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The Wizard
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If there's one thing I like as much as a good sci-fi film it's a terrible sci-fi film, I've picked up stacks of VHSs & some of those budget DVDs at car boot sales because the cover looked cheesy and the description on the back made out like it was the best sci-fi since 2001:A Space Oddysey / Alien / Star Wars etc.

Anyone have any bad 80s sci-fi reccomendations/condemnations?

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Here's a few I've seen, that I would recommend:

Outland (1981)
They Live (1988)
DeepStar Six (1989)
Dreamscape (1984)

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The Wizard
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Valley, got DVD, got DVD, on my to-get list, got VHS. [Wink]


Sci-fi films I have that would fall under this caliber I'm looking for are:

Alien from L.A. (1988)
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)
Biohazard (1985)
Cherry 2000 (1987)
Crash and Burn (1990)
Critters 1+2+3+4 (1986)+
Cyborg 1+2+3 (1989)+
Dark Angel (1990)
Dark Star (1974)
Doin' Time on Planet Earth (1988)
From Beyond (1986)
Galaxina (1980)
Galaxy of Terror (1981)
Hardware (1990)
Humanoid Woman (1981)
Hyperspace (1984) aka Gremloids
Leviathan (1989)
Lifeforce (1985)
Megaville (1990)
Mom and Dad Save the World (1992)
Monolith (1993)
Moontrap (1989)
Nemesis (1993)
Prison Ship Star Slammer (1984)
Project Shadowchaser (1992)
Project Shadowchaser III (1995)
Robot Jox (1990)
Runaway (1984)
Screamers (1995)
Spaced Invaders (1990)
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)
Space Mutiny (1988)
Split Second (1992)
Stranded (1987)
Terminus (1987)
The Hidden (1987)
The Hidden II (1994)
The Last Chase (1981)
The Time Guardian (1987)
The Vindicator (1986)
Time Runner (1993)
Trancers (1985)
Trancers II (1991)
Zone Troopers (1986)

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Moon 44 is pretty good.
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quote:
Originally posted by The Wizard:
Valley, got DVD, got DVD, on my to-get list, got VHS. [Wink]


Sci-fi films I have that would fall under this caliber I'm looking for are:

Alien from L.A. (1988)
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)
Biohazard (1985)
Cherry 2000 (1987)
Crash and Burn (1990)
Critters 1+2+3+4 (1986)+
Cyborg 1+2+3 (1989)+
Dark Angel (1990)
Dark Star (1974)
Doin' Time on Planet Earth (1988)
From Beyond (1986)
Galaxina (1980)
Galaxy of Terror (1981)
Hardware (1990)
Humanoid Woman (1981)
Hyperspace (1984) aka Gremloids
Leviathan (1989)
Lifeforce (1985)
Megaville (1990)
Mom and Dad Save the World (1992)
Monolith (1993)
Moontrap (1989)
Nemesis (1993)
Prison Ship Star Slammer (1984)
Project Shadowchaser (1992)
Project Shadowchaser III (1995)
Robot Jox (1990)
Runaway (1984)
Screamers (1995)
Spaced Invaders (1990)
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)
Space Mutiny (1988)
Split Second (1992)
Stranded (1987)
Terminus (1987)
The Hidden (1987)
The Hidden II (1994)
The Last Chase (1981)
The Time Guardian (1987)
The Vindicator (1986)
Time Runner (1993)
Trancers (1985)
Trancers II (1991)
Zone Troopers (1986)

Well, Wizard, it looks like you'll have a lot of fuel for when you start doing 90s movie reviews. [Wink]

Seriously, though...Although I haven't seen it, I think that 1985's "Creature" would fall into this category.

See the page and tell me what you think.

Sincerely,

John Kilduff

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Gotta love 'Battle Beyond The Stars' Hannibal Smith and John Boy from the 'Waltons' in space, how can you possibly go wrong with that? [Wink]
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My other car's a Paul-sche....., I have that on vhs but forgot to add it to the list, my brain started going fuzzy towards the end of making that list.

rocksteadyflamethrower, if my submission of Frog Dreaming aka The Go-Kids aka The Quest finally gets the thumbs up I may well do some more reviews but I haven't heard anything back and it's been about a year and a half since I submitted it. As for Creature, I have it under the title Titan Find.


When I was trying to find a film title for someone by using IMDB's plot search I was looking for space type words, couldn't find the title but did find a pile of films I'm adding to my to-get list because the plot looked terrible/interesting, let alone the titles:

8 Kamen Riders vs. Galaxy King [1980]
The Advanced Guard [1998]
Alien Space Avenger [1989]
Alienator [1989]
The Aurora Encounter [1986]
The Brother from Another Planet [1984]
The Creature Wasn't Nice [1983]
The Curse [1987]
Earth Star Voyager [1988]
The Galactic Garden [1985]
Hangar 18 [1980]
Hyper Space [1989]
I Was a Zombie for the F.B.I. [1982]
Invasion of the Space Preachers [1990]
Making Mr. Right [1987]
No Such Thing As Gravity [1989]
Pereval [1988]
Petlya Oriona [1980]
Purojekuto A-ko [1986]
Quest [1983]
Return of the Aliens: The Deadly Spawn [1983]
The Return [1980]
Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity [1987]
Space Adventure Cobra [1982]
Space Rage [1985]
Space Raiders [1983]
Star Portal [1998]
Star Worms II: Attack of the Pleasure Pods [1985]
Taketori monogatari [1987]
TerrorVision [1986]
Timesweep [1987]
Transformations [1989]
UFO Kidnapped [1983]
Waga seishun no Arcadia [1982]
Wavelength [1983]


wonder what a pleasure pod is....

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Feeders is an awfully good one. So is Jan-Gel: The Beast From The East. Has anyone else ever seen The Beast Of Yucca Flats? It has Tor Johnson in it (The Sweedish Angel) Jan-Gel 2 is also a hoot.

One of my cult favs from the '80s is the Toxic Avenger or anything that Troma put out. Surf Nazis Must Die was cool too.

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Devolution here,

Enemy Mine. I still cringe when he eats the worm.

We are DEVO

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Megaforce! Ace Hunter is the coolest! "Deeds, Not Words."
I can't believe that the mayor from "Spin City" did an action flick.
I wish this would come to DVD. I remember when this movie came out...I joined the fan club for it out of the back of a comic book adn got a "Deeds, Not Words" patch. They even made toys back then of some of the vehicles.

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oo! alien from la! i have that in both MST3k and vanilla format. great stuff. kathy ireland's voice is unique in all the universe.
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This one has a great cheesy title and a truely great cast!!

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)


Peter Weller
John Lithgow
Ellen Barkin
Jeff Goldblum
Christopher Lloyd
Lewis Smith

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and yup, beast of yucca flats. i have the mst3k version of that, too. they have the vanilla version at the local video store but i have a feeling withotu the puppets it would be like getting hit upside the head with a shovel.
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The Wizard
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I just got Deep Star Six VHS this morning [Smile] unfortunately the car boot sale I go to has been moved to a new place near the center of the city and it's crap now, they can't open until 8:30 when previously it was 6am, smaller area and more difficult to get to.
Gone are the days of building up my 80s electronic handheld games collection at great prices, now it's eBay if I want them - at stupid prices because everyone else is bidding, I swear someone in the council is trying to close it for good by crapping on the traders [Frown]

Buckroo Banzai DVD, R1 with all the extras, is sitting on my shelves, even have a sealed VHS of it kicking about somewhere.

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How about all those Italian Mad Max rip offs Like Bronx Warriors, Rome 2030, Atlantis interceptors etc.
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Hi,
I have been trying to remember the name of a film for a long time now.
It was out in the late 70's early 80's.
It is a very cheaply made B movie with bad special effects.
It was about an alien invasion but not humanoid aliens, these were more 'tenticle like' aliens.
I remember the following scences: A little girl crying on a beach, a woman comes up to her and asks her what's wrong only facing her back. As the girl turns round the woman sees her face is completely mangled to pieces.
A man walks into a games arcade and the arcade is deserted but with the machines all still on....he sees behind the pinball machines and such like lots of tenticle weilding aliens covered in goo.
He walks out of the arcade and shouts to see if anyone is still left but there is noone....
At this point (and i think the cam zooms out) you realise he is the only one left in the world(maybe only america?)
Sure there is a scene also set in a cave but not 100% sure.
I would love any ideas on what this movie could be.
Thankyou in advance.
Zoe

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Kedi
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Hi,
I have been trying to remember the name of a film for a long time now.
It was out in the late 70's early 80's.
It is a very cheaply made B movie with bad special effects.
It was about an alien invasion but not humanoid aliens, these were more 'tenticle like' aliens.
I remember the following scences: A little girl crying on a beach, a woman comes up to her and asks her what's wrong only facing her back. As the girl turns round the woman sees her face is completely mangled to pieces.
A man walks into a games arcade and the arcade is deserted but with the machines all still on....he sees behind the pinball machines and such like lots of tenticle weilding aliens covered in goo.
He walks out of the arcade and shouts to see if anyone is still left but there is noone....
At this point (and i think the cam zooms out) you realise he is the only one left in the world(maybe only america?)
Sure there is a scene also set in a cave but not 100% sure.
I would love any ideas on what this movie could be.
Thankyou in advance.
Zoe

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Ilerya D
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Okay... Looking for the name of a film from the 70's-80's-90's? SciFi genre that the local cable station used to air at 12:00am every so many weeks. The last time I remember seeing this was in the early 90's and have wondered at the name of it ever since.

The movie is about the colonization of the moon, and features a woman scientist who has separated from her husband. They have I believe two kids together who live with her on the planet. There is a crisis and the father becomes the saviour of the planet after somewhat reconciling with the mother and they have conceived a child. Weird plot line I know, but still I loved this when I was younger... Classless B movie, but what can you do?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, I think it started with a "P" but I could be wrong. I have been searching IMDB for a while with no success.

Thanks for all your help!

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quote:
Originally posted by rocksteadyflamethrower:
Although I haven't seen it, I think that 1985's "Creature" would fall into this category.

Yeah, "Creature" is an exact fit. Known as "Titan Find" outside the US, with Klaus Kinski in full "Klaus" mode...

"What we've found is someone's "butterfly collection"... Only some of these "Butterflies" aren't so friendly..." [Smile]

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