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Hi all,
After finishing college I started making my way through an extensive range of films I taped, or bought but didn't get a chance to watch. It is always handy to have a collection, as a good film in the cinema is a rare as.. well it's rare.
So just wondering if anyone saw any good films, that might not be well known.

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El riesgo vive siempre!

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"Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory"



there's just something about those "oompaloompa's"...

bwahahahaha---HA!

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Karen that is not cult, it is famous, at least in Europe. It is always shown at Christmas, for the past 20 years.

I was talking more about films like

Brazil
City of the lost children
Fisher King
the films of Jan Svankmajer (i'll be well impressed if anyone knows any of his films).
The three colours trilogy
Sex and Lucia
I went down (best irish film in years).


I am sure I'll think of more.
Those OOpma's used to scare the hell of me when i was young, I think anything trippy did, like wanderly wagon about a flying gyspy wagon talking dog...The british kids shows were even worse.

El riesgo vive siempre!

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I was teasing you lovie!

Hmmm...I dont know that I like cult films that much...but? the music it produces DOES resonate with me...hhhhhmmmmmm...

"And SUDDENLY SEYMOUR!!!!"
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It's not a movie but it's cult and the coolest thing and probably one of the best television programmes that I've seen. The Prisioner. It's so cool, I watched all the episodes a few weekends ago, I hardly dared to leave my chair incase I missed something vital.

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"Dead Again" a film done in New Zealand.
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Karen, don't tease! and what do you mean you don't like cult movies that much?
Cult movies are just films that have yet to get a worldwide audience, some don't deserve it but there are many great films waiting to be discovered. That's what I mean by cult, not "arty" Go to your video store and rent a cult film, I command thee. lol

Andrew, I never saw the prisoner. I don't think it made it on to Irish tv.

Sharon, is that the dead again directed and staring Kenneth Branagh?

more cult films I remembered,
Pi, Amelie (a must see, feel good film of the century), Delicatessen. Lost highway, Babe (i kid not, it's a great film.) The iron giant (forget disney this is the best animation film, even has a moral but doesn't ram it down your throat).

How could I forget Memento!?!






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The Evil Dead series, hands down.
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Oh no!! It's Dead Alive...no big names. It's a very black comedy. Not many people will like it but I laugh every time I see it (something about an ear falling into the soup during a dinner with the prospective inlaws amused me!).
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Who can forget that top cult classic "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes"? It was undeniably one of the worst movies ever made....so bad it became one of the most successful cult classics in history, especially among college kids. I think the entire budget was 2 or 3 grand. When the killer tomatoes attacked, someone off-camera rolled regular tomatoes down the street while people screamed and panicked...it was beautiful

One of my favorite obscure movies was The Swimmer with Burt Lancaster, who was an aging Olympic swimmer who had turned into an alcoholic (due to mysterious circumstances). He decided one day to swim the length of the neighborhood he lived in. He had a map of everyone in the neighborhood who had a pool and he mapped a path that would allow him to swim the length of as many pools as possible. He had several things happen to him along the way which made the movie very intriguing and it ended up in the pool of a millionaire who was having a large cocktail party around the pool. It was a tense scene and the reason for Lancaster's alcoholism was made obvious....over all, an outstanding acting performance and a worthwhile movie to see.

I have more......

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Chris, I only saw evil dead two but what a movie, some great scenes.
"let's head on down into that cellar and carve ourselves a witch".

Sharon, I love good black comedies, I am going have to see if I can track it down.

Michael, I have always wanted to see killer tomatoes. It sounds like the kind of film Ed Wood would be proud of.


Oh just remembered the Butcher boy, there is a great irish black comedy.


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Big Night
Y Tu Mama Tambien
Fitzcaraldo
Election
Pleasantville
Evil Dead 2
Army of Darkness
Train of Life
Bowfinger

and, sadly, I think ...
Moonlight Mile (sigh --
go see this movie, people!)

Sharon: Party's ovah! *starts lawnmower*
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Balladeer,
That's based on the short story of the same name
by John Cheever.

Go read it. It's mind-blowing.
(as is all of Cheever's stories)
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"This is my BOOM STICK!"  hahahaha!

I don't know if they're cult films, but I love Clue and Young Frankenstein.  I've seen both movies a hundred times, and my copies warble they've been played so much.
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Oh wait wait!  Big Trouble in Little China!!
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Harold and Maude
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Recent?  [since 1960's] Mosquito Coast; The Graduate; Lord of the Flies; Somewhere in Time; Devil's Advocate; Sixth Sense; Shawshank Redemption; Excaliber; Days of Wine & Roses; any Clint Eastwood movie;...just a few.  I will get back to you on pre-1960's...

but I have to admit, fix me a bowl of buttered popcorn with Pepsi on the side, and I'm your date!

[This message has been edited by Sunshine (10-07-2002 04:28 PM).]

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Mikey,
Big night I saw trailers for it, looks promising,
I haven't seen Y Tu Mama Tambien, I think my brother has though... the title sounds familiar.
Fitzcaraldo, Army of Darkness (i really want to see it) Train of Life, Bowfinger, Moonlight Mile i have n't seen.
Election and Pleasantville are both great.

Nicole, haven't seen either. Though I want to see Young Frankenstein, it's supposed to be Mel Brook's best film other than the producers. "I am hysterical, I am wet and now I am in pain."
Big Trouble in Little China, I remember seeing that years ago. Aw 80's films.

Karen, Harold and Maude? haven't seen that nor have I heard about. Are you making film titles up now? lol

Karilea, the popcorn is in the mircowave, and there is plenty of space on that sofa, roll the film.

Devil's Advocate, it was ok...ruined a bit by Card board Keana Reeves. Pacino was great
though.
Sixth Sense, good flick. If you enjoyed that, rent "the others" a really great film.
Shawshank Redemption amazing,
Excaliber many an irish cast, irish director so I have to say it is good.. a bit trippy though.

On the subject of 60's upwards,
Taxi driver, raging bull, easy rider, Apoc. now (did anyone else think the redux weakened the film's impact) Bladerunner,
Brazil (i have to mention it again.. It is based on 1984, by Terry Gilliam, if you don't mind films that are a bit strange see it), Clockwork Orange, Miller's crossing, Barton Fink, Fight club, Magnolia, Once upon a time in America (possibly the finest 4 hr film ever, though there is not much competition.)

To die for, Sharon if you like black comedies you should like this.




  

El riesgo vive siempre!

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Oh yeah, Dr Strangelove or how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb
"Gentlemen you can't fight here, this is the war room."
Also A shadow of a doubt, one of Hitchcocks finest not too well known films.  

El riesgo vive siempre!

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http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/5862/harold.htm
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Gregory Peck films - primarily, To Kill a Mockingbird; Roman Holiday...

Lee Remick Films...

Dial M for Murder...

most Hitchcock films...

I'll be back...is the butter ready?
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Karen, was kidding I know Harold and Maude is a film, haven't seen the link has me interested.

Karilea, we were not big into butter on our popcorn over here so you are gonna have to bring your own. Speaking of Hitchcock, I have Rear window, Psycho, Vertigo, rope, Saboteur , shadow of a doubt, so pop by any time before 1 am GMT. My house is on that little island opposite to the country where the queen lives. You can’t miss it… Just ask for the poet for who taught Seamus Heaney how to write, he gets the fame and awards what do I get…Nothing.

El riesgo vive siempre!

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Hemo the Magnificent  
I believe Frank Capra was the director...
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All o' th' Evil Dead trilogy. Duuuuuh. I have a plaster statue of Ash in my room (with a Celtic Princess Barbie on a gold leash ).

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so swollen it fills up my mouth

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Oh, wow!!! I had forgotten the greatest cult film in the history of film...THE DARK BACKWARD!!! I could not believe this movie while I was watching it, could not believe I was watching it and could not believe I couldn't stop watching it!!! It is by far the strangest movie I have ever seen. Great stars...Bill Paxton, Judd Nelson, Rob Lowe, James Caan, Wayne Newton...with a plot that is insane. Paxton and Nelson are garbage men always looking for ways to get rich. Nelson works occasionally at stand-up comedy and has never gotten a laugh in his life. One morning he begins to grow a third arm - in the middle of his back! Paxton, his partner, sees this as a way to get rich and manages to book him on television. The movie includes digging around in the garbage to eat thrown-away food, an orgy with two 600 pound ladies (have your barf bag on full alert) and various other scenes that are mind-boggling. The photography is sensational, along the lines of BRAZIL.

After remembering this film, I did a search on it and came up with the following comments of other viewers.....

"one of the greatest movies i ever seen. this movie is not for the people who are offended easy. it have disturbing images. anyway the acting was great. everybody played their role superb. the movie is about one guy being nice and truthfull while everybody around him greedy and hard to deal people. it show us the human nature on a whole new level. it shows our world on a cult level. and what are actually people really are. it shows a disturbing world that we think is unreal and stupid without knowing that we actually live in the same one without seeing it.

the movie have it all. comedy and drama are going together with the cult feeling. This is a great movie that only cult fans will understand. people who have feelings and see outside the box. see it to believe it."
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"Do yourself a favour . . .
. . . and never, ever see it. Now, I've been watching bad scifi movies for years. I love watching bad scifi movies. I think that was the only reason I could watch this movie the whole way through. I was toughened up by "Nukie," "Indian Superman," and that awful "Fantastic Four" movie, just to name some examples. Usually, I have to beat my head against the wall after I've seen a bad movie to make some of the pain go away. No, not with this one. With "TDB," I had to hit myself in the head with a shoe in the middle of the movie. Temporary fix. I can't believe I wanted to see that. I cried. When it finished, I cried. It was horrible. It was worse than when I saw *shudders* Wil Wheaton in his underwear in "The Curse," which, by the way, never watch either. Aside from the fact that Wesley Crusher's in his tighty whiteys, it's just sooo bad. But this review is about "TDB." The worst part about it is that someone wrote this movie and said, "This deserves to go on film! It's great!" and Wayne Newton, Rob Lowe, and everyone else in the cast said, "Oh, this is what I want on my film history!" I'll watch "Indian Superman" until the cows come home, but I am never going to see this steaming pile of dren again."
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"Bizarre, yet oddly compelling...
Wow, what can you say about a movie that features necrophilia (implied), 3 600+ pound women in lingerie, everything covered with a layer of dirt, slime, goo, etc., and Wayne Newton??

This movie is definately not going to appeal to everyone. In fact, when I pop this baby into the VCR for my friends, it's about a 50/50 split on love/hate. I mainly got it becuase the makeup effects were done by Tony Gardner.

Admittedly, there are a few places the movie drags no, but overall I enjoyed this movie about a garbageman by day, a terribly unfunny comedian by night, who grows a third arm (on his back no less). Bill Paxton is great as his trashy/opportunistic buddy and the scene of him in bed with 3 extremely large womn in lingerie....has to be seen to be believed...

Another of those in my video collection that I'm careful about showing to friends...that whole love/hate thing and all..."
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"A friend warned me that this was the worst movie he had ever seen. I was curious, because it had developed a bit of a cult status. I like a lot of odd indie cult movies so I gave it a shot. I have to agree with my friend. It is a steaming pile of dung. I am sorry to the people who love this movie, but I can recommend much better stuff if you want to watch a twisted indie cult film. Try Peter Jackson's Dead Alive (aka Braindead), Cemetery Man (aka Dellamorte Dellamore) , or Modern vampires"
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"The Dark Backward" (starring Judd Nelson, Bill Paxton, Wayne Newton, James Caan and Rob Lowe) is SUCH a dark and creepy comedy, I personally think it set its own grotesque standard of cinematic excellence when it premiered to no particular acclaim in 1991.

Any summary of "The Dark Backward" is practically impossible without divulging what may be considered "spoilers," as the film is comprised of one macabre, revolting and fascinating scene after another. I will, therefore, exercise the utmost restraint. The story revolves around a cast of abysmal characters, notably "Marty" and "Gus" (Nelson and Paxton), a pair of garbage men who aspire to reach the glamour of Hollywood and its riches. Problem is, Marty is positively the WORST standup comedian in the universe, and Gus is a revolting PIG of a human being. Their path to fame and fortune is thus fraught with obstacles, as you can well imagine. Until, that is, unkind Fate hands Marty a truly BIZARRE anatomical windfall. Our intrepid garbage men are then swept up in a rush of cheesy appearances in cheesier venues, managed by the cheesiest talent agent of all time (played to perfection by Wayne Newton). James Caan makes a surprising appearance as Marty's less-than-capable physician, and an almost unrecognizable Rob Lowe hams his role as the Hollywood talent scout who offers to make the boys' fondest dreams come true.

Overall, "The Dark Backward" is BEYOND weird and BEYOND tragicomical, as it draws the viewer into a surreal world of pathetic hopes, dashed dreams, remarkable characterizations and a number of dark, riveting images that will NOT leave your memory any time soon, I can promise you.

I admit that I am a fan of Bill Paxton, and any commentary I render on this movie is necessarily colored by my admiration of the fellow and his astonishing performances. For the Paxton lover, "The Dark Backward" is a tour de force of WILD BILL, with the accent on WILD.... Paxton's role as "Gus" is stunningly, shockingly, embarrassingly GROSS, and I confess that I love it more than his portrayal of the vampire "Severen" in "Near Dark." Frankly, if the two characters, Severen and Gus, sat down to dinner together, I guarantee you that Severen would become ill watching Gus eat. "
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"i saw this when it first came out, and was like "what the f**k??" yet at the same time i was intrigued by it. judd nelson, wayne newton, and a third arm? wow. plus adam rifkin's style was so unusual, with his bizarre focus on blump's (squeezable bacon? yum) and the kitty clock. i pitied judd nelson's character, for having such a sad existence, with a friend that would b.s. him about his (non-existent) comedic abilities.

the movie didn't change my life or anything, but i can honestly say that i have yet to see any other movie like it"
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Hey, Brian, let's face it. With reviews like these how can it not be one of the greatest cult films of all times??????  

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