marlene Dietrich, Edith Piaf, Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Domino & Dionne Warwick, the elaborate main auditorium is no less breathtaking, earning the theatre the nicknames of ‘plum cake’ or ‘dowager bonbon box’. 
During World War II, Abraham Tuschinski (along with most of his family) died at a Nazi concentration camp. His beloved Theater Tushinski was taken over by the Germans and re-named Theater Tivoli because they could not bear the patron’s Polish-Jewish name. After the war, Tuschinski returned to its former glory and between1998 & 2002, Amsterdam’s monumental theatre underwent a painstaking restoration with the historic auditorium ‘Grote Zaal’ exuding an allure of an opera, canopied by two large balconies one above the other, hanging above the audience. 
Full event details :
Date : 29.11.2012
City : Amsterdam
Venue : Pathé Tuschinski
Address : Reguliersbreestraat 26-34, 1017 CN Amsterdam
Tel : + 31 09 00 14 58

Screening : 18.30 – 20.00
Q&A 1 : 20.00 – 20.45
Afterparty : VIP lounge
Time : 21.00 – 24.00

Discount tickets : only €10 from Hi Fi Klubben

These screenings accompany Recoil’s Blu-ray release of the full concert film, directed by Attila Herkó. The Amsterdam event is being produced in conjunction with Scandinavian music and home theatre electronics chain Hi-Fi Klubben.
So far the Recoil cinema premieres have proved outstandingly successful, with great crowd turn-outs and positive reactions everywhere. Catch ‘A Strange Hour In Budapest’ in all its cinematic glory between September & December 2012.  More cities are still being added but here is the list of all confirmed dates so far : 
01.09   Gothenburg – Bio Roy
21.09   Zurich – Moods
28.09   Budapest – Toldi Mozi (double screening)
29.09   Prague – Kino Lucerna
30.09   Bratislava – Majestic Club
26.10   Berlin – Theatre Aufbau Kreuzberg (double screening)
28.10   Lodz – Kino Baltyk
03.11   Santiago – Cine Planet Costanera Center
03.11   Oslo – Cinemateket
10.11   Copenhagen – Empire Bio (double screening)
11.11   Stockholm – Bio Rio (triple screening)
23.11   Guimarães – Black Box, Plataforma das Artes
24.11   Toronto – Carlton Cinema (re-scheduled)
29.11   Amsterdam – Pathé Tuschinski
06.12   London – Screen On The Green, Islington (double screening)
13.12   London – Picturehouse, Clapham
20.12   Buenos Aires – (tba)
Go here for full details + ticket links :




Orders are being accepted right now for ‘A STRANGE HOUR IN BUDAPEST‘ via the Recoil Official Store. This is a full HD production, with DTS-HD 5.1 surround sound and stereo soundtrack mixed by Alan Wilder & Paul Kendall.
The ‘Red edition’ arrives in a classic black case with twin-option reversible cover art.  It includes a 170gm 16-page booklet packed with information and photo manipulations by Ákos Szénási, and the disc also features extra promotional films and live projections.  All on-line orders are dispatched with an exclusive code to receive downloadable extras such as a PDF art booklet with extra spreads, a soundtrack sampler, Recoil ‘live’ photographs and project wallpapers. 
For full details about the release, formats, technical info, downloads, concert stills and more, please visit : www.bluray.recoil.co.uk

Note:  For those who are unable to use PayPal at the Recoil store, ‘A STRANGE HOUR IN BUDAPEST’  is also available to purchase at Amazon EuropeUK USA, as well as at Amazon stores in the following countries :  FranceSpainGermanyCanadaItalyNorwaySwedenDenmarkFinland Japan.
Also at the Recoil Official Store :

This item has now completely sold out and, at this time, will not be re-stocked.  We had intended to produce more but now that the contents of the stick are in the public domain, predictably enough, the inevitable copying and sharing of files via illegal sites has begun. This is what every artist has to contend with these days.  We urge every music fan to stop for a moment and just think each time you share a music file which has not been purchased through official channels.

Recoil T-Shirt [ milk design ]

An exclusive design limited edition shirt released to accompany the concert film ‘A Strange Hour In Budapest’ is still available.  



Main format details : 

contents : 


Running time : 84 minutes 

Running time : 21 minutes 

WANT (Renegade of Noise 808 remix)
PREY (Shotgun mix)
ALLELUJAH (subHuman album version

Directed by : Dmitry Semenov 

Running time : 16 minutes 

Directed by : Steve Fabian, Igor Dvorský and Dmitry Semenov


Download package
(free with store purchase of Blu-ray)

contents : 

1) A Strange Hour In Budapest’ soundtrack sampler (8 mins) – choice of 24bit wav, 16bit Apple Lossless, FLAC or 320 kbps mp3 

2) 30 page Blu-ray Art booklet including additional spreads  – PDF format

3) 101 x high res Recoil live photographs & concert film stills 

4) Project wallpapers for smartphone, iPad and computer screen



Recorded & filmed at : Szikra, Budapest : 04.12.2010 

Produced, directed & edited by : Attila Herkó for Umatik 
Executive producer : Alan Wilder 
Stereo & 5.1 soundtrack mix : Alan Wilder & Paul Kendall 


Main film : 1920 x 1080p High Definition : 16:9
Audio : DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround : LPCM Stereo 2.0
Extra material : 1080p HD 16:9 : LPCM Stereo 2.0

(Note: This is a zone-free all region disc which will play in any Blu-ray player) 

Distribution : Recoil Official Store : www.store.recoil.co.uk
Alfa Matrix : www.alfa-matrix.com
For further information, please contact : shunt@recoil.co.uk



The Shunt staff


Print article