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Ronnie
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I was out shopping today at Suncoast Motion Picture Company and I found this 80s horror b-movie burried in the Sci-Fi section. I remember when I was little I would see this coverbox at the video store and always wanted to check it out, but never did, because I was too chicken-the dude on the cover looks spooky. I guess I had forgotten about it all these years until today. I was glad to see it on dvd, so I bought it. I hope it's a good one, it sounds interesting anyway. Does anyone know of this movie?

Valley? Mamamia? Devo?

I am going to watch it tonight and I will find out whether or not I like it.

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I believe I did see this one. Hard to say though because there were a few movies that were set at a drive in if my memory serves me correctly. I believe this one is Australian, but don't quote me on that. If it's the one I'm thinking of it was pretty decent.
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yes, sam...the film location is sydney, australia, according to IMDB and on the back of the dvd describes it as an 80s australian thriller. looking forward to seeing it.
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I've heard of it but never seen it.
If you do watch us tell us if it was good or not. Maybe we'll check it out if you give it a Thumbs Up.

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Oh i remember this cover too. I haven't ever seen it either. I hope it becomes available to rent on DVd because I am so there for it. It really is an eye catching cover. isn't it funny how some movies that really stink have the best covers and then some that are really good have really boring covers.
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I remember that movie RONNIE


It was Off-The-Chain!!!!!! (Great Taste In Movies)

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thank you, sams, mamamia, jess, & CT for replying.
i only got to see half of the movie, because i fell asleep. but i will finish it up later. so far, it's quite different from what i expected but has been pretty good. i pegged it as a horror movie, but it's pretty much a futuristic, sci-fi type film. lots of 80s punkish clothing and cool 80s music in it, but nothing that i recognized. still, so far so good.

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Watched Dead-End Drive In, or just Dead End like it was released here, today.
What a movie! Perfect 80s feeling!

Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith and starring Ned Manning and Natalie McCurry (she is HOT)

I love Trenchard-Smith´s (The Man from Hong-Kong, Turkey Shoot, BMX Bandits) style
and need to find more his work.

Dead-End Drive in trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkR9Ny_FLYQ
Teaser trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLPSHIfVyZw

The soundtrack is fantastic!
I found some tracks on YouTube and i wish that i could find them all.

The Expression - Small Brave Land http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghh4auYOAmo

Machinations - My Heart's On Fire http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqEioAE01Kw

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First of all, I can't believe that I missed this thread and Ronnie's question 5 years ago.. are you serious.. 5 years .. Wow!! However, the real question is: Did Ronnie ever wake back up and finish watching this movie?

I did rent this movie years ago basically because I loved the VHS cover. And the movie itself is far more original that I would have imagined. Actually it is a glimpse at a future that I probably would have enjoyed. I mean how many of us wouldn't like to have 'hot' girlfriend (or boyfriend depending on your viewpoint) while being confined to a drive-in that served all the fast food we wanted while showing unlimited movies? ha

aTomik.. great thread bump and as usual ... excellent write-up!

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That is a good soundtrack if it has Small Brave Land and others in that similar style on it. I'll try and catch this one sometime.
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quote:
Originally posted by Valley:

I did rent this movie years ago basically because I loved the VHS cover. And the movie itself is far more original that I would have imagined. Actually it is a glimpse at a future that I probably would have enjoyed. I mean how many of us wouldn't like to have 'hot' girlfriend (or boyfriend depending on your viewpoint) while being confined to a drive-in that served all the fast food we wanted while showing unlimited movies? ha

I was quite surprised by the originality too!

And i totally agree your point that the drive-in
was a pretty cool place after all [Smile]

The drive-in was actually showing old Trenchard-Smith flicks
and it was nice to spot John Landis´ Into the Night movieposter too.
(There was also a Rambo poster earlier in the film)

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Bought this a few years ago, that vision of the future was terrifying. But a a real overlooked gem.
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I've never seen this one. GASP!!
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Here´s two cool Dead End Drive-In posters:

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