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Alamo Drafthouse distributing video game dance fighting movie, The FP

08.01.2011

I've definitely heard some strange movie pitches in my time, but one about a futuristic society where gangs settle dispute via a dancing video game just about tops the list. The film is very real, and made quite an impression at SXSW this year.

It's called THE FP, and it's just been picked up by Drafthouse Films, the distribution wing of the famed Alamo Drafthouse theater, and so you might actually get to see it in a select location near you.

Drafthouse Films CEO explains the decision:

I fell in love with THE FP from its world premiere in Austin, and for the same reasons, we decided to pick up the film for distribution. The Trost brothers have an amazing, fresh creative vision and I want to be a part of the team that helps evangelize their strange new gospel.

And what is this "strange new gospel"? Well you can read the official plot synopsis to find out:

Accompanied by his brother JTRO, Beat-Beat Revelation champion BTRO must compete for the pride of their hometown, Frazier Park (The FP). His opponent: ruthless fighter and trash talker, L Dubba E. L Dub not only defeats BTRO, he sends him to an early grave. L Dub’s instant climb to power has forced The FP to fall into disarray. Crazed with anger, JTRO vows revenge. After a crash course in the ancient techniques of Beat-Beat from master BLT, JTRO challenges L Dubba E. Their battle to the finish, born of lust, power and revenge, will leave only one man standing.

I feel like if DDR had a story mode, this would be the plot. It sounds so crazy, it just might actually be a lot of fun. Anyone out there seen it that can testify?

Extra Tidbit: I loved DDR for one summer in high school, and was surprised to learn that my newfound dancing skills strangely attracted no women.
Source: Slashfilm

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1:17AM on 08/02/2011
this story needs more acronyms!!!!!!!!..... still not interested.
this story needs more acronyms!!!!!!!!..... still not interested.
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10:21PM on 08/01/2011
Well, you guys had a review of this film from SXSW and I am surprised that didn't get pulled out for this story. From what the review said, this is a play on those cheesy 80's films, so it's right up my alley. I'll see this when it comes out.
Well, you guys had a review of this film from SXSW and I am surprised that didn't get pulled out for this story. From what the review said, this is a play on those cheesy 80's films, so it's right up my alley. I'll see this when it comes out.
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8:17PM on 08/01/2011
Heard good things about it too. I guess Step Up and movies like that can eat their hearts out.
Heard good things about it too. I guess Step Up and movies like that can eat their hearts out.
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4:36PM on 08/01/2011

Can't wait to see it

I heard from a friend of mine who went to the screening at Fantasia that this was an awesomely entertaining movie.

The minute I saw the trailer, I was hooked. It just looks so bat-shit crazy (Beat Beat competitions in cages, traing montages?!).
I heard from a friend of mine who went to the screening at Fantasia that this was an awesomely entertaining movie.

The minute I saw the trailer, I was hooked. It just looks so bat-shit crazy (Beat Beat competitions in cages, traing montages?!).
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2:48PM on 08/01/2011

THE FP

ELECTRIC BUGALOO

HA! Beat you all to it!
ELECTRIC BUGALOO

HA! Beat you all to it!
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