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First Annual B-Movie/Exploitation/Drive-in Movie Challenge Discussion Thread

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The First Annual B-Movie/Exploitation/Drive-In Movie Challenge!!


April 1 - May 1, 2010

100 Movies in 31 Days.

This thread is for discussion only. The original discussion thread was here.

Actual lists will go ***here*** (LINK IS NOW ACTIVE)

As with most challenges, the goal is to reach 100 movies. Your own goal might be higher or lower. Challenge begins April 1, 12:00 am EDT and ends May 1 when you pass out (It's a Saturday, so go ahead and watch through the night until you fall asleep Sunday morning _DUSK TIL DAWN, BABY!).

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.
Originally Posted by wapedia.mobi
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.

Exploitation film is a type of film that is promoted by "exploiting" often lurid subject matter. The term "exploitation" 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.
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.

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 and preferably standalone (that is, not DVD extra fluff). We are also allowing trailer compilations, such as 42nd Street Forever and Something Weird compilations. Throw a viewing party and show trailers between movies.

Mystery Science Theater 3000, Riff Trax, Cinematic Titanic, etc.

Commentaries. To encourage actually watching the films, you may watch the film and then the commentary and credit it as two films. If you watch just the commentary, then count it as half a film. If there is a second commentary, then it counts as half a film (so 1 for the film, 1 for the commentary, .5 for second commentary).

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 month of April 2010, regardless of other qualification, counts toward your list..

There are 3 Wild Cards for non-conforming films.

For fun, keep a running tally of "before they were famous" appearances in your list.

Please number your lists. Also, it is helpful to put a link to your list in your signature. This makes it easier for others to check out your list.

Prizes. We have five copies of The Last Horror Film thanks to Troma. Categories are to be determined.



Keep discussions civil. We're all here to have fun.

This post is subject to revision and nothing is final.

"I still don't understand what kinds of movies you are talking about."


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B-movie

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploitation_movie

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

Biker Films
Blaxploitation
Cannibal films
Carsploitation
Cult Movies
Giallo films
Mondo films
Eco-Terror films
Nazisploitation
Rape / Revenge films
Sexploitation
Shocksploitation
Spaghetti Westerns
Women in Prison films
Martial Arts films
Eschploitation (religious end times)
Hixploitation/Moonshiners
Nunsploitation
Stoner Films
Vigilante films
TV Movie Bio-pics
Financial Bombs
Critical Bombs (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic or IMDB Bottom 100 {Bottom 100 archive})
Roadshow Exploitation
Juvenile Delinquent
60s Beach movies
Elvis
Films starring Rock Bands (or Rock stars that didn't become legit actors)
Eurospy films (not James Bond)
depression era criminals
"Foreign" Ripoff films (like Turkish cinema)
Bollywood
"Race" films (early films made specifically for the African-American market pre-1950)
Films Dealing with "race" (pre-1965)
MST3K version of a film
Non-MST3K version of a film featured on MST3K
"Before they were famous"
"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"
Mexican Wrestling films

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.


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Official Checklist:

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

Code:
If a category is listed as "Optional", it does not need to be filled to "complete" the checklist.  
As with other checklists, titles can count for multiple categories.  

New Rule:  Some of these categories are so obscure we're giving 10 free spots of your choosing to fill in the list.

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
*	1890 - (insert film title here)(Optional)
*	1900 -(optional)
*	1910 -(optional)
*	1920 -(optional)
*	1930 -
*	1940 -
*	1950 -
*	1960 -
*	1970 -
*	1980 -
*	1990 -
*	2000 -

Watch a film for each rating:
*	Unrated (pre-MPAA 1968) - (insert film title here)
*	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, 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
Biker Film
Stoner Film
Carsploitation Film
Blaxploitation
Sexploitation:
*	Any type
*	Nudie Cutie
*	Roughie
*	70s Porn
*	Emmanuelle Film
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
Mildred Pierce/Douglas Sirk melodrama type "Women's Pictures" from the 40s-60s
"Race" Film (optional-since most are "lost")(early films made specifically for the African-American market pre-1950)
Film dealing with "Race" (pre-1965)
"Hood" Film ("Gangsta")
Gangster film
Juvenile Delinquent Film
60s Beach Movie
Elvis film (starring Elvis, not about Elvis)
Film starring Musical Group or Music Star (that did not become a legit actor)
Mexican Wrestling Film
Foreign "Ripoff" film (such as Turkish cinema)
Bollywood Film (actual, not a Hollywood pastiche)
Eco-Terror Film
"Mondo" Film
Documentary ABOUT B-Movies/Exploitation/Drive-ins or those involved in their production
TV-Movie:
*	Bio-pic
*	Lifetime Channel Movie
Bad Sequel to a "Well regarded film"
"Condemned" by the Catholic National Legion of Decency
Critical Bomb (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic or IMDB Bottom 100  {Bottom 100 archive})
Financial Bomb
MST3K (or Cinematic Titanic) version of a film
Non-MST3K version of a film featured on MST3K (or CT)

Watch 10 films starring anyone from the actors safe list.
*	1  
*	2  
*	3  
*	4  
*	5  
*	6  
*	7  
*	8  
*	9  
*	10 

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

Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.
*	1  
*	2  
*	3  
*	4  
*	5

Some online-viewing links:
Moviesfoundonline (Check the cult/action/horror departments)


Streaming B-Movies at AMC!

Hulu
Many MGM (Acquired-AIP) titles to behold


There are other movies during April that could qualify, but TCM Underground is a sure thing.
TCM Underground for April
Friday night 4/2/2010 (Saturday morning)
2:00 AM Burnt Offerings (1976)
A family moves into a haunted house that seems to be stealing their lives. Cast: Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Bette Davis. Dir: Dan Curtis. C-115 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox Format
4:00 AM House Where Evil Dwells, The (1982)
An American family moves into a haunted house in Japan. Cast: Edward Albert, Susan George, Doug McClure. Dir: Kevin Connor. C-88 mins, , Letterbox Format

Friday night 4/9/2010 (Saturday morning)
2:00 AM Five Minutes to Live (1961)
A deranged bandit holds a bank president's wife hostage. Cast: Johnny Cash, Cay Forrester, Ron Howard. Dir: Bill Karn. BW-74 mins,
3:30 AM Fastest Guitar Alive, The (1967)
When the Civil War ends, Confederate spies have to return the fortune they just stole. Cast: Roy Orbison, Sammy Jackson, Maggie Pierce. Dir: Michael Moore. C-87 mins, TV-PG

Friday night 4/16/2010 (Saturday morning)
1:00 AM Silencers, The (1966)
In the first Matt Helm adventure, the over-sexed secret agent comes out of retirement to defend a nuclear testing ground. Cast: Dean Martin, Stella Stevens, Victor Buono. Dir: Phil Karlson. C-103 mins, TV-PG
2:45 AM College Confidential (1960)
A professor's study of student lives and values erupts into scandal. Cast: Steve Allen, Jayne Meadows, Mamie Van Doren. Dir: Albert Zugsmith. BW-91 mins, , Letterbox Format

Friday night 4/23/2010 (Saturday morning)
2:00 AM Hell's Angels (1969)
Two brothers plot to use the Hell's Angels to provide a diversion while they rob a Vegas casino. Cast: Jeremy Slate, Tom Stern, Conny Van Dyke. Dir: Lee Madden. C-96 mins,
3:45 AM Rebel Rousers (1970)
A businessman fights to rescue his pregnant girlfriend from a motorcycle gang. Cast: Cameron Mitchell, Bruce Dern, Diane Ladd. Dir: Martin B. Cohen. C-71 mins,

Friday night 4/30/2010 (Saturday morning)
2:15 AM Incubus (1965)
An evil spirit plots to snare the soul of a courageous and good man. Cast: William Shatner, Allyson Ames, Elois Hardt. Dir: Leslie Stevens. BW-74 mins,
3:45 AM Brotherhood of Satan, The (1971)
A vacationing family is trapped in the desert by aging devil worshippers. Cast: Strother Martin, L.Q. Jones, Charles Bateman. Dir: Bernard McEveety. C-93 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format


TV Highlights in April:
Code:
(Times Eastern)
Other TV highlights in April:

The Aligator People (1959)
Fox Movie Channel: 17th; 1:00pm, 19th; 2:30pm

Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
TCM: 30th; 2:15pm

Black Mama White Mama (1972)
Encore Action: 7th; 1:40am

BMX Bandits (1983)
Showtime Extreme HD: 4th; 8:00am, 4:45pm, 5th; 5:00am, 7th; 11:00am, 13th; 1:05pm, 14th; 4:30am, 17th; 9:00am, 7:00pm, 22nd; 6:35am, 23rd; 3:45am,28th; 8:35am, 5:00pm, 29th; 5:30am

Breaker! Breaker! (1977)
IFC: 11th; 6:30pm, 12th; 12:45am, 30th; 7:00pm

(Spag. Western)
A Bullet for Sandoval (1970)
Encore Westerns: 8th; 12:40pm, 9:20pm, 24th; 5:30pm

The Car (1977)
Cinemax HD: 7th; 7:00am,
MaxWest HD: 7th; 10:00am

Delta Force (1986)
Encore Action: 4th; 5:40pm, 16th; 7:45pm, 17th; 3:45am, 21st; 3:00pm, 10:00pm

Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974)
Fox Movie Channel: 19th; 4:15am, 21st; 4:00am

The Entity (1982)
Fox Movie Channel: 13th; 2:00am

Fathom (1967)
Fox Movie Channel: 18th; 12:00pm, 27th; 12:00pm

Fear City (1984)
IFC: 4th; 8:15pm, 5th; 2:15am, 21st; 8:00pm, 22nd; 3:00am

(Spag. western)
God Forgives, I Don't (1969)
Encore Westerns: 7th; 11:30pm

Heathers (1989)
IFC: 10th; 9:30pm, 11th; 2:30am, 19th; 9:45pm, 20th; 4:45am

Hot Dog...The Movie (1984)
FLIX: 10th; 4:00am, 13th; 3:45am, 18th; 11:00pm, 24th; 11:45pm

In God We Trust (1980) (This trailer appeared on one of the 42nd Street volumes. Might as well include it)
HBOSignature: 2nd; 6:20am, 15th; 4:25am, 26th; 9:30am

In Like Flint (1967)
Fox Movie Channel: 8th; 1:00pm

Kill Bill Vol-1
IFC: 29th; 8:00pm, 30th; 3:00am

Kill Bill Vol-2
IFC: 29th; 10:00pm

L.A. Streetfighter (1986)
Encore Action: 24th; 7:20am

The Land That Time Forgot (1975)
TCM: 15th; 4:15pm

The Last Dragon (1985)
EWAM: 12th; 2:10am, 17th; 2:45am

The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)
Encore: 14th; 9:05pm
Encore West: 14th; 12:05pm
Encore Mystery: 10th; 2:40pm, 30th; 9:00am

The Legend of Hell House (1973)
MMAX: 10th; 4:40am, 22nd; 3:50am

Madman (1982)
IFC: 23rd; 12:30am

Norman...Is That You? (1976) (Another 42nd Street appearance)
TCM: 15th; 4:30am

Our Man Flint (1966)
Fox Movie Channel: 1st; 10:30am, 27th; 2:00pm

Penitentiary (1979) (My TV-pick of the month!)
Showtime Extreme HD: 3rd; 10:00pm, 7th; 3:35am, 16th; 2:30am

Penitentiary II (1982)
FLIX: 4th; 2:00am, 9th; 1:30am, 13th; 2:00am, 16th; 10:05pm, 26th; 12:30am

Race With The Devil (1975)
CinemaxHD: 15th; 6:00am
MaxWest HD: 15th; 9:00am

Reefer Madness (1939)
IFC: 4th; 2:00pm, 13th; 4:45am, 30th; 11:35am

(Spag. Western)
The Return of Sabata (1972)
Encore Westerns: 10th; 12:15pm, 22nd; 8:00pm, 23rd; 2:45am, 27th; 11:40pm

Return To Horror High (1987)
Encore Action: 7th; 12:00am, 17th; 12:00am

Rolling Thunder (1977)
Encore Action: 12th; 12:00am, 21st; 6:00am

Safari 3000 (1981)
Encore Action: 15th; 4:40pm, 26th; 3:00am, 30th; 8:05am

The Savage Seven (1968)
Encore Action: 15th; 6:50am

Scream and Scream Again (1970)
Encore Mystery: 15th; 8:30am, 20th; 9:00am

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)
MMAX: 9th; 6:05am

Showgirls (1995)
MMAX: 4th; 12:25am, 15th; 1:25am, 23rd; 3:05am

Slaughter (1972)
Encore Action: 7th; 3:10am

Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
Encore Drama: 14th; 11:00pm

Terror On The Beach (1973)
Fox Movie Channel: 12th; 5:00pm, 22nd; 6:30pm

Terror Train (1980)
Fox Movie Channel: 29th; 10:00pm

They Live (1988)
AMC: 6th; 4:00am, 9:00am

The Touchables (1968)
Fox Movie Channel: 18th; 4:00am, 22nd; 3:00am
(Dumb ending, but I still like this one)

The Trip (1967)
Encore Drama: 1st; 8:10am, 25th; 6:05am, 30th; 5:00pm

Truck Turner (1974)
Encore Action: 24th; 1:50am

Vanishing Point (1971)
Cinemax HD: 13th; 3:10am
MaxWest HD: 13th; 6:10am

Watermelon Man (1970)
Encore Drama: 14th; 8:00pm

Wicked, Wicked (1973)
TCM: 22nd; 1:00am

The Wild, Wild Planet (1967)
TCM: 15th; 2:30pm

Xanadau (1980)
HBOF: 9th; 3:05am, 11th; 10:45pm, 12th; 4:20am, 24th; 4:15am

The Young Swingers (1963)
Fox Movie Channel: 3rd; 4:30pm, 4th; 10:45am, 13th; 2:30pm

Not sure if Charlie Bronson movies qualify, but here's some:

Death Wish
Cinemax HD: 12th; 10:45am
MaxWest HD: 12th; 1:45pm

Death Wish II
MMAX: 16th; 8:05a

(Another vigilante movie I'm not sure about)
Defiance (1980)
Encore Action: 10th; 12:20pm, 25th; 9:35am, 29th; 8:15pm

Others that might be wildcards:

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)
Fox Movie Channel: 2nd; 4:15am, 14th; 8:00pm, 15th; 4:00am, 21st; 12:00am

The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)
Cinemax HD: 6th; 8:00am
MaxWest HD:6th; 11:00am

Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence (1993)
Encore Mystery: 12th; 2:30am, 24th; 2:00am

Neon City (I'm gonna check it out regardless! )
Encore Action: 9th; 11:10am, 14th; 12:05am, 29th; 2:10am

Terror at London Bridge (1985)
"Jack The Ripper resurfaces in modern day Arizona". Starring David Hasselhoff(!)

Thank God It's Friday! (1978)
TCM: 14th; 8:00pm

(Parodies on Exploitation themes)
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)
IFC: 6th; 5:45pm, 28th; 6:30pm

(Biopics on exploitation legends)
Rated X (2000)
Universal HD: 1st: 4:00am, 8th; 4:00am

The Notorious Bettie Page (2006)
IFC: 9th; 8:45pm, 10th; 3:00am, 24th; 8:00pm, 25th; 1:30am
http://www.badmovies.org/

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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:
Code:
Directors/Producers:

    * Albert Pyun
    * Andreas Schnaas
    * Andy Milligan
    * Barry Mahon
    * Brian Yuzna
    * Bruno Mattei
    * Carl Monson
    * Charles Band
    * Cirio H. Santiago
    * Danny Steinman
    * Dario Argento
    * David A. Prior
    * David E. Durston
    * David F. Friedman
    * Don Coscarelli
    * Don Dohler
    * Don Edmonds
    * Doris Wishman
    * Dwain Esper
    * Edward D. Wood, Jr.
    * Eli Roth
    * Enzo G. Castellari
    * Frank Henenlotter
    * Fred Olen Ray
    * George A. Romero
    * George Weiss
    * Giovanni "Tinto" Brass
    * Godfrey Ho
    * Greydon Clark
    * Harmony Korine
    * Harry Novak
    * Herschell Gordon Lewis
    * Jack Hill
    * Jack Smith
    * Jean Rollin
    * Jeff Lieberman
    * Jess Franco
    * Jim Wynorski
    * Joe D'Amato
    * Joe Sarno
    * John Carpenter
    * John Waters
    * José Mojica Marins (Coffin Joe)
    * José Ramón Larraz
    * Joseph Merhi
    * Juan Piquer Simón
    * Larry Cohen
    * Lindsay Shonteff
    * Lloyd Kaufman
    * Lucio Fulci
    * Mario Bava
    * Melvin Van Peebles
    * Michael and Roberta Findlay
    * Nico Mastorakis
    * Olaf Ittenbach
    * Paul Morrissey
    * Pito Ideather
    * Quentin Tarantino
    * Radley Metzger
    * Ray Dennis Steckler
    * Rob Zombie
    * Robert Rodriguez
    * Roger Corman
    * Ron Ormond
    * Ruggero Deodato
    * Russ Meyer
    * Samuel Fuller
    * Samuel Z. Arkoff
    * Sean Weathers
    * Sergio Corbucci
    * Shaw Brothers
    * Stephen Apostolof
    * Takashi Miike
    * Ted V. Mikels
    * Tobe Hooper
    * Umberto Lenzi
    * Uwe Boll
    * Wes Craven
    * William "One Shot" Beaudine
    * William Castle
    * William Girdler
    * Walerian Borowczyk
    * Zebedy Colt
    * Roger Watkins
    * Alejandro Jodorowsky
    * Kenneth Anger
    * Andrea Bianchi
Code:
Distributors/Studios:

    * Troma Entertainment
    * Something Weird Video
    * American International Pictures (A.I.P.)
    * Boxoffice International Pictures
    * Crown International Pictures
    * Independent International Pictures
    * Hammer Film Productions
    * Amicus
    * Sunn Classic Pictures
    * The Asylum
    * Bci / Eclipse
    * Mill Creek Entertainment
    * Blue Underground
    * Dark Sky Films
    * Full Moon
    * New Concorde
    * August Underground
    * Panik House
    * Code Red 
    * Grindhouse Releasings 
    * Shriek Show 
    * No Shame 
    * MYA Communications
    * Mondo Macabro 
    * Seduction Cinema/Retro Seduction Cinema 
    * Synapse
    * Academy 
    * Adness 
    * Alpha Blue 
    * Anime 18 
    * Artsmagic 
    * Asia Pulp Cinema 
    * Critical Mass 
    * Cult Epics 
    * Discotek  
    * Fantoma 
    * Flipside 
    * Hong Kong Legends 
    * Imperial 
    * MPI 
    * Magnum 
    * Redemption 
    * Severin Films 
    * Shreik Show 
    * Sub Rosa 
    * Tokyo Shock 
    * Unearthed

(Some more theatrical ones, with samples of their output)
After Dark Films (The Abandoned, Captivity, Frontier(s))
Audubon Films (I a Woman, The Lickerish Quartet, Therese and Isabelle)
Bryanston Distributing (Coonskin, Deep Throat, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre)
Cambist Films (Anita, The Crazies, Ilsa)
Chancellor Films (Confessions of a Psycho Cat. The Diary of Knockers McCalla, Submission)
Commonwealth United (99 Women, The Blood of Fu Manchu , The Girl Who Knew Too Much)
Dimension Pictures (Boss N----r, Dolemite, Gator Bait)
Empire Pictures (Creepozoids, Re-Animator, Troll)
Eve Productions (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, Mondo Topless, Vixen!)
FVI (Anthropophagus, Ator the Invicible, Pieces)
The Filmgroup (Creature from the Haunted Sea, Little Shop of Horrors, The Wasp Woman)
Greycat Films (The Dark Backward, Henry - Portrait of a Serial Killer, Meet the Feebles)
Grove Press (I am Curious, Mr. Freedom, Week End)
JER (Diary of a Nudist, The Ghastly Ones, Nude on the Moon)
Jack H Harris Enterprises (Dark Star, Equinox, Schlock)
Joseph Brenner Associates (Cuban Rebel Girls, Deep River Savages, Shock Waves)
MPM (Invasion of the Bee Girls, Virus, Savage Streets)
Magnet Releasing (Chocolate, Let the Right One In, Ong Bak 2)
Maron Films (Godzilla - Monster Zero, Godzilla's Revenge, War of the Gargantuas)
Millimeter Films (Hardware, The Return of the Swamp Thing, Stepfather II)
Sherpix (Pink Narcissus, Punishment Park, The Stewardesses)
Trans American Films (The Cycle Savages, Salon Kitty, Shivers)
Trans World Entertainment (The Curse, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Maniac Cop)
UFDC (1990 - The Bronx Warriors, Dawn of the Dead, Sleepaway Camp)
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Andy Sidaris
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Bela Lugosi
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Bill Goldberg
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Boris Karloff
Brinke Stevens
Bruce Campbell
Bruce Dern
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Cameron Mitchell
Casper Van Dien
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Chuck Conners
Chuck Norris
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Daniel Bernhardt
David Bradley
David Carridine
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Dick Miller
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Don Johnson
Donald Pleasence
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Dyanne Thorne
Eddie Parker
Eduardo Cianelli
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Gary Daniels
Geofrrey Lewis
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Harvey Lembeck
Hulk Hogan
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Tor Johnson
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Virginia Leith
Warren Oates
Whit Bissell
William Shatner (except Star Trek)
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Streaming films on AMC's B-Movie site
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Seeing as how I've pretty much bombed the year's Oscar challenge, this may be the ticket. Have been in the mood for these kinds of films lately. Sounds fun.
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couple of other ideas

3-D films or films that were originally in 3-D...some of these have 3-D releases on DVD like The Stewaresses or Comin' at Ya. Some of them hit DVD without the 3-D like Jaws 3-D and Creature From the Black Lagoon.

also, the endlessly cheap string of Star Wars imitators might be a good category. Stuff like Saturn 3 and even Krull.
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So we make a list of a bunch of bad movies and then throughout the year, we watch them?
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So we make a list of a bunch of bad movies and then throughout the year, we watch them?
No, we watch bad movies next month. The goal is 100 movies but you can watch as many as you want.
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No, we watch bad movies next month. The goal is 100 movies but you can watch as many as you want.
Oh OK, thanks.
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There's only 30 days in April
+ May 1st.
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gd to see Bollywood movies count in this challenge. i am curious to know how i could go about searching for this on RT/ Metacritic:

Critical Bombs (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic)

EDIT: ok i found the link for Metacritic: http://www.metacritic.com/film/lowscores.shtml

if anyone knows the link for RT please post here, thanks
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gd to see Bollywood movies count in this challenge. i am curious to know how i could go about searching for this on RT/ Metacritic:

Critical Bombs (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic)

EDIT: ok i found the link for Metacritic: http://www.metacritic.com/film/lowscores.shtml

if anyone knows the link for RT please post here, thanks
I put the links in the original post, and I added IMDB bottom 100.
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Forgive me if this is ground we've already covered, but where do contemporary urban drama or "gangsta" films fall in the movie spectrum? I'm not necessarily talking about films like Boyz 'N the Hood or Do the Right Thing (although you might be able to make arguments for their inclusion), but I'm thinking more about the lesser films that followed those two hallmark films. Specifically, I was thinking about throwing In Too Deep into my pile, but I didn't know if it qualified as a "B-movie." Pam Grier has a role in it, if that counts for anything.
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what about short films?, it's allowed on the Oscar Challenge, but largely frowned on for the Horror Challenge. Are we doing any 'Wild Cards' for questionable films?
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Forgive me if this is ground we've already covered, but where do contemporary urban drama or "gangsta" films fall in the movie spectrum? I'm not necessarily talking about films like Boyz 'N the Hood or Do the Right Thing (although you might be able to make arguments for their inclusion), but I'm thinking more about the lesser films that followed those two hallmark films. Specifically, I was thinking about throwing In Too Deep into my pile, but I didn't know if it qualified as a "B-movie." Pam Grier has a role in it, if that counts for anything.
If Pam Grier is in it, then it's safe. My stock answer is, if you think it should count, then it probably will. Do The Right Thing might be too mainstream, but I wouldn't contest it if someone counted it. I think most Gangsta films might be considered B-Movies. They are almost modern day Blaxploitation, in a way. I wouldn't count something like American Gangster, which is definitely an "A" production, with Big Name director and Big Name stars, but I think "Hood Films" is a good category. I'll add it to the original post. Obviously some films listed might be too big, but that's up to the viewer to decide.

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what about short films?, it's allowed on the Oscar Challenge, but largely frowned on for the Horror Challenge. Are we doing any 'Wild Cards' for questionable films?
We might be able to include Wild Cards. I have a copy of Fists, Pirates and Karate by Joe D'Amato that is very rare and was only available commercially on Super8. It's 30 minutes and I'd hate to not be able to include it somehow. You guys want Wild Cards? I'm up for it.
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Sweet. After 30 days of Oscar stuff, I'm ready for a change.
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Absolutely great job on this thread so far caligulathegod! I especially love the picture in the first post.

On the shorts/wildcard issue, they could be two different things.

Maybe have a set limit of only being able to count 5 (or whatever you choose) shorts, with maybe even a checklist option or two for shorts.

And the wildcards could maybe have another purpose if you come up with something like films that don't really qualify.
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i guess the other thread here:
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/55...challenge.html

was closed because this one is being used instead? just curious
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i guess the other thread here:
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was closed because this one is being used instead? just curious
From this post here, it looks like the OP requested that one to be closed.
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From this post here, it looks like the OP requested that one to be closed.
Others may have done the same, but I hit the 'report post' button to bring his request to the mod's attention.

Saying something in a thread does absolutely nothing, mods do not read every post. If you want action taken you have to hit that button (or email/PM the mods/admins).
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Thanks. I was going to request it formally at some point. I'd earlier PM'd a mod to change this thread's title.
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Absolutely great job on this thread so far caligulathegod! I especially love the picture in the first post.

On the shorts/wildcard issue, they could be two different things.

Maybe have a set limit of only being able to count 5 (or whatever you choose) shorts, with maybe even a checklist option or two for shorts.

And the wildcards could maybe have another purpose if you come up with something like films that don't really qualify.
could that include, say... Little Shop of Horrors: The Musical at Ford's Theatre here in DC???
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Well, that play is a direct adaptation of a Roger Corman movie, so there is a connection. I don't see why not.
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