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    now i know this probably is something that comic fans would know, but everyone i've ever spoken to has not seen the film Condorman starring Michael Crawford and Oliver Reed. one of my favourite movies as a kid. i don't know how all my friends missed it...



    @Brent Wilcox - i had no idea Brakhage films were available to see on dvd! i went to a very small, private showing of some of his films about seven years ago in Vancouver at the former Blinding Light Theatre.. blew my mind. thought about him ever since.
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      CommentAuthorErikCJones
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2010
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    @Eelock, I. LOVE. CONDORMAN. I've ever met anyone outside of my family who has seen it.

    And a great movie that nobody I now has ever seen is Starchaser: The Legend Of Orin. We must have rented that movie every weekend when I was a kid.
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      CommentAuthorDraug
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2010
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    I enjoyed these 3:

    Monkey Warfare (2006)

    The following are not trailers but clips because that's all I could find.

    The Double Man (1967)

    Utu (1983)
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    @renthing:
    I saw Ink for the first time at the start of the month. I adore that film. Gets me in all the right places. Very mythic.
    For those who've not met it yet...


    Also love how the makers, on hearing that Ink was the top torrented movie at time of release, didn't freak out or demand it be pulled... they just put a tip jar on their website for anyone who liked it enough to drop them a couple of bucks.
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    @Erik - strange how this works, eh? my family and yer's know the movie. it was put out by Disney and starred The Phantom of The Opera AND Oliver Reed... how did it get missed by so many??
    and i've never even heard of Starchaser! how in the world did i miss that as a kid?? in 3D no less???


    so many movies and only so much time...
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    @ian holloway I think my love for that one was not so much based on the fact that it was a samurai / swordplay kind of movie, but on the fact that it was very much a Beat Takeshi flick. It was one of those instances were something cheesy / bad / a few degrees from perfect is still made great by other factors, almost adjacent to the story or the special effects or the cinematography or what have you. I mean... the fat kid running around in circles in what amounts to tightie whities with a spear, screaming at the top of his lungs? Pure gold. I tend to enjoy movies from a slightly different angle sometimes.
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2010
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    Thought of these -
    Cold Turkey: A tobacco tycoon offers a $25-million prize to any town that can entirely give up smoking. It's a publicity stunt to get the tobacco company a billion dollars worth of publicity. A small-town parson (Dick Van Dyke) wants to put his town--and himself--on the map by winning this challenge. See the hilarious BATTLE OF THE BUTT!

    The Aero showed this last Friday - Bob Newhart was there to field questions ...

    And it conjured up this oddity Fitzwilly (one of 3 movies that have Dick fake a 'British' accent) based on the novel by Poyntz Tyler originally titled "A Garden of Cucumbers," this is a delightful and lighthearted caper film from the 60s.


    There's the weirder Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. -
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      CommentAuthorscs
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2010
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    Came late to this thread and didn't read every page of it; if anything I say here is a duplicate, consider it me seconding the other guy.

    Great underappreciated films: The Ruling Class, in the top 3 or 4 roles Peter O'Toole ever did. First third is a comedy, second third a tragedy, last part a horror film - and it's all satire.

    De Düva: The Dove. No, not the Bergman flick. A 20-odd minute sendup of it, starring a very young Madeline Kahn. Filmed in faux Swedish, with subtitles. Pay close attention to the spoken dialogue, it doesn't match the subtitles. And the badmitten game with Death is hilarious. "Vould ju gelike da phallica seembol?" A cigar was never, ever just a cigar.

    The Duellists. An early film by Ridley Scott, wherein two French officers fight a series of duels over the course of decades. Fascinating. Stars Harvey Keitel and Keith Carradane in the main roles. Works on so many different levels it's hard to express. Just see it.

    Street of Crocodiles (1986). Another short work, an absolutely stunning stop-motion film. Unreal? Surreal? Hallucinatory? Description and perception fails, no matter how many times you watch it.

    Mirrormask. You're probably all already seen it, but it's too fucking great not to mention. Fine story, absolutely amazing visuals.
    • CommentAuthorsacredchao
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2010
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    There's no Bergman movie called The Dove. The Dove is a spoof of Bergman films in general, especially Wild Strawberries.
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    I second (third?) Ren and Cat about Ink, it's pretty damn nifty, in a "what if Neil Gaiman wrote The Matrix" kinda way - mostly a child's fantasy for adults, not so much happy fun time with fuzzy traveling companions, but more about redemption by way of a fantasy world coinciding with our reality....
    • CommentAuthorIllogic
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2010
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    Has Zebraman been recomended yet?


    Also: Watch Stringray Sam.
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    Stsparky mentioned the Quay Brother's Street of Crocodiles - this is on youtube:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohfgqdW4-2k

    As are a lot of their other animations - here's The Calligrapher:
    http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1eC7tV/www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DfgA0WBKQUqM

    I'd recommend these to anyone who likes Jan Švankmajer's stuff. Government Spy recommended Alice earlier in the thread - I'd also recommend Little Otik - Švankmajer's stunning and grotesque Pinocchio like fairy story about a childless couple who carve a baby out of wood.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t454h3CdbLY

    It's a less experimental film then his versions of Alice or Faust, and in some ways benefits from this. Well worth a look.
    • CommentAuthorMDickey
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2010
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    The Duellists. An early film by Ridley Scott, wherein two French officers fight a series of duels over the course of decades. Fascinating. Stars Harvey Keitel and Keith Carradane in the main roles. Works on so many different levels it's hard to express. Just see it.


    The fight choreography was astounding, You'll be hard pressed to find more realistic sword play else where.
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      CommentAuthorMickierat
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2010
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    Don't know if it's been mentioned yet, too lazy to read the whole thread right now and I gotta rush off to work, but one of my favorite box office bombs is Track 29 with Gary Oldman, Theresa Russell, and Christopher Lloyd. Also, for you DIY punk rockers out there, try watching Prey For Rock & Roll with Gina Gershon and Lori Petty. Other Good silly unknown Rock & Roll movies: Wild Zero (Guitar Wolf), and super stupid-campy Voyage Of The Rock Aliens.
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      CommentAuthorCharlene
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2010
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    Mary and Max
    • CommentAuthorclarkman
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2010
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    If you wanna see the same concept as Scorsese's Shutter Island but without the clumsy suckage, try William Peter Blatty's 1980 cult classic The Ninth Configuration.

    I can quote almost every line of dialogue. It's that memorable.
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      CommentAuthorDraug
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2010
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    @ Charlene: Thank you for reminding me to see this it was the best thing I've seen in a long time.
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2010
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    The Duelists? The Napoleonic invasion of Russia makes one shiver. Good film.
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      CommentAuthorDani
    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2010
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    Not really know to the "mainstream" public (although I'm sure a lot of you have seen them) but District B13 and B13 Ultimatum should be mentioned. Near future France has walled off the Ghettos and in order to deal with the gangs they decide to blow the district up. In the second one a corrupt government official wants to blow up B13 and build high rises with an evil mega-corp called Harriburton (yeah, they did that). Both are worth watching in French.
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      CommentAuthorCharlene
    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2010
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    @Draug - Mary & Max was really surprisingly good. I don't think it got a proper release here in the UK though, which is a shame. It deserves a much wider audience. I hear it did well in film festivals though.