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caligulathegod
03-23-12, 05:58 AM
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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 lists only.
For discussion, go to the discussion thread here (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/599020-third-annual-drive-exploitation-b-movie-challenge-march-31-april-30-2012-a.html).

2011 List Thread (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/588918-list-thread-2nd-annual-drive-exploitation-b-movie-challenge-march-31-april-30-2011-a.html)
2010 List Thread (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/570938-first-annual-b-movie-exploitation-drive-movie-challenge-lists-go-here.html)

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. 4-15 minutes ones or 3-20 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..

For extra fun, try to complete the optional checklist. Also, try to keep a running tally in your lists of "before they were famous" appearances.

Official Checklist: (put in spoiler tags on your list)

For more descriptive definitions checkout http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploitation_film and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B-movie

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)
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"
DirectToVideo sequel
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

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 (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0794843/)
* Lloyd Kaufman (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0442207/)
* 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/)
* 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/)
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/)



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caligulathegod
03-23-12, 05:58 AM
☼ = First time viewing.

March 31
1: Eraserhead (BLU-RAY)
2: H.G. Lewis Godfather of Gore.
3: Cinema wasteland
4: Rock n Roll High School
5: panel with PJ & Dey.
6: panel with David Schmoeller (Tourist Trap, Crawlspace, Please Kill Mr Kinski)
7: Tarzan the Fearless. ☼

April 1:
8: Plan Nine From Outer Space (BLU-RAY)
9: Blood Bath (Jack Hill)☼
10: Chained Heat ☼
11: Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (HD)
12: The Outlaws is Coming (Three Stooges)

April 2:
13: Machete Maidens Unleashed ☼
14: Eraserhead Memories (David Lynch DVD) ☼
15: Good Burger ☼

April 3:
16: American Scary ☼
17: Atlas Shrugged Part 1 ☼

April 4:
18: C.H.U.D. ☼ (How have I never seen this?)

April 5: Roger Corman Day
19: Masque of Red Death
20: Wasp Woman

April 6:
21: The Passion of the Christ
22: Jesus Christ Superstar

April 8:
23: The New Adventures of Tarzan (1935) ☼ Feature version

April 11:
24: King of Hearts ☼

April 14:
25: Red Heat ☼

April 19:
26: Come Drink with Me. ☼
27: Brothers Five ☼

28: Shaolin Temple ☼

April 20:
29: Dead Snow ☼

30: Cheech & Chong Still Smokin'

April 21:
31: Big Doll House Blu-ray

April 22:
32: The Green Slime (HD)

April 27:
33: The Jazz Singer (1927) (HD)Jewsploitation w/Minstrel show ☼

April 28:
34: Spider Baby
35: Equinox ☼
36: Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (HD) ☼
37: Coffey (HD)

April 29:
38: The Outlaws is Coming

April 30:
39: Monkey Hustle ☼

Chet Desmond
03-23-12, 06:43 AM
MARCH 31
1) ROCK 'N' ROLL HIGH SCHOOL - The greatest movie ever made? Could be.


APRIL 1
2) PUPPETMASTER - David (Tourist Trap) Schmoeller directs entertaining Full Moon production that lauched unending franchise. Hokey, but cool puppet effects. *

3) A BUCKET OF BLOOD - Dick Miller is great in rare lead role. Walter Paisley is born in Roger Corman's clever black comedy. *


APRIL 2
4) BOBBIE JO AND THE OUTLAW - Not bad criminals on the run epic with Marjoe Gortner as killer with morals. Belinda Belaski is adorable as Linda Carter's third wheel best friend. *


APRIL 3
5) THE PUPPET MONSTER MASSACRE - Low budget indie is ambitious, but doomed by unfunny script. *

6) WOMEN IN CAGES - Good WIP flick with Pam Grier and Roberta Collins. *


APRIL 4
7) HELLRAISER: INFERNO - Doug Bradley was probably on set for about an hour to film his cameo in dull serial killer thriller pretending to be "Hellraiser" sequel. A few creepy scenes, but otherwise wretched. *


APRIL 5
8) LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Roger Corman's legendary 2 day quickie is brisk black comedy full of spirited performances. Great fun. *


APRIL 6
9) THE NIGHTS OF TERROR (BURIAL GROUND) - Spaghetti zombies with extra cheese. Fast paced and weird with several bizarre moments provided by Peter Bark as the creepiest kid ever. *

10) MALIBU HIGH - Based on the title and poster, I was expecting a frothy California comedy not this off the wall drama. Jill Lansing stars as bored high schooler who takes up seduction, prostitution and murder to improve her grades and make money. Interesting and unpredictable. One of Crown International's better flicks. *

11) BATTLE ROYALE - Exciting and bloody action epic from Japan finally officially available in the US.

12) THE APPLE - If some of the songs were better, this would be a classic of 70's camp run dangerously amuck. A wacky biblical allegory with glitter, glam and bad rock music from director Menahem Golan. The finale is a hoot. *


APRIL 7
13) SHEBA BABY - Entertaining but routine Pam Grier vehicle. Directed by William "Grizzly" Girdler. *


APRIL 8
14) I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE (2010) - I'm shocked - I liked this. It's the rape/revenge movie distilled to its essence, but somehow the addition of "torture porn" (a genre I usually dislike) made it work for me. It was really satisfying seeing these dirtbags suffer. The first act is excruciating but once the revenge starts things get kinda cool. Typical of current crop of horror remakes though, it lacks original film's subtext and sense of reality. *

15) FORBIDDEN WORLD - Roger Corman produced this awesome "Alien" rip off. Fast, gory and fun.

16) HELLRAISER: HELLSEEKER - Ashley Laurence and Doug Bradley are wasted in extended cameos. Utter crap. *

17) KING KONG LIVES - Shoddy but entertaining sequel to 1976 remake. *

18) DEATH RACE 2000 - Director Paul Bartel's still relevant satire on the US of A. A true drive-in classic.


APRIL 9
19) SCREAM BLACULA SCREAM - William Marshall and Pam Grier star in decent sequel. Some good scares and vampire makeup, but not as rad as original classic. *


APRIL 10
20) MANIAC (1934) - Wacky pre code lunacy from Dwain Esper. *

21) THE INGLORIOUS BASTARDS - Standard WWII epic. Not as wild as I was expecting. *


APRIL 11
22) CALIFORNIA DREAMING - Glynnis O'Conner is dreamy as the ultimate California girl in bittersweet coming of age story. *


APRL 12
23) HELLRAISER: HELLWORLD - Eighth entry in long running series is better, but still bad. Post modern twist is kinda interesting and there's more Cenobite action this time, but suffers from 7th sequel-itis. *


APRIL 13
24) BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS - Roger Corman's "Star Wars" riff is entertaining, but not entirely successful. The New World pickup "Starcrash" is wackier and more fun. *

25) CABIN IN THE WOODS - Pretty good meta horror comedy. *

26) FRIDAY THE 13TH PART V: A NEW BEGINNING - Trashy and stupid but director Danny Steinman gives it an energy lacking in later sequels.

27) FRIDAY THE 13TH (1980) - I still love this iconic slasher opus.


APRIL 14
28) THE BIG BIRD CAGE - Pam Grier and Anitra Ford star as Americans in Filipino prison. Above average exploitation classic written and directed by Jack Hill. *


APRIL 15
29) THE BOONDOCK SAINTS - Self consciously quirky vigilante crime drama. Good performances but this one didn't quite work for me. *

30) DAMNATION ALLEY - Hard to belive 20th Century Fox thought this would be their big sci fi hit of 1977. Cheesy fun, but even at only 90 minutes it feels a bit sluggish at times.

31) HELLRAISER: BLOODLINE - The more "Hellraiser" sequels I see, the better "Friday the 13th Part 7" is starting to look.

32) THE WASP WOMAN - Producer/director Roger Corman's tale of bad science, eternal youth and royal jelly. Silly potboiler. *


APRIL 16
33) GALAXY OF TERROR - Ambitious sci fi epic from New World is b-movie classic. The story is a bit wacky, but the performances and special effects are killer. One of my favorite Roger Corman productions.


APRIL 18
34) PINK ANGELS - Disjointed and amateurish yet oddy entertaining story of gay biker gang en route to drag ball. More a series of vignettes than an actual plot. Features likable performances, a catchy soundtrack and a helluva ending. *

35) TWO THOUSAND MANIACS! - Overlong, but not bad HG Lewis gore flick.

36) CRAZY MAMA - Another outlaws on the run period piece from New World Pictures. Light hearted (mostly) with a good cast. *


APRIL 19
37) ACT OF VENGEANCE (RAPE SQUAD) - A grindhouse Lifetime movie. Five former victims of a hockey mask wearing, Jingle Bells singing serial rapist team up to help abused women and track their assailant. Exploitive but sincere! *


APRIL 20
38) BEACH PARTY - First of many AIP beach movies. Sex obsessed but chaste teens hit the coast for surf, sand and music with usual wacky results. *

39) MACHETE MAIDENS UNLEASHED! - Fascinating doc about Filipino film industry. *


APRIL 21
40) TINTORERA - "Jules and Jim" meets marine life snuff film in Rene Cardona Jr's lame "Jaws" riff. Equal parts boring and reprehensible. Infrequent shark attack scenes are gory though. *

41) VIGILANTE - Gritty crime drama from director William (Maniac) Lustig. Good action, music and performances. Above average. *

42) MY NAME IS BRUCE - A clever idea, but just not very funny. Bruce Campbell plays himself in self aware parody of Bruce Campbell and fandom.


APRIL 22
43) SUGAR HILL - Cool blaxploitation horror film. Marki Bey is smokin' as woman using voodoo and zombies to exact revenge on mobsters who killed her boyfriend. Wild, colorful and fun. Robert Quarry co-stars as lead baddie. *

44) CORMAN'S WORLD - Delightful documentary about the career of Roger Corman. Pretty much everyone you'd want to hear from makes an appearance to dish on indie film guru. Jack Nicholson is reduced to tears at one point! Highly recomended. *


APRIL 23
45) THE WILD ANGELS - Peter Fonda stars as brooding gang leader in Roger Corman's influential biker flick. Dark, edgy and unapologetically antisocial. Good stuff. *


APRIL 24
46) DEVIL'S ANGELS - John Cassavetes leads biker gang in AIP's contemplative follow up to "Wild Angels". Intriguing, nihilistic script by Charles B. Griffith and a great soundtrack. *


APRIL 25
47) YOUNG AND WILD (1958) - Standard JD melodrama. Not bad but not very memorable either. *

48) THE GLORY STOMPERS - Simpler (and less interesting) than previous AIP biker flicks. Dennis Hopper is good as leader of the bad guys. *


APRIL 26
49) PICTURE MOMMY DEAD - This movie scared me to death when I saw it as a wee one but not so much today. Silly and a bit campy, but I can see what creeped me out back then. The worms crawl in....


APRIL 27
50) DETROIT 9000 - Twisty blaxpoitation crime drama. Nice performance from Alex Rocco as crusty cop investigating big money rip off of black gubernatorial candidate. Good script and well directed by Arthur Marks. *

51) THE CYCLE SAVAGES - Another nutty biker gang, another nutty performance by Bruce Dern. Not bad, but not as subversive as others in this genre. *

52) HIGH SCHOOL HELLCATS - Mean girls circa 1958. *

53) TROLL 2 - Bad movie nirvana.


APRIL 28
54) PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE - More bad movie nirvana. Now in HD!

55) TOMMY - What better way to celebrate Ann-Margret's birthday than watching her come unglued to the sweet sounds of the Who?


APRIL 29
56) THE PACK - Nature goes amuck again this time with abandoned dogs attacking folks trapped on a vacation island. Frankly, the dogs had a righteous anger and I was rooting for 'em! Final scene is genuinely touching. *

57) FRITZ THE CAT - Funny, shocking, sexy, horrific, silly, offensive...nobody made 'em like Ralph Bakshi! X-rated cartoon satire of late 60's/early 70's America could give you a contact high. *

58) THE DELINQUENTS - Robert Altman wrote and directed this JD drama. Early role for Tom (Billy Jack) Laughlin. *

59) THE MADMEN OF MADORAS (THEY SAVED HITLER'S BRAIN) - A great premise is wasted in dull thriller. *

60) SONNY BOY - If Terrence Malick had brain damage and went on a 7 day acid bender, he might write something like this. Strange, funny, disturbing and oddly poetic.


APRIL 30
61) VICE SQUAD - About as perfect a grindhouse crime flick as you're likely to find. Story of one event filled night on the streets of LA is nonstop action classic. Lean, mean and gritty with a great menacing performance by Wings Hauser.

62) BLOOD FEAST - Original gore film is starting to grow on me.

63) HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD - Allan Arkush and Joe Dante's low budget satire about life on the exploitation circut is a true comedy gem. A New World classic and the perfect way to wrap up the festivities.


'BYE FOR NOW!

___________________
* First time viewing (45)

Trevor
03-23-12, 06:50 AM
In for 3 or 4. (edit to later add: well, it was only 2)

1 - MST3K Action film - Bridged with the Action/Adventure Challenge. Forget the title at the moment.

2 - Monster Mania - Documentary that I didn't enjoy nearly as much as I planned.

Gobear
03-23-12, 06:56 AM
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First-time views

March 31
1. She Shoulda Said NO! (1949). YouTube. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghqb6NLHVbk&feature=related) I love this film's pretensions of elevating the drug hysteria trope by adding theremin music and introducing
an ALL-STAR HOLLYWOOD CAST. And who knew that "tomatoes" was slang for marijuana?
2. Bound (1996). DVD. A terrific crime thriller from the makers of The Matrix where the gay couple come out on top. Yay!
3. Stunt Rock (1980). TV. An pointless film combining an Australian stunt man doing daredevil feats with a Spinal Tap-esque band from LA

April 1
4. Xanadu (1980). Theatrical. Watched it at the AFI Silver (http://www.afi.com/silver/) with a couple of friends. A fun, if inept, musical, a true guilty pleasure.

April 2
5. Chatterbox (1977). Online. A hairstylist's vagina acquires a mind of its own and becomes a successful singer! What were they putting in the water in the 70s?
6. Vigilante Force (1976). TV. More 70s fun with Jan-Michael Vincent as a trucker who forms a VIGILANTE FORCE that runs out of control.

April 3
7. This Is Not a Test! (1962). YouTube. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYmcRkXbhf0&feature=relmfu) Nuclear hysteria flick from the Cold War era, in which a group of strangers are stuck on a highway as they anticipate a nuclear strike. I was initially unimpressed, but this actually turns out to be gripping and suspenseful.
8. The Carrier (1988). YouTube. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDe2Mgh25Wc&feature=related) Small town outcast becomes infected with a deadly virus that melts anything that touches what he touched. With a bigger budget and a better script, this would make a damned scary remake in the right hands.

April 4
9. Stop Me Before I Kill! (1960). DVD. A race car driver is obsessed with killing his wife. The film's denouement surprised me.
10. Cash On Demand (1962). DVD. A pleasure to see Peter Cushing playing a character outside his usual Hammer horror roles. He plays a bank manager who starts out as an unlikeable office dictator but ends up become more sympathetic by the film's end.

April 5
11. The Masque of the Red Death (1964). DVD. Happy 86th birthday, Roger Corman!

April 6
12. More (1969). fliiby.com (http://fliiby.com/file/336083/akmdjpyd19.html). A German guy becomes a drug addict, set to an awesome Pink Floyd soundtrack.

April 9
13. Cotton Comes To Harlem (1970). DVD. A hilarious blacksploitation crime film about a corrupt preacher getting taken down by Harlem cops
14. Evil Bong (2006). DVD. WTF did I just watch?
15. The Devils (1971). DVD. Ken Russell's masterpiece, along with Women In Love, and definitely Oliver Reed's greatest role as hypocritical horndog Fr.Urbain Grandier, who had the bad fortune to get in Cardinal Richelieu's way

April 10
16. Hellraiser: Revelations (2011). Netflix. Yet another crap sequel. Hellraiser in Mexico!
17. Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives (2010). Netflix.I watched this because it stars Willam from the current season of Rupaul's Drag Race, but this cinematic love child of Quentin Tarantino and Russ Meyer is actually fun, in a low-rent fashion.

April 11
18. Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1988). DVD. First out of the gate from the Andy Sidaris box. I think an appreciation of large breasts is essential for this film.
19. Terror House, AKA Terror at Red Wolf Inn (1972). YouTube. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIjH2r3TzWk&feature=relmfu) Stupid girl falls for transparent scam, ends up dodging elderly cannibals.
20. Don't Go In The House! (1979). YouTube. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFbmYyVcaeQ&feature=related) I've been looking for this movie for ages! Burn, baby, burn!

April 12
21. Crime Against Joe (1956). Netflix.Hunky John Bromfield plays a drunken average schmoe who gets framed for a nightclub singer's murder.
22. 10 to Midnight (1983). Netflix.Charles Bronson is a detective hunting down sexy naked serial killer Gene Davis

April 13
23. Without Warning (1980). YouTube. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD2YgEjzWHU&feature=related) Jack Palance, Martin Landau, Larry Storch. . . was The Love Boat not hiring? This flick is a veritable feast of "Hey, it's That Guy!" casting.
24. Blood Tide (1982). YouTube. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcxkI57-6b0&feature=related) Jose Ferrer and James Earl Jones must have owed money to somebody to make them act in this monster flick.

April 14
25. The Devil's Rain (1975). YouTube. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsbpN9wXf6k&feature=related) TCM should have Borgnine explain this film the next time they have him on as a guest.

April 15
Watched Titanic-related shows, so nothing eligible.

April 16
26. Hideout (1949). Netflix.Jewel thief relocates to small town in the Midwest and underestimates the town's DA, played by a young Lloyd Bridges.
27. Deep Shock (1976). TV. Deadly electric eels from outer space!
28. Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971). TV. Any time James Garner plays a con man in a western, he's just doing a riff on his Maverick character.
29. Support Your Local Sheriff (1969). TV. More James Garner goodness. I really need to pick these up someday

April 17
30. Cabin in the Woods (2012). Theatrical. Complete awesomeness. Can't wait for the Blu-Ray!

April 18
32. The Shanghai Cobra (1945). DVD. Charlie Chan films are a hoot!
33. The Time Travelers (1964). YouTube. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpJwKMnBS0E&feature=related) One of AIP's rare forays into science fiction, The Time Travelers is a lot of fun to watch and deserves a DVD release.
34. Hot Rods to Hell (1967). TV. Lamest teen thugs ever.
35. It's A Bikini World (1967). TV. Tommy Kirk is no Frankie Avalon
36. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978). DVD. I actually like this movie--say what you will about the Bee Gees, but they cover the Beatles really well.

April 19
37. Red Planet Mars (1954). TV. Silly religious claptrap
38. Queen of Outer Space (1958). TV. Eric Fleming was one handsome fella
39. The Wasp Woman (1959). TV. With such a great title you'd think the movie would be more interesting.

April 20
40. Bikini Beach (1964). TV. Avalon gets to play two roles.

April 21
41. Crack in the World (1965). Netflix.I don't understand why a color film uses B/W stock footage.
42. Willie Dynamite(1973). Netflix.No nudity and no blood. For a blaxploitation film this is a sensitive portrayal of a thoroughly nasty character getting his comeuppance.
43. Drum (1976). Netflix.Sort of a sequel to Mandingo, this movie delivers drive sex, nudity and violence galore.

April 22
44. Hercules and the Masked Rider (1963). DVD.Blatant false advertising. This is a movie about Don Juan in the 16tApril 24h century.
45. Hercules and the Tyrants of Babylon (1963). DVD.This is more like it.
46. Alien Tornado (2012). TV. Energy beings attack Chicago with sparkly tornadoes.

April 23
47. The Creeping Unknown (1955). TV. Terrific film. Even though the monster that used to be a human is fairly silly looking, it's still one of the better science fiction films of the 50s.
48. The Green Slime (1969). TV. Best theme song ever.

April 24
49. A Girl, a Gun, and a Noodle Shop (2010). TV. Zhang Yi Mou has made some amazing films, and even in this bizarre retread of the Coen Brothers' Blood Simple, the visuals are dazzling. However, the film itself is a mess; it doesn't seem to know if it wants to be a wacky comedy or a drama.

April 25
50. Pink Flamingos (1972). DVD. Had to mark the 50-movie mark with the grandaddy of shocksploitation. The trouble with being transgressive is that as time progresses, the content is no longer all that shocking, not ot mention that the terabytes of porn online have rendered the film's more sensational scenes quaint.

April 26.
51.The Harder They Come (1972). Hulu. Interesting crime film with iconic Jimmy cliff soundtrack, but the dialogue needs subtitles

April 27
52. The Haunted Palace (1963). DVD. One of my favorites in the Poe/Price/Corman series, although this actually an adaptation of a Lovecraft story.
53. Tower of London (1962). DVD. Leave it to Roger Corman to turn the history of Richard III into a ghost story, although to be fair Shakespeare had ghosts in his story, too.

April 28
54. Kings of the Sun (1963). TV. Action story set in pre-Columbian Texas where a group of Mayan refugees run into conflict with the local Indians
55. Mongolian Death Worms (2006).TV I liked it better when it was called Tremors.
56. Stonehenge Apocalypse (2010). TV I only watched this because it has Misha Collins who plays Castiel on Supernatural. It was less awful than the average run of made-for-Syfy movies, but it was still pretty bad.
57. Alien Twister (2012). TV. Higgs bosons create gas-giant style storms on earth or something like that. I really didn't get the plot.

April 30
58. Knightriders (1981). DVD A George Romero film about idealism and loyalty with no zombies.



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 -This Is Not A Test
* 1970 -Vigilante Force
* 1980 -Stunt Rock
* 1990 -Bound
* 2000 -Evil bong
* 2010 -Hellraiser: Revelations

Watch a film for each rating:
* G - (optional)
* PG -
* PG-13 - (optional)
* R -
* X (or NC-17) -The Devils
* 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, (Theater), (Xanadu).
* Second format, (Youtube), (She Shoulda Said NO!).
* Third format, (DVD), (Bound).

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: Terror House
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: Evil Bong
Carsploitation: Hot Rods To Hell
Blaxploitation: Cotton Comes To Harlem
Sexploitation: Chatterbox
* Any type
* Nudie Cutie
* Roughie
* 70s Porn
* Emmanuelle Film
* Teen Sex Comedy
Nunsploitation: The Devils
Shocksploitation: Pink Flamingos
Rape/Revenge Film: Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives
Vigilante Film: Vigilante Force
Women in Prison
Nazisploitation
Eschploitation (religious end times, or general religious exploitation)
Hixploitation/Moonshiners
Roadshow Exploitation/30s-40s "Cautionary" films: She Shoulda Said NO!
"Hood" Film ("Gangsta")
Hollywood Gangster film (Film Noir era): Hideout
Juvenile Delinquent Film
60s Beach Movie: It's A Bikini World
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)
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"
DirectToVideo sequel
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 Support Your Local Gunfighter, Jack Elam
* 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

shadokitty
03-23-12, 07:17 AM
* = First Time View

FTV Total= 19

March 31

1. Puppet Master - DVD
2. Death Race (Audio Commentary) - DVD

April 1

3. Puppet Master II - DVD

April 3

4. The Atomic Brain - DVD *
5. Horrors of Spider Island - DVD *
6. The Wasp Woman - DVD *

April 4

7. Superman III - DVD
8. The Last Rebel - Youtube *
9. Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge - DVD

April 5

10. Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet - DVD *
11. Creature From the Haunted Sea - DVD *

April 6

12. God, the Devil, and a Winchester- Youtube *
13. Godzilla, King of the Monsters - DVD

April 10

14. Blind Man - Youtube *
15. The Phantom From 10,000 Leagues - DVD *

April 11

16. For a Few Dollars More - DVD

April 12

17. Snake in the Eagles Shadow - Crackle *
18. The Chinese Connection - DVD *

April 13

19. Friday the 13th (1980) - DVD

April 14

20. Monster From a Prehistoric Planet - DVD
21. Pumpkinhead IV: Blood Feud - Crackle

April 16

22. Death Race 2000 - Epix Drive In *
23. Kong Island - DVD

April 17

24. Godzilla vs Megaguirus - DVD
25. Gamera Guardian of the Universe - DVD

April 18

26. Ghidrah the Three Headed Monster - DVD

April 19

27. Two Headed Shark Attack - Netflix Watch Instantly *

April 22

28. Creature From the Black Lagoon - DVD

April 23

29. Bloodfist - Epix Drive In *

April 24

30. Bride of the Gorilla - DVD *

April 25

31. Attack of the Monsters - DVD

April 26

32. Dynamite Jim - Youtube *

April 27

33. Swamp Women - DVD *

April 28

34. Kung Fu: Punch of Death - DVD *

April 29

35. Zombie Strippers - Crackle *

April 30

36. Gammera the Invincible - DVD

BobO'Link
03-23-12, 07:25 AM
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** LIST COMPLETE **

☼ - First time viewing

March 31st
1. Hercules and the Masked Rider (1963) ☼
2. Spartacus and the Ten Gladiators (1964) ☼
3. The Conqueror of the Orient (1962) ☼
4. The Last of the Vikings (1961) ☼

April 1st
5. The Blade Master (1984)
6. Sword of Lancelot (1963)
7. Panda and the Magic Serpent (1966) ☼
8. The Witch's Curse (1962) ☼

April 2nd
9. Two Gladiators (1964) ☼
10. Ursus in the Land of Fire (1963) ☼
11. Cleopatra's Daughter (1960) ☼

April 3rd
12. David & Goliath (1960) ☼
13. War Gods of Babylon (1962) ☼
14. War Goddess (1974) ☼

April 4th
15. Son of Samson (1960)
16. Son of Cleopatra (1965)

April 5th
17. Hercules Against the Moon Men (1964)
18. The Giants of Thessaly (1960) ☼
19. Ali Baba and the Seven Saracens (1964) ☼

April 6th
20. The Giant of Marathon (1959) ☼
21. Death Rides a Horse (1968) ☼
22. Sundance and the Kid (1969) [aka Alive or Preferably Dead] ☼

April 7th
23. Grand Duel (1974) ☼
24. Twice a Judas (1969) [aka They Were Called Graveyard] ☼
25. Duel of Champions (1961) ☼
26. The Magic Voyage of Sinbad (1962) ☼
27. The Day the Earth Froze (1964) ☼
28. The 36 Crazy Fists (1977) ☼
29. Fantasy Mission Force (1982) ☼

April 8th
30. Reefer Madness (1936)
31. Reefer Madness (1936) w/RiffTrax ☼
32. Reefer Madness (1936) w/Legend Films staff production commentary ☼
33. Clerks (1994) ☼

April 9th
34. The Great Lover (1949)
35. Captain Kidd (1945)
36. The Legend of the Sea Wolf (1975) ☼

April 10th
37. Mutiny on the Elsinore (1937) ☼
38. Hell Ship Mutiny (1957) ☼
39. Thor and the Amazon Women (1963) ☼
40. Sea Devils (1937) ☼

April 11th
41. The Black Pirate (1926) ☼
42. Long John Silver's Return to Treasure Island [aka Long John Silver] (1954) ☼
43. Mutiny (1952) ☼

April 12th
44. Damon and Pythias (1962) ☼
45. The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell (1968)
46. How to Commit Marriage (1969)

April 13th
47. Son of Paleface (1952)
48. The Fury of Hercules (1962) ☼
49. Caesar the Conqueror (1962) ☼

April 14th
50. Son of Hercules in the Land of Darkness [aka Hercules the Invincible] (1964)
51. Gladiators of Rome (1962) ☼
52. Maciste in King Solomon's Mines (1964) ☼
53. Kissin' Cousins (1964)
54. Alien Apocalypse (2005)
55. Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
56. Beach Party (1963)

April 15th
57. Muscle Beach Party (1964)
58. Bikini Beach (1964)
59. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)
60. Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)
61. 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001) ☼
62. First Spaceship on Venus (1960)
63. The Terror (1963)

April 16th
64. Ski Party (1965) ☼
65. The Wild One (1953) ☼
66. Fury of Achilles (1962) ☼

April 17th
67. Samson and the Seven Miracles of the World (1961) ☼
68. Ursus in the Valley of the Lions (1961) ☼

April 18th
69. Ulysses Against the Son of Hercules (1961)
70. Hercules Against the Barbarians (1964) ☼

April 19th
71. The Ten Gladiators (1960) ☼
72. Romulus and the Sabines (1961) ☼

April 20th
73. Queen of the Amazons (1947) ☼
74. Up in Smoke (1978)

April 21st
75. Vengeance of Ursus (1961) ☼
76. Fire Monsters Against the Son of Hercules (1962)

April 22nd
77. The Avenger (1962) ☼
78. Hercules Against the Mongols (1963) ☼
79. Kindar the Invulnerable (1964) ☼

April 23rd
80. The White Warrior (1959) ☼
81. Triumph of the Son of Hercules (1961) ☼

April 24th
82. Colossus and the Headhunters (1960) ☼
83. Vulcan, Son of Jupiter ☼
84. Hercules and the Tyrants of Babylon (1964) ☼

April 25th
85. Giants of Rome (1964) ☼
86. Herod the Great (1965) ☼
87. Hercules Unchained (1959)

April 26th
88. Hercules (1958)
89. Mole Men Against the Son of Hercules (1961)
90. Hercules and the Captive Women (1961) ☼
91. Hercules, Prisoner of Evil (1964) ☼
92. Hercules the Avenger (1965) ☼
93. Hercules and the Princess of Troy (1965) ☼

April 27th
94. Atlas in the Land of the Cyclops (1961) ☼
95. Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) ☼
96. How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965) ☼
97. Fireball 500 (1966) ☼
98. Thunder Alley (1967) ☼
99. Goliath and the Dragon (1960)
100. A Boy and His Dog (1975)
101. Gidget (1959)
102. Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961)

April 28th
103. Gidget Goes to Rome (1963) ☼
104. The Three Stooges: A Missed Fortune; Listen, Judge; Corny Casanovas; He Cooked His Goose (1952)
105. The Three Stooges: Gents in a Jam; Three Dark Horses; Cuckoo on a Choo Choo (1952); Up in Daisy's Penthouse (1953)
106. The Three Stooges: Booty and the Beast; Loose Loot; Tricky Dicks; Spooks! (in 3D) (1953)
107. The Three Stooges: Pardon My Backfire (in 3D); Rip, Sew, and Stitch; Bubble Trouble; Goof on the Roof (1953)
108. The Three Stooges: Income Tax Sappy; Musty Musketeers; Pals and Gals; Knutzy Knights (1954)
109. The Three Stooges: Shot in the Frontier; Scotched in Scotland (1954); The Ghost Talks; Who Done It? (1949)
110. High Fidelity (2000) ☼
111. Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987)

April 29th
112. Battlestar Galactica (1978)
113. Windjammer (1937) ☼
114. Corsair (1931) ☼
115. Law of the Sea (1931) ☼
116. The Last Adventurers (1937) ☼
117. Gumshoe (1971) ☼

April 30th
118. Starship Troopers 3: Marauder (2008) ☼
119. Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983)
120. Bandit: Bandit Goes Country (1994) ☼


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 - The Black Pirate (1926)
* 1930 - Reefer Madness (1936)
* 1940 - The Great Lover (1949)
* 1950 - Hell Ship Mutiny (1957)
* 1960 - The Last of the Vikings (1961)
* 1970 - War Goddess (1974)
* 1980 - The Blade Master (1984)
* 1990 - Clerks (1994)
* 2000 - Alien Apocalypse (2005)

Watch a film for each rating:
* G - (optional)
* PG - Sundance and the Kid (1969) [aka Alive or Preferably Dead]
* PG-13 - Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)
* R - War Goddess (1974)
* X (or NC-17) - Clerks (1994)
* Unrated (post-MPAA 1968) - Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

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, DVD, The Blade Master (1984).
* Second format, VHS-Sourced, Fantasy Mission Force (1982).
* 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: First Spaceship on Venus (1960)
A Token Horror B-Movie: The Terror (1963)
Italian (or European) films of the following Genres:
* Eurospy (James Bond ripoffs)
* Giallo
* Sword & Sandal - Spartacus and the Ten Gladiators (1964)
* Spaghetti Western - Grand Duel (1974)
* 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 - The 36 Crazy Fists (1977)
* American film
* Any "Ninja" film
* Bonus* Actual Bruce Lee film
Biker Film - The Wild One (1953)
Stoner Film - Up in Smoke (1978) (the Original Stoner Film)
Carsploitation Film - Thunder Alley (1967)
Blaxploitation
Sexploitation:
* Any type - War Goddess (1974)
* Nudie Cutie
* Roughie
* 70s Porn
* Emmanuelle Film
* Teen Sex Comedy - Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
Nunsploitation
Shocksploitation
Rape/Revenge Film
Vigilante Film
Women in Prison
Nazisploitation
Eschploitation (religious end times, or general religious exploitation)
Hixploitation/Moonshiners - Kissin' Cousins (1964)
Roadshow Exploitation/30s-40s "Cautionary" films - Reefer Madness (1936)
"Hood" Film ("Gangsta")
Hollywood Gangster film (Film Noir era)
Juvenile Delinquent Film
60s Beach Movie - Beach Party (1963)
Film starring Musical Group or Music Star (that did not become a legit actor)
* *Bonus* Elvis film - Kissin' Cousins (1964)
Ozploitation
Mexican Wrestling Film
Foreign "Ripoff" film (such as Turkish cinema)
Eco-Terror Film
"Mondo" Film
Documentary ABOUT B-Movies/Exploitation/Drive-ins or those involved in their production
Video Nasty
TV-Movie - Alien Apocalypse (2005)
* Lifetime Channel Movie
Bad Sequel to a "Well regarded film" - Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985), Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)
DirectToVideo sequel: Starship Troopers 3: Marauder (2008)
Critical Bomb (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic or IMDB Bottom 100 {Bottom 100 archive}): 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)
Financial Bomb: 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)
MST3K/RiffTrax (or Cinematic Titanic) version of a film - Reefer Madness (1936)
Non-MST3K version of a film featured on MST3K (or CT)

Watch 10 films starring anyone from the actors safe list.
* 1 - Klaus Kinski: Twice a Judas (1969) [aka They Were Called Graveyard]
* 2 - Lee Van Cleef: Death Rides a Horse (1967)
* 3 - Randolph Scott: Captain Kidd (1945)
* 4 - John Carradine: Captain Kidd (1945)
* 5 - Peter Lorre: Hell Ship Mutiny (1957)
* 6 - Bruce Campbell: Alien Apocalypse (2005)
* 7 - Harvey Lembeck: Beach Party (1963)
* 8 - Steve Reeves: Giant of Marathon (1959)
* 9 - Jack Nicholson: The Terror (1963)
* 10 - Dick Miller: The Terror (1963)

Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list.
* 1 - Samuel Z. Arkoff: Muscle Beach Party (1964)
* 2 - Roger Corman: The Terror (1963)
* 3
* 4
* 5
* 6
* 7
* 8
* 9
* 10

Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.
* 1 - Sundance and the Kid (1969) from Mill Creek
* 2 - Beach Party (1963) from AIP
* 3 - The Great Lover (1949) from BCI/Eclipse
* 4 - How to Commit Marriage (1969) from Shout Factory
* 5 - First Spaceship on Venus (1960) from Crown International

ororama
03-23-12, 07:42 AM
1. The Last Page (US: Man Bait) (1952) * 78 min.
2. Goldilocks and the Three Bares (1963) * 69 min.
3. Crypt of Dark Secrets (1976) * 71 min.
4. Seven Men From Now (1956) * 78 min.
5. Black Sunday (1960) * 87 min.
6. The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963) * 86 min.
7. Terrified (1963) * 80 min.
8. Black Sabbath (1963) * 92 min.
9. Blood and Black Lace (1964) * 84 min.
10. Phantasm (1979) * 88 min.
11. Night Tide (1961) * 85 min.
12. The Hoodlum (1951) * 62 min.
13. Sleepaway Camp (1983) * 84 min.
14. Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988) * 79 min.
15. Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1989) * 79 min.
16. Getting It On (1983) * 96 min.
17. The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai (2003) * 91 min./The Adventure of Sachiko Hanai (2003) * 7 min.
18. Gun Crazy: A Woman From Nowhere (2002) * 65 min.
19. Gun Crazy: Beyond the Law (2002) * 64 min.
20. Gun Crazy: Traitor's Rhapsody (2003) * 69 min.
21. Gun Crazy: Requiem For a Bodyguard (2003) * 70 min.
22. Night In The Crypt (1981) * 90 min.
23. The Return of Swamp Thing (1989) * 97 min.
24. Open Water (2003) * 80 min.
25. Girl's Nite Out (1982) * 97 min.

* First time viewing.

davidh777
03-23-12, 07:49 AM
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*First-time viewing

April 3
1. Cruel Intentions 2*

April 6
2. Mountain of the Cannibal God*
3. Django*

April 10
4. Vanishing Point*
5. Ninja Assassin*

April 11
6. War Gods of Babylon*
7. The War Goddess*

April 14
8. The Tall T*

April 16
9. Showdown in Little Tokyo
10. Fast Company*

April 17
11. Ride Lonesome*

April 30
12. Winchester 73*
13. Jonah Hex*

orlmac
03-23-12, 08:39 AM
I'm in.

Dimension X
03-23-12, 08:39 AM
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2010 B-Movie/Exploitation/Drive-in Movie Challenge List (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/10053911-post6.html) - 104
2011 B-Movie/Exploitation/Drive-in Movie Challenge List (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/10693197-post8.html) - 105

4/1/12

1) Killpoint (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087556/) (1984) - Grabbed the first disc out of Mill Creek's "Explosive Cinema" set to start things off. A police detective (Leo Fong) is trying to catch a psycho-killer/illegal gunrunner (Cameron Mitchell) and his henchman (Stack Pierce). Richard Roundtree pops up as a detective in about a half dozen scenes. Lots of gunplay, a little chop socky, several really bad country songs, and a couple of boobs (three if you count Cameron Mitchell).
2) Low Blow (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091442/) (1986) - Leo Fong returns (along with just about everyone else from the last movie) as a down-on-his-luck private eye who is hired to rescue a rich man's daughter from a cult run by Cameron Mitchell (nutty as ever) and Akosua Busia (cute as a button). Stack Pierce is a down-on-his-luck boxer who Fong hires to be part of his mercenary team.

4/2/12

3) 9 Deaths of the Ninja (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089689/) (1985) - I'm guessing, going by the goofy interpretive dance title sequence alone, that this was meant to be a tongue-in-cheek action flick. It was amusing anyway, whether intentional or not. Sho Kosugi and Brent Huff (the guy from The Perils of Gwendoline) are anti-terrorist agents called in when a busload of tourists are kidnapped by a Dr. Strangelove wannabe and his henchwomen (led by Regina Richardson, who I just saw last month in Tightrope). If not for one gratuitous boob shot, and a murder or three, this would be a great kid's movie.
4) The Patriot (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091734/) (1986) - After Stack Pierce (again) and a couple of goofballs steal a nuclear warhead, Leslie Nielsen drafts former SEAL Gregg Henry back into service to recover the bomb before it goes off. Jeff Conaway (that guy from Taxi) and the always entertaining Michael J. Pollard are in it too.
5) Professor Lust (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0242226/) (1967) - I got tired of Crown International flicks, so I switched gears. A mild-mannered college professor partakes in a drug he developed, and becomes a drug dealer/pornographer/pimp (not sure why they didn't just go ahead and call it "The Naughty Professor") who drugs women so they'll have sex with undesirable men. The SWV DVD-R copy seems to be missing a reel or two midway, but that's probably all there is of it anywhere.
6) Torture Me Kiss Me (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0259673/) (1970) - Early Nazisploitation film featuring guys in Nazi uniforms, chicks in short dresses (I guess the costume rental place didn't have 1940's clothes for women), and some WWII stock footage. The orgy scene promised in the trailer consisted of two guys and three topless girls making out in an office (along with several hilarious Wishmanesque cutaways to a portrait of Hitler). NY sexploitation vet Uta Erickson pops up in a lesbian scene about halfway through the flick.

4/3/12

7) Top Cop (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100798/) (1990) - Disc two out of Mill Creek's "Explosive Cinema" set: Arkansas cop works to bring down a drug kingpin.

4/4/12

8) The Silencer (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105408/) (1992) - A hitwoman who gets her orders from a video game, is stalked by Chris Mulkey (I recognized him, but I only know his name because I read the credits) as she kills a few people. Morton Downey, Jr. was in it, for some reason. Man, I hated this one.
9) Scorpion (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093932/) (1986) - Chuck Norris wannabe battles terrorists. I decided to skip the last film on this disc, Van Nuys Blvd., because I watched it during a previous Challenge.
10) Paradise in Harlem (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031784/) (1939) - After witnessing a murder, a black actor flees Harlem and heads south to take up alcoholism. Soon his life-long dream of performing Othello takes him back to Harlem.
11) Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286944/) (2000) - Documentary about exploitation films. Features interviews with Samuel Z. Arkoff, Roger Corman, David Friedman, Doris Wishman, and others.
12) Iron Angel (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0228438/) (1964) - Disc three out of Mill Creek's "Explosive Cinema" set: Ultra-low budget Korean War flick about a few soldiers and a M*A*S*H nurse they run into while on a mission.
13) The Hostage (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061782/) (1967) - The "cinematography by Ted V. Mikels" credit told me I was in for a good time. A young couple and their bratty little bastard are moving from an apartment to a house somewhere in Iowa. The kid stows away on the moving van with bad guys, Don Kelly and Harry Dean Stanton. John Carradine plays a bum who's accused of abducting the kid.

4/5/12

14) Terror in the Jungle (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063680/) (1967) - Plane crashes in the Amazon, and a guy goes to the jungle to look for his kid (who's being held by an Incan dance troupe). This is the second "Magicmation Effects" (a stop-motion technique used for gore effects) movie I've seen in the last six months (the other was Legend of Horror (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0140324/) (1971), produced by the same guy, Enrique Torres Tudela). I doubt there's a third.
15) The Skydivers (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057507/) (1963) - Not sure if I've seen this one before (or just the MST3K version), but decided I might as well go ahead and watch it since it was already in the DVD player. Soap opera tale about people jumping out of airplanes. Bad acting. Stupid dialogue ("Coffee? I like coffee."). I've seen far worse.

4/6/12

16) Naked - As Nature Intended (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055216/) (1961) - British nudist camp movie follows five girls across country as the narrator points out historic spots (Stonehenge, etc.) and gives a little history lesson. Finally the travelogue ends when the girls get to a beach where they frolic under an overcast sky, then walk around a nudist camp (carrying strategically placed towels, of course).
17) I Crossed the Color Line (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060173/) (The Black Klansman) (1966) - Directed by Ted V. Mikels. After his daughter is killed when Klansmen firebomb a church, a light-skinned black guy buys a wig and joins the Klan.
18) Raw Meat (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068458/) (1972) -

4/7/12

19) Detroit 9000 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069966/) (1973) -
20) Bamboo Gods and Iron Men (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0155528/) (1973) -
21) Linda Lovelace for President (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074800/) (1975) -
22) The Pleasures of a Woman (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0325987/) (1972) -

4/8/12

23) Red: Werewolf Hunter (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1626201/) (2010) -
24) The Italian Connection (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068902/) (1972) -
25) Bigfoot (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065470/) (1969) -

4/9/12

26) Liane Jungle Goddess (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049437/) (1956) -
27) Liar's Moon (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082656/) (1981) -

4/10/12

28) The Kidnapping of the President (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080997/) (1979) -
29) The Young Graduates (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068007/) (1971) -

4/11/12

30) Road to Nashville (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0268582/) (1966) -
31) Petey Wheatstraw The Devil's Son in Law (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078078/) (1977) -

4/12/12

32) Untamed Women (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045282/) (1952) -
33) Assault of the Rebel Girls (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052717/) (Cuban Rebel Girls) (1959) -
34) High School Hellcats (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051725/) (1958) -

4/13/12

35) Runaway Daughters (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049697/) (1956) -
36) Indian Paint (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057182/) (1964) -
37) African Safari (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063510/) (Rivers of Fire and Ice) (1968) -
38) Santee (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070630/) (1972) -
39) The Specialist (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073736/) (1975) -
40) Werewolves on Wheels (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067972/) (1971) w/ commentary by director Michel Levesque and writer David M. Kaufman

4/14/12

41) Shot on Location (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0244207/) (1971) -
42) Love Making U.S.A. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0143463/) (1971) -

4/15/12

43) Deathrow Gameshow (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092859/) (1987) -
44) My Mom's a Werewolf (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097938/) (1988) -

4/16/12

45) Almost Hollywood (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109087/) (1994) -
46) Secret File: Hollywood (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056460/) (1961) -
47) Dragstrip Girl (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050337/) (1957) -

4/17/12

48) Sorority Girl (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050998/) (1957) -
49) Rock All Night (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050906/) (1957) -
50) The Bushwhacker (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0212017/) (1968) -
51) The Black Alley Cats (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069789/) (1973) -
52) The Spook Who Sat by the Door (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070726/) (1973) -

4/18/12

53) Cinderella 2000 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075850/) (1977) -
54) Massacre in Dinosaur Valley (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089562/) (1985) -

4/19/12

55) Let's Get Laid! (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076310/) (1977) -
56) Womaneater (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051205/) (The Woman Eater) (1958) -

4/20/12

57) American Raspberry (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0162854/) (1977) -
58) Cracking Up (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075886/) (1977) -
59) For Y'ur Height Only (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0200642/) (1982)
60) Crack House (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097119/) (1989) -
61) Vice Raid (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053418/) (1959) -

4/21/12

62) Uomini si nasce poliziotti si muore (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075375/) (Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man) (1976)
63) Coffy (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069897/) (1973) -
64) Cleopatra Jones (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069890/) (1973) -
65) The Adventures of Lucky Pierre (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054604/) (1961) -

4/22/12

66) Shark Night (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1633356/) (2011) -
67) Run, Virgin, Run (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065925/) (1973) -

4/23/12

68) Machete Maidens Unleashed! (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1623757/) (2010) -
69) Mr. Hercules Against Karate (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070646/) (1973)

4/24/12

70) Up from the Depths (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080066/) (1979) -
71) Gums (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0139294/) (1976) -
72) The Taking of Christina (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0128694/) (1975) -
73) 2069: A Sex Odyssey (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069665/) (1978) -
74) Sweet Sugar (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069336/) (1972) -
75) China Cat (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0123671/) (1978) -

4/25/12

76) The Happy Hooker (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073091/) (1975) -
77) The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076125/) (1977) -
78) The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080839/) (1980) -

4/26/12

79) Chatterbox! (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075830/) (1977) -
80) The Flesh is Weak (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050399/) (1957) -
81) Blonde in Bondage (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050200/) (1957) -
82) Problem Girls (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046212/) (1953) -
83) Running Wild (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048571/) (1955) -
84) Untamed Youth (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051139/) (1957) -

4/27/12

85) Guns Girls and Gangsters (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052870/) (1958) -
86) C.B. Hustlers (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0310837/) (1976) -
87) Auditions (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077186/) (1978) -
88) Teenage Hitchhikers (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0259617/) (1974) -

4/28/12

89) The Night of the Cat (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2117998/) (1972) -
90) Up Your Ladder (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0260482/) (Up Yours) (1979) -

4/29/12

91) Like It Is (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0143392/) (Psychedelic Fever) (1968) -
92) The Amazing Transplant (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065390/) (1970) -
93) Confessions of a Sex Maniac (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071356/) (1974) -
94) Brand of Shame (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131985/) (1968) -

4/30/12

95) Bat Pussy (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0275956/) (1973) -
96) Superwoman (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076419/) (1979) -
97) Boss ****** (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072725/) (1974) -
98) Street of a Thousand Pleasures (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066417/) (1972) -
99) Way Out Topless (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0275785/) (1967) -
100) Blood Shack (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066846/) (1971) -

desnoes
03-23-12, 09:02 AM
last year 21
Personal goal 31
(ratings are on a scale of 5)

1. March 31: Four Of The Apocolypse... 1975, NR, DVD
A gambler, prostitute, drunk and a ghost whisperer embark on a strange jounery after the town they meet in is slaughtered by masked outlaws. During their travels they encounter a menacing baddie named Chaco who continuously harasses our heros.

this was pretty good, the bad guy Chaco was extra badass until the final showdown and the whole travelogue was accompanied by some silly folk music that liked to point out the obvious. overall i could have used some more shoot outs but it remained watchable throughout.

rating: 2.5 B's

2. March 31: Humanoids From The Deep A.K.A. Monster 1980, R, Netflix Streaming
"From the caverns of the deep...IT STRIKES!" Mutated fish-faced crustacean humanoids terrorize a tiny fishing village and rape their women. Meanwhile the arrival of a new canning company is threatening to destroy their quaint villa and take their jobs. Can you guess what's the worst threat and who might be responsible?

This could have been an absolute cult masterpiece if there where more jokes added to this movie (in its defense there is one comical moment involving a ventriloquist, his dummy and a naked girl in a tent on a beach). The gore is pretty good, as well as the creature costumes. There are way more explosions in this movie than i was expecting. this movie has a fantastic beheading scene during the carnival massacre that would have been amazing to have seen on the big screen.
rating: 3 B's

3. April 1: They Live 1988, R, Netflix Streaming
"You see them on the street. You watch them on TV. You might even vote for one this fall. You think they're people just like you. You're wrong. Dead wrong." A drifting jean wearer (played by pro wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper) stumbles upon a pair of Raybans that allow him to see aliens and the subliminal messages they use to control the planet. shit then hits the fan cause Rowdy isn't gonna stand by and let this go down, at least not without a fight.

This is a cult favorite that i've just finally caught up with. Directed by John Carpenter this is full of cheesy lines and pokes at consumerism but it never takes itself seriously which makes it a lot of fun. there is a five minute alley fight easily makes any top ten film fights list.

rating: 3.5 B's

4. April 1: The Raid: Redemption 2011, R, Theater
"1 Ruthless Crime Lord, 20 Elite Cops, 30 Floors of Hell." A police special operations unit gets trapped in a building run by a ruthless crime lord. Our heros are forced to punch, kick, shoot and stab their way to freedom.

This is some serious heart pounding action. The film has a great sense of claustrophobia, paranoia and of course nonstop brutal face breaking action. The whole thing is visceral, intense and a lot of fun. highly recommended.

rating: 4 B's


5. April 3: Search and Destroy 1979, PG, DVD
A showering Vietnam vet finds out is old army buddies are being murdered one by one and he might be next. Our hero peels out his rusty fiat into every driveway in town to find the killer and with two indifferent cops constantly holding him up from finding the killer he is forced to take an automatic weapon to the streets and serve up some justice.

Uh? this is almost entertaining if only for some funny fight scenes that always move from an urban environment suddenly to a foresty rocky hillside. The interactions with the cops and our hero Kip are always fun. And whats Kip mostly up to? Not using the doors on his car ever and unloading automatic weapons trying to kill the guy trying to kill him. i'm thinking i should avoid PG films that I actually expect to have R material in them.

rating: 1 B


6. April 5: 200mph 2011, R, Netflix Streaming
"Some Limits should never be crossed." a skinny college bound adrenaline junkies older brother is killed in a high speed car race. During the wake our hero dramatically calls out his bro's killer and vengefully challenges him to a race. Is his pussy ride of a car up to the challenge?

This was pretty bad, acting, special effects, storyline etc. still it was somehow compelling and kinda has everything you might need in this sort of a movie, strip clubs, car chases, foot chases, dramatic funerals, drug dealers, murder etc. don't get me wrong though its still crappy.

rating:1.5 B's


7. April 6: Street Racer 2008, R, Netflix Streaming
"At 130 MPH, you're never more ALIVE... or closer to DEAD!" An ex con is released form prison after crippling a young boy in a high speed car chase and soon finds himself pushed back into the illegal street race circuit by his crooked parole officer.

this is better than 200mph but not by much. The acting is slightly better but there are no boobs. There doesn't seem to be a line of dialogue where the main characters name isn't said a million times (a drinking game could easily accompany this). there is an old scruffy mentor that is a low budget Nick Nolte and makes this worth the watch.

rating: 2 B's


8. April 7: Titanic II 2010, NR, Netflix Streaming
"100 years later, lightning stikes twice." Mega rich bonehead builds a replica of the Titanic, deems it Titanic II and set sail exactly 100 years later. Nothing could go wrong a second time right?

Stupid in so many ways you can't stop watching. yep an icberg gets plowed into this ship via tsunami wave and just when everyone is scrambling for life boats a super tsunami hits our seagoers. A lot of elevators where used when this ship was going down? it was also fun to watch people pretend to fall down in a mall that is actually supposed to be part of the ship. The special effects where bad but better than i would have thought.

rating:1 B


9. April 7: The Big Bird Cage 1972, R, Netflix Streaming
"Women so hot with desire they melt the chains that enslave them!" An exotic model type flirts with the Prime Minister of some Central American local and winds up grinding sugar in an womens prison. Soon a gang revolutionaries led by Pan Grier and Sid Haig set up to break a bunch of these ladies out of their chaines to help fuel their comrades need for females.

This was fun, Pam Grier is sexy as ever and the scenes with her and Haig definitely steel the show. The whole thing is silly beyond belief but a good deal of fun. If i'm not mistaken the lead actress Anitra Ford was one of Bob Barker's Beauties on the Price is Right.

rating: 3 B's[/U]


10. April 8: Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars 1985, NR, Netflix Streaming
6 guys with weird names have to protect a young girl who might be recieving some information about a gangster and they protect her by trying to do whatever they can to see her naked. Meanwhile super cop Jackie Chan and partners are on the streets trying to nail the dudes responsible for killing somebody and trying to kill someother folks. you know assassin type stuff.

It seems i started this Trilogy in the wrong direction which left me very confused for the forst hour or so. Once the action kicked in though it was pretty good, definitely worth it to see a young Andy Lau fight along side Jackie Chan in a great wharehouse scene. The cover art would make you think this is a Jackie Chan film but for most of the film its a stupid sexist comedy with some fighting in the end. Best use of tennis rackets in a fight so far.

rating: 2.5 B's


11. April 8: The Driver 1978, R, DVD
"To break the driver, the cop was willing to break the law." The driver drives, a gambler gambles and a crooked cop does crooked things to catch the driver driving by setting up the gambler and in the end everyone takes one big chance to come up with the big win.

This is my favorite of the challeng so far. Ryan O'neal is great along with Bruce Dern you really can't keep your eyes off these guys. The car chases are badass and the whole movie is just plain cool. great ending and lot of fun all around. my second favorite wharehouse fight of the challenge.

rating: 4 B's


12. April 10: Game of Death 1978, R, Netflix Streaming
Billy-Lo sometimes played by Bruce Lee is a famous action star who is being forced to fight in some gangsters death match. After faking hsi death Lo hunts down the baddies responsible and takes them out one by one.

This is a great intro to Brucesploitation cinema. Lee died before this movie was finished and since a good chunk of footage was lost in some archives the movie was re-edited and re-shot with other actors hiding their faces with fake beards or big sunglasses. Lee is in this thing for about 15 minutes but those 15 are definitely worth it. the first half of this is silly, poorly dubbed and just feels strange becuase it seems so far from what the original story was. The final archival fights though with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and a few others are fantastic.

rating: 3 B's


13. April 22: Super Fuzz 1980, PG, DVD
"The funniest super hero of them all." Terence hill is a dopey cop who gets sprayed with radiation the results of which give him the wackiest super powers ever.

This is some dumb shit, maybe it was my mood but i rarely found this funny. the super powers that show up here make no sense. We get, see through walls, breath underwater, not die, run fast, crawl on ceiling, blow a giant bubble with bubblegum that can fly and carry two grown men, talk with fish, dive through walls, and the color red is our heros kryptonite. rarley funny and full of bad acting even from Ernest Borgnine.

rating: 1 B


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 -Twinkle,Twinkle, Lucky Stars (1985)
* 1990 -
* 2000 -Street Racer (2008)

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 Four of the Apocolypse...
* 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 The Raid: Redemption
* American film
* Any "Ninja" film
* Bonus* Actual Bruce Lee film Game of Death
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 The Big Bird Cage
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)
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"
DirectToVideo sequel Titanic II
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 Humanoids from the Deep (Doug McCLure)
* 2 The Driver (Bruce Dern)
* 3 Super Fuzz (Ernest Borgnine)
* 4
* 5
* 6
* 7
* 8
* 9
* 10

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

Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.
* 1 Search and Destroy (Dark Sky Films)
* 2 200MPH (The Asylum)
* 3
* 4
* 5

jmsmath
03-23-12, 09:22 AM
2012 Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge

DVD | Blu-ray | HD DVD | Theater | TV/DVR

Goal: 40 titles

☼ = First time viewing

March 31
01. Vanishing Point (1971)☼

April 1
02. Return of Shanghai Joe (1975)☼
03. The Shepherd: Border Patrol (2008)☼

April 2
04. Teenage Caveman (2002)☼

April 3
05. Killpoint (1984)☼
06. Low Blow (1986)☼

April 4
07. Wild Rebels (1967)☼

April 5
08. Hell on Wheels (1967)☼

April 7
09. Ninja (2009)☼

April 8
10. Malibu Express (1985)☼
11. Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987)☼

April 9
12. Lisa and the Devil (1974)☼

April 10
13. 9 Deaths of the Ninja (1985)☼

April 11
14. Charge! (1973)☼

April 12
15. Savage Beach (1989)☼

April 13
16. The Patriot (1986)☼

April 14
17. Frightmare (2000)☼
18. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)☼
19. The Side Hackers (1969)☼
20. Enter the Dragon (1973)☼

April 15
21. Top Cop (1990)☼
22. Bloodsport (1988)☼

April 16
23. The Silencer (1992)☼
24. Dangerous Charter (1962)☼

April 17
25. Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)☼

April 18
26. Chain Gang Women (1971)☼

April 19
27. Picasso Trigger (1988)☼

April 21
28. The Marijuana Menace (1937)☼
29. Reefer Madness (1936)☼
30. Delinquent Daughters (1944)☼

April 23
31. Missionary Man (2007)☼

April 24
32. Little Laura and Big John (1973)☼
33. Chained for Life (1951)☼

April 25
34. Guns (1990)☼

April 28
35. Child Bride (1938)☼
36. Escort Girl (1941)☼

April 29
37. Test Tube Babies (1948)☼
38. Hercules and the Captive Women (1961)☼
39. The Foreigner (2003)☼

April 30
40. Policewomen (1974)☼

Checklist:
Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 - (insert film title here)(Optional)
--- 1900 -(optional)
--- 1910 -(optional)
--- 1920 -(optional)
-X- 1930 - The Marijuana Menace (1937)
-X- 1940 - Delinquent Daughters (1944)
-X- 1950 - Chained for Life (1951)
-X- 1960 - Wild Rebels (1967)
-X- 1970 - Vanishing Point (1971)
-X- 1980 - Killpoint (1984)
-X- 1990 - Top Cop (1990)
-X- 2000 - The Shepherd: Border Patrol (2008)

Watch a film for each rating:
--- G - (optional)
-X- PG - The Side Hackers (1969)
--- PG-13 - (optional)
-X- R - Vanishing Point (1971)
--- 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}).
-X- First format, Blu-ray, Vanishing Point (1971)
-X- Second format, DVD, Return of Shanghai Joe (1975)
-X- Third format, Theater, The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

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

Watch a film in the following genres:
-X- A Token Science Fiction B-Movie: Teenage Caveman (2002)
-X- A Token Horror B-Movie: Frightmare (2000)
Italian (or European) films of the following Genres:
--- Eurospy (James Bond ripoffs)
--- Giallo
-X- Sword & Sandal - Hercules and the Captive Women (1961)
-X- Spaghetti Western - Return of Shanghai Joe (1975)
--- Cannibal Film
-X- Mafia/Gangster Film - Little Laura and Big John (1973)
Martial Arts film:
--- Bruce Lee-sploitation (Starring any variation on Bruce Li, Le, etc.)
-X- Hong Kong (or other Asian) film - Enter the Dragon (1973)
--- American film
-X- Any "Ninja" film - Ninja (2009)
-X- Bonus* Actual Bruce Lee film - Enter the Dragon (1973)
--- Biker Film
--- Stoner Film
-X- Carsploitation Film - Vanishing Point (1971)
--- Blaxploitation
Sexploitation:
-X- Any type - Malibu Express (1985)
--- 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)
-X- Hixploitation/Moonshiners - Child Bride (1938)
-X- Roadshow Exploitation/30s-40s "Cautionary" films - The Marijuana Menace (1937)
--- "Hood" Film ("Gangsta")
--- Hollywood Gangster film (Film Noir era)
-X- Juvenile Delinquent Film - Delinquent Daughters (1944)
--- 60s Beach Movie
-X- Film starring Musical Group or Music Star (that did not become a legit actor) - Hell on Wheels (1967) - Marty Robbins
--- *Bonus* Elvis film
--- Ozploitation
--- Mexican Wrestling Film
--- Foreign "Ripoff" film (such as Turkish cinema)
--- Eco-Terror Film
--- "Mondo" Film
--- Documentary ABOUT B-Movies/Exploitation/Drive-ins or those involved in their production
--- Video Nasty
-X- TV-Movie - Teenage Caveman (2002)
--- Lifetime Channel Movie
--- Bad Sequel to a "Well regarded film"
--- DirectToVideo sequel
--- 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.
-X- 1. Klaus Kinski - Return of shanghai Joe (1975)
-X- 2. Jean-Claude van Damme - The Shepherd: Border Patrol (2008)
-X- 3. Sybil Danning - Malibu Express (1985)
-X- 4. Dona Speir - Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987)
-X- 5. Jeff Conaway - The Patriot (1986)
-X- 6. Bruce Lee - Enter the Dragon (1973)
-X- 7. John Saxon - Enter the Dragon (1973)
-X- 8. Dolph Lundgren - Missionary Man (2007)
-X- 9. Steven Seagal - The Foreigner (2003)
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Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list.
-X- 1. Andy Sidaris - Malibu Express (1985)
-X- 2. Mario Bava - Lisa and the Devil (1974)
-X- 3. John Carpenter - Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
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Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.
-X- 1. Killpoint (1984) - Crown Pictures International
-X- 2. Malibu Express (1985) - Mill Creek Entertainment
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Shack
03-23-12, 09:35 AM
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Last Year: 105
This Year's Goal: Match last year, focusing on B-Noir
[* = first-time views]

April 1: "I know you're a two timer, but I'm going to kiss the two-timing out of you!"
1. Whiplash (1948)*
2. Danger Signal (1945)*
April 2: "Women should be struck regularly, like gongs."
3. Caught (1949)*
4. The Accused (1949)*
5. Railroaded! (1947)*
April 3: "People get careless when they think a case is closed."
6. Shockproof (1949)*
7. Fear in the Night (1947)*
8. Plunder Road (1957)*
April 4: "You might as well give up...there's nothing to do now but end it."
9. Witness to Murder (1954)*
10. The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945)*
April 5: Happy Birthday Roger Corman!
11. High School Big Shot (1959)
12. Bloody Mama (1970)*
13. The Intruder (1962)*
April 6: "There's worse things than murder -- you can kill somebody an inch at a time."
14. Ruthless (1948)*
15. 99 River Street (1953)*
16. So Dark the Night (1946)*
April 7: "Why do I want to be a real person when I'm already a myth?"
17. Force of Evil (1948)*
18. Machete Maidens Unleashed! (2010)*
19. Machete (2010)*
20. Hobo With a Shotgun (2010)*
April 8: "None of us can get off -- until they push us off."
21. I Married a Communist (1949)*
22. Cry Vengeance (1954)*
23. A Lady Without Passport (1950)*
April 9: "He'll kill until he dies!"
24. The Captive City (1949)*
25. The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947)*
26. The World for Ransom (1954)*
April 10: "Put up your hands, you dirty no-good Red!"
27. Champion (1949)*
28. I Was a Communist for the FBI (1951)*
29. The Web (1947)*
April 11: "He's a worm -- the kind you ought to jump on with heavy boots"
30. Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)*
31. The Sound of Fury (1950)*
32. Loan Shark (1950)*
April 12: "He stopped being smart when he took my money."
33. The Unsuspected (1947)*
34. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)*
35. Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948)*
April 13: "Then...he's still out there."
36. Friday the 13th (1980)
37. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
38. Friday the 13th Part 7: The New Blood (1988)*
39. Jason Goes to Hell (1993)*
April 14: "But you've got good sense, and anybody with good sense ain't gonna wanna do what we're doin'."
40. Planet Terror (2007)
41. Death Proof (2007)
42. Women in Cages (1971)*
43. Caged Heat (1974)*
44. Caged Fury (1990)*
April 15: “She’s no good...but that’s the way it is.”
45. Strange Illusion (1945)*
46. The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950)*
47. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)* Wildcard #1
48. The House at the Edge of the Park (1980)*
April 16: "She wants to play -- but she has to be at bat the whole game."
49. Desperate (1947)*
50. Cornered (1945)*
51. I Walk Alone (1947)*
April 17: "When you live outside the law, you have to eliminate dishonesty."
52. The Lineup (1958)*
53. The Long Night (1947)*
54. Southside 1-1000 (1947)*
April 18: "Is he bewitched, Father Henry...?"
55. Savage Country (2010)*
56. Kill the Scream Queen (2004)*
57. Sacred Flesh (2000)*
April 19: "America needs B-Movies like America needs cereal"
58. Popatopolis (2009)*
59. Attack Girls Swim Team vs. The Undead (2007)*
60. The Candy Snatchers (1972)*
61. The Hot Box (1972)*
April 20: "Listen bitch, fame has a price!"
62. Desperate Teenage Lovedolls (1984)*
63. Lovedolls Superstar (1986)*
64. The Explosive Generation (1961)*
65. Ticked-Off Trannnies with Knives (2010)*
April 21: "Come on, don't waste your time explaining, let's go"
66. Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981)*
67. Vigilante (1983)*
68. Rubber (2010)*
April 22: “For five thousand dollars, I’m not afraid of anything — not even death!”
69. The Red House (1947)*
70. Among the Living (1941)*
71. Tattooed Stranger (1950)*
April 23: “There are things on Earth still hidden from us. Secret things – dark and mysterious.”
72. Jeopardy (1953)*
73. One Way Street (1950)*
74. The Night has a Thousand Eyes (1948)*
April 24: "He wants to make a deal. He thinks his life is worth money."
75. Red Light (1949)*
76. Guilty Bystander (1950)*
77. The Lawless (1950)*
78. The Edge of Doom (1950)*
April 25: "You know, the heaviest thing in the world's a dead man."
79. The Dark Past (1948)*
80. Talk About a Stranger (1952)*
81. The Breaking Point (1950)*
82. Journey Into Fear (1943)*
April 26: "So beautiful outside, so rotten inside."
83. The Woman on the Beach (1947)*
84. Follow Me Quietly (1949)*
85. The Locket (1946)*
86. Framed (1947)*
April 27: "Chicago's the big melting pot, and I got melted but good."
87. City That Never Sleeps (1953)*
88. T-Men (1947)*
89. Cause for Alarm (1951)*
April 28: "In this world, you turn the other cheek, and you get hit with a lug wrench."
90. Impact (1949)*
91. Black Tuesday (1954)*
92. Black Angel (1946)*
93. Johnny Angel (1945)*
April 29: "Don't ever change, Tiger. I don't think I'd like you with a heart."
94. Berlin Express (1948)*
95. Killer Bait (1949)*
96. The Sniper (1952)*
97. Phantom Lady (1944)*
April 30: "Money isn't dirty...just people."
98. The Second Woman (1950)*
99. Pushover (1954)*
100. Beyond the Forest (1949)*

Totals:
100 Movies
27% of TSPDT's Noir List (http://www.listsofbests.com/list/19587-they-shot-dark-pictures-didn-t-they-250-quintessential-noir-films)

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KaBluie
03-23-12, 10:36 AM
The Third Annual Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge!!

March 31 - April 30, 2012
100 Movies in 31 Days
Green = First Time View

2012-03-31
001. The Dallas Connection (1994)
Girls, Guns And G-Strings Disc 3
002. Day Of The Warrior (1996)
Girls, Guns And G-Strings Disc 3
003. Return To Savage Beach (1998)
Girls, Guns And G-Strings Disc 3
004. RiffTrax: The Galaxy Invader (1985)
RiffTrax: The Galaxy Invader
2012-04-01
005. Prehistoric Women (1950)
Sci-Fi Classics Disc 10
006. Voyage To The Prehistoric Planet (1965)
Sci-Fi Classics Disc 2
007. Monster From A Prehistoric Planet (1967)
Horror Classics Disc 10
008. Voyage To The Planet Of Prehistoric Women (1968)
Sci-Fi Classics Disc 2
009. A Shriek In The Night (1933)
Horror Classics Disc 10
010. Double Exposure (1983)
Pure Terror Disc 1
011. Crucible Of Horror (1970)
Pure Terror Disc 1
2012-04-02
012. The World Gone Mad (1933)
Horror Classics Disc 9
013. Life Returns (1935)
Sci-Fi Invasion Disc 11
014. Trapped By Television (1936)
Sci-Fi Invasion Disc 6
015. The Cloning Of Clifford Swimmer (1974)
Fox Movie Channel On Demand
016. Keep My Grave Open (1976)
Pure Terror Disc 4
2012-04-03
017. Mystery Science Theater 3000: King Dinosaur (1955)
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Volume XXIII
018. Scalps (1983)
YouTube (http://youtu.be/MW7YKv1oxCM)
019. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Punaman (1980)
YouTube (http://youtu.be/xKAlduMN7og)
020. Rock All Night (1957)
AMC Videos (http://www.amctv.com/b-movies/videos/rock-all-night)
021. The Tell-Tale Heart (1960)
Pure Terror Disc 8
022. Piranha, Piranha! (1972)
Nightmare Worlds Disc 9
023. The Brain Machine (1977)
Sci-Fi Classics Disc 10
2012-04-04
024. Mystery Science Theater 3000: San Francisco International (1970)
YouTube (http://youtu.be/RYX1UYLbF7c)
025. Emanuelle In Bangkok (1976)
Black Emanuelle's Box Volume 1
026. Emanuelle Around The World (1977)
Black Emanuelle's Box Volume 1
027. Emanuelle And The White Slave Trade (1978)
Black Emanuelle's Box Volume 2
028. The Young Graduates (1971)
Rare Cult Cinema Disc 1
029. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Castle Of Fu Manchu (1969)
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Volume XXIII
2012-04-05
030. Daigoro Vs. Goliath (1971)
YouTube 1 (http://youtu.be/3Rv_t0WS7o4) 2 (http://youtu.be/ZjnlsPDLO3Q) 3 (http://youtu.be/q-NOI5mwoFo)
031. Secret File: Hollywood (1962)
Rare Cult Cinema Disc 3
032. Almost Hollywood (1994)
Rare Cult Cinema Disc 3
033. The Specialist (1975)
Rare Cult Cinema Disc 2
034. Robot Pilot (1941)
Nightmare Worlds Disc 11
035. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Code Name: Diamond Head (1977)
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Volume XXIII
2012-04-06
036. Perkins' 14 (2009)
8 Films To Die For After Dark Horrorfest III Disc 2
037. Voices (2007)
8 Films To Die For After Dark Horrorfest III Disc 2
038. Dying Breed (2008)
8 Films To Die For After Dark Horrorfest III Disc 2
039. From Within (2008)
8 Films To Die For After Dark Horrorfest III Disc 2
040. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Last Of The Wild Horses (1948)
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Volume XXIII
2012-04-07
041. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Space Mutiny (1988)
YouTube 1 (http://youtu.be/kJcfEvnl0pk) 2 (http://youtu.be/HaGHh9jynG4) 3 (http://youtu.be/5gL2Fd5IZGg) 4 (http://youtu.be/2kbdog3Gyuk)
042. No Time To Fear (2009)
Chiller
043. The Rats (2002)
Movie Pass On Demand
044. The Phantom From 10,000 Leagues (1956)
Horror Classics Disc 12
045. The Convent (2000)
Fearnet On Demand
2012-04-08
046. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Girl In Gold Boots (1968)
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Volume XXIII
047. Terror In The Jungle (1968)
Pure Terror Disc 10
048. Mystery Science Theater 3000: I Was A Teenage Werewolf (1957)
YouTube 1 (http://youtu.be/RY92T5uJo6w) 2 (http://youtu.be/PrRMdamY_kc)
049. Kung Fu Acts (1980)
Martial Arts Disc 1
050. Sabata (1969)
The Sabata Trilogy
051. Adios, Sabata (1970)
The Sabata Trilogy
052. Beastly (2011)
Showtime On Demand
2012-04-09
053. Bulldog Drummond's Revenge (1937)
Mystery Classics Disc 1
054. Bulldog Drummond Comes Back (1937)
Mystery Classics Disc 1
055. Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937)
Mystery Classics Disc 1
056. Bulldog Drummond's Peril (1938)
Mystery Classics Disc 1
057. Bulldog Drummond In Africa (1938)
Mystery Classics Disc 1
058. Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police (1939)
Mystery Classics Disc 1
2012-04-10
059. The College-Girl Murders (1967)
AMC Videos (http://www.amctv.com/b-movies/videos/college-girl-murders)
060. Return Of Sabata (1971)
The Sabata Trilogy
061. Black Emmanuelle, White Emmanuelle (1976)
Black Emanuelle's Box Volume 2
062. The Sign Of Four (1932)
Mystery Classics Disc 4
063. Batbabe The Dark Nightie (2009)
The Movie Channel On Demand
064. Grave Of The Vampire (1972)
Pure Terror Disc 7
2012-04-11
065. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Deathstalker And The Warriors From Hell (1988)
YouTube (http://youtu.be/cSuHTehY7bA)
066. Poor Cecily (1974)
Download
067. The Nightmare Never Ends (1985)
Nightmare Worlds Disc 3
068. It Happened At Nightmare Inn (1973)
Pure Terror Disc 12
069. Scared To Death (1946)
Pure Terror Disc 12
070. This Is Not A Test (1962)
Nightmare Worlds Disc 7
071. The Lost World (1925)
Nightmare Worlds Disc 7
2012-04-12
072. Autumn Born (1979)
Download
073. White Comanche (1968)
Spaghetti Westerns Disc 3
074. Autopsy (2008)
8 Films To Die For After Dark Horrorfest III Disc 1
075. Slaughter (2009)
8 Films To Die For After Dark Horrorfest III Disc 1
076. The Brøken (2008)
8 Films To Die For After Dark Horrorfest III Disc 1
2012-04-13
077. Escape From Galaxy 3 (1976)
Sci-Fi Invasion Disc 4
078. Hyper Sapien: People From Another Star (1986)
Sci-Fi Invasion Disc 4
079. Assassin (1986)
Sci-Fi Invasion Disc 9
080. The Head (1959)
Sci-Fi Invasion Disc 1
081. The Eyes Behind The Stars (1978)
Sci-Fi Invasion Disc 1
082. Prey (2010)
Fearnet On Demand
083. Slipstream (1989)
Sci-Fi Invasion Disc 3
2012-04-14
084. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Women Of The Prehistoric Planet (1966)
DVDR
085. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Rocket Attack U.S.A. (1961)
DVDR
086. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Wild Rebels (1967)
DVDR
087. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Monster A-Go Go (1965)
DVDR
2012-04-15
088. The Triumph Of Sherlock Holmes (1935)
Mystery Classics Disc 4
089. Murder At The Baskervilles (1937)
Mystery Classics Disc 4
090. Satan's Slave (1976)
Pure Terror Disc 7
2012-04-16
091. Monstroid (1979)
Pure Terror Disc 9
092. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Sinister Urge (1959)
DVDR
093. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Kitten With A Whip (1959)
DVDR
094. The Killer Likes Candy (1968)
International Espionage Double Feature
2012-04-17
095. From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (1999)
Miramax From Dusk Till Dawn Series
096. From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (1999)
Miramax From Dusk Till Dawn Series
097. All About Evil (2010)
Chiller
2012-04-18
098. The Yesterday Machine (1963)
Internet Archive (http://archive.org/details/TheYesterdayMachine1963)
099. Non-Stop New York (1937)
Internet Archive (http://archive.org/details/NonStopNewYork1937)
100. Official Psycho Parody (2010)
Official Psycho Parody
101. The Narcotics Story (1958)
The Narcotic Story
2012-04-19
102. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Skydivers (1963)
DVDR
103. The Abducters (1972)
The Abducters
104. Sister Emanuelle (1977)
Black Emanuelle's Box Volume 1
2012-04-20
105. Stereo (1969)
Fast Company
106. Crimes Of The Future (1970)
Fast Company
107. Fast Company (1979)
Fast Company
108. Fast Company with Commentary by David Cronenberg (1979)
Fast Company
2012-04-21
109. Carnival Rock (1957)
YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfoKyCVMDXE)
110. The House That Screamed (1969)
Pure Terror Disc 4
111. Terror Creatures From The Grave (1965)
Pure Terror Disc 4
112. Ghost Machine (2009)
Showtime Beyond
2012-04-22
113. Bad Girl Island (2007)
Showtime Beyond
114. The Secret Invasion (1964)
YouTube (http://youtu.be/xaeE5BepU10)
115. Day The World Ended (1955)
YouTube (http://youtu.be/4mM7E55RgKs)
116. Ghosthouse (1988)
YouTube (http://youtu.be/xxrRYvgOreE)
117. Extra Terrestrial Visitors (1983)
Sci-Fi Invasion Disc 3
118. Mystery Science Theater 3000: It Lives By Night (1974)
DVDR
2012-04-23
119. The Evictors (1979)
YouTube (http://youtu.be/r2xTBScXMFk)
120. Werewolf Woman (1976)
Nightmare Worlds Disc 2
121. Full Tilt Boogie (1997)
Miramax From Dusk Till Dawn Series
122. Black Emanuelle 2 (1976)
Black Emanuelle's Box Volume 2
123. Drop Out Wife (1972)
Big Box Of Wood Disc 4
124. Green Eyes (1934)
Pure Terror Disc 11
2012-04-24
125. Shake, Rattle & Rock! (1956)
Internet Archive (http://archive.org/details/ShakeRattleAndRock)
126. Streetwalkin' (1985)
Roger Corman's Cult Classics: Streetwalkin'
127. Streets (1990)
Roger Corman's Cult Classics Double Feature: Streets/Angel In Red
128. Angel In Red (1991)
Roger Corman's Cult Classics Double Feature: Streets/Angel In Red
129. Welcome To Blood City (1977)
Sci-Fi Invasion Disc 5
2012-04-25
130. Reform School Girl (1957)
AMC Videos (http://www.amctv.com/b-movies/videos/reform-school-girl)
131. Machine-Gun Kelly (1958)
YouTube (http://youtu.be/02MkFnN8Eg8)
132. The Horse Without A Head (1963)
Disney Channel On Demand
133. Carver (2008)
Fearnet On Demand
2012-04-26
134. Creature With The Blue Hand (1967)
YouTube (http://youtu.be/nR34RxLlDTU)
2012-04-27
135. Uncle Joe (1941)
Internet Archive (http://archive.org/details/UncleJoe)
136. Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders (2004)
Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders
137. Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders with Commentary by Chris Fisher, Brittany Daniel & Clifton Collins, Jr. (2004)
Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders
138. Uninvited (1988)
Uninvited
2012-04-28
139. I Woke Up Early The Day I Died (1998)
YouTube (http://youtu.be/PQLOk5qUvko)
140. The Fighting Fists Of Shanghai Joe (1972)
Spaghetti Westerns Disc 4
141. Chase Step By Step (1982)
Martial Arts Disc 2
142. The Death Kiss (1932)
Mystery Classics 6
2012-04-29
143. The Skeptic (2009)
Movie Pass On Demand
144. The Old Corral (1936)
Internet Archive (http://archive.org/details/TheOldCorral)
145. Gospel Road (1973)
The Gospel Road
146. Commandos (1968)
Combat Classics Disc 10
147. The Steel Claw (1961)
Combat Classics Disc 10
2012-04-30
148. The Night Evelyn Came Out Of The Grave (1971)
Pure Terror Disc 6
149. Death Wish 2 (1982)
3 Pack Action: Death Wish 2 - Death Wish 3 - Death Wish 4 The Crackdown
150. Death Wish 3 (1985)
3 Pack Action: Death Wish 2 - Death Wish 3 - Death Wish 4 The Crackdown
151. Death Wish 4 The Crackdown (1987)
3 Pack Action: Death Wish 2 - Death Wish 3 - Death Wish 4 The Crackdown

Total = 151

First Time Views = 151

17 MST3K + 1 RiffTrax (All First Time Views)

Formats
105 Movies on DVD
18 Movies Streaming On Line (15 on YouTube/3 on AMC Videos)
9 Movies On Demand
8 Movies on DVDR
7 Downloaded Movies (5 from Internet Archive/2 from someplace else)
4 Movies on TV

Decades
1920s = 1
1930s = 17
1940s = 4
1950s = 14
1960s = 27
1970s = 38
1980s = 19
1990s = 10
2000s = 17
2010s = 4

20 Favorite First Timers
Autumn Born (1979)
The College-Girl Murders (1967)
Commandos (1968)
Daigoro Vs. Goliath (1971)
Double Exposure (1983)
Fast Company (1979)
The Fighting Fists Of Shanghai Joe (1972)
The Horse Without A Head (1963)
I Woke Up Early The Day I Died (1998)
Machine-Gun Kelly (1958)
The Old Corral (1936)
Poor Cecily (1974)
Reform School Girl (1957)
Rock All Night (1957)
The Secret Invasion (1964)
A Shriek In The Night (1933)
Slipstream (1989)
Streetwalkin' (1985)
Uninvited (1988)
White Comanche (1968)

10 Least Favorite First Timers
Black Emmanuelle, White Emmanuelle (1976)
Carver (2008)
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (1999)
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (1999)
Keep My Grave Open (1976)
The Night Evelyn Came Out Of The Grave (1971)
The Nightmare Never Ends (1985)
No Time To Fear (2009)
Piranha, Piranha! (1972)
Voyage To The Planet Of Prehistoric Women (1968)




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BuddhaWake
03-23-12, 10:37 AM
In it too!

April 5th
1. Spasmo (Lenzi, 1974)@
2. Santo contra Blue Demon en la Atlántida (Soler, 1970)@

April 6th
3. Electra Glide and Blue (Guercio, 1973)@
4. Nikkatsu Roman Porn Trailer Collection@

April 7th
5. The Devil Came from Akasava (Franco, 1971)@
6. Anthropophagus (D'Amato, 1980)@
7. Demon Warriors (Pongsuwan, 2007)@
8 Assault On Precinct 13 (Carpenter, 1976)@
9. Street Law (Castellari, 1974)@

April 8th
10. Piranha (Aja, 2010)@
11. Black Devil Doll (Lewis, 2007)@
12. Santo Y Blue Demon Contra Los Monstruos (Martinez Solares, 1970)@
13. Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion (Ercoli, 1970)@

April 9th
14. Cat o' Nine Tails (Argento, 1971)@

April 10th
15. Don't Torture a Duckling (Fulci, 1972)@
16. Korkusuz (Inanc, 1986)@

April 13th
17. Emergency Squad (Massi, 1974)@

April 14th
18. Maid in Sweeden (Wolman, 1971) @
19. Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Martino, 1971)@

April 15th
20. Dorm That Dripped Blood (Carpenter/Obrow, 1982)@
21. Blue Sunshine (Lieberman, 1978)@
22. Seven Blood Stained Orchids (Fulci, 1972)@

April 16th
23. Downtown (Franco, 1975)@

April 17th
24. The Killer Must Kill Again (Cozzi, 1975)@

April 20th
25. Ricco The Mean Machine (Demicheli, 1973)@
26. Thirst (Hardy, 1979)@

April 21st
27. Crimson (Fortuni, 1976)@

April 22nd
28. Sister Street Fighter (Yamaguchi, 1974)@
29. Sister Street Fighter: Hanging by a Thread (Yamaguchi, 1974)@

April 23rd
30. Sister Street Fighter: The Return of the Sister Street Fighter (Yamaguchi, 1975)@
31. Voodoo Passion (Franco, 1977)@
32. Shoot The Living and Pray for the Dead (Vari, 1971)@
33. Return of the Living Dead (O'Bannon, 1985)@

April 24th
34. Top Girl (D'Amato, 1996)@
35. Sister Street Fighter: Fifth Level Fist (Osawa, 1976)@
36. Mafia Connection (Bazzoni, 1970)@

April 27th
37. Dance of the Dead (Bishop, 2009)@
38. Trollhunter (Ovredal, 2010)@

April 28th
39. Pistol Opera (Suzuki, 2001)@


@ FIRST TIME VIEWING

***List is Final***

Greg MacGuffin
03-23-12, 10:57 AM
The Third Annual Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge
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March 31
1. My Bloody Valentine (1981) (Netflix Instant)

2. April Fool's Day (Netflix Instant)

April 1
3. Django

April 2
4. Zombie

April 5
5. 13 Assassins

April 8
6. Battle Royale

7. Battle Royale II

April 9
8. Monsters (2010)

9. American Grindhouse

April 12
10. Audition

April 13
11. Friday the 13th Part 2

April 15
12. Starcrash

13. Hobo With a Shotgun

April 17
14. Escape From New York

April 20
15. Ip Man 2

April 21
16. The Raid: Redemption

April 22
17. Inferno

April 24
18. The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue

April 25
19. Freaks

April 28
20. Comanche Station

April 30
21. Big Trouble in Litte China

22. Hardware (Netflix Instant)


Checklist

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
* 1890 - (insert film title here)(Optional)
* 1900 -(optional)
* 1910 -(optional)
* 1920 -(optional)
XXX 1930 - Freaks (1932)
* 1940 -
* 1950 -
XXX 1960 - Django (1966)
XXX 1970 - Zombie (1979)
XXX 1980 - My Bloody Valentine (1981)
XXX 1990 - Audition (1999)
XXX 2000 - 13 Assassins (2010)

Watch a film for each rating:
* G - (optional)
XXX PG - Starcrash
XXX PG-13 - Big Trouble in Little China
XXX R - My Bloody Valentine (1981)
* X (or NC-17) -
XXX Unrated (post-MPAA 1968) - Battle Royale

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}).
XXX My Bloody Valentine (1981) Netflix Instant
XXX Django Blu-Ray
XXX American Grindhouse DVD

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

Watch a film in the following genres:
XXX A Token Science Fiction B-Movie: Starcrash
XXX A Token Horror B-Movie: My Bloody Valentine (1981)
Italian (or European) films of the following Genres:
* Eurospy (James Bond ripoffs)
* Giallo
* Sword & Sandal
XXX Spaghetti Western Django
* Cannibal Film
* Mafia/Gangster Film
Martial Arts film:
* Bruce Lee-sploitation (Starring any variation on Bruce Li, Le, etc.)
XXX Hong Kong (or other Asian) film Ip Man 2
XXX American film Big Trouble in Little China
* 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
XXX Vigilante Film Hobo With a Shotgun
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
XXX Foreign "Ripoff" film (such as Turkish cinema) Starcrash
Eco-Terror Film
"Mondo" Film
XXX Documentary ABOUT B-Movies/Exploitation/Drive-ins or those involved in their production American Grindhouse
XXX Video Nasty Zombie
TV-Movie
* Lifetime Channel Movie
Bad Sequel to a "Well regarded film"
DirectToVideo sequel
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.
XXX 1 Battle Royale II Sonny Chiba
XXX 2 Escape From New York Lee Van Cleef
XXX 3 Comanche Station Randolph Scott
* 4
* 5
* 6
* 7
* 8
* 9
* 10

Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list.
XXX 1 Django Sergio Corbucci
XXX 2 Zombie Lucio Fulci
XXX 3 13 Assassins Takashi Miike
XXX 4 Escape From New York John Carpenter
XXX 5 Inferno Dario Argento
* 6
* 7
* 8
* 9
* 10

Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.
XXX 1 Django Blue Underground
XXX 2 13 Assassins Magnet Releasing
XXX 3 Audition Shout! Factory
XXX 4 Hardware Severin Films
* 5

SethDLH
03-23-12, 12:01 PM
Follow my challenge with more in depth commentary on each day's viewing at

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/554626_331676160215086_154481607934543_822104_2081068221_n.jpg (http://www.celluloidterror.blogspot.com)


Thou Shalt Not Kill BD review here! (http://celluloidterror.blogspot.com/2012/03/thou-shalt-not-killexcept-blu-ray-disc.html)
Debauchery DVD review here! (http://celluloidterror.blogspot.com/2012/04/debauchery-dvd-review.html)
True Story Of A Woman In Jail: Sex Hell DVD Review here! (http://celluloidterror.blogspot.com/2012/04/true-story-of-woman-in-jail-sex-hell.html)
Schoolgirl Report #8 DVD Review Here (http://celluloidterror.blogspot.com/2012/04/schoolgirl-report-8-what-parents-must.html)



Exploitation Challenge Blog Entry Archive

Days 1-2 (http://celluloidterror.blogspot.com/2012/04/exploitationb-movie-challenge-day-1-2.html)
Days 3-4 (http://celluloidterror.blogspot.com/2012/04/exploitationb-movie-challenge-day-3-4.html)
Days 5-6 (http://celluloidterror.blogspot.com/2012/04/exploitationb-movie-challenge-day-5-6.html)
Days 7-8 (http://celluloidterror.blogspot.com/2012/04/exploitationb-movie-challenge-day-7-8.html)
Days 9-10 (http://celluloidterror.blogspot.com/2012/04/exploitationb-movie-challenge-day-9-10.html)
Days 11-12 (http://celluloidterror.blogspot.com/2012/04/exploitationb-movie-challenge-day-11-12.html)
Days 13-14 (http://celluloidterror.blogspot.com/2012/04/exploitationb-movie-challenge-day-13-14.html)
Days 15-17 (http://celluloidterror.blogspot.com/2012/04/exploitationb-movie-challenge-day-15-17.html)
Days 18-19 (http://celluloidterror.blogspot.com/2012/04/exploitationb-movie-challenge-day-18-19.html)
Days 20-21 (http://celluloidterror.blogspot.com/2012/04/exploitationb-movie-challenge-day-20-21.html)
Days 22-24 (http://celluloidterror.blogspot.com/2012/04/exploitationb-movie-challenge-day-22-24.html)


* denotes first time viewing

March 31
1. Thou Shalt Not Kill* (Becker, 1983, Blu-Ray) - Great way to start things off. Click here (http://celluloidterror.blogspot.com/2012/03/thou-shalt-not-killexcept-blu-ray-disc.html) for my review of the film and blu-ray!
2. Ghanian Video Tales* (Wendl, 2005, Stream) An interesting look into the Ghanian film market and films themselves.
3. Race With The Devil* (Starrett, 1975, DVD) This is what happens when you mix horror and carsploitation... with an RV.
4. Necropolis* (Hickey, 1987, DVD) The part of this movie worth watching happened about an hour after it should have.

April 1
5. Candy Stripe Nurses* (Holleb, 1974, DVD) A little less sex driven than expected but still a good time
6. Slaughter Party* (Rosenberg, 2005, TV) Just plain garbage.
7. Debauchery* (Ito, 1983, DVD) The film lives up it's name. Read about the DVD here (http://celluloidterror.blogspot.com/2012/04/debauchery-dvd-review.html)

April 2
8. The Spaghetti West* (Gregory, 2005, Stream) A good starting point for beginner SW fans
9. 3 Bullets For Ringo*(Salvi, 1966, DVD) - This one just didn't do it for me.

April 3
10. Cemetery Without Crosses* (Hossein, 1969, Stream) Very good spaghetti western
11. Barbarian Queen* (Olivera, 1985, DVD) Lots of attractive women sword fighting and being naked. Entertaining.
12. Night Train Murders* (Lado, 1975, Blu-Ray) Meaner and nastier than Last House on the Left.

April 4
13. Blood Feast* (Lewis, 1963, Blu-Ray) Silly and fun just as a HGL picture should be
14. Two Thousand Maniacs* (Lewis, 1964, Blu-Ray) Pretty good stuff. Some mean games of torture going on
15. Color Me Blood Red* (Lewis, 1965, Blu-Ray) More solid HGL fare.

April 5
16. True Story Of A Woman In Jail: Sex Hell* Women in prison sexploitation. Dvd review here (http://celluloidterror.blogspot.com/2012/04/true-story-of-woman-in-jail-sex-hell.html)
17. Fire & Ice* (Bakshi, 1983, Stream) Entertaining but a bit lacking in any sort of story.
18. 2012: Zombie Apocalypse* (Lyon, 2011, Stream) Pretty crappy but slightly entertaining in how bad it is.

April 6
19. Bells Of Death* (Yueh, 1968, DVD) A Shaw Bros Kung-Fu flick that plays out like a spaghetti western. Cool.
20. Sorority Babes In The Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama* (DeCoteau, 1988, DVD) This is cheap fun. ALOT OF CHEAP FUN.
21. Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver* (Butler, 2011, DVD) Incredibly stupid movie plus beers was fun.

April 7
22. Exterminators Of The Year 3000* (Carnimeo, 1983, DVD) I love trashy post-apocalyptic action sci-fi movies
23. Blue Sunshine* (Lieberman, 1976, DVD) This is very reminiscent of Cronenberg.

April 8
24. Congo (Marshall, 1995, DVD) A favorite since childhood.
25. The Mechanic* (Winner, 1972, DVD) Bronson is a badass. He made this movie a success.
26. School Of The Holy Beast (Suzuki, 1974, DVD) One of the finest exploitation films around.
27. Death Laid An Egg* (Questi, 1968, Stream) Better writing and this one would have been good.

April 9
28. Trip With The Teacher* (Barton, 1975, DVD) Pretty solid flick
29. Night Call Nurses* (Kaplan, 1972, DVD) Hot nurses getting into crazy situations and dropping their clothes often? Sign me up.

April 10
30. Violence In A Women's Prison* (Mattei, 1982, DVD) If Bruno Mattei did one thing well it was making ridiculously entertaining movies.
31. Schoolgirl Hitchhikers* (Rollin, 1973, DVD) Hokey movie, great boobs.

April 11
32. The Five Days* (Argento, 1973, DVD-R) More entertaining than expected but I'll still be taking my Argento with horror.
33. The Last House On The Beach* (Prosperi, 1978, DVD) LHOTL rip off that just doesn't quite get there.
34. Caged Heat* (Demme, 1974, DVD) Not the best WIP flick you'll ever see but still a good bit of fun

April 12
35. Jackson County Jail* (Miller, 1976, DVD) This one didn't do much for me.
36. Jason And The Argonauts (Chaffey, 1963, Blu-Ray) Simply put, this is just a fun adventure!
37. Lone Wolf And Cub 3: Baby Cart To Hades* (Misumi, 1972, DVD) More greatness from this series.

April 13
38. Godzilla: Final Wars* (Kitamura, 2004, DVD) Aliens and monsters fighting for Earth... it had to be fun.
39. Cherry, Harry And Raquel* (Meyer, 1970, DVD) Not my favorite Russ Meyer film
40. Common Law Cabin* (Meyer, 1967, DVD) Entertaining but the lack of explicit nudity hurts almost any Russ Meyer film.
41. Ilsa: She Wolf Of The SS* (Edmonds, 1975, Stream) I think this is the first naziploitation that wasn't half bad

April 14
42. Baba Yaga* (Farina, 1973, Blu-Ray) This movie would benefit from picking what it wanted to be.
43. Cabin In The Woods* (Goodard, 2012, Theater) Really entertaining stuff!

April 15
44. Video Vixens* (Pachard, 1975, TV) That's enough from the Troma OnDemand channel for 1 month.
45. Class Of 1984* (Lester, 1982, DVD) Awesome movie
46. Class Of 1999* (Lester, 1990, DVD)

April 16
47. Crime Zone* (Llosa, 1989, Streaming) Moderately entertaining

April 17
48. Killer Clans* (Chor, 1976, DVD) Top notch Shaw Brothers.
49. Between God, The Devil And A Winchester* (Girolami, 1968, DVD) Nothing special, though it probably could have been.
50. Machete Maidens Unleashed* (Hartley, 2010, Stream) Great documentary.

April 18
51. The Warrior And The Sorceress* (Broderick, 1984, DVD) Boobs and swords... could have been better.
52. Lone Wolf And Cub 4: Baby Cart In Peril* (Saito, 1972, DVD) YES! YES! YES!

April 19
53. The Big Gundown* (Sollima, 1966, Stream) Totally deserves it's recognition among the best of the genre
54. Run Man, Run* (Sollima, 1968, DVD) Solid follow up to TBG

April 20
55. Ilsa, Harem Keeper Of The Oil Sheiks* (Edmonds, 1976, Stream) Entertaining and trashy.

April 21
No viewings

April 22
56. Fight For Your Life (Endelson, 1977, DVD) This stays with you long after you watch it. Everytime.
57. Death Wish 2* (Winner, 1982, DVD) Solid vigilante revenge film
58. Death Wish 3* (Winner, 1985, DVD) More Bronson awesomeness

April 23
59. Private Duty Nurses* (Armitage, 1971, DVD) Nice boobs. Thats about all.

April 24
60. Salon Kitty* (Brass, 1976, Blu-Ray) Crazy movie

April 25
61. Suspected Death Of A Minor* (Martino, 1975, DVD) Solid poliziotteschi

April 26
62. Schoolgirl Report #8* (Hofbauer, 1974, DVD) DVD review here (http://celluloidterror.blogspot.com/2012/04/schoolgirl-report-8-what-parents-must.html)

April 27
63. Not Quite Hollywood* (Hartley, 2008, Stream) Great doc on ozploitation
64. Death Wish 4: The Crackdown* (Thompson, 1987, DVD) My least favorite of the series so far

April 28
No Viewings

April 29
No Viewings

April 30
65. Sex & Fury* (Suzuki, 1973, DVD) From the director of School of the Holy Beast- pretty good

terrycloth
03-23-12, 12:18 PM
001. Machete Maidens Unleashed - nwi
002. Queen of Blood - nwi
003. Two Headed Shark Attack - nwi
004. Reefer Madness - dvd
005. The Babysitter - dvd
006. Hideous - dvd
007. Savage Beach - dvd
008. Something Weird Video Sampler - dvd
009. Mutant Hunt - dvd
010. Sorority babes in slimeball bowl o rama - dvd
011. Orphan Killer - dvd
012. Female Prisoner: scorpion
013. Grave Encounters - NWI
014. Hanzo the razor - Hulu
015. Wrath of the Titans - Drive In
016. Viscous Lips - NWI
017. Big Money Rustlas - NWI
018. Sat the 14th - NWI
019. MST3K - Mixed up Zombies - NWI
020. Dirty Mary Crazy Larry - NWI
021. Popatopolis - NWI
022. Live Like A Cop Die Like A Man - NWI
023. American Grindhouse - NWI
024. Vigilante - NWI
025. C.H.U.D. - dvd

new titles bolded

RKillgore
03-23-12, 12:33 PM
Red, Bloody Red = First time viewing

March 31
1. MST3K: The Incredible Melting Man - They must have blown the budget on Rick Baker's extra-gooey special effects make-up for this one, leaving them to skimp on lighting, actors, script. Doesn't even have "The End?" type ending as most creature features as Melty eventually dissolves into a puddle and gets scooped into a trash barrel by a nonplussed worker. Some good riffs, including a running joke about crackers.

2. The Devil's Rain (1975) - Coincidentally enough, more melting people. Ernest Borgnine is the leader of a satanist cult, holed up in a high desert ghost town, terrorizing a local family for a book of soul contracts that's in their possession. William Shatner and Tom Skerritt are brothers in that family, who try to defeat the cult. Pretty spectacular ending with dozens of cult members melting in the rain and an exploding church. Real-life satanic cult leader Anton LeVay was a technical adviser and actor for this film. Before They Were Famous Alert: this is John Travolta's first cinematic role.

April 1
3. Madmen of Mandoras (1963) - International intrigue! Nazis! Government agents! Hitler's head in a jar! Government agent Phil Day and his wife, Kathy, get caught up in Nazi plans to eliminate most of the world's population with poison gas. Yet, even though they're embroiled in abductions and murder, they still find time to shop for dishes in Mandoras. These light humor attempts make it seem like Ward and June Cleaver fighting the Nazis.

April 4
4. The Ambushers (1967) &
5. The Wrecking Crew (1969) - The last two Matt Helm films with Dean Martin. Since spies were big in the '60s, everybody was getting into the act and these movies take the tongue-in-cheek, '60s camp approach. Matt Helm is a world famous American photographer, but is also a reluctant agent for ICE. Evil masterminds hijack something of great value: an experimental flying saucer in The Ambushers and a billion dollars in gold in The Wrecking Crew. Matt is sent in to quietly resolve these crimes, to prevent widespread international turmoil. Invariably, this involves lots of women in bikinis and lingerie, fancy gadgets and Dino making tons of double entendres about broads and booze (and a few friendly jabs at Frank Sinatra).

April 6
6. Pick-up (1975) - In the exploitation movie world, there are countless cases of a film posing as a "nature film" to feature nudity. Pick-up seems to work the other way around, posing as a nudie film to feature nature.
I'm not quite sure what the title refers to. Is it Chuck, a young man delivering a bus-sized RV across Florida, picking up two women, Carol and Maureen, from the highway? Or is it the pick-up truck, loaded with whoopin' rednecks that's briefly featured in the film? Anyway, Chuck offers a ride to Carol and Maureen and thanks to some bad weather and confusing detours, they end up stuck in a Florida swamp. No one seem too bothered by the predicament, as they take the opportunity to explore the swamp (and each other!) There's plenty of nudity and lots of cinematography devoted to the flora and fauna of the Everglades. Characterization and story development seems tacked on, mostly in the form of Maureen's hallucinatory visions of a ancient goddess, an oily politician, a scary clown and her memories of a molesting church pastor. Other intrusions of this idyllic return to nature includes Chuck's boss, who keeps calling to complete the delivery of the RV and the whoopin' rednecks, who chase down Carol. There's no need for resolution, because the end goes back to the beginning of the film and the entire ordeal seems to have occurred in Maureen's imagination.

7. The Teacher (1974) - Beautiful, but lonely teacher Diane seduces recent graduate Sean. Creepy stalker Ralph, who frequently spies on Diane, also stalks Sean because he blames Sean for the accidental death of Ralph's brother (even though Ralph caused the accident). These two scenarios make The Teacher bounce back and forth between teen sex romp and menace thriller. Loaded with cliches, including a critical father, a protective (bordering on incestuous) mother, gossiping townspeople, Ralph's death fixation (he drives a hearse and keeps his belonging in a casket) to show how weird he is, and Sean's naive reluctance to get involved with Diane (but once he does, he only seems to last about 15 seconds). Surprisingly downer ending.

April 8
8. The Tingler (1959) - From the introduction by William Castle, I thought that if anyone does a William Castle biopic, John Mahoney (of Frasier) would be ideal casting. Cheap and gimmicky are Castle's trademarks, but the blood red liquid coming from the bathroom sink and bathtub in the midst of a black and white film were unexpected.

April 10
9. Trip With the Teacher (1975) - Teacher and four teen girls' camping trip takes a wrong turn when their bus breaks down and they are at the mercy of a psychotic, nervously snickering biker and his brother. Another biker, decent good-guy Jay also gets caught up in the turmoil. The last scenes are kind of disturbing as the weekend filled with terror, rape, murder and defensive killings ends with the teacher and girls all smiles and laughs.

SterlingBen
03-23-12, 01:45 PM
<table border="6" td bgcolor=#FFFFFF cellpadding="10" width="100%" style="background-color:#FCFCC7"><tr><td><div align="center">
Goal: 60</div></td><td><div align="center">Legend:
First Time Views *
Watched With Wife *
</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center"></div></td><td><div align="left">- March 31st -</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/8796/39360746.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">1.)
Android (1982) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: Super cheesy 80's Sci-Fi, sort of like Black Hole except with tits and Androids instead of Droids. It also stars the ever creepy Klaus Kinski and Charlie from the Critters franchise. I liked this movie but it dragged a bit too much for me to love it. An 80 minute move should not feel like a 2 hour one.
(3.5 out of 5)
Justification: Actor On Safe List: Klaus Kinski (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001428/)</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/6130/18638486.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">2.)
Commentary For Android (1982) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: I love it when a commentary is better than the actual movie. Highlights: Klaus Kinski is creepy in real life too, the director seeing Blade Runner the same year and thinking "What have I done?", Charlie (he will always be Charlie to me) talks about writing the movie, building parts of the set and working on Escape from New York.
(4 out of 5)
Justification: A rare Don Keith Opper (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0649210/) commentary</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/534/68041327.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">3.)
Hidden Agenda (1999) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: So this was in one of those Echo Bridge Sci-Fi 4 packs. They changed this cover to make it look like a Minority Report rip off which sounded... interesting... Unfortunately, what it actually was was some lame 90's spy "thriller". There was a surprising amount of near name actors but everyone was really stiff, almost like we were watching a rehersal or something made for tv. It really makes me dread watching the other 3 gems Echo Bridge has waiting for me.
(2 out of 5)
Justification: Kevin Dillon (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001143/) trying to play Jason Bourn's brother</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/3060/19774645.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">4.)
Tripping The Rift: The Movie (2008) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: So so bad. I was under the impression this show was for adults, seems to me it is more a show for preteens. Not once in this entire "comedy" did I even crack a smile. I will give it half a point for being colorful and having some nicely rendered girls but otherwise a complete waste of time.
(1.5 out of 5)
Justification: A SyFy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Syfy_original_programs) original property</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/2397/96159551.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">5.)
Emanuelle In Bangkok (1976) (DVD) **
My Thoughts: Laura Gemser is perhaps the perfect woman. And I loved every second of this sexy travelog. I wish life could be like this, traveling around, having sex with everyone, not sure if I would be down for the opium though... I am planning on going to Thailand here in the next decade or so and I hope my time is even half as fun as her montage was. I mean Cobra/Mongoose fights?!?! Thats awesome!
(4.5 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: "A little weird and I'm not sure about what they want to say, freindship or love. I don't understand that FIN well. So many naked ladies guy must like this movie. (I) want to go to Bangkok to see my friend. I expected a little more but just many naked ladies and story-wise... there is no story just traveling and naked lady everywhere."
(3 out of 5)
Justification: A Black Emanuelle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Emanuelle) film</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img864.imageshack.us/img864/6089/90777388.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">6.)
Caligula (1979) (Blu-Ray) **
My Thoughts: A hedonistic good time. To be fair I was a bit intoxicated during the viewing of this movie but I think that complimented the source material well. But had this movie been a cleaner less debaucherous affair I don't think I would have been quite as into it.
(3.5 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: "Choto very creepy, so many peepee to boob ne almost like porn, not history move ne. Almost like porn. I give 3 star I want to say 2.5 but they did choto creepy stuff ne?"
(3 out of 5)
Justification: It's not a porno (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1049435/Uncut-version-controversial-Helen-Mirren-film-Caligula-released.html), we swear!</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center"></div></td><td><div align="left">- April 1st -</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/8756/32106914.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">7.)
Foot Fist Way (2006) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: So, I don't really like those movies that try to make things really uncomfortably/awkward/squirmy. And that is pretty much exactly what this movie is. Danny McBride plays I man with an extreme social disorder that you really hate for more than half of the movie. But something happens toward the end of this experience and you actually start liking this guy. I might have liked this, but I can't quite be sure. Would have played a little better with some booze and some friends but it was an interesting ride.
(3.5 out of 5)
Justification: Low budget indie (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Foot_Fist_Way) that was Danny McBrides breakout film</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center"></div></td><td><div align="left">- April 2nd -</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/3575/76282824.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">8.)
Document Of The Dead (1985) (DVD)
My Thoughts: I think I tried to watch this once when I originally got the DOTD Ultimate Edition but had watched so much content by the time that it just couldn't hold my interest and it almost couldn't this time either. More a documentary on all of Romero's work at the time than a Dawn of the Dead specific documentary. I really wish I had a copy of this back in 2003 as it would have really helped with a Romero term paper I wrote in high school, excellent over analyzation of some horror classics. Unfortunately because of that and compared to the more recent slew of horror docus, this one just doesn't holdup.
(3 out of 5)
Justification: Documentary on one of the best b-horror films ever (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawn_of_the_Dead) </div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/3629/11223079.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">9.)
Commentary For Caligula (1979) (Blu-Ray) *
My Thoughts: About the best commentary you could possibly hope for. Malcolm McDowell has a wonderful presence is simply a pleasure to listen to throughout the entirety of the film. And he talks about everything you could want him to: the controversy, the shooting, his life/philosophy and even Helen Mirren's asshole.
(4.5 out of 5)
Justification: Malcolm McDowell commentates on his non-porno (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caligula_(film)) </div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/7269/83666742.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">10.)
Commentary For Foot Fist Way (2006) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: A generally fun group of guys to listen to. Nothing too outstanding but it does play as a nice juxtaposition to an admittedly dark movie and there are some interesting insights into the shoot.
(3.5 out of 5)
Justification: An uncomfortable (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1144419/) commentary? </div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/2696/10229952.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">11.)
Demonic Toys (1992) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: Ahh, Full Moon... what can you say. This is perhaps one of the worst of the "good" Full Moon films. Completely ridiculous in ever aspect but that is part of the charm. What stuck out? Well Baby Oopsie was the obvious star of the toys (although, they should have gone with a different voice actor), that chick from the last few seasons of Babylon 5 was in it, and there was a naked girl at one point.
(3 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: "My little boy... ok... Full Moon movie is always kind of creepy and ending I can guess so I going to give 2.5 star. I like bad baby."
(2.5 out of 5)
Justification: A Full Moon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full_Moon_Features) feature </div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/2184/62548406.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">12.)
Commentary For Document Of The Dead (1985) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: A decent commentary. It probably helped that the director was also a film teacher. I didn't agree with some of his ideas but he was interesting throughout if a little bland. Also I learned a valuable lesson during this commentary, never invest in one of this guy's movies (With the exception of Street Trash).
(3 out of 5)
Justification: At one point during the director (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0296689/) calls this movie the best documentary about independent movies ever made </div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center"></div></td><td><div align="left">- April 3rd -</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/2214/85919759.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">13.)
The Green Inferno (1988) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: Damn it! I was expecting a dark gore-filled tale of woe. This was an adventure in the Amazon movie! You would think an item often billed as Cannibal Holocaust 2 would have at least a little bite. But no, no raping/killing of indigenous South Americans and no debauchery prior to a slow painful cannibal death. What we do have is a group of scientist who go looking for a professor they catch monkeys, snakes, meet some cannibals and have a nice conversation with them and then fight slavers on a dash for Inca gold. And of course they learn a valuable lesson along the way. Sheesh. It was still kinda fun, just not what I was in the mood for.
(3 out of 5)
Justification: The film that ended the cannibal sub-genre (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natura_contro) </div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/8845/78184909.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">14.)
Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion (1996) (Blu-Ray) *
My Thoughts: Ah, I do miss Japan. The wife wasn't actively watching this with me but would from time to time make comments about things like pointing out places in the movie that were hit by the recent tsunami and saying that Stephen Seagal's daughter looked weird. Anyways, pretty good modern monster movie. I think I even liked it better than the first one. Looking forward to part 3.
(4 out of 5)
Justification: Japanese guys in rubber suits (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiju) </div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center"></div></td><td><div align="left">- April 4th -</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/9117/78453268.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">15.)
Ninjitsu (1958) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: Wasn't really into the whole magical ninja thing. But it was interesting in that all Japanese movies I have seen from this time period were so deadly serious. This one has the aforementioned magic ninjas disappearing, teleporting, using ninja force powers, running/fighting on clouds. The movie is pretty light-hearted throughout until the bad guy is caught at the end and sentenced to be killed by boiling pot. They don't show it but yikes it it out of tone, even if historically accurate.
(3 out of 5)
Justification: Ninjaaaa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninja) </div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/8695/75308784.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">16.)
Fifty/Fifty (1992) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: A perfect late eighties/early nineties action movie. Basically the plot of The Expendables except well, good. It has ever buddy action movie trope you can think of and it relishes in them, it's so good I would almost think it was a parody of them if it had been made at a later date. A small part of me wanted to go 5 out of 5 with this one but I still couldn't in good conscience put this movie on the same level as Star Wars.
(4.5 out of 5)
Justification: Buddy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddy_film) action flick with Petter Weller and Robert Hays</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/4575/68217647.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">17.) - 18.)
Supernova (2005) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: Well, color me surprised, this was not a bad movie! Think Deep Impact with no spaceship subplot. Bunch of B&D level actors doing a decent job in a 'what if the world was going to be cooked' movie. The effects are pretty bad but they make up for that by having a lot of them and with liberal use of b-roll. I was actually quite entertained with this one, the whole "Oh I made a calculation error, we are going to be fine" bit was a little lame. And Hallmark just couldn't resist a woman overcoming her traumatized past subplot but yeah give it a go, if it's on. EDIT: This movie was written by the star of Android!
(3.5 out of 5)
Justification: A Halmark original (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Hallmark_Channel_Original_Movies) film</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/4551/44121562.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">19.)
The Phantom (1996) (Blu-Ray) **
My Thoughts: I remember when this and the Shadow came out and thinking to myself that the audience for these properties were already dead. Also I was in some sort of focus group when I was a kid and the trailer to the Phantom was something I gave my opinion on. Something which I believe boiled down to downplay the magic skulls in the trailer. Anyway, the movie is passable. Not quite as good as I remember as a kid, very cliched but it had it's moments. Unfortunately there is just something about Billy that makes him a bit odd as a leading man.
(3 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: "It is pretty good actually, I did not expect that much. Demo choto time frame ga too much skipping ne. I want to go island ne. It's cute I like white horse. Did not have that much deep story in it. Billy Zane is ok, but I did not like his eyes. But he did ok this time."
(3 out of 5)
Justification: A Billy Zane superhero (http://www.hollywood.com/feature/The5_Worst_Superhero_Film/6840849) movie</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center"></div></td><td><div align="left">- April 5th -</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/6195/25535256.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">20.)
The Last Gun (1964) (Blu-Ray) *
My Thoughts: Plays a bit run of the mill western at first but settles into it's spaghettiness nicely. Guitar is the obvious star of this one, think a happy Blondie. And he falls for this very very Italian saloon girl. Bandits, gunplay & gold, it's all you really need out of a good western.
(3.5 out of 5)
Justification: I could go for some Italian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaghetti_western)</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/3070/26776777.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">21.)
Robo Vampire (1988) (DVD)
My Thoughts: More like Weird Hopping Mystical Kung-Fu Chinese Zombies vs a Horrible Chinese Robocop Knockoff. Before you get too excited no, it does not live up to the cover art, not even close. I remember being really bummed the first time seeing this, but I went in this time with no preconception and had a decent time. Robo Vampire really rides the line between 'so bad it's good' and just 'bad bad'. Horrible dubbing, nonsensical plot, awful awful effects but there is some fun here to be had, I wonder if there was ever a MST3K or RiffTrax on this title...
(3 out of 5)
Justification: Never was a film (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0121694/) more made for this challenge</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center"></div></td><td><div align="left">- April 6th -</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/1618/56311410.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">22.)
Black Dynamite (2009) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: A fantastic sendup to the Blaxploitation genre. It took me a little while to really get into it or for the alcohol to kick in, either way once I was in it was awesome. While wondering why this kind of film hadn't been done more often I thought of Undercover brother. While somewhat similar the hard R really lends it's self to this genre very effectively. I only wish there had been a little more nudity.
(4 out of 5)
Justification: For the longest time I called it blacksplotation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaxploitation)</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/1808/26843032.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">23.)
Commentary For Black Dynamite (2009) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: A fun commentary by an interesting bunch of guys. I enjoyed hearing where all the references came from, and have added a few titles to my 'to buy' list because of it. Worth a listen if you liked the film.
(3.5 out of 5)
Justification: There needs to be more commentaries (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heroin) on blaxploitation movies.</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/2204/26797329.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">24.)
Mesmerized (1986) (DVD) **
My Thoughts: Fucking creepy. The first half of the movie John Lithgow offscreen rapes Jodi Foster and on screen mentally rapes her, then the second half of the movie Jodi Foster slowly poisons him to death. I kinda dug it, but I could have used a bit more explicitness, it would have helped me root for Jodi a bit more in the second half of the movie.
(3 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: "Demo choto poor old guy ne? Pretty good actually. Demo lady wa kowai ne. Demo that guy creepy. But I don't understand why she don't like that guy that much, because creepy?" (Then she threatened to poison me)
(4 out of 5)
Justification: Is Jodi Foster subject to John Lithgow's strange sexual proclivities (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091513/)</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center"></div></td><td><div align="left">- April 7th -</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/9592/73631821.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">25.)
Ninja Hunt (1964) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: Surprisingly awesome and easily the best ninja flick I have ever seen (in a Seven Samurai sort of way, not in a B-Movie challenge sort of way). Also really dark for an earlier Japanese film, the paranoia in this is almost palpable. There is one point where a Ronin kills 5 people just because he suspects 1 is an accomplice of the Ninja. Also we have some extreme ninjaness without being cooky or completely unrealistic (except for the Needle Spitting eyeball piercing trick). I must speak to this release though: It's Letterboxed!?! That is all.
(4.5 out of 5)
Justification: Came in a ninja 10 pack (http://www.amazon.com/Ninja-Collection-Volume-1-Yuen-Biao/dp/B001DM37U4/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1333814743&sr=1-1n)</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/7734/74290853.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">26.)
Dollman (1991) (DVD) **
My Thoughts: Tim Thomerson brings the bad assery, as always. But man I would have just loved to see him playing the bad ass space cop he was in the the first 10 minutes of the movie (on his dystopian planet). I think that would have been a much better project than this fish out of water story. But I can see why they did it. And there was still quite a lot of awesome with Dollman in the Brox
(4 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: "Pretty good demo choto too violento. Demo ending not that great. Puppet master movie, not Puppet Master... Full Moon movie thay should spend a little more and do something different, cause can kind of guess what is going to happen. Either blow everyone off or die everyone. They need to spend little more time. Also their movie most under 2 hours so they cannot keep up good story. If ending good I am going to give 4 point."
(3.5 out of 5)
Justification: I like the Japanese title better: MicroCop (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101751/)</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/7641/84138864.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">27.)
RoboGeisha (2009) (DVD) **
My Thoughts: This one really straddles the line between crazy fun and wtf for wtf's sake. And I went back and forth between liking it and not wanting to be belittled by it. Overall I align slightly towards like, but don't go in expecting a Takeshi Miike level of wtf, but something a little more contrived.
(3 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: "Story wa choto extreamly silly like ass shuriken and katana from butt, choto hen. Dem sister story good ne. Hope people think Japanes not creepy like that. So far good but too silly but ending was very good, good sister relationship."
(3.5 out of 5)
Justification: Did you catch the title (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RoboGeisha) of the film?</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center"></div></td><td><div align="left">- April 8th -</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/4661/21269180.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">28.)
Sister Emanuelle (1977) (DVD) **
My Thoughts: A cinema classic. I didn't quite like this one as much as Emanuelle in Bangkok but it deliver on the exploitation. It focuses more on a side character than Emanuelle herself which in my opinion is it's comparative downfall. Also not near enough girl on girl. All that being said, it was still an Emanuelle movie.
(4 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: "Thats good movie, that lady reminds me of my friend. Demo that lady that actress always want to be nudity seems like. Not bad 4 star I like that ending. Dirty, dirty, dirty whore."
(4 out of 5)
Justification: A Black Emanuelle nunsploitation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nunsploitation) flick</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/1554/87224317.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">29.)
Red Planet (2000) (Blu-Ray) *
My Thoughts: I always get this and Mission to Mars mixed up in my head, the other Mars movie that came out that year. With that in mind I expected something amazing to happen towards the end and it kind of pittered out like Apollo 18. In fact this was strikingly similar to Apollo 18, sans killer robot. It was decent but just.
(3 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: "Good good I like that ending demo middle choto slow. I give them 4 star, 4 star scifi movie. That guy, he cheated, he is always that kind of guy he is weak or betrayed (you don't even know who that is) I know, I know I know 2 more movies." (After a trip to imdb, she was right (for once))
(4 out of 5)
Justification: 14% tomatometer (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/red_planet/) rating</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center"></div></td><td><div align="left">- April 9th -</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/623/19184963.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">30.)
Lifepod (1993) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: A decent 10 little indians who done it. Several people escape a sabotaged ship in a lifepod but could the saboteur be among them? And then people start dying so yeah they probably are. It's a bit paint by numbers on the survivors of a disaster waiting to be rescued but there are quite a few interesting scifi elements here. I particularly enjoyed the Tool-e, the mechanically enhanced tool-equipped human (A midget who cut off his arm and had a robotic replacement installed). Decent but I will be in no rush to see it again.
(3 out of 5)
Justification: A Hitchcock remake, in space (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outer_space)</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/84/23097840.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">31.)
JCVD (2008) (DVD) **
My Thoughts: I have never really got this whole collective notion of Van Damme as a bad actor. I think he is a pretty good actor, he's just in bad movies. That being said I wasn't amazed by his acting in this like so many others were, it was just JC being JC at an extremely meta level. I liked it but prefer his more genrey entries.
(3.5 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: "I wondering is that true story or not? Seems very real. It's good story. Demo his imagination and real story is kind of mixed. Sometimes hard to tell. Cause back and forth times. And we don't see Jean Claude Van Damme lately. so I wondering if he was really arrested?"
(4 out of 5)
Justification: Stars actor on safe list: Jean Claude Van Damme (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000241/)</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center"></div></td><td><div align="left">- April 10th -</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/3189/67536154.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">32.)
4 Dollars Of Revenge (1968) (Blu-Ray) *
My Thoughts: Another run of the mill but slightly above average spaghetti western. We have a man betrayed who must breakout of prison and extract justice. I liked this movie but there was this song, the only song, and they would play it again and again and again and it really almost killed the movie for me. Especially when it didn't even remotely match what was happening on screen. It brought the movie down from slightly above average to just above below average, if that makes any sense.
(3 out of 5)
Justification: My fist could hold a a few more than 4 dollars (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059624/)</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/2773/12179198.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">33.)
The Purple Hood Ninja (1958) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: Sort of like the Ninja version of Robin Hood. Some good sword play but otherwise this movie struck me as fairly ordinary. Except maybe for the color purple? It was interesting that at no time during the movie did anyone say 'ninja' and that a more appropriate translation for the title of the film is The Purple Hooded Man.
(3 out of 5)
Justification: I don't know if I would have chose the color purple, it really didn't work out well for the Foot Clan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foot_Clan)</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/2180/98760350.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">34.)
King Of Texas (2002) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: I liked this one, Patrick Stewart always does a good job of playing a demented old man. I am also a fan of Shakespeare interpretations, this one got me itching to watch Throne of Blood again. Oh and Cheif O'Brien is in it too.
(4 out of 5)
Justification: Patrick Stewart doing Shakespeare in old west Texas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_of_Texas)</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/8681/45266362.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">35.)
Dream To Believe (1986) (DVD) **
My Thoughts: 80's-tastic! This movie hits maybe every 80's teen cliche you could think of: talented unpopular girl realizing she can do it, inspirational speeches, multiple training montages/dance montages, gymnastics street competitions, eating disorders, abusive parents, death of a parent, coming to an understanding with step-siblings, non-threating/dancing minority characters, everything! (Run 80's black guys, your no match for the 90's black guys!). I had a cheesy good time with this one and you get to see a few hints of Bill and Ted here and there.
(4 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: "Almost like footloose. Keanu cute. Very good story. Step dad suck ne? The friend, I like the friend and I like Keanu too. Where is the rich guy? He just came later just a little bit. Where is Yamata, Yamada only little bit I was expecting Yamada."
(4.5 out of 5)
Justification: Before they were famous: Keanu Reeves (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091065/) circa 1986</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center"></div></td><td><div align="left">- April 11th -</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/5716/24078155.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">36.)
Lost Boys: The Thirst (2010) (Blu-Ray) *
My Thoughts: The alternate endings for the second one really got my hopes up for how this might be but no. Too bad that the other Corey was too busy, this could have been his send off picture. So we got Feldman, and while I wasn't really on board with his performance in the 2nd film this time they made him the main character and it sort of worked. I enjoyed this movie, not too much and probably only because of it's relation to the '87 classic, but I enjoyed it.
(3.5 out of 5)
Justification: Could have been some great Coreysplotation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Two_Coreys_(TV_series))</div></td></tr><tr><td>More →</div></td><td><div align="left"> Part II (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/11163607-post22.html) Or ↓</div></td></tr></table>

SterlingBen
03-23-12, 01:45 PM
<table border="6" td bgcolor=#FFFFFF cellpadding="10" width="100%" style="background-color:#FCFCC7"><tr><td><div align="center">-Revised
Goal: 75</div></td><td><div align="center">Legend:
First Time Views *
Watched With Wife * </div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/3918/12338280.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">37.)
Red Eagle (1970) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: Well this collection saved the 'worst' for last. This 70's Thai action hero movie is letter-boxed, made from a negative that is scratched to shit, and has easily the most misspellings I have ever seen in a subtitled movie. But I have got to say this was also my favorite of the 4 in this set. A Thai crime family is using the costume of the now retired superhero cop Red Eagle to commit crimes. So the real Red Eagle changes his costume to the Golden Eagle and comes out of retirement to lay some Thai smackdown. Interestingly the main actor died while preforming the last stunt of the movie.
(4 out of 5)
Justification: Thai superhero? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insee_thong)</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/637/36483848.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">38.)
BaadAsssss Cinema (2002) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: Finally getting around to watching my prize from last years B-Movie challenge and it was a decent docu outing. First off, picture-boxxed arrrrg! Like with all good genre documentaries it added a few films to my to watch list and it hits several of the major stars like Fred Williamson, Pam Greir and genre aficionado Quentin Tarantino. I would have liked to seen a bit more actors and a wider berth of the genre and honestly more QT but it was decent.
(3 out of 5)
Justification: Got to love a documentary that shows nudity (http://thebosh.com/upload/2010/04/27/pam_grier_memoir_to_shock/Pam%20Grier.jpg)</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/8093/33109962.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">39.)
Dollman Vs. Demonic Toys (1993) (DVD) **
My Thoughts: I love the idea for this film, bringing together these properties but this whole picture just feels like a missed opportunity. There are way too many clips from previous movies, the effects are bad/recycled, and what little plot there was was stretched thin and really only half a movie's worth at best. This could have been cut down to 30-40 minutes easy and then combined with say another Dollman outing or 2 other stories and been something like Cat's Eye and it might have been decent. But unfortunately the Videozone was the best part of this one.
(2 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: "I don't care about it. Full moon movie always if they keep making the story or movies; 1 it's ok, second one pft. They should make something better just a creepy. Making like Halloween or Friday the 13th or something scary like that, this is just bull shit. Disappointed. I get sleepy means movie no good."
(2.5 out of 5)
Justification: Directed by the man himself; Charles Band (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Band)</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/9171/29134165.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">40.)
The Black Hole (2006) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: Maybe it's because I just watched Dollman vs. Demonic Toys, but this wasn't so bad. I mean yeah it was bad but for a Sci-Fi movie, not bad. The premiss is that they build the Large Hadron Collider in St. Lewis, create a black hole and an energy being comes out of it while the black hole sucks up the city. Actually now that I am writing this it was a below par feature. Also Kristy Swanson apparently received botox the minute before she stepped infront of the camera for this one and as such has this wooden expressionless face throughout the picture.
(2.5 out of 5)
Justification: Another 14%er on Rotten Tomatoes (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1164794-black_hole/)</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center"></div></td><td><div align="left">- April 12th -</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/1426/53999312.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">41.)
Getting Straight (1970) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: An interesting slice of slice of life, think activist early 70's college campus. But man, way way too much uppity hippy crap, really just made me want to crack some skulls. Around the middle of the movie there was this amazing black girl, what they should have done is keep her and made it that kind of social commentary. It did hold my interest just not quite the movie I was expecting to watch.
(3 out of 5)
Justification: Contains a druggie (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Getting_Straight) Harrison Ford</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/2679/76896077.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">42.)
Purple Hood Ninja 2 (1982) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: This one is labeled on the set as Reed Hood Ninja 2 but it is actually a remake of the first movie. And without doing any research, it appears to be a television remake as there are into/outro stings for commercials and there is a channel logo perpetually in the lower right hand corner. The plot is a bit simplified and there is more humor but otherwise is is pretty much scene for scene, word for word. That being said I liked the original better. A positive though, this film was fullscreen instead of picture boxed! give me hope for the rest of the set.
(3 out of 5)
Justification: A sequel, a remake, a sequel, a remake, it's a sequel and a remake! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thing_(2011_film)) *Does not apply to this remake</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center"></div></td><td><div align="left">- April 13th -</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/5809/89787271.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">43.)
Assault Of The Party Nerds (1989) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: It could have been the alcohol but I really really liked this movie. Bad acting, plot, filmstock & dialog aside it was just fun. Now this also could be due in no small part to Linnea Quigley and Michelle Bauer, two of my favorite scream queens. I am actually quite looking forward to the sequel, also included in this set. Some great nudity here btw.
(4 out of 5)
Justification: Features Linnea Quigley (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001643/), need I say more?</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/4012/89865891.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">44.)
Commentary For Assault Of The Party Nerds (1989) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: A good commentary with some interesting insights into the making of the film. Again it always seems like low budget films lead to better commentaries. There was a slight audio level problem with this track though, the picture was playing a bit too loud and it sounded like they were shouting over it. And what a missed opportunity for one of the female cast members to join the track. But still a recommendable track for those who liked the movie and can bear the audio issues.
(3.5 out of 5)
Justification: Also Features the lovely Michelle Bauer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelle_Bauer)</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/3986/39950290.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">45.)
Star Knight (1985) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: Ah finally, this one was worth the cost of the set all by it's self. A humanoid alien (very Man Who Fell To Earth-ish) comes to medieval earth, falls in love with a princess and befriends a local medicine man/wizard. Super cheesy and right up my alley. My biggest complaint would be that Harvey Keitel's character is mainly played for laughs where I think going serious would have benefitted this movie. Also come on Echo Bridge, give Klaus a box credit, his interplay/antagonizing relationship with the local religious leader is easily one of the best parts of the movie.
(4 out of 5)
Justification: And another appearance by safelist actor Klaus Kinski (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088870/) out of nowhere!</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/8027/26049471.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">46.)
Back To The Beach (1987) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: This one came free with Brain Candy and looked like it might be an interesting fit for the challenge so I held onto it until now. It's basically 60's Beach/Surf movie stars all grown up and living in the 80's. Plot arc/overacting wise it really feels more like a TV movie as opposed to a general release one also there is a cameo/guest star about every 5-10 minutes. It was colorful and it held my interest, nothing really amazing here though.
(3 out of 5)
Justification: A beach party film (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beach_party_film), apparently</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/9606/57353479.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">47.)
Live Wire (1992) (DVD) **
My Thoughts: A surprisingly good action movie. Liquid explosives and troubled cops seem to always make for a good action movie. I can't think of a single 'straight' recent action movie that I have liked this much. Perhaps I am falling out of touch or maybe they just don't make em like they used to. (9 hours elapsed since I wrote the previous) Maybe I just don't seek out straight action movies anymore, I mean I probably wouldn't have even seen this if not for a Big Lots $3 blind buy. I do prefer a more genre oriented action film but after seeing this I am sure something has been made in the last 10 years that as good or better than this. I need to branch out a bit more...
(4.5 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: "Cute ending. Very good movie. So that senator is bad guy ne? Very realistic, last ending same lady (could not understand). Demo is that possible? Nuclear bomb, not nuclear just drink and exploded, maybe choto unbelievable. Banzai Big Lots. "
(4.5 out of 5)
Justification: Pierce Brosnan fights a terrorist that is using humans as bombs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spontaneous_human_combustion)</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center"></div></td><td><div align="left">- April 14th -</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/2044/69762321.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">48.)
17 Ninjas (1963) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: A quality note: picture boxed and there is an annoying hum every time a subtitle is on screen. Otherwise this is a really good movie, instead of being just one side of the ninja/castle assault we get both sides here and it is fascinating. The castle has hired their own ninja to help organize against the assault. And the movie plays a little like a reverse Seven Samurai. A drawn out game of chess, played with real people. I can easily recommend this set if only for this and Ninja Hunt (with the one caveat being pq quality).
(4 out of 5)
Justification: More ninsanity (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninja)</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/7861/13795444.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">49.)
A Man Called Horse (1970) (Blu-Ray) *
My Thoughts: An Englishman gets captured by Indians and must adapt if he is to survive. Kind of like a rougher Dances With Wolves. I believe epic is an applicable description of this movie. Being from Oklahoma, Indian stuff kind of bores me at this point but I found this movie captivating. The isolationism, the desperation is... I feel like I have been using the word palpable too much but yeah, palpable. The movie is quite beautiful too, kind or reminds me of Ford sans monument valley. Although I would have liked to see him get back to civilization, kind of defeatist of the point of the movie but it would have been nice. Also some special features would have been nice, a historian commentary perhaps.
(4 out of 5)
Justification: A horse (http://www.portlandmercury.com/binary/cd37/1290206427-img00718-20101118-1555.jpg) of a different color</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img848.imageshack.us/img848/4236/60307050.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">50.)
T-Force (1994) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: I kind of dug this one. The acting was bad, the effects were bad, the dubbing was bad but the plot was solid. Now that could have been just because the whole movie was just one big rip-off; Die Hard, Terminator, Blade Runner, Universal Solider with some hard ass 80's cop stereotype thrown in. But I think if you are in the mood for some cheese this one delivers, just don't expect it to impress.
(3 out of 5)
Justification: Finish cyborg cops (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-Force_(film))</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/5017/74859589.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">51.)
Holy Mountain (1973) (Blu-Ray) **
My Thoughts: I had to look back at the review I wrote for the last Jodorowsky movie I saw just to see what I wrote. I said "a long string of WTFs held together by a WTF plot... visually a very captivating movie", very poignant. That basically covers this outing as well, just remove the plot. Sure this movie has one but it is way less than coherent, I'm sure a film class would read all sorts of stuff into it but for the average viewer it's just not their. It was almost like watching a dream which could be a good thing depending on what you are in the mood for. I enjoyed it but I am not sure why.
(3.5 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: "Creepy, strange weird, I don't understand what they want to say. I don't know the point. I really don't know what that director want to say it's just creepy, thats it. I want to get budda gun."
(2.5 out of 5)
Justification: Directed by safe list director and king of WTF; Alejandro Jodorowsky (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0423524/)</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center"></div></td><td><div align="left">- April 15th -</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/1676/90019363.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">52.)
An American Carol (2008) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: On the complete other end of the spectrum compared to Getting Straight. And just like that movie the preachiness of this one is pretty overpowering as well (yes I hate both sides). The actors were all decent and you get the slap-stickiness of A Zucker parody but a republican comedy? It just played as stupid. Not as bad as I would have thought but not something I ever need to see again. Also Chris Farley's brother really reminded me of him, almost to the point where I thought he might be doing an impersonation of him.
(2.5 out of 5)
Justification: So far the lowest tomatometer (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/an_american_carol/) ranked viewing of the challenge.</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/6807/98694856.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">53.)
Defendor (2009) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: Came in with no expectations and was blown away. I would easily put this above Kick Ass, and I loved Kick Ass. Woody was great, he skirted full retard a bit but it worked. This is just one of those movies that makes you feel good, gets a bit hokey here and there but easily my top viewing of the challenge.
(5 out of 5)
Justification: Woody Harrelson plays a special needs vigilante superhero! (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1303828/)</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center"></div></td><td><div align="left">- April 16th -</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/899/98415991.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">54.)
Commentary For Defendor (2009) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: I believe on a previous challenge I lamented the fact that Zombieland did not have a Woody Harrelson commentary and after listening to this one I find that was completely justified complaint. Here we have the director and the two main leads and it's really just a pleasure to sit in on them having such a good time. Kat is irresistibly cute, Woody is great and the director is not annoying. Stories about Sandra Oh being pissed at Woody, fat ladies giving Kat in hooker gear the stink eye, robberies and crazies they had to deal with on locations. Great track.
(4 out of 5)
Justification: Insert snappy comment here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defendor) </div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/9033/67140445.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">55.)
Emanuelle Around The World (1977) (DVD) **
My Thoughts: Laura Gemser is radiant as always. But I wan't quite as impressed with this outing. Plenty of sex and some great scenics but the other girls just seem a bit subpar when compared to previous entries and the homeless/dog rapes didn't really do it for me. I guess it was also a bit too dark for what I was in the mood for/not dark enough to play in a different light if that makes any sense. I hope that Emanuelle in Bangkok wasn't the best of the series, that would be a bit of a downer since it was the first one I watched.
(3.5 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: "Strange. I understand she is journalist, but does she really do journalist job. seems like ending was kind of weird, then that lady get raped and done. I was wondering that story connected to previous one. I'm kind of getting tired same pattern just sleep around. 1st maybe I enjoyed but second 3rd same, so what?"
(2.5 out of 5)
Justification: Another Laura Gemser (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Gemser) classic </div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center"></div></td><td><div align="left">- April 17th -</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/8889/89462402.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">56.)
Assault Of The Party Nerds 2: The Heavy Petting Detective (1995) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: All of the important main characters of the first movie are back this time around and yes that does include the breasts of both Linnea Quigley and Michelle Bauer (the latter having held up better than the former in the 5 years since the first film). Easily as bad a film as the first but this time it just didn't quite work for me on the same level. It was entertaining enough but there were a bit too many retreads and a bit to much of Gabai playing to the camera. But hey it did have one of the actors from T-Force in it.
(2.5 out of 5)
Justification: On the tomatometer (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/heavy_petting_detective/) threshhold </div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/601/56342713.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">57.)
Commentary For Assault Of The Party Nerds 2: The Heavy Petting Detective (1995) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: Well, it answers a lot of questions about the movie, like why was this made? For USA Up All Night, of course. I wonder if they still have that, although now it would probably be all 90's movies now... Anyway, a few interesting insights but the source material just isn't good enough to float this track over average.
(3 out of 5)
Justification: Richard Gabai (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0299923/) deserves a place on the safelist IMO.</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center"></div></td><td><div align="left">- April 18th -</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/4790/37427924.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">58.)
Raise The Titanic (1980) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: Made before they found the actual wreckage, the first half of the movie has a pretty good hook, very B but still interesting. The government needs a special element and yes the only place it can be found is in the cargo hold of the Titanic. The ship they use is not quite so grand as the one it is impersonating and the interestingness of the movie, surprisingly, kind of peters out once they find the Titanic. It reminds me of the feeling I had while watching The Final Countdown, but this one delivers quite a bit more.
(3.5 out of 5)
Justification: And I thought Ghostbusters II (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097428/) was the only movie to have the Titanic arriving in New York. </div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/7392/19936790.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">59.)
The New Centurions (1972) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: I love these 70's cop movies, real, gritty, friendly prostitutes. Wasn't as much a fan of the second half downward spiral but the first half with George C Scott was great. And Keach is always likable. Also there is something more romantic about being a cop before tasers an dashcams.
(4 out of 5)
Justification: I love these Martini Movies (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/534496-sonys-martini-movies-september-23-a.html) </div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center"></div></td><td><div align="left">- April 19th -</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/7528/12292041.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">60.)
The Mechanic (1972) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: This movie surprised me, I just wasn't expecting anything this good or Charles Bronson to be an assassin. There is some weird 70's stuff here and some homoerotic undertones but otherwise a really solid action movie. Lesson to be taken away: killing an assassin is hard.
(4 out of 5)
Justification: Staring safe list actor Charles Bronson (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000314/)</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center"></div></td><td><div align="left">- April 20th -</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/6453/96027587.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">61.)
Man Friday (1975) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: I have not been able to get this movie out of my head, it's just so dark and twisted. You don't really see it at first because it is peppered with some comedy, good times and even a few songs, but fuck! In this version of Robinson Crusoe: Crusoe has gone a bit mad all alone on the island and when he finds faithful manservant Friday he proceeds to really just treat him horribly. But while you are watching it no specific instance seems so bad compared to how everyone was just getting along so well. It's hard to describe and one of those movies you will think about for a long time.
(4 out of 5)
Justification: Robinson Crusoe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robinson_Crusoe) and his tenuous slave/not a slave relationship with man servent Friday</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/3171/76345372.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">62.)
Aberration (1997) (Internet) **
My Thoughts: Lizards with teeth. This is just a bunch of B-movie fun. Puppets, bad acting, Coreman-esk plot & effects. I mean don't get me wrong it is a bad movie. But in the right mood it's a fun one.
(3.5 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: "Good, it was great in the beginning but ending was eh it's too strange and creepy. De Frankie died so sad. But they need to change ending choto outrageous. Drop to 3 because of the ending."
(3 out of 5)
Justification: My first Ozploitation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozploitation) of the challenge</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center"></div></td><td><div align="left">- April 21st -</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/6988/27999992.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">63.)
Cabin In The Woods (2012) (Theater) **
My Thoughts: I knew all those years of watching "bad" horror movies were leading to something! I just loved loved loved this movie. A great send up to all those 80's-90's horror movie and required viewing for any fan of the genre.
(4.5 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: "Beginning is great, I love that. So they are some people are recording their reality life, no? So like making a movie like but those people don't know. Like truman show. Do you agree with me? It was funny, hooker, virgin, sports something... (What did you think about the Japanese part?) They try to do we do that kind of game but choto twisted. I like until middle."
(3 out of 5)
Justification: OK'd by the man (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/11189786-post493.html)</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center"></div></td><td><div align="left">- April 23rd -</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/5649/75448324.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">64.)
Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: The personification of bad 80's horror movies. 3 scream queens, sorority girls, trapped in a mall, puppets, bad acting, bad plot, it's just cheesy cheesy goodness. I have always liked this one with a few caveats: there is a little dragging in the 3rd act, Bride Of Frankenstein & Linnea Quigley is entirely clothed the whole movie!
(4 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: "I thought could be a gross but neh it's not so gross. Just so many similar movie like that it's not any trick ne? It's like other movie I forgot the title but they have that creature. It's not super special or anything so choto disappoint. So many similar one. I can give only 3 star."
(3 out of 5)
Justification: Staring safe list actors: Brinke Stevens (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0828288/), Linnea Quigley (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001643/) & my suggestion for next years safe list; Michelle Bauer (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000292/)</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/2176/49488846.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">65.)
Stroker Ace (1983) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: Arg, now I have 2 Nascar movies in my collection, how did this happen? Well at least they are both comedies. So this one was fun, Burt Reynolds is playing almost the same character he played in The Cannonball Run movies (maybe classic Reynolds?), a swarthy ladies-man with a need for speed. This time he is a Nascar driver trying to get out of his contact is a variety of madcap ways. A little tame but enjoyable early 80's comedy fare. Winner of several Razzies but I guess such things taper with time.
(3 out of 5)
Justification: Carsploitation (http://www.grindhouse.com/forums/discussion/114/carsploitation/p1)</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/8527/29307154.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">66.)
Into The Blue 2: The Reef (2009) (DVD) **
My Thoughts: The first Into The Blue was all about beautiful people in swimwear, and considering Jessica Alba was in the first movie there is not much room for improvement there. This movie was essentially the same thing, they tried to amp it up by adding some boobs and making the "salvage" a bit edgier but it didn't really make it that much more interesting. I like to think of this one as the poor mans Fools Gold.
(3 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: "Pretty good, I like it. Story ga ii ne, it's connecting, great. I want to live Hawaii. Live close to the ocean seems fun. I'm going to give them 4 star. Demo that poor lady."
(4 out of 5)
Justification:A Tomatometer (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/into_the_blue_2_the_reef/) qualifier</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center"></div></td><td><div align="left">- April 24th -</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/3507/95034635.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">67.)
Messenger Of Death (1988) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: This is the kind of movie that my grandfather might watch on tv. And maybe I am getting old but I enjoyed it. Bronson is getting a bit old here but he still has a little kick ass in him, this time as an investigative reporter trying to get to the bottom of some Mormon murders. A bit tame compared to the last Bronson affair but enjoyable none the less.
(3.5 out of 5)
Justification: Another from safe list actor Charles Bronson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Bronson)</div></td></tr><tr><td></div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/4039/18402230.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">68.)
Assassination (1987) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: I liked this one. Bronson as secret service protecting a very annoying first lady. The cute chinese agent that is always after him to marry her was great. The buddy film dynamic is always fun and really any action movie that has rocket launcher play is going to be a step above the rest. Although the film could have really benefitted if they had gone for the R rating.
(4 out of 5)
Justification: Charles Bronson (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/charles_bronson/) deals out more justice.</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center"></div></td><td><div align="left">- April 25th -</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/9638/60022921.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">69.)
Goin' South (1978) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: Hey, it's like Clara Clayton's first marriage! Lots of stars in this one and it is a pretty serviceable movie. Interesting hook and often humorous but overall it was just average and if you are going to do a western comedy it needs to be good or it just doesn't reach a wider audience. Jim Belushi and Christopher LLoyd as the bumbling deputies was cool. Otherwise, it was entertaining but nothing astounding.
(3.5 out of 5)
Justification: A western comedy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Western_(genre)_comedy_films)</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center"></div></td><td><div align="left">- April 26th -</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/9066/83519673.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">70.)
Druids (2001) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: Boring Braveheart ripoff, just replace Scots with Druids and English with Romans. There were a few bright parts to this one like all the naked European girls as a trap/distraction for the romans and Lamber's voice but otherwise I just couldn't get into this one.
(2 out of 5)
Justification: Might barely qualify as Eschploitation (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/other-talk/597601-yart-so-what-point-does-religion-become-mental-instability.html)</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/1106/85977140.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">71.)
MST3K: San Francisco International (1970) (Internet)*
My Thoughts: Thanks to KaBluie for posting a link to this one. A classic Mike episode, makes me sad I never jumped on the releases when I had the chance. And while not technically part of the episode I really enjoyed the little snippets of old commercials/comedy central into/outros. I really miss classic Comedy Central back when they ran Benny Hill, MST3K and their TnA Matinee. An excellently corny movie about various airport dramas really lends it's self to this riffing. My advice, follow KaBluie's link above and give it a listen.
(4 out of 5)
Justification: MST3K (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/other-talk/597601-yart-so-what-point-does-religion-become-mental-instability.html) always counts</div></td></tr><tr><td>More →</div></td><td><div align="left"> Part III (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/11163608-post23.html) Or ↓</div></td></tr></table>

SterlingBen
03-23-12, 01:45 PM
<table border="6" td bgcolor=#FFFFFF cellpadding="10" width="100%" style="background-color:#FCFCC7"><tr><td><div align="center">-Revised
Goal: 85</div></td><td><div align="center">Legend:
First Time Views *
Watched With Wife * </div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/6932/94412148.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">72.)
SNL: The Best Of Tom Hanks (2004) (DVD) (WildCard #1)
My Thoughts: So I needed a bit of a break. Big Tom Hanks fan but I have just seen these sketches too much. It's Comedy Central's fault with that 90's-00's SNL phase they went through.
(3 out of 5)
Justification: Wildcard (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/11116070-post1.html) bitches!</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center"></div></td><td><div align="left">- April 27th -</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/6237/74141877.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">73.)
MST3K: Time Of The Apes (1987) (Internet)*
My Thoughts: I've always liked Mike better but listening to this one Joel rocked it. I guess I just like Mikes face better but in the dark Joel knows what he is doing... I mean... Anyway this movie was awesome! Japanese Planet of the Apes rippoff! This is something I wouldn't mind watching even without a riff track. The effects were bad the plot was ridiculous and the horrible dubbing really lent to the MST3K experience. Easily one of the best MST3K I have ever seen.
(4.5 out of 5)
Justification: I wonder what Joel (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0388273/) is doing now...</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/7417/86285930.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">74.)
Circle Of Iron (1978) (Blu-Ray)*
My Thoughts: Interesting quest movie, doesn't quite deliver in the way that something like Conan does but it's fun. Carradine really shines here but you really have to wonder what could have been if Bruce Lee had actually been in it.
(3.5 out of 5)
Justification: Staring auto erotic asphyxiation victim & safe list actor; David Carradine (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001016/)</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center"></div></td><td><div align="left">- April 28th -</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/4480/22104712.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">75.)
Let Me In (2010) (Blu-Ray) (WildCard #2)**
My Thoughts: I have seen a lot of vampire movies and I can say without a shadow of the v.. of a doubt that this is the best vampire movie I have ever seen. I felt the previous to be a little extreme too so I went to flickchart and yes, still the best. The isolation of the main character is palpable, the killings are brutal and even knowing what she is you can't help but really like Cloe. The original was on my to buy list above this one but black friday prices made this one a must buy and I am so glad I did.
(5 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: "Very good. I give 5 star. 5 star scary movie. Demo where they going to go? Let Me In. Thats a good thats a good ne? I thought that guy was very creepy first but it isn't ne? She want to drink the blood, demo ending I like it those mean kids. I like Owen better cause that girl, that face is very distinguish. I always think oh Kick Ass, oh Kick Ass , she did a good job but her image is too previous movie."
(5 out of 5)
Justification: The wife (http://img107.yfrog.com/img107/7236/dsc06307.jpg) was starting to get leery of my movie choices, I needed something to get her back on track.</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/7708/77397235.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">76.)
The Pit & The Pendulum (1991) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: One of the best Full Moon movies. I remember seeing this as a child and the scene where to woman eats gun powder right before she is burnt to death has always stuck with me. Something I perpetually think about whenever I see another steak burning scene. Also I remember the nudity quite fondly as well. You can see the limitations of the budget here and there but Full Moons take on the Spanish inquisition is otherwise a feather in their cap.
(4 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: "(As the movie is starting) Ah Full Moon desu ka?!? Ah low expectation. (After film) Very good, I did not expect that good Full Moon movie. I'm sorry Full Moon I under estimate you. Thats pretty good full moon movie. I think #2 full moon movie I ever see. Full moon should make not creepy movie all the time, that is historical type of movie that is better."
(4 out of 5)
Justification: Stars safe-list superstar Jeffrey Combs (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001062/)</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/8383/82941237.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">77.)
The Pursuit Of Happiness (1971) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: Hippies. Some hippie accidentally runs over an old woman and then proceeds to make matters worse and worse when he repeatedly refuses to follow sound advice. You really just can't feel sorry for this guy, he is such an idiot. But at least he wasn't as bad as the guy in Getting Straight and the movie was entertaining but hey were are my Martini Minutes?
(3 out of 5)
Justification: Another martini movie, this specific disc was actually returned (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-bargains/582101-big-lots-part-9-list-your-finds-here-no-trades-95.html) by another member of the forum!</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/3339/17841605.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">78.)
Into The Sun (2005) (DVD)**
My Thoughts: So I thought I wasn't really going to like this, especially with that CSI surveillance camera zoom in at the beginning. But it wasn't that bad, in fact I would even go so far as to say it was entertaining. Steven Seagal looks weird in every scene he is in but it was fun to watch him mop up the asian underworld. Also being in Japan it did make me a bit nostalgic.
(3.5 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: "Um thats ok but most of scene is unrealistic like shooting the gun or using the sword. But we see some scenic we already seen or knew the place so I can give 3.5. People will misunderstand Japan we don't use guns so easy. And yakuza not popular anymore we have a little bit but not anymore. You have to study little more japanese talk like Stephen Seagal."
(3.5 out of 5)
Justification: A Steven Seagal (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000219/) outing</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center"></div></td><td><div align="left">- April 29th -</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/7302/30075655.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">79.)
Redneck Zombies (1989) (DVD)
My Thoughts: I told myself I would never watch this again. The acting is horrible, the plot is retarded and it is easily the worst movie I have seen over the course of the challenge. I remembered being sickened by this movie when I saw it as a kid, I had never seen ultra-gore like this before or bad acting quite to this caliber also it was a Troma vhs which meant constant re-tracking. I am giving it half a point just for not being boring but it is still truely an awful awful movie. Troll II is a jewel in comparison.
(1.5 out of 5)
Justification: Troma, oh god Troma (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troma)</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/6436/27711742.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">80.)
She Shoulda Said No! (1949) (Internet)*
My Thoughts: Ah, good point, no drugs for me. On a side note, having had a few druggie friends I have never seen any of them as active as the poor retches in this movie. I liked it and defiantly exploitative. My sister is selling pot to put me through college? Thats it I am going to hang myself in the garage to teach her a lesson. And I liked how all the drug dealers looked like G-Men. But it was a little boring so that brings down the score a bit.
(3 out of 5)
Justification: 30s-40s "Cautionary" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploitation_film#1930s_and_1940s_cautionary_films) film</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img803.imageshack.us/img803/1391/78020143.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">81.)
Dickie Roberts Former Child Star (2003) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: This movie wasn't bad but it is pretty easy to see why it didn't so do very well. It basically plays like a kids movie with a plot that only people over 40 would like. Entertaining and I have always enjoyed David Spade but this movie could have been awesome if they had gone dark with it.
(3 out of 5)
Justification: Close enough (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/11210934-post650.html)</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center"></div></td><td><div align="left">- April 30th -</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/3645/54294749.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">82.)
Commentary For Dickie Roberts Former Child Star (2003) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: Dickie writer and David Spade were pretty funny here. Poking holes in the movie and talking about how hot the underage actors were. I wonder why his talk show never took off. Regardless this commentary track was better than the movie proper. It's actually kind of surprising that a film like Dickie Roberts has 2 commentary tracks...
(3.5 out of 5)
Justification: Making a comedy in the 90's & want no one to see it? Hire David Spade (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troma)</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/9936/34926542.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">83.)
The Incredibly Strange Creatures... (1964) (Internet)*
My Thoughts: ...Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? Great title and decent poster but the film does not deliver. No zombies more like acid mutilated former hypno-assasins who's minds were wiped. And it really doesn't deliver on that either. Mostly a waste of time, something interesting could be edited down to about 30 minutes but otherwise I felt like this one was just wasting my time.
(2 out of 5)
Justification: Suffering through a MST3K (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mystery_Science_Theater_3000_episodes) pick without the guys for checklist sake.</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/1598/23920261.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">84.)
Little Caesar (1931) (Internet)*
My Thoughts: Decided to watch this one after it was so prominently featured in BaadAsssss Cinema. And I was surprised how good it was. The main character has such a weird face and talks like a parody of 30's gangsters or perhaps the parodies are based on him... Either way it a refreshing change of pace and something I might like seeing dissected one day.
(4 out of 5)
Justification: A check for Hollywood Gangster film (Film Noir era) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_noir)</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/5113/31162019.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">85.)
Shrunken Heads (1994) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: I remember really not liking this when I was younger, the kids die and the shrunken head nuzzling boobs was and still is really creepy. But it played better this time. Interesting, cheesy, weird, backlot movie. I always find these R-Rated horror films for kids to be a bit peculiar from a marketing stand point. Decent but this era in film marks the beginning of the end of the watchable Full Moon movie.
(3 out of 5)
Justification: More Full Moon (http://www.fullmoondirect.com/) madness</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/7848/28122461.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">86.)
MST3K: Secret Agent Super Dragon (1966) (Internet)*
My Thoughts: Well unfortunately a boring movie this time made for a meh MST3K. The bits between the riff were the best part of this one; ♫Secret Agent.....Super Dragon♫
(3 out of 5)
Justification: MST3K's take on Eurospy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurospy_film) madness</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/9870/92250818.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">87.)
Evil Bong 3-D (2010) (DVD)**
My Thoughts: Well I feel I must apologize to Redneck Zombies, you are not longer the worst film of the challenge. Fuck this was bad. If this film wasn't personally responsible for putting a $2600 profit in my pocket it might very easily have been the first non-duplicate DVD I would have gotten rid of. The 3-D was bad, the plot was stupid and there is only about 3 sets in the entire "feature". This movie gets half a point for having boobs, a scratch and sniff card and of course for the money.
(1.5 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: "Looks really low budget movie. Only 3 different scenes story almost does not makes sense. And I guess people who smoke marijuana enjoy this movie. But I do not understand. Demo you get the money, thats good. 2.5 I give 2.5 because scent card and your name on the list otherwise 1.5 those crappy glasses."
(2.5 out of 5)
Justification: My name is in the credits, so it can't be that good.</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/9678/49168208.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">88.)
Hero of Swallow (1966) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: A Chinese ninja movie :(. Your typical ninja fare except with an obscene amount of air-walking, however, it just wasn't quite up to it's Japanese counterparts. There are some actual Japanese ninja sub-villans here and I think the story would have benefited my just going ahead and making them the main big bads. Serviceable.
(3 out of 5)
Justification: I had a girlfriend once that... nevermind.</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/271/67645857.jpg</div></td><td><div align="left">89.)
Mad Men S01E01 (2007) (Blu-Ray) (WildCard #3)*
My Thoughts: Well, I had 1 more wildcard so I thought I would burn it on something that could be applied to next months challenge. I was resistant to this based on previews and a review TRS did a long time ago but I got to say I liked it. Wither or not I will end up loving it could be a different story though.
(3.5 out of 5)
Justification: Here is a link (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/11207909-post34.html) next months Mad Men & Wife's 'To Watch' Pile Challenge</div></td></tr><tr><td>Checklist</div></td><td><div align="left">


Watch one film from every decade of film history:
--- 1890 - (insert film title here)(Optional)
--- 1900 -(optional)
--- 1910 -(optional)
--- 1920 -(optional)
-x- 1930 - Little Caesar (1931)
-x- 1940 - She Shoulda Said No! (1949)
-x- 1950 - Ninjitsu (1958)
...............The Purple Hood Ninja
-x- 1960 - The Last Gun (1964)
...............Ninja Hunt (1964)
...............4 Dollars Of Revenge (1968)
...............17 Ninjas (1963)
...............The Incredibly Strange Creatures... (1964)
...............MST3K: Secret Agent Super Dragon (1966)
...............Hero of Swallow (1966)
-x- 1970 - Emanuelle In Bangkok (1976)
...............Caligula (1979)
...............Commentary for Caligula (1979)
...............Sister Emanuelle (1977)
...............Red Eagle (1970)
...............Getting Straight (1970)
...............A Man Called Horse (1970)
...............Holly Mountain (1973)
...............Emanuelle Around The World (1977)
...............The New Centurions (1972)
...............The Mechanic (1972)
...............Man Friday (1975)
...............Goin' South (1978)
...............MST3K: San Francisco International (1970)
...............Circle Of Iron (1978)
...............The Pursuit Of Happiness (1971)
-x- 1980 - Android (1982)
...............Commentary for Android (1982)
...............Document Of The Dead (1985)
...............Commentary for Document Of The Dead (1985)
...............The Green Inferno (1988)
...............Robo Vampire (1988)
...............Mesmerized (1986)
...............Dream To Believe (1986)
...............Purple Hood Ninja 2 (1982)
...............Assault Of The Party Nerds (1989)
...............Commentary for Assault Of The Party Nerds (1989)
...............Star Knight (1985)
...............Back To The Beach (1987)
...............Raise The Titanic (1980)
...............Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988)
...............Stroker Ace (1983)
...............Messenger Of Death (1988)
...............Assassination (1987)
...............MST3K: Time Of The Apes (1987)
...............Redneck Zombies (1989)
-x- 1990 - Hidden Agenda (1999)
...............Demonic Toys (1992)
...............Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion (1996)
...............Fifty/Fifty (1992)
...............The Phantom (1996)
...............Dollman (1991)
...............Lifepod (1993)
...............Dollman Vs. Demonic Toys (1993)
...............Live Wire (1992)
...............T-Force (1994)
...............Assault Of The Party Nerds 2: The Heavy Petting Detective (1995)
...............Commentary For Assault Of The Party Nerds 2: The Heavy Petting Detective (1995)
...............Aberration (1997)
...............The Pit & The Pendulum (1991)
...............Shrunken Heads (1994)
-x- 2000 - Tripping The Rift: The Movie (2008)
...............Foot Fist Way (2006)
...............Commentary for Foot Fist Way (2006)
...............Supernova (2005)
...............Black Dynamite (2009)
...............Commentary for Black Dynamite (2009)
...............RoboGeisha (2009)
...............Red Planet (2000)
...............JCVD (2008)
...............King Of Texas (2002)
...............BaadAsssss Cinema (2002)
...............The Black Hole (2006)
...............An American Carol (2008)
...............Defendor (2009)
...............Commentary for Defendor (2009)
...............Into The Blue 2: The Reef (2009)
...............SNL: The Best Of Tom Hanks (2004)
...............Into The Sun (2005)
...............Dickie Roberts Former Child Star (2003)
...............Commentary For Dickie Roberts Former Child Star (2003)
...............Mad Men S01E01 (2007)
-x- 2010 - Lost Boys: The Thirst (2010)
...............Cabin In The Woods (2012)
...............Let Me In (2010)
...............Evil Bong 3-D (2011)

Watch a film for each rating:
-x- Unrated (pre-MPAA 1968) - Ninjitsu
...........................................The Last Gun
...........................................Ninja Hunt
...........................................4 Dollars Of Revenge
...........................................The Purple Hood Ninja
...........................................17 Ninjas
...........................................MST3K: San Francisco International
...........................................She Shoulda Said No!
...........................................The Incredibly Strange Creatures...
...........................................Little Caesar
...........................................MST3K: Secret Agent Super Dragon
...........................................Hero of Swallow
--- G - (optional)
-x- PG - Android
............Commentary for Android
............The Phantom
............Mesmerized
............The Black Hole
............Back To The Beach
............Raise The Titanic
............The Mechanic
............Man Friday
............Stroker Ace
............Goin' South
-x- PG-13 - (optional) - Red Planet
.................................An American Carol
.................................Assassination
.................................The Pursuit Of Happiness
.................................Dickie Roberts Former Child Star
.................................Commentary For Dickie Roberts Former Child Star
-x- R - Hidden Agenda
...........Foot Fist Way
...........Commentary for Foot Fist Way
...........Demonic Toys
...........Fifty/Fifty
...........Black Dynamite
...........Commentary for Black Dynamite
...........Dollman
...........JCVD
...........Dream To Believe
...........Lost Boys: The Thirst
...........Dollman Vs. Demonic Toys
...........Getting Straight
...........Assault Of The Party Nerds
...........Commentary for Assault Of The Party Nerds
...........A Man Called Horse
...........T-Force
...........Holy Mountain
...........Defendor
...........Commentary for Defendor
...........The New Centurions
...........Aberration
...........Cabin In The Woods
...........Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama
...........Messenger Of Death
...........Circle Of Iron
...........Let Me In
...........Into The Sun
...........Redneck Zombies
...........Shrunken Heads
...........Evil Bong 3-D
-x- X (or NC-17) - Emanuelle In Bangkok
.........................Caligula
.........................Commentary for Caligula
.........................Sister Emanuelle
.........................Emanuelle Around The World
-x- Unrated (post-MPAA 1968) - Tripping The Rift: The Movie
............................................Document Of The Dead
............................................Commentary for Document Of The Dead
............................................The Green Inferno
............................................Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion
............................................Supernova
............................................Robo Vampire
............................................RoboGeisha
............................................Lifepod
............................................King Of Texas
............................................Assault Of The Party Nerds 2: The Heavy Petting Detective
............................................Commentary For Assault Of The Party Nerds 2: The Heavy Petting Detective
............................................Red Eagle
............................................BaadAsssss Cinema
............................................Purple Hood Ninja 2
............................................Star Knight
............................................Live Wire
............................................Into The Blue 2: The Reef
............................................SNL: The Best Of Tom Hanks
............................................MST3K: Time Of The Apes
............................................The Pit & The Pendulum
............................................Mad Men S01E01

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}).
-x- First format, (DVD), (Android)
.................................(Commentary for Android)
.................................(Hidden Agenda)
.................................(Tripping The Rift: The Movie)
.................................(Emanuelle In Bangkok)
.................................(Foot Fist Way)
.................................(Document Of The Dead)
.................................(Commentary for Foot Fist Way)
.................................(Demonic Toys)
.................................(Commentary for Document Of The Dead)
.................................(The Green Inferno)
.................................(Ninjitsu)
.................................(Fifty/Fifty)
.................................(Supernova)
.................................(The Phantom)
.................................(Robo Vampire)
.................................(Black Dynamite)
.................................(Commentary for Black Dynamite)
.................................(Mesmerized)
.................................(Ninja Hunt)
.................................(Dollman)
.................................(Sister Emanuelle)
.................................(Lifepod)
.................................(JCVD)
.................................(The Purple Hood Ninja)
.................................(King Of Texas)
.................................(Dream To Believe)
.................................(Red Eagle)
.................................(BaadAsssss Cinema)
.................................(Dollman Vs. Demonic Toys)
.................................(The Black Hole)
.................................(Getting Straight)
.................................(Purple Hood Ninja 2)
.................................(Assault Of The Party Nerds)
.................................(Commentary for Assault Of The Party Nerds)
.................................(Star Knight)
.................................(Back To The Beach)
.................................(Live Wire)
.................................(17 Ninjas)
.................................(T-Force)
.................................(An American Carol)
.................................(Defendor)
.................................(Commentary for Defendor)
.................................(Emanuelle Around The World)
.................................(Assault Of The Party Nerds 2: The Heavy Petting Detective)
.................................(Commentary For Assault Of The Party Nerds 2: The Heavy Petting Detective)
.................................(Raise The Titanic)
.................................(The New Centurions)
.................................(The Mechanic)
.................................(Man Friday)
.................................(Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama)
.................................(Stroker Ace)
.................................(Into The Blue 2: The Reef)
.................................(Messenger Of Death)
.................................(Assassination)
.................................(Goin' South)
.................................(SNL: The Best Of Tom Hanks)
.................................(The Pit & The Pendulum)
.................................(The Pursuit Of Happiness)
.................................(Into The Sun)
.................................(Dickie Roberts Former Child Star)
.................................(Commentary For Dickie Roberts Former Child Star)
.................................(Shrunken Heads)
.................................(Evil Bong 3-D)
.................................(Hero of Swallow)
-x- Second format, (Blu-Ray), (Caligula).
..........................................(Commentary for Caligula)
..........................................(Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion)
..........................................(The Last Gun)
..........................................(RoboGeisha)
..........................................(Red Planet)
..........................................(4 Dollars Of Revenge)
..........................................(Lost Boys: The Thirst)
..........................................(A Man Called Horse)
..........................................(Holly Mountain)
..........................................(Circle Of Iron)
..........................................(Let Me In)
..........................................(Redneck Zombies)
..........................................(Mad Men S01E01)
-x- Third format, (Internet), (Aberration)
.......................................(MST3K: San Francisco International)
.......................................(MST3K: Time Of The Apes)
.......................................(She Shoulda Said No!)
.......................................(The Incredibly Strange Creatures...)
.......................................(Little Caesar)
.......................................(MST3K: Secret Agent Super Dragon)
-x- Forth format, (Theater), (Cabin In The Woods)


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

Watch a film in the following genres:
-x- A Token Science Fiction B-Movie: Android
...................................................Commentary for Android (1982)
...................................................Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion
...................................................Supernova
...................................................Dollman
...................................................RoboGeisha
...................................................Red Planet
...................................................Lifepod
...................................................The Black Hole
...................................................Star Knight
...................................................T-Force
...................................................MST3K: Time Of The Apes
-x- A Token Horror B-Movie: Demonic Toys
........................................Robo Vampire
........................................Lost Boys: The Thirst
........................................Dollman Vs. Demonic Toys
........................................Cabin In The Woods
........................................Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama
........................................The Pit & The Pendulum
........................................Redneck Zombies
........................................The Incredibly Strange Creatures...
........................................Shrunken Heads
........................................Evil Bong 3-D

Italian (or European) films of the following Genres:
-x- Eurospy (James Bond ripoffs): MST3K: Secret Agent Super Dragon
--- Giallo
-x- Sword & Sandal: Caligula
.............................Commentary for Caligula
-x- Spaghetti Western: The Last Gun
................................4 Dollars Of Revenge
-x- Cannibal Film: The Green Inferno
--- Mafia/Gangster Film

Martial Arts film:
-x- Bruce Lee-sploitation: Circle Of Iron
-x- Hong Kong (or other Asian) film: Robo Vampire
..................................................RoboGeisha
..................................................MST3K: Time Of The Apes
-x- American film: Foot Fist Way
..........................Commentary for Foot Fist Way
-x- Any "Ninja" film: Ninjitsu
.............................Ninja Hunt
.............................The Purple Hood Ninja
.............................The Purple Hood Ninja 2
.............................17 Ninjas
.............................Hero of Swallow
--- *Bonus* Actual Bruce Lee film

--- Biker Film
-x- Stoner Film: Getting Straight
.......................Evil Bong 3-D
-x- Carsploitation Film: Stroker Ace
-x- Blaxploitation: Black Dynamite
..........................Commentary for Black Dynamite
..........................Man Friday

Sexploitation:
-x- Any type: Emanuelle In Bangkok
...................Sister Emanuelle
...................Emanuelle Around The World
--- Nudie Cutie
--- Roughie
-x- 70s Porn: Caligula
...................Commentary for Caligula
-x- Emanuelle Film: Emanuelle In Bangkok
............................Sister Emanuelle
............................Emanuelle Around The World
-x- Teen Sex Comedy: Assault Of The Party Nerds
................................Commentary for Assault Of The Party Nerds
-x- Nunsploitation: Sister Emanuelle

-x- Shocksploitation: Redneck Zombies
--- Rape/Revenge Film
-x- Vigilante Film: The Phantom
................................Red Eagle
................................Defendor
................................Commentary for Defendor
................................Shrunken Heads
-x- Women in Prison: The Pit & The Pendulum
--- Nazisploitation
-x- Eschploitation-esk: Messenger Of Death
-x- Hixploitation/Moonshiners: Redneck Zombies
-x- Roadshow Exploitation/30s-40s "Cautionary" films: She Shoulda Said No!
-x- "Hood" Film ("Gangsta"): Dollman
-x- Hollywood Gangster film (Film Noir era): Little Caesar
-x- Juvenile Delinquent Film: She Shoulda Said No!
........................................Shrunken Heads
-x- 60s Beach Movie: Back To The Beach
-x- Film starring Musical Group or Music Star (that did not become a legit actor): An American Carol - (Trace Adkins)
--- *Bonus* Elvis film
-x- Ozploitation: Aberration
--- Mexican Wrestling Film
-x- Foreign "Ripoff" film: MST3K: Time Of The Apes
--- Bollywood Film (actual, not a Hollywood pastiche)
-x- Eco-Terror Film: Supernova
--- "Mondo" Film
-x- Documentary ABOUT B-Movies/Exploitation/Drive-ins: Document Of The Dead
...............................................................................Commentary for Document Of The Dead
...............................................................................BaadAsssss Cinema
--- Video Nasty
-x- TV-Movie: Supernova
....................Lifepod
....................King Of Texas
....................The Black Hole
--- Lifetime Channel Movie
-x- Bad Sequel to a "Well regarded film": Lost Boys: The Thirst
-x- Critical Bomb (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic or IMDB Bottom 100): Red Planet
.................................................................................................... .................Black Hole
-x- Financial Bomb: The Phantom
-x- MST3K/RiffTrax (or Cinematic Titanic) version of a film: MST3K: San Francisco International
..................................................................................MST3K: Time Of The Apes
..................................................................................MST3K: Secret Agent Super Dragon
-x- Non-MST3K version of a film featured on MST3K (or CT): The Incredibly Strange Creatures...

Watch 10 films starring anyone from the actors safe list.
-x- (1) Android - Starring Klaus Kinski
..........Commentary for Android (1982)
..........Star Knight
-x- (2) Emanuelle In Bangkok - Starring Laura Gemser
..........Sister Emanuelle - Staring Laura Gemser
..........Emanuelle Around The World - Staring Laura Gemser
-x- (3) The Last Gun - Staring Cameron Mitchell
-x- (4) JCVD - Staring Jean Claude Van Damme
-x- (5) Lost Boys: The Thirst - Staring Corey Feldman
-x- (6) BaadAsssss Cinema - Contains Multiple Blaxploitation Stars
-x- (7) Assault Of The Party Nerds - Stars Linnea Quigley
..........Commentary for Assault Of The Party Nerds - Stars Linnea Quigley
..........Assault Of The Party Nerds 2: The Heavy Petting Detective - Stars Linnea Quigley
..........Commentary For Assault Of The Party Nerds 2: The Heavy Petting Detective
-x- (8) The Mechanic - Stars Charles Bronson
..........[b]Messenger Of Death[b] - Stars Charles Bronson
..........Assassination - Stars Charles Bronson
-x- (9) Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama - Staring Brinke Stevens (among others)
-x- (10) Circle Of Iron - Stars David Carridine & Christopher Lee
-x- (11) The Pit & The Pendulum - Stars Jeffery Combs
-x- (12) Into The Sun - Stars Steven Seagal
-x- (13) Dickie Roberts Former Child Star - Stars Corey Haim among other washouts
..........Commentary For Dickie Roberts Former Child Star - Stars Corey Haim among other washouts

Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list.
-x- (1) Android - Produced by Roger Corman
..........Commentary for Android - Produced by Roger Corman
-x- (2) Emanuelle In Bangkok - Directed By Joe D'Amato
..........Emanuelle Around The World - Directed By Joe D'Amato
-x- (3) Caligula - Directed by Giovanni "Tinto" Brass
..........Commentary for Caligula - Directed by Giovanni "Tinto" Brass
-x- (4) Dollman - Directed by Albert Pyun
-x- (5) Dollman Vs. Demonic Toys - Directed by Charles Band
..........The Pit & The Pendulum - Produced by Charles Band
..........Shrunken Heads - Produced by Charles Band
..........Evil Bong 3-D - Directed by Charles Band
-x- (6) Getting Straight - Directed by Richard Rush
-x- (7) Holy Mountain - Directed By Alejandro Jodorowsky
-x- (8) The Incredibly Strange Creatures... - Directed By Ray Dennis Steckler
--- (9)
--- (10)

Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.
-x- (1) Emanuelle In Bangkok - Distributed by Severin Films
..........Sister Emanuelle - Distributed by Severin Films
..........Emanuelle Around The World - Distributed by Severin Films
-x- (2) Document Of The Dead - Distributed by Synapse
..........Commentary for Document Of The Dead - Distributed by Synapse
-x- (3) Demonic Toys - A Full Moon Production
..........Dollman - A Full Moon Production
..........Dollman Vs. Demonic Toys - A Full Moon Production
..........The Pit & The Pendulum - A Full Moon Production
..........Shrunken Heads - A Full Moon Production
..........Evil Bong 3-D - A Full Moon Production
-x- (4) Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion - Distributed by Mill Creek Entertainment
..........The Last Gun - Distributed by Mill Creek Entertainment
..........4 Dollars Of Revenge - Distributed by Mill Creek Entertainment
-x- (5) Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama - A Empire Pictures Production
-x- (6) Circle Of Iron - Distributed by Blue Underground
-x- (7) Redneck Zombies - Distributed by Troma
</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">Awards</div></td><td><div align="left">*Wild Cards Omitted From Awards (with the exception of the wife agree-al category)

Best Title Watched:
Defendor
Runner Up:
Malcolm McDowell's Commentary For Caligula

Wife’s Best Title Watched:
Tie: Dream To Believe & Live Wire

Worst Title Watched:
Evil Bong 3-D

Wife’s Worst Title Watched:
Evil Bong 3-D

Best Ninja Movie:
Ninja Hunt

Robot I Would Not Want To Piss Off:
AMEE from Red Planet

Robot That 3PO could take:
Bomb Analysis Robot from Live Wire

Me And My Wife Completely Agree On:
The Phantom (3)
Sister Emanuelle (4)
Live Wire (4.5)
Let Me In (5)
The Pit & The Pendulum (4)
Into The Sun (3.5)

WTF Award (Soon to be know as the obligatory Alejandro Jodorowsky award)
Holy Mountain
Runner Up:
Man Friday
</div></td></tr><tr><td><div align="center">Additional Statistics</div></td><td><div align="left">Number of 1st time viewings:
80 out of 89 (90%)

Number of titles watched with wife:
22 out of 89 (25%)

Most Watched From Decade:
1. 2000 - 21 out of 89 (24%)
2. 1980 – 20 out of 89 (22%)
3. 1970 – 16 out of 89 (18%)

Most Watched By Rating:
1. Unrated (Pre & Post MPAA) - 34 out of 89 (38%)
2. R - 31 out of 89 (35%)
3. PG - 11 out of 89 (12%)

Most Watched By Format
1.) DVD – 65 out of 89 (73%)
2.) Blu-Ray – 14 out of 89 (16%)
3.) Internet - 7 out of 89 (8%)

Highest Rated Viewings:
(4.5 out of 5 or better)
Fifty/Fifty (4.5)
Commentary For Caligula (4.5)
Ninja Hunt (4.5)
Defendor (5)
Cabin In The Woods (4.5)
Live Wire (4.5)
Let Me In (5)

Wife's Highest Rated Of The Challenge:
(4 out of 5 or better)
Into The Blue 2: The Reef (4)
Red Planet (4)
Mesmerized (4)
JCVD (4)
Dream To Believe (4)
Sister Emanuelle (4)
Live Wire (4.5)
Let Me In (5)
The Pit & The Pendulum (4)

My Lowest Rated Titles Of The Challenge:
(1.5 out of 5 or lower (1 being the lowest possible score))
Evil Bong 3-D (1.5)
Redneck Zombies (1.5)
Tripping The Rift: The Movie (1.5)

My Wife's Lowest Rated Titles Of The Challenge:
(2.5 out of 5 or lower (1 being the lowest possible score))
Demonic Toys (2.5)
Holy Mountain (2.5)
Evil Bong 3-D (2.5)

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1. Machete Maidens Unleashed (2010) ☼ NWI
2. Stunt Rock (1980) ☼ TCMU
3. Rolling Thunder (1977) ☼ BD
4. Revenge of the Ninja (1983) ☼ NWI

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Sunday, April 1st
5. Gorilla at Large (1954) ☼
6. Arcade (1993) ☼
7. Switchblade Sisters (aka "The Jezebels") (1975) ☼ NWI
8. A Blueprint for Murder (1953)

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Monday, April 2nd
9. Assassination (1987) ☼
10. Code of Silence (1985) ☼
11. Beer (1985) ☼ NWI

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Tuesday, April 3rd
12. African Safari (1968) ☼
13. The Bloodstained Shadow (1978) ☼
14. Navajo Joe (1966) ☼ NWI

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Wednesday, April 4th
15. Stereo (1969) ☼
16. Mystery on Monster Island (1981) ☼
17. Crimes of the Future (1970) ☼

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Thursday, April 5th
Roger Corman B-Day 2-Fer
18. The Arena (aka "Naked Warriors") (1974) ☼
19. Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) ☼ BD

20. Modus Operandi (2009) ☼ NWI

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Friday, April 6th
21. Brain Twisters (1991) ☼
22. Vigilante (1983) ☼ NWI
23. Hot Dog... The Movie (1984) ☼ NWI

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Saturday, April 7th
24. Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011) ☼ BD
25. Deadbeat at Dawn (1988) ☼
26. Deathwish II (1982) ☼
27. Hobo with a Shotgun (2011) ☼ BD
28. Zenka onna: koroshi-bushi (aka "Criminal Woman: Killing Melody") (1973) ☼

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Sunday, April 8th
29. The Human Duplicators (1965) ☼
30. Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill! (2006) ☼ NWI
31. Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987) ☼

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Monday, April 9th
32. She Freak (1967) ☼ TCMU
33. High-Ballin' (1978) ☼ NWI
34. J.D.'s Revenge (1976) ☼

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Tuesday, April 10th
35. The Gamma People (1956) ☼
36. Messenger of Death (1988) ☼
37. Man Accused (1959) ☼ NWI

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Wednesday, April 11th
38. The Curious Dr. Humpp (1969) ☼
39. Dragons Forever (1988) ☼ NWI
40. Snowbeast (1977) ☼

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Thursday, April 12th
41. Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (1983) ☼ NWI
42. The Mechanic (1972) ☼
43. MST3K: Soultaker (1999) ☼ NWI

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Friday, April 13th
44. The Crater Lake Monster (1977) ☼ BD

---END OF FIRST TIME VIEWING STREAK---

45. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) BD
46. Act of Vengeance (aka "Rape Squad") (1974) ☼ NWI

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Saturday, April 14th
47. Death Wish 3 (1985) ☼
48. Land of Doom (1986) ☼ NWI
49. Soldier (1998) ☼ BD
50. The Exterminator (1980) ☼ BD
51. Zubekô banchô: zange no neuchi mo nai (aka "Delinquent Girl Boss: Worthless to Confess") (1971) ☼

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Sunday, April 15th
52. Galaxina (1980) ☼ BD
53. 42nd Street Forever Volume 3: Exploitation Explosion (2008)
54. Ghost Warrior (1986) ☼ NWI

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Monday, April 16th
55. Caged Heat (1974) ☼ NWI
56. The Mercenary (1968) ☼ NWI
57. El planeta de las mujeres invasoras (aka "Planet of the Female Invaders") (1967) ☼

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Tuesday, April 17th
58. The Peacekillers (1971) ☼ NWI
59. My Chauffeur (1986) ☼
60. Amazons Against Supermen (aka "Super Stooges vs the Wonder Women") (1975) ☼

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Wednesday, April 18th
61. The Armour of the Gods (1987) ☼ NWI
62. Vice Squad (1982) ☼ NWI
63. The Catman of Paris (1946) ☼ NWI

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Thursday, April 19th
64. Catch the Heat (1987) ☼ NWI
65. Shaft in Africa (1973) ☼
66. Dirty Duck (1974) ☼ OV

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Friday, April 20th
67. Trilogy of Terror (1975) ☼
68. Reefer Madness (aka "Tell Your Children") (1936) NWI
69. Kickboxer (1989) ☼ BD

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Saturday, April 21st
70. Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) ☼
71. Keoma (1976) ☼
72. The Fatal Flying Guillotines (Yin yang xie di zi) (1977) ☼
73. Malibu Express (1985) ☼
74. Sukeban gerira (aka "Girl Boss Guerilla") (1972) ☼

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Sunday, April 22nd
75. Rolling Thunder w/ commentary (1977) ☼ BD
76. Arhats in Fury (1985) ☼
77. Hollywood Air Force (1986) ☼ NWI

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Monday, April 23rd
78. Beast from Haunted Cave (1959) ☼ TCM
79. Race War: The Remake (2012) ☼
80. Superchick (1973) ☼

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Tuesday, April 24th
81. Street People (1976) ☼ NWI
82. Bamboo Gods and Iron Men (1974) ☼ NWI
83. Weekend Pass (1984) ☼

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Wednesday, April 25th
84. Bare Knuckles (1977) ☼ NWI
85. Vanishing Point (1971) BD
86. The Navy vs the Night Monsters (1966) ☼

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Thursday, April 26th
87. Hercules in the Haunted World (1961) ☼ NWI
88. The Bells of Death (1968) ☼
89. Private Duty Nurses (1971) ☼

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Friday, April 27th
90. Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (1976) ☼ NWI
91. Pink Flamingos (1972) ☼
92. Patrick Still Lives (1980) ☼
93. Night Call Nurses (1972) ☼

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Saturday, April 28th
94. Steele Justice (1987) ☼ NWI
95. Compañeros (1970) ☼
96. Kyôfu joshikôkô: bôkô rinchi kyôshitsu (aka "Terrifying Girls High School: Lynch Law Classroom") (1973) ☼
97. Dangerous Seductress (1995) ☼
98. Picasso Trigger (1988) ☼

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Sunday, April 29th
99. Detroit 9000 (1973) ☼ NWI
100. Shrunken Heads (1994) ☼
101. Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)
102. Enter the Ninja (1981) ☼

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Monday, April 30th
103. The Young Nurses (1973) ☼
104. Shogun Assassin (1980) ☼ BD
105. 42nd Street Forever, Volume 4: Cooled by Refrigeration (2009)
106. Candy Stripe Nurses (1974) ☼

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03-23-12, 01:56 PM
March 31
1. Requiescant
April 1
2. Gli specialisti
April 2
3. A Bullet for Sandoval
April 3
4. Hellbenders
5. Adios Sabata
6. A Dollar Between the Teeth
April 4
7. Five Deadly Venoms
April 5
8. The Streetfighter's Last Revenge
April 6
April 7
9. Bamboo Gods and Iron Men
10. Five Element Ninja
11. Live Like A Cop, Die Like A Man
12. Assault on Precinct 13
April 8
13. Hell Up In Harlem
14. Zone Troopers
April 9
April 10
15. The Peacekillers
April 11
April 12
16. Black Shampoo
17. The Muthers
18. Vice Squad
April 13
19. Preacherman
April 14
April 15
April 16
20. Revenge of the Cheerleaders
April 17
21. Pets
22. Savage Streets
April 18
23. Yasha-ga-ike
April 19
24. Hollywood Man
25. Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance
26. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx
April 20
27. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades
28. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril
April 21
29. Poor Pretty Eddie
30. Supervixens
31. Rifftrax: Curse of Bigfoot
32. Robocop 3
33. Merchants of Death
34. Magnum Force
April 22
35. Angel 3: The Final Chapter
36. The Enforcer
37. Sudden Impact
April 23
38. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons
April 24
39. Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell
40. The Dead Pool
April 25
41. Invasion USA
42. Red Nightmare
43. Invasion USA w/ Atomic Audio
April 26
44. Not of This Earth
April 27
45. Blood Beach
April 28
April 29
46. Vampire Hunter
47. Prehistoric Bimbos in Armageddon City
April 30
48. I Hate You

TheManInBlack
03-23-12, 04:40 PM
Blu-ray
DVD
*-First Time Viewing

03/31/12
Trailers-Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974), Race with the Devil (1975), Fighting Mad (1976), Sky Riders (1976)
01. Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974, John Hough) (Shout! Factory)
04/01/12
Trailer-Moving Violation (1976)
02. Race with the Devil* (1975, Jack Starrett) (Shout! Factory)
03. Black Belt Jones* (1974, Robert Clouse)
04. Hot Potato* (1976, Oscar Williams)
05. Black Samson* (1974, Charles Bail)
04/03/12
06. Three the Hard Way* (1974, Gordon Parks, Jr.)
04/05/12
07. Alucarda* (1978, Juan L. Moctezuma) (Mondo Macabro)
08. Death of a Snowman* (1978, Christopher Rowley) (Synapse Films)
Trailers-Quest for Love (1971), Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny, & Girly (1970), Skateboard (1978), The Last Grenade (1970), Where the Boys Are '84 (1984)
09. Puppet on a Chain* (1971, Geoffrey Reeve) (Scorpion Releasing)
10. Fast Company (1979, David Cronenberg) (Blue Underground)
11. Beast from Haunted Cave* (1959, Monte Hellman) (Synapse Films)
04/08/12
12. Django (1966, Sergio Corbucci) (Blue Underground)
Trailers-Don't Go in the Woods (1981), Love Me Deadly (1973), Schoolgirls in Chains (1973), Sweet Sixteen (1983), Beyond the Door (1974), Secrets of Sweet Sixteen (1973)
13. The Horrible House on the Hill (Devil Times Five)* (1974, Sean MacGregor) (Code Red)
14. The Brain That Wouldn't Die* (1962, Joseph Green) (Synapse Films)
04/12/12
Trailers-Power Play (1978), The Internecine Project (1974), Stunt Rock (1980)
15. On Dangerous Ground (Choke Canyon)* (1986, Chuck Bail) (Code Red)
04/13/12
16. Friday the 13th Part III (3D Version) (1982, Steve Miner)
Trailers-The Last Chase (1981), Nightmare (1981), Cut-Throats Nine (1972), Weekend Pass (1984), Ghetto Warriors (The Black Gestapo) (1975), Slithis (1978), The Redeemer ...Son of Satan! (1978)
04/14/12
17. Teenage Tramp (Maria's B-Movie Mayhem)* (1973, Anton Holden) (Code Red)
18. Teenage Hitchhikers (Maria's B-Movie Mayhem)* (1975, Gerri Sedley) (Code Red)
19. The Mark of Cain (Mark of Cain) (Katarina's Nightmare Theater)* (1986, Bruce Pittman) (Scorpion Releasing)
20. Thrillkill (Katarina's Nightmare Theater)* (1987, Anthony D'Andrea, Anthony Kramreither) (Scorpion Releasing)

omike
03-23-12, 04:45 PM
List is Complete

Total = 105

First Time Viewings = 97

Checklist completed with no duplicates

DVD: 92 Streaming: 12 VHS: 1

By Decade (not including 42nd St. Forever)
1930: 03
1940: 03
1950: 11
1960: 23
1970: 35
1980: 13
1990: 07
2000+ 09

* = first time viewing

March 31
01. Eat My Dust (1976)* (Roger Corman's Cult Classics The Ron Howard Action Pack)
A sheriff's son "borrows" a top rated stock car to impress a girl. Mayhem follows. A great, fun movie. Basically two long car chases separated by a slow romantic interlude. Car stunts are well done and the humor works very well. The pacing is almost perfect and there is a great soundtrack by David Grisman. Highly recommended.
02. Firecracker (1981)* (Roger Corman's Cult Classics Lethal Ladies Collection)
A martial arts instructor goes to the Philippines looking for her missing sister and gets involved with death fights and a drug smuggling ring. An OK martial arts picture with some pretty well done fight scenes including a couple instances of topless boob-fu. Seems to drag just a little in spots though.
03. TNT Jackson (1974)* (Roger Corman's Cult Classics Lethal Ladies Collection)
A tough street fighter goes to Hong Kong looking for her missing brother and gets involved with a drug smuggling ring. Firecracker, with the same director and writer, borrowed heavily from this film but does it all much better. I was never convinced that star Jeanne Bell was ever doing any of the fighting thanks to liberal use of undercranking and obvious stunt person substitution. Interesting footage of a Chinese festival helps as does a slightly better boob-fu scene but overall Firecracker is just a better movie.
04. Too Hot to Handle (1977)* (Roger Corman's Cult Classics Lethal Ladies Collection)
A professional assassin begins having an affair with the Chief of Detectives of the Manilla police force who is investigating her crimes. Good movie with some interesting hits. Star Cheri Caffaro is very appealing even if her acting range is limited. Still a nice chemistry develops between her and the detective.
05. Grand Theft Auto (1976)* (Roger Corman's Cult Classics The Ron Howard Action Pack)
Two teenagers want to get married but the bride's parents object. She "borrows" her father's Rolls Royce and the two head for Vegas to get married. Mayhem follows. Not quite as "pure" as Eat My Dust but still plenty of car chase action. I got fewer laughs out of this one and found some things, like the radio announcer in the helicopter, distracting and thought they just slowed the movie down too much. Still, good fun. Recommended for auto chase fans.
06. Fighting Mad (1976)* (Action-Packed Double Feature)
Large corporation uses terrorist tactics to convince holdouts to sell their land for a development project. One farmer with anger management issues fights back but almost sacrifices everything he holds dear. Not an original plot but pretty well done. I think more backstory about the main characters would have increased involvement. Movie seems to promise things that it never quite delivers.

April 01
07. Mondo Cane (1962)*
Stories about strange practices from around the world, often compared and contrasted with similar activities in the USA or Western culture. Interesting but animal lovers be warned there are several sequences of animal abuse or killing which many will find offensive.

April 02
08. Dixie Dynamite (1976)*
Two sisters resort to guerrilla warfare after losing their house to a rich moonshiner who was also indirectly responsible for the death of their father. Not action packed, there are some good explosions and a few touches of humor. Very watchable but it never really grabbed me. Kind of a strange mix of lightheartedness and cold blooded murder.

April 03
The first of three Bill Rebane double features I'm planning for this challenge.
09. The Alpha Incident (1977) (Mill Creek Chilling Classics 50 Movie Pack Disk 8)
Five people are quarantined in a remote train station after being exposed to a potentially dangerous substance from Mars. The SF elements are minor as most of the emphasis is on the character interactions as tensions increase. Similar to some Twilight Zone stories where a small number of people area thrown together in a restricted area. Unfortunately the material here is just stretched too thin for a full length movie. Still the acting has its moments and much of the film is interesting.
10. The Capture of Bigfoot (1979) (Retromedia Bigfoot Terror)
A local businessman sends trappers out to capture a legendary creature that he has been hunting for years. Not bad. Compared to The Alpha Incident this Bill Rebane movie has more action, stunts, and special effects. Several of the actors, including the star, were in the previous film but in general the acting here is not as well done. Richard Kennedy playing the businessman has a few wonderfully maniacal moments but the not so comic sheriff just slows things down. I've seen better and worse creature costumes but this one gets the job done. Worthwhile if you're in the mood for some Bigfoot cheese.

April 04
11. Super Troopers (2001)*
A Highway Patrol station is in danger of being closed due to budget cuts and being overshadowed by the local police so the troopers plan a big drug bust to impress the governor. Surprisingly funny in a silly, stupid kind of way. Some scenes (the bear) are outright hilarious and most are good for at least a chuckle. Maybe just a little bit too long but fun overall. Recommended if you're in a goofy mood.

April 05
12. Corman's World Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)*
Good tribute to Roger Corman includes overview of his film career with lots of clips and interviews with some of the people he has worked with, including his wife and brother. When I heard him speak one year at Comic Con International I found him a be a quiet, pleasant and intelligent person. This didn't change that but it did bring out other aspects of his personality along with info on his film making techniques. Highly recommended.
13. Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)
A teenage girl loves rock and roll, especially The Ramones, and manages to not only see them in concert but bring them to her high school as well after she gets into big trouble with the new principal. Possibly the greatest high school fantasy movie ever. Its been quite a few decades since I was in high school but I was totally pumped up by the time the credits rolled. Recommended.

April 06
14. Meridian (1990)* (The Charles Band DVD Collection Vol. 1)
An heiress returns to her ancestral home and finds both terror and love. Basically a slow moving supernatural romance it took me a while to get involved with the story but I once I did it was enjoyable although nothing groundbreaking. A couple of almost surprise plot twists helped.
15. The Killer Eye (1999)*
During an experiment to see into the 8th dimension, a creature embeds itself into a human eye, causes the eye to grow to an enormous size, and starts feeling up women with its attached optic nerve. No really. Things are getting serious now. This is by far the worst movie I've watched so far for this challenge. Despite the fact it was clearly meant to be a comedy, the plot is still stupid, the acting is mostly sub-par, and it seems way too long at 72 minutes. There is plentiful nudity but who knew optic nerve sex could be so boring! Not recommended.
16. Mutant Hunt (1987)*
Cyborgs given a version of a common street drug turn into lust crazed killers. Mercenary Riker and his crew must hunt them down in order to rescue an old acquaintance. The acting never rises above barely adequate. There are a couple of neat ideas but there is nothing at all outstanding about this movie. Watchable but probably best around 2 AM.
17. Necropolis (1987)*
A witch returns after 300 years seeking the reincarnation of one of her former victims. Not bad. The acting is pretty low level and the overall story is far from original but there are some nice touches, including a coherent story, and the production values are better than most of the stuff I've watched lately. A little nudity, a touch of gore, cool zombies = watchable.

April 07
18. SS Experiment Love Camp (1976)* (SS Hell Pack Triple Feature)
In a Nazi prison camp for political prisoners, a German soldier falls in love with one of the prisoners with disastrous results. Intense, with lots of nudity, torture, medical experiments, breeding experiments, grisly operations, and general brutality. The accumulative effect of all this is very disturbing. There are some just jaw-dropping plot turns. Actually a pretty well done movie for what it is.
19. Ninja vs Shaolin Guards (1984)* (Tai Seng Ninja Six - 6 DVD Set)
Four monks flee Shaolin Temple with a secret book after the head monk is killed by a traitor. Pretty much wall to wall fighting but changing locations and different weapons used by various pursuers keep things interesting and fun. Recommended for a Saturday afternoon when you just want to turn off your brain.
20. Shaolin Chamber of Death (1976)* R2 DVD
Birthday Boy Jackie Chan plays a mute student at Shaolin Temple who receives unconventional training from several different sources. Not all fighting, there are lots of training sequences, especially in the first half but all are well done. Very old school. There's also a decent and understandable plot. Jackie makes an appealing hero. A bit long but worth seeing.
21. Django Shoots First (1966)* aka Django spara per primo
Django attempts to collect money and property owned by his newly deceased father. His father's old business partner has other ideas. OK, but the drama/action ration is too high for my taste. There is some clever plotting and Django is a genial hero most of the time but the whole movie lacks much of an edge.

April 08
22. Molemen Against the Son of Hercules (1961)* (Retromedia Hercules Collection)
Maciste, one of the sons of Hercules, battles the people of an underground civilization who are killed by exposure to sunlight and are ruled by a beautiful but evil queen. Good story ideas and interesting sets make this very watchable. Minimal amount of boring court intrigue and some good feats of strength also help.
23. War Goddess (1973)* (Retromedia War God's Collection)
The new Queen of the Amazons struggles to bring reforms to her people while falling in love with the leader of the Greeks. Mashup of romantic comedy and sword & sandal. Despite a good amount of nudity, fantastic naked female wrestling, and some OK battle scenes this one was tough for me to get through. The acting/dubbing was particularly poor especially the Queen and there were just too many silly or stupid aspects to the plot.
24. Undefeatable (1993)*
A death match fighter snaps and begins torturing and killing women who resemble his estranged wife. A cop, a street fighter, and a psychiatrist try to track him down. Not anywhere near a good movie, the mix of martial arts and suspense make this an easy watch. Some of the fights are well done while others contain much silliness. The acting ranges from poor to over the top with few exceptions. Still, highly recommended because its so much fun.
25. Female Trouble (1974)*
The story of a teenage rebel who becomes an unwed mother and then a crime model after being disfigured. Some movies cannot be easily describe in a line or two and this John Waters film is one of them. It does however contain the essence of low budget independent film making. I enjoyed it and it must be seen to be believed.

April 09
26. Teenage Caveman (2002)*
In a post apocalyptic world, a group of teenagers leave their cave dwelling community after one of them kills the dictatorial leader. They come upon an ancient city and find both wonders and terror. As mentioned in the discussion, this move hits many exploitation bases including teenagers, nudity, soft core sex scenes, drugs, poor acting both bland and over the top and a monster! Not good but I had fun watching it.

April 10
27. Kill Them All and Come Back Alone (1968)*
Birthday Boy Chuck Connors leads a group of misfits hired by the Confederates to steal one million dollars in Union gold. Top notch spaghetti western - lots of sweat and grit, action, and betrayals. Very good directing and camerawork as well. I'd only known Connors from his TV work, mainly The Rifleman, and always considered him kind of a softy. He's hard as nails here with a dangerous smile and a profile that looks like it was chiseled from stone. Great stuff. Highly recommended.
The evening ended with another Bill Rebane double feature!
28. The Demons of Ludlow (1983)* (Mill Creek Chilling Classics 50 Movie Pack Disk 8)
The town of Ludlow is celebrating its bicentennial and receives a piano from the family of its founder. Strange and horrible things begin to happen whenever the piano is played. Moderately well done ghost/revenge from the past story. Acting is often adequate, there is some good building of tension, and the effects are OK for a low budget film. Still something is lacking.
29. The Cold (1984)* aka The Game (Mill Creek Chilling Classics 50 Movie Pack Disk 8)
Nine people gather at an isolated island lodge to participate in a game concocted by three bored millionaires with the winner to get one million dollars. Clever idea and fairly well executed. Acting is still somewhat below par but seems to matter less here. Nice effects. The ending is too ambiguous for my taste and leaves too much unresolved. Probably Rebane's most accomplished film so far. Recommended just for the ride.

April 11
30. Turkish Star Wars (1982)* aka The Man Who Saves the World Streaming Google
Two space pilots have to save the Earth from a wizard who is trying to gain ultimate power. Uses space battle scenes from Star Wars Episode IV:A New Hope at the beginning and end and also soundtrack clips from 5 or 6 other films including Raiders of the Lost Ark. The majority of the movie is essentially a very bad kung-fu movie with very very bad kung-fu and a lot of trampoline work. There is even a hilarious training sequence with rocks of all sizes. Its all worthwhile though because the last seven minutes or so is some of the most insane shit ever put on film.
31. Emanuelle in America (1977)*
Newshound Emanuelle pursues several stories including a millionaire with a harem, a Viennese count who deals in forged art, a island resort that fulfills women's fantasies, and a snuff film gang. Laura Gemser is really a lovely woman but her one note acting got on my nerves after a while. The real surprise here is that after about 40 minutes of typical soft core groping we suddenly get about a half hour of very explicit sex. The way this was structured, our heroine going from room to room on the island resort photographing everything, makes me think director D'Amato just might have edited these scenes in from other movies. Once this is over its back to soft core except for one very disturbing scene at the snuff film hideout.

April 12
32. Reform School Girl (1957)* Streaming amctv
A 17 year old girl is sent to reform school after refusing to identify a car thief who ran down an old fool while the girl was with him in the stolen car. Kind of a JD and women in prison mash up. Pretty good for an AIP pic. Edd 'Kookie' Byrnes plays the car thief and Sally Kellerman has a small role as one of the (taller) girls. I wouldn't have recognized here but happened to notice her name last in the credits so I was on the lookout. Also features B-movie actress Yvette Vickers. A very easy watch.
33. Teenage Devil Dolls (1955)* VHS part of Rhino's Teenage Theater series
Teenager Cassandra, product of a broken home, is introduced to pot by the local motorcycle gang. This of course leads to more drugs, sleaze, and ever increasing criminal activities. There is no dialog, the story is told through narration (by the main police character) and sound effects which gives a documentary feel enhanced by the crawl at the end citing a bunch of drug use statistics from 1952. Very low budget but short and kind of interesting.
34. High School Big Shot (1959)*
The best looking girl in the school uses her charms to manipulate both the brainiest and the brawniest guys in her class. Soon drops its high school premise and shows its true colors as a grim, sleazy caper drama and a pretty well done one at that. Interesting writing, usually solid acting, and a very dark atmosphere. Recommended.

April 13
35. Young and Wild (1958)* Streaming Netflix
Three tough punks steal a car, terrorize a nice young couple, and run down a foolish old woman. They later threaten the nice young couple so they won't identify the punks for the police. Good movie. Action and serial director William Witney keeps things moving and Gene Evans gives a solid performance as a police sergeant. Scott Marlow as leader of the punks also does a good job.
36. Teenage Gang Debs (1966)*
A new beauty in the neighborhood, Terry, uses her charms to become the power behind the leader in the street gang, The Rebels. This movie has cat-fights, knife-fights, and big scale gang rumbles (the latter filmed in early shaky cam which I found annoying) and absolutely no likeable characters at all which leads to a dark, slightly depressing feeling. Still its tough to not like this sleazy rise and fall story.
37. Teen-Age Strangler (1964)*
Teenage girls are being strangled with nylon stockings and members of the local drag racing club are under suspicion. What a relief! After the grime and sleaze I've been watching its nice to get a good wholesome serial killer movie. Typical teen hijinks with clueless parents and an understanding but poorly acted cop. Not a good movie at all but entertaining with some unintentional laughs. On MST3K ep. 514.

April 14
38. Fists of Bruce Lee (1978)* (Mill Creek Martial Arts 20 Movie Pack Disc 4)
Two groups are after a list of names for some reason. Basic, vague plot with lots of fights. Bruce Li has nice moves and has many Bruce Lee mannerisms down pat but after a while, a feeling of sameness sets in. Only fair.
39. Mafia (1968)* aka Il Giorro Della Civetta
A new police captain starts a cat and mouse game with a Mafia Don after an independent contractor is murdered.l Not much action but with sometimes complicated complicated strokes and counter strokes by both sides.
40. Kingdom of Spiders (1979)*
Tarantulas suddenly get organized and start attacking large mammals. Pretty standard eco-disaster but the county fair is in two weeks plot. Nothing new but very watchable. Shatner and rest of cast are adequate.
41. Death Is Nimble, Death Is Quick (1966)* (Sinister Cinema)
Joe Walker and Captain Rowland investigate the attempted kidnapping of a wealthy American's daughter by a sinister secret cult in Sri Lanka. Not really a very good movie, but full of neat touches like underground labs, ancient temples, and deadly swamps that make for a fun watch.
42. The Big Doll House (1971)* (Roger Corman's Cult Classics The Women in Cages Collection)
Several women in a South American prison plan an escape while being tormented by a sadistic chief guard. Good movie, well paced and directed featuring nudity, torture and violence. Exploitation heaven. Recommended for those so inclined.
43. Above the Law (1988)* (4 Film Favorites Steven Seagal Collection)
An unorthodox Chicago police detective starts uncovering high level secrets when a suspected drug shipment actually contains high grade military explosives. Good action movie with Seagal showing off his martial arts prowess but there are also lots of gunfights and car chases. I expected more martial arts action than there was.
44. The Wild Angels (1966)*
Roger Corman produced and directed this story about the death of a member of a motor cycle gang and how it affects the leader and the rest of the gang. The is lots of motorcycle action but the story had a personal dramatic side to it that I hadn't expected.

April 15
45. The Nuns of Saint Archangel (1973)* (Media Blasters Nunsploitation: 4 Disc Collection)
An officer of the archbishop's staff investigates corruption in a nunnery shortly after a new Mother Superior is named. Surprisingly not bad. Some nudity and torture but less than I expected and some nice sets and locations. A nod to the real world politics that the church engaged in in the 16th century although I don't know how accurate all that is.
46. Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals (1977)*
Newshound Emanuelle uses her clever hidden camera technique to get a scoop at a mental institution which leads to an expedition to the Amazon jungle in search of a tribe of cannibals. God help me, I couldn't resist after seeing the title but its another slow moving Emanuelle movie. The jungle expedition helps as does the fact that Emanuelle is in the background during much of that part of the film. If you need to see an Emanuelle movie or a cannibal flick this covers both bases and there is not any animal cruelty shown.
47. Hell's Belles (1969)*
A motorcycle racer uses guerrilla tactics when he goes after a motorcycle gang that stole his prize bike. Interesting movie with decent acting and a good chemistry between the leads. Something a little different in biker films.
48. The Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971)*
A police detective searches for the killer of beautiful women who paralyzes his victims before slowly killing them. Good giallo. Nice logical build up of the investigation, plenty of beautiful women, and a policeman with a personality and life. Some of the killings lack a little tension but worth watching.
49. Black Caesar (1973)*
A rise and fall crime drama about a shoe shine boy who eventually controls Harlem recalls some of the great gangster movies of the 1930's. Fred Williamson does a good job in the lead. Recommended.
50. Hot Potato (1976)* (4 Film Favorites Urban Action Collection)
Mr. Jones and his friends must rescue a senator's daughter from an Asian warlord's jungle base. Very poor martial arts comedy is more silly/stupid than funny. Even most of the fights are lame and repetitive. Jim Kelly is very much wasted here

April 16
51. Santo and the Blue Demon vs Dracula and the Wolfman (1973)*
An evil hunchback brings Dracula and the Wolfman back to life by sacrificing an elderly professor. Santo and the Blue Demon are charged with protecting the professor's beautiful daughters. One of the better Santo movies I've seen. The ring action does not interfere with the story, there are some good fights outside the ring, the plot makes sense, and there are some great sets. Recommended.
52. The Flame Barrier (1958)* (Sinister Cinema)
A woman forms an expedition in South America to find her missing husband who was lost while searching for a crashed satellite. Not great but not terrible. I would have liked more sf elements and the resolution is lame but the jungle trek along with the occasional mysterious event keep things interesting. Arthur Franz, one of my favorite B actors, turns in another solid performance.
53. The Thing That Couldn't Die (1958)* (Sinister Cinema)
People digging a well unearth a ancient chest containing a severed human head which turns out to have strange powers. Pretty cool horror movie has a few eerie moments enhanced by a moody score (which IMDB credits to Henry Mancini along with stock music including some from The Creature From the Black Lagoon). The head effects are generally well done.
54. Axe (1977)*
Three hit men looking for a hideout come upon an isolated farm house inhabited only by a young girl and her paralyzed grandfather. They decide to stay for a while. A strange little movie that I found quite interesting. Very low budget and somewhat amateurish but with an appealing if sparsely orchestrated score. Kind of like a fever dream.

April 17
55. Narcotic (1933)* (Sinister Cinema Poverty Row Studio Collection Roadshow Attractions Vol. 1)
A promising young doctor who runs a free clinic tries opium as a diversion but soon becomes hooked and destroys his life for drugs. Pretty standard cautionary tale with some nice moments including a great 'dope party' which clearly illustrates for the viewer the different effects that different drugs have.
56. Maniac (1934)* (Sinister Cinema Poverty Row Studio Collection Roadshow Attractions Vol. 1)
A very mad doctor and his crazed assistant conduct experiments to raise the dead. They succeed but then things get very strange. One of the most bizarre movies I've ever seen, a perfect example of an exploitation film. The story is occasionally interrupted by text defining various kinds of mental illness none of which relate to the story at the time they come on. And that's just the beginning! There are some real life animal fights shown. Recommended.

April 18
57. The Phenix City Story (1955)* (Warner Film Noir Classic Collection Vol. 5)
The fact based story of how Phenix City, Alabama, also known as Sin City, USA, began to clean itself up and get out from under the thumb of one of the largest vice rings in the country. The film starts with interviews of real life citizens by real life reporter Clete Roberts, followed by a dramatized version of how a state Attorney General was elected on the platform of cleaning up the city and state. The actors are convincing and the production values are pretty good.
58. Queen of the Amazon (1946)*(Sinister Cinema PovertyRow StudioCollection Screen Guild/Lippert Vol.1)
A woman forms a safari to search for her lost fiance who is rumored to be a captive of a mysterious white goddess deep in the African jungle. First part of the movie suffers from too much stock footage (from other films, wildlife, travel logs). As a matter of fact, it starts out in India for no good reason except to get some Indian travel log shots in. The second half has less of this and becomes an enjoyable action romp. Robert Lowery (Batman) makes a pleasant hero as always.

April 19
59. The Mermaid Chair (2006)* Streaming Hulu
A women returns to her island hometown to take care of her demented mother and ends up falling in love with a monk. I figured I'd get a whole new genre here, monkploitaion but it turns out the guy isn't even a real monk yet; he hasn't taken final vows or whatever so its more like protomonksploitation. This movie should have a lot of things going for it. It has scenes with mermaids, a voodoo queen, a psychic teenager, severed fingers, a suicide ritual, and a terrible secret but really, its just a dreary movie about a whiny woman who basically gets it all while disrupting a couple other lives.
60. Ghetto Stories: The Movie (2010)*
Story of two generations of drug dealers in Baton Rough and the complex web of family relationships that tie them together. Pretty interesting movie with more depth to the characters and the relations than I thought there would be. At times, almost a snapshot of ghetto life, I suspect some minor characters were just plain folk. Dialog was hard to make out at times.

April 20
61. Teenage Cave Man (1958) Streaming amctv
The son of the Symbol Maker begins questioning the laws of the clan that have been handed down and obeyed for generations. I've always liked this movie and decided to revisit it since I saw the remake earlier in the month. Sure, its a cheapie with most of the monster effects taken from other films but the monster costume they did make is wonderful in all its cheesy goodness, the Albert Glasser score is perfect, and the story is based on an interesting (if probably overused) idea which is nicely worked out.
62. If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do? (1971)* Streaming Google
As America continues to turn away from Christianity it becomes more and more open to take over by the Communists. Rev. Estus W. Pirkle preaches and shows dramatizations of what could happen here. Commies on horses ride roughshod over the good Christians of the United States. Children are brainwashed, killed, or maimed while adults who refuse to give up their faith are gunned down. Clearly there is a touch of insanity in this film. Obviously fake gore and downright awful acting (a fake Russian accent fights a loosing battle against a southern drawl) are the highlights of this mess.
63. Pharaoh's Curse (1957)* Streaming Netflix
During a time of civil unrest, a small force of British soldiers is sent to retrieve an archeological expedition. In the desert, they encounter a young native woman and strange things begin to happen. I've wanted to see this for a long time and just couldn't resist when I noticed it was available. This is a nice variation on the classic mummy theme. At times it feels more like a straight adventure story than horror. The acting is competent and the sets, especially the tomb, are interesting. Not a masterpiece but quite good. Recommended.
64. Fist of Fury (1972) (HKL Bruce Lee 30th Anniversary Commemorative Edition) R2
The top student of a martial arts school seeks revenge for the death of his teacher and he suspects a rival Japanese school had something to do with it. Bruce Lee at his most ferocious (and crazed) and he even show some good acting ability. Highly recommended.
65. The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)* (Oz-Ploitation Boxset Vol. 1) R4
Australian Barry inherits some money and travels to London with his aunt where he has quite a few silly and raunchy adventures. A surprisingly easy watch and I even laughed out loud a few times. Dame Edna works well as the aunt and Barry is quite charming in his provincial way. Fosters Forever!

April 21
66. Eve and the Handyman (1961)* (The Russ Meyer Collection) R2
A mysterious woman follows a handyman around all day observing the various situations he gets into. Somewhat enjoyable comedy. A couple of the scenes struck me as funny and a few others are mildly amusing but most are neither. Very little nudity, only one scene with bare breasts.
67. Wild Girls of the Naked West (1962)* (The Russ Meyer Collection) R2
Silly but entertaining spoof of western movie cliches with a good amount of bare female flesh. Some funny parts. Think Looney Tunes with booze and boobs.
68. Lorna (1964)* (The Russ Meyer Collection) R2
A young wife, who has never been satisfied by her husband, finds physical fulfillment with an escaped convict. Predictably disaster follows. Pretty good by sleazy. Acting is generally OK for a low budget with Hal Hopper especially good as the town creepy guy. The script is a bit heavy handed at times (with a preacher and a shot of Death) but all in all very watchable.
69. White Slaves of Chinatown (1965)*
Kind of a documentary tour of Olga's Chinatown headquarters shows how she is able to bend the minds and wills of her victims by following the training of her current crop of girls. Totally narrated and in a style similar to those educational shorts they showed in school. Some torture shown by not explicit often just the aftermath. Lots of bare flesh. Not terribly thrilling.
70. Olga's House of Shame (1964)*
At her country school for crime (an abandoned mining complex) Olga and her brother expand operations into jewel smuggling but discover traitors in their midst. The result - torture! Mostly just one torture scene after another, even bringing in girls we've never scene before (or will see again) for a few minutes of pain. While not explicit by today's standards there is far more on screen violence and fake gore than in the first film. Mainly narrated but some brief scenes with actual dialog.
71. Olga's Girls (1964)*
While training a batch of new girls, Olga must also deal with a police informer and a splinter group of her girls going out on their own. This is actually the second of the Olga films and better than the two I've already watched. The focus in the first part is drugs and we eventually learn that Moscow and Peking are the ultimate source of US drugs. The torture scenes are more deliberate here and so more disturbing. In general the whole movie seems better paced and slightly more coherent than the other ones. All narration.
72. The Layout (1969)*
Directed by Joe Sarno. Five women and two industrial strength vibrators. And that's all I'm going to say.

April 22
73. Something Weird (1967)* (SWV The Herschell Gordon Lewis Collection)
A psychic and a witch try to find a serial killer. Low budget roots show in some sub-par acting and effects but the story is interesting although it does digress too much in the middle. Still some performances are adequate and it is very entertaining.
74. Bikini Beach (1964)*
Another fun beach movie with Frankie and Annette adds drag racing and an old folk's home to the mix. Its still odd to see so many mainstream stars in a teen pic but it does seem to work. Little Stevie Wonder sings a tune at the end.
75. Girl Happy (1964)* (4 Film Favorites Elvis Presley Musicals)
Elvis and his band go to Ft. Lauderdale during spring break to keep an eye on the boss's daughter. Romance ensues. So-so Elvis film. Lots of songs and pretty girls but I miss the big production numbers some of his other films have.
76. Hot Moves (1984)*
Four high school juniors vow to get laid during the summer before their senior year. Typical characters and plot but well done. There are a few genuinely funny moments and its always pleasant to watch. Shots of real beach folk go on too long sometimes but do add a Venice Beach vibe. Quite a bit of nudity. Recommended if you're in the mood for some summer fun.
77. The Rebel Set MST3K version Show #419 (1992)* (Rhino Mystery Science Theater Vol. 12)
OK riffing. The short is funnier than the film but I was burning out about here

April 23
78. Run! Bitch Run! (2009)* Streaming Netflix
Two Catholic schoolgirls are tortured and raped by several rural lowlifes. One dies but the other survives. Full of sex, gore, nudity, and sleaze. Seems to be a tribute to classic 70's exploitation but takes everything much further than it went then.
79. The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)*
In 2087 ex-smuggler Pluto Nash tries to prevent a rich gangster from taking over his club and bringing gambling to his neighborhood. Not a terrible movie but not very good either. Fun and silly but not funny. Inoffensive and bland. Third biggest net losses on Wiki's list.

April 24
80. House of Evil (1968)*
A rich old man gathers his heirs. That evening he dies of a heart attack and then his heirs beginning dying, killed by toys and clockwork men. Karloff is solid (love his voice) and even the Mexican scenes are well done and the story makes some kind of sense.
81. Spine Tingler!: The William Castle Story (2007) (Sony The William Castle Film Collection)
A solid documentary. I just love the part near the beginning where they talk about the outrageous gimmicks he used for his horror movies. Highly recommended.

April 25
82. Vigilante (1983)* Streaming Netflix
A group of men try to protect their neighborhood from all types of crime when the police prove unable to do the job. Action packed movie hits all the right buttons. Strong cast. Recommended.
83. Chained Heat (1983)* (Panik House Mr. Skin Presents Women in Prison Triple Feature)
Women in prison revolt against corrupt guards and administration, lead by newbie Linda Blair. Set in the US, not some jungle republic. Good but lacks that last bit of sleaze needed to be great. The prisoners just don't seem dangerous, desperate enough. And Linda Blair isn't all that convincing -- a problem I've had with her in other films as well.

April 26
84. Fashion Model (1945)* Streaming Netflix
Comedy/Mystery about several murders and missing jewelry. Robert Lowery plays the stock boy suspected of the murders. Full of incredibly stupid cops and smart-mouthed dames, its mildly amusing at first but the unrelenting silliness becomes tiresome. Lowery is pleasant but Marjorie Weaver fails miserably to find any screwball charm in her fast talking model. She's just annoying.
85. Batman & Robin (1997)*
Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, and Bane fight, then team up. Batman and company must save the day. I was expecting the worst and while this was very, very bad, I still think Superman IV is even worse. Somewhere buried deep in the script is a good story about family relationships and family loss. There are hints, but it never really comes out. This is just a poor movie for so many reasons: awful dialog poorly delivered, miscast actors, bad looking costumes, sets and effects. I think they were trying more for the 50's type comic stories with giant props and funny looking machines than for TV camp but none of it really worked except for Michael Gough's Alfred. A very bad sequel.

April 27
86. Juvenile Jungle (1958)* Streaming Netflix
Some beer swilling punks join forces with a slightly older newcomer and plot the perfect kidnapping. Pretty darn good. The lead, Correy Allen, doesn't always seem to have his heart in it but the rest of the cast is fine. Solid directing by William Witney. Recommended if you're in the mood for a slightly sleazy crime drama.
87. The Maze (1953)* Streaming Netflix
A man inherits a barony just before his is to be married. He goes to his new home but then cuts off all contact with the outside world including his fiancee. Good 1950's horror story set in Scotland. Richard Carlson is one of my top ten favorite B-movie actors (even though I mixed up the dates and thought today was his birthday) and he does a good job of displaying happiness, sincerity and coldness at various times. The finish is quite creepy but there is one aspect to it that is so unintentionally funny that it almost spoils everything, even for someone like myself who loves the 50's style with all its flaws. Still highly recommended.
88. The Devil in Miss Jones (1973)*
A woman commits suicide and when she comes up for judgement, it is discovered that suicide is the only sin she has ever committed. She must be sent to Hell but is allowed some time to commit more sins to make it all worthwhile. Paper thin plot which allows a series of pornographic scenes involving various combinations of people, objects and even an animal. Actually kind of interesting but not really my thing.

April 28
89. Men of San Quentin (1942)* (Sinister Cinema Poverty Row Studio Collection PRC Vol. 9)
A newly married prison guard gets entangled in prison politics due to the manipulations of the Deputy Chief Guard (played by Charles Middleton). Good prison drama is quickly resolved and the rest of the movie becomes a PSA for prison reform.
90. Legion of Missing Men (1937)* (SinisterCinema Poverty RowStudio Collection Monogram Pictures Vol.6)
Arab tribes at war with the French Foreign Legion capture several machine guns but then need to kidnap some Legionnaires to help put them together. Good action picture with sets that really give the feeling of exotic locales. Final battle is just a bit of a letdown, probably due to low budget.
91. War of the Gargantuas (US version) (1970)
Two hairy, giant humanoids, one brown and one green, take on each other and the Japanese military. Fun kaiju movie with all the usual plot points.
92. A Long Ride From Hell (1969)*
While pursuing horse thieves, a rancher is framed for a train robbery and is sent to prison. He escapes and seeks revenge on all those who done him wrong. Steve Reeves makes a handsome if clean cut and poker-faced hero. A good western with plenty of action and suspense. Recommended for a spaghetti western fix.
93. Roy Colt & Winchester Jack (1970)* (Anchor Bay The Mario Bava Collection #2)
Two gangs race each other for a treasure of gold. Ambushes, betrayals, and shoot outs steadily reduce the numbers in each gang. Lighthearted but bloody spaghetti western. The humor is funniest when its a bit subtle. There is only one really silly, stupid part.
94. Three the Hard Way (1974)* (4 Film Favorites Urban Action Collection)
A record producer, a PR man, and the owner of martial arts schools take on a white supremacist group that has developed a virus that will only kill blacks. Blacksploitation meets Bondsploitation in a fun film with a funky soundtrack and full of implausible action sequences and an insanely high body count. Brown, Williamson, and Kelly manage to pull it off though. Recommended for those times when all critical judgement has been suspended.
95. Friday Foster (1975)*
Former model and news photographer Friday Foster witnesses an attempted assassination of "the black Howard Hughes" and soon finds her own life in danger. Pam Grier is lovely but the movie is not all that good. Except for some bare breast it reminded me of an episode of a 70's TV show. Friday outdoes Lois Lane for her reckless stupidity and there are some absolutely awful lines of dialog.
96. Tremors 2: Aftershocks (1996)* (Universal Tremors Attack Pack)
The Graboids appear in a Mexican oil field and Earl is convinced to go there to destroy them. Entertaining sequel with a new twist or two.

April 29
97. Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2003)* (Universal Tremors Attack Pack)
The Graboids appear in the Old West back when Perfection was called Rejection. A Gummer arrives in town from back East to see why his mine isn't making money. Fun, although a sense of sameness sets in.
98. Zaat (1971)*
A crazed scientist has been working on a way to turn humans into fish since WW2. He finally succeeds on himself and now is out looking for a mate! A wonderful, crazy, stupid, awful movie. There are so many things wrong: we see the monster suit way too much, the overall pacing, the acting, sudden jumps in the script, a score that is either noise or cues used in 1950's TV shows. The redneck sheriff is by far my favorite character. Recommended as an overdose of bad movie goodness.
99. The Sister-in-Law (1974)* (BCI Drive In Cult Classics)
A man has an affair with his brother's estranged wife and gets involved with some of his brother's shady activities. Interesting story but the acting often leaves something to be desired. Plenty of nudity.
100. The Stepmother (1972)* (BCI Drive In Cult Classics)
In a fit of rage, a man kills his wife's lover and tries to hide the crime but luck turns against him. A tale of 70's style beautiful people gone wrong. Slow moving story wanders around a lot. Think of a Colombo episode without a hint of humor or cleverness.
101. Olga's Dance Hall Girls (1966)*
The last and the least of the Olga films I have. NO plot, just a lot of dancing and writhing with and without clothes. No torture shown but boring conversions with and without actual dialog have the same effect on the viewer. Slimy Harry is a highlight of sorts as are the satanic touches but overall pretty boring. Even the new Olga looks terminally bored most of the time. Bad even for an Olga movie.

April 30
102. Revelation (1999)*
The Rapture is history and the anti-Christ, pretending to be the Messiah, controls the world. A counter-terrorism agent discovers that there is more to the upcoming Day of Wonder than anyone suspects. Sequel to Jack Van Impe produced Apocalypse, which I watched last year, is a solid thriller mixing science fiction and the supernatural although it is poorly acted at times. Looking forward to the next installment.
As promised the third and final Bill Rebane double feature. This completes my survey of his films which I began last year.
103. Nightmare aka Blood Harvest (1987)* (Brentwood/BCI Psychotic Tendencies 4 Movies)
A girl returns to her hometown to find her parents missing and her friends soon start disappearing as well. Pretty good effort by Bill Rebane although there are still huge plot holes and obvious solutions to problems. Thing would have been so different is the heroine had just locked the doors and windows once in a while. Tiny Tim is very good in his role, perhaps the best part of the film.
104. Twister's Revenge (1987) (Mill Creek Drive-In Movie Classics 50 Movie Pack)
A monster truck driver's new wife is kidnapped by Dumb, Dumber, and Dumbest. He goes after her with the help of a talking monster truck complete with AI (K.I.T.T. has nothing on this baby!). Poor pacing with action sequences that go on for way too long and galatically stupid villains prove to be this movies downfall.
105. 42nd Street Forever Vol. 2: The Deuce
Great trailer compilation. Nice way to finish this challenge off.

Year Frequency and Before they were famous: * 1890 - (insert film title here)(Optional)
* 1900 -
* 1910 -
* 1920 -
* 1930 - 111
* 1940 - 111
* 1950 - 11111111111
* 1960 - 11111111111111111111111
* 1970 - 11111111111111111111111111111111111
* 1980 - 1111111111111
* 1990 - 1111111
* 2000 - 111111111

Before They Were Famous
Edd 'Kookie' Byrnes - Reform School Girl
Sally Kellerman - Reform School Girl

Checklist: 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)
X * 1930 - Maniac (1934)
X * 1940 - Queen of the Amazons (1946)
X * 1950 - High School Big Shot (1958)
X * 1960 - Teenage Gang Debs (1966)
X * 1970 - The Alpha Incident (1977)
X * 1980 - Mutant Hunt (1987)
X * 1990 - The Killer Eye (1999)
X * 2000 - Spine Tingler!: The William Castle Story (2007)

Watch a film for each rating:
X * G - War of the Gargantuas (US version)
X * PG - Grand Theft Auto
X * PG-13 - Hell's Belles
X * R - Too Hot To Handle
X * X (or NC-17) - Female Troubles (NC-17)
X * Unrated (post-MPAA 1968) - The Demons of Ludlow (1983)

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}).
X * First format - VHS Teenage Devil Dolls
X * Second format - Streaming Pharaoh's Curse
X * Third format - DVD War Goddess

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

Watch a film in the following genres:
X A Token Science Fiction B-Movie - The Flame Barrier
X A Token Horror B-Movie - The Thing That Couldn't Die
Italian (or European) films of the following Genres:
X * Eurospy (James Bond ripoffs) - Death Is Nimble, Death Is Quick
X * Giallo - The Black Belly of the Tarantula
X * Sword & Sandal - Molemen Against the Son of Hercules
X * Spaghetti Western - Django Shoots First
X * Cannibal Film - Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals
X * Mafia/Gangster Film - Mafia aka Il Giorro Della Civetta
Martial Arts film:
X * Bruce Lee-sploitation - Fists of Bruce Lee with Bruce Li
X * Hong Kong (or other Asian) film - Shaolin Chamber of Death
X * American film - Hot Potato
X * Any "Ninja" film - Ninja vs Shaolin Guards
X * Bonus* Actual Bruce Lee film - Fist of Fury
X Biker Film - The Wild Angels
X Stoner Film - Super Troopers
X Carsploitation Film - Eat My Dust
X Blaxploitation - Three the Hard Way
Sexploitation:
X * Any type - Lorna
X * Nudie Cutie - Wild Girls of the Naked West
X * Roughie - Olga's House of Shame
X * 70s Porn - The Devil in Miss Jones
X * Emmanuelle Film - Emanuelle in America
X * Teen Sex Comedy - Hot Moves
X Nunsploitation - The Nuns of Saint Archangel
X Shocksploitation - Olga's Girls
X Rape/Revenge Film - Run! Bitch Run!
X Vigilante Film - Vigilante
X Women in Prison - Chained Heat
X Nazisploitation - SS Experiment Love Camp
X Eschploitation (religious end times, or general religious exploitation) - Revelation
X Hixploitation/Moonshiners - Dixie Dynamite
X Roadshow Exploitation/30s-40s "Cautionary" films - Narcotic
X "Hood" Film ("Gangsta") - Ghetto Stories: The Movie
X Hollywood Gangster film (Film Noir era) - The Phenix City Story (1955)
X Juvenile Delinquent Film - Young and Wild
X 60s Beach Movie - Bikini Beach (1964)
X Film starring Musical Group or Music Star (that did not become a legit actor) Rock 'n' Roll High School with The Ramones
X * *Bonus* Elvis film - Girl Happy
X Ozploitation - The Adventures of Barry McKenzie
X Mexican Wrestling Film - Santo and the Blue Demon vs Dracula and the Wolfman
X Foreign "Ripoff" film (such as Turkish cinema) - Turkish Star Wars
X Eco-Terror Film - Kingdom of the Spiders
X "Mondo" Film - Mondo Cane
X Documentary ABOUT B-Movies/Exploitation/Drive-ins or those involved in their production - Corman's World Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel
X Video Nasty - Axe
X TV-Movie - Teenage Caveman (2002) made for Cinemax
X * Lifetime Channel Movie - The Mermaid Chair
X Bad Sequel to a "Well regarded film" - Batman & Robin (1997)
X DirectToVideo sequel - Tremors 4: The Legend Begins
X Critical Bomb (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic or IMDB Bottom 100 {Bottom 100 archive}) - Zaat imdb rating 1.7, currently #19 in bottom 100
X Financial Bomb - The Adventures of Pluto Nash 3rd biggest loser on Wiki list
X MST3K/RiffTrax (or Cinematic Titanic) version of a film - The Rebel Set MST3K #419
X Non-MST3K version of a film featured on MST3K (or CT) - Teen-Age Strangler MST3K Ep. 514

Watch 10 films starring anyone from the actors safe list.
X * 1 Buck Flower - The Capture of Bigfoot
X * 2 Cynthia Rothrock - Undefeatable
X * 3 Chuck Connors - Kill Them All and Come Back Alive
X * 4 Steven Seagal - Above the Law
X * 5 Robert Vaughn - Teenage Cave Man (1958)
X * 6 Boris Karloff - House of Evil
X * 7 Richard Carlson - The Maze
X * 8 Steve Reeves - A Long Ride From Hell
X * 9 Fred Williamson - Black Caesar
X * 10 Pam Grier - Friday Foster

Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list.
X * 1 Russ Meyer (Dir) - Eve and the Handyman
X * 2 George Weiss (Prod) - White Slaves of Chinatown
X * 3 Joe Sarno (Dir) - The Layout
X * 4 Herschell Gordon Lewis (Dir) - Something Weird
X * 5 Charles Band (Dir) - Meridian
X * 6 Bill Rebane (Dir) - The Cold aka The Game
X * 7 Roger Corman (Prod) - Fighting Mad
X * 8 Jack Hill (Dir) - The Big Doll House
X * 9 William "One Shot" Beaudine (Dir) - Fashion Model
X * 10 Mario Bava (Dir) - Roy Colt & Winchester Jack

Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.
X * 1 A.I.P. - Reform School Girl
X * 2 Shout Factory - Firecracker
X * 3 PRC - Men of San Quentin
X * 4 Monogram - Legion of Missing Men
X * 5 Crown International Pictures - The Sister-in-Law

Ash Ketchum
03-23-12, 05:29 PM
ASH KETCHUM'S 2ND ANNUAL DRIVE-IN/EXPLOITATION/B-MOVIE CHALLENGE
April 2012

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Sat. March 31, 2012
1. THE HOODLUM (1951/U.S., 62 min., b&w, crime drama/Eagle-Lion) DVD
Dir.: Max Nosseck. Cast: Lawrence Tierney, Allene Roberts, Edward Tierney.
Tierney plays a hard-boiled career criminal as only he could. Low-budget but hardcore. Nosseck had directed Tierney in his first starring role, DILLINGER (1945).

Sun. April 1, 2012
2. KING DINOSAUR (1955/U.S., 63 min., b&w, science fiction/Lippert) DVD
Dir.: Bert I. Gordon. Cast: Bill Bryant, Wanda Curtis, Douglas Henderson, Patti Gallagher.
Low-budget voyage to a planet crawling with lizards pretending to be dinosaurs. Lots of stock footage and cruelty to animals. Memorable line: “I brought the atom bomb. I think it’s a good time to use it.” Pretty laughable throughout, but I loved it when I saw it on TV as a kid.

3. DANGER: DIABOLIK (1968/Italy, 100 min., color, crime caper/Paramount) DVD (English-dubbed)
Dir.: Mario Bava. Cast John Phillip Law, Marisa Mell, Michel Piccoli, Adolfo Celi. Stylized caper about a master thief in a leather body suit, based on a popular Italian comic book and designed very much to look and feel like a comic book, but I could have used more thrills. Great score by Ennio Morricone.

4. DANGER: DIABOLIK (1968/Italy, 100 min., color, crime caper/Paramount) DVD (English-dubbed)
Re-screened with audio commentary by John Phillip Law and Tim Lucas.

Mon. April 2, 2012
5. KEOMA (1976/Italy, 101 min., color, western) VHS (English-dubbed)
Dir.: Enzo G. Castellari. Cast: Franco Nero, William Berger, Woody Strode, Olga Karlatos.
A late entry in the Italian western cycle and a little more heavy-handed than most, with intimations of a Christ allegory late in the film. The action is good and the style a little different, but the attempt to give it a message really slows it down and makes it longer than it needed to be. Strode and Berger have good parts, with Strode quite impressive in an action role at the age of 61.

6. RIDERS OF THE WHISTLING SKULL (1937/U.S., 58 min., b&w, B-western/Republic) Beta SP
Dir.: Mack V. Wright. Cast: Robert Livingston, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune.
A "Three Mesquiteers" western about the search for a lost city of gold protected by a "fanatic Indian cult." Not the most enlightened script, but there's plenty of rugged location shooting amidst wild rock formations and great stunt work by co-star Ray Corrigan.

Tues. April 3, 2012
7. THE SOMBRERO KID (1942/U.S., 56 min., b&w, B-western/Republic) Beta SP
Dir.: George Sherman. Cast: Don "Red" Barry, Lynn Merrick, Stuart Hamblen.
Don "Red" Barry was a western star who didn't sing, trick-ride, lasso, or do comedy. He just galloped, shot and punched. But he was also a much better actor than most B-western stars. This one's got a standard plot, but it moves well, has plenty of action, and is sharply directed by Sherman.

Wed. April 4, 2012
8. THE ST. VALENTINE’S DAY MASSACRE (1967/U.S., 100 min., color, gangster drama/20th Century Fox) VHS
Dir.: Roger Corman. Cast: Jason Robards, George Segal, Ralph Meeker.
Nicely shot and acted, with a great cast that includes even Jack Nicholson in a bit part. Robards is a little too over-the-top, though, and looks and acts nothing like Capone. In that regard, I'm a bigger fan of Rod Steiger’s AL CAPONE (1959) which I watched for the Action/Adventure/Crime Challenge last month.

9. FORBIDDEN TRAILS (1941/U.S., 59 min., b&w, B-western/Monogram) DVD (Part of Mill Creek's Western Legends box set)
Dir.: Robert N. Bradbury. Cast: The Rough Riders: Buck Jones, Tim McCoy, Raymond Hatton.
Standard B-western plot enlivened by three of the greats of the genre: Jones, McCoy and Hatton. Jones and McCoy were the real deal, men with genuine cowboy skills and strong screen presence.

Thurs. April 5, 2012 (Roger Corman's 86th birthday)
10. CAPONE (1975/U.S., 101 min., color, gangster drama/Fox) VHS.
Prod.: Roger Corman. Dir.: Steve Carver. Cast: Ben Gazzara, Susan Blakely, Sylvester Stallone.
Gazzara has cotton in his cheeks and it interferes with his line delivery. This film covers a lot more of Capone’s life than the other two Capone movies I've watched recently. It includes a scene where the 44-year-old Gazzara plays Capone as a teenager in 1918 and it takes him to his final year in Florida in 1946, but it’s all done very crudely. Stallone makes a good Frank Nitti, though. John Cassavetes has a cameo as Frankie Yale.

11. THE INTRUDER (1962/U.S., 84 min., b&w, racial drama) Beta SP
Dir.: Roger Corman. Cast: William Shatner, Frank Maxwell, Leo Gordon, Jeanne Cooper.
What better way to celebrate Roger Corman's 86th birthday than to watch one of his absolutely best films (and the only one to actually lose money)? This drama about racial violence in the Civil Rights-era South remains a powerful document of its time. Shatner as you've never seen him uses the n-word and rants about Jews in his role as a paid rabble-rouser who arrives in a southern town to stir up trouble in the wake of court-ordered desegregation.

12. BLOODY MAMA (1970/U.S., 90 min., color, crime drama/AIP) DVD (part of the Roger Corman Collection box set)
Dir.: Roger Corman. Cast: Shelley Winters, Don Stroud, Bruce Dern, Robert De Niro.
Shelley Winters plays Ma Barker in a cartoonish over-the-top fashion while the four actors playing her psychotic, damaged sons manage to create nuanced human beings. Despite the wild historical inaccuracies, some emotional honesty shines through.

13. Bruce Lee, Woodstock and Me: A talk by Fred Weintraub, producer of ENTER THE DRAGON and THE BIG BRAWL. Live event at Barnes & Noble Tribeca. Weintraub, who also produced Cynthia Rothrock’s first American movies, is the author of a new memoir, Bruce Lee, Woodstock and Me: From the Man Behind a Half-Century of Music, Movies and Martial Arts.

Fri. April 6, 2012
14. X - THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES (1963/U.S., 79 min., color, science fiction/AIP) DVD (part of the Roger Corman Collection box set)
Dir.: Roger Corman. Cast: Ray Milland, Diana Van der Vlis, Don Rickles.
Audio Commentary by Roger Corman.
I watched this and listened to the commentary for last year's Challenge, so I decided to revisit the commentary this year to follow up on the Corman fest of the last couple of days.
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Sat. April 7, 2012
15. THE BRIDE AND THE BEAST (1958/U.S., 78 min., b&w, jungle adventure/Allied Artists) DVD
Dir.: Adrian Weiss. Screenplay: Edward D. Wood, Jr. Cast: Charlotte Austin, Lance Fuller.
A new bride has a yen for gorillas based on the “fact” that she was a gorilla in a past life. She practically gets it on with her husband’s pet gorilla, “Spanky,” on her wedding night. A doctor (named Carl Reiner, I kid you not) uses this to explain the bride’s love of angora sweaters. Well, what do you expect from an Ed Wood screenplay? If only he had directed it also.

16. AL CAPONE (1959/U.S., 105 min., b&w, gangster biopic/Allied Artists) VHS
Dir.: Richard Wilson. Cast: Rod Steiger, Fay Spain, Martin Balsam, James Gregory.
I watched this in March for the Action/Crime Challenge and decided to watch it again after watching the other Capone films (see #8 and #10) and starting to read a biography of Capone. This may be the best of the Capone films.

17. POLICE STORY (1985/Hong Kong, 95 min., color, action comedy/Golden Harvest) DVD (in Cantonese with English subtitles)
Dir.: Jackie Chan. Cast: Jackie Chan, Brigitte Lin, Maggie Cheung.
I picked this one to celebrate Jackie’s 58th birthday. It shows his increasing sophistication as a director and utter foolhardiness as a star/stuntman. Ouch! Two of my favorite actresses are in it, but they get banged around a lot in the scenes where they try to help Jackie. Double ouch!

Sun. April 8, 2012
18. RENEGADE GIRL (1946/U.S., 66 min., b&w, western/Screen Guild) DVD (Part of Mill Creek's Western Legends box set)
Dir.: William Berke. Cast: Ann Savage, Alan Curtis, Edward Brophy, Claudia Drake.
Unsung B-western set in Missouri during and after the Civil War, with Ann Savage as a hard-riding female outlaw who had worked for Quantrill. Things get complicated when she falls for a Union Army captain. Both of the actresses from Edgar G. Ulmer’s DETOUR (1945) are in this. A pleasant surprise.

19. THE TRAIL BEYOND (1934/U.S., 55 min., b&w, western/Lone Star) DVD (Part of Mill Creek's Western Legends box set)
Dir.: Robert Bradbury. Cast: John Wayne, Verna Hillie, Noah Beery Jr., Noah Beery Sr.
Mounties are after Wayne and his buddy, Noah Jr., who’s the victim of a frame-up. Set in Canada, but shot on location at several picturesque locations in California. Wayne spends a lot of time in the water, swimming or in a canoe. Full of action.

20. THE SHEPHERD GIRL (1964/Hong Kong, 101 min., color, operetta/Shaw Bros.) DVD (in Mandarin with English subtitles)
Dir.: Lo Chen. Cast: Julie Yeh Feng, Kwan Shan, Yang Chih-Ching.
I wanted to watch something nonviolent, musical and nature-themed for Easter, and this one qualifies thanks to the Shaw Bros. connection. This is a love story set in a traditional Chinese seaside village in which the young would-be lovers constantly sing to each other. Beautifully filmed.

Mon. April 9, 2012
21. OVERLAND STAGE RAIDERS (1938/U.S., 55 min., b&w, western/Republic) VHS
Dir.: George Sherman. Cast: John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, Louise Brooks.
Pretty wild “Three Mesquiteers” western in which the bad guys rob a plane of gold—in mid-flight! Silent star Louise Brooks has her last film role as the sister of the pilot and the Duke’s love interest. Lots of action and well-budgeted for a Republic western.  

22. ROUGH RIDERS' ROUND-UP (1939/U.S., 54 min., b&w, western/Republic) Beta SP
Dir.: Joseph Kane. Cast: Roy Rogers, Mary Hart, Raymond Hatton, Dorothy Sebastian.
Roy plays an ex-Rough Rider who knocks out a rabble-rouser denouncing Teddy Roosevelt right at the beginning. He and other ex-Rough Riders join the Border Patrol in Arizona--not to keep out illegals, but to stop American outlaws who cross the border to raid a gold mine. Fast-paced, if unusually plot-heavy at times.

Tues. April 10, 2012
23. RIDE BEYOND VENGEANCE (1966/U.S., 101 min., color, western/Columbia) VHS
Dir.: Bernard McEveety. Cast: Chuck Connors, Michael Rennie, Kathryn Hays, Claude Akins.
Today being Chuck Connors’ birthday, I decided to re-watch this western about a buffalo hunter returning home after 11 years and finding nothing but trouble. With its second-tier cast, most of whom were doing TV at the time, and its backlot-and-soundstage production, it resembles a TV movie of the era. Not bad, but highly melodramatic.

24. THE COLOSSUS OF RHODES (1961/Italy, 128 min., color, historical epic/MGM) DVD (English-dubbed)
Dir.: Sergio Leone. Cast: Rory Calhoun, Lea Massari, Georges Marchal.
Long, slow, and dull, with a miscast American western star in the lead role of a Greek warrior visiting the island of Rhodes in 280 B.C. and getting caught up in a rebellion. This was Leone’s first directorial credit and he had better luck with another American western star in his next film—an actual western, A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Wed. April 11, 2012
25. TERROR BENEATH THE SEA (1966/Japan, 79 min., color, science fiction) DVD (English-dubbed)
Dir.: Hajime Sato. Cast: Sonny Chiba, Peggy Neal, Franz Gruber.
Odd, but compelling Japanese sci-fi about an underwater base run by a mad scientist who mutates humans into Creature-from-the-Black-Lagoon-type monsters who can live underwater. One of the few pre-GREEN SLIME Japanese movies to have a predominantly Caucasian cast. Chiba’s the only real actor in the cast and he gets to do some karate moves on the monsters.

26. BORDER PATROL (1943/U.S., 63 min., b&w, western/UA) DVD (Cowboy Legends Collector’s Set from Echo Bridge)
Dir.: Lesley Selander. Cast: William Boyd (as Hopalong Cassidy), Andy Clyde, Russell Simpson, Claudia Drake.
Hopalong Cassidy is a Texas Ranger investigating a murder in a border town. George (Superman) Reeves plays a Mexican. Robert Mitchum, in his film debut, plays a henchman of the villain. As B-westerns go, this one is quite well-made and bigger-budgeted than usual.

27. NEVADA (1944/U.S., 62 min., b&w, western/RKO) DVD
Dir.: Edward Killy. Based on novel by Zane Grey. Cast: Robert Mitchum, Anne Jeffreys, Nancy Gates, Guinn “Big Boy” Williams.
Mitchum’s first starring role and he’s already quite a compelling screen presence—clearly a movie star ready to graduate from B-westerns. This one moves fast and is well-made, but packs way too complicated a plot into a tale of murder and frame-up set against the discovery of the Comstock Lode.

Thurs. April 12, 2012
28. THE BODYGUARD (1976/Japan, 88 min., color, crime-martial arts thriller/Toei) DVD (part of The Sonny Chiba Collection) English-dubbed
Dir.: Ryuichi Takamori. Star: Sonny Chiba.
Incoherent crime drama with Chiba as an anti-drug crusader hired as a bodyguard by a woman trying to sell a stolen cache of mafia heroin. The brief fight scenes are so badly photographed they’re not even worth watching. There’s a pointless scene at a Times Square dojo at the beginning that was shot by the American distributor and tacked on to the film.

29. DRAGON PRINCESS (1976/Japan, 80 min., color, martial arts drama/Toei) DVD (part of The Sonny Chiba Collection) English-dubbed
Dir.: Yutaka Kohira. Cast: Sue Shiomi, Sonny Chiba, Yasuaki Kurata.
In what is basically a supporting role, Chiba plays Shiomi’s father who teaches her martial arts so she can get revenge on the men who crippled him. In Japan she dresses up as a Buddhist monk and meets Yasuaki Kurata (a Japanese actor who made a name for himself in Hong Kong kung fu films) and the two team up. Not as good as SISTER STREETFIGHTER, but worth a look.

Fri. April 13, 2012
30. GOD FORGIVES, I DON’T (1967/Italy, 109 min., color, Italian Western) VHS (English-dubbed)
Dir.: Giuseppe Colizzi. Cast: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Frank Wolff.
The first team-up of Hill and Spencer and it suffers from being deadly serious (and deadly dull). When they played for laughs, as in the TRINITY films, they were much better.

31. SHAKEDOWN (1988/U.S., 96 min., color, crime drama/Universal) DVD
Dir.: James Glickenhaus. Cast: Peter Weller, Sam Elliott, Patricia Charbonneau, Antonio Fargas.
A legal aid lawyer teams up with a maverick NYPD cop (from Texas!) for an utterly preposterous plot involving a massive ring of corrupt cops and their drug dealer buddies. Worth seeing for a couple of great scenes shot on 42nd Street in the last glory days of “the Deuce” and an insane chase through Coney Island.

32. STREET FIGHTER II: THE MOVIE (1994/Japan, 101 min., color, anime martial arts thriller/Capcom) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Gisaburo Sugii.
Simple plot designed to fold in most of the characters from the video game and provide plenty of fight action. I prefer the follow-up anime TV series, “Street Fighter II-V” (1995), because it had a full season (29 eps.) to develop the characters and story arcs.

33. TWILIGHT ON THE RIO GRANDE (1947/U.S., 71 min., b&w, western/Republic) DVD
Dir.: Frank McDonald. Cast: Gene Autry, Adele Mara, Sterling Holloway, Bob Steele.
Roy Rogers’ westerns were full of action, with a song here and there, while Gene Autry’s westerns were full of songs, with bits of action here and there. I’ve always found Autry to be much too stiff to be an appealing western hero and I’ve never understood his popularity from the '30s to the '50s. This one has an awkward mix of violence, comedy and musical numbers.

Sat. April 14, 2012
34. BLACK ANGELS (2011/Japan, 74 min, color, crime thriller) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.)
Cast: Motoki Ochiai, Maimi Yajima, Shoichi Honda, Eiji Uchida.
Trashy digital straight-to-video “thriller” about a bike messenger who doubles as the crusading “Black Angel” in order to take on a sex-trafficking club in Tokyo. I watched it only because it features one of my favorite Japanese pop stars, Maimi Yajima, in a key role as a morally ambiguous bodyguard for the club’s sleazy manager. She’s beautiful but should stick to singing.

35. BROTHERS FIVE (1970/Hong Kong, 102 min., color, martial arts epic/Shaw Bros.) Blu-ray (in Mandarin with English subs.)
Dir.: Lo Wei. Cast: Cheng Pei Pei, Yueh Hua, Lo Lieh, Tien Feng.
A Shaw Bros. masterpiece. Cheng Pei Pei plays a swordswoman who reunites five brothers so they can learn “Five Tigers with One Heart” kung fu and win back control of Flying Dragon Villa from the villain who killed their father. Beautifully shot and staged with tons of great fight scenes from start to finish. Sammo Hung co-directed the action scenes and has a small fighting role.

Sun. April 15, 2012
36. HALF PAST DEAD (2002/U.S., 98 min., color, action thriller/Screen Gems) DVD
Dir.: Don Michael Paul. Cast: Steven Seagal, Ja Rule, Morris Chestnut, Nia Peeples.
“DIE HARD-in-prison” thriller with Seagal as an undercover Fed who fights back when criminals invade “New Alcatraz” to retrieve a condemned man who knows where $200 million in gold is hidden. There’s a martial arts battle between Nia Peeples and Ja Rule--I kid you not. Watchable but ludicrous. Shot in Germany.

37. UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: THE RETURN (1999/U.S., 83 min., color, sci-fi thriller/Tri-Star) DVD
Dir.: Mic Rodgers. Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Michael Jai White, Heidi Schanz.
Another preposterous thriller, this one about a computer program that acquires a super-powered human body and takes over a military facility. But it gives us lots of Van Damme doing his stuff, plus, in the last third, Michael Jai White making a formidable opponent.

38. THE COLOSSUS OF RHODES (1961/Italy, 128 min., color, historical epic/MGM) DVD (English-dubbed) Dir.: Sergio Leone.
Rescreened with audio commentary by Christopher Frayling, Leone’s biographer.
Frayling is full of facts about Leone, the cast, the "peplum" genre, and the Italian film industry in general.

39. THE TRIP (1967/U.S., 79 min., color, drug-themed drama/AIP) DVD
Dir.: Roger Corman. Cast: Peter Fonda, Bruce Dern, Dennis Hopper.
Screened with audio commentary by Roger Corman.
Corman is clearly proud of this film and goes into great detail on the technical aspects, but I would like to have heard from Peter Fonda or Jack Nicholson (who wrote the screenplay) with info about the actors and the characters.

Mon. April 16, 2012
40. ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (1969/Italy-U.S., 165 min., color, western/Paramount) DVD
Dir.: Sergio Leone. Cast: Claudia Cardinale, Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Jason Robards.
Screened with audio commentary by Christopher Frayling and Sheldon Hall, with contributions from Claudia Cardinale, Bernardo Bertolucci, John Carpenter and Alex Cox.
I wish Frayling had done the entire commentary. He’s the most interesting and informative.

41. ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
DVD features: four documentaries: Opera of Violence, Wages of Sin, Something to Do with Death, Railroad: Revolutionizing the West.
The first three all feature the same people (those who participated in the commentary, plus cinematographer Tonino Delli Colli) talking about the making of the film. They could easily have just put them all together to make one hour-plus documentary.

Thurs. April 19, 2012
42. THE DEADLIEST ART: THE BEST OF THE MARTIAL ARTS FILMS (1992/U.S., 90 min., color, documentary/Golden Harvest) VHS
Dir.: Sandra Weintraub. Host: John Saxon. Interviewees: Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Cynthia Rothrock.
Tons of great clips from American and Hong Kong martial arts films, mostly from the 1980s, with the emphasis on Hong Kong films produced by Golden Harvest. The producer, Fred Weintraub, also produced ENTER THE DRAGON and, years later, CHINA O’BRIEN, which gets a lot of coverage here. Basically stops at 1990.

43. BELLS OF DEATH (1968/Hong Kong, 84 min., color, martial arts adventure/Shaw Bros.) DVD (in Mandarin with English subs.)
Dir.: Yueh Feng. Cast: Chang Yi, Chin Ping, Ku Feng.
A man’s family is murdered by bandits so he learns fighting skills and seeks revenge, tracking the killers down one by one. There’s lots of action and it’s well-staged but not well photographed. The fights are often shot in darkness with long lenses and a handheld camera. Check out BROTHERS FIVE (#35) to see how swordfights should be shot.

Fri. April 20, 2012
44. TRUE ROMANCE (1993/U.S., 121 min., color, crime thriller/Warner Bros.) DVD (Unrated Director’s Cut)
Dir.: Tony Scott. Scr.: Quentin Tarantino. Cast: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper.
Utterly ludicrous premise that’s written and acted with such wit and charm that it’s impossible to resist. The best film Scott ever directed and Tarantino usually gets the lion’s share of the credit. He provides the wit, while the cast members provide the charm. A suitable film for 4/20, thanks to Brad Pitt’s pot-smoking character, Floyd.

Sat. April 21, 2012
45. VENGEANCE OF A SNOW GIRL (1971/Hong Kong, 117 min., color, swordplay adventure/Shaw Bros.) DVD (in Mandarin with English subtitles)
Dir.: Lo Wei. Cast: Li Ching, Yueh Hua, Tien Feng.
Very good dramatic adventure of a crippled female swordswoman out for revenge against those who killed her parents. One of her targets has a son who falls in love with her and seeks her forgiveness, leading to some highly unusual plot turns. Beautifully mounted production.

46. THE GREEN SLIME (1969/Japan-U.S., 90 min., color, science fiction/MGM-Toei) DVD
Dir.: Kinji Fukasaku. Cast: Robert Horton, Luciana Paluzzi, Richard Jaeckel.
Japanese science fiction with an all-Caucasian cast led by three name actors from the west. Some green slime carried into a space station from a mission on an asteroid grows into a bunch of monsters that attack power sources on the ship and kill crewmen who get in their way. I love this movie.

47. KAMEN RIDER X: FIVE RIDERS VS. KING DARK (1974/Japan, 30 min., color, superhero sci-fi adventure/Toei) VHS fan-sub (in Japanese with English subtitles) Cast: Ryo Hayami, Hiroshi Fujioka, Akira Yamaguchi.
Short movie spin-off of the long-running live-action Kamen Rider TV franchise, in which masked heroes who ride motorcycles fight outlandish monsters with martial arts. Here the main monster is “Franken-Bat,” so called because he looks like Frankenstein but with bat wings.

Sun. April 22, 2012
48. A FINE PAIR (1969/Italy, 89 min., color, caper comedy/National General) VHS
Dir.: Francesco Maselli. Stars: Rock Hudson, Claudia Cardinale.
I watched this mainly because I wanted to hear Ennio Morricone’s score again. It’s actually quite a charming caper movie, with a delightful performance by Cardinale. Turns out to be the second Cardinale film released in New York in May 1969 that I’ve seen in a week, the other being ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST. This one, at least, has Claudia dub her own voice. (GREEN SLIME, which I saw yesterday, was also released in New York in May 1969.)

49. FIST OF THE NORTH STAR (1986/Japan, 109 min., color, anime post-apocalyptic sci-fi adventure/Toei) VHS (Streamline Pictures/dubbed in English) Dir.: Toyoo Ashida.
Supremely gory movie spin-off of the popular 1984 TV series. Two fighters roam a devastated landscape tackling bands of monstrous ROAD WARRIOR-type thugs and doing bloody damage to them. Beautifully animated and the English voice acting is actually quite good. The post-apocalyptic theme makes this suitable for Earth Day. 

Mon. April 23, 2012
50. RINGO AND HIS GOLDEN PISTOL (1966/Italy, 87 min., color, western) VHS
Dir.: Sergio Corbucci. Cast: Mark Damon, Ettore Manni, Franco De Rosa.
Watchable, if a little on the silly side. Standard Italian western, with 3rd-tier American lead. Corbucci’s later films, like THE MERCENARY, were much more stylish. Good score by Carlo Savina. 

Tues. April 24, 2012
51. BUCKSKIN FRONTIER (1943/U.S., 76 min., b&w, western) DVD (Part of the Mill Creek Western Legends set)
Dir.: Lesley Selander. Cast: Richard Dix, Jane Wyatt, Albert Dekker, Lee J. Cobb.
Convoluted plot about railroad vs. freight line. It's never clear why the heck everyone's fighting each other. There's enough business for everybody. Dix was 49 at the time and a bit too tired and heavy for a swashbuckling western role. Lee J. Cobb was a year younger than Jane Wyatt, yet he plays her father. George (Superman) Reeves has a small part.

52. SCARED TO DEATH (1947/U.S., color, mystery-horror/Screen Guild) VHS
Dir.: Christy Cabanne. Cast: Bela Lugosi, George Zucco, Nat Pendleton, Douglas Fowley.
No B-movie challenge would be complete without a Bela Lugosi movie. This was the master’s only color movie, filmed in “Natural Color,” a cheap 2-color process heavy on blue and orange. Very odd movie with more laughs than scares, as when a wisecracking reporter tells his dumb-blonde fiancée, “Baby, I’m gonna miss you an awful lot when I get tired of you.”

Wed. April 25, 2012
53. VIOLENCE (1947/U.S., b&w, crime drama/Monogram) DVD (Warner Archive)
Dir.: Jack Bernhard. Cast: Nancy Coleman, Michael O’Shea, Sheldon Leonard.
This could have been a powerful social document about hate groups exploiting WWII veterans’ frustrations, but it descends quickly into cheap gangster melodrama, with Sheldon Leonard doing his patented tough-guy schtick ad nauseum. Not terribly believable.

54. THE THREE STOOGES GO AROUND THE WORLD IN A DAZE (1963/U.S., 94 min., b&w, comedy/Columbia) VHS (taped off TCM)
Dir.: Norman Maurer. Cast: The Three Stooges: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe DeRita.
Late Stooges feature is modern-day remake of AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, with the role of Passepartout divided up among the Three Stooges. Not very funny although the scene where the Stooges turn the tables on their Red Chinese interrogators is definitely a highlight.

55. RIDERS TO THE STARS (1954/U.S., 81 min., color, science fiction/United Artists) TCM cablecast.
Dir.: Richard Carlson. Cast: William Lundigan, Martha Hyer, Richard Carlson, Herbert Marshall.
Straightforward almost semi-documentary color sci-fi about the first manned missions into space--with the unlikely goal of capturing a meteor. Actor Richard Carlson made his directorial debut with this. Carlson would have turned 100 this coming Sunday.

56. INVINCIBLE SHAOLIN (1978/Hong Kong, 98 min., color, kung fu/Shaw Bros.) DVD (in Mandarin with English subs.)
Dir. Chang Cheh. Cast: Lu Feng, Lo Meng, Kuo Chui, Chiang Sheng, Sun Chien, Wei Pai.
No challenge like this would be complete without a Shaolin movie or a Chang Cheh movie. The Five Venoms reunite in this tale of South Shaolin vs. North Shaolin, with extensive training scenes and a superb battle climax in which the six protagonists are divided up into pairs to fight each other. One of the best.

Thurs. April 26, 2012
57. SOUTHWARD HO! (1939/U.S., 53 min., b&w, western/Republic) DVD (Part of the Mill Creek Western Legends set)
Dir.: Joseph Kane. Cast: Roy Rogers, Mary Hart, Gabby Hayes.
Roy plays a Confederate veteran-turned-Texas rancher after the war who finds himself at odds with corrupt Union troops occupying the state. Too much comic relief from Gabby Hayes detracts from the serious storyline and excellent action scenes.

58. THE GLASS WALL (1953/U.S., 80 min., b&w, drama/Columbia) DVD (part of the Bad Girls of Film Noir set)
Dir.: Maxwell Shane. Cast: Vittorio Gassman, Gloria Grahame, Jerry Paris.
Italian actor Gassman plays a Hungarian “DP” (Displaced Person) on the lam in Manhattan after jumping ship. What could have been a solid social drama turns into a routine chase thriller, although it has lots of great location shooting in Times Square and around Manhattan, including a climax at the new UN building.

Fri. April 27, 2012
59. BELLS OF SAN FERNANDO (1947/U.S., 75 min., b&w, western/Screen Guild) DVD (Part of the Mill Creek Western Legends set)
Dir.: Terry Morse. Cast: Donald Woods, Gloria Warren, Anthony Warde.
A tale of California's San Fernando Valley from when the Spaniards owned it. Nice idea, but would have been better served by a bigger budget, more action, a better script and some higher-grade actors. The characters are mostly Hispanic, but are played by whites.

60. VILLAGE OF TIGERS (1974/Hong Kong, 79 min., color, swordplay adventure/Shaw Bros.) DVD (in Mandarin with English subs.)
Director: Yueh Feng, Wang Ping. Cast: Shu Pei Pei, Yueh Hua, Wang Hsieh.
Colorful, splashy swordplay adventure of clans in conflict in Old China. Shu Pei Pei is a no-nonsense horse-riding swordswoman in an array of striking fashions. Many great action scenes.

Sat. April 28, 2012
61. HERCULES AND THE TYRANTS OF BABYLON (1964/Italy, 85 min., color, sword-and-sandal/AIP) DVD (Part of the Mill Creek Sci-Fi Classics set) English-dubbed
Dir.: Domenico Paolella. Cast: Peter Lupus, Helga Line, Livio Lorenzon.
How could I complete this challenge without at least one Italian Hercules movie? This one stars American Peter Lupus, two years before he joined the cast of “Mission: Impossible.” It’s actually pretty good, with well-staged action scenes, a real plot and excellent supporting cast. And it’s one of the better-looking prints in this particular box set.

62. BLACK TIGHT KILLERS (1966/Japan, 87 min., color, crime thriller/Nikkatsu) VHS (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Yasuharu Hasebe. Cast: Akira Kobayashi, Chieko Matsubara, Akemi Kita.
Wild Japanese pop art thriller with bold stylized color schemes and lots of action as a karate-chopping news photographer contends with a gang of lethal female ninjas in black tights whose aims only gradually become clear. The plot has something to do with a search for gold hidden since the war. Has regular dance numbers and a few songs. Like Seijun Suzuki, but more fun.
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Sun. April 29, 2012
63. THE LAST COMMAND (1955/U.S., 110 min., color, historical epic/Republic) VHS
Dir.: Frank Lloyd. Cast: Sterling Hayden, Richard Carlson, Ernest Borgnine, Arthur Hunnicutt.
Republic Pictures’ version of the Alamo and probably the biggest budgeted film they ever did, with hundreds of extras and location shooting in Texas. Today would have been Richard Carlson’s 100th birthday. He makes a very credible Colonel Travis here. Sterling Hayden plays Jim Bowie and Arthur Hunnicutt steals the show as a cornpone-spewing Davy Crockett—in a year when Fess Parker’s Davy Crockett was a hit on TV.

Mon. April 30, 2012
64. HANDS ACROSS THE BORDER (1944/U.S., 53 min., b&w, musical western/Republic) DVD (Cowboy Legends Collector’s Set from Echo Bridge)
Dir.: Joseph Kane. Cast: Roy Rogers, Ruth Terry, Duncan Renaldo, Guinn “Big Boy” Williams.
Rare Rogers western in which he plays an ordinary cowhand. Some good horsemanship on display, but it’s intercut with way too many musical numbers.

65. PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES (1965/Italy-Spain, 86 min., color, science fiction/AIP) VHS
Dir.: Mario Bava. Cast: Barry Sullivan, Norma Bengell, Angel Aranda.
Atmospheric, creepy and suspenseful tale of the investigation of a crashed ship and its dead crew on another planet and the horror that begins once the crew starts coming back to life. They’re not vampires, though. I saw this on a double bill with ST. VALENTINE’S DAY MASSACRE (see #8) in the summer of 1967 and I’ve now seen both films again for this challenge. I insist this is one of Bava's best.

66. LITTLE TOUGH GUY (1938/U.S., 86 min., b&w, crime drama/Universal) VHS
Dir.: Harold Young. Cast: Billy Halop, Huntz Hall, Helen Parrish.
Four of the Dead End Kids made this film at Universal at the same time all six of them were making Dead End Kids films at Warner Bros., all spun off from the social drama, DEAD END (1937), in which they reprised their Broadway roles. If you’ve ever wanted to see Huntz Hall as a tough guy who shoots it out with the police, this is the film for you.

67. SHE GODS OF SHARK REEF (1958/U.S., 63 min., color, south seas adventure/AIP) DVD (Part of the Mill Creek Sci-Fi Classics set)
Dir.: Roger Corman. Cast: Bill Cord, Don Durant, Lisa Montell.
In 1955, Corman made two films back-to-back in Hawaii. The second one, NAKED PARADISE, was far better. This one has a no-name cast and little in the way of story or thrills or suspense. The plot has to do with two Americans on the lam who are shipwrecked on an island filled with Hawaiian women who sing, dance and dive for pearls, but only one of whom is at all interested in men.

Official Checklist:
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 –THE TRAIL BEYOND (1934)
* 1940 –BUCKSKIN FRONTIER (1943)
* 1950 –THE HOODLUM (1951)
* 1960 –BLACK TIGHT KILLERS (1966)
* 1970 –DRAGON PRINCESS (1976)
* 1980 –FIST OF THE NORTH STAR (1986)
* 1990 –UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: THE RETURN (1999)
* 2000 –HALF PAST DEAD (2002)

Watch a film for each rating:
* G – THE GREEN SLIME
* PG -
* PG-13 – HALF PAST DEAD
* R – BLOODY MAMA
* 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, (DVD) KING DINOSAUR
* Second format, (VHS) KEOMA.
* Third format, (Blu-ray) BROTHERS FIVE.

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

Watch a film in the following genres:
A Token Science Fiction B-Movie: KING DINOSAUR
A Token Horror B-Movie: SCARED TO DEATH
Italian (or European) films of the following Genres:
* Eurospy (James Bond ripoffs)
* Giallo
* Sword & Sandal HERCULES IN THE LAND OF TYRANTS
* Spaghetti Western GOD FORGIVES, I DON’T
* Cannibal Film
* Mafia/Gangster Film
Martial Arts film:
* Bruce Lee-sploitation (Starring any variation on Bruce Li, Le, etc.) THE DEADLIEST ART: THE BEST OF THE MARTIAL ARTS FILMS (relies on a lot of Bruce Lee footage)
* Hong Kong (or other Asian) film: INVINCIBLE SHAOLIN
* American film HALF PAST DEAD
* Any "Ninja" film BLACK TIGHT KILLERS

* 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)THE HOODLUM
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)
Eco-Terror Film
"Mondo" Film
Documentary ABOUT B-Movies/Exploitation/Drive-ins or those involved in their production THE DEADLIEST ART: THE BEST OF THE MARTIAL ARTS FILMS
Video Nasty
TV-Movie
* Lifetime Channel Movie
Bad Sequel to a "Well regarded film"
DirectToVideo sequel UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: THE RETURN
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 Bela Lugosi SCARED TO DEATH
* 2 Bruce Dern THE TRIP
* 3 Chuck Connors RIDE BEYOND VENGEANCE
* 4 Charles Bronson ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
* 5 Ernest Borgnine THE LAST COMMAND
* 6 Jean-Claude Van Damme UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: THE RETURN
* 7 Richard Carlson RIDERS TO THE STARS
* 8 Sonny Chiba TERROR BENEATH THE SEA
* 9 Steven Seagal HALF PAST DEAD
* 10 William Shatner THE INTRUDER

Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list.
* 1 KEOMA – Enzo G. Castellari
* 2 DANGER: DIABOLIK – Mario Bava
* 3 PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES – Mario Bava
* 4 RINGO AND HIS GOLDEN PISTOL – Sergio Corbucci
* 5 THE INTRUDER – Roger Corman
* 6 SHE GODS OF SHARK REEF – Roger Corman
* 7 X - THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES – Roger Corman
* 8 THE TRIP – Roger Corman
* 9 BLOODY MAMA – Roger Corman
* 10 CAPONE – Roger Corman

Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.
* 1 VIOLENCE - Monogram
* 2 FORBIDDEN TRAILS - Monogram
* 3 THE TRAIL BEYOND – Mill Creek
* 4 PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES –American International
* 5 THE TRIP – American International


Personal Tally
67 entries – 66 films seen/1 live event
34 first time viewings out of 67

11 seen in theaters over the years, 7 when they first came out

Decades:
1930s: 6
1940s: 11
1950s: 8
1960s: 19
1970s: 10
1980s: 3
1990s: 4
2000s: 1
2010s: 1

Color: 40
b&w: 23

Martial Arts: 16
B-westerns: 13
Spaghetti westerns: 4
Anime: 2

U.S.: 39
Japan: 9
Italy: 9
Hong Kong: 7

DVD: 40
VHS: 18
Beta SP: 4
Blu-ray: 1
TV: 1
Live event: 1

Major directors with more than one film seen for challenge:
Roger Corman: 7
Mario Bava: 2
Sergio Leone: 2
Robert Bradbury: 2
Joseph Kane: 2
George Sherman: 2
Lesley Selander: 2
Lo Wei: 2

Major stars in multiple films:
Roy Rogers: 3
Sonny Chiba: 3
Yueh Hua: 3
John Wayne: 2
Claudia Cardinale: 2
Richard Carlson: 2
Chang Yi: 2

Mondo Kane
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31st:
Trailers:Crazy Wild & Crazy,Nude Scrapbook,Wonderful Land of Oz,Censored
Shorts:Bottoms Up!, The Swinging Nurses
1. The Scavengers (1959)-I assumed I wouldn't go wrong with this due to it's title and the Independent International logo. But I sure picked a dud. To be fair, It's actually not that bad for a B-noir, but for this challenge, it most certainly was a wrong start. But the biggest savior of this was the sight of "Introducing Vic Diaz" on the opening credits. Nice to see the start for this Filipino legend!
2. Vigilante Force (1976)-This was like the hixploitation version of Bucktown where a hired enforcement-gang eventually becomes as corrupt as the thieves they previously wiped out. Not as entertaining as Bucktown (Or even the similarily-themed, The Black Gestapo) but at least there's some decent stuntwork in the fireball conclusion.
3. Jocks (1986)-Forgettable tennis movie---But it could've been an even more largely forgettable movie if it didn't have Shaft,Ogre,Dracula,Pruneface,the vato from Colors and Mariska Hargitay in it!
4. Run Swinger Run! (1967)-Told almost entirely in flashback (Rare to see for this time of the nudie genre), a swinger is running for her life from communists! (Commies in a nudie? Whoa!) Starts out slowly but begins to get mildly interesting once the plot is finally revealed. I'd actually like to see more of lead actress Elizabeth Bing (Love that name)
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1st:
Trailers:I was a man, Girl Smugglers, Hot Skin and Cold Cash
Shorts:The Adventures of Busty Brown, Nude in the pool
5. Fatal Games (1984)-Masked maniac attacking olympic hopefuls with a javelin! I thought this would be a breath of fresh air (For an early 80's slasher) and it seemed good enough in the first half, but eventually runs out of steam.
6. X: The Unknown (1956)-Dean Jagger battles The Blob in Scotland! Fairly standard 50's sci-fi flick. What could set this one apart from others is some glimpses of early gore (Melting bodies!)
7. Sex Club International (1967)-According to the trailer, this was a sequel showcasing the further adventures of "Lucky Bang Bang" (Played Lucky Kargo---Yuk Yuk!) In this one, Lucky infiltrates an international cathouse-ring. This flick was heavy on dialogue, but thankfully, nearly all the women are nude while delivering their lines.
8. Blood Voyage (1976)-A Kenny Rogers-lookalike leads a boat cruise inhabited by a slashing maniac! This movie seems to get a bad rep from the few online reviews I've read, but I actually liked this. It's like one of those gems that you always hope to find when going through those box sets containing 20,50 or 100 movies---Except I watched this from youtube. Oh, and special shot-out goes to Mara Modair for the best ( o )( o ) seen yet!
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2nd:
Shorts:Curious Alice (Too bad this got cut off early. I would've loved to see more)
9. Escape from the Bronx (1983)-In the early going, I actually thought this might be able to surpass Bronx Warriors (It's predecessor). Not meant to be.....Despite it's video-game conclusion. But the one thing that I did love was that if you shoot enough bullets at something (Whether it's a car,van,or helicopter) it WILL eventually explode!
10. Women Behind Bars (1975)-Even though it's very light on the sleaze compared to some of Jess Franco's other WiPs (Barbed Wire Dolls,Sadomania), I was still surprisingly into this. This just really seemed to fly by.
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3rd:
11. One Million Years B.C. (1966)-First time seeing this all the way through. Pity that I couldn't spot any wardrobe malfunctions on Welch or Beswick :grunt: One big highlight I liked was the animation of Harryhausen's raptor(?)
12. Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)-Pretty much what I expected. My most favorite moments were Jack's recollections (Thought I would never live to hear him talk about The Terror!) and I busted up loudly at poor Bogdonavich's "film debut".
13. The Red Headed Corpse (1972)-I went in expecting this to be a giallo but....Got an odd love story about a mannequin that comes to life(?) Tons of questions to be asked by the time this ended, but the short running time will have you quickly forgetting this.
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4th:
Trailers:Hard Ticket to Hawaii,Picasso Trigger,Savage Beach
14. Horror of the Blood Monsters (1970)-We're treated to an opening of vampires attacking random victims in the dark city streets...Meanwhile, John Carradine and his fellow space-travelers have crash-landed on a prehistoric alien planet (?) Yup, sounds like yet another Al Adamson mixmashup. Some of those have actually worked (Hell's Bloody Devils) and some haven't (Mean Mother), this particular film falls into the latter.
15. The Baby (1973)-Not as crazy as I was expecting it to be, but at least the surprise ending helped elevate my rating for it.
16. Malibu Express (1985)-The boobage was definetly delivered, but where was the action? Kinda ashamed to say this, but I felt the strong urge to watch a 90's Sidaris movie afterwards.
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5th:
Shorts:Smart Aleck
17. The H-Man (1958)-50's Japan gets attacked by atomic creatures that are half blob and half invisble-beast . Mediocre stuff. At least the dissolving victims were neat to look at.
18. Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives (2010)-Not as disturbing as I'd thought it would be (A good thing) and despite the first half being better than the 2nd, I was still pleased by the end. Some great crack-up lines mentioned throughout!
19. Queen of the Amazons (1947)-It's only an hour long, so there really isn't any room for complaints. I recommend checking out the last half though. Amazons living the glamourous life!
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6th:
Shorts:Her Hidden Talent
20. Island of Terror (1966)-So far in this marathon, I've seen melted bodies, disentegrated bodies, and now deflated bodies! What'll be next? Yet even though I found this movie to be the best of my viewed-50's/60's sci fi films, I'm getting a little burnt out on them and taking a little break from that genre.
21. The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made (2004)-There were a few that I agreed with (Teenage Zombies,Robot/Aztec Mummy) and some that I STRONGLY disagreed with (Jack Hill films and the hatred for Blaxploitation). Had Beast From Yucca Flats been included, I would've gained some respect for the list.
22. The Invincible Armour (1977)-Things got a bit complicated with the plot and characters (How many Pei Mei-lookalikes did there need to be in this movie?) but as expected, the fight scenes save whatever problems there were.
23. Teenage Hitchhikers (1975)-Aside from all the flat chests and lame goofball humor, I surprisingly liked this a lot! Mostly because of the pacing (Just when a sequence was about to overstay it's welcome, a new scene was beginning) there was also a lot of witty dialogue throughout...Well-acted, in return, by the two lead actresses.
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7th:
Trailers:All-America Girl,Lola's Mistake
24. Contamination (1980)-As I mentioned in my last post, "I've seen melted bodies, disentegrated bodies, deflated bodies"....And now...*Drumroll* Exploding bodies! What else could be left? As for this movie, I admit that things slowed down considerably all through the middle act. But I never honestly got bored with this. It could be thanks to the Goblin score, Ian McCulloch (I don't think I've ever rooted for him so much before!) and the splatter.
25. The Slams (1973)-After nabbing a hefty amount of cash & drugs, Jim Brown gets jailed on a lesser charge. While locked up, the powers inside are onto Jim about the whereabouts of the heist. Pretty good premise, but I found the results to be poor. None of the actors seem to be giving it their best and there's a definite lack of action. Hard to believe since this was directed by the same guy who gave us the explosive Truck Turner!
26. Over 18... and Ready! (1969)-Judging by the title, I was expecting a movie about a young nympho out of control. Instead it's about a (Very passive) would-be actress who gets stuck doing skin flicks. Maybe it's just because I'm biased towards the subject, but I'm just a sucker for movies about movies. And even this film, with it's wonderful z-grade filmmaking and lovably bad acting, was enough for me to give it thumbs up.
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Trailers:Girl in Trouble,Teenage Tramp
27. Futureworld (1976)-Despite appearing to have a larger budget than it's previous film (Westworld), this was a largely uneventful movie. At least I can say that I've finally seen this.
28. Weekend Pass (1984)-Moderate 80's T&A comedy. Though the 2nd half fizzled out big time, the 1st half was what mostly saved this for me...Thanks in part to all the 80's L.A. scenery.
29. Massacre at Central High (1976)-Taking revenge on High School Bullies! 70's style! You can enjoy this movie more (As I did) if you can accept the fact that there are no cops or parental figures in the world where this movie takes place.
30. The Alley Tramp (1968)-Dare I say this might be one of H.G. Lewis' best made films? Also one of the few sexploitation films where the mother is hotter than the daughter.
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31. The Big Bust Out (1972)-I've heard very little about this one, so I wasn't expecting much. But it ended up being one of my fav's of this challenge! Part Women-in-Prison, part Nunsploitation, part White Slavery/Abduction, and part shoot-em-up, Arabian-Adventure! And even though I appeared to have watched a cut version (IMDB lists a longer version running 92 minutes compared to the barely-80-minute version I saw) not one dull or head-scratching moment was provided----But I'd still love to see a better release of this someday. It deserves it.
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32. Zone Troopers (1985)-You would think a movie showing aliens killing nazis wouldn't be so bad. Think again. Even though I didn't completely hate this, I'm still in no hurry to recommend it.
33. Shoot First... Ask Questions Later (1975)-I hate to be repeating myself, but you would think that a spaghetti western with Eli Wallach,Tomas Milan,Giuliano Gemma and Sergio Corbucci as the director wouldn't be so bad. Think once again! Now even though I knew going in that this was tongue-in-cheek, shame on me for not reminding myself just how unfunny Italian humor can get. This was the most painful hour & change that I've experienced yet.
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Trailers:I Married a Savage, Zatoichi At Large
34. The Smurfs (2011)-23% http://i43.tinypic.com/33n9jwy.jpg
35. Human Experiments (1980)-This was more of a standard "Horrors of Prison" movie than a horror flick, but I still didn't mind it----Even though I don't know what the heck happened in the end.
36. Soul Hustler (1973)-I was skeptical about this one. Thinking it was another standard "Con-man preacher/singer" flick starring Fabian (Not a bad performance, BTW) This was actually engaging in the early going, but got flat & sappy towards the end (Fabian's love-interest is also responsible for THE worst acting I've encountered so far in this marathon) Look out for appearances by biker-movie regulars like Larry Bishop, Casey Kasem (Looking a lot like Dennis Farina!) and William Bonner.
37. Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974)-Surprised that it took me this long to finally watch this (Forgot how lovely Kaji Meko is!) Reason for the long delay is because I had got so used to seeing lot of 70's Japanese sequels that hardly every matched the originals (Streetfighter series,Female Scorpion sequels,Executioner sequels) But I'm very pleased to report that this ended up being a fine, solid sequel.
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38. She Gods of Shark Reef (1958)-Almost slept through this....Even though it was only just a little over an hour long.
39. Below the Belt (1971)-Haven't seen this in a couple years and felt like giving it a look (I was long-overdue for a Uschi Digard-sighting in this challenge anyway) This is one of the more curious, but better, films from "Bethel Buckalew". A boxing movie with no boxing...But tons of sex & skin!
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40. Kung Fu Kids Break Away (1980)-I was actually looking forward to seeing little kids kickin' butt. But of the three of them, only 1 came close to looking like a martial artist (He was really an acrobat) As a result, I didn't pay much attention the rest of the movie.
41. Cavegirl (1985)-As much as I hated this movie, I would've hated it even more if it didn't have boobage (I'm forgiving like that)
42. Psychic Killer (1975)-Don't let the PG-rating scoot you away. I found this to be another one of those hard-edged PG's (ala Born Losers,Tourist Trap) Ended up liking it too.
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Trailers:AMIN: The Rise and Fall (Best trailer I've seen in years :lol:),Grave of the Vampire
43. Another Son of Sam (1977)-Apparently, the only way this movie was to recieve a legit release was to slap an eye-catching title on it. So bad, it's almost good.
44. The Devil’s Express (1976)-I'm at a loss for this one. I'm not even sure if I hated it or loved it!
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45. Congolaise (1950)-Kind of a precursor to Mondo movies. Though it lacks in the shock factor it has some innocent charm here & there.
46. The Occultist (1989-God, I hate the 80's. I'm just sticking with slashers and apocalyptic movies here on out.
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47. Killer Elephants (1976)-Alright, I'm in higher spirits after watching this one :D I expected a Eco-Terror flick (i.e,Killer Animal movie) set in Thailand, but this is really just a crime-action movie.....With the elephants as the enforcers! This also takes the cake (So far) for the craziest english dubbing heard yet.
48. The Freakmaker (1974)-This one kept on evading me for about three straight years in my (October) Horror challenge. So glad to finally see it now. A little slow in the early going, but things really picked up towards the end. It helps that I've got a serious love for horror movies that feature carnival settings.
49. Wrong Way (1972)-(Surprised it took me this long to make it to my first "WTF?" movie) This started out like a modestly ol' cheapie rape-revenge movie, but then it looks like the film/money ran out and a Complete-from-Left-Field storyline was tacked on in the 3rd act in order pad out the running time. Don't you hate it when that happens? Such a shame because this sure looked like it was on it's way of being the sleaziest movie I've watched yet for this challenge.
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50. Devil's Harvest (1942)-Another one of those old drugsploitation flicks that's more about drug-selling than drug-partying (I'm more partial to the latter) This is also another one of those badly scratched-up prints that borders on being un-watchable...Especially in the early going.
51. Cecil B. DeMented (2000)-I'm glad I waited this long to see this. Had I watched it around it's release, Many of the jokes would've been lost on me. Good things come to those who wait!
52. Fairy Tales (1978)-I went in expecting this to be a sexy-musical-anthology of sorts, but was quite relieved to see that it was all put together for one story. And even though the ending sucked, it had already won me over by the time Martha Reeves appeared. This movie also has the hottest cast of babes I've seen thus far in this marathon :drool:
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53. The Girls on the Beach (1965)-TCM is currently showing a marathon of these beach movies for about 2 days. And even though they're often quite painful to sit through, I'm actually willing to give a few more a look. Nothing much to say about this one except it was nice to see what Ahna Capri looked like several years before Enter The Dragon.
54. Henry's Night In (1969)-You would think that a movie about an invisible peeping-tom who humps women would have...A different title, maybe? But for what it was worth, I still didn't mind this. It really is reminiscent of the nudie-cuties that appeared earlier in the decade----But with full frontals this time.
55. The Girl from S.I.N. (1966)-Ah, so there's an "Invisible person" theme going on with this Something Weird-double feature (Included with the movie above) Looks like there was more positive feedback for "Girl/S.I.N." than "Henry", but I much perferred "Henry" over this. Girl/S.I.N. sure had some potential, but the narration and (Most especially) the library soundtrack really got annoying after awhile (Had to put some music on while I watched this)
56. Fangs of the Living Dead (1969)-Again, some good potiential here with the scenery,sets,costumes and lovely ladies. But this really needed some action.
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57. Beach Ball (1965)-Quite a number of cuties in this one, but this movie ended up being focused on the guys :sad: But at least one of them was Don Edmonds.....Playing a saxaphone, no less!
58. Demonoid: Messenger of Death (1981)-Kind of the norm for a "Severed-Evil-Hand" movie. My biggest gripe was that I could barely see what was going on in the night-time sequences (One of the main problems of watching movies from youtube)
59. Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)-Expected more (Given the hype) but still found it entertaining.
60. The Wild,Wild World of Jayne Mansfield (1968)-Yesterday was Jayne's birthday so I felt like giving this a look. A very odd compilation (Was the ending taken from a completely different film?) but still, hardly a dull moment all throughout.
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61. The Flying Serpent (1946)-This was basically a remake of The Devil Bat and a "Pre-make" of Larry Cohen's Q (Same monster) Even though this creature was much smaller than I expected, I was still impressed by the effects given it's time & budget.
62. Lips of Blood (1975)-Like a lot of other Rollin films, a slow & puzzling start, but things soon fall into place. Still far from the best I've seen from him, but his style & ideas just seem to always do it for me.
63. The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak (1984)-I remember, as a kid, I used to ALWAYS see this one sitting on the shelves of the various video stores I visited---Always thinking that it was some Romancing The Stone-ripoff...And there were many times when I had contemplated on renting it just for the heck of it. Well, good thing I didn't. Because If my folks caught me watching this (Especially during the last 40 minutes) they would've wondered how I got away with renting a porno! Not that there's any hardcore sex in this, but the skin-meter was off the charts!!! As for the movie itself, it sure was an oddity. Kind of like Big Trouble in Little China meets Zardoz meets...
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64. Prehistoric Women (1950)-Surprisingly, no dinosaurs to be found here (Guess the budget came up too short) instead, this is like a battle-of-the-sexes movie. I've now realized that I've got a soft spot for these old savage blonde movies.
65. Cinderella 2000 (1977)-Aw hell, Al. You let me down :lol: I had some hope for this thinking that it could contend with that other Cinderella movie (Starring Rainbeaux Smith) or, at the very least, Space Thing. Instead this was just too tame, too flat and completely unfunny.
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Trailers:Honky, Shaft, Black Girl, Blacula, Cool Breeze
TV subjects:Eurotika-Jess Franco,E! True Hollywood Story-Al Adamson
66. Bandidos (1967)-Having been disappointed with the last several (Hell, the last dozen) spaghetti westerns that I've seen, expectations were down as usual. Though I wasn't blown away by this, it was a big step-up from some of the more forgettable ones that I checked out.
67. 200 Motels (1971)-Pretty much what I expected.....Actually, I was expecting it to be more insane.
68. Blood of the Dragon (1971)-Good opening. Slow middle. Great ending (Huge bodycount!) Also one of the better characters I've seen Jimmy Wang Yu play.
69. Tony Arzenta (1973)-Polizi starring Alain Delon. Though it never really shifts into overdrive as I would've liked, it still ends up as a damn-near solid Italo-crime/action/revenge film.
70. Dagmar's Hot Pants, Inc. (1971)-This one threw me a loop because it felt like it was made about 6 years earlier (Cinematic sexual freedom was booming by 1971, but this felt much more like an innocent nudie cutie) at least there was somewhat of a savior thanks to Diana Kjær's performance as the title character.
71. The Mutilator (1985)-I did a lot of nodding off during this...But holy crap...Those kill scenes were vicious! I'm surprised I haven't heard more about this movie in recent years just for those kill scenes alone.
72. Blind Rage (1978)-A jumbled mess of a movie. Most of it was spent on the training of 5 (Badasss) blind guys who are hired to rob a bank. But then once they're out of the picture, Fred Williamson shows up (At the 65-minute mark!!!) and is suddenly the main hero?!?! Had the movie been entirely about the blind guys, this sure would've been a much more memorable flick.
73. Just The Two of Us (1975)-Nice to see a Harry Novak title appear on Netflix-Instant! Even though this didn't pack as much skin as I'm used to seeing in his productions, I was still into this one thanks to the writing and (Especially) the acting. It was almost on a John Waters level!
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74. Mona: The Virgin Nymph (1970)-Said to be the first xxx flick to appear in theaters. I must say I was really surprised at how attractive the ladies were (For awhile there, I was beginning to think that all the breakout-hardcore stars had to look like Georgina Spelvin)
75. Muscle Beach Party (1964)-Thank GOD this is the last 60's beach movie I watch.
76. Dead-End Drive In (1986)-A pretty good start, but things came to a screeching halt once "Morning at the Drive-In" occurs.
77. Coach (1978)-Predictable snoozer. At least I got to see what Michael Biehn looked like as a blonde.
78. Chinatown Kid (1977)-Despite not being an Alexander Fu Sheng fan, I always wanted to see this (Mainly because it was rare to see a Cheng Cheh film set in modern times) The movie does a have a slow pace here and there (Even though the climax was pretty awesome) but it was just a trip seeing nearly all the Venom actors in 1970's clothing! (It even took me awhile to recognize some of them)
79. A Place Called Today (1972)-The plot of this political thriller sounded interesting. And with Don (Ginger,Abductors) Schain behind the camera, I assumed this might be very interesting. But even the action & nekkidness weren't enough to remind you how sloooooow this movie is....Although Lana Wood's nips do deserve some honorable mention -eek-
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80. A Dirty Western (1975)-The good thing about this western porno was the great sound/picture quality (I'm always used to seeing these movies look like crap) and it's lovely leading lady, Barbara Bourbon. The rest of it? Meh
81. Sheba Baby (1975)-Finally got to watch this all the way through. I could see why I had difficulty completing it before because it's really a "Been there, done that" sort of thing involving Pam. But they should've just gone for a R-rating at least.
82. Hands of Steel (1986)-Not quite the futuristic-apocalyptic flick I expected, but by the time it ended, I realized that I was entertained by this! The first 20-or-so minutes are dreadful, but once the movie starts to resemble Stallone's Over The Top(!), I really started to get into it. It was also nice to see Janet Agren again :hump:
83. Women Unchained (1974)-Female convicts on the run! (With the jailbreak occuring within the first few minutes---Quite a rarity for an American WiP) Though the movie is certainly sloppy in the filmmaking department (Especially with the action scenes) You could tell that good care went into the script (The escapees are given quite a lot of character-development) and, for this viewer, this eventually paid off as I let out some audible "Aw man!"s whenever some of the girls started to bite the dust. So even though this tends to have it's spotty moments, my overall reaction to this is quite positive.
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Trailers:Wake Up and Die, Professional Killer, Grand Slam, The Violent Four, La Polizia Ringrazia, Milano Caliber 9, Manhunt, Revolver
84. Wadd: The Life & Times of John C. Holmes (1998)-More comprehensive than I thought it would be....But I wonder how the NC-17 version fares...
85. The Werewolf and The Yeti (1975)-Best, and perhaps only, known for making the Video Nasties list. Though there's nothing hardly objectionable about this (Which I'm sure you already knew) and worst of all, the yeti only appears at the beginning and ending. Oh well, at least we get to see Paul Naschy fighting off undead nekkid chicks.
86. Office Love-in, White-Collar Style (1968)-It's just a bunch of seperate sex tales between office workers....Oh, and all the guys appear to be in their mid-40s and all the chicks are in their mid-20's. I hope the 2nd feature, Suburbia Confidential is a little bit better.
87. Maryjane (1968)-This was made in 1968? How come everybody in the movie looks like they're from 1962? Anyway, mildly intriguing druggie story with (Often) a snail's pace. I did have one favorite scene though: The school staff meeting. Some of the lines mentioned got big laughs out of me. I especially liked the sheriff's pronounciation of "Maury-wanna" and "Satistics".
88. Warrior Queen (1987)-There sure wasn't much of a plot here, but if you make that up by throwing in a lot of sex and violence, then I ain't got no complaints! But for real, I used to always think that 80's exploitation had been too watered down. But this movie proves a point that there still was some signs of sleazy hope still hanging on :D
89. Suburbia Confidential (1966)-More old guys doing younger women. But the sex managed to be a bit more steamy here. I noticed that both movies (Office Love In, being the other) had scenes with guys dressing up in women's lingerie. Director Stephen C. Apostolof obviously hung out with Ed Wood a little too much.
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90. J.C. (1972)-Watched this on youtube where the sound was atrocious (And ironically, the boom mic was visible in numerous shots) but I still managed to watch this all the way through (Thank god for my extreme love for grindhouse cinema) Even though I was only able to understand about 75% of what was said in the movie, I just pretended that I was watching An American Hippie in Alabama----That's who "J.C." kept on reminding me of everytime I saw him.
91. World of the Drunken Master (1982)-Yet another semi-entertaining flick from Joseph Kuo. But I wish I could've seen more of the old drunken masters and less of their younger selves from the backstory.
92. The Cut-Throats (1969)-Wow. Where do I start with this one? Might as well start with the beginning:
-A painting of a cowboy-wrangler provides the backdrop for the opening credits.
-The romantic "Ballad of Jimmy Johnson" plays through the credits.
-The film opens with the introduction of a U.S. soldier wearing a cowboy hat. It's none other than Jimmy Johnson! And he's in WWII Germany!
-Just moments later, Jimmy Johnson is shot and killed :confused: Ooohkay...So is a new set of opening-credits set to begin? :lol:
93. The Beach Girls (1982)-I think this might be the first screwball comedy I've seen from Crown International. I certainly didn't laugh that very much, but the eye candy was what piled up the points....And a majority of it was thanks to Debra Blee :drool:
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Trailers:Angels' Wild Women, The Super Weapon, In The Shadow of Kilimanjaro, Savage Streets, The One-Armed Executioner, Girls School Screamers, The House By The Cemetary, Dragon's Inferno
27th:
94. Blood Orgy of the She-Devils (1972)-Another movie with terrible audio and yet another movie from Ted Mikels that didn't live up to it's potential.
95. The Wild Ride (1960)-I didn't mind this! It's no surprise that Jack Nicholson was able to bring more of a rawness compared to his other 50's delinquent counterparts. I also liked the constantly-appearing jazz score. Nice touch.
96. The Ravager (1970)-Now we're talkin'! :D A deranged (And heavily-accented) Vietnam Vet goes on a killing spree by blowing up love-making couples with dynamite! Though it's really just a sex flick in disguise, I always got a soft spot for these type of flicks if they happen to bring violence to the mix. It helps that the movie has wacky narration & heavy film-print damage. Perhaps the most fun I've yet to have in this marathon!
97. Zombi 3 (1988)-Bad movie, but not as godawful as I expected. My favorite bits were the dubbing of the line-stammering professor and the black guys.
98. The Shark Hunter (1979)-Didn't expect this one to be about recovering sunken treasure. Modest storyline, it's just lacking the fun that you (Often) find in Enzo Castellari's films....Then again, any movie with tons of underwater scenes will always drag.
99. Chillerama (2011)-Favorites in order: Wadzilla,Diary,Zom-b,Werebear.
100. The Black Bunch (1973)-An integrated unit with black mercenaries (And a couple of white folks) are taken into Africa (But filmed in the hills of Los Angeles) and are out to take out a rogue commando (And to have lots of sex with the native girls along the way!)....But other plans lie ahead for the unit's corrupt leader. With that concept (Along with some minor action & adventure) I couldn't help but to like this. Again, Sex & action 70's style just seems to always do it for me.
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101. Spasms (1983)-Oliver Reed and Peter Fonda battle a large telekentic snake. Very slow & bumbling start, but things finally pick up near the end when some great death scenes occur.
102. 5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970)-More of a dark comedy/mystery than the traditional giallo that I was expecting.
103. White Slaves of Chinatown (1964)-I've only seen 2 of these Olga movies and even though this one was weaker, you just can't find any other films from that era that competes with the dirtiness of Olga!
104. Deadbeat (1977)-Chris Mulkey (Who I best know for Twin Peaks) takes matter into his own hands and avenges the rape/murder of his sister. Cheap and basic, but still very watchable for exploitation freaks.
105. Sweet Savior (1971)-Troy Donahue as a Manson-like Messiah. I wasn't expecting such a loooong set-up that leads to the massacre. The great Talli Cochrane (R.I.P.) provides a major highlight with a great nude dance.
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106. Cover Girl Models (1975)-Mostly a dud. Two things I liked about it were a surprise beheading and a model's quick-thinking to avoid capture.
107. The Scavengers (1969)-For a Cresse/Frost film, this actually seemed like standard, straight-forward Civil War movie....Untill the great big boobs showed up :D But even afterwards, the movie still kept a grueling nature going. Though it felt a little long and the conclusion wasn't as satisfactory, I still ended up liking this.
108. Four Times that Night (1972)-A romantic comedy from Bava. Maybe it's marathon-fatigue or this genre, but I didn't really pay attention to this.
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109. Hi-Riders (1978)-I watched very few carsploitation movies this challenge (Heck, this might've been the first) and I thought it delivered. Didn't expect that much gunplay, but a lot of the chases & car-stunts were top notch.
110. The Hot Box (1972)-Certainly not a great film, but I liked this. Mostly because it wasn't as by-the-numbers as women-in-captivity flicks go. It's also got an abrupt and inconclusive ending, but that didn't no longer matter.
111. The Woman Hunt (1973)-It's been on my "Most-Wanted" list for a number of years. Didn't live up to expectations, yet I didn't find it a total loss. Sid Haig's awesome in this. Nearly every line of his had me busting up.
112. Prostitution Pornography USA (1971)-Mockumentary dealing with prostitution. Interesting way to end this marathon!

Darkgod
03-23-12, 11:47 PM
Goal: 30
Finished: 13/30 :(
100% New Views

April 1st
1. Big Bad Mama(1974,Carver) 55/100
April 2nd
2. The Redsin Tower(2006,Vogel) 45/100
3. The Bunny Game(2010,Rehmeier)45/100
April 4th
4. Two-Headed Shark Attack(2012 Olen-Ray) 2/10
April 5th
5. Up in Smoke(1978,Adler) 64/100
April 6th
6. Five Deadly Venoms(1978, Chang) 70/100
7. Mrs. 45(1981, Ferrara) 65/100
April 7th
8. Death Wish(1974, Winner) 70/100
April 8th
9. Machete Maidens Unleashed(2010,Hartley)
April 9th
10. Mandingo Manhunter(1980,Franco) 20/100
April 10th
11. The Big Bird Cage(1972,Hill) 60/100
April 13th
12. Cabin in the woods(2011,Goddard) 84/100
April 21st
13. Angels with Dirty faces(1938,Curtiz) 80/100

zaphod2467
03-24-12, 01:04 AM
LIST COMPLETE

*--first time viewing

March 31
1. Ransom Baby (Oi apanthropoi) (1976, Pavlos Filippou)(DVD)*--Robbery, kidnapping, murder, and gratuitous nudity by almost every female in the cast in this Greek-Italian heist-gone-wrong caper--3/5
April 3
2. Rabies (Kalavet) (2010, Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado)(DVD)*--Israel joins in the slasher fun with this killer in the woods film--4/5
April 13
3. The Cabin in the Woods (2012, Drew Goddard)(theatrical)*--Worth the wait--4/5
April 14
4. Devil's Playground (2010, Mark McQueen)(DVD)*--More "infected" zombies in London--4/5
April 15
5. Tuff Turf (1985, Fritz Kiersch)(DVD)--Guilty pleasure time as rich kid James Spader falls for wrong girl Kim Richards. Tons of 80s clothes, music and style. With Robert Downey (before he was a Jr) as the wacky sidekick, and cutie Olivia Barash--5/5
6. Repo Man (1984, Alex Cox)(DVD)--Barash again, with Emilio Estevez, Harry Dean Stanton and a strange '64 Chevy Malibu--4/5
7. The Devil Within Her (1975, Peter Sasdy)(DVR'd from TCM)*--Joan Collins has a bad baby--4/5
April 16
8. Vampire Circus (1972, Robert Young)(Blu-Ray)*--Circus fun from the good folks at Hammer--3/5
April 18
9. Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011, Alex Stapleton)(Blu-Ray)*--Good doc. It's amazing to think of all the talent that came out of the Corman factory--4/5
April 19
10. The Darkest Hour (2011, Chris Gorak)(Blu-Ray)*--Nothing special, but an entertaining 90 minutes. I guess I'm just a sucker for alien invasion flicks--4/5
April 22
11. The Wicker Man (extended version) (1973, Robin Hardy)(DVD)--Still creepy after all these years--4/5
April 23
12. Creature (2011, Fred Andrews)(DVD)*--Guy in a monster suit terrorizes teens. Not good, but not as horrible as I thought it was going to be--3/5
April 24
13. The Wicker Tree (2010, Robin Hardy)(Blu-Ray)*--Sort-of sequel--3/5

Checklist:
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 - Ransom Baby (76)
* 1980 - Tuff Turf (85)
* 1990 -
* 2000 -
* 2010 - Rabies (10)

Watch a film for each rating:
* G - (optional)
* PG -
* PG-13 - The Darkest Hour
* R - The Cabin in the Woods
* 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 - Ransom Baby (DVD)
* Second format - The Cabin in the Woods (theatrical)
* Third format - The Devil Inside her (DVR)

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 - Tuff Turf
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)
Eco-Terror Film
"Mondo" Film
Documentary ABOUT B-Movies/Exploitation/Drive-ins or those involved in their production - Corman's World
Video Nasty
TV-Movie
* Lifetime Channel Movie
Bad Sequel to a "Well regarded film"
DirectToVideo sequel
Critical Bomb (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic or IMDB Bottom 100 {Bottom 100 archive}) - The Darkest Hour
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 - The Devil Within Her (Donald Pleasance)
* 2 - Corman's World (too many to list)
* 3 - The Wicker Man (Christopher Lee)
* 4 - Creature (Sid Haig)
* 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 - Vampire Circus (Hammer)
* 2
* 3
* 4
* 5

Giles
03-24-12, 01:13 AM
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Third Annual Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge


01 - Corman's World: Exploits of A Hollywood Rebel / DVD ☼ (4-18)
02 - Blonde Ambition [with Jamie Gillis commentary track ☼] (4-20)
03 - Orca: The Killer Whale / ☼ (4-21)
04 - Hobo with a Shotgun / ☼ (4-22)
05 - The Cabin in the Woods / ☼ (4-23)
06 - The Devils / UK 'X' version [with director commentary ☼] DVD (4-24)
07 - The Passion of Carol [with director commentary] DVD ☼ (4-25)
08 - The Private Afternoons of Pamela Manns [with director commentary ☼] (4-30)
09 - Score [with director commentary ☼] (4-30) Blu-ray
10 - Soldier Blue / [115min version ☼] (4-30) Blu-ray


☼ = 1st Time Viewing/Listen

2011 Challenge (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/10693842-post25.html) / 2010 Challenge (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/10054197-post14.html)

JHCA13
03-24-12, 12:43 PM
Goal: 100
Last Year: 122

March 31st Total Runtime: 14 Hours and 18 Minutes
A Tour of Italy
1. Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (1976-Deodato) ☼ NFI ***

2. Django (1966-Corbucci) PC ****

3. Who Saw Her Die? (1972-Lado) ☼ NFI **1/2

4. Hercules Unchained (1959-Francisci) ☼ PC **1/2

5. Cannibal Ferox (1981-Lenzi) ☼ OL **

6. Agent 077: Mission Bloody Mary (1965-Grieco) ☼ OL **1/2

7. Tentacles (1977-Assonitis) ☼ NFI **1/2

The "Let's get this stuff out of the way early" Portion of the Challenge
8. Debbie Does Dallas: Uncovered (Doc.) (2005-Hanly) ☼ RNT ***

9. Debbie Does Dallas (1978-Buckley) OL **1/2

10. Long Jeanne Silver (1977-de Renzy) ☼ OL *

April 1st Total Runtime: 10 Hours 38 Minutes
A Sunday stroll with Godzilla...
11. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (1956-Honda/Morse) PC ***1/2

12. Godzilla Raids Again/Gigantis: The Fire Monster (1955-Oda) PC **

13. King Kong Vs. Godzilla (1962-Honda) PC ***

14. Mothra Vs. Godzilla (1964-Honda) PC ***

15. Ghidrah: The Three Headed Monster (1964-Honda) PC **1/2

16. Godzilla Vs. Monster Zero (1965-Honda) PC **

...and now an attempt to prevent monster monotony...
17. Dr. Sex (1964-Mikels) ☼ OL *1/2

18. Child Bride (1938-Revier) ☼ OL **

April 2nd Total Runtime: 4 Hours 20 Minutes
19. Godzilla Vs. the Sea Monster (1966-Fukuda) PC **

20. Son of Godzilla (1967-Fukuda) PC **

21. Destroy All Monsters (1968-Honda) PC ***

April 3rd Total Runtime: 4 Hours 15 Minutes
22. Godzilla's Revenge (1969-Honda) *1/2

23. Godzilla Vs. the Smog Monster (1971-Banno) **1/2

24. Godzilla Vs. Gigan (1972-Fukuda) **

April 4th Total Runtime: 6 Hours and 45 Minutes
25. Reform School Girl (1957-Bernds) ☼ **1/2

26. Schlock!: The Secret History of American Movies (2001-Greene) ☼ ***

27. Commentary for Schlock!: The Secret History of American Movies ☼

28. MST3K: Godzilla Vs. Megalon (1973/1991) OL *1/2-Movie-**** Episode

April 5th Total Runtime: 5 Hours 56 Minutes
29. Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla (1974-Fukuda) PC ***

30. Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975-Honda) PC ***

31. Ms. 45 (1982-Ferrara) ☼ OL ***1/2

32. I Spit on Your Grave (2010-Monroe) PC ***

April 6th Total Runtime: 2 Hours 28 Minutes
33. Humanoids from the Deep (1980-Peeters) ☼ NFI **1/2

34. The Defilers (1965-Frost) PC *

April 7th Total Runtime: 10 Hours 2 Minutes
35. The Big Boss (1971-Lo) ☼ PC ***

36. Fist of Fury (1972-Lo) ☼ PC ***1/2

37. The Way of the Dragon (1972-Lee) ☼ PC ***1/2

38. Enter the Dragon (1973-Clouse) ☼ PC ***1/2

39. The Game of Death (1978-Clouse/Lee) ☼ PC **1/2 (I bumped it up 1/2* based on the last 10 minutes solely!)

40. Game of Death II (1981-Ng) ☼ **1/2

April 8th Total Runtime: 15 Hours 14 Minutes
41. The Dragon Lives Again (1977-Law) ☼ OL **

42. Kickboxer (1989-DiSalle/Worth) ☼ PC **1/2

43. Revenge of the Ninja (1983-Firstenberg) ☼ NFI **1/2

44. Vigilante (1983-Lustig) ☼ NFI ***

45. Women in Cages (1971-de Leon) ☼ NFI ***

46. MST3K: Hercules Unchained ☼ OL

47. American Grindhouse (2010-Drenner) NFI ****1/2

48. Marquis de Sade's Justine (1969-Franco) ☼ RNT ***

49. Eaten Alive! (1977-Hooper) ☼ NFI **1/2

50. The Slumber Party Massacre (1982-Jones) PC **1/2

April 9th Total Runtime: 3 Hours 8 Minutes
51. The Mini-Skirt Mob (1968-Dexter) ☼ PC **1/2

52. Chrome and Hot Leather (1971-Frost) ☼ PC **1/2

April 10th Total Runtime:4 Hours 44 Minutes
53. MST3K: Godzilla Vs. the Sea Monster OL

54. Reptilicus (1961-Pink) PC *1/2

55. Corman's World (2011-Stapleton) ☼ RNT ***1/2

April 11th
56. Behind Convent Walls (1978-Borowczyk) ☼ RNT **

57. Pledge This! (2006-Heins) ☼ NFI * (IMDB Bottom 100)

58. Gammera the Invincible (1966-Howard/Yuasa) ☼ PC (1st time seeing this version) **1/2

April 12th
59. The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987-Amateu) ☼ NFI **

60. Jaws 3 (1983-Alves) PC **

April 13th
61. Freaks (1932-Browning) PC ****

April 14th
62. Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974-Hough) ☼ NFI ****

63. Death Race 2000 (1975-Bartel) ☼ NFI ***

64. King of the Lost World (2005-Scott) ☼ NFI *1/2

65. Troll 2 (1990-Fragasso) ☼ NFI **

66. Best Worst Movie (2009-Stephenson) ☼ NFI ****

67. Bikini Beach (1964-Asher) ☼ NFI **1/2

68. The Explosive Generation (1961-Kulik) ☼ NFI ***

69. Juice (1992-Dickerson) ☼ NFI ***1/2

70. Fraulein Kitty (1977-Rhomm) ☼ RNT **

April 15th
71. Mothra (1961-Honda) PC ***

72. Bucktown (1975-Marks) ☼ NFI ***1/2

73. Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010-Nguyen) ☼ NFI *

74. Lemon Popsicle (1978-Davidson) ☼ NFI ***1/2

...

75. Battle in Outer Space

76. Deep Space

77. Little Shop of Horrors

78. Bowery at Midnight

79. The Terror

80. Mondo Cane

81. The Stoned Age

82. The Evil Dead

83. Evil Dead 2

84. Army of Darkness


Key:
☼ = 1st Time Viewing
Blue= Blu Ray
Red= VHS
PC = Personal Collection
NFI= NetFlix Instant
RNT= Physical Rental
TCM= Turner Classic Movies
OL= Online Viewing (other than NetFlix)

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
* 1890 - (insert film title here)(Optional)
* 1900 -(optional)
* 1910 -(optional)
* 1920 -(optional)
* 1930 - Freaks '32
* 1940 -
* 1950 -Godzilla Raids Again/Gigantis '55/'59
* 1960 -Ghidrah the Three Headed Monster '64
* 1970 -Godzilla Vs. the Smog Monster '71
* 1980 -Game of Death II '81
* 1990 - Troll 2 '90
* 2000 - Birdemic: Shock and Terror '08

Watch a film for each rating:
* G - Godzilla's Revenge '69
* PG - Godzilla Vs. Gigan '72
* PG-13 - Chrome and Hot Leather '71
* R - The Game of Death '78
* X - Debbie Does Dallas '78
* Unrated (post-MPAA 1968) - I Spit in Your Grave '10

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, (Blu Ray), (Godzilla:King of the Monsters '56).
* Second format, (DVD), (King Kong Vs. Godzilla '62).
* Third format, (VHS), (Reptilicus '61).

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

Watch a film in the following genres:
A Token Science Fiction B-Movie: Mothra Vs. Godzilla '64
A Token Horror B-Movie:
Italian films of the following Genres:
* Eurospy- Agent 077: Mission Bloody Mary '65
* Giallo- Who Saw Her Die? '72
* Sword & Sandal- Hercules Unchained '59
* Spaghetti Western- Django '66
* Cannibal Film- Cannibal Ferox '81
* Mafia/Gangster Film- Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man '76
Martial Arts film:
* Brucesploitation- The Dragon Lives Again '77
* Hong Kong film- Fist of Fury '72
* American film- Kickboxer '89
* Any "Ninja" film- Revenge of the Ninja '83
* Actual Bruce Lee film- The Big Boss '71
Biker Film- The Mini-Skirt Mob '68
Stoner Film
Carsploitation Film- Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry '74
Blaxploitation- Bucktown '75
Sexploitation:
* Any type
* Nudie Cutie- Dr. Sex '64
* Roughie- The Defilers '65
* 70s Porn- Long Jeanne Silver '77
* Emmanuelle Film
* Teen Sex Comedy- Lemon Popsicle '78
Nunsploitation- Behind Convent Walls '78
Shocksploitation
Rape/Revenge Film- Ms. 45 '81
Vigilante Film- Vigilante '83
Women in Prison- Women in Cages '71
Nazisploitation- Fraulein Kitty '77
Eschploitation (religious end times, or general religious exploitation)
Hixploitation/Moonshiners
Roadshow Exploitation/30s-40s "Cautionary" films- Child Bride '38
"Hood" Film ("Gangsta")- Juice '92
Hollywood Gangster film (Film Noir era)
Juvenile Delinquent Film- Reform School Girl '57
60s Beach Movie- Bikini Beach '64
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- Tentacles '77
"Mondo" Film
Documentary- Schlock!: The Secret History of American Movies '01
Video Nasty- Eaten Alive! '77
TV-Movie
* Lifetime Channel Movie
Bad Sequel to a "Well regarded film"- Jaws 3 '83
Critical Bomb-IMDB Bottom 100- Pledge This! '06
Financial Bomb- The Garbage Pail Kids Movie '87
MST3K Version of a Film- Godzilla Vs. Megalon '73
Non-MST3K version of a film featured on MST3K- Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster '66

Watch 10 films starring anyone from the actors safe list.
* 1. Humanoids from the Deep '80 (Doug McClure)
* 2. The Way of the Dragon '72 (Chuck Norris)
* 3. Enter the Dragon '73 (John Saxon)
* 4. Death Race 2000 '75 (David Carradine)
* 5. The Explosive Generation '61 (William Shatner)
* 6
* 7
* 8
* 9
* 10

Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list.
* 1. Marquis de Sade's Justine '68 (Jess Franco)
* 2
* 3
* 4
* 5
* 6
* 7
* 8
* 9
* 10

Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.
* 1. Godzilla Vs. Monster Zero '65 (Maron Films)
* 2. Son of Godzilla '67 (American International)
* 3. Destroy All Monsters '68 (Tokyo Shock)
* 4. The Slumber Party Massacre '82 (Shout Factory)
* 5. King of the Lost World '05 (The Asylum)

Beyond the Checklist...
* Debbie Does Dallas: Uncovered '05 (Too short to justify using on checklist)
* Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla '74
* Terror of Mechagodzilla '75
* MST3K: Hercules Unchained
* American Grindhouse '10
* MST3K: Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster
* Corman's World '11
* Gammera the Invincible '66
* Best Worst Movie '10
* Mothra '61
* Battle in Outer Space '59
Commentaries...
* Schlock!: The Secret History of American Movies '01


Movies year to date heading into challenge: 133

nezumi
03-24-12, 09:20 PM
04-02-2012: Added titles 1-4
04-07-2012: Added titles 5-12
04-10-2012: Added titles 13-17
04-15-2012: Added titles 18-27
04-22-2012: Added titles 28-36
05-01-2012: Added titles 37-51, added reviews
05-03-2012: Added reviews
05-06-2012: Added reviews

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LAST YEAR: 48 films
THIS YEAR'S PERSONAL GOAL: 50+ films

All films are DVD format unless otherwise noted.
Bold = first-time viewing
* = wildcard selection


Branded to Kill (1967) - In 1967, director Seijun Suzuki took what began life as a throwaway gangster movie for Nikkatsu and shaped it into a feverishly delirious tale of the criminal world's third-ranked assassin (played with inflated cheeks by Joe Shishido), lust, ambition and steamed rice. Nikkatsu subsequently fired Suzuki for delivering such a bizarre film to them. Initially panned by both critics and moviegoers, it gradually found a second life over the years with the help of champions like musician/composer John Zorn and indie filmmakers such as Jim Jarmusch and Quentin Tarantino. It is at the very least memorable, and perhaps that is triumph enough for Suzuki.


Pistol Opera* (2001) - Thirty-four years later, Seijun Suzuki created this follow-up to Branded to Kill and shows that he's as iconoclastic as ever. This time around, the third-ranked killer is a woman known as "Stray Cat" (Makiko Esumi). In her journey to become number one, Stray Cat encounters other assassins with names like "Painless Surgeon" and "Hundred Eyes" and gains a young female fan named Sayako. Suzuki's eye for striking visuals is still as sharp as ever, but an air of inconsequence hangs over the entire film. Pistol Opera isn't so much a sequel as it is an indulgent victory lap by one of Japanese cinema's true maverick filmmakers.


Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972) - Meiko Kaji plays the titular female prisoner, a woman consumed with getting bloody payback from her former lover (a crooked narcotics detective) after he uses her as a pawn in a yakuza extortion scheme. In terms of content, the film is your standard women-in-prison story. It's the manner in which the content is presented which makes the film distinctive (it must have the most expressionistic shower room catfight I have seen). Even though she's surrounded by danger and degredation inside the prison, Kaji encases her character's dignity inside an impenetrable shell of quiet defiance that explodes into violent anger. The theme song was most recently featured in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill, Vol. 2.


Female Prisoner #701 Scorpion: Beast Stable (1973) - Meiko Kaji returns in this third installment of the series, which finds Scorpion on the run from the authorities. Scorpion is taken in by a prostitute who's entangled in an incestuous relationship with her brain damaged brother. Scorpion makes an attempt at living a life of normalcy, but a pimp living on the floor beneath her threatens to expose her secret. What follows is a chain of sleazy scenario after sleazy scenario as Scorpion evades the yakuza as well as the police (led by a detective whose arm was hacked off by Scorpion earlier in the film!). As exploitative as the source material seems, a strong feminist streak runs throughout the film in its portrayal of two women on society's fringes struggling to get from underneath the thumb of male oppression.


Female Prisoner #701 Scorpion: Grudge Song (1973) - Even though the epilogue at the end of the third film intimated that it would be the last, Meiko Kaji plays the Scorpion for the final time under the direction of Yasuharu Hasebe rather than series veteran Shunya Ito. The film's story structure seems to be lifted from Beast Stable, which only magnifies the fact that Grudge Song brings nothing new to the table. I hope Meiko Kaji wasn't paid per word for these films. All her lines probably wouldn't fill a sheet of paper.


Prison on Fire (1987) - Tony Leung Ka-fai plays Yiu, a man who is sentenced to three years in prison after shoving a young punk into the path of a bus while defending his father. Once inside, a longtime inmate named Ching (Chow Yun-fat) takes the naive Yiu under his wing. Ching plays the role of peacemaker among the rival factions inside the prison, but tensions between the gangs as well as the guards (led by the sadistic "Scarface") all come boiling to a head. After spending the majority of the runtime playing like a throwback to prison films of the '30s, the film takes a violent turn in the climax when even the cool Ching reaches his breaking point. If John Woo's working relationship with Chow Yun-fat is like Hitchcock with Cary Grant, then Chow and Prison on Fire director Ringo Lam are like De Niro and Scorsese.


Fleshburn (1984) - After a Native American Vietnam War veteran (Sonny Landham) escapes from a mental asylum, he kidnaps the panel of psychologists that had him committed and strands them in the desert. The movie is in actuality a story of wilderness survival and not a slasher film as the promotional artwork may suggest. This story of man against the elements just happens to have a deranged vet taking potshots at the characters. There's an attempt to link the tragedies that befall the doctors with shamanic rituals performed by their captor, but it's not very convincing. Based on a novel by Brian Garfield (Death Wish).


The Killer Likes Candy (1968) - A humdrum Eurospy film about secret agents in Venice on the trail of an assassin whose target is the king of a fictional Middle Eastern country. The action sequences are playfully done (if sloppy), but there really isn't much else to recommend.


Carnival of Crime (1962) - A French architect working in Brazil (Jean-Pierre Aumont) falls under suspicion of committing foul play when his frustrated wife goes missing. What might have been a poor Hitchcockian thriller is further marred by footage inserted by Crown International to pad out the running time for television sales.


Superchick (1973) - Well, I can finally say that I've seen the bare breasts of the Reagans' personal astrologer. That aside, the movie fails as a comedy and as titillating softcore. It's a bore of a film.


Weekend with the Babysitter (1970) - The story so nice that George E. Carey and Tom Laughlin (directing as Don Henderson) made it twice! A year earlier, the duo made The Babysitter starring Patricia Wymer as Candy Wilson. In Weekend, Candy Wilson is played by Susan Romen. The basic premise of both movies is the same, but there's an attempt on the filmmakers' part to appear as if they have their fingers on the pulse of "today's youth." I get the feeling that teenagers would still have rolled their eyes at Carey learning to smoke weed. Romen's leaden, dead-eyed performance does no favors to young people, either.


Hustler Squad (1976) - I originally watched this film for the first B-movie challenge and enjoyed it. Ever since then, my fondness for it has grown with each successive viewing. It's a messy film, the actresses are none too convincing as highly-trained assassins, but it's also got a genuine sense of fun that's hard to deny.


Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987) - Hard Ticket to Hawaii may not be Andy Sidaris' most polished work. It may not make a lick of sense. However, it is chock full of "WTF" moments that will leave your mouth hanging open in disbelief. I personally believe that Sidaris' ceaseless efforts to confound his audience's expectations in Hard Ticket is explained by the fact he really has no understanding of what the audience expects. It may not be high art, but the film is more entertaining than it has any right to be.


Savage Beach (1989) - Playmates Dona Speir (March 1984) and Hope Marie Carlton (July 1985) reprise their roles as undercover agents Donna and Taryn, respectively. Fate brings the duo, a Japanese WWII survivor, the US Navy and communist revolutionaries (including notorious April 1986 Playmate Teri Weigel) together on a Pacific island with a cache of gold at stake. Also starring character actor Al Leong. Savage Beach would be Carlton's final appearance in a Sidaris film, and she gets a moment to flex her acting muscle. You've got to give credit to a director that will bring the narrative to a grinding halt in order to show women taking off their clothes or frolicking in the tide at sunset.


Guns (1990) - Erik Estrada plays Juan Degas, A.K.A., "Joaquin de Diamondes," A.K.A., "The Jack of Diamonds," an international gun smuggler with a score to settle with agent Donna and her new partner Nicole (January 1984 Playmate Roberta Vasquez). As much as I enjoy Hope Marie Carlton's bubbly performances in Sidaris films, I think Vasquez is the stronger actor. The film also has the greatest final shot of any film. Also starring character actors George Kee Cheung and Danny Trejo.


Do or Die (1991) - Not only does Erik Estrada reappear in Do or Die (this time he's wearing a white hat as an Air Force officer), but the film also stars Pat Morita as a Japanese crime lord. In some ways, the presence of these two fading celebrities in the same Andy Sidaris film marks a high point in his popularity (or his notoriety). There are a number of stylish softcore scenes that I daresay show Sidaris reaching for a level of sophistication unseen in his prior films. Unfortunately, the plot and the performances remain characteristically undercooked.


Hot Target (1985) - The American wife (Simone Griffeth) of a British businessman (Bryan Marshall) begins a dangerous affair with a mysterious American expatriate (Steve Marachuk) in this Kiwi production. It's a serviceable erotic thriller with effective performances (especially Marachuk), and yet there's really nothing particularly groundbreaking about the story to recommend it. There is an outdoor sex scene intercut with a cricket match, so I guess there's that.


Blue Money (1972) - A young filmmaker (actor-director Alain Patrick) finds himself dragged deeper and deeper into the world of porno movies. I'm a sucker for films about filmmaking. Rather than primarily concentrate on the sex in front of the camera, Patrick often focuses on what's going on just outside the frame and behind the scenes. Even though the performances are never quite up to par, the film comes off as a proto-Boogie Nights.


The Young Graduates (1971) - Patricia Wymer plays Mindy, a spoiled young brat who's JUST TURNING 18 as the film opens. We know this, because she doesn't shut up about it for the first 15-20 minutes. Once she becomes of legal age, she embarks on an affair with a teacher from her high school. Fearing that she might be pregnant, she talks her best friend Sandy into joining her on a monomaniacal road trip to Big Sur while they wait for the results. Like Weekend with the Babysitter, The Young Graduates attempts to portray itself as a topical film about "today's youth." However, it's just a dressed-up version of the "juvenile delinquency" film. Except Mindy JUST TURNED 18, legally making her an adult and making her crimes harder to forgive. She owes at the very least an apology to her best friend for getting her drugged and nearly raped by a motorcycle gang.The female characters of the film are just hollow vessels for male sexual desire. At the end of the film, the girls' boyfriends are off to their bright futures while the final shot is a close-up freeze-frame of Mindy's smiling face.

Before they were famous: Bruno Kirby makes his film debut as Sandy's boyfriend


Boogievision (1977) - Somewhere amid the sophomoric humor in this crappy ripoff of The Groove Tube and The Kentucky Fried Movie is a satire about filmmaking and life in L.A. Unfortunately, the satire is hobbled by absolutely terrible direction, camerawork and sound. The pre-MTV animated interstitials save the viewing experience from being a complete waste of time.


My Tutor (1983) - A wealthy Yale graduate (Kevin McCarthy) hires a sexy French tutor (Caren Kaye) to ensure that his horny son (Matt Lattanzi) gets into his alma mater. However, his son has other plans and learns a few things about the birds and the bees from the tutor. It's a fairly innocuous film as far as sex comedies go, but it delivers on the skin. Also starring Russ Meyer gal-pal Kitten Natividad and B-movie scream queen Jewel Shepard.

Before they were famous: A blond Crispin Glover as Lattanzi's dorky best friend. Glover gives the most tortured reading of the line, "Mexico!" ever.


Iron Angel (1964) - A group of soldiers in the Korean War go on a mission to take out an enemy gun emplacement. Along the way, they encounter an ambushed ambulance and nurse. Any drama that could be mined from this boilerplate tale of wartime heroism is drained by momentum-killing flashbacks of the G.I.s enjoying their time away from the frontlines with dancing girls.


War Hunt* (1962)
Zeiram (1991)
Mothra (1961)
Rebirth of Mothra (1996)
The Thing with Two Heads (1972)
Cannonball! (1976)
Smokey Bites the Dust (1981)
The Great Texas Dynamite Chase (1976)
The Crater Lake Monster (1977)
High Risk (1995)
In the Line of Duty 4 (1989)
Death Code: Ninja (1987)
Ninja: American Warrior (1987)
Love and Sword (1979)
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
Something is Out There (A.K.A., "Day of the Animals") (1977) - Viewed in observance of Earth Day.
Hot Potato (1976)
The Big Doll House (1971)
Women in Cages (1971)
El Condor (1970)
Take a Hard Ride (1975)
Death Rides a Horse (1967)
Sabata (1969)
A Pistol for Ringo (1965)
Hercules Against the Moon Men (1964)
Hercules and the Captive Women (1961)
Hercules Unchained (1959)
The Giant of Marathon (1959)
Mr. No Legs (1979) - Youtube.


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indiephantom
03-25-12, 12:19 AM
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Indie's Exploitation Frenzy

Goal: Fun!

Rating System
:5star: Gold ticket or 100% purely splendid fromage
:4star: I'd buy that for a dollar
:3star: Cool sh*t!
:2star: Somewhat interesting (T&A or good action)
:1star: Meh...move along
:0star: Sucked!

In addition to double and triple-features I also have a couple of special series this month that I'm including as a part of my challenge efforts.

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SPECIAL SERIES #1: Playboy Playmates

In celebration of Easter this month, I'll be watching and reviewing films that feature former Playboy Playmates in major or supporting roles or films that feature actual Playboy bunnies/playmates as subjects, characters, or cameos. This will begin on Easter weekend, but I will try to squeeze in a few throughout the challenge.

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SPECIAL SERIES #2: "Jail-bait"

My second special series will features films concerning young women who are below the age of sexual consent that are either depicted in sexual situations or storylines or more innocent films that may be read that way (just as you might mistake the above picture of teen Wal-Mart models as being of a sexual nature). These are typically stories of lolitas, nymphettes or the femme fatales who lure men down forbidden or dangerous paths or any films that depict the "exploitation" of young women.

April 1

01. WRESTLEMANIA XXVIII (2012) (wildcard #1) :2star: Somewhat interesting (T&A or good action) - Silver City Gloucester Cinema 16
This event has sort of delayed my official start to the challenge, but I thought I'd list it as a wildcard. It seems fitting enough as it's basically the biggest annual exploitation event that isn't actually a movie. I've seen about four WMs now and this was the least impressive. I had fun watching this with a crowd, though. CM Punk felt like the crowd favorite, but I think Undertaker vs. Triple H was the crown jewel. Some of the Divas looked nice but weren't exploited enough for me. ;) Okay, time to get to the flicks now.

April 3

02. THE WICKER TREE (Robin Hardy, 2012) :3star: Cool sh*t! - DVD Screener
I actually enjoyed this follow-up despite it being my first selection in the "bad sequels to well-regarded films" checklist category. The acidic word-of-mouth relaxed my expectations and I had fun with this bizarre sequel. I'm a sucker for offbeat sequels (Exorcsit II; The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2) or really delayed ones by the original director (Return to Sleepaway Camp). Nice to see Christopher Lee back, despite the brevity of his cameo. I felt this one took some interesting chances, particularly in early scenes. It remained weirdly engaging even when the final act became more routine. Nobody in the cast brings the acting chops that Edward Woodward did and it lacks that ominous sense of mystery and dread of the original. But I still recommend it to anyone remotely curious.

03. KILLING FOR LOVE (Mike Kesey, 1995) :2star: Somewhat interesting (T&A or good action) - VHS-sourced download
The first of several '90s softcore thrillers I plan to check out during the challenge. In terms of copious nudity and sex it certainly delivers. Standout is the lovely Penthouse Pet Brady Ledford. Despite multiple murders apparently happening at the remote cottage location the couples in the film always have time for a little sex play. There are some great one-liners in the film which kind of escape me now as I try to recollect. One bitchy female character corrects someone's grammatical error just moments after the group found two of their copulating friends impaled with "something". The would-be splatter elements are offscreen and we just stumble upon the bodies (makeup effects are very minimal). It all makes sense in the end, sort of. Total cheese but the nudity most likely kept Cinemax-era kids happy.

April 4

04. THE VIOLENT KIND (The Butcher Brothers, 2011) :4star: I'd buy that for a dollar - DVD
This one chewed up my brain, spat it into the toilet, flushed it, and then dug it up again. And the whole ordeal felt pretty good! Deranged doesn't begin to describe this f*ked up mess of new school exploitation. I went in expecting little more than an action-packed biker flick and emerged feeling like I was channel surfing Charles Manson's nightmares. If there's a movie club in a prison filled with America's most dangerous criminals, I'd expect they'd make a feature like this. Total disregard for ANY rules and a need to cram is as many exploitable elements, and genres, as possible. Hell, The Butcher Brothers is the perfect name for those responsible for this sickly appealling mess. Tiffany Shepis fans should take note of her creepy and raunchy performance as a possessed biker chick. Joe Egender is like Giovanni Ribisi on crack (think about that for a second). Scored 17% on Rotten Tomatoes and I can't wait to read some reviews.

05. DEATH OF A CHEERLEADER (A FRIEND TO DIE FOR; William A. Graham, 1994) :3star: Cool sh*t! - DVD
Here we have a pretty entertaining MOW from 1994 based on events that occured in Orinda, California ten years earlier. What is it about cheerleaders that causes such jealousy amongst peers in the American school system? As the title tells us, a cheerleader will die. The story feels kind of pre-Lifetime Network and it wears that "educate our kids" mask of approval on its exploitative shoulders pretty confidently. When a trial Judge concludes that he's worried this tragic incident has played out in his court for mere entertainment, it sounds ironic. Although the film isn't nearly as sensationalized as the Network Amy Fisher stories I've seen (I've saved my last for this challenge) and the story doesn't have the tabloid push of characters you love to hate like Fisher or Tonya Harding of that period. I liked Kellie Martin as the troubled teen that is willing to do anything to become friends with Spelling's ultra-popular Stacy. Spelling is also fine, but I just can't buy her as Miss Thing. I know it's mean, but she's pretty homely. Seriously, why the long face Tori? When you have lovely Marley Shelton on hand as a friend to both leads, I feel this is a bit miscast even if Spelling was the selling name in those years. Terry O'Quinn turns up in a few scenes as an influential principal just a few years past his signature cult performance as The Stepfather. It would be another decade before he really makes a splash with TV audiences in Lost.

06. SOUTH BEACH ACADEMY (Joe Esposito, 1996) :2star: Somewhat interesting (T&A or good action) - DVD-r
Corey Feldman's hideous sideburns threaten to upstage him a few times but the dude looks pretty much the same in 1996 as he does today, so I'll give him some cred for that. This turkey showcases its Miami locations mostly in the delightful forms of abundantly topless and nearly bottomless beach bunnies. It's the same threadbare (pun, yup) plot we've seen in countless films about schools/camps/institutes that will be sold or closed if a game isn't won (this time it's beach volleyball). Feldman has been down wind of this kind of crap before in Meatballs 4. The Hedgehog shows up for a cameo but better laughs are earned from veteran character actor James Hong in too few scenes as the perverted villain. Lots of nice T&A here, though. LOTS. A drinking game surely exists for Corey's awful one-liners which include a Beavis and Butt-head impression during his first painful bit of dialogue. Mostly harmless fun.

07. CALIFORNIA GIGOLO (Bob Chinn, 1979) :3star: Cool sh*t! - DVD
My first full-length encounter with John Holmes. But is it more about the girth? I think this was getting toward the back end of his career when offscreen drug escapades threatened his prowess. He's pretty flaccid when it counts. I was very surprised to see the film open with Holmes following a pretty debutante onto the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway circa the same time I was on it as a kid. I guess expecting a sex scene aboard the thing was unrealistic, but it would have been fun. Holmes is featured in every sex scene except one that he passes off to bellboy Don Fernando. The women are of the very sexy and mature kind which I kind of dug. Most impressive sequence involves a female client by the name of Veri Knotty who has uncanny control of a certain part of her body. Don't want to spoil it, but her screen name can be taken two ways...quite literally. I'll be happily checking out more vintage porn during the challenge.

April 5

Roger Corman Birthday Double Feature
08. SHARKTOPUS (Declan O'Brien, 2010) :1star: Meh...move along - BD
Some movies are just better as trailers, or taglines, or titles. Corman-produced schlock features a nifty hybrid sea-beast but desperately needs more of the over-the-top sex and gore of the recent Piranha redux. The attacks are too often repetitive and uninspired and, worse still, all of the glorious bikinis stay on. The shot on video look does echo the handmade cheapies of the VHS era but it's all just too squeaky clean. SyFy stuff tends to feel like homogenized exploitation to me and while it doesn't have to be a hard R to be a fun film, it does need to try a bit harder than this. Eric Roberts is unremarkably stiff and there's nothing to really cheer for, sneer or leer at. Slipshod tripe except for maybe the creature's great "snatch and grab" of a nervous bungee jumper...but wasn't that laugh already in the trailer? Put it this way, it's no Shark Attack 3. Dead in the water.

Roger Corman Birthday Double Feature
09. WOMEN IN CAGES (Gerardo de Leon, 1971) :2star: Somewhat interesting (T&A or good action) - BD
Not sure how many WIP films I'll hit up during the challenge, but I figured I'd pop the cherry on another Roger Corman blu-ray. Pam Grier plays a wicked warden named Alabama (QT, was this your inspiration?) who likes to play with her girls in a depraved torture chamber. Brisk pace to the scuzzy proceedings here and some colorfully photographed scenes that look eye-popping in this fresh transfer to hi-def. Having heard some of the first hand experiences of this kind of exploiter in Machete Maidens Unleashed last year, the locations look particularly unfriendly for not only the onscreen characters, but for the actual cast and crew. I like the dynamic between the female prisoners. Roberta Collins is a standout as the backstabbing heroin-addicted Stoke who secretly tries to kill her newbie cellmate, Jeff. The ending is fittingly dark and abrupt ands pulls no punches with its extreme subject matter. Corman contracted de Leon, a Filipino director with a much harder edge than some of his American counterparts. Still not as sexy or sleazy as I like my WIPs, but I'm glad I watched.

10. THE RAID: REDEMPTION (Serbuan maut; Gareth Evans, 2012) :5star: Gold ticket or 100% purely splendid fromage - Empire Theatres World Exchange Cinema 1
I've been hearing the rumblings of this one since a couple of friends returned from TIFF last September. The other fan favorite Kill List didn't quite live up to the hyperbole. That is SO not the case this time. I'm the first to admit that I need to brush up on my Asian actioners because nearly every time I have one recommended to me, I end up loving it. I strongly recommend taking the time to see this one on the big screen if it's in your area. The action is staggeringly cinematic and relentlessly brutal. I saw it at a free screening tonight with a lot of people in the audience clueless as to what they were about to see. Three women in front of me left when the violence became overbearing, allowing me to focus more on the film's brilliant visuals and spectacular choreography. What has happened to the American big-screen action film? Please filmmakers, study this work. I actually felt a sense of danger and immediacy to this violence that was achieved without obnoxious shaky-cam and jump-cuts. Can't wait to own it so I can see it again!

April 6

11. NIGHTDREAMS (Stephen Sayadian AKA Rinse Dream credited as F.X. Pope, 1981) :3star: Cool sh*t! - DVD-r
Surreal porn '80s style. Of all the segments in Nightdreams that are still swimming around in my skull the morning after, it's the sequence where DePalma's Dressed to Kill poster literally comes to life that I'm most smitten with. The film is tawdry but far removed from the "ain't it cool" glibness and HD gloss of contemporary adult films sporting arthouse ambitions. I followed it up with this week's dissection panel on Mike White's outstanding movie podcast The Projection Booth which features ("Pauline Kael of Porn") Susie Bright. I'm ready for more Rinse Dream and hopefully some Andrew Blake before this challenge is out!

SPECIAL SERIES #2: "Jail-bait"
12. AMERICAN REUNION (Jon Hurwitz-Hayden Schlossberg, 2012) :2star: Somewhat interesting (T&A or good action) Silvercity Gloucester Cinema
I'm calling this sexploitation and a "bad sequel sequel to a well-regarded film" and I don't care what the critics are smoking. This is lowbrow stuff and most of the pranks and toilet humor is more like something out of King Frat than Porky's. That's not to say there weren't enjoyable elments; stuff is still funny and well-staged by the team behind the Harold and Kumar films (John Cho and Neil Patrick Harris show up and feel like bigger stars than the headlining cast). This one was more nourishing than the wedding film and Chris Klein has returned from his awesome career as an action star. I'm not totally mocking him because the guy's like a guilty pleasure all on his own and I really do have to add that Street Fighter flick to my line-up. This Pie doesn't feature too much hair "pie" except for some choice nudity by the story's jailbait character played excitedly by Ali Cobrin (I'm happy to learn that she's in season 1 of Look - the Showtime voyeurism series). Like The Fast and the Furious films it was bittersweet seeing everyone back together again in their desperate bid to keep this series going. I actually preferred some of the sleazier DTV entries.

April 7

SPECIAL SERIES #1: Playboy Playmates
13. BOUNDARIES (Erotic Boundaries; Mike Sedan, 1997) :4star: I'd buy that for a dollar - DVD-r
Featured Playmate: Kathy Shower
Playboy Playmate of the Month May 1985
Playboy Playmate of the Year 1986
Measurements: 35-24-35
Kathy is a decent actress for a former Playmate and she is plenty naked here, however, I felt a much stronger erotic charge from her co-star and onscreen rival played by sexy Carolyn Renee Smith. Smith is tantalizing as a femme fatale who strips to her thong atop an office desk in one of several attempts to seduce her boss. Va-va-voom!

April 8

SPECIAL SERIES #1: Playboy Playmates
14. BOAT TRIP (Mort Nathan, 2003) :1star: Meh...move along - Netflix Canada
Featured Playmates:
Victoria Silvstedt
Playboy Playmate of the Month December 1996
Playboy Playmate of the Year 1997
Measurements: 35 1/2-25-36 1/2
Jami Ferrell
Playboy Playmate of the Month January 1997
Playboy (Germany): Playmate of the Month January 1997
Measurements: 36-22-35
Natalia Sokolova
Playboy Playmate of the Month April 1999
Measurements: 34D-22½-34½
No Playmate can save this sinking ship. Not even three of them can. Hell those girls get less combined screen time than Roger Moore's hairspray. The hottest performance in Boat Trip comes from Puerto-Rican Rosalyen Sanchez playing Razzie nominee Cuba Gooding, Jr.'s comely lust interest. Rather than wasting your time with this doomed cruise, just click here to check out Sanchez's "show me the money" moment as she rehearses fellatio on one lucky banana: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrUm40FuPqs

April 9

15. THE BLOB (Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr., 1958) :3star: Cool sh*t! -Netflix Canada
Happy to finally get a token sci-fi flick in. The remake of this is one of my favorite horror films of the 1980s and I was happy to see the original was such a fun film. Always enjoy the innocence of the period and the ladies were pretty fetching in their tight little sweaters. The blob itself was a gooey freaky things and it creeped and crawled its way into my B-movie lovin' heart. Steve McQeeun already looked to be in his thirties here and he has a nice drag race moment that foreshadows his iconic "behind-the-wheel" roles.

April 10

SPECIAL SERIES #2: "Jail-bait"
16. NEW WAVE HOOKERS (Gregory Hippolyte Brown credited as Gregory Dark, 1986) :4star: I'd buy that for a dollar -DVD-r
It's only taken me 27 years to finally see Greg Dark's "New Wave Hookers". I totally had The Plugz track "Electrify Me" on the brain the morning after. I need to see "Repo Man" again for their musical contributions alone. If that's what you call Mexi-punk then I'm down with it...hell so was Bob Dylan. The film itself holds up really well and some of the male cast members are really funny. Was surprised as hell to learn that Jack Baker was star of a short-lived children's show called Wonderbug and had appeared in many mainstream TV shows and films before he moved into porn. Sadly, he died in 1994 of bladder cancer. If you're wondering why I've included this in my "jail-bait" version you might have to do a little research of your own. I saw the original version before a certain notorious porn icon had to have her scenes excised due to a slight legal matter. She's red hot in this, if you know what I'm talking about! She's also on the safe list but this is an UNSAFE appearance. Still not sure?...see my checklist.

April 11

17. CARNAL CRIMES (Gregory Hippolyte Brown as Alexander Hippolyte, 1991) :4star: I'd buy that for a dollar -DVD-r
This wasn't even planned but by coincidence I followed up New Wave Hookers with another Greg Dark AKA Greg Hippolyte film. This one among his first of several erotic thrillers and featuring the pulchritudinous young Linda Carol whose figure is made for designer lingerie. Enjoyably undemanding yet fun little plot. There's an unexpected cameo by the reliably cool and slickly sleazy Danny Trejo as an employee at an adult movie theatre where Hippolyte appears to be quoting his darker days while creating one of the film's more surreal moments. There's also a kinky photo shoot that mixes sex and a little blood on the bedsheets. This one is worthy.

SPECIAL SERIES #2: "Jail-bait"
18. COMMAND PERFORMANCE (Dolph Lundgren, 2010) :2star: Somewhat interesting (T&A or good action) -Netflix Canada
This mildly engaging DTV actioner would have worked better twenty years ago. It may have even managed a theatrical release back then and its star may have been more believable as the drummer of a rock band. Still, Dolph Lundgren looks pretty great for his age...maybe not enough to draw fire from the loins of lolita-ish pop diva Venus who pants and drools over Dolph even though he's a pushing sixty band member who could pass for her Dad and she's apparently popular enough to earn a command performance for the Russian president's daughters. Venus' sexy routines and outfits are mimicked by the President's spoiled pre-teens who and will, along with their idol Venus, become the "damsels in distress". It's not particularly sleazy, but there is an attempted rape on one of the young girls (more jail-bait) that is cut short but by one of several ultra-violent kills. Lots of bullets and CG blood splatter as Dolph stages his variation on the old Die Hardformula. It's okay for a Netflix quickie.

April 12

19. GOD BLESS AMERICA (Bobcat Goldthwait, 2012) -:1star: Meh...move along -Download
Since this caused a stir at last year's Midnight Madness at TIFF I've been pumped to check this one out. I'm a huge fan of Bobcat the auteur...yes I now consider the comedian who played the annoying Zed from the Police Academy sequels an auteur. His previous films as writer/director are all worth your time:Shakes the Clown; Sleeping Dogs Lie; World's Greatest Dad. Unfortunately I was quite underwhelmed. It started off as great satire, with some amusing riffs on all that is tacky about reality TV and the TMZ zeitgeis but later became repetitive and didn't really take the concept in bold enough directions to maintain the snarky contempt set-up in early scenes. I really liked those first bits that creatively showcased Joel Murray's misanthropic dark fantasies and the amusing rant with the co-worker that helped fuel his rage. Most of the film's ideas were summed up in those early bits. I think this is a film that Goldthwait needed to make but it's probably his weakest. The leads weren't convincing and were no more likable than most of their victims. It became less cinematic as it went along, too, after some technically inspired work. I just expected more from the Bobcat.



Watch one film from every decade of film history.
* 1890 - (insert film title here)(Optional)
* 1900 -(optional)
* 1910 -(optional)
* 1920 -(optional)
* 1930 -
* 1940 -
* 1950 -The Blob
* 1960 -
* 1970 -California Gigolo; Women in Cages
* 1980 -Nightdreams; New Wave Hookers
* 1990 -Killing for Love; Death of a Cheerleader; South Beach Academy; Boundaries; Carnal Crimes
* 2000 -The Wicker Tree; The Violent Kind; Sharktopus; The Raid: Redemption; Boat Trip; God Bless America

Watch a film for each rating:
* G - (optional)
* PG (TV-PG) Death of a Cheerleader
* PG-13 - (optional)
* R - The Wicker Tree; Killing for Love; The Violent Kind; South Beach Academy;Women in Cages; The Raid: Redemption; Boundaries; American Reunion; Boat Trip; Carnal Crimes; Command Performance; God Bless America
* X (or NC-17) - California Gigolo; * Unrated or NOT RATED (post-MPAA 1968) - Sharktopus; Nightdreams; New Wave Hookers

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, DVD The Violent Kind; Death of a Cheerleader; California Gigolo
* Second format, BD Sharktopus; Women in Cages
* Third format, Netflix Boat Trip; The Blob; Command Performance

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

Watch a film in the following genres:
A Token Science Fiction B-Movie: Sharktopus; The Blob
A Token Horror B-Movie:
Italian (or European) films of the following Genres:
* Eurospy (James Bond ripoffs)
* Giallo
* Sword & Sandal
* Spaghetti Western
* Cannibal Film The Wicker Tree
* Mafia/Gangster Film
Martial Arts film:
* Bruce Lee-sploitation (Starring any variation on Bruce Li, Le, etc.)
* Hong Kong (or other Asian) film The Raid: Redemption
* American film
* Any "Ninja" film
* Bonus* Actual Bruce Lee film
Biker Film The Violent Kind
Stoner Film
Carsploitation Film
Blaxploitation
Sexploitation:
* Any type Killing for Love; South Beach Academy; Boundaries; American Reunion; Carnal Crimes
* Nudie Cutie
* Roughie
* 70s Porn California Gigolo
* my addition: Porno chic/'80s classicsNightdreams; New Wave Hookers
* Emmanuelle Film
* Teen Sex Comedy
Nunsploitation
Shocksploitation The Violent Kind; God Bless America
Rape/Revenge Film
Vigilante Film Command Performance; God Bless America
Women in Prison Women in Cages
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 The Violent Kind
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)
Eco-Terror Film Sharktopus; The Blob
"Mondo" Film
Documentary ABOUT B-Movies/Exploitation/Drive-ins or those involved in their production
Video Nasty
TV-Movie Death of a Cheerleader
* Lifetime Channel Movie
Bad Sequel to a "Well regarded film" The Wicker Tree; American Reunion
DirectToVideo sequel
Critical Bomb (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic or IMDB Bottom) The Violent Kind (17% RT); Boat Trip (7 % RT)
100 {Bottom 100 archive})
Financial Bomb Boat Trip
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 Corey Feldman in South Beach Academy
* 2 Pam Grier in Women in Cages
* 3 Traci (Tracy) Lords in New Wave Hookers *banned version
* 4 Dolph Lundgren in Command Performance
* 5
* 6
* 7
* 8
* 9
* 10

Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list.
* 1 Roger Corman for Sharktopus
* 2 Roger Corman for Women in Cages
* 3
* 4
* 5
* 6
* 7
* 8
* 9
* 10

Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.
* 1 Shout Factory! for Women in Cages
* 2
* 3
* 4
* 5

kyleblack
03-25-12, 05:06 AM
Let's see if I can make a dent in all these Mill Creek sets I've bought over the last couple years.

Bladz
03-26-12, 05:35 PM
April 2
1. Death Race 2000 * (1975)

April 6
2. The Best of Sex and Violence * (1981) - Finally got to watch my prize from the last horror challenge. Saved it for this challenge since it seemed so fitting.

April 7
3. The Bird With The Crystal Plumage (1970)
4. Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

April 8
5. The Cat O' Nine Tails (1971)
6. The Last Dragon (1985)

April 9
7. Pulp Fiction (1994)

April 10
8. Jackie Brown * (1997)

April 11
9. The Big Bird Cage * (1972)

April 12
10. Chillerama * (2011)
11. Women in Cages * (1971)

April 14
12. Ghoulies (1985)

April 16
13. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai * (1999)

April 18
14. Caged Heat * (1974)

April 19
15. Hollywood Shuffle (1987)

April 22
16. Battle Royale (2000)

April 25
17. Battle Royale II: Requiem * (2003)

April 26
18. The Cabin in the Woods * (2012)

April 27
19. Grindhouse (2007)



* First Time Viewing

NoirFan
03-26-12, 06:14 PM
3/31:
1. Monster from the Ocean Floor (1954)*
2. Deathstalker (1983) *
3. Alien (1979) (Wild Card #1)
4. Island of Lost Souls (1932)
5. Fright Night (1985)
6. Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
4/1:
7. The 10th Victim (1965) *
8. First Blood (1982)
9. Rambo (2007) *
10. Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971) *
11. Blade Runner (1982) (Wild Card #2)
12. The Brain Eaters (1958)
4/2:
13. The Being (1982) *
14. Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
4/3:
15. The Getaway (1972)
16. Enter the Dragon (1973)
17. Brain Damage (1988)
18. Rolling Thunder (1977)
19. Frankenhooker (1990)
4/4:
20. Videodrome (1983)
4/5:
21. Two Evil Eyes (1990)
22. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
23. Lifeforce (1985)
24. Invaders from Mars (1986)
4/6:
25. Piranha (1978)
26. Alligator (1980)
4/7:
27. The Principal (1987) *
28. They Live (1988)
29. In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
30. Assault on Precinct 13 (1973)
31. THX-1138 (1971)
4/8:
32. Manhunter (1986) *
33. The Thing (1982)
34. Dark Star (1974)
4/10:
35. Creepshow (1982)
4/13:
36. Friday the 13th (1980)
37. Friday the 13th: Part II (1981)
38. Friday the 13th: Part III (1982)
39. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) (35mm)
40. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
41. Friday the 13th: Part VI (1986) (35mm)
42. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
43. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
44. Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)
45. Jason X (2001)
4/14:
46. The Kindred (1987)
47. Thou Shall Not Kill...Except (1984) *
4/15:
48. Die, Monster, Die! (1965) *
49. The Beast with a Million Eyes (1954)
50. Queen of Blood (1966)
4/16:
51. Thou Shall Not Kill...Except (1984) (with commentary #1)
52. The Black Scorpion (1957) *
53. I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)
4/17:
54. Nightwish (1989) *
55. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1955) (with Terror Transmission commentary)
56. The Blob (1988)
4/18:
57. The Crawling Eye (1958)
58. The Howling (1981)
4/19:
59. From Beyond (1986)
4/20:
60. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
4/21:
61. Drive-In Madness (1987) *
62. Count Yorga, Vampire (1971) *
63. The Big Bird Cage (1972)
4/22:
64. Attack the Block (2011) *
65. Muscles, Maidens and Monsters *
66. The Evil Dead (1981)
67. Near Dark (1987)
4/24:
68. Rambo III (1988)
69. Women in Cages (1971)
70. Black Christmas (1974)
4/25:
71. The Dead (2011) *
4/26:
72. The Big Doll House (1971)
4/29:
73. The Exterminator (1980) (with commentary)
74. Where Danger Lives (1950) *


* First Viewing (18)
Blu-ray
HD Broadcast

naitram
03-27-12, 01:55 AM
Ok, Mondo's picture of Christina Lindberg "twisted my arm" ;)

InnocentBlood
03-27-12, 09:46 PM
I'll play :) I intend to watch a whole bunch of trashy Indian films that are commonly known as "Bollywood" cinema.

March 31
1. Kilinjalgal (Tamil, 1981)
typical 80s doomed romance which has the usual plot elements - inter-racial love objected to by parents of both boy & girl. girl kills herself & boy dies at her funeral, by her coffin, romeo & juliet style.

April 01
2. Bama Vijayam (Tamil, 1967)
a comedy of errors involving a patriarch, his 3 sons & their respective wives. their mundane lives becomes topsy turvy when a glamourous actress moves in next door. the women stumble over themselves trying to impress their new neighbor while each of their husbands have design on their own, regarding the actress.

April 02
3. A Aa E Ee (Tamil, 2009)
4. Meendum Savitri (Tamil, 1996)

April 03
5. Mayakkam Enna (Tamil, 2011)

April 04
6. Darling (Telugu, 2010)
7. Kari Chirathe (Kannada, 2010)

April 05
8. Namo Venkatesa (Telugu, 2010)
9. H2O (Kannada, 2002)

April 06
10. Lamhe (Hindi, 1991)
11. Ninaithathai Mudippavan (Tamil, 1975)

April 07
12. Marina (Tamil, 2012)
13. Spaceballs (1987)

April 08
14. Kalaignan (Tamil, 1993)

April 09
15. Kalabha Kadhalan (Tamil, 2006)
16. Vedam (Telugu, 2010)
17. De Dana Dan (Hindi, 2009)

April 10
18. Accident (Kannada, 2008)

April 11
19. Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (Hindi, 1988)
20. 100% Love (Telugu, 2011)

April 12
21. Bellary Naga (Kannada, 2009)
22. Mirapakaay (Telugu, 2011)
23. A Serbian Film (2010)

April 13
24. Dreamz (Malayalam, 2000)
25. Circus (Kannada, 2009)

April 14
26. Ji (Tamil, 2005)

April 15
27. Oru Nadigaiyin Vakumulam (Tamil, 2012)

April 16
28. Idhaya Thamarai (Tamil, 1990)
29. Urumi: The Warriors Who Wanted to Kill Vasco Da Gama (Malayalam, 2011)
30. Gooli (Kannada, 2008)

April 17
31. Ullasa Utsaha (Kannada, 2009)
32. Komaram Puli (Telugu, 2010)

April 18
33. Kuch Naa Kaho (Hindi, 2003)
34. Chaappa Kurish (Malayalam, 2011)

April 19
35. Hello (Hindi, 2008)
36. Chandni (Hindi, 1989)
37. Marykkundoru Kunjaadu (Malayalam, 2010)

April 20
38. Dharti (Punjabi, 2011)
39. Dulha Mil Gaya (Hindi, 2010)

April 21
40. Desi Boyz (Hindi, 2011)

April 22
41. Shaolin Soccer (Cantonese, 2001)
42. Rockstar (Hindi, 2011)

April 23
43. Poovellam Kettuppar (Tamil, 1999)
44. Shakti (Telugu, 2011)
45. Venghai (Tamil, 2011)
46. Velayudham (Tamil, 2011)

April 24
47. Rowthiram (Tamil, 2011)

April 25
48. Engeyum Eppodhum (Tamil, 2011)

April 26
49. Mouna Guru (Tamil, 2011)
50. Poraali (Tamil, 2011)
51. Kalavani (Tamil, 2010)

April 27
52. Muran (Tamil, 2011)
53. Veppam (Tamil, 2011)

April 28 - April 30 : Nothing :) Hereby ends my challenge !

indy81
03-28-12, 11:34 AM
I'll give it a shot.

TomOpus
03-30-12, 12:07 AM
March 31
1. Barbarella - DVD
2. The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies - DVD (MST3K)
3. Savage Streets - DVD
4. Two Thousand Maniacs - Blu-ray

April 1
5. Cherry 2000 - Broadcast TV
6. Girl in Gold Boots - DVD (MST3K)

April 2
7. Strange Invaders - Broadcast TV
8. Catalina Caper - DVD (MST3K)
9. Splinter - Blu-ray
10. Q - The Winged Serpent - DVD
11. The Redsin Tower - DVD
12. The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra - DVD

April 3
13. The Stewardesses (in 3D) - DVD
14. Spider Baby (Director's Cut) - DVD
15. Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow - DVD
16. The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini - DVD
17. Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama - DVD
18. Tank Girl - DVD

April 4
19. The Creeping Terror - DVD (MST3K)
20. Thriller - a cruel picture - DVD

April 5
21. Invisible Invaders - Broadcast TV
22. Attack of the Puppet People - Broadcast TV
23. Tales of Terror - DVD
24. The Tomb of Ligeia - DVD
25. The Trip - DVD
26. Freaks - DVD

April 6
27. Psych-Out - DVD
28. Last House on Dead End Street - DVD

April 7
29. Basket Case - Blu-ray
30. 49th Street Forever Vol 1 - DVD

April 8
31. Pick Up - DVD
32. The Sister In Law - DVD
33. The Teacher - DVD
34. Cindy & Donna - DVD
35. Eraserhead - DVD
36. Ladies and Gentlemen The Fabulous Stains - DVD
37. The Stepmother - DVD

April 9
38. Mondo Kane - DVD
39. Killer Nun - DVD
40. Gutterballs - DVD
41. Malibu High - DVD
42. Future War - DVD (MST3K)

April 10
43. Queen of Outer Space - DVD
44. Laserblast - DVD (MST3K)
45. Entrails of a Virgin - DVD
46. Entrails of a Woman - DVD
47. The Driller Killer (with commentary) - DVD
48. The Masque of the Red Death - Broadcast TV
49. First Spaceship on Venus - DVD (MST3K)

April 11
50. El Topo - DVD *halfway point*
51. Bloody Pit of Horror - DVD
52. The Giant Behemoth - DVD
53. Feast - DVD

April 12
54. Attack of the 50 Ft Woman - DVD
55. Chain Gang Women - DVD
56. Don't Answer the Phone - DVD
57. The Leech Woman - DVD
58. Tales from the Crypt (1972) - Broadcast TV

April Friday the 13th
59. Friday the 13th - DVD
60. Friday the 13th Part 2 - DVD
61. Friday the 13th Part 3D - DVD
62. Friday the 13th Part 4 - DVD
63. Friday the 13th Part 5 - DVD
64. Friday the 13th Part 6 - DVD
65. Friday the 13th Part 7 - DVD

April 14
66. It's Alive - DVD
67. Werewolf - DVD (MST3K)

April 15
68. Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS - DVD
69. Nightbeast - DVD
70. Blood, Boobs and Beast (documentary) - DVD
71. Hot Rods to Hell - DVD
72. Blue Sunshine - DVD
73. The Wild World of Batwoman - DVD (MST3K)

April 16
74. Demons - DVD
75. Demons 2 - DVD
76. Ilsa: Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks - DVD

April 17
77. Something Weird Video Extra Weird Sampler - DVD
78. The Madmen of Madoras - DVD
79. The Babysitter - DVD
80. Weekend with the Babysitter - DVD


April 18
81. Mitchell - DVD (MST3K)
82. The Brain That Wouldn't Die - DVD (MST3K)
83. Dust Devil - DVD
84. Single Room Furnished - DVD

April 19
85. House of 1000 Corpses (with commentary) - Blu-ray
86. Clownhouse - DVD
87. Eegah - DVD (MST3K)
88. Shogun Assassin - DVD

April 20
89. Ilsa The Wicked Warden - DVD
90. Tormented - DVD (MST3K)

April 22
91. Pom Pom Girls - DVD
92. Malibu Beach - DVD
93. Pink Flamingos - DVD
94. Female Trouble - DVD

April 24
95. Superchick - DVD
96. Hustler Squad - DVD
97. I Spit on your Grave - DVD

April 26
98. Las Vegas Lady - DVD
99. Prime Evil - DVD

April 27
100. Plan 9 from Outer Space - DVD
101. Countess Dracula - DVD
102. The Vampire Lovers - DVD

Burgundy LaRue
03-30-12, 05:31 PM
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March 31

1. Black Jesus (Seduto all sua destra)
2. Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
3. Crimes at the Dark House

April 1

4. Blackenstein
5. Rock Baby, Rock It
6. Deliquent Daughters

April 2

7. Django
8. The Wild Angels

April 3

9. Machete Maidens Unleashed

April 4

10. Korkusuz (Rampage: Turkish Rambo)

April 7

11. Watch Me When I Kill!

April 8

12. Polyester
13. The Man from Planet X

April 10

14. Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry

April 14

15. Polyester: With Commentary

April 15

16. Mommy

April 16

17. Tomb of Ligeia

April 19

18. Reefer Madness

April 21

19. Mommy 2: Mommy's Day

April 22

20. Dolemite
21. Lone Wolf & Cub: Sword of Vengeance
22. Hobo with a Shotgun

April 24

23. Lone Wolf & Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx

April 25

24. From Justin to Kelly

April 28

25. The Abominable Dr. Phibes

Burgundy LaRue
03-30-12, 05:56 PM
Double post.

pagefrance
03-30-12, 07:13 PM
* = First time viewing
April 1-9 - Nothing because I was on vacation and the movies I did see were not B movies.

April 10
1. After School Special: Pssst! Hammerman's After You AKA The 18th Emergency* - DOESN'T COUNT - I realized that this is NOT a Made for TV movie but rather an hour long episode of a series.

April 11
1. The Jerk (1979) Steve Martin's first film - still holds up.

April 12
2. Tilt (1979) Brooke shields stars as a pinball wizard who hooks up with a country singer/con man to become pinball hustlers. Yes you read that right, the hustle pinball games. Only of interest if you love pinball.

April 13
3. The Incredible Hulk Returns (1988) Made for TV movie made after The Incredible Hulk Series ended. In this one he teams ups with the Mighty Thor, but since they try to make it as less comic-booky as possible Thor wears cheesy viking armor instead of his comic book costume. Lou Ferrigno looks more massive than he ever did in the series.

April 14
4. Senso '45 AKA Black Angel* (2002) Tinto Brass directs this tale of a wealthy Italian woman (the stunning Anna Galiena) and her torrid sex affair with a young SS officer during World War II. I hasten to call this a B movie since it is so well made, costumes, sets and cinematography speak of a class production. However, there is plenty of nudity as well as a Nazi-sploitation theme to put this firmly into B movie territory.

April 15
5. Santo en el Tesoro de Drácula AKA El Vampiro y el Sexo* (1968) Near legendary Santo film that was thought lost (or perhaps to not exist at all) because it features nudity - something very unbecoming of family friendly Santo films.

April 16
6. The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989) Another made for TV movie. This time The Hulk teams up with Daredevil (Rex Smith) to bring down The Kingpin (John Rhys-Davies). As in The Incredible Hulk Returns where Thor was the guest hero, the comic book trappings are kept to a minimum so daredevil wears an all black cat burglar outfit and the Kingpin isn't bald.

April 17
7. Car Wash (1976) Entertaining comedy about a group of employees at a car wash. The DVD box would have you believe that it stars Ricard Pryor and George Carlin but they only have cameo appearances.

April 18
8. Shadow of the Hawk* (1976) Jan Michael Vincent and Marilyn Hasset star in this tale of a man who gets in touch with his Native American ancestors in order to ward off evil spirits. Not bad.

April 19
9. Meridian (1990) There's a bit of Hammer films-like vibe in this movie directed by Charles Band and starring the gorgeous Sherilyn Fenn. The tale tells of a young woman who inherits an Italian castle and gets involved with a troupe of gypsy performers, one of which is a werewolf-like creature. Only the nudity by Miss Fenn makes this one interesting as there's not much else to the story. The European locations do give it an extra touch, however.

April 20
10. The Young Graduates* (1971) The movie itself is total fluff but it has more value as a window into a bygone era - the 1970s and the way teenagers behaved back then. I wish I was there now. In the "Before they were (semi) famous" department we have Bruno Kirby and Dennis Christopher.

April 21
11. Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story* (1994) Made for TV movie recounting the real life ordeal of a couple and their baby as they become snowbound en route to a family gathering. Pretty suspenseful, I must say.

April 22
12. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009) Kate Benckinsale-less third entry in the series. This time it's a prequel and the action is set in some undefined middle ages.

April 23 - Nothing
April 24
13. Dark Tide* (2012) It stars Halle Berry, but trust me, this is very much a B movie. Halle plays a retired shark expert who is lured back into diving with sharks when a millionaire offers her a lot of money to have the thrill of diving with great white sharks outside the cage.

April 25
14. Super* (2011) Starts out as a comedy and then takes a turn towards the surreal and violent at the end of the movie. An excellent movie about what would happen if an ordinary gouy decided to become a superhero. Sounds like Kick-Ass you say? Indeed it does but I dare say this one is better. Excellent performances from Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page.

April 26 - Nothing
April 27
15. Whip It* (2010) Ellen Page stars as a teenager that joins a roller derby team in this drama/comedy directed by Drew Barrymore who also stars in a supporting role. Juliette Lewis also stars as one of the tough as nails roller girls.

April 28
16. Enter the Dragon (1973) Bruce Lee's legendary film still hold up. I was surprised how "big budget" it looks, great sets costumes and a ton of extras.

April 29
17. Enter the Dragon - Special features* Spread over discs 1 and 2 of the Special Edition DVD, these documentaries are longer than the movie itself so I count it as an entry.
18. The Specialist* (1975) Not to be confused with the 90's Silvester Stallone movie of the same name. This one stars Adam West and Enter the Dragon's Ahna Capri in a legal drama about a lawyer who is seduced by one of the jurors in order to declare a mistrial.
19. Razorback (1984) A giant boar kills people in the Australian outback. It's Jaws but with tusks.
20. Two Days in Paris* (2007) Julie Delpy writes, stars and directs this dialogue-heavy film very much in the Woody Allen vein but not nearly as charming. If you thought the French were annoying before, this film will only strengthen that concept.

April 30
21. Convoy (1978) This was directed by Sam Peckinpah and has an all-star cast (Kris Kristofferson, Ali McGraw, Ernest Borgnine) but it's B-Movie all the way. A classic.
22. Santo Contra la Magia Negra (1973) Santo travels to Haiti to stop an evil voodoo priestess with plans to turn the whole island into zombies. This film greatly benefits from being shot on location in Haiti.

mmyersisgod
03-31-12, 03:05 AM
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My goal is 30 movies.

April 4th

Mad Ron's Prevues From Hell: 8/10 [DVD]
Flesheater: 4/10 [BD]
April 9th

Camel Spiders: 6/10 [BD]
Thou Shalt Not Kill...Except!: 9/10 [BD]


April 13th

The Carpenter: 7 or 8/10 not sure yet [DVD]



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)
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"
DirectToVideo sequel
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

Cronenbergfan71
03-31-12, 05:51 PM
DVD/BD/NIW
*=First Time Viewing

April 1st
1. The Peace Killers (1971) *
2. Mighty Jack: MST3K (1968)

April 2nd
3. A Boy and His Dog (1975) *

April 3rd
4. Machete Maidens Unleashed (2010) *
5. Anita (1973) *

April 4th
6. Not Quite Hollywood (2008) *
7. Revenge of the Ninja (1983) *

April 5th
8. The Wasp Woman (1959) *
9. Queen of Blood (1966) *

April 6th
10. Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972)
11. Time of the Apes: MST3K (1987)

April 7th
12. Death Race 2000 (1975)
13. Forbidden World (1982)
14. Galaxy of Terror (1981)
15. Swamp Diamonds: MST3K (1956)
16. Gunslinger: MST3K (1956)

April 8th
17. /Star Crash (1979)
18. Pirahna (1978)
19. Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
20. Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)*
21. The Terror (1963)*

April 9th
22. Bloody Mama (1970)*
23. The Big Bird Cage (1972)*
24. Women in Cages (1971)*

April 10th
25. Black Belt Jones (1974)*
26. Hot Potato (1975)*
27. Black Samson (1974)*
28. "Three the Hard Way" (1974)*

April 11th
29. Black Caesar (1973)
30. Battle Royale (Theatrical) (2000)*
31. Eraserhead (1977)
32. Godzilla (1954)

April 12th
33. Blue Sunshine (1978)*
34. Coffy (1973)
35. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)
36. Bloodlust (1961)*
37. The Devil's Hand (1962)*

April 13th
38. Madmen of Mandoras (1963)*
39. They Saved Hitler's Brain (1968)*
40. The Brute Man: MST3K (1946)

April 14th
41. The Glory Stompers (1968)*
42. Empire of the Ants (1977)
43. The Living Dead Girl (1982)*
44. Tentacles (1977)*
45. Caligula (1979)
46. The Thing with Two Heads (1972)*

April 15th
47. Danger: Diabolik (1968)
48. Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (2010)*
49. Doctor of Doom (1962)
50. The Wrestling Women vs. the Aztec Mummy (1964)
51. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

April 16th
52. Terror in the Midnight Sun (1958)
53. Five Element Ninjas (1982)*
54. Thriller: A Cruel Picture (1974)
55. Pick Up (1975)*

April 17th
56. The Wild Angels (1966)*
57. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)
58. Lady Snowblood (1973)

April 18th
59. The Mini-Skirt Mob (1968)*
60. Attack of the Puppet People (1958)*
61. Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance (1974)
62. Emanuelle in Bangkok (1977)*
63. Emanuelle Around the World (1977)*

April 19th
64. Sister Emanuelle (1981)*
65. The Deathless Devil (1972)
66. Tarkan versus the Vikings (1971)
67. For Your Height Only (1980)
68. Challenge of the Tiger (1980)*
69. Lady Terminator (1988)

April 20th
70. Hercules in the Haunted World (1961)*
71. Hercules Against the Mongols (1963)*
72. Hercules Against Karate (1973)*
73. Hercules (1983)*
74. MST3K: Manhunt in Space

April 21st
75. CHUD (1984)*
76. At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul (1963)
77. This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse (1966)
78. Enter the Dragon (1973)
79. Lips of Blood (1975)*
80. Race with the Devil (1975)
81. Girl Slaves of Morgana Le Fay (1971)
82. Grand Theft Auto (1977)*

April 22nd
83. MST3K: Indestructible Man (1956)
84. Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)*
85. The Teacher (1974)*
86. Trip with the Teacher (1975)*
87. Best Friends (1975)*
88. Land of the Minotaur (1976)*
89. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril (1972)
90. The Hearse (1980)*

April 23rd
91. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons (1973)
92. Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell (1974)
93. Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971)*
94. Sheba Baby (1975)*

April 24th
95. The Fifth Cord (1971)*
96. Deathdream (1974)*
97. Sister-in-Law (1974)*
98. The Stepmother (1972)*

April 25th
99. MST3K: The Horror of Spider Island (1960)
100. Foxy Brown (1974)*
101. Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971)*
102. The Streetfighter (1974)
103. Return of the Streetfighter (1974)*

April 26th
104. MST3K: Tormented (1960)
105. Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)*
106. The Bodyguard (1976)*
107. Shogun's Ninja (1980)*
108. The Streetfighter's Last Revenge (1974)*
109. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919)*
110. MST3K: Night of the Blood Beast (1958)
111. Sister Streetfighter (1974)*

April 27th
112. Dragon Princess (1976)*
113. Karate Warriors (1976)*
114. MST3K: The Castle of Fu Manchu (1969)*
115. Legend of the Eight Samurai (1983)*
116. Samurai Reincarnation (1981)*
117. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
118. Profondo Rosso (1975)

April 28th
119. MST3K: Code Name: Diamond Head (1977)*
120. The 5 Deadly Venoms (1978)
121. The Pink Angels (1971)*
122. Warriors of the Wasteland (1983)*
123. Werewolf Woman (1976)*
124. MST3K: King Dinosaur (1955)*
125. Cindy Donna (1971)*
126. Malibu High (1979)*
127. Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
128. Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster (1964)

April 29th
129. Blue Monday (1972)*
130. Attack from Space (1964)*
131. Beast of the Yellow Night (1971)*
132. The Shiver of the Vampires (1971)*
133. The Iron Rose (1973)*
134. Score (1972)*
135. The Nightmare Never Ends (1980)*
136. Counterblast (1948)*
137. The Creeping Terror (1964)*
138. The Maze (1953)*

April 30th
139. The Lickerish Quartet (1970)*
140. Terrified (1963)*
141. Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)*
142. Vigilante (1983)*
143. MST3K: Last of the Wild Horses (1948)*

Psymin1
03-31-12, 09:57 PM
I'm dreadful at keeping these updated, but I figured I would reserve a spot, and try to watch a few. No way I'll get anywhere near 100, but that wouldn't be my goal. Let's see if I can keep this updated.

Personal Goals:

15 Entries (0/15)
10 of my entries must be first-time viewings (0/10)
I will include a 100-word-or-less mini-review of each entry
I will include IMDB links to each entry
Though I will include the Optional Checklist in my post, I do not intend to complete it, just as many as possible


Key:
☼ - First Time Viewing
BD - Blu-ray Disc
DVD
NIQ - Netflix Instant Queue
THR - In Theatres
OTH - Other

Entries:

Date:
01. ☼Title (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0643111/) -- Format -- dir. Director -- YEAR -- "Rating" -- XXX minutes --
Why is it a B-movie?
X out of 4 stars




Optional Checklist:

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)
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"
DirectToVideo sequel
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.
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Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list.
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Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.
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AlaskaMike
04-01-12, 03:01 AM
This is my first time trying the challenge. My goal is 100 but it will be difficult. I'm limited to Netflix and whatever my local Blockbuster might have in stock. I live out in the boonies to I can't run to a local bestbuy or any other place to pick up something to see.

I'm only watching movies that I haven't seen before.

March 31st-
#1: Street Law (1974) (netflix)
#2: Beast With a Gun (1977) (netflix)
April 3rd-
#3: Battle of El Alamain (1969) (netflix)
April 4th-
#4: Caged Heat (1974) (netflix)
#5: The Mercenary (1968) (netflix)
#6: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919) (netflix)
#7: The Last Man on Earth (1964) (netflix)
April 5th-
#8: Vanishing Point (1971) (BluRay)
#9: Duck, You Sucker! (1971) (DVD)
April 6th-
#10: Cemetery Man (1994) (DVD)
#11: The Dead (2011) (DVD)
April 7th-
#12: Hellacious Acres: The Case of John Glass (2011) (DVD)
April 9th-
#13: Lady Snowblood (1973) (DVD)
April 10th-
#14: Predators (2010) (cable-HBO) (don't know if this counts but what the heck)
April 11th-
#15: Django (1966) (DVD)

Undeadcow
04-02-12, 12:39 AM
Undeadcow's 2012 Drive-in / Exploitation B-Movie Challenge


April 1
1. Basket Case (1982, 91 minutes) - Basket Case is a spirited classic. The blu-ray looks good but retains a gritty look.[blu-ray, personal collection]

April 2
2. The Baby (1973, 85 minutes) - The Baby blew me away, much better than I thought it would be. I don't want to spoil anything but I recommend it.[online streaming, Netflix]

April 3
3. Ninja Cheerleaders (2008, 81 minutes) - Takes a sarcastic premise ripe with opportunity for sexuality or stylized violence and pisses it away with poor acting segments that feature a disappointing lack of both ninjas and cheerleaders. Only the comedically wooden George Takai provides any redeption. [online streaming, Netflix]

April 4
4. Flavia the Heretic (1974, 96 minutes) - Much slower paced that I expected but has some interesting psychological threads.[DVD, personal collection]

April 5
5. The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962, 82 minutes) - An often overlooked horror classic, I love the attempt at social commentary and the cheesy 60s sexualization, great ending.[DVD, personal collection]
6. Humanoids From the Deep (1980, 80 minutes) - Enjoyed this one much better than I thought I would, great creature flick.[Blu-ray, personal collection]

April 6
7. Shiver of the Vampire (1971, 95 minutes) - I think I like Shiver of the Vampire more each time I watch it, the slow paced imagery clashing with silly 70s goofball vampires has some great imagery.[Blu-ray, personal collection]
8. Thriller: A Cruel Picture (1974, 104 minutes) - A mean spirited picture that drags you into one eye's torment making her artfully filmed struggle for revenge more gratifying. I love the over the top slow motion; style is great with good cinematography and narrative structure that doesn't just shamelessly exploit but rubs your nose in the human misery (which is why I prefer the x-rated cut). [DVD, personal collection]
9. Switchblade Sisters (1975, 91 minutes) - Ended up being much more dramatic than what Netflix calls a "lurid cult classic" but good pacing and some grandly staged gang wars.[Online streaming, Netflix]

April 7
10. Revenge of the Ninja (1983, 90 minutes) - A fun 80s action movie that ended up being much better than I thought it would be, really felt vintage.[Online streaming, Netflix]
11. Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974, 93 minutes) - amazing film that's entirely a high energy car chase, I heard of it many times but seeing it for the first time floored me.[Online streaming, Netflix]
12. The Exterminator (1980, 101 minutes) - always struck me as too disjointed but has some nice grittiness and cheap emotional jabs.[Blu-ray, personal collection]

April 9
13. Class of 1984 (19xx, xx minutes) - good cat/mouse tension with cheesy social message paired with unexpected violence. [Online streaming, Netflix]

April 14
14. Enter the Dragon (19xx, xx minutes) - surprising good martial arts based spy movie with nice action flow and minimal goofiness; after watching Enter the Dragon it made me wonder why I have overlooked martial arts films so long.[Online streaming, Netflix]

April 15
15. Ong Bok (19xx, xx minutes) - Odd attempts at levity but had a good chase feel to it with nice energy.[Online streaming, Netflix]
16. Ong Bok 2 (19xx, xx minutes) - Odd fantasy follow-up to the original where the main character seems too unexpectedly skills from birth. [Online streaming, Netflix]

April 22
17. Billie Jack (19xx, xx minutes) - .[Online streaming, Netflix]
18. Angel (19xx, xx minutes) - Mediocre film that didn't live up to the hype or premise; but enjoyable.[DVD, personal collection]

April 23
19. El Topo (19xx, xx minutes) - Good imagery with seemingly meaningful imagery/content that will take multiple viewings and some effort to sink in.[DVD, personal collection]

April 25
20. Conan the Barbarian (19xx, xx minutes) - When I first saw the Conan movies as a kid they seemed boring but this time around it felt more lively. The finale seems anti-climatic.[BluRay, personal collection]
21. Conan the Destroyer (19xx, xx minutes) - Much weaker than the first Conan but the ending battle is top notch.[BluRay, personal collection]

April 28
22. I Spit On Your Grave (201x, xx minutes) - The remake was much better than it could have been with a satisfying and very brutal revenge frenzy but I felt like it was missing some of the subtle social commentary of the first.[BluRay, personal collection]


Stand-outs: The Baby, Revenge of the Ninja, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, El Topo, Enter the Dragon, I Spit On Your Grave

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
* 1890 - (insert film title here)(Optional)
* 1900 -(optional)
* 1910 -(optional)
* 1920 -(optional)
* 1930 -
* 1940 -
* 1950 -
X 1960 - The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)
X 1970 - Switchblade Sisters (1975), Thriller: A Cruel Picture (1974)
X 1980 - Basket Case (1982), Revenge of the Ninja (1983)
* 1990 -
X 2000 - Ninja Cheerleaders (2008)

Watch a film for each rating:
* G - (optional)
X PG - The Baby, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry
* PG-13 - (optional)
X R - Basket Case
X X (or NC-17) - Thriller: A Cruel Picture
* 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}).
X First format, Blu-Ray, Basket Case.
X Second format, Online Streaming, The Baby.
X Third format, DVD, Thriller: A Cruel Picture.

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

Watch a film in the following genres:
A Token Science Fiction B-Movie:
X Token Horror B-Movie: Basket Case, Humanoids From the Deep
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
X American film - Ninja Cheerleaders
X Any "Ninja" film - Revenge of the Ninjda
* Bonus* Actual Bruce Lee film
Biker Film
Stoner Film
X Carsploitation Film: Dirty Mary Crazy Larry
Blaxploitation
Sexploitation:
* Any type
* Nudie Cutie
* Roughie
* 70s Porn
* Emmanuelle Film
* Teen Sex Comedy
X Nunsploitation - Flavia the Heretic
Shocksploitation
X Rape/Revenge Film - Thriller: A Cruel Picture
X Vigilante Film - The Exterminator
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)
X Juvenile Delinquent Film - Switchblade Sisters, Ninja Cheerleaders
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)
X Eco-Terror Film - Humanoids From the Deep
"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"
DirectToVideo sequel
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.
X 1 Christina Lindberg (Thriller: A Cruel Picture)
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Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list.
X 1. Frank Henenlotter (Basket Case)
X 2 Roger Corman (Humanoids From the Deep)
X 3 Jack Hill (Switchblade Sisters aka The Jezebels)
X 4 Jean Rollin (shiver of the Vampire)
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Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.
X 1 Something Weird Video (Basket Case)
X 2 Synapse Films (The Exterminator)
X 3 Shout Factory (Humanoids From the Deep)
X 4 Redemption (Shiver of the Vampire)
* 5

JOKipper
04-02-12, 03:07 PM
JOKipper's List

I wasn't sure that I would join in this year, but I watched so many bad ones over the first weekend of this challenge that I might as well. My goal will be a modest 50 films.

March 31:
1. Hercules the Invincible (1964): Watched from the Mill Creek Warriors set as Sons of Hercules: Land of Darkness. I fondly remember watching the series as a kid, and this 2-parter brought back some good memories. The movie itself didn't seem too bad, with nice matte shots and Dan Vadis as the hero...but it's hard to tell with these faded, cropped Mill Creek prints. I'll give it a C+ grade.
2. Gladiator of Rome (1962): Watched because it's on the same disc, and it was a hard one to get through. Between the dullness of the film and the horrid red fade of the print, I had to pause it more than a few times. I think Gordon Scott was supposed to Spartacus, but I'm not really sure. The most notable thing was that the hero received the gift of a hairy chest from the gods, unusual for these films. D-
3. Maciste in King Solomon's Mines (1964): Filmed in South Africa, it's a nice change. But it does seem almost like a Tarzan film at times, and there's even a bit of National Geographic nudity in it. Reg Park was one of better stars of the genre, and helped to keep my interest despite the annoying stock footage of African fauna (say, why didn't people learn to ride giraffes? They're big and really fast. Movies like this give plenty of time for such thoughts!) The print was a nice, faded sepia and it wasn't too hard to watch. C-
April 1:
4. What? (1972): My biggest question is why Polanski would make a film like this. Did he lose a bet with Carlo Ponti? For a comedy, it's not very funny, and for an erotic film, it's not very sexy. There's some nice shots of Ponti's villa, but there's not much else going for it. Just to be open minded, I could say that it compares to a typical Wong Kar Wai film and that's being very generous. I liked the part at the end when the protagonist figures it that it's all just a movie, or maybe I liked that part just because it was the end of the movie. D
5. Operation Crossbow (1965): Perhaps a questionable entry for this challenge, but I'll argue that it belongs for several reasons.
-A relatively high budget film that bombed. It was such a failure at the boxoffice that it was pulled and renamed several times. That didn't save it from ultimately being stuck at the tail end of later double features. It's not even easy to find a good copy of this on DVD.
-It's offered as some sort of actiony romance film with George Peppard and Sophia Loren. The truth is, Loren is in the movie only a few minutes and there's no romance. Then her character dies. Maybe her husband, Carlo Ponti, lost a bet with someone.

It actually wasn't a terrible film. Some of the effects and miniatures were pretty good. I understand why audiences didn't connect with it though...the movie is just all over the place with the mixed-genre story. The inside of the German rocket facility was pretty much like a Bond set, but ultimately, audiences probably didn't like the fact that everyone in the movie dies. C+

Filmscholar35
04-02-12, 07:42 PM
March 31:

1. George A. Romero's "Day of the Dead" (1985)
2. "Schizoid" (Forgotten 1980 Cannon film about a serial killer; with Klaus Kinski)
3. "Roadhouse 66" (Willem Dafoe and Judge Reinhold in an 80s drive-in classic)

April 1:

1. "Beyond the Law" (1968 spaghetti western with Lee Van Cleef)
2. "Coonskin" (Ralph Bakshi's ultra-controversial animation classic)
3. "Sweet Hostage" ( Insane Martin Sheen kidnaps Linda Blair in 1975).

April 2:
1. "The Unseen" (1980 horror film; Barbara Bach, and a HILARIOUS Sydney Lassick!)

April 3: NONE

April 4:
1. "Piranha" (original 1978 version)
2. "Humanoids from the Deep" (original 1980 version)

gp1086
04-08-12, 02:27 PM
No idea how many I will watch, but will try to make it a point to check some out this month.

^^^ = First time watch

04/01 - Wet Hot American Summer (2001) ^^^

04/06 - World's Greatest Dad (2009) ^^^

04/07 - An American Werewolf In London (1981) ^^^

04/11 - Suburban Commando (1991)

04/12 - Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987) ^^^

04/15 - The Cabin In The Woods (2012) ^^^

04/20 - Friday the 13th: Part 2 (1981) ^^^

04/27 - Clifford (1994)

Total Films:8