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Watched all sorts of wonderful stuff in the last week [Big Grin]

My fave cannibal flick, Death Line. LOL at the American poster making it look like cannibal porn  -

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And I watched the sensational black comedy The Anniversary (1968) I think I enjoy Bette Davis' performance in this over her others.

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I also watched The Brood [Cool] and The Invisible Man (1933)

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And lastly When A Stranger Calls. I'd forgotten how creepy in places and miserable this film is [Cool]

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quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
Finnish channel MTV3 aired horror movies back in the mid 80s
and that´s the first time i saw classic Universal and Hammer films
like Bride of Frankenstein, Wicker Man, The Mummy etc.
Great times!

Here´s the opening from ´86 with a funny host:

"Wednesday Midnight" opening 1986

Ha, cool stuff! [Big Grin]
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quote:
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CBS Late Movie sounds fantastic [Big Grin]


The CBS Late Movie


It was the best, a veritable film school education every night of the week. It had a very memorable theme, credit sequence, and preview of the night's films with CBS's booth announcer at the time, Norman Stevens, always memorably plugging the films.

Here's another one. Note that, surprising for a really pro outfit like CBS, there is a typo: "Medusa" should have only one "s"!


The CBS Late Movie again

Enjoy! [/QB]

Awesome, now I want to see The Medusa Touch!
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I know so many folks slag "The Medusa Touch" with its nutty plot and lots of shots of Richard Burton lying in a hospital bed and saying goofy stuff like "I have a gift...for dizz-ahw-ster" and then you see a jet hit a building courtesy some dodgy special effects. But it's watchable and quite entertaining because of the really great actors, Burton, Lee Remick, and Lino Venturi. It's one of those films that most folks have never seen, and those who have, haven't thought about it in a long, long time.

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i watched Paradise Alley again, and i gotta say i think its a very good, very underated film. This one is one of those that keeps getting better everytime i see it. I thought Frank McRae did a great job in it, his character was great
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quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
Watched all sorts of wonderful stuff in the last week [Big Grin]

My fave cannibal flick, Death Line. LOL at the American poster making it look like cannibal porn

And I watched the sensational black comedy The Anniversary (1968) I think I enjoy Bette Davis' performance in this over her others.


I also watched The Brood [Cool] and The Invisible Man (1933)

And lastly When A Stranger Calls. I'd forgotten how creepy in places and miserable this film is [Cool]

Death Line is one of my favorite Brit horror pics ever. It took me years to track it down, but it really is a lost masterpiece, great in every way. I saw it this past summer at a drive-in. Man, "Mind the Doors" outside, in the darkness, at about 1:30 a.m. was never scarier. [Smile]

I haven't seen The Anniversary in a long time, but as I recall, Bette Davis, in one of her most over-the-top performances, was lots of fun.

The Brood is, for many fans, Cronenberg's best film. It goes to show you how a gifted, intelligent director can make you believe in the most outrageous of plots.

The Invisible Man is in my top four or five favorite classic Universal horror films. Apart from an appalling bungle at the end (He's invisible, but instead of bare footprints, we see him leave shoeprints. How the heck could everyone on set miss that?), it's about as close to perfection as Universal got.

The start of the original When a Stranger Calls (accept no modern remake) takes an urban legend that everyone had heard a thousand times as a kid and makes it incredibly scary and suspenseful. Director Fred Walton couldn't top himself (Carole Kane and Tony Beckley were perfectly cast too) so after the brilliant opening, you can't help but be let down. Still, it's a fine early slasher film.

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LMAO, in all the times that I've watched The Invisible man I never even thought of that. It's my fave Universal. It has one of my favourite horror speeches ever with the most delicious part being "We'll begin with a reign of terror, a few murders here and there. Murders of great men, murders of little men, just to show we make no distinction." Eerie as **** [Big Grin]
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That speech is beautifully done, for sure. The whole film is such a joy and a credit to the book.

On another note about lost treasures, I was listening to satellite radio in the car on a long drive last weekend and heard a song from 1972 called "Don't Say You Don't Remember" by Beverly Bremers, a member of the original Broadway cast of Hair. Now that song is fantastic and one of the best ballads of the 70s, but what is even more memorable to me is that I had forgotten that Bremers also sang "Heaven Help Us," a very cool of-its-era pop song, written by Carole Bayer Sager and Melissa Manchester, the end-title theme to George Romero's The Crazies. Even on an incredibly low budget, Romero managed to make a film on a grand scale with a song done by heavyweight talent. So for your moment of Zen today:

Heaven Help Us from The Crazies

Why didn't someone think to re-arrange it for the remake? [Smile]

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Nice! [Smile]

I stupidly just watched the When A Stranger Calls remake. So lame how they spent the whole film on just the start of the original.

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The remake of When A Stranger Calls is a fail. In descending order, the best of the modern remakes of 70s and 80s horror films is, hands down, Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead. While not the landmark original film, it took a similar setting and plot and did a lot of interesting variations on it. Next would be the remake of The Crazies. While Romero's version is so much better, an underrated masterpiece, I think--and original--the remake does a nice job keeping many of the same themes. It's not a paint-by-numbers remake, and it exhibits a lot of intelligence. Finally, I would offer the remake of Last House on the Left. No, it's not as groundbreaking as the original. (Actually nothing could ever be. Craven set the bar very, very high.) But as a disturbing commentary on violence with many of the same elements as the original, it's an effective film.

The rest of the barrel has dire things like the boring remakes of The Fog, whatever that Sorority House slasher film was, and Assault on Precinct 13. I am NOT looking forward to the second remake of Carrie. [Wink]

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Hmm, Dawn of the dead and Last House remakes were just ok for me. Not too crazy [Razz] about either of The Crazies. I actually enjoyed I Spit On Your Grave the most. Not as disturbing as the original but the revenge part was so damn entertaining, had me clapping and wooting [Razz] [Big Grin]
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I didn't mind the I Spit on Your Grave remake. It was actually pretty slick compared to the original.

Go watch Romero's The Crazies again. It's great. [Smile]

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Did you guys already hear about the Maniac remake ?

It stars Elijah Wood (of all people) in the Joe Spinell role ! [Eek!] [Confused]

Here's the trailer of that new version : www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8VHjmm3hV0

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I saw one Maniac remake review and the guy said that it´s a good movie.
We´ll see.

I need to check out the Dawn of the Dead remake but first i´m gonna check the original dead trilogy again.

I liked Last House on the Left remake (the original was better though)
and The Crazies was ok.
I also liked The Hills Have Eyes remake quite a bit.

Maybe it´s time to finally check out both I Spit on Your Grave films too...

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Bunny O'Hare (1971)

Bette Davis and Ernest Borgnine star as bankrobbers disguised as hippies.

Forgettable yet entertaining comedy. It feels a bit dated, even by 1971 standards.
Hard to imagine this came out in the same year as Dirty Harry and The French Connection.
Co-starring Jack Cassidy as the cop assigned to the case, Joan Delaney as the pretty young cop
brought in for assistance because she understands the 'love generation',
and John Astin in a funny role as Davis' smooth-talking, gambling-addicted son.

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does dress to kill qualify as a 70's movie or would you guys count it as 80's since it was released in 1980? probably not the best of its kind, but i thought it was a good one.

they said it was a woman that looked like michael caine in drag, and not actually caine, but i thought it was him.

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Been away a while !

The Medusa Touch is my favourite film of all time. great cast, Burton overacting, and bouncing rocks !

Watched A Fistful Of Dynamite recently. Rod Steiger and James Coburn star in Sergio Leones sequel to OUATIA. Epic story with a great Morricone score.

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Yay! Another fan of The Medusa Touch, hammy Burton, and bouncing rocks. LOL

I like Dynamite too. It is epic and very entertaining. Check out Sergio Corbucci's take on basically the same plot, A Gun for Hire a/k/a The Mercenary with Tony Musante and Franco Nero.

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Yay Harry, stop disappearing [Razz] [Smile]
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http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1/177-1897941-0525948?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Raw+meat+DVD

Death Line on region 1 11 dollars released as RawMeat in the states. Bit pricy, but worth it in my opinion. There has been a far few 1970s obscure uk releases in the last few years. We used to get money to make films then, most were average but well worth catching up with. Now we have a uk horror once a year if lucky.

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Just rewatching The Return Of The Saint 1977/78. Ian Ogilvy reprises Roger Moores sixties answer to Bond. One of ITCs last series, with a fair helping of British stars and European damsels in distress. Not bad, but good either 6/10.
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Vault of Horror. Always liked this Amicus anthology but I realise now  - I've really underestimated its greatness in the past. Fab [Smile]

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And the wonderful Black Sabbath (1963)

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Blackboard Jungle (1955)

,..A new English teacher at a violent, unruly inner-city school is determined to do his job,
despite resistance from both students and faculty..' (Imdb)

Grim, urban drama starring Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Sidney Poitier, Vic Morrow, and Paul Mazursky.

In many ways, Class Of 1984 can be seen as a remake of Blackboard Jungle.

Well-acted by the whole cast. Glenn Ford is strong in the lead role. But the stand-out performance
here comes from Vic Morrow (Jennifer Jason Leigh's real-life dad) in his feature debut.

Sidney Poitier would go on to play many famous roles. Paul Mazursky would go on to write and direct
Moscow On The Hudson and Down And Out In Beverly Hills among others.
Twenty-seven years after Blackboard Jungle, Vic Morrow died tragically in a freak accident on the set
of Twilight Zone, The Movie (1982), coincidentally the same year as Class Of 1984 was released,
in which Timothy Van Patten played a role suspiciously similar to Morrow's part in Blackboard Jungle.

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Ooh, me wanna see
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