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Re: 'retro' films you think people should see...

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:40 pm
by Spector
Katzkatz wrote:The Fantastic Planet is Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' remade(without the great Bard's language of course). I agree that it is a good retro film to see. Most notably because it has Robbie the Robot and was a major influence for Star Trek.
Aren't you thinking about Forbidden Planet, which IIRC featured Frank Drebin AKA Leslie Nielson?

Re: 'retro' films you think people should see...

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:41 pm
by TwoHeadedBoy
Threw me a bit as well - thinking how the Oms and Draags and those weird flying monsters with big tongues fit into Shakespeare's work??

Re: 'retro' films you think people should see...

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:39 pm
by the_hawk
Flight of the Navigator

Explorers

Return of the Living Dead

Wargames

Lost Boys

Vice Versa

Dazed and Confused

Uncle Buck

Bruster's Millions

Evil Dead 2

Sorry, I've not given much context to these, but they are all films I've loved & never got bored of despite repeated viewings.

Re: 'retro' films you think people should see...

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:39 am
by ootini
TwoHeadedBoy wrote:Threw me a bit as well - thinking how the Oms and Draags and those weird flying monsters with big tongues fit into Shakespeare's work??

La Planète Sauvage (Fantastic Planet) is a really, really good flick! Well worth a watch. Think I've watched it about 3 times or more in the last year. (Twice when it was on telly). Also picked up the brilliant soundtrack in LP a few months back.

The animation style, visuals and atmosphere really remind me of the shows I used to watch as a kid.

Re: 'retro' films you think people should see...

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:56 am
by joefish
Reminds me - Heavy Metal.

Re: 'retro' films you think people should see...

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:03 pm
by felgekarp
ootini wrote:
TwoHeadedBoy wrote:Threw me a bit as well - thinking how the Oms and Draags and those weird flying monsters with big tongues fit into Shakespeare's work??

La Planète Sauvage (Fantastic Planet) is a really, really good flick! Well worth a watch. Think I've watched it about 3 times or more in the last year. (Twice when it was on telly). Also picked up the brilliant soundtrack in LP a few months back.

The animation style, visuals and atmosphere really remind me of the shows I used to watch as a kid.

Got any examples of those shows, might have to chem them out.

Re: 'retro' films you think people should see...

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:33 pm
by ootini
felgekarp wrote:
ootini wrote:
TwoHeadedBoy wrote:Threw me a bit as well - thinking how the Oms and Draags and those weird flying monsters with big tongues fit into Shakespeare's work??

La Planète Sauvage (Fantastic Planet) is a really, really good flick! Well worth a watch. Think I've watched it about 3 times or more in the last year. (Twice when it was on telly). Also picked up the brilliant soundtrack in LP a few months back.

The animation style, visuals and atmosphere really remind me of the shows I used to watch as a kid.

Got any examples of those shows, might have to chem them out.
Ah they'd have been the pre-school childrens TV shows of the 70's and early 80's that I would have watched as a kid and in a lot of cases, have not seen since. I suppose they would have been the same era and possibly even incorporated similar techniques, or even tonal hues, ambiance etc reminiscent of those used on La Planète Sauvage . Mainly the shows that were on the BBC See-Saw time slot on weekday afternoons. A lot of them used non-conventional animation styles and art styles which made them stand out from the usual stuff. Y'know stuff that used highly stylised illustration with very economical animation etc. Stuff like Mr Ben, King Rollo and the likes.

Re: 'retro' films you think people should see...

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:18 pm
by felgekarp
Ah I know where you're coming from, I might stick some Mr Ben on later :D

Re: 'retro' films you think people should see...

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:07 am
by JazzFunk
Glengarry Glen Ross
Tenebre/Tenebrae
O! Lucky Man
Street Trash
The Killing Of A Chinese Bookie
Night Patrol
Café Flesh
Fletch Lives
From Beyond
Shivers
Penitentiary 3
Intruder (Scott Spiegel)
Xtro
Combat Shock
Frankenhooker
Into The Night
Crimewave
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover
Videodrome

Re: 'retro' films you think people should see...

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:24 pm
by bsg
Big Trouble in Little China
Tango and Cash
Cobra
Phantasm
Fright Night
Wargames

Ah well, there is my evening of movie watching set up 8)

Re: 'retro' films you think people should see...

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:13 pm
by speccy64eyes1988
Star Wars Trilogy - absolute sci fi master peices better watched in the original 80's masters or 1990's remasters the 2004 remasters are blasformy{Not sure on the spelling there}

Spiderman the dragons challange - a 1970's or 1980's tv movie adapted from 2 episodes of the tv series merged into a movie now i think people should watch this in the forecoming of the new movie as to realise how lucky we are to have the speical FX to make spiderman look like he is climing new york sky scrapers now like he's being hoisted up on a rope in a smaller american city.

Night of the living dead - With out this movie i don't think the resident evil games would be in existence this was the best zombie movie of it's day and added a bit of realism to the genre plus it has better acting then resident evil on the ps1 ha ha.

War of the Worlds - much better then the recent remake is the version from the 1970s(? mabie earlier) which although doesnt feature the iconic tripods is a better interpritation of the classic book plus the tripods will never be match jeff waynes war of the worlds versions(ohhhh laaaaa)

Fantastic Four(1994 unrealsed movie) - made so fox could keep hold of the rights to the FF4 this movie is actually better then the recent efforts which lets face it where Fantastic Flops that got well and truely clobbered.

Re: 'retro' films you think people should see...

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:32 pm
by Katzkatz
Spector wrote:
Katzkatz wrote:The Fantastic Planet is Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' remade(without the great Bard's language of course). I agree that it is a good retro film to see. Most notably because it has Robbie the Robot and was a major influence for Star Trek.
Aren't you thinking about Forbidden Planet, which IIRC featured Frank Drebin AKA Leslie Nielson?
Whoops, my mistake. I remember now. 'The Fantastic Planet' is the French animated sci-fi film. Yep, I do remember that.

Re: 'retro' films you think people should see...

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:50 am
by Negative Creep
bsg wrote:Tango and Cash
Cobra

Not in the "so bad they're good" category, but the "so bad they're a work of genius" level. Cobra's main baddie, who seems to be auditioning for a job as a death metal vocalist, cracks me up every time. Your eyes pig - I want them!

Re: 'retro' films you think people should see...

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:46 pm
by Katzkatz
I'll add a few more. My list is more of a cult list.

The Player - Altman makes a magnificent return to film-making. This is another swipe at Hollywood. Great performance by Tim Robbins as the slimey movie exec.

The Last Seduction - You thought that 'The Double Indemnity' was bleak - watch this! It has the same sort of theme, but just set in the 1990s. Linda Fiorentino is amazing in this film. There is a twist in this as well.

Sex, Lies and Videotape - No not a porn film. It was Steven Soderbergh's debut. It won the Golden Palm at Cannes. A film about sexual relationships and how one man has hang ups on them. Great performances by James Spader, Peter Gallagher and yes - even Andie Macdowell isn't bad in this.

The Spanish Prisoner - An interesting thriller from David Mamet. He directed this and provided the script. It has the typical Mamet style dialogue(minus the bad language). Good performances from Steve Martin(in a serious role) and Campbell Scott.

Re: 'retro' films you think people should see...

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:53 pm
by jdanddiet
Negative Creep wrote:
bsg wrote:Tango and Cash
Cobra

Not in the "so bad they're good" category, but the "so bad they're a work of genius" level. Cobra's main baddie, who seems to be auditioning for a job as a death metal vocalist, cracks me up every time. Your eyes pig - I want them!
oh god I love Cobra its so awful. LOOK! he cuts up pizza with a pair of scissors, he must be really cool :lol: