Twisted Sister - The Movie

In the clubs,Twisted Sister were the Grand Funk of Glam and the NY Dolls of Metal, as they fought to escape the velvet noose of suburban bar-band superstardom.
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Andrew Horn
Film
Berlin
Germany
2 Team Members

We're almost at the end! The countdown is running and I'm counting on all you SMFs (as well as the rest of you) to help me get the movie done and out there!! Check out all the clips on the Gallery page (click button above) ...and still a couple more to come!! Check out new DVD offering and sale prices on the vinyl. Plus for any big spenders out there, there's some big ways for you to help!


Thanks for checking in! Spread the word!

Help make the Twisted Sister documentary - "We Are Twisted F*cking Sister!" - a reality!

Experience the untold story! The trials and tribulations, the victories and defeats - the 10 years in the bars that made them the ferocious performance band we know today!

See it with your own eyes!
- The original configuration of the band takes on the combined forces of Army and Air Force at its first ever gig in a New Jersey bowling alley!

- Dee’s first ever encounter with lipstick (his own, that is)!

- Twistified covers of Bowie, Lou Reed and Judas Priest! Plus all your favorite club hits!

- Twisted Sister’s simultaneous triumph and tragedy at the legendary Palladium show!

- Woodstock in Long Island as tens of thousands of Twisted fans descend on Adventureland Amusement Park! (Rt. 110 is closed, man!)

- Multiple club destruction when club owners discovered there was no better way to close down than to go out in a blaze of glory courtesy of Twisted Sister’s rampaging fans!

- Twisted blows away every band in their path as they plow their way to the top of the tri-state club scene (while being repeatedly gonged by the American music establishment)!

- The band pelted by flying projectiles at the Reading Festival, culminating in the legendary “ballad of the Shite”!

- Atlantic Records finally caves as Dee bares his face, and his soul, in front of national UK TV audience!

And much, much more!


Support the film and get great rewards!

The SMF Welcoming Letter and more! - the original 4 page screed that caused an overly hysterical English mother to have the UK Fan Club president arrested and charged with an "assault against The Queen", for allegedly sending "obscene" material through the Royal Mail. Plus, Twisted's legendary "F*ck You" to the NYC music industry, as well as the historic announcement of their first monster summer tour, uhhh...party!

The T-shirts - The Twisted shirts were more than just merchandising. You could chart the history of the band through the shirts - any event was an excuse for another t-shirt! You collected them, having the shirt meant you were there! "Twisted Sister - Death to Disco 77" is a one of the earliest Twisted shirts ever, featuring the first Twisted logo. Plus you can't be a real Sick Mutha F*cker without the original SMF t-shirt! These are genuine reproductions of two historic shirts, from the original artwork. Jay Jay used to say that Twisted t-shirts prevented all sorts of diseases, sexually transmitted and otherwise. Don't leave home without one!

...or for those of you who want to think of the future, get the exclusive one-of-a-kind movie t-shirt! (no guarantees about sexually transmitted diseases, sorry!)

The Original(!) Singles & Picture Disc - Produced by the legendary Eddie Kramer (Hendrix, Kiss, etc) these singles were big sellers all over the tri-state area. But if they failed to get Twisted a record deal, they did ultimately set in motion the whole train of events that led to the band's big breakout in the UK! Plus who doesn't like picture discs? And it's not even round!

Not to mention our other rewards: stream the movie before commercial release, attend an exclusive screening in NYC, see Twisted Sister live, twistify your voicemail, shmooze with Jay Jay over lunch, get a dinner with Dee or be an executive producer (and sing with the band!).

and just for the hell of it ...
- ok, here's a thought, if even one out of ten of our FaceBook following - theTwisted Sister band page, my Twisted Movie page and the Twisted Sister in the Clubs page - just gave a dollar, we'd be totally home! Ok, in my dreams, right? Right. Realistically speaking I know you're going to want to get some of those great rewards and, realistically speaking, that's what's going to do the trick(!) -  but if you want to give us an extra boost, consider adding an extra buck to your pledge just to make sure we reach our goal. So while you're making up your mind which reward to get, or if you're on a tight budget, or feeling extra generous, or if you're not yet convinced, or even if you think the whole thing sucks - what the f*ck, it's only a buck!





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  • $45USD
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    Pre-release DVD

    A last-minute offer of a DVD in advance of the commercial DVD, since that will be an extra job and I don’t know when it will come out yet. This DVD will be autographed by the band and include a special thank you message from the band and from myself - and maybe a couple of surprises. This is a special offer, exclusive to the campaign. Note: the VOD will be coming out first. Please add $7 dollars extra shipping for outside US

    39 claimed

  • $1USD
    What the f*ck - only a buck!

    While you're deciding what to get, or even still deciding if you want to help out, why not throw us a buck in the meantime? Or for all of you already pledging, maybe throw in an extra buck for the hell of it. By all means, please support the film by ordering some of our great rewards - but just think, if everyone who checked in for my last FB post gave a buck, we'd be halfway home! Wouldn't that be weird! Hey, what the fuck, it’s only a buck!

    39 claimed

  • $7USD
    Thank you and welcome!

    Start us off with just 7 bucks and I will email you my heartfelt thanks, AND a pdf download of the original SMF welcoming letter - Twisted's first "official communiqué" as they called it, plus the legendary Billboard ad for Twisted's legendary appearance at the legendary Palladium in '79, and the full page announcement-and-calender for Twisted's 1978 Summer Tour....uh, Party!

    34 claimed

  • $20USD
    This is it!!

    This is what we've all been waiting for - VOD viewing of the Twisted Sister movie, "We Are Twisted Fucking Sister!" for your exclusive viewing pleasure in advance of the commercial release! Especially great for those of you in faraway lands! Be the first one on your block! (unless, of course, there are other people on your block who got this, in which case see the movie and all get together for some beers!) Plus SMF welcoming letter and Twisted ads. Timeframe to be announced

    69 claimed

  • $35USD
    Twisted t-shirts

    Choice of two limited edition historic reproductions from the original design - the "Death To Disco 77" tee with very first Twisted logo, or get the first official SMF shirt! Or choose the "We Are Twisted F*cking Sister!" movie tee. See left for picture and description - Message me to specify shirt and size. For those who want just a t-shirt, or would like to add an extra to another order. Click multiple times for multiple shirts! Please add $7 dollars extra shipping for outside US.

    76 claimed

  • $35USD
    Pre-release DVD - upgrade

    For people who have already pledged $20 or more. A last-minuet offer of a DVD in advance of the commercial DVD, since that will be an extra job and I don’t know when it will come out yet. This DVD will be autographed by the band and include a special thank you message from the band and from myself - and maybe a couple of surprises. This is a special offer, exclusive to the campaign. Note: the VOD will be coming out first.

    40 claimed

  • $55USD
    t-shirt and movie

    Get the t-shirt and VOD viewing of the Twisted Sister movie! Please specify choice of shirt and size. Plus SMF welcoming letter and Twisted ads. Please add $7 dollars extra shipping for outside US.

    8 claimed

  • $100USD
    come to NYC screening!

    Attend a private screening of the Twisted movie for cast and crew in NYC. Q&A by director and Band. Plus t-shirt (specify), VOD stream of the movie, SMF welcoming letter and Twisted ads. NYC only - transportation not included Please add $7 dollars extra shipping for outside US (but come on, nobody's really flying into the country for this, are they? Ok, anybody who's flying in for this can opt to pick up their shirt at the screening)

    43 out of 120 claimed

  • $115USD
    Collect 'em all!

    Twisted shirts were the collectable items of their day. Get all three! Plus VOD stream of the movie, SMF welcoming letter and Twisted ads. Please add $7 dollars extra shipping for outside US

    24 claimed

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    $160USD
    TS Logo-shaped picture disc 45

    New stash discovered! Mint copies - original 45 single of The Kids Are Back b/w Shoot 'Em Down - record in the shape of the TS logo! Different source so more expensive but still a must have! These will be autographed by the band! Plus a t-shirt (specify), VOD stream of the movie, SMF welcoming letter and Twisted ads. Please add $7 dollars extra shipping for outside US

    2 out of 2 claimed

  • SOLD OUT

    $260USD
    Test Pressing 'Bad Boys' 45

    Test pressing of the original self produced 'Bad Boys" single on TSR records. Signed by the band! Plus t-shirt, VOD stream of the movie, SMF welcoming letter and Twisted ads. Please add $7 dollars extra shipping for outside US

    2 out of 2 claimed

  • $275USD
    New! Test pressings UK Single

    New stash discovered! These are the last one's left in the world - seriously! White label test pressing! Dual-speed 12" 1st UK Single! Side 1 - 'I Am I'm Me' at 45 rpm b/w Twisted Live at The Marquee at 33 1/3 rpm. Signed by the band! Different source so more expensive but still a must have! Plus t-shirt (specify), VOD stream of the movie, SMF welcoming letter and Twisted ads. Please add $7 dollars extra shipping for outside US

    2 out of 5 claimed

  • SOLD OUT

    $300USD
    Twisted's first singles!

    This is what started it all! A set of Twisted's legendary two first self produced 45s, on the 'Twisted Sister Records' label. "I'll Never Grow Up Now!' b/w 'Under The Blade' and 'Bad Boys of Rock 'n Roll' b/w 'Ladies Boy'! Originals, not reproductions! Both copies autographed by the band! Plus t-shirt (specify), VOD stream of the movie, SMF welcoming letter and Twisted ads. Please add $7 dollars extra shipping for outside US

    5 out of 5 claimed

  • $350USD
    Twistify your voicemail!

    Choose one member of Twisted Sister to record your outgoing voicemail message. Abuse...er, I mean, amuse your callers with a big rant from Dee or Jay, growls from The Animal, or yuck it up with Eddie or AJ. Please specify degree of profanity allowed. Plus t-shirt (specify), VOD stream of the movie, SMF welcoming letter and Twisted ads. Please add $7 dollars extra shipping for outside US

    1 out of 25 claimed

  • SOLD OUT

    $400USD
    New(!) Bad Boys Test Pressing

    Another chance to get an original Bad Boys test pressing from their self-produced 45 - autographed by the band! Different source so more expensive but still a must have! Plus t-shirt (specify), VOD stream of the movie, SMF welcoming letter and Twisted ads. Please add $7 dollars extra shipping for outside US

    1 out of 1 claimed

  • $750USD
    Lacquer Master! 1st UK Single

    Lacquer Master(!) - UK single! Newly discovered! One of a kind lacquer master disc(!) for 12" UK single Side 1 - 'I Am I'm Me' at 45 rpm b/w Twisted Live at The Marquee at 33 1/3 rpm. Signed by the band! Plus t-shirt (specify), VOD stream of the movie, SMF welcoming letter and Twisted ads. Please add $7 dollars extra shipping for outside US

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  • SOLD OUT

    $850USD
    Twisted Live + backstage pass

    Two great seats for a show of your choosing from Twisted's upcoming 2014 schedule. Including meet and greet with the band! Festival tix for day-of-show only. Plus two t-shirts (specify), VOD stream of the movie, SMF welcoming letter and Twisted ads. Please add $7 dollars extra shipping for outside US Transportation and accommodations not included - please note, most of Twisted's appearances are outside the US. Festival tickets are for day-of-show only.

    5 out of 5 claimed

  • $1,250USD
    Lunch with Jay Jay French

    Get the lowdown from Jay Jay himself over one-on-one lunch in Manhattan! Let him fill your head full of stories like he did me on that first fateful day! Plus t-shirt (specify), VOD stream of the movie, SMF welcoming letter and Twisted ads. NYC only - transportation not included!

    1 out of 4 claimed

  • SOLD OUT

    $5,000USD
    Dinner with Dee Snider

    You and up to three guests get to go out for dinner with Dee himself. Bring 3 friends or do a double date. Finally, a chance to be singled out by Dee in a GOOD way! (just don't cross your arms) Plus t-shirt (specify), VOD stream of the movie, SMF welcoming letter and Twisted ads. New York area only - transportation not included

    1 out of 1 claimed

  • $10,000USD
    Be part of the show!

    Be an executive producer of the movie with your name in the film credits and posters, etc! Plus 2 tickets to a Twisted concert of your choice from their 2014 schedule and YOU will be brought up on stage to sing I Wanna Rock! with the band! Plus two t-shirts (specify) VOD stream of the movie, SMF welcoming letter and Twisted ads. Transportation and accommodations not included. Please note: most of Twisted's shows are outside the US.

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