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Obscure Old Movie Favourites

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 7:56 AM

CHRISISALL


Name them.
I got one: Tom Selleck in Lassiter (1983).

Remember it? A cool pre-WWII spy thriller co-starring Jane Seymour & Lauren Hutton. And WTF it ain't on DVD yet I cannot fathom.

Next?


The laughing Chrisisall

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 8:54 AM

OPPYH




A made for tv movie from 1984. Shatner gets addicted to a hooker(Shepard).

Probably just a vehicle to show Cybil in Lingerie for two hours, but she does look sexy in it.

Available on dvd.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 9:06 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by OPPYH:


A made for tv movie from 1984. Shatner gets addicted to a hooker(Shepard).


Is that a "TJ" hooker?
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


The laughing Chrisisall

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 9:10 AM

OPPYH


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:


A made for tv movie from 1984. Shatner gets addicted to a hooker(Shepard).


Is that a "TJ" hooker?
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!



nice!

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 9:27 AM

CHRISISALL


Blood Of Heroes:

Post-apocalyptic madness! But good!


The laughing Chrisisall

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 11:31 AM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:

Remember it? A cool pre-WWII spy thriller co-starring Jane Seymour & Lauren Hutton. And WTF it ain't on DVD yet I cannot fathom.




Never saw that one. Looks like it did have a full screen DVD release years ago, but it's long out of print.

Much like Selleck's other WWII era lost film, High Road to China.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 5:03 PM

SHADESIREN


I LOVED blood of Heroes.

I reccomend Six-String Samurai.

An excellent review/description: http://www.bloodygoodhorror.com/bgh/blogs/03/03/2009/why-i-love-six-st
ring-samurai




"You ever try a pink golf ball, Wally? Why, the wind shear alone on a pink golf ball can take the head off a 90-pound midget at over 300 yards." ~Ward Cleaver, Six-String Samurai

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 5:09 PM

TRAVELER




Gary Cooper in "Man of the West".
It had Julie London, Lee J. Cobb, and Jack Lord.


http://www.imdb.com/mymovies/list?l=28764731
Traveler

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 10:57 PM

ANOTHERSKY


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Name them.
I got one: Tom Selleck in Lassiter (1983).

Remember it? A cool pre-WWII spy thriller co-starring Jane Seymour & Lauren Hutton. And WTF it ain't on DVD yet I cannot fathom.

Next?


The laughing Chrisisall





And I have to wonder if that's where they got THE Lassiter.
You know, the one that Inara thinks would be like fencing the Monawho.

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Going for a ride.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 6:20 AM

JONGSSTRAW


Love High Road To China & Lassiter. Selleck never got the respect he deserved for those great movies. Some other favorites are:

Captains Of The Clouds - not generally considered one of Cagney's best, I love the movie because of the themes of courage and duty. Also the technicolor is brilliant.

The Mortal Storm - w/ Jimmy Stewart, Robert Young, Robert Stack, and a great supporting cast including the legendary Maria Ouspenskaya. Great anti-Nazi film that chronicles the early days of Hitler, and his impact on regular folk. Very powerful.

The Flamingo Kid - long-forgotten Matt Dillan movie that I never get tired of. With Richard Crenna, Hector Elizondo, and a great cast of young unknowns. Simple movie about coming of age in 1963 Brooklyn. For me, Matt Dillan never did better. And I can relate to the "beach club" scene of the 60's on Long Island.





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Thursday, January 14, 2010 9:00 AM

CHRISISALL


Here's another:




The laughing Chrisisall

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 9:11 AM

MSA


Something I bet no one has seen

Splitting Heirs ( with John Cleese and Eric Idle and a very young Catherine Zeta Jones)

To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
--Francois Mauriac
It's fuzzy-minded liberal thinking like that that gets you eaten.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 11:57 AM

LWAVES


Quote:

Originally posted by MsA:
Something I bet no one has seen

Splitting Heirs ( with John Cleese and Eric Idle and a very young Catherine Zeta Jones)




Well, sorry but you've lost that bet.
John Cleese and Eric Idle, along with the other Python members, always pique my interest in any stuff they are in.

As for my own picks:

Jabberwocky
May be one that isn't too obscure but with Michael Palin in the lead and half the Python cast involved what's not to like. Very satirical that uses most of the fantasy cliches.

Ghost Story (1981)
Fred Astaire and Douglas Fairbanks Jr plus two others get together at a club to tell ghost stories but a pattern emerges about a gruesome secret they share. An intelligent movie with a great cast and good story.

Two Days In The Valley
A big cast of recognisable faces including Jeff Daniels, Teri Hatcher, James Spader, Charlize Theron and Glenne Headly to name some. But personally I think Danny Aiello steals the show.

And I could probably add Glengarry Glen Ross, Box Of Moon Light and Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead to the list as well.



"I don't believe in suicide, but if you'd like to try it it might cheer me up to watch."

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 12:07 PM

STORYMARK


How obscure are we talking? Because now we're getting folks listing easily available and critically lauded flicks.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 12:49 PM

TRAVELER




Beyond the Forest

Betty Davis and Joseph Cotton
You should hear Betty say, "What a dump", as she walks down the stairs of her own home. Her character was truly evil.


http://www.imdb.com/mymovies/list?l=28764731
Traveler

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 1:49 PM

CHRISISALL


One of my faves:




The laughing Chrisisall

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 2:18 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Amazing Grace and Chuck.

I don't even know why, but I love this silly little movie. Maybe because it gives hope to the "little people" going up against The Man.

Ragtime.

Big production, big budget, but most haven't seen it. I loved it. Still do.

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Friday, January 15, 2010 6:36 AM

WEICHI


Here are some, what I consider truly obscure classics.

Hoffman - Peter Sellers - a tad mysoginist, but an amazing performance.

Phantom Lady - A no star film noir with a classic drum solo scene.

Matewan - maybe not obscure enough, but truly the best film that many have never heard of.

See how I'm not hitting him, I think I've grown!

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Saturday, January 16, 2010 8:59 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Those don't seem very obscure.
So I'll include
Amazing Grace and Chuck.
When Every Day Was the Fourth of July.
Freaked.
Mom and Dad Save the World.

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Saturday, January 16, 2010 9:07 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by jewelstaitefan:

Mom and Dad Save the World.

OMG- I haven't seen that since...
Forever!!!
I NEED that movie!!!!


The laughing Chrisisall

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Saturday, January 16, 2010 9:29 PM

CAZARIL


Two films that always creep back into my head with a "now what was the name of that movie"

Lifeforce

Videodrome

Haven't seen either in years (25+)....

Caz

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Saturday, January 16, 2010 9:50 PM

SHADESIREN


Mom and Dad save the world... another serious favorite... I have a Customer at work I make a mocha for every day - I call him Emperor Todd - HAIL TODD. He loves Jon Lovitz, so he just giggles.

I need that on e DVD, but I want the uncut one - all i ever see now is the shortened version. (I specifically remember a hot tub scene that was really funny, and it's always missing, so I wonder what else might have got cut?)

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Saturday, January 16, 2010 10:23 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


BoH - one of my fav 'obscure' movies. The lovely Joan Chen, Rutger Hauer, Del Roy Lindo, and if you look closely a young Vincent D'Onofrio.

"You guys always bring me the very best violence"


SGG

Tawabawho?

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Saturday, January 16, 2010 10:32 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


Your dead right about Matewan. It is a great story, has a solid cast and it is critically acclaimed. One of the best "westerns" I've seen in a long time - it's High Noon meets Hoffa.

Great stuff, villians and heathens aplenty.

SGG

Tawabawho?

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Saturday, January 16, 2010 10:42 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


Lassiter is good, but I nominate:

Going Places, with Gerard Depardieu, French with subtitles; most times you don't need the words the scenes speak for themselves.

Funny, poignant and sad all rolled into one movie. To top it off, the way it was shot it will not be dated at all. See it, if you can.



SGG

Tawabawho?

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Sunday, January 17, 2010 2:58 AM

THESOMNAMBULIST


This little gem from David Carradine.
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2165021696/tt0082011

This from Ernest B. Schoedsack
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2112265728/tt0032412

This from Jonathan R. Betuel
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089652

Oh and this by Maurizio Ponzi:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084151/

Sheer brilliance!


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Sunday, January 17, 2010 3:21 AM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


How's about a little Val Kilmer flick called "The Salton Sea"? Anyone ever seen that one? Vincent D'Onofrio turns in a great performance, as does Kilmer.

Also overlooked is "The Ice Harvest", with John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton.

And don't forget the classic "Night of the Comet". Or even "Eating Raoul".

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Sunday, January 17, 2010 4:42 PM

TRAVELER



To Please a Lady

Clark Gable and Barbara Stanwyck
Excellent auto racing footage in this film.



http://www.imdb.com/mymovies/list?l=28764731
Traveler

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Sunday, January 17, 2010 4:50 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Speaking of great auto racing footage in obscure old movies, how's about "Grand Prix"?

Or "LeMans", with Steve McQueen. Great racing, horrible plot. :(

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Sunday, January 17, 2010 5:00 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Kwicko:

Or "LeMans", with Steve McQueen. Great racing, horrible plot. :(

Or *no* plot. I read them made it up as they went. BUT, gee are ate racing footage.
As far as race cars go though, I like THX1138.


The laughing Chrisisall

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Sunday, January 17, 2010 5:10 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


You mean this car? (The paint job is different, but they used a Lola T70/3 with dummy turbine engines for the movie)




As for "LeMans", the big problem was that McQueen wanted it done HIS way, and the director disagreed. So the director quit. Or was fired. And McQueen got it his way.

He was wrong.

Mike

Work is the curse of the Drinking Class.
- Oscar Wilde

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Sunday, January 17, 2010 5:16 PM

CHRISISALL








O
M
G
!
*breath is taken away*

I'll be in my garage.


The laughing Chrisisall

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Monday, January 18, 2010 7:54 AM

UNABASHEDVIXEN




Fantastic early (pre-Hollywood) Hitchcock with the delightful Michael Redgrave. I think it's in the public realm, you can watch it on YouTube.

*
People before profits

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Saturday, January 23, 2010 3:24 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Anybody else for Tim? I have long thought it is Mel Gibson's best acting. I think from about 1980.
I know people who consider A Boy and His Dog to be the only valid excuse for not removing Don Johnson from the world. I think it is the only film ever directed by L.Q. Jones.
I'd be remiss to not mention Mulholland Falls. My fave role from Bruce Dern.


Quote:

Originally posted by Kwicko:
How's about a little Val Kilmer flick called "The Salton Sea"? Anyone ever seen that one? Vincent D'Onofrio turns in a great performance, as does Kilmer.

Also overlooked is "The Ice Harvest", with John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton.

And don't forget the classic "Night of the Comet". Or even "Eating Raoul".


Can't agree with those, but at least your Cusack mention reminds me of Map of the Human Heart.

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Saturday, January 23, 2010 4:32 AM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


"A Boy and His Dog"! I loved that movie!

Time has done it no favors, it would seem. A quick look on IMDB shows some horrendous covers for the DVD release, with blurbs like "Has to seen from the beginning!" and "Screenplay by Harlen Ellison" with "Liner notes by Robert Heincein". It looks like they picked the DVDs up from a Chinatown street vendor, or from the Ukraine.

I thought the movie deserved better treatment than that. :(

Mike

Work is the curse of the Drinking Class.
- Oscar Wilde

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Saturday, January 23, 2010 9:18 AM

TRAVELER


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Quote:

Originally posted by Kwicko:

Or "LeMans", with Steve McQueen. Great racing, horrible plot. :(

Or *no* plot. I read them made it up as they went. BUT, gee are ate racing footage.
As far as race cars go though, I like THX1138.



The plot is the race itself. And the stars are the machines and the drivers nerve combined with tactics used in endurance racing. The film footage is a great example of camera placement.


http://www.imdb.com/mymovies/list?l=28764731
Traveler

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Saturday, January 23, 2010 11:31 AM

OPPYH




Just a good horror movie

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Saturday, January 23, 2010 11:35 AM

OPPYH




and another

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Saturday, January 23, 2010 11:39 AM

OPPYH



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Saturday, January 23, 2010 11:40 AM

OPPYH



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Saturday, January 23, 2010 11:42 AM

OPPYH



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Saturday, January 23, 2010 11:48 AM

OPPYH




FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMEN

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Saturday, January 23, 2010 11:51 AM

OPPYH




Vincent Price is downright sinister in this film

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Saturday, January 23, 2010 11:54 AM

OPPYH



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Saturday, January 23, 2010 2:01 PM

SIMONWHO


How about the original Bedazzled, with Pete and Dud? Do ignore the recent remake with Liz Hurley though that probably went without saying.

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Saturday, January 23, 2010 2:01 PM

SIMONWHO


Also, what about that great 2010 movie "Double Post" - didn't see that one coming.

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Sunday, January 24, 2010 10:37 AM

BLUESUNCOMPANYMAN


Chrisisall,

Good on you for recalling Blood of Heros, very few people even know of it, much less how good it actually was.

Nobody can anymore recall the great wars, nor why they were fought. Just as nobody can recall the orgins of the game, nor why it's played with a dog's skull

What a great opening that was.

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Sunday, January 24, 2010 10:48 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by bluesuncompanyman:
Chrisisall,

Good on you for recalling Blood of Heros, very few people even know of it, much less how good it actually was.



Written & directed by Davis Peoples of Blade Runner fame.
If ONLY the DVD was a better transfer... ahh well.


The laughing Chrisisall

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Sunday, January 24, 2010 11:27 AM

THATWEIRDGIRL


In honor of the very talented and breathtakingly beautiful Jean Simmons, I give you The Grass is Greener.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053877/

Jean Simmons, Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, and Robert Mitchum.



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Sunday, January 24, 2010 1:39 PM

TRAVELER


I remember Jean in "The Big Country" and "Elmer Gantry".


http://www.imdb.com/mymovies/list?l=28764731
Traveler

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