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caligulathegod
03-03-15, 06:59 PM
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The Challenge

Reserve your spot over at the list thread.

LIST THREAD is here! (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/625956-sixth-annual-drive-exploitation-b-movie-challenge-list-thread-april-1-30-2015-a.html)


As with most challenges, the goal is to reach 100 movies. Your own goal might be higher or lower. Challenge begins April 1, 2015, 12:00 am EDT (or Dusk March 31) and ends April 30 at dawn (that is, the morning of May 1).

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

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

What kinds of films are we talking about? Well, there is no hard and fast rule. This one is largely up to you.

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"><h3>What is a B-Movie?</h3>
<p>A B movie is a low-budget commercial motion picture conceived neither as an arthouse film nor as pornography. In its original usage, during the so-called Golden Age of Hollywood, the term more precisely identified a film intended for distribution as the less-publicized, bottom half of a double feature. Although the U.S. production of movies intended as second features largely ceased by the end of the 1950s, the term B movie continued to be used in the broader sense it maintains today. In its post-Golden Age usage, there is ambiguity on both sides of the definition: on the one hand, many B movies display a high degree of craft and aesthetic ingenuity; on the other, the primary interest of many inexpensive exploitation films is prurient. In some cases, both are true.</p>
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<td><h3><a href="http://www.flickchart.com/Charts.aspx?genre=Exploitation+Film">What is an exploitation movie</a>?</h3>
<p>Exploitation film is a type of film that is promoted by &quot;exploiting&quot; often lurid subject matter. The term &quot;exploitation&quot; is common in film marketing, used for all types of films to mean promotion or advertising. These films then need something to exploit, such as a big star, special effects, sex, violence, romance, etc. An exploitation film, however, relies heavily on sensationalist advertising and broad and lurid overstatement of the issues depicted, regardless of the intrinsic quality of the film. Very often, exploitation films are of low quality in every sense. However, this has not always been the case. Exploitation films sometimes attract critical attention and cult followings.</p></td>
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Rules

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

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

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

We are allowing documentaries on B-Movies, Exploitation and Drive-ins and those involved with the production thereof. These should be features over 40 minutes.. We are also allowing trailer compilations, such as 42nd Street Forever and Something Weird compilations. Compilations should be at least an hour.
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. 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 2015, regardless of other qualification, counts toward your list.. Please note that it was a Drive-In Movie.

Mini-series and Serials: We will go with the Sci-Fi rule on TV Mini-series (one &quot;night&quot; equals an entry), on Serials (we'll go with an hour's worth per entry), provided they actually were theatrical serials. A serial episode is about 15-20 minutes, so an hour's worth counts as an entry. Four-15 minute ones or Three-20 minute episodes. You can round up. This goes for other shorts and compilations as well.

There are 3 Wild Cards for non-conforming films. These are ones that are close but may have some doubts about.

For fun, keep a running tally of &quot;before they were famous&quot; 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.

Please tally your totals including &quot;new views&quot; at the end of the challenge.

&quot;I still don't understand what kinds of movies you are talking about.&quot;

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

Biker Films (http://www.grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/INTRODUCTION#Biker_films)
Blaxploitation (http://www.grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/INTRODUCTION#Blaxploitation)
Cannibal Films (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploitation_film#Cannibal_films)
Carsploitation (http://www.grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/INTRODUCTION#Carsploitation)
Cult Movies (http://www.grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/INTRODUCTION#What_is_a_Cult_Film.3F)
Giallo films (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploitation_film#Giallo_films)
Mondo films (http://www.grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/INTRODUCTION#Mondo_films)
Eco-Terror films (http://www.grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/INTRODUCTION#Sci_Fi_.26_Horror.2FThrillers)
Nazisploitation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_exploitation)
Rape / Revenge films (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploitation_film#Rape_.2F_Revenge_films)
Sexploitation (http://www.grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/INTRODUCTION#Sexploitation)
Shocksploitation (http://www.grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/INTRODUCTION#Shocksploitation)
Spaghetti Westerns (http://www.grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/INTRODUCTION#Spaghetti_Westerns)
Women in Prison films (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploitation_film#Women_in_prison_films)
Martial Arts films (http://www.grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/INTRODUCTION#Martial_Arts_films)
Eschploitation (religious end times)
Hixploitation/Moonshiners (http://www.grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/INTRODUCTION#Hixploitation_films)
Nunsploitation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nunsploitation)
Stoner Films (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoner_film)
Vigilante films (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploitation_film#Minor_sub-genres)
Financial Bombs
Critical Bombs (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/guides/worst_of_the_worst/) or
Metacritic (http://www.metacritic.com/film/lowscores.shtml) or less than 3.0 on IMDB, or IMDB Bottom 100 (http://www.imdb.com/chart/bottom) {Bottom 100 archive (http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.imdb.com/chart/bottom)})
1930s and 1940s Cautionary Films (http://www.grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/INTRODUCTION#1930s_and_1940s_cautionary_films)
Juvenile Delinquent (http://www.flickchart.com/Charts.aspx?genre=Juvenile+Delinquency+Film)
60s Beach movies (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beach_party_film)
Elvis
Films starring Rock Bands (or Rock stars that didn't become legit actors)
Eurospy films (not James Bond) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurospy_film)
Depression era criminals
"Ozploitation (Australian exploitation) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozploitation)
"Foreign" Ripoff films (like Turkish cinema)
Bollywood
"Race" films (early films made specifically for the African-American market pre-1950) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_films)
Films Dealing with "race" (pre-1965)
MST3K version of a film, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mystery_Science_Theater_3000_episodes)
"Condemned" by the Catholic National Legion of Decency
Bad Sequels to well-regarded films
Mildred Pierce-type "Women's pictures" from the 40s-60s
3-D films from the 90s and before
"Hood Films" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Hood_films)
Mexican Wrestling films (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucha_film)
Razzies (http://www.razzies.com/)
Pre-90s Post-Apocalyptic films (80s and before)




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

caligulathegod
03-03-15, 06:59 PM
Safe Lists
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:

Al Adamson (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0011467/)
Albert Pyun (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0701597/)
Alejandro Jodorowsky (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0423524/)
Andrea Bianchi (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0080580/)
Andreas Schnaas (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0773593/)
Andy Milligan (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0288958/)
Andy Sidaris (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0796477/)
Antonio Margheriti (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0546672/)
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 F. Sears (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0780764/)
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/)
Ishirô Honda (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0393094/)
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/)
Jerry Warren (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0912876/)
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/)
Kenneth Anger (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001910/)
Kinji Fukasaku (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0297935/)
Larry Cohen (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0169540/)
Lars von Trier (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001885/)
Lindsay Shonteff (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0794843/)
Lloyd Kaufman (http://troma.com)
Lucio Fulci (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002086/)
[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0796117]M. Night Shyamalan
Mario Bava (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000878/)
Melvin Van Peebles (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0887708/)
Menahem Golan (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0324875/)
Michael (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0272104/) and Roberta Findlay (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0011897/)
Nico Mastorakis (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0557789/)
Olaf Ittenbach (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0411809/)
Paul Morrissey (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0607407/)
Quentin Tarantino (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000233/)
Radley Metzger (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0582750/)
Ray Dennis Steckler (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0824306/)
Richard Rush (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0750701/)
Rob Zombie (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0957772/)
Robert Rodriguez (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001675/)
Roger Corman (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000339/)
Roger Watkins (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0382942/)
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/)
Sergio Leone (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001466/)
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/)
Yoram Globus (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0322946/) Zebedy Colt (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0173275/)






Actors:
Adam West (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001842/)
Alan Steel (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0716313/)
Allison Hayes (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0370886/)
Angelo Rossitto (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0744441/)
Annie Belle (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0068792/)
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/)
Bud Spencer (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0817881/)
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/) (except his brother's films)
Corey Feldman (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000397/)
Corey Haim (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000433/)
Cynthia Rothrock (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001686/)
Charles Bronson (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000314/)
Claudia Jennings (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0421128/)
Daniel Bernhardt (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0076780/)
David Bradley (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0103196/)
David Carridine (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001016/)
David Hess (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0381450/)
Dennis Hopper (ex: Speed) (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000454/)
Dick Miller (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0588241/)
Divine (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001145/)
Dolores Fuller (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0298215/)
Dolph Lundgren (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/)
Gordon Scott (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0779194/)
Harry Reems (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/)
Jason Statham (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005458/)
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/)
Jim Brown (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000987/)
Jim "The Dragon" Kelly (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0446485/)
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/)
Karin Schubert (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0775810/)
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/)
Lili Carati (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0135988/)
Lina Romay (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0739124/)
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 Mendum (aka Rebecca Brooke) (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0111736/)
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/)
Olivia Pascal (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0664293/)
Olivier Gruner (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0344603/)
Paola Senatore (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0784106/)
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/)
Rena Riffel (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0726457/)
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/)
Richard Roundtree (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0745780/)
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/)
Shô Kosugi (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0467563/)
Sid Haig (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0354085/)
Simon Oakland (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0643000/)
Soledad Miranda (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002817/)
Sonny Chiba (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002002/)
Steve Railsback (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0706883/)
Steve Reeves (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0716302/)
Steven Seagal (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000219/)
Sybil Danning (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000356/)
Sylvia Kristel (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000482/)
Ted Prior (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0697961/)
Terrence Hill (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001352/)
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/)



Distributors/Studios:

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



(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)

caligulathegod
03-03-15, 06:59 PM
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 -
* 2010 -
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
Asian Action Film
Biker Film
Stoner Film
Carsploitation Film
Blaxploitation
Sexploitation:
* Any type
* Nudie Cutie
* Roughie
* 70s Porn
* Emmanuelle Film
* Teen Sex Comedy
Nunsploitation
Shocksploitation
Rape/Revenge Film
Vigilante Film
Women in Prison
Nazisploitation
Eschploitation (religious end times, or general religious exploitation)
Hixploitation/Moonshiners
Roadshow Exploitation/30s-40s "Cautionary" films
"Hood" Film ("Gangsta")
Hollywood Gangster film (Film Noir era)
Juvenile Delinquent Film
60s Beach Movie
Film starring Musical Group or Music Star (that did not become a legit actor)
* *Bonus* Elvis film
Ozploitation
Mexican Wrestling Film
Foreign "Ripoff" film (such as Turkish cinema)
Bollywood Film (actual, not a Hollywood pastiche)
Eco-Terror Film
Pre-90s Post-Apocalyptic film
"Mondo" Film
Documentary ABOUT B-Movies/Exploitation/Drive-ins or those involved in their production
Video Nasty
TV-Movie
* Lifetime Channel Movie
Bad Sequel to a "Well regarded film"
Critical Bomb (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic or IMDB Bottom 100 {Bottom 100 archive})
Financial Bomb
Razzie Winner or Nominee
MST3K/RiffTrax (or Cinematic Titanic) version of a film


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

caligulathegod
03-03-15, 06:59 PM
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caligulathegod
03-03-15, 07:00 PM
reserved 4

caligulathegod
03-03-15, 07:00 PM
I'll be refining the opening posts over the next week.

Old business? New business?

shadokitty
03-03-15, 10:40 PM
Old business: Note to self: I love this challenge, being a major fan of B Movies.

caligulathegod
03-03-15, 11:33 PM
I tell you, the ROKU was MADE for this challenge. Tons of content available for this challenge. Some free, others a dollar or two per movie. Drive-in Classics, Grindhouse Channel, Kung Fu Theater, Black Belt TV, and tons of horror.

coyoteblue
03-03-15, 11:38 PM
It's finally going to be time to crack my last Drive-in Delirium set, Retro Rampage. Four Disc, 12 hours of trailers. I'm looking forward to Have Spaceship Will Travel, Blood in Black & White, Technicolor Terror, and Video Nasties, among others.

shadokitty
03-04-15, 05:42 AM
I tell you, the ROKU was MADE for this challenge. Tons of content available for this challenge. Some free, others a dollar or two per movie. Drive-in Classics, Grindhouse Channel, Kung Fu Theater, Black Belt TV, and tons of horror.

There's also Iron Fist TV. A sub channel with a more limited selection of free movies.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-04-15, 10:01 AM
I tell you, the ROKU was MADE for this challenge. Tons of content available for this challenge. Some free, others a dollar or two per movie. Drive-in Classics, Grindhouse Channel, Kung Fu Theater, Black Belt TV, and tons of horror.

There's one channel that has a section for 3D movies. This is the old school 3D style glasses for the old 3D movies.

Youtube is also perfect for this challenge. Start looking for some full length films and then you'll start finding the channels with related films.

I have zero idea what I'm going to do for the challenge.

SethDLH
03-04-15, 02:37 PM
El Rey Network is a pretty good tv channel full of stuff perfect for this challenge if you are lucky enough to get it!

indiephantom
03-05-15, 12:26 PM
Highly recommending Vinegar Syndrome stuff. I've really gotten into their offerings lately. Hopefully Vinegar Syndrome TV will be up by summer. It will be a glorious thing for future challenges. Hopefully I'll have some suggestions late tonight or tomorrow. Very excited.

Don't have El Ray in Canada, but managed to catch Rodriguez's mixed bag of a series of From Dusk till Dawn. It does sound like an amazing channel as far as exploitation content. Not much of that on cable here in Canada since Drive-In Classic shut down.

Ash Ketchum
03-05-15, 12:46 PM
Is this the list thread or the discussion thread?

GoldenWheels
03-05-15, 02:03 PM
El Rey Network is a pretty good tv channel full of stuff perfect for this challenge if you are lucky enough to get it!

If this channel was in HD I would marry it.

Love how they treat the Shaw Bros movies (even though they play the dubbed versions) with those commercials which detail the directors and famous stars...loved to see someone giving the movies respect.

coyoteblue
03-05-15, 03:01 PM
Is this the list thread or the discussion thread?

Discussion.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-05-15, 03:48 PM
If this channel was in HD I would marry it.

Love how they treat the Shaw Bros movies (even though they play the dubbed versions) with those commercials which detail the directors and famous stars...loved to see someone giving the movies respect.

Don't worry, they still have time to turn into the current state of IFC.

shadokitty
03-05-15, 03:55 PM
A possible addition to the safe actors list might be Gordon Scott, as I have seen him in some Peplum movies in MC's 50 movie Warriors set.

Mondo Kane
03-05-15, 04:06 PM
I really hope my Daredevil-binging doesn't get too much in the way of this.

If this channel was in HD I would marry it.

Love how they treat the Shaw Bros movies (even though they play the dubbed versions) with those commercials which detail the directors and famous stars...loved to see someone giving the movies respect.

I've run into 2 movies that were subtitled, Death Duel & King Eagle.
Correct aspect ratios seem to vary on the Italian films they show, but I don't know if Black Belly of the Tarantula was shot on 2:35.

Don't worry, they still have time to turn into the current state of IFC.

It already has the IFC format with the commercial breaks and what not.

Now if I only had Epix Drive-In, then I could be one perfectly happy camper for this challenge.

caligulathegod
03-05-15, 06:12 PM
Gordon Scott added.

Nice reminder. I just added Epix back to my cable service. $5 a month for this month (pre-tape shows) and next month then I'll drop it again.

GoldenWheels
03-05-15, 06:17 PM
Don't worry, they still have time to turn into the current state of IFC.

Are they bad? I know I have the channel but I they get breezed by in my guide almost every time. I recall being sick with the flu and for some reason watching an edited, with commercials, version of Kill Bill for some reason. Icky.






I've run into 2 movies that were subtitled, Death Duel & King Eagle.
Correct aspect ratios seem to vary on the Italian films they show, but I don't know if Black Belly of the Tarantula was shot on 2:35.



It already has the IFC format with the commercial breaks and what not.

Now if I only had Epix Drive-In, then I could be one perfectly happy camper for this challenge.

Huh nice to know they do that but I wonder how they make the decision?

I assume they have some deal with Blue Underground for their grindhouse stuff, it all (mostly) seems to be from there. Those are usually pretty good so far as OAR.

Now reading your post I see the thing with IFC is commercials. It's grating for sure on "movie" or "film" channels.

GoldenWheels
03-05-15, 06:19 PM
Oh and if it needed to be said, Hamiltons is happy to do prize packs for this one Caligula if they are wanted. This challenge is my second, dirty, hidden love, behind only the horror challenge.

caligulathegod
03-05-15, 08:03 PM
Sure! Prizes would be welcome. Thanks.

Nick Danger
03-05-15, 08:44 PM
Charles Bronson isn't safe?

caligulathegod
03-05-15, 08:58 PM
You know what, I might have to ponder that. The safe lists are for career B-movie lifers. He was a relatively big star at one point in his career before he descended to Cannon films. Or at least he gives me that impression. I'll put this one up to debate. Obviously, his Cannon films and the Deathwish series are safe, but would his '60s and early '70s output be "B" enough for this challenge? Great Escape? Magnificent Seven? I'm kind of leaning towards including him through the Tarantino loophole. Films and actors that inspired Quentin Tarantino are generally safe ("I bet you're a big Lee Marvin fan.")

ntnon
03-05-15, 09:56 PM
You know what, I might have to ponder that. The safe lists are for career B-movie lifers. He was a relatively big star at one point in his career before he descended to Cannon films. Or at least he gives me that impression. I'll put this one up to debate. Obviously, his Cannon films and the Deathwish series are safe, but would his '60s and early '70s output be "B" enough for this challenge? Great Escape? Magnificent Seven? I'm kind of leaning towards including him through the Tarantino loophole. Films and actors that inspired Quentin Tarantino are generally safe ("I bet you're a big Lee Marvin fan.")
Aren't "westerns" and "war" usually waved through under "B-ish" anyway, or am I muddling challenges (again)...?

Ash Ketchum
03-05-15, 10:02 PM
Here's a YouTube channel devoted to Italian Sword 'n' Sandal movies:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmxyaTSrRBZk75lzexNA3Aw

caligulathegod
03-05-15, 10:24 PM
Aren't "westerns" and "war" usually waved through under "B-ish" anyway, or am I muddling challenges (again)...?

Yeah, kind of. But I was more trying to list "A" movies that he had been in. Most of his films would be allowed, but the safe lists are for career "B" actors. Is he an A-list actor fallen on hard times near the end of his career, like Donald Pleasence or Malcolm McDowell, or is he just a really famous B actor, like Patrick Swayze, who seems more "A" than he really was?

Ash Ketchum
03-06-15, 06:42 AM
Yeah, kind of. But I was more trying to list "A" movies that he had been in. Most of his films would be allowed, but the safe lists are for career "B" actors. Is he an A-list actor fallen on hard times near the end of his career, like Donald Pleasence or Malcolm McDowell, or is he just a really famous B actor, like Patrick Swayze, who seems more "A" than he really was?

Bronson had so many phases to his career, it's hard to categorize him. I think he'd be more appropriate on the safe list for the current Action Adventure Crime Mystery challenge, since he did so many films in those genres, but he was far less often in B-movies than in A-movies. I mean, one of his earliest movies was PAT AND MIKE (1952), an MGM production starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn and directed by George Cukor! And then, 13 years later, he turns up in THE SANDPIPER (1965), also at MGM, and starring another big-screen power couple, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, and directed by Vincente Minnelli!

caligulathegod
03-06-15, 09:09 AM
Yeah, that's kinda what I was thinking. Most genre actors really only do a portion of their careers in that genre whereas B actors are usually lifers (outside of one or two shots at the big league. That's why safe lists work for this challenge but not for the others.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-06-15, 09:56 AM
Are they bad? I know I have the channel but I they get breezed by in my guide almost every time. I recall being sick with the flu and for some reason watching an edited, with commercials, version of Kill Bill for some reason. Icky.

Now reading your post I see the thing with IFC is commercials. It's grating for sure on "movie" or "film" channels.

I remember back when they used to things like Samurai Saturday and breaks were related to what they were doing. I can live with commercials but now they show TV shows and seem to show more movies that are more mainstream friendly indie.

When they show something I like, it would end up turning into me finding a disc to watch since I'd rather not sit through the equivalent of when MTV shows a movie.

Gobear
03-06-15, 10:31 AM
I just switched to FIOS from Comcast (or Xfinity, whatevs) so I'm spoiled for choice with the extra movie channels.

Just my opinion, but films like The Great Escape or The Magnificent Seven ought to be watched for this month's Action/ Adventure challenge. The Exploitation challenge should really focus on the low-budget gems (or cubic zirconia) that would never be allowed into the VIP room at the club. A taste for exquisite trash is just as essential for a film fan as enjoyment of the esoteric.

davidh777
03-06-15, 10:51 AM
Aren't "westerns" and "war" usually waved through under "B-ish" anyway, or am I muddling challenges (again)...?

Yeah, kind of. But I was more trying to list "A" movies that he had been in. Most of his films would be allowed, but the safe lists are for career "B" actors. Is he an A-list actor fallen on hard times near the end of his career, like Donald Pleasence or Malcolm McDowell, or is he just a really famous B actor, like Patrick Swayze, who seems more "A" than he really was?

I thought the pattern has been to allow most Westerns other than John Ford-type A pictures for this challenge, and to allow all Westerns and war for the historical challenge because they're the original basis for that theme.

Is this the list thread or the discussion thread?

I prefer both threads to be specifically labeled as such, but the host is the one doing the work, not me, so I won't complain. :)

wayoutjunk
03-06-15, 11:49 AM
I tell you, the ROKU was MADE for this challenge. Tons of content available for this challenge. Some free, others a dollar or two per movie. Drive-in Classics, Grindhouse Channel, Kung Fu Theater, Black Belt TV, and tons of horror.

It might be a good idea for us to put a list together of Roku channels that'll be great for the Challenge (both free and paid). For example, I know I snagged a few movies off Pub-D-Hub for the Challenge last year. It's a free channel, but for $2.99 (I believe) a year you get lots more content and no commercials. (Also, what's the 3D channel that Roku has?)

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-06-15, 03:31 PM
(Also, what's the 3D channel that Roku has?)

I'll dig it up. Off the top of my head, it's one of those b-movie/horror type channels and then it has a section for 3D.

I hate using my Roku. It's the first version from when they released it, so it's slow and I can't put a whole lot of channels on it before hitting the message about being out of memory to install. I just can't push myself to get a new one when I have chromecast and plex.

caligulathegod
03-06-15, 03:52 PM
I thought the pattern has been to allow most Westerns other than John Ford-type A pictures for this challenge, and to allow all Westerns and war for the historical challenge because they're the original basis for that theme.

Right. Especially now that we have a challenge to address "A" westerns it's not so important to accommodate them. Spaghetti Westerns are explicitly included and Tom Mix/Gene Autry oaters are in as B pictures. I'm not one to draw lines and I rarely disallow anything, but if someone can't differentiate between The Searchers or High Noon and a Monogram Western then maybe they are missing the point of this challenge.

While the films I listed for Bronson might individually be eligible, I was more making a point about his "A" career. He was never a Paul Newman, but he's no Sid Haig, either.

I prefer both threads to be specifically labeled as such, but the host is the one doing the work, not me, so I won't complain. :)

The List thread is specifically labeled as such, but the discussion threads are usually just named after the challenge. At least that's the way this one has always been as well as the Horror Challenge, which is the template.

caligulathegod
03-06-15, 04:01 PM
I'll dig it up. Off the top of my head, it's one of those b-movie/horror type channels and then it has a section for 3D.

I hate using my Roku. It's the first version from when they released it, so it's slow and I can't put a whole lot of channels on it before hitting the message about being out of memory to install. I just can't push myself to get a new one when I have chromecast and plex.

I got a refurb ROKU3 off Woot and it's great. Very quick. They have them every once in a while.

SterlingBen
03-06-15, 04:40 PM
I have sooooo much content for this challenge and my new boss won't let me take any vacation in October for the OHMC so I may take some for this challenge.

shadokitty
03-06-15, 04:55 PM
I have both Epix Drive In, and El Rey. Don't forget Lifetime movies are eligible too.

wayoutjunk
03-06-15, 05:31 PM
Have we ever had "Disaster Movies" on the list? It seems like there would be plenty of good/bad possibilities there!

asianxcore
03-06-15, 09:16 PM
I put in my 2 weeks for my 2nd job and I'll be graduating Art School in 1.5 weeks.

I might FINALLY have some time to devote to one of these again!

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-07-15, 11:41 AM
Drive-In Classics is the roku channel with a section of 3D movies.

popcorn
03-08-15, 12:06 PM
I've never done this challenge before but I have a bunch of "hood classics" I want to re/watch in addition to some unopened martial arts. Should be fun. Can you believe I've never seen the Grindhouse double feature?

LorenzoL
03-09-15, 04:00 PM
I'm wondering if any type of Martial Arts movies will qualify? What about HK, Korean or Japanese action movies will qualify? I'm wondering if I can continue watching the type of movies I have been watching for the Action Challenge. Could somebody kindly look at my list for the Action Challenge and see if those movies will qualify for this challenge? Thanks in advance.

SethDLH
03-09-15, 04:15 PM
I'm wondering if any type of Martial Arts movies will qualify? What about HK, Korean or Japanese action movies will qualify? I'm wondering if I can continue watching the type of movies I have been watching for the Action Challenge. Could somebody kindly look at my list for the Action Challenge and see if those movies will qualify for this challenge? Thanks in advance.

I haven't seen some of the titles you listed but it seems to be quite a bit of Shaw Bros and similar fare which is absolutely perfect for the challenge.

caligulathegod
03-09-15, 04:35 PM
I can't think of any Martial Arts films that would not qualify. There was originally some debate on the high class ones, like Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, but I figure that it's a genre about a stylized method for kicking ass. How can any NOT count?

LorenzoL
03-09-15, 05:08 PM
Thanks! So my Martial Arts movies would qualify.

However, I have been watching some Asian Action movies too so I just want it to make sure they qualify like for example something like Oldboy, Police Story or Battle Royale type movies would qualify?

caligulathegod
03-09-15, 07:49 PM
I believe so. I'm pretty open to Asian genre films. Maybe something like an Asian drama might not count, but Asian action films count. I can't see where I would put them on the checklist (rough version is now up on post 3), but the checklist is more a suggestion than the law. Maybe I'll include Asian Action film as a category if there's no objection.

LorenzoL
03-09-15, 07:55 PM
Thanks! Okay, I'm in for this challenge also.

caligulathegod
03-09-15, 10:48 PM
Welcome to the challenge.

indiephantom
03-10-15, 07:03 AM
I'm voting to get the Razzie Awards winners/nominees accepted into the qualifying list. There are just so many gems in those choices. Could be added alongside financial bombs and Imdb bottom list. http://www.razzies.com/forum/entire-razzie-history-yearbyyear-19802009_forum58.html

I always love spending time during this challenge not only with bona fide drive-in exploitation, but also with films that have received critical beatings. Like a film school teacher I once had who appreciated cinema's worst told our class back in 1989: "You don't go to the drive-in to see good movies, because you've got shit on your windshield and the films are usually out of focus. That's why I'm seeing No Holds Barred at the Drive-In tonight. It's the way this stuff was meant to be experienced"

caligulathegod
03-10-15, 10:43 AM
Might be a good idea.

wayoutjunk
03-10-15, 09:56 PM
Drive-In Classics is the roku channel with a section of 3D movies.

Thanks. I think I do have that channel amongst all my others. I'll have to check it out again.

wayoutjunk
03-10-15, 10:03 PM
I'm wondering if there's going to be a "break-out" movie this year for me. One that a bunch of people end up seeing that becomes a wonderful discovery. I think last year's break-out movie was "Miami Connection". What a fine piece of 80s cheese that was. So much so, in fact, that Rifftrax plans on using it for one of their live shows later on this year.

desnoes
03-11-15, 03:02 PM
I'm wondering if there's going to be a "break-out" movie this year for me. One that a bunch of people end up seeing that becomes a wonderful discovery. I think last year's break-out movie was "Miami Connection". What a fine piece of 80s cheese that was. So much so, in fact, that Rifftrax plans on using it for one of their live shows later on this year.

"Miami Connection" was a big hit with me last year as well. I usually find a few uniquely enjoyable films every year. They make watching the terrible ones way more worth it. A few other highlights for me from the past challenges are:
"Danger Diabolique"
"Django"
"Ricky-Oh: The Story of Ricky"
"Pink Flamingos"

I grabbed "High Plains Drifter" from my local library to get warmed up.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-11-15, 04:22 PM
"Ricky-Oh: The Story of Ricky"
"Pink Flamingos"

Did you watch with subtitles and dubbed English? They don't match each other very well at times and it added a bit more humor to it.

shadokitty
03-11-15, 04:23 PM
It might be a sub channel, as when I went to watch a movie, it gave an activation code, but today I found The Cult Movie Channel. I never went past the code though, so I can't say for sure.

desnoes
03-11-15, 07:35 PM
Did you watch with subtitles and dubbed English? They don't match each other very well at times and it added a bit more humor to it.

I can't recall. good reason to watch it again this year.

desnoes
03-11-15, 07:47 PM
It might be a good idea for us to put a list together of Roku channels that'll be great for the Challenge (both free and paid). For example, I know I snagged a few movies off Pub-D-Hub for the Challenge last year. It's a free channel, but for $2.99 (I believe) a year you get lots more content and no commercials. (Also, what's the 3D channel that Roku has?)

I don't have a Roku box but I think they have the new Shout!FactoryTV (http://www.shoutfactorytv.com) Channel which is free and has a bunch of cult movies as well as a chunk of MST3K films. you can also stream form your computer.

asianxcore
03-12-15, 12:05 AM
Oddly enough I have a bunch of stuff coming in the mail that I would love to get in time for this challenge!

Time To Kill (DVD)
All Hell Breaks Loose (DVD)
Enter The Ninja (BD)
Revenge of The Ninja (BD)

(NSFW)
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wayoutjunk
03-12-15, 10:45 PM
"Miami Connection" was a big hit with me last year as well. I usually find a few uniquely enjoyable films every year. They make watching the terrible ones way more worth it. A few other highlights for me from the past challenges are:
"Danger Diabolique"
"Django"
"Ricky-Oh: The Story of Ricky"
"Pink Flamingos"


I enjoyed "Ricky-Oh" as well. A couple of other highlights for me last year were "Night of the Comet" and "Disco Godfather". One that was a lot better than I expected was "Six-Pack Annie". I will probably skip the "Mondo" film this year, because I was pretty disgusted by the one I did last year.

SterlingBen
03-15-15, 08:22 PM
Not anything Chad worthy, but here is my banner this year:

http://i.imgur.com/HasDhs4.jpg?1

davidh777
03-15-15, 08:32 PM
^:up:

mrcellophane
03-15-15, 09:37 PM
SterlingBen, your banner looks amazing!

Mondo Kane
03-15-15, 09:42 PM
Fine job!
:clap:

shadokitty
03-15-15, 09:42 PM
Not anything Chad worthy, but here is my banner this year:

http://i.imgur.com/HasDhs4.jpg?1

Great banner.

SterlingBen
03-16-15, 12:45 AM
Old Business:


Also for the 3D check next year I think we should take of the pre-90's stipulation. There are plenty of newer movies that fit the bill of for this challenge. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, A Very Harold And Kumar Christmas, Journey To The Center Of The Earth, Mysterious Island, Drive Angry, Pirhana 3D & 3DD. And probably more.

indiephantom
03-16-15, 03:25 PM
Yeah, I'd agree with lifting the pre-1990 3D ban for certain recent films that qualify. I don't think everything on the list above quite fits, but there are a number of others such as Scar 3D, My Bloody Valentine 3D, Night of the Living Dead 3D and Texas Chainsaw 3D that would be more suited.

shadokitty
03-16-15, 05:44 PM
Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't Chiller be another good channel for this challenge? Aren't the movies on there squarely in that type of horror that are allowed?

shadokitty
03-17-15, 08:52 AM
Wondering if the Resident Evil films would count for this challenge, or are they too big a budget, and be better off watching them for the current challenge. I own the first 3 on DVD, and have Afterlife on my Amazon Video Library.

SethDLH
03-17-15, 09:19 AM
Wondering if the Resident Evil films would count for this challenge, or are they too big a budget, and be better off watching them for the current challenge. I own the first 3 on DVD, and have Afterlife on my Amazon Video Library.

Too big budget and successful at the box office

shadokitty
03-17-15, 10:42 AM
Too big budget and successful at the box office

That's what I thought, but wanted to make sure.

caligulathegod
03-17-15, 11:37 AM
Not anything Chad worthy, but here is my banner this year:

http://i.imgur.com/HasDhs4.jpg?1

Except this is the Sixth Annual Drive-in Challenge.

caligulathegod
03-17-15, 11:46 AM
Old Business: Originally Posted by post from last year
Also for the 3D check next year I think we should take of the pre-90's stipulation. There are plenty of newer movies that fit the bill of for this challenge. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, A Very Harold And Kumar Christmas, Journey To The Center Of The Earth, Mysterious Island, Drive Angry, Pirhana 3D & 3DD. And probably more.

Yeah, I'd agree with lifting the pre-1990 3D ban for certain recent films that qualify. I don't think everything on the list above quite fits, but there are a number of others such as Scar 3D, My Bloody Valentine 3D, Night of the Living Dead 3D and Texas Chainsaw 3D that would be more suited.

How could we do it in such a way that it didn't let in, say, The Avengers? Most of those films listed would qualify regardless of 3D.

caligulathegod
03-17-15, 12:35 PM
Here's some flix to DVR and save for next month:

Best Bad Movie Fest on Basic Cable

TCM Features 7 Films by Schlock Meister Bert I. Gordon Thursday

Director Bert I. Gordon specialized in the kind of "low-budget wonders" that played drive-ins and "Kiddy Matinees," and TCM will be airing a 7-film salute to him all night Thursday. Among the films featured are THE MAGIC SWORD, VILLAGE of the GIANTS, TORMENTED and PICTURE MOMMY DEAD. Here's the full Thursday night sked on TCM. (http://www.tcm.com/schedule/index.html?tz=est&sdate=2015-03-19)

8:00 PM
Tormented (1960)
9:30 PM
Cyclops (1957)
10:45 PM
Attack of the Puppet People (1958)
12:15 AM
Magic Sword, The (1962)
1:45 AM
Boy and the Pirates, The (1960)
3:15 AM
Picture Mommy Dead (1966)
4:45 AM
Village of the Giants (1965)

Ash Ketchum
03-17-15, 01:22 PM
Here's some flix to DVR and save for next month:

Best Bad Movie Fest on Basic Cable

TCM Features 7 Films by Schlock Meister Bert I. Gordon Thursday

Director Bert I. Gordon specialized in the kind of "low-budget wonders" that played drive-ins and "Kiddy Matinees," and TCM will be airing a 7-film salute to him all night Thursday. Among the films featured are THE MAGIC SWORD, VILLAGE of the GIANTS, TORMENTED and PICTURE MOMMY DEAD. Here's the full Thursday night sked on TCM. (http://www.tcm.com/schedule/index.html?tz=est&sdate=2015-03-19)

8:00 PM
Tormented (1960)
9:30 PM
Cyclops (1957)
10:45 PM
Attack of the Puppet People (1958)
12:15 AM
Magic Sword, The (1962)
1:45 AM
Boy and the Pirates, The (1960)
3:15 AM
Picture Mommy Dead (1966)
4:45 AM
Village of the Giants (1965)

If you asked me to recommend one film from that batch, it would be THE MAGIC SWORD, which I loved as a kid and when I saw it again as a grown-up, I was still really impressed with it. It has a lot of imagination for such a low-budget film.

Chet Desmond
03-17-15, 02:28 PM
Bert I. Gordon is the cover story in this month's Rue Morgue magazine.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-17-15, 03:57 PM
How could we do it in such a way that it didn't let in, say, The Avengers? Most of those films listed would qualify regardless of 3D.

Shouldn't it be a given that the film has to qualify for the challenge to even get the check? Like how I can't watch a romance film during the horror challenge, even if it stars someone from the checklist?

caligulathegod
03-17-15, 04:40 PM
Shouldn't it be a given that the film has to qualify for the challenge to even get the check? Like how I can't watch a romance film during the horror challenge, even if it stars someone from the checklist?

For the most part. However we do have some categories that allow in otherwise non-eligible films, such as Box Office Bombs.

shadokitty
03-17-15, 05:27 PM
^ Cutthroat Island, and Battlefield Earth are two of those I think. Huge budgets, but dismal flops.

indiephantom
03-18-15, 07:27 AM
How could we do it in such a way that it didn't let in, say, The Avengers? Most of those films listed would qualify regardless of 3D.

Yes, I see the problem. Since I'm more in favor of people exploring pure drive-in cinema rather than newer stuff, I'm back in favor of the old pre-1990 rule. There are just too many films from the golden era that would be more interesting. I'm thinking of sticking with pre-1990 for this entire challenge now.

coyoteblue
03-18-15, 07:33 AM
Yes, I see the problem. Since I'm more in favor of people exploring pure drive-in cinema rather than newer stuff, I'm back in favor of the old pre-1990 rule. There are just too many films from the golden era that would be more interesting. I'm thinking of sticking with pre-1990 for this entire challenge now.

There's been plenty of b-movies and just plain tripe made in the last 20 plus years, too.

Ash Ketchum
03-18-15, 10:04 AM
Yes, I see the problem. Since I'm more in favor of people exploring pure drive-in cinema rather than newer stuff, I'm back in favor of the old pre-1990 rule. There are just too many films from the golden era that would be more interesting. I'm thinking of sticking with pre-1990 for this entire challenge now.

Yeah, but a lot of that stuff has migrated to DTV, e.g. all the Van Damme, Seagal and Wesley Snipes action movies that no one but diehard fans have heard of in the last 15 years or so. Every so often there's a real gem there, like Seagal's BELLY OF THE BEAST (2003) directed by HK action master Ching Siu Tung. Or something like D.O.A. DEAD OR ALIVE (2006) with Jaime Pressly and directed by Corey Yuen that would have been a perfect drive-in movie in the '70s but didn't get made till 30 years later.

asianxcore
03-18-15, 01:23 PM
There's been plenty of b-movies and just plain tripe made in the last 20 plus years, too.

^
This

Films like Dear God No! (2011), Time To Kill (2014) and All Hell Breaks Loose (2014) are all examples of 'throwback'/Grindhouse-style films that were made recently. I'll be watching at least 2 of those for the challenge.

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SterlingBen
03-18-15, 04:05 PM
Except this is the Sixth Annual Drive-in Challenge.

I considered that but it's only my 5th time participating.

Ash Ketchum
03-20-15, 01:34 PM
I just bought a box set at FYE called "Taboo Tales" (Mill Creek, $4.97), that offers 12 exploitation films from the 1930s through the '50s, including REEFER MADNESS, COCAINE FIENDS, CHAINED FOR LIFE, THE MARIJUANA MENACE, SEX MADNESS, TEST TUBE BABIES, SHE SHOULD'A SAID NO, and THE TERROR OF TINY TOWN.

http://www.horrornewsnetwork.net/images/stories/5bfed1d7bd6586c065a6511e0aad7467-Taboo_Tales.jpg

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/$(KGrHqRHJEkFH8GnLpRhBR+31dLy1Q~~_35.JPG

Mondo Kane
03-20-15, 02:03 PM
^That looks like a pretty good set.

She Shoulda Said No-From what I remembered, this felt very much like it was made by one of the big studios.

Cocaine Fiends-"I've got to have dope! I'm a hop-head!"

Test Tube Babies-This probably has the best catfight that I've seen from the roadshow era.

shadokitty
03-20-15, 03:00 PM
I've got tons of Mill Creek sets to watch from, but I was wondering about shorts too. I remember it being said that the Three Stooges fell squarely in Columbia's B Unit, but I want to know if their shorts are eligible, or just their movies.

asianxcore
03-20-15, 03:07 PM
Speaking of Mill Creek sets, I can't wait to dig into the Andy Sedaris set they put out for this challenge :banana:

When will the list thread be created for this challenge?

indiephantom
03-20-15, 05:05 PM
There's been plenty of b-movies and just plain tripe made in the last 20 plus years, too.

Just to be clear, guys...I was only talking about the 3D films and responding to that rule change. Hell, I'll be watching plenty of "newer" exploitation.

indiephantom
03-20-15, 05:06 PM
Or something like D.O.A. DEAD OR ALIVE (2006) with Jaime Pressly and directed by Corey Yuen that would have been a perfect drive-in movie in the '70s but didn't get made till 30 years later.

I've had this on blu-ray forever and not watched it yet. Could happen for this challenge.

caligulathegod
03-20-15, 05:59 PM
List thread should be about 7 days before the challenge.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-20-15, 06:27 PM
I just bought a box set at FYE called "Taboo Tales" (Mill Creek, $4.97), that offers 12 exploitation films from the 1930s through the '50s, including REEFER MADNESS, COCAINE FIENDS, CHAINED FOR LIFE, THE MARIJUANA MENACE, SEX MADNESS, TEST TUBE BABIES, SHE SHOULD'A SAID NO, and THE TERROR OF TINY TOWN.

http://www.horrornewsnetwork.net/images/stories/5bfed1d7bd6586c065a6511e0aad7467-Taboo_Tales.jpg

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/$(KGrHqRHJEkFH8GnLpRhBR+31dLy1Q~~_35.JPG

I have something similar from Costco that was put out by Alpha Video

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dvd-exploitation-madness/17439957?ean=89218202093

This has pictures but they're gigantic, so look here instead.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Exploitation-Madness-10-Disc-Set-DVD-2009-Beautiful-set-Collector-Edition-/331506359893?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d2f519e55

Ash Ketchum
03-21-15, 09:47 AM
I have something similar from Costco that was put out by Alpha Video

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dvd-exploitation-madness/17439957?ean=89218202093

This has pictures but they're gigantic, so look here instead.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Exploitation-Madness-10-Disc-Set-DVD-2009-Beautiful-set-Collector-Edition-/331506359893?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d2f519e55

That set has seven of the same films.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-21-15, 07:45 PM
That set has seven of the same films.

I know. They're good movies :)

asianxcore
03-25-15, 03:03 AM
What is everyone looking forward to watching? Any thoughts of what you'll watch the first day?

I really want to dig into some Reiko Ike & Meiko Kaji films. I don't think I've viewed any for these challenges previously.

shadokitty
03-25-15, 03:41 AM
What is everyone looking forward to watching? Any thoughts of what you'll watch the first day?

I really want to dig into some Reiko Ike & Meiko Kaji films. I don't think I've viewed any for these challenges previously.

I'm not really sure of what I'll start with. Debating between Peplum, Kaiju, or Horror. I have a lot of all those, and there are also horror documentaries.

Mondo Kane
03-25-15, 04:21 AM
What is everyone looking forward to watching? Any thoughts of what you'll watch the first day?


A couple of 50's/60's sci-fi/horror movies should get me in the mood right away.

I've gone through the checklist and I've already got my mind made up on what to watch for nearly all of them. I've reached a couple dead ends though. I've loved both Eichsploitation picks I've seen in past challenges (Footmen & Burning Hell) is there any more recommendations like those?
The other spot I'm worried about is the Mexican Wrestling check. I've already rented the two "Available" Santo movies from Netflix (Everything else is on "Save" as usual) Youtube's got some, but I've yet to find one that's english-subtitled or dubbed. Any help?

BobO'Link
03-25-15, 05:47 AM
I have some Mill Creek 50 movie sets I keep putting off (2 Mystery/Crime, 2 Comedy) and may start with those, although a couple of 50s SF/Horror films *do* sound good... I've not really looked through the unopened pile to see what might be hiding there...

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-25-15, 10:52 AM
Can the Distributors/Studios list in the OP be sorted alphabetically like all the others.

I think I'm going to start off with Something Weird films first and then jump around to Blue Underground, martial arts, grindhouse box sets, etc., as I get bored with each.

caligulathegod
03-25-15, 10:58 AM
I'll see if I can.

Edit*

OK, done.

shadokitty
03-25-15, 12:35 PM
Just wondering again about shorts, as my question was never answered earlier. I just want to know if my Three Stooges shorts would be eligible, or just my movies.

asianxcore
03-25-15, 12:41 PM
The other spot I'm worried about is the Mexican Wrestling check. I've already rented the two "Available" Santo movies from Netflix (Everything else is on "Save" as usual) Youtube's got some, but I've yet to find one that's english-subtitled or dubbed. Any help?

I'm not sure if it will count for the challenge, but a really awful Horror film came out in 2006 featuring Rey Misterio Sr.. He plays a killer Mexican Wrestler.

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BobO'Link
03-25-15, 12:53 PM
Just wondering again about shorts, as my question was never answered earlier. I just want to know if my Three Stooges shorts would be eligible, or just my movies.
I'd think they are eligible as they were produced by the "Short Subjects" unit of Columbia Pictures. Such divisions are typically run like "B" units, although the Stooges were popular enough that Harry Cohn would refuse to allow theaters to run Stooge 2-reelers unless they also booked Columbia "B" films.

shadokitty
03-25-15, 01:02 PM
I'd think they are eligible as they were produced by the "Short Subjects" unit of Columbia Pictures. Such divisions are typically run like "B" units, although the Stooges were popular enough that Harry Cohn would refuse to allow theaters to run Stooge 2-reelers unless they also booked Columbia "B" films.

Ok, thanks. I thought I remembered that they were in the B Unit.

caligulathegod
03-25-15, 01:07 PM
Just wondering again about shorts, as my question was never answered earlier. I just want to know if my Three Stooges shorts would be eligible, or just my movies.

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

shadokitty
03-25-15, 01:32 PM
Mini-series and Serials: We will go with the Sci-Fi rule on TV Mini-series (one "night" equals an entry), on Serials we'll go with an hour's worth per entry, provided they actually were theatrical serials. A serial episode is about 15-20 minutes, so an hour's worth counts as an entry. Four-15 minute ones or Three-20 minute episodes. This goes for other shorts and compilations as well.

Ok, I was wondering how to count shorts too.

desnoes
03-25-15, 03:58 PM
What is everyone looking forward to watching? Any thoughts of what you'll watch the first day?

I think i'm starting with Kung Fu. I watched some great Kung Fu last year and there are so many I haven't seen. Here are a few i plan to watch at some point.

Canton Viper
Legendary Weapons of China
Magnificent Butcher
Five Element Ninja
Eight Diagram Pole Fighter

anybody have picks that are on Prime, Hulu, Netflix or You Tube let me know.

shadokitty
03-25-15, 04:17 PM
I think i'm starting with Kung Fu. I watched some great Kung Fu last year and there are so many I haven't seen. Here are a few i plan to watch at some point.

Canton Viper
Legendary Weapons of China
Magnificent Butcher
Five Element Ninja
Eight Diagram Pole Fighter

anybody have picks that are on Prime, Hulu, Netflix or You Tube let me know.

Nothing specific, but I know there are some ninja movies on Prime, and Bloodsport is on Netflix.

LorenzoL
03-25-15, 06:08 PM
I think i'm starting with Kung Fu. I watched some great Kung Fu last year and there are so many I haven't seen. Here are a few i plan to watch at some point.

Canton Viper
Legendary Weapons of China
Magnificent Butcher
Five Element Ninja
Eight Diagram Pole Fighter

anybody have picks that are on Prime, Hulu, Netflix or You Tube let me know.
I watched all of them except Canton Viper for the Action Challenge. If you want to continue watching Shaw Brothers movies and you have Hulu Plus, type "Shaw Brothers" and you'll see a few titles. Most of them are English Dubbed unfortunately.

davidh777
03-25-15, 06:16 PM
I almost watched this for the action challenge but decided to hold it for this one.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a6/Barbarian_queen.jpg/220px-Barbarian_queen.jpg

Ash Ketchum
03-25-15, 07:11 PM
I think i'm starting with Kung Fu. I watched some great Kung Fu last year and there are so many I haven't seen. Here are a few i plan to watch at some point.

Canton Viper
Legendary Weapons of China
Magnificent Butcher
Five Element Ninja
Eight Diagram Pole Fighter
anybody have picks that are on Prime, Hulu, Netflix or You Tube let me know.

I've never heard of CANTON VIPER (and there's no record of it on IMDB) but you can't go wrong with the other four.

Chad
03-25-15, 07:46 PM
Haven't been around these parts much lately and had a chance to read all the posts, so sorry if this is old news:

Miami Connection Blu-ray $18.99 @ Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Miami-Connection-Digital-Copy-Blu-ray/dp/B00960EHRC/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1427319536&sr=1-1&keywords=miami+connection+blu+ray)

Is this being reissued and no longer out of print? Whatever the case, I'm just glad to get a second chance and not have to fork over those insane eBay prices. :)

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-25-15, 08:11 PM
Haven't been around these parts much lately and had a chance to read all the posts, so sorry if this is old news:

Miami Connection Blu-ray $18.99 @ Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Miami-Connection-Digital-Copy-Blu-ray/dp/B00960EHRC/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1427319536&sr=1-1&keywords=miami+connection+blu+ray)

Is this being reissued and no longer out of print? Whatever the case, I'm just glad to get a second chance and not have to fork over those insane eBay prices. :)

It's sold by the distributor so it's either been printed up again or they found some in the attic.

caligulathegod
03-25-15, 08:35 PM
Haven't been around these parts much lately and had a chance to read all the posts, so sorry if this is old news:

Miami Connection Blu-ray $18.99 @ Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Miami-Connection-Digital-Copy-Blu-ray/dp/B00960EHRC/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1427319536&sr=1-1&keywords=miami+connection+blu+ray)

Is this being reissued and no longer out of print? Whatever the case, I'm just glad to get a second chance and not have to fork over those insane eBay prices. :)

Holy cow, check Camel Camel Camel.

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/yy79/caligulathegod/Amazon.com%20Miami%20Connection%20%20Digital%20Copy%20Blu-ray%20Y.K.png (http://s779.photobucket.com/user/caligulathegod/media/Amazon.com%20Miami%20Connection%20%20Digital%20Copy%20Blu-ray%20Y.K.png.html)


I just picked up Massacre Mafia Style Blu-ray + DVD Combo that came out a week ago. I had waited forever for Grindhouse to release it and then never picked it up. Glad I waited.

And speaking of Stooges, just in time for the challenge, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, Three Stooges Collection - Volume One - Triple Feature - Blu-ray (Time Out for Rhythm, Rockin' in the Rockies and Have Rocket, Will Travel)
Three Stooges Collection - Volume Two - Triple Feature - Blu-ray (The Three Stooges Meet Hercules, Three Stooges Go Around The World In A Daze and The Outlaws Is Coming)

LorenzoL
03-25-15, 11:20 PM
I've never heard of CANTON VIPER (and there's no record of it on IMDB) but you can't go wrong with the other four.

AKA as Kwandong Viper (1983). A Korean Martial Arts movie that was directed and acted by Hwang Jang Lee (the Korean Kick Master and baddie from Drunken Master).

asianxcore
03-25-15, 11:39 PM
It's sold by the distributor so it's either been printed up again or they found some in the attic.

Drafthouse authored up new discs a few months back. Definitely encourage everyone to pick this up!

https://scontent-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10982222_978781412136082_7958799390369982892_n.jpg?oh=040dc67c93b03eacafebd6c622ae610d&oe=55BCA98B

coyoteblue
03-26-15, 07:50 AM
We have a new drive-in theater (3 screens) opening in these parts. With any luck I'll be able to catch a double feature for the challenge.

caligulathegod
03-26-15, 09:51 AM
Yeah, any movie at an actual drive-in is eligible.

shadokitty
03-26-15, 10:57 AM
We have a new drive-in theater (3 screens) opening in these parts. With any luck I'll be able to catch a double feature for the challenge.

Must be nice. Our local drive in was bulldozed long ago to make room for a multiplex. I haven't seen a drive in movie since I was a kid, when my parents took me to see Gremlins.

BobO'Link
03-26-15, 04:08 PM
We have a new drive-in theater (3 screens) opening in these parts. With any luck I'll be able to catch a double feature for the challenge.
Wow! I'm surprised new ones are opening! I'd love to take the grandkids to one but all in this area closed *long* ago.
Must be nice. Our local drive in was bulldozed long ago to make room for a multiplex. I haven't seen a drive in movie since I was a kid, when my parents took me to see Gremlins.
My office is about where the snack bar was located at one of the drive-ins that *used* to be here. The other is now a field.

desnoes
03-26-15, 08:38 PM
We have a new drive-in theater (3 screens) opening in these parts. With any luck I'll be able to catch a double feature for the challenge.

Nice! We have a drive-in near us in Rhode Island but I'm not sure if it's open in April.

asianxcore
03-27-15, 06:00 AM
Found a copy of Death Game (1977) for $5.95 while hanging out with one of my best friends yesterday :banana:

Will be perfect for the challenge!

caligulathegod
03-27-15, 11:14 AM
Looks good. Love Colleen Camp. Found a VHS rip on Youtube, as well.

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davidh777
03-27-15, 11:21 AM
I recently picked up a copy of Shout's Damnation Alley and was wondering if post-apocalyptic-sploitation was a category, but Jan-Michael Vincent is on the safe list! :banana:

http://i5.walmartimages.com/dfw/dce07b8c-a944/k2-_f4465cdb-3d72-4e54-b4cf-931386b8de71.v2.jpg

Ash Ketchum
03-27-15, 11:48 AM
Looks good. Love Colleen Camp. Found a VHS rip on Youtube, as well.



Colleen's daughter, Emily Goldwyn (great granddaughter of Samuel Goldwyn), got covered in The New York Times recently, thanks to a SnapChat series she's doing with Steven Spielberg's daughter Sasha. (What the hell is SnapChat?):

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/19/fashion/why-a-spielberg-and-a-goldwyn-passed-over-their-dads-hollywood-for-snapchat.html?_r=0

Curiously, Colleen isn't even mentioned in the article.

davidh777
03-27-15, 11:54 AM
Colleen's daughter, Emily Goldwyn (great granddaughter of Samuel Goldwyn), got covered in The New York Times recently, thanks to a SnapChat series she's doing with Steven Spielberg's daughter Sasha. (What the hell is SnapChat?):

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/19/fashion/why-a-spielberg-and-a-goldwyn-passed-over-their-dads-hollywood-for-snapchat.html?_r=0

Curiously, Colleen isn't even mentioned in the article.

SnapChat is a pretty new form of social media. You send someone a picture (adding text, notations, or whatever) and it autodeletes after 10 seconds or so. I'm surprised more celebrities haven't gotten into trouble with it.

shadokitty
03-27-15, 12:12 PM
I just ordered a replacement copy of Volume 1 of The Three Stooges, plus I have the movies mentioned earlier, by the former Mister Peepers, in a 2 disc DVD collection.

On another note, debating whether I want to watch my Conan movies this month or wait till next month.

Mondo Kane
03-27-15, 12:17 PM
I'll join in on the "Recently-bought" convo. Seth's (Celluloidterror) review of Video Nasties 2-Draconian Days completely sold me and it should be arriving today or tomorrow. That'll be my documentary pick.

Looks good. Love Colleen Camp. Found a VHS rip on Youtube, as well.

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wgXJsMiTv1w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

I watched that on last year's challenge. Be prepared for an annoying theme song.

caligulathegod
03-27-15, 12:25 PM
Well, there's a good debate. Should we include apocalyptic/Post-apocalyptic/Dystopian films as a category or is that too Science Fiction?

Dystopian films might be too mainstream as it would include too many big budget hits. I think most films that are suitable for this challenge can likely get in under different criteria.

Post-apocalyptic films might be ok if we put some limit on them. I'm thinking perhaps 80s and earlier. Something like Damnation Alley should be a no-brainer sure thing. Something later than that might have to slip in under different criteria. I wouldn't want something like Will Smith's I Am Legend to be automatic, while Will and Jaden Smith's After Earth was huge budget and made back nearly double its money but it has an 11% on Rotten Tomatoes, so it would get in that way.

Also, I'm of the opinion that M. Night Shyamalan is now such a shitty filmmaker he belongs in the safe list. Agree?

Oh, and Long Weekend Blu is coming out April 14th. Still cheap on Amazon.

Arrow finally has Region A/1 but their prices are steep. Still cheaper to get a region free player and buy from the UK.

SterlingBen
03-27-15, 03:57 PM
Include

caligulathegod
03-27-15, 04:35 PM
Include with the pre-90s stipulation? People already think this challenge is complicated as enough, but it's more to allow in Damnation Alley type films and keep out modern $100M blockbusters. Those would have to get in under their own circumstances (bombs).

asianxcore
03-27-15, 05:10 PM
Looks good. Love Colleen Camp. Found a VHS rip on Youtube, as well

Fun fact!

Colleen Camp & Sondra Locke are a part of Eli Roth's upcoming film Knock Knock (2015), which looks essentially like an updated version of this film. Both of them, along with the Director of Death Game (1977) Peter S.Traynor, are all Producers on it.

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SethDLH
03-27-15, 05:20 PM
I'd include the trashy post apocalyptic films on the list under some sort of name like Mad Maxploitation since just about all of them were made in the wake of those films (and are far superior and more entertaining than the Mel Gibson movies IMO)

SterlingBen
03-27-15, 07:08 PM
Include with the pre-90s stipulation? People already think this challenge is complicated as enough, but it's more to allow in Damnation Alley type films and keep out modern $100M blockbusters. Those would have to get in under their own circumstances (bombs).

I originally intended that as an include without stipulation but...

After re-reading the checklist I would agree on dates on this category, say 80's Post Apocalyptic (or maybe I Love The Post-Apocolyptic 80s). But I am still in favor of excising the date from 3D.

On deck for the challenge:

http://i.imgur.com/RQLqk4h.jpg?1

caligulathegod
03-27-15, 07:17 PM
I think stuff like Omega Man and Last Man on Earth, or even the original Planet of the Apes series can count as Post-apocalyptic. And there's A Boy and his Dog, Zardoz and so forth. I'd hate to limit it to just the 80s. I think Terminator 2 is kind of the tipping point. I'd count Terminator 1 but T2 is where I draw the line.

Gobear
03-27-15, 07:43 PM
Well, there's a good debate. Should we include apocalyptic/Post-apocalyptic/Dystopian films as a category or is that too Science Fiction?

Dystopian films might be too mainstream as it would include too many big budget hits. I think most films that are suitable for this challenge can likely get in under different criteria.

Post-apocalyptic films might be ok if we put some limit on them. I'm thinking perhaps 80s and earlier. Something like Damnation Alley should be a no-brainer sure thing. Something later than that might have to slip in under different criteria. I wouldn't want something like Will Smith's I Am Legend to be automatic, while Will and Jaden Smith's After Earth was huge budget and made back nearly double its money but it has an 11% on Rotten Tomatoes, so it would get in that way.


Well, for me, I'm picking movies that would have been shown at a 42nd St. grindhouse or at a drive-in back in the day. Damnation Alley fits squarely in that category. I'm talking Yor, Hunter From The Future or Steel Dawn. Yul Brynner in The Ultimate Warrior, that kind of thing.


Also, I'm of the opinion that M. Night Shyamalan is now such a shitty filmmaker he belongs in the safe list. Agree?



Word.

shadokitty
03-27-15, 08:43 PM
I think stuff like Omega Man and Last Man on Earth, or even the original Planet of the Apes series can count as Post-apocalyptic. And there's A Boy and his Dog, Zardoz and so forth. I'd hate to limit it to just the 80s. I think Terminator 2 is kind of the tipping point. I'd count Terminator 1 but T2 is where I draw the line.

I think Last Man on Earth is on one of the B Movie Roku channels, but I forget which.

On tap for me is a lot of Kung Fu, Kaiju, Three Stooges, and possibly the Enter the Ninja trilogy.

Ash Ketchum
03-28-15, 08:45 AM
I originally intended that as an include without stipulation but...

After re-reading the checklist I would agree on dates on this category, say 80's Post Apocalyptic (or maybe I Love The Post-Apocolyptic 80s). But I am still in favor of excising the date from 3D.

On deck for the challenge:

http://i.imgur.com/RQLqk4h.jpg?1

I only have nine of those. :(

indiephantom
03-29-15, 12:05 PM
While I'm loading up my Plex server with great titles, I'm going to pop in a few DVDs and BDs for this challenge, too. Physical media makes it feel even more retro sometimes. The big one I'm looking forward to it Massacre Mafia Style, if my copy arrives in time from Amazon. Also going to dig into that Billy Bagg double-feature.

indiephantom
03-29-15, 12:54 PM
I'll join in on the "Recently-bought" convo. Seth's (Celluloidterror) review of Video Nasties 2-Draconian Days completely sold me and it should be arriving today or tomorrow. That'll be my documentary pick.

Just got this a week ago. This and the first Severin Video Nasties DVD are the best purchases I made this year. It's all about the bonus discs and in depth reviews/analysis of every single title. That's 82 in total for the Draconian Days release. Fantastic.

caligulathegod
03-29-15, 02:21 PM
OK, pre-90s Post-apocalyptic films have been officially added to the checklist. And M. Night Shyamalan is now on the safe list.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-29-15, 03:49 PM
While I'm loading up my Plex server with great titles

Don't forget to install the SS-Plex channel :)

SterlingBen
03-30-15, 02:20 AM
Not sure if I just missed it but are we continuing with the From Dusk Till Dawn tradition?

shadokitty
03-30-15, 04:11 AM
Not sure if I just missed it but are we continuing with the From Dusk Till Dawn tradition?

Good question.

indiephantom
03-30-15, 10:33 AM
Don't forget to install the SS-Plex channel :)

What is that? I'll have to look into it.

davidh777
03-30-15, 10:41 AM
I think that's just a reference to many challenges starting at dusk the night before and ending at dawn the next day (OP already mentions dawn as the end time).

OK, pre-90s Post-apocalyptic films have been officially added to the checklist. And M. Night Shyamalan is now on the safe list.

Thanks from the Damnation Alley front! :up:

indiephantom
03-30-15, 10:41 AM
I'm thinking some fanedits might make for interesting alternative watches. It's kind of the equivalent of projectionist messing with existing cuts or the endless altered versions of films that drive-ins would feature. Things like Jaws "Grindhoused", Star Wars "Grindhoused" or Ghostbusters: Paranormal Edition are what I'm referring to. Not just any fanedit, but those specifically attempting to change the nature of the film to something more along the exploitation lines.

SethDLH
03-30-15, 01:34 PM
I'll join in on the "Recently-bought" convo. Seth's (Celluloidterror) review of Video Nasties 2-Draconian Days completely sold me and it should be arriving today or tomorrow. That'll be my documentary pick.



I watched that on last year's challenge. Be prepared for an annoying theme song.


I hope you enjoy it! The bonus discs are beyond excellent!

asianxcore
03-30-15, 01:51 PM
Woo!! 2 more days!!

I've been holding off watching a lot of the stuff I've gotten in the mail recently, so I can watch them for this challenge.

SethDLH
03-30-15, 04:33 PM
If anyone is on the fence about the newly released Gone With The Pope Blu-ray, you shouldn't be! It's perfect for the challenge and is a fantastic release. Here's my review of it over at Celluloid Terror. http://celluloidterror.blogspot.com/2015/03/gone-with-pope-blu-ray-review.html

Mondo Kane
03-30-15, 05:09 PM
Gonna be doing some heavy landscaping at the start of the month (Sure to be my slowest start to this challenge) It might take all week to get done. At least my orders arrived today!

caligulathegod
03-30-15, 06:57 PM
Not sure if I just missed it but are we continuing with the From Dusk Till Dawn tradition?

I don't see why not. My count down is at midnight but I might alter it to sundown.

On second thought, I'm leaving it but feel free to start at local sunset.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-30-15, 10:34 PM
sunset != dusk

I wish I never learned that because now it's a pet peeve. Ignorance was bliss.

caligulathegod
03-30-15, 11:01 PM
Well, it's approximate. Dusk is after twilight, which is after sunset.

SterlingBen
03-31-15, 12:28 AM
Well, it's approximate. Dusk is after twilight, which is after sunset.

I think we have actually done that the last 2 years but the first page post just hasn't been updated.

indiephantom
03-31-15, 03:38 AM
If anyone is on the fence about the newly released Gone With The Pope Blu-ray, you shouldn't be! It's perfect for the challenge and is a fantastic release. Here's my review of it over at Celluloid Terror. http://celluloidterror.blogspot.com/2015/03/gone-with-pope-blu-ray-review.html

I got to see this on the big screen a couple of years ago when it was first restored. Loved it. I've ordered the blu-ray of Massace Mafia Style which I'm hoping to see for this challenge.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-31-15, 01:29 PM
I'm leading off with a crossover challenge film with an incredibly awesome action movie. It's basically an action movie of the 80s made modern and without the director watering down the violence but instead going to the extreme.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punisher:_War_Zone

It made less than a third of it's budget back and Ebert basically backs it for this challenge in his review

Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times awarded the film 2 out of 4 stars, writing, "You used to be able to depend on a terrible film being poorly made. No longer. The Punisher: War Zone is one of the best-made bad movies I've seen." And that the film's only flaw is "that it's disgusting."

This is why I don't get a lot of Ebert's reviews. It's The Punisher. The film is way over the top when it comes to violence. Yes, the film's only flaw is that it's disgusting. Yes, that is what one should not be shocked to find in a good Punisher film.

At least this guy gets it
Victor Olliver of Teletext wrote, "This is as true to a Marvel comic tale as I've ever seen - gory, serious, intense, dark and utterly psychotic."

shadokitty
03-31-15, 01:33 PM
I'm leading off with a crossover challenge film with an incredibly awesome action movie. It's basically an action movie of the 80s made modern and without the director watering down the violence but instead going to the extreme.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punisher:_War_Zone

It made less than a third of it's budget back and Ebert basically backs it for this challenge in his review

Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times awarded the film 2 out of 4 stars, writing, "You used to be able to depend on a terrible film being poorly made. No longer. The Punisher: War Zone is one of the best-made bad movies I've seen." And that the film's only flaw is "that it's disgusting."

This is why I don't get a lot of Ebert's reviews. It's The Punisher. The film is way over the top when it comes to violence. Yes, the film's only flaw is that it's disgusting. Yes, that is what one should not be shocked to find in a good Punisher film.

At least this guy gets it

Maybe he thought the Punisher was supposed to preach peace, love, and understanding, with the punishment to be go to bed without dinner.

Ash Ketchum
03-31-15, 01:55 PM
I'm leading off with a crossover challenge film with an incredibly awesome action movie. It's basically an action movie of the 80s made modern and without the director watering down the violence but instead going to the extreme.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punisher:_War_Zone

It made less than a third of it's budget back and Ebert basically backs it for this challenge in his review

Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times awarded the film 2 out of 4 stars, writing, "You used to be able to depend on a terrible film being poorly made. No longer. The Punisher: War Zone is one of the best-made bad movies I've seen." And that the film's only flaw is "that it's disgusting."

This is why I don't get a lot of Ebert's reviews. It's The Punisher. The film is way over the top when it comes to violence. Yes, the film's only flaw is that it's disgusting. Yes, that is what one should not be shocked to find in a good Punisher film.

At least this guy gets it

Excerpts from my IMDB review of PUNISHER: WAR ZONE, written when the film came out:

It employs great visual imagination in its depiction of a somewhat skewed alternate-universe comic book New York City. The violent effects are startling but often quite witty, as the Punisher metes out spectacularly gory punishment to all manner of criminal lowlifes. The faces of the various characters making up the tapestry of this crime-ridden multiethnic urban landscape all look like they stepped out of a slightly off-kilter version of the real thing. There are no pretty boys from Central Casting here, no soap opera actors looking for a quick payday on their days off. Some of these guys don't even look like actors at all....

This is everything THE DARK KNIGHT wasn't, a lurid, nightmarish urban tale of good-and-evil that doesn't get too complicated, with the authorities tacitly sanctioning ruthless bad-guy tactics (well, d'uuhhh) and the bad guys building up an army to defend themselves from the Punisher by making "patriotic" appeals to gang-bangers' supreme self-interest. (Shades of THE WARRIORS!) Jigsaw doesn't waste time rationalizing what he does or intellectualizing about the symbiotic relationship he has with the Punisher. No, he wants to get his millions from a crooked deal and kill the Punisher as quickly and efficiently as possible. This is how a flat-out homicidal maniac would behave. He wouldn't be playing pointless mind games with a costumed superhero.

This is the kind of movie that would have become an instant classic on New York's famed 42nd Street three decades ago. It would have had the same impact that John Carpenter's ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 or Walter Hill's THE WARRIORS had, or Chuck Norris' most insane effort, INVASION U.S.A., to name a few. Unfortunately, the contemporary movie landscape, from both a distribution and exhibition standpoint, has been so distorted by the blockbuster mentality that a mid-range B-action film like this faces greater obstacles than ever in finding its audience, especially when there are so few critics left to champion the pulp art sensibility that informs a film like this.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-31-15, 03:13 PM
It's been years since I watched this, back when it was released on blu-ray, and now I'm getting excited at watching this again. My problem now is trying to figure out what movie makes a good pairing with it.

Is this the only challenge that doesn't allow any TV shows? Would certain awful public access shows count? Things like http://www.stumpydisks.com/tradepublic.html

I have a few of them, such as Great Satan At Large, The - Whoa boy!!! This is the kind of thing that makes us freedom of speech guys give pause. Then we discover we're laughing so hard it doesn't matter!!! This is yet another Texas based (what the fuck is wrong with them down there? Don't answer that!) public access show that was ripped from the airwaves. Here a dude dresses up as Satan and has an interview with a drunk bar owner (A dead ringer for El Duche') who is apparently God. Add a masturbating court jester, tons of profanity, drinking and loads of Richard Kern clips on the chroma key screen and you get one of the most fucked up, transgressive and entertaining shows out there. This was naturally busted off the air (it fucking ran at 6:30 pm!!!) so the second show on the disc is another show called Israel666 that allowed good old Satan to come on and plead his case! Awesome!!!! Free speach at work people!

I also have another one, not listed, that made national news because they had a segment where they showed how to make a bomb out of a plastic bottle and cleaning supplies. Some kids made a few and that got the show in the news, which is also included on my tape.

popcorn
03-31-15, 03:17 PM
I'm using this opportunity to re/watch a bunch of "hood classics (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Hood_films)" and introduce my son to a bunch of them. After hearing them referenced in rap songs, parodies, and internet memes, I think it's time. I'm going to start with Boyz in the Hood.

Ash Ketchum
03-31-15, 03:25 PM
It's been years since I watched this, back when it was released on blu-ray, and now I'm getting excited at watching this again. My problem now is trying to figure out what movie makes a good pairing with it.

Is this the only challenge that doesn't allow any TV shows? Would certain awful public access shows count? Things like http://www.stumpydisks.com/tradepublic.html

I have a few of them, such as

I also have another one, not listed, that made national news because they had a segment where they showed how to make a bomb out of a plastic bottle and cleaning supplies. Some kids made a few and that got the show in the news, which is also included on my tape.

I imagine that the only TV shows eligible for this challenge would be documentaries about exploitation films and B-movies. Like any show that interviewed key figures from these films. Is that the case, Caligula?

caligulathegod
03-31-15, 03:52 PM
Yeah, I kind of wanted to keep this challenge the last bastion of celebrating cinema proper by ironically celebrating the seamy underbelly and worst of what it has to offer. In the spirit of inclusiveness, I did allow certain TV movies, mini-series and DTV since that's the modern version of "Drive-in" type distribution. And just for fun I included Bombs, since this is the most suitable challenge for films that "failed' to connect with audiences or critics. I'd prefer to leave regular TV Shows out of it.

Unfortunately, so many TV shows are premiering this month it kind of sucks. We got Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Daredevil, Louie, AD, Salem, Silicon Valley, Veep, and so on.

caligulathegod
03-31-15, 03:54 PM
I AM a big fan of Satan at Large.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-31-15, 05:22 PM
I AM a big fan of Satan at Large.

I only asked about this stuff since I noticed there wasn't anything about TV in the challenge and that got me thinking about satan. I was more curious than requesting anything to change but I thought if something was included, this stuff would fit in.

shadokitty
03-31-15, 05:45 PM
I know the Showa era kaiju films fall squarely in the B camp, and I'm not talking about the 2014 Godzilla, as I know blockbusters are out, but would most of the Heisei and Millennium series kaiju be eligible under the eco terror heading?

caligulathegod
03-31-15, 06:46 PM
Yeah, the Japanese Godzillas are all safe. I'm a bit more forgiving for foreign films.

caligulathegod
03-31-15, 07:36 PM
It's Nautical Twilight in my town. If I were home I'd be started already, but alas I am at work.

Shoot, I still have a Better Call Saul to catch up on before I start.

shadokitty
03-31-15, 08:19 PM
I decided to start with a documentary. While looking on my Roku for some thing to watch, I settled on one of my F13 documentaries, His Name was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th. I bought it last summer, on Amazon Instant Video, so I have it in my Amazon Library.

asianxcore
03-31-15, 08:26 PM
I decided to start with a documentary. While looking on my Roku for some thing to watch, I settled on one of my F13 documentaries, His Name was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th. I bought it last summer, on Amazon Instant Video, so I have it in my Amazon Library.

The filmmakers responsible for that documentary have grown so much and have done better since. They were responsible for Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy and also Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday The 13th.

I'm going to get a slow start to the challenge. Tonight I'm going to a concert with some good friends. Tomorrow, I have to drive a couple of my art pieces that were selected for an exhibition to a gallery near Sacramento, CA. It'll be about 3+ hour drive (total) and I'm sure I'll stop by a DVD store or two along the way :lol:

Happy viewing everyone!

shadokitty
03-31-15, 08:42 PM
The filmmakers responsible for that documentary have grown so much and have done better since. They were responsible for Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy and also Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday The 13th.

I'm going to get a slow start to the challenge. Tonight I'm going to a concert with some good friends. Tomorrow, I have to drive a couple of my art pieces that were selected for an exhibition to a gallery near Sacramento, CA. It'll be about 3+ hour drive (total) and I'm sure I'll stop by a DVD store or two along the way :lol:

Happy viewing everyone!

Cool, have fun tonight, and good luck DVD Shopping tomorrow :)

I actually have Crystal Lake Memories, which I have on DVD, and Never Sleep Again, since it's on Netflix, on tap some time this month, as well as some other B movie horror docs.

asianxcore
03-31-15, 08:57 PM
Cool, have fun tonight, and good luck DVD Shopping tomorrow :)

I actually have Crystal Lake Memories, which I have on DVD, and Never Sleep Again, since it's on Netflix, on tap some time this month, as well as some other B movie horror docs.

Nice and thank you! :). Love both of those documentaries. So well done!

Sad news today. Robert Z'Dar has passed :(

Hopefully everyone has their copies of Maniac Cop 1-3 & Samurai Cop ready

http://www.pnj.com/story/entertainment/events/pensacon/2015/03/31/cult-actor-robert-zdar-dies-pensacola/70745990/

SethDLH
03-31-15, 09:47 PM
Z'Dar's passing is sad news to start the challenge. I hope this isn't a month of sad news.


I've started with The Island from 1980 and at about 2/3 through I'm pretty unimpressed.

Mondo Kane
03-31-15, 10:12 PM
Hopefully everyone has their copies of Maniac Cop 1-3 & Samurai Cop ready

http://www.pnj.com/story/entertainment/events/pensacon/2015/03/31/cult-actor-robert-zdar-dies-pensacola/70745990/

:(

I'll give my S-Cop a go soon. That Media Blasters disc had an interview with him. Not sure what the recent releases had.

SterlingBen
03-31-15, 11:07 PM
After watching my first movie of the challenge
http://i.imgur.com/pgGmAHt.jpg?1
I have come to the realization that I am going to need a lot more alcohol before the month is through.

caligulathegod
03-31-15, 11:19 PM
OK, I tried to start with Circle of Iron with David Carradine on Shout Factory TV, but it was so badly misframed as to unwatchable. The opening epigraphs had the top couple sentences chopped off. Actors had heads cut off. I complained on their website. So I ended up starting with "My Best Friend", Werner Herzog's documentary about Klaus Kinski.


Ugh, and I forgot to inform DVDTalk about the challenge. First time is doesn't make the newsletter.

shadokitty
04-01-15, 03:11 AM
While watching a great Shaw Brothers film on El Rey, The Disappearing Forest, I saw a commercial that said Saturday is going to be a day of Carsploitation films. While most would be eligible, I think, there is one that I am questioning, I don't see Taxi Driver as eligible, but perhaps I'm wrong.

shadokitty
04-01-15, 03:14 AM
OK, I tried to start with Circle of Iron with David Carradine on Shout Factory TV, but it was so badly misframed as to unwatchable. The opening epigraphs had the top couple sentences chopped off. Actors had heads cut off. I complained on their website. So I ended up starting with "My Best Friend", Werner Herzog's documentary about Klaus Kinski.


Ugh, and I forgot to inform DVDTalk about the challenge. First time is doesn't make the newsletter.

I'll have to check that documentary out, as I just saw on your list that it is on Roku.

Ash Ketchum
04-01-15, 04:19 AM
After watching my first movie of the challenge
http://i.imgur.com/pgGmAHt.jpg?1
I have come to the realization that I am going to need a lot more alcohol before the month is through.

Can't you get a contact buzz just from watching that film?

shadokitty
04-01-15, 07:59 AM
I just finished a movie that with all the hairspray, showed it was definitely an 80s movie. I was watching And God Created Woman, on Epix Drive In

Mondo Kane
04-01-15, 09:15 AM
Hey, Dimension X. Are you here? Do you want to continue our SWV cuties-talk from last year? :D Since then, I've finally been able to always recognize Sandy Dempsey and Lynn Harris. Won't be surprised if I run into a movie featuring one or the other.

While watching a great Shaw Brothers film on El Rey, The Disappearing Forest, I saw a commercial that said Saturday is going to be a day of Carsploitation films. While most would be eligible, I think, there is one that I am questioning, I don't see Taxi Driver as eligible, but perhaps I'm wrong.

I would hesitantly make Taxi Driver a wildcard mostly for all the great 42nd Street footage.
And for anyone else who has El Rey, don't miss Man of Iron coming soon.

shadokitty
04-01-15, 09:51 AM
I was in the mood for both a documentary, and Three Stooges, so I thought, why not combine them, and watch a Three Stooges documentary. I have a great one narrated by Steve Allen, called Stooge Snapshots. It tells the entire history of them.

Ash Ketchum
04-01-15, 10:24 AM
Hey, Dimension X. Are you here? Do you want to continue our SWV cuties-talk from last year? :D Since then, I've finally been able to always recognize Sandy Dempsey and Lynn Harris. Won't be surprised if I run into a movie featuring one or the other.



I would hesitantly make Taxi Driver a wildcard mostly for all the great 42nd Street footage.
And for anyone else who has El Rey, don't miss Man of Iron coming soon.

I used TAXI DRIVER as a wild card for the Historical Challenge one year. The whole zeitgeist thing.

davidh777
04-01-15, 10:32 AM
I just finished a movie that with all the hairspray, showed it was definitely an 80s movie. I was watching And God Created Woman, on Epix Drive In

Good call. I haven't seen this piece of cheese in years, and it's on Prime. Women in prison and gratuitous Rebecca DeMornay nudity FTW.

caligulathegod
04-01-15, 10:34 AM
Yeah, Taxi Driver seems wild card-y. But good call on the 42nd Street stuff.

shadokitty
04-01-15, 10:42 AM
Just a question about Encore Western. I know some westerns are eligible, but not all. Except for obvious westerns, like the ones from the 30s, or 40s, how do I tell if a western on TV is eligible?

Ash Ketchum
04-01-15, 10:47 AM
I got off to a good start with an excellent horse western that I taped off Encore Western a while back. I needed something short to watch before I started getting ready for work this morning. (I woke up early.) So I went with THE OUTLAW STALLION (1954), which is only 64 min. It's about a wild white stallion that everyone seems to want, including a young boy played by Billy Gray (Bud on "Father Knows Best"), who wants the horse and winds up catching him on his own. The bad guy (Roy Roberts), pretending to be a benevolent horse trader, offers to help break the horse, all while hiding his own illegal activities siphoning off the wild horses from the area despite govt. restrictions. Philip Carey plays a veterinarian romancing Billy's widowed mom (gorgeous Dorothy Patrick) and he takes an immediate dislike to the horse trader. It all culminates in Roberts loading all the stolen horses into vans and his crew driving them recklessly on a perilous downward highway toward the state line with the local posse in pursuit on horseback and Billy and his mom tied up in the cab of one of the trucks. A truck-and-horse chase! Now how many westerns can boast that?

Well-written, beautifully shot in Technicolor, with incredible scenes of the wild horses at full gallop, and with strong, thoroughly believable characters.

One of the best things I've seen all year.

It was directed by Fred F. Sears, who should probably be on the safe list for this challenge. He directed 51 movies over a ten-year period (1949-58), in a variety of genres, before dying an untimely death at the age of 44 with five movies in the can still to be released. He's most famous for EARTH VS. FLYING SAUCERS (1956), but he also did some of the early rock 'n' roll movies like ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK (1956), plus a lot of westerns and crime pictures. I've only seen ten of his films but will seek out as many as I can. A true B-Movie auteur.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
04-01-15, 10:57 AM
The filmmakers responsible for that documentary have grown so much and have done better since. They were responsible for Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy and also Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday The 13th.

I liked Never Sleep Again a lot.

Crystal Lake Memories wasn't nearly as good to me. Unlike Never Sleep Again, they remained positive towards each film, no matter how bad it really was. Kind of like watching a featurette/promo piece on a DVD. I heard the book went into more detail, so I picked it up but haven't gotten around to reading it. I don't see myself ever watching that doc again, let alone the bonus disc.

The positive spin on everything reminded me of a book that went over all of the Hellraiser films. When they started getting into the DTV films, the author didn't go anywhere near into bringing up the fact that many of them were complete turds that people didn't like.

I started off with Punisher: War Zone and then pulled some Full Moon titles, Doctor Mordrid and the kid films they did under their Moonbeam label (http://www.fullmoondirect.com/Moonbeam_c_66.html). Those are always fun to watch, even at my age. Only started Mordrid and it was late, so I went to sleep and didn't finish it.

caligulathegod
04-01-15, 12:28 PM
Just a question about Encore Western. I know some westerns are eligible, but not all. Except for obvious westerns, like the ones from the 30s, or 40s, how do I tell if a western on TV is eligible?

It's pretty subjective. I think it's kind of harder to eliminate Westerns than to include them. Modern Westerns are likely unsafe, but that varies upon other issues, like Bomb status. For instance, Unforgiven won Best Picture. But I can't exclude the rest of Clint Eastwood's Westerns. I almost want to exclude John Ford, as his Westerns were typically "A" productions, but even they were kind of exploitative what with their treatment of Indians. Something held in high regard, films like High Noon, would perhaps be of questionable eligibility but I doubt anyone would complain if it were on a list.

I'd say most Westerns are safe. It's just too hard to make real judgments on them. B-movies are really the toughest call in this challenge and I put them in as a catch-all I almost regret.

Just keep in mind the tone of the challenge and let it guide you.

bookercarringto
04-01-15, 01:15 PM
I started today with Elvis On Tour and A Thief In The Night, both from 1972. I'm a huge Elvis fan, and so I saw the Elvis tour movie as fantastic. I've seen it many times before. A Thief In The Night though was just painful. For the first half I felt that I was being lectured by someone trying to convert me to Christianity. Once the plot kicked in post-Rapture it held my interest a little more, but not enough to make me want to seek out the sequels.

omike
04-01-15, 01:20 PM
Sad news today. Robert Z'Dar has passed :(

Hopefully everyone has their copies of Maniac Cop 1-3 & Samurai Cop ready

http://www.pnj.com/story/entertainment/events/pensacon/2015/03/31/cult-actor-robert-zdar-dies-pensacola/70745990/

Sad news. I watched Maniac Cop 1-3 for last October's Horror Challenge but I recently picked up Samurai Cop and earmarked it for this challenge.

I started out with 'Gator Bait last night starring a scantily clad Claudia Jennings. I've always liked swamp movies (who knows why -screwy-) and this one fit the bill perfectly. It's also a pretty satisfying revenge story.

Like a few others have mentioned, I'm also going to have a slow start this year but for a pleasant reason. I'll be at Wonder Con this Friday, Saturday and probably part of Sunday. So I'll miss a precious weekend of movie watching but I'll have a good time doing it.

davidh777
04-01-15, 01:27 PM
Watching that ...And God Created Woman remake reminded me just how rough this challenge can be. :lol:

Ash Ketchum
04-01-15, 02:05 PM
Yeah, Taxi Driver seems wild card-y. But good call on the 42nd Street stuff.

Some films with heavy 42nd Street action are obviously eligible here: WHO KILLED TEDDY BEAR? THE EXTERMINATOR, SHAKEDOWN.

MIDNIGHT COWBOY, Best Picture winner of 1969, probably less so.

What about THE LAST ACTION HERO? That one is steeped in exploitation/grindhouse lore and a large part of it takes place on 42nd Street. I'd love to watch my blu-ray of it for this challenge.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
04-01-15, 02:09 PM
Anyone else get The Beyond (blu-ray) from Grindhouse? I haven't touched mine yet but it's supposed to be a good release.

jefny
04-01-15, 03:15 PM
A gold mine for B movies are the 50 movie packs (usually for about $15) that put 50 movies around various themes (horror, science fiction, mystery, etc.) and almost all should qualify. There is a 50 movie Horror Classics set that include Atom Age Vampire, Attack of the Giant Leeches, The Giant Gila Monster, Swamp Women, and King of the Zombies. I have another 50 Pack called Drive-in Movie Classics featuring such hits as Horror of the Zombies, Invasion of the Bee Girls, Legend of Bigfoot and so on.

Occasionally a good film slips in such as Metropolis, Nosferatu, Carnival of Souls and Night of the Living Dead. There are more than a dozen of these sets and any 2 packs will get you to a hundred.

Chad
04-01-15, 03:45 PM
I started with one of my one of new favorite trailer compilations Trailer War. Definitely plan to revisit this later with the commentary.

Then in an attempt to help battle a bout of insomnia I went with Ed Wood's "Necromania: A Tale of Weird Love". This probably ranked somewhere between Joe D'Amato's Erotic Nights of the Living Dead and that George 'Buck' Flower (http://www.iafd.com/person.rme/perfid=bflower/gender=m/buck-flower.htm) one (Satan's Lust?) I caught a few years back for this challenge. Now I know why a) the cast chose to remain anonymous and b) the Tim Burton film didn't delve into his later career. If he really was the worst director ever, well, it wasn't because of Plan 9. :lol:

<iframe width="300" height="250" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/0VnaGc8F4fU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <iframe width="300" height="250" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZpAQV1Vgq3M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Love those intros.

(Still NSFW, obviously)

caligulathegod
04-01-15, 03:46 PM
MIDNIGHT COWBOY, Best Picture winner of 1969, probably less so.

What about THE LAST ACTION HERO? That one is steeped in exploitation/grindhouse lore and a large part of it takes place on 42nd Street. I'd love to watch my blu-ray of it for this challenge.

Last Action Hero was nominated for six Golden Raspberry Awards: Worst Picture, Worst Actor (Arnold Schwarzenegger), Worst Director, Worst Screenplay, Worst New Star (Austin O'Brien) and Worst Original Song ("Big Gun"), but it did not 'win' any. It gets in under the new Razzie category.

Midnight Cowboy is Best Picture winner, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. Got to draw a line somewhere.

A gold mine for B movies are the 50 movie packs (usually for about $15) that put 50 movies around various themes (horror, science fiction, mystery, etc.) and almost all should qualify. There is a 50 movie Horror Classics set that include Atom Age Vampire, Attack of the Giant Leeches, The Giant Gila Monster, Swamp Women, and King of the Zombies. I have another 50 Pack called Drive-in Movie Classics featuring such hits as Horror of the Zombies, Invasion of the Bee Girls, Legend of Bigfoot and so on.

Occasionally a good film slips in such as Metropolis, Nosferatu, Carnival of Souls and Night of the Living Dead. There are more than a dozen of these sets and any 2 packs will get you to a hundred.

I'd still allow those films, except maybe Metropolis, which breaks my heart as it is one of my all-time favorite films. Maybe Moroder's version could sneak in.

shadokitty
04-01-15, 06:20 PM
While the second Alien vs Predator is definitely eligible, getting a 12% on Rotten Tomatoes, what about the 1st AvP? It has a 21% on Rotten Tomatoes.

caligulathegod
04-01-15, 06:26 PM
Close enough.

SethDLH
04-01-15, 06:35 PM
Day 1 has been disappointment after disappointment for me so far.

coyoteblue
04-01-15, 07:10 PM
After watching my first movie of the challenge
http://i.imgur.com/pgGmAHt.jpg?1
I have come to the realization that I am going to need a lot more alcohol before the month is through.

Can't go wrong with Yuen Clan. I'll be popping in Young Taoism Fighter (1986), sometime in the next two or three days.

desnoes
04-01-15, 07:29 PM
I ended up starting with an Andy Sidaris gem HARD TICKET TO HAWAII. the sillyness in this movie is off the charts. The random boob shots the use of 80's weapons like rocket launchers, uzi's and razor blade frisbee's made it a perfect start to the challenge.

asianxcore
04-01-15, 10:41 PM
Ninja III: The Domination (1984) was the perfect film to start the challenge with. The scene involving the can of V8 had me dying.

I went to a few DVD stores around the art gallery I was dropping my work at today. Managed to find a used copy of Double Dragon (1994) for only $5.99. Hopefully that film fits some sort of criteria for this challenge.

I ended up starting with an Andy Sidaris gem HARD TICKET TO HAWAII. the sillyness in this movie is off the charts. The random boob shots the use of 80's weapons like rocket launchers, uzi's and razor blade frisbee's made it a perfect start to the challenge.

I can't wait to dig into the Sidaris films for this challenge :banana:

I watched that film with a group of friends at a Bachelor Party a few years back and it was amazing.

caligulathegod
04-01-15, 10:54 PM
I was watching The Manitou with Tony Curtis when a new checklist item occurred to me. Down on their luck. Films with actors that were once big stars but are now slumming in some crappy sub-B movie. Like Joan Crawford in Trog, or Veronica Lake in Flesh Feast, or Mickey Rooney in Silent Night Deadly Night 5.

Think of any more?

zaphod2467
04-02-15, 12:04 AM
Anyone else get The Beyond (blu-ray) from Grindhouse? I haven't touched mine yet but it's supposed to be a good release.

It's on tap for this weekend, along with Shout!'s "Exterminators of the Year 3000," which should be here in a couple days.

PhantomStranger
04-02-15, 12:36 AM
Black Mama White Mama was pretty fun trash, highly recommended for Pam Grier's fans.

http://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/21/A70-10693

asianxcore
04-02-15, 12:42 AM
Double Dragon (1994) was better than I remembered. Totally forgot that Michael Berryman had a small part in it.

What's funny is that even though it's based on a video game, as a film it mirrors so many late 80s/early 90s R-Rated action flicks. Change the title and you might have had a wonky/fun Cannon film. I'm also pretty sure this is where my crush on Alyssa Milano started.

bookercarringto
04-02-15, 03:12 AM
I'm starting today with the best of Elvis' narrative films, Viva Las Vegas. I've seen this one I don't know how many times!

shadokitty
04-02-15, 03:46 AM
Ninja III: The Domination (1984) was the perfect film to start the challenge with. The scene involving the can of V8 had me dying.

I went to a few DVD stores around the art gallery I was dropping my work at today. Managed to find a used copy of Double Dragon (1994) for only $5.99. Hopefully that film fits some sort of criteria for this challenge.



I can't wait to dig into the Sidaris films for this challenge :banana:

I watched that film with a group of friends at a Bachelor Party a few years back and it was amazing.

I have Ninja III on Blu Ray. Plan to watch it some time this month.

Dimension X
04-02-15, 04:19 AM
I started out the challenge with Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010). It was pretty good, but after listening to twenty-odd H.G. Lewis and Dave Friedman commentaries last May, there wasn't much that was new to me (from those two) in the film. Then I followed that with two early Lewis films that were both first-time-views; Living Venus (1961) and Boin-n-g (1963). I enjoyed the first, and didn't care at all for the second.

This morning, I watched a really good documentary on Joe Sarno and his wife, Peggy, called A Life in Dirty Movies (2013). Check it out on Hulu (http://www.hulu.com/watch/759722) if you're interested.

Hey, Dimension X. Are you here? Do you want to continue our SWV cuties-talk from last year? :D Since then, I've finally been able to always recognize Sandy Dempsey and Lynn Harris. Won't be surprised if I run into a movie featuring one or the other.

I have a bad time remembering names. I had to look those two up (and I'm still not sure about Lynn Harris).

I'm planning on mostly continuing along with my viewing plan for the Action Challenge (watching whatever's on El Rey Thursday night and watching a few comic book serials), so I don't know how many SWV cuties I'll see, but I'm always happy to see pics. :)
Then in an attempt to help battle a bout of insomnia I went with Ed Wood's "Necromania: A Tale of Weird Love". This probably ranked somewhere between Joe D'Amato's Erotic Nights of the Living Dead and that George 'Buck' Flower (http://www.iafd.com/person.rme/perfid=bflower/gender=m/buck-flower.htm) one (Satan's Lust?) I caught a few years back for this challenge. Now I know why a) the cast chose to remain anonymous and b) the Tim Burton film didn't delve into his later career. If he really was the worst director ever, well, it wasn't because of Plan 9. :lol:
I watched Satan's Lust during one of the Horror Challenges. Buck naked Buck Flower was one of the most horrifying things I've ever seen in a movie.

I need to watch Necromania: A Tale of Weird Love all the way through. I compared two versions I have that had different lengths, and the shorter one didn't have the hardcore scenes deleted, as I'd expected, but actually had different softcore sex scenes. So Ed Wood actually did film more than one take of a scene (at least in that case).

Hell, I'm always up for watching some Rene Bond. I guess now's a good a time as any to watch it.

shadokitty
04-02-15, 06:48 AM
I just finished Death Kappa, a movie I rented last month on Amazon Instant Video. It was ok, but also quite cheesy in some spots. I wonder if it was actually a spoof of kaiju movies. The monsters were decent though. But then, as a fan of monster movies, I probably have a high tolerance.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
04-02-15, 10:50 AM
I started out the challenge with Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010). It was pretty good, but after listening to twenty-odd H.G. Lewis and Dave Friedman commentaries last May, there wasn't much that was new to me (from those two) in the film. Then I followed that with two early Lewis films that were both first-time-views; Living Venus (1961) and Boin-n-g (1963). I enjoyed the first, and didn't care at all for the second.

Lewis commentaries were always good. I backed the lost films kickstarter but I still haven't gotten around to watching any of them yet.

Lloyd Kaufman are good because he talks a lot during them but it's only good up to a point. If the commentary was recorded with Bush Jr in office, they're all going to have a point where he starts going off on the guy. I didn't like the guy but the same political crap in each movie commentary wears thin really quick.

Then he also does the "Hollywood is shit* and we're the best!" a lot.

*except for when we were getting our films played in major theaters but then we started making box office bombs and couldn't get our stuff played anymore, so now they suck

He sounds like a bitter ex that just can't let go since he goes off on that tangent in so many of his commentaries.

SethDLH
04-02-15, 10:58 AM
For as bad as day 1 was (reviews on each movie coming this afternoon) day 2 has started out that good with Day Of Anger. I've wanted to see this spaghetti for a long time and Arrow's new Blu-ray was worth the wait. And on top of that they just announced a Blu-ray for Cemetery Without Crosses coming in July!

Ash Ketchum
04-02-15, 11:02 AM
I'm starting today with the best of Elvis' narrative films, Viva Las Vegas. I've seen this one I don't know how many times!

That's a very good one, although I'd rank FLAMING STAR and KING CREOLE higher. As far as Elvis musicals go, VIVA's easily the best, simply because he's got a formidable female co-star (Ann-Margret) who's treated as his musical equal in the film. If only he'd done more films with female singers who could do duets with him. His one film with Nancy Sinatra (SPEEDWAY) was a disappointment because she didn't do any songs with him.

BobO'Link
04-02-15, 12:00 PM
That's a very good one, although I'd rank FLAMING STAR and KING CREOLE higher. As far as Elvis musicals go, VIVA's easily the best, simply because he's got a formidable female co-star (Ann-Margret) who's treated as his musical equal in the film. If only he'd done more films with female singers who could do duets with him. His one film with Nancy Sinatra (SPEEDWAY) was a disappointment because she didn't do any songs with him.
I thought Sintra *did* sing with Elvis in Speedway. One duet, "There Ain't Nothing Like A Song." She also sang "Your Groovy Self" without Elvis. But yeah... a chance was missed. However the music wasn't as good as that in Viva Las Vegas so maybe it was a good thing.

Ash Ketchum
04-02-15, 12:05 PM
I thought Sinatra *did* sing with Elvis in Speedway. One duet, "There Ain't Nothing Like A Song." She also sang "Your Groovy Self" without Elvis. But yeah... a chance was missed. However the music wasn't as good as that in Viva Las Vegas so maybe it was a good thing.

Hmmm...I'll have to check again. Thanks.

asianxcore
04-02-15, 12:42 PM
I have Ninja III on Blu Ray. Plan to watch it some time this month.

It's amazing. Be sure to post your thoughts after you watch it!

Love the obviously opening credits reference to Cannibal Holocaust (1980) in Hobo With A Shotgun (2011).

First time watching Nail Gun Massacre (1985). That last 30-40 minutes was so tough to get through. The killer's laugh/voice was hysterical though.

Dimension X
04-02-15, 01:45 PM
Lewis commentaries were always good. I backed the lost films kickstarter but I still haven't gotten around to watching any of them yet.
I watched Ecstasies of Women and Linda and Abilene on Netflix sometime last year. Neither movie was anything to write home about. I haven't watched Black Love, yet. (I'd really like to see The Magic Land of Mother Goose, Jimmy, the Boy Wonder, and/or Miss Nymphet's Zap-In. Especially the last one, since Debbie Osborne is in it.)

They didn't talk about the three "lost" films (or Alley Tramp, Monster A-Go Go, or Jimmy, the Boy Wonder) in the documentary. I can sorta see skipping the films he just did camera work on though.
Lloyd Kaufman are good because he talks a lot during them but it's only good up to a point. If the commentary was recorded with Bush Jr in office, they're all going to have a point where he starts going off on the guy. I didn't like the guy but the same political crap in each movie commentary wears thin really quick.

Then he also does the "Hollywood is shit* and we're the best!" a lot.

*except for when we were getting our films played in major theaters but then we started making box office bombs and couldn't get our stuff played anymore, so now they suck

He sounds like a bitter ex that just can't let go since he goes off on that tangent in so many of his commentaries.
I find Lloyd Kaufman amusing in small doses, and I've never listened to any of his commentaries (and it doesn't sound like I need to be in any hurry to do so). I'm really not much of a Troma fan, so I probably don't own more than one or two anyway.

bookercarringto
04-02-15, 02:18 PM
Watching Keoma now.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
04-02-15, 02:35 PM
I watched Ecstasies of Women and Linda and Abilene on Netflix sometime last year. Neither movie was anything to write home about. I haven't watched Black Love, yet. (I'd really like to see The Magic Land of Mother Goose, Jimmy, the Boy Wonder, and/or Miss Nymphet's Zap-In. Especially the last one, since Debbie Osborne is in it.)

They didn't talk about the three "lost" films (or Alley Tramp, Monster A-Go Go, or Jimmy, the Boy Wonder) in the documentary. I can sorta see skipping the films he just did camera work on though.

I find Lloyd Kaufman amusing in small doses, and I've never listened to any of his commentaries (and it doesn't sound like I need to be in any hurry to do so). I'm really not much of a Troma fan, so I probably don't own more than one or two anyway.

I liked The Magic Land of Mother Goose and Jimmy, the Boy Wonder but it's been awhile. I have Miss Nymphet's Zap-In, Alley Tramp, and Monster A-Go Go but I think I've only seen the last one. I haven't seen the Miss Nymphet's Zap-In, I have no idea if I've seen Alley Tramp, and I'm sure I've seen Monster A-Go Go but can't remember a thing about it.

Have you read The Godfather of Gore Speaks? It's in my pile of things to read. It's only a couple hundred pages but looks decent. I'm guessing most of it would have been covered by the commentaries and the documentary.

As for Troma, I like the stuff in the 80s and that's about it. Stuff after that just seems to be trying to hard and all the self awareness of the latest Toxic Avenger film ruined it for me.

SethDLH
04-02-15, 02:35 PM
Watching Keoma now.

Love Keoma. Also love the dead cat wailing in the theme song!

Dimension X
04-02-15, 02:35 PM
I watched Ecstasies of Women and Linda and Abilene on Netflix sometime last year. Neither movie was anything to write home about. I haven't watched Black Love, yet. (I'd really like to see The Magic Land of Mother Goose, Jimmy, the Boy Wonder, and/or Miss Nymphet's Zap-In. Especially the last one, since Debbie Osborne is in it.)
I decided to Google Miss Nymphet's Zap-In to see if maybe it was on YouTube, and darned if it doesn't show up as a "Gratis Download" on Vinegar Syndrome's site. Had to go through a few hoops and clicks (it takes you to another site), but it's downloading and it didn't cost anything. I'll post back on video quality, etc, later.

Fleshpot on 42nd Street, Guru, the Mad Monk, The Night Hustlers, and Silent Night, Bloody Night (http://vinegarsyndrome.com/shop/?product_order=price) are also available as "Gratis Downloads" in case anyone wants to give it a try.

Dimension X
04-02-15, 02:45 PM
I liked The Magic Land of Mother Goose and Jimmy, the Boy Wonder but it's been awhile. I have Miss Nymphet's Zap-In, Alley Tramp, and Monster A-Go Go but I think I've only seen the last one. I haven't seen the Miss Nymphet's Zap-In, I have no idea if I've seen Alley Tramp, and I'm sure I've seen Monster A-Go Go but can't remember a thing about it.
Alley Tramp and Monster A-Go Go both had Image/SWV DVD releases. I've had them both for a long time, and have watched them at least a couple times. I remember first seeing Monster A-Go Go back in the '80s on TV.
Have you read The Godfather of Gore Speaks? It's in my pile of things to read. It's only a couple hundred pages but looks decent. I'm guessing most of it would have been covered by the commentaries and the documentary.

No, I haven't read that one (or Dave Friedman's book). I'll have to keep an eye out for a decent price on it.

I remember in one of the commentaries I listened to last year, that Dave Friedman said he had finished a second book, but he had problems with his publisher, so it was just sitting around collecting dust.

shadokitty
04-02-15, 03:02 PM
I started out the challenge with Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010).




Is that available to watch on streaming through Roku?


I was also wondering about Death Race 1 - 3. Are they close enough in spirit to Death Race 2000 to be considered suitable carsploitation films?

bookercarringto
04-02-15, 03:11 PM
Love Keoma. Also love the dead cat wailing in the theme song!

I'm wanting to enjoy it but I'm finding it quite dull. Not as bad as I Came, I Saw, I Shot which I watched yesterday.

Dimension X
04-02-15, 03:17 PM
I decided to Google Miss Nymphet's Zap-In to see if maybe it was on YouTube, and darned if it doesn't show up as a "Gratis Download" on Vinegar Syndrome's site. Had to go through a few hoops and clicks (it takes you to another site), but it's downloading and it didn't cost anything. I'll post back on video quality, etc, later.

Fleshpot on 42nd Street, Guru, the Mad Monk, The Night Hustlers, and Silent Night, Bloody Night (http://vinegarsyndrome.com/shop/?product_order=price) are also available as "Gratis Downloads" in case anyone wants to give it a try.
Miss Nymphet's Zap-In finished downloading. It's a 3.9 GB mp4 file. Looks about how you'd expect an old grindhouse flick to look; slightly pink, with some scratches throughout, and lots of scratches near the reel ends. The sound is okay. Here's a couple of screenshots to give you an idea (and to give me an excuse to post a couple of more pics of Debbie Osborne).

http://i1258.photobucket.com/albums/ii523/DimensionX-1/MissNymphet_zpsvnvzhvib.jpg

Now I'm gonna burn it to a DVD-R so I can watch it on TV instead of on my laptop.
Is that available to watch on streaming through Roku?
Doesn't Something Weird (SWV) have a Roku channel? It seems I read that somewhere, but I don't know for sure.

Just a warning before you watch it, it contains a lot of spoilers for his movies. Especially Two Thousand Maniacs! and The Gore Gore Girls. Make sure you've watched at least those two films before you watch that documentary.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
04-02-15, 03:27 PM
Doesn't Something Weird (SWV) have a Roku channel? It seems I read that somewhere, but I don't know for sure.

They did at one point. I'm not sure if it's still there because their stuff has been getting put out on the Full Moon streaming channel.

SethDLH
04-02-15, 03:34 PM
My reviews for day 1 have been posted (The Island, Brutes and Savages, A Better Place, Black Oak Conspiracy, A Candle For The Devil) - http://celluloidterror.blogspot.com/2015/04/exploitationb-movie-challenge-2015-day-1.html

SethDLH
04-02-15, 03:36 PM
I'm wanting to enjoy it but I'm finding it quite dull. Not as bad as I Came, I Saw, I Shot which I watched yesterday.

Ahh that's disappointing. I love Nero in it and some of the camera play is great.

bookercarringto
04-02-15, 03:40 PM
Ahh that's disappointing. I love Nero in it and some of the camera play is great.

He's good, I love him in Django. I'm just not feeling it in this one.

asianxcore
04-02-15, 03:47 PM
I love German Splatter films, but I forget they aren't ever concerned with plot or being coherent.

I spent almost 85 minutes trying to figure out what Das Komabrutale Duell (1999) was about. It wins points for being over the top with gore (as German Splatter usually is) and having Microsoft PowerPoint scene transitions :lol:

shadokitty
04-02-15, 05:42 PM
I was in the mood for some comedy, after a few more serious movies today, so I dug out my Three Stooges movie collection and watched Have Rocket, Will Travel. While not as funny as the Curly and Shemp works, the movie was still quite amusing.

indiephantom
04-02-15, 07:29 PM
My reviews for day 1 have been posted (The Island, Brutes and Savages, A Better Place, Black Oak Conspiracy, A Candle For The Devil) - http://celluloidterror.blogspot.com/2015/04/exploitationb-movie-challenge-2015-day-1.html

Watched this earlier while I was making pizza. So awesome Celluloid! I wish more of the YouTube Movie community was in on this challenge. If anyone knows of other participants making videos, please mention it here.

Way behind and I'm playing catch up as I'm about to select my second film of the challenge. Happy as hell to see my recommendations for Razzies and early post-apocalypse included. So much variety for this one.:D

caligulathegod
04-02-15, 08:11 PM
I was also wondering about Death Race 1 - 3. Are they close enough in spirit to Death Race 2000 to be considered suitable carsploitation films?

Jason Statham is on the safe list, as is Roger Corman. The rest of the series is low budget DTV trash, so no reason they shouldn't count if 1 does. I'd count them as carsploitation.

coyoteblue
04-02-15, 08:18 PM
I'm at the drive-in :)

asianxcore
04-02-15, 08:31 PM
Finished watching Lucker the Necrophagous (1986). The Germans sure love their necrophilia.

SethDLH
04-02-15, 08:32 PM
Watched this earlier while I was making pizza. So awesome Celluloid! I wish more of the YouTube Movie community was in on this challenge. If anyone knows of other participants making videos, please mention it here.

Way behind and I'm playing catch up as I'm about to select my second film of the challenge. Happy as hell to see my recommendations for Razzies and early post-apocalypse included. So much variety for this one.:D

Awesome! Thanks so much! For anyone else that wants videos to kill on Youtube I'm doing reviews on Youtube as well for the challenge. So if you prefer to watch me talk about the movies just check out the CelluloidTerror channel :)

Mondo Kane
04-02-15, 08:49 PM
^I'll also tune in to your reviews.

I've never seen it yet, but I was really surprised at how lackluster Black Oak Conspiracy sounds.

And thanks for the mention of Vinegar Syndrome downloads, Dim-X! I'll check one out this weekend.

caligulathegod
04-02-15, 08:56 PM
I'm at the drive-in :)

So cool. Our Drive-in opens this weekend.

Screen 1
08:30 Furious 7 (PG13)
10:47 Intermission (G)
10:57 Seventh Son (PG13)
12:39 Replay of Furious 7 on Fri. and Sat.
Screen 2
08:30 Home (PG)
10:03 Intermission (G)
10:13 Cinderella (PG)
12:06 Replay of Home on Fri. and Sat.

coyoteblue
04-02-15, 10:15 PM
They use a count down clock during intermission (Many don't these days). 7 minutes to go.

caligulathegod
04-02-15, 11:14 PM
<iframe src="https://archive.org/embed/DriveInIntermission7" width="640" height="480" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="true" mozallowfullscreen="true" allowfullscreen></iframe>

caligulathegod
04-02-15, 11:36 PM
Way behind and I'm playing catch up as I'm about to select my second film of the challenge. Happy as hell to see my recommendations for Razzies and early post-apocalypse included. So much variety for this one.:D

I figure these things are collaborative at heart. Good ideas are worth adding. I'm proud of my additions to the challenges, including Wild Cards, Putting links to lists in signatures, one of the more commonly used methods of giving out prizes (All participants get a "chance" and different thresholds warrant additional chances in the random drawings. Prior to that I think you had to "place" to get prizes.) and Defining two challenges (this one and the Historical Challenge- it was originally going to be either a War movie or Western Challenge.).

SterlingBen
04-03-15, 12:59 AM
Just saw that this classic is coming out on Blu-Ray!
http://www.thedigitalbits.com/images/reviews/bluray04/robotjoxbrd.jpg

indiephantom
04-03-15, 05:28 AM
<iframe src="https://archive.org/embed/DriveInIntermission7" width="640" height="480" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="true" mozallowfullscreen="true" allowfullscreen></iframe>

This is amazing. One of my fave films from 2014 was Cold in July which has a scene set at a drive-in theatre. They used the classic "Let's All Go to the Lobby" promo which didn't really fit. It should have been some of these with the classic countdown to showtime. Love these.

shadokitty
04-03-15, 05:31 AM
I started off early today, as family was up early, since my dad had to take my mom to a Dr appt. I looked on TV and saw a movie, I had never seen before, the 2003 TNT remake of Monte Walsh. It wasn't a bad movie, but I can't compare it, having never seen the original.

desnoes
04-03-15, 09:29 AM
I watched Shogun Assassin last night for my 2nd pick and wow the blood lettiing was off the charts. I loved hearing the source of some of the narration from GZA's liquid swords album.

For number 3 though I sleepily picked Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death thinking I was going to see Shannon Tweed naked yet sadly I mostly saw Bill Maher's bare chest. The movie, slightly mis-titled, was devoid of any actual cannibalism.

Ash Ketchum
04-03-15, 09:55 AM
I watched DAY OF THE WOLVES (1971) from the Gunslinger Classics Mill Creek set. It's about a team of robbers who take over a town to plunder and rob it. I.E. they take over the phone company by tying up the switchboard operator, blow out the power station, explode a truck into flames on the one road leading into town, and tie up the three local policemen. Then the robbers have to contend with the recently-fired police chief who picks up a double-barreled shotgun and chases them all over town. There are a few name actors in it (Richard Egan, Rick Jason, Jan Murray, Martha Hyer), but it's otherwise extremely low budget and filled with non-actors in most supporting roles. It's got a really good premise (stolen from Richard Stark's Parker novel, The Score) and would benefit from a bigger-budgeted remake and a high profile cast. It's got a theme song that sounds awfully like another song with a similar cadence to the title from the '60s, but I can't remember which song. "Season of..." something or "Time of the..." something. Recommended only for the idea and for seeing old pros like Egan, Jason, and Murray try to make more out of this than the budget warrants.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
04-03-15, 10:04 AM
I figure these things are collaborative at heart. Good ideas are worth adding. I'm proud of my additions to the challenges, including Wild Cards, Putting links to lists in signatures, one of the more commonly used methods of giving out prizes (All participants get a "chance" and different thresholds warrant additional chances in the random drawings. Prior to that I think you had to "place" to get prizes.) and Defining two challenges (this one and the Historical Challenge- it was originally going to be either a War movie or Western Challenge.).

I hear you. I know we've inspired some other places to do challenges and the tv show rule seems to carry over too.

The Unwatched Pile thing I started hit it's 8 year anniversary last month. I used to do monthly stats for that which I liked to read but got to be a tiring bit of work month after month.


For number 3 though I sleepily picked Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death thinking I was going to see Shannon Tweed naked yet sadly I mostly saw Bill Maher's bare chest. The movie, slightly mis-titled, was devoid of any actual cannibalism.

I never cared for that film. They used to show it a lot as a Saturday afternoon movie when I was a kid and yeah, the title lead to disappointment.

I watched KRAA! The Sea Monster last night. It's a Full Moon kaiju film aimed at kids that was apparently supposed to turn into a series with the Planet Patrol.

Speaking of kid films that qualify for this challenge, the Josh Kirby... Time Warrior! series is freaking awesome, unlike KRAA, and if you have kids, you should definitely get and watch it with them. It's a 6 film series and even my youngest kid wanted to watch them when we went through them, day after day.

Gobear
04-03-15, 10:24 AM
Yeah, Taxi Driver seems wild card-y. But good call on the 42nd Street stuff.

I just spent the last week in NYC. The Times Square-42nd Street area is cleaner and safer than it was 30 years ago, but there was a certain grimy fun in the old days.

I started the challenge a bit late with my new Shout Factory Blu of Blacula and Scream, Blacula, Scream. William Marshall lends such tragic gravitas to the role, as if he were in a much better film.


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