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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.
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 *	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 04-05-17, 11:28 AM   #126
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Re: 8th Annual Drive-in/Exploitation Challenge April 1-April 30, 2017

Roger Corman's Birthday. 91 years old.
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Old 04-05-17, 11:42 AM   #127
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Last night, I watched The Pace That Kills (also known as The Cocaine Fiends), a very disjointed cautionary flick about the horrors of cocaine! A good girl falls for a drug dealer and gets hooked on his "headache powders". Then her brother comes to the city looking for her and finds love with a blonde. There's another blonde with a wealthy father running around, confusing me as to who was who. Okay, there's like four or five separate stories - none of which are compelling or told well - in this crappy little movie. The sad thing is that the film's nonsensical scare tactics that are still being used today by political pundits and propaganda sites.
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Old 04-05-17, 02:42 PM   #128
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That's a tough one. Is any film exploitative just because it is religious or does it have to have some exploitative element? Samson and Delilah is kind of a big sex drama using the Bible as a excuse. Do we get that with 10 C? It being one of the biggest box office films of all time, we need to be a big wary. Mel Gibson's Passion was a huge box office success, but it's also the biggest torture porn film of all time. I'm not sure if I see that in 10 C.
Cecil B. addresses the audience via a filmed intro that reveals how seriously he took the project and how much of a believer he was. And it shows in the film. No matter how one may feel about the Old Testament, C.B. sure was sincere about his beliefs, so I'd say no, not exploitation. Although it has some cast members that might be on the safe list, e.g. Vincent Price, John Carradine, Debra Paget, Woody Strode, to name four off the top of my head.
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Old 04-05-17, 03:22 PM   #129
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We allow exceptions on the safe lists for cameo appearances in A movies. For instance, Hulk Hogan does not make Rocky 3 safe or Bruce Campbell does not make Spider-Man safe.

Yeah, 10 C seems pretty earnest. I'm of the opinion that religious movies have to exploit something to count. It might be sex, violence, fear, etc. Left Behind exploits end time prophesies and the Rapture, The Burning Hell exploits fear of eternal damnation. Extra points for being low budget and by a former roughie filmmaker. Passolini's Gospel according to St. Matthew is not, but Last Temptation of Christ might be.
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Old 04-05-17, 05:42 PM   #130
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I felt like some Three Stooges tonight, so brought out my Volume 3 set and just finished a particular funny short, 'Rockin' Through The Rockies'. It was set in the time of the west, and had Indians, the Stooges as guides for a troupe of lady entertainers, and even a bear gag.
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Old 04-05-17, 06:47 PM   #131
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Cecil B. addresses the audience via a filmed intro that reveals how seriously he took the project and how much of a believer he was. And it shows in the film. No matter how one may feel about the Old Testament, C.B. sure was sincere about his beliefs, so I'd say no, not exploitation. Although it has some cast members that might be on the safe list, e.g. Vincent Price, John Carradine, Debra Paget, Woody Strode, to name four off the top of my head.
I would say that deMille's 1926 version of THE TEN COMMANDMENTS comes closer to exploitation, with the constant switching to modern times and (especially) the constant moralization.
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I watched Bob Clark's Deathdream. what a great zombie flick. Its a shame Bob Clark didnt do more horror genre films. He clearly has a knack for it.
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^Totally. Big KILL BILL influence from that one.
Definitely. And speaking of influences, just caught Little Miss Innocence and there's no way Eli Roth wasn't influenced by it when making Knock Knock.

Also watched The Lickerish Quartet. Surprisingly solid film with great cinematography and a Lynch vibe. The trailer is what cracked me up -- ABC Television News said "I have to recommend it. The Lickerish Quartet; an erotic adventure for four players". Can you imagine in this day and age the Disney-owned ABC giving critical praise and mainstream acceptance to an adult erotic film? Different times.
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Old 04-06-17, 04:13 AM   #134
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Grindhouse celebrates it's 10th Anniversary today *Currently watching*
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Grindhouse celebrates it's 10th Anniversary today *Currently watching*
I had so much fun seeing it in theaters. I need to give it another watch soon
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I had so much fun seeing it in theaters. I need to give it another watch soon
I'm now following it up with Machete. It's been a fun 4 hour show so far!
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Overdrawn at the Memory Bank is... um... hilarious. Someone apparantly decided to mash Logan's Run and Tron with the tiny genre of people-doing-comedy-voiceovers-of-animals-doing-animal-stuff anddd... Casablanca.

Weird. And the MST3K folk couldn't really add much to the comedy already on screen!

..what was it about anteaters, though?!

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Time Chasers was quite good, too. Low budget, but not at all bad - followable, reasonably well thought through...
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R.I.P. Don Rickles.

I guess now's a good time to dust off one of my old Midnite Movies and catch X: The Man with the X-ray Eyes or one of the beach movies he was in.
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R.I.P. Don Rickles.

I guess now's a good time to dust off one of my old Midnite Movies and catch X: The Man with the X-ray Eyes or one of the beach movies he was in.
Crap. I saw someone post clips of him on our Facebook group and wondered why. Always loved him, will look for those dvds too.
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Knocked a couple notables off my unwatched list: They Live (someone needled me about not having seen it in one of last year's challenges) and Army of Darkness.

I'm familiar with Just Jaeckin's Story of O, so I'm trying Jess Franco's version. Where I believe Jaeckin's actually tried to follow the book, this one is mostly people having sex, talking about some sinister plot, then having some more sex.
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Knocked a couple notables off my unwatched list: They Live (someone needled me about not having seen it in one of last year's challenges) and Army of Darkness.
Nice! I need to work on my "notable unwatched" list. My sheer number of discs and messed up save-the-best-for-last philosophy has a lot of notable films still waiting for an unwrapping. Maybe I'll add this to my monthly checklist.
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I got an early start to today's viewing with a very good Lee Van Cleef vehicle, The Magnificent Seven Ride!, on Epix Drive In. I don't remember if I had seen it before or not, since I have seen some of The Magnificent Seven movies, but didn't remember which ones I've seen. I've enjoyed the ones I have seen, though.
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Nice! I need to work on my "notable unwatched" list. My sheer number of discs and messed up save-the-best-for-last philosophy has a lot of notable films still waiting for an unwrapping. Maybe I'll add this to my monthly checklist.
Join us in the "The Neverending Watch The Movies You Should Have Already Seen Challenge" and you'll get a random, but semi-regular, viewing of those in. It seems that lrend and I are the only two participating with any regularity and we would welcome the added diversity.
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Been noticing some other names that might be added to the safe list. Chief among those would probably be C. Thomas Howell. Have to do a little list of directors, too, possibly for inclusion next year.
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Join us in the "The Neverending Watch The Movies You Should Have Already Seen Challenge" and you'll get a random, but semi-regular, viewing of those in. It seems that lrend and I are the only two participating with any regularity and we would welcome the added diversity.
I participated for a while, but then Nick gave me one of the John Ford cavalry films, and I could just never fit it in. Maybe this June.
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Join us in the "The Neverending Watch The Movies You Should Have Already Seen Challenge" and you'll get a random, but semi-regular, viewing of those in. It seems that lrend and I are the only two participating with any regularity and we would welcome the added diversity.
As with icheckmovies, I refuse to even look at that thread. My OCD could destroy me.
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Thinking about going to see a theatrical showing of The Warriors tomorrow night. Would you guys count it for the challenge or is it considered too "good?"
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Old 04-08-17, 12:29 AM   #149
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It's in Danny Peary's Cult Movies book. Outside of some out of date examples (Casablanca, for instance), it's a pretty good guide to what's allowed.
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starting the day with Zombies of Mora Tau. This is probably the first zombie underwater film. I didnt realize Allison Hayes died at 46
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