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Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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"A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls to fight the evil types who survive." -- IMDb

Cool movie. Catherine Mary Stewart and Kelli Maroney were both great in this.

*Goes to load up MAME for a game of Tempest.*
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
That's why this has always been such a great website. We know about these great little movies like Night of the Coment, fully deserving of a cult following, and we can tell the rest of the world about them. [Smile]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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watched great balls of fire (1989) a couple of nights back and also flowers in the attic last night.

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great balls of fire is a lot of fun,that's from my own collection,flowers in the attic was a rental,had not seen it since its first release back in 87,enjoyed it.

though this is coming from someone who's never read the novel,i have heard the film adaption is very watered down in comparison!

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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not long finished watching the 1984 comedy protocol starring goldie hawn and chris sarandon.

it was an enjoyable enough 1 hr 30 minutes,nothing overly hilarious,you won't die laughing from it that's for sure
but there's still enough good laughs in here to keep most people going.
put it this way i was never bored with it and i would say it's actually quite a likeable movie overall.


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the stand out scene for me was when goldie takes the sheikh and his entourage to the nightclub,that was pretty amusing.


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this is another one i've not viewed since it first came out on home video and i found it a lot more enjoyable than i had recollected.

not bad,probably give it about a 7/10.

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Posted by thenodfather (Member # 8732) on :
 
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I just watched this. The story of Play write Joe Orton and his friend/lover in the 1960's. He was an overtly bisexual struggling writer who spent a lot of his time as the film portrays looking for sex. He was played by Gary Oldman, (Sid & Nancy and later Commissioner Gordon in The Dark Knight Rises) and his friend/lover was played by Alfred Molian, (Raiders Of The Lost Ark and later Spider-Man 2). It was entertaining and funny with Molin's character being continuously frustrated with Oldman's as he never gave him credit for his work. There was a yin and yang to their characters as Joe didn't seem to take anything seriously and Kenneth, (Molin's character), being almost the exact opposite. This true story had a rather grim ending, (I won't say what as that would spoil it if you haven't seen it or don't know), to life of a write who's life was far too early.
It was a good film, 1hr 45 minutes that didn't drag and lag in any places and overall I would recommend this if you like a good drama.

I give it a 4/5.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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if you want something easy going for the night, that's nothing too taxing for the brain,has a few good laughs and features a pretty cool soundtrack (i loved the upbeat music score by thomas newman) then i don't think you can go far wrong with desperately seeking susan!

this was a lot of fun,first time i've watched this in nearly 30 years.

no wonder my memory of it was so vague!

good fun! 7.5/10.


http://youtu.be/EXDd1TP9U1s - thomas newman Jail/Port Authority By Day - Desperately Seeking Susan

http://youtu.be/7s7QKqCSp9o - Thomas Newman - St. Mark's Place - Desperately Seeking Susan Soundtrack



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rosanna and madge - the lego years .

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Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
The New Kids---finally! I'd been wanting to see it for years, and Chiller showed it a month or so back. I really liked it.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
The new kids,such a great film,james spader as the evil psychotic Eddie dutra was awesome.

They Definitely don't make films like this anymore.

One of my favorites!
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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I never tire of watching this.

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Ain't got time to worry about those Russians! I'm surfing the Rewind.  -
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Superb film j2me,i also thought it looked and sounded great on blu ray.


That pic looks awesome!

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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i watched the 1988 cockroach horror - the nest on blu ray the other night.

pretty cool creepy crawlie horror with an above average cast (for this type of flick) and also featuring some rather icky effects.

especially the scene with robert lansing's eyeball. yuck!

looks superb on blu ray and is a real upgrade for fans from the old fullscreen dvd.

highly recomended 8/10.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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"A strange lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows."

The Blob (1988)

I've always enjoyed this one. One of these days I'll check out the '58 original.

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Alien - Brave New Love
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
The Blob is one of my faves. FYI, the band Alien is still going strong. Check out the great tune What Goes Up from the Eternity album released in 2014.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
Very cool. How many of their albums do you have?

Last night on Youtubeland:

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Or....Baker County, U.S.A. (1982)

"A group of college students come across a redneck in the wilderness chasing his wife's lover. The students eventually become the objects of the redneck's crazed vengeance."

This was a lot more enjoyable than I anticipated. Henry Silva is great as a redneck not to mess with!

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Originally posted by J2ME:
[qb] Very cool. How many of their albums do you have


I own all of their cd´s plus Alien (1989, american version) also on lp. Trapped looks cool, i remember that it was released on VHS here back in the day.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I've got trapped on DVD,its from a us distributor you've probably heard off at some point called code red.

I own a few of there releases - sole survivor,running hot,trapped,hot moves,sweet sixteen,they've released some good movies in the past.

A lot of there blu ray releases are limited prints such as savage streets,neon maniacs,etc so they tend to retail at quite a high price.

I liked Trapped a lot,i think it's a pretty decent hillbilly flick,henry silva was great in it,sadly the dvd like a lot of there releases is now long out of print and goes for silly money!

I missed out on a couple of there releases that soon went out of print,I wanted to get - light blast starring Erik Estrada and Bret Leonard's 1989 horror - the dead pit.

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Posted by Tiffany (Member # 9077) on :
 
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Originally posted by the young warrior:
I've got trapped on DVD,its from a us distributor you've probably heard off at some point called code red.

I own a few of there releases - sole survivor,running hot,trapped,hot moves,sweet sixteen,they've released some good movies in the past.

A lot of there blu ray releases are limited prints such as savage streets,neon maniacs,etc so they tend to retail at quite a high price.

I liked Trapped a lot,i think it's a pretty decent hillbilly flick,henry silva was great in it,sadly the dvd like a lot of there releases is now long out of print and goes for silly money!

I missed out on a couple of there releases that soon went out of print,I wanted to get - light blast starring Erik Estrada and Bret Leonard's 1989 horror - the dead pit.

I love Code Red dvd but like you said they are insanely hard to get especially if you live outside of the US which I do. Diabolik DVD is the only way to get them if your international and they very rarely have stock and when they do the good titles sell out within hours. I managed to get my hands on a new copy of the dead pit a couple months ago I see that it's currently availible on the code red big cartel site right now for $14.99. Ghostkeeper is high on my list of wanted code red titles at the moment. Would love to get my hands on a copy of that. I enjoyed Trapped alot. Reminded me a bit of Bullies which is one of my favorite revenge flicks from the 80's.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Yeah I've used diabolik DVD before tiffany to order sorority house massacre limited edition blu ray and mortuary limited edition blu ray.

There from scorpion releasing,like code red they used to sell all there titles through amazon but now they still sell the majority of there titles on there but the rest such as there limited editions they sell through there own website or specialist sellers such as diabolik.

I've got bullies on DVD,that's a another great hillbilly pic.

Tiffany have you ever seen - the new kids that's a seriously awesome 80s revenge flick.


I'll tell you another one that is a lot more light hearted than the ones we've mentioned,it actually could be classed as family viewing and that is - the zoo gang,that is a lot of fun.
 
Posted by Tiffany (Member # 9077) on :
 
I knew scorpion titles were hard to get ahold of as well. I've only got a few myself. Being fans of all these niche titles it's hard to track them down, especially when you dont live in the US. Alot of the US sites charge an arm and a leg on shipping that it isn't even worth it to place an order. Warrior I have the new kids it's awesome. I'm a sucker for revenge fliks. Not familiar with the zoo gang but definitely going to check that out now.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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Diner (1982)

"A group of college-age buddies struggle with their imminent passage into adulthood in 1959 Baltimore."

"Diner", is a wonderful comedy/drama. You really believe these guys are lifelong friends!

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I'm sure we all know somebody like, shrevie(Daniel Stern).

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Who feels like a Roast Beef sandwich, right now...

Behind the Scenes
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I've not seen diner for years,I remember really liking it.

Did you pick up the blu j2me,what was the transfer like?
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Red Dawn was on last night on Esquire channel. I stayed up way too late watching it. All of those stars were so young, and their acting skills weren't quite top notch yet. But The Swayze was a good lead.
 
Posted by imawalkingcorpse (Member # 1675) on :
 
Cobra. I hadn't seen it in a long time, and I remember why.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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Blow Out (1981)

"A movie sound recordist accidentally records the evidence that proves that a car accident was actually murder and consequently finds himself in danger."


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A brilliant 80s thriller. John Travolta, who I normally can't stand, gives a great performance throughout.

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John Lithgow, is the killer that likes to do things his own way!

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The performance of, Nancy Allen, seems to polarise people. I actually think she did a fine job; very innocent and child-like. Dennis Franz, is also very good.

The picture and audio quality are, for the most part, excellent. It's certainly worth picking this up on Blu-ray.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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Blind Date (1987)

"Walter Davis is a workaholic. His attention is all to his work and very little to his personal life or appearance. Now he needs a date to take to his company's business dinner with a new important Japanese client. His brother sets him up with his wife's cousin Nadia, who is new in town and wants to socialize, but he was warned that if she gets drunk, she loses control and becomes wild. How will the date turn out - especially when they encounter Nadia's ex-boyfriend David?"

Silly, lightweight 80s comedy -- that's still a lot of fun.

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"The James Brown auto alarm, scattering thieves near and far!"

Simply Meant to Be (Gary Morris / Jennifer Warnes)

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Watched Blind Fear (1989) couple of weeks ago.
A canadian thriller starring Shelley Hack (once a Charlie´s Angel), Kim Coates, Heidi von Palleske, Jan Rubes and Ron Lea.
A decent film but nothing remarkable really. Lots of wandering around in dark attic and cellar hallways but it has a nice surprise ending.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Not sure whether I've heard of this one before atomik,i don't think I have actually,it's got a good cast.

I like Shelley hack from the few films I've seen her in (especially the stepfather) and also Jan rubes from dead of winter,he's a good actor.

I know you say it's nothing amazing but I'll keep my eyes peeled for this I still wouldn't mind checking it out.

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Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I think I'd watch it just to see what a young Kim Coates looked like!
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
A double bill of, George "Norm!" Wendt.

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I watched Romero's monkey shines earlier,hadn't seen it for a few years,really enjoyed it.

Anyone else think this is a pretty underated horror?
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I totally agree with you on Monkey Shines, TYW. Although lesser known, it's a terrific Romero film. I read a review--I think in Time magazine--when it was released that it's a "horror film for people who don't like horror films." That's an excellent description of it. Romero's a terrific director--just look at the climax; it's very suspenseful. And it has a fantastic cast, all soon to go on to have nice careers: Janine Turner, Stephen Root, Stanley Tucci, John Pankow, and Jason Beghe. If you haven't seen it, check it out.

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Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
UNCLE BUCK.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Watched Apprentice to Murder (1988) like i promised [Wink] The poster is awesome but the film didn´t live up to expectations.
It´s a mystery film based on a true story and set in 1927 Pennsylvania/Philadelphia area.
Sutherland plays a witchdoctor named John Reese who takes his faith from the bible and is in war with the satan.
He chooses 16 year old Billy (Chad Lowe) to be his follower. Mia Sara is Billy´s love interest Alice.

The movie was shot in Norway of all places. Must have been cheap to shoot there and the settings look like the 20s with all the old buildings around.
The cast did a decent job but the story lacks something. Nothing much happens in the film worth to be mentioned.
We have a final fight near the end and the evil breathes fire and stufff like that but it´s all over very quickly. I´d recommend this only for true mystery movie aficionados.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Cheers atomik for checking it out,I'll think I will just leave this as a rental as I was thinking of buying a copy as it's dirt cheap to pick up here in the UK on dvd.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Apprentice-Murder-DVD-Donald-Sutherland/dp/B003TFUJEU/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1427103751&sr=1-1&keywords=apprentice+to+murder

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This was the original UK vhs/beta new world video cover art.


Someone else on amazon did mention it was a bit on the dull side with little to keep the attention.

At least the poster's pretty cool!

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
There´s no such scene in the film the dvd cover art suggests. Mia Sara has a very little role in this one, there´s definitely no evil priests who try to sacrifice her [Big Grin]
I see that they try to sell the film in any way possible [Big Grin] The dvd is dirt cheap but i don´t think that you need it.
I love A-ha but sadly you don´t see or hear those guys either. UK cover art = finnish cover art.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I just edited my post,but no a-ha . damn it!

That's not good [Big Grin]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Did you happen to have the rosary murders atomik?
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I'll tell you what I've just started watching last night atomik which happens to be further up the page and that is - blind fear,it was getting really late so I've put it on hold,I've got to the scene where Jan rubes bites the bullet not long after his pizza turns up.

What I've seen of it so far seems pretty entertaining!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I´m starting to believe that i don´t have the Rosary Murders tape but i´ll investigate [Cool]
That´s cool if you like Blind Fear, maybe i just wasn´t in the mood.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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"Just one The Guys" (1985)

"Terri believes her teachers don't take her serious, just because she's a pretty girl. When she fails to win a journalism contest, she decides to switch schools - and gender. She plays her role well and is accepted as one of the guys. However then she meets Rick... and likes him. "

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William Zabka plays the role of the friendly jock.

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I so need to re-watch this one. Thanks J2ME!
BTW, i watched the Corey Haim film Anything for Love aka Just One of the Girls last september. I liked it but of course it´s not as good as this one.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I only watched this again just the other month,really fun 80s classic.

Got some well know faces in there,ayre gross is in that top pic,I always liked him from house 2 and Soul man.

Never seen just one of the girls with Corey haim,would like to check it out though.


Great stuff j2me,makes me want to throw it on again.

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Talking of straight to home video sequels with - just one of the girls,I was looking through some of the older topics the other day and came across - zapped again.

I know it's only really a sequel in name only,but is it worth the effort of tracking down?

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Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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Originally posted by aTomiK:
I so need to re-watch this one. Thanks J2ME!
BTW, i watched the Corey Haim film Anything for Love aka Just One of the Girls last september. I liked it but of course it´s not as good as this one.

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Originally posted by the young warrior:
I only watched again this just the other month,really fun 80s classic.

Got some well know faces in there,ayre gross is in that top pic,I always liked him from house 2 and Soul man.

Never seen just one of the girls with Corey haim.


Great stuff j2me,makes me want to throw it on again.

No problem, guys. It's a real fun movie.

Have either of you seen this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1E4Kuaa3LY

It's the 30th anniversary Q&A session.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
That's awesome j2me they mention in the reunion that they've been in touch with Sony about doing a blu ray with commentary track.

I would have loved to been in the audience for this!
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
Let's hope the Blu-ray materializes, and that they do a good job of it. The reunion looked like a lot of fun! It's a shame the Q&A didn't last longer.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
J2ME, i´m going to check the Q&A after i´ve rewatched the movie.

warrior, Zapped Again is a crazy film. Obviously not as good as the classic Zapped! but a fun film, definitely worth tracking down.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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Casual Sex? (1988)

"Two women friends, with quite different sexual histories, try visiting a health resort to look for a man to settle down with."

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Lea Thompson and Victoria Jackson -- Two cuties.

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Vinny: "If you'd like me to provide you with some vital statistics that can't be measured in a public place, I'd be happy to do so."

Female Attendant: "You mean your IQ?"

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Andrew Dice Clay was great in this.


Casual Sex? is a fun movie - with a serious message.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
is that Seinfeld

Platoon Leader. APoor mans Platoon
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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Sudden Impact (1983)

"A rape victim is exacting revenge on her agressors in a small town outside San Francisco. Dirty Harry, on suspension for angering his superiors (again), is assigned to the case."
 
Posted by Booger (Member # 4569) on :
 
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Watched this tonight. Still great after all these years. Anyone know if the recent blu-ray release is worth picking up? I was wondering what the picture quality and sound is like.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Booger, that's a good question indeed.

Blu-ray.com recently did a review for the 30th anniversary edition :
www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Breakfast-Club-Blu-ray/121804/#Review

And here is their review for the older blu-ray version :
www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Breakfast-Club-Blu-ray/11115/#Review

There seems to be an upgrade in overall picture-quality, though it's somewhat difficult
to see judging from the screenshots.. so it's a bit of a gamble i guess.
 
Posted by Booger (Member # 4569) on :
 
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Originally posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless:
Booger, that's a good question indeed.

Blu-ray.com recently did a review for the 30th anniversary edition :
www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Breakfast-Club-Blu-ray/121804/#Review

And here is their review for the older blu-ray version :
www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Breakfast-Club-Blu-ray/11115/#Review

There seems to be an upgrade in overall picture-quality, though it's somewhat difficult
to see judging from the screenshots.. so it's a bit of a gamble i guess.

Thanks for posting those links. Comparing the two it appears that the image is actually sharper on the older release. But they give a higher score to picture quality on the newer release. The newest release seems to have better color. The older one seems to have the color "washed" out in some scenes. I really want to pick up the blu-ray three pack that has Weird Science & Sixteen Candles. I can't find a review for that copy of Weird Science so I presume it's just the same as the last release just packaged with this new set...and the picture rating was low on that one.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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i watched the 1987 horror slasher - slaughterhouse over the weekend on blu ray.

quite good fun this one with its fair share of gory kills and daft moments through out,did remind me a bit of texas chainsaw 2,it was that same sort of wacky mixture of humor and horror.

the credits music sounded like something out of a 70s british sitcom and over the actual opening credits you see real life scenes of pigs being stunned and slaughtered so it's pretty unsettling stuff.

the finale where the local sheriff and his daughter takes on the psychotic slaughterhouse owner les and his man mountain son buddy was pretty atmospheric and rather well done,set in the creepy looking slaughterhouse at the dead of night thunderstorms and all it made for a very entertaining showdown.

for 80s horror slasher fans i'm sure you'll have a blast with - slaughterhouse,i know i did.

7.5/10.

on another note i'd definitely recommend the region free blu ray from 88 films,the picture quality was not as bad as i'd been expecting though there was the odd shot like when buddy was sat in a pigs pen and the hay looked a very off orange color.

definitely worth picking up though for the 80s horror fan out there.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
on the trailer reel for slaughterhouse they had stuart gordon's - castle freak,i have seen it a while back but can't remember if i thought of it being pretty decent or not.

any castle freak fans out there?
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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"A batch of unhatched critter eggs are mistaken for Easter eggs by the country-folk inhabitants of Grover's Bend and, before long, the ferocious furballs are on the rampage again."

This is a good follow-up in the series.

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Extended & Deleted Scenes

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
warrior, I have Castle Freak on dvd and i´ll try to watch it one of these days.

J2ME, i agree. Critters 2 is highly entertaining sequel.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Castle Freak is a guilty pleasure of mine.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I'm glad that you said "guilty pleasure" about Castle Freak, Helen, because it was yet another step on the downward spiral that was Stuart Gordon's career. The guy has had a couple of indie things recently that weren't bad, but wow, talk about someone who does three fine films right out of the gate and is poised for even bigger and better things, and then his career just stalls out with junk like Robot Jox and Space Truckers. It's mystifying to me why he couldn't parlay that into something like Wes Craven's career, where he did horror films and some big studio stuff too. (I still find it hilarious that the guy who directed Last House on the Left later directed a Meryl Strep movie.)
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Dead Men Don`t Wear Plaid w` Steve Martin. I vividly remember images of this movie as a kid, but never watched it (over my head at the time). Watched it for the first time a few nights ago...I got some good laughs out of it.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Watched Dead Men Don´t Wear Plaid last year and this time i truly "got" it and loved it. Top 3 Steve Martin film for me, definitely.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I'll "third" that on Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid. It's so underrated with droll and sly humor, not to mention the excellent use of classic noir clips.
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
The last bunch of 80s movies I've watched since the forum was under maintenance back in the summer of 2013 are:

First Blood (1982)
Over the Top (1987)
Legal Eagles (1986)
Flashdance (1983)
Turner and Hooch (1989)
Best Defense (1984)
Red Dawn (1984)
Johnny Dangerously (1984)
Breathless (1983)
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Out of your picks I like First Blood, Over the Top (it's good but it gets annoying with his little hand movement that proves to be the deciding factor in winning an arm wrestling match). Johhny Dangerously is classic. I still have on video my brother and I re-enacting the scene where people are suffereing from enlarged scrotum syndrome. Turner and Hooch is a masterpiece. Some good 80's viewing there.

Lock Up (1989) was on T.V. twice in about 2 weeks.

I got to see Dallas get deep fried twice [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I watched Runniing Scared with Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines. It was on late Saturday Nght. I've always liked this buddy cop movie- thought those two had great chemistry onscreen.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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i watched the awesome 1985 comedy romance - secret admirer again last night,this is a really great movie with a fantastic cast,great music score and many a laugh out loud moment!

and if that isn't good enough reason for watching you've also got the beautiful kelly preston and lori loughlin starring,the latter in particular with looks to die for in this movie.

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plus the seriously underatted fred ward who here completely steals the show as preston's trigger happy cop father,he really plays the part to perfection,his character is so funny!


talking of funny there's a scene near the begining that always cracks me up and that is when c thomas howell and Casey Siemaszko flee the frat party and are being chased by scott mcginnis(who plays obnoxious jock steve power)and his buddies and they jump into the back of Siemaszko's van to get away and the nerdy one from there group is driving and he trys to jump the railed fence and completely totals it(the van).

such a funny scene!

i'd definitely say this is an 80s classic.

https://youtu.be/cf_oOfCt4cU - secret admirer trailer.


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next up i'm going to try and watch volunteers with hanks and candy,not watched it for quite sometime.

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Running scared is another seriously great 80s flick Pittsburgh girl,he's another actor I really thought was cool and that was Gregory Hines.

Sad he passed away relatively young!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Yes young warrior! My first recollection of seeing him onscreen was as the pathologist in Wolfen, starring Albert Finney.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Secret Admirer is a classic. We have a thread here too, warrior [Wink] http://www.fast-rewind.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/2/9699.html#000000
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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"The Buckman family is a midwestern family all dealing with their lives: estranged relatives, raising children, pressures of the job, and learning to be a good parent and spouse."

I Love To See You Smile
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
You made me play second base!!!!!!!
 
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watched the very underatted 1985 comedy volunteers starring tom hanks along with his future wife rita wilson and the ever brilliant john candy.

i believe this flopped upon release back in 85 and was quite widely critically slated (i know the video magazine i got back in the day only gave it 2 out of 5) which i think is a big pity as i've always found this one to be quite a lot of fun.

there's some good laugh out loud moments throughout and one scene that always has me in absolute stitches is when the angry black mob guy who's chased hanks to the airport jumps onto the side of the plane and he's looking in at hanks thru the little window of the closed hatch door and in the next shot it shows the plane going along the runway with him still clinging on.

next thing you hear an annoucement from ground control contacting the pilot notifying him that there's something hanging on to the side of the plane before he falls off.

really funny stuff!

all the cast are really great and you can tell they had a total blast on set,oh yeah tim thomerson turns up and like fred ward in secret admirer which i watched the night before also puts in a bit of scene stealing performance as a crazed undercover cia operative who talks to his knife.


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8/10.

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Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I appreciate your write up Warrior but this movie puts me to sleep. I have tried to like to like it as I like Hanks and adore Candy but I don't find it funny and I can't sit through the whole movie (I guess this could be due to differences in appreciation of humour perhaps?)

Sometimes though you do wonder though if a movie flops at the box office due to it's composition or due to it's marketing. But surely if a movie is of high quality, word will quickly leak out leading to higher box office revenue. Also, if a movie is really good people can often see the movie more than once which also positively impacts upon revenue. My classic example is my brother watching The Adventures of Milo & Otis four times at the cinema [Big Grin]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Bernie_Lomax:
[QB] (I guess this could be due to differences in appreciation of humour perhaps?)


you hit the nail on the head bernie,that's all it is,not everyone is going to find the same thing funny.

you think us brits are known for are sarcasm and that doesn't always translate very well overseas,i know this from personal experience!

it's like you think about it a lot of australians find caddyshack 2 really funny where as with most brits it barely raises a chuckle [Big Grin]

ps. only kidding with ya!


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anyhow john candy liked volunteers ,he gave it the thumbs up,that's all that matters to me!

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Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
The funny thing is is that I was born in Hammersmith and the foundation of my humour comes from The Young Ones. I have always rated British humour as the best. Being a stand up comedian seems to be a pretty loose term these days. I tell you what though, nobody can bring me to tears like Ricky Gervais. He is one of the few people who deserves the right to call themselves a stand up comedian (obviously he does other things too). Some of the things he says are just right up there with my way of thinking it just makes you laugh til it hurts [Big Grin]

Do you not like Caddyshack 2? I will tell you that in my opinion the funniest person in Caddyshack 2 is probably Randy Quaid and as much of a snob Robert Stack plays, there is something about his serious mannerisms that make me laugh too (it's hard to put my finger on) - I do agree that it's not going to get any critical acclaim and is by far inferior to the original Caddyshack but there is things to take away from that movie that keep you coming back. Dan Aykroyd for me is not one of them. ( I can also find humour in some of the most unlikely/ridiculous things) As a golfer I probably am more partial to it also. "Let's go another 18! Whadda ya say?" [Big Grin]

That's it. People can find different things funny/interesting/suspenseful etc....I guess that's just art.....I can look at paintings and think "That's just a bunch of squiggly lines" but some other guy will say "I'll give ya 2 million bucks for it." [Roll Eyes]

I love John Candy. He is the kind of person you wish was either your father or best friend. I can't say for sure but I bet he was an all round nice guy [Smile]

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
they had the life of rick mayall on bbc tv the other night,when they showed old clips from the young ones and bottom as well as blackadder,some of it was so funny.

god i miss those days !
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
when i was watching volunteers i said to my wife that i bet john candy was an awesome down to earth guy and someone you could imagine being a total blast to work with!

all i've ever read up on him is positive comments,people seemed to love being around him.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I was so sad when I heard that he died. When I hear of someone famous dying I am usually taken back a bit but with Rik I felt almost depressed. His influence on me was profound. Without him I would not be the same person I am today. I watched The Young Ones as a very young kid and the show often played the role of my surrogate parents at times.

The first episode I saw of Bottom was when the gas man comes around to check their meter. I was in absolute tears watching that!

It is so hard to believe that The people's poet is dead. Who will the kids turn to now?
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
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Originally posted by the young warrior:
when i was watching volunteers i said to my wife that i bet john candy was an awesome down to earth guy and someone you could imagine being a total blast to work with!

all i've ever read up on him is positive comments,people seemed to love being around him.

It would be pretty hard to swallow if you read a write up of John Candy saying that he was a sado masochistic psychopath with a propensity for violence and bad jokes [Big Grin]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Originally posted by Bernie_Lomax:
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Originally posted by the young warrior:
when i was watching volunteers i said to my wife that i bet john candy was an awesome down to earth guy and someone you could imagine being a total blast to work with!

all i've ever read up on him is positive comments,people seemed to love being around him.

It would be pretty hard to swallow if you read a write up of John Candy saying that he was a sado masochistic psychopath with a propensity for violence and bad jokes [Big Grin]
if something like that ever did come to light,now that would be funny! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
You would be sceptical of the write up though if it was written by a guy going by the name of Bug Spray.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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"A young couple struggles to repair a hopelessly dilapidated house."

Classic 80s slapstick!
 
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watched dc cab aka street fleet again,lots of fun this one with some pretty good laughs throughout.

directed by joel schumacher and featuring a huge all star cast including the likes of adam baldwin,mr t,gary busey who is his usual bonkers self,jill schoelen,paul rodriguez and a cameo from irene cara who also features on the soundtrack.


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adam baldwin and the late charlie barnett.


one actor who i thought was good fun was Charlie Barnett who played the cab driver tyrone,not sure if i've seen him in anything other than this,i read up on him after viewing this to find out that he died of aids at the age of 41 back in 1996 which is sad.

probably not to everyones taste but it's always given me a good laugh whenever i have watched it and for that i give it a high recommendation.

https://youtu.be/YxlsO0jpxG0 - dc cab trailer.

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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"A young couple struggles to repair a hopelessly dilapidated house."

Classic 80s slapstick!

Really great flick j2me,need to grab this off my shelf again for a viewing asap.
 
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i watched the 1988 comedy - it takes two starring george newbern,leslie hope and kimberley foster and directed by david beaird who was behind one of my favourite 80s comedies - the party animal.

like the party animal it has a load of wacky dream sequences,one in particular that featured semi clad beauties and thunder storm effects in the background definitely brought up memories of beaird's earlier 1984 hit t&a comedy.

also like the directors previous 1984 comedy outing - the party animal it also clocks in at a very short running time,i made it 1 hr 12 mins when the final credits rolled.


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george newbern and the fun barry corbin in - it takes two.


i thouroughly enjoyed this daft and light weight comedy,it features a good cast,i thought barry corbin(harv in critters 2) was a lot of fun as newbern's future father in law.


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the pretty leslie hope plays the future bride stephanie lawrence in - it takes two.


i also thought leslie hope turned in a decent performance as the future bride to be stephanie,she also looked very pretty here,she was 23 at the time and this was in the same year as she starred in the underatted kansas in which she also looked a bit of a knockout!

then lastly there's not forgetting the equally stunning kimberley foster as the car salesman Jonni tigersmith who prior to this appeared in the great fun savage steve holland comedy - one crazy summer and 1987's hanks/ackroyd comedy dragnet.

i had to watch this on youtube (it's pretty rare on vhs and there's no dvd release)it was under its alternate title of my new car,the picture quality and sound for a youtube vid was none too bad,not hd quality but good enough.

https://youtu.be/OYFl5kk0qFs - it takes two aka my new car - the full movie 1988 .

so overall i'd say a daft but good fun 1hr 15 min comedy with a definite 80s feel to it and well worth checking out!


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not long finished watching the delinquents from 1989 starring kylie minogue and charlie schlatter.

set in the late 1950s australia (looking it up it looks like most of it was filmed on location in queensland) and featuring a whole soundtrack of classic hits and convincing performances from both leads this makes for quite an enjoyable watch.


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watching this i couldn't actually believe kylie was 21 when she filmed this,she looks a lot younger,this is how i remember her from watching the australian soap - neighbors all those years back when she starred alongside jason donovan.

got to say that certain scenes did come across a little bit over dramatic at times but that grumble aside this was a very watchable little movie that has yet to have a dvd release here where i live in the uk.

like the previous movie i watched (it takes two -1988) i also checked this one out on youtube which is obviously not perfect by all means but sometimes it's the only way you can actually get around to seeing some of these movies.

this like the youtube video for - it takes two was actually a pretty decent copy with both picture and sound quality being both more than adequate!


https://youtu.be/etNCghfOSMM - the delinquents full movie 1989.


so yeah the delinquents i'd say overall is very entertaining and well worth checking out especially for fans of either lead or in particular lovers of romanitic drama's.

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still looking great - kylie minogue in 2015 aged 46.

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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watched francis ford coppola's 1986 time travelling comedy drama - peggy sue got married for the very first time yesterday.

starring kathleen turner,nicolas cage and featuring early performances from jim carrey and helent hunt i found this to be pretty enjoyable overall with just one little niggle,well actually it's not such a little niggle as he's one of the main leads and that is nicolas cage.

i'm normally one to cut nic cage a lot of slack as i've always enjoyed his earlier performances in movies such as alan parker's superb 1984
drama birdy and the same years - racing with the moon,plus i thought he was excellent in 2013's joe but here i just found him to be rather annoying overall.

plus what on earth was going on with his voice? it sounded like he'd been taking a blast of helium each time he was called onto set,at one point he reminded me of steve martin in that hilarious scene in planes trains and automobiles when he gets picked up by the crown jewels by the big guy at the airport and afterwards he's speaking to john candy's del really high pitched!

this aside though yeah i'd say overall it's pretty enjoyable stuff and i'm pleased i finally got around to watching it after all this time.

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Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
My Science Project. Some good one liners by Fisher Stevens
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Fisher is on fire in that film.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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watched ridley scott's 1989 thriller black rain starring michael douglas,andy garcia,kate kapshaw and the late Ken Takakura (mr baseball) who sadly passed away last year.


a really cool east meets west thriller with a pretty wicked hans zimmer score and some superb location shooting in osaka,japan.

picked this up on blu ray for quite a reasonable price actually and must say it looks rather good on blu (loads of neon,very stylishly shot) and it also sounds none to bad either despite having no hd audio track.

i must say i really liked black rain and i've watched it a few times now and for me it's a movie that just keeps getting better and better!

great movie and highly recommended.


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also picked up a very cheap used like new copy of arthur penn's 1985 thriller - target starring gene hackman and matt dillon,i've always quite enjoyed this one,i like the european settings (paris,hamburg-germany)plus hackman is terrific as ever and despite a bit of criticism i thought
matt dillon was pretty good also.

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peugot 205 gti these were quite nippy back in the day!

some none to bad action scenes which include a few decent car chases one including an old peugot 205 gti which is not something you see eveyday.


it does have a few flaws throughout like the scene where matt dillon changes his mind last minute on an air flight,he's meant to be be travelling to frankfurt but spots a pretty brunette that he keeps bumping into who happens to be flying to berlin so he then goes upto to the the guy at the ticket office and says i changed my mind and then just walks past him to
get onto the plane.

yeah i'd say overall it's a pretty decent thriller and considering the very mixed reviews and fair share of criticism it has picked up over the years i'd say it is pretty underrated 80s thriller.

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Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
^ Black Rain is a great movie. I might have to watch it tonight.

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"Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to marry Lois, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth."

My favourite of the series.


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Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Watched/Listened ( mostly listened) Tootsie (1982) while I made dinner this evening. I saw this for the first time about 10 years ago. I had forgotten who was in this, other than Dustin Hoffman. Bill Murray, Jessica Lange, Charles Durning.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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"Richard and Larry are two best friends who discover that someone has been embezzling money from their company."


One of my favourites.  -
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
A true masterpiece of contemporary cinema [Big Grin]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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"A writer moves into a Malibu beach house, and comes up against the ghost of an actress
who supposedly had committed suicide there 30 years previously, but had been murdered by her boyfriend.
The ghost asks the writer's help in proving her boyfriend the killer." (IMDb)

Ghost Writer (1989) is a decent late 80s crime-comedy starring lovely Landers sisters, Joey Travolta, Jeff Conaway and David Doyle.
You can also see familiar faces like John Matuszak, Barbarian Brothers David and Peter Paul, George ´Buck´ Flower and D1ck Miller in small roles.

Nothing too amazing on offer here but you can see Judy wearing several sexy outfits and that´s just what i wanted [Big Grin]
Audrey is very cute and sings few nice pop tunes on the soundtrack.

Ghost Writer trailer
 
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"Three people are transported into a parallel reality, where they find they must use modern technology,
but medieval weapons, in order to save the citizenry from a murderous warlord." (IMDb)

Watched The Prisoners of the Lost Universe (1983) and what a silly film it was.
Director Terry Marcel has also made Hawk the Slayer (which i haven´t seen) and Jane and the Lost City (my review here)

Normally i like this kind of stupid stuff but something just didn´t "click" this time.
Kay Lenz looks stunning, Hatch is Hatch and Saxon gives an ok performance as warlord Kleel.
The movies feels like a failed Monty Python meets italian post-apocalyptic flick. Sounds good on paper but something´s missing.
 
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prisoners of the lost universe makes me think of this wacky 1989 action comedy starring bill maher,shannon tweed and adrienne barbeau -cannibal women in the avocado jungle of death,it's been released on dvd by independent brit label 88 film and now it's being touted for a blu ray release by them later in the year.

https://youtu.be/qVjGAxuijeY - cannibal women in the avocado jungle of death trailer.

never seen this one,have you ever checked this one out atomik as it's mean't to be pretty good fun!

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Never seen it, warrior but i do own the film. I´m gonna watch it next week.
Hard to imagine that Cannibal Women is from the same fella who made it big with Pretty Woman [Smile]
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Throw Momma from the Train. Not bad. Although I figured more of the film would be on a train.

Anne Ramsey is in another movie I found in the basement called DR. Hackenstein. Has anyone seen it?

Cannibal Women. Anything with Barbeau is a must see. Saw that a long time ago and I believe a copy is somewhere around here on VHS. Call me lucky.
 
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watched the awesome 1984 thriller - angel last night starring donna wilkes,rory calhoun,**** shawn,susan tyrrell,cliff gorman and john diehl.

i've seriously got a new found appreciation for this one,i can remember when i first watched it sometime back that i wasn't to taken in by it,i found the slightly campy feel to parts of it a little off putting when compared to the menacing scenes which involved the creepy prostitute killer (superbly played by john diehl) and that for me i thought the movie as a whole just didn't properly gel.

then about 6-7 months back i thought i'd check it out again on youtube and this time i was completely blown away by it,i thought the whole film was a total blast,a trash classic!


the scenes i had previously held annoyance with which mostly included molly's (donna wilkes) campy street friends this time around i found them to be a whole lot of fun,especially **** shawn as the cross dressing mae i thought he was brilliant,as was motel hell's rory calhoun.


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donna wilkes as molly "angel" stewart.


donna wilkes i also thought was superb as the 15 year old high school student/hollywood hooker molly "angel" stewart and as soon as the film finished i actually felt dissapointed that she does not appear in the sequel (which i have seen way back but hardly remember anything from apart from a daft sequence involving a baby being thrown through the air) which i will check out soon as it's part of the triple pack dvd that i picked up.

really liked the numerous scenes of the hollywood boulevard with the walk of fame which i have visited back in october 2004 and remember it well!


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**** shawn as the cross dressing - mae.


i loved this movie,it's got a really great 80s feel to it,an awesome track called - something sweet https://youtu.be/6vlqPSsO9fg by a group called the allies which plays throughout and great performances from all involved - basically the film is just a whole lot of fun!

it was cool to finally get to see this on dvd and i am looking forward to checking out the 1985 sequel - avenging angel with the beautiful betsy russell now in the lead role of "angel" but i've got a feeling i might be dissapointed in comparison to the 1984 original.

https://youtu.be/fHQMtlOlXYA - angel (1984) trailer.


any angel or avenging angel fans out there?

can anyone give me a heads up on what the 1985 betsy russell sequel - avenging angel is like?


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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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i have heard of dr hackenstein before terdnthepoolggb though i have never seen it but it certainly looks interesting.

judging by the reviews though it looks like it might be a bit of a stinker!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I´m a huge Donna Wilkes and Angel series fan. Still don´t have Angel 4 though.
The two sequels with Betsy Russell (Avenging Angel) and Mitzi Kapture (Angel III) are not on the same level as the original
but i like both ladies and enjoy the films because i love this genre.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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"Peter Plunkett's Irish castle, turned hotel is about to be repossessed, he decides ghosts would attract more Tourists.
The trouble begins when a bus load of American tourists arrive.
Among them, the daughter of the man who holds the mortgage and a paranormal psychologist and his family.
When the real ghosts of castle get angry and decide to take a hand in things will they all survive Halloween?" (IMDb)

Watched High Spirits (1988)

It´s a decent flick but could have been much better. Director Neil Jordan has maintained that the release version of this film is very different from the one he shot.
Peter O´Toole is all over the place (he usually is) while Steve Guttenberg is pretty lame.
I´ve always liked Jennifer Tilly but her role isn´t that big. Martin Ferrero (Izzy from Miami Vice) is a funny fella.
Pretty good old school sfx keep things interesting.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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"Margo, Kelly, and CeCe have three things in common: they're room-mates, they're gorgeous, and they're hooked on the glamour and excitement of L.A.'s rock and roll night life."

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"Best friends and their daughters holiday in Rio only for one to fall for the other's daughter."

Two fun 80s flicks.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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I´m a huge Donna Wilkes and Angel series fan. Still don´t have Angel 4 though.
The two sequels with Betsy Russell (Avenging Angel) and Mitzi Kapture (Angel III) are not on the same level as the original
but i like both ladies and enjoy the films because i love this genre.

I thought I could remember them not being up to the standard of the original,i'll check out avenging angel when I get chance atomik and let you know what I think.

The angel sequels I think sound like a bit of a missed opportunity considering how much fun the original was.

I'll definitely give the sequels another chance though just to see how I feel about them now,angel part 4 seems a really rare flick,can't ever recollect seeing a copy of that!
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Need to watch modern girls again but blame it on Rio which I own on DVD is a lot of fun!

Not seen high spirits in years,that's another in need of a viewing!
 
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Honkytonk Man (1982) was a better road movie than i remembered.
Lots of fun dialog and scenes with a little drama thrown in. Quite touching actually.
I also like the cast. Alexa Kenin is so fresh and energetic. Too bad that she died so young, right after filming the Hughes classic Pretty in Pink.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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"Eighties teen romp involving Bill and his new apartment, Jim and his rebellious antics, Tom and his crazy self, and Anita with her older man David."

A greatly underrated 80s gem.

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Bananarama - The Wild Life


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Van Stephenson - Make it Glamorous

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Hanover Fist - In The Metal of the Night

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EVH - Back To School
 
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watched the 1981 horror thriller the fan for the first time ever a few nights back and i'm still a bit in two minds as to what i thought of it.

plot wise it's a bit all over the show and the tone of the film did feel slightly off at times i think partly due to the mixture of musical dance numbers and stalk and slash scenes.


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Michael biehn as the obsessed fan Douglas breen in 1981s - the fan.


a major plus here is the cast as you have lauren bacall,james garner,hector elizondo and Michael Biehn,biehn in particular gives a really good early performance here as the obsessed fan of the title and you can see how he went onto have such a successful hollywood career.

overall i would say the positives probably outweighed any negatives with the things that i liked being - i definitely felt like i was watching something from the 80s which was a great start,michael biehn i thought was seriously ace in his role as the psychotic fan douglas breen,it features brit ska band the specials - https://youtu.be/uWpQ54f8cA4 on the soundtrack plus it was great to see the underrated actor hector elizondo (the flamingo kid) on screen again.



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the things i didn't really like were lauren bacall's dance numbers which to be honest pretty much sucked and also the fact that they gave the great james garner more or less nothing to do,in all truth he might as well have not been there.


yeah i'd say it's worth checking out despite a few faults but i do feel if you took michael biehn out of the equation i've just got this gut feeling that the film would have failed miserably!


https://youtu.be/YON8TNhpdsA - the fan (1981) trailer.

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
What about the slash scenes warrior? I remember that The Fan vhs tape was cut here in Finland back in the day.
In todays standards the scenes are most probably tame...
 
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There was a bit of a nasty edge to certain scenes,biehn attacks bacall's secretary with a straight razor across the face which while not done overly bloody still had a big cringe factor about it and I think the scene that probably disturbed the censors was biehn's gay encounter in the movie where he picks up some guy from a nightclub takes him to an abandoned city rooftop slashes his throat and then sets him on fire.

You don't see much in the way of graphic detail but it just feels really mean spirited and I'd imagine back in 1981 it came across as pretty shocking!

Also the version I watched (on amazon instant video) included the bit of missing dialogue which seems to be edited from all other versions about what Michael biehn would like to do with his meat cleaver which I can't repeat on here as it's a family site!

It's actually a pretty decent film atomik,probably could have done without bacall's dance numbers though but I suppose you can't have everything.

actually I'm trying to think what was more more cringey the slashing scenes or bacall's singing - I think I'd go with the latter [Big Grin]

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Thanks for the info warrior. It would be awesome to see The Fan uncut even if the Bacall scenes are too scary [Big Grin]
 
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"A couple with marriage problems goes to Family Court, where a judge takes them back in time to view lovers through the ages." (IMDb)

Watched Stuck on You! (1982) last night. It´s super crazy but entertaining Troma comedy.
Irwin Corey is totally nuts as judge Gabriel, Mark Mikulski plays Bill and Virginia Penta is his girlfriend Caroll.
Few nice montages, cool tunes and ZAZ style joke in every ten seconds pace.
I was shocked to find out that this was Pentas only film, she definitely had potential.

Virginia Penta
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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Watched a film called Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (1989).

"The government hires a feminist at the local university to track down the Piranha Women living in the uncharted Avocado Jungle (westernmost outpost is San Bernardino)
to convince them to move to a reservation condo in Malibu. She hires a guide at the edge of the jungle, a male chauvinist pig,
and they have many arguments about men and women as they work their way in, and eventually confront the Piranha Women." (IMDb)

Was it any good? Sadly, no. Lots of rambling about feminist issues, male/female relatonships and bad pop culture jokes.
Shannon Tweed did a decent job, Bill Maher´s jokes were mostly boring and you always knew what was coming next, always!
Just another late 80s disappointment.

Cute Karen M. Waldron (Karen Mistal) was the only good thing in Cannibal Women

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I forgot to mention I watched this in the end,I got it on rental (88films release above) and I only made it to about the 30 minute mark,I watched it with my wife and she absolutely hated it,she kept saying how bad the acting was and I've got to admit that even for a low budget production the acting was pretty attrocious.

Yeah I got to about the half hour mark and that was more than enough for me,God knows how you managed to stick it out to the end atomik,it was terrible!


I think mark kermode must have been watching different movie altogether,either that or he was the only one that found bill Maher's jokes funny! [Big Grin]

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Haha, i´m surprised that you stopped watching but you may rest assured, you didn´t miss anything worth watching if you count out Bunny in various nice swimsuits [Big Grin]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
When it started and there's semi clad beauties bathing in a lake I thought this could be interesting but it all went downhill from there.

It's seriously rare that I stop watching a film but apart from the babes in question it had next to no redeeming qualities whatsoever and for me is probably one of the worst of the year so far!

As for film critic mark kermode stating on the cover " an excellent film with a really great script... A funny entertaining movie" i reckon he must be sponsored by 88 films .


I'll tell you what I did get around to watching last night for the very first time and thought it was really awesome and that was creator with peter O'Toole,Vincent spano,Mariel Hemingway and Virginia Madsen,Madsen looks stunning as usual.

What a great film and very funny in parts!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I´m glad that you liked Creator!

Watched Suddden Impact (1983) the other day. It´s a cool Dirty Harry meets Dirty Harriet film while the latter is wiping out gangrape members.
Locke is surprisingly decent in this last film she made together with Eastwood.
Gotta give some credit to Audrie Neenan, her performance as Ray Parkins is something you don´t see everyday and i also liked Paul Drake as supersleazy Mick.

Dirty Harry is back
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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
American Gothic - Those travellers deserved everything they got disturbing that nice, peaceful family. Invading their home, trying on their clothes, breaking their things, waking the baby, moaning about where they can smoke/sleep when they are kindly offered to stay over. An unjust ending! Shower of s****!
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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https://youtu.be/GVVUjAFigKQ - whenever i think of that movie helen i instantly think of the scene with the swing [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Tightrope (1984)

"Wes Block is a detective who's put on the case of a serial killer whose victims are young and pretty women, that he rapes and murders.
The killings are getting personal when the killer chooses victims who are acquaintances of Block. Even his daughters are threatened." (IMDb)

This was a nice and sleazy thriller [Big Grin]
I like the New Orleans settings and atmosphere but what it needs is a bit more action.
I loved Rebecca Perle (Savage Streets, Stitches) as one of the street girls, this woman can tease! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Tightrope definitely could have done with picking up the pace a bit but yeah i agree it's still a great thriller!

The slower pace and high sleaze factor gives it a slightly different feel to Clint's dirty harry outings.


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Jenny beck (troll - 1986) who played one of Eastwood's daughters in the movie everytime I saw her on screen I kept thinking off the late child star heather O'Rourke of poltergeist fame as i feel she sure does look like her.

I like the final chase scene in tightrope as well through the cemetary, it's pretty intense!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Tightrope definitely could have done with picking up the pace a bit but yeah i agree it's still a great thriller!

The slower pace and high sleaze factor gives it a slightly different feel to Clint's dirty harry outings.


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Jenny beck (troll - 1986) who played one of Eastwood's daughters in the movie everytime I saw her on screen I kept thinking off the late child star heather O'Rourke of poltergeist fame as i feel she sure does look like her.

I like the final chase scene in tightrope as well through the cemetary, it's pretty intense!

Same thoughts here, i kept thinking that i know her but she can´t be Heather O´Rourke. Then i remembered that she was in V series.
And i agree, the final chase was excellent!
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Johnny b. good with Anthony Michael hall.
I liked this movie and Halls one liners.
 
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This is about the second time in a few months I've watched 1984's - the sure thing,such a fun film,john cusack and Daphne zuniga are really likeable here and it's one of those films I could just watch over and over again.

Would like to upgrade to the blu ray at some point as I had this on vhs,now for a long time the DVD so next step should be the blu.

Definitely an 80s classic!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I love Johnny B. Good but i know most people don´t.
Hall and Downey Jr. must´ve been under some kind of influence during the making of this film [Big Grin]

I also like The Sure Thing and should rewatch it asap! I have scandi blu-ray/dvd combo but i´ve yet to see the blu version.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
Totally agree, Warrior. It's my favourite John Cusack movie.

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Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Completely agree with you folks. The Sure Thing is on my list also.

You know, its funny how a person's opinion about a movie is completely different after viewing it 20+ years apart. For instance, Johnny b good and Say Anything. I saw them at the theatre when they were released and thought they were ok but viewed them recently and I loved both of them. Then there are the ones I thought were great back then that really suck now.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Completely agree with you folks. The Sure Thing is on my list also.

You know, its funny how a person's opinion about a movie is completely different after viewing it 20+ years apart. For instance, Johnny b good and Say Anything. I saw them at the theatre when they were released and thought they were ok but viewed them recently and I loved both of them. Then there are the ones I thought were great back then that really suck now.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Watched City Heat (1984).

I´ve been avoiding this film because it´s so universally slammed but hey, i´ve seen much worse.
Then again, it´s not a good movie either. The overall feel is a bit dull and the plot is a mess. Johnny Dangerously did this much better.
I like the cast, the production values seem ok and there´s few great one-liners.
Burt Reynolds had a bad accident during the shooting of this film and his career was never quite the same after that.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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"The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child."

Blue Velvet (1986)

Classic Lynch!

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Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Midnight Madness from Disney(1980)with Michael J Fox(his 1st movie), David Naughton and Eddie Deezon.
5 different teams are given a clue and they must decifer that clue to get to the next clue till finally reaching the finish line. Fun movie.
Midnight Madness is actually played in some parts of the country.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Moving w/Richard Pryor. Rae Dawn Chong was amazing looking.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I love Midnight Madness and really need to rewatch that one.

I remember seeing Moving back in the 80s. Agree that Rae Dawn Chong is very pretty actress so this is another one i need to revisit.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Barf and Fagabeefy guy crack me up
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Breakin' 2 ; Electric Boogaloo (1984)

Light as a feather, but likable sequel which was shot back-to-back with the original Breakin' (both 1984).

Kelly once again joins forces with breakdancing duo Ozone and Turbo to save the local community center
from being torn down.
Along the way they must deal with rival dancers, class struggles, and an annoying real estate developer..
A flimsy love story is included.. or actually there are two : Ozone's jealous ex-girlfriend and Turbo's cute love-crush..
Several dance routines that border on the surreal (including a scene that was clearly the inspiration for
Lionel Richie's Dancing On The Ceiling video which came out in '85).. Ice T shows up once again to do
some old school rappin'.. and for some reason nunchucks found their way into this movie as well.

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I liked the Hispanic girl that Turbo has a crush on. She's cute, but barely has any dialogue.
According to the Imdb Sabrina García only did two movies : Breakin' 2 and Body Rock (also 1984).

Directed by Sam Firstenberg, right between Revenge Of The Ninja and Ninja III ; The Domination.

Breakin' 2 is harmless, charming, and entertaining.. I like it, still do.. after all these years ! [Smile]

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Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Does Rae Dawn Chong still do acting? She was very cute. I remember her from Soul Man, and she was briefly married to C. Thomas Howell.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
I don't know Pittsburghgirl but in Moving she had a little extra beauty than any other time i have seen her.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Still don´t own Electric Boogaloo [Frown]

Watched Desert Rats (1988) yesterday. It´s one of those pilot films for a tv show that never was.
It´s an easy-going story of a local rebel Joshua Bodeen (Scott Plank) who stops a bank robber and wakes up next morning as a small town sheriff.
Scott was a cool dude and i remember him from The In Crowd (also 1988) and Michael Mann film L.A. Takedown (1989) which is of course the original Heat. Too bad that Plank died in a crash in the early 00s.
The other stars are Scott Paulin, Diedrich Bader, Geoffrey Lewis, Mark Thomas Miller and supercute Eva LaRue.
Nice Arizona locations and cool score from the ever reliable J. Peter Robinson.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
If you'd like to see Breakin' or Breakin' 2 (or re-visit them), i can easily recommend the Shout Factory blu-ray :

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I had tons of fun with this disc.. seriously ! [Smile]
 
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This was pretty good for a laugh the 1986 comedy - the boss' wife starring Daniel stern,Christopher Plummer,fisher Stevens and martin mull.

Had never seen this one before and whilst it was no classic it still had a really fun feel to it all and enough laughs to leave a big smile on your face come the films end!

A fair bit of nudity as well from the very attractive arielle dombasle and a fun performance from fisher stevens as carlos a camp and very crude photographer.

7/10.

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
It´s a pretty good film, Fisher Stevens is great which reminds me that i need to rewatch My Science Project soon!
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
quote:
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It´s a pretty good film, Fisher Stevens is great which reminds me that i need to rewatch My Science Project soon!

A fun film atomik but boy does it need a decent release,the DVD version has such a crummy picture transfer and in full screen as well and the audio is pretty bad also.

A lot of touchstone pictures productions seem to now be let out to budget distributor mill creek who's releases are all over the place when it comes to quality control so I'm not holding my breath!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Watched Pale Rider (1985) the other night.

"A gold mining camp in the California foothills is besieged by a neighboring landowner intent on stealing their claims.
A preacher rides into camp and uses all of his powers of persuasion to convince the landowner to give up his attacks on the miners". (IMDb)

It´s a good film with some enjoyable dialog and cool violence but it´s not quite as good as High Plains Drifter which it much resembles.
Clint is actually a ghost with a revenge in mind.
Eastwood took a big risk with this one because westers were not "hot" after the failure of Heaven´s Gate (1980). However, the film was a success.

Love the locations!
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"Violence, murder and terror become everyday occurrences in Little Tokyo. The tiny Japanese American community is taken over in an iron-fisted reign of terror by the infamous Yakuza organization.
Yakuza mobsters extort money from the residents for the privilege of staying alive. One maverick detective and the brother of a dead Yakuza victim form their own counter death squad to fight the Yakuza.
The detective and the surviving brother resort to every from of counter-terrorism, every weapon available, to stop the sinister Yakuza." (IMDb)

Watched Overkill (1987) which was written and directed by Ulli Lommel.

Damn this was a bad film [Smile] I bet it´s funny after you´ve taken few beers but i was very clean and very sober [Big Grin]
The guy who edited this film must be one of the worst in the business. Also, the musical score (pretty decent synth stuff) starts and stops randomly. Overall, this is just very bad filmmaking.
The lead actor Steve Rally is Playgirl's Man of the Year 1985 and takes his shirt off even when he´s ready to drink some milk! Crazy stuff [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
Watched Pale Rider (1985) the other night.

"A gold mining camp in the California foothills is besieged by a neighboring landowner intent on stealing their claims.
A preacher rides into camp and uses all of his powers of persuasion to convince the landowner to give up his attacks on the miners". (IMDb)

It´s a good film with some enjoyable dialog and cool violence but it´s not quite as good as High Plains Drifter which it much resembles.
Clint is actually a ghost with a revenge in mind.
Eastwood took a big risk with this one because westers were not "hot" after the failure of Heaven´s Gate (1980). However, the film was a success.

Love the locations!
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Pale Rider is classic! I actually prefer this to High Plains Drifter but mentioning that to my brother is like blasphemy. High Plains Drifter is one of his favourite movies. There are some classic Clint one liners in both [Smile]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I love pale rider and high plains drifter,I found this footage on YouTube of a BBC film review program I used to really like watching which at that time was known as - film 85 which featured a guy known as Barry Norman.

Anyhow on this episode he reviewed pale rider and check out the review and tell me if you think there is something slightly wrong with the second film clip he shows at 3 minutes 5 seconds [Big Grin] -
https://youtu.be/DRx-Rrq3FTs
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Perhaps the cute girl was the directors first choice for the role of Club but then ultimately decided on the less fitting, Richard Kiel for the part. I dunno.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Yeah Warrior. Sydney Penny was much hotter with her normal voice.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Another sad and tragic waste of a young attractive life [Big Grin]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Really great 1988 action comedy featuring terrific performances from Robert de niro,Charles grodin,Dennis farina,yaphet kotto and John ashton.


Very funny in parts and featuring a cool Danny elfman music score
https://youtu.be/xCVFEvVYdwk this immensely enjoyable 126 minute long chase thriller just flies by!

Superbly directed by martin brest who has a few notable directing credits to his name such as beverley hills cop,scent of a woman and meet Joe black but who has since more or less vanished from the hollywood scene after the critical panning of his 2003 jlo Ben affleck romance gigli.


Very Highly recommended 8.5/10.


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How bad is midnight run director martin Brest's 2003 jlo Ben affleck romance gigli - only 2.4 on imdb i'm guessing it's pretty bad!

Anyone here ever caught it?
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Midnight Run is a classic! I´ve stayed far away from Gigli but sometimes it´s fun to watch these "disaster" films [Big Grin]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Watched Class of Nuke ´Em High (1986) which was pretty damn good.
Lots of great and wacky characters, fun special effects and gore, excellent soundtrack and some nudity.
I´ve seen few scenes before but this was the first time i watched the entire film (the Arrow release).
Loved the school scenes and the whole movie was very well made for such a low budget feature. It is a Troma film after all.
I´m gonna check out the sequel next.

Tromaville High girls partying. Pretty leading lady Chrissy (Janelle Brady) on the right.
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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Watched Playing for Keeps (1986) which was pretty decent comedy and features lots of good music.

"Danny, Spikes and Silk have just recently graduated from high school in New York. Danny finds a title deed for a huge house in a small town.
He has a dream to turn it into a Rock n' Roll hotel. The townspeople though are not very welcome to the New Yorkers.
With a little help from an aging stockbroker, a local girl, and the "stockholders" (friends from New York), they are able to help Danny pursue his dream." (IMDb)

Playing for Keeps was directed by the producer gurus Bob and Harvey Weinstein.

The story is quite typical but i like the energy the fairly unknown cast has. Marisa Tomei looks very cute in her first major role and i remember Leon W. Grant from Beat Street.
The soundtrack includes Phil Collins, Pete Townshend, Arcadia, The Pointer Sisters and Diana Ross among others. I found two promovideos with clips from the film:

Sister Sledge - Here to Stay

Arcadia - Say the Word

See few nice jokes, legendary Wizard of Wor arcade, dance scenes and cool club scene near the end. Not bad!!

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Watched Somewhere, Tomorrow (1983) which was a decent teendrama with a twist.

During the first 20 mins or so the movie looked cheap and kinda boring but after the plane crash things got interesting.
The main guys Tom Shea and Paul Bates were good and Sarah Jessica Parker was ok.
Nothing earth shattering in this one but it´s a nice little film if you give it a chance.
I own another film directed by Robert Wiemer, The Night Train to Kathmandu (1988) but haven´t watched it yet.
Anyone seen the other film he made in 1983, Anna to the Infinite Power?
 
Posted by Peter Lemonjello (Member # 37395) on :
 
ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING.... pure comfort fodder, I just hate the George Newbern character and that whole unnecessary part involving him.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I just hate George Newbern in general. In Australia the movie is called A Night on the Town. I have always liked it. Not seen it in years though.

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Posted by Peter Lemonjello (Member # 37395) on :
 
Yeah, wasn't he the boring boyfriend/husband in those excrutiating Father of the Bride movies as well? Those were pure torture. In AIB I just find his character smarmy and lame, not to mention unnecessary. I guess they felt the need to include him as a glimmer of romantic hope for Shue's character, but I don't think that was needed. Especially when she was Brad's glimmer of hope, however unlikely that romance might have been. But by including Newbern, they kind of took a dump on their male lead, which was not warranted. I Like the film nonetheless though.

And this has been pointless subplot analysis, with your host, Peter Lemonjello..... good night.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Loved Midnight Run!

Thanx for your opinions on Adventures in Babysitting. I have considered buying this one recently but didn't know if it was worth the time. I have seen it before but remember nothing about it.

And welcome to the party Peter
 
Posted by Peter Lemonjello (Member # 37395) on :
 
Thank you, mr. Terd. And yes, AIB is certainly worth having in the collection, despite the Newb and his waspy vibe of tedium.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Adventures in babysitting terdnthepoolggb is well worth checking out,it's a lot of fun,it was known as - a night on the town here in the UK.

I picked up the us blu ray for it sometime back and got it at a really decent price!
 
Posted by Peter Lemonjello (Member # 37395) on :
 
I see Mr. milquetoast made it onto the UK poster instead of the kid sister...... I do not approve.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Yeah, he was the pathetic boyfriend in Father of the Bride. I actually have the original tape on VHS. Only because I like Steve Martin though.

Adventures in Babysitting / A Night on the Town is a good movie for sure. I like movies where Bradley Whitford plays the creep. He does it so well and he is "So Cool" - and 28 years old [Big Grin]

Yeah, what's with Newbern getting on the cover art? I have never seen it with him on it. They've just pencilled him in and erased the other kid. I am sure Newbern was probably behind iit all [Smile]

Hey Lemonjello, do you get that view of the city from on top of your gazebo?
 
Posted by Peter Lemonjello (Member # 37395) on :
 
Ah yes, Whitford was the perfect douche in many a films. And no, the only view I have is a hazy mist of what I presume is swampgas and the run down shack of my man servant, Calculus.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Gotta love that fresh Louisiana air [Smile]
 
Posted by Peter Lemonjello (Member # 37395) on :
 
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Nothing but love for his delightful classic. Thinking of getting the poster for the living room. But should I go with the version above, or the one below?

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Posted by Peter Lemonjello (Member # 37395) on :
 
Ooops, that was kinda big.... but all I could find.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
The bottom one lemonjello. Love that movie and the artwork for this and its sequel. Good choice.
 
Posted by Peter Lemonjello (Member # 37395) on :
 
Yes, they both have some classic poster art, as did most (if not all) adventure movies from the 80's... Indy trilogy, Big Trouble in Little China, Crocodile Dundee, Goonies,Allan Quartermain films, High Road to China etc.

Yes Terd, the bottom one is the more traditional choice and what elicits the most nostalgia feels, but im also strangely drawn to the alternate version.... decisions, decisions.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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Posted by Peter Lemonjello (Member # 37395) on :
 
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Ferrara is hit and miss with me, but this raunchy thriller is one I like to return to with some regularity. Strippers, mobsters, tough cops, a sick martial arts obsessed serial killer, gritty violence, gratuitous nudity, dark neon lit Manhattan 80's vibe and a great cast.

It's not flawless, and slightly off beat in its narrative structure and pacing, a trademark of the Abel Ferrara directed/ Nicholas St. John scripted films, but ultimately satisfying.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
When Abel Ferrara hits, he's spectacular. I agree with you that this is not quite his best work, but I really enjoy it too. No one films the sleazy, scuzzier side of NYC better, not even Martin Scorsese. Apart from his NYC trilogy of masterpieces Bad Lieutenant, King of New York, and Ms. 45, I also really like China Girl, The Addiction, and The Funeral. It's so sad that he's been wandering aimlessly for decades now it seems because when he's on his game, he's one of the best.
 
Posted by Peter Lemonjello (Member # 37395) on :
 
I have seen Ms. 45, China Girl, King of New York and Bad Lieutenant, but I honestly remember very little other than my general reactions for each one... and it was all a long time ago. I guess he hasn't turned out anything of note for quite some time now. Sad, but true of most directors of that generation.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Never seen Ms.45 but heard a lot about it,really like - China girl and - king of new York but can't remember much about the - bad lieutenant apart from it ends rather downbeat and abruptly but I suppose that's the norm for Ferrara.

He's definitely not someone who goes along with the normal Hollywood happy endings [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
And then there was his one infamous talk show appearance on The Conan O'Brien Show. (As I recall it was around the time of The Funeral.) He was drunk off his a**, and you could visibly see the look of horror in O'Brien's eyes. Ferrara rambled on about strip bars for a few minutes, they cut to a commercial, and when they came back, he was off the couch without a word. As I recall, it might have been at Cannes or something, but he gave press interviews from inside his hotel wardrobe. LOL

You will love Ms. 45. It still shows the scuzzy side of NYC, but it's amazingly stylish and has this wonderful, blaring saxophone on the soundtrack. (I think one of the cuts played during a party scene is actually called "Ms. 45 Disco" in the end credits. [Smile] )

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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Crash:
As I recall, I might have been at Cannes or something, but he gave press interviews from inside his hotel wardrobe.

I remember this !

There has been an interview where he talked to a Dutch film-journalist, and during the interview he had
an assistant there who made sure he didn't fall over.. literally ! He was completely wasted ! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I love Fear City! Never seen Ms .45 but The Driller Killer is crazy and cheap fun and King of New York rocks.
Bad Lieutenant is cool and i also like Body Snatchers. Only seen China Girl once in the late 80s so i need to rewatch that one.
I also have Cat Chaser and Snake Eyes on the shelf.
 
Posted by Peter Lemonjello (Member # 37395) on :
 
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Hmmm... this is a hard one to judge, or even label. I guess courtroom romance comedy thriller about covers it. Some of it works, some of it doesn't. But overall I found this a, for the most part, charming and pleasant experience.

Redford is always solid, Debra Winger is a little shaky in her role, but appealing nonetheless, and Daryl Hannah, while nice to look at, not much of a thespian at this time. But throw in the likes of Brian Dennehy, Terence Stamp and Roscoe Lee Browne and it all evens out.

Some of the material has a real old Hollywood feel to it, while some of it feels very (80's) contempo, like a weird performance art scene and some modern (80's) action beats. In all honesty it maybe doesn't gel that well, and yet I have no major complaints about Legal Eagles as a piece of harmless entertainment. I enjoyed it despite its flaws.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I agree. It´s lightweight old school entertainment with 80s touch and strong cast.
 
Posted by Peter Lemonjello (Member # 37395) on :
 
Slightly underwhelming, considering it was Reitman's follow-up to Ghostbusters, but not a bad movie by any means.

Also watched...

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Hadn't seen this before and was positively surprised. But then again, I don't think i've ever seen a bad performance from James Woods, who works really well in this dark and noirish material. Obsessed cop chases a psycho killer through the filthy underbelly of Hollywood etc. I thought this film was really effective and quite the underrated gem I guess, since I never heard much about it anywhere. Certainly recommended for cops n' crime enthusiasts.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Saw COP at the theatre so its been awhile but thought it was very good. Woods was hot at the time and delivered. I recommend
 
Posted by Peter Lemonjello (Member # 37395) on :
 
Woods cranked out some memorable performances in the 80's for sure... Videodrome, Once Upon a Time in America, Against All Odds, Salvador, Bestseller, Cop and well into the 90's and beyond.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Cop is a good movie and i´m a big James Woods fan too.
 
Posted by April Fool (Member # 37390) on :
 
I watched "CLASS", I love that movie, love when Rob Lowe goes to his home at Christmas time.
 
Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
Watched Beaches the other night. And yeah made me feel real old because all I thinking is how young Mayim Bialik was.. [Eek!]

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Watched Target (1985) and found it quite average cold war spy flick to tell the truth.
Solid acting and few car chases but the film just never burst into flames (well, there´s explosions in the end but you know what i mean [Smile] ) .
It´s also a bit too long, almost two hours. Decent stuff but nothing extraordinary.

Watched also The Believers (1987) last weekend.

"A New York psychiatrist finds that a voodoo cult, which believes in child sacrifice, has a keen interest in his own son."

This one is much better film and Martin Sheen gives a fantastic performance!
Robert Loggia, Helen Shaver and Harley Cross co-star and you can also see quality actors like Harris Yulin, Lee Richardson and Richard Masur is smaller roles.
John Schlesinger directed this one and Mark Frost (Twin Peaks) did the screenplay based on Nicolas Conde´s ´82 novel.
Few nasty scenes, the tension builds up nicely and once again J. Peter Robinson has created few cool synth melodies.
I remember seeing this one back in the late 80s so it was about time to rewatch it. Recommended!
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
i like both - target and - the believers,not seen the believers for quite some time but do remember it having a pretty creepy atmosphere to it.

sad about robert loggia passing the other day,when i looked up his performances i realised
just how many of my faves that he's appeared in!
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
High School USA. This isn't real good but it is watchable due to the 80s nostalgia and plenty of well known faces that appear in it.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
It will grow on you. A couple of views is necessary. It's just very light hearted and easy to watch and I love the typical 80s faces in it.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I remember The Believers. I'm fairly sure my parents had it on VHS, but I guess my Mother gave away all of their VHS tapes, as there are none left.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I remember The Believers. I'm fairly sure my parents had it on VHS, but I guess my Mother gave away all of their VHS tapes, as there are none left.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Very entertaining Charles bronson sleazefest from 1989 which has our main man trying to take down a real lowlife L.A pimp called duke (superbly played by Juan Fernandez) who has kidnapped a young Japanese girl for use in a sex ring.

Technically very well made which comes as no real surprise when you see it was helmed by veteran director and charles Bronson regular - j. Lee Thompson who I think I have counted this right worked (directing) with Bronson an incredible 9 times.


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bronson dishing out the justice to lowlife L.A pimp 'duke' by making him swallow his rolex.

This was to be j Lee Thompson's very last movie before his death some 13 years later in 2002 and also the very last picture that charles Bronson would do for cannon films though he would go on to work with one of the brothers (Golan) for one last time in 1994's - death wish 5 .


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charles bronson doing an action man figure kick!

Looking down the list of Bronson's and director j. Lee Thompson's work together this is certainly not one of there strongest entries,in all truth it's leaning more towards the bottom of the pile but with that being said it's still a well made film and it's also always a blast to watch a then 67 year old charles Bronson kicking some major butt!

Sleazy 80s fun from cannon film's and I'd give a solid 7 out of 10.

https://youtu.be/piuP-1wtc18 - kinjite forbidden subjects trailer.

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Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)  -

"After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke struggles to make Vader return from the dark side of the Force."
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
That original - return of the jedi artwork is awesome j2me,I saw -stikes back and - Jedi in the theatres when first released,both were great fun and both were perfect for that big screen experience!

The 1977 original is still my favourite though.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
They LIve
GOTCHA
Real Genius
9 TO 5
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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All great films there terdnthepoolggb,what did you think of - gotcha? - I think it's pretty underrated myself!


I liked the thereza bazar title song also - https://youtu.be/RaCt5oRUEX4
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Warrior.. I have liked GOTCHA since the day I saw it in the theater. To this day, I don't think there is anything about it I don't like. It does a great job of taking one back to the 80s, especially the game of TAG which was big at that time. Being sweet on Linda helps. I have always liked her. My copy shows her nude.
Most memorable line is "why are you in such a hurry to leave Zuh DDR"
Noticed Nick Corri is in Along Came Polly the other day.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
GOTCHA! is awesome!
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Awesome to hear all this love for - gotcha,it's a really fun film!


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Watched the 1985 sequel - avenging angel last night starring Betsy russell, Susan tyrrell and Rory calhoun,it's a daft (very) but fun sequel to the previous years much superior - angel which had the actress Donna Wilkes then playing the part of the young Hollywood prostitute 'angel',here you have the beautiful Betsy Russell taking over the role and I think she plays the part more than competently enough but I must say that overall i still think i prefered donna Wilkes in the (angel) role.


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Strange thing about this instalment for me is that for the first 10 - 15 minutes the movie opens with a bang and contains all sorts of violent and sleazy action that you'd expect from this type of exploitation flick and for that brief moment it actually felt like it might live up to the 1984 original but then all of a sudden it takes a drastic change in tone and things just get all seriously daft and camp,I know the first one was pretty camp at times but this one can go to extremes.


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Reminded me a bit of the first time I watched - Halloween 5 and the comedy cops turned up on the scene and they have that clown type music playing in the background and it all becomes seriously cringeworthy, well parts of this have that exact same feel.

The 1984 original had a great Craig safan score,it also had the late great **** Shawn in the role of the transvestite Mae,cliff gorman in the role of Lt. Andrews and John diehl as the creepy boulevard killer,lastly it had future director Andrew Davis (the fugitive) in charge of cinematography and with all that missing this time round it's no wonder this sequel doesn't quite compete.

I have actually watched this one before but way back and my memory of it was very vague - i think At the end of the day it's a fun follow on but still a definite disappointment when compared with what went before it - 6.5/10.

https://youtu.be/F073rJOBAzo - avenging angel (1985) trailer.


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Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Warrior.. Betsy Russell has to be one of the hottest chicks today from the 80s. Her present look makes her 80s looks look pedestrian, not that she was by any means.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Wow, is that a recent Betsy photo? Not bad. Haha, i didn´t remember that the Angel sequel was that daft. Should rewatch it myself.
And hey, here´s another who likes Gotcha! [Cool]
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Smokin hot!! WHOOOO!

Saw Avenging Angel listed in the TV guide but it ended up being some western. Kinda wanted to see it.


Speaking of GOTCHA. I noticed in the classroom scene with the tiger , there is a student wearing a red sweatshirt with 2 big white letters on the front of it, the letters are "AB". It looks like a tribute to Revenge of the Nerds to me. Maybe not. Also the professor is Dean Ulich from ROTN.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Alex Rocco was in Gotcha too. I think we forgot to mention him in the 'In Memoriam' thread.
He sadly passed away last summer at the age of 79. Very fine actor !
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Not sure how new that pic of her is atomik but this one of Betsy Russell is supposed to be from 2015 and she still looks pretty darn hot to me!

Avenging angel I do think is fun,it's definitely silly alright,the scene where they get Rory calhoun out of the sanatarium resemble something out of a Benny hill sketch or a 'carry on' movie - where there pushing him round the corridors on a hospital bed with the staff chasing after them and then down a slope and the bed hits there waiting van which happens to have the doors ajar and he goes flying in [Big Grin]

Yeah i definitely think it's fun overall but i do think it's way inferior to its predecessor!


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Alex Rocco - I didn't know he had passed away johnny,he was a great actor! :

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Talking of daft scenes in movies can anyone else remember the clown cops in - Halloween 5 and how out of place the scenes felt,who's ever idea that was talk about embarrassing [Embarrassed]

Wish I could find a clip of it on YouTube.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by the young warrior:
Alex Rocco - I didn't know he had passed away johnny,he was a great actor! :

Definitely ! It's Moe Greene !

Nuff said ! [Cool]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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watched this last night - world gone wild starring michael pare,bruce dern,alan autry (southern comfort),adam ant and the beautiful catherine mary stuart - i thought overall this was pretty good fun and it features some serious overacting on the behalf of brit popstar adam ant as the villain of the piece - derek abernathy (now that's threatening name for a villian if i've ever heard one [Big Grin] ).


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catherine mary stuart looks stunning here as usual and bruce dern makes for a fun character in that of the trippy camp leader ethan,then there is michael pare of - street's of fire fame who is great here once again as the hero of the day and i know i mentioned earlier about adam ant's overacting but it does add greatly to the overall fun of the film and here he makes for the perfect villian in the dastardly derek.

the huge black dude who wears this outrageous purple outfit throughout (right hand side of the poster laying down) the whole movie i kept thinking it was the american wrestler - tommy 'tiny' lister http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001474/?ref_=tt_cl_t14 but it turns out it wasn't him at all and that it was the late - julius carry who played the villian - sho'nuff in the 1984 cult classic - the last dragon.


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yeah i say definitely check this one out,it's got countless exploisons,gunfights,death by rattle snake, the wackiness of adam ant plus bruce dern and if that's not enough for ya you can always spend the whole movie just gazing at the beautiful catherine mary stewart.

great fun 7/10

https://youtu.be/tLxabsH6_rg - world gone wild trailer (1987)
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Definitely a fun film with a great cast. Damn, it´s hard to get past those Betsy pics... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Yeah,Betsy sure does look great!

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Watched the 1987 comedy - like father like son for the first time in an absolute age the other day and i'm sure i used to always think of this as being one of the weakest in the long line of body swap comedies (18 again,big,vice versa etc) that they made during the 80s but watching it again now I've certainly changed my opinion about it as I now do think it's every bit as entertaining as the rest of the bunch!

Quite funny in parts,laugh out loud so in places and with a likeable cast - dudley Moore,kirk Cameron,Sean astin (who I had completely forgotten about appearring here),Catherine hicks etc. this is actually a pretty underatted and entertaining comedy that i think deserves a bit more recognition!

Great fun 7.5/10.

https://youtu.be/lEUCyD_ydqs - like father like son trailer (1987).


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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Like Father Like Son is definitely as good as the other swap films.
Astin has lots of great dialog in it and the soundtrack rocks. They even visit Autograph concert!
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
I watched Quicksilver for the first time last week...I loved it! Sat on my shelf for years and I always passed as I didn't think a movie about bike messengers would cut it. A great 80's feel with everything I like to see in an 80's movie, and lots of familiar faces. Nice to know I can still find some gems in my collection and enjoy them for the first time. Hunting down the Blu-ray now. I also found a CD copy of the soundtrack a few years ago at a flea market!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Howdy ho, kev. Nice to hear from ya!

Quicksilver is an entertaining film and it´s cool that you finally had the guts to watch it [Smile]
I own the nice & upbeat soundtrack on lp.
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Cheers aTomik! My goal is to explore some 80's movies I've never seen....may post a list soon to get some recommendations.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
How's it going kevdug? I've got - quicksilver recorded on my hard drive,I'll check it out when I get chance,I have seen it a couple of times before but way,way back!


I'll keep this really short and sweet as its getting pretty late here but tonight I watched -


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Black moon rising (1986).

Awesome 80s action thriller this one starring Tommy Lee Jones and Linda Hamilton and based on a story by John carpenter.

Well worth checking out - 8/10.

https://youtu.be/MFD9P-QupFs - black moon rising trailer.

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Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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"The misadventures of three students in medical school."

A decent T&A flick.

Henry Small - "Sometimes You Win"
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Loved Black Moon Rising. Been a long time. I've been keeping an eye out for it but no luck yet except a cheap quality copy which I would rather not spend money on. The only scene I remember is when Tommy Lee was under the car and somebody kicked him in the jimmy
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
I like the sound of Black Moon Rising. It's on YT, so I'll be watching it tonight.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Black moon rising is well worth a watch j2me,well I like it anyway,it's got a cool cast and plot and some pretty nifty action scenes!

The version to get terd if you see it about is the old us anchorbay edition dvd which I've got,it's in wide-screen with a pretty awesome picture quality plus I think it's the only version with 5.1 surround sound.

That scene you talk about terd where tommy lee Jones gets kicked in his crown jewels was originally cut over here in the uk when it was originally released by are (at the time over strict) film censors - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090735/alternateversions?ref_=tt_ql_trv_5 but is now available uncut!

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Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Hey kevdug, I love Quicksilver! I hold a special fondness for it. I went to see it with my ex boyfriend on our first date, while he was pledging a fraternity and they didn't have anything going on that night. We had just been waiting for the opportunity to go on a date.
It's a cool movie with Kevin Bacon and a few well known 80's comics!
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Hey warrior...how ya been? Actually hadn't heard of Black Moon Rising...looks to be worth checking out.

That's cool Pitts...I must have been in the perfect frame of mind....watched it for the first time at age 42 and I like it as much as some of my old favs! I really liked the scenery...neat busy city shots, cool loft apartment, and a little crush on Kevin Bacon's girlfriend in the movie! [Eek!]
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by J2ME:
I like the sound of Black Moon Rising. It's on YT, so I'll be watching it tonight.

Well, that never happened. I ended up watching:

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"Fighting against pirates in "old Hong Kong". Chinese costume drama with plenty of over-the-top tongue in cheek action."

Classic Jackie!

Project A Theme
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Black Moon Rising, Stitches and Project A, all good stuff!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Watched Places in the Heart (1984) and Rage of Honor (1987) last weekend.

Places in the Heart was a decent drama set in the great depression era Texas. Decent film but nothing i would rave about.
Good cast but i wonder how Sally Field won the Oscar. She did her job but there was nothing spectacular in her performance.

Rage of Honor was a big disappointment.
Lots of action in the film but so boring. Pretty weak choreographies (designed by Kosugi himself) and lacks blood and guts.

These are the stupidest ninja costumes i´ve ever seen [Big Grin]
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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Watched - Heathers last night (first time on blu ray) and as the usual I ended up loving every moment of it,its such a cool,fun, dark comedy which has a great script and a terrific cast - actually I don't think you could have casted this thing any better as Christain Slater is absolutely perfect here as the sociopath J.D who has plans on taking out the 'in crowd' at the - westerburg high - the high school at which he attends which is mostly made up of annoying,bullying jocks and a rich snobby clique known as the 'Heathers'- Heather Chandler,Heather Duke and Heather McNamara.


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The - 'Heathers' - Heather Duke,Heather McNamara,Heather Chandler and the odd one out - Veronica Sawyer.


Also as part of this group (the - Heathers) is the kind hearted and intelligent student - Veronica Sawyer (superbly played by Winnona Ryder) who is not only the odd one out by name but also by nature,for starters she is nowhere near as spiteful and vindictive as the rest of the group and she soon starts to grow very weary of there nasty little ways,to the point that she wants out!

In between all this the psychotic and completely deluded - J.D (Slater) catches Veronica's eye and they soon hook up and when Veronica vents her anger at - J.D about the group they soon hatch a plan of revenge but whilst Veronica is planning just a harmless little prank - J.D has something a lot more sinister up his sleeve!


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Like I was saying seriously good fun this one and I thought that it looked terrific on blu ray,I had read some mixed reviews concerning the picture transfer of this release (anchor bay us edition - http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Heathers-Blu-ray/1113/ ) and the fact that it had been out on the format for a good few years I wasn't expecting too much from it but I thought both the colors and detail looked spot on in this release and it definitely blew away all previous versions of which I have owned!


https://youtu.be/nyu2SCyr7ak - Heathers trailer (1988).

9/10.

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Pity about - rage of honor atomik,I'll probably still rent it but I had a feeling it might not be upto the same standards as - revenge of the ninja or pray for death!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Watched Heartbreak Ridge (1986).

The first hour or so is good stuff but i don´t think this movie needed a war (the invasion of Grenada).
It was a difficult project because they rewrote and rewrote and the army didn´t back the film because they disliked some elements.

Highway (played by Eastwood) is an interesting character, a veteran soldier without a war. I like the training camp scenes a lot, especially Stitch (Mario Van Peebles) is a cool 80s guy.
Overall a solid film but not among Clint´s best ones.
 
Posted by Peter Lemonjello (Member # 37395) on :
 
The Ayatollah of Rock n' Rollah!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Yeah, that line is actually taken from Mad Max Road Warrior, i didn´t remember that at all.
I so need to check the Mad Max films again, Mel Gibson marathon starting later this year.

IMDb says that Van Peebles didn´t know how to play guitar before the film (so he went through another training camp) and he actually wrote the two songs he performed.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Rewatched Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), last time i watched it was back in late 80s/early 90s i recall.

Still a great, charming movie. You can see few plot twists from miles away but that doesn´t matter. You WAIT and WANT to see those scenes.
Steve Martin and Michael Caine have great chemistry and the rest of the cast do their job very well.
I was surprised to see that they originally wrote the screenplay with Mick Jagger and David Bowie in mind.

I wonder why the UK dvd includes the American version because the bikini girls have their tops on. Not that the film needs any boobies, this is just a matter of principles [Wink]
I guess once again you must hunt down the old vhs tape to see the original euro cut.

Director Frank Oz has said that when he commanded the women to remove their tops, he felt like the most powerful man in the world. So take it off! [Big Grin]
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Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
I like Dirty Rotten Scoundrels as well aTomiK...still laugh out loud at Steve Martin at the dinner table with the cork screw on his fork!

A rarity today...an entire day to myself. I work Mon-Fri and have weekends off, and every second Fri off for a long weekend. So today...wife working, kids in school/pre-school.....yaaaayyy!!!

Watched TAPS on Blu-ray. Thought I had seen this, but didn't remember any of it. It was OK for me...found the pace a bit slow...
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Peter Lemonjello:
The Ayatollah of Rock n' Rollah!

The king of cool, the earl of funk....
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
OK...this was a weird one. I would have sworn on my life and bet a million dollars that I had seen Say Anything. Watched this last night with my wife (who also swears we've watched it together)....and neither of us remembered one single scene from the movie....except the ghetto blaster over the head which is a permanently ingrained 80's image. I know this is a beloved classic for many...it was just so so for me [Confused]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Yep, I think its' majorly overrated. I don't see anything good about the movie at all.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
It's an alright movie, but not the most spectacular showcase like some people make it out to be. I never saw it until about 6 years ago. I watched it on AMC channel, back when they still showed movies, while I was recovering from surgery. You should add this to the "Overrated" thread kevdug!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Watched Crackers (1984)

"Written by Jeffrey Fiskin, the film is about a group of small-time out-of-luck thieves, led by the unemployed Weslake (Donald Sutherland),
who attempt to rob the neighborhood pawn shop owned by the greedy Garvey (Jack Warden)." (Wikipedia)

Crackers is a decent crime comedy directed by Louis Malle. It's a remake of the Italian film Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958). Fiskin also wrote the excellent Cutter´s Way (1981).
Logan 5 said earlier that its a 70s film made in the 80s and i completely agree. You can say the same about Cutter´s Way.
Gotta love the cast. Sutherland, Warden, Sean Penn, always hungry Wallace Shawn, Christine Baranski, the late, great Trinidad Silva, Larry Riley and pretty Tasia Valenza.
The groovy electronic score sounds cool to these ears and always reliable Michael McDonald performs the main title track.
This is quite harmless, easygoing stuff for lazy sunday afternoons.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Crackers sounds like a fun watch atomik I'll have to check it out,say anything I really love,I thought Cusack was pretty decent and you also get the lovely Ione Skye,I really like it along with most of Cusack's other earlier hits - the sure thing,better off dead,one crazy summer etc.
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
A rarity...got to watch two 80's movies tonight...Mask and Satisfaction.

Love Mask and have seen it a dozen times.

Satisfaction...what a hot mess....horrible horrible acting, but a guilty pleasure. My brother used to work at our drive in when I was a kid, so I was able to go to work with him and watch all the movies I wanted for free....thus went almost every night....in my early teens. Satisfaction was one of those movies, so more nostalgia for me. I've seen it many times but tonight is the first time I realized Debbie Harry (Blondie) had a little cameo. A young Liam Nesson, Julia Roberts (the worst acting of them all)...and Justine Bateman was looking pretty good in this one. Again...sooo bad...but soooo good!
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I've not seen either of them kevdug,had both of them added to my online rental list it has got to be a couple of years now but never had them sent through.

Infact I've been wanting to watch - mask with Eric stoltz since it first came out,I think I might as well do a blind buy and pick up a DVD copy as at this rate I don't think I'll ever get to watch it and I'm sure I will like it!

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Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
The Believers, starring Martin Sheen, Helen Shaver, Robert Loggia, and Jimmy Smits. I watched it on THIStv network and feel like a lot was cut out, as it is a digital sister station to our local ABC network. I remember seeing this on VHS back in the 80's, and thought it was much better back then. Maybe it wasn't so great, but to a teenaged brain it was better?!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I didn´t like Satisfaction much. Lousy characters and pretty lame late 80s feel.

I have Mask on dvd, never seen it and it just waits for the right moment.
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Mask is definitely worth a watch guys. I'm sure I've seen the Believers too Pitts, but can't remember too much about it....
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Yeah! Mask is a must see.
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
We had a storm a couple of days ago in which many places lost power...including my work office....thus, office closed = free day to chill! Watched Modern Girls this morning....this is a giant ball of fun...really really like it. Aiming to get this on Blu-ray, though it looks a bit pricy...
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
I was surprised to see that they originally wrote the screenplay with Mick Jagger and David Bowie in mind.
Pretty sure that was done after the success of 'Dancing in the Street'. I can see it working. Besides, it was a remake anyway. The original starred Brando and David Niven, and if I recall, was pretty good.

quote:
I wonder why the UK dvd includes the American version because the bikini girls have their tops on. Not that the film needs any boobies, this is just a matter of principles
I don't recall any nudity in the UK version. Do you know for certain it was in there?

quote:
Yep, I think its' majorly overrated. I don't see anything good about the movie at all.
Bit extreme! I always came down on the 'Sure Thing' side of the fence when the comparison was made. I think the dialogue in Say Anything is better, but it's also too self-consciously clever. I find it to be a good indication of where the 'teen' movie scene was heading in the first part of the 90's.

quote:
Logan 5 said earlier that its a 70s film made in the 80s and i completely agree. You can say the same about Cutter´s Way.
I should also have said that it would have fitted in well after the Indie movie boom of the 90's (which hearkened back to the 70's). In fact, I think 'Welcome to Collingwood' has a similar setup / vibe.

quote:
The groovy electronic score sounds cool to these ears and always reliable Michael McDonald performs the main title track.
"We got more than we neeeeeeeed"

I can still remember it!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Logan 5:


quote:
I wonder why the UK dvd includes the American version because the bikini girls have their tops on. Not that the film needs any boobies, this is just a matter of principles
I don't recall any nudity in the UK version. Do you know for certain it was in there?


That´s just the problem, i don´t know it for certain.
If i see a cheap vhs tape lying around i´m gonna pick it up and check this out.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Future Hunters. I had never heard of this movie until I found it at a thrift store. Since it was 80s thought I would give it a shot. Not a must see but it did keep me interested enough to finish it. It reminded me of a poor man's Mad Max/ Raiders OTLA.
 
Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
The Blob (1988)
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Even after multiple viewings this movie still ranks pretty high on the enjoyment scale for me. At this point it has become a heavy contender for one of my favorite remakes of all time.
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Don't think I've seen this Pyro...may aim to watch it this weekend after your "thumbs up"....
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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"It's the end of the 70s. Hippies are assimilating, women are raising their consciousness, and men are becoming confused and ineffectual."

Trailer

Well this was a total surprise -- I enjoyed this a lot.

Martin Mull was excellent.
 
Posted by imawalkingcorpse (Member # 1675) on :
 
Howling II Your Sister Is A Werewolf.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I´d definitely recommend Serial.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Watched Distant Thunder (1988) which was directed by Rick Rosenthal (Halloween II, Bad Boys).

It´s a good, touching drama about a Vietnam vet (John Lithgow) who tries to contact his now 18 years old son Jack (Ralph Macchio) after some 15 years living in the mountains.
Lithgow is great and i also liked the rest of the cast. Kerrie Keane looks very pretty as the female lead.

It´s drama heavy but you can see some Vietnam action in the beginning and things get pretty rough near the end.
I also loved the British Columbia locations.

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Posted by Peter Lemonjello (Member # 37395) on :
 
Been wondering about this one for years, thanks for your take on it, atomik.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Cheers for the review atomik just picked up a region 1 DVD copy where its paired with this movie - a show of force starring lou diamond phillips,Andy garcia, Robert duvall and amy irving,I managed to get a new copy for just over 5 uk pounds as the next cheapest was a whopping 44 UK pounds plus postage for a used copy which makes me think it might be becoming a deleted title!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I have that double feature. I still haven't gotten around to A Show Of Force.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Helen what did you think of distant thunder?
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
It's a decent film but wasn't overly enthused by it. It was nice.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Watched Dogs of War (1980) last night.

"Mercenary James Shannon, on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup." (IMDb)

This was a pretty good action adventure directed by John Irvin.
Christopher Walken is great and i liked the plot. Shannon´s first visit to Zangaro is interesting and after the cover is blown they beat him up pretty badly.
Walken is then ready to give up his mercenary life but the woman she loves doesn´t want him anymore so he calls his old group and goes to war.
The movie is mostly shot in Belize but there´s cool scenes filmed in London where they get the guns and ammo and also blueprint the mission.

Too bad that the UK dvd i have includes the shorter US theatrical version so it feels a bit jumpy
and for example i couldn´t see the conversation between Walken and his love interest Jessie played by JoBeth Williams. It´s a good movie but i really would like to see the longer cut.

Walken has just the right things in his bag (booze, cigarettes, a porn mag and money) so he may enter Zangaro [Smile]
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Posted by evilash (Member # 6155) on :
 
Watched Overboard earlier while eating lunch. Finished the second half of Demons which was fantastic!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Lovely to see you back evilash!
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I noticed you watched - overboard during lunch and not - demons, is that because you wanted to keep your food down? [Big Grin]

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Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Just finished watching Buster w' Phil Collins...not a bad little flick.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Must be nice kevdug. I went back to the store I spotted a Buster vhs but someone beat me to it. How many stars out of 10 would you give it?

I also tried to watch RUNAWAY TRAIN but the copy I bought was junk so I threw it in the trash. I was bummed but I noticed the satellite provider gave us some free movie channels this week and what do ya know, Runaway train was on. I was pumped about this good luck. I missed the 1st 10 minutes or so. Since some of you recommended this flick, you are gonna dislike me. I didn't make it through the whole thing, just a few scenes but I could not handle Roberts stupid character/acting and Voights character/acting was funny but I don't think it was supposed to be.
Sorry guys, let me have it [Frown]

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Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Hey Terd...I'd probably only give it a 6.5. I love 80's movies for the nostalgia and that great 80's feel, but in fairness...it was set in the 60's (so obviously the "80's" was missing, but to be expected). Phil Collins' acting was actually pretty good...and another soundtrack smash hit for him. I think my "fair" rating was also influenced slightly after doing a bit of research (this movie was based on actual events, so I was a bit curious). The movie works to create a sense of empathy for the main character...a man with obvious flaws, but forgivable in that "everybody makes mistakes" kinda way, and alludes primarily to a love story and a somewhat happy ending...they may have fluffed it up a bit! I won't say much more until you've seen it. Pick a night to watch it that you're not looking for that "80's" fix...still worth seeing....

*I have Runaway Train but have never watched it...not high on my list right now!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Guys guys guys, Runaway Train is grrrreat!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Watched Rough Cut (1980) which was a pretty good heist comedy directed by Don Siegel.

The project had it´s problems but i think that there´s lots of great dialogue here and the cast did good.
Reynolds gives a nice performance as playboy thief Jack Rhodes, David Niven is Scotland Yard chief inspector Willis who wants to catch Rhodes before his retirement.
Willis then uses beautiful Gillian Bromley (Lesley-Anne Down) to get Rhodes.

The movie was filmed mainly in England which is refreshing.
Some might say that it´s a little slow and overlong film but i enjoyed the ride. Also the ending did surprise me.
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
^How did you watch Rough Cut Atomik? VHS, DVD?^
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
My take on some of these films:
Serial. I know that a lot of folks really love this one, but I think that it's overrated, and now, especially dated with its examination of the West coast lifestyle back then. I agree that Martin Mull is in fine comic form, as always, and it looks like this was the most fun Christopher Lee ever had on film. He has a ball with his businessman-gay biker character.

The Dogs of War--good, solid action film with a fine early Walken performance.

Buster--very slight slice of crime/life film. Phil Collins is a pretty good actor, Julie Walters is always good, and it has "Two Hearts" on the soundtrack. Not really that memorable, but a decent enough Saturday afternoon film...

Runaway Train is great, one of the best train/pure action films around. I think that while the acting may be a little stylized, it works well in the bigger context of the film as an existential piece. It must've been an incredibly difficult shoot in bad weather. And, of course, no CGI.

Rough Cut. Wow, I haven't thought about this one in decades. I saw it in the theatre way back when and thought it was a pleasant enough throw-away trifle with a nice cast. It used to play on HBO a lot during the 80s, and I had forgotten that it even existed. That ending, which makes no sense and really contradicts the rest of the film, was the result of some post-production tinkering and reshoots. It's clearly not Don Siegel's best film, though not his worst either.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Always nice to read your comments, Crash. Serial may be dated but that´s part of the charm.

I believe that they made three endings for Rough Cut and even that wasn´t enough so they made fourth [Smile]

Logan, i have the finnish ex-rental tape with this cover art:

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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Thanks, man. I wonder if the unused Rough Cut endings still exist. Maybe the film is in need of new edition with all the different endings attached. [Smile]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Not seen the - rough cut for many many years but do remember enjoying it,atomik did you ever get a copy of - breaking in with Reynolds? it was made in 1989 as that's got a really enjoyable laid back atmosphere to it,great performance from burt and i thought the banter between him and the much younger Casey siemaszko was a lot of fun!

The first ever action movie I saw at the cinema had - David Niven in it and that was - the sea wolves way back in either 80/81 at a little picture house just outside of Exeter in Devon in the united kingdom,never seen it since and wouldn't mind checking it out again!

I really enjoy - runaway train I've got it on blu ray,I think it's a really solid thriller and love the thundering music score,great film!

Surprised you didn't like it terd but each to there own,buster i originally saw at the cinema and enjoyed it,need to revisit it though for a fresh assessment,I do remember Collins being pretty good in the lead role.

I need to check out - dogs of war I think I caught the tail end of it once and found it to be pretty decent!

Never seen - serial but would also like to check that out!

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by the young warrior:
atomik did you ever get a copy of - breaking in with Reynolds? it was made in 1989 as that's got a really enjoyable laid back atmosphere to it,great performance from burt and i thought the banter between him and the much younger Casey siemaszko was a lot of fun!

Don´t have Breaking In yet but i´m going to get it before i reach the late 80s with my man Burt.

Approximately 15 films to go... [Smile]
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
I just couldn't get past the voices voight and Roberts were attempting in Runaway Train. I will give it another chance sometime. I think SERIAL is worth a viewing.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Watched Bird (1988)

"Bird is a 1988 American biographical film, produced and directed by Clint Eastwood of a screenplay written by Joel Oliansky.
The film is a tribute to the life and music of jazz saxophonist Charlie "Bird" Parker.
It is constructed as a montage of scenes from Parker's life, from his childhood in Kansas City, through his early death at the age of thirty-four.

The film moves back and forth through Parker's history, blending moments to find some truth to his life.
Much of the movie revolves around his only grounding relationships with wife Chan Parker, Bebop pioneer trumpet player and band leader Dizzy Gillespie,
and his influence (both musically and into the world of heroin addiction) on trumpet player Red Rodney." (Wikipedia)

This was a good biopic. Forest Whitaker is excellent as Parker and Eastwood did a fine job as the director.
Everyone knows that Clint is a jazz fan and he even saw Parker on stage back in the 40s. Warner didn´t want to make the film but how can you say no to Clint [Smile]
After all he did bring almost 20% of Warner´s money back in those days.

It´s a sad story how this very talented man destroys his life with drugs and alcohol. Hardly any drug using in this one but Whitaker drinks all the time.
I like biopics and this is another good one. The film is 2,5 hour long so don´t even try to watch it if you feel tired.

Eastwood directs, Whitaker listens.
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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Bird is a fine movie. What did they say? Parker was 34 when he died, but he looked like a man in his 60s. What a shame!
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Cool...never heard of this one. I really like jazz as well...I'll check this one out...
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
I believe that they made three endings for Rough Cut and even that wasn´t enough so they made fourth [Smile]

Logan, i have the finnish ex-rental tape with this cover art:

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I have a major soft spot for Rough Cut. We used to have the VHS but it's one of the few that went walkabout and never returned. It has the best line in any movie ever bar none:

Burt Reynolds: "Well, you can't win 'em all."
German guy (sneering): "We don't win ANY of them."
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Yeah, that german guy was still living it. All that nazi gear at his place [Smile]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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"An unexperienced young actress is invited to play a role in a film based on Dostoyevsky's 'The Possessed'.
The film director, a Czech immigrant in Paris, takes over her life, and in a short time she is unable to draw the line between acting and reality.
She winds up playing a real-life role posing as the dead wife of another Czech immigrant, who is manipulated by the filmmaker into commiting a political assasination." (IMDb)

Watched La Femme Publique (1984) and what Zulawski madness it was. Not Possession crazy but far from "normal" film [Smile]
What a role from Valerie Kaprisky, half the film naked and all those strange things happening to her. Some of you might remember this stunning woman from the excellent Breathless (1983).
It´s refreshing to watch these kind of films every once in a while but right now i need something simple... like Smokey and the Bandit II [Big Grin]
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
You had me at Valerie Kaprishy!!

Finally got around to seeing Black Rain. I really liked it. A bit slow paced at times, but kept me interested enough. Gotta say though...Michael Douglas on a motorcycle...I just didn't buy it!! [Wink]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
I have La Femme Publique, original French audio without any subtitles.. Didn't bother me for a second though ! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by kevdugp73:
Gotta say though...Michael Douglas on a motorcycle...I just didn't buy it!! [Wink]

Very true.. He looks much better in a jet fighter ! [Big Grin]

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Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Tru Dat Johnny!! I like the guy and all, but there was just no "cool" factor on the bike. Would have liked the character better portraying an "almost retired gruff kinda cop"!

Might re-visit Romancing The Stone and Jewel of the Nile now....
 
Posted by April Fool (Member # 37390) on :
 
I watched Blame it on Rio the other night, I always thought it was very weird, from when I saw it in the 80s, the whole thing about having an affair with this girl you knew as a child, is gross. But, I have to say, I love movies that take place on vacations, and I loved the theme song, and I loved the house they rented.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Been wanting to rewatch that one myself April Fool.
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
I have this one as well, but have never watched it. Just viewed the trailer...wowzers...Michelle Johnson is BEAUTIFUL....but obviously a horrible actress! I can live with that!
 
Posted by Peter Lemonjello (Member # 37395) on :
 
Michelle Johnson in that movie......... dear, lord. You know you're hot when you're standing next to a young Demi Moore in half your scenes and NO ONE is looking at her [Smile]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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I've always quite enjoyed - blame it on Rio and have actually not long upgraded to last year's UK blu ray release,Michelle Johnson does look fab and i can see what you mean about the plot being a little gross what with the middle aged Caine hitting on his best friend's teenage daughter but i do think it's a lot of fun plus Rio de Janeiro Brazil sure looks like a wonderful location!

I also like movies that take place while on vacation - club paradise,summer rental,lampoon's vacation's,pretty smart,hot pursuit etc. etc


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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Watched Smokey and the Bandit II (1980) which turned out to be a pretty lame sequel.
The original cast is back plus Dom DeLuise but where are the good lines? Few decent jokes here and there but nothing special really.
Also, the real life relationship between Field and Reynolds was getting colder so the chemistry is gone.
Gleason has a triple role and i think that he did what he could here. Now i´m really worried about the third one [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Here's what Sally and Jerry have to say about part 3 :

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[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Michelle Johnson in that movie......... dear, lord. You know you're hot when you're standing next to a young Demi Moore in half your scenes and NO ONE is looking at her
I never thought of it like that... but you're right! You barely notice Demi when she's onscreen.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I will add my vote for Michelle Johnson here. She is just so amazingly attractive. Pre-implants Demi is attractive too, but you guys are right: Never has any actress had so little screen presence when the two are together in a scene. Blame It on Rio is a guilty pleasure for me. The acting is good, especially from the always dependable Michael Caine--with the exception of Ms. Johnson who can't deliver a single natural line reading. Tech credits are fine--how could you NOT make Rio look gorgeous?--and director Stanley Donen is an old-school pro. That said, even though the screenplay is co-written by the great Larry ("M*A*S*H") Gelbart, I've always found it to be pretty creepy and a product of its era. There is absolutely no way that this plot gets made today. No way. It's like the daydream of a perverted misogynist or lech. It's not politically correct in the way that it completely objectifies women. With those disclaimers, it's entertaining enough though. [Smile]
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
That said, even though the screenplay is co-written by the great Larry ("M*A*S*H") Gelbart, I've always found it to be pretty creepy and a product of its era. There is absolutely no way that this plot gets made today. No way. It's like the daydream of a perverted misogynist or lech.
I don't know... it's not that bad. There's definitely sexualisation, but half of it is set at a beach, and it's almost impossible not to have nubile bodies and sexuality (or even nudity) in a film set at the beach - that's just reality. It definitely plays like a male mid-life crisis fantasy, and the much older guy / younger girl story will always feel creepy no matter how they play it, but I wouldn't go as far as to call it misogynistic. That said, they probably wouldn't make it now. They might be able to make it with an older female / younger male. Although... they did make 'Dirty Grandpa' last year...

I actually really miss so much about the 80's T&A movies. Even though they seem completely inappropriate now, they were so... un-cynical? They just don't feel (most of them anyway) mean spirited. They feel fun. Then again, 80's media generally feels more fun to me.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Watched Norris film Hero and the Terror (1988) and what a disappointment!

They obviously wanted something different here and that´s ok but this was a borefest. What we have here is relationship drama with a lame psycho killer on the loose.
The problem is, the scenes between Norris and his pregnant girlfriend are overlong and uninteresting.
Also, while Norris is trying to find the killer, the movie becomes infected with the cheap horror film syndrome:
people wandering through dark corridors and hallways. Over and over again.

Imagine a Chuck Norris film, made in the 80s, and the most exciting scene includes Norris´ girlfriend in labour
and we have have to bite our nails if she will get to a hospital in time? Well, that´s Hero and the Terror [Smile]
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Sorry to hear that aTomiK....I haven't seen this one either. I love Chuck Norris movies and have fond memories watching them as a kid...Silent Rage, Forced Vengeance, and Lone Wold McQuade being my favs. *Might just be time for a Chuck Norris marathon!
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
kevdugp73, I agree with you on the Chuck Norris films. I really like the three that you mentioned, especially the genre mash-up of Silent Rage. Chuck is obviously da man! That said, the stupidly titled Hero and the Terror is a true snoozefest. It's like one of the lower end Charles Bronson/Cannon Films for Chuck.
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Yeah Crash...I was pretty young seeing Silent Rage (9 or 10)...this was an era of movies when we had the First Choice movie channel and this was on all the time. Gotta say...this movie scared the crap outta me!! [Eek!]

On a side note, scooped a DVD copy of Sidekicks at the flea market about a year ago for $2...and sold it on eBay for $60!!! One Chuck Norris movie I never plan to see!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Yeah, i love Norris too and hate to give a bad review for his film but what can you do? Hero and the Terror is almost as bad as Firewalker.
I´ve yet to see Sidekicks but i have the tape.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Sidekicks I think is pretty good fun atomik,I don't dislike Hero and the terror but it's definitely one of Chuck's lesser films,I put Hero and the terror in the same category as some of Charlie Bronson's latter cannon output such as Assassination and Messenger of death as still being pretty entertaining but a little bit mediocre when compared to there very best!
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Just finished watching Wildcats w' Goldie Hawn. This was an enjoyable film for me. Immediately caught off guard by the rapping at the beginning of the movie...though this was a bit older...when we weren't in the Rap era yet! Cools cast: a young Robyn Lively, Jan Hooks from Saturday Night Live fame, Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrleson...and a cameo by LL Cool J...what more could you ask for!

Re: the big guy that played Finch (always peddling for money)....man....he would have been perfectly cast as Fat Albert...so wish they would have made a movie in the 70's or 80's.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Wildcats is definitely a movie i´d like to see!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Watched this pretty unknown film called Leader of the Band (1987).

"Eddie is a down-on-his-luck bar pianist who has just been fired from another job. Desperate for work, he finds a school looking for a leader for its hopelessly incompetent marching band.
Somehow, Eddie has to whip these kids into shape in time for the big band competition. Can he get them to march without tripping over their own feet, let alone win the contest?" (IMDb)

A marching band comedy? Yeah, it´s unknown for a reason and it doesn´t help that the film is unfunny with a cast full of nobodys.
I thought that Leader of the Band was going to be a kids/teen film but oh no, it stars this middle aged fella called Steve Landesberg.
I´ve never heard of his guy, please tell me if i´ve missed something. The only people i knew was Mercedes Ruehl and Gailard Sartain.
The story follows a familiar path: You have this loser who founds some hope. But there´s a rival high school (Larchment) who kick Olmstead´s butt.
But hey, not all hope is lost because we can still win the regional competition! [Smile]

Still, i found few semi-fun scenes. Especially the one´s where Sartain and Landesberg drink some whisky and talk about their past.

Finnish vhs cover art
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Posted by Chloe (Member # 37365) on :
 
The last 80's movie I watched was Class (1983).
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I like Class Zoe,what did you think of it?

Never seen Leader of the band atomik and from the sounds of it I don't think I want to!

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Watched Cold Steel (1987) yesterday.

"On Christmas Eve Johnny Modine's father is murdered by a psycho cut-throat. The cop swears bloody revenge, though he's taken off the case.
He doesn't suspect yet that he's also target in a diabolic plan of revenge." (IMDb)

This was average thriller directed by Dorothy Ann Puzo, daughter of Mario Puzo (The Godfather).
The cast is interesting: Brad Davis, Jonathan Banks, Sharon Stone, Jay Acovone and Adam Ant.

On the plus side the car chase was cool (wild guess that it took half of the budget) and the soundtrack includes few decent rock tunes.
The kills are pretty nasty with some nice stiletto action here and there.

However, you can guess the plot twists million miles before they happen and the acting is decent at best.
Oh, there´s also a love scene between Davis and Stone but the lighting is too dark... These kind of things make me really mad [Big Grin]

UK vhs cover art for Cold Steel
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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Yeah I've seen Cold steel atomik,watched the UK dvd a year or so back,it's OK but I was expecting a lot more from it,cool cast but only so-so action scenes!

Poor old Brad Davis his career never really took off especially after such a terrific performance in the classic Midnight express,41 years old when he passed away as well in 1991 is no age either!

There's definitely something about that Cold steel UK vhs front cover that sticks out [Big Grin]
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
previous quote from the young warrior There's definitely something about that Cold steel UK vhs front cover that sticks out

yes Warrior.. RIGHT CENTER!
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
I watched "An Officer And a Gentleman" (1982) this past weekend (a very rare triple feature this past weekend...yay me). I really enjoyed this movie. Love Debra Winger, cool to see a young David Keith and David Carruso, I love Lisa Eilbacher (especially in "On The Right Track"...one of my favorite 80's girls), and great to see Louis Gossett Jr nab an Oscar for this role...he was great. Could have done without seeing Robert Loggia's behind though!

My biggest complaint is the sappy clapping at the end of the movie (a la Can't Buy Me Love)...it just didn't fit in this type of movie. There was also a scene with Richard Gere in which the acting was horrible (when Louis is trying to push him to quit)...man...it was bad enough to fire the Director!! [Frown] Overall, really enjoyable for me though....I'd give it an 8 outta 10.

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Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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"A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic detective ability."

One word: Disappointed.

Don't get me wrong, this is a good film -- it just doesn't compare to the novel. IMHO.
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
I've actually not seen this J...may give it a try. Did you watch any of the TV series with Anthony Michael Hall?
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
You should definitely watch it, kev.

Nope, I've never seen a single episode of the TV series. I need to correct that.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
You're watching a lot of films lately Kev! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I love The dead zone,never read the novel to it though so i can't compare,I think the only king novel I've ever read was The dark half but i can't remember what I actually thought of it!
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
You're watching a lot of films lately Kev! [Big Grin]

Ha...last weekend I was able to watch 3 movies...which is practically unheard of! Remember all my old posts about buying tons of movies, but never any time to watch them! My two boys are a bit older now, and more independent, so I'm able to sneek in a few movies here and there....feels good!

*I have an older 80's TV in my retro room, and I hooked up a small DVD player to the old VCR, and watched a couple of the movies on that...gives it a good ol' vintage feel. Not perfectly set up to watch movies (set up more like a kitchen), but I'm able to drag in a long comfy chair. Pure heaven it is!!!
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Finally got around to seeing Wall Street last night (first viewing). I thought it was pretty good...though can't say I loved it like most seem to!

Love the New York setting and an intro from Frank Sinatra to top it off. Quite an all star cast and nice to see James Spader. I was looking forward to seeing Daryl Hannah in the movie, but wasn't lovin her in this one...not sure what threw me off...wasn't bomb shell beautiful like I expected. *Some nice 80's staples....vintage can of pepsi, old computer graphics, brick cell phones, rich people with a robot! And another reference to fly fishing in Canada! Overall...pretty enjoyable.

*Also, never heard the Talking Heads song "This Must Be The Place"...really liked this!
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
I wonder if you had seen it back when it was released if you would have liked it more kevdug.
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Probably way over my head at that age Terd. Again, I liked it...but then I see it peoples' top 10 lists...just not here for me. Coming form someone with Flasdance on their top 10... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I remember watching Wall Street when I was in college. I really liked it, except for the horrible acting from Daryl Hannah. One of my roommates thought Michael Douglas was a fox!
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
A pretty good cast in Wall Street for that time. I remember Charlie Sheen being the hot young actor and Michael Douglas was pretty big also. Darryl Hannah was hot also at that time. Spader as mentioned by kevdug, Chuck Sheen and Ray Finkle
 
Posted by Peter Lemonjello (Member # 37395) on :
 
Michael Douglas WAS a fox. Even as a dude, I fully recognise that 80's MD was 100% Grade A man beef.
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Watched "Wolfen" last night on Blu-ray. Wanted to love this...but I just didn't [Roll Eyes] . I thought the pace was a bit slow. I did love the look/feel of the movie and cool filming, and liked seeing a young Albert F and Gregory Hines. *I had started this a while back and lost interest, but chopped it up to being tired, so always planned a re-look. Unfortunately...same response. The Blu-ray was actually a bit pricey when I got it a while back. Always liked the cover art!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Watched tv-film called Coward of the County (1981).

This was a decent little film set in the early 40s about a young man named Tommy who has promised his dying father to be a man of peace.
However, the fellow villagers bully him all the time, especially after the war starts and he doesn´t list because he has to take care of his mother.
But then they rape his soon to be wife and Tommy has finally had enough.

Like Gambler, this film is also based on a Kenny Rogers song. Rogers plays Tommy´s uncle who´s a preacher.
Fredric Lehne gives a good performance as Tommy and it was also nice to see Largo Woodruff, Ana Alicia and Noble Willingham.

A bit preachy stuff but not bad made-for-tv flick.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Watched Dominick and Eugene (1988).

"Dominick and Eugene are twins, but Dominick is a little bit slow due do an accident in his youth. They live together, with Dominick working as garbage man
to put Eugene through medical school. Their relationship becomes strained when Eugene must decide between his devotion to his brother,
or his need to go away to complete his training. Things are also not helped by Dominick's co-worker, or Eugene's budding romance." (IMDb)

What a great, sympathetic and touching drama!
Ray Liotta did a fine job as Eugene but Tom Hulce was simply amazing!
Jamie Lee Curtis and Todd Graff are the other stars. Curtis´ role isn´t that big but Graf was fun as the fellow garbageman.
I liked the fact that this was shot in Pittsburgh, not always NY or LA.
The first hour or so is mainly fun stuff but the drama gets super heavy after that like it tends to do in these kind of films.
I admit that i shed few tears [Wink] Highly recommended!
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Ohhhh....I have this one, but have never seen it....might shoot to watch it tonight....
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Rewatched The Dead Pool (1988) and while it´s my least favorite Dirty Harry film, it has it´s moments.
Enjoyable dialogue here and there but we also hear few very old jokes. I bet those were old already in ´88.
The cast and acting is decent. It was nice to see Evan C. Kim (V-series) as Callahan´s partner.
I like the Jim Carrey Welcome to the Jungle scene because it´s so crazy and you don´t expect to see that kind of stuff in Dirty Harry films.
However, i´m not a G N´R fan, quite the opposite.
Eastwood also executes his secret fantasy (i think) when the murderer kills a movie critic [Cool] and i really liked the radio controller car-chase through the familiar Frisco streets.
Solid late 80s thriller but a far cry from what Dirty Harry once meant.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by kevdugp73:
Watched "Wolfen" last night on Blu-ray. Wanted to love this...but I just didn't [Roll Eyes] . I thought the pace was a bit slow. I did love the look/feel of the movie and cool filming, and liked seeing a young Albert F and Gregory Hines. *I had started this a while back and lost interest, but chopped it up to being tired, so always planned a re-look. Unfortunately...same response. The Blu-ray was actually a bit pricey when I got it a while back. Always liked the cover art!

Kevdug, I remember liking this movie as a kid, but when I did rewatch on AMC channel a while ago, I did think the pace was very slow. I did love Albert Finney and Gregory Hines too.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
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Watched Dominick and Eugene (1988).

"Dominick and Eugene are twins, but Dominick is a little bit slow due do an accident in his youth. They live together, with Dominick working as garbage man
to put Eugene through medical school. Their relationship becomes strained when Eugene must decide between his devotion to his brother,
or his need to go away to complete his training. Things are also not helped by Dominick's co-worker, or Eugene's budding romance." (IMDb)

What a great, sympathetic and touching drama!
Ray Liotta did a fine job as Eugene but Tom Hulce was simply amazing!
Jamie Lee Curtis and Todd Graff are the other stars. Curtis´ role isn´t that big but Graf was fun as the fellow garbageman.
I liked the fact that this was shot in Pittsburgh, not always NY or LA.
The first hour or so is mainly fun stuff but the drama gets super heavy after that like it tends to do in these kind of films.
I admit that i shed few tears [Wink] Highly recommended!

Atomk, they used to play this a lot on the Encore channel here, and I'd watch every chance I got. It was filmed mainly in the old South Side of Pittsburgh. It looks a lot different now.
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Just finished watching "Dominik and Eugene". I really liked it. Always love seeing some 80's staples in these old movies; ghetto blaster on the side of the garbage truck, vintage lawn darts, red Converse sneakers...the Millenium Falcon even made an appearance.

Some mention of Wrestlemania and Hulk Hogan...wondering....the drug dealer's partner at the scrap yard...was that Big John Studd?

Loved the look of the city as well...is this part of Pittsburgh that "hilly" Pitts...makes for some great views.

Some mild similarities to "Of Mice and Men" (90's)...if you haven't seen that, I'd recommend it.

Overall enjoyable...thanks for the recommendation!
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
A few to catch up...

Prisoners Of The Lost Universe (1983)

Richard Hatch (he of original Battlestar Galactica fame), Kay Lenz and John Saxon in a film where a scientist, a tv presenter and an unfortunate bystander get zapped into an alternative dimension populated by cavemen and bandits. Yeah... Billed as a 'low-budget' movie, it sure was that. Another few bucks on a decent script and a few special effects that didn't look so tacky, and a few less dollars on so many unnecessary sound effects (like slide whistles as rocks and people fell from a cliff) would have improved this immeasurably. John Saxon is really the only actor that deserves a positive (actually make that neutral) review, he's ok, the rest are dire. Most of the film is shot externally in South Africa, and that looks nice.


Sword Of The Valiant (1984) starring Miles O'Keeffe, Trevor Howerd, Sean Connery, Peter Cushing, Ronald Lacey, Leigh Lawson

A rather poor swords and sorcery showing, with O'Keeffe as the lead, Sir Gawain, looking surprisingly like the currently en vogue 'feminazi lawyer' Charlotte Proudman, and with a delivery that is equally unimpressive. The supporting cast of well known names stoop to reach his level, although Ronald Lacey (he of Porridge, Raiders Of The Lost Ark and Blackadder II fame) managed to come out with some credit. Overall, a sorry script and lacklustre performances, allied with an atrociously out-of-place 80s synth-pop soundtrack, make it one to miss.


Radio Bikini (1988)

Documentary film using interviews and stock footage of the Able and Baker atom bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in 1946. Stark and frank.


Hangar 18 (1980)

Definitive b movie fare, with Robert Vaughn. Low budget Roswell clone.
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Just finished watching "Hiding Out" (1987) w' Jon Cryer. I liked most of Cryer's movies in the 80's, and this is no exception. Some far fetched parts, ie...Jon Cryer with a beard!!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I need to watch Hiding Out.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Watched another Annabeth Gish movie, Desert Bloom (1986) the other day.

"The story involves Rose Chismore's youth. She flashes back and remembers her coming-of-age.
Her recollections are sometimes less than sweet, particularly those of her troubled and alcoholic step-father.
Her memories of Robin, her first-love, are much happier and she also recalls her colorful Aunt Starr -- who's visit is fun but also detrimental to her family's health.
The setting of 1950s Las Vegas' bomb testing is increasingly significant to the development of the story." (IMDb)

The cast is strong: Annabeth Gish, Jon Voight, JoBeth Williams, Ellen Barkin and Jay Underwood.
Gish and Underwood are both good in their first feature film. Voight is also excellent as paranoid WWII veteran Jack.
50s must´ve been pretty depressing time to grow up in Vegas: constant fear of communists and the a-bomb. The Korean war and the military camps.
Hiding under school desks and wearing your identification tags. Did they really give those to students?

I liked this movie a lot. Beautiful piano theme from one of my favorite composers, Brad Fiedel, wraps up this drama nicely.

Underwood (The Boy Who Could Fly) and Gish (Shag, Mystic Pizza).
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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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I quite enjoy Hiding Out,i thought it was pretty good fun and there was something about Annabeth Gish as well as i thought she looked really great in it like a cute girl next door type!

Kevdug have you seen Morgan Stewart's Coming Home as I really like that one also,very funny in parts and it also a sweet natured romance between Cryer and the very pretty viveka davis.

A good fun movie that's well worth checking out!


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Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Never heard of that one aTomiK...would like to check it out.

warrior...yes I have seen Morgan Stewart...I remember liking it, but don't remember much about it. I have the DVD, so might give it another whirl tonight! Same as Hiding Out...I knew I had seen it, but only vague memories. Again...I like Jon Cryer in the 80's...was also just asking about a Blu-ray release of Pretty In Pink? Thinking my wife would watch PIP...so may see this tonight. 4 days off from work, so hoping to see a handful of 80's classics over the next few days....
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Kevdug, that area of Pittsburgh is steep and hilly. My Mother in law grew up n the Greenfield area of Pittsburgh, which is also very hilly.
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Cool Pitts. I like seeing some of these places on film...places with some decent history...communities made up primarily with hard working people...just have a "feel" I like, but can't explain...
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by kevdugp73:
...communities made up primarily with hard working people...

That's my neighbourhood out of the running then [Big Grin]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
rewatched The Cannonball Run (1981)

It´s entertaining Burt and friends film but nothing more.
I loved the girls in this one: Adrienne Barbeau, Tara Buckman, Farrah Fawcett and very pretty Vickie Reigle.
Who´s she you might ask. Well, she was the car hop and gave the sheik his kebab. Reigle was also in Playboy (May, 1982).

The film did well at the box office and i thought that the product placement was quite outrageous
I might liked the film even more if i´d enjoyed few BUDWEISERs instead of DR PEPPER [Big Grin]

Jackie Chan, Tara Buckman and Michael Hui.
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Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
I remember liking Cannonball Run as a kid, but haven't seen it since...may re-visit this one soon.

I nice relaxing Saturday morning watching "Youngblood". A few talking about his earlier...always good fun. I had actually forgot that they were playing hockey in Canada (Ontario). Rob Lowe and Patrick Swayze in their prime, a very cute Cynthia Gibb (with feathered hair that wasn't too far from a bad mullet...still cute though!). Gotta admit, the acting was actually quite horrible in this....but none more horrible that Keanu Reeves and his horrible French accent (forgot he was in this one). Good thing this I saw and loved this as a kid....might be hard to get through as a first watch for an adult!

*Cool to see them in front of the movie theatre with "Slumber Part Massacre" playing. All in all...good fun....
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Just watched "Into The Night" (1985) w' Michelle Pfieffer and Jeff Goldblum. This was a bit of a hot mess....a short meaningless role for Dan Akroyd, a very random cameo from Jim Henson, and a weird bit from David Bowie. Directed by John Landis who actually also has a small part in the movie. All over the place for me. Ms Pfieffer was looking pretty cute in this one though!
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Lost Boys

Morgan Stewart was pretty good. Been wanting to rewatch but my only copy on VHS is still sealed and don't want to open it. Pretty stupid huh? I would rate it higher than Hiding Out although its a fun watch also. Gotta check out Cannonball Run sometime, its been forever.
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by kevdugp73:
Just watched "Into The Night" (1985) w' Michelle Pfieffer and Jeff Goldblum. This was a bit of a hot mess....a short meaningless role for Dan Akroyd, a very random cameo from Jim Henson, and a weird bit from David Bowie. Directed by John Landis who actually also has a small part in the movie. All over the place for me. Ms Pfieffer was looking pretty cute in this one though!

Love that movie, it's weird and wonderful. And it's the moment Michelle Pfeiffer was at her most beautiful...
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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What a cool poster art!


I must say I've always enjoyed Into The Night,I will admit the plot is a bit here and there and that the many random star cameo's can sometimes be a bit of a distraction but there's definitely something about the movie that I like and I'd go along the lines of what Paul said as for me also it comes across as a pretty weird and wonderful movie!

I agree about Morgan Stewart terd being slightly superior to Hiding Out though the latter still makes for a fun watch!

Going back to Michelle Pfeiffer she sure was beautiful back in the day!
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
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Originally posted by the young warrior:
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What a cool poster art!


Going back to Michelle Pfeiffer she sure was beautiful back in the day!

She definitely was...she was beautiful enough for me to sit through "Grease 2". My wife's favorite movie is "Grease"...and she won't even watch Grease 2!!!
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
I may check it out again. A busy day so I was going back and forth with this one, watching bits at a time, which likely didn't help with it's craziness....
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Wound Sunday down by watching "FAME" (1980). This was a first watch for me, and I was entertained enough. Great 80's significance re: the great theme song by Irene Cara, and I loved watching the TV show as a kid...not sure if the TV show aged well (I have a couple seasons on DVD but never got around to watching any episodes yet).
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Watched Midnight Crossing (1988) and damn it was a horrible thriller starring John Laughlin, Kim Cattrall, Daniel J. Tavanti, Faye Dunaway and Ned Beatty.
I wont quote the IMDb storyline this time because the man who wrote it, didn´t watch the same film i did.

Anyway, the movie has stupid plot, laughable dialogue and the cast is just lost like the boat they´re in. Can´t understand why they did this movie but i guess the careers were going downhill fast at this point.

When exactly did these thrillers started to go the route "don´t believe anything you see, twist after twist after twist..."? It´s just annoying but i´ve seen enough of these so i knew all the "twists" beforehand.
On the plus side: Cattrall looks stunning and i liked the Florida locations. Also, the opening and end credits tunes were good.
The UK dvd included the trailer and i though "this film looks great, i want to see this one!" Then i remembered that i just watched it and it was pitiful.
So, the trailer rocks but the movie sucks [Big Grin]

Midnight Crossing trailer
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Watched "Easy Money" today...Dangerfeild at his best. This is a great movie with tons of laughs...
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I really enjoy Easy Money Kevdug,it's on a twin pack blu ray now with Men At Work starring Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen which I wouldn't mind picking up.

I currently own Easy Money on a twin pack DVD with Throw Momma From The Train which I don't think I've ever watched or if I have I've completely forgotten about it!
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Yeah warrior...I was just searching for the Blu-ray on line. In some older posts, I strongly declare my dislike for twin packs and double features...and nothings changed!! *I hate em'!! I like my movies in stand alone packaging, so I'm hopeful they'll release it on it's own in the future. I actually only have this on DVD in a double feature with Back To School...I'm crazy enough to buy the individual movie when I see it. *On a side note...I also hate the cardboard covers some DVDs come it!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Do you guys happen to know if the Easy Money blu-ray still includes the cut version?
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Watched Scarred (1983)

"A 16 year old girl turns to prostitution to support her baby and encounters a treacherous underworld of
pimps, hookers and johns while doing her best to maintain her hopes and dignity." (IMDb)

Pretty grim film this one but it´s not a story we haven´t seen before.
Ruby tries to be independent lady of the night but is forced to go the pimp route after some heavy persuasion.
Money problems, white 16-years old girl with a black kid, scary customers, drugs, alcohol,violence... it´s all here.
It´s almost like a student film but if so, it´s surprisingly well made. Jennifer Mayo did a decent job. She didn´t do many movies but was in Cherry 2000.
I wonder how writer-director Rosemarie Turko got all the songs for her little film because the soundtrack is pretty damn good!

Finnish vhs cover sheet
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Posted by Riptide (Member # 457) on :
 
Atomik, I have Scarred on vhs. But I have a completely different cover than that one. Was it Canadian or American? I have another film similar to this called Night Friend (1987).
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Oh, you mean the one where the priest tries to help the teenage prostitute. I have it too.
Night Friend was canadian but Scarred is american film set in L.A.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Never seen Scarred atomik but I know the UK cover was similar or more or less identical to the bottom one!

Not sure about Easy Money but I'd imagine it's the same cut of the film as previously available,the missing scenes http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085470/alternateversions sound like fun as well!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Yeah, that´s what i´m talking about! I have the finnish vhs tape which includes that scene.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Rewatched Pink Cadillac (1989) and i can´t help but say that this is one of the worst Eastwood movies.
It has it´s moments though. Bernadette Peters has few fun one-liners and she looks surprisingly sexy in her red dress. The soundrack isn´t bad either.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Watched the 1985 teen comedy romance Fraternity Vacation starring Tim Robbins,Cameron Dye,Stephen Geoffrey's, John Vernon and the beautiful Sheree J Wilson amongst others,really good fun feel good comedy this with a better cast than most can muster,great soundtrack as well with 3 numbers by Banarama - Shy Boy,Cruel Summer and Doctor Love. Fun Stuff!


https://youtu.be/68WhnV9j8Do - Fraternity Vacation trailer (1985).

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The 1989 underwater action horror DeepStar Six which was directed by Sean S Cunningham of Friday The 13th fame and stars Nancy Everhard,Taurean Blacque,Matt MCcoy,Miguel Ferrer,Greg Evigan and Cindy Pickett - this got really bashed by the critcs upon its original release but I've always found it myself to be rather enjoyable,it is far from perfect as it does take a little while to really kick into gear plus the sets can sometimes look a bit amateurish yet still despite these niggles it never fails to entertain,the cast here especially RoboCop's Miguel Ferrer are all pretty great and the underwater monster when it finally does arrive looks pretty much how I'd imagined that an underwater sea monster would actually look (it resembles a huge oversized crab) and that last half hour or so really does raise the suspense by a notch or two!


Overall id say that its an enjoyably cheesey underwater action adventure that's well worth checking out!


https://youtu.be/pouTM3jqZCM - Deepstar Six trailer (1989).

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Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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"Lazy preppie Palmer Woodrow hires street-smart Eddie Keaton to go to school for him while he lives it up in Europe."

This was a total blast!

Making The Grade
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Watched I Love N.Y. (1987).

"Photographer Mario Cotone is hired to cover a big N.Y. actor. When his pretty daughter Nicole Yeats (N.Y.) and Mario fall in love,
this angers her father and hurts Mario's work which further infuriates his boss. Will love prevail?" (IMDb)

This was a decent semi-autobiographical love story but i guess writer-director Gianni Bozzacchi wasn´t happy because we can see the name Alan Smithee in credits.
Scott Baio is ok in the leading role and Kelly van der Velden looks great. Christopher Plummer, Jennifer O´Neill, Jerry Orbach and Virna Lisi also star.
You can see many cool New York City locations in the film and there´s few good songs on the soundtrack.
Not the best modern day Romeo and Juliet flick but entertaining enough especially for 80s lovers.
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Been meaning to watch "Making The Grade"...just never got around to it!

Never heard of "I Love New York"...might be worth a look.

Watched an old favorite this morning..."Poltergeist". This is one I've seen 20+ times as it was on the movie channel when I was a kid, so I watched it every time it came on. I remember my first watch...I was having a sleep over with a few friends with a plan to sleep in my camper parked in the driveway. We watched Poltergeist, and needless to say...slept in the house!

Noting today that this movie reeks the 80's....wall to wall carpet, vintage electronics, old wood grain station wagon, the TVs, phones...everything. And crazy product placement...I wonder if they made a fortune in advertising before the movie even hit the box office? In a short time paying attention I spotted: Sesame Street, Clue board game, speak and spell, Aliens poster, the Hulk action figure, Captain America comic book, Snoopy, Rubiks Cube...and...holy Star Wars toys Batman|!!

Jo Beth Williams looking pretty cute...loved the pot smoking scene...funny stuff. And Zelda Rubinstein...perfectly cast and a very memorable character.

On a funny side note...some of the sound effects in the movie were pretty bad. Noticed this at the very first of the movie with the dog running around the house when everyone was sleeping...at times sounded like a galloping horse! Then Robbie climbing the tree...sounded like a dude rubbing two pieces of sandpaper together. I had a very clear image of the sound effects guys in a room...rustling paper and leaves and shaking various props and noise makers....thought they may even have added a sound effect for people blinking!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I´m sure it´s Alien poster kev [Wink] Just teasin´..
I love Poltergeist. While not so scary anymore, it´s still a great fantasy film and as a father now you care about the kids more than when you were a teen.
Jerry Goldsmith´s awesome score is a big part of the film and those old school sfx are amazing.
So funny how you paid extra attention to the sound effects. I´ll do the same next time.
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
aTomiK...if you go back and look, the Alien poster in the movie actually has an "S" added in marker...portraying a child doodling on the poster with a marker. This came up before...there's actually an article addressing it. If you Google "Alien poster in Poltergeist" it will come up.

Funny you mention the score...I was going to add that. It sounds like a beautiful soothing lullaby, but when they change the pace and add a bit...creep it out on purpose...I love it!

I think I noticed the sound effects this round as it was a rare time I was able to watch on my old TV in my 80's room...downstairs with peace and quiet while the rest of my family slept. It struck me funny!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Watched tv-movie The Stepford Children (1987).

"In this sequel to The Stepford Wives, Steven and Laura Harding (along with their kids David and Mary) have moved to the quiet community of Stepford, CT.
Steven joins the men's club, which is still assimilating their wives into robots. This time, they have begun to turn their out of control teens into robots as well.
Once they are assimilated, they are obedient, homework loving, big band dancing droids.
Laura, David, and Mary stumble onto this mystery, and they must avoid Steven's plans to turn them into robots." (IMDb)

This was a fun sequel, i also like the 1980 sequel Revenge of the Stepford Wives and the original 1975 film is a classic in my books.
So yeah, now it´s time to put the kids in order so beware you teens!
The cast did a good job. Barbara Eden and Don Murray are seasoned veterans. Tammy Lauren (Homefront) and Randall Batinkoff (For Keeps?) were solid as the Harding kids.
There´s fun school scenes, especially the dance scene rocks and i like Tammy´s BIG 80s hair.

The film is a bit too slow and it takes too much time from our heroes to find out what´s going on.
So when the secret is revealed and the final battle begins there´s only 5 minutes left and the ending feels awfully rushed.

But i like all the Stepford films and i just found out that there´s a ´96 film called The Stepford Husbands! Now where can i find that one??

Family Harding
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Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
AWWE COME ON aTomiK!!! YOU DIDN'T FALL FOR THE ALIEN POSTER THEORY AT ALL!! A little tooooo obvious maybe? [Eek!] [Big Grin] [Wink] [Razz]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I thought it for a while but then i figured that this must be a sequel JUST TEASIN` 2: KEV STRIKES BACK [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I watched Tuff Turf on YouTube last night. I had never seen this movie, nor had I ever heard of it before coming to The Rewind. It was fun in the first 1/3, then kind of dragged in the middle, then picked up at the end. I know a lot of you all love this movie. It was a watch it once and that will be all type of movie for me. I liked Spader, and the guy who played Nick. Kim Richards was pretty, but that hair was way too much, and too distracting! I would've loved to have cut about a foot off of it! I honestly don't know how she could dance and move around with that hair.
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
I thought it for a while but then i figured that this must be a sequel JUST TEASIN` 2: KEV STRIKES BACK [Big Grin]

BAZINGA!!! Did it at least make you blink and think about it for [Big Grin] half a sec?!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I forgot to mention I liked the music in Tuff Turf, and was surprised to see Jim Carroll playing with a band in one of the warehouse scenes. I thought Robert Downey's character was added just for fluff. I felt like some scenes had been cut or chopped up, with Robert Downey and James Spader
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I love Tuff Turf Pittsburghgirl and your right the soundtrack is good one,I really like the track Love Hates which plays over the opening credits by Marianne Faithful.

https://youtu.be/xXciglIHCwA - Love Hates by Marianne Faithful.

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Even got a little fridge magnet of it,notice that they had to stand Kim Richards in the background because her hair was getting in the way! [Big Grin]

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Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Good song young warrior. I was diggin the Jim Carroll tunes. I always liked People Who Died, used to drive my friends nuts back in the day. I need to download these songs to my iPod.
 
Posted by lasse (Member # 37419) on :
 
Avenging Force
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by lasse:
Avenging Force

Great movie lasse!


Have you watched many Michael Dudikoff movies?
 
Posted by Chloe (Member # 37365) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by J2ME:
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"Lazy preppie Palmer Woodrow hires street-smart Eddie Keaton to go to school for him while he lives it up in Europe."

This was a total blast!

Making The Grade

I love Making The Grade! It's a brilliant movie!
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Watched Purple Rain tonight as a tribute to Prince....RIP....
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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I watched Purple Rain too. It aired on Dutch as well as Belgian TV last night.

I hate to be the one to say it, but this isn't particularly a good movie, now is it ?
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
I love this movie Johnny...it's always been one of my "go to" flicks...I've seen it dozens of times. This was one I had seen a lot as a kid, so a great memory I like to revisit often. Love the soundtrack and loved Apollonia!

That being said, unfortunately can't dispue your comments! The acting from everyone in the film (literally...everyone) is about the worst you can see on film...there are points where I even felt embarrassed for the actors! But I still loves it!! The movie poster/album cover is one of the most iconic images from the 80's for me. *Mentioned in another post that my wife bought me the Purple Rain album signed by the entire band...for my 40th birthday!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Rewatched Brainstorm (1983).

I think that this is very good thinking man´s sci-fi film with a love story twist.
It was a troubled project (wood´s death, studio halt) and one can only wonder how great it would have been without the tragic incident.

However, like i said it´s very good as it is. I love the cinematography, the "brain wave" scenes, the cast did a good job and it just has that magical early 80s feel.
Just check out the scene where Walken takes his wicked bicycle and rides through the night. Pure magic! James Horner´s score is also wonderful.

The only thing that bothered me was the scene where the machines go grazy and the guards stumble around them. Why was this slapstick scene created, one can only wonder.

It´s not a classic though and if you want action, look elsewhere but if you want something different and special, watch this film!
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Sounds cool atomik,I'm going to look at picking it up,dig the cast and the plot sounds way out there so i'd imagine it is one that I'd most probably like!

Cheers for reviewing it.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Watched Man on Fire (1987).

"A former CIA agent, John Creasy, is hired as a bodyguard for a girl in Italy, who becomes the daughter he never had.
When she is abducted, Creasy's fiery rage is unleashed, and despite being badly wounded, embarks on a bloody revenge spree." (IMDb)

This was a pretty mediocre action drama directed by Elie Chouraqui (who?) and i think that Tony Scott´s 2004 version (set in Mexico) is better.
The ´87 film has it´s moments though but i didn´t quite buy the friendship between Creasy (John Glenn) and 12 year old Sam (Jade Malle). The chemistry just wasn´t there.
There were few so-so actions scenes but the picture was too dark. I hope that the Kino Lorber blu-ray improves on that department.

Glenn and Joe Pesci did a good job but i think Malle could have done better.
Brooke Adams´ and Jonathan Pryce´s top billing is a joke, both have about two minutes screen time. Same goes for Danny Aiello.

Tony Scott was the first choice to direct the film already back in the 80s but was too expensive. I´m glad that we finally saw his version in 2004.

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Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
The Toxic Avenger (1984)

Schlock-horror movie from the team at Troma, telling the tale of Melvin, a nerdy cleaner at a local gym who, after being tormented by the bullying and overly violent jocks, falls into a drum of toxic waste and becomes Toxie, a deformed creature of immense size and strength who sets about cleaning up the town.

Cue various scenes of overt gore as Toxie foils a series of crimes in a manner that is very... final. This brings him to the attention of the town Mayor (and crime boss) who sets out to get Toxie.

The Toxic Avenger is a prime example of Troma's work. It's violent, blood-splattered fare with plenty of nudity and high jinks, and the characters are almost comic stereotypes (nerds, jocks, barbie-types, cute kids and old dodderers) and whilst definite adult fare, it's played for laughs all the way through. Technically average at best, the movie succeeds due to sheer insanity rather than any tangible measure of quality.

The movie spawned three spin offs and a bunch of merchandise, such was the almost instant cult status of Toxie. Troma's place in 80s folklore was assured.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I should dive in to the Toxic Avenger box i bought some time ago.
I remember bits and pieces from the first one but never seen the other three.
 
Posted by Booger (Member # 4569) on :
 
Tonight, Cocktail. Sometimes you just wanna see a young Tom Cruise acting and doing it well and having fun.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Revisited The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982) [Smile]

"Town Sheriff and regular patron, fights to keep a historical whorehouse open when a TV preacher targets it as the Devils playhouse." (IMDb)

I like this film. It includes many great song and dance numbers featuring Dolly Parton, Charles Durning and Dom DeLuise. Even Burt Reynolds "sings".
Parton is one helluva package in her tight outfits and i love the fact that she can laugh at herself.
Overall a cool early 80s comedy and i was surprised to find out that this was the most successful movie-musical of the whole decade.

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I'm not a lover of movie musicals but I also really liked The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, I think mostly to do with the fact that it was so good humoured plus a major bonus being like you said atomik was that all the song and dance numbers were pretty great!

Another major thing was that it looked liked both Burt and Dolly got on like a house on fire which made for some really great chemistry between the two,plus you've got the terrific Reynolds regulars Dom Deluise and Charles Durning in the cast so you can see how it ends up being such a fun watch!


I'm going to grab this off my shelf actually and put it on my to watch pile as it's been quite a while!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Watched Children of the Night (1985).

"Fact-based drama about a sociology graduate (Kathleen Quinlan) who starts working with teen prostitutes in Hollywood.
The film does not draw back on its depiction of the brutality that the teens face nor of the exploitation
that occurs from the pimps and johns who use them. Pat Benatar's song "Hell Is For Children" is used to set the film's theme." (IMDb)

This was a decent educational tv-film starring Kathleen Quinlan as Lois Lee, Nicholas Campbell, Mario Van Peebles and Lar Park-Lincoln.
few cool street scenes, solid acting from the cast and the Pat Benatar theme tune is a classic of course.
Dr. Lois Lee was the technical consultant here so one would think that it´s more or less based on real events.

Finnish vhs cover sheet
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Posted by Chloe (Member # 37365) on :
 
Vice Versa (1988)
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I spent a few hours this weekend revisiting the classic 80s date film (NOT!), Nic Roeg's Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession. I had't seen it in a while, but it's always been one of my favorites of Roeg's films, probably my second favorite after Don't Look Know. Theresa Russell gives one of the greatest screen performances by an actress, and Art Garfunkel and Harvey Keitel are excellent too. Bad Timing isn't a film for everyone. It's almost the ultimate "feel bad" film about relationships, but it's incredible filmmaking. I saw so many things this time that I hadn't noticed before. For a run there in the 70s and 80s, there was no more innovative director than Nic Roeg.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Burt Reynolds marathon continued with Best Friends (1982).

"When a professional couple who have lived & worked together for many years finally decide to marry,
their sudden betrothal causes many unexpectedly funny and awkward difficulties.
They soon find that being married is often quite different from being "best friends." (IMDb)

Well, i didn´t find this funny and there´s not much romance between Burt and Goldie Hawn.
Their parents are noisy, Burt hates Buffalo snow and Goldie doesn´t like big parties with strange relatives.
Few good moments here like the wedding chapel scene with Richard Libertini and Burt hiding the food Goldie´s mom cooked for him (Mr. Bean took this a little further).
Overall, a subpar effort from Norman Jewison based on the film's writers (Barry Levinson and Valerie Curtin) very own marriage.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Yeah, I don't know what happened with Best Friends. You have likable, talented stars, a good supporting cast, an ordinarily reliable director, and a screenplay co-written by a guy who later turned into a fine writer-director, but everything is just really flat. It does have a pretty good Oscar-nominated song done by Patti Austin and James Ingram, its one saving grace.

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
That's a pity as I've been wanting to check out Best Friends for an absolute age now,I really like both Burt and Goldie and I had imagined that an on-screen pairing between the two would have been really great but by all accounts this one sounds like it totally misses the mark!

What About The Man That Loved Women do you own that one atomik as that's another i've always been curious about,I know it's directed by Blake Edwards who could also be pretty hit & miss at times!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I have it, warrior but i´m gonna check out few more films before that one.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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I really liked Zalman King's Two Moon Junction infact I own it on Blu Ray but I couldn't really get into this erotic drama that he directed the following year,it felt like it was going absolutely nowhere!

The Rio De Janeiro scenery was lush and I always like Mickey Rourke but this just seemed deadly dull and Carre Otis seriously is one crap actress!

A big stinker!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I love Two Moon Junction and remember that Wild Orchid was ok but nowhere near TMJ.
If you want to see a real Zalman King stinker check out his second film Wildfire. It has Steven Bauer and Linda Fiorentino but nothing happens [Big Grin]

I also have Wild Orchid II: Two Shades of Blue but haven´t watched it yet.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Yeah I liked the casting of Richard Tyson and Sherilyn Fenn in Two Moon and the story i felt was a lot more interesting,Wild Orchid just didn't get out of first gear for me and it sounds much like Wildfire in that nothing happens!

Atomik have you ever seen any of his later 90s output like Delta Of Venus,In Gods Hands which i think is about surfing and the straight to home video sequel Return To Two Moon Junction in which he served as producer,if so are they any good?
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I have Return to Two Moon Junction and while it´s not as good as the original, it´s not a bad film.
It stars Melinda Clarke and if you´ve seen Return of the Living Dead III you know you´re in for a treat [Smile]
I also like the wonderful Georgia locations very much. Just ordered In God´s Hands which seems to be a cool surf flick, almost like a documentary.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Alone in the T-Shirt Zone (1986).

Wow! What a weird, crazy and bizarre film about a T-Shirt Zone employee Michael who´s going to lose his mind.
Very David Lynchian stuff with ultra low-budget and strange characters. Once in a lifetime experience definitely.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Alone in the T-Shirt Zone (1986).

Wow! What a weird, crazy and bizarre film about a T-Shirt Zone employee Michael who´s going to lose his mind.
Very David Lynchian stuff with ultra low-budget and strange characters. Once in a lifetime experience definitely.

I don't think I've ever heard off this one atomik,there's only one review of it on IMDb which is virtually unheard off - the guy wrote "weird,obscure and not particularly good"

You think atomik you and him might be the only 2 people (apart from the director maybe) on the planet that have actually ever watched it! [Big Grin]

Looking at the cover atomik it actually looks more like a t&a comedy or is that way off the mark?

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Yeah, the cover totally lies.

I remember seeing this film in video stores in the 80s.
There must be lots of guys who rented it back in the day and they must´ve felt like our "hero" Michael here.
They are too ashamed to talk about it so that´s why there´s only one review on IMDb [Big Grin]
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
If it's a bad t&a movie you're looking for...

School Spirit hails from 1985, and I sure wish it had stayed there. It basically follows a jock around as he tries to get laid one more time. His problem is that he's dead, having crashed his car the night before in a desperate search for a condom, and is being taken 'there' at midnight. The entire movie is just an excuse to show teenage girls with their tops off, with a wafer thin plot behind it.

Pitiful...
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Stroker Ace (1983)

"Stroker Ace, a champion NASCAR driver, is standing at the top of his career, but is getting fed up with having to do as he's told.
In between rebelling against his sponsor (a fried chicken chain)'s promotion gimmicks (like making him dress up in giant chicken suit)
he spends the rest of the movie trying to bed the buxom Pembrook." (IMDb)

Oh boy, this was a lame and silly comedy. Reynolds and his friends having fun but nobody´s laughing.

Burt Reynolds turned down the role of astronaut Garrett Breedlove in Terms of Endearment to do this film.
The role went to Jack Nicholson, who went on to win an Academy Award. Stroker Ace got five Golden Raspberry Award nominations and it´s a miracle that only annoying Jim Nabors won.

The opening credits tune has that Smokey & the Bandit feel and i liked the scene where Loni Anderson passes out and Burt undresses her.
Sounds pretty naughty but it´s just funny [Wink]

Friends first, career....lost?
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Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
School Spirit hails from 1985, and I sure wish it had stayed there. It basically follows a jock around as he tries to get laid one more time. His problem is that he's dead, having crashed his car the night before in a desperate search for a condom, and is being taken 'there' at midnight. The entire movie is just an excuse to show teenage girls with their tops off, with a wafer thin plot behind it.
Wasn't the premise of most T&A movies excuses to show girls with their tops off? And weren't most of the 'teenagers' in their 20's?

I must admit I never saw this one, but now you have me intrigued... a bad taste T&A movie...

'Stroker Ace' along with 'The Man Who Loved Women' was a one-two punch that submarined Burt's status as America's number 1 male actor.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Its definitely no Deliverance but I actually liked Stroker Ace. The scene you mentioned aTomik about undressing Loni is one reason I will rewatch it. looking forward to it.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
So it´s more Reynolds greatness with The Man Who Loved Women then [Smile]

I´m going to check out School Spirit soon also.

Terd, Burt undresses her a bit and even thinks if he should sleep with her but sad to say no naughty parts in sight [Wink]
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
True aTomik, but I remember a bird's eye view two mountains scantilyclad
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
The Missionary (1982) starring Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott, Michael Horden, Graham Crowden, David Suchet and Phoebe Nicholls

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The life of a missionary, recently returned from a decade in Africa to get married, takes an unexpected twist when he is tasked by the Bishop of London with starting a mission house in the East End for fallen women. Leaving his adoring fiancee in the country, he sets out to raise funds and start his new work.

The first step is getting money, which ends up being simple. He meets the bored wife of an ageing and addled millionaire, and when she demonstrates her attraction for him, he has the cash. Now for the flock.

At first, he's lost in the dark, violent streets of East London. But a few choice meetings, a little more... personal service, and the mission is launched. Against all expectations, it succeeds, due to his... rather unusual methods of attending to his new flock.

Palin is his usual, efficient self here - but surprisingly he gets little chance to stand out because the real stars are the supporting cast. Michael Hordern is hilarious as the absent minded butler with the James May-like sense of direction, whilst Phoebe Nicholls as his patient but adoring fiancee is wonderfully simple and innocent, refusing to understand that the term 'lady tramps' means more than slightly grubby homeless women.

It's a mixture of period piece, bed-hopping farce, and social commentary all wrapped up in a vehicle for Palin that quickly gets overtaken by the rest of the field. It's good, but you really notice that Palin is floundering a bit in the face of so much competition.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Great movie poster, haven´t seen that one before.

I´ve seen the film though but don´t remember much. It was back in the late 80s you see.
Now i want to rewatch it because Phoebe Nicholls was simply awesome in Brideshead Revisited and i would like to see what she can do here.

I have only one problem, i don´t own the film [Smile]
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Phoebe Nicholls is wonderful in this. One of the best comedy performances you could see. Brilliantly underplayed and her wide-eyed look of innocence is a thing to behold...
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
The Missionary is hilarious, though not quite as good as A Private Function, and Phoebe is brilliant. As much as I think that Michael Palin is a comic genius, she does him better here. Whatever happened to her?
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Smokey and the Bandit 3 (1983)

Ok, i think that this was just as good (or as bad) as part 2.
Lots of stunts, cars and boats chasing one another or flying around. And Gleason sure likes to shoot those one-liners.
It´s a simple film for simple people but never boring. What surprised me was the nudity. Orgies in the motel and the nudist camp, didn´t see those coming.

It was better than i thought but thank god there is no part 4 [Smile]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Watched Steel Magnolias (1989) and yeah, it´s a pure chick flick but a pretty good one.

"A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship and welcome her into the fold." (IMDb)

I´ve now seen eight films directed by Herbert Ross and i must say that he was a very solid fella.
The cast did a good job but IMDb says that Ross had to kick their butts to do better every once in awhile

Life and relationships dealt through many seasons and parties: easter, wedding, halloween, christmas, birthday and finally funeral.
And after all the sadness, there´s always next easter around the corner.

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Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
OK, three 80s movies over the past weekend...

Firstly, Cavegirl (1985), a low budget t&a comedy about a picked upon doofus who goes back in time during a school field trip and meets a beautiful girl in pre-history. Not that funny, surprisingly little t&a, and low budget effects. However, they at least tried to inject a plot, which is more than can be said for many of these movies.

Then a couple of 80s sci-fi movies, very different in their style and story...

Dune (1984) is David Lynch's vision of Frank Herbert's novel, and it's visually spectacular. The characters all have their dark sides, but the baddies display zero redeeming features whatsoever to distinguish them from the good guys. Starring a host of names, including Patrick Stewart, Jose Ferrer, Sean Young, Sting, Virginia Madsen, Brad Dourif, Sian Phillips, Jurgen Prochnow, Francesca Annis, Max Von Sydow, Freddie Jones, Dean Stockwell and Kyle Maclachlan (yes, Kyle Maclachlan - it is a David Lynch movie after all) the tale of battle for control over the all important spice Melange across four planets transferred well to the big screen.

After this came Cherry 2000 (1987) starring Melanie Griffith, David Andrews, Tim Thomerson and Pamela Gidley. When his android 'wife' is damaged beyond repair, a city boy hires a tracker to take him into the desert to Zone 7 and an abandoned android 'graveyard' in search of an exact match - the infamous "Cherry 2000" model. This means going head to head with Lester, the local warlord. As visions of a dystopian future go, this one lacks the seriousness of most, and the budget of many, however the movie is fun, fast-paced, and Griffith and Thomerson play their roles very well indeed.
 
Posted by David_J (Member # 37430) on :
 
First was fast times at ridgemont high excellent film loved Sean Penn in this jennifer jason leigh was definitely my favourite character though all sway liked her the next movie I watched was

ferris bueller's day off I absolutely love this movie I first watched it back in 1989 and was so hooked in fact out of all the 80s movies I have I watched this one the most I love the ending it always get me hyped up when he is running to get back home even though I know what happens I still love it to this day.
 
Posted by David_J (Member # 37430) on :
 
Just watched out of bounds for the first time i thought it was a really good action packed movie has you on the edge of your seat till the very end will definitely watch it again.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
The best thing about Out of Bounds for me was the really excellent soundtrack by the great Stewart Copeland. Some of his TV and movie work was exceptional, like The Equalizer and Rumble Fish.
 
Posted by David_J (Member # 37430) on :
 
Just watched that was then this is now another film I have totally enjoyed. This film was from the creator of rumble fish (another film on my list to watch) the chemistry between the two characters was great will definitely watch again.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I watched Rumble Fish a few nights back David,i really enjoy it,i think it's an awesome movie and I'm also a big fan of That was Then This Is Now.

The soundtracks cool as well with Oingo Boingo's Just Another Day - http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3z7n_oingo-boingo-just-another-day_music .
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I am not a fan of S.E. Hinton's books, and--ducking--I think that The Outsiders is one of Coppola's worst films, but Rumble Fish is awesome. It has a unique look and feel: The cinematography is great, the acting is excellent, and Stewart Copeland contributes his best movie score ever, all atonal jagged motifs with drums and pseudo ticking clocks. It's a pleasure to watch such creativity to enliven such ummmm, mediocore, material.
 
Posted by David_J (Member # 37430) on :
 
Just watched Mask the movie about Rocky Dennis I remember watching it in the 80s but never after that really enjoyed this movie very powerful true story.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Agree David J.

Watched vacation twice. Can't get enough. Still noticing things I hadn't before even after seeing it so many times.
 
Posted by David_J (Member # 37430) on :
 
Just watched Rumble Fish definitely a good film and well worth watching to. I will definitely buy this film now am looking forward to watching it again.
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Legal Eagles (1986) starring Robert Redford, Debra Winger and Daryl Hannah.

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One of the many good things to come from 80s movie culture was an ability to do rom-coms that incorporated a strong, gripping plot. This has the love/hate/love relationship between two lawyers (Redford and Winger) as the backdrop to a murder and fraud case spanning eighteen years and a beautiful, if slightly unhinged young woman (Hannah). With a supporting cast including Brian Dennehey and Terence Stamp, it's slick, funny and just as enjoyable as when I last watched it, at least a decade ago...
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Pleased you enjoyed Rumble Fish David it's definitely a cool flick,never seen Legal Eagles Paul but it sounds good,i know there only supporting cast but I really like both Brian Dennehey and Terence Stamp.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I watched Urban Cowboy last night. It had been a long time since I've watched it. I loved Debra Winger and Scott Glen was great too. I liked some of the music, even though I am not really a country music listener. I noticed as the credits ran, that Patsy Swayze was the choreographer and Lisa Niemi was also in the credits as the dance instructor.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Watched The Man Who Loved Women (1983).

"This is the tale of a sculptor named David who has a major womanizing problem. He goes to seek help from a psychiatrist, Marianna, to cure him of his obsession with women.
His story of sexual and romantic exploits with the ladies is told by Marianna." (IMDb)

This was a decent remake of the 1977 French film L'Homme qui aimait les femmes.
This is more drama than comedy so one might be disappointed because it´s not that funny.
Director Blake Edwards was having some troubles at this time and it shows here. The movie is a bit dull.

Reynolds gives a nice performance, it´s not hard to imagine that women fall in love with him.
However, i didn´t buy the romance with his psychiatrist Marianna played by Julie Andrews. They didn´t have that kind of chemistry.
It was nice to see Marilu Henner and Kim Basinger here and of course poor old Barry Corbin as Basinger´s husband who gets cheated all the time [Smile]

It´s a good Reynolds movie but otherwise lacking.

Reynolds with a sex maniac Basinger
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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Pity it's slightly dull Atomik but at least Basinger judging by that pic looks really great!
 
Posted by David_J (Member # 37430) on :
 
Friday the 13 the new blood I watched last night I really enjoyed that film when I first saw it I absolutely love Elizabeth Kaitan she is still one of my favourite actress from the 80s
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I watched the first hour of Beat Street (1984) late last night, I'd like to finish it someday. It was on THIStv at 2am. I hope they play it again. Starred Rae Dawn Chong. Also an appearance by Saundra Santiago of Miami Vice, pre-nose job. I didn't recognize her at first until she spoke, and I thought "I know that voice!"
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I like Beat Street very much, great tunes!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Watched Violets are Blue (1986)

"After fifteen years of traveling around the world Gussie (Spacek), a famous photographer, returns to the Maryland coastal resort where she grew up.
She meets her high school sweetheart Henry (Kline), now married and running the local newspaper he's inherited from his father. An awkward and tension-filled romance ensues." (IMDb)

This was a nice romantic drama starring Sissy Spacek, Kevin Kline and Bonnie Bedelia.
It was directed by Jack Fisk, Spacek´s husband since 1974 and now a famous production designer (worked for Malick, Lynch and Inarritu (The Revenant)).

I liked the Baltimore, Maryland locations and the cast did a good job.
The story is interesting but i couldn´t enjoy the romance between Spacek and Kline because i felt really bad for Bedelia [Frown] [Smile]
Overall, a nice little film.

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Posted by David_J (Member # 37430) on :
 
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Originally posted by aTomiK:
Watched Violets are Blue (1986)

"After fifteen years of traveling around the world Gussie (Spacek), a famous photographer, returns to the Maryland coastal resort where she grew up.
She meets her high school sweetheart Henry (Kline), now married and running the local newspaper he's inherited from his father. An awkward and tension-filled romance ensues." (IMDb)

This was a nice romantic drama starring Sissy Spacek, Kevin Kline and Bonnie Bedelia.
It was directed by Jack Fisk, Spacek´s husband since 1974 and now a famous production designer (worked for Malick, Lynch and Inarritu (The Revenant)).

I liked the Baltimore, Maryland locations and the cast did a good job.
The story is interesting but i couldn´t enjoy the romance between Spacek and Kline because i felt really bad for Bedelia [Frown] [Smile]
Overall, a nice little film.

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I need to see this it sounds really good to thanks for the reminder I will watch this at the weekend.
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
I checked out William Friedkin's Rampage (1987) in its original theatrical form on YouTube. It's a pretty underrated watch about a California attorney out to convict an unhinged serial killer by sentencing him to death.

Michael Biehn does a nice job as the lawyer while Alex McArthur is haunting as the murderer.

The history around the film is interesting because it was set for release in 1987, but then the distributor, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group went bankrupt, and it got shelved for five years before being picked up by Miramax, who gave it a limited run in 1992. The ending was also changed in the revised version since Friedkin's views about the death penalty had changed. At the end of the original cut, the killer commits suicide but in the new version, he eventually lives. Any thoughts about Rampage?
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I´ve never seen Rampage but i own the finnish vhs tape.
It was released in the 80s so it must include the original ending.

Interesting little detail, i don´t think i´ve heard about it before.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I have seen Rampage ages ago when it first hit the home video rental market,CBS FOX if i remember right and it featured some pretty cool front cover art!

Trouble is that my memory of it is so vague that I can't in all truth give an honest opinion about it though I'm sure I did generally like it and that director William Friedkin's movies rarely do fail to entertain!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Watched Cannonball Run II (1984)

It was pretty much on par with the original, you have to be in the right mood to enjoy these silly films [Smile]
The cast is just crazy, we have few Reynolds/Needham friends and their friends, some old timers and Rat Packers. Everyone´s invited [Big Grin]

You can hear the two theme tunes so many times you feel like brainwashed and start to like them.
DeLuise is fun, especially when spoofing Brando and everyone loves Marilu Henner.

But times were a changing and the film grossed less than half the takings of the first Cannonball Run.
The film also received eight Golden Raspberry Award nominations and was final of the 1970s-1980s action car stunt comedies for Burt Reynolds.

Also the Lamborghini team had changed but they still look hot (Bach and Anton)
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Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
This was deffo Reynolds grabbing at a potential hit. More laboured than the original, and the era of political correctness was just starting when this came out. It felt dated coming out the same year as Ghostbusters and Beverly Hills Cop. It still made money though, and it's a fun watch.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Stick (1985)

"Ernest 'Stick' Stickley returns from prison, and very soon he gets involved with his old friend in a drug-running deal that goes sour.
Hired by a rich investor, he tries to walk the line, but trouble follows him throughout as he tries to collect a debt and make up for lost time with his daughter.
Stick also finds a new flame with a financial wiz and gets set to enjoy a new life, but Chucky and Nestor, the two hoods who owe him the debt, have other plans for Stick." (IMDb)

This was a troubled production because writer Elmore Leonard didn´t like what Reynolds did with his story.
Reynolds then blamed the studio for demanding extra footage (more action scenes and extra screentime for Sticks daughter played by Tricia Leigh Fisher).

I like this movie very much. It´s entertaining enough and has a cool synth soundtrack.
This was the first movie after Burt broke his jaw while filming City Heat. He looks a bit different but not bad at all.
Candice Bergen is Stick´s love interest and the coolest villain here is the albino Moke played by professional stuntman Dar Robinson.
Charles Durning plays another baddie but looks more funny than dangerous with his wig.

I´ll admit that it could have been better but i can´t help but enjoy this film.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I don't dislike Stick atomik,i think its not too bad a movie and certainly not amongst Burt's very worse,i can remember reading about Reynolds breaking his jaw and the agony and drastic weight loss that it caused him which i believe led to the rumours about Aids at the time!


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/event/article-3420946/Burt-Reynolds-spent-five-years-Sally-Field-love-life-screwed-relationship-up.html - this is quite a good little article about Reynolds and I like the bit where he states that Sally Field was the love of his life!

I think they did look seriously happy together and it's a pity that it didn't work out for them!

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Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I watched The All Nighter this evening, starring Susannah Hoffs, DeDee Pfeiffer, and Joan Cusack. Pure 80's cheesetasticness. Susannah and DeDee looked very pretty, and so did Joan Cusack, but they stuck her in the same heavy wool tweed jacket and ugly safari shorts for the whole movie. It made me feel like sweating just looking at it, in hot and sunny Malibu! Maybe Susannah should have taken up acting, as I would say she is up there in the "worst singer but I got famous because I'm hot" category. Her voice is like scraping chalk on a chalkboard to me. Her acting wasn't bad for this one off film.
 
Posted by David_J (Member # 37430) on :
 
I watched Muphys Law last night Charles Bronson at his best one of my favourite movies of his I had forgotten how good it was until I watched it last night. It might not be everyone's cup of tea but I love the movie.
 
Posted by Peter Lemonjello (Member # 37395) on :
 
The movie suffers for me as I can't stand Kathleen Wilhoite... can't explain why though.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Well, Wilhoite´s character is a bit pain in the you know where [Smile] but i like Murphy´s Law very much.
 
Posted by Peter Lemonjello (Member # 37395) on :
 
Only Bronson Cannon flick I don't own... maybe it's time for a rewatch.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Pittsburghgirl:
Maybe Susannah should have taken up acting, as I would say she is up there in the "worst singer but I got famous because I'm hot" category. Her voice is like scraping chalk on a chalkboard to me. Her acting wasn't bad for this one off film.

I believe The Allnighter was directed by Susannah's mum.. Pretty convenient, i'd say ! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I´m one of those who love The Allnighter but i know there´s haters too. I remember there was a topic for the film here somewhere..
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I agree Kathleen Wilhoite is pretty annoying in Murphy's Law but the film overall really rocks and Carrie Snodgress makes for a pretty mean female villain!

Never seen the All nighter but Susannah's great to look at so that's one thing it's got going for it!
 
Posted by Peter Lemonjello (Member # 37395) on :
 
Allnighter is pretty bad IMO, though I do own a copy for some reason.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
There is an underwear scene with Hoffs in the Allnighter
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
And what makes it creepy is that the film was directed by Hoffs's mother. Nothing says filmmaking commitment like filming your daughter in her underwear in a crappy teen film. [Smile]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Ha ha ha Crash!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I watched Carbon Copy (1981). Starring George Segal and Denzel Washington. This movie was so bad and so wrong in too many ways.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I watched Carbon Copy (1981). Starring George Segal and Denzel Washington. This movie was so bad and so wrong in too many ways.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Interesting CRASH.
Watched the MONEY PIT. Favorite scene is Hanks reaction when the bathtub falls through the ceiling.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Heat (1986).

"Las Vegas is the backdrop for all the torrid action of heat, as Burt Reynolds plays the soft-hearted bodyguard who's out to protect his friends." (IMDb)

Another Reynolds film and yet another troubled production.
Robert Altman was the original director but left after one day. Enter D1ck Richards who left after Reynolds broke his jaw.
Jerry Jameson took his place but then Richards came back only to fall from a camera crane and wind up in hospital. Oh boy... [Smile]

This is a Cannon film by the way but it´s very slow moving. Burt gambles, helps his friends and dreams of Italy... Pretty boring actually.

I own the finnish vhs tape and R1 dvd. There´s an extra scene on the dvd where we can see that Peter MacNicol´s character survives.
Even the US happy ending couldn´t save this one.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I've always quite enjoyed Heat atomik though I admit it does move at a pretty relaxed pace,i like the scene where Reynolds is teaching Nichols how to defend himself I thought it was quite comical!

Much prefer the European ending as well where Nichols bites the bullet to the happy US ending, this was remade a couple of years back with Jason Statham in the lead under the title Wild Card which i have seen and it's OK but I like the Reynolds 1986 version a lot more.

Despite issues with pacing Heat for me is not a bad little Reynolds thriller.

Atomik have you got Malone and Rent-A-Cop?
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Yeah, i heard that they remade this one. I have Malone and Rent-A-Cop waiting [Smile]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
As I recall, DePalma was attached to a possible remake of "Heat" for a while. I daydream about that pairing back in the day--Reynolds and DePalma. Who knows? It might have been as good as Pacino and DePalma.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Watched Hostile Takeover aka The Office Party (1988).

"A man takes three co-workers hostage while working overtime on Thanksgiving weekend. He has no demands." (IMDb)

Interesting canadian thriller directed by George Mihalka (Pinball Summer & My Bloody Valentine).
David Warner plays the kidnapper while Michael Ironside, Kate Vernon and Jayne Eastwood are the victims.

All kinds of stuff happens during the two days and the story also follows police captain Smolen (Will Lyman) as he tries to solve the case.
He has to deal with mayor (John Vernon in typical role), the electric company boss and loudmouth special unit captain.

So there´s many different angles within the story and we learn more from each character as the film goes on.
All in all it was a nice little hostage thriller.

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Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I started watching White Nights earlier today, but only got about halfway through. It seems a little slow moving to me. I always liked Gregory Hines. It's a shame he passed away.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
White Nights is such a goofy, strange film, a dance film with political thriller stuff. Or is it a political thriller with dancing? I don't know. The cast is fine, the dancing is excellent, you have Phil Collins on the soundtrack, and yet...it just lies there. There's no sense of plot momentum or pacing. Just dancing, pretty pictures, and pop music.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I quite enjoy White Nights though i agree it is a pretty strange brew what with the dancing,the politics,the espionage etc.


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Watched Going Berserk which i know isn't quite held in the same high regard as other John Candy classics such as Uncle Buck,Summer Rental etc but I found it to be rather good fun with some big laughs throughout!

Cool cast featuing John Candy,Eugene Levy,Joe Flaherty,Kurtwood Smith,Ernie Hudson and the great Pat Hingle (The Gauntlet) this 1983 comedy seems to split public opinion right down the middle with some folk finding it absolutely hilarious while others complain that it's unfunny,uneven and crude!

Well I enjoyed it a lot and enough to give it a high recommendation but I would say approach with caution as it's certainly not to everyone's taste!

Reminds me a bit of when I put D.C Cab aka Street Fleet on for my In laws and told them how funny it was just for them to stay straight faced throughout!

Also watched the drama Distant Thunder starring John Lithgow and Ralph Macchio about a troubled vietnam veteran who deserts his wife and young son after returning from conflict to go and live in the wilderness with some equally disturbed war buddies,then many years later he decides that it's finally time that he Wants to see his son (Macchio) again.

Not bad 1988 drama from director Rick Rosenthal (Halloween 2) which has some pretty decent performances from a talented cast and some terrific British Columbia scenery,not only that the great Reb Brown pops up as one of the deranged vietnam vets which was a surprise as I had no idea he was even in this!

Nothing amazing but still pretty decent and certainly good enough for a watch!

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I like Going Berserk very much. It has that early 80s feel when moviemakers didn´t care about political correctness [Smile]

Here´s the Going Berserk thread: http://www.fast-rewind.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/2/9628.html#000000
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Watched Down Twisted (1987).

"When a levelheaded waitress decides to help her shady friend against her better judgment, she becomes a target
of a deadly international gang of thieves who are after a priceless San Lucas' relic. A bumbling stranger helps her." (IMDb)

Another disappointing film. Down Twisted was directed by Albert Pyun and stars Bond girl Carey Lowell and Charles Rocket.
You can also see 5 second first feature film role from Courteney Cox.

The plot is very confusing but even that can´t hide the stupidity of it all.
The opening part shot in L.A. looks cool but soon we go to San Lucas (Mexico) and it´s all downhill after that.
At least we can hear a cool Oingo Boingo track "No One Lives Forever" during the opening credits.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
True Blood. Jeff Fahey plays Ray, a gang member (cough cough) who is framed for the murder of a police officer, by a rival gang leader Billy "Spider" played by Billy Drago. Ray runs off, leaving his little brother behind. 10 years later he returns after a stint in the Marines, to try to find his brother. His brother is now in Spider's gang. Ray gets a job at a diner where Sherrilyn Fenn works, and takes a room upstairs. I don't want to go any further in the description as it would give away the predictable ending. The best part of this movie for me was seeing Jeff Fahey when he was young, again😍
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Never seen True Blood but I love Sherilyn Fenn,not sure how big a part she has in it but Jeff Fahey is always cool and Billy Drago can play menacing characters with conviction!

Have seen Down Twisted and I agree Atomik that it is disappointing and for a Albert Pyun flick quite uneventful!

Oingo Bongo's No One Lives Forever features in Texas Chainsaw 2 as well,it's a great track.

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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
What is it with Albert Pyun? Has there ever been a director who seems to have gotten worse as his long career in low-budget films has gone on? His first film, The Sword and the Sorcerer, is by far his best and shows a modicum of ability to block and stage action. But it seems that every film since then was a step downward to the point where the last Pyun film that I've seen Ticker has stars in it but looks like it was made by Ed Wood.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
What is it with Albert Pyun? Has there ever been a director who seems to have gotten worse as his long career in low-budget films has gone on? His first film, The Sword and the Sorcerer, is by far his best and shows a modicum of ability to block and stage action. But it seems that every film since then was a step downward to the point where the last Pyun film that I've seen Ticker has stars in it but looks like it was made by Ed Wood.
 
Posted by Peter Lemonjello (Member # 37395) on :
 
I can just about stomach Cyborg, but mostly cuz of Van Damme, all the rest of Pyun's filmography is pure trash! He has stuff that is verging on watchable like Kickboxer 2 or Nemesis, while other films he cranks out, it seems like he has no directorial skills at all. I know he is very ill with some wasting disease (don't remember which) but he is still working on new films, when he should probably just give it a rest and try to enjoy what life he has left.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Pyun has multiple sclerosis. I forget where I read it, but the critic said that Uwe Bolle might be getting a bad rap as world's worst director; Pyun could give him a run for his money. Pyun's like the Jess Franco of Hawaii. Every so often in the earlier films you'll see a decently composed and edited action sequence so you see that he might actually have some filmmaking abilities. But then the film will go back to being completely incompetent. Unlike Bolle, who I think is harboring delusions that the critics are against him and that he's a good director, Pyun, however, just seems to be either lazy or not care.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Pittsburghgirl - I own True Blood and kinda like it. Entertaining film with interesting cast.

I like the first three Pyun flicks The Sword and the Sorcerer, Radioactive Dreams and Dangerously Close.
Cyborg is ok and i have few others i still need to watch but certainly won´t expect much.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Yeah, Cyborg is OK, and Dangerously Close looks good and isn't really that terrible. It's just dullsville. I can never remember that Pyun directed it. I keep thinking that it was John Stockwell, but he just starred in it and started a directing career later.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
The Jigsaw Murders (1989).

"Detective DaVonzo and his young partner Elliott are putting together a murder mystery with the help of a jigsaw puzzle but will all the pieces be together in time to save DaVonzo's daughter?" (IMDb)

This was a so-so thriller from Jag Mundhra who directed few interesting erotic thrillers in the 90s.
Eli Rich gives a nice performance as the sleazy photographer/murderer but the film is a bit too tame for it´s own good.
Michelle Johnson from Blame It on Rio fame is his prime target but i was so disappointed that she kept her clothes on this time.
You can still see some skin from familiar faces like Laura Albert and Brinke Stevens but not quite enough. Michelle Bauer is the puzzle girl and Yaphet Kotto plays doctor Fillmore.

So, i won´t recommend this one but if you still want to see it, i believe that Code Red just released the blu-ray.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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I was wondering about this one Atomik,looks pretty cool from the cover but as we know cover's can be deceiving!

Code Red have some decent releases but I hardly pick up any of there releases as there so damned expensive!

Went past a DVD/Blu Ray store earlier on today here in Budapest but I didn't dare look in there as I would have probably got it in the ear from the missus as we're meant to be here on holiday.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
You can´t have too much fun even on holiday [Big Grin]
Just joking. Enjoy Budapest, it´s back to work next week for me.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Cheers Atomik,i'm back to work next Thursday morning so I've got a few days to chill!

Here's a few of the movies available to view for a price from the hotel I'm staying at!


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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
So, you watched Flashdance.

Bridges of Spies? Do they already have the sequel!? [Big Grin]
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
Just watched Vacation and of course really enjoyed it. Such a great movie. I have to watch that at least one time each summer.

This is crazy this is crazy this is crazy!
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
So, you watched Flashdance.

Bridges of Spies? Do they already have the sequel!? [Big Grin]

I'm tempted to watch Flashdance but I might get the urge to wanna dance and then upset the people below us with all the noise of me continuously falling over!

Vacation's certainly a classic Gordon to be watched again and again!

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Posted by David_J (Member # 37430) on :
 
Woody Allems Radio Days as a massive fan of Woody I love this film first watched it when it first came out and like many of his films I loved it. I would love to say that this is one of my favourite films by Woody comes close to Hannah and her sisters which I love to.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
It's sad that I have to be so torn about Woody Allen because of developments in recent years because I've liked many of his films starting way, way back to What's Up, Tiger Lilly? and Take the Money and Run. He's really gone through phases as a filmmaker, from the days of his early straight-out nutty comedies like Sleeper and Love and Death to his more thoughtful, wistful comedies like Annie Hall and Manhattan to the mixed-bag stuff that he does now. Radio Days is almost never discussed among the great Woody Allen films, but I also think that it is one of his best. It just about perfectly documents a time that is nearly forgotten today. Great film. (Hannah and Her Sisters is pretty great too, though I think that Crimes and Misdemeanors from that era is even better.)
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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"Ex-CIA hit-man running from his past (Malone) finds just how difficult it is to retire when he runs accross a small town controlled by mercenaries and a family that's resisting their control." (IMDb)

Watched Malone (1987) and this was a good one.

It´s a simple story told many times before but it works.
Good vibe throughout the film and the cast is great. Nothing more to say really but i´d recommend this one for sure.
 
Posted by David_J (Member # 37430) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
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"Ex-CIA hit-man running from his past (Malone) finds just how difficult it is to retire when he runs accross a small town controlled by mercenaries and a family that's resisting their control." (IMDb)

Watched Malone (1987) and this was a good one.

It´s a simple story told many times before but it works.
Good vibe throughout the film and the cast is great. Nothing more to say really but i´d recommend this one for sure.

This has been on my list to watch for a long time I am going to dig it out later and watch it thanks for reminding me that I need to watch this.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I've always really enjoyed Malone and consider it to be one of Reynolds better late 80s outings along with the Bill Forsyth 1989 Crime Comedy Breaking In.

Have you got Rent-A-Cop Atomik? as I've not seen that since it's original release and remember very little except James Remar's scenes as the villain!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Malone is one of my husband's favorite Burt Reynolds/80's movies.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
M.A.D.D.: Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (1983)

"Candy Lightner relentlessly tries to spearhead the drive for the national anti-drunk driver legislation after her own daughter becomes the victim of a hit-and-run by a drunk driver." (IMDb)

This was a pretty typical tv-film based on the true story of MADD founder Candy Lightner.
The tragic accident happens very early in the film and after that we can see some family drama and lots of politics.

Interesting theme but rather dull realization.

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Posted by David_J (Member # 37430) on :
 
The last 80s movie I watched was Children of a lesser God and here is my view of the movie. I absolutely loved this movie even watching it as a adult as opposed to when I was younger I think the film is very well written to. It's not however one of my all time favourite movies but does go on my list though as being a great movie one that I could watch over and over again and never get bored of it
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I own the tape and need to check out Children of a Lesser God one of these days.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Watched Rent-a-Cop (1987)

I found this pretty average buddy-buddy flick starring Liza Minelli as ex-call girl Della Roberts and Burt Reynolds as ex-cop Tony Church who becomes her bodyguard.

Reynolds is basically sleepwalking through this and has said that by this stage of his career he took whatever roles that came his way.
Well, one should still give his best like good old Christopher Lee always did.
Minelli didn´t do much better here and both were nominated in the 1988 Golden Raspberry Awards. Minelli won.

The cast as a whole isn´t that bad. We have James Remar as evil assassin "Dancer", Richard Masur, Bernie Casey, Robby Benson and even John P. Ryan who sadly has only two scenes.
Singer Dionne Warwick also star and i don´t know how they got her talked into this.

Legendary Jerry Goldsmith composed the score and i have to say that the theme tune has some potential.

The film was directed by Jerry London, more known from his television projects. It was filmed in Chicago and also in Italy for some reason i don´t understand.

This really was surprisingly lame effort but it was fun to see Burt dressed as Santa while he´s trying to catch a shoplifter. One of the few highlights here definitely.
 
Posted by Peter Lemonjello (Member # 37395) on :
 
If it's lamer than Reynolds' COP AND A HALF then it's pretty ****ing lame.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Just watched Legend and enjoyed it more than I ever have. It's just gorgeous!
 
Posted by skatexedge (Member # 5712) on :
 
Breakin' 1984. [Smile] Still very entertaining after 32 years. My brother and I went to see it back in 1984 as he was majorly into break dancing at the time.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I have Legend on Blu Helen and you are right it's a great looking film,Rent A Cop sure does sound bad Atomik!

Never seen Breakin' but watched Flashdance for the first time ever a few weeks back which I know is a different sort of dancing! [Big Grin]

So out of the Breakdance movies (none of which I've ever seen) which is actually the most entertaining is it Breakin' and it's sequel or Beat Street?

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Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Big Trouble In Little China (1986)

John Carpenter's epic adventure yarn was perfect for Kurt Russell. Jack Burton is basically a funnier, stupider and less cynical version of Snake Plissken, and Russell nailed it. Kim Cattrall borders on the annoying sometimes, but she's beautiful and feisty, and the rest of the cast are excellent, especially Dennis Dun as the love-lorn Wang Chen and James Hong as the spooky protaghonist, David Lo Pan.

As battles between good and evil, mortals and the spirits, and rival factions of Chinatown's gangs go, this is impossible to beat.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
There were a lot good movies from 1986, and Big Trouble in Little China has certainly stood the test of time as being one of the most fun. Kurt Russell is an iconic kind of guy, and Jack Burton and Snake Plissken (and maybe even Captain Ron) showcase Russell at his iconic best: tough, funny, disreputable, and above all, charismatic. He's one of those guys who was born to be a movie star with that magnetic screen presence of his. Some people really, really have it like Russell, Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Clint Eastwood, Chow Yun-Fat...while others just have a tendency to fade away on the big screen (I'm talking to you David Duchovny. [Smile] )
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?yr=1986 - 1986 had so many great films that bombed at the theatres especially the aforementioned 80s classic Big Trouble In Little China.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Helen, I saw Legend at a cinema in the West End in its original version long before all the soundtrack tampering and what not and its US release. It is a beautiful looking, entertaining film.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Crash:
Helen, I saw Legend at a cinema in the West End in its original version long before all the soundtrack tampering and what not and its US release. It is a beautiful looking, entertaining film.

Yeah until you look into it you don't realise how much this movie has been tampered with over the years,there's two cuts of the film on my US import Blu Ray (Directors Cut and original theatrical cut) and IMDb states that in total there are another 2 other versions of the film out there and that Ridley Scott's first cut run for over 30 minutes longer!

I bet this looked really impressive on the big screen,Crash did you ever get to see Streets Of Fire on the big screen as that is one I would have loved to have watched at the theatres.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I saw the 95-minute UK theatrical cut with Jerry Goldsmith's score. I have since seen the US version with the Tangerine Dream score and the additional pop songs. As much as I like Tangerine Dream, I prefer the original version.

As a matter of fact, I did see Streets of Fire in a theatre the day that it opened, all three or four of us at that showing. LOL Seriously, this was, of course, before digital projection, IMAX, etc., but it did sound great. Really great. The sound mixing is excellent. And I liked it immediately, despite all the slagging on it back then by just about everybody. It's one of those films whose popularity will continue to grow. It is just so creative and ahead of its time.

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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I've only ever seen the 95 minute version and that feels well long enough. Couldn't imagine what more needs to be added really!

Ooh, would love to see Streets of Fire on the big screen!
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Walter Hill (Street's Of Fire) was such a great director back in the day and even his later less successful outings such as Johnny Handsome,Another 48 HRS etc still have a lot of entertainment value!

http://m.imdb.com/name/nm0001353/filmotype/director - Hard Times (1975) with Bronson and Coburn what a great film that was!
 
Posted by Peter Lemonjello (Member # 37395) on :
 
His later less successful outings? I would say those films you mention (which are a quarter century old now) are stone cold classics compared to pretty much anything he has done in the last fifteen years.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Yes certainly true Peter,Johnny Handsome,Extreme Prejudice,Red Heat,Another 48Hrs,Last Man Standing etc.etc. definitely trump anything he's done since 2000 onwards though I didn't dislike Bullet To The Head which he made with Sly Stallone back in 2012 which felt a bit like a throwback to his thrillers of the 80s!

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Lady Chatterley´s Lover (1981)

"A film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's novel. After a crippling injury leaves her husband impotent, Lady Chatterly is torn between her love for her husband and her physical desires.
With her husband's consent, she seeks out other means of fulfilling her needs." (IMDb)

I often like to watch these period pieces but this was a pretty dull film even though i like Kristel´s body [Wink]
The drama part just doesn´t work. No highs or lows here, things just come and go.
And the ending felt rushed, i wonder if it´s the same with the book.
 
Posted by JCU (Member # 2851) on :
 
Don't Go In The House

Circa de 1980

Cheesy but not overly cheesy with an interesting plot about an abused son who is deranged. He keeps mom's corpse in the house and is seemingly motivated by her presence.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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"A young artist, searching for his vocation, makes a mannequin so perfect he falls in love with it. Finding the mannequin in a store window, he gets a job there and his creation comes to life."

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Mannequin is a lot of fun J2ME though I couldn't quite make it through part 2 even though I adore Kristy Swanson,might give it another try sometime!

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1981's Death Hunt and the 1985 Romancing The Stone sequel The Jewel Of The Nile,both fun action adventures,Jewel which I first saw back in the theatre's on its original release and must admit to not being the biggest fan of at the time seems too improve with each viewing and though it does fall short of 1984's Romancing The Stone it is still a pretty decent and generally very entertaining sequel!


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Looks great on Blu-ray especially once they get to sunny Africa (Morocco) and Michael Douglas's colourful shirt in high-definition is certainly a sight for the eyes.


https://youtu.be/TiG8ojJPtEE - Jewel Of The Nile trailer (1985).


Death Hunt is an enjoyable early 80s man hunt thriller (based on true events) with Albert Johnson (Charles Bronson) falling foul of the local law after a dispute with a despicable gang that are participating in a dog fight,Bronson witnesses the brutal dog fight and intervenes and manages to save one of the half dead dogs and this then upsets the gangs leader Hazel as played by the late veteran actor Ed Lauter.


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Hazel and his men decide to pursue Bronson to his log cabin and after a violent confrontation leaves one there gang dead Hazel (Lauter) seeks the help of the local police Sargent Edgar Millen (Lee Marvin) and his men Sundog - Carl Weathers and Alvin - Andrew Stevens (who played alongside Bronson 2 years later in 1983's 10 To Midnight) into tracking down the dangerous trapper Albert Johnson( Bronson).

Great little thriller this that features stunning snowy location shooting of Alberta Canada plus some exciting action sequences and a high calibre cast as you've not only got Charles Bronson and Lee Marvin but you've got Carl Weathers,Andrew Stevens,William Sanderson,Ed Lauter and Angie ****inson as well!

Also looks good on Blu-ray and is a noticeable improvement over the previous DVD though i did find the dialogue slightly muted at times.

Highly recommended!

https://youtu.be/yzCjznfI7Ac - Death Hunt trailer (1981).
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Mannequin is such a feelgood movie and there´s nothing to be ashamed of if you happen to love it.
The sequel is not that bad, supersilly but fun stuff.

I also like Death Hunt, The Jewel of the Nile not so much.
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
Caught part of Weird Science last night. Been a long time. Always a fun one!
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Hey gecko. I'm watching that too
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by TerdNthePoolGGB:
Hey gecko. I'm watching that too

Sweet! I can't even remember what channel I watched it on, but must be getting some good play right now.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I watched Mannequin two nights ago on one of those movie channels on Dish tv. At my Dad's house. This movie just screams "1980 s" to me. The clothes, the zany characters, the jaunty montage with Andrew and Kim changing clothes. I forgot how pretty Kim Cattrell is, and Andrew was at his prime back then. I know it's a silly movie, but it does make one feel good and nostalgic for the 80's.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Watched the 1987 crime drama Best Seller with the excellent pairing of Brian Dennehy and James Woods this was an ace little thriller which featured first rate performances from both leads and a great script by Larry Cohen,cool electronic music score as well by Jay Ferguson that seems impossible to find.

Only downside for me here was British actress Victoria Tennant who I don't dislike but she sort of felt slightly out of place to me here and didn't quite convince in her role!

Overall though a top thriller that deserves a lot more credit!

https://youtu.be/jWKyXlgcYoA - Best Seller trailer (1987).
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I think that like many of Larry Cohen's screenplays, the basic idea of Best Seller is brilliant. He always hooks you with a clever concept. I like Best Seller a lot, but it's not quite perfect. It needed maybe one more draft of the screenplay. Or it could be, as I think that I read somewhere, the subplot with Tennant was severely reduced in the final edit. Anyway, I agree: good, underrated thriller. Both Dennehy and Woods are especially fine.
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Watched The Empire Strikes Back at the weekend.

I'm now about to write to Seth McFarlane, so that he knows he has ruined the movies for me. It's impossible for me to watch them without filling in the dialogue gaps with quoted from Blue Harvest, Something Something Dark Side, or It's A Trap....
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
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The Man With One Red Shoe (1985)

Cute little espionage vehicle for Tom Hanks, who excels as the hapless, unwitting stooge in a CIA power struggle. Also stars Jim Belushi, Carrie Fisher, Lori Singer, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, and a great little cameo appearance by David Ogden Stiers.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Originally posted by Pittsburghgirl:
Is there still a thread for last 80's movies you watched, because I can't seem to find it? I watched most of Colors starring Robert Duvall and Sean Penn late last night. I just couldn't make it to almost 2:00 am. I did watch it on AMC awhile back, and the AMC version is terrible. They deleted so many scenes and swearing, it is not worth watching. Good movie if you see the real cut.

Yep it's still here Pittsburghgirl.

Though one of Hanks lesser known outings I thought The Man With One Red Shoe was pretty good fun overall!
 
Posted by Nostalgic for the '80's (Member # 37454) on :
 
"Colors" (1988) is an amazing film - very grim & gritty.

It was almost prophetic in a way - since it pre-dated the L.A. riots from the early '90's.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Thanks guys. I honestly searched for this thread exactly as it is titled, and it did not pop up. That is up there with my Google searches. I will do a search and come up with nothing. My husband does a search and comes up with 500 hits!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I watched Man, Woman and Child a few nights ago. This felt like a tv " movie of the week". No wonder it was a flop.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
HEY PACMAN! I loved COLORS. Havent see n Man wwith 1 Red Shoe or Man Woman Child
 
Posted by skatexedge (Member # 5712) on :
 
St. Elmo's Fire. For the 600th time. I never get tired of watching it. Makes me wish I could time travel back to 1985 and my freshman year of college.

Kirby would have been arrested for his creepy stalking of Dale if it was nowadays! [Smile]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
skatexedge, I feel the same way when I watch St. Elmo's Fire! I really wish I could go back to those crisp fall days, crunchy leaves on the sidewalks, beautiful autumn colors, and fun fun fun !
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Rewatched Vacation (1983), first time on blu-ray.

This time the funniest jokes were the car salesman scene (Eugene Levy rocks!) and Chevy falling asleep while driving the family truckster.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
"I could go another hundred miles"
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Swamp Thing (1982) starring Louis Jourdan and Adrienne Barbeau.

Decent enough for what it was, this Wes Craven movie is based on the DC Comics characters, and comes across very much as a 'gentle Troma' movie. There's very little gore, the violence is more humorous than gratuitous, what nudity there is is minimal, and kept to a couple of easily editable-for-tv segments, and the characters play mainly for laughs rather than bigging up the schlock-horror aspect.

All in all, it's a fairly enjoyable throwaway of a movie.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Bloodbath at the House of Death (1984)

"Six scientists arrive at the creepy Headstone Manor to investigate a strange phenomena which was the site of a mysterious massacre years earlier where 18 guests were killed in one night.
It turns out that the house is the place of a satanic cult lead by a sinister monk who plans to kill the scientists who are inhabiting this house of Satan." (IMDb)

Saw this fun british horror movie spoof some 30 years back and now watched it again [Smile]
Starring Kenny Everett who also had a cool show on his own back in the day.

American Werewolf in London, Carrie, Alien, Entity, E.T., Star Wars etc. Some very funny scenes here and the comedy can also be pretty rude at times.
Legendary Vincent Price is clearly having a great time as evil Mr. Sinister.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Yeah I've not watched Bloodbath At The House Of Death for some time now but I do recall it being more amusing than most of the reviews for it at the time would have you believe!

Atomik have you got the comedy Water with Michael Caine and Billy Connolly as that is one I' ve not seen for about 30 years now and can't remember if it was any good or not?
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Don´t have Water, warrior. Saw the tape on sale once but sadly didn´t grab it.
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Watched Night Of The Comet the other night.

Only thing I really got from it is that Robert Beltran has always been a terrible actor, he didn't actually just stink in Voyager...
 
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Dragons Forever (1988)

"Jackie Chan stars as a hot-shot lawyer hired by a Hong Kong chemical plant to dispose of opposition to their polluting ways. But when he falls for a beautiful woman out to stop the plant, Jackie is torn in a conflict of interest and asks his trusty friends Samo and Biao to help out at least until they discover the true purpose of the plant."

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Not bad Charles Bronson thriller from 1988 which is in all truth a little bit light on the action but still I did find it to be pretty entertaining and Bronson here gives a decent performance as a Denver newspaper journalist who's following up a story on a brutal slaying of a Mormon family.

Well directed by J Lee Thompson who had made 7 films With Bronson prior to this and actually went on to make a ninth and final movie together in Kinjite - Forbidden Subjects the following year and while this is certainly not up there with the best of em' it's decent enough viewing with the only negatives being some rather embarrassing acting from the supporting cast and an all to abrupt ending!

This Blu Ray from UK distributor 88 films looks none to bad with the beautiful Colorado mountain scenery really standing out and while light on the extras it does include a trailer for the feature plus a few other trailers and a reversible cover art.

Yeah so overall probably about a 7/10.

https://youtu.be/MXGNvlA82mM - Messenger Of Death trailer 1988.

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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"A band of friends go on a drunken, all-night spree, spending a night in a high-class San Francisco brothel." (Wiki)

I got tired with this one pretty fast.
What we have here is grown men whining about problems with family life and their sexual frustrations.

The cast is interesting of course but the script could´ve been much better.
Lots of pretty ladies here and especially Playboy Playmate january ´84 Penny Baker was a sight for sore eyes [Wink]

Like Leo Logan posted earlier, Blu-ray/DVD coming from Olive Films in January 2017.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I watched The Men's Club way back and remember very little from it apart from it being a bit dull and this despite it having a really great cast!
 
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Mission Kill (1986)

"An ex-Green Beret visits one of his army buddies, and finds himself involved in his friend's scheme to smuggle arms into a turbulent South American country." (IMDb)

Ginty time and while this was a decent time waster, it´s far from his strongest hour and a half.
The film was written, directed and produced by David Winters who had an eclectic career.
This guy went from West Side Story to Trashin´ and was a well known dance choreographer too.

Ginty does his job and we have a few decent action sequences here but nothing really memorable stuff.
Cameron Mitchell plays Ginty´s pal Harry and he´s the type of fella you just know is going to get wasted. That happens before the half hour mark [Big Grin]
One of my favorites, Olivia d´Abo is totally miscast as one of the rebels. She was still underaged so our hero can´t even sleep with her although she showed skin already in Bolero two years earlier.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
https://youtu.be/lVa--mBCOoA - just checked out the trailer Atomik and it looks pretty lively stuff,i really liked Ginty but i don't think he always got offered the best of projects to work on!

Quite a few of his I've yet to see -

Scarab
Warriors Of The Lost World
Three Kinds If Heat
Mission Kill
Vietnam Texas
The Bounty Hunter
Cop Target
Maniac Killer
Gold Raiders
White Fire
Programmed To Kill aka The Retaliator which I did have on VHS but sadly the tape was mangled!


I've watched both of the awesome Exterminator's as well as Out On Bail (1989) which wasn't bad,The Act (1982) a political thriller which was a bit uneventful but passable and The Alchemist which I didn't dislike!

Other than that i've just seen him in small roles in films like Harley Davidson & The Marlboro Man and Loverboy but he was definitely a cool actor!

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A hard-nosed Chicago journalist has an unlikely love affair with an eagle researcher - from IMDb.


Watched the 1981 Comedy Romance Continental Divide for the very first time and despite reading many mixed reviews I found it to fairly enjoyable overall and while not Overly hilarious i still thought it had the odd good laugh here and there!

Performances were all good especially from John Belushi and Blair Brown who I thought made for a likeable couple and it took me a while to recognise him (my wife kept saying who's that he looks familiar and I kept saying I don't know but your right he does look familiar and then It clicked) but the hulking Tony Ganios who played Meat in the Porky's movies turns up here under heavy disguise as a bearded mountain man.

Beautiful scenery as well and there's a moment where Belushi is stood at a train station and you can see all the surrounding mountainside and it looked stunning and I'd think you could wait there all day for a train and not get bored!

Yeah so a sweet natured comedy that made for a pleasant enough viewing but while watching it I couldn't help but keeping thinking that only about a year later Belushi would be dead from a drugs overdose and it did make you think what a waste of a great talent!

I'd rate it a respectable 7/10.

https://youtu.be/6bicYP_rdWE - Continental Divide trailer.

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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I have always enjoyed Continental Divide, a real change-of-pace for Belushi, a rom-com. It's sharply written by the great Lawrence Kasdan ("The bear stole my cigarettes!"), and Belushi and Blair Brown have really nice chemistry, the kind you can believe is real. Belushi even got himself into shape and lost weight for the part. I think that he was crushed that it didn't do better business. And then, as you've said, YW, he'd be dead of an OD in a year. What a waste of an extraordinary talent.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Yeah, Continental Divide is good stuff!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Cat Chaser (1989)

"A Miami hotel owner finds danger when be becomes romantically involved with the wife of a deposed general
from the Dominican Republic where he fought many years back." (IMDb)

This was a pretty messy thriller directed by Abel Ferrara based on the novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard.
The film stars Peter Weller, Kelly McGillis, Charles Durning, Frederic Forrest and Tomas Milian.

Lots of talk in here with a totally unnecessary narrator. Weller didn´t like the idea so they hired Reni Santoni to do the talking [Big Grin]
There´s a very realistic sex scene between Peter and Kelly and McGillis´ completely nude character is humiliated by her husband so no wonder she hated the the film.
Add full frontal male nudity and few nasty kills so you have a complete Ferrara experience [Big Grin]

Weller is solid plus i like Durning and Forrest but the screenplay is so confused at times i can´t really recommend this one.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Cat Chaser was taken away from Ferrara during the time of the Vestron bankruptcy and re-edited against his wishes. As you said, aTomiK, there's some good stuff here, like the goofy Elmore Leonard plot of Weller's involvement with the wife of a deposed DR general. (There is some great dialogue: "I thought I was going to die. He gave me a beer." LOL) Kelly McGillis, despite having the tackiest wardrobe you've ever seen, is quite uninhibited and excellent. (And that one scene where she's violated is really nasty and disturbing.) The cast of Weller, Forest, and Durning is fine--and Durning says "turlet" for "toilet" which is great. All in all, it's somewhat of a disjointed mess but an interesting one nonetheless. I know that even way back in the laserdisc days a director's cut was promised, but nothing has ever materialized. The longer, uncensored version--not the one shown in U.S. theatres or on cable--is the one to see.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Watched some obscure flix recently,
Uncle Buck
WarGames
Christmas Vacation
PLanes Trains & Automobiles,
I highly recommend all of these if you have not 80s scene them
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Dog Day (1984)

"A fugitive on the run from the law and carrying several million dollars hides out in the house of a farm family.
The tables turn when the family turns out to be even more criminally oriented than he is, and begins to terrorize him instead of the other way around." (IMDb)

Saw Dog Day back in the 80s and it was cool to see this Yves Boisset film again after all these years.
It´s one of the last films Marvin did and i have to say that he doesn´t do much. Tina Louise is the other american born here but her role isn´t that big.

The farm people are pretty vulgar so it might turn some people of but if you´re open minded check it out. The Francis Lai penned theme tune is beautiful.
This is not a masterpiece but i enjoyed watching these wacko characters and the overall sweaty atmosphere.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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Evil Under The Sun (1982)

Entertaining but rather forgettable Agatha Christie murder mystery, starring Peter Ustinov as Hercule Poirot.
Bloodless and mostly played for laughs, Evil Under The Sun features an allstar cast including Jane Birkin,
Roddy McDowall, James Mason, Sylvia Miles, Diana Rigg, Maggie Smith, and Colin Blakely.

This was Ustinov's second appearance as super sleuth Hercule Poirot (after Death On The Nile, 1978),
and he would go on to play the role again in several made-for-TV movies as well as Appointment With Death (1988).
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Evil Under the Sun is a good, but completely forgettable, Agatha Christie mystery. I've always liked Ustinov as Poirot. He was charming and brought a comedic flair to the part. The less said about Appointment with Death, the better. It's an example--like Superman and Death Wish--of Cannon Films taking a franchise and running it into the ground with a cheapjack production.

But if you want to see a real slog of a movie made out of an Agatha Christie novel, take a look at Cannon's Ordeal by Innocence, which also wastes a fantastic cast, including Donald Sutherland, Christopher Plummer, and Fay Dunaway. It's sort of a one-off Christie since it doesn't feature either Poirot or Miss Marple. It has a pretty good pretty underlying plot--Sutherland returns from an expedition to Antarctica, I believe, to discover to his horror that he was the sole alibi witness for a guy hanged for murder while he was gone--but the whole enterprise moves with the pace of a slug and just lies there, wasting cast, talent, and money.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Watched the 1980 Cannon Films horror The Godsend about a strange and heavily pregnant woman (played by Donald Pleasance's daughter Angela) who turns up at a remote country house which belongs to Alan and Kate Marlowe plus there four children and while there she suddenly goes into labour giving birth to a daughter (later to be named as Bonnie) and though at first everything seems fine come the next morning she has disappeared leaving her newborn daughter in the care of the Marlowe family!

Trouble is for the Marlowe family is that there is more to this cute little baby girl than what meets the eye and as she grows a real evil streak becomes apparent and soon she is trying to despatch of all the other young siblings of her new adopted family so that she can then become the one and only sole child!

Not bad British horror which while being pretty tame with a distinct absence of any gore,nudity etc makes up for it somewhat by being both very well shot (some cool aerial shots here of London and it's surroundings) and also fairly well acted by the majority of the cast!

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The Blu Ray from Scream Factory I thought was decent with a pretty good Picture/Audio transfer and this was despite it having to share about half its disc space with the very enjoyable 1987 genie horror feature The Outing.

So while there's nothing overly amazing here i'd still say it's an enjoyable 90 minutes or so and that it has the added bonus of some terrific location shots of 1980s Great Britain.

Yeah so certainly not bad and at least worth a watch! - 6.5/10.

https://youtu.be/zt1doLuzQoQ - The Godsend trailer (1980).

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Dog Day (1984)

"A fugitive on the run from the law and carrying several million dollars hides out in the house of a farm family.
The tables turn when the family turns out to be even more criminally oriented than he is, and begins to terrorize him instead of the other way around." (IMDb)

Saw Dog Day back in the 80s and it was cool to see this Yves Boisset film again after all these years.
It´s one of the last films Marvin did and i have to say that he doesn´t do much. Tina Louise is the other american born here but her role isn´t that big.

The farm people are pretty vulgar so it might turn some people of but if you´re open minded check it out. The Francis Lai penned theme tune is beautiful.
This is not a masterpiece but i enjoyed watching these wacko characters and the overall sweaty atmosphere.

I've not seen this since it's original release but It's definitely one that I have stuck in my head as it was seriously messed up in places!

I think it needs a revisit just for me to see if it's every bit as sleazy as I remember it being from watching it back in the day on VHS.

Though one thing for certain is that it was certainly different from Lee Marvin's other works! [Big Grin]

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Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Tango and Cash. Totally cheesy flick with all the 80's cliches- Cops gets framed, industrial warehouse of some dot with steam flowing everywhere, etc.
 
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Deadly Force (1983)

"Stoney Cooper, a former Los Angeles police officer, is at a low point in his life. Kicked off the force because of his anti-authority attitude, he now ekes out a living as a freelancer in New York.
All this changes when the daughter of an old friend is killed by a serial killer terrorizing L.A. Although almost nobody in his old home town is happy to see him back,
Cooper pledges to bring the killer to justice before any more innocent people die." (IMDb)

Slightly disappointing Wings Hauser vehicle.
What we get is mostly offscreen kills and pretty dull over-all feel. Hauser is a fun fella and has this b-grade charisma i like.
Some nice early 80s street scenery here but let´s face it, this should´ve been much better. Making an entertaining action film back in ´83 was no rocket science.
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
80s movies I watched throughout 2016 are:

The Osterman Weekend (1983)
Short Circuit (1986)
Thief (1981)
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Kill Me Again (1989)
Slam Dance (1987)
Rampage (1987)
Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989)
Dead Ringers (1988)
Working Girl (1988)
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Racing with the Moon (1984)
Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)
Vampire's Kiss (1988)
Light of Day (1987)
Risky Business (1983)
Tango and Cash (1989)
Die Hard (1988)
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
There are some great underrated ones on your list in addition to the acknowledged classics, LL. Vampire's Kiss, with Nic Cage's nuttiest performance ever, needs a bigger cult.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Seeing Wings Hauser up the top there reminds that one day I really do need to watch Vice Squad,I have seen bits and pieces over the years but not the whole film for some reason or the other.


Some great films there Leo and I find Vampire's Kiss to be much more fun than it's given credit for,Cage's performance is totally bonkers but also absolutely hilarious!

I keep trying to talk my brother in-law into watching it as he really rips it out of NIC Cage and basically can't stand him and I keep saying that this performance will change his mind on him and that he would laugh despite himself but he won't have any Of it!

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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
YW, Vice Squad is a classic 80s B-movie directed by the great Gary Sherman, who should've had a much bigger career. (If you ever get the chance to see his UK horror film Deadline--retitled as Raw Meat in the U.S.--from 1973, which it. It's brilliant all around.) Vice Squad moves along at a good pace and has all the seedy/sleazy elements present. And it has the quintessential Wings Hauser performance as a nasty pimp who beats his girls with a coat hanger on a stick. Wings makes such a great villain.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I think Gary Sherman was a very decent director and from his Directorial efforts that I've seen I like both Dead And Buried and Wanted Dead or Alive with Rutger Hauer a great deal,also the PG-13 thriller Lisa was rather well done and quite tense at times despite its restraints.

Actually even the critically savaged and in all truth quite weak Poltergeist outing part 3 which he directed i think had its charms!

Never seen Raw Meat but heard so many good things about it over the years and with Donald Pleasance in the lead and it being shot in and around London I can just imagine it being pretty great!

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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It's not going to take a genius but can anyone guess from my pic I took above which movie set around Xmas I watched last night?
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
The Volkswagen gives it away. Graemlins:-P;-):-D:-X
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Well done Terd I think your right the Volkswagen gave it away! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Gotta love Gremlins!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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The War of the Roses (1989)

"A married couple try everything to get each other to leave the house in a vicious divorce battle." (IMDb)

This was a good dark comedy. Surprisingly well made film i have to say, DeVito sure has some skills.
It´s fun to watch Douglas and Turner going berserk.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Revisited Wes Craven's Shocker again and loved every minute of it,such a fun Horror and for me easily amongst his (Craven's) top 5.

Looks and sounds awesome on Blu Ray as well and features some pretty cool extras!

https://youtu.be/AJ45o5nBbA8 - Shocker trailer (1989).
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Shocker is highly entertaining film with lots of comedy in it. The blu looks so electrifying i just might need to update [Cool]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Watched Death Wish 2 again for the first time in a little while,great sequel this with Bronson returning as Vigilante Paul Kersey this time along with his real life wife Jill Ireland.

Director Michael Winner really ups the violence and sleaze levels here especially in this the uncut version (Dutch DVD) that I own which contains a couple of rather unpleasant rape scenes,still it's an exciting and action packed follow up with Bronson doing his usual great job of taking out the garbage!


https://youtu.be/qdlGpQmfvwk - Death Wish 2 trailer (1982).
 
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Also for the first time in many years watched the hilarious 1986 Paul Mazursky comedy Down And Out In Beverley Hills starring Richard Dreyfuss,Nick Nolte,Bette Middler and Little Richard.


Really fun flick this with many a laugh and a cool soundtrack (not heard Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime for an absolute age) plus some excellent performance's especially from Richard Dreyfuss who seems to have the knack for these comedic roles but as good as he is here even he is outshone by Mike The Dog as Matisse a beautiful black and white faced collie dog who steals the show!

Highly recommended!


https://youtu.be/q3OHpuHpl9c - Down And Out In Beverley Hills trailer (1986).


https://youtu.be/F3d6za8LnGU - Opening credits featuring the track Once In A Lifetime by Talking Heads.
 
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Watched Tobe Hooper's 1986 remake of Invaders From Mars (Blu Ray rental) the other night,forgot that I already actually own this on DVD on a double bill feature along with 1983's Strange Invaders.

Anyhow it's not a bad family Sci-Fi adventure with some pretty decent visual effects as well as some rather wacky looking Martians from the mind of the late great Stan Winston.

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Never seen the 1953 original but I know it's held in fairly high regard so hopefully one day I'll get the chance to check that out also!

Good cast here with real life Mom and son Karen Black and Hunter Carson along with Timothy Bottoms,James Karen and a really fun performance from Louise Fletcher (One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest) as a rather mean spirited school teacher.

Yeah so overall pretty good fun and my 9 year old son must have really enjoyed it as he watched it again the following day!


https://youtu.be/t8BXNW36vbc - Invaders From Mars trailer (1986).

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Deadly Messages (1985)

This was an entertaining and atmospheric tv-thriller directed by Jack Bender (The Midnight Hour, Lost series etc.)

The film stars Dynasty´s Kathleen Beller and Michael Brandon from Dempsey & Makepeace fame.
Both leads did a good job and the film also has few professionals like Dennis Franz and Kurtwood Smith among the supporting cast.
Brad Fiedel composed the score and you can definitely hear the Terminator influences.

What we have here is some Ouija board stuff, amnesia and mental issues and of course a killer on the loose. Good stuff.
 
Posted by Jessie the Sunflower Goddess (Member # 1877) on :
 
Die Hard
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
The original Die Hard is most certainly a classic,never seen Deadly Messages Atomik but it sounds interesting what with the Ouija board plot plus the solid cast.

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Watched my old VHS of The Wild Life (last time I checked the tape it played awful but this time strangely enough it played perfectly [Confused] ) a really fun comedy drama from 1984 with an awesome all star cast featuring Eric Stoltz,Lea Thompson,Rick Moranis,Jenny Wright,Randy Quaid etc and for me a career best performance from the late Chris Penn.

Cool soundtrack as well as some great laughs I especially liked the strip club scene which had me laughing out loud and the chaotic end party where Chris Penn and his wrestling buddies find there out of control house party too confined for dance space so they charge at there walls knocking through a hole into the adjoining Neighbours apartment!

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The beautiful Sherilyn Fenn turns up very briefly during the mainic end party as does Chris Penn's real life father Leo Penn who give his sons character of Tommy a clip around the ear for his misbehaviour!

As much as I like Fast Times At Ridgemont High I would say that I like The Wild Life equally as much or actually probably a fraction more.

Great fun!

https://youtu.be/OMCKBotk3p0 - The Wild Life trailer (1984).

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
The Wild Life definitely needs a rewatch!
 
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Watched the 1987 boxing drama Heart Starring Brad Davis and a young looking Steve Buscemi last night,was not a bad watch this though the down on his luck boxer come good story had been done to death even way back in 87 when this came out but the performances were all good plus it had a slight difference to the others in just how downbeat and bleak it felt at times.

Loved the piano music score to this which also features in the trailer -
https://youtu.be/j_8TE5-Dxuc and is played during Brad Davis's training scenes,the fight choreography felt a bit off at times to me and it wasn't helped by the over amplified sound effects but yeah overall this wasn't bad and I'm going to give it a recommendation especially if you like 80s boxing flicks!
 
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Raise the Titanic (1980)

"A group of Americans are interested in raising the ill-fated Ocean liner Titanic. One of the team members finds out the Russians also have plans to raise the ship from its watery grave.
Why all the interest ? A rare mineral on board could be used to power a sound beam that will knock any missile out of the air when entering US airspace." (IMDb)

So-so adventure film directed by Jerry Jameson and based on the book of the same name by Clive Cussler.

I kinda liked the first 45 mins or so (the planning, ship searching) and the ship raising sequence looks cool. The Titanic model was raised more than 50 times until a satisfactory shot was acquired.
After that it´s quite boring, the soviets give a little hard time while the ship is towed into New York harbor but that´s it.

Richard Jordan gives a good performance and the rest of the cast is also pretty solid. The score, composed by John Barry, is one of the highlights of the movie.
So, it´s a mixed bag and of course historically inaccurate. The wreck of the real Titanic was found in 1985 and they found out that the ship broke in half as she foundered.

The film was a disaster at the box office, it grossed $7 million against a budget of $40 million.
 
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Night Crossing (1982)

"Two men want to escape from East Germany (under Communist rule) but they will only go if they can take their families with them. Based on a true story." (IMDb)

Decent Disney film with one surprising, more violent moment.
The cast did a good job, especially Hurt & Alexander and Glynnis O´Connor looked cute. Not very exciting tale, feels more like a tv-movie.
Love the poster and the opening credits theme from Jerry Goldsmith is good.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Never seen The Night Crossing Atomik but remember first seeing the trailer for it many many years back and being somewhat intrigued by it!

I agree that's some cool poster artwork there,sad that Sir John Hurt has now departed us as he was such a quality actor.

Last movie of Hurt's that I watched was only the other week actually and that was White Mischief (about a real life murder case in 1940s Kenya) in which he has a fairly small role,was a bit of a slow paced affair but Still very watchable and rather well made with a sizzling performance from the beautiful Greta Scacchi.

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Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Rivers Edge. Well that was disturbing. I had never seen this movie before. Crispin Glover definitely grates on the nerves, even more so in this than BTTF. What else can I say? A bunch of juvenile delinquents, and a Mother who has no idea how to raise her kids and is more concerned about her boyfriend. I don't want to give away any spoilers, so I will leave it at that.
Young warrior, I'd love to see The Wild Life again. I remember going to the theater to see it with my friend when we were kids.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
River's Edge is disturbing, but it's very well done, a small gem.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Watched Adam and Eve: The First Love Story (1983) aka Blue Paradise aka Adam and Eve vs Cannibals aka... [Smile]

"God casts Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden because Eve decided to eat a forbidden apple that a talking snake told her to eat.
The disgraced couple find themselves battling a coterie of various creatures." (IMDb)

Haha, gotta love those italians, the masters of rip-off films [Big Grin]
In this one they have the history of creation tale mixed with Blue Lagoon style love story and you can also see elements from Quest for Fire, Ironmaster and even cannibal films.
And then there´s the very cheap looking boulder scene straight from Raiders of the Lost Ark [Big Grin]

The film stars Mark Gregory best known from the great Bronx films and Thunder series, unknown Andrea Goldman and Angel Alcazar.
Pretty fun stuff for fans of low budget italian cinema.

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Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
We watched Fast Times at Ridgemont High for the millionth time. I am now getting to know most of the dialogue. I think my husband can quote almost the entire movie. Gnarly!
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
I love that Pittsburghgirl.

"75 dollars and a ride"
" if u don't shutup mister, I'm gonna kick 100% of your @#%"
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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Paternity (1981)

"A single man searches for a woman who will bear his baby with no strings attached."

A nice movie to while away a boring Sunday afternoon.

"Quimby sucks!"

Paternity
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Watched the Arthur sequel Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988).

"Arthur loses all his money, and his wife wants a baby." (short and sweet IMDb plot summary [Smile] )

Arthur (Dudley) still loves the booze and his wife Linda (Liza) is allright with that. Where do they raise these kind of wives [Big Grin]
Our hero may lose all his money but never the jokes. It´s just that they are not as funny as in the original film.

It guess it was a decent movie but felt so unnecessary.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Arthur is a terrific comedy--the sequel not great at all--but I can't imagine someone getting a studio to greenlight a script like that today. Can you imagine that pitch to the studio execs? "You see, our protagonist is this selfish, but charming, alcoholic, who is drunk in just about every scene..."
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Mystics In Bali - Black magic insanity. Loved it!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Bad Taste - Ooookay
 
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Burglar (1987)

"Bernice Rhodenbarr is a retired "cat burglar" who runs a used bookstore. She is lured out of retirement when a retired cop (who busted her before) demands money to keep quiet about some evidence he withheld in one of her prior jobs. She agrees to a burglary job for a lady dentist, but theft leads to murder, and it's up to Bernice to try to prove her innocence."

Movie

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I enjoyed it. The movie has a great supporting cast: Bob Goldthwait, John Goodman, Anne DeSalvo, Lesley Ann Warren & G.W. Bailey.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Thanks for bringing Burglar up J2ME! I need to check it out, also have the soundtrack lp [Smile]
 
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I watched the quirky 1985 Aussie comedy drama The Coca Cola Kid again with Eric Roberts and the stunning Greta Scacchi,feel good flick this which despite being a bit out there at times has a lot of heart and leaves you with a big smile on your face!

Ample amounts of Greta Scacchi nudity and a catchy soundtrack also contribute to a pretty great watch!

https://youtu.be/V0l9S_MGCCg - The Coca Cola Kid trailer (1985).


https://youtu.be/5Ey2RSYo-Y4 - great track from Tim Finn from the soundtrack called 'Home For My Heart's.


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Also watched Sly Stallone's extremely entertaining 1987 arm wrestling flick Over The Top which I've seen countless times over the years and did manage to get to watch it in the theatres back in the day!

Great fun Cannon Films flick with a winning performance from Stallone and an awesome soundtrack,looks and sounds decent on Blu-ray as well!


https://youtu.be/gB5iDUnx0iY - Over The Top trailer (1987).

https://youtu.be/ucM9qEk1pIc - In This Country by Robin Sander from the soundtrack of Over The Top.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
The last time I saw Whoopi Goldberg's Burglar was back upon its home video debut the same as Jumping Jack Flash so I need to get around to checking both of them out again someday soon.

Have watched her comedy thriller Fatal Beauty a couple of times over the years and I found that to be fairly enjoyable!

PS. J2ME you star I just noticed the link to Paternity on YouTube I'm going to give that a watch when I get chance as I've never seen it before!

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Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
Smooth Talk (1985)

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I vaguely remember seeing pieces of this one once when I was younger. Being a kid of maybe 8 or 9 years old it didn't hold my interest much then. But watching it now, my views have changed. It's a pretty darn good 80's drama starring Treat Williams and Laura Dern. I probably would have completely forgotten about this one if I hadn't spotted it in a pile of other films that time has forgotten. Overall I'm glad I picked it up though.

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I've been wanting to check out Smooth Talk for quite sometime now Pyro and posted about it in the should I watch this thread a little while back http://www.fast-rewind.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/2/11895/3.html?#000051 and by the sounds of it,it sounds like a decent watch!
 
Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
The first half of the movie is kind of boring, but once it picks up in the second half it's quite enjoyable. And both Laura Dern and Treat Williams are great in it. So yeah, I say it's definitely worth a watch young warrior. Whether it's worth purchasing though is iffy. It just depends if you're into these slightly risque kinds of drama films. Personally, I'm very happy I added this great 80's sleeper film to my collection.

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Smooth Talk seems to be region A coded, damn!
 
Posted by Willie D. (Member # 37482) on :
 
Akira 25th Anniversary Blu-Ray
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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Lotta love for Akira right here!
 
Posted by imawalkingcorpse (Member # 1675) on :
 
I watched Thief, I LOVE watching Jim Belushi get it...
 
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When the new warden comes in disguised as an inmate, he sees firsthand all the corruption and scams the guards and prison officials are running. When he reveals himself and starts to implement reforms to stop the corruption, the local business community, who had been benefiting from the scams, fights back, and the corrupt prison system starts making political trouble for the new warden.- from IMDb


Slightly overlong but still entertaining 1980 prison drama from director Stuart Rosenberg who the previous year had directed both The Amityville Horror and the fun but critically blasted Charles Bronson thriller Love And Bullets.

Features a star studded cast with the likes of Robert Redford,Yaphet Koto,David Keith,Joe Spinelli,Morgan Freeman,Wilford Brimley infact there's an absolute ton​ of faces that you'll recognise here!

Yeah not bad just a little bit long winded at times and with this amount of talent on show maybe it was fair to be expecting​ something a bit superior!

Still I'd certainly recommend checking it out just for the cast alone and it did hold my attention well enough over its 2 Hr plus running time so I'm going to give it a solid 7/10.


https://youtu.be/-eVzHtmJR7g - Brubaker trailer (1980).

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Watched Burglar (1987) and like J2ME above, i liked it very much.
Think another Whoopi flick Fatal Beauty with more comedy elements and you got it. Close to perfect 80s feel.

Burglar was directed by Hugh "Police Academy" Wilson and Commando guys Jeph Loeb/Matthew Weisman helped him with the screenplay.

Great cast, fun dialogue and groovy Sylvester Levay score.
The Distance (ex- The Power Station) guys wrote most of the tunes (another Commando connection) so you know that the beat is on!
Recommended!

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Posted by Jakey V (Member # 37348) on :
 
A movie called "Gotcha!" from '85 with Anthony Edwards. He gets double crossed on a trip to Europe and ends up in East Germany. The title gets it's name from a paintball game played on College campuses in the '80s.

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Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Love Gotchas Jakey
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Gotcha is awesome and i need to check out Burglar again one of these days,that looks like a cool soundtrack Atomik!
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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Just finished watching this '80s classic.

Goodbye, Goodbye

'All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine.'
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Fast times is so great! But that cover is not.haha
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Little Nikita (1988)

"An FBI agent works to uncover an All-American family as Soviet sleeper agents and gets caught up in friendship with their unaware son." (IMDb)

Pretty cool premise but only a decent movie.
You don´t really feel for River Phoenix´ character and the film lacks the magical "true" 80s atmosphere, the action also falls short.
Liked the San Diego locations and always enjoy watching Sidney Poitier and Richard Jenkins perform.
 
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Eccentric Vietnam War vet turned janitor claims to have witnessed a murder of a man tied to international political underground in order to get the attention of a TV reporter he has a huge crush on. The cops suspect his loser best friend - from IMDb.


Fairly decent 1981 Peter Yates thriller with a messy plot but a fantastic cast which is brought down a notch or two for me overall by a ridiculous plot twist about 45 minutes in that had me seriously scratching my head!

I must say it's well shot plus acted with an edgy James Woods being my pick of the performances even though he's probably only on screen for the best part of quarter of an hour!

Actually the supporting cast here rocks with Morgan Freeman as one of the investigating officers,Christopher Plummer as lead actress Sigourney Weavers very shady lover and the always excellent Kenneth McMillan ( Reckless) as male lead William Hurt's wheel chair bound father.

So not without its faults (especially the major plot twist) yet still certainly worth a watch!


https://youtu.be/437DYTFXanc - Eyewitness trailer (1981).

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Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I watched Memories of Me yesterday. A mediocre film starring Billy Crystal, who also co-wrote the screenplay, and Alan King. I saw this about 10 years ago, probably on AMC when they still played 80's movies, after one of my many surgeries. The movie also has JoBeth Williams co-starring as Billy Crystal's girlfriend/co-worker. They are both medical Doctors. Billy Crystal's character goes to visit his Father played by King, after having had a heart attack. The Father is an Extra in many movies, and hangs out at the local Extras bar. Father and Son don't get along, the girlfriend shows up and tries to make everything better. It was an okay film but it could've been so much better. Also, is it just me or do any of you confuse JoBeth Williams with Rita Wilson in the 80's? They both had that same gawd awful hairdo with the tight perm and blunt cut. And Alan King seems like he was rather abrasive, and not in a good way.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Watched Punchline (1988)

"Steven Gold is a stand-up comedian who is flat broke and has recently dropped out of medical school. He and several others work regularly at the Gas Station, a New York comedy club.
The wages are lousy and everybody hopes for the big break. Lilah Krytsick is housewife with an ambition to be a stand-up comedian, however she doesnt seem to have the talent.
Steven takes her under his wings and teaches her the art of comedy and humour. But when a TV station arranges a comedy evening at the club, Steve sees his opportunity for fame and stardom.
Their friendship seems quickly forgotten and now it's every man and woman for him- or herself!" (IMDb)

A decent stand up dramedy with few magical Tom Hanks moments.
You pretty much know what´s going to happen so it´s pretty safe storywise but Hanks fans should check it out and Field isn´t bad either.

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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
The problem I have with movies that depict stand-up comics like Punchline is that you hear the audiences in the film going nuts over the stand-up routines, and they're just not funny. Punchline was no exception for me. Good star turns by Hanks and Field, but the jokes aren't as funny as the movie thinks that they are.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I know what you mean. I´m not a big stand-up fan and i had to cringe few times watching Punchline.
Some very bad jokes here but like you said, the audience cheered like half-minded [Wink]
 
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Der Fan (1982)

"The film follows a disturbed teenage girl's obsessive love for a pop singer who, after meeting her,
eventually reveals that he does not love her back, leading to disastrous consequences." (Wiki)

Cool german film directed by Eckhart Schmidt.
The first hour builds up the last shocking 30 mins. Loved the new wave soundtrack composed by the band Rheingold.
Check it out if you have the guts [Smile]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Lots of really good stuff in that early 80s wave of German cinema, which also included Christiane F; Wir Kinder Vom Bahnhof Zoo !
 
Posted by kaicooper (Member # 37483) on :
 
just finished these:
Terminator 1984 (for million times lol)
Dead Heat 1988 - ok fun movie
Fatal Attraction 1987 - what a nightmare..great
Back to the Future 1,2 (for million times)
Tracers 1985..didnt like it
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Watched Dressed to Kill (1980)

This is pure giallo from Brian De Palma.
So not much here storywise but you don´t need it when you´re creating perfect murder scenes.

Just like in Sisters, the movie follows one character (Angie D1ckinson) the first 30 mins and then changes the lead character (Nancy Allen and always cool Keith Gordon).
Angie is fantastic, i love her outfit and she thinks that this was her best role ever.
Dennis Franz perfected his "cop talk" here and he used it the rest of his career (Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue etc.) Michael Caine is Michael Caine and you just gotta love the man.

Amazing cinematography once again and Pino Donaggio does his magic as the composer.
It was awesome to see the unrated release for the first time with the extra dirty talk, gore and nudity. Great stuff!

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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I remember seeing Dressed to Kill on the Friday night that it opened some 37 years ago. You know that a movie is suspenseful when you can hear a pin drop in an otherwise rowdy center city Philadelphia grindhouse. While it's not my favorite DePalma, it's top tier, excellent all around, and probably as good an introduction as any to the genre that DePalma created--the erotic thriller. The acting is really good from everybody. (Yeah, Dennis Franz is so good with the cop-speak. He made a career of playing cops and scuzzballs. I love the scene where he's laying into Nancy Allen.) Pino Donaggio's score is memorable, and DePalma stages some amazing set pieces. It's a classic.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I watched Teen Witch this afternoon, a cheesy teen dramedy. Some of the music was unbearable to me, but recommend this for youngsters as it is a fairly clean tame movie.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Teen Witch is pretty good fun Pittsburghgirl i have it on a double bill dvd where it's paired up with the awesome 1985 comedy The Heavenly Kid.

Like you mention it's harmless fun which is probably suitable for all age groups!

I dig Dressed To Kill Atomik/Crash as i did his later 80s erotic thriller outing Body Double.

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Rewatched Bill and Ted´s Excellent Adventure (1989).

This Stephen Herek (Critters) film is fun feelgood stuff but not a movie which makes me laugh.
Excellent Adventure was shot already in ´87 but there was some problems with the release.
Love the opening credits and the hard rock soundtrack is right up my alley. However, the sequel is a better film.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Yeah i much prefer Bogus Journey to Excellent Adventure,the original at times does feel a little bit flat to me and it doesn't quite raise the laughs that you expect it to!

Still a fun film though and I did hear that a third film was in the works unless it's now be abandoned altogether!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Last night I watched To Live and Die in L.A. I had seen it a long time ago once. My Dad rented it on VHS in the early 1990's. I did remember a big car chase, but other than that, had forgotten the whole storyline. I will say this- the movie was really good, but I did NOT like the last 10 minutes! Caught me completely off guard! Was there a sequel? Or rumors of them planning a sequel? I also didn't buy John Pankow as a Secret Service Agent. I thought that was poor casting.
 
Posted by Nostalgic for the '80's (Member # 37454) on :
 
Never heard of "Punchline" or "Der Fan" prior to this thread.

Punchline sounds interesting; it looks like it just got released to Blu ray this month.

I've always liked German films, even though I don't speak the language. Der Fan sounds disturbing but compelling.

I'd like to check out both films soon - Thanks for these posts.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Watched No Big Deal (1983)

"A school takes on a troublesome boy from juvenile hall, in order to try to help him settle back in to normal life.
But everything seems to be mounted against him, including a drunken mother." (IMDb)

This is a typical after-school special type tv-movie starring Kevin Dillon, Chris Gartin, Jane Krakowski, Daniel Hess and Wayne Daniel.

I like to watch this kind of stuff every now and then. Movies with early 80s family values and a message.
Dillon did a decent job in his first film and this even includes a surprise ending. Pretty obscure film though.
 
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The Pick-up Artist (1987)

"A womanizer meets his match when he falls for a woman in debt to the mafia."

I saw this for the first time last month. It's not as '80s classic, but I enjoyed it, for the most part.

Trailer
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Watched the fun 1984 T&A comedy Hot Moves which features some good laughs plenty of nudity plus some great footage of Venice Beach California.

Also has an early performance from the beautiful Jill Schoelen who went onto star in the excellent 1987 horror thriller The Stepfather amongst many others!

https://youtu.be/qkIrlFe9Vhc - Hot Moves trailer (1984).


As well as Hot Moves i also watched the awesome 80s Arnie actioner Commando and better still it was the uncut version of which i hadn't seen since back from the days of its original home video release.

An absolute blast to watch from beginning to end it never lets up with one spectacular action set piece after another!

https://youtu.be/47a4hBmrrKU - Commando trailer (1985).

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Good films guys, good films.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Gotta love the Hot Moves cast, just found this cool pic.
Hot Moves writer Peter Foldy with Monique Gabriel, Debbie Richter and Tami Hollbrooke.

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Great pic Atomik and that's one lucky guy!

Wouldn't mind upgrading to the Blu Ray of Hot Moves from Code Red but it seems to be going for silly amounts of money!

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Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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"A womanizing CIA agent and an insecure insurance agent are paired together to make sure a deal goes through with aliens for the future of mankind."

I watched the first hr of "Real Men" last night. It's OK -- I might actually finish it tonight.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Neighbors and Fast times
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Love both Neighbors and Fast Times Terd!

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Bit of a bizzare movie night this but I watched the 1983 Canadian T&A comedy Screwballs which contains loads of juvenile humour,a catchy soundtrack plus plenty of nudity and what more can I say other than that I loved every minute of it!

https://youtu.be/GwztOTVAxwo - Screwballs trailer (edited of nudity) 1983.

Also watched the sweet natured 1987 fantasy comedy Batteries Not Included for the first time ever and thoroughly enjoyed that as well,great cast here what with screen veterans Hume Croyne & Jessica Tandy plus it features what at the time was some pretty decent effects work which really stands out on Blu Ray.

Overall great fun and you can easily tell that Steven Spielberg was at play behind the scenes of this one!

Must say as well that the Blu Ray both looked and sounded terrific!

https://youtu.be/rJmvsb13dA8 - Batteries Not Included trailer (1987).

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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
A friend of mine and I were commenting just last week about how good Neighbors is and that it is mystifying how many bad reviews it got and how many people hate it. One of the reasons that it's terrific, I think, is the way that it plays against expectations. You'd have expected Belushi to play the insane neighbor, but he's the straight man to Aykroyd. Both are terrific, especially Aykroyd, who could have made the character cartoonish. But he didn't. He's the kind of person that you meet in real life: often irritating but who really does mean well.
 
Posted by imawalkingcorpse (Member # 1675) on :
 
My girlfriend and I watched The Last American Virgin, Return Of The Living Dead 2 and Parky's last Sunday night.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Nice movie nite corpse!
Warrior, I've seen Batteries not Included at some sales but didn't pull the trigger. I did give it some serious thought though. Guess I shoulda grabbed it.
Completely agree on Neighbors crash
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I am watching Lethal Weapon right now on AMC. I've always liked this movie. Dark comedy and action, and Mel Gibson when he was hot!
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Just reading a few of the recent posts, and I'm becoming aware that it's quite some time since I've deliberately watched an 80s movie. At the moment, I'm going through a 50s / 60s sci fi and Hammer Horror phase...

Gotta do something about that.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
10 Favorite Hammer Films:
Dracula
Quatermass and the Pit
The Devil Rides Out
The Curse of Frankenstein
The Curse of the Werewolf
Hound of the Baskervilles
The Vampire Lovers
Frankenstein Created Woman
Hands of the Ripper
Plague of the Zombies
The Brides of Dracula (tie)

2nd 10 Honorable Mention:
Taste the Blood of Dracula
Dracula, Prince of Darkness
Frankenstein Must be Destroyed
The Gorgon
The Mummy
The Abominable Snowman
Straight on Till Morning
Captain Clegg
The Revenge of Frankenstein
Twins of Evil

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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The Challenge a terrific action thriller from the late great John Frankenheimer starring Scott Glenn and Toshiro Mifune that features some superbly staged fight sequences including one hell of a samurai sword battle at the film's finale!

Fast paced and quite brutal at times with a likeable performance from the always excellent Scott Glenn and a really cringy scene where Scott Glenn is introduced to the delicacies of eating live lobster and baby eels.

A definite winner and in my opinion a very underatted Eighties (82) action thriller!

https://youtu.be/vwZupRgKY34 - The Challenge TV spot (1982).


Also watched A Night In Heaven which is directed by John G Avildsen who directed the very different Neighbors (mentioned above) the year prior and went on to great success the year following with the first of The Karate kid (1984) movies.

Despite getting nominated for a couple of razzie awards back in 83 I found this to be a fairly enjoyable romantic drama with a real distinct 80s feel about it and a cool soundtrack featuring Split Enz,The English Beat,Jan Hammer,Michael Des Barres/Holly Knight and playing over the opening and closing credits was Bryan Adams with his awesome track Heaven.


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Lesley Anne Warren & Christopher Atkins in A Night In Heaven.


Cast was pretty good overall and Christopher Atkins who actually won that years Razzie award for worst actor I didn't find to be too bad in all truth,story wise what with it being partly set around the Male strip club scene this might well put of a few Hetrosexual male viewers from actually checking this one out but there's nothing gratuitous here and to be honest I just laughed at the numerous stripping scenes!

A fun 83 minutes of your time and certainly not worthy of its bad reputation!

https://youtu.be/w-BzGRQ8fAE - A Night In Heaven trailer (1983).

https://youtu.be/NK0Y9YOALz4 - Obsession by Michael Des Barres & Holly Knight from the soundtrack of A Night In Heaven.


Trivia - This film is listed among the 100 Most Amusingly Bad Movies Ever Made in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book "The Official Razzie® Movie Guide". - from imdb

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Posted by SlothyEater (Member # 37496) on :
 
One of my all-time favorites: The Goonies!
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Gor (1988) starring Urbano Barberini, Rebecca Ferratti, Oliver Reed, Jack Palance.

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Interesting sword-play fantasy about a High School professor who accidentally unlocks the powers of a mystical ring and finds himself transported to a parallel dimension, where he travels with a team of warriors to recapture a sacred homestone and bring freedom back to a world under the thumb of a tyrannical warlord.

It's definitely an 80s movie in look, feel and dialogue, and if you can bring yourself to lay aside the whole thing about the hero transforming so rapidly from a nerdy, bespectacled professor into a musclebound warrior god, then it's actually not that bad.

Within the genre, I've seen far worse...
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Haven´t seen Gor but sure would like to. It´s a surprising (italo style?) Cannon film from Fritz Kiersch (Children of the Corn, Tuff Turf, Winners Take All etc.)

Features one of the hottest women in the business, Rebecca Ferratti.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
young warrior reviewed the Challenge which is another one i would love to see.

Here´s the A Night in Heaven thread, i remember having some issues with the film:

http://www.fast-rewind.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/2/6766.html?#000008
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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I watched two Chuck Vincent films, That Lucky Stiff (1980) and Sensations (1987).

That Lucky Stiff was more like soft porn so let´s leave it at that [Wink]

Sensations is a silly low-budget t&a comedy.

"A call girl and a hustler both end up with half of a multi-million dollar lottery ticket... but the only way they can collect the money is to be married to each other for two weeks!" (IMDb)

Starring porn star Krista Lane and Blake Bahner this was pretty badly directed and lame effort. Hollywood Hot Tubs is on complete different level.

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Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
Haven´t seen Gor but sure would like to. It´s a surprising (italo style?) Cannon film from Fritz Kiersch (Children of the Corn, Tuff Turf, Winners Take All etc.)

Features one of the hottest women in the business, Rebecca Ferratti.

Followed it up last night with The Barbarians, another cheesy Golan-Globus movie from the genre. Basically, it's about a group of travelling entertainers who happen to have in their midst the keeper of a magic ruby, which bestows peace through ultimate power. When they are attacked and the attempt to locate the ruby fails, two little kids and their 'queen' are imprisoned. Jump 15 years, the kids are now sand-kicking muscleheads, and the queen hasn't changed one bit. The kids escape and with the help of a girl go in search of the ruby, and the enchanted weapons they need to end the tyrant's reign.

This one - fun, but not as good as Gor.

Both Gor and The Barbarians are on youtube... [Smile]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Love The Barbarians, fun feelgood action adventure.
And it features one of the cutest women in the business, Eva LaRue. Even if she plays a pain in the butt character here [Smile]

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Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Haha! aTomik, when I was reading PAUL's post about the Barbarians, the first thing I thought of was Eva LaRue looking fine in it.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
We watched a bit of Lethal Weapon II during lunch today. Whose bright idea was it to throw in a third wheel in a buddy cop movie?! Seriously, Joe Pesci is annoying as heck. It is a good movie that could have done without his character!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Rewatched De Palma´s The Untouchables (1987).

Very good movie and there´s hardly any flaws in it but i still can´t call it a masterpiece.

I enjoy watching the film every now and then, the cast is great and the story is simple and effective.
Maybe the David Mamet screenplay is a bit too dry and "safe" after all?

Brian has said that he made the film only because these big studio movies helps him get money for his own works.
Can´t really blame him and i know that many directors act this way.

All in all, it´s a nice piece of work and includes all the De Palma trademarks.

Bob Hoskins was very close to get the Al Capone role which then went to Robert De Niro who De Palma of course knew very well.
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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Someone in that photo is very close to getting a severe headache ! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Awesome movie Atomik but I agree not in the masterpiece category for me,love the scene where Charles Martin Smith gets taken out in the elevator plus the fact that Andy Garcia plays a bit of a sharp shooter as his character exuded quite a bit of cool!
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
For a straight-ahead studio film for DePalma, I don't think that you could ask for a better crowd pleaser than The Untouchables. Think about it. If this had been directed by Martin Scorsese as one of his gangster films, it would have gotten nods for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, etc.... (It's better than The Departed, and Scorsese finally won his Oscar for that one--and even he shook his head, winning for his remake of a Hong Kong B-gangster film and not for Taxi Driver, Good Fellas, etc.) But since it's old divisive, loved/hated DePalma, it only got Sean Connery an Oscar, and some might say, as good as he is here, not a well-deserved one since he's playing an Irish cop with his Scottish accent.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Watched The Beastmaster (1982) and as entertaining it was, it´s sometimes so childish my head hurts [Big Grin]

Marc Singer was pretty good actually and Tanya Roberts was capable damsel in distress even if she killed few baddies in the end.
Rip Torn played the eeevil Maax who looks silly and harmless but don´t let him fool you because in the next scene he´s burning kids alive.

And then there´s this black tiger, an eagle and two ferrets called Kodo and Podo, major animal humour alert!

I liked some settings they had built and some of the bad guys looked cool.
On the other hand, the score loaned so much from the original Galactica theme i would have sued the composer.

So, this gave me mixed feelings. It´s a decent fantasy adventure but even Conan the Destroyer beats Dar and his merry men with his left hand.

The blu-ray comes with a one hour documentary which i enjoyed a lot.

Some cool settings but watch the stairs!
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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
The Beastmaster is silly fun from a really good writer-director, Don Coscarelli, who doesn't do a lot of films. The funny thing here is that for all the beloved films that Coscarelli has made-- the Phantasm series, Bubba-Ho-Tep, and John Dies at the End--The Beastmaster, which spawned a couple of el-cheapo sequels and a syndicated TV series, probably made him a wealthy man.

A long time ago, a friend of one of my college friends wrote the screenplay to the 1974 film Buster and Billie with Jan-Michael Vincent and Pamela Sue Martin. The film, though fairly well reviewed, was not a hit. This guy never wrote another screenplay because he never had to work again. He jet-setted around the world living off of the residuals. Hollywood. Good work if you can get it!
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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This spaghetti horror's storyline revolves around a former hooker (Grandi) running a successful men's magazine. An obsessed admirer systematically slaughters her models (occasionally increasing the magazine's output) and supplies the mistress with pictures of their disfigured corpses taken in front of her semi-nude posters visible in the background. Is she going to be the psycho's next victim? - From IMDb

Seriously bonkers but fun giallo from Lamberto Bava starring the buxom beauty Serena Grandi this very much like the last giallo I viewed 1972s Amuck is very light on the gore but off the scale when it comes to gratuitous nudity and style,actually i loved the way some of this was filmed with excessive use of bright colours and with a cool Simon Boswell score - https://youtu.be/7rylt6J1H4c it felt very atmospheric at times!

For fans of Italian cinema there's a lot of recognisable faces here with Daria Nicolodi and the giant George Eastman (Hands Of Steel) amongst the most notable.


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Serena Grandi

Main actress Serena Grandi with whom I'm not overly familiar with looked a real stunner here and I definitely need to check out some of her other works!

Blu Ray both looked and sounded very decent to me but the total lack of extras here was a big disappointment as other than a very small booklet on the film there was nothing of any note not even a trailer.

Yeah so a fun little giallo which while certainly not in the top tier of the genre is still a blast to watch and comes highly recommended especialy to lovers of Italian horror!

Ps. I normally post the trailers on here but as it contains a fair bit of nudity and this is a family site I think it's right not to do so but it is available on YouTube for anyone who's interested!

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Posted by imawalkingcorpse (Member # 1675) on :
 
Falling In Love.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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The Sea Wolves (1980)

"A true WW2 story: the British must attack a German ship but it's safe in neutral Goa.
So they send civilians, ex-soldiers about 60 years old." (IMDb)

This was a pretty decent WW2 mission film starring Gregory Peck, Roger Moore, David Niven, Trevor Howard, Barbara Kellerman and Patric Macnee.

It´s very slow at times but includes some nice dialogue and action during the last 30 mins. We can see Moore in good shape here doing his Bond routines.

Those old jokers [Smile]
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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Saw this at the theatres Atomik with my parents but remember so very little about it saying that it was some 37 years ago and I haven't seen it since!

Great cast and I think it's more than about time I did revisit it,loved director​ McLaglen's earlier mercenary flick The Wild Geese and though I can tell this is probably not as much fun it still looks well worthy of another watch!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
How can you not remember it!? Just joking, 37 years, damn it feels like a long time ago. Maybe because it is [Smile]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Rewatched Stir Crazy (1980) and i still love it but still slightly disappointed with the third act.

Being in jail´s never been this fun, Gene Wilder doing his stuff
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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Love Stir Crazy Atomik!

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Watched the enjoyable 1989 thriller Hider In The House with Gary Busey and Mimi Rogers​ where Busey plays a recently released mental patient who has served a long stretch inside after killing both his parents in an arson attack after countless beatings from his abusive father,on release whilst drifting around a neighbourhood he comes across a large and quite luxurious looking family home that's currently standing empty on the housing market and so decides that he's quickly going to set up residence there in the attic where he builds himself a false wall so to conceal his new secret hideaway!

Next thing Mimi Rogers and her family move in and start to hear the odd strange noise coming from upstairs but on inspection find nothing to alarm them so just pass it off as being common sounds from happening to live in a big creaky old house not realising that there actually being watched by a hider in there house the terrifying -


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Gary Busey!

Revisited this a few times over the years and despite it's daft premise i always find it to be an entertaining and sometimes tense little thriller with a stand out performance from the always watchable and nutty as a fruit cake Mr Busey!

Mimi Rogers looks mighty fine and there some great night time shots of the house where it's all back lit with Busey climbing about the roof giving a really cool effect!

Highly recommended as is though to a lesser degree the second film that I watched Nobody's Fool starring Eric Roberts and the beautiful Rosanna Arquette this is a very low key romantic drama that is basically 90 odd minutes of complete nothingness as in all truth nothing of any real note happens throughout but it does have a great atmosphere,great performances plus some truly great scenery of Arizona state making it overall a pleasure to watch!

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Found myself slightly loosing paitence with it by the final stretch but it's​ definitely a likeable and sweet natured little movie with a strong cast as you also have Louise Fletcher and Mare Winningham (Turner & Hooch) here plus there's some pretty funny dialogue at times throughout!

Worth checking out but some might be put off by the slow pace and quirkiness of it all!

https://youtu.be/agfuP2XlZ6s - Hider In The House trailer (1989).

https://youtu.be/DkoYe_xWYZg - Nobody's Fool trailer (1986).
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Thanks warrior, i need to check out both of them when i get the chance.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Watched Brian De Palma´s Casualties of War (1989).

"During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager." (IMDb)

A really strong Vietnam War film this and a very important one for De Palma because he had read Daniel Lang´s article for The New Yorker (which the movie is based) already back in 1969.

Michael J. Fox is pretty good in the title role but Sean Penn is even stronger as Sgt. Tony Meserve. The film co-stars Don Harvey, John C. Reilly, John Leguizamo and Thuy Thu Le.

Casualties of War once again includes all the usual Brian De Palma movie ingredients and some really disturbing scenes.
They say that "What happens in the field, stays in the field." Well, not this time.

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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Casualties of War is an excellent DePalma film, one of his best, that nobody really ever mentions. Probably because it is so depressing...
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Ooo I saw this today at the thrift store on DVD, in like new packaging. I am going back tomorrow to pick it up! Never seen it. I do like both Michael J. and Sean as actors.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Watched more war stuff, Behind Enemy Lines aka P.O.W. The Escape (1986) and Codename: Wild Geese (1984).

Behind Enemy Lines is thick Cannon cheese starring David Carradine. Not a Cannon classic but a tasty midnight snack for lovers of the genre.

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Codename: Wild Geese is a german-italian collaboration directed by Antonio Margheriti.

Starring Lewis Collins, Ernest Borgnine, Klaus Kinski and Lee Van Cleef among the mostly german cast.
This was typical low-budget jungle action fare shot in Philippines and faithfully follows twists of the original Wild Geese film.
Solid, stupid fun.

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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
This was typical low-budget jungle action fare shot in Philippines and faithfully follows twists of the original Wild Geese film.
Solid, stupid fun.

Erwin Dietrich strikes again ! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Yeah, he was in a jungle war mood during the late 80s and did three of these with Collins and Margheriti.
Commando Leopard and The Commander were the other two and there was another one called Cobra Mission directed by Fabrizio De Angelis
It´s easy to guess that they are all more of the same [Big Grin]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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More Robert Ginty stuff and this time i watched Out on Bail (1989) directed by Gordon Hessler.

"A Tennessee sheriff and lawyer want a jailed drifter to assassinate a mayoral candidate." (IMDb)

The plot is similar to The Bounty Hunter as Ginty once again gets in trouble with small town sheriff (enjoyably evil Tom Badal).
Funny fella Sydney Lassick also star and Kathy Shower plays the female lead but i was disappointed that there was not much skin on offer apart from the short shower (ha!) scene.

Out on Bail includes two pretty cool action scenes in the beginning and check out the Eastwood´s The Gauntlet influenced car chase during the final minutes. Solid time waster.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Going back to Casualties Of War I agree it's a seriously well made but very harrowing film and it stayed in my head for days maybe weeks after I first ever watched it back when it first hit home video.

Don Harvey's character of Corporal Clark was that despicable you desperately wanted something bad to happen to him and when the moment comes thanks to Michael J Fox and a handily placed shovel you just want to stand up and cheer!

Brilliant movie Atomik and like you mentioned Crash one that's not often mentioned which I also agree is probably due in large to it being at times very uncomfortable viewing plus one that leaves you on a total downer!

Been years since I've watched P.O.W - The Escape Atomik but I think I vaguely remember it being a fairly decent watch with a solid cast,I know it's never had a DVD/Blu Ray release so it would be good to see someone chuck it out on disc at some point!
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
In the DePalma documentary, he mentioned that Casualties of War didn't test well with preview audiences. DePalma snorted something to the effect to the studio, "Of course not. It's depressing." LOL
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Crash:
In the DePalma documentary, he mentioned that Casualties of War didn't test well with preview audiences. DePalma snorted something to the effect to the studio, "Of course not. It's depressing." LOL

[Big Grin]

You wouldn't want to be feeling down and then watch a De Palma double bill of this and Blow Out as I reckon it would probably send you over the edge!
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Former Green Beret John Rambo is pursued into the mountains surrounding a small town by a tyrannical sheriff and his deputies, forcing him to survive using his combat skills - from IMDb.


Absolutely love the comic book sequels but the original is where it's at for me,such a great movie with a terrific performance though one of very few words by Sylvester Stallone and with a superb supporting cast including the always excellent Richard Crenna & Brian Dennehy plus a very young looking David Caruso.

Based on a Novel by David Morrell which i've never read before but I know differs from the movie in the fact that Stallone's John Rambo character does not survive and that was how it was originally intended for the movie adaptation also (original ending comes as an extra on my US Blu Ray) but due to test screen audiences finding it way too bleak they opted to change it to a slightly more happier outcome,well for Stallone's character anyway!

Terrific stunt work plus some real pulse raising action sequences especially the police station breakout this is one action adventure I could just not grow tired off!

Looks and sounds pretty decent on the US Lionsgate Blu Ray release with a few decent extras one of which being that original unhappy ending - https://youtu.be/jp1mdSQ4BfI .

Brilliant all round! 9/10.

https://youtu.be/IAqLKlxY3Eo - First Blood trailer (1982).

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Posted by corrielover77 (Member # 37498) on :
 
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THE DAY AFTER (1983)

My dad made us watch this when it aired on TV. I was only 6. Then we watched it again when I was 9, just after the Chernobyl disaster. He was convinced we were going to be attacked or have some sort of incident here in Canada.

Personally, I believe that this movie alone could be the reason why a first strike never happened. If the Russians saw it, they were probably just as terrified.

Definitely a film that has stayed with me for my whole life.

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I bet you did have few nightmares after watching it. Thanks for bringing this up, it´s time for me to finally check out this movie.

And welcome to Rewind!
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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I'm afraid guys that I have had to delete a lot of me old photos on here as to free up some space on photobucket (as I had used up all my 3rd party hosting usage) so that I can continue to carry on posting new pics along with my latest comments!

Yeah welcome to the rewind corrielover77
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Hercules - Wow, this film was even more...special than I remembered. What a laugh. Did not know there was a sequel, gotta get on that!

The Great Muppet Caper - It's funny the things that go over your head when you're a kid. I sometimes wish Gonzo's chicken fetish had gone over mine permanently haha. A better flick than I remembered. Much laughter!

Boy Meets Girl - Really enjoyed this. The black and white cinematography was stunning and it was just plain weird at times with trancelike performances. One of the most melancholic feeling films I've seen. The parts that I equally admired and was irritated by where when it would just cut off in the middle of a conversation. Like when the guy who worked on silent films was about to say why they were better then the convo stops and when the 2 leads after a glass breaks say 'They say that broken glass...' What, what do they say?! Agghhhh haha. I definitely want to see more of Leos Carax's films now.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Very enjoyable 1984 rafting comedy featuring a rather solid cast including Animal House veterans Tim Matheson and the late Stephen Furst who sadly passed away the other month and also co starring Dan Monahan who everyone more or less knows as Pee Wee From the Porky's Trilogy plus veteran actors James Silking,John Hillerman (Higgins Magnum P.I) and to round it off the stunning Jennifer Runyon.

Full to the brim with juvenile humour,nudity plus some great tunes & stunning scenery this is a blast to watch and looks seriously great here on this US Blu Ray from Kino Lorber a company that I have had mixed oppinions with in the past concerning there transfers as I have both The Park is Mine and the 1990 John Frankenheimer flick The Fourth War released by them which both had a bit of a washed out appearance and to me were not overly impressive picture wise!

Worth watching for Jennifer Runyon alone but if you're a big fan of puerile comedies in general I reckon the chances are like me you'll absolutely love it! 8/10

https://youtu.be/K6S3KuZvxxQ - Up The Creek trailer (1984).

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Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Agree YW. Its a must watch for the 80s lover
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Watched this made for television film Pleasure Palace (1980).

"Dashing Omar Sharif stars as a professional gambler, connoisseur, gourmet and sportsman who sets out to help Hope Lange, as a Las Vegas hotel-casino owner,
from losing its controlling interest to a business syndicate but finds his reputation is on the line when he runs into a mystery lady (Victoria Principal)
who seems to operate on both sides of the law. (IMDb)

A well made but pretty typical tv-movie including gambling, some excitement and romance.
Too bad that Victoria Principal was only in a supporting role here.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Jaws 3 - I don't even wanna talk about this. This was the sequel I watched the most as a kid. I always knew it was crap but then and the times I've viewed it since it was at least entertaining crap. Today I can't think of one redeeming feature other than maybe the hilarious slo mo faces just before the shark crashes through the glass. Runs off to cry [Frown]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I saw that in the theatre in 3-D. It was still a crummy experience.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Haha [Smile]

Jaws 4 - So call me crazy but this is now my favourite of the sequels! I know with my rating of 5/10 that's not really saying much like. First off it just looks friggin' stunning. Gorgeous! And the shark looks a ton better than part 3. Yeah the plot is ludicrous and yadda, yadda, yadda but I just love how it's all about the Brody family again and how sad and sentimental it is especially in the first half. The final 20 minutes or so is just a big old bundle of fun especially with my favourite bit. 'Oh bloody hell, the breath on that thing' Tehe! I love Michael Caine just not giving a beep at all, just having a great time with it.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I watched The Man With One Red Shoe a couple days ago. It was a decent dramedy, starring Tom Hanks, Lori Singer and Jim Belushi. Carrie Fisher has a very small, and silly part. I liked the movie overall, but could have done without the Carrie Fisher role. I had always avoided watching this one because of the movie title.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Not Just Another Affair (1982)

"A marine biologist who is celibate. A lawyer whom no woman can't seem to resist. What happens when the two of them meet?" (IMDb)

A decent but somewhat charming made for television dramedy starring Victoria Principal, Gil Gerard and superhot Sharon Stone in a two minute role.
Lots of fun early 80s dialogue about relationships and sex.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Rhinestone (1984)

"A country music star must turn an obnoxious New York cabbie into a singer in order to win a bet."

Yeah, it´s a silly silly film but i kinda enjoyed it.
It was directed by Bob "Porky´s" Clark and stars Sylvester Stallone, Dolly Parton, Richard Farnsworth, Ron Leibman and Tim Thomerson.

Stallone can´t sing and sounds funny, Bobcat Goldwaith comes to mind [Big Grin]
I love Parton´s outfits and Thomerson is actually the funniest fella in the film.
If you enjoy watching movies like, let´s say Smokey and the Bandit, i bet that you like Rhinestone too.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Tim Thomerson always makes anything better than it is. He was a funny stand-up comedian, and his snarky delivery always makes me smile.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Rhinestone's a pretty enjoyable movie and I think Stallone and Parton teamed up rather nicely and if I remember right didn't Tim Thomerson play a right slimebag in it?

I'll have to grab it off my shelf for another viewing as it's been a little while but yeah I do remember it being good fun!
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Originally posted by the young warrior:
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Originally posted by Helen_S:
Jaws 3 - I don't even wanna talk about this. This was the sequel I watched the most as a kid. I always knew it was crap but then and the times I've viewed it since it was at least entertaining crap. Today I can't think of one redeeming feature other than maybe the hilarious slo mo faces just before the shark crashes through the glass. Runs off to cry [Frown]

https://youtu.be/2W0mhAFldIY - yeah you gotta laugh Helen [Big Grin]


I can't believe I actually went to the theatres to watch part 4 as God it was awful and if I remember rightly at the time i didn't know whether to laugh or cry!

laugh the fact that it was so bad that it was funny or to cry that I had just wasted my weeks pocket money to go and see it!


 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Watched Turner and Hootch (1989)

"A detective must adopt the dog of a dead man to help him find the murderer." (IMDb)

Someone here may already know that i despise dog films but i have to say that i liked this one.
There´s a reason for that and his name is Tom Hanks, what a fantastic performance!
 
Posted by imawalkingcorpse (Member # 1675) on :
 
Summer Job from 1989.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Summer Job is fun summer film. http://www.fast-rewind.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/2/8692.html#000000
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Rather enjoyable 1986 kids space adventure with the most preposterous of plots about a group of kids at Space Camp who are accidentally launched up into space with the help of a mischievous NASA Robot called if I remember rightly 'Jinx'.

Great cast here with Kate Capshaw,Lea Thompson,Tate Donovan, Joaquin Phoenix,the beautiful Kelly Preston and the always terrific Tom Skerritt and also for its time some fairly decent effects work!

Wished I'd got my 10 year old son to watch this with me before I sent the rental back as I reckon that he would have absolutely loved it never mind I might pick up the dvd or maybe even the upcoming Blu Ray somewhere down the line!

Fun stuff and makes for perfect family viewing!

https://youtu.be/9mtxol5Mo2A - Space Camp (1986) VHS trailer.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
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Originally posted by the young warrior:
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Originally posted by Helen_S:
Jaws 3 - I don't even wanna talk about this. This was the sequel I watched the most as a kid. I always knew it was crap but then and the times I've viewed it since it was at least entertaining crap. Today I can't think of one redeeming feature other than maybe the hilarious slo mo faces just before the shark crashes through the glass. Runs off to cry [Frown]

https://youtu.be/2W0mhAFldIY - yeah you gotta laugh Helen [Big Grin]


I can't believe I actually went to the theatres to watch part 4 as God it was awful and if I remember rightly at the time i didn't know whether to laugh or cry!

laugh the fact that it was so bad that it was funny or to cry that I had just wasted my weeks pocket money to go and see it!


I just sat and watched that 3 times. It's just so... yeah [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
80s films I have watched or re-watched within the last six months:

The Elephant Man (1980)
Pretty in Pink (1986)
9 1/2 Weeks (1986)
Tequila Sunrise (1988)
The Big Chill (1983)
Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
Look Who's Talking (1989)
Less Than Zero (1987)
Into the Night (1985)
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Watched The Pink Chiquitas (1987) which was a totally bonkers "horror" comedy.

"A pink meteor controlled by aliens lands near a small town and turns the local women into nymphos.
A deputy sheriff and a local private eye investigate." (IMDb)

The film "stars" Frank Stallone, lots of beautiful ladies and some ultra annoying characters.
I love the idea but unfortunately the execution mostly sucks. Art of Noise´s "Peter Gunn" on the soundtrack was a nice bonus though.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Mistress (1987)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093551/

"A woman who's been having an affair with a married man who's been taking care of her. When he dies she finds herself with nothing.
So she tries to rebuild her life but not without the stigma of being a kept woman following her." (IMDb)

Surprisingly downbeat tv-movie this one but not bad at all actually.
Victoria Principal looks fantastic as Rae Colton and gives all that she got. Grace Zabriskie (Twin Peaks) is solid as Rae´s mother.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Resurrection (1980)

"Edna Mae Macaulay experiences the afterlife for a brief time after a car accident that kills her husband.
As she begins her long process of physical healing, she discovers that she has the ability to heal physical infirmities.
While most people simply accept her gift, her lover becomes mentally unbalanced and dangerous because she does not place the healings within a religious context." (IMDb)

Nice little drama from Daniel Petrie with strong performances from Ellen Burstyn, Sam Shepard (RIP) and Eva Le Gallienne.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Cross My Heart (1987)

This was a solid, one night romantic comedy. Didn´t make me laugh but there´s some decent dialog here.

It´s a typical story, a man (Martin Short) goes to date with a woman (Annette O´Toole) and both of them decide leave their skeletons in the closet to give a good impression.
Well, after sex (O´Toole topless!) the skeletons don´t want to hide anymore and the arguments begin. But don´t you worry because it all ends in a high note [Smile]

As i said, a solid film with decent performances from the cast but the plot was so predictable i knew all twists and turns.

Timothy B. Schmit´s (Eagles) cool "So Much in Love" during the end credits was a nice bonus.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I'll have to look at checking Cross My Heart out Atomik as I don't mind the lack of laughs if the cast and dialogue are mostly up to a high standard then that will do!

Martin Short I do find to be sometimes fairly annoying especially in the Three Amigos but have enjoyed him elsewhere in the likes of Captain Ron and Inner space.

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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I find Martin Short to be likeable enough, but certainly not one of the true titans to come out of SCTV, like Candy, Levy, Flaherty, Thomas, O'Hara, and especially Rick Moranis, an unsung genius. I enjoy Short's work, but Jiminy Glick, wears out his welcome pretty quickly.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Psycho II - Yes, this was almost like watching it for the first time! I'd forgotten most of the twists. Shame how Lila goes from being my favourite character in the first to this despicable bitch. I'm glad she swallowed that knife! It was a bit slow to get off the ground and some plot points were a bit daft but it really picked up the tension as it went along and had a magnificent ending. Couple of yuck moments in here and I loved the cop summing up towards the end, so funny.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I thought Psycho II by Hitch student Richard Franklin was a surprisingly good film that I was prepared to hate. I liked the little nods to the master, the screenplay is daft in spots but fun, and Anthony Perkins, well, he will for an eternity own the part of Norman Bates. If you think about it, all the great movie psychopathic killers owe a bit to Perkins's amazingly original performance.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
[Smile] Mmm hmm!

Psycho III - I like some things about this one, the three main characters, that ice cube part, toilet scene, the fight between Norman and Duane and the closing shot. And I loved, loved the opening which looked more like an Omen film than it did a Psycho one. But overall just not that impressed and was even a little bored at times.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Absolutely love both Psycho 2 & 3 Helen and don't dislike part 4 either especially for what was a made for TV sequel.

From the follow ups Psycho 2 is my pick of the bunch and for me a seriously strong sequel to what was a classic original and like you mentioned the ending was something else!


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Actually got an original UK cinema quad poster for Psycho 3 currently hanging on my bedroom wall (above).

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Originally posted by the young warrior:
Absolutely love both Psycho 2 & 3 Helen and don't dislike part 4 either especially for what was a made for TV sequel.

From the follow ups Psycho 2 is my pick of the bunch and for me a seriously strong sequel to what was a classic original and like you mentioned the ending was something else!


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Actually got an original UK cinema quad poster for Psycho 3 currently hanging on my bedroom wall (above).

Sweet dreams, warrior [Big Grin] Seriously, love that iconic poster.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
That's lovely Warrior [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Bates Motel - I didn't know what to expect going into this other than I'd heard that it was a TV pilot rather than a film. So was surprised to see that apart from the first few minutes it has no Norman whatsoever. It was one of the strangest viewings. After Norman dies his asylum roommate inherits his motel. He then travels there and meets a girl squatting in the house. From then on it becomes like a family comedy drama for most of the running time. Daft music and all. Up until they fix up the place and their first customer arrives. That's when I got dragged right into it with its quite fun ghostly storyline and I realised I would of happily sat and watched a series of this with a different customer and story each week.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Cheers Atomik,cheers Helen as you probably know I've got a few cinema posters and my plan originally was to keep changing the poster every so often but since I put Psycho 3 up I have not wanted to take it back down again plus I'm worried about handling them as the older quad posters were folded before being supplied to the various different cinema chains and I'm worried that I'm going to perhaps end up folding them wrong which will then lead to extra creasing!
 
Posted by Jessie the Sunflower Goddess (Member # 1877) on :
 
Innerspace
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Blind Witness (1989)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096946/

Pretty bad tv-movie starring Victoria Principal, Paul Le Mat, Stephen Macht and Matt Clark.

Principal plays this blind woman, life is good and then these bad guys kill her husband.
Enter two cops, one who underestimates her skills finding the killers and another one who believes.

Playing a blind person is no easy task, Principal fails miserably and the screenplay isn´t helping her. Avoid!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I just needed some 80s silliness so Better Off Dead it was [Big Grin]
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Great choice Helen!

Saw coming to America
Robocop
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
A Cry for Love (1980)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080572/

"Divorcee Polly Harris with two kids to support, begins turning to amphetamines. While at her lowest ebb, she meets an alcoholic and three-time loser in marriage--who, incredibly, turns out to be the ideal man!" (IMDb)

This was a decent made-for-tv film with strong performances from Susan Blakely and Powers Boothe.
I liked the fact that it´s not too preachy and they leave the ending open. Some heavy drinking and pill popping here.
 
Posted by skatexedge (Member # 5712) on :
 
Predator 1987

I love this movie and most of Arnold's 80s output. He certainly knew his strengths and what his fans wanted to see. I've seen this one so many times since the first one in the theater. Perfect cast, great effects, action, suspense. I give it 5/5!!

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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Predator is a cool sci-fi/action film, even though the plot of an alien's hunting humans on earth was recycled from 1980's cheap and trashy but fun Without Warning a/k/a It Came Without Warning. [Smile]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Rewatched the original John Waters film Hairspray (1988) and i still like it.

It´s a dance film set in 1962 starring Ricki Lake, Divine, Jerry Stiller, Colleen Fitzpatrick aka Vitamin C, Debbie Harry and Sonny Bono.
Lot´s of cool characters, music and dancing, dancing, dancing...
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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After her father dies, young Dale (Brooke Shields) takes his place in a trans-African auto race, but ends up being abducted by a desert sheik.- from IMDb


Watched 1983's Sahara with Brooke Shields,Lambert Wilson,John Rhys Davies and in a small role the late sir John Mills.

A huge flop for the Cannon Films group back in the day costing an estimated 25 million dollars (which at the time 83 would have been a pretty substantial budget) of which it recouped next to nothing when it showed in the theatres!

Positives - it was beautifully shot and in general fairly well acted by all involved,Brooke Shields looked terrific as did some of the action sequences,also the pacing was pretty decent and at 111 minutes did not outstay it's welcome and I'd say everything storywise was wrapped up just nicely come the end credits!

Negatives - for me were probably just how ridiculous it all got at times (Brooke Shields must disguise herself as a guy to take part in the male only desert race) with many moments producing much unintentional laughter which might in all truth actually have been a good thing as it made things that more entertaining overall!

Also what I might imagine could have put off some international audiences back upon it's release was just how some of the different nationalities that featured in the race were depicted ie. germans as evil double crossing baddies,Italians as hotheads and the Brits as overly pompous!

Still a fun action adventure that looks and sounds great on the UK Blu Ray from 88Films though extras wise it's completely bare bones with not even a trailer for the feature!

7/10.

https://youtu.be/lUag18ARQAE - Sahara (1983) trailer.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Men at work. Enjoyed the rewatch.
Just one of the guys. Love this one. Buddy is a funny guy.
The great outdoors.
Aliens
Die hard
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Raw Deal (1986)
An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) (rewatch)
Real Genius (1985)
Lethal Weapon (1987) (rewatch)
Flash Gordon (1980)
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095348/

"In this parody of blaxploitation movies, a black hero wannabe reunites former black heroes from the 70s to help him get revenge on Mr. Big." (IMDb)

So-so spoof flick directed by and starring Keenen Ivory Wayans.
Cool cast and few fun jokes but that´s it. Could and should have been better.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Hadn't watched this in years and had forgotten just how inventive and fun it all was,moves at at a great pace as well with the likeable Dennis Quaid turning in another solid performance and a beautiful looking Kate Capshaw co starring alongside a really great cast including Max Von Sydow,David Patrick Kelly (The Warriors),Eddie Albert,George Wendt plus Christopher Plummer as the evil government agent Bob Blair.

For a movie that relies quite a bit on its effects work in general i'd say that most of it still to this day holds up rather well but the Snakeman stop motion effects especially at the films finale now seem somewhat slightly laughable though it doesn't detract from what is overall a really fun and entertaining action/adventure movie!

UK Blu Ray from Second Sight films(saw it on a rental) looks and sounds really nice and though I didn't get chance to check out the extras it looks like there's a good selection on there!

Highly recommended 7.5/10 and I would like to pick this one up for my own collection.


https://youtu.be/nRYp3LPL0bc - Dreamscape trailer (1984).
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Dreamscape is a fun movie. I especially liked how the movie introduced Dennis Quaid and his psychic ability--he's winning money at the track. That's exactly what anyone with the power would do!

Yeah, I agree that a few of the effects are dated, but it's still a sharp and fast-paced thriller directed by the great B-movie genius Joe Ruben, who also did a few other small gems like The Stepfather and True Believer.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I also have the 88 Films Sahara release (still unwrapped) and it seems that i need to upgrade my Dreamscape disc too!
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Dreamscape is a good quality Blu Ray Atomik and the film was a blast to watch after all this time,Sahara too was more entertaining than what I'd imagined and also looked great on Blu.


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A priest is put in a dilemma when the serial killer who has been murdering priests and nuns confesses to him.- from IMDb

1987 murder mystery with the terrific Donald Sutherland and the equally great Charles Durning which despite moving at a rather relaxed pace and becoming overly daft at times still manages to entertain over its slightly overlong running time of 1 hour and 45 minutes and does feature the odd creepy/jumpy moment along the way!

Good use of Detroit locations,a fairly gripping plot line and not forgetting the beautiful Belinda Bauer also add to make this a more than watchable old fashioned murder mystery - 7/10.

https://youtu.be/Kf83y5EpB6E - The Rosary Murders trailer (1987).

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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I think that The Rosary Murders is criminally underrated. The acting is great, the mystery is not too shabby, and it's authentic to the Father Koesler series of mystery novels in that it was set in Detroit. Belinda Bauer is good in it too. (The book's author was a Detroit priest who left the priesthood and married a journalist. A little autobiographical, don't you think? [Smile] ) Her plot line is intriguing because while the screenplay isn't explicit about it, if you are a schooled Catholic, it's clear that she and Sutherland had had an intimate relationship. It was directed by ace Fred Walton, who is well known to this site for having directed When a Stranger Calls and April Fool's Day. It's old fashioned but entertaining. I still laugh every time Durning, as the old priest, gives that sermon--with Sutherland mouthing along with it, word for word--"How will you die? Perhaps you will be crushed by the wheels of a train!" ROFLMAO

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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. I still laugh every time Durning, as the old priest, gives that sermon--with Sutherland mouthing along with it, word for word--"How will you die? Perhaps you will be crushed by the wheels of a train!" ROFLMAO

Yeah that made me laugh as well Crash,I also liked the part where Sutherland goes to the killers house and he climbs in upstairs via a ladder and he's looking around and the next thing he opens the door (Slight spoiler here for those that haven't seen it) and the killer is just stood there and normally I think i would have expected this but It made me jump out my skin!

Definitely a decent watch Crash and one that if I saw the Blu Ray going cheap (I watched on DVD rental) I would be tempted to pick up!
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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The story begins when three aliens get a bit hacked off at their 'friend' Bernard, who keeps making a prat of himself playing space ball. It is while he is playing space ball that the others start playing around with the space ship controls. They accidentally disconnect his part of the ship, leaving him stranded while they crash into a large blue planet close by... - from IMDb.


Watched the 1985 British comedy Morons From Outer for the first time and while it's very uneven at times there's some really funny moments throughout!

Starts of strong and during the first 30-40 minutes I found myself laughing my head off many a time but as I sort of expected it does finally run out of steam with the laughs then geting fewer and further between and come the last 20 aimless minutes or so I felt that the film was in serious need of life support!

Lots of well known Brit actors here most notably Mel Smith and his comic companion Griff Rhys Jones plus also Jimmy Nail (Auf Wiedersehen, Pet) as one of the aliens and then from the other side of the pond you have the American actor James Sikking of Hill Street Blues Fame.

Overall it's far from perfect and I thought the ending in particular was pretty dismal but still there's just about enough laughs here i'd say especially in that first half to make it a worthwhile viewing! 6.5/10

https://youtu.be/a3hJQbJbHbs - Morons From Outer Space trailer (1985).

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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A boy obsessed with 50s sci-fi movies about aliens has a recurring dream about a blueprint of some kind, which he draws for his inventor friend. With the help of a third kid, they follow it and build themselves a spaceship. Now what? - from IMDb.


Very enjoyable 1985 family sci-fi adventure from Gremlins director Joe Dante with a talented young cast of future big name stars including the late River Phoenix,Ethan Hawke in his first starring role and the pretty Amanda Peterson who like Phoenix sadly passed way before her time!

Latter half of the film does get a bit overly wacky at times what with those extremely goofy looking aliens but overall I had a fun time with this and prior to this viewing had never seen it in its entirety before!

Good fun! 7.5/10

https://youtu.be/EygPaPLWj8k - Explorers trailer (1985).
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Awesome medieval adventure from director Paul Verhoeven which was a lot more entertaining than how I remembered it being from watching back in the day,I say entertaining it's pretty depraved and quite grim in tone but it is beautifully shot with a terrific cast and is constantly watchable throughout only perhaps slightly losing its way with a somewhat overly daft finale!

Overall though this was a really decent 2 hours + watch and I will definitely be tempted into picking it up on DVD or Blu-ray (Watched DVD rental) sometime in the not too distant future!

8.5/10 Great stuff!

https://youtu.be/0VOy1JZBH5c - Flesh + Blood trailer (1985).
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Polyester (1981)

Another wicked John Waters film with fantastic performance from Divine and the rest of the cast.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Polyester is great. I still have my scratch-and-sniff Odorama card around somewhere. I think that it's one of the funniest Waters films. Baltimore foot stomper! ROFL
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
So cool, Crash. The UK dvd included the numbers onscreen but it´s too bad i don´t have any Odorama cards [Smile]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Never seen Polyester Atomik/Crash but I do like John Waters.


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Took it easy this last weekend and got through quite a few movies starting with the Empire pictures double bill of the Eliminators and The Dungeonmaster aka Ragewar,had watched Eliminators years back and remembered it being good fun and revisiting it all these years later it's still a blast and holds up really well with a crazy action packed plot and some cool effects work!

Dungeonmaster was one I had never seen before and I was pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable it was with a computer nerd battling within his dreams an evil wizard known as Mestema (played by the great Richard Moll who was Big Ben in the 1986 horror hit House) who sets him one challenge after the next with which he must then complete in order to save his woman from certain death!

Cool thing here is each of the seven in total dream segments is helmed by a different director (John Carl Buechler,Charles Band,Ted Nicolaou etc.etc.) so no one segment feels the same and while I don't want to sound like I'm overpraising it as it's not quite up there with the very best of Empires 80s productions its still a really fun watch with the giant Richard Moll making for a really awesome villain!

One last thing is for a PG-13 this has some full frontal female nudity which,well what can i say for the age rating was just a little bit different! [Big Grin]

Eliminators 7.5/10 - https://youtu.be/WJgAeGUD2FU
The Dungeonmaster aka Ragewar 6.5/10 - https://youtu.be/rr7oipQkCfc


Had not Watched No Retreat No Surrender since it's original release onto VHS/Beta so it had been some serious time but this film is so much fun and at times that unintentionally hilarious that it is just literally impossible to take the least bit serious and I think that I actally got more laughs out of this than most comedies that I've seen of late!

Captures that 80s feel perfectly and is a blast to watch from beginning to end.

The Blu Ray from Kino Lorber carries two cuts of the film the US version and the International print (which I watched) and an interview with Kurt McKinney plus a trailer.

8/10


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A Moscow police officer investigates a triple homicide and stumbles upon a high-level political conspiracy in the local government - from IMDb.


A Sometimes tense and entertaining 1983 thriller concerning 3 faceless bodies found in a snowy Gorky Park Moscow that features a first rate cast including Lee Marvin,William Hurt,Joanna Pacula,Brian Dennehy,Alexei Sayle and the late Michael Elphick (ITV series Boon) amongst many others plus a cool James Horner soundtrack that has echoes of his previous 1982 music score for the Walter Hill classic 48hrs.

Set in Moscow but filmed mostly in Helsinki there's some cool and rather cold looking location shots of the Finnish capital and it's beautiful surrounding countryside .

Very decent thriller from Brit director Michael Apted this is sadly my last ever rental from Lovefilm as from the 31st October they have now closed there online rental service for good but luckily I have found a new supplier - Cinemaparadiso so all is not lost!

7.5/10


https://youtu.be/H2XO39vz01M - Gorky Park trailer (1983).


Quick mentions

Night In The Life Of Jimmy Reardon - OK teen drama with a cool cast including River Phoenix and the beautiful Ione Skye. Not bad 90 odd minutes and I feel much better than its reputation would have you believe! 6.5/10

https://youtu.be/ySFQNvaroIY - A Night In The Life Of Jimmy Reardon trailer (1988).


Scrubbers - early 80s women's British borstal drama that is at times extremely bleak but does have moments of humour to help lighten the mood and while it's not a patch on its male counterpart Scum with Ray Winstone it's still an OK time waster and I would say a worthwhile watch! 6/10


https://youtu.be/wa8ylubMFJM - Scrubbers trailer (1982).

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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Polyester has a theme song sung by Bill Murray, of all people. How cool is that? The Odorama gimmick, in homage to William Castle, was so much fun in the theater. Of course, it's John Waters. so you know that some of the smells are going to be horrible. Gasoline is one of the milder ones. ROFL
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Interesting stuff there, warrior! Yeah, Gorky Park wa shot here in Finland yet i´ve never seen the film. I need to fix that asap!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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More Mel Gibson stuff: The River (1984) and Mrs. Soffel (also 1984).

The River was a pretty good drama about a family trying to keep their farm going on despite the heavy weather and evil townspeople.
Good performances from Mel, Sissy Spacek and Scott Glenn. The film was directed by Mark Rydell and Vilmos Zsigmond was nominated for best cinematography.

Mrs. Soffel was a nice drama based on the true story of condemned brothers Jack and Ed Biddle, who escaped prison with the aid of the warden's wife, Kate Soffel.
Starring Mel, Matthew Modine, Diane Keaton and Edward Herrmann.

Mel Gibson had a really busy year 1984 with three films released.
 
Posted by David_J (Member # 37430) on :
 
Armed and Dangerous loved this film so much watched it twice in the same day and just watched back to school another classic movie I love this film.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Two awesome 80s comedies there David_J,have both on Blu Ray.
 
Posted by David_J (Member # 37430) on :
 
Just finished watching the wraith absolutely love this film one of my all time favourite films.
 
Posted by David_J (Member # 37430) on :
 
Night of the comet and I absolutely loved it. It’s a strange film though but definitely worth watching.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
She's in the Army Now (1981)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083066/

Pretty decent tv-pilot for a series that never was starring Kathleen Quinlan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Melanie Griffith, Julie Carmen and Susan Blanchard.
I would even go as far as saying this was a bit better than similiar women in army film Private Benjamin.

Quinlan looks cute and this was also Steven Bauer´s first film, credited here as Rocky Bauer [Smile]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Not long added The River to my rental list Atomik as it's one that I've never seen,both Night Of The Comet and The Wraith are awesome movies David_J.


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Terrific semi-autobigraphical WW2 drama from the talented John Boorman (Deliverance) that perfectly mixes scenes of both tragedy and humour with what seems like an expert attention to detail of all things World War 2 England.

Loved the early scenes where War is just about to break out and all the adults are busily getting prepared (digging garden shelters etc) whilst the kids just seem bored with it all and keep looking up at the sky in anticipation for something to actually start happening!

Had never seen this before and i thought it was a great movie and one which I thoroughly enjoyed watching plus it looked and sounded very decent on Blu Ray (Rental) but sadly and surprisingly especialy for a film that's held in fairly high regard there were no extra features whatsoever and I mean not even a trailer!

8/10.

https://youtu.be/32wyLEBf60c - Hope And Glory trailer (1987).

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Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Nobody's Fool. A mediocre movie starring Rosanna Arquette, Eric Roberts and Jim Youngs. A lonely depressed waitress falls for a man working on the crew of a stage production that rolls into town. The on,y redeeming part was seeing that eye candy Jim Youngs
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Hope and Glory blu out here in Finland next week. Never seen the film but i´m definitely going to pick it up. Thanks for the review warrior.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Protocol (1984)

This was just unfunny imo and the worst Herbert Ross film i´ve seen.
Goldie tries hard but the jokes fall flat and all that America praise made me yawn.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I gotta admit I don't dislike Protocol Atomik but I'd be lying if I said it was an absolute laugh riot!

Hope And Glory is really well made and feels very authentic and though I can't guarantee it I do think chances are you would enjoy it!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Wise Guys (1986)

"Harry Valentini and Moe ****stein are both errand boys for the Mob. When they lose $250,000, they are set up to kill each other. But they run off to Atlantic City and comedy follows." (IMDb)

A big disappointment this one. Brian De Palma does comedy but i didn´t laugh once. The cast is ok and everything runs pretty smoothly but i don´t know, somethings missing.

Wise Guys was written by George Gallon who hit the jackpot with his next film Midnight Run (1988) and Norman Steinberg. I guess Steinberg used all his best mafia jokes already in Johnny Dangerously (1984).
 
Posted by David_J (Member # 37430) on :
 
I have been meaning to watch this for years but playing for keeps was my last 80s film I watched. I was so in grossed with the film after 10 minuets I started liking it A brilliant film definitely worth watching here is the trailer for it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPk5SmWDccU
 
Posted by David_J (Member # 37430) on :
 
Dolls 1987 I absolutely loved this movie it kind of reminded me of From Beyond in a lot of places. Okay the body count is small compared to most horror movies of the 1980s but this film I really enjoyed. I would definitely rate it as one of my favourite films of the 80s it’s definitely in my top 10 films that I enjoyed watching.
 
Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
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D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)

This was one of my favorite childhood movies that I remember watching over and over again as a kid. So I thought maybe it wouldn't be as enjoyable to me watching again now. But no, I still enjoy it quite a bit.

TRAILER

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Not watched D.A.R.Y.L in years but have it recorded of the box so might check it out sometime soon,love Dolls and enjoy Playing For Keeps which I also dig the soundtrack to.

Wiseguys I quite enjoyed Atomik but from its mixed reviews it's certainly not to everyone's liking!
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
While I don't think Wise Guys is anywhere near top-tier DePalma, I think that it's pretty funny. For essentially a kids movie, I think that D.A.R.Y.L. isn't bad. You see early signs that Michael McKean, so brilliant on Better Call Saul, is not only a great comic actor, but also a dramatic one as well.
 


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