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newhook_1

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« on: 08-16-2003 01:03 »

I picked up a double sided DVD with "In the year 2889" and "They came from beyond space on it" for $4.99 canadian. Any one else see these or any other sci-fi mivies from the 60's? Man they are so corny, it's really quite funny.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #1 on: 08-16-2003 01:05 »

Ever watch MST3K?
newhook_1

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« Reply #2 on: 08-16-2003 01:23 »

nope what's it about?
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« Reply #3 on: 08-16-2003 01:48 »

MST3k, those movies Mike and Bot's make fun of rule.

'Manos! The Hand of fate.'
'Overdrawn at the memory bank.'
'Attack of the fifty foot Manties'
and 'Hobgoblin's'

[Mike]*singing along with the music on Hobgoblins*It's eighties! do alot of coke and vote for Ronald Reagen![/Mike]
OC_James

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« Reply #4 on: 08-16-2003 02:15 »

I love Plan 9 From Outer Space. Best Ed Wood movie ever. It was the movie that started my love with b-movies and bad movies in general. A must-see for a sci-fi geek.

EDIT: Oh, and how can I forget the MST3K made fun of: This Island Earth!
Wonderbee31

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« Reply #5 on: 08-16-2003 08:40 »

I think that the Crawling Eye is a real stinker of a movie now, but when I was 6, scared the hell outta me.
Australian Guy

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« Reply #6 on: 08-16-2003 09:39 »

I like all old movies. Has anyone seen them?
They are making a sequel called They.
BeardedBender

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« Reply #7 on: 08-16-2003 09:40 »

I always enjoyed Night of the Comet (information here).  Back when it was released in 1984, I liked having Catherine Mary Stewart and Zoe Kelli Simon to look at in this film.  And, years later, I discovered that this was also one of the earliest acting opportunities for Voyager's Robert Beltran.
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« Reply #8 on: 08-16-2003 10:03 »
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Originally posted by newhook_1:
I picked up a double sided DVD with "In the year 2889" and "They came from beyond space on it" for $4.99 canadian. Any one else see these or any other sci-fi mivies from the 60's? Man they are so corny, it's really quite funny.

I don't mean to make fun, Newhook, but is that a typo or it the movie really called "They came from beyond space on it"?  It's just with old sci-fi you never can tell.

While I am a fan of cheesy sci-fi, my true love is cheesy horror.  Luckily the two quite often overlap.

As for MST3K, it sucks that we never got it picked up on a Canadian station.  You can probalby get Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie at your local Blockbuster, or if you happen to come to Ontario and are near where I am (see my profile), look me up and I'll hook you up with something.  You can also download episodes off Kazaa.  (I don't think I'll get in trouble for saying that because the show's creators have said the don't mind any form of episode sharing as long as people don't pay for the eps.)
Speli

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« Reply #9 on: 08-16-2003 12:00 »

Who could forget the Prince of Space?
"No! The Hitler building! You monsters!"
and
"Ah, we were going to tear that building down anyway, haha, thank you, ha."
newhook_1

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« Reply #10 on: 08-16-2003 16:58 »

 
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Originally posted by boingo2000:
  I don't mean to make fun, Newhook, but is that a typo or it the movie really called "They came from beyond space on it"?  It's just with old sci-fi you never can tell.

While I am a fan of cheesy sci-fi, my true love is cheesy horror.  Luckily the two quite often overlap.

As for MST3K, it sucks that we never got it picked up on a Canadian station.  You can probalby get Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie at your local Blockbuster, or if you happen to come to Ontario and are near where I am (see my profile), look me up and I'll hook you up with something.  You can also download episodes off Kazaa.  (I don't think I'll get in trouble for saying that because the show's creators have said the don't mind any form of episode sharing as long as people don't pay for the eps.)


yeah that was a typo it's "They came from beyond space"

In the movie "The year 2889" there was supposed ot be a freeze frame at the end. But apperently they ran out of money so they actors just stand still and it looks so funny cause trees are still blowing in the wind and shit.
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« Reply #11 on: 08-16-2003 17:10 »

BestBrain's don't mind?

*Rushes off to get his Kazaa ready*
Nixorbo

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« Reply #12 on: 08-17-2003 01:07 »

Do the Planet of the Apes movies, Soylent Green, and Logan's Run count?
Nurdbot

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« Reply #13 on: 08-17-2003 01:37 »

Hell yes.

'Soylent Green is people!'
Australian Guy

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« Reply #14 on: 08-17-2003 01:46 »

Now logans run, Theres and oldy but goldy.
Zed 85

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« Reply #15 on: 08-17-2003 05:17 »

Logan's Run is a good film from what I've seen (missed the beginning), but was one of those disturbing films I don't enjoy watching. I was 16 when I watched as well I think.

There's a section of music from Return Of The Jedi that will always remind me of Logan's Run.

I haven't seen many B-Movies, but I do remember one very vaguely but in the victory ending it had a sauser crashed into or around the Taj Mahal which makes me believe it was one of the movies parodied or at least refered by Mars Attacks!, which it self was a good film.
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« Reply #16 on: 05-12-2008 04:09 »
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Thunder Bump!

I watched Roger Corman's Raptor last night at work and it was as wonderfully crappy as any movie starting with "Roger Corman's" should be.  Not only that, it lovingly borrowed material from Corman's previous rubbersuit dinosaur films, the Carnosaur series.

Unlike many other B-movies, Raptor brings to bear all the star power that Eric Roberts and Corbin Bernsen have to offer.  Incidentally, when I saw Roberts' name in the credits, I immediately thought of South Park.  "Nobody gives a shit about Eric Roberts...Eat Eric Roberts!"  Add that to a softcore porn star or two in their underwear and you've got one heck of a terrible movie!
km73

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« Reply #17 on: 05-12-2008 10:45 »

Roger Corman, hee.
All the MST movies, of course, but some are more crappier than others.

Also, I don't know, do Tron and Flash Gordon count?

 
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Originally posted by BeardedBender:
I always enjoyed Night of the Comet

Ohh, I love that movie. Cheesy yet enjoyably crapful. So very very 80s.

fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #18 on: 05-12-2008 14:14 »

The Giant Claw, about a giant bird attacking the world and landing on the Empire State Building. 
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOj0nXpRqX8


The Angry Video Nerd said this was #1 favorite monster.  I saw a MST3K parody reviewing this film online.  The movie is so corny that it's actually good.
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« Reply #19 on: 05-12-2008 15:22 »

Star Crash!
(No W00ter, not Snow Crash, Star Crash!

Click to see the Hoff with a lightsaber. Not kidding.
DrThunder88

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« Reply #20 on: 05-13-2008 04:21 »

Dead link unfortunately, or I'd be all over that like a fat guy on a slab of ribs.
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« Reply #21 on: 05-13-2008 05:37 »

Still works for me.
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« Reply #22 on: 05-13-2008 05:56 »

The link worked for me... I rather wish it hadn't  tongue
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #23 on: 05-13-2008 12:16 »

This thread reminds me of a movie called "It Came From Hollywood", where they lampoon all those bad 50's insect fear films...

My favorite crappy old sci-fi film has got to be "Plan 9 From Outer Space".  Quite possibly the worst film ever made; horrendous acting, undecipherable plot, sets consisting of cardboard & shower curtains, unbelievably bad script & Ed Wood directing it.  It's so bad that it's fun to watch.  Although, I doubt that's what Ed Wood had in mind; I understand that he was SERIOUS about his film making...
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #24 on: 05-13-2008 12:35 »

Anyone seen Robot Monster?   Hilarious stuff! 
DrThunder88

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« Reply #25 on: 05-13-2008 22:59 »

Okay, now I see Star Crash.  Brilliant title.  I have high hopes for that film!
gaschief

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« Reply #26 on: 05-15-2008 19:47 »

Anyone seen THX 1138, george Lucas directed it before star wars fame. A sort of brave new world type future-vision.
Books

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« Reply #27 on: 05-15-2008 19:53 »

I thought that was a film school project? Would it be on DVD?
gaschief

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« Reply #28 on: 05-15-2008 20:12 »

Yes, it is now. though alledgedly Lucas has made significant modifications to the movie when it was digitally remastered for DVD release. The original version was released on VHS and may still be found on ebay or stores that sell used stuff. Assuming people outside of Scotland still have VHS machines, they are getting pretty historical!
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #29 on: 05-15-2008 20:25 »

I saw that film on HBO back in the 80's.  Robert Duvall played the title character, right?
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« Reply #30 on: 05-15-2008 21:14 »

Does 'The Black Hole' count as crappy old Sci-Fi? I just love that movie.
gaschief

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« Reply #31 on: 05-15-2008 21:32 »

Absolutely, I remember that as a boy! Maximillian Schell was the lead actor. What sticks in my mind is the dramatic music from it.

SJ: That's right and Donald Pleasance played a menacing character in it, he's good at that!
coldangel

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« Reply #32 on: 05-15-2008 22:52 »

Maximillian Schell, yeah... and the big menacing robot was coincidentally named Maximillian.

I was peeved recently because I rented The Black Hole on DVD. I hadn't seen it since I was little, and the disc fucked up right at the end.
DrThunder88

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« Reply #33 on: 05-15-2008 23:45 »

I can honestly say, the only thing I've seen Maximillian Schell in was the Hamlet episode of MST3K.

 
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Yes, it is now. though alledgedly Lucas has made significant modifications to the movie when it was digitally remastered for DVD release.

Digital modifications to a George Lucas movie?  Surely you jest.
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