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tlake
18 Mar 11,, 02:27
I suppose with the virtual death of video rental, and fewer people going to cinemas we are more reliant on private DVD collections. I think the movie studios now make half their money off DVD/Blue Ray sales. So which weird and wonderful items in your collection do you cherish? I like Green Ice for the music of Bill Wyman (his Je suis un rockstar and Cloud Hopper movie theme song are in there), Anne Archer wasn't bad either, lol.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k259/tlake_2006/GreenIce1.jpg

Seven Nights In Japan (http://www.theartofmovieposters.com/ForSale/Images/DRAMA/1976_SEVENNIGHTSINJAPAN.jpg)

Hidemi Aoki (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hidemi-Aoki-Fan-Page/149641291749915)

Stitch
18 Mar 11,, 03:05
The two movies I tend to watch again and again and again are 13th Warrior and Kingdom of Heaven.

Tarek Morgen
18 Mar 11,, 03:20
One example most here will most likely never have heard of is this German war movie "Die Brücke" (The Bridge) from 1959. It is about a group of young teenagers drafted in the final days of the war, tasked with defending a small, unimportant bridge from the advancing allies. This scene is most likely the one remembered the strongest by anyone who has seen the movie:

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After the kids try to stop the Americans from passing, they suddenly pull back for a short moment. One soldiers appears and tries to tell them to go home. That they don't shot at kindergarten. The Germans don't understand anything he is saying except for Kindergarten, believing that he is tauning them they reopen fire, killing him

tlake
09 Apr 11,, 03:50
Boot Hill was the first movie where Bud Spencer and Terence Hill teamed up, although it isn't a straight comedy. Funny enough, 8 years later in 1977 Midway released an arcade game based on the movie!

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k259/tlake_2006/BootHill1.jpg

Boot Hill Plot (http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k259/tlake_2006/BootHill2.jpg)

Boot Hill arcade game (http://www.ilovethe80s.com/arcade_fullsize_boothill1.htm)

USSWisconsin
09 Apr 11,, 05:15
Boot Hill was the third in a trilogy; They Call Me Trinity, They Still Call Me Trinity, and Boot Hill
It is great, the first two are funnier. They are favorites in my collection too.

tlake
05 May 11,, 16:39
Boot Hill was the third in a trilogy; They Call Me Trinity, They Still Call Me Trinity, and Boot Hill
It is great, the first two are funnier. They are favorites in my collection too.

I think Boot Hill predated those movies, it was 1969 and They Call Me Trinity was 1970, and Boot Hill (different characters) wasn't a comedy. I think Boot Hill was the first time Bud Spencer and Terence Hill teamed up.:)

Smokey & The Bandit played at the drive-in for 1 year solid, and the only reason they stopped showing it was because Hooper came out.:cool:

http://webspace.webring.com/people/wb/belialprod/cannonballimages/hooper_ver2.jpg

http://imcdb.org/images/042/126.jpg

Firebird (http://www.er3.com/firebird/67firebirdT.htm)

USSWisconsin
05 May 11,, 17:22
I think Boot Hill predated those movies, it was 1969 and They Call Me Trinity was 1970, and Boot Hill (different characters) wasn't a comedy. I think Boot Hill was the first time Bud Spencer and Terence Hill teamed up.

You may be right, I bought the three together as a set and "assumed" - always a dangerous thing to do :redface:

tlake
24 Jun 11,, 17:30
You may be right, I bought the three together as a set and "assumed" - always a dangerous thing to do :redface:

A bit of trivia, Bud Spencer chose his name because his favorite actor was Spencer Tracey. He represented Italy in swimming at the Olympics (at the Helsinki games, 1952 I think). Terence Hill took his name from his American wife Lori Hill.:)

Will Blue Ray last as long as VHS? Probably not.;)

Seven Nights Video Clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha5ipWJEBuc)

http://www.thestranger.com/images/blogimages/2009/07/28/1248814974-viva_vhs.jpg

tlake
05 Aug 11,, 17:12
I think the ugly Corvette in Corvette Summer virtually killed Mark Hamill's movie career. Might also have been a factor in Jimmy Carter not getting a second term, lol. ;)

http://www.pitstop.net.au/upload/products/17438.jpg

http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/corvettesummer1.jpg

USSWisconsin
05 Aug 11,, 17:22
:slap:
I think the ugly Corvette in Corvette Summer virtually killed Mark Hamill's movie career.

WOW that is ugly - holy balls!:eek::puck:

tlake
03 Feb 12,, 15:22
Mark Hamill got more of a break than his acting talent deserved because of Star Wars. Gotta feel sorry for ol' Hoff, he was trapped by TV, but I think his ability merited a few movie comedies.

http://www.dvd-covers.org/d/103412-2/1782Knight_Rider_Season_1.jpg

tlake
02 Jun 12,, 12:34
In the '80s Stallone and cheese were synonymous, lol.

http://www.cannon.org.uk/cannonwarner/Cobra%20(1986)%20%5BUK%20VHS%5D.jpg

TopHatter
02 Jun 12,, 15:28
The Beast of War, or simply The Beast.

First saw it on Encore when Encore was free "premium" channel on our cable system.
I was utterly fascinated by this movie, all the more so because I'd never heard of it.

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tlake
12 Dec 12,, 17:31
These days I see Debbie Does Dallas as more of an art house movie.:biggrin:

Debbie Does Dallas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOcE7tVdoT4)

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o100/billburgette/imagesqtbnANd9GcSY0kSRvpU6uajmxjQyo.jpg

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o100/billburgette/imagesqtbnANd9GcTVHMDca3p8nJbevvSNo.jpg

Can't beat the old family favorites, lol!

tlake
02 Jul 13,, 18:35
I think The Omega Man still has the edge on Will Smith's I Am Legend remake, the latter has too much CGI to be taken seriously, IMO. Plus, the idea of Chuck Heston running around LA with firearms shooting communists, I mean zombies, is very believable.

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Captain Worley
03 Jul 13,, 15:10
The reason I bought my 69 Charger:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Z7A928EQL.jpg

Love E-bods....

http://cf.drafthouse.com/_uploads/galleries/17833/vanishing+point+movie.jpg

Just a flat out awesome movie...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d4/Duel_poster.jpg/220px-Duel_poster.jpg

Both 'season' of this are awesome

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8f/Hire_Ambush_(2001).jpg/220px-Hire_Ambush_(2001).jpg

Ahnuy
09 Jul 13,, 04:42
I wouldn't mind going to the movies if it weren't 8 bucks a person. It's pretty frustrating to say the least. Anyway, I think the movies I end up rewatching the most are probably Amelie, its been on tv a lot lately, Anchorman and we see a lot of Avengers at the house. Redbox is always good for renting though, I hope that doesn't die out any time soon.

Tamara
01 Oct 13,, 10:51
Cherish, huh?

I suppose that means which one I go back to watch, over and over again, huh?

Tough question, there are so many........and in more ways than one, too! I mean, I have the consumer market DVD's and then I have the conversion DVD's made from the VHS tapes. Hence, in the Ryan O'Neal theme to our beloved founder, I do go back every so often and watch "The Thief Who Came To Dinner", but the DVD is the working copy from the VHS tape.

So, let's break it up, by theme, best boy, best girl, and that one movie one goes back to, over and over again, just for a certain scene. And by original DVD and conversion.

Western, original DVD: The Cheyenne Social Club, hands down.....though Five Man Army is a good competitor
VHS source: Wagon Master

Thief: Green Ice for the DVD
VHS: The Thief Who Came to Dinner

Epic Adventure: Shout at the Devil for the DVD
VHS: The Red Tent (fictionalized history)

Comedy: Roxanne for the DVD
VHS: A New Leaf

War: Zeppelin for the DVD
VHS: Squadron 633

Tragedy: The Day of the Dolphin for the DVD
VHS: The Trojan Women

Sci Fi: Solar Crisis for the DVD
VHS: Dark Star

Debauchery: Caligula for the DVD
VHS: Story of O

Musical: Paint Your Wagon for the DVD
VHS: Fiddler on the Roof

Spy: The Eiger Sanction for the DVD
VHS: Any Michael Caine

Firepower: Ronin for the DVD
VHS: Killing Time (1998)

Femme Fatale: Avalon (2001) for the DVD
VHS: Formula 51

End of the Line: By Dawn's Early Light for the DVD
VHS: She

Swords: The Three/Four Musketeers (Oliver Reed) for the DVD
VHS: Hearts and Armor

Monsters: Waxworks for the DVD
VHS: An American Werewolf in London

Love: Starting Over for the DVD
VHS: Ghost

Best Boy: Charles Bronson

Best Girl: Sandra Bullock

Fav movie to go back again and again for that one scene:
DVD: The Living Daylights (assault on The Rock)
VHS: On Her Majesty's Secret Service (the air assault)

tlake
05 Dec 13,, 17:09
One really special gem is Used Cars (1980) starring Kurt Russell. Columbia made the mistake of releasing it too close to Flying High (Leslie Nielsen). Everyone went to see Flying High and overlooked Used Cars. The few people that did see it loved it!

Used Cars Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVotdFFcJBs)

Actually, Columbia was one of the few that released their movies on Beta.

http://seriousmovielover.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/used_cars_vhs-copy.jpg

http://www.aruaruvideo.com/images02/G16248.jpg

Taiyo ni Hoero! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5973AdjgMs8)

Tamara
12 Dec 13,, 10:11
One really special gem is Used Cars (1980) starring Kurt Russell. Columbia made the mistake of releasing it too close to Flying High (Leslie Nielsen). Everyone went to see Flying High and overlooked Used Cars. The few people that did see it loved it!

Used Cars Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVotdFFcJBs)

Actually, Columbia was one of the few that released their movies on Beta.

http://seriousmovielover.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/used_cars_vhs-copy.jpg

http://www.aruaruvideo.com/images02/G16248.jpg

Taiyo ni Hoero! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5973AdjgMs8)

Used Cars I know. Saw it once on a movie channel.....................never heard of this "Flying High".

Oh, you mean, Airplane!. Well, to each their own. Curiously enough, I don't think I've ever seen that movie completely. Certainly not at the theatre.

tlake
23 Oct 14,, 19:01
Used Cars I know. Saw it once on a movie channel.....................never heard of this "Flying High".

Oh, you mean, Airplane!. Well, to each their own. Curiously enough, I don't think I've ever seen that movie completely. Certainly not at the theatre.

That was certainly the end of the era when movies went under different titles, would never happen with global marketing these days, lol.

The eventual wrecking of the Porsche 928 was priceless! Seeing the movie again made me realise how much that car looked like a squashed Pacer, lol!

http://garywarnett.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/riskybusiness.jpg

Porsche 928 (https://www.facebook.com/CarToonsByMarc/photos/a.414103268730460.1073741827.414100642064056/414138298726957/?type=3&theater)

http://www.carfromfire.com/images/porsche-928_key_5.jpg


Risky Business You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba0tWgP138g)

AMC Pacer (https://www.facebook.com/216732805012232/photos/pb.216732805012232.-2207520000.1412873948./770063963012444/?type=3&theater)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/82/1976_AMC_Pacer_red_base_model_NC-r.jpg