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If a category is listed as "Optional", it does not need to be 
 filled to "complete" the checklist.  There are 10 free spots you may apply to non-Optional categories.
 As with other checklists, titles can count for multiple categories.  
 
 Some of these categories are so obscure we're giving 10 free spots of your choosing to fill in the list.
 
 Watch one film from every decade of film history.
 *	1890 - (insert film title here)(Optional)
 *	1900 -(optional)
 *	1910 -(optional)
 *	1920 -(optional)
 *	1930 -
 *	1940 -
 *	1950 -
 *	1960 -
 *	1970 -
 *	1980 -
 *	1990 -
 *	2000 -
 *      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:
 
 Italian (or European) films of the following Genres:
 *	Giallo
 *	Sword & Sandal
 *	Spaghetti Western
 *	Cannibal 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
 FADsploitation
 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
 Juvenile Delinquent Film
 60s Beach Movie
 Film starring Musical Group or Music Star (that did not become a legit actor)
 *             *Bonus* Elvis film
 Ozploitation
 Mexican Wrestling Film
 Foreign "Ripoff" film (such as Turkish cinema)
 Eco-Terror Film
 Pre-90s Post-Apocalyptic film
 "Mondo" Film
 Documentary ABOUT Exploitation/Drive-ins or those involved in their production
 Video Nasty
 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 3 Paycheck films, A.K.A. Nick Cage memorial. Films with once respected actors fallen on hard times.
 *      1
 *      2
 *      3 
 
 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
Safe Lists
The following lists are Automatic Safe lists. They are not definitive and there might be exceptions therein, especially concerning Distributors. 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).

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Old 03-30-17, 04:42 PM   #51
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Just heard that Tomas Milian passed away today
He belongs on the safe list.
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Old 03-30-17, 06:15 PM   #52
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He belongs on the safe list.
I addressed it earlier.

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Looks like he started working with Oliver Stone, Steven Spielberg, John Frankenheimer, Steven Soderbergh, Tony Scott. Abel Ferara, etc. the last third of his career so he's not meant for the safe list, but 90% of his catalog is eligible anyway.
The Safe lists are unique to this challenge because most actors and directors that did B and Exploitation movies tended to only do B and Exploitation movies. You can't have that in Horror or Sci Fi because hardly any actor or director ever made exclusively Horror or Sci Fi movies and the handful that did hardly make it worth doing. Christopher Lee was in over 200 movies and only a couple dozen or so were Horror. Same with Vincent Price, Lon Chaney Jr, and so on. You can't say a movie is eligible for the Horror challenge just because Christopher Lee is in it, but you can pick nearly anyone from the Safe Lists and with very few exceptions pretty much anything they appeared in (more than a cameo) is likely a B or Exploitation movie and is eligible for the challenge. Sometimes an actor might get a big break and appear in an A film but then goes right back to B movies. So exceptions are made, allowing for Big Break type films or stunt casting.

It's easy to let the Safe List fall into a Hall of Fame type of thing when it really should be somewhat functional. I just removed Christopher Lee from the list because he did too many A pictures back in his heyday. James Bond, Three Musketeers, and so on. I can't justify him in there. We should be able to have a movie and ask if it is eligible and be able to legitimately say, "Of course it is, Sid freakin' Haig is in it!"
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Old 03-30-17, 11:01 PM   #53
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Re: 8th Annual Drive-in/Exploitation Challenge April 1-April 30, 2017

I love classic trailers. Here's one the best trailer narrator voices of all time. Percy Rodrigues.







And just to put a face to the voice, here he is in a classic Star Trek.

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Old 03-30-17, 11:12 PM   #54
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My all time favorite trailer voice over artist is Adolph Caesar.







To put a face to the voice, here's his most well known role.

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Old 03-31-17, 07:14 AM   #55
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Re: 8th Annual Drive-in/Exploitation Challenge April 1-April 30, 2017

awesome trailers. i have a few trailer complications i plan to crack open during this challenge.

Trailer Trauma 2: Drive-In Monsterama [Blu-ray]

Trailer Trauma 3: 80s Horror-Thon [Blu-ray]
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Old 03-31-17, 07:19 AM   #56
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How's this for a paycheck movie? I Am Wrath. There's been an effort to get some of that sweet, sweet Hollywood money in Ohio so they've been promoting filming here. The Avengers was films partially in Cleveland. Columbus got I Am Wrath. I was not aware how far John Travolta had fallen so quickly. This was a direct to DVD feature TURNED DOWN by Nick Cage. It's so funny. It actually takes place here in Columbus, which I had no idea was such a cesspool of violence and corruption and decay. 11% on Rotten Tomatoes. Joe Bob says check it out.
Yeah, I picked up this DVD from a video store that closed out in the Fall. Still haven't watched it, but it's also a Chuck Russell movies. He once made some pretty great stuff including The Blob 1988 and Eraser.
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Old 03-31-17, 10:27 AM   #57
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Starts tonight. Getting excited.

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awesome trailers. i have a few trailer complications i plan to crack open during this challenge.

Trailer Trauma 2: Drive-In Monsterama [Blu-ray]

Trailer Trauma 3: 80s Horror-Thon [Blu-ray]
Picked those up, too. I actually watched the first disc of TT3 last night. Had all these on VHS and nice to have a definitive set on BR.

My favorite line from Trouble Man trailer. "Rub him wrong and he'll explode in your face!" I always thought Don LaFontaine was overrated ("In a world..."), but Adolph and Percy were the cream of the crop.

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Yeah, I picked up this DVD from a video store that closed out in the Fall. Still haven't watched it, but it's also a Chuck Russell movies. He once made some pretty great stuff including The Blob 1988 and Eraser.
I watched the first 5 minutes and set it aside just for April.
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Old 03-31-17, 11:13 AM   #58
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^ Getting excited myself. I've purposely avoided watching B action movies, even though I have quite a few just to save them for this Challenge.
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Old 03-31-17, 12:52 PM   #59
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What is everyone starting out with? Since I'm revisiting the checklist this year, I'm gonna start with some critical bomb/razzie checks. Gotta get the bad taste out of my mouth first!

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Percy Rodrigues.
Yes! Thank you for providing the name that completes the holy trinity! (Along with Adolpho and Jon Davison)
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Old 03-31-17, 02:58 PM   #61
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I'm not sure. Going to wing it tonight. Leaning toward the Blu-ray I got of The Gong Show Movie, since Chuck Barris just died.
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What is everyone starting out with? Since I'm revisiting the checklist this year, I'm gonna start with some critical bomb/razzie checks. Gotta get the bad taste out of my mouth first!
I'm going to see Beauty and the Beast which friends and family this evening so I may be too busy to watch anything. However, I'm planning to settle on the couch with the cats tonight and delve into either Mill Creek's "Taboo Tales" box set or the quartet of Lifetime's adaptations of V.C. Andrew's Flowers in the Attic saga.
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Cool to see these mavericks together! Isn't this Bob's Big Boy where Lynch would eat almost daily and down some milkshakes?
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Yes! Thank you for providing the name that completes the holy trinity! (Along with Adolpho and Jon Davison)
I'm not familiar with Jon Davison. If there's a trinity, it has to include Ronald Gans.







And the face behind the voice.



At 11:36 if it does not go right there.

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I'm starting with a midnight showing of Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key at a local art theatre!
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For the checklist, do we have the Bottom 100 IMdB archive? I think there are a few versions, but looking for most definitive. I'm getting deja vu, so I probably asked this before.
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i am gonna kick it off with volume one of the trailer trauma. It is Caligula's fault after showing those trailers i got the bug , lol
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For the checklist, do we have the Bottom 100 IMdB archive? I think there are a few versions, but looking for most definitive. I'm getting deja vu, so I probably asked this before.
It changes all the time, but here's a link from the OP.


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Didn't even realize tonight kicks off the challenge! Now I have to figure out what I'm starting with.
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I'm not familiar with Jon Davison. If there's a trinity, it has to include Ronald Gans.
Trinity corrected! I got Davison and Gans mixed up
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I kicked off the Challenge, by browsing the Dish Guide. I came across The Wedding Date, on CMT. It sounded interesting, and had a 10% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, so I gave it a whirl. I wasn't disappointed, as I was entertained by the movie. I have a high tolerance for bad movies though, so YMMV.
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What is everyone starting out with?
I like to start with a documentary most years and then it's straight to Shaw Brothers Kung fu this year.

I just finished De Palma not quite in this challenge realm but I've been wanting to see it and now I'm watching The 5 Venoms
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What is everyone starting out with? Since I'm revisiting the checklist this year, I'm gonna start with some critical bomb/razzie checks. Gotta get the bad taste out of my mouth first!
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Might also catch something from the Psychotronica Collector's Set from VCI later.
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