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  • Dom D
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    The Running Man: I haven't seen this since I was a kid and even as a kid I thought it was some pretty tacky trash. As an adult it's definitely still tacky trash. There is a trace in this though, that at some point one of the screenwriters was interested in doing this movie as a clever, if bloody satire. Not a million miles from Robocop maybe. It's hard to believe the same guy wrote the lines "Hi, I'm your court appointed theatrical agent" and "because there's nothing funny about a dickless moron with a battery up his arse." Feels like we have two warring approaches here and the guy with the "dickless moron" japes got the nod from Arnie. Still, better than I expected.

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  • Newt Cox
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  • Newt Cox
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    New York Ripper
    Got the old ass Blue Underground DVD. She says she has never watched it. And liked the other Fulci I have shown her.

    I don't know I love how this feels like a really sleazy episode of Law & Order SVU.

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  • Barry M
    Super Fiend

  • Barry M
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    BEAR ISLAND (Don Sharp, 1979). More or less THE THING but nazis. Donald Sutherland, Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee, Vanessa Redgrave and Barbara Parkins. Looks great, passable story. Snow, submarine, avalanche, explosions, and eccentric snowmobilery. Canadian, eh.

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  • Matt H.
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  • Matt H.
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    Originally posted by Newt Cox View Post
    Shout put it out years ago on one of those corman triple feature dvd sets. The one with Great Texas Dynamite Chase.
    I keep waiting for a Blu-ray of that one. It's underrated.

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  • Newt Cox
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  • Newt Cox
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    Georgia Peaches AKA Follow that Car

    This is a 1980 made for tv pilot movie. Corman produced it. Got Dirk Benedict as the lead a stock car racing moonshine running combo of both Duke Boys plus a dash of the Bandit..

    Tanya Tucker-as one of two sisters. This one just got back from a tour singing all over. And she gets in the oddest situations. Kind of like what if Velma from Scooby Doo could sing and wore hot pants.

    Kerrin Nunn-Lady from the band Berlin. She runs a junkyard/auto garage. Is younger sister of Tucker.

    Sally Kirkland wants the land the jGarage is on for something. Nunn doesnt sell. So stolen cars are planted on the property. Cops raid. They get bailed out,and learn it is the Feds. Who want them to go undercover and investigate a tobacco smuggling ring.

    So the two women get jobs singing at a bar in Charleston. And Dirk,Dusty something,becomes the local diner's cook and right hand man.

    Ok yea made for tv pilot so budget would be low. But holy fuck was this fun. Wish I had seen this back in 80 when I was 6 or so.

    Shout put it out years ago on one of those corman triple feature dvd sets. The one with Great Texas Dynamite Chase.

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  • Dom D
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    The Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special: This probably isn't as bad as that Star Wars Xmas
    special from back in the 70s... but it belongs in that conversation.

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  • Newt Cox
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  • Newt Cox
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    The Evil that men do-Got in the Shout Blu of it today. Got on the Tv Cut with extended scenes and sure it is 4:3 but looks decent and sounds good.

    Might watch the unrated cut later on.

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  • agent999
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  • agent999
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    Invisible Dr Mabuse - I'm working my way through the 60's Dr Mabuse series. I have to say, I enjoy their campy tone more than the Fritz Lang movies.

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  • Matt H.
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  • Matt H.
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    Originally posted by Dom D View Post
    The is pretty bleak stuff. I put it on expecting some 80s camp and a bit of sleaze. Its directed by Bob Fosse for christ sake.
    I'm trying to think of a Fosse movie that isn't bleak. SWEET CHARITY maybe?

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  • Matt H.
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  • Matt H.
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    I Spit On Your Grave 2 - This was surprisingly ambitious and suspenseful for this type of irredeemable junk. It's way better than the 2010 remake. I wouldn't dare recommend it to anyone but the people on this forum. It goes so far over the top it's sometimes even funny (one guy gets his face dunked into a toilet full of piss... followed by him being moved to an even dirtier stall to be finished off in a toilet filled with shit!). It was so disgusting I laughed out loud. Otherwise, though, this movie is savage and absolutely unrelenting. All of it is technically excellent, making it that much harder to watch. Think A SERBIAN FILM or something along those lines. I'd never watch it again.

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  • Andrew Monroe
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  • Andrew Monroe
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    Originally posted by Dom D View Post
    Star 80: 80s true crime about playmate Dorothy Strattens rise to centrefold status and b-movie stardom until her murder via shotgun at the hands of her husband Paul Snider.

    The is pretty bleak stuff. I put it on expecting some 80s camp and a bit of sleaze. Its directed by Bob Fosse for christ sake. This is instead a pretty harrowing character study of Snider with Stratten a side player. The sleaze is there though. A bit dubious doing a story like this so soon after the crime. Extra points for getting Carroll Baker as the mum.
    There was also a TV movie of this sad story from 1981 starring Jamie Lee Curtis - DEATH OF A CENTERFOLD.. Equally bleak and depressing. Curtis was excellent in the role. She should have had a more mainstream career. Very underrated.

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  • Dom D
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    Star 80: 80s true crime about playmate Dorothy Strattens rise to centrefold status and b-movie stardom until her murder via shotgun at the hands of her husband Paul Snider.

    The is pretty bleak stuff. I put it on expecting some 80s camp and a bit of sleaze. Its directed by Bob Fosse for christ sake. This is instead a pretty harrowing character study of Snider with Stratten a side player. The sleaze is there though. A bit dubious doing a story like this so soon after the crime. Extra points for getting Carroll Baker as the mum.

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  • Matt H.
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  • Matt H.
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    Electric Dreams - This is an unusual romantic/musical/sci-fi comedy from 1984. It's about a nerdy guy who gets a home computer/security system right before he has a meet-cute with his new neighbour (played by Virginia Madsen). The computer sets up his home (much like a modern Smart system) but soon becomes sentient and it starts to believe its also in love with the new neigbour! This is one of those singular, inventive and unpredictable movies that is admirably confident and sees its wild (for the time) concept through to the end. It's like a breezy (though sometimes pretentious) version of DEMON SEED, the likely inspiration IMO. I'm also convinced that Spike Jonze must've seen it and been thinking about it when he conceived his great film HER - it has some interesting similarities. The film is also technically top-notch with some particularly impressive cinematography and editing. It's also very, very '80s, in the best way possible.

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  • Matt H.
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  • Matt H.
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    Bullet Train - Ugh. I could only watch about 45 minutes and then I realized that I don't like these kind of self-satisfied, Guy Ritchie-inspired action comedies any more. It wasn't boring, but it wasn't exciting either. Not at all. Although it has original shots and ideas, it just seems like a carbon copy of various elements from the last 20-odd years of Hollywood action films. It's inspiration seems to be nothing more than other movies, particularly of recent vintage. The violence is brutal but somehow inconsequential, as if it's a cartoon and nobody is really getting hurt. I've had it with "colourful" characters in these type of films, too. Everyone is a smart-ass and/or quirky and it just seems forced at this point in the game. Plus, why does it have to be 127 minutes?

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  • Randy G
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  • Randy G
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    Rewatched Life of Crime and Fargo. The former is underrated, a good Elmore Leonard adaptation that manages to be funny but also a bit creepy, good cast.

    Fargo, I assume I don't need to go into...

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