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Obscure Movies to Recommend

Discussion in 'Denver, CO' started by PtrsonsZOO, Mar 28, 2002.

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  1. PtrsonsZOO

    PtrsonsZOO Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    In another thread today I got an idea for set up a thread for us to recommend off beat, but good, movies to each other.

    My specialty is British Film:

    British Comedy - Cold Comfort Farm
    Peter's Friends

    U.K. Thriller - Shallow Grave

    Welsh Melodrama - Billy Elliott

    & for straight comedy - I Am The One That I Want - Margaret Cho (even better followed it)
     
  2. chunk_the_jawa

    chunk_the_jawa Jedi Knight star 5

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    as far as movies go I dont get to far of the beten path.
     
  3. Joseph_Orion

    Joseph_Orion Jedi Master star 4

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    yeah, as far as movies go, I don't watch British films, they give me the creeps
     
  4. chunk_the_jawa

    chunk_the_jawa Jedi Knight star 5

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    creeps from the brits? man whats wrong with you?
     
  5. Joseph_Orion

    Joseph_Orion Jedi Master star 4

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    nothing's wrong with me. I just hate british movies. I like american "hood" black movies, they're hilarious. :)
     
  6. teneniel_djo

    teneniel_djo Jedi Youngling star 2

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    i'm not sure if this is off the beaten path, but i've always like mel brooks's 'young frankenstein'. :)
     
  7. PtrsonsZOO

    PtrsonsZOO Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Excellent Film, & you'd be amazed at how many people haven't seen it.
     
  8. StarBlazer

    StarBlazer Jedi Padawan star 4

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    My dad's very interested in the movie Toys, with Robin Williams. That movie's VERY obscure, I'd be surprised if any of you have seen it.


    *SB*
     
  9. PtrsonsZOO

    PtrsonsZOO Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Great movie.

    It really shows the danger of bringing the values of war into every aspect of life.
     
  10. teneniel_djo

    teneniel_djo Jedi Youngling star 2

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    i remember ads for it, but never saw it.
     
  11. darth-jar

    darth-jar Jedi Youngling star 3

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    How about "Things to do in Denver when youre dead". Pretty cool little movie. Andy Garcia rocks.
     
  12. kitarusapien

    kitarusapien Former RMFF CR star 6 VIP

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    What was the B-film that had the kid from the Walton's as the space farm-boy hero, and he flew around in a bull-lookin' ship that was alive. I really liked that movie...had that sultry Valkyrie, the space cowboy, the sun-midgets, the lone lizard and the born-again mercenary!
     
  13. PtrsonsZOO

    PtrsonsZOO Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Battle Beyond the Stars 1980

    A Roger Corman Classic (now on DVD)!

    Cast overview:
    Richard Thomas .... Shad
    Robert Vaughn .... Gelt
    John Saxon .... Sador
    George Peppard .... Cowboy
    Darlanne Fluegel .... Nanelia
    Sybil Danning .... Saint-Exmin
    Sam Jaffe (I) .... Dr. Hephaestus
    Jeff Corey .... Zed
    Morgan Woodward .... Cayman of the Lambda Zone
    Marta Kristen .... Lux
    Eric Morris (I) .... Feh
    Doug Carlsson .... Pez
    Ron Ross (I) .... Dab
    Galen Thompson .... Wok
     
  14. stone_jedi

    stone_jedi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    For campy horror you can't beat any of the Evil Dead movies.
     
  15. kitarusapien

    kitarusapien Former RMFF CR star 6 VIP

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    Historian....you never cease to amaze me!
     
  16. JediDragon

    JediDragon Jedi Master star 5

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    If you like brit comedy, watch Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and :)
     
  17. PtrsonsZOO

    PtrsonsZOO Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Hey guys, this is just simply research. I cut my internet teeth doing genealogy research. I've built up a great (and very large) system of saved links for finding nearly anything & anyone.

    BTW - imdb.com is the place for movie info
     
  18. Obi_Wannabe

    Obi_Wannabe Jedi Master star 5

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    Peter's Friends - Rita Rudner and Kenneth Branagh - Hilarious

    Billy Elliott - I'm a strong enough man to say that I cried at this :(

    I Am The One That I Want - Margaret Cho - Didn't see this, but I am a fan of hers, I saw her earlier special

    Toys - quirky, interesting movie with many layers

    at the moment i'm spending a lot of time with a little cult vampire film from 1987 - Near Dark
     
  19. kitarusapien

    kitarusapien Former RMFF CR star 6 VIP

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    If you like vamp stuff, Sci Fi Channel's "Forever Knight" was very good...I thought!
     
  20. Obi_Wannabe

    Obi_Wannabe Jedi Master star 5

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    Funny you should mention that, SciFi is going to be running the series again starting Monday with an all day marathon.
     
  21. chunk_the_jawa

    chunk_the_jawa Jedi Knight star 5

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    akira , pam hates it but I like it.
     
  22. Faceplant

    Faceplant Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Probably the most obscure that is my favorite is "City of Lost Children". If you can handle subtitles, this is the one to see. I just finished watching Delicatessen. Same creators and I would recommend both if you are into surreal.
     
  23. PtrsonsZOO

    PtrsonsZOO Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I heard about the Lost Children one, I'll have to check it out. And Delicatessan was fantastic. Lately I've been catching some Aussie movies, they have a unique twist sometimes.

    Once Were Warriors & The Dish were two of the best I've seen, but there are quite a few good ones. Once Were Warriors, is not an easy movie to watch though, you have to be prepared to actually pay attention, plus it's pretty long. The Dish is about the first television broadcast from the moon and the role a large radio telescoping satellite dish in the sheep ranching plains of Australia plays in it's transmission. Sam Neil is great & that behemoth from the M&M commercials & Seinfeld is great as a very anal NASA official.
     
  24. JediDragon

    JediDragon Jedi Master star 5

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    sweet, I really liked Forever Knight and I'm going to be off during the day on Monday! :). Looks like I'm taking over the dayroom. That show was kinda like highlander, but with vampires :).
     
  25. darth_hair

    darth_hair Jedi Master star 5

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    hey tim , how about water world ?
     
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