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gglass4269
07-20-09, 01:13 PM
The point of this thread is to provdie reccomendations of films you think very few people have see. Please give the title as well as a brief reason why you think more people need to see this.


If....

This was the reason why Malcolm Mcdowell got the part of Alex in a Clocwork Orange (one of my favorite films.) Reportedly also one of Stanley Kubrick's favorite films. A classic film that just gets better every time I see it.

riotinmyskull
07-20-09, 01:15 PM
there was a thread in the movie forums about the same thing not too long ago...maybe someone will remember the title of the thread because it's slipped my mind.

Rockmjd23
07-20-09, 01:17 PM
I hope your reviews are proofread ;)

Rex Power Colt-Robot Man
07-20-09, 01:39 PM
Seconded on If... Was a blind buy for me when it hit. It was amazing.

Ash Ketchum
07-20-09, 01:40 PM
My favorite unknown movie? Gee, I'm sorry, but I don't know it.

dkedvd
07-20-09, 02:05 PM
Titanic (1997)
Its this little movie staring Leonardo DiCaprio & Kate Winslet. Its pretty good. :rimshot:

wendersfan
07-20-09, 02:31 PM
Privilege (Peter Watkins, 1967)
Model Shop (Jacques Demy, 1969)

Privilege is a creepy look at a dystopian Britain where the government and the church have conspired to create a pop star and his his popularity to brainwash the youth of the country into a compliant, nationalist fervor. It's much better than I could possibly describe. Model Shop, the only movie Demy made in America, is a story of a guy who was just given his draft notice and who wanders around L.A. trying to decide what to do. He ends up meeting a mysterious woman who is a lost as he.

islandclaws
07-20-09, 02:56 PM
Hardcore - George C. Scott's daughter disappears on a church trip, so he goes out West to find her. He encounters all kinds of sleaze until the film's (kinda) surprising twist.

Electra Glide in Blue - Robert Blake plays a short cop looking to be a big man. One motherfucker of an ending, too.

I, Madman - Tibor Takacs (who did The Gate) directed this tale of a book bringing some sinister creations to life. Awesome FX work here.

Meglos
07-20-09, 03:19 PM
Ace in the Hole

Excellent 1951 Billy Wilder film starring Kirk Douglas as an opportunistic self-loathing reporter who'll do anything for a scoop. Its one of those pictures that makes you despair of the human race, but too engrossing to take your eyes off of right up to the very last (fantastic) shot.

sundog
07-20-09, 03:36 PM
Too Much Sleep (1997) has stuck with me in the ten years since I've seen it. It's a pretty low-key night of weirdness in New Jersey.

But a film I consider to be an astonishing masterpiece that I had no idea existed was Josef Von Sternberg's Anatahan (1953) aka The Saga of Anatahan.

Dr Mabuse
07-20-09, 03:37 PM
Borzage's 'Strange Cargo'.

Cardiac161
07-20-09, 03:54 PM
The Medusa Touch (1978) with Richard Burton & Lee Remick.

Riveting thriller about a detective (Lino Ventura) who investigates a brutal beating that causes the victim (Richard Burton) to a coma. The detective discovers why the man was bludgeoned almost to the point of death when he finds out that the victim is evil incarnate & has tremendous telekinetic powers. The scene were the a jumbo jet flies into a skyscraper is eerily realistic.

Jaymole
07-20-09, 04:06 PM
The Medusa Touch (1978) with Richard Burton & Lee Remick.

Riveting thriller about a detective (Lino Ventura) who investigates a brutal beating that causes the victim (Richard Burton) to a coma. The detective discovers why the man was bludgeoned almost to the point of death when he finds out that the victim is evil incarnate & has tremendous telekinetic powers. The scene were the a jumbo jet flies into a skyscraper is eerily realistic.


:thumbsup:Saw this many, many years ago and enoyed it. I just recently ordered the Special Edition DVD from Amazon.uk.

Jaymole
07-20-09, 04:09 PM
Privilege (Peter Watkins, 1967)
Model Shop (Jacques Demy, 1969)

Privilege is a creepy look at a dystopian Britain where the government and the church have conspired to create a pop star and his his popularity to brainwash the youth of the country into a compliant, nationalist fervor. It's much better than I could possibly describe. Model Shop, the only movie Demy made in America, is a story of a guy who was just given his draft notice and who wanders around L.A. trying to decide what to do. He ends up meeting a mysterious woman who is a lost as he.

Sony is releasing Model Shop on DVD in September. Sounds interesting, I will probably pick it up in the next DD sale.

chris_sc77
07-20-09, 04:44 PM
Hmmm....Well one of my Favorites would be The Ruling Class. Terrifically enjoyable.
And i just watched something last night called Mr. Freedom. Enjoyed the hell out of that one. Ballsy satire that is one of the best aged movies Ive ever seen.

Zen Peckinpah
07-20-09, 04:49 PM
Hardcore - George C. Scott's daughter disappears on a church trip, so he goes out West to find her. He encounters all kinds of sleaze until the film's (kinda) surprising twist.

Electra Glide in Blue - Robert Blake plays a short cop looking to be a big man. One motherfucker of an ending, too.

Those are both great. And yeah, Electra has one hell of an ending, shit comes out of nowhere. Have to see I, Madman, hopefully for Halloween.

I'll throw in Cutter's Way. One of Jeff Bridges' most underrated performances, great supporting turn from John Heard too. Made in 1981, but clearly one of the last great movies of the 70's.

golden_rod
07-20-09, 05:02 PM
In the Spirit with Elaine May and Marlo Thomas, a surprisingly great onscreen duo. Very charming, New Age-y little comedy with a slightly involving mystery. Some great lines and a lot of endearing wackiness, especially when May & Thomas head to an abandoned spiritual retreat in upstate New York. Peter Falk, Melanie Griffith, and Olympia Dukakis have small character roles.

It hasn't been released on DVD, but it's one of my favorite unknown gems.

Ash Ketchum
07-20-09, 05:06 PM
So far, the only "unknown" movies I've come across in this thread are I, MADMAN and TOO MUCH SLEEP.

(Some of the others, e.g. IN THE SPIRIT, sound like they really should be unknown.)

Sessa17
07-20-09, 05:11 PM
Isn't this just the exact same thing as my thread from a few weeks ago?

Just look through this for 14 pages of responses . . .
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk/555671-post-random-movie-you-obsessed-but-find-few-who-feel-same.html

Perkinsun Dzees
07-20-09, 05:13 PM
I'll throw in Cutter's Way. One of Jeff Bridges' most underrated performances, great supporting turn from John Hughes too. Made in 1981, but clearly one of the last great movies of the 70's.

Was this before he directed Sixteen Candles? :)

Mabuse
07-20-09, 05:20 PM
Interstate 60

Came out in 2003 or 2004. Writen and directed by the writer of Back to the Future. If you like BTTF you'll like this. Low budget but it has a very clever and smart script and it's full of top actors.

Zen Peckinpah
07-20-09, 05:24 PM
Was this before he directed Sixteen Candles? :)

Holy crap, did not even notice I said Hughes instead of Heard!

Amended my post accordingly.

gglass4269
07-20-09, 06:20 PM
Another one would be Blast of Silence. Wonderful noir with the best voice over I've heard.

NoirFan
07-20-09, 06:33 PM
Another one would be Blast of Silence. Wonderful noir with the best voice over I've heard.

Plus, one of the most riveting peanut-races in the history of cinema.

writer106
07-20-09, 06:43 PM
Clockwatchers with Toni Collete, Parker Posey, Lisa Kudrow and Alanna Ubach

Dr Mabuse
07-20-09, 06:43 PM
Penn's 'Night Moves'

Benton's 'Twilight'

NoirFan
07-20-09, 06:46 PM
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd114/besh1/prettypoison.jpg

Greg MacGuffin
07-20-09, 07:54 PM
I saw Punishment Park for the first time recently. Filthy hippies being chased through the desert by redneck cops: :thumbsup:

devilshalo
07-20-09, 08:09 PM
http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/3176/105694.jpg

Perkinsun Dzees
07-20-09, 08:56 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/ec/Silent_partner.jpg/393px-Silent_partner.jpg

Jaymole
07-20-09, 09:27 PM
http://posteropolis.com/store/images//00mindofmrsoamesos.jpg

McLovin
07-20-09, 10:08 PM
http://www.flixray.com/dvd_covers/200701/38935.jpg

riotinmyskull
07-20-09, 10:30 PM
pretty sure i mentioned it in the other thread....

http://thisdistractedglobe.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/over-the-edge-1979-poster.jpg

RagingBull80
07-21-09, 12:24 AM
Hardcore - George C. Scott's daughter disappears on a church trip, so he goes out West to find her. He encounters all kinds of sleaze until the film's (kinda) surprising twist.
:up: :up:

Another one would be Blast of Silence. Wonderful noir with the best voice over I've heard.
I just watched this for the first time recently. Good flick.

RagingBull80
07-21-09, 12:26 AM
http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/3176/105694.jpg
ohhhhhh, a Jon Cryer movie I have not seen/heard of.

I'm a Cryer fan. I'm one of the 8 people that like Hiding out.

marty888
07-21-09, 12:34 AM
Isn't this just the exact same thing as my thread from a few weeks ago?

Just look through this for 14 pages of responses . . .
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk/555671-post-random-movie-you-obsessed-but-find-few-who-feel-same.html

Not really the same thing. You might be obsessed with <i>GIGLI</i> or <i>PLUTO NASH</i>, and would find few who feel the same, but they are not "unknown" movies.

toddly6666
07-21-09, 03:15 AM
http://media.movieweb.com/prod/Z/O/L/DVJeLJJShPPZOL_l.jpg

obscurelabel
07-21-09, 05:25 AM
Benton's 'Twilight'This and Benton's first film as director, Bad Company (1972), must set some kind of record for titles that have been reused the most. I didn't investigate IMDB that closely, but Twilight has at least 12 and Bad Company 13. I don't know how unknown it is, but Bad Company is extremely good, and I don't see it mentioned that much. It's fun seeing David Huddleston and Jeff Bridges square off 26 years before The Big Lebowski.

<img src="http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/6185/badcompany1sh.jpg"></img>

Meglos
07-21-09, 09:10 AM
Another one would be Blast of Silence. Wonderful noir with the best voice over I've heard.

Thirded. Scorsese's a fan, too...

http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/3268/blastof.jpg

http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/847/denirol.jpg

james2025a
07-21-09, 09:35 AM
Electra Glide in Blue - Robert Blake plays a short cop looking to be a big man. One motherfucker of an ending, too.



Its a classic man. Really awesome movie and awesome soundtrack. I was at Monument Valley earlier in the year and i thought about the ending from the movie. Pure brilliance.

Geofferson
07-21-09, 10:26 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/29/Supercops.jpg

Blu Man
07-21-09, 05:50 PM
The Dark Knight. You know, the one with Heath Ledger that nobody went to.

riotinmyskull
07-21-09, 06:24 PM
The Dark Knight. You know, the one with Heath Ledger that nobody wents to.

you're not funny.

gglass4269
07-21-09, 08:11 PM
you're not funny.

ha. =) that response makes up for all the crap you've posted in other forums =)

riotinmyskull
07-21-09, 08:22 PM
ha. =) that response makes up for all the crap you've posted in other forums =)

by 'crap' i assume you mean my opinions?

Blu Man
07-21-09, 11:49 PM
by 'crap' i assume you mean my opinions?

Do you have another name for them?