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caligulathegod
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The Third Annual Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge!!


March 31 - April 30, 2012

100 Movies in 31 Days.

This thread is for discussion only.

The 2011 discussion thread is

here (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/588165-second-annual-drive-exploitation-b-movie-challenge-march-31-april-30-2011-a.html). Last

year's list thread was

here (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/588918-list-thread-2nd-annual-drive-exploitation-b-movie-challenge-march-31-april-30-2011-a.html).

The 2010 discussion thread is

here (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/570157-first-annual-b-movie-exploitation-drive-movie-challenge-discussion-thread.html). 2010's list

thread is HERE (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/570938-first-annual-b-movie-exploitation-drive-movie-challenge-lists-go-here.html).


Actual lists will go

***here*** (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/600077-list-thread-third-annual-drive-exploitation-b-movie-challenge-mar-31-apr-30-2012-a.html).



As with most challenges, the goal is to reach 100 movies. Your own goal might be higher or lower. Challenge begins (Friday night midnight) March 31, 2012, 12:00 am EDT and ends April 30 at dawn.


This might be one of the most challenging challenges to date. What we are celebrating here is trash cinema. The dreck and dross of films.

Flotsam and just plain shit. Cult Movies, B-Movies, Exploitation, Guilty pleasures, all. "Bad" is a relative term. One person's trash can be another one's treasure. We're not here to denigrate these films, but to exult them (of course, if a film really sucks, then it can be fun to acknowledge that, too).

What kinds of films are we talking about? Well, there is no hard and fast rule. This one is largely up to you. A B movie is a low-budget commercial motion picture conceived neither as an arthouse film nor as pornography. In its original usage, during the so-called Golden Age of Hollywood, the term more precisely identified a film intended for distribution as the less-publicized, bottom half of a double feature. Although the U.S. production of movies intended as second features largely ceased by the end of the 1950s, the term B movie continued to be used in the broader sense it maintains today. In its post-Golden Age usage, there is ambiguity on both sides of the definition: on the one hand, many B movies display a high degree of craft and aesthetic ingenuity; on the other, the primary interest of many inexpensive exploitation films is prurient. In some cases, both are true.

Exploitation film is a type of film that is promoted by "exploiting" often lurid subject matter. The term "exploitation" is common in film marketing, used for all types of films to mean promotion or advertising. These films then need something to exploit, such as a big star, special effects, sex, violence, romance, etc. An exploitation film, however, relies heavily on sensationalist advertising and broad and lurid overstatement of the issues depicted, regardless of the intrinsic quality of the film. Very often, exploitation films are of low quality in every sense. However, this has not always been the case. Exploitation films sometimes attract critical attention and cult followings.

RULES:

The Goal is 100 films. These type of films tend to be short, but they also might be a challenge to get through. Your personal goal might be higher or lower, depending on your tolerance for this type of cinema.

A film can only be counted once per list with the exception of riffed/commentaried films (see below).

This challenge is for Movies. Although we are not allowing TV shows, Made for TV Movies are allowed as are Direct to Video features.

We are allowing documentaries on B-Movies, Exploitation and Drive-ins and those involved with the production thereof. These should be features over 40 minutes.. We are also allowing trailer compilations, such as 42nd Street Forever and Something Weird compilations.
Throw a viewing party and show trailers between movies.

Mystery Science Theater 3000, Riff Trax, Cinematic Titanic, etc. are allowed. If there is a second riffed version (for example, MST3K did one, then Cinematic Titanic did the same movie) you may watch the second and any additional riffed versions for a full credit each, but I encourage you to just watch another movie, instead.

Commentaries. The old commentary rule is gone. All commentaries count as views.

Films that have been nominated for Oscars are discouraged but not banned. I had originally wanted this to be the only hard rule, but I came across too many exceptions.

Drive-In exception rule: Any film seen in an actual Drive-In during the challenge 2012, regardless of other qualification, counts toward your list.. Please note that it was a Drive-In Movie.

We will go with the Sci-Fi rule on TV Mini-series (one "night" equals an entry), on Serials (we'll go with an hour's worth per entry), provided they actually were theatrical serials. A serial episode is about 15-20 minutes, so an hour's worth counts as an entry. Four-15 minute ones or Three-20 minute episodes.

There are 3 Wild Cards for non-conforming films.

For fun, keep a running tally of "before they were famous" appearances in your list.

Please number your lists. Also, it is helpful to put a link to your list in your signature. This makes it easier for others to check out your list.

Prizes. To be determined. Categories are to be determined.



Keep discussions civil. We're all here to have fun.

This post is subject to revision and nothing is final.

"I still don't understand what kinds of movies you are talking about."



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B-movie

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploitation_movie

This list is not exclusive nor definitive, but these are the most representative movies for the challenge:

Biker Films (http://www.grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/INTRODUCTION#Biker_films)
Blaxploitation (http://www.grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/INTRODUCTION#Blaxploitation)
Cannibal films (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploitation_film#Cannibal_films)
Carsploitation (http://www.grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/INTRODUCTION#Carsploitation)
Cult Movies (http://www.grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/INTRODUCTION#What_is_a_Cult_Film.3F)
Giallo films (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploitation_film#Giallo_films)
Mondo films (http://www.grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/INTRODUCTION#Mondo_films)
Eco-Terror films (http://www.grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/INTRODUCTION#Sci_Fi_.26_Horror.2FThrillers)
Nazisploitation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_exploitation)
Rape / Revenge films (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploitation_film#Rape_.2F_Revenge_films)
Sexploitation (http://www.grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/INTRODUCTION#Sexploitation)
Shocksploitation (http://www.grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/INTRODUCTION#Shocksploitation)
Spaghetti Westerns (http://www.grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/INTRODUCTION#Spaghetti_Westerns)
Women in Prison films (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploitation_film#Women_in_prison_films)
Martial Arts films (http://www.grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/INTRODUCTION#Martial_Arts_films)
Eschploitation (religious end times)
Hixploitation/Moonshiners (http://www.grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/INTRODUCTION#Hixploitation_films)
Nunsploitation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nunsploitation)
Stoner Films (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoner_film)
Vigilante films (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploitation_film#Minor_sub-genres)
Financial Bombs
Critical Bombs (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/guides/worst_of_the_worst/) or

Metacritic (http://www.metacritic.com/film/lowscores.shtml) or IMDB Bottom

100 (http://www.imdb.com/chart/bottom) {Bottom 100 archive (http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.imdb.com/chart/bottom)})
1930s and 1940s Cautionary

Films (http://www.grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/INTRODUCTION#1930s_and_1940s_cautionary_films)
Juvenile Delinquent
60s Beach movies
Elvis
Films starring Rock Bands (or Rock stars that didn't become legit actors)
Eurospy films (not James Bond)
Depression era criminals
Ozploitation (Australian exploitation)
"Foreign" Ripoff films (like Turkish cinema)
Bollywood
"Race" films (early films made specifically for the African-American market pre-1950) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_films)
Films Dealing with "race" (pre-1965)
MST3K version of a film
Non-MST3K version of a film featured on MST3K
"Before they were famous"
"Condemned" by the Catholic National Legion of Decency
Bad Sequels to well-regarded films
Mildred Pierce-type "Women's pictures" from the 40s-60s
3-D films from the 90s and before
"Hood Films (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Hood_films)"
Mexican Wrestling films

See below a list of filmmakers and actors that by their very presence make a film "safe". While some of these people (actors especially) might have some exceptions in their credits (like Star Trek for William Shatner), generally films with the listed creative talent are safe for the challenge. Questions? Ask in the thread.

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If a category is listed as "Optional", it does not need to be
filled to "complete" the checklist. There are 10 free spots you may apply to non-Optional categories.
As with other checklists, titles can count for multiple categories.

Some of these categories are so obscure we're giving 10 free spots of your choosing to fill in the list.

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
* 1890 - (insert film title here)(Optional)
* 1900 -(optional)
* 1910 -(optional)
* 1920 -(optional)
* 1930 -
* 1940 -
* 1950 -
* 1960 -
* 1970 -
* 1980 -
* 1990 -
* 2000 -

Watch a film for each rating:
* G - (optional)
* PG -
* PG-13 - (optional)
* R -
* X (or NC-17) -
* Unrated (post-MPAA 1968) -

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, Streaming Netflix type, UMD, theater, iPod, VHS-sourced{VHS transferred to DVD-+R is fine}).
* First format, (insert format), (insert title).
* Second format, (insert format), (insert title).
* Third format, (insert format), (insert title).

Watch a film in an actual Drive-in. (optional) (insert title)

Watch a film in the following genres:
A Token Science Fiction B-Movie:
A Token Horror B-Movie:
Italian (or European) films of the following Genres:
* Eurospy (James Bond ripoffs)
* Giallo
* Sword & Sandal
* Spaghetti Western
* Cannibal Film
* Mafia/Gangster Film
Martial Arts film:
* Bruce Lee-sploitation (Starring any variation on Bruce Li, Le, etc.)
* Hong Kong (or other Asian) film
* American film
* Any "Ninja" film
* Bonus* Actual Bruce Lee film
Biker Film
Stoner Film
Carsploitation Film
Blaxploitation
Sexploitation:
* Any type
* Nudie Cutie
* Roughie
* 70s Porn
* Emmanuelle Film
* Teen Sex Comedy
Nunsploitation
Shocksploitation
Rape/Revenge Film
Vigilante Film
Women in Prison
Nazisploitation
Eschploitation (religious end times, or general religious exploitation)
Hixploitation/Moonshiners
Roadshow Exploitation/30s-40s "Cautionary" films
"Hood" Film ("Gangsta")
Hollywood Gangster film (Film Noir era)
Juvenile Delinquent Film
60s Beach Movie
Film starring Musical Group or Music Star (that did not become a legit actor)
* *Bonus* Elvis film
Ozploitation
Mexican Wrestling Film
Foreign "Ripoff" film (such as Turkish cinema)
Bollywood Film (actual, not a Hollywood pastiche)
Eco-Terror Film
"Mondo" Film
Documentary ABOUT B-Movies/Exploitation/Drive-ins or those involved in their production
Video Nasty
TV-Movie
* Lifetime Channel Movie
Bad Sequel to a "Well regarded film"
Critical Bomb (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic or IMDB Bottom 100 {Bottom 100 archive})
Financial Bomb
MST3K/RiffTrax (or Cinematic Titanic) version of a film
Non-MST3K version of a film featured on MST3K (or CT)

Watch 10 films starring anyone from the actors safe list.
* 1
* 2
* 3
* 4
* 5
* 6
* 7
* 8
* 9
* 10

Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list.
* 1
* 2
* 3
* 4
* 5
* 6
* 7
* 8
* 9
* 10

Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.
* 1
* 2
* 3
* 4
* 5

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The following lists are Automatic Safe lists. They are not definitive and there might be exceptions therein. Generally, the presence of those on

the lists in an actual creative capacity (that is, more than just a cameo or bit part. For instance, Bruce Campbell appearing in Spider-Man does

not make Spider-Man safe) is enough to make a film safe. Got more? Post them and I'll update the list. Obviously, films not including these

participants are safe, too. Update: I added several new names to the actors list. Some of these actors appeared in actual big budget

Hollywood fare, but most of their career was in B-Movies, then obviously discard the Big Hollywood movies and just watch the B's (For example,

William Shatner. Ignore Star Trek movies but anything else is fair game. Or Patrick Swazye. Ghost is probably not right, but most of his other

films were B-Movies).

Automatic Safe list:
Directors/Producers:

* Albert Pyun (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0701597/)
* Andreas Schnaas (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0773593/)
* Andy Milligan (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0288958/)
* Andy Sidaris (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0796477/)
* Barry Mahon (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0537069/)
* Bill Rebane (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0714215/)
* Brian Yuzna (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0951206/)
* Bruno Mattei (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0559769/)
* Carl Monson (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0598661/)
* Charles Band (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0023929/)
* Cirio H. Santiago (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0379391/)
* Danny Steinman (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0826164/)
* Dario Argento (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000783/)
* David A. Prior (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0697935/)
* David E. Durston (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0244407/)
* David F. Friedman (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0293354/)
* David L. Hewitt (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0382021/)
* Don Coscarelli (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0181741/)
* Don Dohler (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0230629/)
* Don Edmonds (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0103756/)
* Doris Wishman (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0822555/)
* Dwain Esper (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0260871/)
* Eddie Romero (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0739388/)
* Edward D. Wood, Jr. (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000248/)
* Eli Roth (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0744834/)
* Enzo G. Castellari (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0144758/)
* Frank Henenlotter (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0376963/)
* Fred Olen Ray (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0676248/)
* George A. Romero (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001681/)
* George Weiss (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0918992/)
* Giovanni "Tinto" Brass (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000972/)
* Godfrey Ho (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0387301/)
* Greydon Clark (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0163990/)
* Harmony Korine (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005101/)
* Harry Novak (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0636847/)
* Herschell Gordon Lewis (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0504496/)
* Jack Hill (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0384335/)
* Jack Smith (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0808542/)
* Jamaa Fanaka (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0266668)
* Jean Rollin (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0210811/)
* Jeff Lieberman (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006639/)
* Jess Franco (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001238/)
* Jim Wynorski (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0691061/)
* Joe D'Amato (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001090/)
* Joe Sarno (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0765430/)
* John Carpenter (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000118/)
* John Waters (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000691/)
* José Mojica Marins (Coffin Joe) (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0596261/)
* José Ramón Larraz (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0488574/)
* Joseph Merhi (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0580726/)
* Juan Piquer Simón (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0685034/)
* Larry Cohen (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0169540/)
* Lindsay Shonteff
* Lloyd Kaufman (http://troma.com)
* Lucio Fulci (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002086/)
* Mario Bava (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000878/)
* Melvin Van Peebles (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0887708/)
* Michael (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0272104/) and Roberta Findlay (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0011897/)
* Nico Mastorakis (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0557789/)
* Olaf Ittenbach (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0411809/)
* Paul Morrissey (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0607407/)
* Quentin Tarantino (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000233/)
* Radley Metzger (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0582750/)
* Ray Dennis Steckler (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0824306/)
* Richard Rush (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0750701/)
* Rob Zombie (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0957772/)
* Robert Rodriguez (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001675/)
* Roger Corman (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000339/)
* Ron Ormond (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0650259/)
* Ruggero Deodato (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0219959/)
* Russ Meyer (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000540/)
* Samuel Fuller (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002087/)
* Samuel Z. Arkoff (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0035098/)
* Sean Weathers (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2922915/)
* Sergio Corbucci (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0179281/)
* Shaw Brothers (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0128798/)
* Stephen Apostolof (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0032154/)
* Takashi Miike (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0586281/)
* Ted V. Mikels (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0586399/)
* Tobe Hooper (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001361/)
* Umberto Lenzi (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0502391/)
* Uwe Boll (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0093051/)
* Wes Craven (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000127/)
* William "One Shot" Beaudine (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0064415/)
* William Castle (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0145336/)
* William Girdler (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0320852/)
* William Lustig (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0527350/)
* Walerian Borowczyk (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0097259/)
* Zebedy Colt (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0173275/)
* Roger Watkins (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0382942/)
* Alejandro Jodorowsky (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0423524/)
* Kenneth Anger (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001910/)
* Andrea Bianchi (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0080580/)
* Menahem Golan (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0324875/)
* Yoram Globus (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0322946/)

Distributors/Studios:

* Troma Entertainment (http://www.troma.com)
* Something Weird Video (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0032269/)
* American International Pictures (A.I.P.) (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0022781/)
* Boxoffice International Pictures (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0110072/)
* Crown International Pictures (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0077329/)
* Independent International Pictures (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0083917/)
* Hammer Film Productions (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0103101/)
* Amicus (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0059622/)
* Sunn Classic Pictures (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0038330/)
* The Asylum (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0118327/)
* Bci / Eclipse (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0118345/)
* Mill Creek Entertainment (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0172129/)
* Blue Underground (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0047070/)
* Dark Sky Films (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0152321/)
* Full Moon (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0049571/)
* New Concorde (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0086557/)
* Concorde-New Horizons (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0083952/)
* Toe Tag Pictures (August Underground) (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0126613/)
* Panik House (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0150301/)
* Code Red (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0165908/)
* Grindhouse Releasings (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0106776/)
* Shriek Show (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0131775/)
* No Shame (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0156241/)
* Mondo Macabro (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0136918/)
* Seduction Cinema (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0010155/)/Retro Seduction Cinema (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0051843/)
* Synapse (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0080431/)
* Academy (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0020524/)
* Adness (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0273405/)
* Alpha Blue (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0065681/)
* Artsmagic (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0129638/)
* Asia Pulp Cinema (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0079731/)
* Critical Mass (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0110689/)
* Cult Epics (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0055951/)
* Discotek (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0158242/)
* Fantoma (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0030670/)
* Hong Kong Legends (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0140105/)
* Imperial (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0005141/)
* MPI (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0006990/)
* VCI (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0008178/)
* Redemption (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0023271/)
* Severin Films (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0200870/)
* Sub Rosa (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0076270/)
* Tokyo Shock (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0052586/)
* Unearthed (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0015217/)
* Shout Factory (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0110208/)
* PRC (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0013124/)
* Monogram (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0025996/)
* Cannon Films (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0080240/)

(Some more theatrical ones, with samples of their output)
After Dark Films (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0166161/) (The Abandoned, Captivity, Frontier(s))
Audubon Films (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0027272/) (I a Woman, The Lickerish Quartet, Therese and Isabelle)
Bryanston Distributing (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0125151/) (Coonskin, Deep Throat, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre)
Cambist Films (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0005152/) (Anita, The Crazies, Ilsa)
Chancellor Films (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0059131/) (Confessions of a Psycho Cat. The Diary of Knockers McCalla, Submission)
Commonwealth United (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0071222/) (99 Women, The Blood of Fu Manchu , The Girl Who Knew Too Much)
Dimension Pictures (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0010699/) (Boss N----r, Dolemite, Gator Bait)
Empire Pictures (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0022018/) (Creepozoids, Re-Animator, Troll)
Eve Productions (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0086386/) (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, Mondo Topless, Vixen!)
Film Ventures International (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0007463/) (Anthropophagus, Ator the Invicible, Pieces)
The Filmgroup (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0004642/) (Creature from the Haunted Sea, Little Shop of Horrors, The Wasp Woman)
Greycat Films (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0044608/) (The Dark Backward, Henry - Portrait of a Serial Killer, Meet the Feebles)
Grove Press (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0035506/) (I am Curious, Mr. Freedom, Week End)
J.E.R. Pictures (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0033503/)(Diary of a Nudist, The Ghastly Ones, Nude on the Moon)
Jack H Harris Enterprises (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0012764/) (Dark Star, Equinox, Schlock)
Joseph Brenner Associates (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0040244/) (Cuban Rebel Girls, Deep River Savages, Shock Waves)
MPM (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0037263/)(Invasion of the Bee Girls, Virus, Savage Streets)
Magnet Releasing (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0219575/) (Chocolate, Let the Right One In, Ong Bak 2)
Maron Films (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0005291/) (Godzilla - Monster Zero, Godzilla's Revenge, War of the Gargantuas)
Millimeter Films (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0070585/) (Hardware, The Return of the Swamp Thing, Stepfather II)
Sherpix (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0014968/) (Pink Narcissus, Punishment Park, The Stewardesses)
Trans American Films (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0042272/) (The Cycle Savages, Salon Kitty, Shivers)
Trans World Entertainment (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0019433/) (The Curse, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Maniac Cop)
UFDC (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0163936/) (1990 - The Bronx Warriors, Dawn of the Dead, Sleepaway Camp)
World Northal (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0063490/) (The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, The Children, Slaughter in San Francisco)




Actors:
Adam West (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001842/)
Allison Hayes (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0370886/)
Angelo Rossitto (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0744441/)
Arch Hall Jr (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0355246/)
Audie Murphy (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001559/)
Barbara Steele (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0824489/)
Bela Lugosi (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000509/)
Beverly Garland (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0307500/)
Bill Goldberg (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004966/)
Billy Blanks (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0087593/)
Blue Demon (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3145975/)
Boris Karloff (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000472/)
Brinke Stevens (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0828288/)
Bruce Campbell (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0132257/)
Bruce Dern (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001136/)
Bruce Lee (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000045/) (Le (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0494686/), Li (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0508362/), etc.)
Buck Flower (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002668/)
Cameron Mitchell (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0593192/)
Casper Van Dien (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000680/)
Chelo Alonso (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0022154/)
Cheryl "Rainbeaux" Smith (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0807679/)
Christina Lindberg (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0511350/)
Christopher Lee (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000489/) (except his newer films)
Chuck Conners (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0175200/)
Chuck Norris (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001569/)
Clint Howard (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0397212/) (ex: his brother's films)
Corey Feldman (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000397/)
Corey Haim (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000433/)
Cynthia Rothrock (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001686/)
Charles Bronson (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000314/)
Claudia Jennings (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0421128/)
Daniel Bernhardt (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0076780/)
David Bradley (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0103196/)
David Carridine (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001016/)
David Hess (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0381450/)
Dennis Hopper (ex: Speed) (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000454/)
Dick Miller (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0588241/)
Divine (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001145/)
Dolores Fuller (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0298215/)
Dolph Lundgren (ex: Rocky IV) (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000185/)
Don “The Dragon” Wilson (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0933310/)
Don Johnson (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000467/)
Dona Speir (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0817635/)
Donald Pleasence (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000587/)
Doug McClure (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0565982/)
D'Urville Martin (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0552121/)
Dyanne Thorne (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0861376/)
Eddie Deezen (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0214430/)
Eddie Parker (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0662219/)
Eduardo Cianelli (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0161862/)
Edwige Fenech (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0271763/)
Elisha Cook Jr (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0176879/)
Elizabeth Russell (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0751131/)
Ernest Borgnine (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000308/)
Faith Domergue (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0231409/)
Fred Williamson (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004365/)
Gary Daniels (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0199939/)
Geofrrey Lewis (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0507212/)
George Kennedy (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001421/)
George Zucco (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0958345/)
Harry Reams (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0715857/)
Harvey Lembeck (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0501183/)
Hulk Hogan (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001356/)
J. Carrol Naish (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0619798/)
Jack Elam (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001181/)
Jack Nicholson (pre-1975) (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000197/)
Jack Palance (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001588/)
Jackie Coogan (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001067/)
James Arness (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000790/)
James Karen (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0439170/)
Jan-Michael Vincent (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001821/)
Jayne Mainsfield (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0543790/)
Jean-Claude van Damme (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000241/)
Jeff Conaway (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001063/)
Jeff Speakman (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0817275/)
Jeff Wincott (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0934637/)
Jeffery Combs (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001062/)
Joan Crawford (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001076/)
Joe Don Baker (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000833/)
Joe Spinell (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0818874/)
John Agar (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000730/)
John Bloom (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0089183/)
John Carradine (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001017/)
John Saxon (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0768334/)
Klaus Kinski (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001428/)
Lana Clarkson (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0165096/)
Laura Gemser (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002098/)
Lee Van Cleef (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001812/)
Linnea Quigley (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001643/)
Lionel Atwill (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0041172/)
Lon Chaney Jr (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001033/)
Lorenzo Lamas (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001444/)
Lou Ferrigno (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002073/)
Mädchen Amick (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000749/)
Maila Nurmi (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0885533/)
Mamie Van Doren (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0886638/)
Mantan Mooreland (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0603646/)
Maria Ford (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0285768/)
Maria Ouspenskaya (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0653642/)
Mariangela Giordano (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0320341/)
Marjoe Gortner (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0331374/)
Martin Kosleck (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0467170/)
Mary Woronov (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001862/)
Maureen O'Sullivan (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001577/)
Michael Berryman (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0077720/)
Michael Dudikoff (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001154/)
Micheal Gough (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001284/)
Micheal Ironside (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000461/)
Misty Mundae (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0612691/)
Olivier Gruner (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0344603/)
Pam Grier (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000427/)
Patrick Swayze (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000664/)
Peter Cushing (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001088/)
Peter Graves (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0336335/)
Peter Lorre (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000048/)
Phil Fondacaro (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0284496/)
Pierre Kirby (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0456210/)
PJ Soles (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001753/)
Randolph Scott (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000068/)
Reiko Ike (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0407409/)
Richard Carlson (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0137999/)
Richard Harrison (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0365835/)
Richard Johnson (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0426062/)
Richard Norton (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0636280/)
Robert Vaughn (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001816/)
Robert Z'dar (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0120494/)
Roddy McDowall (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001522/)
Roddy Piper (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0684929/)
Roger Watkins (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0914393/)
Rondo Hatton (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0369061/)
Rudy Ray Moore (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0601834/)
Russ Tamblyn (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0848560/)
Santo (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0763803/)
Shannon Tweed (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000238/)
Shannon Whirry (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0924204/)
Sid Haig (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0354085/)
Simon Oakland (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0643000/)
Sonny Chiba (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002002/)
Steve Reeves (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0716302/)
Steven Seagal (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000219/)
Sybil Danning (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000356/)
Ted Prior (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0697961/)
The Amazing Criswell (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0188186/)
Tom Atkins (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0040662/)
Tor Johnson (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0426363/)
Traci Lords (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000183/)
Tura Santana (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0766100/)
Udo Kier (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001424/)
Uschi Digard (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001142/)
Victor Buono (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0120658/)
Vincent Price (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001637/)
Virginia Leith (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0500702/)
Warren Oates (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0643105/)
Whit Bissell (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000946/)
William Shatner (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000638/) (except Star Trek)
William Smith (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0810342/)
Zoe Trilling (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0872826/)

caligulathegod
02-15-12, 03:54 AM
reserved 3

RKillgore
02-15-12, 10:27 AM
Ready for the most fun challenge of the year!
http://home.comcast.net/~ron.killgore/images/movie_monkey.jpg

SethDLH
02-15-12, 10:46 AM
This will be fun

Ash Ketchum
02-15-12, 10:47 AM
This is the discussion thread, not the list thread, right?

caligulathegod
02-15-12, 10:49 AM
Discussion. List thread won't be until the week before. I've just reserved the first few for rules and safe lists.

terrycloth
02-15-12, 11:28 AM
between the 100$ i spent recently at fullmoon and all the boxsets i bought last year that arrived after the challenge im def ready for this challenge

shadokitty
02-15-12, 12:28 PM
Looking forward to this challenge. Can't wait for the rules and safe lists so I can start makiing my list of movies to watch.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
02-15-12, 02:06 PM
I already have my first batch of movies lined up and ready to go. Only about a dozen, but it's a start.

Ash Ketchum
02-15-12, 03:13 PM
Between all the Mill Creek box sets I have devoted to B-westerns, Spaghetti westerns, sci-fi and "Combat Classics," I have enough stuff to last me the next ten challenges. Do I go for quantity over quality or do I pick and choose the most interesting films and best prints? I went through a lot of the Combat Classics for last April's challenge, partly choosing and partly at random, and it was quite a satisfying experience. I came across some real surprises and some real gems in that batch.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
02-15-12, 03:41 PM
I like going through those sets from start to finish since I end up finding new things. Don't think of it in terms of quantity over quality but more of exploring uncharted waters. No need to rush it.

I hate how you can't really tell if the horror ones are going to be graphic or not. If they aren't graphic, I'll watch with my oldest kid but if I don't know the movie, it ends up being a gamble.

Trevor
02-15-12, 04:32 PM
The March Action/Adventure/Crime Challenge (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/599032-1st-annual-dvdtalk-action-adventure-crime-challenge-march-1st-31st.html) will run until dawn on April 1st, so we'll have 30 or so hours to possibly get "double credit".

omike
02-15-12, 05:39 PM
Boy, am I ready for this one. Last September I got a bunch of Something Weird DVDs from Deep Discount when they had a lot of them around the $7-8 mark. And there's the Full Moon titles from last year and this year, not to mention some poverty row sets I picked up from Sinister Cinema. And I still have a few of those BCI/Mill Creek drive-in sets I haven't cracked open.

And double credit with the Action/Adventure/Crime Challenge on March 31 which just happens to be on a Saturday for MAXIMUM DOUBLE CREDIT (add echo effects)!

davidh777
02-15-12, 05:40 PM
Going to try to crack through some of Western sets and maybe Torchy Blaine

nezumi
02-15-12, 07:36 PM
I'm glad to see this challenge make a comeback after it sort-of fizzled out last year. I've got a huge backlog of spaghetti westerns, peplum, Hong Kong actioners, sex comedies and other bizarre odds-and-ends all queued up.

SterlingBen
02-15-12, 09:01 PM
Could I get a verdict on

-Tripping The Riff The Movie
-The Foot Fist Way
-Fifty Fifty
-Getting Straight
-The New Centurions
-Defendor
-An American Carol

?

nezumi
02-15-12, 10:13 PM
Could I get a verdict on
-Fifty Fifty
?

The Robert Hays / Peter Weller buddy action movie? If so, then yes. I counted it in the first challenge. It's a personal favorite of mine.

Not to single out SterlingBen, but can we officially include cult movies in the challenge? I think it might cut down on the "Does this count?" posts.

davidh777
02-15-12, 11:53 PM
We might get more info when the rules roll out over the next six weeks :lol:

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
02-16-12, 12:10 AM
The Robert Hays / Peter Weller buddy action movie? If so, then yes. I counted it in the first challenge. It's a personal favorite of mine.

Not to single out SterlingBen, but can we officially include cult movies in the challenge? I think it might cut down on the "Does this count?" posts.

I was pretty sure cult counted before but then it turns into a question of "Is <movie title> cult?"

SterlingBen
02-16-12, 12:16 AM
The Robert Hays / Peter Weller buddy action movie? If so, then yes. I counted it in the first challenge. It's a personal favorite of mine.

Not to single out SterlingBen, but can we officially include cult movies in the challenge? I think it might cut down on the "Does this count?" posts.

Probably wouldn't stem my questions as they are mostly blind buy related.

caligulathegod
02-16-12, 09:19 AM
Could I get a verdict on

-Tripping The Riff The Movie
-The Foot Fist Way
-Fifty Fifty
-Getting Straight
-The New Centurions
-Defendor
-An American Carol

?
All look fine to me. Getting Straight director Richard Rush looks to have earned a spot on the safe list with his output.

...

Not to single out SterlingBen, but can we officially include cult movies in the challenge? I think it might cut down on the "Does this count?" posts.

Cult movies are in, but they really should be Cult movies. That is, something that seems really obviously to be a Cult Movie, like Rocky Horror or El Topo. There should be a legitimate "following" for the movie that goes beyond just popular. Like, I would consider The Big Lebowski a cult movie whereas No Country for Old Men maybe not. I really don't believe in "policing" Cult movies. If you think it is a cult movie, I will not exclude it. Use your own judgement. Keep in mind the general zeitgeist of the challenge. Star Wars could be considered a Cult Movie. It has a following that is obsessive and I would argue is big but no longer as mainstream as it was, but it's really not the kind of film that fits here. Better would be Roger Corman ripoffs using Russian special effects stock footage, if you get my drift.

asianxcore
02-16-12, 12:20 PM
Another busy year for me. Hopefully I'll 40-50 like I did last year :)

shadokitty
02-16-12, 12:24 PM
Are the rules and safe lists going to be pretty much the same as last year? If so I might start going through my dvds and making my list of movies to watch for this challenge.

SethDLH
02-16-12, 12:25 PM
Will be knocking out a ton of spaghetti westerns if all goes well. Along with some other stuff from various boxsets

Dimension X
02-16-12, 12:42 PM
Are the rules and safe lists going to be pretty much the same as last year? If so I might start going through my dvds and making my list of movies to watch for this challenge.
Caligula may have added some people to the safe lists, but I think you can safely assume no one was subtracted from last year's lists.

I'm thinking I'll revisit some movies that I haven't seen in a while this time around. Looking at my shelves, I see a bunch of DVDs I've only watched once that I'd like to watch again. I'll maybe shoot for about 80% FTVs.

shadokitty
02-16-12, 02:04 PM
I've seen people on here mentioning Full Moon sets. Does that mean the Puppet Master movies count? I have the Puppet Master colelction from Full Moon.

Gobear
02-16-12, 02:57 PM
I've seen people on here mentioning Full Moon sets. Does that mean the Puppet Master movies count? I have the Puppet Master collection from Full Moon.

They definitely count. We're talking movies that would never get an Oscar: low-budget horror, martial arts, crime films, biker films, sexploitation flicks, movies with "Hercules" in the title, movies that you would have seen at a drive-in, or at a theater on 42nd St. back when New York was really nasty.

Chad
02-16-12, 07:49 PM
Can't wait! Between all the BCI Drive-In sets, Mill Creek sets, Andy Sidaris and Russ Meyer collections, Midnite Movies, Pinky Violence ...you name it, many of which remain unopened, well, I'm set. :up:

caligulathegod
02-16-12, 08:44 PM
Yeah, rules and safe lists will be the same. If anyone has any new ideas they are welcome to mention them. The first few posts will be updated soon.

BobO'Link
02-16-12, 09:20 PM
I'm starting with Peplum since I picked up that MC "Warriors" 50 film set at WM last year while purchasing a couple of horror ones. I've been holding it for this! :D

shadokitty
02-17-12, 10:39 AM
Planning to buy a couple old Gamera movies and one of the Mill Creek sets for this challenge when I get paid in March. Maybe go for one of the sci fi sets.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
02-17-12, 10:44 AM
Wal-Mart has some of the 50 movie Mill Creek sets for around $10 right now.

GoldenWheels
02-17-12, 10:48 AM
Wal-Mart has some of the $50 movie Mill Creek sets for around $10 right now.

The 100 packs? Man that's a deal!

shadokitty
02-18-12, 09:23 AM
Just ordered the one of the MC Monster Movie packs from Amazon and got to thinking while I was going through my DVD collection and making my list of movies for the drive in challenge. Is it just me or do a lot of horror movies seem to be eligible for this challenge? I know a lot of my horror movies fall under the critical bomb safe list.

shadokitty
02-18-12, 09:48 AM
Just realized while looking through my DVDs to make my list of what to watch for this challenge that this would be the perfect chance for me to rewatch my Pendulum Collection, wouldn't it? A 2 disc set of definitely low budget horror. Haven't watched them since I got them in fact.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
02-18-12, 10:32 AM
The 100 packs? Man that's a deal!

meant 50 movie sets

davidh777
02-18-12, 01:42 PM
I probably don't make enough use of the critical-bomb category, but I do still have Jonah Hex sitting on my shelf :banana:

BobO'Link
02-18-12, 02:18 PM
Just ordered the one of the MC Monster Movie packs from Amazon and got to thinking while I was going through my DVD collection and making my list of movies for the drive in challenge. Is it just me or do a lot of horror movies seem to be eligible for this challenge? I know a lot of my horror movies fall under the critical bomb safe list.
No, it's not just you. Based on my collection, *lots* of horror titles qualify. I'd hazard that 75% of what I watched for the 2011 Horror Challenge would qualify for this one. Even higher profile horror films tended to show at drive in theaters in this part of the world (Mid-South).

Dimension X
02-18-12, 05:47 PM
Even higher profile horror films tended to show at drive in theaters in this part of the world (Mid-South).
If you're going to count a film just because it played at a drive-in somewhere, you'll be able to include most anything. Lots of big-time studio films played second runs in drive-ins. I saw Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) in a drive-in.

terrycloth
02-18-12, 06:00 PM
i know im guilty on relying on horror in the past 2 challenges bc my collection steer toward that. last year i ordered a bunch of stuff but didnt receive it until after the challenge so gonna try and focus on more genres that i normally dont touch besides always a good reason to watch some russ myers

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
02-18-12, 07:27 PM
I have a bunch of Code Red titles coming in the mail, since I've seen they have some distribution issues. I figure I'll do some of those at night along with Mill Creek stuff.

caligulathegod
02-19-12, 01:14 AM
"Drive-in" is more the vibe. If you see a current movie at a Drive-in, that counts, though.

There's tons of cruddy Horror that qualifies, but I prefer to keep to the stuff that doesn't fit in the Horror Challenge, like Kung Fu and Blaxploitation.

shadokitty
02-22-12, 10:40 AM
Just finished making my list for the drive in/B movie challenge. Got over 100 titles lined up, including 20 from a 20 movie pack of monster movies from one of the Mill Creek sets that just arrived in the mail yesterday. Made my list and put it through random.org. Looks like I'll be starting with The Wasp Woman. Anyone else have any idea what they will be starting with yet?

shadokitty
02-22-12, 10:58 AM
Actually, think I will start with The Ape, as IMDB qualifies it as an Action film as well, so I can get double credit on the Action/Adventure/Crime Challenge.

Chad
02-23-12, 11:19 PM
Thought I'd post this now before it slips my mind... one of those legal torrents courtesy of the studio that made it:

Download link. (http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2862328/34592880)

What happens when the white man brings their smack into Soda's hood? Find out by checking out the free download link at DWN Productions for our feature "Race War The Remake". The links are in the news feed. Its a blaxploitation comedy filled with all the good shit (Blood, gore, violence, nudity, and profanity). If you decide to check it out please leave us a comment on the website (http://www.dwnproductions.net/index2.php?p=home) of what you though of it. Much appreciated!

http://i42.tinypic.com/ou4kyt.png
<BR>

shadokitty
02-24-12, 02:19 PM
Thought I'd post this now before it slips my mind... one of those legal torrents courtesy of the studio that made it:

Download link. (http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2862328/34592880)

What happens when the white man brings their smack into Soda's hood? Find out by checking out the free download link at DWN Productions for our feature "Race War The Remake". The links are in the news feed. Its a blaxploitation comedy filled with all the good shit (Blood, gore, violence, nudity, and profanity). If you decide to check it out please leave us a comment on the website (http://www.dwnproductions.net/index2.php?p=home) of what you though of it. Much appreciated!

http://i42.tinypic.com/ou4kyt.png
<BR>

Never mind, found the link.

BuddhaWake
02-24-12, 03:04 PM
looking forward to it. this is the most fun of all the challenges I participate it.

shadokitty
02-29-12, 02:13 PM
Just finished watching Star Trek Generations for the first time for the Time Travel Challenge and Action/Adventure Challenge and got to thinking, would that qualify for this challenge under bad sequel to a great franchise?

caligulathegod
03-01-12, 03:24 AM
Generations has 48% at Rotten Tomatoes. You'd probably have to go with Final Frontier at 21% or maybe Nemesis at 38% if you are really unforgiving.

caligulathegod
03-01-12, 04:13 AM
First post has been updated with rules. Rule changes this year is the elimination of the commentary and "riff" rules. Commentaries and Riffs now count as regular viewings with no restrictions.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-01-12, 11:43 AM
You still have a "Second Annual Drive-In" in the first post.

Wasn't there a list, or going to be a list or distributors that were automatically safe? Am I confusing challenges?

Dimension X
03-01-12, 12:01 PM
Wasn't there a list, or going to be a list or distributors that were automatically safe? Am I confusing challenges?
It's still four weeks away. Give him time. :lol:

I'm pretty sure last year there was, along with the directors and actors lists, a list of production companies & distributors that were safe, so you can check that thread if you can't wait.

BobO'Link
03-01-12, 02:41 PM
Generations has 48% at Rotten Tomatoes. You'd probably have to go with Final Frontier at 21% or maybe Nemesis at 38% if you are really unforgiving.
I'd have to give it to 'em as I'm one of a small handful of people who actually like Final Frontier better than Generations. I don't yet know how I feel about Nemesis but I picked up a copy at BL several months back for $3. I'm fairly certain I overpaid by $2.95 or so but since you've pretty much given it a "pass" I'll save it for this one rather than waste it on the Action/Adventure challenge! :)

caligulathegod
03-01-12, 10:48 PM
You still have a "Second Annual Drive-In" in the first post.

Wasn't there a list, or going to be a list or distributors that were automatically safe? Am I confusing challenges?
Thanks. Fixed it and have put up the safe lists. The distributor list is more of a guide, though. Some, like Mill Creek, have been putting up non-safe material, like TV shows.

I'd have to give it to 'em as I'm one of a small handful of people who actually like Final Frontier better than Generations. I don't yet know how I feel about Nemesis but I picked up a copy at BL several months back for $3. I'm fairly certain I overpaid by $2.95 or so but since you've pretty much given it a "pass" I'll save it for this one rather than waste it on the Action/Adventure challenge! :)

That's a tough category, since it is so subjective. I tend to go more by reputation. Other than the cruddy way they dealt with Kirk, Generations isn't usually considered to be really that bad. Final Frontier was apparently yanked from canon by Roddenberry it was so bad. I still haven't seen Nemesis, but it has the reputation of being the worst of the Next Gen movies.

But reputation is questionable as well. Godfather 3 has a reputation of being "bad", but Roger Ebert gave it a higher "star" rating than he did Godfather 2. I don't know I'm ready to think GF3 is right for this challenge quite yet.

Giles
03-02-12, 12:30 AM
First post has been updated with rules. Rule changes this year is the elimination of the commentary and "riff" rules. Commentaries and Riffs now count as regular viewings with no restrictions.

sweet!

Darkgod
03-02-12, 02:09 PM
My second favorite challenge(though the academy awards challeneg might have made a run for it)

SterlingBen
03-02-12, 04:22 PM
Ruling on:

Major Dundee
Man Friday
JCVD

?

I am very much in favor of the new commentary rules btw.

Ash Ketchum
03-02-12, 05:25 PM
Ruling on:

Major Dundee
Man Friday
JCVD

?

I am very much in favor of the new commentary rules btw.

MAJOR DUNDEE was not "Drive-in, Exploitation, or B-movie." Nor a notorious flop. It was a big-budget major release from a major studio featuring a high-profile cast led by one of Hollywood's top stars at the time.

caligulathegod
03-02-12, 05:42 PM
Ruling on:

Major Dundee
Man Friday
JCVD

?

I am very much in favor of the new commentary rules btw.

Jean-Claude Van Damme is on the safe list, so JCVD is automatic.

Man Friday might sneak in as Blaxploitation. It looks interesting.

Not sure about Major Dundee. Seems a bit classy for this. Might sneak in as a Western, but I'm not sure about Sam Peckinpah. Any other opinions on this?

Edit: Thanks, Ash. That's what I was leaning toward.

Mondo Kane
03-02-12, 09:30 PM
Man Friday might sneak in as Blaxploitation. It looks interesting.


I watched this on last year's challenge. Both Davd "Badazzmofo" Walker and Bill "Sleazoid Express" Landis reviewed it for their publications/books, so it should be safe to be included.

Darkgod
03-02-12, 10:55 PM
Looking up some films to fill the checklist and have some questioables(they seem mainstream, but fit the checklist)

Up in Smoke
Death Wish
Mother, Juggs and Speed
Straight outa Brooklyn
Angels with Dirty Faces

SethDLH
03-02-12, 11:15 PM
I'd say Death Wish is a definite and Up In Smoke probably is too.

caligulathegod
03-02-12, 11:50 PM
Looking up some films to fill the checklist and have some questioables(they seem mainstream, but fit the checklist)

Up in Smoke
Death Wish
Mother, Juggs and Speed
Straight outa Brooklyn
Angels with Dirty Faces

Up in Smoke. Yes. Drug Movie
Death Wish. Yes. Vigilante Film
Mother, Jugs and Speed. I haven't seen this one since I was a kid. It feels right, but it might have been a mainstream 70s comedy. I'll tentatively say yes.
Straight out of Brooklyn. Yes. Hood Film. It's one of those movies self financed through credit cards about "hood" life. That's gotta count.
Angels with Dirty Faces. Gangster movie. This gets in because of the Bowery Boys.

SterlingBen
03-03-12, 12:53 AM
MAJOR DUNDEE was not "Drive-in, Exploitation, or B-movie." Nor a notorious flop. It was a big-budget major release from a major studio featuring a high-profile cast led by one of Hollywood's top stars at the time.

I was leaning this way with this one.

BobO'Link
03-03-12, 06:03 AM
Mother, Jugs and Speed. I haven't seen this one since I was a kid. It feels right, but it might have been a mainstream 70s comedy. I'll tentatively say yes.
While the stars had "name recognition/draw" they were not the "big draw" types. They were on their way up (Keitel) down/stagnating (Welch) or seeing if feature films were a viable venue for their talents (Cosby). I saw it when it came out and it had a "B" movie feel even back then. It was released in May of that year and is fairly representative of that decade's version of the "Summer/Teen Comedy" film. I'd give it a "yes".

Darkgod
03-03-12, 08:42 AM
Up in Smoke. Yes. Drug Movie
Death Wish. Yes. Vigilante Film
Mother, Jugs and Speed. I haven't seen this one since I was a kid. It feels right, but it might have been a mainstream 70s comedy. I'll tentatively say yes.
Straight out of Brooklyn. Yes. Hood Film. It's one of those movies self financed through credit cards about "hood" life. That's gotta count.
Angels with Dirty Faces. Gangster movie. This gets in because of the Bowery Boys.
Thanks
While the stars had "name recognition/draw" they were not the "big draw" types. They were on their way up (Keitel) down/stagnating (Welch) or seeing if feature films were a viable venue for their talents (Cosby). I saw it when it came out and it had a "B" movie feel even back then. It was released in May of that year and is fairly representative of that decade's version of the "Summer/Teen Comedy" film. I'd give it a "yes".
Thanks

shadokitty
03-03-12, 08:49 AM
Generations has 48% at Rotten Tomatoes. You'd probably have to go with Final Frontier at 21% or maybe Nemesis at 38% if you are really unforgiving.

Thanks. I have all the TNG movies in a box set, so maybe I'll watch Nemesis instead.

caligulathegod
03-03-12, 10:02 AM
While the stars had "name recognition/draw" they were not the "big draw" types. They were on their way up (Keitel) down/stagnating (Welch) or seeing if feature films were a viable venue for their talents (Cosby). I saw it when it came out and it had a "B" movie feel even back then. It was released in May of that year and is fairly representative of that decade's version of the "Summer/Teen Comedy" film. I'd give it a "yes".

70s are a tough decade, since almost all movies have a B-movie feel.

shadokitty
03-03-12, 01:42 PM
In preparation for this Challenge, I just ordered 3 Mill Creek 50 movie sets from Amazon, Warriors, Sci Fi Classics, and Sci Fi Invasion, and I have a 9 movie martial arts set coming from Amazon, and already received the Mill Creek 20 Monster Movie set, so I am set for this challenge.

nezumi
03-03-12, 02:32 PM
Ruling on:
JCVD

?

If you're expecting your stereotypical Van Damme picture, then prepare to be disappointed. It's not a B-movie (it's not even an action movie), and Van Damme gives the best performance of his career. I personally think that this film and a handful of Van Damme's other films shouldn't qualify for this challenge; but I guess he's on some sort of "safe list," so whatever. Just saying.

BobO'Link
03-03-12, 04:30 PM
70s are a tough decade, since almost all movies have a B-movie feel.
Yes, it sometimes felt that way, like everyone was just coasting, but there are many excellent films from that decade. I've read that Hollywood produced some of its most critically acclaimed and financially successful films since its supposed "golden era" during the 70s.

I found this list of "100 Great films of the 1970s" and while it omits some I'd have included and adds some I'd have left off it's a pretty good list:

1. The Godfather - (1972, Francis Ford Coppola) (Marlon Brando, Al Pacino)
2. The Godfather part II - (1974, Francis Ford Coppola) (Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro)
3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - (1975, Milos Forman) (Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher)
4. Apocalypse Now - (1979, Francis Ford Coppola) (Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall)
5. Chinatown - (1974, Roman Polanski) (Jack Nicholson, John Huston)
6. A Clockwork Orange - (1971, Stanley Kubrick) (Malcolm McDowell, Patrick MaGee)
7. Star Wars - (1977, George Lucas) (Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford)
8. Jaws - (1975, Steven Spielberg) (Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss)
9. Taxi Driver - (1976, Martin Scorsese) (Robert DeNiro, Jodie Foster)
10. The Deer Hunter - (1978, Michael Cimino) (Robert DeNiro, Christopher Walken)
11. Annie Hall - (1977, Woody Allen) (Woody Allen, Diane Keaton)
12. Network - (1976, Sydney Lumet) (Peter Finch, William Holden)
13. Rocky - (1976, John G. Avildsen) (Sylvester Stallone, Carl Weathers)
14. Patton - (1970, Franklin J. Schaffner) (George C. Scott, Karl Malden)
15. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - (1977, Steven Spielberg) (Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr)
16. M*A*S*H - (1970, Robert Altman) (Elliot Gould, Donald Sutherland)
17. The Exorcist - (1973, William Friedkin) (Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair)
18. American Graffiti - (1973, George Lucas) (Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss)
19. The French Connection - (1971, William Friedkin) (Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider)
20. Mean Streets - (1973, Martin Scorsese) (Harvey Keitel, Robert DeNiro)
21. Aguirre, the Wrath of God - (1972, Werner Herzog) (Klaus Kinski) (Cecilia Rivera)
22. Blazing Saddles - (1974, Mel Brooks) (Gene Wilder, Cleavon Little)
23. Last Tango in Paris - (1972, Bernardo Bertolucci) (Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider)
24. Monty Python and the Holy Grail - (1974, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones) (G. Chapman, Eric Idle)
25. The Rocky Horror Picture Show - (1975, Jim Sharmon) (Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon)
26. Serpico - (1973, Sydney Lumet) (Al Pacino, Tony Roberts)
27. Young Frankenstein - (1974, Mel Brooks) (Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle)
28. Deliverance - (1972, John Boorman) (Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight)
29. Barry Lyndon - (1975, Stanley Kubrick) (Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson)
30. National Lampoon's Animal House - (1978, John Landis) (John Belushi, Tim Matheson)
31. Alien - (1979, Ridley Scott) (Tom Skerritt, Sigouney Weaver)
32. The Sting - (1973, George Roy Hill) (Robert Redford, Paul Newman)
33. Dog Day Afternoon - (1975, Sydney Lumet) (Al Pacino, John Cazale)
34. Five Easy Pieces - (1970, Bob Rafelson) (Jack Nicholson, Karen Black)
35. The Conversation - (1974, Francis Ford Coppola) (Gene Hackman, John Cazale)
36. Halloween - (1978, John Carpenter) (Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis)
37. The Last Picture Show - (1971, Peter Bogdanovich) (Timothy Buttons, Jeff Bridges)
38. Nashville - (1975, Robert Altman) (Henry Gibson, Barbara Baxley)
39. Saturday Night Fever - (1977, John Badham) (John Travolta, Karen Gorney)
40. McCabe and Mrs. Miller - (1971, Robert Altman) (Warren Beatty, Julie Christie)
41. All the President's Men - (1976, Alan J. Pakula) (Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford)
42. Dirty Harry - (1971, Don Siegel) (Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino)
43. Grease - (1978, Randal Kleiser) (John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John)
44. Manhattan - (1979, Woody Allen) (Woody Allen, Diane Keaton)
45. Scenes from a Marriage - (1973, Ingmar Bergman) (Liv Ullman, Bibi Andersson)
46. Badlands - (1973, Terrence Malick) (Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek)
47. Coming Home - (1978, Hal Ashby) (Jon Voight, Jane Fonda)
48. Cries and Whispers - (1972, Ingmar Bergman) (Harriet Andersson, Kari Sylwan)
49. Carrie - (1976, Brian De Palma) (Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie)
50. The Conformist - (1970, Bernardo Bertolucci) (Jean-Louis Trintignant, Dominique Sandra)
51. Day for Night - (1973, Francois Truffaut) (Jacqueline Bisset, Valentine Cortese)
52. Fiddler on the Roof - (1971, Norman Jewison) (Topol, Norma Crane)
53. Kramer vs. Kramer - (1979, Robert Benton) (Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep)
54. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory - (1971, Mel Stuart) (Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson)
55. Being There - (1979, Hal Ashby) (Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine)
56. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - (1974, Tobe Hooper) (Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger)
57. Monty Python's Life of Brian - (1979, Terry Jones) (Graham Chapman, Eric Idle)
58. All That Jazz - (1979, Bob Fosse) (Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange)
59. Days of Heaven - (1978, Terrence Malick) (Richard Gere, Brooke Adams)
60. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore - (1974, Martin Scorsese) (Ellen Burstyn, K. Kristofferson)
61. Bound for Glory - (1976, Hal Ashby) (David Carradine, Ronny Cox)
62. Bananas - (1971, Woody Allen) (Woody Allen, Louise Lasser)
63. Amarcord - (1973, Federico Fellini) (Bruno Zanin, Pupella Maggio)
64. The Hospital - (1971, Arthur Hiller) (George C. Scott, Diana Rigg)
65. Sleeper - (1973, Woody Allen) (Woody Allen, Diane Keaton)
66. The Last Wave - (1977, Peter Weir) (Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett)
67. Shampoo - (1975, Hal Ashby) (Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn)
68. A Woman Under the Influence - (1974, John Cassavetes) (Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk)
69. The Last Detail - (1973, Hal Ashby) (Jack Nicholson, Otis Young)
70. Seven Beauties - (1976, Lina Wertmuller) (Giancarlo Giannini, Fernando Rey)
71. Macbeth - (1971, Roman Polanski) (Jon Finch, Martin Shaw)
72. Marathon Man - (1976, John Schlesinger) (Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier)
73. The Man Who Fell to Earth - (1976, Nicolas Roeg) (David Bowie, Rip Torn)
74. The Man Who Would Be King - (1975, John Huston) (Sean Connery, Michael Caine)
75. The Sunshine Boys - (1975, Herbert Ross) (Walter Mathou, George Burns)
76. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie - (1972, L. Bunuel) (Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig)
77. Cabaret - (1972, Bob Fosse) (Liza Minnelli, Michael York)
78. Don't Look Now - (1973, Nicolas Roeg) (Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland)
79. A Touch of Class - (1973, Melvin Frank) (George Segal, Glenda Jackson)
80. The Towering Inferno - (1974, Irwin Allen) (Steve McQueen, Paul Newman)
81. Breaking Away - (1979, Peter Yates) (Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid)
82. The Garden of Finzi Continis - (1970, Vittorio De Sica) (Dominique Sandra, Lino Capolicchio)
83. Klute - (1971, Alan J. Pakula) (Donald Sutherland, Jane Fonda)
84. Sunday, Bloody Sunday - (1971, John Schlesinger) (Glenda Jackson, Peter Finch)
85. The Candidate - (1972, Michael Ritchie) (Robert Redford, Peter Boyle)
86. The Ruling Class - (1972, Peter Medak) (Peter O'Toole, Alastair Slim)
87. The Way We Were - (1973, Sydney Pollack) (Robert Redford, Barbara Streisand)
88. Sounder - (1972, Martin Ritt) (Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield)
89. Julia - (1977, Fred Zinnemann) (Jane Fonda, Jason Robards)
90. The Poseidon Adventure - (1972, Ronald Neame) (Ernest Borgnine, Gene Hackman)
91. The Goodbye Girl - (1977, Herbert Ross) (Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason)
92. Save the Tiger - (1973, John G. Avildsen) (Jack Lemmon, Laurie Heineman)
93. Lenny - (1974, Bob Fosse) (Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine)
94. Heaven Can Wait - (1978, Warren Beatty) (Warren Beatty, Julie Christie)
95. Norma Rae - (1979, Martin Ritt) (Sally Field, Beau Bridges)
96. Superman - (1978, Richard Donner) (Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman)
97. Midnight Express - (1978, Alan Parker) (Brad Davis, Randy Quaid)
98. Enter the Dragon - (1973, Robert Clouse) (Bruce Lee, John Saxon)
99. A Bridge Too Far - (1977, Richard Attenborough) (James Caan, Michael Caine)
100. Tommy - (1975, Ken Russell) (Oliver Reed, Roger Daltrey)

Ash Ketchum
03-03-12, 06:28 PM
Yes, it sometimes felt that way, like everyone was just coasting, but there are many excellent films from that decade. I've read that Hollywood produced some of its most critically acclaimed and financially successful films since its supposed "golden era" during the 70s.

I found this list of "100 Great films of the 1970s" and while it omits some I'd have included and adds some I'd have left off it's a pretty good list:

1. The Godfather - (1972, Francis Ford Coppola) (Marlon Brando, Al Pacino)
2. The Godfather part II - (1974, Francis Ford Coppola) (Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro)
3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - (1975, Milos Forman) (Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher)
4. Apocalypse Now - (1979, Francis Ford Coppola) (Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall)
5. Chinatown - (1974, Roman Polanski) (Jack Nicholson, John Huston)
6. A Clockwork Orange - (1971, Stanley Kubrick) (Malcolm McDowell, Patrick MaGee)
7. Star Wars - (1977, George Lucas) (Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford)
8. Jaws - (1975, Steven Spielberg) (Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss)
9. Taxi Driver - (1976, Martin Scorsese) (Robert DeNiro, Jodie Foster)
10. The Deer Hunter - (1978, Michael Cimino) (Robert DeNiro, Christopher Walken)
11. Annie Hall - (1977, Woody Allen) (Woody Allen, Diane Keaton)
12. Network - (1976, Sydney Lumet) (Peter Finch, William Holden)
13. Rocky - (1976, John G. Avildsen) (Sylvester Stallone, Carl Weathers)
14. Patton - (1970, Franklin J. Schaffner) (George C. Scott, Karl Malden)
15. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - (1977, Steven Spielberg) (Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr)
16. M*A*S*H - (1970, Robert Altman) (Elliot Gould, Donald Sutherland)
17. The Exorcist - (1973, William Friedkin) (Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair)
18. American Graffiti - (1973, George Lucas) (Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss)
19. The French Connection - (1971, William Friedkin) (Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider)
20. Mean Streets - (1973, Martin Scorsese) (Harvey Keitel, Robert DeNiro)
21. Aguirre, the Wrath of God - (1972, Werner Herzog) (Klaus Kinski) (Cecilia Rivera)
22. Blazing Saddles - (1974, Mel Brooks) (Gene Wilder, Cleavon Little)
23. Last Tango in Paris - (1972, Bernardo Bertolucci) (Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider)
24. Monty Python and the Holy Grail - (1974, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones) (G. Chapman, Eric Idle)
25. The Rocky Horror Picture Show - (1975, Jim Sharmon) (Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon)
26. Serpico - (1973, Sydney Lumet) (Al Pacino, Tony Roberts)
27. Young Frankenstein - (1974, Mel Brooks) (Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle)
28. Deliverance - (1972, John Boorman) (Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight)
29. Barry Lyndon - (1975, Stanley Kubrick) (Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson)
30. National Lampoon's Animal House - (1978, John Landis) (John Belushi, Tim Matheson)
31. Alien - (1979, Ridley Scott) (Tom Skerritt, Sigouney Weaver)
32. The Sting - (1973, George Roy Hill) (Robert Redford, Paul Newman)
33. Dog Day Afternoon - (1975, Sydney Lumet) (Al Pacino, John Cazale)
34. Five Easy Pieces - (1970, Bob Rafelson) (Jack Nicholson, Karen Black)
35. The Conversation - (1974, Francis Ford Coppola) (Gene Hackman, John Cazale)
36. Halloween - (1978, John Carpenter) (Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis)
37. The Last Picture Show - (1971, Peter Bogdanovich) (Timothy Buttons, Jeff Bridges)
38. Nashville - (1975, Robert Altman) (Henry Gibson, Barbara Baxley)
39. Saturday Night Fever - (1977, John Badham) (John Travolta, Karen Gorney)
40. McCabe and Mrs. Miller - (1971, Robert Altman) (Warren Beatty, Julie Christie)
41. All the President's Men - (1976, Alan J. Pakula) (Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford)
42. Dirty Harry - (1971, Don Siegel) (Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino)
43. Grease - (1978, Randal Kleiser) (John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John)
44. Manhattan - (1979, Woody Allen) (Woody Allen, Diane Keaton)
45. Scenes from a Marriage - (1973, Ingmar Bergman) (Liv Ullman, Bibi Andersson)
46. Badlands - (1973, Terrence Malick) (Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek)
47. Coming Home - (1978, Hal Ashby) (Jon Voight, Jane Fonda)
48. Cries and Whispers - (1972, Ingmar Bergman) (Harriet Andersson, Kari Sylwan)
49. Carrie - (1976, Brian De Palma) (Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie)
50. The Conformist - (1970, Bernardo Bertolucci) (Jean-Louis Trintignant, Dominique Sandra)
51. Day for Night - (1973, Francois Truffaut) (Jacqueline Bisset, Valentine Cortese)
52. Fiddler on the Roof - (1971, Norman Jewison) (Topol, Norma Crane)
53. Kramer vs. Kramer - (1979, Robert Benton) (Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep)
54. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory - (1971, Mel Stuart) (Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson)
55. Being There - (1979, Hal Ashby) (Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine)
56. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - (1974, Tobe Hooper) (Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger)
57. Monty Python's Life of Brian - (1979, Terry Jones) (Graham Chapman, Eric Idle)
58. All That Jazz - (1979, Bob Fosse) (Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange)
59. Days of Heaven - (1978, Terrence Malick) (Richard Gere, Brooke Adams)
60. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore - (1974, Martin Scorsese) (Ellen Burstyn, K. Kristofferson)
61. Bound for Glory - (1976, Hal Ashby) (David Carradine, Ronny Cox)
62. Bananas - (1971, Woody Allen) (Woody Allen, Louise Lasser)
63. Amarcord - (1973, Federico Fellini) (Bruno Zanin, Pupella Maggio)
64. The Hospital - (1971, Arthur Hiller) (George C. Scott, Diana Rigg)
65. Sleeper - (1973, Woody Allen) (Woody Allen, Diane Keaton)
66. The Last Wave - (1977, Peter Weir) (Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett)
67. Shampoo - (1975, Hal Ashby) (Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn)
68. A Woman Under the Influence - (1974, John Cassavetes) (Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk)
69. The Last Detail - (1973, Hal Ashby) (Jack Nicholson, Otis Young)
70. Seven Beauties - (1976, Lina Wertmuller) (Giancarlo Giannini, Fernando Rey)
71. Macbeth - (1971, Roman Polanski) (Jon Finch, Martin Shaw)
72. Marathon Man - (1976, John Schlesinger) (Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier)
73. The Man Who Fell to Earth - (1976, Nicolas Roeg) (David Bowie, Rip Torn)
74. The Man Who Would Be King - (1975, John Huston) (Sean Connery, Michael Caine)
75. The Sunshine Boys - (1975, Herbert Ross) (Walter Mathou, George Burns)
76. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie - (1972, L. Bunuel) (Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig)
77. Cabaret - (1972, Bob Fosse) (Liza Minnelli, Michael York)
78. Don't Look Now - (1973, Nicolas Roeg) (Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland)
79. A Touch of Class - (1973, Melvin Frank) (George Segal, Glenda Jackson)
80. The Towering Inferno - (1974, Irwin Allen) (Steve McQueen, Paul Newman)
81. Breaking Away - (1979, Peter Yates) (Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid)
82. The Garden of Finzi Continis - (1970, Vittorio De Sica) (Dominique Sandra, Lino Capolicchio)
83. Klute - (1971, Alan J. Pakula) (Donald Sutherland, Jane Fonda)
84. Sunday, Bloody Sunday - (1971, John Schlesinger) (Glenda Jackson, Peter Finch)
85. The Candidate - (1972, Michael Ritchie) (Robert Redford, Peter Boyle)
86. The Ruling Class - (1972, Peter Medak) (Peter O'Toole, Alastair Slim)
87. The Way We Were - (1973, Sydney Pollack) (Robert Redford, Barbara Streisand)
88. Sounder - (1972, Martin Ritt) (Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield)
89. Julia - (1977, Fred Zinnemann) (Jane Fonda, Jason Robards)
90. The Poseidon Adventure - (1972, Ronald Neame) (Ernest Borgnine, Gene Hackman)
91. The Goodbye Girl - (1977, Herbert Ross) (Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason)
92. Save the Tiger - (1973, John G. Avildsen) (Jack Lemmon, Laurie Heineman)
93. Lenny - (1974, Bob Fosse) (Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine)
94. Heaven Can Wait - (1978, Warren Beatty) (Warren Beatty, Julie Christie)
95. Norma Rae - (1979, Martin Ritt) (Sally Field, Beau Bridges)
96. Superman - (1978, Richard Donner) (Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman)
97. Midnight Express - (1978, Alan Parker) (Brad Davis, Randy Quaid)
98. Enter the Dragon - (1973, Robert Clouse) (Bruce Lee, John Saxon)
99. A Bridge Too Far - (1977, Richard Attenborough) (James Caan, Michael Caine)
100. Tommy - (1975, Ken Russell) (Oliver Reed, Roger Daltrey)


That's a great list. I've seen 81 of the 100, 76 of them in theaters when they first came out. I might not include all of them on such a list myself, but I understand why others would include them. My major dispute with the list is the omission of so many key genre films from the era, e.g. ORCA, ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13, THE OMEGA MAN, and the complete lack of any Peckinpah film on the list (PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID and THE GETAWAY should have been there, and maybe STRAW DOGS). My list would be different, but I do like this list. It does kind of sum up what was considered mainstream cinema of the decade--and it brings back a lot of memories.

indiephantom
03-03-12, 08:08 PM
I made it to 23 films in 2010. Was way too busy last year. This year, I'm back and I really need to clear through my unwatched exploitation pile which gets bigger by the day.

This year I want to watch a lot of direct-to-video softcore stuff from the '90s. It's another form of sexploitation not really listed here in the challenge. Films with Shannon Tweed, Maria Ford, Shauna O'Brien, Angie Everhart, Andrew Stevens, Michael Pare, etc.

indiephantom
03-03-12, 08:23 PM
Select '80s porn should also be included, particularly stuff shot on film that was released theatrically. The DVD compnay Caballero has some of these titles out. Good porn parodies from the period are also fun and I plan to include some.

Anyway, I'm excited and just sharing. Time to draw up a list.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-03-12, 09:02 PM
If you're expecting your stereotypical Van Damme picture, then prepare to be disappointed. It's not a B-movie (it's not even an action movie), and Van Damme gives the best performance of his career. I personally think that this film and a handful of Van Damme's other films shouldn't qualify for this challenge; but I guess he's on some sort of "safe list," so whatever. Just saying.

I agree with this as well, that film is completely against the spirit of this challenge.

SterlingBen
03-03-12, 09:46 PM
Just got this in the mail today:
http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/8921/hottubpartyarticle.jpg
But I may have to save it for the horror challenge.

indiephantom
03-03-12, 11:02 PM
Just got this in the mail today:
http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/8921/hottubpartyarticle.jpg
But I may have to save it for the horror challenge.

looks like a whole-lotta sudsy fun.

Burgundy LaRue
03-05-12, 11:00 AM
I'm going to try to do this again. It introduced me to the cinematic genius of Estus Pirkle. Anything that does that can't be bad for me. :D

indiephantom
03-05-12, 12:41 PM
Based on their extensive B movie filmographies, I recommend the following actors for consideration in the automatic safe list.

Lorenzo Lamas
Mädchen Amick
Jeff Conaway
Pierre Kirby
Shannon Whirry
Shannon Tweed
Corey Feldman
Corey Haim
Jan-Michael Vincent
Maria Ford

davidh777
03-05-12, 01:03 PM
Based on their extensive B movie filmographies, I recommend the following actors for consideration in the automatic safe list.

Lorenzo Lamas
Mädchen Amick
Jeff Conaway
Pierre Kirby
Shannon Whirry
Shannon Tweed
Corey Feldman
Corey Haim
Jan-Michael Vincent
Maria Ford

Man, I just saw Amick in a recent show, Castle I think, and was trying to figure out where I knew her from other than ER. Still think it's ER but not sure--I guess this opens up a lot of possibilities. :)

I'm going to try to do this again. It introduced me to the cinematic genius of Estus Pirkle. Anything that does that can't be bad for me. :D

How could "Burgundy LaRue" not participate? :D

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-05-12, 02:09 PM
icheckmovies.com just put up a new cult list http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/500+essential+cult+movies/

I've got 346 checks done and after I clean up the spaghetti western and deuce(27 left between the two of them), I'll do whatever cult ones I own. edit: Looks like that's only about 8.

Guess it'll be a mix of the spaghetti westerns, exploitation double features and grindhouse box sets I haven't touched. I can finally break out the Django blu-ray I bought last year. I kind of want to track down as many Django films as I can, even if they're pretty much only sequels in name.

indiephantom
03-05-12, 02:45 PM
Man, I just saw Amick in a recent show, Castle I think, and was trying to figure out where I knew her from other than ER. Still think it's ER but not sure--I guess this opens up a lot of possibilities.

She was a major character on Twin Peaks and she's been on Californication.

davidh777
03-05-12, 04:54 PM
She was a major character on Twin Peaks and she's been on Californication.

Neither of which I've watched much of. I know, I need to watch Twin Peaks.

indiephantom
03-05-12, 10:05 PM
Neither of which I've watched much of. I know, I need to watch Twin Peaks.

I envy anyone who will experience it for the first time. Watch and enjoy.

caligulathegod
03-06-12, 08:48 AM
Twin Peaks is on Netflix in High Def.

davidh777
03-06-12, 10:31 AM
I believe I own one of the seasons and would have to rent the other (nice to have the hi-def but I canceled my streaming :()

caligulathegod
03-06-12, 08:04 PM
That means you don't have the pilot. You have to watch the pilot.

SethDLH
03-06-12, 10:05 PM
That means you don't have the pilot. You have to watch the pilot.

Definitely. Don't cheat yourself the Twin Peaks experience!



I'm getting a good stockpile of films together to watch for the challenge. A few new kung-fu flicks, a ton of spaghetti westerns, some sexploitation... Trying to have a good mix of everything. I'm hoping to only have a few re-watches of stuff that I've had the urge to watch.

ETA- Just realized I have a pretty big shortage of blaxploitation that I've never seen

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-07-12, 01:11 PM
I wish I was closer to Portland. I'm never up there when they do a show.

Next Tuesday March 13th at 7:30 at the Hollywood Theatre, Kung Fu Theater presents the only known 35mm print of one of the greatest kung fu films of all time: THE MYSTERY OF CHESS BOXING. This print was pulled out of an abandoned movie theater in Taiwan, and then sat in a warehouse in the UK for over a decade until I found it. Until now, this movie has only survived on poor quality video, but this 35mm print is in incredible condition. Advance tickets are here: http://hollywoodtheatre.org/mystery-chess-boxing/

THE MYSTERY OF CHESS BOXING (1979) The original Ghostface Killer is on the loose! A vicious villain with an unstoppable five element technique, Ghostface is killing off all his old rivals. Meanwhile, a young student tries to learn kung fu and is taken under the wing of an old chess master. The basics of chess prove to be the same as the basics of fighting, and eventually the heroes will have to fight Ghostface Killer, who verbally insults his opponents as he annihilates them. A true classic, and obvious favorite of the Wu Tang Clan, directed by Joseph Kuo (SEVEN GRANDMASTERS)

--
Dan Halsted
Organizer and Founder
Grindhouse Film Festival
www.grindhousefilmfest.com

davidh777
03-07-12, 04:51 PM
That means you don't have the pilot. You have to watch the pilot.

So the complete series gold box has the pilot, correct? Don't think I have that but I'll check.

Ash Ketchum
03-07-12, 07:02 PM
I wish I was closer to Portland. I'm never up there when they do a show.

Wow, I hope they bring that to New York. MYSTERY OF CHESS BOXING was a big hit on 42nd Street back in the day. And it IS a great kung fu movie. And eligible for the current Action/Adventure/Crime Challenge, too.

Greg MacGuffin
03-07-12, 09:40 PM
It's also one of my favorite songs by Wu Tang Clan. :)

caligulathegod
03-08-12, 04:49 AM
So the complete series gold box has the pilot, correct? Don't think I have that but I'll check.

Correct. You can download the pilot from Amazon for $2 or $3 for HD.

Ash Ketchum
03-08-12, 11:19 AM
It's also one of my favorite songs by Wu Tang Clan. :)
Yeah, this is one of the films that inspired them. Ghost Face Killer is the chief villain in MYSTERY OF CHESS BOXING and he's played by Mark Long (aka Kwan-wu Long).

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-09-12, 11:25 AM
They're finally having a show in my area that counts, it's just a month too early

The silent movie, The Artist just won the Best Picture Oscar, but a much better silent film was made in 1953, DEMENTIA. There is no dialogue or narration, just a great avant-garde and jazzy soundtrack. It's about the nightmares of a tormented woman in a cheap hotel room. The Bad Film Society will show the restored, uncensored version that was never screened back in the 50s. Imagine if Ed Wood Jr. and Salvador Dali collaborated on a film noir. It's a horror movie/art film with a swill of beatnik dime-store psychoanalysis. Variety called it "the strangest film ever offered for theatrical release." Although dismissed by the New York Times for its "lack of poetic sense, analytical skill and cinematic experience," Preston Sturges, called it "a work of art. It stirred my blood and purged my libido." In 1955, a hacked-up version, Daughter of Horror was released with narration by Ed McMahon!

I have the Kino release but haven't watched it yet. I'd still like to go but I'm pretty lazy most Sunday nights and I'd be doing it solo.

desnoes
03-09-12, 07:23 PM
i've been pysched for this for months now. my netflix streaming que is overflowing with stuff for this challenge, plus a few DVD's i've grabbed throughout the year and i've just recently started a new job just minutes away from a pretty good local video store thats still standing. i should have more than enough stuff to watch. can't wait for the 31st.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-10-12, 06:17 PM
This just came in the mail yesterday.

http://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Babes-12-Movie-Collection/dp/B004ZJ9W3S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331421267&sr=8-1

Cheap women in cheap movies for a cheap price.


THE VIRGIN QUEEN OF ST. FRANCIS HIGH (1987): A high school jock bets his friends that he can score with the school beauty queen, who is also a virgin.

SEXTETTE (1978): One of Marlo Manners former husbands is threatening to derail the negotiations of an international conference unless he can have one more fling with his ex. Stars Mae West and Ringo Starr. No, really!

HOT TARGET (1985): Wife of successful NZ businessman is seduced by fellow American after "chance" meeting in park.

THE SISTER IN LAW (1974): She helped her husband destroy his Brother by the most immoral act imaginable!

NIGHT CLUB (1989): A young married couple try to convert an old warehouse into a nightclub, but face opposition from both the council and local mobsters.

WEEKEND WITH THE BABY SITTER (1970): A middle-aged husband falls for his childrens' teenaged babysitter. Tag line, "She came to sit with baby...And went away with daddy!"

FRENCH QUARTER (1978): The chronicles of a young New Orleans prostitute and her co-workers.

BLUE MONEY (1972): Jim's seemingly perfect life starts to fall apart when he has an extramarital fling with an actress and the local Los Angeles vice cops close in to make a bust.

NOON SUNDAY (1975): Two mercenaries are hired to commit a political assassination.

YELLOW HAIR AND THE FORTRESS OF GOLD (1984): A fiery blonde half-breed and her easygoing sidekick are after a fortune in Mayan gold.

CLICK - THE CALENDAR GIRL KILLER (1990): A psychotic killer as he uses the world of big fashion photography for his sadistic playground. Stars Troy Donahue!

SEPARATE WAYS (1981): A wife unhappy in her marriage begins an affair with an art student, unaware that her husband, a race driver, is also having an affair. All star cast includes Karen Black, Arlene Golonka, Sybil Danning and Jack Carter!

Mondo Kane
03-10-12, 06:25 PM
This just came in the mail yesterday.

http://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Babes-12-Movie-Collection/dp/B004ZJ9W3S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331421267&sr=8-1

Cheap women in cheap movies for a cheap price.

Damn. If only I knew about that set sooner!

On another note, even though I've been pro-60's & 70's cinema for these challenges, I promise to actually give a lot of 80's films a chance this time. Bad synth scores,ugly costumes, not-so-attractive leading ladies and stale action here I come! :D

SterlingBen
03-12-12, 08:29 PM
Quick judgement, Caligula?

20 mins until I view or save for challenge.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-12-12, 08:45 PM
I'd vote no since it was a major motion picture with a decent budget of 22 million.

Or yes because it had awful reviews.

I'd lean towards the latter.

SterlingBen
03-12-12, 08:51 PM
I'd vote no since it was a major motion picture with a decent budget of 22 million.

Or yes because it had awful reviews.

I'd lean towards the latter.

A save it is then.

SethDLH
03-12-12, 09:27 PM
I'd say yes to Caligula. It's become a cult film and everyone was high as a kite while making it... I think that alone qualifies it haha

indiephantom
03-12-12, 11:40 PM
Caligula for sure. Penthouse-produced. Hardcore sequences. Tinto Brass!

caligulathegod
03-13-12, 12:18 AM
Sorry, I was watching Game Change on the DVR and then had to get ready for work and forgot to check my email. The film "Caligula"? Hell yeah, save it. It is a masterpiece of shitty filmmaking. Tinto Brass is on the safe list, anyway. Personally, I recommend the "Pre-Release" version (I think it's the one with the Helen Mirren commentary. It comes the closest to Tinto Brass's intended version and it makes more sense. It cuts out the Guccione inserts, but it's still pretty explicit. I don't recommend the D'Amato Caligula film, though.

Mondo Kane
03-13-12, 05:01 AM
I don't recommend the D'Amato Caligula film, though.

Is that the one with Laura Gemser? If so, I recommend checking that one out...
...Since Gemser-fans probably got sick of seeing Gabrielle Tinti hog her in so many movies, they might appreciate his PAINFUL exit in this one :D

caligulathegod
03-13-12, 06:10 AM
You are a better man than I (or bigger perv). That movie was a genuine test of this particular challenge.

Ash Ketchum
03-14-12, 11:33 AM
I have tons of serials to watch. I've been watching DICK TRACY RETURNS (1938) for the Action/Adventure/Crime Challenge, but I still have the Batman, Green Hornet, Flash Gordon and Captain Marvel serials to get through (a total of eight 12- or 15-chapter cliffhangers).

Are these eligible for the B-movie challenge? The individual serial chapters usually ran on bills that included two B-westerns, cartoons, comedy shorts and other things. And they were produced by B-movie studios (Republic and Monogram) or the B-divisions of major studios (Columbia and Universal).

Thanks.

BobO'Link
03-14-12, 02:18 PM
^I'd think they would count for the exact reasons you mention. I, too, have quite a few I picked over the past year. With that 50 film "Warriors" set and the serials I could easily fill the month.

indiephantom
03-14-12, 09:08 PM
Isn't Gemser in Caligula 2...the sequel?

caligulathegod
03-14-12, 11:34 PM
Serials are ok. I think the counting rules are in the first post.

Caligula 2 is a sequel in name only. It's pretty much D'Amato's own version of Caligula.

Ash Ketchum
03-15-12, 06:10 AM
Serials are ok. I think the counting rules are in the first post.



Found it:

on Serials (we'll go with an hour's worth per entry), provided they

actually were theatrical serials. A serial episode is about 15-20 minutes, so an hour's worth counts as an entry. Four-15 minute ones or Three-20

minute episodes.


Thanks.

indiephantom
03-16-12, 01:57 AM
Serials are ok. I think the counting rules are in the first post.

Caligula 2 is a sequel in name only. It's pretty much D'Amato's own version of Caligula.

but isn't that the one with Gemser?

caligulathegod
03-16-12, 07:12 AM
Yeah. She's in it.

indiephantom
03-17-12, 07:35 AM
Just found out a print of Caligula is screening at my local theatre end of April. Should fit in nicely as the challenge draws to a close.

SterlingBen
03-18-12, 01:37 AM
Lost Boys 3? I am feeling yes. And that maybe Direct To Video Sequel of a good movie might make a good checklist tick.

caligulathegod
03-18-12, 11:30 AM
Might be a good addition.

Chet Desmond
03-18-12, 08:01 PM
Thoughts on "Damnation Alley"? It's cheesey as hell but a decent budget studio flick.

gp1086
03-18-12, 08:04 PM
Starting to put my list together. Thinking my criteria will be: (1) 40% or less on RottenTomatoes from critics, AND (2) Less than $30 million in the domestic box office or direct to video release.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-18-12, 08:48 PM
Thoughts on "Damnation Alley"? It's cheesey as hell but a decent budget studio flick.

It easily counts. It bombed in theaters and was a copy of other, better films.

SethDLH
03-18-12, 08:55 PM
Thoughts on "Damnation Alley"? It's cheesey as hell but a decent budget studio flick.

Definitely fits.

davidh777
03-18-12, 11:20 PM
I saw Damnation Alley in the theaters and have been meaning to see it again. Annoyed with Netflix for not having it.

shadokitty
03-19-12, 10:35 AM
I saw Hellraiser on a list of cult movies on icheckmovies, and my question is, would all the hellraiser movies qualify, or just the first one?

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-19-12, 12:27 PM
In my opinion, I'd count the first one at cult and Inferno through the most recent DTV as countable crap.

shadokitty
03-19-12, 01:15 PM
In my opinion, I'd count the first one at cult and Inferno through the most recent DTV as countable crap.

I'm not too familir with the Hellraiser franchise, but I own 1-6, as I bought a double feature disc of 1 and 2 and a 4 movie set of 3-6. Which ones were DTV sequels?

indiephantom
03-19-12, 02:43 PM
Every Hellraiser would easily count.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-19-12, 03:21 PM
I'm not too familir with the Hellraiser franchise, but I own 1-6, as I bought a double feature disc of 1 and 2 and a 4 movie set of 3-6. Which ones were DTV sequels?

5-8.

Part 9 has a new actor portraying Pinhead who looks like he's struggling with pooping out a large turd, on the cover. I also originally said 9 was DTV but they did have 1 showing in 1 theater for the cast/crew that was also open to the public.

Every Hellraiser would easily count.
I wouldn't go with 2-4 because the first one is the one most closely based off the novel and it's the one that everyone loves. 2-4 had issues but I wouldn't say they bombed or were so bad they count here. At least I wouldn't. I don't really see them as being close to b-movies.

I also wouldn't count part 6 because wasn't really all that bad. I'd say it was the best DTV one out of the bunch.

I haven't seen 7 or 9 yet but out of what I have seen, I think 5 is the worst. I read reviews online of people saying it has this deeper meaning and whatever pretentious excuses they can come up to make it seem good but it's the only one I can't stand to sit through more than once. I tried revisiting it a few years ago and it makes so little sense that it isn't enjoyable.

Why I think Inferno is garbage

Let's start with the case itself. I remember the first thing we noticed about the case is that there's a quote saying how great the film is. That's fine, lots of movies have things like that. The one thing other movies do have is a source for the quote. It's not a good sign when you have a quote saying a movie is great but not having the source of the quote. At least when Sony was coming up with fake quotes, they had fake reviewers saying them.

I don't mind having a crooked cop. There's a lot of stories out there that do it. The point is, they at least do it realistically. For how bad this guy is screwing his friends and everyone else at this point in his life, they should have long ago turned their back on him. Things like this don't instantly go from good cop to extremely backstabbing crooked cop. Things build up over time and everyone would have turned against you long ago and not simply been so utterly blind to everything he does that they're surprised when he royally screws people.

If they dialed it back some so that him being so crooked didn't seem like a regular occurrence for him and they showed some struggle at all, that would be one thing but he just does it all without a second thought. It's just way too out there for me to overlook this since it's his main theme.

Finally, we have an R rated movie that's a part of the Hellraiser series. The cop sleeps with a hooker. Would it have been so hard to find an actress to go topless? This isn't a PG movie. They don't show the sex scene but they do show her in bed with her bra on. Really? Ignoring the fact that a hooker isn't going to sleep in bed with you the rest of the night, it's not likely that after sex she's going to become modest and have to put her bra back on.

indiephantom
03-21-12, 12:27 AM
Inferno is my second favorite of the sequels! It's got that nineties noir vibe and I love some of the cenobite designs.

shadokitty
03-21-12, 07:51 AM
I thought DTV automatically counted for this challenge.

caligulathegod
03-21-12, 11:51 AM
DTV does count. I would hope the choices would be in line with the spirit of the challenge, though.

SethDLH
03-21-12, 12:08 PM
I've compiled wayyyyy more titles than I'll be able to get in during this challenge. That is a good thing though. I'll be posting extended thoughts on each day's viewing and any related activities at my blog (as I did with the horror challenge last year). If you want to check it out links will be easily found. I also expect to have a few screener discs that will fit perfectly with the challenge so there is that to look forward to as well

shadokitty
03-21-12, 03:59 PM
Got my list made for the challenge, and got way more titles on my list than I'll be able to watch in the month, including many unwatched titles.

Mondo Kane
03-21-12, 04:57 PM
icheckmovies.com just put up a new cult list http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/500+essential+cult+movies/


I'm currently checking off many from this list, but there's only about a handful of safe selections I found that should fit with the challenge (The Baby,Razorback,200 Motels,The Keep) and all the other critically-acclaimed arthouse & Oscar-nominated films will obviously have to wait to be seen later.

I've got a LOT of WiPs lined up (Hope I don't get burned out on them) and even though I don't got a Roku player, I have to thank DirecTV for their youtube-access via television. Movies that surpass 90-minutes aren't able to play, but thankfully, many B-movies don't reach that amount of time.

mmyersisgod
03-22-12, 06:06 PM
I'm stupid, how do we sign up?

Chad
03-22-12, 06:07 PM
^There'll be a separate list thread posted soon and you can reserve your spot there.

SethDLH
03-22-12, 06:07 PM
I'm stupid, how do we sign up?

Paypal me $5 and I send you the entry form.

mmyersisgod
03-22-12, 06:17 PM
OK cool, and fuck off Seth.:p

SethDLH
03-22-12, 07:48 PM
OK cool, and fuck off Seth.:p

haha :D

caligulathegod
03-23-12, 06:00 AM
List Thread is up. (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/600077-list-thread-third-annual-drive-exploitation-b-movie-challenge-mar-31-apr-30-2012-a.html)

davidh777
03-23-12, 07:50 AM
Thanks, Caligula!

SethDLH
03-23-12, 12:02 PM
Nice.

caligulathegod
03-24-12, 04:30 PM
I am now stoked for this challenge. Just got home from meeting Pam Grier at Horrorhoundweekend. She has held up incredibly well. She's pretty funny, too. She was talking up a storm. Kind of cool, too was Elvira Cassandra Peterson stopping on her way to a break to complement my red contacts I was wearing.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-24-12, 05:14 PM
I took a vacation most of this week and got out of the groove for the crime challenge. I've been ready for this one the last few weeks and I also got the urge to track down all the Django movies I can. I also know in the back of my mind that most of them aren't good but until I start watching them again, the collector in me is in charge.

indiephantom
03-25-12, 12:22 AM
Great! And thanks for incorporating my suggestions for the safe list. Now...let's get ready to rock.

Mondo Kane
03-25-12, 03:27 AM
I took a vacation most of this week and got out of the groove for the crime challenge. I've been ready for this one the last few weeks and I also got the urge to track down all the Django movies I can. I also know in the back of my mind that most of them aren't good but until I start watching them again, the collector in me is in charge.

Really? You might be looking at a long list then:

Corbucci/Nero movies (Django/Django II)
Nero movies-Falsely marketed as "Django" movies like Django The Shark Hunter,Django & The Mafia....Even Keoma starring Nero but directed by Castalleri is often called "Django's Great Return"
Anthony Steffan movies (V Django, Django The Bastard, Django Kills Silently)
Tomas Milan movies Django Kill!)
Terence Hill Movies (Vivia Django)

SethDLH
03-25-12, 11:56 AM
Really? You might be looking at a long list then:

Corbucci/Nero movies (Django/Django II)
Nero movies-Falsely marketed as "Django" movies like Django The Shark Hunter,Django & The Mafia....Even Keoma starring Nero but directed by Castalleri is often called "Django's Great Return"
Anthony Steffan movies (V Django, Django The Bastard, Django Kills Silently)
Tomas Milan movies Django Kill!)
Terence Hill Movies (Vivia Django)

Yea there are 5 or 6 dozen movies that were slapped with a Django title at one point or another.

TomOpus
03-25-12, 12:00 PM
I am now stoked for this challenge. Just got home from meeting Pam Grier at Horrorhoundweekend. She has held up incredibly well. She's pretty funny, too. She was talking up a storm.Last night on EPIX Drive-In, "The Big Bird Cage" was on.

caligulathegod
03-25-12, 12:17 PM
Cool. I had Pam sign my Big Doll House one sheet.

SethDLH
03-25-12, 12:29 PM
Cool. I had Pam sign my Big Doll House one sheet.

I'm jealous

shadokitty
03-25-12, 01:32 PM
I get EPIX Drive In on Dish Network. Would all movies on that channel be safe?

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-25-12, 04:15 PM
Really? You might be looking at a long list then:

Corbucci/Nero movies (Django/Django II)
Nero movies-Falsely marketed as "Django" movies like Django The Shark Hunter,Django & The Mafia....Even Keoma starring Nero but directed by Castalleri is often called "Django's Great Return"
Anthony Steffan movies (V Django, Django The Bastard, Django Kills Silently)
Tomas Milan movies Django Kill!)
Terence Hill Movies (Vivia Django)

Yea there are 5 or 6 dozen movies that were slapped with a Django title at one point or another.

I know. I have a decent start already of at least one dozen. I tracked down some last year for this challenge when I was working through a spaghetti western checklist and then some others I had from various grindhouse and spaghetti western sets.

Shouldn't take more than watching a few to make me stop caring to collect.

SethDLH
03-25-12, 04:20 PM
Mister Peepers talking about collecting the Django movies made me think that anyone planning on watching some spaghetti westerns during the challenge should try to check out And God Said To Cain. It's pretty awesome in my opinion and doesn't get talked about enough.

indiephantom
03-25-12, 05:46 PM
I get EPIX Drive In on Dish Network. Would all movies on that channel be safe?

sounds like a cool channel.

NoirFan
03-25-12, 06:45 PM
I guess I'm down, although I don't know how many films I'll fit in. I'm planning to go ALL CORMAN - who's with me?

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-25-12, 07:52 PM
I guess I'm down, although I don't know how many films I'll fit in. I'm planning to go ALL CORMAN - who's with me?

I might be tempted to watch the ones I have but haven't seen yet.

That's after I start finish my initial list of 27 films I already have lined up:

Requiescant
Specialists
A Bullet for Sandoval
A Dollar Between the Teeth
Hellbenders
Adios Sabata
Supervixens
Five Deadly Venoms
Super Ninjas
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades
Revenge of the Cheerleaders
Hell Up in Harlem
Vice Squad
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril
Yasha-ga-ike
The Streetfighter's Last Revenge
Hollywood Man
The Peace Killers
Savage Streets
Black Shampoo
Black Vengeance
Assault on Precinct 13
Bamboo Gods and Iron Men
The Terminators
Preacherman
Pets

After these, I haven't decided what I'll do. Possibly start working through a box set or do my unwatched Corman's. I have one or two blu-rays I haven't seen yet in addition to an unknown number of DVDs.

SethDLH
03-25-12, 08:36 PM
^ you have a killer start lined up

Ash Ketchum
03-25-12, 08:51 PM
I might be tempted to watch the ones I have but haven't seen yet.

That's after I start finish my initial list of 27 films I already have lined up:

Requiescant
Specialists
A Bullet for Sandoval
A Dollar Between the Teeth
Hellbenders
Adios Sabata
Supervixens
Five Deadly Venoms
Super Ninjas
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades
Revenge of the Cheerleaders
Hell Up in Harlem
Vice Squad
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril
Yasha-ga-ike
The Streetfighter's Last Revenge
Hollywood Man
The Peace Killers
Savage Streets
Black Shampoo
Black Vengeance
Assault on Precinct 13
Bamboo Gods and Iron Men
The Terminators
Preacherman
Pets


I watched a few of these for last year's challenge. Watching REVENGE OF THE CHEERLEADERS on VHS was the first time I'd seen it since seeing it in a theater in 1977 on a double bill with SLUMBER PARTY '57, another Rainbeaux Smith classic. The good ol' days...

BobO'Link
03-25-12, 09:13 PM
I guess I'm down, although I don't know how many films I'll fit in. I'm planning to go ALL CORMAN - who's with me?
I may jump in with some Corman after I finish that Warriors 50 film box set from Mill Creek and the other 2 peplum sets I picked up last year but never got around to watching. I have several Corman multi-film "sets" and *lots* of the Midnight Movies releases of Corman films.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-26-12, 02:06 AM
^ you have a killer start lined up

Hope so. They're all first time viewings for me.

indiephantom
03-26-12, 01:36 PM
Has anyone during past challenges managed to see a film in an actual drive-in? I know some drive-ins used to be yeard-round, but the nearest to me only open in June.

BobO'Link
03-26-12, 04:05 PM
^Anything within 70 miles of me closed *years* ago. When I was teenager there was one in just about every town/wide spot in the road around here. But when they operated it was year 'round.

BobO'Link
03-26-12, 06:24 PM
dammit, one day I will get a first page spot

Well... you're #30. Go to "User CP" (upper left on the blue bar below the thread path name), under the "Settings & Options" section select "Edit Options", on that page go to the "Thread Display Options" block (3rd down) and change "Number of Posts to Show Per Page" from "Use Forum Default" to "Show 30 Posts Per Page" *or* "Show 40 Posts Per Page", save your changes, and *PRESTO*... You're on the "first" page! :)

SethDLH
03-26-12, 06:25 PM
There's a drive-in not too terribly far from me that is showing Cabin In The Woods... I may hit that up.

indiephantom
03-26-12, 07:43 PM
There's a drive-in not too terribly far from me that is showing Cabin In The Woods... I may hit that up.

Amazing. Whereabouts is this? You must be in a warm climate. Any links to the drive-in?

SethDLH
03-26-12, 08:10 PM
Amazing. Whereabouts is this? You must be in a warm climate. Any links to the drive-in?

The Bengies in Baltimore. The site is really messy and chaotic and I couldn't find a date for Cabin In The Woods, just under coming soon so I'm hoping they get it immediately. I've never been to it, or any drive-in and it is something as a lover of cult films in general that I need to experience since I'm only 25 and missed out on the glory days.

http://www.bengies.com/

caligulathegod
03-26-12, 10:01 PM
Our local Drive-in opens this weekend, as a matter of fact. It's the one in the picture in the opening post.

indiephantom
03-26-12, 11:41 PM
Thanks guys. I'd love to hit a drive-in in April. We used to have the year-round deals in Canada back in the porno-chic days when heaters were available at the concession stands.

desnoes
03-27-12, 12:00 AM
we have two drive-ins that open mid April here in Mass. the Mendon Twin and the Leicester Triple. there are a few others that open later in the spring.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-27-12, 01:04 AM
The closest one that I know of is under 300 miles away and is also close to the museum that has the Spruce Goose. At some point I'm hoping to make it down there to see the plane and catch a show.

naitram
03-27-12, 01:47 AM
I might be tempted to watch the ones I have but haven't seen yet.

That's after I start finish my initial list of 27 films I already have lined up:

Requiescant
Specialists
A Bullet for Sandoval
A Dollar Between the Teeth
Hellbenders
Adios Sabata
Supervixens
Five Deadly Venoms
Super Ninjas
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades
Revenge of the Cheerleaders
Hell Up in Harlem
Vice Squad
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril
Yasha-ga-ike
The Streetfighter's Last Revenge
Hollywood Man
The Peace Killers
Savage Streets
Black Shampoo
Black Vengeance
Assault on Precinct 13
Bamboo Gods and Iron Men
The Terminators
Preacherman
Pets

After these, I haven't decided what I'll do. Possibly start working through a box set or do my unwatched Corman's. I have one or two blu-rays I haven't seen yet in addition to an unknown number of DVDs.

Man, I love Vice Squad...makes a great double-feature with Savage Streets.

Do you have Pets on VHS? Seems like the DVD is nowhere to be found, one I've been wanting to see...

caligulathegod
03-27-12, 05:08 AM
Ooh, Pets. Candy Rialson. Gotta dig that one up.

shadokitty
03-27-12, 10:29 AM
Just got the DVD Talk Newsletter in my email, and was pleasantly surprised to see a plug for the B Movie challenge in the newsletter.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-27-12, 12:34 PM
Man, I love Vice Squad...makes a great double-feature with Savage Streets.

Do you have Pets on VHS? Seems like the DVD is nowhere to be found, one I've been wanting to see...

I grabbed a cheap and new copy of Pets on DVD from Amazon a couple weeks ago. Setting up price alerts at www.camelcamelcamel.com are a good thing :)

You occasionally have someone decide to sell off a copy of a high priced OOP title, think everyone else must be crazy for selling it so high and then price it somewhat reasonably.

caligulathegod
03-28-12, 03:44 AM
From the list thread.

I'll play :) I intend to watch a whole bunch of trashy Indian films that are commonly known as "Bollywood" cinema.

Bollywood films are still allowed, although I removed them from the checklist. You can insert it back in on your own personal list.

indiephantom
03-28-12, 09:27 AM
For the checklist, I'm guessing a Token B-Horror/sci-fi means well-known '50s/'60s drive-in material like Creature From the Black Lagoon, etc.

caligulathegod
03-28-12, 10:15 AM
Yeah, pretty much.

Ash Ketchum
03-28-12, 08:32 PM
I found my VHS of CUTTHROAT ISLAND. I was gonna watch it for the Action Adventure Challenge, but if I can save it for the next one, that will help. Are big-budget super-flops like this one still eligible for this challenge?

Thanks.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-28-12, 09:16 PM
Yes.

Unless I'm wrong.

Then no.

Chad
03-28-12, 10:02 PM
I know TV series don't count, but too bad Dark Shadows wouldn't qualify because it definitely had a B-movie sensibility - acting was over-the-top, the sets were cheap and wobbly and like Corman films everything was shot in pretty much one take.

Anyway, what's the consensus on the early Cronenberg films Stereo and Crimes of the Future?

NoirFan
03-28-12, 10:10 PM
Anyway, what's the consensus on the early Cronenberg films Stereo and Crimes of the Future?

They're basically student art films, but are low (zero, relatively) budget, so are by default B films. Both are cold, funny and strange sci-fi deadpan oddities. Fast Company would be textbook exploitation, but is pretty inane, and virtually anonymous for a Cronenberg film. The Blu-ray looks nice though, and there's a genial, informative commentary from Cronenberg.

caligulathegod
03-29-12, 12:32 AM
I have Cutthroat Island on my DVR, so yeah.

There's always the Dark Shadows movies from the 70s.

Early Cronenberg seems ok to me.

caligulathegod
03-29-12, 03:19 AM
Ooh, we get a Friday the 13th in April. Any ideas for a theme night?

Ash Ketchum
03-29-12, 07:13 AM
Ooh, we get a Friday the 13th in April. Any ideas for a theme night?

I think I'll watch the Sammo Hung "Lucky Stars" movies. :D

NoirFan
03-29-12, 09:24 AM
Ooh, we get a Friday the 13th in April. Any ideas for a theme night?

Friday the 13th Parts IV, VI, and VII are playing at theaters near me that day, so I'm going to try and convince my friends to see all three. Plus I might watch the Blu-rays of Parts I-III.

shadokitty
03-29-12, 11:06 AM
Ooh, we get a Friday the 13th in April. Any ideas for a theme night?

I might watch some of my F13 DVDs

omike
03-29-12, 11:51 AM
I have questions about some of the extras that often appear on Something Weird DVDS. Is it OK to accumulate trailers across several DVD's until they hit say 90 minutes and then count that in the list? I find the Gallery of Exploitation Art they sometimes include really interesting. These consist of posters, lobby cards and the kind of coming soon ads you'd see in newspapers, often backed with a radio type announcer talking about upcoming movies which I assume played over the speakers at drive-ins before the movies started. Could these also be accumulated and counted once they hit around 90 minutes? And finally there are the shorts, which can range from scenes from other movies to education shorts including those which show why women should be almost totally unclothed while lounging around the house, planning a party, or fixing their cars on the side of the road. I don't think all of these should count but could appropriate ones also be counted once the total hit enough time?

Just wondering because I usually end up watching most of these even though I feel guilty about just not moving on to another movie.

terrycloth
03-29-12, 01:38 PM
sadly i get off of work at 1am and back to work by 8am sat morning so wont be able to catch anything until sat night. but we have a couple drive ins open this weekend might go see some movies that way first depending on whats playing.

and finally going to get to crack open my full moon package!

and on a side note with there being a friday the 13th next month...netflix has sat the 14th on wi as iv never seen it would that title count for the challenge?

Dimension X
03-29-12, 02:53 PM
I have questions about some of the extras that often appear on Something Weird DVDS. Is it OK to accumulate trailers across several DVD's until they hit say 90 minutes and then count that in the list? I find the Gallery of Exploitation Art they sometimes include really interesting. These consist of posters, lobby cards and the kind of coming soon ads you'd see in newspapers, often backed with a radio type announcer talking about upcoming movies which I assume played over the speakers at drive-ins before the movies started. Could these also be accumulated and counted once they hit around 90 minutes? And finally there are the shorts, which can range from scenes from other movies to education shorts including those which show why women should be almost totally unclothed while lounging around the house, planning a party, or fixing their cars on the side of the road. I don't think all of these should count but could appropriate ones also be counted once the total hit enough time?

Just wondering because I usually end up watching most of these even though I feel guilty about just not moving on to another movie.
I didn't list any of that sort of extra stuff separately (if I saw anything interesting I might make a mention in my comments for the movie), but since trailer compilations count, I don't see why you couldn't keep track of the individual trailers you watch and count them as an entry at some point if you want to. It seems like too much work to me.

I might be mistaken, but I think caligula specifically ruled out educational films and drive-in ads during the discussion for the first Challenge.

caligulathegod
03-29-12, 09:21 PM
I'll have to re-read the old threads to be sure. I think we were able to compile our own trailer collections as at least a wild card. Audio Drive-in ads met with some resistance when brought up. I can't remember how educational films went.

SethDLH
03-29-12, 11:37 PM
Hey guys, just a head's up to everyone participating in the challenge - I know there are usually sponsored prizes and all (I sure hope there are again this year!) but I'm going to be be doing unofficial giveaways (between 1 and 3) during the challenge. It will be done through my blog's facebook page, so become a fan of it (you'll enjoy most of the content anyways if you're a fan of this challenge and the October Horror Challenge). I won't directly link it but you can get to the blog easily through my signature and the FB page is linked right at the top of it. Win some free stuff, help me get more followers and we all win.

indiephantom
03-30-12, 02:41 AM
Hey guys, just a head's up to everyone participating in the challenge - I know there are usually sponsored prizes and all (I sure hope there are again this year!) but I'm going to be be doing unofficial giveaways (between 1 and 3) during the challenge. It will be done through my blog's facebook page, so become a fan of it (you'll enjoy most of the content anyways if you're a fan of this challenge and the October Horror Challenge). I won't directly link it but you can get to the blog easily through my signature and the FB page is linked right at the top of it. Win some free stuff, help me get more followers and we all win.

Nice!

RKillgore
03-30-12, 03:11 AM
Ooh, we get a Friday the 13th in April. Any ideas for a theme night?

Anyone going to try to get this one in the following day?

http://home.comcast.net/~ron.killgore/images/saturday-the-14th.jpg

caligulathegod
03-30-12, 04:12 AM
Here was what I said when MisterPeepers asked about educational films:

...Educational films. You know what? Sure. I was leaning more towards the Highway and Drug stuff since those are specifically exploitative, but the "B" thing really allows in a lot. As long as the collections are feature length (over an hour), I don't see any harm in it. It would be better if they were at least vintage.

My concept is those campy ones from the 50s and 60s, but I'm not really strict.

NoirFan
03-30-12, 09:54 AM
Anyone going to try to get this one in the following day?

...And perhaps Part II as well. Never seen either.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-30-12, 11:09 AM
I'll have to re-read the old threads to be sure. I think we were able to compile our own trailer collections as at least a wild card. Audio Drive-in ads met with some resistance when brought up. I can't remember how educational films went.

I like the audio stuff from SWV. You have the related video slideshow of posters and marketing materials along with the audio ads for the same stuff. I vote they should count.

TomOpus
03-30-12, 11:12 AM
Well, I'm going to give the challenge a shot this year. Usually I'm fairly busy and always had a hard time putting forth a decent effort. But I recently moved to a new city, my fiancee is busy working on her masters and I'm still looking for work so I have lots more free time.

Chad
03-30-12, 05:18 PM
Just a heads up...

The Brian Trenchard-Smith directed Ozsploitaiton classic Stunt Rock is on TCM Underground tonight at 2AM Eastern. Say that five times fast.

desnoes
03-30-12, 05:37 PM
i'm taking someones advice from an earlier post and watching Four of the Apocolypse: Once Upon A Time In Italy for my first movie saturday night.

asianxcore
03-30-12, 07:42 PM
I probably won't be able to join all of you guys during this year's Challenge.

Too busy with work/classes to fully enjoy this Challenge the way I want to :(

caligulathegod
03-31-12, 07:40 AM
Woo hoo! My Eraserhead Blu-ray arrived from Germany just in time to start the challenge.

SethDLH
03-31-12, 09:25 AM
Woo hoo! My Eraserhead Blu-ray arrived from Germany just in time to start the challenge.

We know what Caligula is starting with, what is everyone else starting with?

I'm thinking about the Blu-Ray of Thou Shalt Not Kill... since it is one of 3 discs I need to review in the next few days. All are perfectly suited for the challenge though, which is great.

caligulathegod
03-31-12, 10:07 AM
Challenge has started, by the way. Eraser head looked amazing. All region player was worth it.

shadokitty
03-31-12, 10:16 AM
We know what Caligula is starting with, what is everyone else starting with?

I'm thinking about the Blu-Ray of Thou Shalt Not Kill... since it is one of 3 discs I need to review in the next few days. All are perfectly suited for the challenge though, which is great.

I started with the first Puppet Master, listened to the audio commentary on Death Race this morning, for double creadit with the Action/Adventure Challenge, then I plan to work my way through the rest of my Full Moon Box set of the Puppet Master Complete Collection.

NoirFan
03-31-12, 10:49 AM
Four minutes into my first Corman film - Monster from the Ocean Floor - and there's the man himself, uttering the immortal line, "Want a towel?" I've got a whole stack of Shout! Factory double-features on deck, so this should be an enjoyable if mindless day.

Gobear
03-31-12, 11:27 AM
I bookmarked a slew of exploitation movies from the 30s and 40s that someone uploaded from a Mill Creek set to YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghqb6NLHVbk&feature=related), starting with She Shoulda Said NO! (although the YouTube post calls it Wild Weed). It's a "marijuana KILLS!" shocker in the spirit of Reefer Madness, but with higher production values, including a theremin on the soundtrack that gave the film's turn-on scenes a sci-fi vibe. Given how women in the film slapped on the pancake and eyeliner, they could have passed for creatures from another planet.

The story concerns a nightclub dancer who falls in with the reefer crowd. The dancer is played by Lila Leeds, an actress featured in real-life headlines the previous year when she was arrested with Robert Mitchum for smoking dope. Some actors familiar to noir fans, like Lyle Talbot and Alan Baxter, show up, and Henry Corden (the voice of Fred Flintstone) appears in an uncredited role as Hugo, the nightclub manager.

Here's the trailer.

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/gX2RTp0cl4k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Tomorrow I'm meeting some friends at the AFI Silver to see Xanadu on the big screen!

BobO'Link
03-31-12, 11:35 AM
We know what Caligula is starting with, what is everyone else starting with?

I'm thinking about the Blu-Ray of Thou Shalt Not Kill... since it is one of 3 discs I need to review in the next few days. All are perfectly suited for the challenge though, which is great.
Warriors! (50 film MC set) - First up: Hercules and the Masked Rider.

SethDLH
03-31-12, 12:23 PM
Challenge has started, by the way. Eraser head looked amazing. All region player was worth it.

doh! Thanks for the head's up I thinking midnight tonight! Time to start!

KaBluie
03-31-12, 12:44 PM
The following lists are Automatic Safe lists.

Got more? Post them and I'll update the list.

Claudia Jennings (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0421128/)
Dona Speir (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0817635/)

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-31-12, 01:44 PM
Challenge has started, by the way. Eraser head looked amazing. All region player was worth it.

What the hell? I completely ignored the date and thought it started tonight.

Chad
03-31-12, 03:47 PM
Woo hoo! My Eraserhead Blu-ray arrived from Germany just in time to start the challenge.

Nice. My Rolling Thunder Blu-ray arrived today from Amazon UK. Saving it for tonight.

We know what Caligula is starting with, what is everyone else starting with?

Machete Maidens Unleashed. I always like getting in the spirit of things by kicking it off with either a trailer compilation or a exploitation "best of" documentary.

NoirFan
03-31-12, 04:22 PM
The best thing about Deathstalker is that I never have to watch it again - I'll need at least a week's respite before tacking Part II. Only two movies in and I'm already wavering on my all-Corman vow...

SethDLH
03-31-12, 05:28 PM
Thou Shalt Not Kill was a fun way to start. The disc review is finished (link in sig!). I just finished up Ghanian Video Tales, which is a doc on the film industry of Ghana, they know how to exploit like the best of them! Worth checking out if you have time during the challenge.

Dimension X
03-31-12, 05:45 PM
I was planning to start today with some Crown International action flicks, but I still have a few big-budget movies left to watch for the Action Challenge, so I guess I'll start tomorrow. Oh well, I liked it better having this Challenge start on April 1st anyway.

Burgundy LaRue
03-31-12, 07:34 PM
I started with Black Jesus, which sounds like a blaxploitation film, but is really an Italian political drama with Woody Strode as the lead. It's on YouTube,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQq8UtedgUk

caligulathegod
03-31-12, 08:14 PM
Great way to start the challenge, spent the day at Cinema wasteland. Met Jim the dragon Kelly, John Saxon, and PJ Soles & Dey Young from Rock n Roll High School.

SethDLH
03-31-12, 09:02 PM
Great way to start the challenge, spent the day at Cinema wasteland. Met Jim the dragon Kelly, John Saxon, and PJ Soles & Dey Young from Rock n Roll High School.

Jealous! PJ Soles is really nice.

SterlingBen
03-31-12, 10:28 PM
Ah, Black Emmanuelle, now this is what this challenge was made for :wub:

Also Document of The Dead? About a B enough movie?

caligulathegod
03-31-12, 10:54 PM
I've had a crush on PJ and Dey for over 25 years and they turn out to be about the sweetest human beings on the planet. It's so cool when these people turn out to be really nice. Jim Kelly was cool, too. I didn't get to talk to John Saxon. When I went back for his autograph he had left early.

JHCA13
03-31-12, 11:01 PM
Is it a bad thing that I had planned to take this weekend off from work for months in advance just so I can attempt back to back all-nighters? :) Anyone else alter their schedules at all for this challenge or am I just a lone nut?

SethDLH
03-31-12, 11:19 PM
I've had a crush on PJ and Dey for over 25 years and they turn out to be about the sweetest human beings on the planet. It's so cool when these people turn out to be really nice. Jim Kelly was cool, too. I didn't get to talk to John Saxon. When I went back for his autograph he had left early.

I really want to meet Jim Kelly and John Saxon. Jim Kelly seems like a guy that has a lot of fun meeting fans. I'd love to talk to him about the carwash scene in Black Belt Jones. And also try to convince him that he was only the 2nd best fighter in the movie. The best being the fat guy who combined belly bumps and gopher bops in the dojo fight scene.

caligulathegod
03-31-12, 11:54 PM
Yeah, Jim Kelly was very personable and we spoke for a while. He was charging extra for photo ops, though. Still, the dude is a legend.

SethDLH
04-01-12, 12:12 AM
Just started Candy Stripe Nurses... bonerville USA here I come!

SethDLH
04-01-12, 12:14 AM
Yeah, Jim Kelly was very personable and we spoke for a while. He was charging extra for photo ops, though. Still, the dude is a legend.

A lot extra? If it was like $5 I'd cave and go for it. I think charging extra for pics if you buy an autograph is lame though. I wish Monster Mania or Horrorfind would get more cult film guests like Jim Kelly or Pam Grier... branching out from the straight horror would freshen things up.

Mondo Kane
04-01-12, 01:05 AM
^Man, congrats on that encounter with Jim, Calig!

Just started Candy Stripe Nurses... bonerville USA here I come!

Night Call Nurses seems to always be regarded as the best of the Nurse movies, but Candy Stripe certainly tops my list.

SethDLH
04-01-12, 01:18 AM
Night Call Nurses seems to always be regarded as the best of the Nurse movies, but Candy Stripe certainly tops my list.

I've never seen any of them (just starting to go through the new Nurses set) but this was a fun way to start it off. Not quite as sex/nudity driven as I expected but plenty of that to go along with a fun movie.

Now I'm need to find something to end the night with. Full Moon cheese seems like an okay way to end it.

SethDLH
04-01-12, 01:54 AM
I've never seen any of them (just starting to go through the new Nurses set) but this was a fun way to start it off. Not quite as sex/nudity driven as I expected but plenty of that to go along with a fun movie.

Now I'm need to find something to end the night with. Full Moon cheese seems like an okay way to end it.

I got lazy and just picked some random Troma movie off of their On Demand station... I'm paying for it. Don't ever EVER watch Slaughter Party from 2005. I've honestly been part of better productions shot around a neighborhood for a high school project.

caligulathegod
04-01-12, 08:43 AM
A lot extra? If it was like $5 I'd cave and go for it. I think charging extra for pics if you buy an autograph is lame though. I wish Monster Mania or Horrorfind would get more cult film guests like Jim Kelly or Pam Grier... branching out from the straight horror would freshen things up.

For $5 I would have. He wanted an extra $20. Cinemawasteland is cool that way. It's one of the few Drive-in Exploitation cons. October brings Dyanne Thorne (Ilsa she wolf). She's been there before, but I never got her to sign.

Anyway, April 1 starts on a Monday next year. We can keep March 31 and get a Saturday night at midnight start and keep the 31 day challenge. After that, it won't be until 2018 before we would need March 31 for a Friday night start.

caligulathegod
04-01-12, 09:21 AM
I'd like to welcome several new members and lurkers to the challenge, including a brand new member AlaskaMike.

shadokitty
04-01-12, 09:56 AM
I'd like to welcome several new members and lurkers to the challenge, including a brand new member AlaskaMike.

Welcome to all new members, lurkers, and welcome AlaskaMike.

SethDLH
04-01-12, 11:35 AM
For $5 I would have. He wanted an extra $20. Cinemawasteland is cool that way. It's one of the few Drive-in Exploitation cons. October brings Dyanne Thorne (Ilsa she wolf). She's been there before, but I never got her to sign.

Anyway, April 1 starts on a Monday next year. We can keep March 31 and get a Saturday night at midnight start and keep the 31 day challenge. After that, it won't be until 2018 before we would need March 31 for a Friday night start.

That's pretty steep considering you're already paying for him to write his name on something.

Time to eat something and get down to some movies before my day is cut short by Wrestlemania.

TomOpus
04-01-12, 12:09 PM
I'd like to welcome several new members and lurkers to the challenge, including a brand new member AlaskaMike.:wave:

terrycloth
04-01-12, 12:09 PM
off to a pretty good start and marathoned 4 first time viewings. machete maidens was interesting and got me in the mood to start things off for some horrible sci fi in Queen of Blood and the amazing-ness that is Asylum with two headed shark attack ending with a showing of reefer madness before hitting the bed.

i really dont know what direction to go in today as i had Serbian film, i spit on your grave and Forced Entry lined up for today, but don't know if im ready to jump into those yet. may take a lighter route with some full moon or bust open my mill creek sets i got for last years challenge that i never got to.

Ash Ketchum
04-01-12, 12:13 PM
I picked up Mill Creek's Martial Arts 50 Pack for $17.99 yesterday. In looking over the titles on it on IMDB and doing a spot check on the print/transfer quality, I'm not sure this set was even worth that much.

caligulathegod
04-01-12, 12:44 PM
That's pretty steep considering you're already paying for him to write his name on something.

Yeah. Elvira did the same last week, but at least I got to put my arm around her waist. I never used to get the photos until I realized that you get to put your arm around them (and they you, as well). There's a lot to be said for that.

I picked up Mill Creek's Martial Arts 50 Pack for $17.99 yesterday. In looking over the titles on it on IMDB and doing a spot check on the print/transfer quality, I'm not sure this set was even worth that much.

Might be the one genre where that kinds of adds to the experience.

SterlingBen
04-01-12, 02:00 PM
Caligula a check for both Sword & Sandal & 70s Porn?

Also Document of the Dead for B-movie docu?

caligulathegod
04-01-12, 02:19 PM
Document of the Dead is ok. We have checks for both of them in separate categories. Sword & Sandal is in Eurofilm and 70s porn in Sexploitation. It has to be 70s porn since it was run by the Mafia, for the most part, and was the end result of the nudie cutie films. I think we allowed in early 80s shot-on-film porn from the transition period to video. I'm kind of reluctant to just put in regular Vivid Video type porn. If there's a great need for it, I might. I was even thinking a checklist item for "Porn parody of another film", like A Clockwork Orgy or something.

Mondo Kane
04-01-12, 04:22 PM
I've never seen any of them (just starting to go through the new Nurses set) but this was a fun way to start it off. Not quite as sex/nudity driven as I expected but plenty of that to go along with a fun movie.


Oh that goes for ALL the Nurse/Stewardess/Teacher movies. The formula always had to include some crime-action elements in them. Since each of these movies followed about 3 or 4 ladies, you could always count on one of those girls on having a storyline that involved evil politics or a drug cover-up. It might get a little tiresome to always see these themes play out, but at least it beats out boring boyfriend-issues (I'm looking at you, Private Duty Nurses)

Now The Cheerleaders, on the other hand, that's where you find your non-stop skin/sex....Especially the self-titled '73 film!

desnoes
04-01-12, 05:07 PM
i love this challenge for getting to watch some of the classics i've never gotten around to yet. i just watched Carpenters They Live which i've wanted to see for a while. i can't figure out why Roddy Piper was picked for the role of John Nada though except for his talented and hilarious alley wrestling fight.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
04-01-12, 06:26 PM
I picked up Mill Creek's Martial Arts 50 Pack for $17.99 yesterday. In looking over the titles on it on IMDB and doing a spot check on the print/transfer quality, I'm not sure this set was even worth that much.

I've already watch my set and there's some gems in there. One, that I can't remember the name of, was just so awesome that I was thinking there's no way they could end it on a high note, compared to the rest of the film. They didn't but it was an impossible feat.

SterlingBen
04-01-12, 11:43 PM
Document of the Dead is ok. We have checks for both of them in separate categories. Sword & Sandal is in Eurofilm and 70s porn in Sexploitation. It has to be 70s porn since it was run by the Mafia, for the most part, and was the end result of the nudie cutie films. I think we allowed in early 80s shot-on-film porn from the transition period to video. I'm kind of reluctant to just put in regular Vivid Video type porn. If there's a great need for it, I might. I was even thinking a checklist item for "Porn parody of another film", like A Clockwork Orgy or something.

I am not sure if I don't understand your answer or if you didn't get the question because of your user name?

The movie Caligula, a check for both the aforementioned items?

Italian film about Rome
Shows penetration and more ejaculations than most porn films.

Undeadcow
04-01-12, 11:47 PM
Wow... Exploitation challenge is here already?!? Count me in. Starting out by taking Henenlotter's Basket Case blu-ray out of the shrink wrap.

caligulathegod
04-02-12, 12:43 AM
Oh, I completely didn't understand your question. Tinto Brass's Caligula. I suppose Roman Empire could count as sword and sandal. It's definitely 70s porn (despite the release date), if it's not the R rated cut.
I say OK.

hiccup
04-02-12, 01:49 AM
I hope this is the correct thread to discuss films that meet the requirements of the challenge (which this is my second favorite challenge behind the Halloween horrorfest and right above the december christmas film challenge). My question regarding the challenge this year is does Tucker and Dale vs Evil qualify for this challenge or is it too mainstream/popular/(perhaps recent or well produced?) to work for it?

SterlingBen
04-02-12, 02:05 AM
Need more to watch for the challenge? Code Red Secret Sale (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-bargains/600349-code-red-secret-sale-ymmv.html)

SterlingBen
04-02-12, 02:07 AM
I hope this is the correct thread to discuss films that meet the requirements of the challenge (which this is my second favorite challenge behind the Halloween horrorfest and right above the december christmas film challenge). My question regarding the challenge this year is does Tucker and Dale vs Evil qualify for this challenge or is it too mainstream/popular/(perhaps recent or well produced?) to work for it?

Defiantly not too mainstream. From everything I have seen it looks like a great fit with this challenge.

gp1086
04-02-12, 02:23 AM
Just finished Wet Hot American Summer (2001).

Mondo Kane
04-02-12, 02:48 AM
Ah, Black Emmanuelle, now this is what this challenge was made for :wub:


I see you watched "Bangkok". Gemser fan here, but I thought this gal stole a lot of the scenery towards the end:
http://oi42.tinypic.com/aoqgqb.jpg
Only she could make those glasses look good! :D

SterlingBen
04-02-12, 02:53 AM
I see you watched "Bangkok". Gemser fan here, but I thought this gal stole a lot of the scenery towards the end:
http://oi42.tinypic.com/aoqgqb.jpg
Only she could make those glasses look good! :D

I remember a certain night in the desert...

caligulathegod
04-02-12, 03:41 AM
I hope this is the correct thread to discuss films that meet the requirements of the challenge (which this is my second favorite challenge behind the Halloween horrorfest and right above the december christmas film challenge). My question regarding the challenge this year is does Tucker and Dale vs Evil qualify for this challenge or is it too mainstream/popular/(perhaps recent or well produced?) to work for it?

Horror is kind of tough since so much of it qualifies. Kind of cool we're at exactly the midpoint in the year from the Horror challenge. Anyway, Tucker and Dale is pretty low budget and had limited distribution. It's also Canadian. Plus, it's a really great flick. Have at it.