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Old 03-06-18, 01:18 PM
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Ninth Annual Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge April 1-30, 2018


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The Challenge

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As with most challenges, the goal is to reach 100 movies. Your own goal might be higher or lower. Challenge begins April 1, 2018, 12:00 am EDT (or Dusk March 31) and ends April 30 at dawn (that is, the morning of May 1).

Sex, violence, torn-from-today's-headlines shockers, fast cars, faster pussycats, psycho killers and kids run wild — throw a few (or all) of these ingredients into a pot, let the whole thing boil over, and you have the recipe for some tasty exploitation cinema.

What kinds of films are we talking about? Well, there is no hard and fast rule. This one is largely up to you.






What is an exploitation movie?


Exploitation film is a type of film that is promoted by "exploiting" often lurid subject matter. The term "exploitation" is common in film marketing, used for all types of films to mean promotion or advertising. These films then need something to exploit, such as a big star, special effects, sex, violence, romance, etc. An exploitation film, however, relies heavily on sensationalist advertising and broad and lurid overstatement of the issues depicted, regardless of the intrinsic quality of the film. Very often, exploitation films are of low quality in every sense. However, this has not always been the case. Exploitation films sometimes attract critical attention and cult followings.



Rules

The Goal is 100 films. These type of films tend to be short, but they also might be a challenge to get through. Your personal goal might be higher or lower, depending on your tolerance for this type of cinema.

A film can only be counted once per list with the exception of riffed/commentaried films (see below).

This challenge is for Movies. Although we are not allowing TV shows, Made for TV Movies are allowed as are Direct to Video features.

We are allowing documentaries on Exploitation and Drive-ins and those involved with the production thereof. These should be features over 40 minutes.. We are also allowing trailer compilations, such as 42nd Street Forever and Something Weird compilations. Compilations should be at least an hour.
Throw a viewing party and show trailers between movies.

Mystery Science Theater 3000, Riff Trax, Cinematic Titanic, etc. are allowed. If there is a second riffed version (for example, MST3K did one, then Cinematic Titanic did the same movie) you may watch the second and any additional riffed versions for a full credit each, but I encourage you to just watch another movie, instead.

Commentaries. All commentaries count as views.

B-Movies are still included, but you are on your own with those. If you understand the actual concept of B-Movies and don't need individual confirmations on titles then you are welcome to have this be your challenge.

Films that have been nominated for Oscars are discouraged but not banned. I had originally wanted this to be the only hard rule, but I came across too many exceptions.

Drive-In exception rule: Any film seen in an actual Drive-In during the challenge 2018, regardless of other qualification, counts toward your list.. Please note that it was a Drive-In Movie.

Mini-series and Serials: We will go with the Sci-Fi rule on TV Mini-series (one "night" equals an entry), on Serials (we'll go with an hour's worth per entry), provided they actually were theatrical serials. A serial episode is about 15-20 minutes, so an hour's worth counts as an entry. Four-15 minute ones or Three-20 minute episodes. You can round up. This goes for other shorts and compilations as well.

There are 3 Wild Cards for non-conforming films. These are ones that are close but may have some doubts about.

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

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

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

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

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



In the WIKI is a list of filmmakers and actors that by their very presence make a film "safe". While some of these people (actors especially) might have some exceptions in their credits (like Star Trek for William Shatner), generally films with the listed creative talent are safe for the challenge. Questions? Ask in the thread.

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Couldn't wait. Champing at the bit, as it were. Old business? New Business? I've re-introduced B-Movies, but you are on your own with those. If you understand what a B-Movie actually is and do not need confirmation on titles, then have at it.

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Iím looking forward to this. Will likely watch some eco terror and carsploitation, along with b movies and martial arts this month anyways.
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Not sure about this year but am staking a claim just in case...
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There looks to be a lot of sex & Kung Fu in my upcoming marathon...Now if only that were a sub-genre
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I remember seeing a Sex Kung fu movie, but the title escapes me. I remember a scene with two characters wire-fu flying at each other and doing it in the air.
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I remember seeing a Sex Kung fu movie, but the title escapes me. I remember a scene with two characters wire-fu flying at each other and doing it in the air.
You're thinking of one of the Sex & Zen (Sex and Zen (1991), Sex and Zen II (1996), Sex and Zen III (1998)) movies. Or maybe not. I'll do some research later.

I got it. A Chinese Torture Chamber Story (1994)

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Yeah, that's it.
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I am looking forward to this challenge again. Unfortunately, this year the 13 hour or so Exploitation Movie marathon I attend every year isn't until the weekend after the challenge ends this time. I have completed the checklist requirements every year I participated so far and will attempt to keep that streak alive, but my movie watching has been really weak this year, so we'll see how it goes.
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I can give you special dispensation to include that marathon.
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If that marathon doesn't qualify for special dispensation, nothing should!

Looking forward to participating in this again. Maybe not looking forward to the actual movies quite so much.
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First time doing this from another country...but I'm all in from China this year. Can't wait.
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I can't wait! Hopefully going to put a small dent in my watch pile.
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Is there a checklist for this or is it just do as you choose (which is what most people do anyway)
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I fixed it. It was supposed to be in the WIKI, which it is now. Currently, it is the same as last year. I never got around to revamping it.
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I've been watching challenge eligible content some during this Challenge. So far, I've watched one Godzilla movie, and two Gamera movies. Been thinking of watching the Fast and the Furious movies, but might save them for next month, as they were ruled to be carsploitation last year.
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Thanks Caligula!
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Just heard Andy Sidaris is finally getting some Blu-ray love (Seven) and that yesterday would've been Russ Meyer's 95th birthday; immediately thought of this challenge. Can't wait!
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List thread will be up sometime Friday.
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Great news! As always...I'm stoked. Prepping a temp watchlist to be ready.
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I've had both the first V and The Final Battle on Amazon Instant Video for a few years. Might take advantage of next month to finally watch them. Haven't seen them in about ten or fifteen years.
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I've had both the first V and The Final Battle on Amazon Instant Video for a few years. Might take advantage of next month to finally watch them. Haven't seen them in about ten or fifteen years.
I believe I've got those on DVD and haven't seen either since the last time they were broadcast on Network TV. Would be a fun watch.
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Couldn't wait. Champing at the bit, as it were. Old business? New Business? I've re-introduced B-Movies, but you are on your own with those. If you understand what a B-Movie actually is and do not need confirmation on titles, then have at it.
I'm excited to get going, having skipped the Action challenge this year, and I like the way you've made the compromise on B-Movies! Thanks for that.
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