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zahra
07-07-2012, 03:13 PM
At my sister's urging, I have just bought a movie off Amazon, called Razorback. Horror. Apparently, it's about a killer pig. Yes.

Did you find that movie you remembered from years back that you saw on telly once and were dying to see again, on Amazon?

My Amazon finds of that nature include, 'Let's Scare Jessica to Death', 'The Dark Night of the Scarecrow' and 'The Well'.

sassandgroove
07-07-2012, 03:16 PM
I got a 1980's version of Ivanhoe- it really caught my fancy as a little girl and I must say - it did not disappoint as an adult.:)

Calla Lily
07-07-2012, 07:34 PM
Zardoz.


Stop laughing.


It was just as :Wha: :crazy: :ROFL: as I remembered.

Williebee
07-07-2012, 07:46 PM
Phantom of the Paradise. (1974)

Nope, not gonna defend it. I don't even know if I can explain why I love this movie.

Shakesbear
07-07-2012, 08:02 PM
Terence Stamp, Blue. I know what happens at the end and it still makes me cry. As Williebee said

Nope, not gonna defend it. I don't even know if I can explain why I love this movie.

zahra
07-07-2012, 11:09 PM
I looked up all of y'all's. 'Phantom of the Paradise' seems mad as cake. If it was $5 or under, I'd check it out.

Calla Lily
07-07-2012, 11:19 PM
zahra, what about your local library?

zahra
07-07-2012, 11:47 PM
zahra, what about your local library?
I would bet my last pair of lacy knickers that the one in Chiswick won't have it. I haven't joined one in Florida, yet (shame).

BigWords
07-08-2012, 02:19 AM
Every time something pops into my head, I try to find a DVD copy - most of the things I really, really, really want either aren't available on the format yet or are discontinued. Video is almost always a pain, and the quality is generally horrible after watching in decent quality all these years, but if it is the only way I can get certain things then I usually hit up the websites of specialist stores before venturing onto Amazon.

BenPanced
07-08-2012, 02:59 AM
Phantom of the Paradise. (1974)

Nope, not gonna defend it. I don't even know if I can explain why I love this movie.
That's one they need to bring to Broadway. But what are they doing, instead? Xanadu.

Jess Haines
07-09-2012, 11:46 PM
Purple People Eater (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000ZHXPLY/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=jesshaicom-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=B000ZHXPLY&adid=0FEXR9C638GJFP4N1J5Q&). I am stalking the DVD version link in case they get it back in stock.

Yes, I am a weirdo. I know.

Celia Cyanide
07-10-2012, 03:44 AM
Love, Honor & Obey. I freaking love this movie. Nobody likes it. Not that I know of. Which is a shame, because it stars Ray Winstone, Jude Law, and Jonny Lee Miller.

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

JohnnyGottaKeyboard
07-10-2012, 11:57 AM
Y'all's crazy. Clearly the best movie ever was Invaders From Space (Available here as part of Starman Vol 2. (http://www.amazon.com/Starman-Vol-Invaders-Atomic-Rulers/dp/B0000714AF/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1341906861&sr=1-1&keywords=invaders+from+space))

Ballet dancing monsters in tights and a hero in...well, tights kicking their asses. It has a very scary witch too. I watched this everytime it came on when I was a kid.

No wonder my parents weren't surprised when I brought my first boyfriend home.

(ETA: You can actually see the entire movie on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CZOeX8g81Q).)

(My second favorite Starman Movie. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd4jZoKGK5A))

zahra
07-10-2012, 01:45 PM
Love, Honor & Obey. I freaking love this movie. Nobody likes it. Not that I know of. Which is a shame, because it stars Ray Winstone, Jude Law, and Jonny Lee Miller.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oybfiOGc_PY
Oh, my God, this is the worst movie ever made! Celia, Celia, Celia. Sadie Frost= is she even trying to act?

I seem to remember this was an output of a production company made up of some sort of Primrose Hill clique, wasn't it?

Celia Cyanide
07-10-2012, 03:56 PM
Oh, my God, this is the worst movie ever made! Celia, Celia, Celia. Sadie Frost= is she even trying to act?

I'm not going to defend Sadie Frost! ha! Although, I do think she has better chemistry with Ray Winstone than she did with Jude Law in Shopping. Which is, like, the definition of irony, because...Jude was her effing husband!

I actually won't defend anything about this movie. When people say how awful it is...it's mean, it's sadistic, the humor is unsophisticated, it was supposed to be a gangster movie but it's just people talking, it's badly edited, it doesn't make sense, etc. I don't argue. All of that is probably true. I just love it, and I don't know why. I think Jude Law and Ray Winstone have some great scenes, and so does Jonny Lee Miller.

It's not the worst movie ever made, though! I'm quite sure I was in that!


I seem to remember this was an output of a production company made up of some sort of Primrose Hill clique, wasn't it?

Yeah, I think so. It was their second film. Their first was Final Cut. Man, if you think this was a mess, you should see that! It looks like someone's home movie! And if you think Sadie was bad in this....woah! How does that woman have a career?

glad to see someone else who knows what the eff this movie is!

Calla Lily
07-10-2012, 04:07 PM
Johnny, you won't be surprised to know that I own BOTH of those "Starman" movies (not to be confused with the Karen Allen/Jeff Bridges movie from the 90s). Starman's costume, and the villain's costume, are... epic.

I must mention another Amazon find: Zoltan, Hound of Dracula. In a nutshell: the dogs in this movie are smarter than the humans. The climactic scene needs a 10-minute Beverage Alert. Its Swiss cheese plot points must be seen to be believed. :ROFL:

shawkins
07-10-2012, 06:24 PM
When I was a kid I saw a made for TV movie in, like 1976? 1977? called The Bermuda Depths. It was a mark-1 mod-0 spook story about a girl who made a deal with the devil to stay young and beautiful forever, the catch being that she had to spend a lot of her time as an evil giant turtle. I was frigging obsessed with this for a long time, but I couldn't remember the name of it, who was in it, or really any sort of detail other than that the big turtle did not like models of fishing boats.

The weird thing was, that ended up being enough information to track it down. It eventually turned out there was an actual usenet group (something like Friends of Jennie Hanniver) set up solely for people in the same situation as me. For several years we all got together and posted about how kewl the flick was and how we sure would like to get our hands on a copy. Around 2004 somebody turned up who had a betamax recording of it, complete with commercials. That kind soul digitized it and stuck it up on youtube, so that the rest of us were able to watch it in its, ahem, glory.

Anyway, long story short, somebody released it on DVD a year or two ago and I got a copy off amazon. I watched it again last Halloween. It actually held up surprisingly well. I'm not saying it was actually good or anything--it wasn't--but I can see why it stuck with me. It would only be scary if you were a high strung eight year old, but every so often it had a moment that was legitimately effective and atmospheric. I'm glad I tracked it down.

It starred a young and smoking hot Connie Seleca and Carl Weathers, I believe between Rockies. "Recommended" might be a little strong, but if you like this sort of thing, this is probably the sort of thing you'd like.

zahra
07-10-2012, 09:14 PM
I'm not going to defend Sadie Frost! ha! Although, I do think she has better chemistry with Ray Winstone than she did with Jude Law in Shopping. Which is, like, the definition of irony, because...Jude was her effing husband!

I actually won't defend anything about this movie. When people say how awful it is...it's mean, it's sadistic, the humor is unsophisticated, it was supposed to be a gangster movie but it's just people talking, it's badly edited, it doesn't make sense, etc. I don't argue. All of that is probably true. I just love it, and I don't know why. I think Jude Law and Ray Winstone have some great scenes, and so does Jonny Lee Miller.

It's not the worst movie ever made, though! I'm quite sure I was in that!



Yeah, I think so. It was their second film. Their first was Final Cut. Man, if you think this was a mess, you should see that! It looks like someone's home movie! And if you think Sadie was bad in this....woah! How does that woman have a career?

glad to see someone else who knows what the eff this movie is!

Yes, well, that will not be something I boast about....


Johnny, you won't be surprised to know that I own BOTH of those "Starman" movies (not to be confused with the Karen Allen/Jeff Bridges movie from the 90s). Starman's costume, and the villain's costume, are... epic.

I must mention another Amazon find: Zoltan, Hound of Dracula. In a nutshell: the dogs in this movie are smarter than the humans. The climactic scene needs a 10-minute Beverage Alert. Its Swiss cheese plot points must be seen to be believed. :ROFL:
Ha! Just mentioned this movie in another thread! That was another movie my sister forced me to get because she doesn't have an amazon account and sees no reason to get one when she can make me buy the dross she wants to see because she vaguely remembers them from when she was 2 or something.

'Razorback' was absolutely foetid, by the way. "I'm sure I remember it being better than this," was, and ever is, my sister's post-watching comment. Grrr.

Shadow_Ferret
07-10-2012, 09:53 PM
I don't know the name of the movie I've been looking for that I saw as a child. All I remember before becoming scared and going to bed was a car going down a country road at night. Something runs in front of the car and he hits it. So he gets out to see what it was but can't see anything so he gets back in the car. The camera pans back to a tire and a little clawed hand comes out and punctures the tire. It was on tv back in the 60s.
Phantom of the Paradise. (1974)

Nope, not gonna defend it. I don't even know if I can explain why I love this movie.
Is that the one with KISS?

Jess Haines
07-10-2012, 11:48 PM
You know, if you guys like cheesy horror movies, Thankskilling (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005IGVTHY/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=jesshaicom-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=B005IGVTHY&adid=06H4QAY9CBSEVBKMDK4T&) is quite a gem... :D

Gravity
07-10-2012, 11:55 PM
I don't know the name of the movie I've been looking for that I saw as a child. All I remember before becoming scared and going to bed was a car going down a country road at night. Something runs in front of the car and he hits it. So he gets out to see what it was but can't see anything so he gets back in the car. The camera pans back to a tire and a little clawed hand comes out and punctures the tire. It was on tv back in the 60s.
Is that the one with KISS?


Mister Ferret, you are talking about the one, the ONLY, Attack of the the (yes, two "the's") Eye Creatures. MST3K did a riff of it back in the 90s, but I think the un-riffed version can also be found.

You're welcome. :D

JohnnyGottaKeyboard
07-11-2012, 12:59 AM
I don't know the name of the movie I've been looking for that I saw as a child. All I remember before becoming scared and going to bed was a car going down a country road at night. Something runs in front of the car and he hits it. So he gets out to see what it was but can't see anything so he gets back in the car. The camera pans back to a tire and a little clawed hand comes out and punctures the tire. It was on tv back in the 60s.



Mister Ferret, you are talking about the one, the ONLY, Attack of the the (yes, two "the's") Eye Creatures. MST3K did a riff of it back in the 90s, but I think the un-riffed version can also be found.

You're welcome. :DIt's funny because I immediately jumped to "Invasion of the Saucer Men (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58m6ruFSdqM)" (I'm probably much older than you.)

But it turns out we're both right! Attack of the Eye Creatures was a remake of Invasion of the Saucer Men! You can watch all of "Eye Creatures" on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gIj7NAPfyg)! The scene with the hand puncturing the tire starts at c. 28:30. I do believe that in the older movie the body disappears, while in the newer flick they see the body--but I could be mistaken--it's been a while.

Enjoy!

Calla Lily
07-11-2012, 01:03 AM
You know, if you guys like cheesy horror movies, Thankskilling (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005IGVTHY/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=jesshaicom-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=B005IGVTHY&adid=06H4QAY9CBSEVBKMDK4T&) is quite a gem... :D

If by "gem," you mean 90-minute trainwreck of staggering proportions, then yes. the opening sequence alone... well... it beggars description. Hie thee to YouTube.


Mister Ferret, you are talking about the one, the ONLY, Attack of the the (yes, two "the's") Eye Creatures. MST3K did a riff of it back in the 90s, but I think the un-riffed version can also be found.

You're welcome. :D

MST3K FTW!

Gravity
07-11-2012, 01:23 AM
Right you are, Johnny! The infamous Larry Buchanan bought the rights to several old SF flicks, and re-shot them on the cheap as TV fare. Thus Invasion of the Saucer Men became Attack of the the Eye Creatures (as Tom Servo pointed out, the two "the's" were because Buchanan "just didn't care" to fix the title post-production); It Conquered the World became Zontar, the Thing from Venus, and The Day the World Ended became In the Year 2889 (which looked suspiciously like 1967 ... the year it was shot :evil).

Celia Cyanide
07-11-2012, 02:49 AM
Is that the one with KISS?

No, that's Kiss Meets The Phantom Of The Park! Love Honor and Obey is totally better than that!

BigWords
07-11-2012, 03:39 AM
"I'm sure I remember it being better than this," was, and ever is, my sister's post-watching comment. Grrr.

I've said that an obscene amount of times. Normally I focus on the best scene and forget the rest of the film, and over time that one scene takes on a shining brilliance it really doesn't deserve...

zahra
07-11-2012, 11:20 PM
For us lucky Brits who have the Horror Channel, 'Zoltan Hound of Dracula' is on tonight, at 10.55! Wheee!

Calla Lily
07-11-2012, 11:26 PM
Watch it! Watch it!

zahra
07-11-2012, 11:34 PM
Watch it! Watch it!
I plan to be drunk enough to do just that.

Jess Haines
07-11-2012, 11:44 PM
If by "gem," you mean 90-minute trainwreck of staggering proportions, then yes. the opening sequence alone... well... it beggars description. Hie thee to YouTube.

Yup. It's horrifically bad. I loved it. I even follow the Turkie on Twitter. :D

triceretops
07-11-2012, 11:45 PM
Before long I'll be hunting down The Gods Must Be Crazy 1 and 2. Could never get enough of them. Then there's When Girls had Tails, and When Girls Lost their Tails. Won't even begin to explain those Italian crappers.

tri

Calla Lily
07-12-2012, 01:39 AM
I'm watching Zoltan right now. That was $7 well spent.

PUPPEH!

ETA: I'd forgotten the following SPOILER: When all the newly turned vampire dogs are attacking The Last Dracula (be careful, or you'll trip and fall into that plot hole), the sound effects guys must've been bored. We get barks, howls... erm... pig grunts... and... erm... parakeet noises. :roll:

Channy
07-12-2012, 05:10 AM
Ernest Scared Stupid

Probably the most frightening movie of my childhood, which, until now, went unscathed by my memory. Browsing amazon for classics -albeit, 1991 isn't necessarily a classic but when you're only 22- I happened upon this creepy little gem and watched a bit on youtube for nostalgia. Even now, that troll was creeepy as all get out, and it still gives me the heebie jeebies.

http://jaymckinnon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/ernest-scared-stupid-troll.jpg

zahra
07-12-2012, 06:09 PM
Before long I'll be hunting down The Gods Must Be Crazy 1 and 2. Could never get enough of them. Then there's When Girls had Tails, and When Girls Lost their Tails. Won't even begin to explain those Italian crappers.

tri

I don't believe you. Those can't be the names of real movies. They just can't.


I'm watching Zoltan right now. That was $7 well spent.

PUPPEH!

ETA: I'd forgotten the following SPOILER: When all the newly turned vampire dogs are attacking The Last Dracula (be careful, or you'll trip and fall into that plot hole), the sound effects guys must've been bored. We get barks, howls... erm... pig grunts... and... erm... parakeet noises. :roll:
I love the puppy. We're supposed to be all scared of it, and I just want to pick it up and SQUOOOCH it to death. Hilarious.

Jess Haines
07-12-2012, 11:37 PM
Ernest Scared Stupid

Probably the most frightening movie of my childhood, which, until now, went unscathed by my memory. Browsing amazon for classics -albeit, 1991 isn't necessarily a classic but when you're only 22- I happened upon this creepy little gem and watched a bit on youtube for nostalgia. Even now, that troll was creeepy as all get out, and it still gives me the heebie jeebies.

http://jaymckinnon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/ernest-scared-stupid-troll.jpg

YES! This was one of my favorites as a kid! :D