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Fourth Annual Drive-in/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge April 1-30 2013


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

END OF THE WORLD!
April 1 - April 30, 2013

100 Movies in 30 Days.

This thread is for discussion only.

The 2012 discussion thread is here

The 2012 list thread is here

The 2011 discussion thread is here. 2011 list thread is here.

The 2010 discussion thread is here. 2010's list thread is HERE.


Actual lists will go

***here***.



As with most challenges, the goal is to reach 100 movies. Your own goal might be higher or lower. Challenge begins (Sunday night midnight) April 1, 2013, 12:00 am EDT 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.
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 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.
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 2013, regardless of other qualification, counts toward your list.. Please note that it was a Drive-In Movie.

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.

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 "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.

New rule. Please tally your totals including "new views" at the end of the challenge.




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
Financial Bombs
Critical Bombs (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes or

Metacritic or IMDB Bottom

100
{Bottom 100 archive})
1930s and 1940s Cautionary

Films

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
Ozploitation (Australian exploitation)
"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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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 -

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
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
"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"
END OF THE WORLD film
Critical Bomb (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic or IMDB Bottom 100  {Bottom 100 archive})
Financial Bomb
MST3K/RiffTrax (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

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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:

    * Al Adamson   
    * Albert Pyun
    * Andreas Schnaas
    * Andy Milligan
    * Andy Sidaris
    * Barry Mahon
    * Bill Rebane
    * Brian Yuzna
    * Bruno Mattei
    * Carl Monson
    * Charles Band
    * Cirio H. Santiago
    * Danny Steinman
    * Dario Argento
    * David A. Prior
    * David E. Durston
    * David F. Friedman
    * David L. Hewitt
    * Don Coscarelli
    * Don Dohler
    * Don Edmonds
    * Doris Wishman
    * Dwain Esper
    * Eddie Romero
    * 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
    * Ishirô Honda
    * Jack Hill
    * Jack Smith
    * Jamaa Fanaka
    * 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
    * Kinji Fukasaku
    * Larry Cohen
    * Lindsay Shonteff
    * Lloyd Kaufman
    * Lucio Fulci
    * Mario Bava
    * Melvin Van Peebles
    * Michael and Roberta Findlay
    * Nico Mastorakis
    * Olaf Ittenbach
    * Paul Morrissey
    * Quentin Tarantino
    * Radley Metzger
    * Ray Dennis Steckler
    * Richard Rush
    * 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
    * William Lustig
    * Walerian Borowczyk
    * Zebedy Colt
    * Roger Watkins
    * Alejandro Jodorowsky
    * Kenneth Anger
    * Andrea Bianchi
    * Menahem Golan 
    * Yoram Globus
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
    * Concorde-New Horizons
    * Toe Tag Pictures (August Underground) 
    * Panik House
    * Code Red 
    * Grindhouse Releasings 
    * Shriek Show 
    * No Shame 
    * Mondo Macabro 
    * Seduction Cinema/Retro Seduction Cinema 
    * Synapse
    * Academy 
    * Adness 
    * Alpha Blue 
    * Artsmagic 
    * Asia Pulp Cinema 
    * Critical Mass 
    * Cult Epics 
    * Discotek  
    * Fantoma 
    * Hong Kong Legends 
    * Imperial 
    * MPI 
    * VCI 
    * Redemption 
    * Severin Films 
    * Sub Rosa 
    * Tokyo Shock 
    * Unearthed
    * Shout Factory
    * PRC
    * Monogram
    * Cannon Films

(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!)
Film Ventures International (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)
J.E.R. Pictures(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)
World Northal (The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, The Children, Slaughter in San Francisco)
Code:
Actors:
Adam West
Allison Hayes
Angelo Rossitto
Annie Belle
Arch Hall Jr
Audie Murphy
Barbara Steele
Bela Lugosi
Beverly Garland
Bill Goldberg
Billy Blanks
Blue Demon
Boris Karloff
Brinke Stevens
Bruce Campbell
Bruce Dern
Bruce Lee (Le, Li, etc.)
Buck Flower
Cameron Mitchell
Casper Van Dien
Chelo Alonso
Cheryl "Rainbeaux" Smith
Christina Lindberg
Christopher Lee (except his newer films)
Chuck Conners
Chuck Norris
Clint Howard (ex: his brother's films)
Corey Feldman
Corey Haim
Cynthia Rothrock
Charles Bronson
Claudia Jennings
Daniel Bernhardt
David Bradley
David Carridine
David Hess
Dennis Hopper (ex: Speed)
Dick Miller
Divine
Dolores Fuller
Dolph Lundgren (ex: Rocky IV)
Don “The Dragon” Wilson
Don Johnson
Dona Speir
Donald Pleasence
Doug McClure
D'Urville Martin
Dyanne Thorne
Eddie Deezen
Eddie Parker
Eduardo Cianelli
Edwige Fenech
Elisha Cook Jr
Elizabeth Russell
Ernest Borgnine
Faith Domergue
Fred Williamson
Gary Daniels
Geofrrey Lewis
George Kennedy
George Zucco
Harry Reems
Harvey Lembeck
Hulk Hogan
J. Carrol Naish
Jack Elam
Jack Nicholson (pre-1975)
Jack Palance
Jackie Coogan
James Arness
James Karen
Jan-Michael Vincent
Jason Statham
Jayne Mainsfield
Jean-Claude van Damme
Jeff Conaway
Jeff Speakman
Jeff Wincott
Jeffery Combs
Joan Crawford
Joe Don Baker
Joe Spinell
John Agar
John Bloom
John Carradine
John Saxon
Karin Schubert
Klaus Kinski
Lana Clarkson
Laura Gemser
Lee Van Cleef
Lili Carati
Lina Romay
Linnea Quigley
Lionel Atwill
Lon Chaney Jr
Lorenzo Lamas
Lou Ferrigno
Mädchen Amick
Maila Nurmi
Mamie Van Doren
Mantan Mooreland
Maria Ford
Maria Ouspenskaya
Mariangela Giordano 
Marjoe Gortner
Martin Kosleck
Mary Mendum (aka Rebecca Brooke)
Mary Woronov
Maureen O'Sullivan
Michael Berryman
Michael Dudikoff
Micheal Gough
Micheal Ironside
Misty Mundae
Olivia Pascal
Olivier Gruner
Paola Senatore
Pam Grier
Patrick Swayze
Peter Cushing
Peter Graves
Peter Lorre
Phil Fondacaro
Pierre Kirby
PJ Soles
Randolph Scott
Reiko Ike
Rena Riffel
Richard Carlson
Richard Harrison
Richard Johnson
Richard Norton
Robert Vaughn
Robert Z'dar
Roddy McDowall
Roddy Piper
Roger Watkins
Rondo Hatton
Rudy Ray Moore
Russ Tamblyn
Santo
Shannon Tweed
Shannon Whirry
Shô Kosugi
Sid Haig
Simon Oakland
Soledad Miranda
Sonny Chiba
Steve Railsback
Steve Reeves
Steven Seagal
Sybil Danning
Sylvia Kristel
Ted Prior
The Amazing Criswell
Tom Atkins
Tor Johnson
Traci Lords
Tura Santana
Udo Kier
Uschi Digard 
Victor Buono
Vincent Price
Virginia Leith
Warren Oates
Whit Bissell
William Shatner (except Star Trek)
William Smith
Zoe Trilling

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New rule this year is just a request that participants tally their totals, including first time views if they include those, at the end of the challenge.

Any old business? New business? Any changes to the checklist?

I'm considering pruning or eliminating the distributor safe list and just keeping it for suggestion purposes. Thinking of adding Ving Rhames to the safe list. His career has headed to Lorenzo Lamas territory. I always felt bad that Sid Haig was supposed to be in Pulp Fiction but turned it down. He could have had Ving Rhames career. Now, it turns out Ving is having Sid's career.

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Looking forward to this, and while I'm here, a question. I just bought the Conan Complete Set to watch during the Action Adventure Challenge, but it occured to me, would the Conan movies count as a before they were stars eligible?
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Yes yes yes!

Caligulathegod - message me when it gets closer about my blog/site sponsoring a prize!
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Yes yes yes!

Caligulathegod - message me when it gets closer about my blog/site sponsoring a prize!
Thanks, sure will.

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Looking forward to this, and while I'm here, a question. I just bought the Conan Complete Set to watch during the Action Adventure Challenge, but it occured to me, would the Conan movies count as a before they were stars eligible?
Conan is based upon the pulps which was exploitation literature, so they will count. You could probably count any Robert Howard, H.P. Lovecraft work.

Speaking of Lovecraftian, I will say about something last year. I finally watched Cabin in the Woods for the Horror challenge. Had I known more about it, I probably would NOT have allowed it for this challenge. I loved the movie, but it wasn't what I thought. Way too big budget and ambitious for the realm of this challenge. Mayyyyybe as a Wild Card on the haunted cabin pastiche. Horror is allowed, but it really should be the low budget, cheesy type, or direct parodies of such. Cabin in the Woods went into a high concept that I really loved, but it just didn't feel like THIS challenge. It has to be the right kind of horror otherwise this is just Horror Movie Challenge part 2.
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I added a new film to the list. END OF THE WORLD Film. There have been a lot of these lately. I'm even counting the big Hollywood ones. This is the comedy or drama about how regular people deal with the imminent end of the world, like Melancholia (2011), Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Children of Men, This is the End (would count but it comes out in June), Dr. Strangelove, etc. Any others we can think of? Not Post-apocalyptic, so much as "the end is coming".
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Oh, yeah. We're only 30 days this year. Starts on April Fool's Day.
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Oh, yeah. We're only 30 days this year. Starts on April Fool's Day.
Don't you mean April Fool's Dusk?
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My favorite challenge is back!
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Don't you mean April Fool's Dusk?
Fool Dark hundred?
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I see Bruce Campbell is a safe actor, and I guess that would include the first 2 Evil Dead films, but how about Army of Darkness? Didn't AoD get more exposure, so was less likely to count as a B Movie?
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Yeah, Army of Darkness. Generally films he had a major part in. I would exclude his cameo appearances in Sam Raimi's current blockbusters (Spider-Man, Oz, etc.) Congo might be out, as well. Occasionally these guys got a shot at stardom and were in a big Movie, so those are exceptions to the "safe list". This would apply to directors, as well. For instance, Tobe Hooper is on the safe list but I would probably exclude Poltergeist.
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Yeah, Army of Darkness. Generally films he had a major part in. I would exclude his cameo appearances in Sam Raimi's current blockbusters (Spider-Man, Oz, etc.) Congo might be out, as well. Occasionally these guys got a shot at stardom and were in a big Movie, so those are exceptions to the "safe list". This would apply to directors, as well. For instance, Tobe Hooper is on the safe list but I would probably exclude Poltergeist.
I think Congo is debatable. It was meant to be a blockbuster but did it do well? I know a lot of people hate it and think it is garbage. I could be wrong. Either way, I love the movie
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Yeah, Army of Darkness. Generally films he had a major part in. I would exclude his cameo appearances in Sam Raimi's current blockbusters (Spider-Man, Oz, etc.) Congo might be out, as well. Occasionally these guys got a shot at stardom and were in a big Movie, so those are exceptions to the "safe list". This would apply to directors, as well. For instance, Tobe Hooper is on the safe list but I would probably exclude Poltergeist.
Nice, last year I ordered the special edition Blu Ray of Army of Darkness, and have been hoping for a good reason to watch it
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Nice, last year I ordered the special edition Blu Ray of Army of Darkness, and have been hoping for a good reason to watch it
You needed a "good reason" to watch AOD?!?!? I'd think sunrise/sunset (pick one) would be good enough!
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Congo is borderline. 21% on RT, but it was a box office hit. $152,022,101 worldwide ($81,022,101 domestic) theatrically versus a $50,000,000 budget. Big name director and producer and based upon big name author.

It might squeak through, but it's still a good example of an "A" film in an otherwise "B" career.
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Congo is borderline. 21% on RT, but it was a box office hit. $152,022,101 worldwide ($81,022,101 domestic) theatrically versus a $50,000,000 budget. Big name director and producer and based upon big name author.

It might squeak through, but it's still a good example of an "A" film in an otherwise "B" career.
Didn't realize it made that much $$$
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Anybody planning on picking up any new DVD releases just in time for this challenge? A couple on the way:

March 19th: Action Packed Movie Marathon (I still got my Exterminator 2 VHS!)

March 26th: Katarina's Kat Scratch Cinema: Alley Cat & Angels Brigade
Been thinking of giving Angels Brigade a blind-buy (Greydon Clark fan, here) and I've seen Alley Cat before. It's a little light on violence & nudity, but I remember having enough fun with it.

April 23rd: Fifty Shades of De Sade (Nice tie-in from the folks at Blue Underground. It's a 4-pack re-release of BU's DeSade movies...Mostly done by Jess Franco)
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Excellent, the 2 top shelves of my 'to watch' shelf is challenge applicable.

Although I don't know how I was able to get 89 in last year. Shooting for 60ish.
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Anybody planning on picking up any new DVD releases just in time for this challenge? A couple on the way:
I've picked up some MC sets for the Challenge, as well as some kaiju and Conan movies. I alao just received in the mail some Harryhausen dvds, but I dont know if they would count or not.
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Very excited! I'm already underway with the Action/Adventure/Crime/Mystery Challenge, so I plan to be along for the party!
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A couple things. First, while I don't own Congo, so it does not matter to me, but for those that do own it, wouldn't it be eligible under the idea that it was nominated for a Razzie?


Second, would Death Race be eligible? It received a 43 on the tomato meter, but is it close enough to an exploitation film to be eligible due to it's subject matter?
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