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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Thought I'd start the same topic that's in the 80's folder here. I probably watch more 70's films than any other decade, mainly because I'm obsessed with old horrors. In particular the 60's and 70's Hammer and Amicus Horrors.

Anyway the last 70's films I watched were:

Shivers, Scream And Scream Again and Suspiria.

[ 18. July 2010, 12:29: Message edited by: Helen_S ]
 
Posted by P.S. It's Paul.... (Member # 1022) on :
 
For me, it would be Carry On Matron, with my daughter, who has established a liking for these delightfully british escapades (good thing too!)
 
Posted by mamamiasweetpeaches (Member # 1715) on :
 
Okay, first up...SUSPIRIA rocks! Havent watched that one in awhile ...I canw atch that over and over again!

And secondly - did you know they have a CARRY ON box set? I got it for my husband (who was born in England) a few Christmases ago.

Now for me:

LITTLE GIRL WHO LIVES DOWN THE LANE
SYBIL
I also watched MOMMIE DEAREST this weekend....but I cantr emember if they made that one in the 70s or 80s (I thinkin' it was the 80s)
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I like some of the Carry On films, my fave is Carry On Camping [Big Grin]
 
Posted by JAYLEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
DELIVERANCE a few days ago..... SQUEAL BOY!!!
 
Posted by jdocster04 (Member # 5752) on :
 
Smokey and the bandit 1979... [Smile]
 
Posted by P.S. It's Paul.... (Member # 1022) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by mamamiasweetpeaches:
did you know they have a CARRY ON box set? I got it for my husband (who was born in England) a few Christmases ago.

Yup - got all of them - all 31 films, plus the 1974/5 TV Series, plus the 4 Christmas Specials...
 
Posted by JAYLEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
You mean Smokey and the bandit 1977... [Smile]
 
Posted by JAYLEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
Unless the last time you watched a 70's movie, was when you watched Smokey and the bandit in the year 1979... [Smile]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Haha [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Phantasm [Smile]

[ 31. January 2009, 06:05: Message edited by: There'll be no morning for us ]
 
Posted by Smayt Shatner (Member # 1500) on :
 
All The Presidents Men with redford and Hoffman.just about the best conspiracy movie ever.love it.
Also recently pyrchased the first Death Wish movie which is Bronson's finest hour i think.Ignore the sequels though.Well maybe Death Wish 2 is ok but thats an 80's movie.
 
Posted by hewzy (Member # 6043) on :
 
I watched The Wanderers last night!! absolute Quality film with a wicked soundtrack!!
 
Posted by JAYLEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
Watched SUPERFLY a couple of days ago, thought i'd give the audio comm. a whirl.... and maaan, what a painful experince!

What kind of college professor and serious film scholar refers to himself as a pimp, playa or mack or whatever.... how sad!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Rabid - Cronenberg is so crazy haha
 
Posted by jdocster04 (Member # 5752) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by JAYLEE:
You mean Smokey and the bandit 1977... [Smile]

Unless the last time you watched a 70's movie, was when you watched Smokey and the bandit in the year 1979... [Smile]


Hahaha... good catch... I meant 1977... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
I watched Anthony Perkins presents The Horror Show.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Two really weird silent short films by Clive Barker, Salome and The Forbidden.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Capone - Probably the weakest of all the Capone films I've seen but it had it's moments.
 
Posted by boo1233 (Member # 7000) on :
 
has anyone seen Remo Williams lately. That's by far on of my favorites.
 
Posted by WolfmansGotNards (Member # 5910) on :
 
Last 70s film I watched?

Nothing can stop.......... THE CAR! (from 1977) [Smile]
 
Posted by 80'sRocked (Member # 6979) on :
 
Close Encounters of the Third Kind. I am big time into UFOlogy.
 
Posted by MotleyRulz (Member # 3598) on :
 
The Original Texas Chainsaw Massacre........
 
Posted by Stitch G (Member # 2895) on :
 
Picnic at Hanging Rock.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Oh I love Picnic At Hanging Rock
 
Posted by SammyHain 44DDD-26-36 (Member # 3150) on :
 
since there's no forum for this I'll put it here, 'Bullitt' a 60's move starring Steve McQueen.
 
Posted by jdocster04 (Member # 5752) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by SammyHain 44DDD-26-36:
since there's no forum for this I'll put it here, 'Bullitt' a 60's move starring Steve McQueen.

Great movie... Love the chase scene... [Smile]
 
Posted by jdocster04 (Member # 5752) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by 80'sRocked:
Close Encounters of the Third Kind. I am big time into UFOlogy.

One of the all time best movies ever! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by SammyHain 44DDD-26-36 (Member # 3150) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by jdocster04:
quote:
Originally posted by SammyHain 44DDD-26-36:
since there's no forum for this I'll put it here, 'Bullitt' a 60's move starring Steve McQueen.

Great movie... Love the chase scene... [Smile]
has to be mentioned in the same breath as

*French Connection
*The Blues Brothers
*Death Proof
 
Posted by jdocster04 (Member # 5752) on :
 
Sammy,

How about:

*Bullitt
*French Connection
*The Blues Brothers
*Death Proof
*Vanishing point
*The Italian Job
*Ronin
*Bourne Identity
 
Posted by StevenHW (Member # 509) on :
 
Another 70's movie with a great car chase is nearly-forgotten. It's called "The Seven-Ups", starring Roy Schieder (who was also in "The French Connection").

And no, it has nothing to do with the 7-Up soft drink! [Smile]

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0070672/

It was the only movie ever directed by Philip D'Antoni, who produced both "Bullitt" and "The French Connection."

[ 06. June 2008, 12:30: Message edited by: StevenHW ]
 
Posted by StevenHW (Member # 509) on :
 
If you want a comedy car chase, try the 1972 movie "What's Up, Doc?", with Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal.

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0069495/
 
Posted by jdocster04 (Member # 5752) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by StevenHW:
Another 70's movie with a great car chase is nearly-forgotten. It's called "The Seven-Ups", starring Roy Schieder (who was also in "The French Connection").

And no, it has nothing to do with the 7-Up soft drink! [Smile]

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0070672/

It was directed Philip D'Antoni, who produced both "Bullitt" and "The French Connection."

This one sounds very familiar... I'll have to check into it...

Thanks... [Smile]
 
Posted by 80'sRocked (Member # 6979) on :
 
http://youtube.com/watch?v=nT0tdDgTitg

This is one of the best car chase scenes in the history of movies (I think). It's from a 1990 movie called "Short Time". It's about a cop who thinks he is going to die soon because his medical records get mixed up with someone else. In order for his wife to collect his pension or insurance money, he must die in the line of duty so he trys to get killed but can't. You have to see this whole movie if you haven't.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Assault On Precinct 13 - I love this film, Carpenter's best imo.
 
Posted by MotleyRulz (Member # 3598) on :
 
I loved the old Assault on Precinct 13. The new one was ruined with Ethan Hawke and John Singleton imo........
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I'll try my best to avoid that one hehe [Smile]

Last I watched was Thirst, very unusual little Aussie vampire film.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Horror Express [Big Grin]
 
Posted by hewzy (Member # 6043) on :
 
Richard Pryor Live...
I absolutly love watchin this with my mates round. best stand up of all time in my opinion.

" COME ON PECKER HEAD " [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by JAYLEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
Speaking of Pryor.... I watched THE MACK a couple of days ago, with the audio comm on, and the stories Max Julien had about Richard Pryor were priceless!

He was one crazy mofo!

[ 18. June 2008, 05:31: Message edited by: JAYLEE ]
 
Posted by 80'sRocked (Member # 6979) on :
 
Escape to Witch Mountain
 
Posted by SammyHain 44DDD-26-36 (Member # 3150) on :
 
a couple of the most recently watched movies for me has been from the 50s the Alfred Hitch**** classic "Rear Window" what a great movie with a suspense that slowly builds up through the whole movie. Totally deserves its classic status.

Then last night I watched the 1966 classic from Sergio Leone "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. It's currently rated #4 over at IMdB of the best movies of all time. Not sure if I would rate it that high myself but it is a very incredible movie. Eli Wallach's portrayal of Tuco is truly one of the most remarkable performances I've ever seen.

Today I added to my classic movie collections by adding Casablanca, Lawrence of Arabia and Once Upon a Time in the West to my collection.

With me acquiring Casablanca I own the Top 10 movies over at IMdB. Keep in mind that the list fluctuates regurlarly.
 
Posted by ISIS (Member # 1780) on :
 
The last movie from the 70's that I watched is "Death Weekend"....It is a scary movie...with Brenda Vaccarro...and it has Don Stroud in it...he was the priest in The Amityville Horror.

Death Weekend isn't really a "horror" movie....it's more like a thriller...but it is so creepy.
 
Posted by SammyHain 44DDD-26-36 (Member # 3150) on :
 
Believe it or not last night I finally watched The Godfather for the first time from start to finish. Thought it was a great movie. A lot of people consider it one of the best if not the best movies of all time. I wouldn't put it that high but it definitely deserves all the praise it's received.

I also own The Godfather Part II & The Godfather Part III So I have my next two nights movies all planned out. From what I hear some people actually feel that The Godfather Part II is superior to the first one.
 
Posted by jdocster04 (Member # 5752) on :
 
Michael Corleone: I know it was you Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart!!!!

Fredo Corleone: I'm your older brother, Mike, and I was stepped over!

Michael Corleone: That's the way Pop wanted it.

Fredo Corleone: It ain't the way I wanted it! I can handle things! I'm smart! Not like everybody says... like dumb... I'm smart and I want respect!

Michael Corleone: Fredo, you're nothing to me now. You're not a brother, you're not a friend. I don't want to know you or what you do. I don't want to see you at the hotels, I don't want you near my house. When you see our mother, I want to know a day in advance, so I won't be there. You understand?

Fredo sleeps with the fishes... [Cool]
 
Posted by SammyHain 44DDD-26-36 (Member # 3150) on :
 
So I watched The Godfather Part II last night. Very very good movie eapecially for a sequel. But I think I prefer the first one more.

Tonight I plan on either watching The Godfather Part III, which is supposed to be good but nowhere near as good as the first two, or the 1962 Oscar winning best picture Lawrence of Arabia Leaning towards Lawrence of Arabia all three hours forty seven minutes of it.
 
Posted by StevenHW (Member # 509) on :
 
Parts of SammyHain's post:
quote:
So I watched The Godfather Part II last night. Very very good movie eapecially for a sequel. But I think I prefer the first one more...
I agree. The first one is better. The second one is overall very good, but certain sequences stand out better than the entire movie.

quote:
...Tonight I plan on either watching The Godfather Part III, which is supposed to be good but nowhere near as good as the first two, or the 1962 Oscar winning best picture Lawrence of Arabia Leaning towards Lawrence of Arabia all three hours forty seven minutes of it.
The Godfather Part III was a big letdown. Sofia Coppola's performance (as Al Pacino's daughter) was laughable. But to be fair, she was brought in at the last minute after Winona Ryder was too ill just before filming started.

See Lawrence Of Arabia instead. [Smile]
 
Posted by SammyHain 44DDD-26-36 (Member # 3150) on :
 
actually I ended up watching the Hitch**** classic Vertigo instead
 
Posted by JAYLEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
Finally got to see OVER THE EDGE, and it was hands down one of the best teen/youth movies I have ever seen! I never expected it to be this good! Awesome movie!
 
Posted by Chris the CandyFanMan (Member # 3197) on :
 
The eternally underappreciated 1941 ("I'm Captain Wild Bill Kelso, United States Army Air Corps. And DON'T you forget it!")
 
Posted by jimpickens (Member # 5801) on :
 
American Tickler.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Blood On Satan's Claw [Cool]
 
Posted by cindymancini (Member # 679) on :
 
Satan's Cheerleaders from 1977 (this movie is wacked. My friend Greg got me into it. I thoroughly enjoy the really bad special effects. This makes the demon scene in Ammityville Horror look like CGI..lol!)

and

The Van circa '77

Sometimes it's okay to leave the land of the 80's [Wink] !
 
Posted by SammyHain 44DDD-26-36 (Member # 3150) on :
 
since there's no forum in which to put these the last five movies I've watched have been

A Fistful of Dollars(1964) 7/10
For a Few Dollars More(1965) 8/10
AlFred Hitch****s: The Birds(1962) 8/10
The Maltese Falcon(1941) 9/10
12 Angry Men(1957) 10/10
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Beast Must Die - One of my favourite werewolf films [Smile]
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
Magnum Force
 
Posted by SammyHain 44DDD-26-36 (Member # 3150) on :
 
The Big Sleep(1946) 8/10

Bogart & Bacall. Howard Hawks director. One of the sexiest cast of actresses I've ever seen in a movie.
 
Posted by JAYLEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
DAY OF THE JACKAL

ALL THE PRESIDENTS MEN
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
A Clockwork Orange
 
Posted by jdocster04 (Member # 5752) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
A Clockwork Orange

Don't get me started... [Smile]
 
Posted by SammyHain 44DDD-26-36 (Member # 3150) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
A Clockwork Orange

Great movie.
 
Posted by SammyHain 44DDD-26-36 (Member # 3150) on :
 
Treasure Of The Sierra Madre(1948) 10/10

Bogart & Walter Huston directed by John Huston

absolutely one of the best movies I've ever seen
 
Posted by SammyHain 44DDD-26-36 (Member # 3150) on :
 
North By Northwest(1959) 8.5/10

Cary Grant & Eva Marie Saint directed by Alfred Hitch****
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
"Life is a cabaret, old chum.."  -
 
Posted by JAYLEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
MR. MAJESTYK
THE VALACHI PAPERS
DEATH WISH
THE MECHANIC

Bought a bunch of Bronson flicks..... damn he was a badazz back in the day!
 
Posted by SammyHain 44DDD-26-36 (Member # 3150) on :
 
Network(1976) 8/10

Faye Dunaway
William Holden
Peter Finch
Robert Duvall
Ned Beatty

Directed by Sidney Lumet

satirical look at the television industry that was eerily prophetic.

I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore
 
Posted by SammyHain 44DDD-26-36 (Member # 3150) on :
 
Taxi Driver(1976) 9/10

Robert DeNiro
Cybill Sheppard
Albert Brooks
Harvey Keitel
Peter Boyle
Jodie Foster

Directed by Martin Scorsese

You talkin' to me?

Interesting note these last two movies were both nominated for best picture and both lost to Rocky
 
Posted by JAYLEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
I could never wrap my head around HOW ON EARTH... Taxi Driver could lose to Rocky.... I mean come on!!! well, one is upbeat, the other is downbeat... the Oscars are a joke in my mind, they mean absolutely nothing to me!
 
Posted by Riptide (Member # 457) on :
 
Seen a few:

Straw Dogs
Legend of Hell House
Suspiria
The Mechanic
Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
 
Posted by hewzy (Member # 6043) on :
 
Bugsy Malone - wicked film i used to watch it every sunday when i was a kid !!
 
Posted by JAYLEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
The taking of pelham 123

the seven up's

the sicilian clan (1969)

all awesome!!
 
Posted by jdocster04 (Member # 5752) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by JAYLEE:
The taking of pelham 123

the seven up's

the sicilian clan (1969)

all awesome!!

JAYLEE,

Was the seven up's the one where they did a bank robbery?
 
Posted by JAYLEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
No, Roy Scheider is a tough cop, leading a small group of other tough cops, using "questionable" methods to take down criminals! Great action and car chases, one of those gritty 70's New York flicks, akin to French Connection!


watched ...Tick...Tick...Tick... (1970) last night, with Jim Brown and George Kennedy!

Jim Brown was actually a good actor, before he became the typical blaxploitation guy, spouting off one liners and kicking "whitey's" azzz! I enjoy those movies too, no doubt! But in this one, he really gave a great performance, as the newly elected black sheriff in a racist southern town!
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Rio Bravo(1959) 7/10

John Wayne
Dean Martin
Ricky Nelson
Walter Brennan
Angie ****inson

Howard Hawks Director

A little disappointed in this one. Have always heard this was one of the great westerns but I just wasn't overwhelmed.

The Duke was The Duke which is never a bad thing. I found both Martin & Nelson to be unbelievable as deputies and thought the musical interludes by them were out of place and just a way to capitalize on their fame as singers. Brennan although his part was the comic relief I thought he was overacting and it just seemed unnatural. ****inson was hot as always and what more would you expect from a North Dakota girl [Big Grin] But her love interest with The Duke seemed forced and I didn't feel the chemistry between the two of them. Perhaps the 25+ year age difference had something to do with that.
 
Posted by Mike. (Member # 7179) on :
 
Close encounters of a third kind great movie and the effects still stand up well today the cast and acting is top notch.
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
Let's Scare Jessica to Death--it wasn't quite what I was expecting, but it was still good.
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
The Great Escape(1963) 8/10

Steve McQueen
Richard Attenborough
James Garner
Charles Bronson
James Coburn
Donald Pleasence

John Sturges Director
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
The Searchers(1956) 8/10

John Wayne
Natalie Wood
Ward Bond
Jeffrey Hunter
Vera Miles

John Ford Director
 
Posted by StevenHW (Member # 509) on :
 
Perhaps there should be a separate thread titled: "Last 60's (and earlier decades) Film You Watched?".

[Smile]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Omen - Ooh I hadn't seen this in years, better than I remembered.
 
Posted by JAYLEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
The Omen is awesome...! forget that crap Julia Stiles remake, what a steaming pile that was! I love the old one, pure evil! Watched it with the audio comm. some time ago, and Richard Donner revealed that based solely on the good box office return of the Omen, 20th century fox had enough money to greenlight an obscure sci film by some guy named Lucas, and so Star Wars was made!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I can't wait to watch the others now, I bought the boxset. I remember liking part 2 as well but I've never seen 3, 4 or the remake.
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Chinatown(1974) 9/10

Jack Nicholson
Faye Dunaway
John Huston

Roman Polanski Director
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Count Dracula (1970) [Big Grin]

[ 27. July 2008, 05:47: Message edited by: Helen_S ]
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Casablanca(1942) 9/10

Humphrey Bogart
Ingrid Bergman
Paul henreid
Claude Rains
Sydney Greenstreet
Peter Lorre

Michael Curtiz Director

Play it Sam, Play 'As Time Goes By'
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I still haven't seen Casablanca. I do own it tho so I'll get to it soon. [Smile]

Damien: Omen II: Nice, not quite as good as the first but still damn creepy [Cool]
 
Posted by Devolution (Member # 1731) on :
 
Devolution here,

I watched the Deer Hunter, now I think it's a very good movie, but the wedding scene in my opinion drags the movie out for a long time. It's also the first movie that I have ever watched where I thought Meryl Streep was honestly very pretty.

We are DEVO
 
Posted by StevenHW (Member # 509) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain:
Casablanca (1942) 9/10

Humphrey Bogart
Ingrid Bergman
Paul henreid
Claude Rains
Sydney Greenstreet
Peter Lorre

Michael Curtiz, Director...

Michael Curtiz: one of the most underrated Hollywood directors of all-time.
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid(1969) 6.5/10

Robert Redford
Paul Newman
Katharine Ross

George Roy Hill Director

Seriously feel that this is a very overrated movie. Clocking in at about 10 minutes shy of two hours I was checking my watch to see how much time was left. The three music montages were long boring and drawn out. "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" does not belong in a movie about two bankrobbers it seemed very out of place.
 
Posted by P.S. It's Paul.... (Member # 1022) on :
 
Sam, a much better Newman / Redford movie is The Sting.
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
That's what I hear
 
Posted by 80'sRocked (Member # 6979) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by P.S. It's Paul....:
Sam, a much better Newman / Redford movie is The Sting.

Great movie is The Sting. Check it out Sam, if you haven't seen it. Another good one is The Cincinatti Kid. [Wink]
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance(1962) 7/10

John Wayne
James Stewart
Lee Marvin

John Ford Director
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Shane(1953) 9/10

Alan Ladd
Jean Arthur
Van Heflin
Walter Jack Palance
Brandon de Wilde

George Stevens Director

Awesome movie
 
Posted by jdocster (Member # 5752) on :
 
Sammy, you like the "old school" movies don't you? They are the classics!
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
I'm trying to see a lot of the classics during my layoff from work
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
City Lights(1931) 9/10

Starring Charlie Chaplin
Directed by Charlie Chaplin
Written by Charlie Chaplin
Produced by Charlie Chaplin
Music composed by Charlie Chaplin

one of the most tear jerking endings ever.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Jules Verne's Mysterious Island (1961)

 -  -

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Midnight Cowboy(1969) 8/10

Dustin Hoffman
Jon Voight

John Schlesinger Director

Hey I'm walkin here, I'm walkin here
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
The Graduate(1967) 7.5/10

Dustin Hoffman
Anne Bancroft
Katharine Ross

Mike Nichols Director

Are you trying to seduce me Mrs. Robinson?
 
Posted by StevenHW (Member # 509) on :
 
quote:
...Are you trying to seduce me, Mrs. Robinson?
Mrs. Robinson: one of the early MILF and "cougar" movie roles, long before the slang terms existed! [Smile]
 
Posted by StevenHW (Member # 509) on :
 
"Dog Day Afternoon" (1975), starring Al Pacino, John Cazale, Chris Sarandon, Charles Durning, Carol Kane, Lance Henriksen, Sully Boyar, and a pre-"Sopranos" Dominic Chianese.

Based on a real-life robbery case in a small neighborhood bank in Brooklyn, NY.

There is no background music score, but there are only two songs which are not listed in the credits: Elton John's "Amoreena" on the opening scene, and Uriah Heep's "Easy Livin'" is heard faintly later in the movie.

Directed by Sidney Lumet, one of America's most underestimated film directors. He may not have a recognizable visual style that Kubrick or Scorsese does, but Lumet gets the most out of his actors!

Some might say that Pacino should've won a 'Best Actor' Oscar award for his role. But it's hard to deny Jack Nicholson's Oscar-winning R.P. McMurphy role in "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest", which came out that same year!

"Attica! Attica! Attica!"

[Smile]

[ 07. August 2008, 16:39: Message edited by: StevenHW ]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Revenge Of Frankenstein (1958) and The Curse Of The Werewolf (1961)
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Citta Violenta / Violent City (1970)

- Bronson is the man!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Evil Of Frankenstein (1964) - The weakest of the Hammer Frankensteins but still enjoyable.
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
The Apartment(1960) 9/10

Jack Lemmon
Shirley MacLaine
Fred MacMurray
Ray Walston

Billy Wilder Director
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
The Man Who Knew Too Much(1956) 7/10

James Stewart
Doris Day

Alfred Hitchc0ck Director
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Not a film but a short 70's TV series, Children of the stones, pretty good.
 
Posted by hewzy (Member # 6043) on :
 
Angels With Dirty Faces - (1938) Cagney rules!!!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Crawling Eye (1958)
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain:
The Searchers(1956) 8/10

John Wayne
Natalie Wood
Ward Bond
Jeffrey Hunter
Vera Miles

John Ford Director

Watched this one again and my ranking goes up to a 9.5. A true classic and not only one of the best westerns (if not the best) of all time it's also one of the best movies of all time.
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Yojimbo(1961) B/W Subtitled 8/10

Toshiro Mifune

Akira Kurosawa Director

Japanese western later remade into the 1964 Sergio Leone spaghetti western starring Clint Eastwood "Fistful of Dollars"
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Dog Day Afternoon - Super
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Smultronstallet

Wild Strawberries(1957) Swedish b/w subtitled 9/10

Victor Sjostrom
Bibi Andersson
Ingrid Thulin

Ingmar Bergman Director
 
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Singin' In the Rain(1952) 7.5/10

Gene Kelly
Donald O'Connor
Debbie Reynolds
Jean Hagen
Cyd Charisse
Rita Moreno

Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly Directors

Not usually a fan of musicals but this one was pretty darn good and entertaining. the 17 minute Broadway dance medley thrown in the middle of the movie for no other reason than what appears to satisfy Gene Kelly's indulgence is what brought this movie down for me. Though it didn't win the Oscar for best picture it is a far superior movie compared to the previous years winner 'An American in Paris' which also happened to be a Kelly song and dance vehicle.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
For Pete's Sake and At The Earth's Core.
 
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Serpico and Godfather II.........
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World(1963) 8/10

Spencer Tracy
Milton Berle
Sid Caesar
Buddy Hackett
Ethel Merman
Mickey Rooney
**** Shawn
Phil Silvers
Terry Thomas
Jonathan Winters
Edie Adams
Dorothy Provine
+ a ton of cameos

Stanley Kramer Director
 
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The Third Man(1949) 8/10

Joseph Cotten
Valli
Orson Welles
Trevor Howard

Carol Reed Director
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Wizard Of Gore - Crazy [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Jezebel(1938) 6/10

Bette Davis
Henry Fonda

William Wyler Director

all in all I was pretty disappointed in this movie. I always had figured that Davis' character would be a lot more despicable than what she was.
 
Posted by JAYLEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
THE WANDERERS... wow, not at all what I expected! This movie was so weird and surreal, that I felt like I was watching a David Lynch movie! I haven't quite decided in my mind, whether that was a good thing or not! It was definitely different.
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
I've been trying to find that movie. I watched it on HBO a few times many years ago and always liked it. The Ducky Boys were one strange bunch.
 
Posted by JAYLEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
The whole damn movie was strange...! I thought I was going to watch some predictable 60's cliche ridden New York neighbourhood those were the days coming of age flick, full of ethnic New Yorker stereotypes... That was sooo not what I got! I was expecting a mix of THE OUTSIDERS and A BRONX TALE.... well, it was more like RUMBLE FISH mixed with TWIN PEAKS!
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Umberto D.(1952) Italian subtitled 8/10

Carlo Battisti
Maria-Pia Casilio

Vittorio De Sica Director
 
Posted by StevenHW (Member # 509) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain:Umberto D. (1952) Italian subtitled... 8/10

Carlo Battisti
Maria-Pia Casilio

Vittorio De Sica Director

One of my all-time favorite European films! A real heart-tugger! [Smile]
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Touch of Evil(1958) B/W 8/10

Charlton heston
Orson Welles
Janet Leigh
Marlene Dietrich
Zsa Zsa Gabor

Orson Welles Director
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Psycho(1960) B/W 9.5/10

Anthony Perkins
Janet Leigh
Vera Miles
Martin Balsam

Alfred Hitchc0ck Director
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Spellbound(1945) B/W 6.5/10

Ingrid Bergman
Gregory Peck

Alfred Hitchc0ck Director
 
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Some Like It Hot(1959) 8.5/10

Tony Curtis
Jack Lemmon
Marilyn Monroe

Billy Wilder--Director
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Sweet Smell of Success(1957) 7.5/10

Tony Curtis
Burt Lancaster

Alexander Mackendrick--Director
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The Defiant Ones(1958) 8/10

Tony Curtis
Sidney Poitier

Stanley Kramer--Director
 
Posted by ISIS (Member # 1780) on :
 
I just watched the end of Ben Hur-I have never seen it ever...my mom loves it...the end was awesome, so I need to watch the whole thing now.

I didn't know that Charlton Heston died this year.-until just now

The way that movie was filmed was amazing, just the scenes in Rome with the amount of people. It takes place durning the time that Jesus was cruxified. The music is really outstanding. This movie was made in 1959, but set in biblical times.....so that is why I can never understand why people can't make good movies like this any more...that people watch the stuff they do...and think it is good, when you can find old movies, that were done outstandingly with brilliant acting...it just doesn't even compare.
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
The African Queen(1951) 6.5/10

Humphrey Bogart
Katharine Hepburn

John Huston Director

[ 30. August 2008, 23:55: Message edited by: Sam 'The Made Man' Hain ]
 
Posted by journey (Member # 7316) on :
 
Don't Torture a Duckling 6.0/10

A solid Italian Hitch**** homage from gore master Lucio Fulci. The mystery was decent, but where it really gains points is with the subtext. It's actually a viscous lament againgst irrationality and religious zealotry in the face of developing modernity. Fulci's direction seems pedestrian when it comes to the basic surface-level storytelling, but he really shines like a true auteur layering in all the deeper meanings into scenes.
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Adam's Rib(1949) 7/10

Spencer Tracy
Katharine Hepburn

George Cukor--Director
 
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Bad Day At Black Rock (1955) 9/10

Spencer Tracy
Robert Ryan
Ann Francis
Walter Brennan
Ernest Borgnine
Lee Marvin

John Sturges--Director
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
3:10 To Yuma (1957) B/W 7/10

Glenn Ford
Van Heflin

Delmer Daves--Director
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I've been in a Mario Bava mood, Kill, Baby...Kill (1966), Knives Of The Avenger (1966) and The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963)
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Harvey(1950) B/W 6/10

James Stewart
Josephine Hull

Henry Koster--Director
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
The Trouble With Harry(1955) 7/10

Shirley MacLaine
William Forsythe

Alfred Hitchc0ck--Director
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Fury(1936) 8/10

Spencer Tracy
Sylvia Sidney

Fritz Lang--Director
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Nashville (1975) 7.5/10

Ned Beatty
Lily Tomlin
Jeff Goldblum
Karen Black
Keith Carradine
Shelley Duvall

Robert Altman--Director
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Rashomon (1950) B/W Japanese Subtitled 8.5/10

Toshiro Mifune

Akira Kurosawa--Director
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
A Study In Terror (1965) - Ooh, I really enjoyed this little Jack the Ripper Sherlock Holmes film.
 
Posted by ISIS (Member # 1780) on :
 
My friend sent me Midnight Cowboy in the mail today...I really would like to watch it tonight...but I think my mom wants to see it, and she is on vacation right now...so I might have to wait until she gets home, but I can't wait to see it.
 
Posted by journey (Member # 7316) on :
 
Isis, if you like Midnight Cowboy you should really make a point to check out Scarecrow with Gene Hackman and Al Pacino. It's a very similar film and one which seems to go largely unnoticed for some reason.
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
Burnt Offerings
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Skull (1965) and Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
The Misfits(1961) B/W 7/10

Clark Gable--died a couple weeks after filming
Marilyn Monroe--her last completed film
Montgomery Clift
Eli Wallach
Thelma Ritter

John Huston--Director
 
Posted by hewzy (Member # 6043) on :
 
Animal House (1978) 9/10

I forgot how good this film was. Belushi RIP has me in bits all the way through. After watchin it i felt like watchin Porkys.
 
Posted by ISIS (Member # 1780) on :
 
I just finally watched Midnight Cowboy.

I always liked the song "Everybody's Talkin". I forgot that it came from this movie.

It was a watchable movie. John Voight wanted to be a male prostitute...but he actually ended up being with 1 person...the whole time...him and Dustin Hoffman..were basically homeless....and they were living in a condemed building...and it just was so sad...that people haved lived like that...and still do.

You take food for granted when you have it...I have never been that poor ever...that I didn't have food...so I can't even imagine what that would be like, and how a few dollars would feel like you were rich...when all you needed was food. That really is the 1 thing that people have to worry about....is food and shelter.

It does have a sad ending....but the fact that they became friends was kind of nice.

There was a ton of weird stuff and odd scenes in that movie that did remind me of Looking for Mr. Goodbar. They threw a bunch of drug scenes in with people completely goofed up on drugs...like LSD...there was a bunch of messed up stuff going on in the 70's too.

[ 15. September 2008, 06:17: Message edited by: ISIS ]
 
Posted by Stitch Groover (Member # 2895) on :
 
We just watched Carrie the other night, I'd forgotten how great the cinematography and the editing were. I love the scene where the camera is following the rope from under the stairs up to the blood filled bucket, and you see Amy Irving sneaking behind the stage in an almost split screen shot. It's very Hitch****ian, and I loved it.
 
Posted by ISIS (Member # 1780) on :
 
I love Carrie...I think the entire Prom scene is just amazing how they did it...I love the split screen...it looks way ahead of it's time...when they do that.
 
Posted by journey (Member # 7316) on :
 
Split screening was really popular in the late '60s. Lots of films from that period used it.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
The Oily Maniac (1976)

- Funny campy Hong Kong "horror" flick.
Lots of skin and cheap effects [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Sjunde inseglet, Det(1957) The Seventh Seal Swedish Subtitled 8/10

Gunnar Bjornstrand
Bengt Ekerot
Nils Poppe
Max von Sydow
Bibi Andersson

Ingmar Bergman--Director
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Deliverance and Apocalypse Now, Redux.
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Annie Hall (1977) 3/10

Woody Allen
Diane Keaton

Woody Allen--Director

Woody Allen's movies and humour just doean't appeal to me at all. Just watched it to knock another movie off the IMdB top 250.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Shock (1946), The Mummy (1959) and Dracula (1931).
 
Posted by Paul Dangerously, you iceholes.... (Member # 1022) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain:
Annie Hall (1977) 3/10

Woody Allen
Diane Keaton

Woody Allen--Director

Woody Allen's movies and humour just doean't appeal to me at all. Just watched it to knock another movie off the IMdB top 250.

Annie Hall must be (and in my opinion is) better than a 3/10 - it stopped Star Wars getting the Best picture oscar in 1977......
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
I think the line "better let the wookie win" showed more humour in two seconds than Annie Hall had in the entire movie. Keep in mind Annie Hall was meant to be a comedy.
 
Posted by Paul Dangerously, you iceholes.... (Member # 1022) on :
 
I know it was a comedy. Woody Allen films generally are. However, the comedy is often shown in the people rather than any directly funny lines, and so it's hard to pick out why they appeal to me - they just do. Curse Of The Jade Scorpion was a great movie of his - I reckon you'd enjoy that one more than Annie Hall.
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
I think he's definitely an acquired taste. Don't think there's too much middle ground when it comes to his movies; either you really like them or you really dislike them.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The White Gorilla (1945) and Son Of Dracula (1943).
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Vampire Lovers, Horror Hospital, Lust For A Vampire, Dragonwyck (1946) and Condemned To Live (1935).
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
M (1931) B/W German Subtitled 8/10

Peter Lorre

Fritz Lang--Director
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
To Kill a Mockingbird...one of favorite movies.
 
Posted by Paul Dangerously, you iceholes.... (Member # 1022) on :
 
Logan's Run. Michael York, Jenny Agutter. Excellent movie all round, and chillingly stark underneath all the glitz and polish of the scenery.
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Bonnie & Clyde (1967) 7.5/10

Warren Beatty
Faye Dunaway
Gene Hackman
Michael Pollard
Estelle Parsons
Gene Wilder

Arthur Penn--Director
 
Posted by StevenHW (Member # 509) on :
 
Great choice, Sammy! Also, Warren Beatty was the producer in the movie, and that got him more interested in being on the other side of the camera.
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
why yes he was the producer. maybe I'll start listing those as well
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
White Heat (1949) B/W 7.5/10

James Cagney

Raoul Walsh--Director
 
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The General (1927) Silent B/W 8/10

Buster Keaton

Clyde Bruckman--Directors
Buster Keaton

Unfortunately my DVR stopped recording with about 5 minutes left in the movie. Pretty funny and entertaining overall
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Force of Evil (1948) B/W 5/10

John Garfield

Abraham Polonsky--Director
 
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Hud (1963) B/W 8.5/10

Paul Newman
Melvyn Douglas
Patricia Neal
Brandon de Wilde

Martin Ritt--Director
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Shadow of a Doubt (1943) B/W 8/10

Teresa Wright
Joseph Cotten
MacDonald Carey
Hume Cronyn

Alfred Hitchc0ck--Director
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Incredible Hulk and Curse Of The Crimson Altar (1968).
 
Posted by Earth Angel (Member # 3301) on :
 
Play misty for me....(that was the film I saw...not a request)
 
Posted by ISIS (Member # 1780) on :
 
I watched the end of Deliverence the other night, and I have always wanted to know...at the end, when they find their friend in the water...how did his arm get over his shoulder like that? (I know he's dead in the movie)-but in real life-it either had to be fake...but I looked and looked at him, and thought it sure didn't look it...or he was double jointed...because there's no way he could do that.
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
The Blackboard Jungle (1955) B/W 7.5/10

Glenn Ford
Anne Francis
Sidney Poitier
Vic Morrow
Jameel Farah (Jamie Farr)

Richard Brooks--Director
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
Young Frankenstein

I saw this recently on Blu-ray. Great film, with tons of memorable quotes.

The transfer to Blu-ray is very good -- the PQ & SQ are far better than could be expected.

Film: 8.5/10
PQ:7
SQ:7

[From inside the haycart]
Inga: Hallo. Vould you like a roll in ze hay?
[Dr. Frankenstein stutters]
Inga: It's fun.
[She begins to roll in the hay]
Inga: Roll, roll, roll in ze hay.

Igor: Dr. Frankenstein... .
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: "Fronkensteen."
Igor: You're putting me on.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: No, it's pronounced "Fronkensteen."
Igor: Do you also say "Froaderick"?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: No... .”Frederick."
Igor: Well, why isn't it "Froaderick Fronkensteen"?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: It isn't; it's "Frederick Fronkensteen."
Igor: I see.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: You must be Igor.
[He pronounces it ee-gor]
Igor: No, it's pronounced "eye-gor."
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: But they told me it was "ee-gor."
Igor: Well, they were wrong then, weren't they?

[ 19. October 2008, 02:59: Message edited by: J2ME ]
 
Posted by StevenHW (Member # 509) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain:
The Blackboard Jungle (1955) B/W 7.5/10

Glenn Ford
Anne Francis
Sidney Poitier
Vic Morrow
Jameel Farah (Jamie Farr)

Richard Brooks--Director

...and it also featured an early acting performance by a young Paul Mazursky, who became a leading writer-director in the late 1960s to today. His filmmaking credits include Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, An Unmarried Woman, Harry & Tonto, Moscow On The Hudson, and many others.

[ 18. October 2008, 18:25: Message edited by: StevenHW ]
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Witness For The Prosecution (1957) B/W 8/10

Tyrone Power
Marlene Dietrich
Charles Laughton

Billy Wilder--Director
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Village of the Damned (1960) B/W 6.5/10
 
Posted by jdocster (Member # 5752) on :
 
The Day The Earth Stood Still 1951.

Very good flick! 8/10
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by jdocster:
The Day The Earth Stood Still 1951.

Very good flick! 8/10

Very good movie that addresses the cold war in a science fiction matter

Klaatu Barada Nikto

The remake coming out this year is getting a lot of publicity
 
Posted by StevenHW (Member # 509) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by J2ME:
Young Frankenstein

I saw this recently on Blu-ray. Great film, with tons of memorable quotes...

Agreed! A comedy classic!

There's also a Broadway version of the movie right now.
 
Posted by Paul Dangerously, you iceholes.... (Member # 1022) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by J2ME:
Young Frankenstein

Me too!

"PUT... ZER CANDLE.... BACK!"

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Rebecca (1940) B/W 6.5/10

Laurence Olivier
Joan Fontaine

Alfred Hitchc0ck--Director

David O Selznick--Producer

[ 21. October 2008, 00:56: Message edited by: Sam 'The Made Man' Hain ]
 
Posted by jdocster (Member # 5752) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain:
quote:
Originally posted by jdocster:
The Day The Earth Stood Still 1951.

Very good flick! 8/10

Very good movie that addresses the cold war in a science fiction matter

Klaatu Barada Nikto

The remake coming out this year is getting a lot of publicity

I didn't know they were doing a remake of this. It's funny that you remembered the "alien" language.. [Smile] Billy Gray (Father knows best) played the kid. Sam Jaffe played the professor. He's got this Dr. Emmet Brown "wild-eyed" look to him.


Here's the movie, and, check out the website. It has all kinds of other movies and shows. I'm going to submit a posting just for this website.
http://www.nowchannel.com/dvd/view/?q=B00005JKFR

Klaatu barada nikto! [Smile]

- jdocster
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain:
Rebecca (1940) B/W 6.5/10

Laurence Olivier
Joan Fontaine

Alfred Hitchc0ck--Director

David O Selznick--Producer

Oh I adore Rebecca, my fave Hitchc0ck film [Smile]

I last watched Vertigo (1958) and my fave werewolf film, Werewolf Of London (1935).
 
Posted by jimpickens (Member # 5801) on :
 
Wicked Wicked, Eaten Alive, Texas Chainsaw massacre the original, Young Frankenstein, Halloween original, Black Ceaser, and Coffy.
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Citizen Kane (1941) B/W 8/10

Orson Welles
Joseph Cotten

Orson Welles--Director, Producer, Writer
 
Posted by NowhereGirl (Member # 465) on :
 
sam, you only gave rebecca a 6.5 out of 10? i love that movie. [Smile]
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
SPOILERS on Rebecca


I really was liking the movie too until the very end. I found the ending to be unsatisfying. I'm not complaining because it didn't end how I felt it should have I like movies that surprise me. I just didn't like how the movie ended with the mansion on fire and Mrs. Danvers burning up with it.

I also felt that it was pretty obvious early on that Laurence Olivier had something to do with Rebecca's death.

I did like how we found out that Rebecca's cousin was the father of her child; that was totally wicked for 1940. The implied lesbian affair between rebecca and Mrs. danvers was also pretty cool.

If the ending would have been better in my eyes my score would be much higher but in my eyes it was too much of a letdown.
 
Posted by NowhereGirl (Member # 465) on :
 
so true sammy...

******spoiler*******

the relationship with the cousin and the obsession with mrs. danvers sure did creep me out and surprise me for a movies made the 40's.

and i agree about the ending. it was a bit dragged on and on with the truth coming out and then the mansion just burned down.. kinda cuts you off huh?

oh well, still a good movie. i adore joan fontaine.
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
The Circus (1928) B/W Silent 9/10

Charlie Chaplin
Merna Kennedy

Charlie Chaplin--Director, Writer and Producer
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
The Public Enemy (1931) B/W 8/10

James Cagney
Jean Harlow

William A Wellman--Director
 
Posted by Sam 'The Made Man' Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Invisible Stripes (1939) B/W 6/10

George Raft
William Holden
Humphrey Bogart

Lloyd Bacon--Director
 
Posted by Toxic Sammy Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938) B/W 6/10

Edward G Robinson
Humphrey Bogart
Claire Trevor

Anatole Litvak--Director
 
Posted by Toxic Sammy Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Sunset Boulevard (1950) B/W 9/10

William Holden
Gloria Swanson

Billy Wilder--Writer, Director
Charles Brackett--Writer, Producer

Mr. Demille, I'm ready for my closeup
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
Play Misty for Me--Damn she was one psycho bitch!
 
Posted by ISIS (Member # 1780) on :
 
I just watched Rocky, and almost watched all of Rocky 2-while going back and forth and seeing what was happening with the election...then I started to fall asleep...so I gave up on TV.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Switchblade Sisters (1975)

- I liked this one a lot. It´s so out of this world.
Don´t mess with these girls [Cool]

 -
 
Posted by Paul Dangerously, you iceholes.... (Member # 1022) on :
 
School for Scoundrels (1960)

Starring Ian Carmichael, Alastair Sim, and the always sublime Terry-Thomas.

9.4/10. It really is so superior to that so-called 'remake' from 2006....
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Zombie Flesh Eater - Dreadful, I'd put it in the worst 10 horrors films I've ever seen  -

And some gooduns: Horrors Of The Black Museum (1959), The Night Stalker, She-Wolf Of London (1946) and I finally got to see a Hammer on the big screen, Dracula (1958)  -
 
Posted by Paul Dangerously, you iceholes.... (Member # 1022) on :
 
I saw a Hammer on the big screen as well - although it was a display unit in my local hardware store.....
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
LOL [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Toxic Sammy Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Rope (1948) 6.5/10

James Stewart
Farley Granger

Alfred Hitchc0ck--Director
 
Posted by EleanorJune (Member # 7024) on :
 
I am actually watching Cool Hand Luke right now. Well, the guy sitting next to me at the airport is...I am watching...no audio! I know most of the words anyway.
 
Posted by Mr. Jack Burton (Member # 4673) on :
 
Paul Newman, what a man. On and offscreen, a real hero!! Missed badly..
 
Posted by Toxic Sammy Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Ace In The Hole(1951) B/W 9/10

Kirk Douglas
Jan Sterling

Billy Wilder--Director, Producer & Writer
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Brood - I hadn't seen this since I was a kid, bloody brilliant, very creepy.
 
Posted by Toxic Sammy Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Bang The Drum Slowly (1973) 6.5/10

Michael Moriarty
Robert DeNiro

John Hanc0ck--Director
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969) and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
 
Posted by Paul Dangerously, you iceholes.... (Member # 1022) on :
 
I'm a day ahead, but tomorrow's gonna be busy, so....

Carry On Matron (1972). This one in memory of my mate Dave, who chose the great character name of Dr Prodd as his on-screen persona over on the Carry On forums. Tomorrow is the funeral, so as a tribute, the board members across the globe are going to sit down and watch his favourite Carry On movie as a tribute.
 
Posted by 80'sRocked (Member # 6979) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Paul Dangerously, you iceholes....:
I'm a day ahead, but tomorrow's gonna be busy, so....

Carry On Matron (1972). This one in memory of my mate Dave, who chose the great character name of Dr Prodd as his on-screen persona over on the Carry On forums. Tomorrow is the funeral, so as a tribute, the board members across the globe are going to sit down and watch his favourite Carry On movie as a tribute.

That is awesome Paul....you can bet he'll be watching with all of you.
 
Posted by Toxic Sammy Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Body and Soul (1947) B/W 7/10

John Garfield
Lilli Palmer
William Conrad

Robert Rossen--Director
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I watched the Warriors on Sat. afternoon. Then I watched a television show called Gossip Girl on Mon.(I'm a fanatic, but probably no one else watches it) and there's this older man character who I thought looked familiar. I had to look again, and there he was- David Patrick Kelly, who played Luther back in 1979 in The Warriors! And I didn't even have to check imdb! I'm usually pretty good with faces though.
 
Posted by Toxic Sammy Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Strangers On A Train (1951) B/W 9/10

Farley Granger
Robert Walker

Alfred Hitchc0ck--Director
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
The Beast Must Die
 
Posted by Toxic Sammy Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
All The President's Men (1976) 8/10

Dustin Hoffman
Robert Redford
Jason Robards
Jack Warden
Hal Holbrook
Martin Balsam

Alan J Pakula--Director
 
Posted by Toxic Sammy Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Paths Of Glory (1957) B/W 8/10

Kirk Douglas
Ralph Meeker

Stanley Kubrick--Director
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Flesh And The Fiends (1960)
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Last week I watched Coming Home. Why did Hanoi Jane want to do amovie about Vietnam? I really didn't realize she was going ot be in it, or I wouldn't have watched because she is so annoying, it made it kinda unbelievable for me.
Yesterday I watched Charade. I always like this movie- Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn were great.
 
Posted by Toxic Sammy Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Les Diaboliques (1955) B/W French Subtitled 9/10

Simone Sigornet
Vera Clouzot
Paul Meurisse

Henri-Georges Clouzot--Director

very Hitchc0ckesque
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Fiend Without A Face (1958) - Wahey

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[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Mr. Jack Burton (Member # 4673) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
Fiend Without A Face (1958) - Wahey

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[Big Grin]

I'm sensing you like your horror Helen san... [Wink]
 
Posted by jdocster (Member # 5752) on :
 
Looks like it's not finished boiling... Put it back in the pot!!! [Smile]
 
Posted by Toxic Sammy Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
All About Eve (1950) B/W 8/10

Bette Davis
Anne Baxter
George Sanders
Celeste Holm

Joseph L Mankiewicz--Director
 
Posted by Mr. Jack Burton (Member # 4673) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Toxic Sammy Hain:
All About Eve (1950) B/W 8/10

Bette Davis
Anne Baxter
George Sanders
Celeste Holm

Joseph L Mankiewicz--Director

I've it sky+d... Classic..
 
Posted by Paul Dangerously, you iceholes.... (Member # 1022) on :
 
What A Carve Up - 1961

Starring Sid James, Kenneth Connor, Dennis Price, Donald Pleasance, and the beautiful Shirley Eaton.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Mr. Jack Burton:
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
Fiend Without A Face (1958) - Wahey

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[Big Grin]

I'm sensing you like your horror Helen san... [Wink]
Just a bit [Wink] [Razz]

I last watched The Horror Of Frankenstein and my all time fave horror, Dracula: Prince Of Darkness (1966) [Smile]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by jdocster:
Looks like it's not finished boiling... Put it back in the pot!!! [Smile]

Haha [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Mr. Jack Burton (Member # 4673) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
quote:
Originally posted by Mr. Jack Burton:
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
Fiend Without A Face (1958) - Wahey

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[Big Grin]

I'm sensing you like your horror Helen san... [Wink]
Just a bit [Wink] [Razz]

I last watched The Horror Of Frankenstein and my all time fave horror, Dracula: Prince Of Darkness (1966) [Smile]

Have you read about my tattoo??

I've got a half sleeve with Freddy Michael Myers, Jason, Leatherface and Chucky!!
Methinks you might like it!! [Smile]
 
Posted by journey (Member # 7316) on :
 
The Kentucky Fried Movie. (I still like Amazon Women on the Moon better, though).
 
Posted by Toxic Sammy Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans (1927) B/W Silent 7/10

Janet Gaynor
George O'Brien

F.W. Murnau--Director
 
Posted by Mr. Jack Burton (Member # 4673) on :
 
Watched, Touch of Evil, with Charlton Heston and a huge Orson Welles. I expected more to be honest. But a good movie all the same.
 
Posted by Toxic Sammy Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
To Have and Have Not (1944) B/W 6.5/10

Humphrey Bogart
Lauren Bacall
Walter Brennan

Howard Hawks--Director
 
Posted by Paul Dangerously, you iceholes.... (Member # 1022) on :
 
The Three Musketeers (1973)

Oliver Reed
Michael York
Richard Chamberlain
Raquel Welch

Great movie!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Mr. Jack Burton:
Have you read about my tattoo??

I've got a half sleeve with Freddy Michael Myers, Jason, Leatherface and Chucky!!
Methinks you might like it!! [Smile]

Coolio! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
A Fistful Of Dollars (1964) and For A Few Dollars More (1965) - Building up to seeing The Good, The Bad and The Ugly on the big screen soon.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966), Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things and Family Enforcer.
 
Posted by jdocster (Member # 5752) on :
 
I can't believe this is STILL stuck to his head!!!
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Maybe Helen_S should help the poor fellow out... [Big Grin]

Sorry, I've had too much caffeine today... [Smile]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
LOL, ya nutter [Big Grin]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
The President´s Mistress (1978)

- I bought the tape because Larry Hagman has a role in this.
It´s not a big part but he´s good as always.

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Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
I watched yesterday the truely abysmal Sextette with Mae West married to Timothy Dalton (1978) and two horrors with Vincent Price, Scream And Scream Again and Madhouse both around 1971/2.
 
Posted by Kase79 (Member # 7609) on :
 
2 Gene Hackman classics & 2 of my all time favourites

The French Connection
The Conversation
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
The Evil (1978)

This is a great classic horror flick.
I remember that this really gave me the creeps when i was a kid
and it still is pretty effective.


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Posted by Vin (Member # 7662) on :
 
The Gauntlet (1977)

Lesser Clint Eastwood cop flick but still fun!
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
I just bought "Gator" w' Burt Reynolds and Lauren Hutton and gonna watch it soon. Never heard of it, but it was $5 w' 25% off...so...$3.75...I figured it was worth a shot? Cool cover art regardless....

Also bought Boris Karloff's "The Goul" from 1933...haven't heard of this one either, but, same price....
 
Posted by NiceGuy Sammy Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Double Indemnity (1944) B/W 9/10

Fred MacMurray
Barbara Stanwyck
Edward G Robinson

Billy Wilder--Director
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
Cooley High
Cornbread, Earl and me
The Education of Sonny Carson... for the umpteenth time!

There were good black movies being made in the 70's outside of blaxploitation.... wish Aaron Loves Angela would come out on dvd, and Youngblood (1978).
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by NiceGuy Sammy Hain:
Double Indemnity (1944) B/W 9/10

Fred MacMurray
Barbara Stanwyck
Edward G Robinson

Billy Wilder--Director

Which one do you like best Sammy, that one or Postman always rings twice??
 
Posted by NiceGuy Sammy Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
I've never seen the original Postman only the remake with Jessica Lange and Jack Nicholson.
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
The first one is way better, in my humble opinion... that is if you dig film noir!
 
Posted by NiceGuy Sammy Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
I love Noir. They kept refering to Postman during the special features for Double Indemnity since they were both written by James M Cain.
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
Yeah... they are kinda in the same vein!
 
Posted by 80'sRocked (Member # 6979) on :
 
Escape From Alcatraz, 1979. Watched it last night for the 100th time and will watch it again at least another 100 times.
 
Posted by Michael Slowack (Member # 7679) on :
 
The Boys From Brazil (1978) on Blu-Ray. The transfer looks ter-ri-fic! Movie not bad, interesting mix sci-fi, thriller, conspiracy, WW II. Gregory Peck is great. Laurence Olivier started working on my nerves. Small role by Bruno Ganz as well.
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
Willie Dynamite, 1974. A pimp movie that rivals, if not supersedes The Mack, in the crazy pimpadelic outfits department. But not story or acting wise though. And the titular pimp was the black dude from Sesame street.

Rolling Thunder, 1977. I was so happy to catch this on tv, because I've never been able too get a copy, vhs or dvd! Great "coming home from nam" movie, with William Devane. Very gritty. Now my third favourite "coming home from nam" movie after, First Blood and Gordon's War. (yes, I've seen Coming Home and Deer Hunter)

Friday Foster, 1975. The last Pam Grier, blaxploi flick I didn't have. she was soooooooo hoooooot, back then. But this movie was kinda weak, compared to Coffy or Foxy Brown. And she didn't get naked either.... what a jib!
 
Posted by Sammy Reign In Blood Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
It Happened One Night (1934) B/W 6/10

Claudette Colbert
Clark Gable

Frank Capra--Director
 
Posted by Michael Slowack (Member # 7679) on :
 
Sammy? Are you 667 - The Neighbor Of The Beast?
Hehe this is funny. You must be a big Maiden fan...
 
Posted by Sammy Reign In Blood Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Larceny, Inc (1942) B/W 5/10

Edward G Robinson
Broderick Crawford
Jany Wyman
Anthony Quinn
Jackie C. Gleason

Lloyd Bacon--Director
 
Posted by saturnchick (Member # 7524) on :
 
I recently saw "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?", starring Jane Fonda and Christopher Sarandon.
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Posted by imawalkingcorpse (Member # 1675) on :
 
Silver Streak.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Good Guys Wear Black (1978)

- This was cool Norris flick.
Not much action here, but Chuck is tough when needed
and Anne Archer sure is beautiful.

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Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
80 Blocks from Tiffany's. 1979. Documentary on South Bronx street gangs. I love stuff like this... real people, real moment in time, captured on film. It's up on youtube!
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Carry On Screaming (1966), Vampyres: Daughters Of Darkness, I,Monster, Countess Dracula, Nosferatu (1979) and Dracula (1931)
 
Posted by Sammy Reign In Blood Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Midnight Express(1978) 7.5/10

Brad Davis
William Hurt
Randy Quaid

Alan Parker--Director
 
Posted by mel1972 (Member # 7725) on :
 
This may not count, as I watched it scene by scene on You tube, but I did see it as a kid on t.v too - Flight of the doves. I know, it's kind of - very- cheesy, but Ron Moody scared teh hell out of me as the evil uncle when I was little, and I had a thing for jack Wild as a five year old!
 
Posted by mel1972 (Member # 7725) on :
 
Also, I think this would be a great remake for Tim Burton to do. Johnny Depp would be OUTSTANDING as the multi-disguised evil Hawk Dove, or maybe David Tennant (the current Doctor Who).
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)

- This was nice thriller/mystery flick.
Excellent late 70s photo shoot scenes.

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Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
From Corleone to Brooklyn 1979.

I love Maurizio Merli, but this is not one of his best!

[ 13. February 2009, 07:38: Message edited by: JAY LEE ]
 
Posted by saturnchick (Member # 7524) on :
 
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) 7/10

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Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
great movie loved betty davis and joan crawford they were excellent in this old movie hubby has been watching the godfather movies on amc since this morning love those movies too especially 1 and 2
 
Posted by Sammy Reign In Blood Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
Easy Rider(1969) 7/10

Peter Fonda
Dennis Hopper
Jack Nicholson
Toni Basil
Karen Black

Dennis Hopper--Director
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
I watched the 9 Hammer Dracula films for the gazillionth time.

Dracula (1958)
The Brides Of Dracula (1960)
Dracula: Prince Of Darkness (1966) - The greatest horror [Big Grin]
Dracula Has Risen From The Grave (1968)
Taste The Blood Of Dracula (1970)
Scars Of Dracula (1970)
Dracula A.D. 1972
The Satanic Rites Of Dracula (1973)
The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires (1974)

All pretty fab apart from Dracula A.D 1972 but I can never leave it out when I'm watching the series.
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
If you like sentimental kids films I watched The Flight Of The Doves on youtube. Filmed in Ireland it reunites two of the stars of Oliver, Ron Moody & Jack Wild. Some odd continuity and a couple of songs mixed but overall 7/10. Very rarely seen on UK TV at least.
 
Posted by The Horned King (Member # 2691) on :
 
Rock & Roll High School
 
Posted by Let_The_Wind_Erase_Me (Member # 6519) on :
 
The Warriors 1979
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
One of my fave Amicus anthologies, From Beyond The Grave.

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Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Donalds Pleasence's daughter Angela was reeeeaaaallll spooky.
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Hehe, I think that's my favourite section of the film. Either that or the door story. Welcome to the boards harry [Smile]

I last watched Count Dracula (1977). Maybe if I hadn't of seen a million "straight from the book" adaptations already it woulda been different. But as it is I found this a total snoozefest.
 
Posted by Michael Slowack (Member # 7679) on :
 
marathon man
le mans
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Watched my fave Jekyll film, Dr. Jekyll & Sister Hyde.
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Spooky how much alike the two leads were.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D6o2ijk8ww
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
The Deep (1977)

- Decent flick based on the novel by Peter "Jaws" Benchley.

Beautiful Bermuda landscapes and Jacqueline Bisset (nice wet t-shirt scenes [Cool] )
make this one worth watching.
Nick Nolte is.. well Nick Nolte.

Includes long diving scenes,
so don´t try to watch this if you´re feeling sleepy [Wink]

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Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Been watching some Tigon horrors, The Beast In The Cellar (1970), The Haunted House Of Horror (1969) and the wonderful Witchfinder General (1968)
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by harry2:
Spooky how much alike the two leads were.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D6o2ijk8ww

Yeah, love the side by side they do at 1:28
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Another Tigon film, this time the woeful 'The Body Stealers' (1969)
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
2 pretty decent films, Tower Of Evil and Martin.
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Watched my favourite musical Funny Girl (1968) [Smile]

[ 11. March 2009, 05:17: Message edited by: There'll be no morning for us ]
 
Posted by He came and he saw that it was NOMS (Member # 2688) on :
 
Watched Play Misty For Me on Sky Movies the other night having never seen it before.

Really enjoyed it and you can definitely see the influence it has had on later obssession movies.

Play Noms For Me [Cool]
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Play Noms For me  -
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
If you are watching Tigon the films do not miss Blood On Satans Claw (aka as Satans Skin in the US) Patrick Wymarks last film, but a standout performance from the younger actors, especially the gorgeous Linda Hayden. Full review here if you haven't discovered this gem of a movie. Filmed a few miles from where I live in a minute village called Bix.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066849/
 
Posted by Riptide (Member # 457) on :
 
I've heard a lot of good things about Blood of Satan's claw, is it available on legit DVD or only bootleg?
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
It´s a great movie!
Check out here Blood on Satan´s Claw dvd comparison:

http://www.dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=5380
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Yeah, I watched Blood on satan's claw a few months back, really good [Smile]

Last night I watched Shock Waves, I vaguely remembered watching it when I was little. It was great, very creepy. I have to laugh at the cover tho, it says "The best of the nazi zombie movies". Erm, like how many could there be  -  -
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
It's alive - Oh dear  -
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Over the Edge (1979)

- Fantastic movie!
Great cast and good hard rockin´ soundtrack.

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Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
^I've been meaning to pick that one up, sounds good.

Last watched Rabid, Young Frankenstein and my second favourite horror The Wicker Man.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Roller Boogie (1979)

- I liked this one a lot.
Good funky music, nice late 70s fashion and scenery.
Linda Blair and Kimberly Beck sure looked hot back then.
I was surprised that this was directed by Mark L. Lester.
The dvd cover art amazingly looks better than the original.

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Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Loved the Wicker Man. Atomik, Over the edge looks pretty good- I'm going to have to check that one out.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Prophecy (1979)

- Good nature stikes back style horror movie with strong environmental message.
Directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Robert Foxworth, Talia Shire and Armand Assante.

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Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
The Born Losers starring Tom Laughlin aka "Billy Jack". This was the first of the Billy Jack movies, and if I remember correctly, after the Born Losers, he didn't carry a weapon in the other Billy Jack movies. I actually liked this one better than the other three- not so much hippie tripe.
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Birds (1963) [Big Grin]
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Last night I watched:

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
The Lady in Red (1979)

- Nice gangster flick set in 1930s.
Directed by Lewis Teague (Alligator, Cujo, Cat´s Eye)
and written by the great John Sayles (Matewan, Lone Star)
Pamela Sue Martin was good in the title role.

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Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Chinatown
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Panic In Needle Park - Superb gritty little film about a group of addicts. Pacino is as wonderful as always in this his first major film role.

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Posted by Mat (Member # 7951) on :
 
"Deliverance" (John Boorman), recommended in a very interesting list of the 50 best '70s movies : http://www.hollywood70.com/article-30585610.html

I was not disappointed, it's really a great, great movie !

There is also a top 50 for the '80s : http://www.hollywood80.com/article-30586246.html and for the '90s : http://www.hollywood90.com/article-30584729.html
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
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Jaws 2 - This film is dire, can't believe I used to like this sh*t, ugh.

and also watched:

I was a teenage werewolf (1957)

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Hee [Big Grin]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Fraternity Row (1977)

- Quite good college flick.

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Posted by DuB1978 (Member # 7950) on :
 
I love this movie  -
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Great poster DuB1978!
Never seen that Bronson movie.
 
Posted by DuB1978 (Member # 7950) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
Great poster DuB1978!
Never seen that Bronson movie.

Its a real good movie,you should give it a shot if you can find it.hard movie to find,i lucked up one late night and it was on a local channel here.
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Crazies - They were really crazy [Big Grin]
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970), directed by fashion photographer Jerry Schatzberg. Faye Dunaway is a fashion model living on an island home off the New England coast after a mental collapse who attempts to put together the pieces of her sad life with the succour of photographer Barry Primus. Viveca Lindfors, Barry Morse, Roy Scheider and Barbara Carrera feature as well.
 
Posted by Princess Pooh (Member # 5798) on :
 
Tilt with Brooke Shields, remember that one?
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Gold (1974). One of Roger Moore's non-James Bond roles, with Susannah York, Bradford Dillman, Ray Milland and John Gielgud. Criminals plan to take control of the price of gold on the world stock market by destroying a South African gold mine.
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Corridors Of Blood (1958) - Ahh, after watching some crappy 00's horrors lately it was nice to get back to the good stuff [Smile]
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Rocky (1976). Sylvester Stallone, in the film that catapulted him into the spotlight and which he scripted too, playing Rocky Balboa, the petty boxer who gets a chance at self-redemption by taking on the reigning champion, Apollo Creed, portrayed by Carl Weathers, in the championship heavyweight title. Talia Shire (as Rocky's girlfriend), Burt Young and Burgess Meredith furthermore feature.
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by DuB1978:
quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
Great poster DuB1978!
Never seen that Bronson movie.

Its a real good movie,you should give it a shot if you can find it.hard movie to find,i lucked up one late night and it was on a local channel here.
After hearing good things about it from you and others on another board I went ahead and ordered a used copy. Looking forward to it [Smile]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
The Onion Field (1979)

- Good movie based on true story.
Great actors here including James Woods, John Savage, Franklyn Seales and Ted Danson in his film debut.

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Posted by Earl Keese (Member # 7986) on :
 
The last 70's movie I actually sat down and watched (for the first time) was Serpico. Not bad, but not excellent either. Kind of draggy in parts. Dog Day Afternoon was far better.

What I am on a quest to find arte two classics from 79 The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh and Scavenger Hunt. Dying to find those on DVD!!!
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Hands of the ripper - Fab [Big Grin]

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Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Blood From The Mummy's Tomb - Not too big on Mummy films but this ones a gooodun [Smile]
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Castle Of The Walking Dead (1967)

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Posted by Riptide (Member # 457) on :
 
The Swarm(1978). Hadn't seen it in ages, Katherine Ross was cute back then.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Walk Proud, starring Robby Benson and Sara Holcomb. It's about Latino gangs in L.A. I also recorded a second gang movie, Boulevard Nights, but I won't be watching it until tonight. They were both on TCM last night. Supposedly there was a big uproar after the release of The Warriors, then Walk Proud and Blvd. Nights, from the Latino communities. Funny thing is, Robby Benson isn't even Latino- he is actually Jewish.
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Everybody pans The Swarm , but think it's as godd as other films made at the time. Michael Caine was just playing his usual role.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Midnight Express (1978)

- Good movie.
Do not take it as propaganda or racism,
it´s just one man´s fight to get some justice although he absolutely did wrong.

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo aka Bird With The Crystal Plumage (1970)

- Nice early giallo directed by the master Dario Argento.

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Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
BOULEVARD NIGHTS-1979

About a couple of brothers and their life in East L.A.


BRING THIS OUT ON DVD NOW!!!!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I watched it a few nights ago too. I thought it was out on dvd? Did you catch Walk Proud also?
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
The wonderful Devil Doll (1964) [Big Grin]

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Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Pittsburghgirl:
I watched it a few nights ago too. I thought it was out on dvd? Did you catch Walk Proud also?

Nope.... no DVD of BN... I looked everywhere! There are only bootlegs, which are just re-packaged VHS rips!

Haven't seen Walk Proud yet! But checked it out on imdb.... hmm... Robbie Benson as a vato..... isn't he jewish [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by jdocster (Member # 5752) on :
 
JAY LEE<

BOULEVARD NIGHTS is a good movie. I haven't seen this one for years.

- jdocster
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
Yeah, it was better than I thought it would be! I saw that it was on Youtube, but luckily they showed it on TV.

In flicks like Mi Vida Loca, American Me and Blood In, Blood Out, I got kind of tired of that chicano gang slang after a while. But this movie got it right, and it felt more real somehow.
 
Posted by jdocster (Member # 5752) on :
 
I always thought that Blood In Blood Out was the closest thing to this movie. Gritty and very well acted.

- j [Wink]
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
Yeah, Blood In, Blood Out gets a bum rap sometimes! Is it overly melodramatic? sure, but I don't really mind that!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Blue Collar (1978)

- This was good crime drama directed by Paul Schrader.
Starring Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel and Yaphet Kotto.

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Posted by saturnchick (Member # 7524) on :
 
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Still great, after all these years.
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
^ Love that [Smile]
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Phase IV (1974). Nigel Frederick as well as Michael Murphy are a pair of scientists at a remote American scientific outpost trying to work out the bizzare behaviour of ants in the area. The tragic Lynne Frederick also stars.
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
I love Pumping Iron... it's too hilarious!

Arnold comes off as a total douche, and Lou Ferrigno, as slightly retarted!

Great fun...
 
Posted by jdocster McFly you Irish bug (Member # 5752) on :
 
Me too! He really was full of himself. That story he tells about telling the kid to scream during his posing, cracked me up. What a competitive/A-hole!

The funny thing is, Ferrigno "still" looks fantastic.

heheee....


- jdocster
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Watership Down (1978). The film which is based on Richard Adams' debut novel concerning a band of rabbits leaving their long-standing home to find a new one after their leader's brother senses danger coming, the perils they experience along the way and their efforts to establish a dynasty still effects after all these years. John Hurt, Richard Briers, Simon Cadell, Roy Kinnear, Richard O'Callaghan, Michael Graham-Cox, Terence Rigby, John Bennett and Zero Mostel (in what was unhappily his last film) voiced the main characters. Incidentally, I read the novel far more instances as a child than even I can remember.
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
GET CHRISTY LOVE-1974... Teresa Graves was a fine a$$ woman! But no Pam Grier, and this was no COFFY or FOXY BROWN!

CRIME BOSS-1972... Italian mob flick with Antonio Sabato and Telly Savalas! Decent, but not great!
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
LE CERCLE ROUGE-1970

Melville was a genius, and Alain Delon was bada$$!
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Asylum. An Amicus portmanteau of four stories linked to a young doctor applying for work at a remote English asylum. Richard Todd, Peter Cushing, Herbert Lom and Robert Powell amongst others. 7/10.
 
Posted by journey (Member # 7316) on :
 
They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970)

The sequel to the Oscar-winning In the Heat of the Night takes a slightly different approach opting to drop most of the socially-charged racial politics and proceed as a (largely) straight-forward gritty cop drama. Unfortunately without the social relevancy of the original or the exciting action of contemporaries like Bullitt or Dirty Harry, it winds up feeling pretty lackluster. Even the murder mystery which the story revolves around feels anti-climactic. Sidney Poitier is in fine form, however, and his strong central performance is enough to salvage the film. Worth a look, but not in the same league as the original.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Cat o' Nine Tails (1971)

- The second Dario Argento movie.
A good murder mystery but not quite as good as the debut The Bird with the Crystal Plumage.
Starring James Franciscus, Karl Malden and Catherine Spaak.
Nice theme by Ennio Morricone.

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Posted by journey (Member # 7316) on :
 
I'm a huge fan of Dario Argento's work and love Cat o' Nine Tails. Besides that and The Bird with the Crystal Plummage which you already mentioned, he also made two other terrific Hitchockian thrillers in the '70s: Four Flies on Grey Velvet and Deep Red. And in 1977 he made arguably his best - and my personal favorite - film, Suspiria.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
Alien (1979) -- The Directors Cut Edition

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Posted by jdocster McFly you Irish bug (Member # 5752) on :
 
Loved Alien. I think aliens (part 2) was the best of the series though.

What do you think?

- jdocster
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
I can never make up my mind about that. Every time I watch either Alien or Aliens, I think that it was the best in the series.

What did you think about Alien III and Resurrection?

I actually liked III -- the setting, story and additional characters, made for a great film. It gets a lot of flak, but I don't think it deserves it.

Resurrection on the other hand, was ****e. I actually saw this at the cinema with some friends where it came out, and at the time I enjoyed it. After seeing it again recently, it was easily the worst in the series.
 
Posted by journey (Member # 7316) on :
 
Yeah, it's a tough call between Alien and Aliens. The first one gets points for originality, but the second has more action. I think I'd give the edge to Aliens.

I agree with you about Alien 3 - I think it's unfairly maligned. And actually after watching the extended edition which attempts (as best they can) to restore David Fincher's original director's cut, I gained an even greater appreciation for it.

Ressurrection is just plain bad. The story is silly and they didn't even try to maintain any continuity with the first three. Jean-Pierre Jeunet disavowed the established cinematography and Alien "look" and just made it look like one of his films instead. And Winona Ryder is embarassingly out of place. On the other hand, it's still nowhere near as bad as either of the AVP movies.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
The AVP movies are the biggest anti-climax in cinema history. {Slight Exaggeration [Big Grin] } How could anybody screw that up :/

I preferred the first one, but, yeah it was still bad.

Did you ever play the AVP games? I use to play both of them on-line. A 3rd one is being developed at the moment -- It looks promising.
 
Posted by journey (Member # 7316) on :
 
All they had to do with the AVP movies is follow Ridley Scott's backstory on the ship from the first film. Instead they went with the Alien Olympics premise - dumb move.
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Frenzy. Hitch's penultimate film. Brilliant depiction of early 70's London scene with a great cast. Jon Finch, Barry "Van Der Valk" Foster, Bernard Cribbins and a host of British talent.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Silver Streak (1976)

- I liked this a lot.
Damn that lavatory scene is hilarious [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu1TZVX72Aw

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Posted by journey (Member # 7316) on :
 
ATomiK, have you seen See No Evil, Hear No Evil? If you enjoyed Silver Streak you should definitely it check out. I think it's Wilder & Pryor's best pairing. Stir Crazy is pretty good too.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Yeah, i saw See No Evil, Hear No Evil back in the day.
It was a good one but Stir Crazy is the best IMO.
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
HOW TO KILL A JUDGE-1974... great italian thriller with Franco Nero.

THE HEROIN BUSTERS-1977... classic italian action flick by Enzo G. Castelarri.
 
Posted by journey (Member # 7316) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
Yeah, i saw See No Evil, Hear No Evil back in the day.
It was a good one but Stir Crazy is the best IMO.

There's also Another You, but I never really cared for it.
 
Posted by jdocster McFly you Irish bug (Member # 5752) on :
 
Meatballs 1979... Classic!
 
Posted by Pyromantic (Member # 7658) on :
 
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Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Island Of Terror (1966) - Great Cushing film. A doctor's trials to cure cancer backfire into these horrid creatures that kill and then suck out the bones from the bodies of people and animals. They're seemingly unkillable and are multiplying every 6 hours. What to do, what to do  -

Demons Of The Mind (1972) - Most confusing Hammer, but bloody good all the same [Big Grin]

The Oblong Box (1969) - Another classic Vinnie Price film based on a Poe story. Christopher Lee in this one too [Smile]
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Cars That Ate Paris - Mad Aussie horror. It's about a little town of crazies killing off and scrounging from anyone who tries to enter  -

And then there's this:

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Terrible film but good for a laugh at least.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I remember the car from an old video magazine.
I doubt that i´ve ever seen the flick though...
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Freaks (1932) - About a group of sideshow performers who get a most gruesome revenge on a horrid trapeze artist muahaha. Good film.
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Shivers - One of my fave Cronenberg films.
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Brood - The best one of his films I think. Wonderfully creepy with a fabulous ending [Big Grin]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Nice to see another Cronenberg fan!
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Yeah, he's great. Scanners next methinks [Smile]
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
I finally watched The Warriors and enjoyed it a good deal.
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by There'll be no morning for us:
I finally watched The Warriors and enjoyed it a good deal.

Good girl [Smile]
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
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White Buffalo - Pretty good, the charging scenes are classic [Big Grin]
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Taxi Driver [Big Grin]
 
Posted by harryfielder (Member # 8189) on :
 
Hiya guys, New (old) boy just joined.
I'v been watching films for over 60 years and I've liked them so much that in 1966 I went into the biz to be part of them...see my siggy..
Time to look around the forum...
People call me .....
Aitch (H)
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
Seriously... you were in Star Wars, Superman, Raiders Of The Lost Ark etc. If Im not mistaken!
 
Posted by harryfielder (Member # 8189) on :
 
I got into the biz in the UK at a busy time and worked hard. It got to be just like any other job everyday but it was a job I loved.

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Aitch,

[ 30. August 2009, 07:40: Message edited by: harryfielder ]
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
Cool...! Yeah, I guess everything becomes just another job after a while. But you must still have a lot of fun stories, I bet!
 
Posted by harryfielder (Member # 8189) on :
 
100s of them and I've got two threads going. I have a thread on the 70s forum so I should just stick to one. 70s.....Mean while...

AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON…Director John Landis…
Central Casting must have sent 200-300 people down to Piccadilly for a night shoot on this production.
None of us knew anything about the scenes we were going to be involved in so we just hung around coffee bars (Or other bars) chatting and having a night out in The West End.
About 1 o'clock in the morning the production team gathered us all together and told us the scenes they were about to do. (You ain’t gonna believe this).
A WEREWOLF is going to be running out of a cinema in Piccadilly Circus straight across Eros causing cars to crash and have people falling out of bus windows.
(I’m thinking this will do the tourist trade the world of good)
On a cue from the 1st A.D. the real police clear the roads of all late night Joe Public.
The Central Casting crowd are all given places to stand and out of the woodwork comes our buses and cars and stunt people. We’ve got permission to hold up traffic for half an hour and John Landis had multi camera crews covering every angle.
It was over as quickly as it began and as soon as the camera’s stopped rolling the wrecking crews were in there clearing the wrecked cars and sweeping the streets clean again. An hour later it was like we’d never been.
(See the film just to see this sequence)
Well done, John Landis…

Aitch,
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Hello Mr F. From a fellow TV Lounge member.

For all our US fans Mr F has worked on the most iconic television shows and films in history.
Look here:

http://www.harryfielder.co.uk/
 
Posted by harryfielder (Member # 8189) on :
 
Hello Harry (good name lol) 2
I never thought that back in 1966 when I did my first day as an extra on a tv show I would still be involved in the biz in 2009.
I got to work with the master......

1972

FRENZY…Director…Alfred Hitch****…
I am now working with the Master of filming.
Where I was born in Islington London, there was a huge warehouse type building on the corner of the Grand Union Canal in New North Road. (Very near the North Pole Pub)
It was in fact a film studio. As a kid in the forties I used to swim in the canal as it cost nothing entrance fee. (You had to watch out for the large Mocking birds floating on top of the water)
I think the studio was called Gainsborough and as a kid I remember strangely dressed people popping into the pub on the corner of New North Road and Elizabeth Avenue. (Supporting Artists of the past)
Anyway, that’s where Alfred Hitch**** made many of his films.
(I could have bumped into him while I was going swimming and he was popping in for a swift half. It’s a small world)
ONTO THE FILM…
I was now the not so proud owner of an old Bedford van and was booked by the 2nd A.D. on Frenzy to report to Covent Garden fruit market for the start of a weeks work...
There must have been fifty supporting artists working that week as market porters.
It was thirty years ago but some people still come to mind, like Big Mo Dunster who was stand/in on films for Donald Sutherland. Jimmy (the crow) Hammilton, Eddie Dillon And Bill (the body) Hemmings.
I remember the day that Donald Sutherland came down to speak to Mo about a private matter and got into one of the shots.(Everyone wants to be in a Hitch**** movie)
Mo has done well for himself and now lives in the U.S.A. looking after the Sutherland clan. Best wishes Mo, love Boysie.
Mr. Hitch**** was not very well while he was directing this film and would line up all the shots he wanted and leave the running around to his 1st A.D. (Colin Brewer, I think)
We filmed all around the market for the next week or so loading vans and unloading vans (Including my old Bedford) but I was more interested in watching the Master at work. Then near the end of the shoot in the market it happened.
The Master looked at me then at the 1st A.D. and said…
‘’Tell that man to climb up on that lorry and start unloading it’’
(‘’That man’’) he said my name, I was being directed by the great man himself.
We shot a lot of the inside of the film at Pinewood. Then some stuff with the Bedford Following a potato lorry up and down major roads and that was it.
I was sorry to see the end of the filming but it’s one film I will never forget.
If you’re looking down from that great studio in the sky Mr. Hitch**** ‘’That Man’’ will say hello when he gets there.
Aitch,
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Get Carter (1970). Michael Caine gives one of his best performances as hardened thug Jack Carter, who returns from London to Newcastle-Upon-Tyne to look into on top of avenge his brother Frank's murder. Ian Hendry, Britt Ekland, John Osborne, Tony Beckley and George Sewell all moreover appear.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Get Carter is a great movie!
I like the Stallone version too although it´s a completely different take.
 
Posted by harryfielder (Member # 8189) on :
 
I LIKED THE FIRST ONE,,

Aitch,
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Watched all the apes films over the last week. It'd been a good few years since I watched a couple of them, but it just felt like yesterday once they started [Smile] My ratings:

Planet Of The Apes (1968) - 10/10
Beneath The Planet Of The Apes - 6/10
Escape From The Planet Of The Apes - 7/10
Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes - 8/10
Battle For The Planet Of The Apes - 9/10 Maybe I went a little crazy with my rating for this one but it's so much fun [Big Grin]
Planet Of The Apes (2001) - 3/10
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Death Race 2000 (1975)

- Funny and entertaining Roger Corman flick.
Racing, blood and nudity. It´s all here [Cool] [Cool]

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Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
The Godfather: Part II - 9/10

A film worthy of it's classic status.

The only version of 'Get Carter' worth watching is the original.
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by J2ME:
The Godfather: Part II - 9/10

A film worthy of it's classic status.

The only version of 'Get Carter' worth watching is the original.

Yes, too right. I couldn't agree with you more there.
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Mad Max (1979). Mel Gibson made his first appearance as Max Rockatansky, a policeman who unable to cope with the drivers as well as gangs out of control on the roads to say nothing of countrysides, hands in his badge and resigns but puts his uniform back on to seek revenge after his wife together with child are viciously murdered by a savage gang. Features as well Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keayns-Byrne, Steve Bisley, Tim Burns and Roger Ward.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
The Stepford Wives (1975)

- This is a good mystery thriller.
The real reason i watched this again is that i just bought
the tv-movie Revenge of the Stepford Wives (1980) VHS-tape (Starring Don Johnson etc.)
I´ll check out that one soon.

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Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
The Stepford Wives (1975)

- This is a good mystery thriller.
The real reason i watched this again is that i just bought
the tv-movie Revenge of the Stepford Wives (1980) VHS-tape (Starring Don Johnson etc.)
I´ll check out that one soon.

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I have seen The Stepford Wives as well. And I also recollect the conclusion, which is as sad as it is eerie.
 
Posted by journey (Member # 7316) on :
 
The Stepford Wives remake has to be one of the worst on record.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I watched also the short making of The Stepford Wives
and the producer said that his first choice for the director was Brian De Palma.
I guess that it would be a totally different flick if he would have directed it [Cool]

And would there be Carrie directed by De Palma if that would have happened...
 
Posted by journey (Member # 7316) on :
 
Then we would have been treated to The Stepford Wives opening shower scene as directed by De Palma. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by journey:
The Stepford Wives remake has to be one of the worst on record.

My word it would be. If I had my way, then there would be either no or at the very least scarcely any needless remakes let alone sequels at all.
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Lucky Luciano (1973). Biography picture of the notorious title gangster, portrayed here by Gian Maria Volonte. Federal Agent Charles Siragusa plays himself. Rod Steiger, Vincent Gardenia, Edmond O'Brien and Charles Cioffi all appear as well.
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre  -
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Walkabout - Always liked this. Such an unusual film with stunning imagery.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
The Bad News Bears. Awesome movie starring Walter Mattheau, Tatum O'Neal and Jackie Earle Haley. Great movie for the kids and adults!
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Psycho
 
Posted by chimpanshane (Member # 8248) on :
 
Grease
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Welcome to the boards Chimpanshane [Smile]
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Cape Fear
 
Posted by chimpanshane (Member # 8248) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by There'll be no morning for us:
Welcome to the boards Chimpanshane [Smile]

Thanks for the warm welcome [Big Grin]

Just watched Serpico a while ago..brilliant movie by Al Pacino
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Pretty Baby (1978)

- Well, i think that this was a bit boring flick.
I think that this dragged badly. (or was i tired [Smile] )
Nice and brave roles from Susan Sarandon, Keith Carradine
and especially Brooke Shields.
Of course the subject is a bit taboo, but this wasn´t really made in a disturbing manner.

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Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Starship Invasions (Project Genocide) (1977). When villainous aliens whose world is threatened by their star in the process of a supernova decide to invade and take over earth, then their good extraterrestrial counterparts abduct UFOlogist Robert Vaughn to thwart their plans. Christopher Lee, Daniel Pilon, Helen Shaver, Henry Ramer and Victoria Johnson all also appear.

Special note of interest for aTomiK: one of the actors in "Starship Invasions" is a Finn, Tiiu Leek, who has a dual role here as Phi, one of the aliens and also a family woman who is abducted while in her car with her husband on top of child.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
LoverswithCassie,

actually Tiiu is from Estonia, but
that´s close enought [Smile]

Ed Hunt also directed the movie Alien Warrior aka King of the Streets (1985)
which is a wicked flick!!
 
Posted by kingcain (Member # 6644) on :
 
Just watched The Gumball Rally (1976)
 
Posted by hewzy (Member # 6043) on :
 
Garden of the Dead (1974)
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Thought it was decent for its age. a bit slow in parts though. Im suprised that a re-make was never done in the 80's, could have been really good.
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter - Ahh [Smile] I hadn't watched a Hammer in a month or so. I was beginning to suffocate [Razz]
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Rituals, alias The Creeper (1978). Hal Holbrook, Lawrence Dane (who also produced), Robin Gammell, Ken James and Gary Reineke are five M.D.s as well as friends who go on a camping holiday in the northern Canadian woods, only to be stalked in addition to terrorised by a relentless, mad provincial murderer.
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Two Faces Of Dr. Jekyll (1960) - Good stuff. Not quite as great as Hammer's other Jekyll film, Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde. I love Chris Lee's sleazy character in this  -
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964)
 
Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
 
last night i caught 2 good ones back to back on TCM..

13 ghosts (1960) - i had no idea margaret hamilton was in this.. (played the wicked witch of the west in wizard of oz). it was cool to see her in it.

the old dark house (1963) the remake of the 1932 version. i prefer the 1963 one, it's cooky and spooky at the same time. [Smile] my dvd transfer version is horrible! it was nice to see it on tv again.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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One of my favourite disaster movies.


The transfer to Blu is superb. A few soft images here and there, but overall the picture quality is excellent.

The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 is fantastic, and makes the whole experience that much better.


8/10
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Halloween
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Amityville Horror [Smile]
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Gorgon (1964) - Hammer starring Peter, Christopher and Barbara Shelley. The joy, the joy [Big Grin]

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Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Sorcerers (1967) - Such a great, twisted little film. One of my fave Karloff films. About a weird old couple who create a machine to be able to control the minds of others.Brilliant ending.
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Just recently picked up this set http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/9069972/Coffin-Joe-Collection/Product.html and last night watched At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul (1964) Crazy stuff, I loved it. Can't wait to get stuck into the others.
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Scream of fear (1961) - Nicely done psychological Hammer with a few cute twists and turns [Big Grin]
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Scum (1979)
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Somebody watch a 70's or earlier film will ya, I'm beginning to feel lonely in here [Wink] [Razz]
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
I watched The Omen for the umpteenth time. Still a very frightening film. Recently got the 5 dvd box set for only £7. A must see film for any horror fan. with Gregory Peck, Lee Remick and David Warner amongst others ably directed by Richard Donner (Superman and Lethal Weapon)
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
EDGE OF THE CITY 1957

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Pretty good movie. Probably the earliest film I have seen, featuring something resembling an equal black and white friendship, and positive race relations. Without it being ALL about that, or the "gimmick" of the film.
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
That's more like it [Big Grin] You're making me wanna watch The Omen again Harry [Smile]

Last night I watched Rear Window (1954)
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
MURDER, MY SWEET 1944

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Classic film noir! **** Powell does a pretty good job as Philip Marlowe, but he's no Bogey! I love Mike Mazurki's slow, lumbering character, Moose Malloy. He reminds me of Elliot Gould as Harry Greenburg in BUGSY, or maybe it's the other way around. It's no BIG SLEEP, but a great movie, one of my favourites.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Così come sei aka Stay as You Are (1978)

- Italian drama starring Nastassja Kinski and Marcello Mastroianni.
Nothing much happens but this is a must see if you´re a Kinski fan.

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Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Once Upon A Time In The West (1968)
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
BIG BAD MAMA-1974

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A great Roger Corman piece of trash [Smile] violence and nudity galore! Angie ****inson does the dirty with Captain Kirk [Eek!] A fun movie.
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by JAY LEE:
BIG BAD MAMA-1974

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A great Roger Corman piece of trash [Smile] violence and nudity galore! Angie ****inson does the dirty with Captain Kirk [Eek!] A fun movie.

Jay Lee, have you ever seen the 1987 sequel, "Big Bad Mama 2," in which Angie ****inson as well as her two daughters, Danielle Brisebois together with Julie McCullough, go after corrupt politicians? Jim Wynorski directed this, by the way. [Wink]
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
Nope, never saw the sequel! But I hear it is even trashier than the first one [Smile]
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
Fear Over The City (Peur Sur La Ville) 1975

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Daaaaamn, this movie kicked balls! Anyone interested in 70's Euro Crime, should pick this up!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Damn that Big Bad Mama sounds like a great flick [Cool]
And what a fantastic poster art!
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Duel is on tonight, yippee  -
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
Damn that Big Bad Mama sounds like a great flick [Cool]
And what a fantastic poster art!

It's a really fun Film, you should check it out! But if you're expecting to see the "captains log" I must dissapoint you [Big Grin] [Razz]

Although Angie D and her slutty daughters don't mind showin' some skin [Eek!]
 
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already seen it [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

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I´m really only after Angie D and her daughters [Cool]
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Straw Dogs, the hell!?! Hahahahaha [Big Grin]
 
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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot 1974

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Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Don't Look Now - It bored me and I don't think I'll ever get over that naked Donald Sutherland [Frown]
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by There'll be no morning for us:
Don't Look Now - It bored me and I don't think I'll ever get over that naked Donald Sutherland [Frown]

But would you get under him?? [Razz]
 
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Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
[Big Grin] Sorry, I had to take it!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
The City (1977)

- This was pretty good cop tv-movie.
Starring Don Johnson, Robert Forster, Mark Hamill etc.
Hamill gives a good psycho performance.
Very nice locations (Johnson and Forster hunt down Hamill all around the L.A.)

The Don Johnson photo on the vhs cover is of course from Miami Vice [Cool]

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Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
I Don't Want To Be Born  -
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Return to Macon County (1975)

- Entertaining Hot Rod/Buddy/Road movie set in 1958.
This is a sequel to the 1974 drive-in flick Macon County Line which i haven´t seen.
Same director, different actors.

Starring Nick Nolte, Don Johnson and Robin Mattson.

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
A Boy and His Dog (1975)

- Interesting post-apocalyptic story set in 2024.
Based on a novella by Harlan Ellison
and starring Don Johnson, Susanne Benton and Jason Robards.

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Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
I think someone has an inapropriate mancrush on "The Don" [Razz]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Yeah, we had a little "thing" going on but it´s over now.
At least for a while [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Westworld (1973). In the holiday resort of Delos, tourists can act out their fantasies of lust as well as violence with robots in MedievalWorld, RomanWorld and WestWorld. Richard Benjamin, on holidays with friend James Brolin, who has visited previously, chooses WestWorld, but starts to panic when the androids malfunction and massacre the tourists. Yul Brynner gives a chilling performance as an android gunslinger who develops a taste for the kill.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Westworld rocks!
Never seen the sequel Futureworld (1976), is that a good one?
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
Westworld rocks!
Never seen the sequel Futureworld (1976), is that a good one?

In his review of that film, Leonard Maltin gives it three stars, so the answer to your question, aTomiK, would most certainly be yes.
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith (1978). Tommy Lewis, Freddy Reynolds, Angela Punch-McGregor, Ray Barrett, Jack Thompson, Peter Carroll, Elizabeth Alexander, Ruth Cracknell and Peter Sumner. A half-white aborigine who is brought up by a Methodist pastor is caught between two cultures, unable to adapt and is exploited and consequently snaps in a violent over and above horrific manner. From the novel by Thomas Keneally, who has a cameo as a cook.

Sadly based on a true story.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Governor

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Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
King Kong (1976) - Ugh,I just watched this version for the first time since the 80's. I wish I'd left it there.
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Z (1969). Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Charles Denner, Georges Geret, Jacques Perrin, Francois Perier and Marcel Bozzufi. The murder of a political leader as well as its repercussions for both his supporters together with the perpetrators are the focus of this film.

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Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by There'll be no morning for us:
King Kong (1976) - Ugh,I just watched this version for the first time since the 80's. I wish I'd left it there.

Really [Confused] I picked it up, after not having seen it since the 80's as well. And I really enjoyed it! It's cheesy as all get out, but I actually think it was better than I remembered!
 
Posted by Kash (Member # 297) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by There'll be no morning for us:
King Kong (1976) - Ugh,I just watched this version for the first time since the 80's. I wish I'd left it there.

Camp classic outdone by the ludicrious 'King Kong Lives'!

Jessica Lange's memorable, if critically mauled, debut.
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Oh dear you 2  -  -
 
Posted by Kash (Member # 297) on :
 
Jack Prescott: There's a girl out there who might be running for her life from some gigantic turned-on ape.

Dwan: [to Kong] You Goddamn chauvinist pig ape!

Beat that 'Citizen Kane'!

I'm actually surprised that Jessica Lange won a Golden Globe for this.
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
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High Society (1956)
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Graduate and Mean Streets
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
Westworld rocks!
Never seen the sequel Futureworld (1976), is that a good one?

Speaking truly, aTomik, I'm glad that there is no such adult tourist resort as Delos, for people would become addicted to it if existed in real life.
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Wuthering Heights (1939). Laurence Olivier, Merle Oberon, David Niven, Flora Robson, Donald Crisp, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Leo G. Carroll, Cecil Kellaway, Miles Mander and Hugh Williams. Classic film adaption of the Emily Bronte novel about the poignant romance between Gypsy foundling Heathcliff and his foster father's daughter Catherine Earnshaw.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
The Friends of Eddie Coyle. If you haven't seen this gem, rent it. It was just released on dvd in May. An ex-con, snitches, bank robbers, gun runners, fast cars and a hockey game featuring the Blackhawks v. the Bruins. I think the guys here will like this one.

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Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I forgot to add- The Friends of Eddie Coyle was filmed in Boston (duh) and stars Robert Mitchum, Richard Jordan (remember him from the Equalizer?), Alex Rocco (Jo's Dad in the Facts of Life) and a slew of other character actors that you will most probably recognize.
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Superman
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
Return to Macon County (1975)

- Entertaining Hot Rod/Buddy/Road movie set in 1958.
This is a sequel to the 1974 drive-in flick Macon County Line which i haven´t seen.
Same director, different actors.

Starring Nick Nolte, Don Johnson and Robin Mattson.


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aTomik, did you know that "Return to Macon County" was Nick Nolte's first credited film role?
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Hey, that´s actually true my friend!

BTW, i just bought my first Cheri Caffaro flick
called "Too Hot to Handle".

You remember that one?
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
Hey, that´s actually true my friend!

BTW, i just bought my first Cheri Caffaro flick
called "Too Hot to Handle".

You remember that one?

Yes, I definitely remember that one very well! [Smile]

We discussed that on the "Malibu Beach" and "H.O.T.S" thread.

By the way, congratulations on purchasing the Cheri Caffaro film "Too Hot to Handle." I hope that you do find and then buy them all!
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
The super Mario Bava anthology, Black Sabbath (1963) [Big Grin] All 3 stories are great especially the Karloff vampire tale in the middle. A nice pic from the 3rd story [Razz]  -
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Watched 2 more anthologies I really like tonight, The Uncanny and Tales of Terror (1962)
 
Posted by Riptide (Member # 457) on :
 
I love those Bava movies, you ever seen the Blood of Satan's Claw or Curse of the Crimson altar?
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Yeah I've seen those. Wasn't so keen on Curse but loved Blood [Smile]
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Torture Garden (1967) [Big Grin]
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
House on Haunted Hill (1959)- I always kinda forget just how fabulous this is [Smile]

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Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Mystery of the wax museum (1933) - The original and best House of Wax [Smile] Although I do really like the Vincent Price one and the second half of the 2005 one too.
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
The end of the affair (1955)
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Breaking Away (1979)

- What a classic coming of age movie!
Directed by Peter Yates and written by Steve Tesich (Won Oscar).
They did also together a movie called Eyewitness (1981) which i try to watch next week.

Starring Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley and Robyn Douglass.
And let´s not forget Christopher´s funny family "Mama" Barbara Barrie and "Papa" Paul Dooley.
John Ashton and P.J. Soles also appear.
Highly recommended!

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Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Martin
 
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Posted by Sir Sammy Hain Esq. (Member # 3150) on :
 
Nice choice saturn

Mine is also from Sergio Leone
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Take Down (1979)

- This was a decent sports flick, could have been a little shorter though.
Starring Lorenzo Lamas, Edward Herrmann (Lost Boys), Kathleen Lloyd, Maureen McCormick and Stephen Furst.
This was Lorenzo´s first lead starring role and he looks a lot like Sid the Kid.

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Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
The Cars That Ate Paris (1974). John Mellion, Terry Camilleri, Kevin Miles, Max Gillies, Max Phipps, Bruce Spence, Melissa Jaffer, Peter Armstrong, Rick Scully, Danny Ad**** and Chris Haywood. The residents of the Australian rural town of Paris in New South Wales make a living by bringing about car crashes and then putting up for sale the spare parts/scrap metal while any survivors are utilised for psychiatric experiments.
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Walkabout (1971). Jenny Agutter, Lucien John, David Gulpilil and John Meillon. Stranded in the Australian Outback when their father commits suicide by shooting himself after he douses their car in petrol and then sets it on fire, a British adolescent girl in addition to her child brother are aided by an aborigine.
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
I love Walkabout. Cars That Ate Paris is good for a giggle.

Last watched The Omen and Carmen Jones (1954)
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Hustling starring Lee Remick and Jill Clayburgh. I noticed in the background at the beginning of the movie, The Taking of Pelham 123 (the original) was playing at a movie theater in the background. It was set in Manhattan.
 
Posted by P a u l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Adolf Hitler: My Part In His Downfall (1972)

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It was funny in parts, and sad in others. It swung wildly from humor to pathos. as such, it captured the spirit of Spike Milligan's book pretty well. Jim Dale was very good as the young Spike, and spike himself had a good cameo as his own father.

7/10
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Long Weekend (1978). John Hargreaves, Briony Behets. A boorish couple's weekend camping holiday in the wilderness turns into horror as a series of strange incidents cause matters to spiral out of control.
 
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American Graffiti

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The Last American Hero

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Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
I watched American Graffiti too. Hadn't seen it since I was a kid, enjoyed it a good deal.
 
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Three creature horros !

Frogs-Ray Milland as a patriarch who hates nature. Then nature fights back killing his house guests and extended family. Worth a look. My rating 6/10

The Swarm-Michael Caine, Richard Widmark,Henry Fonda and a host of stars. Irwin Allen directs the tale of killer bees. Much, much better than the critics think. 8/10

Empire Of The Ants-Joan Collins up against giant ants- This one is really poor. 3/10.
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Pit and the Pendulum (1961) and Dementia 13 (1963)
 
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Badlands

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The Cassandra Crossing. A deadly plague infects a transcontinental train. The authorities decide to run it off an old bridge to kill the virus. Sophie Loren, Richard Harris, OJ Simpson and Martin Sheen to and stop them. Worth a watch 6 1/2 /10.
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Death Wish, Bugsy Malone and the fabulous Dog Day Afternoon [Cool]
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
The Big Bus. Disiaster spoof that predates Airplane by four years. 6/10
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Slim Pickens, Keenan Wynn, Peter Bull and James Earl Jones. When a mad American general initiates a nuclear attack against communist Russia, then the U.S. president must resolve the ensuing repercussions, including those from his military let alone political leaders.
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
I watched my fave of the old Universals, The Invisible Man (1933)

And the weirdly great Circus Of Horrors (1960)

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The Parallax View, Alan Pakulas paranoia film about a third rate reporter (Warren Beatty) investigating the assassination of witnesses to a murder of a US Senator.
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Fail Safe (1964). Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Fritz Weaver, Dan O'Herlihy, Sorrell Booke, Larry Hagman, Frank Overton and Dom DeLuise. When a U.S. air force plane drops a nuclear bomb on Moscow, then the American and Russian governments must find a solution to the crisis before it is too late.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Too Hot to Handle (1977)

- Wow, what a great flick! I loved it!
Cheri Caffaro is fantastic as the gorgeous, smart and deadly assassin Samantha Fox.
And she certainly ain´t afraid to show some skin [Cool]

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Stormboy (1976). Greg Rowe, Peter Cummins, David Gulpilil, Tony Allison, Michael Moody and Judy D1ck. A young boy who lives with his father on the South Australian coast adopts a pelican after its parents are killed by hunters while befriending an aborigine who teaches him about respect for the wild.

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Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Alexander The Great (1956), Freaky Friday and From Beyond The Grave [Big Grin]
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Serpico. Al Pacino's best film. Based on a true life policemans anti corruption stand in New Yawk.
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
The Drowning Pool. Paul Newman reprises his role of private eye Harper, investigating a blackmail plot in the Deep South, with real life wife Joanne Woodward, Tony Franciosa, Coral Browne and a very young Melanie Griifith. 6/10
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Superfly, legendary Blaxploitation film about a drug dealers attempt to get out of the scene.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by LoverswithCassie:
Gold (1974). One of Roger Moore's non-James Bond roles, with Susannah York, Bradford Dillman, Ray Milland and John Gielgud. Criminals plan to take control of the price of gold on the world stock market by destroying a South African gold mine.

Just watched Gold.
It was a decent if a bit overlong adventure movie.
Lots of regular James Bond staff was used in this one.
I kinda liked the theme tune.

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Posted by StevenHW (Member # 509) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by harry2:
Superfly, legendary Blaxploitation film about a drug dealers attempt to get out of the scene.

And one of the more underrated and underappreciated films of the early-70's.
 
Posted by Swan (Member # 2051) on :
 
A friend of mine was digging through old tapes of stuff his dad recorded back in the 80's and we ended up watching 'Flash and the Firecat' for the first time (for me, at least) since '83! A classic in it's own right. [Smile]

Yes, I too still have a VCR! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Never seen Flash and the Firecat.
Looks like a cool flick!
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Where the Red Fern Grows (1974). Stewart Petersen, Jill Clark, Jeanna Wilson, Jack Ging, Beverly Garland, James Whitmore and Lonny Chapman. A rural American boy during the Depression comes into possession of two hunting dogs and through them learns about responsibility and also growing up.
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Three excellent films, The Skull (1965), Scarface (1932) and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by harry2:
Serpico. Al Pacino's best film. Based on a true life policemans anti corruption stand in New Yawk.

Love Serpico, but I think I sway more to Dog Day Afternoon for his best [Smile]
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Cape Fear (1962). Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Martin Balsam, Lori Martin, Jack Kruschen, Telly Savalas, Barrie Chase and Edward Platt. A vicious felon who blames a lawyer for his eight year incarceration comes to the town where the latter lives, plotting a chilling revenge for him together with his family.
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
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Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Don's Party (1976). Ray Barrett, Claire Binney, Pat Bishop, Graeme Blundell, Graham Kennedy, Veronica Lang, John Hargreaves, Candy Raymond, Jeanie Drynan and Harold Hopkins. A group of friends get together to have a party at the house of one of them while watching the results of the 1969 Federal election.
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Another blaxploitaion film. Truck Turner starring the late Isaac Hayes.
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Quatermass Experiment (1955),Quatermass 2 (1957)and The Robe (1953)
 
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Young Frankenstein 1974

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Possibly the greatest car chase ever, The French Connection with a yak track by the legendary William Friedkin.1971. Every scene is on location, They even get their pals to jam up the Brooklyn Bridge to film a traffic jam scene. Gene Hackman and Roy Schneider star with Fernando Rey and Tony Lo Bianco.
 
Posted by StevenHW (Member # 509) on :
 
"Point Blank" (1967) with Lee Marvin, Angie D|ckinson, and pre-Animal House John Vernon.
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Despair (1977). Dirk Bogarde, Andrea Ferreol, Volker Spengler and Klaus Lowitsch. A Russian emigre businessman who manages a chocolate factory in early 1930s Berlin slowly goes mad as the Nazis start to take power.
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
The House That Dripped Blood (1970). Amicus anthology connected by a nondescript house. Starring Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, John Pertwee, Denholm Elliot and several british stalwarts of the early seventies.
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
I adore that film so much. It's my fave Amicus film and my second fave anthology. Dead of Night (1945) just pips it for me.
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
You got me in an Amicus mood and just watched The Vault of Horror. I love that last voodoo tale the best [Smile]
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
I'm halfway through my Amicus coffin box set at present. In 'And Now The Screaming Starts' a young married couple are thrown into a web of fear when they move into an eerie house that is subject to an evil curse and inhabited by a dismembered hand. 'Doctor Terror's House Of Horror' tells how Doctor Terror catches a train and persuades five passengers to have their fortunes told using the Tarot Cards. In 'The House That Dripped Blood' an investigator looks into the strange goings-on in an empty house. 'Asylum' consists of four tales of terror which are revealed to a new doctor by four mental asylum inmates. Each tale leads to a puzzling mystery which is solved during the final tale. 'The Beast Must Die' finds a rich sportsman who invites a number of guests to his house with the knowledge that one of them is a werewolf. The film features a novel 'guess who' sequence at the end.
 
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Also Marathon Man starring Dustin Hoffman and Laurence Olivier about Nazis smuggling jews out of Germany in return for diamonds with a famous dentistry scene.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Oh man, the dentist scene is a classic [Cool]
Good movie!
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
I have that coffin set too Harry [Big Grin] Now you're making me wanna watch them all again.

I hardly ever hear any good comments about The Beast Must Die but I personally love it, one of my fave werewolf films.

"And now, the werewolf break" [Big Grin] [Razz]

Have you seen The Skull? One of the best Amicus films imo

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Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
I watched Gorgo(1961) for the first time in years

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Hehe [Big Grin]
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Have seen The Skull a couple of times. I just love the era 65-75 when the UK had a thriving film industry. Watching Blood On Satans Claw at present, filmed in a small village about ten miles from where I live called Bix, near Henley On Thames.

Two books that are worth looking out for

Ten Years of Terror: British Films of the 1970s
by Harvey Fenton and David Flint

Encyclopaedic list of films, tv plays and even unfilmed projects. Out of print now, amazon has second hand copies at over 100 pounds.

Amicus: The Studio That Dripped Blood by Allan Bryce. Also out of print sixty five pounds used on Amazon. Worth a look for a history of the studio.
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by harry2:
[QB]Watching Blood On Satans Claw at present, filmed in a small village about ten miles from where I live called Bix, near Henley On Thames.

That's pretty cool [Big Grin] Great flick.

Yeah, that era is magic [Big Grin]

Those books sound good. Shame they're out of print now.

Last night I watched the 1959 Michael Gough film Horrors of the black museum. Still good but I enjoyed it a lot more first time around.
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Suspiria and Equus
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
From Beyond The Grave, Amicus's greatest moment.Four stories connected by a mysterious antique shop manned by Peter Cushing. Only three pounds to buy on DVD. 9/10.
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Fantastic stuff. The blue room story creeps me out to this day. I put it second to The House That Dripped Blood.
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Children's Hour (1961)
 
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The Great Escape (1963)
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Vampyr (1932)
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Hammer Karnstein Trilogy - The Vampire Lovers, Lust For A Vampire and Twins of Evil. And my second fave horror, The Wicker Man.
 
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Deliverance
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Absolution written by Anthony Schaffer (Frenzy/Sleuth/Wicker Man)starring Richard Burton as a priest/teacher in a Catholic school. Benjamin Stanfield is tired of being the teacher's pet and decides to play a practical joke on his form master Father Goddard (Burton). In confession, Stanfield tells Goddard that he has accidentally murdered his friend Blakey and buried him in the forest. When Goddard investigates the matter, he finds a buried scarecrow. Goddard is outraged, but, due to the seal of confession, he knows he cannot expel Stanfield. Shortly after, Stanfield once again enters the confession booth, telling Goddard that what before was a practical joke, he has now made happen. In disbelief, Goddard once again goes to the forest to investigate the matter. This time, he discovers Blakey's dead body. The plot soon thickens as Stanfield's fellow student Arthur Dyson mysteriously disappears..
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
just watched the wanderers last night not bad quite funny in bits reminds me of the warriors a bit i love that film!
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
I recorded that last night, will get to it soon. Welcome to the boards amaranth [Smile]

Last watched Hi, Mom!
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
For the umpteenth time watched Dirty Harry. No review needed on this classic movie.
 
Posted by StevenHW (Member # 509) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by harry2:
For the umpteenth time watched Dirty Harry. No review needed on this classic movie.

"Do you feel lucky, punk?" [Wink]
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Sky West and Crooked, alias Gypsy Girl (1966). Hayley Mills, Ian McShane, Laurence Naismith and Geoffrey Bayldon. A mildly retarded adolescent girl experiences her first love with a Gypsy youth.
 
Posted by P a u l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Logan's Run (again). Never tire of watching this great, timeless sci-fi classic...
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Wanderers was great [Big Grin]
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
O Lucky Man! (1973). Malcolm McDowell, Rachel Roberts, Arthur Lowe, Ralph Richardson, Alan Price, Lindsay Anderson, Helen Mirren and Mona Washbourne. A coffee salesman has various experiences as well as runs into myriad people in the course of his travels in England.
 
Posted by TKO (Member # 1471) on :
 
Orca (1977) A favourite from the 70's. Great movie and wonderful score by Morricone.
 
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O Lucky Man! (1973). Malcolm McDowell, Rachel Roberts, Arthur Lowe, Ralph Richardson, Alan Price, Lindsay Anderson, Helen Mirren and Mona Washbourne. A coffee salesman has various experiences as well as runs into myriad people in the course of his travels in England.

Great series of Lindsay Anderson films which loosely started with If and finished with Brittania Hospital !!! All worth watching, if looking dated now, especially BH.
 
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Much prefer 'The Satanic Rites Of Dracula' title [Big Grin]
 
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The Exorcist - I thought this was crap the first time I watched it and no change this time.
 
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"The Exorcist - I thought this was crap the first time I watched it and no change this time."

Mike Oldfield was at the same school as me !!!


Magnum Force this week. Dirty Harry is back against a group of rogue cops killing lowlife in SF. Not as good as the original, but effective nonetheless.
 
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Music was the best thing about it [Smile]

Last watched The Manchurian Candidate (1962) and The Night Visitor.
 
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the italian job - great movie - your only supposed to blow the bl&%dy doors off!
 
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Not quite the 1970's but rewatching Man In A Suitcase, possibley ITC's second greatest series after The Prisoner !! Richard Bradford as an ex US intelligence guy who sells his services for money. Great theme tune also.
 
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Night of the living dead
 
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The golden voyage of sinbad
 
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Charlotte's Web (1973). With the voices of Debbie Reynolds, Paul Lynde, Henry Gibson, Rex Allen, Martha Scott, Dave Madden, Danny Bonaduce, Don Messick, Herb Vigran, Agnes Moorehead, Pamelyn Ferdin, Joan Garber, Bob Holt, John Stephenson and William B. White.
A pig who is about to be killed for food is befriended by a spider who utilises her web-spinning skills to save his life.
 
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Doctor Jeckyll and Sister Hyde. A Hammer twist on the RLS novel. Ralph Bates takes female hormones and emerges as Martine Beswick. Spookily matched in looks, this adds in bits of Jack The Ripper and the bodysnatching duo of Burke & Hare into the plot also. Not Hammer's best , but fairly accomplished all round and a decent film for a quiet night in.
 
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Love it [Big Grin]
 
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Sunday Too Far Away (1975). Jack Thompson, Max Cullen, Robert Bruning, Jerry Thomas, Peter Cummins, John Ewart, Sean Scullen and Reg Lye. A group of shearers who work in an outback station and their episodes, including their reaction to the importation of blacklegs.
 
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The Enigma Of Kaspar Hauser
 
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
 
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Easy Rider

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How the west was won (1962) - I really like the first hour or so of this and then I get bored.
 
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Dawn of the dead
 
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Beauty and the beast (1962)
 
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Diamonds Are Forever (1971). Sean Connery, Jill St. John, Charles Gray, Lana Wood, Jimmy Dean, Bruce Cabot, Bruce Glover, Putter Smith, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell, Desmond Llewelyn, Leonard Barr and Laurence Naismith. James Bond tries to stop a foe from utilising diamonds gained through a smuggling operation to construct a satellite to hold the world to ransom.
 
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the mechanic love a bronson movie
 
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Love in the hamptons
 
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My fave anthology film Dead of Night (1945)

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The Gauntlet 1977

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I love that Frank Frazetta poster!!
 
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Not seventies but sixties. Michael Caine in The Wrong Box. Black comedy about a tontine, where several people put money into an investment fund and it goes tot he last surviving member. Not a brilliant film, but co-stars the cream of British comedic talent and also established screen heavyweights such as Ralph Richardson, John Mills, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Tony Han****, Leonard Rossiter and Peter Sellers.
 
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Satan's Slave [Big Grin]
 
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Hound Of The Baskervilles-1959

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Can't go wrong with Cushing as Sherlock Holmes....
 
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From Russia With Love (1963). Sean Connery, Daniela Bianchi, Lotte Lenya, Pedro Armendariz, Robert Shaw, Bernard Lee and Lois Maxwell. James Bond personally oversees the defection of a beautiful Russian spy to the West, little knowing that it is in fact a set-up by SPECTRE.
 
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Silent Running (1971). Bruce Dern, Jesse Vint, Ron Rifkin and Cliff Potts. A botanist tending to Earth's surviving flora on a space station decides to continue their preservation after orders come through that they must be abandoned.
 
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Two Minute Warning with Charlton Heston, Jack Klugman, Martin Balsam , John Cassavetes and Beau Bridges. A sniper with a rifle gets into the championship play off game and starts shooting at the 2two minute warning". Underrated 7/10 with Chuck not having a lot of screen time.
 
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The Mummy-1959

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Horror Of Dracula-1958

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Hammer goodness...
 
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Revolver-1973

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One of my all time favourite movies, featuring my favourite song, Un Amico by Ennio Morricone and Daniel Beretta.
 
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I hate that American title to Dracula (1958)  -
 
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I guess they didn't wanna be sued by Universal [Smile]
 
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Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973). Victoria Vetri, William Smith, Anitra Ford, Cliff Osmond, Wright King and Ben Hammer. In a small American town, a strange alien force is transforming women into dangerous creatures who kill men by copulating with them to the point of total exhaustion.
 
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LOL
 
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quote:
Originally posted by Lovers with Cassie:
Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973). Victoria Vetri, William Smith, Anitra Ford, Cliff Osmond, Wright King and Ben Hammer. In a small American town, a strange alien force is transforming women into dangerous creatures who kill men by copulating with them to the point of total exhaustion.

That sounds like a feminist revenge fantasy! [Razz]
 
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Across 110th Street (1972). Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto, Anthony Franciosa, Richard Ward, Paul Benjamin, Ed Bernard, Antonio Fargas, Norma Desmond and Gilbert Lewis. After $300,000 is stolen from the Mafia by three Negroes disguised as police in New York City, then the police contest the mob to catch them first.
 
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The Godfather & The Godfather Part 2

Pure masterpieces
 
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I recently watched Across 110th Stret also. Very good Blaxploitation film. Also bought this on Amazon if you like this sort of film.


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blaxploitation-Cinema-Essential-Reference-Guide/dp/1903254442/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1278579879&sr=1-1
 
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Black Girl (1972). Brock Peters, Claudia MacNeil, Leslie Uggams, Louise Stubbs, Peggy Pettit, Gloria Edwards, Rhetta Greene, Ruby Dee and Kent Martin. A young Negress who wants to become a ballet dancer is given a hard time by her three foster sisters in her adopted family.
 
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Rope (1948)
 
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Children shouldn't play with dead things hehe
 
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Mad Dog Morgan (1976). Dennis Hopper, Jack Thompson, David Gulpilil, Frank Thring, Michael Pate, Wallas Eaton, Bill Hunter, John Hargreaves, Martin Harris, Robin Ramsay and Graeme Blundell. The story of "Mad Dan" Morgan, an Australian bushranger who terrorised the Riverina district in southern New South Wales in the 1860s.
 
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Frenzy (1972). Jon Finch, Barry Foster, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Anna Massey, Alec McCowen, Vivien Merchant, Billie Whitelaw and Jean Marsh. In London, a psychopathic serial rapist-strangler, "the Necktie Murderer," is terrorising the city, while police close in on the wrong man.
 
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Gator. Follow up to White Lightning, with Burt Reynolds blackmailed into busting down his ex-boss who runs the brothels and protection rackets in the Deep South.


The Anderson Tapes. Sean Connery plans a heist straight out of jail unaware that every move is being followed by CCTV.
 
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Just bought White Lightning and Gator dvd´s.
I´ve never seen them and just started collecting some Reynolds flicks.

Did you like them harry2?

I´ve seen The Anderson Tapes but don´t remember much.
 
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Frenzy (1972). Jon Finch, Barry Foster, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Anna Massey, Alec McCowen, Vivien Merchant, Billie Whitelaw and Jean Marsh. In London, a psychopathic serial rapist-strangler, "the Necktie Murderer," is terrorising the city, while police close in on the wrong man.

Very good choice. It was also Alfred Hitchc0ck's next-to-last film that he made.
 
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Find The Lady (1976)

John Candy, Peter Cook, Mickey Rooney, D1ck Emery, and a lot of effort do not, unfortunately, make for a good movie.

Plot was interesting, but the script was poor and the delivery was not good....
 
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Black Beauty (1971). Mark Lester, Walter Slezak, Peter Lee Lawrence and Ursula Glas. The story of the eponymous horse who passes from owner to owner, receiving differing treatment along the way. From the Anna Sewell novel.
 
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White Lightning just dropped through the letter box.

Also watched Goodbye Gemini. a very very obscure British film from the end of the swinging sixties. Martin Potter and Judy Geeson as twins who share everything.Unseen apparently for nearly forty years. A tale of love, incest and murder.
 
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The Ghoul (1933) - Crappy
 
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Vampire Circus - In my top 5 Hammers
 
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The Black Stallion (1979). Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Clarence Muse, Hoyt Axton and Michael Higgins. A young boy has a series of adventures with a black stallion that he comes to own and ends up participating with in a horse race.
 
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Love at First Bite (1979). George Hamilton, Susan Saint James, Richard Benjamin, D1ck Shawn and Arte Johnson. When Count Dracula is evicted from his Transylvanian castle, then he comes to New York City, where he takes up with a fashion model, much to the dismay of her psychiatrist.
 
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"Butterflies Are Free" (1972), starring Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert, Paul Michael Glaser, and Eileen Eckhart.

Hawn plays a carefree gal and aspiring actress from Southern California who moves to San Francisco, and moves next door with a blind man (Edward Albert) who has dreams of becoming a musician.

Eckhart won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in this movie, playing the Edward's domineering wealthy mother.

Very good performances by all. Also, there's a brief appearance by Mark Warren, as a clothing store employee, long before he played Officer Bobby Hill in the "Hill Street Blues" TV show.

Glaser is also in this movie, several years before he was in "Starsky & Hutch".
 
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Burn! (1969). Marlon Brando, Evaristo Marquez, Renato Salvatori, Tom Lyons and Norman Hill. On a Portugese-held island in the 19th century, a slave revolt is instigated by a British ambassador. He then aids the British in establishing themselves at the slaves' expense.

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The Towering Inferno (1974). Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, Susan Blakely, Richard Chamberlain, Jennifer Jones, O. J. Simpson, Robert Vaughn, Robert Wagner, Susan Flannery, Gregory Sierra and Dabney Coleman. A party is being held to celebrate the opening of the world's tallest building when a fire starts on the 81st floor as a result of faulty wiring, putting the guests' lives in jeopardy.
 
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Thunderball (1965). Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi, Luciana Paluzzi, Rik Van Nutter, Martine Beswick, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell, Desmond Llewelyn and Roland Culver. James Bond fights SPECTRE which is attempting to hold the NATO alliance to ransom by threatening to A-bomb two major cities if it is not paid a large sum in diamonds.
 
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Westworld [Big Grin]
 
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The McKenzie Break (1970). Brian Keith, Helmut Griem, Ian Hendry, Jack Watson and Patrick O'Connell. During the Second World War, a group of German U-boat officers stage an escape attempt from a Scottish P.O.W. prison, while a British army captain aims to thwart them.
 
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Wait Until Dark (1967). Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Jack Weston and Samantha Jones. A blind woman in possession of a doll that unbeknowst to her contains heroin and whose husband is away finds herself the target of criminals after the drugs.
 
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Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971). Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall, Sam Jaffe, Roy Snart, Cindy O'Callaghan and Ian Weighill. In the course of the Second World War, a British amateur witch, three orphaned children taken in by her and a confidence trickster look for the missing half of a book of spells. They then endeavour to put a stop to an attempted German invasion of England.
 
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Get Carter (1971)
 
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They've just knocked down the car park in which Carter (Michael Caine) throws Brumby off of.

The First Great Train Robbery, starring Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland and Lesley Anne Down. well worth a look.1979.
 
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Massacre in Rome (1973). Richard Burton, Marcello Mastroianni, Leo McKern, John Steiner and Anthony Steel. Dramatisation of the infamous, nauseating Adreatine Caves Massacre, in which 335 Italian civilian hostages (including 75 Jews) were murdered by the SS in reprisial for the bombing deaths of 33 SS soldiers by Italian guerrillas at the Via Rasella in Rome during the Second World War.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardeatine_massacre
 
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The Cat From Outer Space (1978). Ken Berry, Sandy Duncan, McLean Stevenson, Harry Morgan, Roddy McDowall and Ronnie Schell. An alien cat who makes an emergency landing in his spaceship on earth looks for help regarding repairs only to be hindered by the military along with enemy spies.
 
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quote:
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The First Great Train Robbery, starring Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland and Lesley Anne Down. well worth a look.1979.

Oh I like that movie a lot.....
 
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My Name is Nobody (1973). Henry Fonda, Terence Hill, Jean Martin, Leo Gordon, R. G. Armstrong, Steve Kanaly and Geoffrey Lewis. An aging Wild West gunfighter who wants to retire is worshipped by a youngster. The latter lands up inventing an idea whereby he can do this.
 
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Trerence Hill. eh ? Remember the Trinity spaghetti westerns he was in and all them knockabout comedies with Bud Spencer. Really funny watching these as a yougster, but they look really dated nowadays.
 
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Wild Horse Hank (1979)

This was a decent family adventure movie
starring Linda Blair, Richard Crenna, Al Waxman and Michael Wincott in his first feature film role.
The movie is available on dvd.

"You´re not human..." [Cool]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar8JpurUpkg

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Scream and Scream Again - I love the first 50 or so minutes of this utter nonsense, but then it becomes really dull.
 
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Linda Blair in a western movie called "Wild Horse Hank"?

What a comedown from "The Exorcist", or even "Sarah T: Portrait Of A Teenage Alcoholic"! [Smile]
 
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Two Way Stretch (1960). Peter Sellers, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Lionel Jeffries, Liz Fraser, Maurice Denham, Bernard Cribbins and David Lodge. A group of prisoners with the aid of a free criminal colleague plot a diamond theft but matters go humorously wrong.
 
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quote:
Originally posted by StevenHW:
Linda Blair in a western movie called "Wild Horse Hank"?

What a comedown from "The Exorcist", or even "Sarah T: Portrait Of A Teenage Alcoholic"! [Smile]

Yes it is but she can shoot and fight
so she´s not your ordinary country gal [Cool]
 
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Midnight Cowboy (1969). Jon Voight, Dustin Hoffman, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver, Brenda Vaccaro, Barnard Hughes, Ruth White, Jennifer Salt and Bob Balaban. A dishwasher comes to New York City to work as a prostitute for women. Along the way, he becomes friends with a confidence trickster.
 
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King Frat (1979)

This was funny and gross Animal House rip-off.
Starring John DiSanti, Dan Chandler, Charles Pitt and Roy Sekoff.
90 minutes of beer drinking, nude girls and practical jokes = your typical campus life.
classic stuff!

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

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Not 70s but 60s James Coburn in the USA'a attempt to cash in on James Bond, Our Man Flint and In Like Flint. 7/10.
 
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Doctor Zhivago (1965). Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Tom Courtenay, Alec Guiness, Siobhan McKenna, Ralph Richardson, Rod Steiger and Rita Tushingham. A doctor and also poet becomes caught up in the Russian revolution while loving two women, one of them an aristocrat and the other a politicised nurse.
 
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Colossus, The Forbin Project 1970. A 1970's supercomputer starts to think for itself and take over the world. Very thoughtful insight into what could happen. 8/10.
 
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The Molly Maguires (1970)

Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish emigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage and murder. A detective, also an Irish emigrant, is hired to infiltrate the group and report on its members. But on which side do his sympathies lie? -- IMDb
 
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The Day of the Triffids (1962) [Big Grin]
 
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X, Y and Zee (1972). Michael Caine, Elizabeth Taylor, Susannah York, Margaret Leighton, John Standing, Mary Larkin and Michael Cashman. When a marriage between an architect and a swell starts to deteriorate, then he seeks love with a boutique owner, while his wife does her best to split them up.
 
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Logan's Run, a personal favourite, about a hedonistic society that kills you off at thirty.

Demon Seed. A computer impregnates a woman (honestly)

Westworld. Fantastic story (Crichton directs and writes)about robots that malfunction at a futuristic holiday camp.
 
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Strike Force (1975)

NYPD, FBI and local police join forces in this decent made-for-tv crime flick.
Starring Cliff Gorman, Don Blakely and young Richard Gere.
Dirty NY city streets, drugs and egg sandwiches.

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Assault on Precinct 13 (1976). Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer, Martin West, Tony Burton, Nancy Loomis, Kim Richards and Henry Brandon. A Los Angeles police station that is being closed down and transferred elsewhere finds itself being beseiged by a street youth gang who are after a father as he killed one of them in revenge for the murder of his daughter.

http://70s.fast-rewind.com/assault13.htm
 
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My fave Carpenter film [Cool]
 
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Hitch****s Strangers on a train (1951) I quite enjoyed this film obviously throw mama from the train was the remake. Great B/W film reccomend this one
 
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Yeah, great film, one of Hitchc0ck's very best imo [Smile]
 
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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971). Gene Wilder, Peter Ostrum, Jack Albertson, Julie Dawn Cole, Paris Themmen, Denise Nickerson, Michael Bollner, Leonard Stone, Roy Kinnear, Ursula Reit, Dodo Denney and Gunter Meisner. Five children win a ticket finding contest to be given a guided tour of a sweet making factory by its eccentric owner which turns out to be a test.
 
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Stunts (1977). Robert Forster, Fiona Lewis, Joanna Cassidy, Darrell Fetty, Bruce Glover and James Luisi. After a featsman is killed under suspicious circumstances in the course of a film being made, his brother steps in to find out what really happened. Along the way, he becomes lovers with a journalist.

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Been watching the BBC's new version of Sherlock Holmes (2010) and 1970's TV series of Hazell (1978) and The Tomorrow People (1973-1978), both looking very dated now.

SH is very good, though. Doubtful you US based people have seen it yet, but is on a region 2 DVD for about £15.
 
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The Spiral Staircase (1945)

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Wizards (1977). Bob Holt, Jesse Wells, Richard Romanus, David Proval and Mark Hamill. In a future world devastated by a nuclear holocaust, two wizards who are brothers vie for rule. Trouble arises when one decides to utilise technology to bring about conquest and domination.
 
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Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

Classic Carpenter. [Cool]

The opening theme is one of the best ever...
 
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The Secret Invasion (1964). Stewart Granger, Mickey Rooney, Raf Vallone, Henry Silva, Edd Byrnes and Mia Massini. In the Second World War, five hardened criminals led by a British major are detailed to free a Italian general who is being held prisoner by the Germans in a fortress in Yugoslavia.
 
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Cat Ballou (1965), starring Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Nat King Cole, Stubby Kaye, John Marley.

Marvin won a Best Actor Oscar for his dual role as a drunken gunfighter Kid Shelleen and the main villain, Tim Shawn.

This could've been funnier, but the linking ballad between scenes helps!
 
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Callan 1974. A spin off film from the UK series of the same name, starring Edward Woodward (The Equaliser, Wicker Man) as a dour spy in the seedy underworld of the time in London. Fairly bland, to be honest.
 
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Close Encounters of The Third Kind (1977)
 
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WAY OF THE DRAGON- 1972

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Even though im a Kung Fu nut, and asian film fanatic, I was never the biggest Bruce Lee fan. Though this was his best movie in my opinion (even if the rest of the world favours Enter The Dragon [Roll Eyes] )
 
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It is a cool movie and of course hairy Chuck Norris is a plus [Cool]
I think that The Big Boss and Fist of Fury are also very good.
 
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Taxi Driver (1976). Robert DeNiro, Cybill Shepherd, Harvey Keitel, Peter Boyle, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks and Leonard Harris. A Vietnam War marine works as a taxicab driver late at night in New York City. Increasingly repelled by the crime that he sees, he makes a rejected advance to a campaign volunteer (on whose employer, a senator, he subsequently makes a foiled murder attempt) and then meets a child prostitute who he decides to rescue from both her milieu and also her pimp.

You talking to me? [Eek!]
 
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quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
It is a cool movie and of course hairy Chuck Norris is a plus [Cool]
I think that The Big Boss and Fist of Fury are also very good.

Chuck Norris' back hair is a welcomed addition to any movie..... [Eek!]
 
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Enter The Dragon. Bruce Lee and John Saxon with Bolo Yeung. The first blockbuster martial arts film that brought the genre to the west. Classic must see film. 9/10.
 
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It Happened One Night

Released in 1934, with Clark Gable and the beautiful Claudette Colbert. It's a very well made, very funny comedy. It won 5 Oscars in 1935 for Best Actor (Gable), Best Actress (Colbert), Best Picture, Best Director (Frank Capra) and best adapted screenplay, thereby becoming the first movie ever to win all of the 'top five' at the Academy Awards.

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Company of Killers, alias The Hit Team (1970). Van Johnson, Ray Milland, John Saxon, Brian Kelly, Fritz Weaver, Clu Gulager, Susan Oliver, Diana Lynn and Robert Middleton. A hired murderer working for a criminal organisation ends up being hunted by both his employers together with the police following the murder of a policeman.
 
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Dirty Harry (1971). Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni, John Larch, Andy Robinson and John Vernon. A police inspector is determined to put a stop to a psychopathic serial murderer who is terrorising San Francisco, even if it means breaking some rules.

http://70s.fast-rewind.com/dirtyharry.htm
 
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Laura (1944) and Blood Feast (1963)
 
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American Graffiti (1973). Richard Dreyfuss, Ronny Howard, Paul LeMat, Charlie Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips, Wolfman Jack, Harrison Ford, Bo Hopkins, Kathy Quinlan, Suzanne Somers, Joe Spano and Debralee Scott. In an American town in 1962, four youths who are friends decide to have one last night on the town after their high school graduation.
 
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Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

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Swap Meet (1979)

Very silly teen comedy directed by Brice Mack.

Starring hot girls: Debi Richter (Midnight Madness, Hot Moves, Winners Take All),
Penthouse Pet of the Year 1980 Cheryl Rixon and Ruth Cox.

The dudes: Jon Gries (Joysticks, High School USA, Real Genius etc.), Dan Spector and Loren Lester.
Danny DeVito is Max the mechanic.

Disco dancing, stupid chase scenes, drive-in action and T&A.
Some groovy tunes on the soundtrack from 70´s disco group called Hemlock.

HEMLOCK Band performing "Disco Break"

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The Wasp Woman (1959) [Big Grin]

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Posted by StevenHW (Member # 509) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
The Wasp Woman (1959) [Big Grin]

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I have that movie on DVD, which is part of the "Drive-In Discs" series. It contains two b-movies from the 50's or early-60's, and comes along with intermission ads, trailers, and countdown clocks (like "Only 3 minutes before showtime!"). It is designed to make it look like you were in a real drive-in movie theater! [Cool]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Cool stuff! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I got that Drive-In disc too. It's great! Did you guys know that there is this script kicking around, and folks have been trying to get this bio-pic about Susan Cabot's tragic life off the ground?
 
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The last 70's film I saw was "Sugar Hill" (1974), a film that has eluded me all these years. Having seen pretty much seen the same two stills in books over the years and not much written about it--it never played theatrically in Pittsburgh to my knowledge--I was prepared for it to be not-so-hot. Boy, was I surprised! "Sugar Hill" is an absolute delight in almost every respect. It's a well made, very entertaining blaxploitation-horror film with great atmosphere, humor, funky music, and easy-on-the-eyes Marki Bey wearing the finest in 70's fashion. Every once and a while, you finally get to see a film that you've only heard about, and it is a hidden treasure. I hightly recommend "Sugar Hill."
 
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Electra glider in blue Tells the story of bike cops and some runs in with hippys
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
My fave Amicus film, The House That Dripped Blood

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The Crawling Hand (1963) Hideous
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Prey - Love Norman J Warren's weird little films.
 
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Rosemary's Baby (1968) [Big Grin]
 
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Life Begins for Andy Hardy (1941). Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Judy Garland, Fay Holden, Ann Rutherford, Sara Haden, Patricia Dane and Ray McDonald. Andy Hardy decides to go to New York City to get a job after his high school graduation and learns a few things about dreams and reality while working as an office boy as he is flirting with the office receptionist and helping an unemployed dancer.
 
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Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940). Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Fay Holden, Cecilia Parker, Judy Garland, Sara Haden, Ann Rutherford, Tom Neal and Diana Lewis. Andy Hardy experiences problems when he becomes infatuated with a debutante whom he has only seen in pictures and never met at all while his father travels into New York City to appear in court to keep the local orphange open.
 
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Quite entertaining, but very overrated, I would say.
 
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Andy Hardy's Private Secretary (1941). Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Fay Holden, Ian Hunter, Sara Haden, Kathryn Grayson, Todd Karns and Gene Reynolds. Andy Hardy, on the verge of graduating from high school, gets into trouble with his girlfriend when he becomes conceited and engages a private secretary.
 
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quote:
Originally posted by Simoneer:
Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Quite entertaining, but very overrated, I would say.

Blaaaaaspheeeeemer!!!!!! [Roll Eyes]
 
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Asylum [Smile]

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Posted by Simoneer (Member # 8941) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by JAY LEE:
quote:
Originally posted by Simoneer:
Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Quite entertaining, but very overrated, I would say.

Blaaaaaspheeeeemer!!!!!! [Roll Eyes]
To each their own. [Big Grin]


Anyway, I watched Rear Window for the first time yesterday. I haven't enjoyed a '50s movie this much. In fact, I'm ready to say my views of old movies (pre-70s) have changed because of it; before this, the only one I really liked was The Invisible Man (basically a horror comedy...from the freakin' 30s!). I'm gonna be watching a lot of these now. [Smile]

Grace Kelly was truly pretty.


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Something for Joey (1977) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076738/
Starring Marc Singer, with a small role played by Steve Guttenberg. I remember watching this made-for-tv movie as a kid. It's a real tearjerker.
 
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"Cold Turkey" (1971), starring D|ck Van Dyke, Bob Newhart, Vincent Gardenia, Barnard Hughes, and Jean Stapleton.

Directed by Norman Lear, who later became more famous for producing hit TV shows "All In The Family", "Maude", "Sanford & Son", and many others.

It is about a small town in Iowa, who takes up on a $25 million challenge from a tobacco company, if the entire town's population can quit smoking for 30 days.

The film is actually a nice satire on how people can try to quit an addiction, but also on the news media and what passes today for political correctness and the "nanny state."
 
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Good as always, though not as good as the sequel. Less action, ya know.

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An old favorite of mine. Been years since I watched it. Hilarious as always... and this time around I got more of the jokes. [Smile]


Give him the said-a-give!
 
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..I can still bust a gut laughing at this movie..still easily one of my favorite comedies of all time.
 
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Hometown USA (1979)

This was a decent teen comedy set in 1950s.
Two tough guys and a geek spend a wild night on town.
Cars + girls = good time.

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The Hills have eyes
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Vampire Circus, an excellent late-era Hammer film soon to be released on BluRay in North America. You watch True Blood on HBO and go, "Wow, sexy, gory vampires," but Hammer was there first, a long time ago with The Vapire Lovers, Lust for a Vampire, Twins of Evil, and Vampire Circus, which has one of the sexiest, action-packed first 12 minutes you'll ever see.
 
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My fave horror Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)

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Halloween
 
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The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966):

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After watching so many horror films during this past Halloween Weekend...I needed a break from the blood and gore with a good light-hearted spook comedy movie...and you can't really get any better than this. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken is easily my favorite Don Knotts film, he's hilarious in this. And any other Don Knotts fan should agree with me that this is a Must-have in your collection.

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Amityville horror love this movie
 
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Me too [Big Grin]
 
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The Black Sleep (1956)

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Tim (1979). Mel Gibson, Piper Laurie, Alwyn Kurts, Pat Evison, Peter Gwynne and Deborah Kennedy. Love blossoms between a young mentally retarded builder's laborer and a somewhat older businesswoman when he is engaged to work in her garden.
 
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The Andromeda Strain (1971). Arthur Hill, David Wayne, James Olson, Kate Reid and Paula Kelly. A team of superscientists are called in to get rid of a lethal virus from outer space that has fallen to earth on a satellite, killing all but two of the inhabitants of an American town and also imperiling the world. Based on the novel by Michael Crichton, who has a cameo.
 
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Night Moves (1975). Gene Hackman, Jennifer Warren, Susan Clark, Edward Binns, Harris Yulin, Kenneth Mars, James Woods, Melanie Griffith, Dennis Dugan and Max Gail. A Los Angeles football player turned private detective puts aside his marital problems when he is engaged by a fading film star to track down her runaway adolescent daughter, who he turns up in the Florida Keys.
 
Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
 
watched Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. one of my favorite movies ever.
 
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THE ENEMY BELOW-1957

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SINK THE BISMARCK!-1960

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Two great naval warfare classics!
 
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The Beast Must Die (1969)

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A BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI-1957

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I can never tire of this masterpiece. Love this belgian poster art!
 
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Just watched a weird short, Un Chien Andalou (1929)

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Sad to hear Ingrid Pitt has died [Frown]
 
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Last time i saw Paris - Elizabeth Taylor (1951)
 
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quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
Sad to hear Ingrid Pitt has died [Frown]

Me too [Frown]
 
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Quatermass and The Pit (1967)
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
Cool Hand Luke awesome
What we got here is failure to communicate
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
Audrey Rose prefered the book
 
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The Great White Hope (1970). James Earl Jones, Jane Alexander, Lou Gilbert, Joel Fluellen, Chester Morris, Robert Webber, R.G. Armstrong, Hal Holbrook, Beah Richards and Moses Gunn. In 1910s United States of America, a Negro who loves a white woman encounters racism from both fellow Negroes in addition to whites while pursuing a boxing career. Adapted by Howard Seckler from his play.
 
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Just bough a Charles Bronson box set for £10. 10 to Midnight, Kinjite, Murphy's Law and Messenger of Death. Basically he plays the same part but well worth the money.
 
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Endless Night (1972). Hywel Bennett, Hayley Mills, Britt Ekland, George Sanders and Per Oscarsson. A British chauffeur meets by chance and then marries an opulent American heiress, but matters take a sinister turn when they move into their dream home. Taken from the Agatha Christie novel.
 
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

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Going Places (1974). Gerard Depardieu, Patrick Dewaere, Miou-Miou, Jeanne Moreau, Brigitte Fossey and Isabelle Huppert. A pair of thugs travel round the countryside, perpetrating petty offenses while harrassing in accompaniment with sharing women. Based on the novel by Bertrand Blier.
 
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Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975). Rachel Roberts, Dominic Guard, Helen Morse, John Jarrett, Jacki Weaver, Vivean Gray, Margaret Nelson and Anne Louise Lambert. A girls' school bush picnic on Saint Valentine's Day in 1900 becomes a horror when three girls and also their teacher climb Hanging Rock and vanish. Taken from the novel by Joan Lindsay.
 
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Death Wish (1974). Charles Bronson, Vincent Gardenia, Steven Keats, William Redfield, Stuart Margolin, Stephen Elliott, Kathleen Tolan, Hope Lange, Christopher Guest and Eric Laneuville. An architect is turned into a violent, relentless vigilante in New York City streets after his wife is murdered and their daughter raped by street robbers who have broken into their flat. Based on the novel by Brian Garfield.

http://70s.fast-rewind.com/deathwish.htm

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It's a Wonderful Life
 
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Our Man Flint (1966). Great Bond-style spy spoof starring James Coburn.
 
Posted by P a u l (Member # 1022) on :
 
In Like Flint (1967). The sequel, which was fun, but demonstrated exactly why there was only the one sequel.
 
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Up The Junction. Swinging sixties film set in London. With Dennis Waterman and Suzy Kendall.A rich girls moves from posh Chelsea to over the Thames to working class Battersea.With Adrienne Posta, Maureen Lipman, Michael Gothard, Liz Fraser, Alfie Bass and Michael Robbins.
 
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Miracle on 34th Street (1947) [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
It's a Wonderful Life (1946). James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers, Beulah Bondi, Frank Faylen, Ward Bond, Gloria Grahame, H.B. Warner, Frank Albertson, Todd Karns, Samuel S. Hinds, Mary Treen, Sheldon Leonard and Ellen Crosby. A provincial loans and savings manager who is contemplating committing self-homicide as he feels that his life has been worthless and is faced with ruin from a relentless banker is saved by an angel who persuades him of his own worth by taking him on a flashback journey that illustrates to him what the town would have been like if he had never been born at all.

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Dead of Night (1977)

IMDb: This anthology tells three stories: a man buys a car that takes him back and forth through time; a tale of vampires; and a distraught mother asks for her drowned son to come back to life and gets more than she bargained for.
 
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Throne of Blood (1957). Toshirio Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Taksahi Shimura and Minoru Chiaki. Macbeth in a samurai Japanese setting, as a lord commits murder to attain power to carry out a foretelling.
 
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Carrie (1976)

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Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
Mad Max (hubby got the trilogy for xmas so prob having to watch em all lol)
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Poor you, that 3rd one is painful lol
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
quote:
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Poor you, that 3rd one is painful lol

Lol so ive heard Tina Turner acting hmmmmm!
 
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Carve Her Name with Pride (1958). Virginia McKenna, Paul Scofield, Jack Warner, Maurice Ronet, Bill Owen, Denise Gray and Billie Whitelaw. The exploits of Violette Szabo, who became a hero through her putting her life on the line to help the French resistence while working as a British spy during the Second World War.
 
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I watched the Enforcer with Clint Eastwood. I think that the original Dirty Harry was a cinematic masterpiece but I think that the Enforcer and pretty much all the other Dirty Harry movies were garbagy. The Enforcer is pretty bad in my opinion.

Best quote from Dirty Harry though is:

'My, that's a big one'
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Railway Children (1970) and Jesus Christ Superstar.
 
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The Romantic Englishwoman (1975). Michael Caine, Glenda Jackson, Helmut Berger, Beatrice Romand, Kate Nelligan, Nathalie Delon and Michel Lonsdale. The wife of a novelist takes up with a German hustler after the latter is invited by her husband to stay at their home. Taken from the novel by Thomas Wiseman.
 
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House on Haunted Hill (1959)

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Big Wednesday (1978). Jan-Michael Vincent, William Katt, Gary Busey, Lee Purcell and Patti D'Arbanville. Episodes in the lives of a trio of surfing enthusiast friends from 1962 until 1974.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Terror (1978) I love Norman J Warren's other films so decided to give this one another go. Still terrible, some of the deaths are fun tho, i'll give it that.
 
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Rear Window (1954). James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr and Judith Evelyn. A magazine photographer, who is confined to a wheelchair in his flat as he broke his leg while on assignment, spies on his courtyard neighbours with a pair of binoculars and thinks that he has seen one of them commit domestic murder.
 
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A Bay Of Blood

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demonseed 1977 and trilogy of terror 1975....karen black was made for these roles!!!
 
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The Psychic (1977)

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Blood and Black Lace (1964)

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You've set me off on these now Jay [Smile]
 
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Lisa and the Devil

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Hatchet for the Honeymoon

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Voyage of the Damned (1976). Faye Dunaway, Oskar Werner, Max von Sydow, Orson Welles, Malcolm McDowell, Lynne Frederick, James Mason, Lee Grant, Wendy Hiller, Jose Ferrer, Luther Adler, Katherine Ross, Sam Wanamaker, Denholm Elliott, Nehemiah Persoff, Julie Harris, Maria Schell and Ben Gazzara. The story of the Hamburg America liner "St. Louis," which in 1939 set sail on a voyage from Germany to Cuba with 937 Jewish refugees who were seeking refuge from Nazi persecution.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_St._Louis
 
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All That Jazz (1979). Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Ann Reinking, Leland Palmer, Cliff Gorman, Ben Vereen, Erzsebet Foldi, Sandahl Bergman, John Lithgow, Keith Gordon, Ben Masters, Nicole Fosse, Theresa Merritt and Wallace Shawn. A dancer along with choreographer pushes himself to the limit while overseeing a Broadway show together with the editing of a film.
 
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Rififi- 1955

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A Masterpiece.... nuff said!


L'Alpageur aka Hunter Will Get You- 1976

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Excellent crime flick, Belmondo is king!


Quel Maledetto Treno Blindato aka Inglorious *******s- 1977

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Awesome, can never tire of this! This is where it's at, not that lame *** Brad Pitt flick with a similar name [Roll Eyes]




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Yes, please pull the trigger, and do the world a favour!
 
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The Godfather (1972)

Marlon Brando
Robert Duvall
Al Pacino
James Caan
Diane Keaton

This movie deserves all the praise its received the past 39 years.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Nice to see you back Sammy [Big Grin]

Demon Seed

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Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven (1975). Brigitte Mira, Ingrid Caven, Karl-Heinz Bohm, Margit Carstensen, Irm Hermann and Gottfried John. A wife becomes the subject of public attention not to mention press/political misuse when her factory-worker husband murders one of his managers and then commits suicide in protest against the likelihood of his being sacked.

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Posted by Secret Admirer (Member # 3574) on :
 
The Sentinel (1977). I was catching up on Beverly D'Angelo movies.
 
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Wait Until Dark (1967)

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Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
Piranah (1978) enjoyed it good story
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
The Wicker Man.

One classic movie. Very original. A must watch film.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
^ My second fave horror [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Is Wait Until Dark your First?
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
No, Dracula: Prince of Darkness [Smile]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I have not seen that one but I will endeavour to.
I like christopher Lee so I guess I will have to watch it.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Cool [Smile]

I've just been watching Chris Lee again in The Whip and the Body (1963)

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Can't get enough of Mario Bava films lately.
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
The Gauntlet )1977) Clint Eastwood good film lots of shooting scenes and i mean lots!
 
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Goldfinger (1964)

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For most people, the very best James Bond movie.

And it's really got everything - action, car chases, beautiful girls, guns, a really bad baddie, outrageous foreign stereotypes, scenery and sets writ large, and the best of all Bonds, Sir Sean Connery....

Have to give this one the full 10/10
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Mill of the Stone Women (1963)
 
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This Man Must Die (1970). Michel Duchaussoy, Jean Yanne, Caroline Cellier, Lorraine Rainer, Marc DiNapoli and Guy Marly. After his son is run down and killed, the father goes after the criminal responsible with revenge in mind. Taken from the novel The Beast Must Die by Nicholas Blake.
 
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Orca (1977):

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Fun flick [Smile]
 
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A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

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The House With Laughing Windows

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Logan's Run
 
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Eraserhead

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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
And you lived to tell, huh, Helen? [Smile] If I had to make a list of movies that will absolutely cause brain damage if watched repeatedly, "Eraserhead" is high on the list. I've said it before, but it's worth repeating: David Lynch doesn't make movies. He makes works of art, whether you like them or not.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Just about Crash [Wink] I hadn't seen it in a long time, forgotten just how insane it is. I really need to see more Lynch because what I have seen, this, Twin Peaks, The Elephant Man and especially Blue Velvet I've loved. Any recommendations?

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Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
Fire Walk With Me, the Twin Peaks prequel movie, in case you haven't seen it!

And Wild At Heart is pretty crazy too!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Thanks. I have Fire Walk With Me to watch soon. Got a bit of series 2 of my Twin Peaks rewatch left first. I'm gonna order Wild at heart [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Virgin Spring (1959)
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Helen, my favorite Lynch films, in order of preference (and I have no clue where Eraserhead fits into my list), are Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, Mulholland Dr., The Straight Story, Fire Walk with Me, The Elephant Man, and Lost Highway. About the only Lynch film that I'm not nuts about is Dune. And I confess that I have not yet seen Inland Empire.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Cool, another nod for Wild at heart. I noticed a 3 pack of Mulholland Drive, Elephant Man and Inland Empire. Think I'll get that soon.
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien, Jonathan Adams, Meatloaf, Little Nell (Campbell), Charles Gray and Patricia Quinn. A just engaged couple who experience car trouble on a rainy night seek help in a castle, where they run across a group of Transylvanians. Taken from the classic namesake stage musical.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Owl and the Pussycat (1970)
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
All that Jazz (1979) starring Roy Sheider. I had forgotten how bizarre this movie was. I saw an abbreviated version about 20 years ago on television. I remember telling my father how I didn't like the ending then!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Love All that Jazz [Smile]

Just watched Planet of the Vampires (1965)

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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Torso
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
Kes (1969) a young boy trains a kestrel while dealing with school and family life
 
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The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972). Barry Crocker, Barry Humphries, Paul Bertram and Peter Cook. Barry McKenzie, an uncouth Australian who swills beer, speaks Australian slang and detests the British, goes with his aunt Dame Edna Everage to England, where he has a series of comically absurd adventures. [Smile]
 
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Watched me fave horror series, Phantasm

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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Barbarella (1968) Utter nonsense lol
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Papillon (1973) [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Pyromantic (Member # 7658) on :
 
Born Free (1966)
 
Posted by Zach (Member # 9459) on :
 
Jaws 2 (1978). Alright, so it wasn't directed by Steven Spielberg, and there's no explanation for the disappearance of Matt Hooper, but it's still an above-average sequel. The last 40 or so minutes with Jaws pursuing the teenagers and Chief Brody's attempt to rescue them was just as suspenseful and on-the-edge-of-your-seat as the original Jaws, IMHO.

Look at the bright side: it's miles ahead of Jaws: The Revenge, which is possibly the worst sequel to a popular movie I've ever seen.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
IMO all the Jaws sequels sucked, but yeah I agree the revenge was terrible.

I have not seen 2 in a while, but did I miss something. The disappearance of Hooper?

Jaws though is one of the best movies I have ever seen. I am probably one of the few who thinks that the shark in the original JAWS still looks quite real.

I personally think that when people say the shark looks fake as they are probably remembering one of the sequels in which the sharks get progressively worse.

Which one looks more fake, the one in 3 or the one in 4. Mmmmm that's a tough one. I'll go 4 I guess.


I am just about to watch Targets (1968).
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Big Heat (1953) [Smile]
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
That's a good one, Helen!
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
You two know it: The Big Heat is fantastic, one of my faves.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Bernie_Lomax:


I am just about to watch Targets (1968).

I love Targets, just love it! I remember reading about it in one of the really early books on horror films when I was a kid, and then I had to wait for years to see it because Paramount pulled it in the wake of the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy. A few observations: It is one of Peter Bogdanovich's best films, it has one of Boris Karloff's best performances, it has perhaps the best use of parallel plots of any screenplay that I've ever seen, and it speaks volumes and is still on the mark about how we view violence in films and our society today. It's quiet and thoughtful and really, really well done. And to think that it came about because Bogdanovich had the presence of Karloff (I think under one of those goofy AIP contracts) for a few days and decided to make a film around him. Genius.
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
Been on a Melville binge lately....

LE DOULOS aka THE INFORMANT 1963

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Great movie. "60's Gangster cool" a la france!


LE SAMOURAI 1967

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A nouvelle vague masterpiece. It doesn't get more euro cool, than Alain Delon as hitman, Jef Costello!


L'ARMEE DES OMBRES aka ARMY OF SHADOWS 1969

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Melville's extremely somber and dark WW2 thriller about the inner workings of the french resistance. Great movie, but borders on depressing.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Crash:
quote:
Originally posted by Bernie_Lomax:


I am just about to watch Targets (1968).

I love Targets, just love it! I remember reading about it in one of the really early books on horror films when I was a kid, and then I had to wait for years to see it because Paramount pulled it in the wake of the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy. A few observations: It is one of Peter Bogdanovich's best films, it has one of Boris Karloff's best performances, it has perhaps the best use of parallel plots of any screenplay that I've ever seen, and it speaks volumes and is still on the mark about how we view violence in films and our society today. It's quiet and thoughtful and really, really well done. And to think that it came about because Bogdanovich had the presence of Karloff (I think under one of those goofy AIP contracts) for a few days and decided to make a film around him. Genius.
Such insight. Thanks Crash. The only reason I even heard of this is because I watched a doco about the decline and subsequent rise of Hollywood during the late 60's and 70's. It was talking about all the new emerging directors and actors that were to have the most profound impact in films. Their classics and their flops. Their lives and deaths. It was really good. Yeah and they did mention that it was yanked from theatres because of the assassinations.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Repulsion (1965) Hmm, I dunno. I can't deny that it's a decent film but it just kinda bores me.

The Old Dark House (1932) [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Zach (Member # 9459) on :
 
King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962). I just rented this one from Netflix and saw it with my dad (He got me hooked on kaiju eiga, thus creating a monster of sorts in the process!) This is easily one of my favorite Toho monster movies for the simple fact that two of the most iconic movie monsters squared off and didn't disappoint this kaiju eiga buff.

Fun fact: the American version by Universal features the Creature from the Black Lagoon theme on the soundtrack. It's kind of funny because it plays more than once and usually whenever King Kong or Godzilla shows up to wreak some good 'ol monster havoc.

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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
2 great Hammers - These Are The Damned (1963) and Never Take Sweets From A Stranger (1960)
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
King Kong - 1976. I like this one.

I watched the new one at the movies a few years back. I was forced to watch it and had to sit there for 187 minutes of torture. It sucked bad.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Oh no, now I'm the one who'd rather be dragged down the street than sit through the '76 Kong again. *Shudder* [Frown]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I knew I was gonna get instant karma on the comment I made [Wink]
 
Posted by P a u l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Jabberwocky (1977)

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Fun movie, and it was great recognising so many comedy stalwarts throughout the movie, but two things kinda spoiled it for me.

Firstly, I know it was set in the Dark Ages, but they could have shot it a little lighter, so that I could actually see stuff on screen... And secondly, fun as it was, it wasn't as good as Holy Grail, to which I could not help but compare it.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Yeah, it´s nowhere near Holy Grail but it´s ok.
Very dark and grim world. The final battle is fun stuff.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Bernie_Lomax:
I knew I was gonna get instant karma on the comment I made [Wink]

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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Anniversary (1968) [Big Grin]

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Posted by StevenHW (Member # 509) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
Just watched a weird short, Un Chien Andalou (1929)

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The eyeball-slicing scene still draws chills, even today! [Eek!]
 
Posted by StevenHW (Member # 509) on :
 
Just saw one of the most boring and pointless movies I ever seen: "Last Year At Marienbad" (1961). [Confused]

Beautifully shot in black-and-white, but completely dull and pretentious. If you like dreamy-type of movies, this might interest you. But for me, this movie is more effective than any sleeping bill I ever taken!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by StevenHW:
The eyeball-slicing scene still draws chills, even today! [Eek!] [/qb]

Yep [Eek!]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by JAYLEE:
I could never wrap my head around HOW ON EARTH... Taxi Driver could lose to Rocky.... I mean come on!!! well, one is upbeat, the other is downbeat... the Oscars are a joke in my mind, they mean absolutely nothing to me!

I think it won because it is about the American Dream. Yeah I agree that the Oscars are ****.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Eaten Alive - I never really know what to make of this one [Confused]

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Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
That guy kinda looks like like Steve Buscemi.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
He reminds me of Eric Roberts lol
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
That's it, Steve crossed with Eric.
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
With a dash of Klaus Kinski [Smile]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
LOL
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
'Railway Children' (1970) - they recently released a special edition DVD.

'Ring of Bright Water' (1969).

'Jason and the Argonauts' (1963).
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I love The Railway Children. I don't mind the 2000 remake either where Jenny Agutter plays the mum this time.
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Smokey and the Bandit (1977). Burt Reynolds, Jerry Reed, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason and Mike Henry. A pair of southern truck drivers undertake an offer to drive 400 cases of Coors beer from Texarkana, Texas to Atlanta, Georgia for $80,000, with one of them picking up a runaway bride along the way, prompting a high speed pursuit by a sheriff and also his son.
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
I miss the days when a protagonist could have a moustache the size of a carpet, and a confederate flag license plate [Smile]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Hahaha [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
My post count is in the 70's [Big Grin] Yes, small things amuse me  -
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
Im still stuck in the dark ages [Smile]
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
My post count is in the 70's [Big Grin] Yes, small things amuse me  -

That's not a small thing! That's a cool thing!

quote:
Originally posted by JAY LEE:
Im still stuck in the dark ages [Smile]

It can only get better!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I knew you'd understand [Razz]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
The Take (1974)

"Meet the brother with a badge... on the take!"

This was a decent cop flick directed by Robert Hartford-Davis
and starring Billy Dee Williams, Eddie Albert, Vic Morrow, Frankie Avalon and the always reliable Albert Salmi
- man with a Finnish last name and roots.

Nice 70s laidback feel, good and violent action scene in the beginning and
pretty cool car chase.

I got this very nice Aussie VHS tape from Lovers with Cassie.
Damn i love these big original boxes!

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Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
There's not many MOVIELAND'S left in Australia now.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
All movie stores fall one by one [Frown]
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
The Take (1974)

"Meet the brother with a badge... on the take!"

This was a decent cop flick directed by Robert Hartford-Davis
and starring Billy Dee Williams, Eddie Albert, Vic Morrow, Frankie Avalon and the always reliable Albert Salmi
- man with a Finnish last name and roots.

Nice 70s laidback feel, good and violent action scene in the beginning and
pretty cool car chase.

I got this very nice Aussie VHS tape from Lovers with Cassie.
Damn i love these big original boxes!

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Hey, don't mention it, aTomiK. Good to see that you liked the film. [Smile] [Wink]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
All movie stores fall one by one [Frown]

Yeah, I am surprised there is any video stores left.
 
Posted by StevenHW (Member # 509) on :
 
"Georgy Girl", from 1966.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Snorkel (1958) Great flick but shoulda left him there [Razz]

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Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Corvette Summer -1978

with Mark Hamill and Annie Potts.

Verdict: Well, let's just say that it was as exciting as bry11g's thread on RV Covers.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Haha [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
Hey! I really like Corvette Summer! Maybe that's nostalgia, though.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Teenage Zombies (1959) Awful. Made 1 hour 7 mins feel like 7 hours.

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Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Logan 5:
Hey! I really like Corvette Summer! Maybe that's nostalgia, though.

Logan, yeah it wasn't really that bad. It was definitely a feel good movie, but it just got drawn out a bit long, and very different to how I would have handled getting my car back. All in all it was alright. 5/10 for me. Annie Potts looked very nice in that. Mark Hamill playing a 17 year old. Hmmm, I dunno. Mind you I guess all movies have guys in their late 20's playing teens.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
Teenage Zombies (1959) Awful. Made 1 hour 7 mins feel like 7 hours.

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I'm surprised Helen, by the look of the cover you would think it would be a cinematic masterpiece [Razz]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I watched Marathon Man last night. Probably only about the 3rd time I have seen it and it had been so long that I couldn't remember much about it which was good.

Obviously it had to end differently but did anyone wish that Szel got beaten to death by the Jewish people who recognised him?
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
"DER WEISSE ENGEL!!!!" I love that scene. I see what you mean, but he kinda had to face Dustin for the finale. One of my favourite 70's thrillers alongside Three Days Of The Condor.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Yeah, it is a great scene but yeah, there had to be a showdown. I am gonna check out Three Days of Condor. I love thrillers so I will have to check it out.
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Three Days Of The Condor
Pollack is my god.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
See also The Conversation and The Parallax View, even better 70s thrillers.
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
I prefer the first half of 'Three Days' more than either 'Parallax' or 'Conversation'. But I think the others are more complete movies.
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
The one problem I have with 'Three Days' is that you can kinda feel it is condensed material from a book. I've never read the book, but you still get a sense that they had to trim a lot of stuff. Which is understandable, yet still evident.

The Conversation bores me to tears, and The Parallax View is ok, but nowhere near Marathon Man or Three Days Of The Condor, in my opinion.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I really enjoyed Marathon Man. I thought Three Days was ok, but not very suspenseful. I have seen The Conversation before and yeah, it bored me to tears. Have not seen The Parallax View yet.
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
I disagree that it's not suspenseful. sure, it's in a more understated and slowly paced 70's kind of way. But if you're knowledgable about the CIA, the politics behind it etc. I think it is indeed very suspenseful.

A good example of that is Max Von Sydow as Joubert, the icy hitman. He brings uneasines and tension to every scene he is in. The opening scene and the scene in the elevator, in particular. It is also an awesome performance by Sydow, considering his limited screen time.

I love his expression and line delivery when Janet says " I won't scream", and he replies " I know". He says it in a way that is almost reassuring, like he's saying "Sorry I have to do this, but it will be over quick". Instead of in a menacing and villainy way.

This guy isn't enjoying killing people. It's just a job. He fully realizes his place in the intelligence game, and is not out to get anyone. He just does what he is payed to do. And through Sydows performance, you can even detect a certain sadness or somberness to the character. Like maybe he knows he's been in this job too long. And perhaps the faces of all those people are keeping him up at night. The sheer mechanics of assassination is second nature to him, but he's not detached from it, psychologically, like a psycho or serial killer is.

I think His performance in this movie is amazing. And one of the things that makes this a favourite of mine.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Well, no I do not really know much about the CIA or politics behind it, so maybe that was it. I dunno.

I did enjoy Von Sydow's performance though. You know I didn't even realise that was him until one of the very last scenes.

You have quite an interesting insight to the film. I guess you must have watched it quite a bit.
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
Did not mean to imply that you were ignorant [Smile]

And yeah, it is probably one of my favourite movies of the 70's. I've read tons of books on the CIA, their black ops, their cold war politics. Involvement in latin america, middle east etc. So I guess I find this stuff more intrigueing than most.

I also like the ideas of litterary analysis, game theory etc. that the movie deals with. Plus, that certain 'New York in the 70's vibe', I also really dig.

Hell, I could go on and on.... but im not gonna [Smile]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Guys, while we may differ a bit on which of the conspiracy thrillers of 70s we favor (I love Three Days and Marathon Man too), the good news is they're are a lot of good ones to choose from. I would add one that I always forget: All the President's Men, a true-life conspiracy thriller.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by JAY LEE:
Did not mean to imply that you were ignorant [Smile]

And yeah, it is probably one of my favourite movies of the 70's. I've read tons of books on the CIA, their black ops, their cold war politics. Involvement in latin america, middle east etc. So I guess I find this stuff more intrigueing than most.

I also like the ideas of litterary analysis, game theory etc. that the movie deals with. Plus, that certain 'New York in the 70's vibe', I also really dig.

Hell, I could go on and on.... but im not gonna [Smile]

Ignorant. Nah, I didn't take it that way at all dude [Smile]

I was being completely sincere. I really do not know much about the CIA, and I think that you do have a good insight into the film, to be able to assess it like that off the top of your head.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Crash:
Guys, while we may differ a bit on which of the conspiracy thrillers of 70s we favor (I love Three Days and Marathon Man too), the good news is they're are a lot of good ones to choose from. I would add one that I always forget: All the President's Men, a true-life conspiracy thriller.

I watched that recently. I liked it although it was hard to follow at points, but I think it is one of those movies you need to watch a few times(well I do anyway) to understand all that's is going on, another one being Three Days of The Condor. I will check out both these movies again in the near future.
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
I also like the ideas of litterary analysis, game theory etc. that the movie deals with. Plus, that certain 'New York in the 70's vibe', I also really dig.
What is it about New York in the 70's? The city was broke, and not much better in some parts than a toilet, and yet... it's fantastic!

quote:
I would add one that I always forget: All the President's Men, a true-life conspiracy thriller
Best of the bunch IMHO.
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
Yeah, All The Presidents Men is another fave of mine!

As far as the "NY 70's" vibe, it's one of those things that you just can't explain. It's like a vibrant energy eminating through the city, and by that, through the movies. French Connection, Shaft, Superfly, Taxi Driver, The Warriors etc. The city is another character in those movies. And im not one for glamourizing slum, poverty and hardship. But the gritty, dirty street real feel that these movies give off, is quite unique, and specific to that decade.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
"Warriors, come out to play..ey!"
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Missouri Breaks - I'd forgotten just how good this is [Cool] Brando is hilarious.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
When Brando did his accents and method-acting stuff, he was indeed hilarious.

Love Warriors, Bernie...great Walter Hill film.

You nailed it Jay Lee: All the films you mentioned completely and totally capture the City and the era.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i think missouri breaks is one of brando's best. i cant honestly say it is the best, for i havent seen that many. But that movie, him and Nicholson do a great job. i have seen this numerous times and it just keeps getting better.

on a side note, it may just be me, but i see where captain jack sparrow got some of his mannerisms from.

the only thing not in my diet, is the green top of a beet and ocra
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
You know, GP, that Jack Sparrow comment got me thinking. Depp loves Brando, and they did Don Juan DeMarco together, so that would be a great question to ask Depp. I know that Depp says that Sparrow is based on Keith Richards, but I'd bet he's channeling Brando too! Great observation.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Crash:
When Brando did his accents and method-acting stuff, he was indeed hilarious.

Love Warriors, Bernie...great Walter Hill film.

You nailed it Jay Lee: All the films you mentioned completely and totally capture the City and the era.

Yeah it is indeed a favourite of mine along with The Wanderers both from '79 and both in NY. Both are fantastic movies.
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
'The Wanderers' should be better known than it is.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Haunting (1963) [Smile]

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Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
^Love it^.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Logan 5:
'The Wanderers' should be better known than it is.

I agree, although I saw by complete chance when I was about ten. My brother and I tagged along to my mums friends house and they were talking or whatever in the kitchen while my bro and I closed in on the lounge and found a copy of The Wanderers sitting on the coffee table apparently belonging to the friends husband. We chucked it on and were absolutely enthralled. It starts of so well with Walk Like a Man-So cool.

I never heard of The Warriors either until about ten years ago when my brother who has chronic insomnia was telling me one day day that he watched this weird gang movie that was on TV the night before in the wee hours of the morning. He said it was great and about a week later we bought the VHS tape.

I hold both movies in very high regard and consider myself lucky to know of their existence considering the circumstances that lead me to my initial screening of them.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
The Wanderers and The Warriors = Great movies.
Have both on dvd.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I have The Warriors on DVD.

My VHS copy of The Warriors has gone walkabout along with my DVD of The Wanderers.

Just quietly, how gorgeous is Karen Allen in The Wanderers. I wish that poker scene went for a bit longer, if you know what I mean.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I only seen both for the first time last year, loved them.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I guess we can forgive ya for not seeing them til recently  - Glad that you liked them. I guess you don't have any thoughts on Karen Allen  -
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Not the same ones as you lol
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Yeah, that would be highly unlikely. I can't even describe my thoughts on that matter  -
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Oh geez lol
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I read an article many years ago, I think in Film Comment, about film critic crushes. The guy who wrote about Karen Allen said that she was the one and had the face that would come to you when you closed your eyes in the middle of the night.

I couldn't agree more.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Me too. Big time. Oh well, off to bed.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Tell Karen that I said hi and would see her later. ROFL
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
It's too bad she knows all my 'lucid dream poker tricks' now.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Aww, just heard Michael Gough has died [Frown]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Awwwwww... "Batman," "Horrors of the Black Museum," "Horror Hospital," heck Gough was fun overracting his way through "Konga." [Frown]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Sorry to hear that Karen is on to you, Bernie. [Smile] I wonder if she knows Laura Antonelli and could put the good word in for me. LOL I also wonder if that old Film Comment article is available on line somewhere. It was terrific and had love letters from critics to many of the beautiful 80s women whom we adored back in the day. Oh yeah, I remember another guy wrote this incredible gushing piece about MTV video jockey Martha Quinn. I believe that he said something like, "Oh, to be breathing the same oxygen molecules as her." ROFLMAO Helen, would you give up your love of the KK movies to have a guy write that about you? Huh, huh? [Smile]

[ 17. March 2011, 11:29: Message edited by: Crash ]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i liked micheal gough on sleepy hollow too.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Pfft, ain't nothing or nobody coming between me and my Karate Kid films [Razz]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
You an Ralph and Pat are inseparable! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Forever and ever, amen [Razz]

Right, time for some 70's action [Smile]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
West Side Story (1961)  -

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Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
Right, time for some 70's action [Smile]

Why does that sound dirty?

'West Side Story' - guaranteed to make me cry.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Don't worry Logan, you weren't the only one who picked up on the undertone [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
No, no undertones LOL
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
[Razz]
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
No, no undertones LOL

I've seen one of those before. They call them 'lies'.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
[Eek!] OUTRAGEOUS
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Death Line - What a fabulously dingy, grubby little film. I loved it [Big Grin]

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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
"Mind the Doors!"
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
That was so sad, especially the last time it was screamed [Frown]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Terrific, little-known 70s horror. How about that long tracking shot? [Smile]
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
Classic Brit-horror.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Crash:
Terrific, little-known 70s horror. How about that long tracking shot? [Smile]

Fabulous [Big Grin] I can see myself watching this again really soon [Smile]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Manhattan. It was okay. Not sure if I'll watch any other Woody Allen movies if they are all like this one.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Yeah, I've tried a couple of his films and just, meh.
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
I think you have to be a middleaged, jewish, neurotic new yorker, possibly with a hankering for young asians, to appreciate his films. And that kinda narrows down the potential audience.... [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Oh come on Jay, why don't you tell us how you really feel  -
 
Posted by P a u l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Woody Allen is a genius. And Manhattan (whilst brilliant) isn't necessarily the best of his movies for an introduction to his work.

Try movies like Love And Death, or Sleeper, or even Annie Hall. Or (a more recent one) The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion. All of these give you a gentler, zanier, and above all less stylized introduction to Allen's work.

Only then will you be equipped to handle Zelig, that's for sure....
 
Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
 
watched The Parent Trap (1961) with the adorable Hayley Mills who plays twins pulling the old switch-a-roo on their divorced parents. great family flick and hilarious! [Smile]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Isn't it? Cheesetastic [Smile]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by P a u l:
Woody Allen is a genius. And Manhattan (whilst brilliant) isn't necessarily the best of his movies for an introduction to his work.

Try movies like Love And Death, or Sleeper, or even Annie Hall. Or (a more recent one) The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion. All of these give you a gentler, zanier, and above all less stylized introduction to Allen's work.

Only then will you be equipped to handle Zelig, that's for sure....

This ^
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
quote:
Originally posted by P a u l:
Woody Allen is a genius. And Manhattan (whilst brilliant) isn't necessarily the best of his movies for an introduction to his work.

Try movies like Love And Death, or Sleeper, or even Annie Hall. Or (a more recent one) The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion. All of these give you a gentler, zanier, and above all less stylized introduction to Allen's work.

Only then will you be equipped to handle Zelig, that's for sure....

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quote:
Originally posted by Ronnie:
watched The Parent Trap (1961) with the adorable Hayley Mills who plays twins pulling the old switch-a-roo on their divorced parents. great family flick and hilarious! [Smile]

"Let's get together yeah yeah yeah!"

Hayley's accent was never convincingly American. She was like a walking sunbeam in films like this and Pollyanna.

Parent Trap for the 60's, Freaky Friday for the 70's. Classic Disney.
 
Posted by P a u l (Member # 1022) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Logan 5:
quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
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Originally posted by P a u l:
Woody Allen is a genius. And Manhattan (whilst brilliant) isn't necessarily the best of his movies for an introduction to his work.

Try movies like Love And Death, or Sleeper, or even Annie Hall. Or (a more recent one) The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion. All of these give you a gentler, zanier, and above all less stylized introduction to Allen's work.

Only then will you be equipped to handle Zelig, that's for sure....

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Just thought I'd join in!!! [Smile]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by JAY LEE:
I think you have to be a middleaged, jewish, neurotic new yorker, possibly with a hankering for young asians, to appreciate his films. And that kinda narrows down the potential audience.... [Roll Eyes]

I'm gonna go with JAY LEE on this one.
 
Posted by P a u l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Shame, Bernie, cos you're missing out on some classic movies...
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I actually did see on of his a while ago and it was quite funny but I can't remember which one it was, and can't remember much about it.
 
Posted by P a u l (Member # 1022) on :
 
I can highly recommend any of those I mentioned above.

Quick synopsis.....

Love And Death : Set in the Napoleonic Wars between France and Russia, Woody plays Boris, a coward and philosopher who is forced to enlist in the Russian Army. After rising in the ranks by accidental success, he marries his sweetheart Sonja (Diane Keaton), who talks him into a plot to kill Napoleon.

Sleeper : This time set 200 years in the future, Allen plays the recently thawed Miles Munroe, desperately trying to come to terms with his new situation (he wasn't aware that he was being cryogenically frozen) and teams up with Socialite Luna (Keaton again), this time in an attempt to evade the secret police and overthrow the government by stealing the Presiden't nose (all that's left after an accident).

Annie Hall : This one basically tells the story of the on-off relationship between Alvy Singer (Allen) and Annie (Keaton) as they live in New York. After they finally split, they both somehow move to Los Angeles, where Alvy tries and ultimately fails to win her back. It's worth noting that this movie beat Star Wars to the Best Movie award at the 1977 Academy Awards.

Curse Of The Jade Scorpion : In this one, form2001, Allen plays CW Briggs, an Insurance Investigator, constantly battling both his boss and the new hot-shot female investigator (Helen Hunt) who just happens to be the bosses' mistress. At a party, both Allen and Hunt are hypnotised by a stage magician, who implants codewords and doesn't actually remove them. Later, he telephones Allen and using the codeword, gets him to break into homes using his inside knowledge, steal valuables, and then return home in complete ignorance of his actions. Allen and Hunt are both used in this way, and have to work together to try and discover the identity of the mysterious thieves...
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I will endeavour to check them out Paul and thanks heaps for the elaborate synopsis. From the descriptions the movie sounds more like Annie Hall than the rest but I can't be sure that was it, but it was definitely in New York. My mum has been trying to convince me to watch sleeper for ages, so I guess I'll check that one out first.

Again, thank you for the effort.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Bananas (1971) is one of the best comedies ever!
 
Posted by Kowalski (Member # 8412) on :
 
Got

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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
The Driver may be my favorite Walter Hill film--and certainly one of the most underrated films of the 70s. I love it. [Smile]

LeMans isn't too shabby either!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Driver is indeed cool. I think that i´ve never seen Le Mans...
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
East of Eden (1955)  -

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Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
you know i hear alot about how woody allen films are supposed to be funny, but i only find a few parts at most humerous.

but i really liked radio days

i have seen love and death, what am i missing
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
East of Eden (1955)  -

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Helen, I am not sure if you are familiar with this song, but it's classic.

Icehouse: Jimmy Dean

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTJ_ImnP5QQ

there's a mist over broadway
breathing cool sheets of rain
lights his last cigarette and
turns his back to the wind

she says baby I don't know
just how to explain
and I can't see the sense
and I can't play this game
but he's not even listening
he stares at the ground
and she won't ever know
what was on his mind

well now he's a rebel without a cause
hey c'mon let's make a deal
see your name in lights just like Jimmy Dean
live and die behind the wheel

opened out on the highway
leaving her far behind
there's a star down on sunset
he says yeah this one's mine

she says baby I don't know
just how to explain
and I can't see the sense
and I can't play this game
but he's not even listening
he stares at the ground
and she won't ever know
what was on his mind

well now he's a rebel without a cause
hey c'mon let's make a deal
see your name in lights just like Jimmy Dean
live and die behind the wheel
well now Mr D whispered in his ear
hey c'mon let's make a deal
engines running hot singing Jimmy Dean
any time there's time to kill

he drove like a demon
and he burned up the screen
but he never looked back no
she just wasted my time

well now he's a rebel without a cause
hey c'mon let's make a deal
see your name in lights just like Jimmy Dean
live and die behind the wheel
gonna let those horses loose again
hey c'mon let's make a deal
see them running wild just like Jimmy Dean
overdrive in chrome and steel
hey c'mon
hey c'mon let's make a deal
well now he's a rebel without a cause
live and die behind the wheel
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Nice! [Smile]
 
Posted by Zach (Member # 9459) on :
 
Shout! Factory, which has been releasing a ton of New World/New Concorde movies out under the Roger Corman's Cult Classics line, just put out three of his black and white 1950s sci-fi/horror movies. It contains Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957), Not of This Earth (1957), and War of the Satellites (1958).

I watched AOTCM and NOTE earlier this week and enjoyed them both. I really liked Paul Birch's performance as Paul Johnson, the humanoid alien that comes to Earth to find blood for his planet. There's also a really weird looking monster that pops up in the last 10 minutes (it kinda resembles an umbrella without the handle). It was created by Paul Blaisdell, who made a ton of neat-looking monsters for different 50s sci-fi/horror movies on low budgets.

Attack of the Crab Monsters is a good giant monster movie. Even though the crabs have some goofy looking eyes, I liked the plot point of how they absorb the brains of their victims and telepathically communicate with the people. It's a very unique idea that I haven't see copied in other monster movies.

BTW, I also can't stand Woody Allen's movies. They're too talky and bore me to tears. Then again, that's how I feel about the majority of American movies made in the 1970s, despite what so-called "experts" say.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Not of this Earth is one of the best early Corman films. I think that it's a cool little sci-fi flick, and, Zach, you are right about Birch--he's great. I like AOTCM too. War of the Satellites was made quickly and cheaply after the space race began. It's not great, but it's pretty short so it's worth a look. Shout! Factory has been great about the Corman stuff. I hope that they keep it up. They just released Jackson County Jail, which I think is terrific.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I think what I did not like about Manhattan was Diane Keaton. She seemed, to me anyway, even more neurotic than Woody Allen. I don't think I can watch another one with her in it. She got on my nerves. I think the only other Woody Allen film I saw was Bullets over Broadway, and that was sooooo long ago.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
there were alot of moments in love and death where i was thinking, what is funny about this?

pitts, i have never really liked diane keaton all that much either, especially after the godfather.
 
Posted by P a u l (Member # 1022) on :
 
"Please Sir!" (1971)

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Based on a classic British TV Sitcom based in the fictional but strangely accurate Fenn Street School, it dollowed the fortunes of young, idealistic teacher Bernard Hedges (John Alderton) as he struggled to cope with life, love, and the trials served up daily by his pupils in class 5C.

The movie deals with the annual school trip to spend two weeks on a rural retreat (a trip that until this year, 5C had been banned from). That changes after Mr Hedges' impassioned plea, but if there's any trouble......

The cast is a real who's who of British TV comedy, with Derek Guyler, Joan Sanderson, Patsy Rowlands, Noel Howlett, Richard Davies alongside Alderton on one side as the down-trodden staff, and Peter Cleall, Carol Hawkins, Liz Gebhardt, David Barry, Peter Denyer and Malcolm McFee as the unruly students, always looking for an opening to cause mayhem and disruption.

We spoke about this one on a recent 'Please Help!" thread:

Please Sir

This is one of my favorite movies from the stream of tv-to-big screen adaptations that emerged around the early seventies.
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Sounder (1972). Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks, Eric Hooks, Yvonne Jarrell, Carmen Mathews, Taj Mahal and James Best. The son of a Negro sharecropper family matures while his father is imprisoned for theft in the U.S. South in the 1930s. Based on the novel by William Armstrong.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Eyes Without A Face (1960) I feel so depressed now lol. Great flick.

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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Play the Billy Idol tribute song... It always cheers me up!
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i watched the misouri breaks again, i dont get tired of it
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
DRACULA A.D. 1972

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I really liked this, way more than I thought I would. Funny that the lead girl played Dylan's mom on Beverly Hills many years after. I kept racking my brain as to where I had seen her before, and then I remembered. She might have done a ton of other stuff too. But I, quite embarrassingly; remembered her as the mom of the Dyl [Smile]

P.S. Having watched a lot of Hammer flicks lately, I have come to the conclusion that Peter Cushing is/was one of the best actors ever. He can make the most outrageous dialogue sound serious and poignant. And he really goes for it 100%, in every role. That's the mark of a true actor.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Sure is [Big Grin]

That's the only Hammer Dracula I don't like tho, but still can never leave it out of my marathons.
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
It comes second to all the first ones, that's for sure. But I had really low expectations, and was happily surprised. Haven't seen Satanic Rites Of Dracula yet, though, so maybe that's worse.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Satanic is much better I think [Smile]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I agree, Jay Lee, Peter Cushing was a fantastic actor. He really could take the silliest dialogue and make it sound thoroughly convincing. He was committted to every part (even in the silly "Land of the Minotaur"), and I always like the little "method-y" touches he did. My favorite is when he is testifying at the trial in "Frankenstein Created Woman," and he nonchalantly flips through the courtroom Bible. [Smile] Just a wonderful actor and gentlemen...
 
Posted by StevenHW (Member # 509) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Pittsburghgirl:
Manhattan. It was okay. Not sure if I'll watch any other Woody Allen movies if they are all like this one.

It depends on what time-frame or era in Woody's career that you prefer.

1960's to early-70's: (his "silly" period)
Take The Money And Run
Bananas
Everything You've Always Wanted To Know About Sex...
What's Up, Tiger Lily?
(redubbing a Japanese crime movie)


Mid-70's to early-80's: (his personal, contemplative era)
Love And Death
Annie Hall
Manhattan
Interiors
(his first major drama)
Stardust Memories

[Even though Woody acted in The Front (1976), he didn't write nor direct it, so I do not consider it as one of his movies.]


1983-to-late-1980's: (his 1930's-era nostalgic period)
Broadway Danny Rose
Radio Days
Purple Rose of Cairo
Zelig
(the "Forrest Gump" of the 80's!)


Late-80's to 1990's: (contemporary dramas and comedies)
Hannah & Her Sisters
Crimes And Misdemeanors



[I missed out on most of his stuff since the 1990's, but the ones that I did see were hit-or-miss, and mostly miss. But I did like Small Time Crooks and The Curse of the Jade Scorpion.]

Woody is, to be sure, an acquired taste. You either really enjoy him or you can't stand him.

[ 25. March 2011, 15:23: Message edited by: StevenHW ]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
True Grit (1969) Good film but it does make me sleepy in places.

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Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Rocky 2 (1979). Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers and Burgess Meredith. A retired boxer is driven by circumstances to a rematch with an opponent as a result of the hate mail that the latter has been getting and also his conviction that his adversary's performance was good luck.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny & Girly - I think I'm scarred for life, too funny  -
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
SABATA- 1969

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Excellent spaghetti western, starring Lee Van Cleef. Very gimmicky, but a lot of fun, with tons of great ideas. Campy as all hell, with a real slimy villain, but that's how I like it.


RETURN OF SABATA- 1971

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Fun sequel, but falls just short of the original. Still, the same fun ideas and gimmicks are present.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Serpico
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Love Serpico...
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Me too [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Me three.
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
Me four?
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
No. 5 is alive!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Wow, lots of love here for Serpico! Any suggestions for more great 70's drama? I picked up Serpico at my local library. They seem to have a lot of classics.
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
No. 5 is alive!

See... now that's what I love about this place!
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Pittsburghgirl:
Wow, lots of love here for Serpico! Any suggestions for more great 70's drama? I picked up Serpico at my local library. They seem to have a lot of classics.

Look at the biggest actors / actresses of the era and pick the biggest movies from their lists. These aren't all dramas, but...

'Dog Day Afternoon'
'All the Presidents Men'
'Taxi Driver'
'Klute'
'Network'
'Don't Look Now'
'Godfather 1 & 2'
'Deer Hunter'
'And Justice for All'
'Chinatown'
'One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest'
'Marathon Man'
'Lenny'
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Thanks logan! The Deer Hunter is one of my favorite movies- I watch it at least once a year. I will look for these at my library.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Great choices. Dog Day Afternoon is my fave Pacino film [Smile] You feel every minute of his stress in it. Excellent.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Logan, every one of your choices is superb. Love them all.
 
Posted by Zach (Member # 9459) on :
 
I finally just got around to watching War of the Satellites last week. While it's nowhere as good as Attack of the Crab Monsters or Not of This Earth, it is worth watching on a rainy day or just to kill 66 minutes. WOTS must have been a test run for D-i-c-k Miller by Roger Corman, as Miller gets to play the lead here, a full year before he starred in A Bucket of Blood.

One aspect of WOTS I did like was how the alien that ends up impersonating Dr. Van Ponder (Richard Devon) can astral project itself to make clones. The spaceship sets weren't too bad considering Roger Corman filmed the movie in eight weeks on a budget of $70,000. He really was the master of getting a lot out of a little. Isn't it funny how most of the low-budget black and white horror movies released by AIP, Allied Artists, and others in the 50s still look crisp today, yet a lot of bad low budget American 70s horror movies like Flesh Feast, Carnival of Blood, and Shriek of the Mutilated still look as bad as they did when they were first released?

Fun fact: War of the Satellites was released a full seven months after the launching of Sputnik 1.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

Can't decide if that movie is amazingly bad, or just sweet but tacky.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I'll go with the latter [Razz]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
just seen the terror on the mgm channel a little while ago, i liked it, wasnt crazy about the angle they revealed towards the end but still good
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
You talking about the Jack Nicholson Terror? Love that [Smile]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
yep, the one with jack. what was the deal with the boris karloff character at the end?
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
GP, I don't know if you have heard the stories behind Roger Corman's "The Terror," but this was the infamous two-day film that Corman did because he finished up "The Raven" early and had Karloff under contract for two more days. Always the spendthrift, Corman decided to make another movie and started filming without a script before the studio tore down "The Raven" sets. Sometime later, Monte Hellman and Francis Ford Coppola filmed some stuff by the ocean. The bizarre plot angles were explained in an interview that I read with D-i-c-k Miller. Miller--love this guy, a wonderful character actor--said that the movie didn't hang together so there's a scene, filmed much later, where Jack Nicholson slams Miller against a wall and says something like "I've been lied to ever since I got to this castle," and Miller then spouts pages of expository dialogue in an attempt to create/explain the plot. Gotta love Roger Corman's ingenuity! It's still a nice looking, entertaining movie. Jack Nicholson as a French solider...that's pretty good by itself!
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
that was really good to be done in two days, i was really into the story, just that switcheroo thing.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
It's an amazing achievement when you think about it, GP--a film as only Corman could do. It has that terrific cast, who while they had no clue what the lines meant during filming, did a nice job anyway. And it looks great too, so much better than most of the direct-to-DVD stuff made today. While not one of Corman's best films, I've always thought that folks should see it as an educational curio, just to see what the low-budget master Corman could do with basically NO budget. [Smile]

[ 05. April 2011, 18:53: Message edited by: Crash ]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Last Picture Show [Smile]

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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
A Fool There Was (1915)

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Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
Helen! I'm shocked! Theda Bara?!

I wouldn't normally say something like this, but... that vamp is a tramp!

I'll see your immoral vamp, and raise you a nice, moral... Mary Pickford movie:

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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I'll move up a few decades. I re-watched "Murder by Decree" (1979), the Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper tale that I saw in the theatre back in the day and was not very enthusiastic about it. I hadn't seen it since the mid-80s, but I decided to look at it again after watching a recent documentary on late director Bob Clark called "ClarkWorld." Anyway, my opinion on "Decree" hasn't changed. The cast is unbelievable and unbelievably good, and the movie looks and sounds great. Nothing else works. It's too long, the screenplay isn't good--Sherlock Holmes contacing a psychic? Conan Doyle rolls in his grave. And Holmes doesn't seem to do much deducting either--and the editing just sort of limps along from setpiece to setpiece, usually involving the one big scene for each big star. (Hey, look at Genevieve Bujod! There's Donald Sutherland! John Gielgud's here too!)

I know a lot of folks really love this film, but I have to quote a friend of mine who has the exact same feelings I do: "It's like they were having a picnic and invited all these great stars who brought great stuff, but they never told anybody where the picnic was so the stars sort of wandered around and nobody really met up to do anything good." [Smile]

[ 08. April 2011, 10:14: Message edited by: Crash ]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
speaking of sherlock holmes, ever since i seen rathbone's version i concluded that in my mind this is the definitive holmes, even when i read the stories. he did a great job on that, as did robert newton in treasure island, i heard about charlton heston version but i cant imagine anybody else as silver
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
seen bob clark's black christmas awhile back, liked it alot, as well as porkys and a christmas story, and it runs in the family aka my summer story

i wonder though if it was bob clark's doing or purely jean shepherd's or the combo, that made those movies really great.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
That ending of Black Christmas is so special, love it [Smile]
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
I'm sorry, I disagree with both of you. I watched the entire of Black Christmas twice, and it failed to live up to my expectations of a blaxploitation movie about Christmas both times.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
LMAO, you loon [Big Grin]

Speaking of, I watched Blacula last night. Love it [Big Grin] I'll watch the sequel tonight I think.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Too funny, Logan. I love the original "Black Christmas" very much. It's a lost classic. The phone calls are just so creepy and scary with all that crying, the multiple voices, the baby... And if you listen very carefully right before Margot Kidder hangs up on the nut, after he's just been going off the rails, you hear him say, calmly composed and quietly, "I am going to kill you." It's such a great horror film moment.

"Blacula" and "Scream, Blacula, Scream." [Smile] Awww, the good old days. If you need another blaxploitation recommendation, how about "Sugar Hill" (no, not the 90s film with Wesley Snipes), but the zombie film with Marki Bey and Robert Quarry. It's great fun!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Just put it in the queue [Smile]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
You'll like it. The zombies are cool, and it's funny and entertaining--low rent, but well made little film. Someone called it the blaxploitation "Dr. Phibes." That's just about right. [Smile]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Cool, Phibes is so good. The sequel not so much.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I think the original is a classic, and I like the sequel a lot too, though it's played even lighter. I wish they would have made the third one, "Brides of Dr. Phibles." [Smile]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by The Good Package:
seen bob clark's black christmas awhile back, liked it alot, as well as porkys and a christmas story, and it runs in the family aka my summer story

i wonder though if it was bob clark's doing or purely jean shepherd's or the combo, that made those movies really great.

I would have to say that based on "A Christmas Story," "Black Christmas," "Deathdream," and "Porky's" that, Bob Clark, while not a legendary director, was quite good, sometimes. I think that his best skill was doing movies set in different periods that really put you in the mood for the period. Everyone likes "A Christmas Story," and I think that "Black Christmas" is a masterpiece. Two great films in a director's long career is nothing to sneeze at--even if that career had absolute dreck like the Superbabies movies, "Loose Cannons," and "Karate Dog." The docu, by the way, is okay. The big problem is that it focuses too much on his dreck, simply because the filmmakers got Scott Baio and Jon Voight to say really nice things about Bob.

[ 08. April 2011, 12:35: Message edited by: Crash ]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
hehehe good one
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i meant that about the black christmas joke logan told
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
Delayed reaction!

RE: Bob Clarke; I think he was a good (not great) director. There's no doubt that Shepherd's 'warm' family material is what elevated 'A Christmas Story' to the all-time classic it now is. On another note; am I the only one who still recalls when nobody had heard of 'A Christmas Story'?
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
im a little slow, but i eventually get there
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Logan, I saw A Christmas Story on initial release in a theatre with about five other people and thought that it was great. It took many years for others to discover it.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
not a finger!
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970). Eric Braeden, Susan Clark and Gordon Pinset. A U.S. supercomputer turns into a horrendous monster when put in contact with its Russian counterpart and runs amok, utilising its exceptional shrewdness to foil humans constantly. Based on the novel Colossus by Dennis Feltham Jones.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Seance on a wet afternoon (1964) Such a great, depressing, messed up film.
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
THE STRANGE VICE OF MRS. WARDH- 1971

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Solid giallo effort by Sergio Martino. Not really a slasherfest, more in the murder mystery vein, with a side of kink, and a nude Edwige Fenech. So you can't really go wrong there. Nice locations. good score by Nora Orlandi. Also starring George Hilton and euro-sleaze veteran, Ivan Rassimov.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Nice poster, Jay. Interesting movie.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
If.... (1968) Yawn

Invasion of the body snatchers (1956) Hooray [Smile]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
Meatballs

Are you ready for the summer
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
If.... (1968) Yawn

Invasion of the body snatchers (1956) Hooray [Smile]

I am still yet to watch the '56 version....beeen meaning too for a while.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
All the versions of Invasion of the Body Snatchers are strong--the '56 one is my favorite.

I haven't seen If... in many, many years, but I run hot and cold with director Lindsay Anderson. I really like O Lucky Man and This Sporting Life, absolutely despise Brittania Hospital, and don't remember a heckuva lot about If... .

I watched Meatballs again recently too, GP. It's kind of dated. (Do summer camps still exist?) But there is no denying that you can see how this movie made Bill Murray a star. He's hilarious in every scene--and I don't think that some of the stuff was all that funny on paper; Murray just makes it so. "It just doesn't matter... It just doesn't matter..." [Smile]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Destination Moon (1950) [Big Grin]

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Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
FORBIDDEN PHOTOS OF A LADY ABOVE SUSPICION- 1970

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Classy, and well made, yet bloodless giallo, by Luciano Ercoli. This movie foregoes sleaze and violence for suspense and tension. Beautiful cinematography, rich color scheme, great sets, locations, and some good performances by the cast.
Great score by Morricone (duuuh). Feels a bit like a Colombo episode... without Colombo.

Well worth seeing. The Blue Underground version looks amazing.


STRIP NUDE FOR YOUR KILLER- 1975

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If a movies opening scene is a gynecological exam, you can kinda guess that it's gonna be a somewhat sleazy affair. And this one sure delivers in the nudity department. Sadly, that is all it delivers. The muder plot, the acting, the directing and everything else, is rather uninspired. If not for several scenes of the lovely Edwige Fenech in her birthday suit, this one would have little to recommend.


DEATH WALKS AT MIDNIGHT- 1972

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Decent, if somewhat poorly constructed, giallo by Luciano Ercoli. Starring his wife, Susan Scott. More of a mystery crime thriller than anything else, but that's ok. Has its share of great scenes, but too many slowspots. Medium fare.
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
If.... (1968) Yawn
Helen! Stay awake! It's the 'great' Lindsay Anderson you're yawning at!

quote:
Invasion of the body snatchers (1956) Hooray [Smile]
"They're here already!"

quote:
I watched Meatballs again recently too, GP. It's kind of dated. (Do summer camps still exist?) But there is no denying that you can see how this movie made Bill Murray a star. He's hilarious in every scene--and I don't think that some of the stuff was all that funny on paper; Murray just makes it so. "It just doesn't matter... It just doesn't matter..." [Smile]
Agreed. It created a template that ran through the summer camp movies of the 80's (even the bad ones!) I can overlook the dated-ness for Murray, the music (good soundtrack) and some nice supports. Let's face it, most 80's summer camp movies are dated now. I never went to a camp... but I always wanted to.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
yeah summer camp always looked fun in the movies, even friday the 13th movies at the begining of them anyway.
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
The Dirty Dozen (1967). Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Jim Brown, John Cassavetes, Robert Ryan, Charles Bronson, Donald Sutherland, George Kennedy, Telly Savalas, Ralph Meeker, Richard Jaeckel, Clint Walker, Trini Lopez and Robert Webber. A dozen murderers, rapists and other criminals who have been either sentenced to death or long terms of imprisonment with hard labour get a chance to redeem themselves on a suicide mission for the Allies during the Second World War. Based on the novel by E. M. Nathanson.
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Mr Majestyk 1974. Charles Bronson as a ex con and Vietnam veteran who runs a farm. After the local mafia destroy his crop, he flips and goes after them.

Also, the box set of The Persuaders. Curtis and Mooore having a laugh around Europe as a couple of playboy sleuths. Fantastic escapism.
On if.... , this is one of my favourite films ever, maybe you don't fully appreciate it unless you are from the UK. try it again, it grows on you.

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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Yay Harry, where ya been? Welcome back [Smile]
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Thanks, broken screen now sorted. Bit of catching up to do !
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Well just started on season one of Starsky & Hutch. Not the greatest of the seventies cops shows, but certainly very entertaining. Couldn't turn down 22 50 minute episodes and a feature length pilot for the astounding price of £3.70 on Amazon (Uk region 2). Also bought season 3 for £3.50, another 23 episodes. Works out at about 20p/hour !!!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
That's quite tempting lol

The Wicker Man  -

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Suspiria (1977)

Not my favorite Argento flick but it´s a great easter witch movie [Cool]

Suspiria trailer

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Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
Grease- Its just fantastic the ultimate film that never ages, i let my 2 youngest see it for the first time and they loved it too, its amazing it just doesnt seem that old when you watch it!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
amaranth, great job!
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
suspiria, had some wild carpeted walls, plus i liked that militant german woman and the soundtrack was kooky.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I've always liked Suspiria because it is an "experience," with a capital E, with all that weirdness: the decor, the oversaturated Technicolor, the crazy soundtrack, the dubbing... [Smile] Even if you aren't a fan of it, you have to admit that you haven't seen anything like it.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I watched Dog Day Afternoon last week. It was really good. Now on for my search for more of the 70's movies you all recommended!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Oooo, HelenS, the original Wicker Man- wow- I don't even have words to describe how I feel about it. Let's just say I think it is a really strange weird movie. But still a good flick.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i watched the phantasm awhile back, and didnt like it. couldnt figure out what the heck was going on story wise, what was the deal with the demon midgets?
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Another great series of films. Bargain in the UK (again) about £15 for a box set of the whole series with a bumber set of extras. Amazing that Don Coscarelli was only in his mid twenties when the first film was made.
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972). Joanne Woodward, Nell Potts, Roberta Wallach and Judith Lowry. A reclusive alcoholic boor of a single mother resides in a grubby home with her two daughters, to whom she is controlling as well as abusive. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Paul Zindel, who wrote the screenplay.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
That's quite tempting lol

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Great movie Helen. It certainly left an impression on me. A true masterpiece. A very different movie. Creativity has certainly taken a landslide since then [Smile] I love the usage of the masks in that movie.
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Lost Horizon (1973). Peter Finch, Liv Ullmann, Sally Kellerman, George Kennedy, Michael York, Olivia Hussey, Bobby Van, James Shigeta, Charles Boyer and John Gielgud. Survivors of a plane crash in the Himalayas are brought to the paradise of Shangri-La, where long life, immaculate health and absolute happiness are the standard. Based on the novel by James Hilton.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
The Ipcress File (1965)

In London, a counter espionage agent deals with his own bureaucracy while investigating the kidnapping and brainwashing of British scientists. -- IMDb
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:

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Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
The big bird cage (1972) Pam Grier , Sid Haig- Actually not a bad movie, i thought it was going to be all nudity etc but it wasnt- Its about a womans jungle prison and Grier and Haig are revolutionaries that come to free the prisoners
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962). Tom Courtenay, Michael Redgrave, Avis Bunnage, Alec McCowen, James Bolam, Joe Robinson, Dervis Ward, Topsy Jane and Julia Foster. A refractory youth who is serving an imprisonment term at a juvenile prison for theft from a bakery comes to gain the governor's respect let alone favour and is picked to take part in a track race against the students of a local public school.
 
Posted by The Pyromantic (Member # 7658) on :
 
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)
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Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Went the Day Well? (1942). Leslie Banks, Elizabeth Allen, Frank Lawton, Basil Sydney, Valerie Taylor, Mervyn Johns, Edward Rigby, Marie Lehr, C.V. France, David Farrar, Muriel George, Thora Hird and Norman Pierce. In the Second World War, when German troops masked as British soldiers take possession of a British village to prepare the way for an invasion of Great Britain, then the inhabitants resist them.

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Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
National Lampoon's: Animal House (1978)
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
It's a classic. Love it.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
This Scene never fails to crack me up.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
"Is there anything in the world, you hate as much as that horse."

Great scene.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i watched a interview with landis, he said he couldnt figure out why people laugh at doug kenney when he says, so what are we suppose to do you moron
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Doug Kenney's delivery of that line is unexpected, perfectly timed, and spot on. It's brilliant. [Smile]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Just in case you want to relive it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8lT1o0sDwI
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Children Of The Stones, 1977. British made television series about strange events that happen around a stone circle. Very menacing for a kids show. Stars Gareth Thomas ( pre Blakes 7 Blake) and Iain Cuthbertson (Budgie). Bit dated now, but scared the bejaysus out of me, as a ten year old. Sort of childrens alternative to The Wicker Man.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Where's Helen lately? [Frown]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I was going to ask the same question.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I will have to PM her if this keeps up.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Yes. This isn't like her.
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
FOXES.... yes, it's from '79, not '80. The movie says 1979, as does the tombstone in the end.

It was ok, nothing special.

Although good to see that Scott Baio had some skater skills [Smile]
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
The Shooting (1967). Millie Perkins, Jack Nicholson, Will Hutchins and Warren Oates. A woman convinces two cowboys to partake in a vengeance plot.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Ryan's Daughter (1970)
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Just hanging out. Waitin' for Helen.
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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
[Big Grin] Hey people, so good to be back. My router broke. That was torturous being that long without the internet [Eek!]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Nice to have you back!
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
It's great to have you back Helen. On my birthday as well. Big three O.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Aww, thanks [Smile]

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Happy birthday, Bernie. Cheers!

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Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Thanks guys. It's highly appreciated [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Get lots of irritating joke 30 cards? [Razz] My sister couldn't find one for me she liked so got a 30 sticker stuck on the front of a normal card  -
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Been watching nothing but goodness these last few weeks, Citizen Kane (1941), Sugar Hill, The Wicker Man again, Crucible of Terror, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951), Dr. Crippen (1964) and The Creeping Flesh [Smile]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by harry2:
Children Of The Stones, 1977. British made television series about strange events that happen around a stone circle. Very menacing for a kids show. Stars Gareth Thomas ( pre Blakes 7 Blake) and Iain Cuthbertson (Budgie). Bit dated now, but scared the bejaysus out of me, as a ten year old. Sort of childrens alternative to The Wicker Man.

Bought this the other year on a whim and really enjoyed it. It really is pretty crazy for a kids show lol
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Glad you liked it Helen. Filmed at Avebury in Wiltshire if you are passing !!!

Just watching The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer. Stars Peter Cook and plethora of British acting talent. Michael Rimmer (Cook) joins an opinion poll company in a mysterious capacity, a silent and malevolent observer of what goes on. In this he's not a million miles from Bedazzled's George Spiggott, but in 'The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer' the targets are clear - big business, local government, the parliamentary parties, democracy itself.

As Rimmer gains more and more personal power, we see a Britain decaying at the seams in a sea of corruption - from the dim humbug makers with their sexy ad campaign to the would-be PM with planted questions at party conference. Supporting roles are judged well (Denholm Elliott, John Cleese, Arthur Lowe, Ronald Fraser in particular), while Cook himself looks the part, smirking and smart-suited, interfering in a cosy world of middle-aged execs and politics in need of a shake.

There's a lot going on here in a Britain stood still - and it makes for a very entertaining film. 1970.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I was looking at The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer--it's a made-on-demand Warner Brothers Archive DVD here in the U.S--and was thinking that is a rare 70s Brit comedy with a post-Python Cleese that I haven't seen. I have to check it out.
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Cleese and Chapman have bit parts. If you enjoyed the Lindsay Anderson series, ....if , O Lucky Man !and Brittania Hospital , you will definitely like this. The cast is a who's who of the cream of British actors fom 40 years ago, including Denholm Elliott, Ronald Fraser , Vanessa Howard, Arthur Lowe, James Cossins,
Roland Culver, Dudley Foster, Dennis Price,
John Cleese, Diana Coupland, Norman Bird,
Graham Chapman, Norman Rossington, Valerie Leon, Ronnie Corbett, Graham Crowden, Frank Thornton, Julian Glover, Martin Boddey, Michael Barrington, Michael Bates.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Great cast there, Harry. I am hot and cold on Anderson's series--I like "...if," love "O Lucky Man," and hate "Brittania Hospital." It sounds like it is in the vein of "I'll Never Forget What'sisname," which I love.
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Haven't seen that, will put on wish list

Just watching Fright. Babysitter menaced by lunatic ex-husband of child's mother.Susan George, Ian Bannen, Honor Blackman, George Cole and Dennis Waterman star. 1970.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Love Susan George!
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
You mean Dirty Mary.
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Love Susan George, gotta watch Straw Dogs.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Yeah, that's a good one.
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
20 Million Miles to Earth (1957). William Hopper, Joan Taylor, Frank Puglia, John Zaremba, Thomas Browne Henry, Tito Vuolo, Jan Arvan, Arthur Space and Bart Bradley. When the first spaceship to Venus crashes into the sea off Sicily, leaving the pilot as the sole survivor, then it brings with it a swiftly growing monster that forces efforts to be made to deal with it.

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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Watch me when I kill - An alright giallo, middle was a bit dull. Some nice kills.
 
Posted by SuperEvilCupcakes (Member # 9692) on :
 
"The Rocky Horror Picture Show". I don't care if I receive flack for saying it but it's still awesome!!
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Hey people, so good to be back. My router broke. That was torturous being that long without the internet
Thank god you're back! Starting to get worried! Why'd it take so long to replace your router - eh? None of your excuses!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Hey you [Smile] Bleeding Sky messed up getting the new one to me [Mad]

Nobody should give you flack for that Super [Razz]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
just watched jaws again.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
You can't watch Jaws too many times. It's classic.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
shaw did a really great job in that one. well everyone did.

you follow.
 
Posted by StevenHW (Member # 509) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by harry2:
Love Susan George, gotta watch Straw Dogs.

Did you know that a remake of that movie is coming out soon?
 
Posted by P a u l (Member # 1022) on :
 
I watched the 1960 original, and wonderful "School For Scoundrels" last night.

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This brilliant movie starred Ian Carmichael as the put-upon Henry Palfrey, second best when at work (he was the boss, but his chief Clerk basically ran the place), on the tennis court (he had been dropped from his club team) and in love (the object of his affectin had been swept away by his main rival). In desperation, he enrols in the College of Lifemanship, run by Alisair Sim's slippery-smooth Mr Potter. He learns how to become 'one-up' in all areas, instead of settling for being 'one-down'.

So Palfrey sets about winning at all costs, at all times. He belittles his clerk, gains revenge on the car salemen who had previously conned him into buying a heap of junk, and then sets his sights on his rival and his love.

The rest of the cast are excellent. His main rival is the superb Terry-Thomas, who was simply brilliant as The English Cad in everything he ever did. The eye candy and love target is April Smith, played with naiivety and charm by the beautiful Janette Scott. The car salesmen are dennis Proce and Peter Jones, and the rest of the movie is scattered with British Comedy Stalwarts such as John Le Mesurier, Hattie Jacques, and Irene Handl.

Anyone that has had the misfortune to suffer the abysmal 2006 remake with Billy Bob Thornton should seek and enjoy the original. it's more than a suitable antidote.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
anybody see the orginal dirty rotten scoundrels with marlon brando, and if so is it good.
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Robbery - 1967. Based on The Great Train Robbery, stars Stanley Baker and directed by Peter "Bullitt" Yates. Solid yarn, nothing spetcacular. 7/10.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Shock (1977)

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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Innocents (1961) I'd forgotten how amazing this is [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Don't be afraid of the dark

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Posted by Veronica Sawyer (Member # 2221) on :
 
The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre for the first time ever...Wow, now I see where Rob Zombie got all his ideas from! I liked it...gritty, scary, and to the point.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I had nightmares for a couple of days when I first saw this as a kid.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I still don't think I've ever seen anybody play pure fear quite so well as Marilyn Burns in that film.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I agree. Burns is fantastic. Her performance made an already scary movie absolutely terrifying. 'Tis a shame she never had the career that she deserved, one heckuva actress!
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Danger Diabolik. Semi comic book film starring John Philip Law. A criminal mastermind outwits the police, politicians and the mafia. 1967, Italian dubbed into English , produced by Dino De Larentis and directed by a young Mario Bava. Maybe another inspiration for Austin Powers.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I think that Danger: Diabolik is such a fun film--and it's cool looking too. I'd like to think that the look of the film was the inspiration for a lot of films, like perhaps Buckaroo Banzai?
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Double bill of films from the late 60s, Deadlier Than The Male and Some Girls Do. British agent Bulldog Drummond is assigned to stop a master criminal who uses beautiful women to do his killings and a series of unexplainable accidents befall the people and companies responsible for developing the world's first supersonic airliner. 7/10 and 5/10 for the sequel. All good tongue in cheek fun.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Bloody Judge, hehe crazy.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
Silver Streak (1976)

On a long-distance train trip, a man finds romance but also finds himself in danger of being killed, or at least pushed off the train. -- IMDb
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Women Unchained aka Five Angry Women aka Escape From Cell Block 3 (1974)

Very low budget prison break flick but it had the right attitude.
Such a sad story. Liked the theme tune.

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Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Enter the Dragon (1973). Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Ahna Capri, Shih Kien, Bob Wall, Angela Mao Ying, Betty Chung, Geoffrey Weeks, Yang Sze, Peter Archer and Jim Kelly. A martial arts expert takes part in an island tournament so that he can spy on a solitary crime magnate for the British.

"Man, you come right out of a comic book!"
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I love "Enter the Dragon," though I can never look at it the same way again after the "Fistful of Yen" segment of "Kentucky Fried Movie." It just cracks me up. [Smile]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
im going to watch young frankenstien again
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
Superman (1978)

An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest super-hero. -- IMDb
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Crucible Of Terror 1971.

Mike Raven and James Bolam.

An obsessed sculptor kills a young women to make a perfect bronze sculpture of her. Years later at his secluded home a number of people become trapped in a web of revenge, murder and horror.

This is pretty poor, Little horror, short on suspense and average acting. 4/10.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
No way, I love that one [Razz] I give it a 9.

I last watched the weird Venus in Furs (1969)
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
lipstick 1976 with the late margaux hemingway,her sister mariel hemingway,a creepy chris sarandon and class of 1984's perry king.very trashy but highly entertaining rape /revenge/ drama . sarandon's musical recordings of every day noises mixed with keyboards was eerily effective! http://youtu.be/pWrZ6ns7y-o

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Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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Carry on Doctor (1967)

The popular Dr Kilmore is sacked after being discovered in a compromising position on the roof of the nurses' home. The patients are determined not to lose him, and so take on the might of the "cutting" Dr Tinkle and the overpowering Matron -- IMDb
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Maniac (1963)

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Posted by P a u l (Member # 1022) on :
 
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Carry on Doctor (1967)

The popular Dr Kilmore is sacked after being discovered in a compromising position on the roof of the nurses' home. The patients are determined not to lose him, and so take on the might of the "cutting" Dr Tinkle and the overpowering Matron -- IMDb

That's my favorite Carry On - hits every single note just right.....
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
The original Oceans 11. The Rat Pack turn out the lights and rob the casinos in Las Vegas. 1960. 7 1/2 /10 for me.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Burnt Offerings - I'd forgotten virtually everything about this. A little overlong but great story and weirdness.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
99 Women (1969) and Season of the Witch (1972)
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Frightmare - Sooo good [Big Grin] The last half an hour or so especially is exceptional. Mental [Smile]

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Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
Dirty Harry and Magnum Force-Clint Eastwood "Do you feel lucky punk, do you?"
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
The Detective - Frank Sinatra investigates the murder of a man and the associated homophobia and corruption in a late sixties New York police department.
 
Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
"The Swarm" (1978) with Michael Caine heading an all-star cast about a group of killer bees attacking a small town in Texas. Very bad disaster film yet very entertaining.
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Love The Swarm also.

Just watched the other two films in a Sinatra boxset, Tony Rome and the sequel Lady in Cement.
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Going back to 1946. John Mills in David Leans version of ****ens Great Expectations. One of the greatest films ever. 9/10.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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Carry On Abroad(1972)

A group of holidaymakers head for the Spanish resort of Elsbels for a 4-day visit. When they get there, they find the Hotel still hasn't been finished being built, and the weather is awful. And there is something strange about the staff. They all look very similar. To top it all off, the weather seems to be having an adverse affect on the Hotel's foundations... -- IMDb

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Trailer

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Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
Easy Rider - dont need to go into detail everyone knows this film lol
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Ooh, I bought that recently, haven't seen it in ages.
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Mean Streets - Early Scorcese film starring Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel. A young hood grows up in Little Italy in the 50s. 8/10.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Brilliant film, love it more every watch [Smile]
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Conflict, alias Catholics (1973). Trevor Howard, Martin Sheen, Raf Vallone, Cyril Cusack, Andrew Keir, Michael Gambon and Leon Vitale. In the future, a priest is sent by the Vatican to bring about reform in a secluded monastery led by an abbot in Ireland. Based on the novel by Brian Moore.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Sisters - I forgotten how messed up and great this is [Big Grin]

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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Did you know that there was a remake of this? It is not good,
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Yep, I knew I could rely on you to tell me how it is hehe [Smile]
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
Westworld (1973)

A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park. -- IMDb


One of the best movies of the '70s -- as long as you can ignore the numerous plot-holes and failed logic.
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Westworld is one of my favourites. The sequel Futureworld, is worth a look also. Stars Peter Fonda and Blythe Danner.
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
Meatballs (1979)classic Bill Murray
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Grip of the strangler (1958)
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Watched Sunset Cove (1978) yesterday, the movie was directed by b-maestro Al Adamson.
A fun T&A flick including hot girls, cool dudes, a nerd, a fat guy, stupid cop and a mayor hungry for money and fame.
Lots of wtf? moments but that´s what make them more interesting.

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Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Season one boxset of a childhood favourite, The Six Million Dollar Man was stuffed in the letterbox today. Halfway through the first of three double length pilots (ha ha) and thirteen normal length ones for £10.49. Season two is only £5.49. That'll keep me quiet for aweek or two.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Good stuff Harry [Smile]

Just watched The Fury (1978) [Smile]

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Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Good little film that. Underrated and never seen on TV any more. Similar theme to Scanners.

Just watched Trading Places (1983)

A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires. Fantastic John Landis film, very much of the 80s. Eddie Murphy, Dan Ayrkoyd, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche and Jamie Lee Curtis star. 9/10 for me.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Yeah, good strange flick and very Scanners-esque. Love that ending [Smile]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
The Fury is pretty good, i have the dvd.

Watched Tess (1979) yesterday.

It was a well made drama and a sad tale directed by Roman Polanski
and starring Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth and Leigh Lawson.
A very long movie, about three hours, so don´t even try if you feel sleepy [Cool]

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Posted by paulsroom (Member # 9842) on :
 
A film that's just about to be released on Blu-ray is "Deep End", which was made right at the start of the 1970s. Since each decade follows on a little after the previous one has ended, it still had the 1960s flavour. This is a film that's long since been out of circulation and certainly deserves a re-issue - and even better in Blu-ray.
 
Posted by paulsroom (Member # 9842) on :
 
If we're going further back here to the 1960s, I feel that "The Servant" was a brilliant film. Away from his Rank "Doctor in the House" type fo films, Dirk Bogarde gave an amazing preformance as the perfect manservant who looks after his master's ery whim - also brilliantly played by James Fox, and perfect in the role. The way the roles reverse is so subtly that you can't see it until it's obvious. A master film by Joseph Losey - Hollywood's loss.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
One of my absolute fave Hammers, Vampire Circus [Big Grin]

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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Mutations - Took me a little bit to warm up to but then really enjoyed the rest.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
"The Mutations"... What a goofy film, but pretty entertaining! I just watched "Nude for Satan." I like Italian horror films very much--and I like actress Rita Calderoni just as much--but this one was incoherently nuts. [Smile]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
LOL @ that title
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
You should see the movie. If you asked me to tell you what it was about, I think that I'd just have to respond, "Rita Calderoni gets nude for Satan...a lot. In a castle. With a big spider. With some other weird people. And they roll around under colored lights with smoke pots going off...a lot. Did I mention that she gets nude for Satan?"

Nuttiest giallo or something like a giallo that I've ever seen!
 
Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
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Amazing..this movie can STILL make me chuckle like a stoned schoolboy..lol
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Crash:
You should see the movie. If you asked me to tell you what it was about, I think that I'd just have to respond, "Rita Calderoni gets nude for Satan...a lot. In a castle. With a big spider. With some other weird people. And they roll around under colored lights with smoke pots going off...a lot. Did I mention that she gets nude for Satan?"

Nuttiest giallo or something like a giallo that I've ever seen!

Yeah, but where's John Simm? I just watched the ep where he's speeding, hot [Big Grin] Can't he get nude for Satan in the last 3 episodes? Hahaha [Razz]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Jerk is on TV tomorrow, I haven't seen it in forever. Will watch [Smile]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Or record it. The Incredible Melting Man is on at the same time [Razz]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Such crap fun, makeup was great [Smile]

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Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Hell in the Pacific (1968). Lee Marvin, Toshiro Mifune. A confrontation between an American marine fighter pilot and a Japanese naval officer takes place on a Pacific island in the Second World War.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Crash:
You should see the movie. If you asked me to tell you what it was about, I think that I'd just have to respond, "Rita Calderoni gets nude for Satan...a lot. In a castle. With a big spider. With some other weird people. And they roll around under colored lights with smoke pots going off...a lot. Did I mention that she gets nude for Satan?"

Nuttiest giallo or something like a giallo that I've ever seen!

Nude for Satan was released on dvd here. I need to get it!
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Oh, you have to see this one, aTomik! You won't believe it. Rita Calderoni is in two other nutso Italian horror films "Delerium" with Mickey Hargitay and "The Reincarnation of Isabelle." All three films make absolutely no sense and appear to be the work of deranged folks high on something. They are all mind-boggling!

Funny story: My son (who was about 14 at the time) and I were at a horror convention a few years ago and were perusing the dealer tables. These two really funny, nice guys--who admitted that they had been drinking heavily prior to the show--had a lot of crazy stuff for sale. They had a monitor with DVD-R burns running non-stop, and when the scene of Calderoni sans clothing walking through the woods in the opening of the film came on, they shouted out, "Here she comes!" My son got an eyeful, and he asked the guys, "Hey, is there anything on this table that isn't a pirate video?" And the inebriated guys showed him some Region 2 stuff in orignal boxes. Just like dear old dad... I was so proud of him that day. [Smile]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Haha, great stuff! I´m definately going to get that movie.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Daleks Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. (1966)

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Posted by Leo Logan (Member # 9206) on :
 
Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) - Linda Blair, Richard Burton, Louise Fletcher, Max Von Sydow, James Earl Jones. Directed by John Boorman.

That movie is so-bad-its-good and belongs among the funniest bad films of the 70s alongside "The Swarm", "The Car", "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls" and "The Betsy".
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
That's the only Exorcist I haven't seen. The only one of the others I love is Part 3 [Smile]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Only a talented, gifted director like John Boorman can make a film as bad as "Exorcist II" or "Zardoz."

Leo, I haven't thought about "The Betsy" in years, but Lawrence Olivier's Southern accent is hilarious, one of the worst accents of any major actor in any film. [Smile]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
Daleks Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. (1966)


I recently saw a good documentary on the making of the two Peter Cushing Doctor Who movies. I haven't seen either since I was very young, but I remember that I really disliked them. I think that despite Peter Cushing, I'd still dislike them for changing the Doctor Who concept for the big screen.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I really like Dr Who and the daleks, not overly keen on this one.
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Just watching Armchair Thriller. A late 70s British TV series of ten 4 or six episode thrillers. Very dated now, but always worth a look.

Exorcist still frightens me. Trivia: Mike Oldfield was at the same school as me, got expelled and was told he wouldn't make much of his life, as he messed around too much !!!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Badlands - Great film. It's like so chilled out considering its subject matter lol

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Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
I really like Dr Who and the daleks, not overly keen on this one.

Weirdly, I feel pretty much the opposite. On my dvr I have the two Peter Cushing efforts and also the 1996 Paul McCann one.

I didn't really get Dr Who And The Daleks, it all seemed too cheaply done for me.

Invasion Earth 2150 was better for some scale, and on the whole Bernard Cribbins did better in the 'supporting male' role than Roy Castle (of course, Cribbins later rejoined the Who cast in hte David Tennant days).

I haven't yet seen the 1996 one (well, not since it first came out) so I'm looking forward to being able to compare the three.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
badlands reminds me of the nebraska album
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
How dare you disagree with me Paul [Razz] I can barely remember anything about the '96 one, let me know how it is [Smile]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Night of the eagle (1962) Fabulous witchy film, oodles of atmosphere [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I've just bought the complete collection of Batfink hahaha  -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G4Ij4RHH6M
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
The Getaway (1972). Steve McQueen, Ali McGraw, Ben Johnson, Sally Struthers, Al Lettieri, Slim Pickens, Dub Taylor and Bo Hopkins. A criminal husband who has just been freed from prison on parole and also his wife wind up going on the run when the armed robbery of a bank goes wrong. Based on the novel by Jim Thompson.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Gauntlet (1977) [Smile]

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Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
ACT OF VIOLENCE- 1948

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Great Film Noir classic with good performances. One of the first movies to deal with the dark side of returning WWII vets. Brilliant writing, in switching the audiences sympathy back and forth between pro and antagonist.


MYSTERY STREET- 1950


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Noirish police/forensic procedural, way ahead of it's time in many ways. Good job by Ricardo Montalban.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
One of my fave Disney's The Rescuers. I seen this in the pictures in the 80's and thought it was actually from then for the longest time lol [Smile]
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
Joe Kidd - Clint Eastwood,
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
The Enforcer Clint Eastwood- another Dirty Harry movie didnt find it as good as the last two, one of the woman from cagney and lacey was in it no idea which one lol
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Amaranth:
One of the women from Cagney and Lacey was in it, no idea which one, lol.

You are manifestly talking about Tyne Daly.
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
The Zoo Gang. One of ITC's last series. Four resistance veterans from WW2 fight crime to raise money for a hospital. John Mills, Brian Keith, Lilli Palmer and Barry Morse star in six episodes 1974.
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Bugsy Malone.

Alan Parker's 1976 gangster classic, entirely cast with children. Scott Baio played the lead very well, and Jodie Foster was sultry as Talullah, the night club singer and current squeeze of small time hood Fat Sam. Sam's empire was crumbling under attacks from his rival, Dandy Dan, and the dreaded Splurge Gun. The only capable resource that Sam could call on was Bugsy - a loner, a sharp operator, whose eyes for new singer Blousey and desire to help Sam drew him in two different directions.

Considering the potential for careers after this movie, it's surprising how few of the cast actually made it. Aside from Baio and Foster, the only real name is dexter Fletcher in a very minor role. In the UK, there are a few others that we would recognise, in Bonnie Langford, Mark Curry and Kathryn Apanowicz. But internationally? Only the three. Many of the actors never made another big screen appearance....
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW- 1944


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A decent film noir effort by director, Fritz Lang, starring Edward G. Robinson. Always nice to see Eddie G in a benevolent role, and the movie does have a lot tense scenes and atmosphere. But the ending killed it for me..... I hate cop out endings! Otherwise a good movie.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Jay Lee, I just watched this one recently too. That ending is controversial. Most folks absolute hate it. I liked the movie so much that I gave it some slack. Have you seen the subsequent Lang/Robinson/Bennett/Duryea film "Scarlett Street"? I like that one even more--no cop out ending either. [Smile]
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
Haven't seen that one yet, but it's on my 'to do' list [Smile]
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978). Gerard Depardieu, Patrick Dewaere, Carole Laure, Riton, Michel Serrault and Eleonore Hirt. A husband goes to great lengths to keep his sexually frustrated wife elated.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Doomwatch

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Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
LAURA- 1944


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I was way overdue in getting on this noir classic, and it did NOT dissapoint! A new favourite. Great performances, razor sharp dialogue, great noir vibe, great story. I would put it right up there with genre heavyweights like The Big Sleep and other such esteemed titles.

Dana Andrews is a forgotten star of the golden age, but that's a shame. The guy is cooler than a polarbear's nutsack, and a great actor. I love his comeback, when Cliffton Webb tauntingly ask "haven't you ever been in love?" to which Andrews replies "well, a dame from Washington Heights once got a fox fur outta me!" what a kickass 40's style comeback! Andrews rules! Gene Tierny is magnetic as the mysterious Laura, Vincent Price is great as the smarmy Fianceé, and Cliffton Webb is rude, crude and hilarious as Laura's old admirer.

If you like the genre (actually film noir is more a style than a genre) the you should most def check this out!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Good one [Smile]
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
Oh, you just like it for Vincent Price..... [Smile] [Razz]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
So cynical [Mad] lol
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
WHIRLPOOL- 1949


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Another very good noir effort by Otto Preminger, and once again starring the alluring Gene Tierny. Also with Richard Conte as the husband, avery good role for him, since he's usually the toughguy. And a great Jose Ferrer as the creepy hypnotist with an evil plan. Good story, good dialogue, great performances and thick, dream like noir vibe. Can't go wrong.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Jay Lee, I, too, am slowly catching up on all these cool noirs on streaming NetFlix. Man, they don't make 'em like they used to. These films are great!
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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Trailer

The Wedded Bliss computer dating agency aims to bring together the lonely hearts of Much-Snoggin-in-the-Green. Its owner, Sidney Bliss, has enough complications in his own love life, but still produces a pamphlet called "The Wit to Woo". The strange collection of hopefuls lead to some outlandish matches, and jealousies are bound to lead to trouble. -- IMDb

One of my favourites from the series.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Paul will be in here any second [Razz]
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
I know you secretly love them, Helen.  -
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
lol, I like Screaming [Razz] [Smile] Camping's a laugh too.
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Crash:
Jay Lee, I, too, am slowly catching up on all these cool noirs on streaming NetFlix. Man, they don't make 'em like they used to. These films are great!

Yes they are. Just bought a buttload on play.com.

Im running out of space for my flicks soon. But that's the plight of the collector!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I've had a smashing cheesetastical day watching Superman 1 and 2 [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Watching the 60's Batman show from the beginning again, woohoo [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Just watched non bloody giallo type film, Footprints. Beautifully shot and quite atmospheric. Can be a little bit of a drag at times but is worth it all for that ending, haunting.

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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Oh, I've been looking for this one for a while. This is the crazy one with Klaus Kinski and Florinda Balkan that I read about in Video Watchdog. I'm going to have to look harder. [Smile]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Aww, they don't have it there? It's on the amazon here. You need to get that region free player [Smile]
 
Posted by Zach (Member # 9459) on :
 
I just bought the Classic Ultimate Sci-Fi Collection from Universal, which contains 10 sci-fi/horror movies, mostly from the '50s but one '40s and one '60s movie thrown in. I watched the Land Unknown a few nights ago. It's one of my favorite "expedition to a land where dinosaurs are still alive" movies. This movie concerns a Naval journey to a Mesozoic Era land beneath sea level in a crater near Antarctica. The SFX are not that bad, considering the t-rex is an actor standing inside an oversized costume (at least 20-25 feet tall). It still does the trick well, though. The elasmosaurus is extremely impressive for 1950s standards (at least I thought so). Check it out for yourselves:

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According to an interview with the movie's director (published in Fangoria #73, May 1988), Virgil W. Vogel, The Land Unknown was going to be a big-budget sci-fi movie from Universal. It was supposed to be filmed in color with an all-star cast and Cinemascope. Vogel recalled that Cary Grant's name was mentioned as a possibility. The SFX department went overbudget on building the elasmosaurus, so the color and the name stars had to go. Vogel, however, was able to convince the powers-that-be to let him keep the Cinemascope.

While Jock Mahoney may not be ideal leading man material, I thought he did fine as the rugged hero. It's Henry Brandon, though, who does the best job acting-wise as a member of a previous expedition who's been living in a cave and surviving on his own.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Just watched Two Minute Warning (1976)

"A psychotic sniper plans a massive killing spree in a Los Angeles football stadium
during a major championship game. The police, led by Captain Peter Holly (Charlton Heston)
and SWAT commander Sergeant Button (John Cassavetes), learn of the plot and rush to the scene.
Still, they may be too late, as an all-star cast finds itself lined up
in the sights of a gun-toting madman." (IMDb)

This was an entertaining thriller / disaster movie with a cool cast.
Builds up the tension nicely and after the two minute warning all hell breaks loose.
Our b-movie friend Andy Sidaris stars as "TV Director", and is essentially playing himself.
Check out also b-action star Robert Ginty in his first feature film role (about 5 seconds) as sports merchandise salesman.

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Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
slap shot

paul newman is really funny in this
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Village of the Damned (1960). George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Michael Gwynne, Laurence Naismith, John Phillips and Richard Vernon. A British village which undergoes a blackout becomes the abode of eerie, affectless youngsters with powers who pose a sober threat to humanity. Based on the novel The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham.
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Coinidence. Just got this and the sequel through the door in a double pack today. The Warriors directors cut.Walter Hill's classic. Thought it was earlier but was made in 1979. A group of gang members have to return to Coney Island whilst travelling through other gang's territories, whilst being mistakenly blamed for a murder.
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
When Worlds Collide (1951). Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Peter Hanson, John Hoyt, Larry Keating, Judith Ames, Stephen Chase, Frank Cady, Hayden Rorke and Sandro Giglio. Survivorists race against time to build a spaceship to enable people to escape after it is discovered that a rogue planet is on a collision course with earth.
Based on the novel by Philip Gordon Wylie and Edwin Balmer.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
House of a thousand dolls (1967) What a weird film, still deciding if I liked it or not  -

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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Yet another Harry Alan Towers film for you, that "House of a 1000 Dolls." It's the only time that I can recall Price ever worked for the shlockmeister. Peter Cushing never did!
 
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by JAY LEE:
LAURA- 1944


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I was way overdue in getting on this noir classic, and it did NOT dissapoint! A new favourite. Great performances, razor sharp dialogue, great noir vibe, great story. I would put it right up there with genre heavyweights like The Big Sleep and other such esteemed titles.

Dana Andrews is a forgotten star of the golden age, but that's a shame. The guy is cooler than a polarbear's nutsack, and a great actor. I love his comeback, when Cliffton Webb tauntingly ask "haven't you ever been in love?" to which Andrews replies "well, a dame from Washington Heights once got a fox fur outta me!" what a kickass 40's style comeback! Andrews rules! Gene Tierny is magnetic as the mysterious Laura, Vincent Price is great as the smarmy Fianceé, and Cliffton Webb is rude, crude and hilarious as Laura's old admirer.

If you like the genre (actually film noir is more a style than a genre) the you should most def check this out!

Because of the handsome JayLee's writeup, I watched this today........and it was great! I loved every minute of it. Jay you are right about every star in your description. It was crazy for me to see Vincent Price younger and not the horror man I remember. Gene Tierney was beautiful and alluring for sure, and yes Dana Andrews was "cooler then a polarbear's nutsack!" He calls women "dames" haha

I really loved watching this classic and the great Biography extras that were on the DVD. [Smile] Thanks Jay!
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
You're welcome, Muffins.... glad you liked it [Smile]
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Straying into another forum, but just watched FX: Murder By Illusion. Bryan Brown and Bryan Dehnnehy star in a film about a special effects artist tricked into apparently murdering a gangster, and then effecting revenge after they kill his girlfirend.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I liked the first F/X a bunch but didn't really find the sequel to be all that great.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I like both but I think cos I seen the second first I have more of a fondness for that one. I love the clown [Razz]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Watched Freaky Friday (1976) yesterday.

It was a fun movie with a good cast.
Especially Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster rocked!
Haven´t seen the 2003 remake.

Harris smokes, Foster buys booze (when she´s in Harris´ body) and all those sex references...
I bet Disney wont do this kind of stuff anymore. (tell me if i´m wrong)
Gotta love the 70s!

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Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
It Came From Beneath the Sea (1955). Kenneth Tobey, Faith Domergue, Donald Curtis, Ian Keith, Dean Maddox, Jr., Chuck Griffiths, Harry Lauter and Richard W. Peterson. A gigantic octopus roused from the Pacific Ocean by a hydrogen bomb test wreaks havoc and frightens the California coast.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
"It Came From Beneath the Sea"--a Ray Harryhausen movie where the producers could only afford five tentacles on that octopus. [Smile]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I know. It sounds so stupid, but I think that it's true. The octopus only has five tentacles. Harryhausen later said that it was to make the stop-motion animation easier, kind of like how Mickey Mouse only hase four fingers on each hand.
 
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
 
A Little Romance (1979)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPI1IRjonRE

The trailer really doesn't do this movie justice.....it's funny and well written
.....the children almost have this adult quality to them yet,innocence all in one. I just love Diane Lane.

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Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Not watched them yet but just ordered this:

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I love the James coburn "Flint" movies, and these are right up there with the best of the early 60s Bond spoofs.

When they arrive, I'll let you know just how good they are.... [Smile]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Ghost Story (1974) Decent flick but not as good as I remembered

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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Whistle Down the Wind (1961) Still fabulous [Smile]

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Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
The Stone Killer (1973) Another Charles Bronson film just love his stuff, once again hes a cop with a vendetta
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Crossbar (1979)

"The story of an Olympic high jumper, played by Brent Carver,
who loses his leg and yet doggedly persists in his pursuit of athletic glory." (IMDb)

A decent Canadian biopic starring Brent Carver, Kim Cattrall, John Ireland and Kate Reid.
The movie is available on dvd in Australia.

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Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Whistle Down the Wind (1961) Still fabulous
You can't call a cat 'spider'!

Written by Hayley's mum.

quote:
The Stone Killer (1973) Another Charles Bronson film just love his stuff, once again hes a cop with a vendetta
See it on Channel 5? I was in the room when they were showing it and the girl in the suite was having a meltdown. I tried to distract her by pointing out how funky the 70's was.

quote:
Because of the handsome JayLee's writeup, I watched this today........and it was great! I loved every minute of it. Jay you are right about every star in your description. It was crazy for me to see Vincent Price younger and not the horror man I remember. Gene Tierney was beautiful and alluring for sure, and yes Dana Andrews was "cooler then a polarbear's nutsack!" He calls women "dames" haha I really loved watching this classic and the great Biography extras that were on the DVD. [Smile] Thanks Jay!
Friggin' love Laura!

... and Freaky Friday... and A Little Romance.

[ 18. August 2011, 07:54: Message edited by: Logan 5 ]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Logan 5:
You can't call a cat 'spider'!

[Big Grin]

Where have you been for so long? [Eek!]
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Where have you been for so long? [Eek!]
I was hired to play young Mickey Rourke in a biopic of his life. It's a curse.

No, seriously, I went out for some pizza and you would not believe what happened...

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... and then everyone started rioting! London was on fire! I thought; all this over an empty crisp packet?! This shirt really is cursed! I'd better update my twitter account right now!

Oh... it appears some of my text has been censored by the government. Never mind... who'd have believed me anyway?

PS: Hello again. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3Id4_t2izk
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I knew it!  -
 
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
 
quote:
Friggin' love Laura!

... and Freaky Friday... and A Little Romance.

Logan I always knew you were cool! [Cool]

I just watched Over the Edge for the first time ever!! It's always been on my wish list....what an awesome movie!!...Matt Dillon sure could pull off a half shirt [Wink] I now want to watch My Bodyguard and Class of 1984 all over again haha....Bodyguard for Dillon as a delinquent and 84' for teen violence woooo hooo!
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Logan I always knew you were cool! [Cool]
Too right! We're the cool kids!

quote:
I just watched Over the Edge for the first time ever!! It's always been on my wish list....what an awesome movie!!...Matt Dillon sure could pull off a half shirt [Wink] I now want to watch My Bodyguard and Class of 1984 all over again haha....Bodyguard for Dillon as a delinquent and 84' for teen violence woooo hooo!
Over the Edge is another low-budget classic. I remember watching it on late-night TV in the 80's and being scarred by the end scene. Dillon was great around that time; Over the Edge, Little Darlings, My Bodyguard - a triple whammy!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I love Over the Edge!
Fantastic cast and soundtrack.

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Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
 
Cool Atomik and Logan!!............I can't stop thinking about it.....I need to own it! I've told a couple friends to see it.....we'll see what they think?
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Can I jump in here? "Over the Edge" is excellent. [Wink]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
That has been in my amazon basket for literally years lol. Time to finally get it [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
It was one of those impossible to find VHS's years ago. For what it's worth - the Over the Edge DVD has a commentary on it.
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. BBC mini series from 1979 starring Alec Guiness in about his first TV role as John Le Carre's spy George Smiley. 1979 with the creme de la creme of British acting talent. 8/10.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I think that the mini-series "Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy" is excellent. Why they needed to remake it as a film--even with Gary Oldman and company--is just beyond me. Most of the folks who go to movies today--i.e., teenagers--(a) do not want to see an intellectual plot with very little action; and (b) will have no clue about the Cold War and the issues depicted. Whle I appreciate their looking out for us film buffs, I can't figure how this thing ever got the green light. Unless you subscribe to the theory that no one is creative anymore, just remake a not-too-old, perfectly fine thing...
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Very true. It is almost impossible to have any meaningful relevance in 2011. God forbid, they remake the Harry Palmer stories. Even the last two that Michael Caine were only passable.
These spy storoes are deliberately slow paced. You can imagine some bright spark getting Jerry Bruckheimer to remake one.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
House (1977) I don't know what the hell that was but kinda just enjoyed going with the flow of whatever it was LOL I think I must of seen this when I was little, for as far back as I remember I had this thing about pianos being able to eat ya LMAO I blame this [Razz]

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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Wild Bunch (1969)

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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Love Peckinpah, love The Wild Bunch. I take it that you watched the restored cut. [Smile] I've always found it interesting that with Peckinpah and Leone, their films were not really appreciated until years later. Now they are revered. It proves how worthless movie critics are at times.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I don't know, it was on TCM. Yeah me too, liked everything I've seen from Peckinpah [Smile]
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Quite a c.v. Died relatively young.


1983 The Osterman Weekend

1982 Jinxed! (uncredited)

1978 Convoy

1977 Cross of Iron

1975 The Killer Elite

1974 Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

1973 Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

1972 The Getaway

1972 Junior Bonner

1971 Straw Dogs

1970 The Ballad of Cable Hogue

1969 The Wild Bunch
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I count arguably five or six real masterpieces in that filmography. He died relatively young because according to the stories told about him, he was a hard-drinking, hard-smoking, hard-carousing, hard-charging lunatic. One of the really great American directors, for sure...
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Dr. Tarr's Torture Dungeon. Bizarre, I think I liked it haha
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Then you need to see the really weird "Alucarda" from the same Mexican director, that guy named Moctezuma... I am not really sure what to make of his goofy, surreal films. He's like a low-rent Jodorowsky. Wait...that's no surprise. He produced "El Topo" for Jodorowsky. [Smile]

[ 02. September 2011, 10:13: Message edited by: Crash ]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I've just watched Alucarda [Big Grin] I loved it! A much better made film than Tarr's. Very atmospheric and the demonic noises were creeptacular [Smile]
 
Posted by BigBen65 (Member # 9950) on :
 
I just LOVE all the Carry On movies.... as long as they have Kenneth Williams in them. He was my all time faverite in them movies!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Ghost And Mrs. Muir (1947) Gorgeous film  -

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Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
 
oh Helen!!! Gene Tierney.....I've always known of this one but haven't seen it.....i'm on it [Smile] .....especially since you gave it heart!!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Great Muffy, I'm sure you'll love it! Yeah Gene is great isn't she [Smile]
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
'The Ghost and Mrs. Muir' and 'Laura' - two of my favourite movies getting some Rewind love!

Another great (but *very* different) Gene role is 'Leave Her to Heaven'. I think she was Oscar nom'd for it.

Pop trivia: Agatha Christie based 'The Mirror Crack'd' on a real event in Gene Tierney's life.
 
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
 
I watched the biography of Gene Tierney they had on the Laura dvd Logan!!!

Is it based on her battle with metal disorders? or her daughter maybe? Gene had a tough life......such a great actress and beautiful......the biography is well worth watching!
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Is it based on her battle with metal disorders? or her daughter maybe? Gene had a tough life......such a great actress and beautiful......the biography is well worth watching!
Gene contracted measles attending a fund-raising event for war bonds while pregnant. Her daughter was born severely mentally handicapped and needed care for the rest of her life. Gene wanted nothing more than to be a mom and she was devastated and blamed herself.
Years later a woman approached her at a party and told her she'd been her favourite actress when she was younger, and that she'd snuck out of quarantine while infected with measles to come and see her at a signing, even managing to kiss her on the cheek.

You get the picture. Agatha Christie used that as the basis for the plot of The Mirror Crack'd.

[ 07. September 2011, 13:51: Message edited by: Logan 5 ]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Depressing [Frown]
 
Posted by Zach (Member # 9459) on :
 
Here's a trifecta of sci-fi/horror movies that I watched recently:

Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster (1964): I have Classic Media's 2007 DVD release with the Japanese and American versions. This is one of my favorites in the Godzilla series for the mix of monsters, human subplots, special effects, and music. The Japanese version, as usually is the case with kaiju eiga, is better than the English-dubbed equivalent. The original version has a smoother flow in terms of the plot and how the events play out. The scenes where Godzilla and Rodan first make their entrances are well constructed (having Godzilla rise from the ocean to destroy an ocean liner is apropos), as is Ghidorah's emerging from the meteorite. The climactic battle with Godzilla, Mothra, and Rodan against Ghidorah is one of the most fun and exciting sequences in kaiju history.

Revenge of the Creature: A solid sequel to one of my favorite classic horror movies. I liked the plot of having the Creature brought into captivity at a marine park and escaping. I've always liked the kinds of horror/sci-fi movies where monsters from exotic, natural environments strike back at humanity in so-called modern civilization. John Agar and Lori Nelson make a good pairing as scientists. Although Nelson's character is not the same as Julie Adams's from the original movie, she does make a good substitute in the eye candy and acting departments. Look for Clint Eastwood in a brief role as a lab assistant goofing around with a lab rat. There's some gorgeous Florida scenery in Revenge of the Creature, too. It's available as part of the Creature from the Black Lagoon Legacy Collection from Universal (it's got the entire trilogy).

Horror of the Blood Monsters: Yikes, is this movie horrible! Say what you will about Ed Wood or Bert I. Gordon, but at least they put some effort into their movies. Al Adamson belongs in the same ranks as equally terrible directors like Ted V. Mikels, Nick Millard, and David L. Hewitt. How bad is Horror of the Blood Monsters? At least 40 minutes of it is taken from other movies (among them, One Million B.C., Unknown Island, and some Filipino movie called Tagani). There's a toy model used for a spaceship, Halloween-store vampire fangs, weird tinting, and John Carradine looking and acting miserable. There's absolutely no reason to watch this garbage unless you feel like punishing yourself. Image released this back in 2003, but don't even bother getting it, unless you need a coaster or want to practice skeet shooting.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Eek,I own Horror of the blood monsters. Truly horrible. Gotta love the inflatable T-Rex lol

I got it in this box with other horrid films a few years ago but blood monsters was the worst. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ultimate-Cult-Movie-Collection-Disc/dp/B0009YVCVI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1315430782&sr=8-1

[ 07. September 2011, 14:22: Message edited by: Helen_S ]
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
Depressing [Frown]

Very.
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
The Plumber (1979). Robert Coleby, Judy Morris and Ivar Kants. A plumber is allowed to set foot in a couple's flat, where he proceeds to tear the bathroom apart. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Erm, what hahaha [Big Grin]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
five easy pieces, i think the only reason i like this movie is jack nicholoson, i was entertained, but then again it was a boring story. this has the same tempo as the last detail, but i really like that story. anybody else think the same?
 
Posted by Burnett (Member # 9924) on :
 
I love 'em both!
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
yeah but didnt you think the five easy pieces story was kinda boring?
 
Posted by Burnett (Member # 9924) on :
 
It moved a little slow, really focused on the characters and their relationships, but I didn't find it boring, no.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
did you think it was funny when him and john ryan were fighting?
 
Posted by Burnett (Member # 9924) on :
 
It's been a kind of long time since I've seen it, I don't really remember that part.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Zach and Helen, Al Adamson makes Ed Wood look like Orson Welles. Many years ago, around 1984 or 85, I think, I went to a dusk-to-dawn show at a drive-in. Wouldn't you know it, but Blood Monsters was playing under yet another title that had been crudely spliced into the opening credits. That thing just wouldn't die! Have you seen any of Adamson's Westerns? They are like watching kids in the yard play cowboys and Indians. [Smile]

[ 08. September 2011, 23:22: Message edited by: Crash ]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Burnett:
I love 'em both!

Me too!
Let´s face it, Nicholson did his best movies in the 70s.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Me three! Add King of Marvin Gardens in there too. He's great in it.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Crash:
Zach and Helen, Al Adamson makes Ed Wood look like Orson Welles. Many years ago, around 1984 or 85, I think, I went to a dusk-to-dawn show at a drive-in. Wouldn't you know it, but Blood Monsters was playing under yet another title that had been crudely spliced into the opening credits. That thing just wouldn't die! Have you seen any of Adamson's Westerns? They are like watching kids in the yard play cowboys and Indians. [Smile]

lol poor you. No I haven't but I can imagine [Razz] Out of the 5 films I've seen Satan's Sadists is the only one I'd repeat watch for bad entertainment haha

The Good Package is on 666 posts [Razz]

I last watched Meet Me In St. Louis (1944) [Smile]

[ 09. September 2011, 03:04: Message edited by: Helen_S ]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
there was a few times dining out at resturants i thought of the scenes from these movies, hold the chicken, and you ordered the cheese melted, your paying for it so thats what your gonna get

and i start laughing sometimes

nicholson always does a good scene in a resturant
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Lovers with Cassie:
The Plumber (1979). Robert Coleby, Judy Morris and Ivar Kants. A plumber is allowed to set foot in a couple's flat, where he proceeds to tear the bathroom apart. [Big Grin]

I just watched it, that was friggin' hysterical [Big Grin] How stupid was the woman? He tells her this story of being in prison cos he was a cat burglar and took tools with him to say he was the plumber if caught. Then immediately after she leaves him in the house and goes out with a friend, bahaha! That ending LOL

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Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Logan 5:
Another great (but *very* different) Gene role is 'Leave Her to Heaven'. I think she was Oscar nom'd for it.

Gene was certainly nominated for an Oscar for her acting in "Leave Her to Heaven," Logan 5.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037865/awards

Helen S, it is gratifying to see that you appreciated "The Plumber."
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Why Shoot the Teacher? (1977). Bud Cort, Samantha Eggar, Chris Wiggins, Gary Reineke, John Friesen, Michael J. Reynolds, Dale McGowan and Kenneth Griffith. A man arrives in a provincial Canadian town to take up a job as a teacher in a one room school during the Depression. Based on the novel by Max Braithwaite.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Happy to gratify [Big Grin] [Razz]

X The Unknown (1956) Great film. Shame about the terrible audio on this new icon release [Mad]

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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Very interesting early Hammer Film. I like it a lot.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Just watched one of my fave Pacino flicks ...And Justice For All. Takes you through so many emotions. First half is lighter, quite funny but the second has my stomach in knots by the time it gets to the end courtroom shenanigans. And then the final scene always has me cracking up through the credits [Big Grin]

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Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
 
Helen I've never seen this and have been eyeing it this week because it's ondemand.......well because of you i'm going to watch it! I love Pacino!
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Baron Munchhausen (1943). Hans Albers, Wilhelm Bendow, Michael Bohnen, Hans Brausewetter, Marina von Ditmar, Andrews Engelmann, Kathe Haack, Brigitte Horney, Waldemar Leitgeb, Walter Lieck, Ferdinand Marian, Hubert von Meyerinck, Jasper von Oertzen, Werner Scharf, Armin Schweizer, Marianne Simson, Leo Slezak, Hermann Speelmans, Hilde von Stolz, Gustav Waldau, Franz Weber, Iise Werner and Eduard von Winterstein. Narrative of the adventures of Baron Hieronymous Munchhausen, whose wanderings take him to Russia, Turkey, Venice and even the moon. [Smile]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Cool Muffy, let us know what you think! [Smile] Pacino is my no.1!
 
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
 
over Rourke?????! whaaaaa what??? [Wink]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
lol Pacino is my no.1 fave actor. Mickey is my no.1 fave thing to look at hahaha [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Earthquake - You'll never guess what this is about [Razz]

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Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i havent seen justice for all yet, im going to give that one a go
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Coolio [Big Grin]

I just watched a good, creepy film, Fright (1971) about a babysitter being terrorised by the looney tunes Dad of the kid.

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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The House of Whipcord. Oh my god, this film destroyed me [Eek!] Amazing, amazing film, can't fault a thing about it.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Peter Walker rules! See House of Mortal Sin next.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
That's available to watch on my lovefilm so might do so tonight [Smile]

That part in Whipcord when the Vampire Circus guy sets her up on the escape broke my heart lol. He was so convincing haha

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Posted by Kowalski (Member # 8412) on :
 
A Bridge Too Far (1977)

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The Longest Day (1962)

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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I finally got to The Omega Man, I can't say I cared for it very much at all [Frown] I'll stick with the fantastic Last Man On Earth.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Totally agree with you.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Hell in Pacific (1968)

It was looking good until a certain point and then it was like they couldn't be bothered anymore. Good up until 3/4's of the way through and then dies big time.
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
The Wanderers (1979). Ken Wahl, John Friedrich, Karen Allen, Toni Kalem, Alan Rosenberg, Jim Youngs, Tony Ganios and Linda Manz. The experiences let alone times of a gang of Italian-Americans growing up in The Bronx in 1963. Based on the novel by Richard Price.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Yeah, what? Yeah, you looking at a Baldie now, faggot!
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Foul Play (1978)

Beware of the dwarf!
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
and...., im..., ready to take a chance again

ready to put my love on the line...
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Haha [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Becket (1964). Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud, Donald Wolfit, Martita Hunt, Pamela Brown and Felix Aylmer. The troubled friendship between the Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas a Becket and his English king , Henry II. Based on the play Becket or the Honour of God by Jean Anouilh.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
It! (1967) Entertaining killer statue flick [Big Grin] Roddy McDowall playing a Psycho like character with his skeleton Mum at home haha
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Good gosh, I saw It! almost 40 years ago. It is the epitome of trashy UK horror, from the same folks who did the Frozen Dead. The Golem meets Psycho!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
[Big Grin]

I just watched Blood of the Vampire (1958) On paper I should have adored the hell out of this, but it was just alright.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Naw, you shouldn't have. It's a crude Hammer copy.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
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Devil Doll (1964) I love this film to pieces [Big Grin] Still creeps me out to this day  -

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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Lost gem. It scared the crap out of me as a kid. [Smile]
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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Sid and Bernie keep having their amorous intentions snubbed by their girlfriends Joan and Anthea. The boys suggest a camping holiday, secretly intending to take them to a nudist camp. Of course they end up in the wrong place, and meet up with the weirdest bunch of campers you can imagine! Coach loads of sex-starved schoolgirls and bands of hippies all add to the laughs. -- IMDb
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The fab witchy film, Horror Hotel (1960) aka The City of the Dead

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Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
The Birthday Party (1968). Robert Shaw, Patrick Magee, Sydney Tafler, Dandy Nichols, Moultrie Kelsall and Helen Fraser. A tenant who resides in a boarding house is set on by two strangers. Based on the play by Harold Pinter.
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Farewell My Lovely (1975). Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling, John Ireland, Sylvia Miles, Anthony Zerbe, Harry Dean Stanton, Jack O'Halloran, Joe Spinell, Sylvester Stallone, Kate Murtagh, John O'Leary, Walter McGinn and Jim Thompson. In 1941 Los Angeles, private detective Philip Marlowe is engaged by a petty criminal to track down his girlfriend. Based on the novel by Raymond Chandler.
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Time came around once again over the weekend for my regular view of "Star Wars Ep 4 : A New Hope".

Always will love that movie, however, it is a little annoying when, in my mind, I find myself quoting Family Guy : Blue Harvest much of the way through....
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Murder On The Orient Express (1974). Agatha Christies famous story. Albert Finney as Hercule Poirot. A murder on the eponymous train gets the little grey cells working as a mriad od suspects are stuck in the snow. Stellar cast includes Lauren Bacall, John Gielgud, Richard Widmark, Michael York, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Martin Balsam, Sean Connery and Anthony Prkins, amongst others.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
This movie is vomit worthy IMO [Razz]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i would have liked to see ustinov play murder on the orient rather the finney, after watching his poirot, he is poirot, in my mind anyway.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
The Man from the Deep River (1972)

This was a good exploitation film directed by Umberto Lenzi.
Starring Ivan Rassimov, very beautiful Me Me Lai and bunch of Thailand natives.

"A photographer on assignment in the rain forest is ambushed and held slave by a primitive tribe,
until the chief's daughter chooses him as her groom.
After being initiated by various tortures, he becomes a part of the tribe and helps them against modern dangers
and a cannibal tribe they're at war with." (IMDb)

Gore, nudity, cannibals, good score, disturbing rituals and animal cruelty.
I liked the heavily A Man Called Horse influenced plot and the cinematography.
It was pretty hard to watch the real animal killings though. Only in the 70s...

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Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
The Southerner (1945). Zachary Scott, Betty Field, J. Caroll Naish, Beulah Bondi, Percy Kilbride, Charles Kemper, Blanche Yurka, Norman Llloyd, Estelle Taylor, Paul Harvey, Noreen Nash, Jack Norworth, Nestor Paiva, Paul Burns, Jay Gilpin and Jean Vanderwilt. A year in the life of a family of cotton farmers, who labour to make it turn out well in spite of overpowering probabilities. Based on the novel Hold Autumn in Your Hand by George Sessions Perry.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Two Amicus films, And Now The Screaming Starts and my fave The House That Dripped Blood [Smile]

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And 2 Coffin Joe films, Hellish Flesh, which had a great second half and Hallucinations Of A Deranged Mind which was a bit of a cut and paste from outtakes and whatnot from previous films with new footage to make a new story. But it all kinda worked. What a loony [Smile]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Alien [Smile]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Last time I saw Alien, Yaphet Kotto was sitting behind me in the theatre. [Smile] .

One of the best horror films ever.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Hehe, cool [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I got Ridley Scott's autograph at that screening too! Fantastic!
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
just recorded the gorgon, going to give it a go
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Great film [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
PHANTASM (1979):

Still A great classic to watch around Halloween time after all these years.

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Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Above and Beyond (1952). Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, James Whitmore, Larry Keating, Larry Gates, Marilyn Erskine, Stephen Dunne, Robert Barton and Hayden Rorke. Recounting of colonel Paul Tibbetts, who flew the plane Enola Gay which dropped the A-bomb on Hiroshima, his training and the effect that it had on his personal life.
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Melody aka SWALK 1971. Story of an 11 year olds first love, re-teaming the Oliver partnership of Mark Lester and Jack Wild.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Ghoul (1975) I loved this even more than previous viewings. So horrible and heartbreaking all at once. Cushing kills me [Frown]
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Lies My Father Told Me (1975). Yossi Yadin, Len Birman, Marilyn Lighthouse and Jeffrey Lynas. A boy growing up in a Jewish ghetto in 1920s Montreal idolises his grandfather, who works as a scrap collector.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
just watched the fearless vampire killers with roman polanski, i thought was funny
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Castle Of Fu Manchu/Blood Of Fu Manchu. Christopher Lees stars as the diabolical "yelloe peril" intent on taking over the world. Both lare sixties. The others in the series very hard to source with a small budget. 6/10.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
You are a glutton for punishment, Harry, with the two worst Fu Manchu films. [Smile]
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
All the others are unavailable in UK on region 2, except for old VHS copies for £40-£150.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Wow. I really like the first three. They look like different films-they are better made.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Look What's Happened To Rosemary's Baby - No, seriously, don't look [Frown]
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Gladly pay £10 a go for the first three..............
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The wonderful From Beyond The Grave [Smile]

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Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
the tomb of ligea, really liked it at first, but wasnt happy with the ending
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
The Taking Of Pelham 123. Hijackers hold up a New York subway train. Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw star. Very good. 8/10.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i liked pellham too, especially hector elizando, joe welcome
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by The Good Package:
the tomb of ligea, really liked it at first, but wasnt happy with the ending

I really, really like "Ligeia," my favorite Corman/Poe after "Masque of the Red Death." What didn't you like about the ending?

[ 01. November 2011, 10:04: Message edited by: Crash ]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i got confused with the whole cat angle, i wasnt sure what was going on with it, was it ligeia's spirit? how was it connected to rowena? i liked the part about the hypnotism from beyond the grave, i guess it was all witchcraft on ligiea's part even the dead-not dead-dead-not dead that rowena was going through, but ultimately i thought the tragic ending was forced, i havent read the story and that is probably the way it went in the book, but it felt like vernon fell should have escaped all that voodoo to a happy ending.

outside of that, price did a great job, good charisma and delivery and i like the cinematography
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Understandable, GP. For me, the cryptic nature of the last 15 minutes or so is really interesting. Roger Corman allegedly had notations in his script denoting where Elizabeth Shepherd (beautiful actress, great dual performance) was Ligeia or Rowena since it is all so complicated and confusing. I haven't read Poe's "Ligeia" in many years, but it too is very downbeat. Few happy endings with Poe!

Price is marvelous. For folks that think that he was just some hammy, over-the-top horror star, check out his performances in the 1960's--they are fantastic, and this one is very special, one of his best. (I think that you make the point well by saying that you wished for a better fate for poor Verden Fell. Nobody played pained and emotionally damaged better than Price, and his performance is so good and sympathetic that you really pull for him the whole way.) I totally agree with you on the cinematography. It is perfect, just beautiful, and in gorgeous widescreen. It was done by Arthur Grant who filmed many Hammer films.

All in all, it's one of my favorite horror films of the 1960's. I'm in good company. It's one of Martin Scorsese's favorites too. [Smile]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
yeah, price is really good in these films, i watched the house on haunted hill with him a while back and thought he did great in that as well, he always plays good characters.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
the miasma of barbarity
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
The Sweeney and The Sweeney 2. Ultra violent (and realistic) for it's time of London's Flying Squad (rhyming slang of Sweeney Todd). John Thaw and Dennis Waterman star in the spin off from the great television series of the mid seventies. First is a solid 8/10, second is a bit disappointing 6.5/10.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I have season one in a box set, Harry. It was an excellent show, but a real product of its era. I just laughed when Thaw slammed a con up against a wall, and the con blubbered, "Please don't hurt me, Mr. Reagan!" Awww, the good old days of policing!
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
The Set Up (1949). Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias, Alan Baxter, Wallace Ford, Percy Helton, Hal Fieberling, Darryl Hickman, Kenny O'Morrison, James Edward, David Clarke, Phillip Pine and Edwin Max. A washed out boxer in a dishonestly arranged match refuses to either give up or wilfully lose, despite expectations that he do so.
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
The Brood 1979. Starring Oliver Reed and Samantha Eggar. Early Cronenberg Horror.

A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, while a series of brutal attacks committed by a brood of mutant children coincides with the husband's investigation.


Well made film, few visual effects, good score competent acting. Canadians always seem to create above average films. 7 3/4 out of 10.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Terrible score [Razz] Cronenberg's best imo [Smile]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
And Then There Were None (1945) [Smile]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i recently seen burnt offerings and witchfinder general. i really liked witchfinder
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I agree. Witchfinder is a masterpiece. The story has modern relevance. Vincent Price gave one of his best performances, and the cinematography is beautiful.

[ 12. November 2011, 11:47: Message edited by: Crash ]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Witchfinder is my Dad's fave horror hehe [Smile] I love it too and Burnt Offerings.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i watched black sabbath the other night, loved the first segment, the second one was stale, and the third was all right. i really liked the visuals and that first segment really got me good, made me laugh because i didnt expect to get that spooked.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Stale?

Stale? [Eek!]

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[Razz]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
yeah after that first one, i felt like it really dropped off, actually i couldnt figure out what was going on with that one, was the guy who kept calling, a ghost?
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
GP, you saw the American version. The original Italian version of the story "The Telephone" is quite different. They cut out a lot for the American version. The stories are even ordered differently with "The Drop of Water" last! Apparently the folks at AIP thought that that story would have given people heart attacks coming out of the theatre if that were the last story, so they juggled the order.

I'm still very happy that you loved the look and got spooked by, in my opinion, some of the scariest 25 minutes ever put on film. Bava does so much with so little, people who direct modern horror films should watch it and take note. A banging window, a flickering light, a buzzing fly, a dripping faucet...a dead body on the bed in the next room. He was a genius!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Ugh, I heard about the American version turning it into a ghost story.

I thought you were calling the Karloff story stale cos that's second on the Italian.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
The order in the U.S. was "The Drop of Water," "The Telephone, and "The Wurdalak." "The Telephone" was heavily altered by cuts, a reshoot scene, and altered dialogue in the dubbing to make it a ghost story. Until I bought the Image DVD, that was the only way I had ever seen the film. Wow, was I in for a suprise! The original version is so different, with even different Karloff linking scenes. "The Drop of Water" would have worked without dubbing or subtitles. It's forever scary without dialogue.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I couldn't imagine it in the American order. That's so wrong haha. And why oh why did they turn it into a ghost story.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
now i want to see the orginal version, i dont know why the american versions of just about everything cheat the consumer
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I know! The American version is either dubbed (no Aussie accents in "Mad Max"), completely re-edited ("Legend"), or messed with like "Black Sabbath." And don't even get me started on shot-for-shot American remakes of perfectly fine foreign films. [Smile]
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946). Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway, Hume Cronyn, Leon Ames, Audrey Totter, Alan Reed and Jeff York. A young drifter along with a sexy blonde who are committing adultery find that murdering her husband who is the owner of a provincial restaurant creates more problems than it solves. Based on the novel by James M. Cain.
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Jaws 1975. Spielberg's classic, based on a Peter Benchley, about a great white shark, which terrorises a small coastal town. Roy Schneider play the local police chief, who wants to clear the beaches when a shark gets hungry. Thwarted by the Mayor, who doesn't want to harm the seasonal tourist trade, the shark kills again and again. Aided by an oceanographer, Richard Dreyfuss and a grizzled old sea dog, Robert Shaw they go out in pursuit of the shark. Great score by John Williams, and direction by Spielberg. Small thing that let's the thing down, but adds to the charm, is "Bruce", the mechanical shark, which was a nightmare to get to work with and can not compare to today's CGI and animatronics. I would give this 8 1/2 / 10.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i really jaws as well, schneider, dreyfuss and shaw do a great job in this.

i have been getting in to alot of schneider films lately, a great tough guy but not making a big deal about it, actor, especially like the neo noir stuff, like 52 pick up and the film sorcerer was great
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Zulu (1964). Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobson, James Booth, Nigel Green, Ivor Emmanuel, Patrick Magee, Paul Daneman, Neil McCarthy, David Kernan, Glynn Edwards and Michael Caine. Narrated by Richard Burton. In 1879 in South Africa, British troops take on numerically superior Zulus at Rorke's Drift.
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Got the remake of The Taking of Pelham 123 with Denzel Washington and John Travolta 2009, as hte original is one of my favourites. Tony Scott directs, but isn't a patch on the original. It was only £3, and whilst it isn't a disaster, would have to give it about 6 1/2 / 10.
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
The Wrecking Crew (1969).

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The last of the Matt Helm movies starring Dean Martin as the secret agent / glamour photographer with a need for alcohol and an eye for bikini-clad ladies.

This one was a slightly less comfortable watch than the other three in the series (The Silencers, The Ambushers and Murderers Row) because it also starred the ill-fated Sharon Tate, who just a few months later was to fall victim to what is still viewed as one of the most horrific and shocking murders ever to hit Hollywood.

Overall, I certainly recommend the series to anyone who likes spy spoofs and the 60s vibe, and the movies are all fun, however when you get to the final installment, you'll probably have the same slightly uncomfortable feel that I did if you know what the future held for Sharon.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by harry2:
Got the remake of The Taking of Pelham 123 with Denzel Washington and John Travolta 2009, as hte original is one of my favourites. Tony Scott directs, but isn't a patch on the original. It was only £3, and whilst it isn't a disaster, would have to give it about 6 1/2 / 10.

Totally agree. The remake can't hold a candle to the orginal, also one of my favorites. Instead of being a character piece--with some humor--between Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw, it's a straight action piece with Travolta in another of his hammy villain roles. A friend of mine pointed out that the problem of late with Travolta's bad-guy peformances is that he always looks like he's acting. You never once get the feeling--in Pelham, for example--that he's a dangerous, scary criminal. You just look at his hairline (and waistline), and go, "Yup. It's John Travolta, having way too good of a time hamming it up as the villain." [Smile] And in this one you also have Denzel Washington falling back on his routine good-guy ticks and mannerisms. (Is it me, or has watching Jay Pharoah on "Saturday Night Live" do his spot-on Denzel impression just ruined it for me? "Okay...okay... (clapping).")

[ 22. November 2011, 07:55: Message edited by: Crash ]
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
The original Pelham is a classic with Matthau and Shaw as sparring partners who bounce the one and two liners off of each other. The world weary Matthau and cold as ice Shaw really compliment each other and have a chemistry that is missing in the(second) remake. It is alomost as if the remake was made with the two principals doing seperate parts and spliced together in the editors suite. There is zero empathy compared to the first film and never really reaches he breakneck pace of the first. It's like a two handed stage play throughout.

Gesundheit !!!!
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
hector elizando as joe welcome, was great as well, any movie that has elizando in it goes up few points on that fact alone

fuca is seal, in portugese


side fact, i tried to track down the shirt and tie combo matthau wore for my own wardrobe, i thought it looked great
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Island of Death (1977)  -
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Helen, did you check out the new Arrow release?
Never seen the movie but i would really like to get it because i collect Nico Mastorakis flicks.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
No, it was shown on the horror channel supposedly uncut. It was really weird and disgusting. I feel dirty after that lol
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Sounds great [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I have had that Mastorakis film on DVD for years. I don't know why. [Smile]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Oh you 2 lol
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
It is weird and disgusting. Mastorakis is such a goofy film maker. He has some talent as a competent director, but those plots of his are either dreary or crazy. Sometimes both. [Smile]
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Watched Thunderball last night.

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You can't beat a good old, old Bond.....
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
whats your favorite connery bond?
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
From Russia With Love. it's the last one where they stayed pretty true to the Fleming novel. Goldfinger is very very good, as well.

I've read the novels over and again, and once you get the original of Moonraker in your mind, the Moore-fest doesn't really cut it.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
"From Russia with Love," most definitely, guys. I like "Goldfinger" and "Dr. No" next. Weakest Connery Bond is probably "Diamonds Are Forever."
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Roger Moore is better anyway [Cool]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Crash:
"From Russia with Love," most definitely, guys. I like "Goldfinger" and "Dr. No" next. Weakest Connery Bond is probably "Diamonds Are Forever."

I would have to say Never Say Never Again is the weakest Sean Connery Bond altough I guess it is not a legitimate part of the Bond franchise.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
cant decide between russia and gold finger


i would have like to seen dalton take over instead of moore in those films, i like moore but i thought dalton did the better job

all right rank the bonds

connery
brosnan
dalton
moore
lazenby
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Connery
Moore
Craig
Lazenby
Brosnan
Dalton

Sorry, TGP, but IMHO Dalton was too smooth and suffered from the politically correctness of his time to make a really good Bond. and Bond never had a noustache.....

He was not the Bond of the novels (that accolade goes to Connery and possibly Craig) whilst Moore was the first Bond I knew as a child watching the movies, so I will always have a soft spot for him and his safari suits....
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Moore
Connery
Craig
Dalton
Brosnan
Lazenby

It's 50/50 between Dalton and Brosnan.

I think I like Moore the best because of his cheeky sense of humour and the fact that he appeared in more Bond films than any of the others (7 in total) and all those films were pretty damn good. At least I don't think you can argue between the top two. Moore and Connery have obviously got to be the first two in the list. I'd like to see someone put someone above them.

TGP, how can you possibly put Moore near the bottom of the list?

An interesting bit of trivia that most people don't know is that Moore is actually older than Connery by 3 years.
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
It'd be interesting to see where people would have placed David Niven, who of course played Bond in the original Casino Royale.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i think woody allen's bond was better than daniel craig's

paul, dalton movies politcal correctness as in?

lomax, no offense to moore, he just happened to be in the list with these guys, connery is the orginal, brosnan had the best opening scenes of them all, and dalton did the serious bit the way it should have been done as oppose to craig

i like moore's films but some of the real goofy parts hold him back
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I have not seen Casino Royale (1967) but I assume that we can't suggest that this is really part of the bond series. I do like David Niven as an actor though.

I do like all the Bonds apart from Lazenby. He just didn't seem to do it for me as Bond.

I watched Cape Fear (1962) last night.
As brilliant as Scorsese is a film maker, his 1991 remake was no match for the original. Great movie. Robert Mitchum is terrific.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
An interesting coffee table discussion here...

Casino Royale shouldn't really count since it is spoof, and I hardly consider ranking David Niven--I like him a lot too, Bernie--along with the series guys. I do know for sure that Lazenby was the weakest, by far. Connery, as the first Bond whom I saw, is still probably the best, though I'm not sure how'd I'd have voted if Craig had played the part first because Craig is excellent. I think that Dalton is underrated and given less of his due because one of his two films was "Licence to Kill," one of the weakest of the series. Brosnan was good, though his films were hit or miss. And Moore was good too, though, Bernie, you are going to have to work hard to justify "A View to a Kill," my vote for worst Bond film overall, as "pretty damn good." [Smile]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I honeslty like A view to a Kill. I think it's a great movie and let's not forget it's got Chrisopher Walken as the bad guy. Fair enough if you don't like it but it is far from being the worst Bond film [Roll Eyes] , but then again I like Licence to Kill also. The worst Bond films have featured Brosnan, Lazenby and Craig (Casino Royale was great BTW). I think the worst so far was Quantum of Solace [Smile]

I heard a rumour on the radio the other day and I am too lazy to try and substantiate it plus my internet is running at 0.18 Mbps for some unknown and crazily annoying reason, but I heard the Javier Bardem may be playing the next Bond villain. That would be awesome. He is a great actor [Wink]

[ 29. November 2011, 09:28: Message edited by: Bernie_Lomax ]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I like Walken too, but I didn't think the screenplay was up to his talents. As for "Licence to Kill," I don't really hate it, it's just that it seems to have been done on the cheap as a cut-rate production in Mexico. I don't think that it looks good or is put together particularly well. Davi makes a fine villain, though. Now that you mention it, I don't really like Brosnan's "Die Another Day" either. [Smile]

The great Javier Bardem is indeed the next Bond villain. Yay!

How about "best/worst Bond movie song"? My vote for worst goes to the dreadful White Stripes song for "Quantum of Solace." What on earth were they thinking? Madonna's theme for "Die Another Day" is pretty bad too. Best song is tough because there are quite a few good ones: "Goldfinger," "Live and Let Die," "For Your Eyes Only," "Licence to Kill," "Goldeneye," etc. ...
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Walken is such a talented actor. There is one scene in "Nick of Time" when he looks at his watch in the elvator and then makes this crazy face. It is mesmorising. I actually prefer Licence to Kill over The Living Daylights too. I think I favour Licence to Kill though cos it was one of the many movies I saw as a kid in the 80's. Robert Davi is awesome. I especially loved him in Cops and Robbersons.

The song Diamonds are Forever makes me want to vomit. That's my vote for the worst. White Stripes is equally as bad. Another vomit worthy song from your favourite bond film [Big Grin] is that garbage by Duran Duran. The A View o a Kill Duran Duran video clip makes me want to yak violently every time I see it. It's so bad.

It's funny but I would like it if Bardem played the character with the same demeanour that he used in No Country For Old Men...."Don't put it 'inchour' pocket!"

As a kid I always had to sit through that garbagy music with silhouettes of naked ladies floating around the screen cos my old man wouldn't let me fast forward it. Now I always skip through that garbage. Live and Let Die would have to be the best song.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
tom jones thunderball


i like a view to a kill as well, i thought it was one of the better moore films, great tune as well, mayday was great, i thought walken did a great job as the bad guy, interesting plot, tanya roberts as the bond girl in this one, and the fight on the golden gate, lots of good stuff.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i like david niven as well
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
the worst bond tune in my opinion is the man with the golden gun,
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I couldn't hum that one if you held the golden gun to my head... Terrible! [Smile]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I haven't watched a Bond film in years! [Eek!]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
This thread is for the last film you watched not the last film you haven't watched....I dunno [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
[Mad]
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Double Indemnity. An insurance rep lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions.Stars:Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson and directed by the legendary Billy Wilder.
Brilliant film noir, thick in atmosphere, with some terrific performances by the leads. Got to be nearly a 10/10.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Simon, King of the Witches (1971)

Obscure counter-cultural early 70's movie starring Andrew Prine as a modern-day warlock
who joins the (post-)hippie life-style.

An interesting time-capsule, but not as good as some claim it to be, mostly because of some
unspectacular cinematography, which gives it a made-for-tv kind of feel to it.
The great performance by Andrew Prine in the role of Simon makes this one worth watching.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Prine's always good, but I agree with you, Johnny, "Simon, King of the Witches," is just fair, defintely a time-capsule piece.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I just watched a pretty decent made for TV film, Satan's School For Girls.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Night of a Thousand Cats - Hilariously bad. This guy flies around in his helicopter picking up women, taking them back to his castle and feeding them to his cats  -
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Hustling aka Prostitution: A Deadly Profession (1975)

"Based on Gail Sheehy's book, this film chronicles how a reporter for a New York City magazine
decided to investigate the city's prostitution industry to find out just who was making all the money.
What she found out caused a firestorm of controversy--that many of the city's richest and most powerful families
and corporations benefited directly and indirectly from the illegal sex business." (IMDb)

This was a nice little educational tv-movie directed by Joseph Sargent.
Cool mid 70s street scenes and good job from the cast:
Lee Remick, Jill Clayburgh, Alex Rocco, Monte Markham, Melanie Mayron and Burt Young.
The movie is available on dvd as part of the Synergy Archive Series.

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
East End Hustle (1976)

"An ex-prostitute rescues one of her pimp's potential new recruits, beginning a deadly rivalry." (IMDb)

Interesting and sleazy canuxploitation flick directed by Frank Vitale.
Starring Andrée Pelletier, Anne-Marie Provencher, Miguel Fernandes and Allan Moyle who also co-wrote the movie.
Moyle later directed two Rewind favorites, Pump Up the Volume and Empire Records.

Lots of nudity, violence, crazy cuts, bad acting and mid 70s Montreal scenery.

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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
I need to track that one down, A.S.A.P. ! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
LOL @ Atomik and his pro films
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Revisited my box set of the Rathbone/Bruce Sherlock Holmes series.14 great films, based mainly on the Conan Doyle stories, all but the first updated to the current time (ie the WW11 war years) and several having the Nazis as the enemies, rather than late Victorian criminals. A few less than very good, but all very solid.
Well worth £15, with a few yak tracks as extras.

1939: The Hound Of The Baskervilles
1939: The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes
1942: Sherlock Holmes And The Voice Of Terror
1942: Sherlock Holmes And The Secret Weapon
1943: Sherlock Holmes In Washington
1943: Sherlock Holmes Faces Death
1944: Sherlock Holmes And The Spider Woman
1944: The Scarlet Claw
1944: The Pearl Of Death
1945: The House Of Fear
1945: The Woman In Green
1945: Pursuit To Algiers
1946: Terror By Night
1946: Sherlock Holmes And The Secret Code ("Dressed To Kill" In The USA)
 
Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
The Night of a Thousand Cats - Hilariously bad. This guy flies around in his helicopter picking up women, taking them back to his castle and feeding them to his cats  -

HAHA I own this movie! I remember my hubby bought it super cheap and we watched it, laughing the entire time.. love the theme music! haha..the only song they used in the movie, everytime he was in the helicopter. Funny stuff!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
lol, yeah that music alone was worth it haha [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Harper (1966). Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Julie Harris, Arthur Hill, Janet Leigh, Pamela Tiffin, Robert Wagner, Robert Webber and Shelley Winters. In Los Angeles, private detective Lew Harper is engaged by a woman to find her missing husband. Based on the novel The Moving Target by Ross MacDonald.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Fascination (1979)

Directed by Jean Rollin and starring Jean-Marie Lemaire, Brigitte Lahaie, Franca Mai and Fanny Magier.

"This erotic horror film, set in 1906, tells the story of a thief who seeks refuge in a castle owned by two women,
Eva (Brigitte Lahaie) and Elizabeth (Franca Mai).
The women are seductive and teasing, but turn out to be part of a vampiric cult of blood-drinking aristocrats.
(IMDb)

Well, i watched my first Rollin film earlier today and it was... interesting to say the least.
Pretty low-budget, not much going on plotwise and the camera moves sloooowly...

On the other hand we have beautiful bloodthirsty women, nudity and a strange, eerie atmosphere.
Somehow you just have to see what´s going to happen to the main character.
Definitely not for everyone but i think that i´m hooked [Smile]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
Pretty low-budget, not much going on plotwise and the camera moves sloooowly...

lol, pretty much sums up the Rollin films I've seen. I did like Requiem for a Vampire tho [Smile]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Crash:
Peter Walker rules! See House of Mortal Sin next.

I finally got to it. Walker has yet to disappoint! So good and the ending had me [Big Grin]

What a creepy pair.

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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Creepy and depressing with Sheila Keith, hallmarks of a Peter Walker film. [Smile]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Carrie - Everytime I watch it's like the first time. So intense.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Jean Rollin and Pete Walker.. now we're talking movies !! [Big Grin]

Seriously, their movies were the ones i started collecting some 20 years ago or so.
Very hard to find in the 90s, because the golden days of the video era were over and the old
rental-tapes were long gone from videostores by that time. UK video label Redemption released
some of them (along with the likes of Jess Franco for example) in the 90s, but things got
really interesting when the same movies started showing up on the then-new digital format of DVD.
70s euro-trash proved to be extremely popular to a new generation of movie-collectors.
Even the British Film Institute joined in by releasing a very cool Pete Walker double-feature on both DVD
as well as blu-ray ! (Man of Violence and The Big Switch)
Many of the Jean Rollin horror titles have been released on numerous dvd-editions.
(most noteworthy among those are the 3-disc collector's editions of Levres de Sang, Les Demoniaques, Requiem pour Un Vampire and La Morte Vivante,
as well as 2-disc editions of La Nuit des Traquees and Le Frison des Vampires released by
Encore Entertainment).
Throw all known narrative structure overboard and enjoy these dreamlike, extremely atmospheric
masterpieces of subversive cinema !

Currently i'm busy trying to collect as many as Rollin's movies which he made as Michel Gentil
as possible. Many of these venture into adult-oriented areas and have yet to be released on
any kind of digital format.

Jean Rollin sadly passed away almost exactly one year ago now, aged 72.
 
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)

Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Madeleine Kahn, Dom Deluise, Leo McKern and Roy Kinnear.

The story of when Sherlock's younger and 'smarter' brother Sigerson Holmes takes on a case that his brother can't fit in, and comes up against Moriaty...
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
The Sting - Newman, Redford and Shaw. Conmen in the depression get their own back on a ruthless megolamaniac. Great score.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Cat People (1942) [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
 
Tammy Tell Me True (1961) - Sandy Dee

Cute! [Smile]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Leopard Man (1943) [Smile]

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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I Walked With A Zombie (1943) Oh my gosh, I forgot how wonderful this is [Cool]

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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Assault (1971) Decent little thriller. Although the music made it kinda hard to take seriously at times and bit of a dopey ending. Lesley-Anne Down doesn't get too much screentime but her performance was quite haunting.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Curse Of the Cat People (1944) What an odd sequel, but I like it [Smile]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Hellfire Club (1961) What a highly entertaining bit of crap [Razz]

The Body Snatcher (1945) [Cool]

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Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
The Hellfire Club (1961) What a highly entertaining bit of crap [Razz]

Language! Jesus... this place has become a den of vulgarity!

Anyway... 'The Long Goodbye'.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
That's the minute you come back, rubs off on us all [Razz]

Nice to see you back. Stop disappearing for months [Razz]
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
That's the minute you come back, rubs off on us all [Razz]
A likely story! I'm the only person around here keeping it PG! (Porno-Graphic?)

quote:
Nice to see you back. Stop disappearing for months [Razz]
We can't all be members of the royal family - some of have to work for a living!

Nice to be back... he says, before disappearing for another week [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by isaacanayaortega1983 (Member # 10555) on :
 
70's The Empire of the Ants....I watched when I was 6 years old in 1989....3 months ago I saw again on youtube.....wow
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Boys From Brazil - I'd forgotten the sheer lunacy of this great flick [Smile]
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
I love Boys From Brazil. That kid is creepy.Mason and Olivier are as superb as always.
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
The Boys From Brazil - I'd forgotten the sheer lunacy of this great flick [Smile]

I thought it was a good idea. Don't know why someone hasn't done it for real yet.

Bear Island (1979). Most expensive Canadian movie ever at the time. It tanked. Movie is a non-gripping mess with a great cast.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
You need help  -
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
You need help  -

You don't think cloning one of the most popular German leaders of the last 100 years (yes, he was only briefly popular, but still...) is a bad idea? Hitler liked dogs Helen. Do you have something against people who like dogs?

I think perhaps people who dislike animals are the ones who need help. You need to ask yourself some searching questions... [Frown]

Plus any movie with Steve Guttenberg can't be all bad! [Big Grin]

Oh no... what have I said??? [Eek!]
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Logan 5:
[QUOTE]

Bear Island (1979). Most expensive Canadian movie ever at the time. It tanked. Movie is a non-gripping mess with a great cast.

Logan 5, if it is a fair question, then have you read the novel on which it is based?
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Logan 5:
Plus any movie with Steve Guttenberg can't be all bad! [Big Grin]

It's worse than I thought LOL [Razz]

I just watched Devils of Darkness (1965) I didn't like it as much as in the past. It just doesn't quite live up to its beginnings. Middle is kinda dull.
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
It's worse than I thought LOL [Razz]
I'll abide no negativity 'bout the 'berg on my watch! Snuffed Helen... it can happen!

quote:
Logan 5, if it is a fair question, then have you read the novel on which it is based?
I haven't. But I read somewhere that the plot was changed for the movie version. I think I read it was supposed to be the first of a series of MacLean adaptations, an idea which was scrapped when the movie tanked.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
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Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
 - Just watched Watership Down for the millionth time  -

Now watch 'The Plague Dogs' for maximum cartoon depression.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I think I will  - Never seen that one.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Sister Street Fighter (1974)

Loved it ! I always feel dangerous after watching martial-arts movies...
So, my dear fellow Rewinders.. BEWARE ! [Cool] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
I think I will  - Never seen that one.

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Posted by thenodfather (Member # 8732) on :
 
Animal House

John Belushi, Bruce McGill, Tom Matheson, Kevin Bacon in an incredible party film with many many quotable lines that was often copied but never equaled.

"I think this situation absolutely requires, a really futile, and stupid gesture, to be done on somebody's part, and we're just the guys to do it.... lets do it.
LETS DO IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITTT GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO"

In a link to the film, English Thrash Metal Band used that quote from the film as the opener to their first album, Oooh Crikey ... It's Lawnmower Deth, and here it is Lawnmower Deth - Spook Perv Happenings in the Snooker Hall [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by J2ME:
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
I think I will  - Never seen that one.

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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Scarlet Street (1945) - Everything about this was flawless for me. Joan Bennett was a fabulous bitch. Ending was amazing.

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Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Evel Knievel (1971). George Hamilton, Sue Lyon, Bert Freed, Rod Cameron, Dub Taylor, Ron Masak and Kal Baylor. Biography of the titular famed daredevil motorcyclist.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Obsession (1976) Wow, wonderful to see this again. I'd forgotten so much.

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Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i watched the brood recently, i thought it was one of thse middle of the road movies, i neither liked it nor disliked it.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
[Eek!] That's my fave Cronenberg flick.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
A few weeks ago I watched Breaking Away, for probably the fourth time in the past 10 years. I don't know what it is about this movie, but it always leaves me with a smile on my face. I loved all of the actors and the setting. Starring a very young Dennis Quaid, Dennis Christopher, Daniel Stern and my fave, Jackie Earle Hayley.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Breaking Away is fantastic! It was released on dvd here about one year ago.
I need to check out The Brood again.

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Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i liked oliver reed in it. i think cronenberg's best is scanners and the fly.

it seems every movie i see oliver reed in, his character kicks the bucket. makes me wonder what actor in the history of movies has the most on screen deaths?
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Night Train Murders. I need a bath now  -


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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
That is some serious, stylish, high-quality sleaze ! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Indeed lol
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Grand Duel (1972) The first half of this made me cringe a bit with the questionable acting by some and the dodgy camerawork. But I started to fall in love with it in the second half for the same reasons [Razz]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The wonderful A Lizard In A Woman's Skin [Smile]

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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
The Godfather Squad (1974)

Wow, what can i say about this one..

An Italian production which combines the gritty crime genre with Chinese kung-fu starring
Bruce Leung (who??), who demonstrates some spectacular kung-fu action !

Hilariously dubbed audio, and a bomb-dog that explodes onscreen in the first couple of minutes !

For some reason, during the final battle the location changes from sun-drenched Rome to
snowy mountain scenery literately within a second !
(i had to rewind for a moment to check whether i didn't miss some unexpected plot development..
but no, it just shifts to snowy mountains for absolutely no reason what so ever)

It all ends with some serious machine-gun mayhem, Rambo-style !
well, technically pre-Rambo-style.. after all, this is from 1974.

For those willing to ever watch this, i don't wanna give too much away.. but the obnoxious kid-brother dies,
thank god ! [Big Grin]

The Godfather Squad really is a masterpiece of trash cinema.. and i love it !
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Sounds pretty wild and fantastic, Johnny!
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Duel. One of Spielberg's first movies. Dennis Weaver stars as a sales rep terrorised by an unseen trucker trying to run him off the road. Very claustropobic. Solid 8/10.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
aTomiK,

The Godfather Squad was released on a double-feature dvd from Code Red last year.
Its co-feature is Bruce's Last Battle, which i haven't seen yet, but if it's only half as much
fun as The Godfater Squad was, it'll still be a blast ! [Big Grin]

The Godfather Squad alone makes it worth it though. You'll love it.. trust me !
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Bloody Pit Of Horror (1965) - Now my life is complete  -

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Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
^I have that mask^

'Murder, She Said' - Tepid Mrs. Marple movie from the 60's.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
But do you also have his perfect body? LOL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFJg6RMZUzY
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Flesh and Blood Show - The day I've dreaded has arrived when I didn't like a Pete Walker film. I'm heartbroken [Frown]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Nah, it wasn't that bad... was it ?
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Unfortunately I've seen worse. But yeah, it's hard to believe that's the same guy who made House of Whipcord, House of Mortal Sin and Frightmare.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I have not seen The Flesh and Blood Show. Die Screaming Marianne isn't great either.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Around the same time as he did The Flesh and Blood Show, he also did The Four Dimensions of Greta.
The dvd-sleeve of Greta says the following about it :

'Tacky British sleaze at its most glorious and dubious, featuring possibly the worst German Accent
ever committed to film, enough pubic hair to stuff two sofas, and some of the worst acting and
limb contortions ever seen.'

Sounds tasty, right ? [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Well now you've put me off my cheese on toast [Frown]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Blame Pete Walker.. not me ! [Smile] [Smile]
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
But do you also have his perfect body? LOL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFJg6RMZUzY

Actually I'm a touch more lean, with more muscle definition - particularly on my abs. It's a curse.

I do, however, like to hit women for absolutely no reason and speak in deep out of synch voice whenever I can.

quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
The Flesh and Blood Show - The day I've dreaded has arrived when I didn't like a Pete Walker film. I'm heartbroken [Frown]

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quote:
Sounds tasty, right ? [Big Grin]
Sounds good to me!

quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
Well now you've put me off my cheese on toast [Frown]

Hand it over. I'll finish it for you.
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Pete Walker managed to get Lee, Price and Cushing together for House Of The Long Shadows !!! His last foray in directing.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
That one is OK. (And he had Carradine too.) It was fun to see the guys together--and Desi Arnaz, Jr. wasn't quite as bad as I'd thought--but it's a pretty creaky work, like a roadshow stage play (no real gore or typical Walker sleaze and nihilism).

According to the wonderfully informative book I have on Walker, "Making Mischief," it seemed he was pretty darned wealthy and just retired to enjoy himself.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
LOL Deep, out of synch voices ftw [Big Grin] [Razz]

All the Cushing, Lee and Price films I own and have seen but that one has somehow escaped me. Well I think so anyway. I see the uk Amazon have it for pre order for September  -

I watched Pete's Dragon yesterday, love that film [Big Grin] [Razz]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Most Dangerous Game (1932) It was only just over an hour long but felt like 5.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Chato's Land (1972)

Surprising little actual onscreen-time for Bronson. Good acting, especially from Jack Palance
who does an impressive, dramatic dying scene.
I had seen it several times before, but it's nice to revisit it every couple of years or so.

Remarkably this got a PG rating in the US, while it was still being rated 18 in the UK as recently
as 2004.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Johnny, I own the dvd but haven´t seen the movie yet.
The film is rated 15 here.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
aTomiK, you didn't hear it from me that the Jack Palance character dies.. right ?
well, just pretend you didn't hear it ! [Big Grin]

I think 15 is a decent rating for Chato's Land. It's violent, but not excessively. Apparently
the bbfc had some trouble with falling horses or something, and surprisingly didn't have any troubles
with a nasty rape-scene. [Confused]

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Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
I watched Pete's Dragon yesterday, love that film [Big Grin] [Razz]

You were watching Channel 5! Went into work and saw that Pete's Dragon needed checking and was all "old Disney FTW!" Wasn't nearly as good as I remembered, and the kid needed a damn good slap, but Jim Dale was on top form.
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Two obscure British Films on same DVD.(Prod Norman Warren).
Spaced Out. An all female alien UFO crashes in early seventies England. Cue experiments and a bit of slap an tickle on a very low budget.
Sex Clinic. A business woman runs a sex clinic and then blackmails her clients, but one exacts revenge, Surprisingly quite good.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I have that dvd just cos I love Norman Warren's other stuff, well except Terror [Razz] But haven't watched them.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Logan 5:
Wasn't nearly as good as I remembered

The outrage [Mad] [Razz]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Danger: Diabolik (1968)  - Awesome

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Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
quote:
Originally posted by Logan 5:
Wasn't nearly as good as I remembered

The outrage [Mad] [Razz]
S'true! Not a patch on Freaky Friday or Candleshoe! (Young Jodie FTW!)

quote:
Danger: Diabolik (1968) - Awesome
'Awesome' is too small a word!

There is no 'danger' that anyone would think it was a 'diabolical' movie! Hahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!

Shoot me.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Oh dear LOL

Ooh, I recorded Candleshoe from channel 5 recently [Razz] Will get to it soon [Smile]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Blade (1973)

Gritty crime drama starring John Marley. Co-written by filmmaker Jeff Lieberman (director of
Blue Sunshine, Squirm and Just Before Dawn), and a young Morgan Freeman can been seen as a black militant.

Nice, obscure early 70s flick !
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
chinatown
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Born Free (1966)
I can't imagine that the networks would even be allowed to show this movie, what with the animals fighting and killing each other, lmao. "The Children might get scared"! I remember watching this when I was very young, probably around 5 years old, in the early 1970's.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Turkish Delight (1973)

Fantastic 70s classic directed by Paul Verhoeven.
Starring Rutger Hauer and Monique van de Ven - amazing couple!
Funny and sad, crazy and wonderful - that´s life.
Be warned though, some may think that there´s too much nudity and disturbing behaviour in this one.

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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Nah, that's just the way we behave here in Holland. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
its the dutch touch
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Watched another 70s Paul Verhoeven masterpiece yesterday.
Soldier of Orange (1977), what a fantastic war epic!
I loved the cast: Rutger Hauer is once again amazing, his fellow students Jeroen Grabbe, Derek de Lint, Huib Rooymans,
Dolf de Vries and Lex van Delden were also great.
And let´s not forget the lovely ladies Susan Penhaligon and Belinda Meuldijk.

This was the most-expensive Dutch film made at the time (2,5 million $).
I´m gonna check out the one hour documentary next.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
im going to give sorcerer with roy schieder another go
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Evel Knievel (1971)

This was a fun biopic of the famed motorcycle daredevil.
It was directed by Marvin J. Chomsky (Tank etc.) and written by Alan Caillou and John Milius.
The movie stars George Hamilton, Sue Lyon, Bert Freed and Ron Masak.

It´s fun to watch Hamilton fooling around and Lyon looks beautiful as his girlfriend/wife.
I didn´t know much about Knievel´s life before this movie.

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Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
The Entertainer (1960). Laurence Olivier, Brenda De Banzie, Roger Livesey, Alan Bates, Daniel Massey, Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Thora Hird, Miriam Karlin and Geoffrey Toone. A song and dance man contrives to keep his show going, even as his personal life is going to pieces. Based on the play by John Osborne.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Black Caesar - It was all good but those last 20 mins or so were so exciting [Big Grin]

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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Killer Nun - That was pretty funny [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
The Great Man (1956). Jose Ferrer, Dean Jagger, Keenan Wynn, Julie London, Joanne Gilbert and Ed Wynn. When a much beloved star is killed in a car crash, then an entertainment reporter is engaged to put together a tribute show, only to discover in the course of research that the star was in fact an utterly despicable fake. Based on the novel by Al Morgan.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Prime Cut (1972)

Offbeat gangster drama starring Lee Marvin, Sissy Spacek and Gene Hackman (who steels the show
in every scene he's in).

From the dvd-sleeve : 'Michael Ritchie's breakneck direction propels the action along with
the speed of bullets. Prime Cut is prime excitement ! Punctuated with ruthless performances
by Marvin and Hackman, and featuring the in-the-flesh screen debut of Sissy Spacek, this gangster-movie
hits hard and cuts deep !'

A personal favorite of mine ! Highly recommended !!

The region 1 dvd features a spectacular looking widescreen transfer, while the the region 2 disc
is reportedly in full-screen.
Sadly no extra's on either disc.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I like that one too [Smile]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Shout - What a really odd film. I will never be the same again after that horrifying shout scene [Eek!]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Helen_S:
[QB] Black Caesar - It was all good but those last 20 mins or so were so exciting [Big Grin]


Helen.. next up, Hell Up in Harlem ?
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I love The Shout. Odd and unforgettable.
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
The Stepford Wives (1975). Katharine Ross, Paula Prentiss, Peter Masterson, Nanette Newman, Tina Louise, Carol Rossen, William Prince and Patrick O'Neal. A photographer moves with her lawyer husband as well as their two children from New York City to the rural Connecticut town of Stepford, where she along with a new friend try to work out why the wives are so blissfully subservient to their husbands. Based on the novel by Ira Levin.
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Just watched those ITC classic tv series. The Persuaders starring Roger Moore and Tony Curtis as playboy detectives having a bit of fun around Europe and Jason King starring Peter Wyngarde as the ex Interpol agent and best selling writer also doing his bit to capture the baddies.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Yeah, I definitely wanna check out the sequel Johnny [Smile]
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Food of the Gods (1976). Marjoe Gortner, Pamela Franklin, Ralph Meeker, Jon Cypher, Ida Lupino, Belinda Balaski and Tom Stovall. People fight for their lives against savage chickens, worms, wasps and rats that have grown to monstrous sizes after consuming a strange substance on an island off the west Canadian coast. Based on a portion of the novel by H.G. Wells.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Glass House - Such a great, grubby made for TV prison flick. Vic Morrow was awesome.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Sisters of Death - Started off kinda corny, but grew into a pretty decent slasher/thriller.

Oasis of Fear - Incredibly goofy, well up until the final third, giallo of sorts. The music and Ray Lovelock were hysterical.

[ 13. March 2012, 10:44: Message edited by: Helen_S ]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Fight For Your Life - Messed up revenge thriller, pretty distressing at times. The ending was sweet and the grandma was fabulous [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Goin' Down the Road (1970). Doug McGrath, Paul Bradley, Jayne Eastwood, Cayle Chernin and Nicole Morin. Two Nova Scotians who are friends head west in hopes of a better life only to end up experiencing bad luck instead.
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Last Tango in Paris (1973). Marlon Brando, Marie Schneider, Jean-Marie Leaud, Darling Legitmus, Catherine Sola, Mauro Marchetti and Dan Diament. An expatriate American living in Paris whose wife has recently committed suicide starts a sexual relationship with a young, engaged Frenchwoman in which neither divulge anything about themselves to one another.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
The Italian Job (1969)

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Comic caper movie about a plan to steal a gold shipment from the streets of Turin by creating a traffic jam. -- IMDb
 
Posted by Zach (Member # 9459) on :
 
Yikes, I got lots of catching up to do, after being away from the boards for almost four months.

Anyway, I've seen the following 1970s and pre-1970s films recently, mostly kaiju eiga and blaxploitation:

Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)
Hell up in Harlem (1973)
Black Belt Jones (1974)
Destroy All Monsters (1968)
The Mysterians (1957)
Batman (1966)

I'll post my individual thoughts on each movie later on. Too tired to comment on them all together right now!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Attack of the puppet people (1958) [Big Grin]

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Posted by skatexedge (Member # 5712) on :
 
Skatetown USA. I have a bootleg dvd copy from a 16mm print. A silly cheesy movie but I was such a disco skating maniac in 78-80 I saw all three movies.....Skatetown USA, Roller Boogie and Xanadu!! LOL

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I also posted up the dvd rip on Youtube for those interested. Check it out! =)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB8gxBIDKEM&list=FLwM9g6NJWXNet1CrqexJMGQ&index=2&feature=plpp_video
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Skatexedge,

that's a really great upload you did on Youtube !

I've seen Xanadu and i have Rooler Boogie on dvd myself, but Skatetown USA is by far the most obscure
of the three.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
The Poseideon Adventure - 1972
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
what did you think of the posideon remake a few years back?
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Not much. I thought Kurt Russel holding his breath under water for 30 minutes a bit hard to buy. Does not compare to the original. Wasn't that bad though.
 
Posted by skatexedge (Member # 5712) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless:
Skatexedge,

that's a really great upload you did on Youtube !

I've seen Xanadu and i have Rooler Boogie on dvd myself, but Skatetown USA is by far the most obscure
of the three.

Thanks. I dont know what the deal is with Skatetown USA....never on vhs, beta, or dvd. Even after Patrick Swayze became a big star. Go figure......
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Watched Pumping Iron (1977) yesterday.

It was a very good documentary about the world of bodybuilding, focusing on the 1975 IFBB Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia competitions.
Schwarzenegger was cool, wild and crazy. Always getting what he wants. Ferrigno, Columbu and co. never had a chance.
Highly recommended!

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Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i would also wear the t shirt

arnold is numero uno
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Lou "The Incredible Hulk" Ferrigno is pretty cool too, but Arnie is the man.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
His arm does look a bit inflatable on that cover though. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Yeah, but I don't think he was doing a Gregg Valentino.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
For those interested in buying Polanski's Chinatown (1974) on blu-ray.

Paramount Pictures released the blu-ray version of Chinatown on april 3rd for US territories,
here in Holland it was released yesterday (april 18th), and it will be released in the UK on may 28th.

I didn't have Chinatown on dvd, and after reading the review at Blu-ray.com, it looked as a
must-buy disc to me.
Review : www.blu-ray.com/movies/Chinatown-Blu-ray/6098/#Review
I assumed Paramount would release the same disc in all territories, since the US disc is region-free
and release dates are all set for april or may.
So i've just received my copy of this marvelous, extremely atmospheric and incredibly well-acted
masterpiece of modern cinema in the mail today.. BUT.. where the hell are my bonus-features ??!!

Apparently Paramount didn't think European audiences were interested in the commentary,
the feature-length documentary, the 4 additional featurettes, or even the trailer !
Instead they found it necessary to prepare a different disc for us Europeans with exactly
not a single second of bonus-features. This disc is as bare-bones as they come.

The disc as it's released here also carries UK classification logo's, so the upcoming UK release
will be this same disc devoid of all additional materials.
So, my UK friends, beware of this hoax by the people at Paramount, and when interested in purchasing
Chinatown on blu-ray, please pick up the region-free disc as released in the US !

Damn, i always get so angry when they pull off a stunt like that ! [Mad]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
That really is irritating. I hate it when companies don't care or underestimate the intelligence of movie fans. For the converse of your "Chinatown" experience, a Canadian friend of mine had to pick up the Canadian DVD of David Cronenberg's "eXistenZ" for me because the U.S. DVD didn't have the commentary by Cronenberg. (And I am a Yank who can speak Canadian too, eh!)
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
just watched the quartermass expierement and the hunting party

quartermass got my attention, i remember john carpenter using the name as a alias for a writing credit, that and it was listed as a hammer film. i liked it but it felt a bit slow

the hunting party i thought was a good western, liked the change up from the regular hero cliche story, oliver reed, candice bergen and hackman were all good in it, i thought the story could have been improved some
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
It Happened One Night (1934)

Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert offer up the most wonderful road movie, which deservedly became the first to scoop all of the Big Five at the Academy Awards (Movie, Actor, Actress, Director and Screenplay) and also deservedly gets a solid 10/10 for me.
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
The Incident (1967). Ed McMahon, Diana Van De Vlis, Victor Arnold, Donna Mills, Jack Gilford, Thelma Ritter, Beau Bridges, Robert Bannard, Mike Kellin, Jan Sterling, Robert Fields, Gary Merrill, Brock Peters, Ruby Dee, Tony Musante and Martin Sheen. A pair of drunk felons terrify passengers on an underground train in New York City at night.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Just watched a very suspenseful Hammer thriller, Cash on Demand (1962) Peter Cushing plays a bank manager who has his wife and kid held for ransom. Peter is always marvelous but this has gotta be up there with his very best performances. I was stressed the hell out watching this [Big Grin]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Last Cannibal World (1977)

Back to the vicious and wicked jungle.
This was the first movie in the Ruggero Deodato cannibal trilogy.
Excellent but highly, highly disturbing film.
Massimo Foschi, Me Me Lai and Ivan Rassimov are simply awesome.
 
Posted by harry2 (Member # 7645) on :
 
Just watched my blaxploitation box set
The Big Payback
TNT Jackson - picture quality - awful - Filmed in Phillipines - 3/10
The Black Six - Six black bikers avenge the death of a younger brother - 5/10
The Black Godfather - Local black gangsters get fed up with paying the mafia 4/10
The Black Gestapo - Militants start their own Nazi-lite army to cleanse the streets 4/10
Black Fist - cliched street fighting film 5/10
Get Christie Love - female undercover cop , taken from an early seventies US TV series. Good story, but very little action. 6/10.

Liberal use of the n word, cliched gangsters, violence, drug use and naked women.

Having thoroughly enjoyed watching films like Shaft, Across 109th Street and Superfly was very disappointed. The picture quality on the DVD's is like a third rate transfer from an old VHS tape. The stories are fine, but the acting and continuity are poor and disjointed. There's even a white double standing in for Jeanne Ball in TNT Jackson. The Black Six uses professional football players who can't act for toffee and the sound is dire.

For fans of the genre only.


Ps Watched another similar film again Truck Turner starring the late Isaac Hayes as a bail bondsman. Much better 7 1/2 /10.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Truck Turner is a classic.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Truck Turner is my favorite--even over Shaft--blaxploitation film. (Across 110th Street is a very close second.) It has everything: Isaac Hayes with a huge firearm, Nichelle Nichols from Star Trek playing a madam, Yaphet Kotto as the bad guy, D i c k Miller in a cheap plaid blazer, hilarious gutter-trash dialogue, and a great soundtrack.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
quote:
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Watched another 70s Paul Verhoeven masterpiece yesterday.
Soldier of Orange (1977), what a fantastic war epic!
I loved the cast: Rutger Hauer is once again amazing, his fellow students Jeroen Grabbe, Derek de Lint, Huib Rooymans,
Dolf de Vries and Lex van Delden were also great.
And let´s not forget the lovely ladies Susan Penhaligon and Belinda Meuldijk.

This was the most-expensive Dutch film made at the time (2,5 million $).
I´m gonna check out the one hour documentary next.

May 5th is our national liberation day here in Holland. Soldaat van Oranje is on tv again,
same as every year.
But this year it's followed by Soldaat van Oranje, the musical !
(don't ask too many questions about that) [Big Grin]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Oh, that´s cool Johnny!
Our independence Day is 6 December and Tuntematon Sotilas (The Unknown Soldier, 1955) is on tv every year.

the Unknown Soldier IMDb
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
aTomiK,

to be honest, i had never heard of that movie before, but it had some great reviews on IMDb.
A quick look at Amazon showed that it's only available on a Finnish dvd though.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Hey i don´t blame ya Johnny [Cool]
Finnish flicks are pretty obscure stuff for others but it´s a very important movie for us finns.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Stop Me Before I Kill! (1960)

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Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
The Maltese Falcon (1941).

I dunno what the go is with these old movies that are supposed to be some of the finest movies ever made.

I watched this today and didn't see the rave about it. Perhaps it was good at the time and if I watched it 70 years ago I might have thought it was good too but watching it now I really do not see how this movie is supposed to be one of the best films ever made.

Same goes for movies like Citizen Kane. While The Maltese Falcon was not actually that bad I thought Citizen Kane was absolute rubbish.

OK film critics/defendants. I am preparing myself for a character assassination.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
The Longest Yard (1974)

Fun actioner starring Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, the always reliable Ed Lauter,
James Hampton (Michael J Fox's dad in Teen Wolf), exploitation goddess Anitra Ford (The Big Bird Cage,
Invasion of the Bee Girls, Messiah of Evil), and lots of familiar bad guy faces among the inmates
including Richard Kiel.

In the opening scenes Anitra Ford gets slapped around by Burt.. hard ! (i hope it was a stunt double)

Burt.. i love you, man. But slapping Anitra just ain't cool and makes me mad. Are we crystal ?! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Battlestar Galactica (1978)

Yes, I know it was a tv series, but there was a theatrical release of the pilot episode (which did contain pilots!) called Saga Of A Star World.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I saw the theatrical release of the pilot back in the day. The big screen made the special effects look absolutely terrible.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Arabian Adventure (1979)

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Excellent Alex Saviuk poster art there. Never seen the movie though.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
It's nothing special but a fun flick [Smile]

Women In Love (1969) I liked the part when Oliver Reed and Alan Bates wrestled bollock naked [Razz] But seriously, great flick.

And I watched a cheery Hammer war flick The Camp On Blood Island (1958)
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Abandon Ship (1957). Tyrone Power, Mai Zetterling, Lloyd Nolan, Stephen Boyd, Moira Lister, James Lister, Marie Lohr, John Stratton, Clive Morton, Gordon Jackson, Laurence Naismith, Eddie Byrne, Noel Willman, Victor Maddern, Ferdy Mayne and Finlay Currie. A deck officer in charge of survivors on a lifeboat after a luxury cruise liner strikes a derelict mine and sinks is faced with the hideous decision of whether the weak must be forfeited to ensure the survival of the strong.
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
The Lady Vanishes (1938). Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas, Dame May Whitty, Cecil Parker, Linden Travers and Mary Clare. A woman conducts an investigation with the help of a man when an old woman travelling on a train disappears and others claim that they don't remember her. Based on the novel The Wheel Spins by Ethel Lina White.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Moon Of The Wolf - Insanely boring till the last 10 minutes.

And 2 ok films, Snowbeast and The Other.
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Fire Over England (1937). Laurence Olivier, Flora Robson, Leslie Banks, Vivian Leigh, Raymond Massey, Tamara Desni and Morton Selten. In 1588, the Spanish Armada is poised to invade Great Britain, and only Queen Elizabeth I's navy stands in their way. Based on the novel by A. E. W. Mason.

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Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
The 39 Steps (1935). Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Teale and Peggy Ashcroft. A canadian visiting London is falsely accused of murder together with theft of national secrets and flees to Scotland, pursued by both police besides spies along the way. Based on the novel by John Buchan.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Helen,

i like Arabian Adventure. I have it on a UK dvd which sadly doesn't have any extra's, but does
contain an excellent transfer.

Director Kevin Connor made several fantasy / adventure flicks in the mid-/late seventies
(The Land That Time Forgot, The People That Time Forgot, At The Earth's Core and Warlords of Atlantis).

Warlords is the only one i haven't seen, but the others are all fun and highly entertaining movies.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I have 3 of them [Smile] Warlords is the one I've not seen too. I love At The Earth's Core.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
I think we need to go see it though..

Trailer : www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4POKzW3rys

It may not have Peter Cushing in it, but look at that rubber octopus thingy at the end of the trailer..

that's just priceless ! [Big Grin]

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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Hahaha, that looks fantastic! [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

I just watched The Devil's Nightmare - A group of tourists each representing the seven deadly sins have to stay overnight in a castle with a succubus. Insane and ridiculous. I loved it! [Razz]

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Bucktown (1975)

This was a cool blaxploitation flick with a twist directed by Arthur Marks.
Starring Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, Thalmus Rasulala, Tony King, Bernie Hamilton, Art Lund
and Carl Weathers in his first feature film.

Williamson is great and Grier hot as always. I also liked the funky score composed by Johnny Pate.

Bucktown trailer

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Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
The Bicycle Thief (1947). Lamberto Maggiorani, Lianella Carella, Enzo Staiola and Elena Altieri. An indigent man who has to have a bicycle for his job has it stolen from him and spends a week with his son looking for it.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Helen,

Warlords of Atlantis gets a UK dvd (re)release on july 30th..

what a coincidence ! [Smile]

And for those interested : At least two other Kevin Connor fantasy / adventure movies will be
(re)released at the same date (At the Earth's Core and The Land that Time Forgot).
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I remember The Land that Time Forgot VHS art from old video magazine.
Never got to see it though.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Those Kevin Connor Amicus/AIP lost continent things are fairly juvenile, but they are a lot of fun. I remember seeing The Land that Time Forgot at the drive-in. I can't remember what the co-feature was. I think that it was a Godzilla film or something. [Smile]

The Devil's Nightmare! I haven't seen that in years, Helen. It's pretty good as I recall, starring Sara Bay, a/k/a Rosalba Neri, the hot-to-trot star of many a Euro-trash film.

Bucktown! I really like director Arthur Marks, aTomiK. Detroit 9000 is a classic, even referenced by Quentin Tarantino in Jackie Brown.

And to give my response some class here, I saw The Bicycle Thief in a college film course, LwC. It's a classic.
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Umberto D (1952). Carlo Battisti, Maria Pia Casilio and Lina Gennari. A sometime bureaucrat who is on a set pittance of a pension is about to be forced into the streets of Rome with only his pet dog to comfort him.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Crash,

it wasn't Rosalba Neri who starred in The Devil's Nightmare, but Erika Blanc.

Neri starred in the similarly titled The Devil's Wedding Night. [Razz]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
You are good, and I stand corrected! [Smile]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
About time too  -
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
ROFL!
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
The Overlanders (1946). Chips Rafferty, John Nugent Hayward, Daphne Campbell, John Fernside, Jean Blue, Peter Pagan, Helen Grieve, Frank Ransome, Stan Tolhurst and Marshall Crosby. Cattlemen drive 1,000 cattle from Western Australia to Queensland during the Second World War to prevent them falling into the hands of the Japanese.
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (1973). Burt Reynolds, Sarah Miles, Lee J. Cobb, Jack Warden, George Hamilton, Bo Hopkins, Robert Donner, Sandy Kevin, Larry Littlebird, Nancy Malone and Jay Silverheels. A wife who ran out on her husband falls in with an outlaw during a train robbery. They end up becoming lovers. Based on the novel by Marilyn Durham.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Report to the Commissioner (1975)

Excellent cop drama, starring Michael Moriarty, Yaphet Kotto, Tony King, Susan Blakely, William Devane
and Richard Gere in his feature debut (as Billy the pimp, in case you see this and don't recognize him).

Stand-out performances from Kotto and King !

Tense, exciting.. and very good !
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless:
Report to the Commissioner (1975)

Excellent cop drama, starring Michael Moriarty, Yaphet Kotto, Tony King, Susan Blakely, William Devane
and Richard Gere in his feature debut (as Billy the pimp, in case you see this and don't recognize him).

Stand-out performances from Kotto and King !

Tense, exciting.. and very good !

I´m gonna put this on my wanted list!
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Report to the Commissioner is excellent! It is finally available from the WB archive.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Portrait Of Jennie (1948) [Smile]

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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I love "Portrait of Jennie." Great film.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
The Hunting Party (1971)

Wow, this was a great and violent western.
Starring Oliver Reed, Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, Mitch Ryan, Simo Oakland, Ronald Howard and L.Q. Jones.

"The rich and ruthless rancher Brandt Ruger keeps his beautiful young wife Melissa like a part of his property,
subdued to his will. But one day she's kidnapped by the famous outlaw Frank Calder - just to teach him reading, so he tells her.
Calder doesn't know or care who's wife she is. He takes care of her well, and eventually Melissa falls in love with him.
But Ruger feels humiliated. Full of hate, he sets out to kill him - and Melissa too, if necessary.
Together with his friends and the newest technology in guns, which carry 800 yards, he initiates a battue on Calder and his gang." (IMDb)

The cast is fantastic, especially Reed shines.
The guns do some serious damage in this movie, you can see all the wounds.
This is 70s magic. Highly recommended!

The Hunting Party trailer

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Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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Low-budget story of four astronauts in deep space, whose mission is to destroy unstable planets in star systems which are to be colonised. The late Commander Powell is stored in deep freeze, where he is still able to offer advice. As their mission nears completion, they must cope with a runaway alien which resembles a beach-ball, faulty computer systems, and a "smart bomb" who thinks it is God. -- IMDb


Great little film. You can't please everybody though -- my brother rates it as one of the worst films he's ever seen.  -
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Thunder and Lightning (1977)

'Cars-ploitation' from the Corman factory starring David Carradine and Kate Jackson (from Charlie's Angels).

Not the best of Corman's 'cars' movies, but good old action fun nonetheless, and ofcourse some
great car chase scenes.

Charles Napier is in it too, and Carradine and Jackson make for a good on-screen couple.

Thunder and Lightning trailer : www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_syQ7S2JG8
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Never seen Thunder and Lightning but i own Cannonball (1976) R1 dvd.
I need to check it out during the summer holiday.
Seen that one Johnny?
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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Mankind finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, artifact buried on the moon and, with the intelligent computer HAL, sets off on a quest. -- IMDb


An Audio/Visual masterpiece.

2001: A Space Odyssey Soundtrack (Vinyl)
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
Never seen Thunder and Lightning but i own Cannonball (1976) R1 dvd.
I need to check it out during the summer holiday.
Seen that one Johnny?

Yeah, i have the Blue Underground dvd of Cannonball as well.
I think it's probably the best of Corman's 'cars' movies, and required viewing for
fans of 70s-style exploitation. [Smile]

Last year i also bought the Ron Howard Action Pack which was released in the Roger Corman Cult Classics Collection
from Shout! Factory. It includes Eat My Dust and Grand Theft Auto.
I have seen them both, but it was a very long time ago.. so i definitely need to watch them again
sometime soon. But i doubt they'll be better than Cannonball or Death Race 2000.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I like "Cannonball," a better, less silly version of "Cannonball Run." If I had to rate the Corman car films, they'd go:
1. Death Race 2000
2. Cannonball
3. Eat My Dust
4. Grand Theft Auto
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Crash,

have you seen Thunder And Lightning ?

Since it's not in your top 4, does that mean you rate it lower than the others ?
Because if it's really the worst of the bunch, then i'm really going to enjoy re-visiting
the Ron Howard flicks. [Big Grin]

Almost forgot about Moving Violation, which was also produced by Corman around the same time.
Another great little exploitation flick chock-full of car chases, starring a young and very
pretty Kay Lenz.

It should definitely be at the top of the list ! [Smile]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I had forgotten about Thunder and Lightning! I have seen it and Moving Violation. Thunder and Lightning has David Carradine, always cool, and a rare theatrical film appearance by Kate Jackson. It's pretty routine. I might put it there with Grand Theft Auto in the "good enough" category.

You are right about Moving Violation. Like Thunder and Lightning, it was produced by Corman and his wife under their deal with 20th Century-Fox. It's more violent than all of the New World stuff--except Death Race--and it's a pretty good B-picture. I agree about Kay Lenz. She looks even better in AIP's "Great Scout and Cathouse Thursday" that same year. (That's a really good, underrated film.)

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Chato's Land (1972)

Very good revenge western directed by Michael Winner.
This movie includes a great cast: Charles Bronson, Jack Palance, James Whitmore, Simon Oakland,
Ralph Waite, Richard Jordan, Victor French and William Watson.

Some nasty kills, dry wasteland (shot in Spain) and i liked the fact that
while this was just a simple revenge flick, every character had their own personality and way of thinking.

Chato´s Land trailer

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Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
richard jordan was a real weasel in that one, then again he is weasel most of the time.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Yeah Jordan was a real weasel but he also had a soft side and he actually wanted the Indian woman to be his wife.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
you'd think after what chato did to jordan that it would have deterred the others
 
Posted by StevenHW (Member # 509) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Lovers with Cassie:
Umberto D (1952). Carlo Battisti, Maria Pia Casilio and Lina Gennari. A sometime bureaucrat who is on a set pittance of a pension is about to be forced into the streets of Rome with only his pet dog to comfort him.

One of my favorite Italian movies!.
 
Posted by Zigyma7ik (Member # 12351) on :
 
Black Moon 1975.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Disco Fever (1978)

This is a fun and obscure dance flick directed by Lamar Card.
Starring Fabian, Casey Kasem, Phoebe Dorin and Susette Carroll.

Cool dance club, nice cars, funky dance beat, lots of beautiful ladies with sexy moves and Cybil´s disco jet! [Smile]

Disco Fever trailer

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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The fantastical Grand Hotel (1932) [Smile]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
The Plumber (1979)

Not Peter Weir's finest work IMO and a bit of a non-dramatic ending for a psychological thriller.

I am sure this was shot on several locations but some of the university shots were definitely taken at Flinders University in Adelaide where I currently go.

It was tripped out spotting that.
 
Posted by Zigyma7ik (Member # 12351) on :
 
Black Christmas 1974
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Phantom Carriage (1921) Took about 20 mins to get going but once it did it was really friggin' eerie and depressing.

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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Zigyma7ik:
Black Christmas 1974

One of my 70s favorites. It's really exceptionally creepy--phone calls with the different voices, crying baby...
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The ending is one of the greatest [Big Grin]

Just watched Gorilla at large (1954) Not as daft as the title and poster suggests [Razz]

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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Devil's Hand (1962) - Quite corny but enjoyable voodoo flick. But it was hard to take Commissioner Gordon as a devil worshipper haha [Smile]
 
Posted by Zigyma7ik (Member # 12351) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Crash:
quote:
Originally posted by Zigyma7ik:
Black Christmas 1974

One of my 70s favorites. It's really exceptionally creepy--phone calls with the different voices, crying baby...
Yep the grand daddy of them 80's slashers.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Race With The Devil [Big Grin]

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Great poster art!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Just watched The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)

This was a good comedy written and directed by Gene Wilder.
The movie stars Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Dom DeLuise and Leo McKern.
The cast did a good job, i especially loved DeLuise as the fun italian Eduardo Gambetti.

Smarter Brother trailer

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Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
Really nostalgic movie for me Atom! Love it. If you liked it you should check out 'The World's Greatest Lover' too. Similar kind of humour.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I´ll definitely try to find it somewhere.
 
Posted by Zigyma7ik (Member # 12351) on :
 
The Devils 1971
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Couple of silent comedies for me:

The Plank, starring amongst many others the late and very great Eric Sykes. The Plank tells the simple story of a couple of builders who need to go get a plank of wood to finish laying a floor in a new house. But how they get it, and how difficult it is to get it back to the site, is what the movie is all about.

Futtock's End, starring Ronnie Barker, Michael Hordern, and again a host of other familiar faces in a story about a stately home, and a weekend visit by distant family members. Barker (as the Colonel) and his butler Hordern have to see to the guests, as well as trying to out-do each other in the affections of the pert and pretty young girl.

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Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i started to watch metropolis awhile back, is there a version that has giorgio moroder music playing in it?
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Yeah, it's the 1984 version which was supervised and re-scored by Moroder with additional music
by Freddie Mercury, Bonnie Tyler and Pat Benatar.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
1984, thank you. i know which one to look for now, i kept getting the other versions
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975)

Took a little break from Jason´s woods and watched this made-for-tv adaptation of Dumas´ classic.

I liked it very much. The cast is pretty awesome:
Richard Chamberlain, Louis Jourdan, Donald Pleasence, Tony Curtis, Kate Nelligan etc.

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
The Man in the Iron Mask (1977)

Another made-for-tv Dumas adaptation and this was also a very good one.
The movie was directed by Mike Newell and the cast is once again excellent:
Richard Chamberlain, Patrick McGoohan, Louis Jourdan, Jenny Agutter, Ian Holm and Ralph Richardson.

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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Dirty Mary Crazy Larry - Highly enjoyable road film with a lovely ending [Big Grin]

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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Awesome movie !! [Smile]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I agree. Ending is fantastic. Always been a big fan of this movie.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Mean Dog Blues (1978)

This was excellent prison camp movie directed by Mel Stuart.
The cast is awesome: Gregg Henry, James Wainwright, George Kennedy, Gregory Sierra, Geno Silva,
the lovely ladies Kay Lenz and Tina Louise plus one mean dog Rattler.
Recommended!

Mean Dog Blues trailer

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Up in Smoke (1978)

This was a fantastic comedy directed by Lou Adler (Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains).
Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong shine in their feature film debut.
It was surprising to see Tom Skerritt as the crazy Vietnam veteran - Strawberry.
Stacy Keach and his police pals were hilarious.

Lots of funny jokes, great music and once again i loved the late 70s LA scenery.

Up in Smoke trailer

Next: more Cheech & Chong stuff.

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Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Planet Of The Apes, and Beneath The Planet Of The Apes. Two great films.
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972). Klaus Kinski, Ruy Guerra, Del Negro, Helena Rojo, Cecilia Rivera and Peter Berling. A mad, deluded conquistador leads an expedition through the Amazon in 1560 in search of the seven cities of gold.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The Lady Vanishes (1938) Not one of my fave Hitchcock flicks but still a good watch.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Lovers with Cassie:
Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972). Klaus Kinski, Ruy Guerra, Del Negro, Helena Rojo, Cecilia Rivera and Peter Berling. A mad, deluded conquistador leads an expedition through the Amazon in 1560 in search of the seven cities of gold.

My favorite Herzog/Kinski film. It's an amazing movie on so many levels, but, for me, that last scene is one of the most unforgettable scenes in any movie.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
atomik, you mentioned kay lenz and it reminded me of a argument i had awhile back with my dad, i said she was really attractive and he said she was dog ugly, i have known this man for years and i still havent figured him out

what do you think?
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
If i may step in here

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Dog ugly ?? [Confused]
You've gotta be from another planet to find Kay unattractive ! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
like i said, i still aint figured him out yet
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
He is human though ? [Razz]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
well im human and pretty sure i havent been adopted
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Haha, you funny guys. She looks great IMO!
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Ditto that. She looks really nice in "The Great Scout and Cathouse Thursday" and has a nude scene in the little seen "Fast Walking." A very attractive 70s-80s starlet--and she can act too. [Smile]
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Crash:
My favorite Herzog/Kinski film. It's an amazing movie on so many levels, but, for me, that last scene is one of the most unforgettable scenes in any movie.

I have this film on DVD, Crash. Have you read the entry for Don Lope de Aguirre in The Great Book of Movie Villains?
 
Posted by Zigyma7ik (Member # 12351) on :
 
Destiny (1921).
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
blood on satan's claw (1970) i liked it.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by The Good Package:
blood on satan's claw (1970) i liked it.

I saw the badly censored U.S. cut of this many, many years ago when I was a kid. I thought that it was a flawed mess but had a lot of good things in it. A couple of years ago, I was fortunate enough to see an uncut UK print with the original title "Satan's Skin." I was quite impressed. It still has a few flaws--the screenplay needed one more draft, I think--but it's a near masterpiece. Terrific film.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
what was in the uncensored version, i think that may have been the one i watched. they showed it on the mgm chanel in hd.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
There was a lot more nudity--and as I recall, a couple of longer dialogue scenes. (I'm thinking that if you saw Linda Hayden's full frontal scene, you saw an uncensored version.) From what I've read on IMDB.com, the version they showed on Turner Classic Movies about four years ago, apart from having the title card as "Blood on Satan's Claw" was an uncensored version. Since I believe that this was originally a Cannon Film in the U.S. that MGM now owns, I'll bet that the MGM Channel showed that version too. There are a bunch of different versions of this kicking around. It has never had a legit DVD release in the U.S. But I'm sure that Helen has a pristine UK DVD somewhere in her vast collection. [Smile]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I remember watching Blood on Satan´s Claw in the early 90s. Very good movie.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Crash:
But I'm sure that Helen has a pristine UK DVD somewhere in her vast collection. [Smile]

[Razz] I have it in my Tigon coffin set which is going for silly used prices now I see [Eek!] I don't know just how uncut it is but unfortunately it does have the full frontal  -

Going to see the wonderful silent version of Ben Hur with a live orchestra in October, woot! [Smile]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Actually there are two excellent dvd releases of Blood on Satan's Claw from the UK.

The first one was released by Anchor Bay's UK division, and is the same disc that is also
in their Tigon Collection coffin-shaped box-set that Helen mentioned.
It has a great looking widescreen transfer (though not anamorphically enhanced) plus lots of
extra's which include a writer / director / star commentary
plus a very good featurette with star Linda Hayden. Several galleries, notes and the trailer
are on the disc as well.

The second dvd was released by UK company Odeon Entertainment. It's the same uncut version, but
this time it is anamorphically enhanced. Unfortunately the extra's from the Anchor Bay disc
are not carried over to this one, except for the trailer which is the only extra here.

So take your pick. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
yep, i seen linda hayden naked (fortunatley), it must of been the uncensored.

the mgm chanel shows alot of films you dont hear much about.

seen parts of robot holocaust the other day, a pretty funny unintentional comedy
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I'm in the "fortunately" camp vis-a-vis Ms. Hayden in the buff here. [Smile]

I wish, I wish that I had that Tigon coffin-box set! That never got imported into the States. Didn't that also have the Boris Karloff film "The Sorcerers" in it? That film has never had any kind of release, VHS or DVD, here. It is a film that has dropped off the face of the earth, much like another Tigon-Compton film, "Corruption," a/k/a "Laser Killer," that I'm on the prowl for. [Smile]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Love The Sorcerers but no, it has Blood On Satan's Claw, Witchfinder General, The Body Stealers, The Haunted House of Horror, The Beast In The Cellar and the godawful Virgin Witch.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I may get the chance to see the uncut UK verion of "The Haunted House of Horror, known as "Horror House" in the U.S., at the drive-in Monsterama show in September. You know, some of Tigon's stuff doesn't get the credit that it deserves. Everybody talks about "Witchfinder General" because it is a masterpiece, but "The Sorcerers" really is good too. And while "The Beast in the Cellar," for the most part is too slow moving, it does have a moment or two.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
I love Virgin Witch !

I recently bought it again on Redemption's US blu-ray release. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Zigyma7ik (Member # 12351) on :
 
The Hour-Glass Sanatorium
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Oh Johnny [Eek!] haha
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Come on.. any movie about nude devil worshipping is highly entertaining ! [Big Grin]

Talking about those Redemption blu-rays..

They're truly amazing ! So far they've released a whole bunch of Jean Rollin titles (The Nude Vampire,
Fascination, The Iron Rose, Lips of Blood, Shiver of The Vampires, Requiem for a Vampire, The Demoniacs,
Rape of The Vampire, Two Orphan Vampires, The Living Dead Girl), some classic British horrors
(Burke and Hare, The Blood Beast Terror, The Asphyx), some British (s)exploitation (Virgin Witch,
Marquis De Sade's Justine with Koo Stark, Girl on a Motorcycle), and next month they start releasing
their first batch of Mario Bava titles on blu-ray which include Black Sunday, Hatchet for a Honeymoon
and the Lisa and The Devil / House of Exorcism double-feature.
In october all of this will be followed by their first batch of Jess Franco titles which include
Female Vampire, Exorcism (aka Demoniac) and the truly amazing A Virgin Among The Living Dead !

At fist i was kinda hesitant about buying these all over again, because i already own all of these
titles, and many of them is several different dvd editions. But when i saw their new transfer
for Jean Rollin's The Iron Rose, i was like.. WOW ! (yes, they're really THAT good)

Yay for Redemption !! [Big Grin]

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Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
blacula will be on the mgm channel in the next week or so in hd. as well as the abombinable dr phibes

havent seen them yet but i am expecting good things
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
They're both fabulous [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Dr. Phibes being a little bit more fabulous than Blacula ofcourse. [Razz]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Blacula is good fun. Phibes, to me, is a masterpiece and is fabulous!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Hehehe [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Zigyma7ik (M