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Films B-Movie Recommendations

Discussion in 'General' started by DougEdey, 14 Feb 2009.

  1. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    2 is a remake of 1 (little bit funnier, but still a horror and still Bruce Campbell on his own in a cabin for 90% of it). 3 follows on from the end of 2 and is a completely different style of film a bit more slapstick (as seen in the graveyard scene where Ash awakens the dead by not remembering the words correctly).

    And it was on the Sci-Fi channel again last Friday.

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    I've got Jack Brooks Monster Slayer here, it wasn't that good tbh.

    Drive was quite a good sci-fi/martial arts one


    Or Bubba Ho-tep

     
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  2. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't really belong in Doug's thread, but Evil Dead III is a brilliant film. And Orgazmo :D
     
  3. D3s3rt_F0x

    D3s3rt_F0x New Member

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    Need to see Basketball as well if your gonna watch Orgazmo
    Fat Pizzas good if you can get your hands on it
     
  4. Hex

    Hex Paul?! Super Moderator

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    Don't you mean BASEketball? ;)
     
  5. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    You of all people should know I HAVE Baseketball. Bloody northerner :p
     
  6. D3s3rt_F0x

    D3s3rt_F0x New Member

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    Well I know that but was humouring the rest who dont
     
  7. johnnyboy700

    johnnyboy700 Active Member

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    Try "Fiend Without a Face" for some classic 50's Sci-Fi, you could also take a look at the Ray Harryhausen films from the 50's & 60's.

    I would also recommend the "Thing From Another World", its based on the same short story as the John Carpenter version of "The Thing" but as the budget (and more likely the effects technology as well) was limited its a fairly different telling of the story. Although there is one pretty spectacular bit of stunt work involving the creature, a can of pariffin (kerosene for the US) and a flare gun.

    This Island Earth is another pretty good slice of 50's Sci-Fi, it was unfairly lampooned on MST3K in my opinion as its regarded as a classic of its time.
     
  8. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    +1 :clap:

    A good starting point are all the classics by Jack Arnold:
    • Creature from the Black Lagoon
    • Tarantula
    • This Island Earth (by Joseph M. Newman, but Jack Arnold did the reshoots)
    • The Monolith Monsters
    • The Incredible Shrinking Man

    There is also:
    • Forbidden Planet (Fred Wilcox); if you see only one Sci-Fi B-movie this should be it.
    • The Day the Earth Stood Still (Robert Wise)
    • The Day the Earth Caught Fire (Val Guest)
    • Them (Gordon Douglas)
    • Fantastic Voyage (Richard Fleischer)
    • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel)
    • The Thing From Another World (Christian Nyby)

    Also, anything by Roger Corman, notably:
    • X (The Man with the X-Ray Eyes)
    • The Beast with a Million Eyes (uncredited)
    • Attack of the Crab Monsters
    • Not of This Earth
    • The Wasp Woman
    • Creature from the Haunted Sea
    • Monster from the Ocean Floor
    • The Brain Eaters

    The list goes on...

    If you like Star Trek, the classic series, have a look at Raumpatrouille (1966), its surprisingly slick German counterpart. See a trailer below. Ignore the garish colours added by whoever posted the clip --the original was broadcast in black-and-white.



    It was, in certain matters ahead of Star Trek. Females had a much more prominent role than yeoman or communiations officer: Raumpatrouille already featured a female starship captain (on another ship) and a female engineer. The ship, Orion had a big viewing screen like the Enterprise but it also featured Heads Up Display and tactical info. It had a glass table that featured another viewing screen with the same.

    Plots were not as philosophical as they could get in Star Trek, with much of it involving the ongoing conflict with the "Frogs" (an acronym nickname), of which little was known. It never became clear why they were hostile, and all attempts to communicate failed. Their ships were smaller and considerably faster. The few times they are seen by the crew directly they appear as vague, shimmering forms suggesting that they do not quite live on the same physical plane.

    If the foreign language does not put you off, then also try Ikari XB-1 (1963), an athmospheric and really rather good Sci-Fi movie from Czechoslovakia.
     
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  9. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    The Vincent Price original versions of The Raven, House of Wax, House on Haunted Hill, Dr Phibes & Edward Scissorhands
     
  10. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    The Andromeda Strain (original version);)
     
  11. bloodcar

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    Come on Doug, did you forget me?
     
  12. johnnyboy700

    johnnyboy700 Active Member

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    I just remembered one I've always had a soft spot for, its a made for TV movie but I reckon its pretty good, its called The Car.

    Check it on IMDB if your curious, it was ripped off in a Futurama episode (curse of the were-car I think).
     
  13. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Own it dude, I'd not let you get away <3
     
  14. bloodcar

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    How is it? I started watching it once but didn't get past 5 minutes into it. I'm still pissed off because I can't use "bloodcar" as my Twitter name.
     
  15. crazyg1zm0

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    Spaceballs epic film very funny
     
  16. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    It's ****, but entertaining
     
  17. Mr Flibbles

    Mr Flibbles I'm not part of the solution....

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    The Thing, thats a good sc-fi/horror B movie. better if you get the HD version.

    The Dentist, Very funny B-Movie Horror/Thriller but poor acting.
     
  18. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    Gordon's... ALIVE?!

    Ah, Vultan. How we love you. :)

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers
    This Island Earth
    The day the Earth caught fire
     
  19. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    Maybe not technically a B-Movie, but it's good trash 80's "popcorn" fun.

    Real Genius

    Doesn't Val look young. ;)
     
  20. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Nexxo has been peeking at MY dvd collection. Most of his list are on one or another of my raid arrays.
    Go to Netflix and browse Science Fiction. Set the rating to show lowest stars first. Interesting stuff.

    Most cost as much to rent as they did to MAKE!

    john
     

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