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Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
What movies have you been searching for that are hard to find? I know Rad and The Wild life are two.
 
Posted by cindymancini (Member # 679) on :
 
There's a bunch that are becoming harder to find...

Maid to Order
Hot Moves
Heavenly Bodies
Gimme An F

Even a VHS is pretty expensive on Amazon for some of these titles. [Frown]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
For years i've been looking forward to a proper release of Shy People (1987).. but no such luck ! [Frown]

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I do have it on video, taped from British television sometime in the mid-90's.. so i probably
will hang on to that until something better comes along, hopefully.
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
Cassandra (great horror movie)
Breaking All the Rules
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I own all of the above mentioned films on finnish VHS tapes but i haven´t seen them on sale here anymore. Rare stuff all over the world.
They release all obscure horror films on blu-ray now but they have forgotten other genres completely!

Here´s few titles i can´t find:

Times Square (1980)
Certain Fury (1985)
Enemy Territory (1987)
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Anchor Bay released Times Square on dvd back in 2000.. but it has long been out-of-print.

You can still get a copy though on Amazon.. for only $ 119,95 ! [Razz]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Pocket money [Big Grin]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I've got hot moves on DVD as well as a budget DVD release of breaking all the rules,shy people looks good johnny,certain fury and enemy territory are really awesome,don't ever give up looking for them atomik as I'd reckon you'd really like them.

I've also got wild life on vhs


Here's a few I can think off


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3:15 (1985)

The Kindred (1987)
Hunter's blood (1987)


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Death vengeance (1982)aka fighting back

Thunder alley (1985)
Retribution (1987)

Like cindymancini mentions it's the ridiculous prices some people want for them that stops you in your tracks.

Maid to order which is a fun film goes for about 70 UK pounds (over 100 dollars) here in the uk,unless you got money to burn that is a bit extravagant!

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless:
Anchor Bay released Times Square on dvd back in 2000.. but it has long been out-of-print.

You can still get a copy though on Amazon.. for only $ 119,95 ! [Razz]

Times square DVD for $119,95, i'll have 2 of them [Big Grin]

[ 18. February 2015, 06:50: Message edited by: the young warrior ]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I bet it must be so gutting for these private sellers when some of these movies do eventually come back into print.

$119 dollars they'll say he's having a laugh!
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
A couple of years ago, someone tried to sell the Angel trilogy (as released by Anchor Bay) for over $ 700 !

I believe i paid around 34 euro's for the same set when it first came out in 2003 ! [Big Grin]

Oh well.. it has since been re-released through Image Entertainment (although crammed onto one disc),
so i guess it ain't that special anymore.. but still.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
$700 dollars - I think that's being a bit optimistic,I always liked the first angel movie,in fact i've seen all 3 of them but the first one is the only one I really remember.

I do remember the scene in the second one where the baby,or a doll gets thrown in the air which was pretty amusing but can't remember much else,I do recollect though it was a lot dafter than the first.

Angel 3 well that's just a blank,I don't think it could have been that memorable.

I know there's a 4th one but I've never come across it anywhere.

I wouldn't mind getting a copy of the 1st but I wonder if that triple pack suffers much picture wise from having all 3 films on the same disc.

Either that or I could hold out for a blu ray,it has been released somewhere in Europe to blu already I know.

http://youtu.be/EcbEIwrrA3c - this guy seems like a big fan of angel (1984).
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
My brother has the original Angel triple pack. I own all three on VHS and the first one on dvd (scandi pressing).
The scandi Angel dvd goes for 6 euros at the moment on the finnish ebay-like site.

I own The Kindred UK vhs but haven´t seen it yet. Synapse films was working on getting the rights for a dvd/blu-ray release but that was in 2012.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
The Anchor Bay triple pack is a good release.. a bit skimpy on extra's.. but quality-wise there's nothing to complain.
Nice packaging too, plus an informative booklet. I can't comment on the Image re-release, since i've never seen it.

I don't think the Anchor Bay discs were ever made available as stand-alone releases. Not really sure though.

Shout Factory was going to release Hellhole (1985) on a blu-ray / dvd combopack in 2014..
but for some reason it disappeared from their release schedule. [Frown]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Hellhole (1985).


I have hellhole on vhs and it is a lot of fun,a total sleaze fest with a completely bonkers plot.

Pity they've dropped it from there schedule as I would have definitely upgraded to the blu.

Scream factory release new years evil next week,that's also a fun,sleazy 80s horror.

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Yesterday I actually purchased a scream factory combo johnny and that was the 1983 horror - the final terror.

I'm going to try and get deadly eyes aka rats next,have had the vhs for years,want to upgrade to the blu as it's meant to look very decent.

Also on the horizon I want to upgrade my vhs of dangerously close which also comes out next week on blu via olive films.
 
Posted by Riptide (Member # 457) on :
 
The revival of this site and my 80's collecting habits go hand in hand! Been very slack trying to hunt down hard to find titles. But just checked recently and it appears that some titles inexplicably did not make it to DVD at all.

The Joy of sex (1984)
The Wild Life (previously mentioned)
Spellbinder
Skatetown USA
The Running Kind
Liquid Sky
Seven minutes to heaven

A bunch more that escapes me.
 
Posted by cindymancini (Member # 679) on :
 
Good list Riptide. I was thinking about some of those. Joy of Sex just never made it. Spellbinder? Is that w Kelly Preston? If so, I want to say I rented it from Netflix a few years ago.

I definitely want the Angel trilogy. Lisa Lisa had me watch the first one & I loved it. Also heard A Certain Fury is fun from Crash. And Breaking All The Rules is one I've always been curious about.

Never give up the quest!!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I would love to get The Runnin´ Kind and Skatetown USA. They never released those here.

Hunter´s Blood is another i don´t have. The UK tape goes for 11 euros here, anyone happen to know if it´s the uncut version?
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Breaking all the rules (1985)

I was going to say you can get a budget DVD of breaking all the rules from the UK like I did about 2 years ago.

Well that was 2 years ago and the price of it now is most certainly not what you would call budget,it has shot up in price.

Hunter's blood atomik by the looks of it if you can get hold of the palace video UK release it looks to be uncut.

http://www.bbfc.co.uk/releases/hunters-blood Hunter's blood

Not sure if the original print was pre cut by the MPAA at any point.

[ 19. February 2015, 02:23: Message edited by: the young warrior ]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Thanks for the link, warrior. Yeah, it seems to be Palace Premiere release.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Certain fury (1985)

Why they have never released certain fury or enemy territory to dvd yet is anyone's guess,both have built up a bit of a small cult following over the years.

I'm sure someone somewhere out there could put them out,even if they did it as one of those limited edition's of a couple of thousand prints like scorpion releasing do.

Unless it's certain copy right issues or just a lack of interest in general for these titles from the distributors I'm surprised neither of these have crept out at some point.

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Enemy territory (1987)

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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by the young warrior:
Yesterday I actually purchased a scream factory combo johnny and that was the 1983 horror - the final terror.

I'm going to try and get deadly eyes aka rats next,have had the vhs for years,want to upgrade to the blu as it's meant to look very decent.

Also on the horizon I want to upgrade my vhs of dangerously close which also comes out next week on blu via olive films.

Ah yes, i liked The Final Terror and Deadly Eyes.. There's a Lisa Langlois interview on the latter,
and i believe there's going to be another interview with her on Shout Factory's upcoming Class Of 1984 blu-ray.
I also ordered Dangerously Close on blu-ray.. Never seen it before, so i'm really looking forward to that one.

Another one that seems to have slipped into obscurity is :

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Kidnapped (1987) starring David Naughton, Barbara Crampton, and supporting roles from Lance LeGault,
Charles Napier, Savage Streets' favourite psycho Robert Dryer, and Kim Evenson (voluptuous Inga from Porky's Revenge).
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I wanted to watch kidnapped when it originally came out on vhs,always liked David naughton,it was released on a label i'm sure known as virgin vision.

It was more or less impossible to find.

Kino lorber release some good stuff johnny,52 pick up is a pretty cool thriller,the first power with Lou diamond Philips is a lot of fun,avenging force,the package,they've not long released a roger Moore movie i can't remember much from and wouldn' t mind checking out again - the naked face.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
I would like to find TILT. In all my years looking for rare vhs i have yet to come acrossa copy. Im sure there is a copy on Ebay but I dont really wanna pay a hi price for it.
Has anybody seen TILT
 
Posted by JCWBobC (Member # 2525) on :
 
Breaking All The Rules & 3:15 A Moment of Truth are two of my favorites. Breaking All the Rules was available on VHS for $9.95 back in the early 90's and used to air on Cinemax every now and then.
 
Posted by MIKE THE PIPER (Member # 9873) on :
 
ScrewBalls 2
Bikini Summer 1 & 2
HOT moves

I have found them at very high prices so if anyone finds a deal let me know.
 
Posted by Tiffany (Member # 9077) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by cindymancini:
There's a bunch that are becoming harder to find...

Maid to Order
Hot Moves
Heavenly Bodies
Gimme An F

Even a VHS is pretty expensive on Amazon for some of these titles. [Frown]

I picked up Maid to order on VHS a few months ago at pawn shop for $1 on a whim without knowing anything about it. Loved it and go figure the dvd sells for crazy prices in Canada. Gimme An F is one of my all time guilty pleasures. I would kill for a legitimate dvd release of this one but sadly I'm not holding my breath.
 
Posted by JCWBobC (Member # 2525) on :
 
Screwball 2 is on YouTube if you just want to watch it again.
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
Ok, let's do this...

quote:
The Wild life
Has been released in the Universal Archive series. Amazon has the wrong cover image:

http://www.amazon.com/Tillie-And-Gus-Christopher-Penn/dp/B00EVIOWUG

http://shop.tcm.com/the-wild-life-dvd/detail.php?p=647769

quote:
Times Square (1980)
This isn't pricey from the UK (region 2):

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Times-Square-DVD-Robin-Johnson/dp/B00JPDOQ6C/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1425640899&sr=1-1&keywords=times+square

The Australian edition is cheap and also has the commentary that the UK version lacks (region 4):

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TIMES-SQUARE-ALAN-MOYLE-CLASSIC-NEW-DVD-/271773018374?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item3f46ef2906

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Seven minutes to heaven
Assuming that is meant to be 'Seven Minutes in Heaven'?:

http://www.amazon.com/Seven-Minutes-Heaven-Lauren-Holly/dp/B003JNIB74/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1425641042&sr=8-3&keywords=seven+minutes+in+heaven

quote:
I would like to find TILT. In all my years looking for rare vhs i have yet to come acrossa copy. Im sure there is a copy on Ebay but I dont really wanna pay a hi price for it.
Has anybody seen TILT

I had a VHS copy of it (NTSC) that I just THREW AWAY! It had a cut faded cover though. It is available to download online if you poke around. As is Hot Moves and a couple of others mentioned.

If anyone buys anything above remember to use the links from this site (see Nick's sticky thread).
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I know wild life and seven minutes are issued as mod (made on demand) releases where there just dumped onto a dvd-r as no thrills release,sometimes not even a menu and that the majority of them are not remastered,though there is the odd exception to this rule as the killer party mod disc from warner archives was actually remastered.

Some collectors are put off by this but I think your still getting a big step up in quality from vhs and the ones I've purchased so far - Malone,the fourth war,wisdom and reckless have been of pretty decent quality.

Plus if you're that desperate for a movie you grab what ever version you can.

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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
I've never used Amazon.. I don't own a creditcard, and i don't do online payments..
still i'm doing pretty damn fine in collecting rare movies from bygone era's. [Smile]

Many of those made-on-demand discs are actually hard to find outside of their online availability,
especially the ones from MGM.

I do own several Warner Archive discs (Reckless, Night School, Killer Party, Wisdom, The Outfit, and the 1973 Slither),
and two from Sony (White Line Fever and Lovelines).
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Still waiting for this one :

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There are German and Italian versions available, but neither of these seem to be better than my own widescreen VHS.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Johnny what's killer party like?

I did years back own the old mgm UK vhs but I sat through about 5 minutes of it and it was one those seriously rare occasions (especially with a horror) I turned it off.

It seemed all over the place,a bit of a mess,i'm sure I remember (unless I imagined it) a rock group popping up out of nowhere singing a song near the beginning.

Did I miss anything as it's got quite a loyal fan base,is it one that got much better as it went along?
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless:
Still waiting for this one :

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There are German and Italian versions available, but neither of these seem to be better than my own widescreen VHS.

I would imagine it must be a lot more preferable to watch oliver reed naked wrestle with Amanda donohoe than it is of him naked wrestling with Alan bates in ken russell's women in love [Big Grin]

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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
I saw Killer Party in the early 90's, and i didn't like it.. at all !

So i was a bit hesitant when that on-demand disc was released, but eventually i did buy it, and i was pleasantly surprised.
It's indeed a bit of an oddity.. i'm still not sure if it is meant to be taken seriously or if it's some kind
of satire ridiculing the then popularity of slasher-movies.

In any case, the made-on-demand disc features a high-quality transfer and definitely looks very attractive.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I know the film (killer party) has always been heavily cut http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091338/alternateversions?ref_=tt_ql_trv_5 , even the mod disc is the same edited version as before.

So I'd imagine this probably just adds to the confusion!
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless:
[QB] I've never used Amazon.. I don't own a creditcard, and i don't do online payments..
still i'm doing pretty damn fine in collecting rare movies from bygone era's. [Smile]

Johnny,no amazon,no credit cards,no online payments,no Facebook,you keep this up your going to be more undercover than the A Team!
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by the young warrior:
I would imagine it must be a lot more preferable to watch oliver reed naked wrestle with Amanda donohoe than it is of him naked wrestling with Alan bates in ken russell's women in love [Big Grin]

After a couple of drinks, Oliver Reed would wrestle anyone who wasn't smart enough to run and seek shelter ! [Big Grin]

He was a fine actor though..
 
Posted by Jessie the Sunflower Goddess (Member # 1877) on :
 
Lovelines
Seven Minutes in Heaven

I know there is more, but I cannot think right now!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I loved that scene in Women in love lol [Big Grin]

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Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Havent been searching for it but Dead Solid Perfect. I enjoy this dead solid 80s flick.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I bought Dead Solid Perfect about a year ago. Good movie, Randy Quaid is excellent and he can play golf too.
Jack Warden is funny, almost Rodney Dangerfield level. And what about Corinne Bohrer.... a perfect body [Wink]

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Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Atomik. The Ice Bucket scene was grrrrreat! Dont ya think. Saw her in some commercial the other day. Cant recall what it was though. Agree on Badhair, a few of his jokes flewbover my head but was very funny.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Dead solid perfect sounds really good,I'm going to have to try and track down the vhs.

I thought jack warden was hilarious in used cars and so fine.

Also used to really like crazy like a fox when it was on tv many moons ago.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Talking of pretty obscure movies has anyone seen the 1986 comedy - odd jobs starring Paul reiser,Robert townsend and Scott mcginnis.

It is available on a budget full screen DVD but seems pretty scarce!


Was wondering if it's Any good?

[ 09. March 2015, 12:39: Message edited by: the young warrior ]
 
Posted by Booger (Member # 4569) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Jessie the Sunflower Goddess:
Lovelines
Seven Minutes in Heaven


Lovelines is available on this set with five other excellent 80s films.

http://www.amazon.com/Beach-Bodies-6-Movie-Rob-Morrow/dp/B00I099JG4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1426905892&sr=8-1&keywords=Beach+Bodies+-+6-Movie+Set

I picked mine up at WalMart out of the $5 dump bin last year.
 
Posted by Booger (Member # 4569) on :
 
While I do have these VHS, they are fairly hard to find.

Hunter's Blood
Ski Patrol
Tough Guys
The Annihilators
Buddy Buddy

I had a lot of other titles on my list that eventually got a DVD or DVD-R release. Titles like Hot to Trot, Short Time, The Night Before, Ski School, Winners Take All, Neighbors, and many more...
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Buddy buddy that's a film I'd like to watch at some point,that's the one with lemon and Matthau,that looks good!

I really like hunter's blood ,tough guys and short time and neighbors is a lot better than its rep,I've always enjoyed it anyway.

Never seen hot to trot,ski school ,winner takes all or ski patrol.

Are they all pretty good booger?
 
Posted by Booger (Member # 4569) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by the young warrior:
Buddy buddy that's a film I'd like to watch at some point,that's the one with lemon and Matthau,that looks good!

I really like hunter's blood ,tough guys and short time and neighbors is a lot better than its rep,I've always enjoyed it anyway.

Never seen hot to trot,ski school ,winner takes all or ski patrol.

Are they all pretty good booger?

Buddy Buddy was ok. It was the last film Billy Wilder directed. There are better Lemmon/Matthau movies but if you are a fan of theirs it's worth seeing.

Neighbors is a dark comedy. A lot of people that saw that expected a Blues Brothers or Animal House type comedy. I think that's why it wasn't well received. It's a much different tone than anything else those two did. And this time the roles were reversed. Aykroyd playing the goofy role and Belushi playing the straight role. It's a weird one but it's fantastic!

I love Hunter's Blood! It's one of my favorite exploitation/horror movies of the 80s. I own the one sheet theatrical poster, laserdisc (signed by Clu Gulager), VHS and bootleg DVD. I show that film to ANYONE that comes to my house lol.

Hot to Trot is a fun talking horse movie starring 80s mainstays Bobcat Goldthwait, Dabney Coleman, and John Candy as the voice of Don the talking horse. It's hilarious! For a while it was tough to find, but they finally released it on DVD-R.

Ski School and Ski Patrol are really campy movies. The are early 90s not 80s, but they have that 80s feel. Ski School is a T&A comedy. Ski Patrol is a snobs against the slobs movie...like Caddyshack or One Crazy Summer.

I recommend everything on that list!
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Ski School gets a blu-ray release in may. [Smile]
 
Posted by Booger (Member # 4569) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless:
Ski School gets a blu-ray release in may. [Smile]

Yeah I'm pretty stoked about that one. I can finally retire my VHS tape. I refuse to pay $40+ for the out of print dvd. I'll be picking that one up on day of release.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I'll be picking that up also,I love hot dog the movie and this sounds along the lines of that.

Olive films are releasing some pretty cool stuff over the next few months.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Ski School is definitely one to get if you haven´t got it. I also like the sequel.
 
Posted by Riptide (Member # 457) on :
 
Rosebud Beach hotel (1984) has yet to to make it to DVD/Bluray. Still looking for the soundtrack all these years. The Currie sisters did some appearances on the soundtrack.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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I thought I had heard of this one.

Forgot it had Christopher Lee in it though,
Is it pretty good riptide?

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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I saw this one years back,i think I remember it being not to bad,this seems a very rare 80s teen comedy - paradise motel(1985).

I'm positive it's never had a DVD release and I think the vhs is pretty scarce!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Paradise Motel is a good film. I also started a thread few years back.

Just found out that The Rosebud Beach Motel was released also here in Finland on vhs but it´s a Vestron Video title so it´s pretty rare stuff.
My Eddie Deezen collection just isn´t complete without it [Smile]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
And where are those damn Godfrey Ho 80's ninja flicks when you need 'em ?? [Big Grin]

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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https://youtu.be/jfzQhL_UtGU - sakura killers trailer.

talking of ninja's what about 1987s - sakura killers,that's another one that seems quite difficult to come about!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok7iyXgvCpI&t=54m13s - at 54m 45s - now that must have hurt!

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless:
And where are those damn Godfrey Ho 80's ninja flicks when you need 'em ?? [Big Grin]

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is that ninja headband johnny so that people don't mistake him for a banana!
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Well.. if ninjas ever existed, i highly doubt they looked anything like this :

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Death by shoulder pads.. woohoo ! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by the young warrior:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok7iyXgvCpI&t=54m13s - at 54m 45s - now that must have hurt!

Oh man.. even by just looking at that, i can feel the pain.. Ouch !
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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valet girls from 1987 seems a very rare t&a comedy that's both very scarce on vhs and non-existent on dvd(never released).

there's an excellent quality full movie video of it on youtube taken from the mgm hd channel but the trouble is its all in french,so unless i take a crash course in the french language i'm not going to have a clue as to what's going on!

anyone seen this,is it good for a laugh or a bit of a stinker?
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Good suggestions warrior, Valet Girls must be pretty rare.
I just happen to own Valet Girls aussie vhs tape (thanx to a friend from down under). Maybe it´s time to check this one out later this week.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Anyone seen Firehouse (1987)? Not much love for the film in IMDb or Amazon but i´m interested [Big Grin]

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
i've never seen firehouse atomik but if it's anywhere near as good as the cover (chances are going by some of the reviews probably not) it's going to be a classic!

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
What about a dutch film Honneponnetje aka Honeybun (1988)? Anyone seen it? Johnnyyyy!!

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Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Aaah.. Honneponnetje.. now that brings back memories ! [Big Grin]

I have never seen that poster art though.. seems like they tried to spice things up a bit.
The original poster and subsequent video-sleeve looked like this :

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Back then, Honneponnetje was actually well-promoted here in Holland, but has indeed slipped into obscurity.
It hasn't been on tv in quite some time, and i don't believe there ever was a dvd release either.

To be honest, i haven't seen it in ages. I first saw it shortly after it came out on video, and again
on Dutch television, sometime in the early 90's. If i remember correct, it's a pretty lame comedy
from the same director as the excellent Schatjes (1984) and its sequel Mama Is Boos (1986).

If you're anxious to get an impression of Honneponnetje, it's on Youtube : www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCYCfnYXdi4

I don't know if these movies are known outside of The Netherlands, but the aforementioned Schatjes is worth
tracking down. It's a pitch-black comedy so dark it crosses over into thriller territory, about an escalating conflict
between self-absorbed parents and their estranged children. Real good stuff ! Here it is, along with its sequel :

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These two have been released on dvd here !

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Honneponnetje is actually on sale here and i think that i´m going to get the tape. It´s pretty cheap and Nada van Nie looks so cute [Smile]
I know that Schatjes was also released here on vhs but i´ve never seen the tape. Thanks for the reply!
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
The best-known Dutch comedy from the 80's is probably this one :

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Flodder (1986)

Trailer : www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaxm6y-80h0
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Yeah, i have Flodder on vhs. I love every Verhoeven film i´ve seen (13) but i need to watch some more dutch stuff soon [Cool]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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this is one i've been wanting to watch for an age and that is - a tiger's tale from 1987 starring c thomas howell,ann-margret and charles durning.

this seem pretty hard to get hold of,there's been no dvd release as of yet that i am aware off and the vhs is very rare here in the uk.

i would definitely check this out if it ever gets a dvd or blu ray release or even if i could find a rare uk vhs at a decent price.
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Lovelines
Seven Minutes in Heaven

http://www.amazon.com/Seven-Minutes-Heaven-Lauren-Holly/dp/B003JNIB74/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1427935987&sr=1-1&keywords=Seven+Minutes+in+Heaven

http://www.amazon.com/Lovelines-Greg-Bradford/dp/B0060KGSCI/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1427936023&sr=1-1&keywords=lovelines

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this seem pretty hard to get hold of,there's been no dvd release as of yet that i am aware off and the vhs is very rare here in the uk.
I used to see the video around at second hand shops all the time in the 90's. It was *everywhere*!

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Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Man, I was just thinking to myself "Where is Logan 5?" I was gonna make a thread on your whereabouts or send you a PM but I see you have posted recently so I assume you are back on board and in the land of the living.

I tried to watch Logan's Run a month or so back again but I couldn't get through it again despite Jenny Agutter's skimpy attire.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by the young warrior:
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Originally posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless:
And where are those damn Godfrey Ho 80's ninja flicks when you need 'em ?? [Big Grin]

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is that ninja headband johnny so that people don't mistake him for a banana!
Don't get me started about this movie. I know I may come across as cynical sometimes but I am only ever trying to be honest with my reviews of movies (I despise getting a good review of a movie only to find out it's garbage). This movie even for a ninja movie is absolutely atrocious but if your aim is to get a good laugh from an unintentional comedy then you can't go wrong with this flick. It is so bad it's good  -
 
Posted by Chloe (Member # 37365) on :
 
I've been looking for License To Drive for ages! However, I can't seem to find it. It came out in 1987.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
It came out in 1988. I am psychotic for knowing the years of movies [Smile] The whole movie is on You Tube

License to Drive You Tube link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AyvzIdtLK0

It's a great movie by the way [Wink]
 
Posted by Chloe (Member # 37365) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Bernie_Lomax:
It came out in 1988. I am psychotic for knowing the years of movies [Smile] The whole movie is on You Tube

License to Drive You Tube link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AyvzIdtLK0

It's a great movie by the way [Wink]

Oh yeah, I was typing so fast I forgot to put 1988 and put the wrong date instead. I've seen the film loads of times, I just can't find the DVD of it.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I dare say that you would find the DVD if you kept looking. I would be quite confident that it would have had a DVD release.
 
Posted by Chloe (Member # 37365) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Bernie_Lomax:
I dare say that you would find the DVD if you kept looking. I would be quite confident that it would have had a DVD release.

I'm pretty sure it had a DVD release, it was well received at the box office. [Smile] I might just have to look on Amazon. [Wink]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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this has never had a dvd or blu ray release and the vhs is very scarce,it's hostage aka hostage:the christine maresch story from 1983 based on true events during the early 80s in australia about a wife who discovers her husband is a terrorist and a member of the nazi party.

saw this years back and i remember it being a pretty solid thriller and the fact it was based on true events made it even more rivetting!

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I own Hostage vhs tape but it´s another film i haven´t had time to check out yet.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Not seen hostage in quite some time atomik but I do remember thinking it was a pretty tense movie and also that if I ever got the chance that I would pick up my own copy.

I originally watched the old uk Medusa home video vhs rental tape which had some pretty ace cover art which as we know was the norm for a lot of there releases.

When you do get chance atomik give it a watch I reckon you'd probably like it!

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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this is one film that seems to have more or less vanished and that is the 1986 comedy - miracles starring tom conti,terri garr and paul rodriguez.

anyone ever checked this one out?


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also the the 1988 boxoffice flop - vibes that managed to recoup less than 2 million dollars of its 18 million dollar budget starring cyndi lauper,jeff goldblum and the late peter falk.

this was given a us dvd release back in february 2009 but has long gone out of print,the vhs is pretty scarce also.

i'm sure there will be a few rewinders that have checked this one out at somepoint!

anygood?
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I honestly have never heard of Vibes. It sounds like a good 80's movie. I just found out last week that Jeff Goldblum is my dentist's cousin. Every few years my dentist's family has a reunion, and if he can, he comes to the family reunion,
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
When I was doing film school the producer for Wolf Creek gave a talk. She said that with all the money that goes into making a movie and to make it worth while you need to make at least 5 times what the budget was. So even a movie that recouped more than the budget can still be considered a flop. Vibes sounds like it done really well [Big Grin]
I do actually remember seeing this at the video store but never hired it.

Never heard of Miracles.

Dentistry seems to be a preferred occupation of actors relatives / siblings. Near where I live Richard Roxburgh's brother is also a dentist.

You should try to wangle an invite to the Goldblum family reunion. I bet Jeff Goldblum would be a pretty cool bloke to talk to. Just don't arm wrestle him [Wink]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I have seen both Miracles and Vibes and wouldn't waste my time with either. In fact, Vibes was a large-scale disaster in its attempt to make singer Cindy Lauper a movie star. The thing tanked so badly that it was in and out of theatres in a week during the summer of 1988. Biggest problem with it was that Goldblum, one of the most intelligent and likable actors, had less than zero chemistry with ditsy non-actress Lauper. But I didn't expect much from the director of Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird, Ken Kwapis, whose style is more suited to TV.


I think that you are right, Bernie. Jeff Goldblum is a Pittsburgh guy, and from what I've heard, super nice and interesting. He'd be fun to have a beer with, and, yeah, I'd stay away from the armwrestling. [Smile]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I own Vibes on vhs and watched it around ´08 but remember hardly anything. Needs a re-watch.
Anyone seen the ´91 Cyndi Lauper film Off and Running? I have also that one and i think i´m going to have a Cyndi night soon [Smile]

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Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Crash:
I have seen both Miracles and Vibes and wouldn't waste my time with either. In fact, Vibes was a large-scale disaster in its attempt to make singer Cindy Lauper a movie star. The thing tanked so badly that it was in and out of theatres in a week during the summer of 1988. Biggest problem with it was that Goldblum, one of the most intelligent and likable actors, had less than zero chemistry with ditsy non-actress Lauper. But I didn't expect much from the director of Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird, Ken Kwapis, whose style is more suited to TV.


I think that you are right, Bernie. Jeff Goldblum is a Pittsburgh guy, and from what I've heard, super nice and interesting. He'd be fun to have a beer with, and, yeah, I'd stay away from the armwrestling. [Smile]

So, I take it that you're not going to positively contribute to my Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird thread?

So, Lauper was ditsy? I kinda always thought she would not be like that for some reason. It surprises me after that box office bomb that she would have managed to get any movie role. As a director I would have been like, "So Cyndi, have you ever done any film before?" with Cyndi answering "Have you heard of the 88 flop, Vibes?"
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Have several copies of Vibes left on VHS. I agree its not great by any means but it takes me back to the eighties even though it is a nineties release.
 


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