by on October 20, 2012 in Latest News


To round off what has been a busy and exciting year for Recoil, we have decided to present of ‘A STRANGE HOUR IN BUDAPEST‘ in two of the coolest, classiest cinemas in London. A north/south divide if you will, to cover everyone in the UK’s capital city (and beyond). Alan is very excited to announce that the film willl be premiered twice in the luxurious VIP-style room at Everyman’s Screen On The Green, Islington on Thursday 6th December, and then again in the main screen at Picturehouse, Clapham on Thursday 13th December. A total of three separate screenings then, followed in each venue by a

Xmas Afterparty. The London presentations, which accompany Recoil’s Blu-ray release of the full concert film directed by Attila Herkó, have deliberately been staggered across the two venues on different days & times, to try and cater for everyone’s schedule at such a busy time of year – so forget about Santa & all that shopping for a moment, and come along to this end-of-year celebration at the Recoil event that suits you best! 

Alan will be in attendance at both events to host a Talk & Q & A session about the ‘Selected Events’ tour and film project. As mentioned, there will be an Afterparty at each plus a Meet & Greet opportunity – and for sale at the cinemas, we hope to have the last few deluxe tour editions of the Blu-ray up for grabs! These are unnumbered but otherwise virtually identical to the editions which completely sold out within the first few days of the pre-order back in June. In addition they can all be individually signed by Alan. See www.store.recoil.co.uk for full product details.


Screen On The Green – Islington

Screen On The Green - Islington

Part of the chain of ‘Everyman’ cinemas, the Screen On The Green is situated in the heart of Islington. Showing a balance between serious mainstream films and general art-house fare, it has a single screen and, having opened in 1913, remains one of the oldest continuously running cinemas in the UK. The venue provides a world of civilisation away from your standard chain cinema. No multiplex monstrosity here but instead, the promise of something beyond the norm. Expect some extras – an experience.  

The first unusual thing – when you walk in you will find a full-size bar at the back of the screening room where you can order cocktails, wine, beer, soft drinks, cakes, and even pizza! The service is friendly & quick, with food brought to your seat if you want. Seats, incidentally, which are beyond plush – and for those a little more adventurous, there are couches: two-seated sofas, complete with cushions and footrests, with tables for drinks & food. Due to the intimate size of the room, we have two sittings here, at 8.15pm and 10.45pm.
Picturehouse – Clapham
Also a million miles from the mind-numbing multiplexes at The Westfield or The O2, Clapham Picturehouse is a charming independent cinema – a member of the Picture House nationwide group of art house cinemas which maintains an emphasis on independent, cult & foreign language films, as well as quirky offerings such as live broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera in New York, The National Theatre in London, The Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow and Le Ballet de L’Opera de Paris. 
The site was formerly a snooker hall and remained so until 1992 when the Picturehouse opened its doors to the public for the first time. Later, a fourth screen was added and the entrance foyer with attached bar were further restyled & extended to meet the cinema’s ever-growing popularity as a local hangout for film fans, cementing the venue as a cultural and social landmark in the community.
Clean and airy, you can grab a pint and take it with you into some of the most comfortable seats in London. And… with eco-friendly snacks, free wi-fi and a great choice of beer on tap!




Documentary about the Budapest premiere of ‘A Strange Hour In Budapest’

Full details below :
Date : 06.12.2012
City : London
Venue : Screen On The Green, Islington
Address : 83 Upper Street, Islington, N1 0NP
Tel : + 44 (0) 871 906 9060
Screening 1 : 20.15
Q & A 1 : 21.45 – 22.15
Screening 2 : 22.45
Q & A 2 : 00.15 – 00.45
Meet & Greet / Afterparty : 00.45 – 03.00
with DJ Reza (Inertia  / Killing Joke)
Tickets : Standard £15, Premier £17



Date : 13.12.2012
City : London
Venue : Picturehouse, Clapham 
Address : 76 Venn Street, Clapham, SW4 0AT
Tel : + 44 (0)871 704 2055
Screening : 21.00
Q&A : 22.30
Meet & Greet / Afterparty : 23.00 – 01.00
with DJ Reza (Inertia  / Killing Joke)
Tickets : £15

London Flyer

London Flyer


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 Music Club
26.10    Berlin – Theatre Aufbau Kreuzberg (double screening – sold out)
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 (double screening)
06.12    London – Screen On The Green, Islington (double screening)
13.12    London – Picturehouse, Clapham


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

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