Modern Movies With A Retro Feel

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Modern Movies With A Retro Feel

Post by RetroPitstop » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:04 pm

Hi all, this post came about as I watched "Trick 'r Treat" last night and I was expecting a disaster, turned out to be quite a good watch! The reason I enjoyed it is that it didn't try to be a serious horror and it went back to days of films such as Halloween, so are there any recent movies which you feel hold a nostalgic value to them? Looking to do a blog post if I get enough feedback!

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Post by themightymartin » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:30 pm

Well the obvious ones are Grindhouse (Death Proof and Planet Terror), Machete and Hobo With a Shotgun.
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Re: Modern Movies With A Retro Feel

Post by RetroPitstop » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:04 pm

themightymartin wrote:Well the obvious ones are Grindhouse (Death Proof and Planet Terror), Machete and Hobo With a Shotgun.
Indeed, great modern movies with a retro injection!

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Post by Gibberish Driftwood » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:55 pm

Drive feels like the kind of film that Michael Mann would have made in the 80s.
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Post by pratty » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:44 am

Kung Pow is made up of old-school Kung Fu films.
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Post by thesubcon3 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:01 pm

Honestly, Limitless felt classic to me.

Also, Scott Pilgrim had a NES feel to it of course.

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Post by JazzFunk » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:12 pm

The Box feels really retro, as does Zodiac, proper quality 70s vibes in both with lots of shades of beige and brown.

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Post by Smurph » Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:37 pm

Moon with Sam Rockwell harks back beautifully to 70's style thinky SciFi, but weighs in at an hour and a half, so doesn't outstay its welcome like some older movies did.

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Post by samhain81 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:33 pm

Drive has a very Steve McQueen Bullit feel. Plus the 80's music ost really helps

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Post by Kaptain_Von » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:29 pm

On the subject of the grindhouse movies, Drive Angry which whilst not part of them, really felt like watching a 70s exploitation movie. Okay, it's not Oscar material by a long shot but it took me back to those far off times.

Similarly, the film 'Black death' felt just like a Hammer film from the 70s. I was waiting for Christopher Lee and Vincent Price to turn up (which may have been difficult given that the latter is no more).
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Re: Modern Movies With A Retro Feel

Post by RETROSPEC » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:40 am

ICP's big money hustlas and death race had a bit of old trauma films feel to em. To me anyway.

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Post by RETROSPEC » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:41 am

death racers* sorry.

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Post by mlucifersam » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:25 pm

Super 8 properly looked like it was made in the early 80s.
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Re: Modern Movies With A Retro Feel

Post by Treguard » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:58 pm

It is of course a remake of an 80's film but the recent Fright Night was very 80's.

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Post by Treguard » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:12 pm

RETROSPEC wrote:ICP's big money hustlas and death race had a bit of old trauma films feel to em. To me anyway.
You're talking about The Asylum's 'mockbuster' Death Racers, right, that features ECW's Raven as the main star? They put out films like that all the time trying to cash in on the success of recent cinema releases. They are absolute, utter, complete censored garbage, but I can't help watching them when they're on SyFy. Transmorphers and Alien vs. Hunter are two of the worst, though their version of Sherlock Holmes where he battles a steam powered mechanical man and dinosaurs is so stupid it's actually quite fun.

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