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Old 19th May 2004, 03:13 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Re: Ridiculous Movies You Love...

The Dune movie, and Krull. Krull truly was ridiculous, yet strangely captivating. Also, all three Mad Max movies, especially Mad Max, which I thought was better than Mad Max II, even though everyone seems to like the latter more. And Leviathan, which was truly and utterly ridiculous, and has the memorable scene of Kirsty Alley being punched unconcious by Peter Weller.
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Old 11th September 2004, 04:39 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Brilliant tripe.

I am in something of a dilemma, in that I love B-Movies such as One Million Years BC, teh Mad Max trilogy, Conan, etcetera, etcetera, but since I have limited funds and the awkwardness of having to troll the video-library seas of my city to find particular movies, I would like something of a guage. This is mostly because I'll start having a bit of extra cash in about a fortnight, and will be able to buy stuff on Amazon.

So, what are the great B-Films? If I wanted to see a good sword-and-sorcery film, what would I stear clear of? Am I spelling "stear" correctly?

Just idle curiosity. To get the ball rolling, "Solo" has its moments, being a "Soldier"-style film set in South America. The Day of the Triffids is very peculiar, but worthwhile if you're not too ardent a fan of the book.

(There is a thread similar to this somewhere, but not quite).
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Old 11th September 2004, 06:08 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Re: Brilliant tripe.

Conan the Barbarian is an A-class movie - but Conan the Destroyer is just plain C-class!!
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Old 11th September 2004, 06:14 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Re: Brilliant tripe.

I feel it my duty to help out a fellow gourmet of tripe

Save your money. Don't go to Amazon, go here

http://www.oldies.com

They have a fine selection of old B movies for as little as $5.95. They also do 30s serials (Flash Gordon, Buck Roger etc.) and boxed sets.

If you are looking for more up-to date stuff, Play.com do a triple disc set at 14.99 of Willow, Legend and Ladyhawke. They have lots of others at good stuff at competitive prices.

A particular favourite of mine is The Sword and the Sorceror which you can pick up pretty cheap now.
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Old 11th September 2004, 06:16 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Conan the Barbarian is an A-class movie
This film is worth buying for the soundtrack alone
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Old 12th September 2004, 04:12 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Re: Brilliant tripe.

Elvira mistress of the Dark is a firm fave classic B-movie.
Connan - (I have it on tape and loved the books)
Remo - (ditto)
The original Battle star Galactica (the new one is just bad)
Anything by director Edward Woodward
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Misfits of Science
I was a teenage vampire

I would however avoid Attack of the killer tomatoes. It was so bad it was just bad!
(sorry, bit carried away, am a bit of a b-movie freak)
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Old 12th September 2004, 07:58 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Re: Brilliant tripe.

Krull.
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Old 12th September 2004, 03:17 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Re: Brilliant tripe.

Do the Hammer Studio films count as B-movies? If so, I recommend

Horror of Dracula - Pretty nice with brow-raising modifications of the Stoker novel, moments of humorously bad acting and often stagey sets rubbing shoulders with the commanding screen presence of Peter Cushing as Van Helsing and Chris Lee as Dracula.

Curse of Frankenstein, Frankenstein must be destroyed - Excellent Franskenstein movies which concentrate on the actions of the actual man rather than the creature he makes.
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Old 15th September 2004, 01:10 PM   #39 (permalink)
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and don't forget Flash Gordon!
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Old 15th September 2004, 01:23 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Re: Brilliant tripe.

What about the He Man movie, Masters of the Universe, the one with Dolf Lundgren? Pretty risible at times, but good fun.
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Old 15th September 2004, 03:49 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Krull.
I love Krull...especially the flying horses.
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Old 15th September 2004, 04:27 PM   #42 (permalink)
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What about the He Man movie, Masters of the Universe, the one with Dolf Lundgren? Pretty risible at times, but good fun.
Rubbish. The He-Man movie was the most disappointing and demoralizing experience of my childhood. He-Man adventuring in a generic 80's American suburb...sorry.
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Old 16th September 2004, 11:42 AM   #43 (permalink)
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Rubbish. The He-Man movie was the most disappointing and demoralizing experience of my childhood. He-Man adventuring in a generic 80's American suburb...sorry.
Don't be mean, before I developed my George of the Jungle fethish, Dolph in He-man garb graced my wall...
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Old 16th September 2004, 05:49 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Don't be mean, before I developed my George of the Jungle fethish, Dolph in He-man garb graced my wall...
At least George was where he was supposed to be...in the Jungle. Where were Eternia, Castle Grayskull, Battlecat...in short anything that needed more than an absolute- bottom-of-the-barrel production?
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Re: Ridiculous Movies You Love...

Galaxy Quest
Dude, Where's My Car?
Jackass: the Movie
Hot Shots (both of them)
Naked Gun (um...all of them)
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