TELE 5 / Theo Spaethe
On June 10, 2022, the time has come: “ Flash Gordon ” begins on TELE 5 “KulFaZ – The Most Iconic Films of All Time”. As in their successful format «SchleFaZ», Oliver Kalkofe and Peter Rütten lovingly and enthusiastically present a film in each issue, which is then watched together — with the audience being explicitly asked to comment on what is happening live on Twitter.
But of course there are also differences between «KulFaZ» and «SchleFaZ» — and they are not just limited to the fact that instead of really bad films, there are suddenly pretty good ones running. In an interview with Oliver Kalkofe and Peter Rütten, we talk about the differences in the format and also the new slot for prime time. And of course we also have to talk about what cult is and how the first film selection for the format was made.
Before we start the interview, just a little information about which four films you can watch when in the first season of “KulFaZ”:
» Flash Gordon » — on June 10, 2022 at 8:15 p.m. on TELE 5
» La Boum — Die Fete » — on June 17, 2022 at 8:15 p.m. on TELE 5
» Top Secret! » — on June 24, 2022 at 8:15 p.m. on TELE 5
» Blues Brothers » — on July 1, 2022 at 8:15 p.m. on TELE 5
The complete interview with Oliver Kalkofe and Peter Rütten is also available as a podcast . The following text is an abridged version that has been smoothed out in some places.
«Flash Gordon» as the perfect opening film: If that weren’t a KulFaZ, it would be a SchleFaZ
FILM STARTS : When I heard the announcement of the first four titles for «KulFaZ», my first thought was: Okay, you absolutely wanted to show «Flash Gordon», but of course you can’t bring it as SchleFaZ, because then it would be the whole republic crazy. So you had to develop a new format.
Oliver Kalkofe: That’s a good theory — and «Flash Gordon» has really often been discussed for «SchleFaZ». That’s why I think it’s such a wonderful first film, because I’ve always said: If it wasn’t a KulFaZ, it would be a SchleFaZ.
But of course it’s a KulFaZ, because it’s good, it wasn’t a complete failure, but there are different opinions because people saw it at very different times. He overwhelmed many at the time – me too!
Peter Rütten: He overwhelmed me again — but in a pleasant way. There are also so many exciting background stories to this film, which was made more or less in the wake of the great space opera » Star Wars «. And when dealing with the term «cult», which is to be viewed in a very differentiated way, the conviction quickly arose that this is one for the good basket.
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