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The Seventh Annual May Make-Your-Own Challenge - May 1-31, 2016 **List Thread**

The Seventh Annual May Make-Your-Own Challenge
May 1-31, 2016

This thread is for lists only.
For discussion, go to the May 2016 Make-Your-Own Challenge Discussion Thread.

It's time, once again, to take a look at your dusty, unopened box sets, your unwatched stacks of Blu-rays, DVDs, HD-DVDs, LDs, VHS or Beta tapes, your DVR, your Netflix queue, etc., etc., and decide what you think you should spend 31 days watching. Now's your chance to finally watch all the stuff that didn't fit, or that you just didn't get around to, during the other Challenges.

Since you choose your own Challenge theme, you make the rules.

There are however a few guidelines which everyone should follow.

Challenge Guidelines:

The Challenge runs from May 1 through May 31.

Sure, you can do your May MYOC in September if you want, but the list thread will only be stickied during May, so if you want anyone else to see what you're up to, please try to do it near those dates.

Please state your challenge theme and your challenge goal and rules (if any) at the top of your list(s) in the list thread so others can tell what you're doing.

Please don't duplicate an existing "Official" DVD Talk Challenge.

This guideline is mainly here so we don't subtract from participation in any of the other Challenges, and to encourage participants to focus on genres not already covered by a Challenge, but since everyone's "need to watch" list is different, and you're able to watch stuff that qualifies for one or more of the other Challenges during every other Challenge, you're free to narrow the focus of one of the broader "Official" Challenges.

For example; Say you only collect horror, then you could make your Challenge to watch just horror films, or just horror TV shows, or just zombie films, etc. Or if you have lots of unwatched Sci-Fi, then your MYOC could be just watch Sci-Fi movies, or watch Star Trek shows, or watch TOS, etc.

Here's Trevor's handy-dandy list of Challenges from his "Official" DVDTalk Challenges Compendium thread:

DVDTalk Challenge Schedule

Month-long Challenge
Partial Month Challenge
JanuaryTVHoliday ends on the 1st; varying Academy Award
Februarynonevarying Academy Award
MarchAction/Adventure/Crimevarying Academy Award
JuneHistorical Appreciationnone
NovemberComedyHoliday starts week of Thanksgiving

Since we already have Monthly "Unwatched Media Pile" Threads, please do not use that as a theme.

During past MYOCs, people weren't happy with this being used as a theme, and I tend to agree that it is a little lazy. So how about giving a little thought to the theme and coming up with something a little more creative, please?

Check out the previous threads for ideas:
2010 discussion thread.
2010 list thread.
2011 discussion thread.
2011 list thread.
2012 discussion thread.
2012 list thread.
2013 discussion thread.
2013 list thread.
2014 discussion thread.
2014 list thread.
2015 discussion thread.
2015 list thread.


Free stuff!

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In keeping with the spirit of the Make-Your-Own Challenge, three winners will pick their own prizes from HamiltonBook.com.

Thanks again, GoldenWheels!


On June 1st, three winners will be randomly chosen from the Challenge participants (using Random.org).

Prize selection will be limited to items priced $25 or less.

You must have a US mailing address to receive a prize.

Any unclaimed prize opportunities will be re-gifted on June 4.

I will announce the prizes chosen so we can all be envious and/or amused by the selections.
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Re: The Seventh Annual May Make-Your-Own Challenge - May 1-31, 2016 **List Thread**

List of Participants and their Challenges:

Dimension X"Four Color Adventures Challenge"
shadokitty"Action Adventure / Documentary / Sports Challenge"
TheBigDave"Back to the '80s Challenge"
BobO'Link"The Cult of Personality" Challenge
wishbone"I Know Kung-Fu" Challenge
mrcellophane"Foreign Film Challenge"
Cardsfan111"The Binge-Watching Challenge"
davidh777Nothing stated on list, but judging from what he's watching, I'm guessing it's a Marvel Challenge
omike"Made In Japan Challenge Raids Again"
Trevor"Swamp Thing* Challenge"
Giles"From Page to Screen" Challenge
lisadoris"Star Trek Deep Space Nine / Star Trek: Voyager Challenge"
orlmac"Serials based on comic-book characters" Challenge
malazar"Black Sails Challenge"
MrTerrific"Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Re-Watch" Challenge
SterlingBen"Get Your Money's Worth Re-Watch Challenge"
pacaway"The Full Monty" Challenge
Greg MacGuffin"Classic Film Challenge"
Screwadu"1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die" Challenge
Gobear"Shakespeare and Friends" Challenge
ororama"Cops, Detectives, Criminals and Crime" Challenge
LJG765icheckmovies "(Specifically Best Cartoons Ever, 100 Animated Feature Films, Top 100 Animated Features of all Time, Musical and Shorts lists)" Challenge
PCBreakdown"Monsters vs Aliens Challenge"
ross_r"3rd Annual Rockin' Music Marathon (Concerts - Music Videos and such)" Challenge
ntnon"Turner Classic (&Batman?) Movies" Challenge
Surfinhank"SUMMER MOVIES" Challenge
Indy24LA"Movies With Athletic Support" Challenge
hbsvb"Movies/TV Shows based on Comic Books/Graphic Novels" Challenge
Bladz"Comic Book Movie Challenge"
Fist of Doom"Millennium" Challenge
jmsmath"Comic Book / Superhero Challenge"
HyperWeather"Baseball & Blockbusters" Challenge"
JennandTheCats"Our letter this month is S...which is Super" Challenge
Chad"Dark Shadows and..." Challenge
KaBluie"Catch Up (and keep up) with the the shows I missed" Challenge

If you notice any errors in this list, please let me know.

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My 2010 MYOC - "Directed by Alfred Hitchcock" Challenge
My 2011 MYOC - "James Bond/Pink Panther-palooza" Challenge
My 2012 MYOC - "Commentary Track Challenge"
My 2013 MYOC - "Son of Commentary Track Challenge"
My 2014 MYOC - "Something Weird Video Challenge"
My 2015 MYOC - "Directed by John Ford Challenge"

Rules: Any movie or TV series based on a comic book or comic strip is eligible.
Goals: Watch some stuff.


Hillbilly Blitzkrieg (1942)
Kyonyû doragon: Onsen zonbi vs sutorippâ 5 (The Big Tits Dragon) (2010)


Le déclic (The Click / The Turn-On) (1985)
Sex in the Comics (1972)


Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload (2013)
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Batman: Be-Leaguered (2014)


Superman (1941)
The Mechanical Monsters (1941)
Superman and the Mole-Men (1951)


Batman: Crusader (2014) (Fydo)
Dick Tracy: "Dick Tracy and Flattop" (PubDHub)
Dick Tracy: "Shaky's Secret Treasure" (PubDHub)


Howard the Duck (1986)
Billion Dollar Limited (1942)
The Arctic Giant (1942)
The Bulleteers (1942)
The Magnetic Telescope (1942)


Electric Earthquake (1942)
Volcano (1942)
Terror on the Midway (1942)


Justice League: Gods and Monsters (2015)
Dick Tracy (1990)


Vampirella (1996)


Swamp Thing (1982)
The Rocketeer (1991)


Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD (1998)


The Amazing Adventures of the Living Corpse (2012)
The Spirit (1987)
Dr. Strange (1978)


Mandrake the Magician: "Pilot" (Archive.org)


Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)


Brenda Starr (1989)
Modesty Blaise (1966)


Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)


Superman (1978)
Superman II (1980)
Superman III (1983)
Supergirl (1984)


Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
Superman II (The Richard Donner Cut) (2006)


Superman Returns (2006)
Man of Steel (2013)
Japoteurs (1942)
Showdown (1942)
Eleventh Hour (1942)
Destruction Inc. (1942)


The Mummy Strikes (1943)
Jungle Drums (1943)
The Underground World (1943)
Secret Agent (1943)
Batman: Bad Blood (2016)


Hellboy (2004)


Steel (1997)


The Losers (2010)
Priest (2011)
The Walking Dead: "No Way Out"
The Walking Dead: "The Next World"
The Walking Dead: "Knots Untie"
The Walking Dead: "Not Tomorrow Yet"
The Walking Dead: "The Same Boat"



The Walking Dead: "Twice as Far"
The Walking Dead: "East"
The Walking Dead: "Last Day on Earth"


Deadpool (2016)

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Action Adventure / Documentary / Sports Challenge

April 30

1. The Kayak Fishing Show: Costa Rica Roosterfish - World Fishing Network
2. Inside Sportfishing: Jig Chucker's Ball Pt 2 - World Fishing Network
3. Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown - FM
4. America: Facts vs Fiction: Kings of the Sky - AHC

May 1

5. Aliens of the Deep - Amazon Instant Video
6. FLW Outdoors: Potomac River - World Fishing Network
7. The Kayak Fishing Show (Unknown Episode) - World Fishing Network
8. 704 Outdoors: Night Bowhunting Hogs - Angel Two
9. Zona's Awesome Fishing Show: Beaverfork: Solo: Largemouth - Outdoor Channel
10. Lindner's Angling Edge: Deep Water Gills - Outdoor Channel
11. The Adventures of Superman: Joey - Amazon Instant Video
12. Bloodsport - NWI
13. Dirty Missions (Unknown Episode) - World Fishing Network
14. Grand Slam Fishing (Unknown Episode) - World Fishing Network

May 2

15. Jim Shockey's Uncharted: Mountain of God - Outdoor Channel
16. Greg Zipadelli's Drop Zone: Big Sky Country Elk - Outdoor Channel
17. This Week in the B1G (5/2/2016) - Big Ten Network
18. Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom: Dangerous Moments in the Wild Kingdom - YouTube
19. Fear No Evil: FNE Spring Special - Outdoor Channel
20. The American Way: Mark and Thomas IN Deer and Turkey 2015 - Pursuit Channel
21. Gridiron Outdoors: Louisville Legend Pt 2 - Outdoor Channel
22. Whitetail Freaks: Long Beam vs Mathews - Outdoor Channel
23. The Adventure Series: Arctic Grizzly & Caribou Adventure - Outdoor Channel
24. Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom: Against the Clock - YouTube
25. College Volleyball: Montana vs North Dakota (2015) - Fox College Sports

May 3

26. The Sky at Night: Mysterious Mars - YouTube
27. Lake Commandos: Big Bass - New Crankbait - Sportsman Channel
28. Trailing the Hunter's Moon: Highland Mists - Sportsman Channel
29. Skull Bound TV: Utah Elk Hunt with Corey Garmin - Sportsman Channel
30. Mountain Monsters: Mountain Monsters - DVR
31. Scott Linden's Wingshooting USA: This IS South Dakota - Pursuit Channel
32. Pushing Boundaries: Glorious Days - Outside Television
33. Mighty Cruise Ships: Stella Australis - Smithsonian Channel
34. MacGyver: On a Wing and a Prayer - Cloo
35. National Geographic: Tigers of the Snow - DVD
36. The Incredible Hulk: Pilot Pt 1 - NWI
37. UFO Files: Real UFO's - History Channel On Demand
38. Walking With Monsters: Episode 1 - Dailymotion
39. In Search of Aliens: The Hunt For Atlantis - History Channel On Roku
40. Bizarre Foods America: Nashville: Crane Meat and Pigeon Feet - Travel Channel On Demand

May 4

41. Jurassic Park - DVD
42. MASK: The Deathstone - DVD
43. Daredevil: Into the Ring - NWI
44. Walking With Monsters: Episode 2 - Dailymotion
45. Walking With Monsters: Episode 3 - Dailymotion
46. How It's Made: Ceramic Grills - DVR
47. Warrior Queen - Tubi TV
48. Feel the Rush TV: Quebec Caribou - Wild Television Network

May 5

49. Real South Hunting: See You Later Alligator - Pursuit Channel
50. 10 Sand n' Surf Hotspots: Ultimate Edens - Travel Channel
51. Opium and the Kung Fu Master - El Rey Network
52. Spartacus: Red Serpent - NWI
53. The Xtreme Collxtion (Unknown Episode) - Outside Television
54. Facing Waves: Padding and Kite Boarding the Sud de France - Outside Television
55. Sports Detectives: The Immaculate Reception - Smithsonian Channel
56. Hog Dawgs (Unknown Episode) - Angel Two
57. Cuba: Baseball's Final Frontier - SportsTime Ohio
58. 18 Holes With Jimmy Hanlin: Trump National Golf Club - SportsTime Ohio
59. The Outdoor Option (Unknown Episode) - SportsTime Ohio
60. MASK: The Star Chariot - DVD
61. Blue Planet: Ocean World - DVD

May 6

62. Mysterious Worlds: Crop Circles - Tubi TV
63. Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning - Sony Movie Channel
64. Boardstories (Unknown Episode) - Outside Television
65. Pushing Boundaries: Last Man Standing - Outside Television
66. Batman: The Mark of the Zombies - Cape Television
67. Ultimate Rush: Untethered - Outside Television
68. Blue Planet: Frozen Seas - DVD
69. Making of Ocean World - DVD
70. Making of Frozen Seas - DVD
71. Doug Allan Interview - DVD
72. MASK: The Book of Power - DVD
73. MASK: Video V.E.N.O.M. - DVD
74. Myth Hunters: The Hunt For Pirate Treasure - NWI
75. Top Gear: Season 18 Episode 4 - NWI

May 7

76. Primeval (2007) - Encore Suspense
77. Great White Shark: Truth Behind the Legend - Amazon Instant Video
78. The Hunters - Showtime On Demand
79. Kentucky Derby Moments - TVG2
80. Kentucky Derby Handicappers' Preview - TVG2
81. God Mars: Who Am I?! - Hulu
82. NASA's Unexplained Files: Attack of the Thunderballs - DVR
83. Black Sails: The Real Pirates of Nassau - Starz On Demand
84. SEC Now (5/7/2016) - SEC Network

May 8

85. David Attenborough's Rise of Animals: From the Seas to the Skies - Smithsonian Channel
86. David Attenborough's Rise of Animals: Dawn of the Mammals - Smithsonian Channel
87. Golf Central (5/8/2016) - Golf Channel
88. Sport Fishing Television: The Happiest of Hours: Key West - Destination America
89. Jimmy Houston Outdoors: La Perla Bass - Destination America

May 13

90. Transformers: S.O.S. Dinobots - Tubi TV
91. Making of the Deep - DVD
92. Interview with researcher Penny Allen - DVD
93. Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives: Food Done Right - Food Network
94. Battlestar Galactica: The Lost Planet Of Gods Pt 2 - NWI
95. Top Gear: Series 18, Episode 6 - NWI

May 14

96. Yellowstone Supervolcano - Smithsonian Channel
97. Federation Angler TV: MWC - St. Claire Shore, MI - Pursuit Channel
98. Nature's Great Events: The Great Migration - NWI
99. Cabela's Fisherman's Handbook: Going Shallow - Pursuit Channel
100. Fishing & Hunting Texas: Shallow Grass / C.A.S.T. Winner - Pursuit Channel
101. Expedition Unknown: Yamashita's Gold - Travel Channel
102. Ancient Aliens: Pyramids of Antarctica - History Channel On Demand
103. Unsealed: Alien Files: Alien Encyclopedia - NWI
104. Blue Planet: Seasonal Seas - DVD
105. Blue Planet: Coral Seas - DVD
106. NBA Special - NBA TV
107. Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives: Hot Meat and Cold Veg - Food Network
108. The Greatest Places: IMAX - NWI

May 15

109. How It's Made: Cast Iron Stoves - Science
110. Dispatches (Unknown Episode) - Outside Television
111. Good Eats: True Brew III: Amber Waves - Cooking Channel
112. Food Factory USA: The Steaks Are High - FYI
113. Food Factory USA: Cheesiest Episode Ever - FYI
114. American Eats: Ice Cream - FYI
115. Nature's Great Events: The Great Tide - NWI
116. Stonehenge Empire - Smithsonian Channel
117. Ancient Aliens: Aliens B.C. - History Channel On Demand

May 16

118. Global Wheeling (Unknown Episode) - Outside Television
119. Global Wheeling (Unknown Episode) - Outside Television
120. UFC 198 Prelims - FS2
121. Ancient Aliens: Destination Mars - History Channel On Demand
122. Good Eats: Curious Yet Tasty Avocado Experiments - Cooking Channel

May 17

123. Big Ten Elite: 1993 Wisconsin Football - Big Ten Network
124. Forensic Files: Broken Promises - MyTV
125. Blue Planet: Coral Seas - DVD
126. Making of Seasonal Seas - DVD
127. Hunting the Country: Yelping Youngsters Pt 1 - Outdoor Channel
128. Dog Soldiers - YouTube

May 18

129. Reel Time Florida Sportsman: Crystal in the Rough - Sportsman Channel
130. Walking with Dinosaurs: New Blood - Amazon Instant Video
131. Play Dead - Amazon Prime
132. Ancient Aliens and the New World Order - Hulu
133. Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives: Kickin' it in Key West - Food Network
134. Making of Coral Seas - DVD
135. Interview with Producer Alastair Fothergill - DVD

May 19

136. Rugged Nation TV: Sweet Talking in Kansas - Sportsman Channel
137. 90 in 30: AC Milan vs AS Roma - Bein Sports Network
138. The Express Xtra (5/18/2016) - Bein Sports
139. Superman: Learning to Fly - Amazon Prime
140. Superman: TAS: The Last Son of Krypton Pt 1 - Amazon Prime
141. The Adventures of Superman: The Unlucky Number - Amazon Instant Video
142. Realtree Outdoors: Early Season Iowa - Outdoor Channel
143. Wildgame Nation: Babysitting Luke Bryan - Outdoor Channel
144. Bowhunting Addiction TV: May 2016, Week 8 - Pursuit Channel
145. Wayne Pearson's Ultimate Outdoor: May 2016, Week 8 - Pursuit Channel
146. Blue Planet: Tidal Seas - DVD
147. Blue Planet: Coasts - DVD

May 20

148. Saltwater Experience: Spear Fishing with the Kids - Sportsman Channel
149. Polar Bear Summer - Smithsonian Channel
150. On the Water with Hank Parker: Parker Family Picnic - Pursuit Channel
151. The Seahunter: Key West Happy Hour - Outdoor Channel
152. Walking with Dinosaurs: Time of the Titans - Amazon Instant Video
153. Savage Outdoors: Mexico 1 - Sportsman Channel
154. NFL Live (5/20/2016) - ESPN
155. The Sky at Night: How Gravity Shapes the Universe - YouTube
156. Making of Tidal Seas - DVD
157. Making of Coasts - DVD
158. Blue Planet: Deep Trouble - DVD
159. Easton Bowhunting: Bulls Over Water - Sportsman Channel
160. Relentless Pursuit: Out Foxed - Sportsman Channel
161. American Airgunner: Shooter Ready? - Pursuit Channel

May 21

162. Alaska Outdoors TV: Alaska Sea Ducks and Brant 2 - Outdoor Channel
163. Hank Parker's Outdoor Magazine: Striped Bass Excursion - Outdoor Channel
164. The Edge: Goodsoil Ghost - Sportsman Channel
165. Amazon Abyss - DVD
166. Transformers: Fire on the Mountain - Tubi TV
167. UFO Files: UFOs of the 70s - History Channel On Demand

May 22

168. Long Range Pursuit: Patrick Scrogin vs the Grand Canyon - Sportsman Channel
169. On the Road: Canada Waterfowl - Sportsman Channel
170. Ultimate Catch (Unknown Episode) - World Fishing Network
171. Fishing 411: Walleye For Wounded Heroes - World Fishing Network
172. The New Fly Fisher: Hawk Lake Bass - World Fishing Network
173. Shorelines with April Vokey: Whose Water Is It? - World Fishing Network
174. American Ultra - Epix 1
175. Ancient Aliens: The Next Humans - History Channel On Demand

May 23

176. College Softball: Tennessee vs Ohio State - ESPNU
177. Know Fishing: Backwater, Backwater, Backwater - World Fishing Network
178. Jarrett Edwards Outdoors (Unknown Episode) - World Fishing Network
179. Unleashed - Encore Action
180. Secrets: America's Lost Pyramid - Smithsonian Channel
181. Sportscenter (5/23/2016) - ESPNEWS
182. In Search of Speed (Unknown Episode) - Outside Television

May 24

183. Chasin' the Sun: Redfish Pro Staycation - Sportsman Channel
184. Legends of Rod and Reel: Trevor Gowdy - Sportsman Channel
185. Ancient Aliens: Secrets of the Pyramids - History Channel On Demand
186. Gillette World Sports (5/24/2016) - Bein Sports
187. Celebrity Legacies: James Brown - Reelz
188. NBA: The Jump (5/24/2016) - ESPN

May 25

189. ESPN FC (5/25/2016) - ESPNEWS
190. Walking with Dinosaurs: Cruel Sea - Amazon Instant Video
191. Walking with Dinosaurs: Giant of the Skies - Amazon Instant Video
192. Transformers: War of the Dinobots - Tubi TV
193. It's My Backyard: Savannah, GA - Ride TV
194. UFC on Dish: UFC 199 - Dish Studio
195. Lassie (Unknown Episode) - Angel Two
196. Transformers: The Ultimate Doom Pt 1 - Tubi TV

May 26

197. Sportsman 360: Pitt River Trout & Salmon - World Fishing Network
198. Wild Fish, Wild Places: Yukon Pt 1 - World Fishing Network
199. Grand Slam Fishing (Unknown Episode) - World Fishing Network
200. Coyote Country: Big Dogs - Pursuit Channel
201. The History of the Gun (Unknown Episode) - Angel Two
202. Nature's Great Events: The Great Flood - NWI
203. Carter's W.A.R.: Man and Man Eaters - Outdoor Channel
204. Tracks Across Africa: Operation Chewore x2 - Outdoor Channel
205. IGFA Saltwater Adventures (Unknown Episode) - World Fishing Network
206. Lindner's Angling Edge: Trolling Up Musky - World Fishing Network
207. Walking with Dinosaurs: Spirits of the Ice Forest - Amazon Instant Video
208. Rip to the Tip: A Band of Brothers - Tubi TV
209. Rip to the Tip: No Man Left Behind - Tubi TV
210. Rip to the Tip: A Tribute - Tubi TV

May 27

211. Federation Angler TV: MWC - Kinzua Reservoir - Pursuit Channel
212. Extreme Outer Limits: Best of Oregon Bears - Sportsman Channel

May 28

213. Outdoor Passion (Unknown Episode) - World Fishing Network
214. Dark Light: Blind - HBO Signature
215. Forensic Files: Textbook Murder - HLN
216. FLW: Lewis Smith - Pursuit Channel
217. Field of Dreams TV: Baudette Minnesota Black Bears - Sportsman Channel
218. Drug Wars: Ping Panga - Fusion
219. Crips and Bloods: Made in America - Fusion
220. Crappie Masters TV: Crappie Masters Mike Vallentine Big Speckled - Pursuit Channel
221. Top Shelf 2016 Conference Finals - NHL Network
222. Dive to Shark Volcano - DVD
223. Being There: Antarctica - DVD
224. Being There: Between the Tides - DVD
225. Walking with Dinosaurs: Death of a Dynasty - Amazon Instant Video
226. Bowhunt Or Die: Locked Up - Roku

May 29

227. Sportfishing on the Fly: Hunting Browns on the Cowichan - World Fishing Network
228. Babe Winkelman's Good Fishing: Luck of the Draw Takes Wollaston II - Destination America
229. The Scott Martin Challenge: Bull Shoals / Table Rock - Destination America
230. Modern Fishing with Jared Jeffries: Venice, LA Pt 1 - Outdoor Channel
231. Cosmic Vistas: Red Dawn - Hulu
232. Cosmic Vistas: Lords of Gravity - Hulu
233. Gridiron Outdoors: Going Deep With Big Ben - Outdoor Channel
234. Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom: Exploring the Reef - YouTube
235. Cosmic Vistas: Outer Limits - Hulu
236. Cosmic Vistas: Shooting Gallery: Asteroids and Comets - Hulu
237. Cosmic Vistas: Galactic Visions: Alien Worlds - Hulu
238. The Man Left Behind - Amazon Prime
239. Beat the Champ (5/28/2016) - Local Station

May 30

240. Midway - Sundance
241. Tunnel Rats - Roku
242. The Immortal Sergeant - FXM
243. Territories Wild: Second Chances - Outdoor Channel
244. Gun Dog TV: Habitat Heaven - Outdoor Channel
245. The Red Baron - NWI
246. The Outdoor Option: The Final Hour - Pursuit Channel

May 31

247. Wayne Pearson's Ultimate Outdoors: May 2016, Week 5 - Pursuit Channel
248. Mighty Ships: Africa Mercy - Smithsonian Channel
249. Secrets: Hunt For Atlantis - Smithsonian Channel
250. Nature's Great Events: The Great Feast - NWI
251. Sports Detectives: 100 Point Ball - Smithsonian Channel
252. Red Tails - Amazon Instant Video

June 1

253. Forensic Files: Separation Anxiety - HLN
254. Western Extreme: Deer and Sunsets - Outdoor Channel

June 2

255. Addicted to the Outdoors: Florida: Southern Turkey Mashup - Outdoor Channel
256. Forensic Files: Family Interrupted (The Bart Whittaker Case) - HLN
257. World of Adventure (Unknown Episode) - Outside Television
258. Liftoff: Introduction - Outside Television

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Re: The Seventh Annual May Make-Your-Own Challenge - May 1-31, 2016 **List Thread**

100 Movies Total
5 movies from each year
5 movies that take place in the 80's (not made in the 80's)
2 episodes from 10 different 80's TV shows (20 episodes total)

The Blues Brothers
Friday the 13th
The Mirror Crack'd
Private Benjamin
The Private Eyes

Blow Out
Escape from New York
Friday the 13th: Part 2
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Road Warrior
Saturday the 14th

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Netflix)
Evil Under the Sun
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Friday the 13th: Part 3
Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Netflix)
The Thing
Zapped! (Amazon Prime)

D.C. Cab (HBOGo)
Eddie Murphy: Delirious (Netflix)
Mr. Mom
National Lampoon's Vacation
Octopussy (Hulu)
The Right Stuff (Netflix)

Bachelor Party
Beverly Hills Cop
Blood Simple
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
Hot Dog... The Movie
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Johnny Dangerously
Missing in Action (Paramount Vault)
Red Dawn
Revenge of the Nerds
Sixteen Candles (Netflix)
This is Spinal Tap
Top Secret!
Up the Creek (Amazon Prime)

Back to the Future
Better Off Dead
The Breakfast Club
Explorers (Netflix)
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
The Goonies
National Lampoon's European Vacation
Rambo: First Blood Part II
The Stuff (Shudder)
Summer Rental (Hulu)
Weird Science
Young Sherlock Holmes

Back to School
Big Trouble in Little China
Club Paradise (HBOGo)
Crocodile Dundee (Netflix)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (Hulu)
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
Gung Ho
Hannah and Her Sisters
Haunted Honeymoon
Heartbreak Ridge
The Money Pit (Netflix)
Pretty in Pink (HBOGo)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (Netflix)
Sweet Liberty (HBOGo)
Top Gun

Beverly Hills Cop II (Hulu)
Lethal Weapon
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
Some Kind of Wonderful

Appointment with Death (Paramount Vault)
Bull Durham
Child's Play
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
The Great Outdoors
My Neighbor Totoro
The Naked Gun (Hulu)

Back to the Future Part II
Batman (Netflix)
Dead Poets Society
Driving Miss Daisy
Field of Dreams (HBOGo)
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Kiki's Delivery Service
Turner & Hooch
Uncle Buck
Weekend at Bernie's

80's Theme Movies
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
Pride (2014)
Rock of Ages (2012)
The Wedding Singer (1998)

TV Shows
ABC's Wide World of Sports: "Harlem Globetrotters at Walt Disney World" (1982)
ABC's Wide World of Sports: "Harlem Globetrotters in New Orleans" (1985)
The A-Team: s01e04 "Pros and Cons" (1983)
The A-Team: s01e13 "The Beast from the Belly of a Boeing" (1983)
Cheers: s01e01 "Give Me a Ring Sometime" (1982)
Cheers: s01e08 "Truce or Consequences" (1982)
CNN's The Eighties: s01e01 "Raised on Television" (2016)
The Cosby Show: s01e05 "A Shirt Story" (1984)
The Cosby Show: s02e22 "Theo's Holiday" (1986)
The Goldbergs: s01e16 "Goldbergs Never Say Die!" (2014)
The Goldbergs: s02e14 "Barry Goldberg's Day Off" (2015)
Kraft Salutes Walt Disney World's 10th Anniversary (1982)
Murder, She Wrote: s01e19 "Murder Takes the Bus" (1985)
Murder, She Wrote: s02e14 "Keep the Home Fries Burning" (1986)
Sledge Hammer!: s01e09 "Magnum Farce" (1986)
Sledge Hammer!: s02e10 "Hammeroid" (1987)
That '80s Show: s01e01 "That '80s Pilot" (2002)
That '80s Show: s01e02 "Valentine's Day" (2002)
The Wonder Years: s01e01 "Pilot" (1988)
The Wonder Years: s01e03 "My Father's Office" (1988)
WWF Saturday Night's Main Event (May 11, 1985)
WWF Saturday Night's Main Event (October 5, 1985)


Academy Award Winners
Best Picture - Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Best Director -
Best Actor -
Best Actress - Jessica Tandy, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

Razzie Winner - Cocktail (1988)

First Time Views
1. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
2. Blood Simple (1984)
3. The Right Stuff (1983)
4. Private Benjamin (1980)
5. Rock of Ages (2012)
6. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
7. The Mirror Crack'd (1980)
8. Appointment with Death (1988)
9. Evil Under the Sun (1982)
10. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
11. Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
12. Pride (2014)

John Hughes Movies
1. The Breakfast Club (1985)
2. Uncle Buck (1989)
3. Pretty in Pink (1986)
4. Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
5. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
6. Sixteen Candles (1984)
7. Mr. Mom (1983)
8. National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
9. National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)
10. The Great Outdoors (1988)
11. Weird Science (1985)

Horror Movie Icons
Ash -
Chucky - Child's Play (1988)
Freddy Krueger - A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
Michael Myers -
Pinhead -
Jason Vorhees - Friday the 13th: Part 2 (1981)

Action Superstars
Clint Eastwood - Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
Harrison Ford - Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Mel Gibson - Lethal Weapon (1987)
Chuck Norris - Missing in Action (1984)
Kurt Russell - Escape from New York (1981)
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Predator (1987)
Sylvester Stallone - Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

Comedy Superstars
John Belushi - The Blues Brothers (1980)
John Candy - Uncle Buck (1989)
Chevy Chase - Fletch (1985)
Rodney Dangerfield - Back to School (1986)
Tom Hanks - The Money Pit (1986)
Steve Martin - Roxanne (1987)
Eddie Murphy - Eddie Murphy: Delirious (1983)
Bill Murray - Stripes (1981)
Richard Pryor - Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip (1982)
Robin Williams - Club Paradise (1986)

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Re: The Seventh Annual May Make-Your-Own Challenge - May 1-31, 2016 **List Thread**

The Cult of Personality
Cult movies and TV shows

Rules: If it's "cult" it counts. Everything counts as *one* entry regardless of length.

Here are a few resources:

Entertainment Weekly's 25 Greatest Cult Shows Ever
25 Best Cult TV Shows From The Past 25 Years
TV Guide's Top 30 Cult Shows
Wikipedia List of Cult Films

The List:
- First time viewing
▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲ - Rating on a 1 to 10 scale

May 1st
1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S3E1 "Anne" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S3E2 "Dead Man's Party" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S3E3 "Faith, Hope & Trick" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S3E4 "Beauty and the Beasts" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
5. Game of Thrones (2011) : S6E1 "The Red Woman" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
6. Game of Thrones (2011) : S6E2 "Home" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

May 2nd
7. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S3E5 "Homecoming" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S3E6 "Band Candy" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
9. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S3E7 "Revelations" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
10. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S3E8 "Lovers Walk" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

May 3rd
11. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S3E9 "The Wish" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
12. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S3E10 "Amends" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
13. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S3E11 "Gingerbread" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
14. Red Dwarf (1988): S9E1/E2/E3 "Back to Earth" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
15. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S3E12 "Helpless" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

May 4th
16. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S3E13 "The Zeppo" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
17. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S3E14 "Bad Girls" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
18. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S3E15 "Consequences" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
19. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S3E16 "Doppelgangland" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
20. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S3E17 "Enemies" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
21. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S3E18 "Earshot" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

May 5th
22. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S3E19 "Choices" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
23. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S3E20 "The Prom" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
24. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S3E21 "Graduation Day: Part 1" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
25. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S3E22 "Graduation Day: Part 2" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

May 6th
26. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S4E1 "The Freshman" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
27. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S4E2 "Living Conditions" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
28. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S4E3 "The Harsh Light of Day" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
29. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S4E4 "Fear Itself" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
30. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S4E5 "Beer Bad" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
31. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S4E6 "Wild at Heart" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

May 7th
32. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S4E7 "The Initiative" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
33. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S4E8 "Pangs" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
34. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S4E9 "Something Blue" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
35. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S4E10 "Hush" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
36. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S4E11 "Doomed" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
37. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S4E12 "A New Man" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
38. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S4E13 "The I in Team" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
39. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S4E14 "Goodbye Iowa" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
40. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S4E15 "This Year's Girl" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
41. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S4E16 "Who Are You?" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

May 8th
42. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S4E17 "Superstar" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
43. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S4E18 "Where the Wild Things Are" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
44. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S4E19 "New Moon Rising" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
45. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S4E20 "The Yoko Factor" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
46. Downton Abbey (2010): S3E1 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
47. Downton Abbey (2010): S3E2 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
48. Downton Abbey (2010): S3E3 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
49. Game of Thrones (2011) : S6E3 "Oathbreaker" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
50. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S4E21 "Primeval" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
51. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S4E22 "Restless" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

May 9th
52. Downton Abbey (2010): S3E4 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
53. Downton Abbey (2010): S3E5 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
54. Downton Abbey (2010): S3E6 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
55. Downton Abbey (2010): S3E7 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
56. Downton Abbey (2010): S3E8 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
57. Downton Abbey (2010): S3E9 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
58. SCTV (1976): S1E1 "Backstage" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
59. SCTV (1976): S1E2 "Murder at SCTV" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
60. SCTV (1976): S1E3 "Ethnic Humour" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
61. SCTV (1976): S1E4 "Crosswords" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

May 10th
62. SCTV (1976): S1E5 "Match Unto My Feet" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
63. SCTV (1976): S1E6 "Memoirs of Anton Chekhov" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
64. Downton Abbey (2010): S4E1 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
65. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S5E1 "Buffy vs. Dracula" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
66. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S5E2 "Real Me" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
67. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S5E3 "The Replacement" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
68. SCTV (1976): S1E7 "Dialing for Dollars" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
69. SCTV (1976): S1E8 "Shock Theatre" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

May 11th
70. SCTV (1976): S1E9 "Philosophy Street" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
71. Saturday Night Live (1975): S4E1 "The Rolling Stones" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
72. Saturday Night Live (1975): S4E2 "Fred Willard/Devo" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
73. Saturday Night Live (1975): S4E3 "Frank Zappa" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
74. The Outer Limits (1963): S2E19 "The Invisibles" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
75. The Outer Limits (1963): S2E20 "The Bellero Shield" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

May 12th
76. The Outer Limits (1963): S2E21 "The Children of Spider County" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
77. The Outer Limits (1963): S2E22 "Specimen: Unknown" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
78. The Outer Limits (1963): S2E23 "Second Chance" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
79. The Outer Limits (1963): S2E24 "Moonstone" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
80. The Outer Limits (1963): S2E25 "The Mutant" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
81. The Outer Limits (1963): S2E26 "The Guests" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

May 13th
82. The Outer Limits (1963): S2E27 "Fun and Games" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
83. The Outer Limits (1963): S2E28 "The Special One" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
84. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997): S5E4 "Out of My Mind" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
85. Saturday Night Live (1975): S4E4 "Steve Martin/Van Morrison" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
86. Saturday Night Live (1975): S4E5 "Buck Henry/The Grateful Dead" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

May 14th
87. Saturday Night Live (1975): S4E6 "Carrie Fisher/The Blues Brothers" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
88. Psych-Out (1968) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
89. The Trip (1967) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
90. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
91. Mad Max (1979) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
92. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
93. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
94. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

May 15th
95. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
96. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
97. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
98. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
99. Galaxy Quest (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
100. Game of Thrones (2011) : S6E4 "Book of the Stranger" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
101. Downton Abbey (2010): S4E2 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

May 16th
102. Saturday Night Live (1975): S4E7 "Walter Matthau" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
103. Saturday Night Live (1975): S4E8 "Eric Idle/Kate Bush" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
104. Saturday Night Live (1975): S4E9 "Elliott Gould/Peter Tosh" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
105. Star Trek: Generations (1994) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
106. The Outer Limits (1963): S2E29 "A Feasibility Study" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
107. The Outer Limits (1963): S2E30 "Production and Decay of Strange Particles" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

May 17th
108. The Outer Limits (1963): S2E31 "The Chameleon" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
109. The Outer Limits (1963): S2E32 "The Forms of Things Unknown" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
110. Downton Abbey (2010): S4E3 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
111. Downton Abbey (2010): S4E4 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
112. SCTV (1976): S1E19 "The Great White North Palace" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
113. SCTV (1976): S1E20 "Pre-Teen World Telethon" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
114. SCTV (1976): S1E21 "People's Global Golden Choice Awards" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
115. SCTV (1976): S1E22 "3D Stake from the Heart" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

May 18th
116. Downton Abbey (2010): S4E5 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
117. Downton Abbey (2010): S4E6 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
118. SCTV (1976): S1E23 "Pet Peeves/The Happy Wanderers" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
119. SCTV (1976): S1E24 "Chariots of Eggs" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

May 19th
120. Downton Abbey (2010): S4E7 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
121. Downton Abbey (2010): S4E8 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
122. SCTV (1976): S1E25 "Battle of the PBS Stars" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
123. SCTV (1976): S2E1 "Rome, Italian Style" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

May 20th
125. SCTV (1976): S2E2 "Days of the Week, The/Street Beef" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
126. Saturday Night Live (1975): S4E10 "Michael Palin/The Doobie Brothers" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
127. Saturday Night Live (1975): S4E11 "Cicely Tyson/Talking Heads" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
128. Saturday Night Live (1975): S4E12 "Ricky Nelson/Judy Collins" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

May 21st
129. Saturday Night Live (1975): S4E13 "Kate Jackson/Delbert McClinton" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
130. Saturday Night Live (1975): S4E14 "Gary Busey/Eubie Blake and Gregory Hines" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
131. Saturday Night Live (1975): S4E15 "Margot Kidder/The Chieftains" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
132. Downton Abbey (2010): S4E9 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

May 22nd
133. Star Trek: First Contact (1996): ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
134. Saturday Night Live (1975): S4E16 "Richard Benjamin/Rickie Lee Jones" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
135. Saturday Night Live (1975): S4E17 "Milton Berle/Ornette Coleman" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
136. Saturday Night Live (1975): S4E18 "Michael Palin/James Taylor" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
137. Blazing Saddles (1974) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
138. Young Frankenstein (1974) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
139. Game of Thrones (2011): S6E5 "The Door" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
140. The Twelve Chairs (1970) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

May 23rd
141. Star Trek: Insurrection (1998): ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
142. Saturday Night Live (1975): S4E19 "Maureen Stapleton/Linda Ronstadt/Phoebe Snow" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
143. Saturday Night Live (1975): S4E20 "Buck Henry/Bette Midler" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

May 24th
144. Star Trek: Nemesis (2002): ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
145. Downton Abbey (2010): S5E1 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
146. Silent Movie (1976) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

May 25th
147. Downton Abbey (2010): S5E2 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
148. Downton Abbey (2010): S5E3 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
149. High Anxiety (1977) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
150. The Outer Limits (1963): S2E1 "Soldier" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
151. The Outer Limits (1963): S2E2 "Cold Hands, Warm Heart" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

May 26th
152. Downton Abbey (2010): S5E4 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
153. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
154. The Outer Limits (1963): S2E3 "Behold Eck!" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
155. The Outer Limits (1963): S2E4 "Expanding Human" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

May 27th
156. The Outer Limits (1963): S2E5 "Demon with a Glass Hand" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
157. The Outer Limits (1963): S2E6 "Cry of Silence" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
158. Space: 1999 (1975): S1E1 "Breakaway" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
159. Space: 1999 (1975): S1E2 "Force of Life" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

May 28th
160. Space: 1999 (1975): S1E3 "Collision Course" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
161. History of the World: Part I (1981) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
162. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Extended (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
163. Downton Abbey (2010): S5E5 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
164. Downton Abbey (2010): S5E6 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

May 29th
165. Downton Abbey (2010): S5E7 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
166. Game of Thrones (2011): S6E6 "Blood of My Blood" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

May 30th
167. Downton Abbey (2010): S5E8 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

May 31st

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Re: The Seventh Annual May Make-Your-Own Challenge - May 1-31, 2016 **List Thread**


001 · MAY 01 · 47 Ronin (2013) · Blu-ray · ☼
002 · MAY 02 · The Big Boss · Blu-ray · ☼
003 · MAY 03 · Fist of Fury · Blu-ray
004 · MAY 04 · Way of the Dragon · Blu-ray
005 · MAY 05 · Enter the Dragon · DVD
006 · MAY 06 · Game of Death · Blu-ray · ☼
007 · MAY 07 · Circle of Iron · Blu-ray
008 · MAY 09 · Big Trouble in Little China · Blu-ray
009 · MAY 10 · The Last Dragon (1985) · DVD
010 · MAY 11 · Bloodsport · DVD
011 · MAY 14 · The Hidden Fortress · Blu-ray · ☼
012 · MAY 15 · My Lucky Stars · DVD · ☼
013 · MAY 20 · Armour of God II:  Operation Condor · DVD
014 · MAY 21 · Throne of Blood · Blu-ray · ☼
015 · MAY 23 · Armour of God · DVD · ☼
016 · MAY 28 · Police Story 4:  First Strike · DVD
017 · MAY 28 · Police Story 3:  Super Cop · DVD


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Mr. Cellophane's Foreign Film Challenge

Rules and Regulations
  • Film and television shows originated and produced outside of the United States count.
  • If the film is produced by multiple countries, the primary country will be identified as the country of origin.
Challenge Goals
  • Watch films from 20 different countries (18/20)
  • Watch at least 2 films from each continent (excluding Antarctica) (3/6)
  • Watch five films from the Eclipse Series (4/5)

*= first time viewing
blue= personal BluRay
black= personal DVD
green= streaming
orange= theatrical presentation
purple= borrowed or rented BD/DVD

May 1st
1. Come Drink with Me (Da zui xia) (King Hu, 1966 / Hong Kong / Netflix Instant)*
--- Golden Swallow (Pei-Pei Cheng) is dispatched to rescue her brother who has been taken hostage by bandits. She teams up with Drunken Cat (Hua Yueh), a beggar/kung-fu master who's being targeted by an evil abbot. The film features several wonderfully choreographed fight scenes, especially a fight that takes place in a Buddhist temple after the bandits ambush Golden Swallow.
--- Extras: Original trailer (YouTube)

2. The Bird Can't Fly (Threes Anna, 2007 / The Netherlands)*
--- Melody (Barbara Hershey) returns to South Africa after finding out her estranged daughter has died. Once there, she finds out that she has a ten-year-old grandson who wishes to domesticate ostriches. I enjoyed this film which mixes fantastical elements into the plot. The town is being shallowed up by the desert, and one character is inexplicably followed by flies. I'm a sucker for artistic symbolism in my foreign films.
--- Extras: Original trailer

3. Les Misérables - Part 1: Une tempête sous un crâne (Raymond Bernard, 1934 / France / Eclipse Series)*
--- In part one of Bernard's 4+ hour epic, Jean Valjean (Harry Baur) gets out of prison, repents, and becomes a popular mayor before Inspecteur Javert (Charles Vanel) screws everything up. Since this part spans close to two hours, there are a lot more details than in the musical or other film adaptations I've seen. Also, this film was well before we demanded a sexy beefcake to play Jean Valjean.
4. Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit: 21. "Jiguro Musa" / 22. "Season of Awakening" (2009 / Japan / English dub)*
--- Balsa tells Chagum about her childhood and her relationship with Jiguro Musa, a warrior who saves her at the request of her father. We find out what prompted Balsa's pledge to save eight people and how she met Tanda and Torogai. I'm enjoying the hell out of this series. It may be the most understated anime I've ever seen.

May 2nd
5. The Tribe: "Episode 1" / "Episode 2" (1999 / New Zealand)
--- After a virus kills all adults, the children are left to run around in a post-apocalyptic hellscape. They form roving tribes and spend way too much time on face paint. I loved this show when I was an undergrad, and I'm trying out the first season to see if I want to keep it. Things aren't looking good.
6. Gallipoli (Peter Weir, 1981 / Australia / DVD)*
--- Archy Hamilton (Mark Lee) is a runner who meets a young Mel Gibson and both join up to fight Turks in WWI. The film follows both men through training and deployment. I watched this with some friends, and we all got a bit misty-eyed.

May 3rd
7. Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit: 23. "In Search of the Shigu Salua" / 24. "The Last Hope" (2009 / Japan / English dub)*
--- Balsa and Chagum prepare for the onslaught of outworld creatures that plan to rip him apart. The disparate groups of characters unite to save the prince and the egg. It sounds complicated, but it's actually quite elegant storytelling. There are complications that force new epiphanies.
8. Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit: 25. "Celebration" / 26. "Departure" (2009 / Japan / English dub)*
--- The story draws to an emotional close that is very satisfying. The series as a whole was very well done. I enjoyed the limited cast of characters and the focus on the main duo. While there are political and mystical trappings, these are used sparingly and only explored when they intersect with the main story of love and redemption.
9. Street Without End (Kagirinaki hodô) (Mikio Naruse, 1934 / Japan / with Holcomb-Horvitz score / Eclipse Series)*
--- Naruse builds an engaging silent film that follows a group of waitresses and the various people in their lives. Sugiko, one of the waitresses, is hit by a car when going to meet her boyfriend, and this spirals her life into another direction. The film is wonderfully shot and edited, especially several quick-cutting montages.

May 4th
10. Full Metal Panic!: 1. "The Guy I Kinda Like Is a Sergeant" / 2. "I Want to Protect You" (2002 / Japan)
--- A mysterious mercenary organization sends a young sergeant to infiltrate a high school and protect a young student from a shadowy organization. And the good guys have an invisible mech. Also, the Cold War seems to be happening. It's pretty funny and enjoyable. However, I could do without so many peeks at a teenager's underwear.
11. Man Is Not a Bird (Covek nije tica) (Dusan Makavejev, 1965 / Yugoslavia / Eclipse Series)*
--- A state engineer visits a mining town to install machinery and falls for a young hairdresser. Meanwhile, a worker deals with his wife and mistress. Sometimes I see a film and realize that since I have very little context for it, I'm missing a layer of understanding. I don't know much about Yugoslavia so a lot of the themes were probably lost on me.

May 5th
12. Full Metal Panic!: 3. "Lingerie Party" / 4. "Kidnap" (2002 / Japan)*
--- Just when Sugara is making friends, the danger seems to pass. However, he goes on one last field trip, and the entire class is kidnapped by the real villains. The show is a mix of different tones that could be a little off-putting if it weren't so much fun. I'm intrigued to know more about most of the characters and hope they don't drop them.

May 6th
13. The Tribe: "Episode 3" / "Episode 4" (1999 / New Zealand)
--- Trudy goes into labor, and the Mallrats start forming. I had forgotten just how annoying most of these kids are. It's been years since I've seen the show, and I'd forgotten quite a bit. Of course, the silliest thing about the series is the elaborate face paint and dyed hair of the characters who are all living in a desolate, perpetually-on-fire city.

May 8th
14. Russian Ark (Russkiy kovcheg) (Aleksandr Sokurov, 2002 / Russia / Netflix Instant)*
--- An unseen narrator teams up with a European to explore the many rooms of the Hermitage. They wander through seemingly endless corridors and examine the huge galleries. Many figures from Russian history show up. I really enjoyed this film and want to revisit is soon. Unfortunately, my knowledge of Russian history is very scant.
15. The Tribe: "Episode 5" / "Episode 6" (1999 / New Zealand)
--- After giving birth, Trudy falls ill. The others attempt to cope and help. Lex is annoying. No one seems to have actually lived through an epidemic. I'm still on the fence about keeping the set.
16. Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses (Aki Kaurismäki, 1994 / Finland / Eclipse Series)*
--- Years after the events of the first film, the remaining Leningrad Cowboys are hunkered down in Mexico. They are collected by their old manager, who is now a self-styled prophet named Moses. They go on a nonsensical journey to visit a sacred cow. The film's humor is very deadpan, but I got quite a few chuckles out of it.

May 9th
17. Compassionate Sex (Sexo por compasión) (Laura Mañá, 2000 / Spain)*
--- Dolores is a virtuous woman whose husband leaves her because of her selfless nature. In a bid to get him back, she decides to sin and commit adultery. However, her services end up revitalizing the dying town. This is the type of film I watched a lot of when I decided to get into film. Blockbuster was full of small, international movies, and I ate them up.

May 10th
18. Songs from the Second Floor (Sånger från andra våningen) (Roy Andersson, 2000 / Sweden / DVD)*
--- The film chronicles the plights of city-dwellers in 45 interlocking tableaus. One of the characters has burned down his business and is trying to get insurance money. Anyway, this was a very difficult watch. I have clinical depression, and this film captures the hopelessness that comes along with it.

May 16th
19. Y tu mamá también (Alfonso Cuarón, 2001 / Mexico)
20. Happy Together (Chun gwong cha sit) (Kar-Wai Wong, 1997 / Hong Kong / AmazonPrime)*

May 17th
21. About Elly (Darbareye Elly) (Asghar Farhadi, 2009 / Iran / DVD)*

May 18th
22. Ayanda and the Mechanic (Sara Blecher, 2015 / South Africa / Netflix Instant)*

May 19th
23. The Way He Looks (Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho) (Daniel Ribeiro, 2014 / Brazil / Netflix Instant)*

May 21st
24. April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truqué) (Christian Desmares & Franck Ekinci, 2015 / France)*

May 23rd
25. Boy (Taika Waititi, 2010 / New Zealand / Netflix Instant)*

May 24th
26. Full Metal Panic!: 5. "Whispered" / 6. "Still Alive" (2002 / Japan)*
27. Wheel of Time (Werner Herzog, 2003 / Germany)*

May 27th
28. Ushpizin (Gidi Dar, 2004 / Israel)*
29. No Regrets for Our Youth (Waga seishun ni kuinashi) (Akira Kurosawa, 1946 / Japan / Eclipse Series)*

May 28th
30. Project Blue Earth SOS: 1. "Mysterious Flying-Saucer Invasion! Sky Knight Takes Off!" (2006 / Japan)

May 29th
31. Project Blue Earth SOS: 2. "Appearance of the Fortress Island! Metropolitan X's Critical Moment!" (2006 / Japan)
32. Project Blue Earth SOS: 3. "The Invasion's Evil Influence! The G-Reactor Won't Operate" (2006 / Japan)
33. Sunset Song (Terence Davies, 2015 / United Kingdom)*

--- Australia: 1
--- Brazil: 1
--- Finland: 1
--- France: 2
--- Germany: 1
--- Hong Kong: 2
--- Iran: 1
--- Israel: 1
--- Japan: 2
--- Mexico: 1
--- The Netherlands: 1
--- New Zealand: 1
--- Russia: 1
--- South Africa: 1
--- Spain: 1
--- Sweden: 1
--- United Kingdom: 1
--- Yugoslavia: 1

Television Episodes
--- Japan: 15
--- New Zealand: 6

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Re: The Seventh Annual May Make-Your-Own Challenge - May 1-31, 2016 **List Thread**

MYOC Challenge History: 2010: TV on DVD; 2011: The Letter L; 2012: The Alphabet; 2013: The Name; 2014: Operation: Cut the Cord; 2015: Sports

"The Binge-Watching Challenge"

The Concept: I've focused on my unwatched media content for years, but I've ignored many complete television series that I own. They sit there, unopened, taunting me. Some of them for years. It's time to change that.

Here's a list of eligible content. Eligibility is defined by an owned, unwatched complete series (not just individual seasons) consisting of a minimum of 4 seasons or comparable content.


Breaking Bad (Never Seen) 3 seasons watched
I Dream of Jeannie (Watched majority of show growing up)
The King of Queens (Watched a handful of episodes over the years)
M*A*S*H (Watched the 3rd season on DVD years ago, before picking up the series) 1+ season watched
Married With Children (Watched majority of show growing up) Nearly 3 seasons watched
Naked City (Never Seen)
The Three Stooges (Ultimate Collection--Watched some of these growing up) 2 Volumes watched
The West Wing (Never Seen) Nearly 1 season watched
The Wire (Never Seen)

May 1
1. The Three Stooges - Woman Haters
2. The Three Stooges - Punch Drunks
3. The Three Stooges - Men in Black
4. The Three Stooges - Three Little Pigskins

May 2
6. M*A*S*H - Pilot
7. M*A*S*H - To Market, to Market
8. M*A*S*H - Requiem for a Lightweight
9. M*A*S*H - Chief Surgeon Who?
10. M*A*S*H - The Moose

May 3
11. The West Wing - Pilot
12. The West Wing - Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc

May 4
13. M*A*S*H - Yankee Doodle Doctor
14. The West Wing - A Proportional Response
15. The West Wing - Five Votes Down

May 5
16. Married With Children - Pilot
17. Married With Children - Thinergy

May 6
18. M*A*S*H - Bananas, Crackers and Nuts
19. Married With Children - But I Didn't Shoot the Deputy
20. Married With Children - Sixteen Years and What Do You Get?
21. Married With Children - Have You Driven a Ford Lately?
22. Married With Children - Whose Room is it Anyway?
23. Married With Children - Al Loses His Cherry
24. The Three Stooges - Horses' Collars
25. The Three Stooges - Restless Knights
26. The Three Stooges - Pop Goes the Easel

May 7
27. M*A*S*H - Cowboy
28. M*A*S*H - Henry, Please Come Home
29. M*A*S*H - I Hate a Mystery

May 8
30. The Three Stooges - Uncivil Warriors
31. The Three Stooges - Pardon My Scotch
32. The Three Stooges - Hoi Polloi
33. The Three Stooges - Three Little Beers
34. The Three Stooges - Ants in the Pantry
35. The Three Stooges - Movie Maniacs
36. The Three Stooges - Half Shot Shooters
37. The Three Stooges - Disorder in the Court
38. The Three Stooges - A Pain in the Pullman
39. The Three Stooges - False Alarms

May 9
40. M*A*S*H - Germ Warfare
41. M*A*S*H - Dear Dad

May 10
42. Married With Children - Peggy Sue Got Work
43. Married With Children - Married...Without Children
44. Married With Children - Reunion Show

May 11
45. M*A*S*H - Edwina
46. Married With Children - The Poker Game
47. Married With Children - Where's the Boss?
48. Married With Children - Nightmare on Al's Street
49. Married With Children - Johnny Be Gone

May 12
50. M*A*S*H - Edwina
51. Married With Children - Buck Can Do It
52. Married With Children - Poppy's by the Tree, Part I
53. Married With Children - Poppy's by the Tree, Part II
54. Married With Children - If I Were a Rich Man
55. Married With Children - For Whom the Bell Tolls
56. Married With Children - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Part I
57. Married With Children - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Part II
58. Married With Children - Born to Walk
59. Married With Children - Alley of the Dolls

May 13
60. M*A*S*H - Love Story
61. The Three Stooges - Whoops I'm an Indian
62. The Three Stooges - Slippery Skills

May 14
63. M*A*S*H - Tuttle
64. M*A*S*H - The Ringbanger
65. M*A*S*H - Sometimes You Hear the Bullet
66. The Three Stooges - Grips, Grunts and Groans
67. The Three Stooges - Dizzy Doctors
68. The Three Stooges - Three Dumb Clucks
69. The Three Stooges - Back to the Woods
70. The Three Stooges - Goofs and Saddles
71. The Three Stooges - Cash and Carry
72. The Three Stooges - Playing the Ponies
73. The Three Stooges - The Sitter-Downers
74. The Three Stooges - Termites of 1933
75. The Three Stooges - Wee Wee Monsieur
76. The Three Stooges - Tassels in the Air
77. The Three Stooges - Healthy, Wealthy and Dumb
78. The Three Stooges - Violent is the Word for Curly

May 15
79. M*A*S*H - Dear Dad...Again
80. M*A*S*H - The Longjohn Flap

May 16
81. M*A*S*H - The Army-Navy Game
82. M*A*S*H - Sticky Wicket

May 17
83. M*A*S*H - Major Fred C. Dobbs
84. Married With Children - The Razor's Edge
85. Married With Children - How Do You Spell Revenge?
86. Married With Children - Earth Angel
87. Married With Children - You Better Watch Out

May 17
88. M*A*S*H - Ceasefire
89. Married With Children - Guys and Dolls
90. Married With Children - Build a Better Mousetrap
91. Married With Children - Master the Possibilities
92. Married With Children - Peggy Loves Al, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
93. Married With Children - The Great Escape

May 18
94. Married With Children - Impo-Dent
95. Married With Children - Just Married...With Children
96. Married With Children - Father Lode
97. Married With Children - All in the Family
98. Married With Children - He Thought He Could
99. Married With Children - I'm Goin' to Sweatland

May 20
100. M*A*S*H - Showtime
101. Married With Children - Poke High
102. Married With Children - The Camping Show
103. Married With Children - A Dump of My Own
104. Married With Children - Her Cups Runneth Over
105. Married With Children - The Bald and the Beautiful

May 21
106. M*A*S*H - Divided We Stand
107. The Three Stooges - Mutts to You
108. The Three Stooges - Flat Foot Stooges

May 22
109. M*A*S*H - 5 O'clock Charlie
110. M*A*S*H - Radar's Report
111. M*A*S*H - For the Good of the Outfit

May 23
112. Breaking Bad - Pilot
113. M*A*S*H - Dr. Pierce and Mr. Hyde
114. The West Wing - The Crackpots and These Women
115. The West Wing - Mr. Willis of Ohio
116. The West Wing - The State Dinner

May 24
117. The West Wing - Enemies
118. M*A*S*H - Kim
119. M*A*S*H - L.I.P. Local Indigenous Personnel
120. Married With Children - The Gypsy Cried
121. Married With Children - Requiem for a Dead Barber
122. Married With Children - Eatin' Out
123. Married With Children - My Mom, the Mom
124. Married With Children - Can't Dane, Don't Ask Me
125. The West Wing - The Short List

May 25
126. The West Wing - In Excelsis Deo
127. M*A*S*H - The Trial of Henry Blake
128. The West Wing - Lord John Marbury
129. The West Wing - He Shall, from Time to Time...
130. Married With Children - A Three Job, No Income Family
131. Married With Children - The Harder They Fall

May 26
132. The West Wing - Take Out the Trash Day
133. The West Wing - Take This Sabbath Day
134. The West Wing - Celestial Navigation
135. The West Wing - 20 Hours in L.A.
136. Married With Children - The House that Peg Lost
137. Married With Children - Married...With Queen
138. Married With Children - Married...With Queen: the Sequel
139. Married With Children - The Dateless Amigo
140. Married With Children - The Computer Show
141. The West Wing - The White House Pro-Am

May 27
142. The West Wing - Six Meetings Before Lunch
143. The West Wing - Let Bartlet Be Bartlet
144. The Three Stooges - Three Little Sew and Sews
145. The Three Stooges - We Want Our Mummy
146. The Three Stooges - A Ducking They Did Go
147. The Three Stooges - Yes, We Have No Bonanza
148. The Three Stooges - Saved by the Belle
149. The Three Stooges - Calling All Curs
150. The Three Stooges - Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise
151. The Three Stooges - Three Sappy People
152. Breaking Bad - Cat's in the Bag
153. Married With Children - Life's a Beach
154. Breaking Bad - And the Bag's in the River
155. Breaking Bad - Cancer Man
156. Breaking Bad - Gray Matter

May 28
157. Breaking Bad - Crazy Handful of Nothin'
158. Breaking Bad - A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal
159. Breaking Bad - Seven Thirty-Seven
160. Breaking Bad - Grilled

May 29
161. Breaking Bad - Bit By a Dead Bee
162. Breaking Bad - Down
163. Breaking Bad - Breakage
164. Breaking Bad - Peekaboo
165. Breaking Bad - Negro y Azul
166. M*A*S*H - Dear Dad...Three

May 30
167. Breaking Bad - Better Call Saul
168. Breaking Bad - 4 Days Out
169. Breaking Bad - Over
170. Breaking Bad - Mandala
171. Breaking Bad - Phoenix
172. Breaking Bad - ABQ
173. M*A*S*H - The Sniper
174. Breaking Bad - No Mas
175. Breaking Bad - Caballo sin Nombre
176. Breaking Bad - I.F.T.
177. Breaking Bad - Green Light
178. Breaking Bad - Mas
179. Breaking Bad - Sunset
180. Breaking Bad - One Minute

May 31
181. Breaking Bad - I See You
182. Breaking Bad - Kafkaesque
183. Breaking Bad - Fly
184. Married With Children - Here's Lookin' at You, Kid
185. Breaking Bad - Abiquiu
186. Breaking Bad - Half Measures
187. Breaking Bad - Full Measure

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Re: The Seventh Annual May Make-Your-Own Challenge - May 1-31, 2016 **List Thread**

The Seventh Annual May Make-Your-Own Challenge

Make Mine Marvel!

2015: Musicals, 21 items
2014: Finish Unwatched TV and Watch Warner Archive MOD and Marvel/Avengers Mini-Challenge, 34 items
2013: Buffy, 5 items
2012: Buffy/Avengers, 12 items
2011: The Totally Awesome Chuck Challenge, 15 items

*First-time viewing

1. Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron (BD)

2. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD season 1 ep 1 (Netflix)
3. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD season 1 ep 2 (Netflix)
4. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD season 1 ep 3* (Netflix)

5. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD season 1 ep 4* (Netflix)

6. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD season 1 ep 5* (Netflix)

7. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD season 1 ep 6* (Netflix)
8. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD season 1 ep 7* (Netflix)

9. Captain America: Civil War (2016)* (in theaters)

10. Hulk Vs. (2008)* (Netflix BD)
11. Hulk vs the Agents of SMASH season 1 ep 1* (Netflix stream)
12. Avengers Assemble season 1 ep 1* (Netflix stream)

13. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD season 1 ep 8* (Netflix stream)
14. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD season 1 ep 9* (Netflix stream)
15. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD season 1 ep 10* (Netflix stream)
16. Jessica Jones season 1 ep 1* (Netflix stream)

17. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD season 1 ep 11* (Netflix stream)
18. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD season 1 ep 12* (Netflix stream)
19. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD season 1 ep 13* (Netflix stream)
20. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD season 1 ep 14* (Netflix stream)

21. Guardians of the Galaxy (BD)

22. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD season 1 ep 15* (Netflix stream)
23. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD season 1 ep 16* (Netflix stream)

24. Ant-Man (2015) (Netflix BD)

25. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD season 1 ep 17* (Netflix stream)

26. Deadpool (2016)* (Xbox Video)

27. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD season 1 ep 18* (Netflix stream)
28. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD season 1 ep 19* (Netflix stream)
29. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD season 1 ep 20* (Netflix stream)
30. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD season 1 ep 21* (Netflix stream)
31. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD season 1 ep 22* (Netflix stream)

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Re: The Seventh Annual May Make-Your-Own Challenge - May 1-31, 2016 **List Thread**

omike's Made In Japan Challenge Raids Again

2011: Special Features / Japanese Movie Challenge (19 items)
2012: American Movies of the 30's, 40's, and 50's Challenge (30 items)
2013: Fantastic Heroes From Comics, Pulps, and Radio Challenge (38 items)
2014: Made In Japan Challenge (44 items)
2015: The Exploring Poverty Row Studios Challenge (50 items)

Movies, TV shows, direct to video
Live action or animation
Subbed, dubbed or raw (no, I don't understand Japanese)
Edited or complete
All count for this challenge as long as it was made in Japan or by a Japanese production company.

Traditional counting system. Commentaries count. Special features with a total of 90+ minutes count.

Goals: At least 30 movies plus any TV shows I can fit in --- Movie count: 32 TV count: 20
The Extended Edition: Movie count: 44 Short films: 1 TV count: 40

* = first time viewing

May 01
01. New Tale of Zatoichi (1963)* (Criterion Collection Zatoichi the Blind Swordsman) Blu Ray
Dir: Tokuzo Tanaka Zatoichi visits his master, who taught him the use of the sword, and is pursued by the brother of a man who he killed in the previous movie. The third Zatoichi film and the first one in color. I thought I would miss black and white but this one is the best so far partly because we delve further into Zatoichi's past and the cinematography is excellent. The score by Akira Ifukube (of Godzilla fame) adds a dramatic touch to the story. The swordsman's human side is also explored through a difficult decision he must make and its consequences. 7.5/10

May 02
02. Massacre Gun (1967)* Blu Ray
Dir: Yasuharu Hasebe Yakuza hit man Kuroda (Jo Shishido) quits after several personal loses caused by his boss. The conflict continues to escalate with Kuroda's best friend still working with the mob. Good crime story with a nice bluesy score and some powerful images, not to mention healthy doses of violence and action. There are one or two gaps in the plot and nothing really surprising happens but this is a well told tale with a very noirish feel. 6.5/10

May 03
02.50 Interview with Jo Shishido (18 min.); Interview with Tony Rayns (37 min.) (Massacre Gun Disk)
Jo Shishido, star of Massacre Gun talks about his early life (he liked playing samauri when he was a kid) and a little about making the film. Tony Rayns is a writer and film historian and his interview was a lecture about the history of Nikkatsu Studios, which produced Massacre Gun, from its beginnings in the silent era through its Roman Porno phase. This may seem dull but I found it very engaging. Rayns is a good speaker and I found the topic very interesting.

May 04
03.50 Retaliation (1968)* Blu Ray
Dir: Yasuharu Hasebe A mid-level yakuza member just released from prison agrees to work for the family which now controls his old territory. He is sent to take over a newly industrialized boom town which is being fought over by two other gangs. The same director and some of the same actors as Massacre Gun but a different kind of movie. It is in color and is more violent, has more nudity and a more complicated story with more depth. It is more of a modern crime story although the final battle uses blades and not guns. 7/10

May 05
4.0 Interview with Jo Shishido (14 Min.); Interview with Tony Rayns (32 min.) (Retaliation disk)
Shishido talks about some of the people he worked with at Nikkatsu, his televison career, and surgery on his face to remove the implants which gave him prominent cheeks. Rayns delivers another interesting lecture, this time covering the careers of director Yassuharu Hasebe, who directed both Massacre Gun and Retaliation, and actor Jo Shishido who was in both films.

May 07
05. Gigantor (1964): 10,000 Gigantors* E:27 (Gigantor The Collection Volume Two)
.Aura Battler Dunbine (1983): Laas Wau Once Again* E:7
.Kaleido Star (2003): Fire It Up! Amazing Mia* S:1 E:17
.Kamen Rider V3 (1973): Oh! People are Melting! Enter, Marshal Armor* E:41 (Special Edition DVD Box Set)
Three anime and one live action superhero show.
06. Scandal (1950)* (Eclipse #7: Postwar Kurosawa)
Dir: Akira Kurosawa An painter and a singer are wrongly accused of having an affair by a scandal magazine. The two decide to sue but the lawyer they get tries to play on both sides of the case. Although the artists provide the motivation for the lawsuit, it is their lawyer, played by Takashi Shimura, who is the focus of the film. He has some fine scenes and although the movie might be a bit sentimental it is extremely well told and displays a real ambivalence about the modernization and westernization that Japan was going through at the time. 7/10
07. Dogora (1964)*
Dir: Ishiro Honda A series of large diamond thefts and disappearing coal piles cause concern for both a gang of professional jewel thieves and the police. Could it be a monster from outer space? Despite an experienced crew and a cast with several familiar faces, this is not one of Toho's best kaiju films. There are some nice visuals as the creature goes through several forms. One scene in particular has Dogora looking like a cross between a jellyfish and an octopus and is very well done. The script is a mess though with time split between Dogora and the diamond thieves and the means to defeat the monster being much more arbitrary than usual. There are some production pictures included which indicate a more ambitious story was considered with many of the jellyfish like creatures attacking landmarks all over the world. 4.5/10

May 08
08. Sleepy Eyes of Death 5: Sword of Fire (1965)* (Sleepy Eyes of Death Collector's Set Vol. 2)
Dir: Kenji Misumi Once again world weary ronin Kyoshiro Nemuri wanders into a complicated conflict and many of the players attempt to get his services. This time the last survivors of a pirate gang are being killed off in order to secure a treasure that was stolen from them. Action and a plot full of greed and betrayals along with stylish direction make for a very entertaining film. 7/10
08.50 Super Sentai Zyuranger Ep. 1: The Birth (1992)* / Ep. 2: The Revival (1992)*
The first show to be mined for the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. These first two episodes are wild and frenetic -wall to wall action with just enough plot to get to more action.

May 09
09.50 Walk Cheerfully (1930)* (Eclipse #42: Silent Ozu Three Crime Dramas)
Dir: Yasujiro Ozu Kenji, a small time crook and aspiring boxer, falls in love with an honest office worker and promises to go straight when she finds out who he is. Clearly influenced by American films and more drama than crime with a touch of comedy (gang members do silly little dances to greet or taunt each other). The story really isn't much but characters and relationships are well drawn, especially the friendship between Kenji and his best buddy Senko. There are several interesting visual touches scattered throughout the film. 5.5/10

May 10
10.50 That Night's Wife (1930)* (Eclipse #42: Silent Ozu Three Crime Dramas)
Dir: Yasujiro Ozu A poor man robs an office to help pay for medical treatment for his critically ill daughter but the theft goes wrong and he is pursued by police as he tries to get back to his apartment. An amazing film. The first part is a noirish crime and a chase through dark, shadowy streets. The rest of the movie plays out in a small, shabby apartment with only four characters and is more of a family drama, filled with strong emotions and a touch of social commentary. Much of what happens is predictable and the resolution seems overly optimistic today but the story telling is so compelling that you just don't care. I still don't get the title though. 8/10

May 11
11.50 Dragnet Girl (1933)* (Eclipse #42: Silent Ozu Three Crime Dramas)
Dir: Yasujiro Ozu Yoji, former boxer and the leader of a small gang, and his moll become involved with a young hoodlum wannabe and the youth's pure-hearted sister. The lives of the two criminals are changed by the encounter. Another well told story with a more complex plot than the other two films in this set but again with strongly drawn characters. This time events do not go as expected which is a good thing although the only real crime in the film has got to be one of the dumbest on record. Fine acting and a lot of creative camera work. 7/10

May 12
12. Super Sentai Zyuranger Ep. 3: Fight in the Land of Despair (1992)* / Ep. 4: Reawaken, Legendary Weapons (1992)*
The Rangers go on a two part quest in the Land of Despair to find weapons which can stand up to the baddies. Pretty darned good.

May 13
13. The Haunted Castle aka Secret Chronicles of the Ghost Cat (1969)* (Sinister Cinema)
Dir: Tokuzo Tanaka The lord of a castle kills a blind man who would not let his daughter become the lord's concubine. The daughter kills herself and uses a cat to place a curse on those who killed her father. Nice little horror picture full of creepy and atmospheric scenes and supernatural doings. The ghost-cat-monster looks good. 7/10

May 14
14. Gigantor (1964): The Plot to Seize Gigantor!* E:28 (Gigantor The Collection Volume Two)
.Aura Battler Dunbine (1983): Earth and Sky* E:9
.Kaleido Star (2003): Yuri's Amazing Trap* S:1 E:18
.Kamen Rider V3 (1973): The Snail Man's Human Experiments* E:42 (Special Edition DVD Box Set)
V3 had a particularly good monster the week which injected eggs into humans that hatched into snails.
15. The Golden Bat (1966)*
Dir: Hajime Sato A celestial object is headed toward Earth and a bunch of aliens in baggy costumes want it to hit. They are opposed by scientists lead by Sonny Chiba and aided by a creature from ancient times with a skull head, shiny gold suit (I suppose from the name - the film is black and white) and a wicked cape. Based on what is considered the first Japanese superhero created in 1931. This was fun if juvenile at times. No subs or dub so I'm little vague on the plot. Think Prince of Space but cheesier. Pretty neat stuff for my inner ten year old. 6/10.
16. Rebirth of Mothra (1996)* Blu Ray
Dir: Okihiro Yoneda Mothra is called to battle Desghidorah, a three headed space monster who was buried beneath the earth thousands of years ago but is accidentally released. There are several childish parts that I found tedious but little kids might enjoy. On the other hand the monster fights got downright brutal at times and were very well done. The Peanuts now have an evil older sister and Mothra's attacks are considerably beefed up. An ecological message isn't too obtrusive until the very end. 5.5/10
17. Daimajin (1966) Blu Ray
Dir: Kimiyoshi Yasuda A just lord is overthrown by a brutal and greedy official but the lord's two children escape. Ten years later they come out of hiding but need the help of a mountain god just to survive. Set in Japan's Warring States era there is only giant monster action at the end but it's very satisfying and well staged and there is a good story leading up to it. Nobody does giant monster on a rampage music like Akira Ifukube as he once again proves in this film. 6/10

May 15
18. Zatoichi the Fugative (1963)* (Criterion Collection Zatoichi the Blind Swordsman) Blu Ray
Dir: Tokuzo Tanaka Zatoichi discovers that a bounty has been placed on his head and when he goes to pay his respects to the mother of a man he killed he gets involved in local yakuza politics and finds out who placed the bounty. Good but not special movie until near the end where there is a nice fight with a very skilled opponent followed by a moving conclusion. Lots of lush summer outdoors scenes make this a joy to watch. 6.5/10
19. Jellyfish Eyes (2013)* Blu Ray
Dir: Takashi Murakami A boy and his mother move to a rural town after his father's death. While unpacking he discovers a strange looking creature with wonderful power and becomes friends with it. At school he discovers all the kids have different creatures similar to his. Starts out kind of odd but ends up as a predictable kids movie. There are some imaginative touches and the creature designs and effects are very well done. The child actors do a good job. 6/10

May 16
20. Interview with Takashi Murakami (23 min.); Making F.R.I.E.N.D.S (16 min.); Takashi Murakami: The Art of Film (40 min.); Trailer for Jellyfish Eyes 2 (2 min.) (Jellyfish Eyes disk)
Very interesting making of features seem to indicate that producer/editor Yoshihiro Nishimura, a director in his own right, did most of the hands on directing while filming and Murakami was heavily involved with story, concepts and design.

May 17
20.50 Super Sentai Zyuranger Ep. 5: Scary Riddles (1992)* / Ep. 6: Arise, Daizyuzin! (1992)*
The Rangers learn how to form the giant robot Daizyuzin by working together as a team.

May 18
21.50 Foul Play (1955)* (Sinister Cinema)
Dir: Sadatsugu Matsuda During a baseball game, a star player is killed after hitting a home run before he even gets to first base. More murders follow. The police and a quirky but tough detective investigate. One of eleven films starring Chiezô Kataoka as detective Bannai Tarao, a master of disguise who has seven different personalities he assumes. A lot of fun but the plot is hard to follow probably due to substandard subtitles. Kataoka is very good in the role and what I could make out of the story was pretty clever. A more literal translation of the original title is Bannai Tarao: The Demon King of Falcons which is much cooler than Foul Play. 5/10

May 19
22.50 Rashomon (1950)*
Dir: Akira Kurosawa A man is found dead in the forest and four witnesses give very different accounts of what happened. Simple and yet complex at the same time with wonderful visual moments created by cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa and enhanced by the music of Fumio Hiyasaka. The crime itself takes place deep in the woods full of soft light on the dappled forest floor while the formal testimony takes place in a bare, brightly lit courtyard and the framing sequence is an open, ruined structure with a roaring downpour all around. The settings almost become characters in the film. There is much to ponder here and it will be worth it to watch this again. More of an intellectual than emotional hit. 8.5/10
Introduction by Robert Altman (6 min.); Excerpts from The World of Kazuo Miyagawa documentary (13 min.); Trailer (with kind of an exploitation slant) (2 min.)

May 20
23.50 Kibakichi (2004)*
Dir: Tomo-o Haraguchi A powerful wandering samurai finds his way to an isolated village which has many secrets and seems to be plagued by monsters. Kind of a spaghetti western feel especially at the beginning and end. Several strange incidents set the tone and once the story is made clear there are some well staged action sequences. The monsters look good for the most part and there are some cheesy gore effects thrown in at the end. Good fun. 6/10
Panel with director and stars held just before the premier of the movie (17 min.)

May 21
24. Aura Battler Dunbine (1983): Father and Child* E:10
.Kamen Rider V3 (1973): Friend or Foe? The Mysterious Riderman* E:43 (Special Edition DVD Box Set)
25. Tetsujin 28 (2005)*
Dir: Shin Togashi Shotaro, a 12 year old boy discovers that his dead father left him a special legacy when a crazed scientist sets his giant robot loose on the city. Based on the anime and manga of the same name, known as Gigantor in the US. Much to my dismay, the film focused more on Shotara, who is a pathetic wiener through most of the film, than on giant robot action. He improves a little but it's tough going. There are also one or two plot points that didn't make sense. I suspect the target audience (kids) wouldn't have been bothered by any of this. The robot graphics and action were OK though. 5/10
26. Killing Machine aka Shorinji Kenpo (1975)*
Dir: Noribumi Suzuki Sonny Chiba plays a Japanese undercover agent who learned martial arts and worked in China and returns to Japan after World War 2 is over finding corruption and poverty all around. A wild movie with Chiba kicking some serious yakuza, police and American ass. He eventually opens a martial arts school and learns love can be just as powerful as strength and then proceeds to kick even more butt. I liked it. 7/10
27. Rebirth of Mothra II (1997)* Blu Ray
Dir: Kunio Miyoshi A creature created by an ancient civilization to feed on ocean pollution returns but now it is creating deadly starfish like creatures and will destroy the world if not stopped. Mothra is called in. The new kaiju Dagahra looks pretty good, the kids who are the lead characters are more than tolerable and there is a nice lost city aspect to the plot. The kaiju fights were good but as is typical in the newer movies consist mostly of shooting rays at each other. 6/10

May 22
28. Shogun's Samurai: The Yagyu Clan Conspiracy (1978)*
Dir: Kinji Fukasaku The Shogun's fencing master and his clan do every thing possible to assure the eldest son will succeed his father to the position. Lavish period drama with a perfect balance between plot, treachery, and action. Set in the early 1600's but only generally based on historical events. Very absorbing with great performances, beautiful sets and excellent action scenes. 8/10
29. Return of Daimajin (1966)* Blu Ray
Dir: Kenji Misumi The Mikoshiba Clan, tired of living in a barren mountainous region, uses treachery and deceit to conquer the more fertile lands of the peaceful Chigusa and Nagoshi Clans but the invaders did not count on the demon god that protects the other two clans. Another well done period kaiju movie with a similar plot to the first but this one seems to move more quickly. 6.5/10

May 23
30. Humanity & Paper Balloons (1937)*
Dir: Sadao Yamanaks Excellent film set in feudal japan in the 18th century concentrates on the lower end of society, in particular a hairdresser who likes to gamble and runs afoul of the yakuza and a weak willed ronin who is trying to get help from a former associate of his deceased father. Very natural performances and a flowing, lyrical style. It takes some time for the story to unfold but we do get to know many of the denizens of a Tokyo slum. The end is not a happy one for either main character but life in the street does go on. 8/10

May 24
31. A Story of Floating Weeds (1934)*
Dir: Yasujiro Ozu An actor and his company return to a town where he fathered a child but the young man does not know who his father is. Very touching and ultimately sad but kind of hopeful as well. The story emerges as we get to know the characters in a slow paced but compelling way. The actors are all excellent. Very enjoyable. 8/10

May 25
32. The Only Son (1936)*
Dir: Yasujiro Ozu A widow who has sacrificed everything for her only son's education and who has not seen him in 13 years pays an unexpected visit to him in Tokyo and discovers he is not doing as well as she had thought. An emotional film which could have turned out to be pure melodrama but instead seems real and touching. There are awkward moments at first during the visit and several moments of sadness and disappointment presented in a straightforward way. There is a ray of hope at the end but it's unclear whether anything comes from it. 8/10
Interview with film scholars David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson (25 min.)

May 26
33. Sleepy Eyes of Death 6: Sword of Satan (1965?)* (Sleepy Eyes of Death Collector's Set Vol. 2)
Dir: Kimiyoshi Yasuda Kyoshiro Nemuri protects a young boy who is the last heir to the leader of a clan but who doesn't want any part of being a samurai. He also must contend with the sister of someone he killed who is out for revenge. Good but not as much intrigue as usual and Kyoshiro's abilities are starting to border on the superhuman, although he does seem more introspective this time out. 5/10

May 28
34. Gigantor (1964): The Space Submarine* E:30 (Gigantor The Collection Volume Two)
. Aura Battler Dunbine (1983): Offense and Defense of Kiron Castle* E:11
. Kaleido Star (2003): Amazing Family Ties* S:1 E:19
. Kamen Rider V3 (1973): V3 Versus Riderman* E:44 (Special Edition DVD Box Set)
35. Voice Without a Shadow (1958)* (Nikkatsu Diamond Guys Volume 1) Blu Ray
Dir: Seijun Suzuki A telephone operation accidentally hears a murder's voice on the phone and three years later she discovers that her husband's new boss is the man with that voice. The man is found dead and her husband is accused of the murder. A reporter tries to solve the case. Pretty good crime story with a complicated but reasonable solution. There are a couple bizarre touches tp the story. 5.5/10
36. Rebirth of Mothra III (1998)* Blu Ray
Dir: Okihiro Yoneda Mothra battles space monster King Ghidorah who returns to Earth in order to wipe out the human race by removing all the children from the planet. Some down and dirty kaiju fights make this worth watching. The plot is a bit of a muddle at times. 6/10

May 29
37. Three Outlaw Samurai (1964)* Blu Ray
Dir: Hideo Gosha Wandering samurai try to help some peasants who have kidnapped the local magistrate's daughter because he refuses to listen to their grievances, Related to a TV show, this film has a very grim and gritty feel to the story which is very well told and has some good action scenes. 7.5/10
38. Daimajin Strikes Again (1966)* Blu Ray
Dir: Kazuo Mori Four young boys travel across a mountain to find their relatives who have been enslaved by an evil general. Similar plot to the previous two movies but things are kept fresh by making much of the film a wilderness adventure focusing on the boys and their journey. The demon god rampage is also well done. 7/10
39. Miscellaneous special features:
Introduction by Robert Altman (6 min.); Excerpts from The World of Kazuo Miyagawa documentary (13 min.); Trailer (with kind of an exploitation slant) (2 min.) on Rashomon disk
Panel with director and stars held just before the premier of the movie (17 min.) on Kibakichi disk
Interview with film scholars David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson (25 min.) on The Only Son disk
Interview with cameraman Fujio Morita who worked on all three Daimajin movies. (28 min.) on Daimajin Strikes Again disk

May 31
40. Pearl Harbor: The View From Japan (1994)*
Dir: Kunio Kurita Interesting Japanese made documentary is an overview of much of the war in the Pacific focusing on The Japanese Combined Fleet which existed from before Pearl Harbor to April 7, 1945 when the battleship Yamato was sunk. Gives high marks to Admiral Yamamoto for realizing the importance of air power in naval warfare, having a realistic view of war with the United States, and developing innovative strategies which were often ignored by higher ups. 6/10

June 02
41. No Blood Relation (1932)* (Eclipse #26: Silent Naruse)
Dir: Mikio Naruse A wealthy Japanese actress returns from America and tries to establish a connection with her six year old daughter who she abandoned shortly after birth. A melodrama but without what I would consider sappiness and well told to boot. Begins almost exactly like Ozu's Walk Cheerfully. 6/10

June 04
42. Gigantor (1964): Gigantor Who?* E:31 (Gigantor The Collection Volume Two)
.Aura Battler Dunbine (1983): Garalia's Pursuit* E:12
.Kaleido Star (2003): An Amazing Change From Zero to Hero* S:1 E:20
.Kamen Rider V3 (1973): Destron's Christmas Present* E:45 (Special Edition DVD Box Set)
In V3 the powerful Rhino-Tank disguises himself as Santa Claus to recruit children for Destron.
42.50 Darker Than Black: When One Takes Back What Was Lost Within the Wall Part 1* & Part 2* S:1 E:10 & 11

June 05
43. Super Sentai Zyuranger Ep. : I Cab See! I Can See! (1992)* / Ep. 8: Terror! Eaten In An Instant (1992)*

June 07
44. Flunky, Work Hard (1931)* (Eclipse #26: Silent Naruse)
Dir: Mikio Naruse A poor insurance salesman tries to outwit a rival for a big sale while his son bullies the neighbor's children. Short film is an odd mix, for me anyway, of slapstick comedy (which really can hurt someone), family drama and near tragedy. Some amusing bits. Nothing really gave me a good laugh but enjoyable. 5,5/10
Apart From You (1933)* (Eclipse #26: Silent Naruse)
Dir: Mikio Naruse The story of two geisha who are friends. The older has a teenage son who no longer respects her and the younger is trying to prevent her little sister from following in her footsteps. A quiet and sad story with somewhat of a resolution for one of the geisha but not one that brings a lot of happiness for anyone involved. Some interesting scenes of Japan as it was in the early 30's. 6.5/10

June 08
45. Every-Night Dreams (1933)* (Eclipse #26: Silent Naruse)
Dir: Mikio Naruse A poor single mother works as a bar hostess in order to provide for her son. She is surprised when the ineffectual husband who abandoned her three years ago returns and wants to be part a family again. This is downright depressing. A good film with the mother as a real survivor but still depressing. 6/10

June 11
46. Gigantor (1964): The Robot Olumpics!* E:32 (Gigantor The Collection Volume Two)
.Aura Battler Dunbine (1983): Todd's Violent Advance* E:13
.Kaleido Star (2003): The Amazing Mystery Star* S:1 E:21
.Kamen Rider V3 (1973): Riderman, Where Will You Go?* E:46 (Special Edition DVD Box Set)

June 12
47. Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare (1968)*
Dir: Yoshiyuki Kuroda A Babylonian monster, asleep for four thousand years, awakens and takes over a samurai official but is then opposed by local spirits. Fun, with a great beginning, a little bit of blood, and a pretty nasty looking monster. 5.5/10
48. Red Pier (1958)* (Nikkatsu Diamond Guys Volume 1) Blu Ray
Dir: Toshio Masuda A gangster from Tokyo is laying low in Kobe where he falls in love with the sister of man he had killed. OK crime drama with almost "heart of gold" protagonist has great location footage which adds a lot to the atmosphere. I was pretty cool to the characters and story though. 5/10

June 13
48.50 Super Sentai Zyuranger Ep. 9: Run! Prince of the Eggs (1992)* / Ep. 10: Monkeys No More! (1992)*

June 14
49.50 Zatoichi On the Road (1963)* (Criterion Collection Zatoichi the Blind Swordsman) Blu Ray
Dir: Kimiyoshi Yasuda Zatoichi tries to get a young woman safely to Edo but also becomes involved in a fight between two gangs. Pretty good entry with a strong cast, the usual twists and betrayals and some good sets. The deserted village where the final battle takes place is particularly good. Zatoichi really does have a weakness for the ladies. 6/10

June 15
50. Super Sentai Zyuranger Ep. 11: My Master! (1992)* / Ep. 12: Papa's A Vampire!? (1992)*

June 17
51. Port of Flowers (1933)* (Eclipse #41: Kinoshita and World War II)
Dir: Keisuke Kinoshita Two con men arrive in a small coastal village each claiming to be the son of a deceased businessman who once tried to start a shipyard there. Both are soon seduced by the friendliness of the people and the natural beauty of the area. Pleasant and amusing rather than funny although I did get one good laugh out of it. The story seemed very familiar even including the patriotism everyone feels when war is declared on the United States. 5/10

June 18
52. The Haunted Lantern (1997)*
Dir: Masaru Tsushima A samurai becomes engaged to a woman whose sister is the reincarnation of his great love from centuries ago. Very slow setup but the last half is pretty good, full of creepy fun. 5.5/10

June 19
53. The Living Magoroku (1943)* (Eclipse #41: Kinoshita and World War II)
Dir: Keisuke Kinoshita The only male of a tradition bound rural family is thought to have a serious lung disease and his mother refuses to let the villagers cultivate a plot of land to grow food to help the war effort. A patriotic soldier, soon to be sent to the front, solves everything. At first the story seemed odd to me, although perhaps not to a native Japanese of the time, but the intent of the film as a patriotic story about farming and honor (influenced by the censorship rules in effect) was clear by the end. Still it was well made and I found it entertaining. 5.5/10

June 20
53.50 Super Sentai Zyuranger Ep. 13: Fire! The Golden Arrow (1992)* / Ep. 14: Become Small! (1992)*

June 21
54. Ultra Q Ep. 1: Defeat Gomess! (1966)* / Ep. 2: Goro and Goroh (1966)* (Ultra Q The Complete Series)
First of the Ultra shows which spawned Ultraman in the very next series. This was an anthology series with recurring characters although they did not appear in every episode. Several of the monsters made the transition to Ultraman and the first episode featured a modified version of a Godzilla suit.

June 22
55. Street Without End (1934)* (Eclipse #26: Silent Naruse)
Dir: Mikio Naruse After losing her first love due to a misunderstanding, a waitress marries the son of a wealthy family who is too weak to prevail aginst the disapproval of his mother and sister. Nicely made film with a very strong female lead and fascinating shots of Ginza street scenes of the time. 7/10

June 25
56. Aura Battler Dunbine (1983): The Battle to Capture Elf Castle* E:14
.Kaleido Star (2003): * S:1 E:22
.Kamen Rider V3 (1974): Ambush! The Destron Leader!!* E:46 (Special Edition DVD Box Set)
.Ultra Q (1966): The Gift From Space* E:3 (Ultra Q The Complete Series)
Another great looking monster in V3, Coclacanth-Kid, and in Ultra Q eggs from Mars hatch into giant slug creatures - very cool.

June 26
57. Japan's Longest Day (1967)*
Dir: Kihachi Okamoto Epic length docudrama focuses on Aug. 14-15, 1945, the twenty-four hours leading up to Japan's surrender. The first part concerns the political maneuvering around polishing the Emperor's announcement or Rescript. Things get very exciting and somewhat bloody when attention shifts to a coup attempt by mid-level officers of the army. Kind of confusing at first with many characters introduced in a short time but once that's over, very absorbing. 7.5/10

June 27
58. Yamato (2005)*
Dir: Junya Sato The story of the battleship Yamato told in flashbacks about a group of cadets who joined the ship in 1944 and the three "old timers" who were their immediate superiors. The framing story involves the adopted daughter of one of the old timers who wants to visit the spot where the Yamato was sunk. Good film with a very spectacular and bloody final battle but also quite sentimental in many ways. The end of the film is moving when we discover the reason the daughter wanted to be taken to that spot. 7/10

June 28
59. Sword of the Beast (1965)*
Dir: Hideo Gosha A samurai, fleeing after being manipulated into killing his clan's councilor, runs into a couple who is illegally panning for gold on a mountain belonging to the shogunate. Gritty and intense, filmed mainly outdoors the film shows the corruption of authority and that honor is not easily cast aside. 7/10

July 01
60. Jubilation Street (1944)* (Eclipse #41: Kinoshita and World War II)
Dir: Keisuke Kinoshita The story of a few closely tied families who are preparing to leave the neighborhood they have lived in for so long due to the necessities of war. Sentimental and occasionally outright patriotic but very well done with fully fleshed characters and creative use of the small area where the story takes place. My favorite of the set so far. 7/10

July 02
61. Sayonara Jupiter (1983)*
Dir: Sakyo Komatsu Symbols are found on Mars which indicate a visit from ET's in the past and a possible alien presence on Jupiter. A promising start with an interesting if slightly derivative premise is wasted as attention is turned to cheesy zero-g sex, a nature loving cult that likes to blow things up and kill people and a black hole that defies the laws of physics. The special effects are OK although some are obvious miniatures or just look bad. 3.5/10

July 03
62. Sleepy Eyes of Death 7: The Mask of the Princess (1966)* (Sleepy Eyes of Death Collector's Set Vol. 2)
Dir: Akira Inoue The disfigured and sadistic Princess Kiku returns (from the 4th film) and is out for revenge aided by a squad of shadow samurai. Stylish direction makes great use of scenery and sets and a fun story makes for an above average entry. We gain more insight into the Full Moon Cut. 7/10

July 05

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Swamp Thing* Challenge

* and other super-hero stuff Spoiler unused ideas for possible future reference
Trevor's Background Classic Film Re-watches

or maybe a Blade marathon

or maybe MST3K in chronological order, a five year mission

01- Swamp Thing, foreign market DVD with extra Barbeau
02- Deadpool
03-06 Swamp Thing s1e1-4
07- Captain America: The Winter Soldier
08- Captain America: Civil War
09- Ant-Man
10- Iron Man
11- Iron Man 2
12- Iron Man 3
13- The Return of Swamp Thing
14- Thor
15-19- Swamp Thing Guardian of the Earth animated series episodes
20- Ant-Man w/ commentary
21- Hulk
22- The Incredible Hulk
23- The Consultant
24- Captain America: The First Avenger
25- A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer
26- The Avengers
27- Item 47
28- Agent Carter short
29- The Return of Swamp Thing w/ creator commentary
30- Men in Black
31- Thor: The Dark World and all the featurettes/deleted scenes/etc
32- All Hail the King
33- Thor: Dark World w/ creator&cast commentary
34- Men in Black
35-37- Swamp Thing s1e5-7
38- Guardians of the Galaxy w/ loads of extras
39- Avengers: Age of Ultron
40- Justice League: The New Frontier
41- Ghost Rider
42- Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
43- Justice League: Doom
44- Hellboy
45- Swamp Thing s1e8
46- Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktakular
47- X-Men
48- Hellboy w/ creator commentary
49- Men in Black II
50- X-Men 2
51- X-Men: The Last Stand
52- Hellboy II: The Golden Army
53- Hellboy w/ cast commentary
54- Hellboy: Sword of Storms
55- Hellboy: Blood & Iron

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Re: The Seventh Annual May Make-Your-Own Challenge - May 1-31, 2016 **List Thread**

From Page to Screen

01. The Little Prince (3D) / 2015 / 5-1
-----'The Little Prince' by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry / 1943

02. Game of Thrones [episode: The Children] / 5-3

03. Fresh off the Boat [episode: Rent Day] / 5-3
-----'Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir' by Eddie Huang / 2013

04. The Search for Michael Rockefeller / 2011 / 5-5
-----'The Search for Michael Rockefeller' by Milt Machlin / 1974

05. The 39 Steps / 1935 / 5-7 / Theatrical DCP
-----'The Thirty Nine Steps' by John Buchan / 1915

06. To Sir, with Love [commentary track: author E.R. Braithwaite, and author/teacher Salome Thomas El ☼] / 1967 / 5-8
-----'To Sir, with Love' by E.R. Braithwaite / 1959

07. Swiss Family Robinson [commentary with director Ken Annakin and stars James McArthur, Tommy Kirk, & Kevin Corcoran ☼] / 1960 / 5-9
-----'Swiss Family Robinson' by Johann David Wyss / 1812

08. Frankenstein / 1910 / 5-9
-----'Frankenstein' by Mary Shelley / 1818

09. Deadpool [commentary with Director Tim Miller and Co-Creator/Comics Artist Rob Liefeld ☼] / 2016 / 5-10
-----The New Mutants #98 - Rob Liefeld + Fabian Nicieza / 1991

10. The Wiz / 1978 / 5-11 / Theatrical DCP
-----'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' by L. Frank Baum / 1900

11. Cotton Comes to Harlem. / 1970 / 5-12
-----'Cotton Comes to Harlem' by Chester Himes / 1965

12. Quiet Days of Clichy / 1970 / 5-13
-----'Quiet Days of Clichy' by Henry Miller / 1956

13. Fever Pitch [with commentary track ☼] / 1997 / 5-14
-----'Fever Pitch' by Nick Hornby / 1992

14. In the Heart of the Sea [3D viewing ☼] / 2015 / 5-15
-----'In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex' by Nathaniel Philbrick / 2000

15. Captain America: Civil War / 2015 / 5-16
-----debut of 'Black Panther' from Fantastic Four #52 (July 1966) creators: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

16. The Peanuts Movie [3D viewing ☼] / 2015 / 5-16
-----daily newspaper debut: October 2, 1950 / Charles M. Schulz

17. Pather Panchali / 1955 [4K restoration / Criterion ☼] / 5-19
-----'Pather Panchali' by Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay / 1929

18. The Warriors / 2015 / 5-20
-----'The Warriors' by Sol Yurick / 1965

19. The Beast from 20,000 Leagues / 5-21
-----based on 'The Fog Horn' by Ray Bradbury (short story) / 1951

20. Arabian Nights (Part 1) / 2015 / 5-22
-----inspired and structured to 'One Thousand and One Nights'

21. Holiday in Spain / 1960 / 5-24
-----'Ghost of a Chance' by Kelley Roos / 1947

22. Love & Friendship / 5-25
-----'Lady Susan' by Jane Austen / unspecified date prior to 1805

23. Goosebumps [episode: The Girl Who Cried Monster] / 5-26
-----based on the books by R.L. Stein (From 1992 to 1997)

24. Goosebumps [episode: Vampire Breath] / 5-26
-----based on the books by R.L. Stein (From 1992 to 1997)

25. Goosebumps [episode: Night of the Living Dummy 2] / 5-26
-----based on the books by R.L. Stein (From 1992 to 1997)

26. Goosebumps [episode: Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes] / 5-26
-----based on the books by R.L. Stein (From 1992 to 1997)

27. Preacher [Pilot episode] / 5-27
-----based on the graphic novels of the same name by Garth Ennis / 1995-2000

28. The King and I / [with commentary track ☼] / 5-28
-----adaptation of 'Anna and the King of Siam' by Margaret Landon / 1944

29. Come Back, Charleston Blue / 1972 / 5-30
-----based on 'The Heat's On' by Chester Himes / 1966

30. Congo / 1995 / 5-31
-----'Congo' by Michael Crichton / 1980

31. Pride & Prejudice with Zombies / 2016 / 5-31
-----'Pride & Prejudice with Zombies' by Seth Grahame-Smith / 2009


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May 1
1. VOY S1 "Caretaker"

May 2
2. VOY S1 "Parallex"

May 3
3. VOY S1 "Time and Again"

May 5
4. DS9 S3 "Life Support" / DS9 S3 "Heart of Stone"
5. DS9 S3"Destiny" / DS9 S3 "Prophet Motive"

May 6
6. VOY S1 "Phage" / VOY S1 "The Cloud"
7. VOY S1 "Eye of the Needle" / VOY S1 "Ex Post Facto"

May 7
8. DS9 S3 "Visionary" / DS9 S3 "Distant Voices"
9. DS9 S3 "Through the Looking Glass" / DS9 S3 "Improbable Cause"
10. VOY S1 "Emanations" / VOY S1 "Prime Factors"
11. VOY S1 "State of Flux" / VOY S1 "Heroes and Demons"
12. DS9 S3 "The Die is Cast"

May 8
13. DS9 S3 "Explorers" / DS9 S3 "Family Business"
14. DS9 S3 "Shakaar" /VOY S1 "Cathexis"
15. VOY S1 "Faces" / VOY S1 "Jetrel"
16. VOY S1 "Learning Curve" / DS9 S3 "Facets"
17. DS9 S3 "The Adversary"
18. Star Trek: Generations

May 9
19. DS9 S4 "Way of the Warrior"
20. DS9 S4 "Hippocratic Oath" / VOY S2 "The 37s"
21. VOY S2 "Initiations" / VOY S2 "Projections"

May 10
22. VOY S2 "Elogium" / DS9 S4 "Indiscretion"

May 11
23. DS9 S4 "Rejoined" / DS9 "Starship Down"
24. DS9 "Little Green Men" / VOY S2 "Non Sequitur"
25. VOY S2 "Twisted" / VOY S2 "Parturition"
26. VOY S2 "Persistence of Vision" / DS9 S4 "The Sword of Kahless"

May 12
27. DS9 S4 "Our Man Bashir" / DS9 S4 "Homefront"
28. DS9 S4 "Paradise Lost" / VOY S2 "Tattoo"
29. VOY S2 "Cold Fire" / "VOY S2 "Maneuvers"
30. VOY S2 "Resistance"

May 14
31. DS9 S4 "Crossfire" / DS9 S4 "return to Grace"
32. DS9 S4 "Sons of Mogh" / DS9 S4 "Bar Association"
33. VOY S2 "Prototype" / VOY S2 "Allegiance"
34. VOY S2 "Threshold"

May 15
35. VOY S2 "Meld" / DS9 S4 "Accession"
36. DS9 S4 "Rules of Engagement" / VOY S2 "Dreadnought"
37. VOY S2 "Death Wish" / VOY S2 "Lifesigns"
38. VOY S2 "Investigations" / DS9 S4 "Hard Time"
39. DS9 S4 "Shattered Mirror" / DS9 S4 "The Muse"

May 16
40. DS9 S4 "For the Cause" / DS9 S4 "to the Death"
41. DS9 S4 "The Quickening" / VOY S2 "Deadlock"
42. VOY S2 "Innocence" / VOY S2 "the Thaw"
43. VOY S2 "Tuvix" / DS9 S4 "Body Parts"

May 17
44. DS9 S4 "Broken Link" / VOY S2 "Resolutions"
45. VOY S2 "Basics, Pt 1"

May 18
46. DS9 S5 "Apocalypse Rising" / S5 "The Ship"
47. DS9 S5 "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places"

May 19
48. DS9 S5 "Nor the Battle to the Strong" / VOY S3 "Basics, Pt 2"
49. VOY S3 "Flashback" / VOY S3 "The Chute"
50. VOY S3 "Swarm"

May 20
51. DS9 S5 The Assignment" / DS9 S5 "Trials and Tribble-ations"
52. DS9 S5 "Let He Who is Without Sin" / DS9 "Things Past"
53. VOY S3 "False Profits" / VOY S3 "Remember"
54. VOY S3 "Sacred Ground" / VOY S3 "Future's End Pt 1"
55. VOY S3 "Future's End Pt 2"

May 21
56. DS9 "S5 The Ascent" / DS9 S5 "Rapture"
57. DS9 S5 "The Darkness and the Light" / DS9 S5 "The Begotten"
58. VOY S3 "Warlord" / VOY S3 "The Q and the Grey"
59. VOY S3 "Macrocosm" / VOY S3 "Fair Trade"

May 22
60. DS9 S5 "For the Uniform" / DS9 S5 "In Purgatory's Shadow"
61. DS9 S5 "By Inferno's Light" / DS9 "Doctor Bashir, I Presume"
62. DS9 S5 "A Simple Investigation" / VOY S3 "Alter Ego"
63. VOY S3 "Coda"

May 23
64. VOY S3 "Blood Fever" / DS9 S5 "Business as Usual"
65. DS9 S5 "Ties of Blood and Water" / DS9 S5 "Ferengi Love Songs"
66. VOY S3 "Unity" / VOY S3 "Darkling"
67. VOY S3 "Rise" / VOY S3 "Favorite Son"

May 24
68. DS9 S5 "Soldiers of the Empire" / DS9 S5 "Children of Time"
69. DS9 S5 "Blaze of Glory" / DS9 S5 "Empok Nor"
70. VOY S3 "Before and After" / VOY S3 "Real Life"

May 25
71. VOY S3 "Distant Origins" / VOY S3 "Displaced"
72. VOY S3 "Worse Case Scenario" / VOY S3 "Scorpion Pt 1"
73. DS9 S5 "In the Cards" / DS9 S5 "Call to Arms"
74. Star Trek: First Contact
75. VOY S4 "Scorpion Pt 2" / VOY S4 "The Gift"

May 26
76. VOY S4 "Day of Honor" / VOY S4 "Nemesis"
77. DS9 S6 "A Time to Stand" / DS9 S6 "Rocks and Shoals"

May 27
78. DS9 S6 "Sons and Daughters" DS9 S6 "Behind the Lines"
79. DS9 S6 "Favor the Bold" / DS9 S6 "Sacrifice of Angels"
80. DS9 S6 "You Are Cordially Invited" / DS9 S6 "Resurrection"
81. VOY S4 "Revulsion" / VOY S4 "The Raven"
82. VOY S4 "Scientific Method" / VOY S4 "Year of Hell"

May 28
83. VOY S4 "Year of Hell, Pt 2" / VOY S4 "Random Thoughts"
84. VOY S4 "Concerning Flight" / VOY S4 "Mortal Coil"
85. DS9 S6 "Statistical Probabilities" / DS9 S6 "The Magnificent Ferengi"
86. DS9 S6 "Waltz" / DS9 S6 "Who Mourns for Morn?"
87. DS9 S6 "One Little Ship"

May 29
88. DS9 S6 "Honor Among Thieves" / DS9 S6 "Change of Heart"
89. VOY S4 "Waking Moments" / VOY S4 "Message in a Bottle"
90. VOY S4 "Hunters" / VOY S4 "Prey"
91. Ds9 S6 "Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night" / DS9 S6 "Inquisition"
92. DS9 S6 "In the Pale Moonlight" / DS9 S6 "His Way"
93. VOY S4 "Retrospect" / VOY S4 "The Killing Game"
94. VOY S4 "The Killing Game, Pt 2" / VOY S4 "Vis a Vis"

May 30
95. DS9 S6 "The Reckoning" / DS9 S6 "Valiant"
96. DS9 S6 "Profit and Lace" / DS9 S6 "Time's Orphan"
97. VOY S4 "The Omega Directive" / VOY S4 "Unforgettable"
98. VOY S4 "Living Witness" / VOY S4 "Demon"

May 31
99. DS9 S6 "The Sound of Her Voice" / DS9 S6 "Tears of the Prophets"
100. VOY S4 "One" / VOY S4 "Hope and Fear"

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Serials based on comic-book characters
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malazar's Black Sails Challenge

Goal: Watch All Three Seasons of Black Sails Completed
Secondary Goal: Watch Other Stuff involving boats or warships somehow

*Denotes First Time Watch
First Time Watches - 34/34 (100%)

Red=Streaming - 26 Entries
Orange=TV/DVR/OnDemand - 8 Entries

May 2
1. Black Sails S01E01 - I. (2014)*
2. Black Sails S01E02 - II. (2014)*

May 5
3. Passage to Marseille (Michael Curtiz, 1944)*

May 6
4. All Through the Night (Vincent Sherman, 1941)*
5. Black Sails S01E03 - III. (2014)*
6. Black Sails S01E04 - IV. (2014)*
7. Black Sails S01E05 - V. (2014)*
8. Black Sails S01E06 - VI. (2014)*
9. Black Sails S01E07 - VII. (2014)*
10. Black Sails S01E08 - VIII. (2014)*

May 9
11. House of Lies S05E05 - Above Board Metrics (2016)*

May 10
12. Black Sails S02E01 - IX. (2015)*
13. Black Sails S02E02 - X. (2015)*
14. Run Silent, Run Deep (Robert Wise, 1958)*

May 11
15. Black Sails S02E03 - XI. (2015)*
16. Black Sails S02E04 - XII. (2015)*

May 12
17. Lifeboat (Alfred Hitchcock, 1944)*

May 13
18. Black Sails S02E05 - XIII. (2015)*
19. Black Sails S02E06 - XIV. (2015)*

May 14
20. Black Sails S02E07 - XV. (2015)*

May 16
21. Black Sails S02E08 - XVI. (2015)*
22. Black Sails S02E09 - XVII. (2015)*
23. Black Sails S02E10 - XVIII. (2015)*

May 18
24. Black Sails S03E01 - XIX. (2016)*
25. Black Sails S03E02 - XX. (2016)*
26. Black Sails S03E03 - XXI. (2016)*

May 19
27. Black Sails S03E04 - XXII. (2016)*
28. Black Sails S03E05 - XXIII. (2016)*
29. Black Sails S03E06 - XXIV. (2016)*
30. The Lady from Shanghai (Orson Welles, 1947)*

May 20
31. Black Sails S03E07 - XXV. (2016)*
32. Black Sails S03E08 - XXVI. (2016)*

May 21
33. Black Sails S03E09 - XXVII. (2016)*
34. Black Sails S03E10 - XXVIII. (2016)*

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Angel - Re-Watch

May 1
1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 1:E1 (Welcome to the Hellmouth)
2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 1:E2 (The Harvest)
3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 1:E3 (Witch)
4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 1:E4 (Teacher's Pet)
5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 1:E5 (Never Kill a Boy on the First Date)
6. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 1:E6 (The Pack)
7. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 1:E7 (Angel)

May 2
8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 1:E8 (I, Robot...You, Jane)
9. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 1:E9 (The Puppet Show)
10. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 1:E10 (Nightmares)
11. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 1:E11 (Out of Mind, Out of Sight)
12. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 1:E12 (Prophecy Girl)

May 3
13. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 2:E1 (When She Was Bad)
14. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 2:E2 (Some Assembly Required)
15. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 2:E3 (School Hard)
16. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 2:E4 (Inca Mummy Girl)
17. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 2:E5 (Reptile Boy)
18. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 2:E6 (Halloween)
19. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 2:E7 (Lie to Me)
20. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 2:E8 (The Dark Age)
21. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 2:E9 (What's My Line?: Part 1)
22. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 2:E10 (What's My Line?: Part 2)

May 4
23. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 2:E11 (Ted)
24. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 2:E12 (Bad Eggs)
25. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 2:E13 (Surprise)
26. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 2:E14 (Innocence)
27. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 2:E15 (Phases)
28. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 2:E16 (Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered)
29. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 2:E17 (Passion)
30. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 2:E18 (Killed by Death)
31. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 2:E19 (I Only Have Eyes For You)
32. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 2:E20 (Go Fish)
33. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 2:E21 (Becoming: Part 1)
34. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 2:E22 (Becoming: Part 2)

May 5

May 6
35. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 3:E1 (Anne)
36. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 3:E2 (Dead Man's Party)

May 7
37. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 3:E3 (Faith, Hope and Trick)
38. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 3:E4 (Beauty and the Beasts)

May 8
39. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 3:E5 (Homecoming)
40. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 3:E6 (Band Candy)
41. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 3:E7 (Revelations)

May 9
42. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 3:E8 (Lovers Walk)
43. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 3:E9 (The Wish)
44. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 3:E10 (Amends)
45. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 3:E11 (Gingerbread)
46. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 3:E12 (Helpless)
47. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 3:E13 (The Zeppo)
48. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 3:E14 (Bad Girls)
49. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 3:E15 (Consequences)
50. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 3:E16 (Doppelgangland)
51. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 3:E17 (Enemies)

May 10
52. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 3:E18 (Earshot)
53. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 3:E19 (Choices)
54. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 3:E20 (Prom)

May 11
55. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 3:E21 (Graduation Day: Part 1)
56. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 3:E22 (Graduation Day: Part 2)
57. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 4:E1 (The Freshman)
58. Angel - Season 1:E1 (City of)
59. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 4:E2 (Living Conditions)
60. Angel - Season 1:E2 (Lonely Hearts)
61. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 4:E3 (The Harsh Light of Day)
62. Angel - Season 1:E3 (In the Dark)
63. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 4:E4 (Fear,Itself)
64. Angel - Season 1:E4 (I Fall to Pieces)

May 12
65. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 4:E5 (Beer Bad)
66. Angel - Season 1:E5 (Rm w/a Vu)
67. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 4:E6 (Wild at Heart)

May 13
68. Angel - Season 1:E6 (Sense and Sensitivity)
69. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 4:E7 (The Initiative)
70. Angel - Season 1:E7 (Bachelor Party)
71. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 4:E8 (Pangs)
72. Angel - Season 1:E8 (I Will Remember You)
73. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 4:E9 (Something Blue)

May 14
74. Angel - Season 1:E9 (Hero)
75. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 4:E10 (Hush)
76. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 4:E11 (Doomed)
77. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 4:E12 (A New Man)

May 15
78. Angel - Season 1:E10 (Parting Gifts)
79. Angel - Season 1:E11 (Somnambulist)
80. Angel - Season 1:E12 (Expecting)
81. Angel - Season 1:E13 (She)

May 16
82. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 4:E13 (The I in Team)
83. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 4:E14 (Goodbye Iowa)
84. Angel - Season 1:E14 (I've Got You Under My Skin)
85. Angel - Season 1:E15 (The Prodigal)
86. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 4:E15 (This Year's Girl)
87. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 4:E16 (Who Are You?)
88. Angel - Season 1:E16 (The Ring)
89. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 4:E17 (Superstar)
90. Angel - Season 1:E17 (Eternity)
91. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 4:E18 (Where the Wild Things Are)
92. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 4:E19 (New Moon Rising)

May 17
93. Angel - Season 1:E18 (Five by Five)
94. Angel - Season 1:E19 (Sanctuary)
95. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 4:E20 (The Yoko Factor)
96. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 4:E21 (Primeval)
97. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 4:E22 (Restless)

May 18
98. Angel - Season 1:E20 (War Zone)
99. Angel - Season 1:E21 (Blind Date)
100. Angel - Season 1:E22 (To Shanshu in L.A.)

May 19
101. Angel - Season 2:E1 (Judgment)
102. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 5:E1 (Buffy vs. Dracula)

May 20
103. Angel - Season 2:E2 (Are You Now or Have You Ever Been)
104. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 5:E2 (Real Me)
105. Angel - Season 2:E3 (First Impressions)
106. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 5:E3 (The Replacement)
107. Angel - Season 2:E4 (Untouched)
108. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 5:E4 (Out of my Mind)

May 21
109. Angel - Season 2:E5 (Dear Boy)
110. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 5:E5 (No Place Like Home)
111. Angel - Season 2:E6 (Guise Will Be Guise)
112. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 5:E6 (Family)
113. Angel - Season 2:E7 (Darla)

May 22
114. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 5:E7 (Fool For Love)

May 23

115. Angel - Season 2:E8 (The Shroud of Rahmon)

May 24
116. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 5:E8 (Shadow)

May 25
117. Angel - Season 2:E9 (The Trial)

May 26
118. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 5:E9 (Listening to Fear)
119. Angel - Season 2:E10 (Reunion)
120. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 5:E10 (Into the Woods)
121. Angel - Season 2:E11 (Redefinition)

May 27-28
Nothing (Mini-Vacation)

May 29

122. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 5:E11 (Triangle)
123. Angel - Season 2:E12 (Blood Money)

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(As Usual There Will Be 3 Available Wild Cards (In this case to qualify FTV))
Black = DVD
Blue = Blu-Ray
Gray = VHS

1.) Death By Murder
Purchased: (Nov 28, 2008) from Big Lots
Cost: $2 / # of Viewings: 3
Cost per viewing: $0.66 (plus tax)

2.) The Hidden
Purchased: Pre 2005 probably from Best Buy
Aprox Cost: $19.99 / Aprox # of Viewings: 6
Cost per viewing: $3.33 (plus tax)

3.) Watchmen (Director's Cut) (Amazon Exclusive Nite Owl Ship)
Purchased: (Dec 16, 2010) from Amazon
Cost: $14.99 / Aprox # of Viewings: 4
Cost per viewing: $3.74

4.) Conan: The Barbarian (Collector's Edition)
Purchased: Pre 2005 probably from Best Buy
Aprox Cost: $19.98 / Aprox # of Viewings: 7
Cost per viewing: $2.85 (plus tax)

5.) Commentary For Conan: The Barbarian (Collector's Edition)
Purchased: Pre 2005 probably from Best Buy
Aprox Cost: $19.98 / Aprox # of Viewings: 8
Cost per viewing: $2.49 (plus tax)

6.) The Pirate Movie
Purchased: (May 24, 2008) from DVDPlanet
Cost: $6.00 but part of a BOGO event so actually $3.00 / Aprox # of Viewings: 3
Cost per viewing: $1.00

7.) The Gumball Rally
Purchased: (Sep 27, 2010) from Big Lots
Cost: $6.00 / Aprox # of Viewings: 2 but if you count Cannonball Run II that is on the same disc then 4
Cost per viewing: $1.5 (plus tax)

8.) Orgazmo (Unrated Special Edition)
Purchased: Pre 2007 from Unknown
Aprox Cost: $19.95 / Aprox # of Viewings: 5
Cost per viewing: $3.99 (plus tax)

9.) First Commentary For Orgazmo (Unrated Special Edition)
Purchased: Pre 2007 from Unknown
Aprox Cost: $19.95 / Aprox # of Viewings: 6
Cost per viewing: $3.32 (plus tax)

10.) Second Commentary For Orgazmo (Unrated Special Edition)
Purchased: Pre 2007 from Unknown
Aprox Cost: $19.95 / Aprox # of Viewings: 7
Cost per viewing: $2.85 (plus tax)

11.) Third Commentary For Orgazmo (Unrated Special Edition)
Purchased: Pre 2007 from Unknown
Aprox Cost: $19.95 / Aprox # of Viewings: 8
Cost per viewing: $2.49 (plus tax)

12.) Deadpool (Wild Card #1)
Purchased: (May 10, 2016) From Target
Cost: $18.54 / # of Viewings: 1
Cost per viewing: $18.54

13.) Commentary For Deadpool
Purchased: (May 10, 2016) From Target
Cost: $18.54 / # of Viewings: 2
Cost per viewing: $9.27

14.) Django: Unchained (Target Exclusive Steelbook with Comicon Bonus Disc)
Purchased: (June 9th, 2013) From Target
Cost: $13.40 / # of Viewings: 2
Cost per viewing: $6.70

15.) Safe Men
Purchased: Pre 2007 from Unknown
Aprox Cost: $9.99 / # of Viewings: 3
Cost per viewing: $3.33

16.) The Return of Captain Invincible
Purchased: Pre 2007 from Unknown
Aprox Cost: $14.99 / # of Viewings: 3
Cost per viewing: $4.99

17.) Charlie Wilson's War
Purchased: (Nov 14, 2008) from Columbia House
Cost: $0.00 but part of a CH account cycle so $5ish / # of Viewings: 2
Cost per viewing: $2.50

18.) Planet Earth Disc 1 (UK Edition)
Purchased: (Sep 1, 2010) from Amazon Market Place
Cost: $0.00 (after gift card) / # of Viewings: 3
Cost per viewing: $0.00

19.) We Are Still Here (Wild Card #2)
Purchased: (Mar 28th, 2016) from Amazon
Cost: $9.99 / # of Viewings: 1
Cost per viewing: $9.99

20.) Cooties (Wild Card #3)
Purchased: (Dec 24th, 2015) X-Mas Gift
Cost: $0.00 (Gift) / # of Viewings: 1
Cost per viewing: $0.00

21.) Commentary For Cooties
Purchased: (Dec 24th, 2015) X-Mas Gift
Cost: $0.00 (Gift) / # of Viewings: 2
Cost per viewing: $0.00

22.) Planet Earth Disc 2 (UK Edition)
Purchased: (Sep 1, 2010) from Amazon Market Place
Cost: $0.00 (after gift card) / # of Viewings: 3
Cost per viewing: $0.00

23.) Limitless (Unrated)
Purchased: (Nov 23rd, 2014) from Amazon
Cost: $3.99 / # of Viewings: 4
Cost per viewing: $0.99

24.) Planet Earth Disc 3 (UK Edition)
Purchased: (Sep 1, 2010) from Amazon Market Place
Cost: $0.00 (after gift card) / # of Viewings: 3
Cost per viewing: $0.00

25.) Alien
Purchased: (Dec 23rd, 2011) X-Mas Gift
Cost: $0.00 (Gift) / # of Viewings: 4
Cost per viewing: $0.00

26.) Aliens
Purchased: (Dec 23rd, 2011) X-Mas Gift
Cost: $0.00 (Gift) / # of Viewings: 5
Cost per viewing: $0.00

27.) Commentary For Aliens
Purchased: (Dec 23rd, 2011) X-Mas Gift
Cost: $0.00 (Gift) / # of Viewings: 6
Cost per viewing: $0.00

28.) Darkman
Purchased: (Aug 21, 2007) from Best Buy
Cost: $9.99 but technically only $3 if you evenly distribute the gift card I used / # of Viewings: 2 (unless you count the other 2 movies in the collection, which makes it 4)
Cost per viewing: $0.75

29.) Event Horizon (Special Collector's Edition)
Purchased: Pre 2007 probably from Best Buy
Aprox Cost: $14.99 / Aprox # of Viewings: 4
Cost per viewing: $3.74

30.) Commentary For Event Horizon (Special Collector's Edition)
Purchased: Pre 2007 probably from Best Buy
Aprox Cost: $14.99 / Aprox # of Viewings: 5
Cost per viewing: $2.99

31.) Harper Valley P.T.A.
Purchased: Pre 2007 probably from Wal-Mart
Aprox Cost: $5 / Aprox # of Viewings: 2
Cost per viewing: $2.50

32.) Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Purchased: Pre 2000 from Unknown
Aprox Cost: $14.99 / Aprox # of Viewings: 10+
Cost per viewing: $1.49 or less

33.) Revenge Of The Nerds
Purchased: Pre 2000 from Unknown
Aprox Cost: $9.99 / Aprox # of Viewings: 10+
Cost per viewing: $0.99 or less

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The Full Monty Challenge
All projects that any or all the members of Monty Python have been involved in will count as one.


- First Time Viewing 75

  L - Library 39*
  O - Owned by me 52*
  S - Streamed 5
  TV - TV 1
* My box set of the BBC's Michael Palin travel series is region 2 and I no longer have a region 2 player. Therefore I am counting them as if I were watching my own discs even though I am watching region 1 discs from the library.

- UK 85
- USA 15
- Denmark 1
- France 1
- Canada 1
- Czech Republic 1

Watched With: μ - M (25) | τ - N (1) | δ - D (2) (~ indicates only a partial viewing by other viewers)

Bold titles are feature length

Underlined titles indicate coming off the unwatched pile must have been purchased more than 1 month prior to challenge 31

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Total Eligible Titles: 97 First Time Views: 75
Blu-ray: 7 DVD: 81 | Netflix: 3 | shomi: 1 | HD-DVD: 2 | TV: 1 | YouTube: 1

John Cleese : 34 | Eric Idle : 10 | Terry Gilliam : 15 | Terry Jones : 25 | Michael Palin : 36 | Graham Chapman : 7 | Carol Cleveland : 5
The Full Monty (all surviving members at the given time) : 12
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Please note, all titles are UK productions except where noted.

May 01:

01. Splitting Heirs (1993) O Written by and starring Idle and "introducing" Cleese
02. The Big Year (2011) L Narrated by Cleese
03. Monty Python's Flying Circus: Whither Canada S01E01 (1969) O μ The Full Monty. Favorite sketch: Funniest Joke

May 02:
04. Monty Python's Flying Circus: Sex & Violence S01E02 (1969) O δ The Full Monty. Favorite sketch: Mouse Problem
05. Monty Python's Flying Circus: How to Recognise Different Types of Trees from Quite a Long Way Away S01E03 (1969) O δ The Full Monty. Classic episode! Favorite sketches: Bicycle Repairman; Seduced Milkman; Nudge Nudge, Wink Wink
06. Third Rock From the Sun: Just Your Average Dick S03E22 (1998) O μ Cleese guest stars.
07. Third Rock From the Sun: Dick and the Other Guy S03E23 (1998) O μ Cleese guest stars.
08. Third Rock From the Sun: Mary Loves Scoochie Part 1 S06E17 (2001) S μ Cleese guest stars. Couldn't find my 6th season set.
09. Third Rock From the Sun: Mary Loves Scoochie Part 1 S06E18 (2001) S μ Dick turns Cleese into a chimp in front of Mary. 3rd from last episode.

May 04:
10. Monty Python's Flying Circus: Owl-Stretching Time S01E04 (1969) O The Full Monty. Favorite sketch: Self Defense Against Fresh Fruit (mostly because of Cleese's over-the-top ranting)
11. A Fish Called Wanda (1988) S μ The classic starring Cleese and Palin.

May 05:
12. The Search For Simon (2013) L τ Starring Cleveland.
13. Around the World In 80 Days: Outward Bound E01 (1989) O Palin's attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days for the BBC. I own this, but on region 2 discs that I no longer have a way to play, so I've acquired Region 1 discs from the Library. Michael begins in London and ends up in Alexandria, Egypt in this episode. Gilliam and Jones also appear in this episode as they will be Michael's "referees".
14. Around the World In 80 Days: Arabian Frights E02 (1989) O Palin ends this episode as he drives off across Arabia on his way to Dubai.
15. Around the World In 80 Days: Ancient Mariners E03 (1989) O Palin finds passage from Dubai to Bombay by dhow.
16. Lost in La Mancha (2002) L μ Documents the failure of Gilliam's attempt to make his Don Quixote film in 2001.
17. IFC Focus: Terry Gilliam (2002) L μ
In 2002, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art celebrated the work of Gilliam with a two-weekend retrospective. "Lost in La Mancha" was the opening feature and Gilliam was the featured guest. After the screening of "La Mancha", Gilliam was interviewed by film critic Elvis Mitchell, which would air on the IFC network. This is the complete, 58-minute rough cut of the interview between Mitchell and Gilliam. From the Lost In La Mancha special features disc.

May 06:
18. South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999) S Dr. Vosknocker, who introduces the "V-Chip", is voiced by Idle. Sigh

May 07:
19. For No Good Reason (2012) L Documentary about the artist Ralph Steadman. Gilliam is interviewed. Disc also contained an extended version of Terry's interview (8:27).
20. The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys (1996) O Feature length documentary on the making of Gilliam's 12 Monkeys. Drug out the HDDVD player for this one!

May 08:
21. 29th Telluride Film Festival Aug. 30 - Sept. 2, 2002: Terry Gilliam Interviewed by Salman Rushdie (2003) L (54 min.) Title kind of says it all. A Gilliam interview by Salman Rushdie discussing all of his projects up to that point. Also found on the Lost In La Mancha special features disc.
22. Around the World In 80 Days: A Close Shave E04 (1989) O Palin ends this episode as he arrives in Singapore a couple hours late for his ship to Hong Kong.
23. Around the World In 80 Days: Oriental Express E05 (1989) O Palin is able to catch up to his connecting ship four miles out to sea and sails to Hong Kong. The episode ends in Shanghai.
24. Around the World In 80 Days: Far East and Farther East E06 (1989) O Palin makes it across the international dateline.
25. Around the World In 80 Days: Dateline to Deadline E07 (1989) O ~μ Palin makes it unceremoniously home and is greeted by, among others, Gilliam. Was he on time? I won't spoil it for you.

May 09:
26. Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado (1987) L A video recording of a live performance of this opera. Idle plays one of the leads. i thought I wouldn't like this but it was pretty good, once I found the words to the songs on the internet to follow along with. The 40 minute behind the scenes rehearsal footage was even more interesting.
27. Terry Jones' Medieval Lives: The Peasant E8 (2004) L Jones wrote, narrated and starred in this 8 part documentary life in feudal times.

May 11:
28. Terry Jones' Medieval Lives: The Monk E2 (2004) L Jones
29. Terry Jones' Medieval Lives: The Damsel E4 (2004) L Jones
30. Terry Jones' Medieval Lives: The Knight E1 (2004) L Jones
31. Terry Jones' Medieval Lives: The Minstrel E6 (2004) L Jones
32. Terry Jones' Medieval Lives: The Philosopher E5 (2004) L Jones

May 15:
33. Terry Jones' Medieval Lives: The Outlaw E7 (2004) L Jones
34. Terry Jones' Medieval Lives: The King E3 (2004) L Jones
35. Gladiators: The Brutal Truth (1999) L Jones hosts this 49 minute documentary on the truth about gladiators for BBC. It was surely the inspiration for the Medieval Lives series 5 years later.

May 16:
36. The Wipers Times (2014) L ~μ Palin plays a small roll as a high ranking military officer in this remarkably humorous WW1 true story made for TV.

May 17:
37. Michael Palin: Pole To Pole: One: Cold Start (1992) O ~μ Palin starts a new adventure, travelling from the north pole to the south pole in about 6 months.
38. Michael Palin: Pole To Pole: Two: Russian Steps (1992) O μ Palin leaves Russia just two days before the revolt that ultimately brought down the soviet union.

May 18:
39. Michael Palin: Pole To Pole: Three: Mediterranean Maze (1992) O Palin leaves Istanbul and ends up sailing into Wadi Halfa.

May 19:
40. Michael Palin: Pole To Pole: Four: Shifting Sands (1992) O Palin enters the Sudan and barely makes it out, needing to detour through Ethiopia.
41. Michael Palin: Pole To Pole: Five: Crossing the Line (1992) O Palin leaves Ethiopia and makes it into Kenya, crossing the equator and watches water drain in both directions. He visits a school he once helped build a roof on and gives the class his blow up globe from his trip around the world in 80 days.
42. Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) (2009) L ~μ Idle helped adapt Handel's Messiah and The Life of Brian into an operatic comedy version of the story of Brian sung in front of a symphony orchestra in the Royal Albert Hall. Idol stars in it and Gilliam, Jones, Palin and Cleveland also participate in various small roles.

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The Full Monty Challenge (continued)

Please note, all titles are UK productions except where noted.

May 20:

43. Michael Palin: Pole To Pole: Six: Plains and Boats and Trains (1992) O Palin begins in Kenya and ends in Zambia.

May 21:
44. Michael Palin: Pole To Pole: Seven: Evil Shadow (1992) O Palin begins in Zambia and makes it to the southern tip of South Africa, but there's no room on the boat.
45. Michael Palin: Pole To Pole: Eight: Bitter End (1992) O Palin has to be creative to finally make it to his destination.
46. Fierce Creatures (1997) TV Pretty weak "spiritual" sequel to the classic A Fish Called Wanda, again starring Cleese and Palin.

May 22:
47. Jabberwocky (1977) O Palin stars in this first feature film directed by Gilliam outside of the Monty Pythons. Jones also appears in the opening scene. Watched my region 2 disc on the PC.

May 23:
48. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote - Press Conference - May 18, 2016 - Cannes Film Festival (2016) S What luck for me that this press conference took place this month! Gilliam officially announces that he will be finally filming The Man Who Killed Don Quixote in October, with Palin in the lead, for release at next year's Cannes! (37:15)
49. Tideland (2005) O Gilliam's so-called "unwatchable" film about a little girl dealing with the deaths of her junkie parents. Personally I love it!
50. A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012) O Awesome animated feature based on Chapman's autobiography, and narrated by Graham himself from recordings of his book made before his death. Most of the Python's, Palin, Gilliam, Jones, Cleese and even Cleveland, participate by providing voices for themselves and others in various animated sequences.
51. Anatomy of a Liar (2012) O Billed as a "making of" for A Liar's Autobiography, but more of another history of Chapman himself. Most of the Python's, Palin, Gilliam, Jones, Cleese and Cleveland, are interviewed. (47:00)

May 24:
52. The Brothers Grimm (2005) O Gilliam's sell-out movie... almost a "Hollywood" style movie, except for the terrible effects! First viewing of my Blu-ray.
53. Fawlty Towers: A Touch of Class S01E01 (1975) O John Cleese and Connie Booth's masterpiece series! "FAWLTY TOWERS"
54. Fawlty Towers: The Builders S01E02 (1975) O Cleese. "FAWLTY TOWER "
55. Fawlty Towers: The Wedding S01E03 (1975) O Cleese. "FAW TY TOWER "

May 25:
56. Fawlty Towers: Hotel Inspector S01E04 (1975) O Cleese. "FAW TY TO ER "
57. Fawlty Towers: Gourmet Night S01E05 (1975) O Cleese. " WARTY TOWELS"
58. Fawlty Towers: The Germans S01E06 (1975) O Cleese. No sign

May 26:
59. Fawlty Towers: Communication Problems S02E01 (1979) O Cleese. Series 2 begins with Mrs. Richards! "Is this a piece of your brain?" "FAWLTY TOWER "

May 28:
60. Fawlty Towers: The Psychiatrists S02E02 (1979) O Cleese. "WATERY FOWLS"
61. Full Circle with Michael Palin: Episode One: Alaska/Russia (1997) O Palin starts his one year trek circling the Pacific Ocean.
62. Full Circle with Michael Palin: Episode Two: Japan/Korea (1997) O Palin.
63. Fawlty Towers: Waldorf Salad S02E03 (1979) O Cleese. "FLAY OTTERS"

May 29:
64. Fawlty Towers: The Kipper and the Corpse S02E04 (1979) O Cleese. "FATTY OWLS "
65. Fawlty Towers: The Anniversary S02E05 (1979) O Cleese. "FLOWERY TWATS"
66. Fawlty Towers: Basil the Rat S02E06 (1979) O Cleese. "FARTY TOWELS"

May 30:
67. A Private Function (1984) L ~μ Palin stars.
68. Ripping Yarns: Escape From Stalag Luft 112B S01E03 (1977) L Palin and Jones' BBC comedy series about various times in history. This one is set during 1917 WW1.

June 02:
69. Ripping Yarns: Tomkinson's Schooldays (the pilot) S01E01 (1977) L Written by Palin and Jones' and starring Palin. Jones plays a few roles in this one.
70. Ripping Yarns: The Testing of Eric Olthwaite S01E02 (1977) L Written by Palin and Jones' and starring Palin.
71. Ripping Yarns: Murder at Moorstones Manor S01E04 (1977) L Written by Palin and Jones' and starring Palin.
72. Ripping Yarns: Across the Andes by Frog S01E05 (1977) L μ Written by Palin and Jones' and starring Palin.
73. Ripping Yarns: The Curse of the Claw S01E06 (1977) L μ Written by Palin and Jones' and starring Palin.
74. Comic Roots: Michael Palin S02E01 (1983) L μ Short biographical documentary about Palin and his early interest in acting and comedy. Includes his education at the Shrewsbury School and Oxford. Palin hosts, narrates and interviews people from his past. Jones joins Michael near the end.
75. Ripping Yarns: Whinfrey's Last Case S02E01 (1979) L Written by Palin and Jones' and starring Palin.
76. Ripping Yarns: Golden Gordon S02E02 (1979) L μ Written by Palin and Jones' and starring Palin. Cleese makes a cameo.
77. Ripping Yarns: Roger of the Raj S02E03 (1979) L μ Written by Palin and Jones' and starring Palin.
78. Full Circle with Michael Palin: Episode Three: China (1997) O μ Palin.

June 04:
79. Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) O The classic from The Full Monty! Directed by Terry Jones.

June 05:
80. National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985) O Fantastic little part in here for Idle as the injured cyclist!

June 06:
81. George Harrison: Living In the Material World (2011) L ~μ 3.5 hour Scorsese documentary about the life of George Harrison. Quite a long segment on his involvement and friendship with the Pythons, including funding Life of Brian. Direct interviews with Gilliam and Idle, as well as clips featuring Cleese and Palin defending the movie.

June 08:
82. Full Circle with Michael Palin: Episode Three: Vietnam/Philippines (1997) O Palin.

June 09:
83. Monty Python: Almost the Truth: Episode I: The Not-So-Interesting Beginnings (2009) O The Full Monty are documented in this 6 part series of episodes covering the troops entire history. (51 min)
84. Monty Python: Almost the Truth: Episode II: The Much Funnier Second Episode (2009) O The Full Monty. (57 min)
85. Monty Python: Almost the Truth: Episode III: And Now, the Sorted Personal Bits (2009) O The Full Monty. (55 min)
86. Monty Python: Almost the Truth: Episode IV: The Ultimate Holy Grail Episode (2009) O ~μ The Full Monty discuss the ins and out of making Monty Python and the Holy Grail. (54 min)
87. Monty Python: Almost the Truth: Episode V: Lust For Glory! (2009) O The Full Monty discuss the making of Life of Brian. (55 min)
88. Monty Python: Almost the Truth: Episode VI: Finally! The Last Episode Ever! (For Now...) (2009) O The Full Monty discuss the ins and out of making Live at the Hollywood Bowl and The Meaning of Life. (54 min)

June 12:
89. Return of the Pink Panther (1975) L ~μ An uncredited role for Cleveland as a bikini-clad swimming pool diver.

July 02:
90. At Last the 1948 Show: Disc 1: Episode 1 (1967) L Cleese and Chapman shared in the writing and performing of this Python predecessor with Marty Feldman, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Aimi MacDonald.
91. At Last the 1948 Show: Disc 1: Episode 2 (1967) L Cleese and Chapman.
92. At Last the 1948 Show: Disc 1: Episode 3 (1967) L Cleese and Chapman. And this episode is "with" Idle.
93. At Last the 1948 Show: Disc 2: Episode 4 (1967) L Cleese and Chapman. And this episode is "with" Idle.
94. At Last the 1948 Show: Disc 2: Episode 5 (1967) L Cleese and Chapman. And this episode is "with" Idle.
95. At Last the 1948 Show: Disc 2: Interview with Terry Jones (20??) L Jones talks about his involvement with Do Not Adjust Your Set and how their team and the team from At Last the 1948 Show came together to form Monty Python's Flying Circus. (16 min.)

August 03:
96. Shrek the Third (2007) O Idle has a role in this one and Cleese pretty much has a cameo as King Frog.

September 29:
97. Holy Flying Circus (2011) L The Full Monty are portrayed (spot on) in this irreverent BBC docudrama, depicting the events in 1979 leading up to and including the television debate between Palin and Cleese, and the Bishop of Southwark and religious commentator Malcolm Muggeridge regarding the blasphemous Life of Brian.

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Greg MacGuffin's 2016 Classic Film Challenge

May 1
1. The Last Detail

May 7
2. Blue Velvet

May 8
3. The Manxman

May 9
4. Harakiri
5. Defiance 1980

May 14
6. The Big Switch

May 15
7. Count Yorga, Vampire

May 20
8. Grease Netflix Instant

May 21
9. Sixteen Candles Netflix Instant
10. The Naked City 1948
11. How a French Nobleman Got a Wife Through the 'New York Herald' Personal Columns short

May 22
12. Seven Chances
13. Brideless Groom short
14. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

May 25
15. Dragon Inn

May 28
16. City Lights

May 29
17. The Philadelphia Story
18. Platoon

May 30
19. Five Dolls for an August Moon

May 31
20. The Outlaw Josey Wales

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First time viewings are in blue

1 The Muppet Movie (Frawley, 1979) Kermit and his new found friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog-legs merchant is after Kermit. [#679]
2 Mondo cane (Cavara, 1962) A "shockumentary" consisting of a collection of mostly real archive footage displaying mankind at its most depraved and perverse, displaying bizarre rites, cruel behavior and bestial violence. [#408]
3 Frankenstein (Whale, 1931) An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses. [#62]
4 The Wolf Man (Waggner, 1941) A practical man returns to his homeland, is attacked by a creature of folklore, and infected with a horrific disease his disciplined mind tells him can not possibly exist. [#154]


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Shakespeare and Friends (Having to do with Shakespeare, Jonson, Marlowe, and films that are Shakespeare-adjacent)

May 1
1. Richard III (1995).
DVD. Director Richard Loncraine brilliantly translates the Royal National Theatre's stage production of Richard III, set in a counterfactual Fascist England of the 1930s. Due to cutting production costs, half the text was jettisoned, so we're not getting Shakespeare's play, but a filmed adaptation of the play. Ian McKellen is brilliant as the hunchback prince who slaughters his way to taking the throne.

May 3
2. Macbeth (2015).
Blu-Ray. Macbeth is set in Scotland, of course, but making the cast speak in thick Scots brogues makes the speech sometimes difficult to decipher. The cinematography beautifully captures the craggy majesty of of the Highlands and adds an eerie quality to this story of witches, murder, and treachery.

May 4
3. Cymbeline (2014).
Streaming. Because so few people are familiar with Shakespearean dialogue, replete with iambic pentameter and unfamiliar references, it's not uncommon for directors to tart up the setting of a play, placing the action in an imaginary 1930s Fascist England or 19th-century Italy. Translating Cymbeline, a complex play about a doomed romance in the court of an ancient British king, into a motorcycle gang is unsuccessful. Not only is Cymbeline one of the Bard's lesser-known works, depriving the audience of a familiarity with the text and characters, the director has gutted the text, cutting the play down from 3 hours to a 90-minute running time. Even with an excellent cast that includes Ethan Hawke, John Leguizamo, and Ed Harris as Cymbeline, this movie just doesn't work.

May 5
4. Titus (1999).
DVD. Say what you will about Julie Taymor's taste for visual excess, her over-the-top style perfectly suits Shakespeare's grotesque first play, in which he attempted to outdo his contemporaries in Grand Guignol antics by writing a story of rape, murder, mutilation, and cannibalism. Titus is hands-down my favorite Shakespeare film, and the MVP here is Harry Lennix as Aaron the Moor, a precursor of later malignant villains like Iago and Richard III.

May 8
5. Theater of Blood (1973).
DVD. Vincent Price and Diana Rigg shine in this hilariously droll horror flick in which an insane Shakespearean actor, injured by what he sees as a conspiracy of London theater critics to deny him a major award, slaughters each of them in turn by re-enacting the deaths of characters from Shakespeare's plays, even going so far as to rewrite The Merchant of Venice to allow Shylock to take his pound of flesh. Although Price recites each soliloquy in-character as a hammy, self-absorbed actor, one wonders what we might have had if Price's mellifluous voice had been cast in a genuine adaptation of the Bard's work.

May 21
6. Coriolanus (2011).
DVD. Overall, well done, but I don't understand the point of having so many non-native English speakers in the cast.

May 30
7. Richard II (2012).
DVD. The BBC's production of Shakespeare's history plays have been uneven (Tom Hiddleston's Henry V was a disappointment), but their film of Richard II is a gem, Ben Whishaw is brilliant as the boy king whose weakness and folly doom him to abdication and death.

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Cops, Detectives, Criminals and Crime

1. The Mentalist: Pilot (2008) * 45 min.
2. The Mentalist: Red Hair and Silver Tape (2008) * 43 min.
3. The Beast Must Die (1969) 107 min.
4. The Mentalist: Red Tide (2008) * 43 min.
5. The Mentalist: Ladies in Red (2008) * 43 min.
6. The Mentalist: Redwood (2008) * 44 min.
7. In the Heat of the Night (1967) * 110 min.
8. The Mentalist: Red-Handed (2008) * 44 min.
9. Too Late for Tears (1949) * 99 min.
10. The Butcher (1970) * 89 min.
11. The Mentalist: Seeing Red (2008) * 44 min.
12. The Mentalist: The Thin Red Line (2008) * 42 min.
13. The Mentalist: Flame Red (2008) * 44 min.
14. The Mentalist: Red Brick and Ivy (2008) * 42 min.
15. The Mentalist: Red John's Friends (2009) * 44 min.
16. The Mentalist: Red Rum (2009) * 42 min.
17. The Mentalist: Paint It Red (2009) * 43 min.
18. The Mentalist: Crimson Casanova (2009) * 44 min.
19. The Mentalist: Scarlett Fever (2009) * 44 min.
20. The Street with No Name (1948) * 91 min.
21. Elementary: Terra Pericolosa (2014) * 40 min.
22. The Mentalist: Bloodshot (2009) * 44 min.
23. Elementary: The Adventure of the Nutmeg Concoction (2014) * 43 min.
24. The Mentalist: Carnelian, Inc. (2009) * 42 min.
25. Elementary: End of Watch (2014) * 41 min.
26. The Mentalist: Russet Potatoes (2009) * 43 min.
27. Homicide (1991) * 101 min.
28. The Mentalist: A Dozen Red Roses (2009) * 43 min.
29. Elementary: The Eternity Injection (2015) * 43 min.
30. Elementary: Seed Money (2015) * 43 min.
31. M Squad: The Long Ride (1958) * 25 min.
32. Castle: Flowers for Your Grave (2009) * 43 min.
33. Castle: Nanny McDead (2009) * 41 min.
34. The Mentalist: Red Sauce (2009) * 44 min.
35. The Mentalist: Miss Red (2009) * 44 min.
36. The Mentalist: Blood Brothers (2009) * 44 min.
37. The Mentalist: Red John's Footsteps (2009) * 44 min.
38. Dragnet Girl (1933) * 100 min.
39. La Rupture (1970) * 120 min.
40. The Two Faces of January (2014) * 97 min.
41. The Black Hand (1906) * 11 min.
42. Castle: Hell Hath No Fury (2009) * 42 min.
43. Angels Over Broadway (1940) * 79 min.
44. Mike Hammer: Death Gets a Diploma (1958) * 26 min.
45. Elementary: The Illustrious Client (2015) * 43 min.
46. Castle: Hedge Fund Homeboys (2009) * 41 min.
47. Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Don't Come Back Alive (1955) * 26 min.
48. Castle: A Chill Goes Through Her Veins (2009) * 43 min.

*First time viewing

1900s 1 1930s 1 1940s 3 1950s 3 1960s 2 1970s 2 1990s 1 2000s 28 2010s 7

US 43 France 3 Japan 1 UK 1

First time viewings: 47/48

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Re: The Seventh Annual May Make-Your-Own Challenge - May 1-31, 2016 **List Thread**

7th Annual Make-You-Own Challenge


My Challenge: I want to work on some of the lists at icheckmovies. Specifically Best Cartoons Ever, 100 Animated Feature Films, Top 100 Animated Features of all Time, Musical and Shorts lists.

Edit: 5-16: Dropping the Musical icheckmovies list and adding the TV show Bones.

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May 3
1. Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (Top 100 Animated Features of All Time)

May 4
2. Animal Farm (100 Top Animated Features of All Time and The 100 Animated Feature Films)

May 6
3. The Adventures of Mark Twain (100 Top Animated Features of All Time and The 100 Animated Feature Films)

May 7
4. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (Top 100 Animated Features of All Time)

May 8
5. Animal Crackers (Musical)

May 10
6. The Secret of Kells (100 Animated Feature Films)
7. The Thief and the Cobbler (100 Top Animated Features of All Time and The 100 Animated Feature Films)

May 11
8. Three from Prostokvashino (Shorts)
9. Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs (Best Cartoons Ever)
10. The Tell-Tale Heart (Best Cartoons Ever)
11. Little Red Riding Rabbit (Best Cartoons Ever)

May 12
12. The Band Concert (Best Cartoons Ever)
13. King-Size Canary (Best Cartoons Ever)
14. The Old Mill (Best Cartoons Ever)
15. Bad Luck Blackie (Best Cartoons Ever)
16. The Great Piggy Bank Robbery (Best Cartoons Ever)

May 14
17. Gulliver's Travels (1939) (Top 100 Animated Features of All Time)
18. Fritz the Cat (Top 100 Animated Features of All Time and 100 Animated Feature Films)

May 15
19. When the Wind Blows (Top 100 Animated Features of All Time and 100 Animated Feature Films)

May 16
20. Bones: The Puzzler in the Pit
21. Bones: The Mutilation of the Master Manipulator
22. Bones: The 200th in the 10th
23. Bones: The Psychic in the Soup

May 18
24. Bones: The Teacher in the Books
25. Bones: The Baker in the Bits
26. Minnie the Moucher (Best Cartoons Ever)

May 19
27. Little Rural Riding Hood (Best Cartoons Ever)
28. The Big Snit (Best Cartoons Ever)
29. Clock Cleaners (Best Cartoons Ever)
30. Northwest Hounded Police (Best Cartoons Ever)
31. Toot Whistle Plunk and Bloom (Best Cartoons Ever)
32. The Scarlet Pumpernickel (Best Cartoons Ever)
33. You Ought To Be In Pictures (Best Cartoons Ever)
34. Bimbo's Initiation (Best Cartoons Ever)
35. Rooty Toot Toot (Best Cartoons Ever)
36. The Barber of Seville (Best Cartoons Ever)
37. Book Revue (Best Cartoons Ever)
38. Quasi at the Quackadero (Best Cartoons Ever)
39. A Corny Concerto (Best Cartoons Ever)
40. The Dover Boys at Pimento University (Best Cartoons Ever)
41. Felix in Hollywood (Best Cartoons Ever)

May 25
42. Bones: The Putter in the Rough
43. Bones: The Eye in the Sky
44. Bones: The Big Beef at the Royal Diner
45. Bones: The Lost in the Found
46. Bones: The Verdict in the Victims

May 27
47. Bones: The Murder in the Middle East
48. Bones: The Woman in the Whirlpool

May 31
49. Bones: The Life in the Light
50. Bones: The Next in the Last

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