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‘Strange’ Series

Low-brow culture has found a new home now that a British series on exploitation films is bowing on the Discovery Channel. “The Incredibly Strange Film Show,” profiling cult filmmakers known for their often outrageous work, is in its third season on England’s Channel 4 but has just now found an outlet in the U.S. via cable tv.

Among the featured filmers are Hershell Gordon Lewis, Jackie Chan, George Romero, Ed Wood, Jr., Stuart Gordon and John Waters, whose profile launched the Discovery series last week. The series also includes a tribute to Mexican wrestling superhero El Santo.

According to Greg Moyer, Discovery’s programming v.p., “Incredibly Strange” was well-suited to a Saturday latenight niche the cabler has been developing.

While England’s Channel 4, which commissioned the series from Channel X productions, is liberal about broadcasting nudity and graphic violence, Discovery will use an electronic fig-leaf strategy to obscure potentially offensive segments. However, the episodes will not be cut.

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