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Old 04-04-13, 08:32 AM   #54
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Re: List thread for Fourth Annual Drive-in/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge April 1-30

Okay! First timer and late to the game. I will shoot for 30? Most first time (*). Will give me a chance to watch many of my DVD/Blu-rays for the first time!
DVD unless otherwise indicated.

Spoiler:

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
* 1890 - (insert film title here)(Optional)
* 1900 -(optional)
* 1910 -(optional)
* 1920 -(optional)
* 1930 - The Lost Jungle
* 1940 - Cat People
* 1950 - The Alligator People
* 1960 - King Kong vs. Godzilla
* 1970 - Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!
* 1980 - Parasite
* 1990 - Carnosaur
* 2000 - Octopus 2: River of Fear

Watch a film for each rating:
* G - The Apple Dumpling Gang
* PG - Cannonball Run II
* PG-13 - The Avengers (1998)
* R - Clonus
* X - Cindy and Donna
* Unrated (post-MPAA 1968) - Dinosaur Valley Girls

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, HDDVD, Tremors.
* Second format, iPod, Mildred Pierce.
* Third format, Crackle.com, Homicidal.
Fourth format, iPad, Snakes on a Plane
Fifth format, YouTube, Killdozer
Sixth format, TV, Death Race
Seventh format, BD, Mega-Shark vs. Giant Octopus
Eighth format, DVD, tons!

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

Watch a film in the following genres:
A Token Science Fiction B-Movie: Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women
A Token Horror B-Movie: Galaxy of Terror
Italian (or European) films of the following Genres:
* Eurospy (James Bond ripoffs)
* Giallo - The Black Belly of the Tarantula
* Sword & Sandal
* Spaghetti Western
* Cannibal Film
* Mafia/Gangster Film - Crazy Joe (Italian)
Martial Arts film:
* Bruce Lee-sploitation (Starring any variation on Bruce Li, Le, etc.)
* Hong Kong (or other Asian) film - High Kick Girl! and The Sanctuary
* American film
* Any "Ninja" film
* Bonus* Actual Bruce Lee film
Biker Film - Trip With the Teacher
Stoner Film
Carsploitation Film - Death Race, The Gumball Rally and Cannonball Run II
Blaxploitation - Get Christie Love!
Sexploitation:
* Any type - The Teacher
* Nudie Cutie
* Roughie
* 70s Porn
* Emmanuelle Film
* Teen Sex Comedy - Joysticks, Private Lessons
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 - The Avengers (1998)
"Mondo" Film
Documentary ABOUT B-Movies/Exploitation/Drive-ins or those involved in their production
Video Nasty
TV-Movie - Killdozer
* Lifetime Channel Movie
Bad Sequel to a "Well regarded film" - Piranha Part Two: The Spawning
END OF THE WORLD film - War of the Worlds (Asylum) or maybe Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!?
Critical Bomb (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic or IMDB Bottom 100 {Bottom 100 archive}) - The Avengers (1998)
Financial Bomb - Willard (2003)
MST3KRiffTrax (or Cinematic Titanic) version of a film - The Wild World of Batwoman and Women of the Prehistoric Planet
Non-MST3K version of a film featured on MST3K (or CT) - The Amazing Transparent Man and Parts: The Clonus Horror

Watch 10 films starring anyone from the actors safe list.
* 1 Adam West (Monster Island)
* 2 Allison Hayes (Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman)
* 3 Bela Lugosi (Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein)
* 4 Beverly Garland (The Alligator People)
* 5 Casper Van Dien (Python)
* 6 Christopher Lee (The Creeping Flesh)
* 7 Clint Howard (Carnosaur)
* 8 Corey Feldman (The 'Burbs)
* 9 Ernest Borgnine (Escape From New York, Laser Mission)
* 10 Jayne Mansfield (Dog Eat Dog!)


Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list.
* 1 John Carpenter (Escape From New York)
* 2 Roger Corman (She Gods of Shark Reef)
* 3 Wes Craven (Swamp Thing)
* 4 Roger Corman (Galaxy of Terror)
* 5 Jim Wynorski (Return of the Swamp Thing)
* 6 Jeff Lieberman (Blue Sunshine)
* 7 Greydon Clark (Joysticks)
* 8 Ron Ormond (Mesa of Lost Women)

* 9
* 10

Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.
* 1 American International (The Amazing Transparent Man, She Gods of Shark Reef)
* 2 Synapse (Blue Sunshine)
* 3 Crown International (The Sister-in-Law)
* 4 The Asylum (HG Wells' War of the Worlds, Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus)
* 5 Blue Underground (The Black Belly of the Tarantula)
* 6 Dark Sky (Dog Eat Dog!)


Viewing List:

April 1: --
April 2: --

April 3:
01. Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks (1974) * (Elvira DVD) (reminds me, this is a good reason to watch Freaks again!)
02. The Mighty Peking Man (1977) *
03. The Bad Seed (1956) *
04. The Alligator People (1959) *
05. The Avengers (1998) (rotten tomatoes 16%/18%)

April 4:
06. Mesa of Lost Women (1952) *
07. The Lost Jungle (1934) * (awesome animal circus act... outlawed now, I'm pretty sure)
08. Laser Mission (1989) * (Brandon Lee (how is he not on the safe list?), Ernest Borgnine)

April 5:
09. Assignment: Outer Space (1960) *
10. ants! (aka It Happened at Lakewood Manor) (1977) * (TVM)
11. The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)

April 6:
12. Mega-Shark vs. Giant Octopus (2009) (Blu-ray) * (Asylum, DTV)
13. Sand Serpents (2009) (TV) * (Tremors in Afghanistan. Had been sitting on my PVR for months)
14. Clonus (aka Parts: The Clonus Horror) (1979) (movie ripped off by The Island)
15. She Gods of Shark Reef (1958) *
16. The Amazing Transparent Man (1960) *
17. Dog Eat Dog (aka When Strangers Meet) (1964) * (Dark Sky, Jayne Mansfield)

April 7:
18. Cat People (1982) (HDDVD)
19. Tremors (1990) (HDDVD) (had to clear my brain of yesterday's rip off)
DNQ. Jurassic Park 3D (1993) (IMAX)
20. The 'Burbs (1989) * (bad ending but fun ride there)

April 8:
21. Parasite (1982) (80's 3D. Creature design by Stan Winston? Yikes! BTWF: Demi Moore)
22. Cannibal Women in the Avacado Jungle of Death (1989) (Shannon Tweed, Adrienne Barbeau)
23. Dinosaur Valley Girls (1996) (ouch! Audition reel was better than movie. Stop motion wasn't too bad, surprisingly!)
24. Escape From New York (1981) started (Needed a good classic after these others, no matter how late it was)

April 9:
24. Escape From New York (1981) finished
25. Cat People (1942)
26. The Curse of the Cat People (1944) * (What??? No cats at all!! What the heck??)

April 10:
27. Mildred Pierce (1945) * (iPod from a DVD rip)
28. Cannonball Run II (1984) * (Oh my word! Makes the first one look like comic genius!)
29. The Gumball Rally (1976) * (Thank goodness this was on the other side!)

April 11:
30. Galaxy of Terror (1981) (iPad from BR rip) (Joanie Cunningham, Freddie, My Favorite Martian and the king of the world all rolled into one movie! Thanks Mr. Corman!)
31. H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds (2005) * (DTV, Asylum)
32. Arachnia (2003) (DTV, Giant stop motion rubber spiders)
33. Monster Island (2004) * (MTV TVM) (Adam West, Carman Electra)

April 12:
34. C.H.U.D. (1984) *
35. Frankenfish (2004) * (TVM)

April 13:
36. The Duplicate (aka Deuces) (2001) *
37. Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981) (Cameron definitely was NOT the king of the world yet! )
38. Road House (1989) (iPod ripped from BD)
39. I Married a Monster From Outer Space (1958) *

April 14: -- travel day

April 15:
40. Starcrash (1978) (iPad ripped from BD)
41. Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968) * (Best one yet! I was laughing through the whole thing. MST3K must have done an episode with this one! I'll have to try and find out)
42. Killdozer (1974) (TVM) (YouTube, thanks for finding this for me guys! Last time I saw this was on TV in 1974!)

April 16:
43. Swamp Thing (1982) * (portable DVD Player while on the road)
44. Sasquatch: The Legend of Bigfoot (1977) (also PDVDP, fake documentary of search for Bigfoot. Saw this at the theater with my family when I was 12!)
45. Snowbeast (1977) * (TVM, figured I might as well make it a double feature)

April 17:
DNQ. Killdozer (1974) (found a better quality, longer cut)
46. High Kick Girl! (2009) *
47. The Sanctuary (2009) *
48. The Return of Swamp Thing (1989) *
49. Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971) (Blue Underground, Giallo)
50. Octopus 2: River of Fear (2001) *

April 18:
51. The Sister-in-Law (1974) * (Crown International)
52. The Stepmother (1971) * (Crown International)

April 19:
53. Crazy Joe (1974) * (Crackle, Italian gangster, BTWF: Henry Winkler)
54. El Mariachi (1992) * (Crackle, Mexican gangster)
55. Score: A Hockey Musical (2010) * (iPod ripped from DVD)
56. Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster (aka Hedora) (1971) *

April 20:
57. Cindy and Donna (1970) * (Crown International)
58. Malibu High (1979) * (Crown International)
59. Macabre (1958) * (TV, TCM)
60. Kaw (2007) * (TV, Space, TVM?)
61. Women of the Prehistoric Planet (1966) * (MST3K, unfortunately not the same as Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women)
DNQ. Brave (2012) *
62. Super (2010) *

April 21:
63. Aeon Flux (2005) * (HDDVD, RT: 10%)
64. Orca (1977) (RT: 15%, BTWF: Bo Derek)
65. One Million Years B.C. (1966) *
DNQ. Oblivion (2013) * (IMAX)
66. Get Christie Love! (1974) * (TVM, the only blaxploitation I have!)

April 22:
67. Blue Sunshine (1977) * (Synapse, what? That's how it ends??)
68. King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) * (ok, so Godzilla is bad in this one. I get so confused)
69. The Wild World of Batwoman (1966) * (MST3K)
70. Insecticidal (2005)

April 23:
71. Joysticks (1983) * (I loved classic arcade games before watching this movie. now, not so much)
72. Willard (2003) (for some reason, a box office failure)
73. King of Kong Island (1968) * (no kong, no island. I'm noting a trend in these movies!)

April 24:
74. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) * (surprisingly good special effects!)
75. The Incredible Hulk Returns (1988) * (TVM, Hulk and Thor! Nice surprise too!)
76. Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950) * (can't believe how well these movies have been restored!)

April 25:
77. King of Comedy (1982) * (iPod ripped from DVD. Scorsese and De Niro bomb out. Don't know why because I liked it a lot.)
78. Best Friends (1975) * (Crown International)
DNQ. Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Best of Both Worlds (1990) (One time only theatrical presentation of the combined two part episode)

April 26:
79. Small Town Murder Songs (2010) * (iPod, ripped from DVD)
80. Trip With the Teacher (1975) * (Crown International,biker flick)
81. Pick-Up (1975) * (Crown International)
82. The Teacher (1974) * (Crown International)
83. Carnosaur (1993) * (New Horizon)
84. Zontar, the Thing From Venus (1966) * (parodied on SCTV 30 years ago. Finally seen it!)

April 27:
85. Bride of the Gorilla (1951) * (not much gorilla but I liked it)
86. Zardoz (1975) (really thought I'd understand this better after a second viewing. Apparently not)
87. Private Lessons (1981) (with commentary *)
88. Kiss Daddy Goodnight (1987) * (BTWF: Uma Thurman, Steve Buscemi?)
89. Python (2000) * (TVM?)
90. Attack of the 50 ft. Woman (1958) (always looking for a reason to watch this again!)
91. Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde (1995) *
92. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978) *

April 28:
93. Snakes on a Plane (2006) * (iPad, ripped from BD)
94. Invaders From Mars (1953)
95. The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)
96. Death Race (2008) * (TV, MovieTime)
97. Comic Book Villains (2002) * (DTV)
98. Homicidal (1961) * (Crackle. A 45 second "fright break" right before the climactic scene! Hilarious!)

April 29:
99. Candy Stripers (2006) * (Crackle)
100. The Creeping Flesh (1973) * (Crackle. Hammer)
101. Oppai Chanbara (2008) * (Crackle)
102. UHF (1989)

April 30: --

After 102:
Owned: 85 DTV: 4 TV Movie: 9 First Views: 75 MST3K: 2
DVD: 79 BD: 1 HDDVD: 3 iPod: 5 iPad: 3 TV: 4 YouTube: 1 Crackle: 6
Before They Were Famous (5):
Demi Moore
Henry Winkler
Bo Derek
Uma Thurman
Steve Buscemi

Last edited by pacaway; 04-02-14 at 08:01 AM.
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