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Subject: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Sleepy Rosie
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 06:37 AM

Just seen the other thread down there, and rather than de-railing it, thought I'd ask what Catpeeps Best Worst Films are? You know those films that you catch at Two am in the morning, just before bed and usually after missing the first forty minutes, but you can't take your eyes of the screen because it's such a carnival of the bizzare. One of my own suggestions would be the nudie flick House on Bare Mountain It's bonkers and basically an utterly senseless on-screen topless piss-up!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 07:07 AM

looks hilarious


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: kendall
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 07:17 AM

Best...Dr. Zhivago
Worst..Desperately seeking Susan.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Sleepy Rosie
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 07:46 AM

I mean those films that are so terrible they are unbelievable, and shock you into (what the...?) type laughter.

Probably one of the most well recognised examples of such cult classic low budget celebrated trash, would be Russ Meyers' Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill!

There are some really funny old Sci-Fi movies out there too, but some of best/worst the stuff I've seen I can't even remember the names of.

I recall a scene in one fifties Sci-Fi film, where the astronauts had just landed on the alien planet, and decided to relax for a while with a nice fag before venturing abroad! Brill.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Micca
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 08:00 AM

Oh, you mean like "Plan 9 From Outer Space" with its pie plate on a string Flying Saucer?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: john f weldon
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 08:40 AM

Anything made by Cinepix, Montreal's short lived soft-core production house of the 70's, which also made sporadic attempts at "art". Especially the epic "Loving and Laughing", for pure pointlessness.   Many a friend managed to find employment there, producing, lighting, assisting, or just disrobing.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: john f weldon
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 08:45 AM

Actually I must mention a film from my own former employer called "Running Time". It is, unarguably, the worst film of all time. No human has ever managed to sit through more than 20 minutes without getting splitting headaches, intestinal distress, and nausea.

Go ahead, i dare you! (If you can find it)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: kendall
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 09:07 AM

Murder without tears was quite dreadful too.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Sleepy Rosie
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 09:10 AM

Yay for Plan 9 From Outer Space: "Future events such as these will effect you too in the future."

Haven't found the Running Time that you are describing as yet John F...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 09:30 AM

At my request, I received a boxed set of four movies from the Mystery Science Theater series on television. I doubt that you received this in England, but it was a favorite of my son Aaron and me. The pretense is intentionally silly... a man and three robots he built out of common household items are forced to watch the worst movies ever made as a form of torture. Their figures are silhouted in front of a movie screen, and they make endless wise cracks and supply their own dialogue for the movies.

Things have been a little on the stressful side here the last couple of weeks, so I've watched all four movies. I'd be hard pressed to pick the worst of the four, and because the series ran weekly for ten years, it gives some idea of the magnitude of lousy movies.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: john f weldon
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 09:31 AM

I see there are several films with this name, here's the one I meant...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0224036/


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Folk Form # 1
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 09:32 AM

Do you mean, so bad that they are good? Anything by Ken Russell. Over the top scripts with over the top acting. Deep in a totally meaningless way. The Emerson, Lake and Palmer of film making. Try Mahler or Tommy. Pretensioness at its most entertaining.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: john f weldon
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 09:35 AM

The original "Wicker Man", but I guess everyone now sees that as "good". They didn't at first.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 10:16 AM

Yep the Edward Woodward Wicker Man definitely falls into this category. must watch that again. In the woods there grew a tree, a fine fine tree was he, and on that tree there was a... la la la and from that seed there was a film critic.

My daughters and I found Mystery Science Theatre brilliant and a very bad influence. We could not go to cinema without making MST style comments throughout any film. Yes we were warned several times to shut up by theatre lobby monkeys.

Damn John... that Running Time film is so bad it is almost invisible on IMDB. No plot summary, no reviews, not even a lousy movie poster. How do we find out more?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 10:18 AM

Mystery Science Theater 3000 specialized in such films. My faves: "The Loch Ness Horror" and "Manos: Hands of Fate."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: SINSULL
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 10:18 AM

Micca and I are watching the original "Wicker Man". the extended version. Hilarious. Though Micca keeps telling me it's a cult classic.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Little Hawk
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 10:37 AM

The very worst of the worst would include these...

"From Hell It Came" - animated tree shambles around Pacific Island at the speed of molasses in January, kills people who are too slow or stupid to escape, great scene with native girl who perishes in quicksand. Unbelievably bad, more than a bit funny.

"The Giant Claw" - astoundingly hilarious and fake flying bird which is "bigger than a battleship" terrorizes the planet. Fairly good script and fairly good acting too...but every time the "monster" appears onscreen the audience will disolve into helpless laughter. It has to be seen to be believed. What were they thinking of???   Great entertainment!

"The Creeping Terror" - this has simply got to be the absolute worst horror film ever made. A mouldy old carpet (with some kids underneath it to make it crawl around) masquerades as a devouring monster from outer space. It creeps! It crawls! At about 3 miles an hour. Despite the glacial speed of this thing it manages to devour a large number of incredibly incompetent civilians and even a few soldiers. Most of the people it devours are women in short skirts and you get to look at their legs as they vanish sloooooowly down its gaping maw. The director of this film MUST have had a major leg fetish (or was he thinking in terms of the audience?). The mouldy old carpet finally meets its end when it gets....hit by a car. Yes. Wow, what a way to end the suspense! The trouble with this movie is, it should be funny, but it's so absolutely terrible and disjointed in every way and just so plain bloody awful that it isn't even very funny to watch it. Well, it's funny, I guess, if you have a lot of time on your hands as well as a pretty sick mind. Watch it if you dare...but be prepared. It might help if you get drunk first.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: john f weldon
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 10:56 AM

It 's still in the NFB catalogue...

http://www3.nfb.ca/collection/films/fiche/?id=12880


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 11:05 AM

Worst potential film.

THE RETURN OF THE FLU


This Post Nasal piece directed by Bloody Annoying Virus features in the main roles

Sinus Headache as himself

Sir Hacking Cough & Dame Drowsiness cameo appearances

Score written by Sneezy and Wheezy


now playing at a tamara near you


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: GUEST,Bardford
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 11:54 AM

The Manitou - 1978 - Starring Tony Curtis.

The Synopsis:

A psychic's girlfriend finds out that a lump on her back is a growing reincarnation of a 400 year-old demonic Native American spirit.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Sleepy Rosie
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 11:57 AM

Are you offering your filmic assistance as some kind of formless but ever expanding Snot Monster?

"It Came Out From In There!"

Which reminds me of the fandangalingly fantastic They Came From Somewhere Else classic spooferama..


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 12:01 PM

I am reminded of one of my favorites (as far as I know it never made MST.) It was a sci-fi movie about snails that grew to siz feet in diameter and feasted on human flesh. Look out, Look out!!!!!!!!! Here comes a ginat snail! You'd better start walking away at a leisurely pace as soon as you finish that novel!

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Little Hawk
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 12:20 PM

I bet the giant snails could still outpace the Creeping Terror...people had to actually go over to the wretched thing's "mouth" and dive in there deliberately, otherwise it would never have succeeded in catching anyone unless maybe it was a quadruple amputee.

People in those films always seem to be so frozen in horror that they can't move to save themselves or else they trip and sprain their ankle while running away (this is a favorite plot device for female victims).

The Creeping Terror also had a surprisingly large stomach capacity, able to devour a great number of people and just keep creeping along for more, and it never gained any visible weight! Astonishing. It must have had some incredible digestive system, because it also swallowed women's high heeled shoes along with the rest of them, and never made a hiccup or a burp. In one scene it devours a very, very fat man, yet its appetite remains ravenous even after that.

There's a grotesque dance scene that's really unforgettable too, with awful music and a bunch of gyrating teenagers who you know are going to get eaten very soon...a fitting punishment for their licentious and irresponsible behaviour!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: PoppaGator
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 12:25 PM

Thanks for reminding me of The Creeping Terror. My kids discovered and loved it 20+ years ago, and the whole family had lots of laughs.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: frogprince
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 12:45 PM

I may have to see "House on Bare Mountain", after reading that plot summary: "The Wolfman, Dracula and Frankenstein spy on a girls' school in the mountains, where most of the girls spend their time sunbathing in the nude". Man, that sounds good!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 01:06 PM

I am remembering a MAD comic (I think) parody poem of the Popocorn Kept on Popping. In which a movie theatre popcorn maker goes haywire and the resulting mass of popcorn fills theatre, spilling out into streets and suffocating everyone in it's path.

Am I crazy or is this flu induced delerium?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: RangerSteve
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 01:25 PM

Almost anything with Vincent Price qualifies. Most of them are entertaining, but "The Tingler" is inexcusable. I'd still watch it again if it was on TV. Any of the bad movies based on Edgar Allen Poe stories are worth watching. Anything from Hammer Studios (UK).
There was a Russ Meyers film - the only one I ever saw - that starts with Hitler hiding out in a remote castle, he gets into a bathtub that someone has unleashed a piranha in, and from the blood emerging in the soapsuds, you realize that even if he lived, he wouldn't be having any kids. It ends in the Pacific Northwest, with some crazed guy chainsawing everyone else. What happened in between is anybody's guess. I think my brain just refuses to remember out of kindness to me. Thanks, brain. Oh, yeah, the women were incredibly endowed.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 01:29 PM

And who could forget Night of the Lupus where a town is terrorized by giant bunnies? When they'd catch an unsuspecting victim (never quite pictured on-screen) they'd much out on them, although it looked suspiciously like they were eating a carrot.

I suppose if your were a carrot, Night of the Lupus actually would be terrifying.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: RangerSteve
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 01:32 PM

And the rabbits mooed, like cattle.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Sleepy Rosie
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 01:37 PM

These two are a bit of a stretch for the thread title, but deserve their place amongst the brilliant and vile: The Revenge of Billy The Kid

And Look Away Now LOTR Fans... Peter Jackson at his fabulous worst.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: GUEST,Jack The Sailor
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 01:38 PM

I just saw "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford."

A least it was not falsely advertised, the movie was as trite, predictable, boring and pretentious and overwritten as the title.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: john f weldon
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 02:15 PM

...can't remember the name of it; shrews get bigger and attack people. The shrews were played by regular old doggie-dogs with pointy dentures.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 02:23 PM

snerk Meet the Feebles

I think I remember the Tingler from when I was just a little bitty kid (5 or 6). Was there a scene with a lobster like thing crawling into bubble bath with a woman? Scared the bejesus outta me. After that it didn't bother me that I couldn't use Mr. Bubbles my siblings enjoyed(I had ecxema and therefore special bath oil).


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 03:59 PM

That's "Night of the LEPUS." A "lepus" is a hare. A "lupus" is a wolf or a fatal disease - both much scarier.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Little Hawk
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 03:59 PM

I loved "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford."

Best western I've seen since "Unforgiven".

Maybe you wanted something that was paced a little faster, Jack? I thought the 2 male leads simply could not have been better. It's a fascinating character study.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Little Hawk
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 04:02 PM

That was "Attack of the Giant Shrews", john. Yes, it was rather amusing.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 04:51 PM

Lepus... sorry about that.

I kinda liked Superman and the Mole men. It gave work to a lot of midgets wearing little mole suits with the zipper in the back plainly visible.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Little Hawk
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 04:57 PM

You mean real moles don't have a zipper in the back??? Well, I.......I am just stunned and really disappointed in the people who made that film! I had always taken it to be dead accurate.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Peter T.
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 05:21 PM

We have done this subject many times. Nevertheless, it is always worth restating that "Glen or Glenda" is the most wonderful worst film ever made.   

yours,

Peter T.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Little Hawk
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 05:28 PM

I regret to say that I have never seen "Glen or Glenda", but I understand that it is a classic.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: RangerSteve
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 06:43 PM

VirginiaTam - yep, that was "The Tingler", although I remember it as looking more like a centipede. Then, again, I'd prefer to just forget it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Little Hawk
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 06:59 PM

Bob Dylan has begun to look more and more like Vincent Price as he has grown older. Perhaps a whole series of remakes could be made now of the more classic Vincent Price movies, with Bob Dylan playing the central role in Vincent's place.

Wouldn't that be something? ;-) Just think of it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Peter T.
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 09:12 PM

"Glen or Glenda" is one of those films where you sit with your jaw open throughout. It was put together for about 12 dollars -- chunks of it are from library documentaries he stole for free -- and then there is Bela Lugosi talking complete nonsense -- all in aid of a "serious" movie about transvestites (Ed Wood's own proclivity). It must be seen to be disbelieved.

Yeah, that Dylan/Vincent Price thing is really, truly weird. Do you think he did it deliberately?

yours,

Peter T.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: kendall
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 09:18 PM

I've said it before and I'll say it again. The very worst film ever made was titled "Lobsteroids". How do I know? because I was in it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Little Hawk
Date: 03 Jan 09 - 12:25 AM

What was the plot, Kendall? It sounds quite intriguing...

Peter, no I don't think he (Dylan) did it deliberately. I think Bob usually just does what comes naturally at the time, rather than hatching mysterious plans. Besides, why the hell would he want to look like Vincent Price??? ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 03 Jan 09 - 01:00 AM

Are you sure Micca says that the original Wicker Man is a cult Sins? Spelling is not his strong point;-)

Lovers of sword and sorcery have to check out Ator the Fighting Eagle. In fact - check out the site as well. Lots of examples:-)

Cheers

DeG


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Skivee
Date: 03 Jan 09 - 03:34 AM

Roger Corman's Attack Of the Crab Monsters
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair
Full of dumb crap, howling continuity errors, bad acting and really awful special effects.
I AM NOT MAKING ANY OF THIS UP:
Radioactive giant telepathic killer crabs do their worst to kill and eat a rescue party investigating the disappearence of a previous rescue party on an island that is crumbling into the sea at an alarming rate for no reason that's ever explained.
I particularly liked the "Naval Research Outpost" that is clearly a split level California beach house complete with bad wood paneling, cheap motel sofas, formica kitchenette, and 1950s fake oriental lamps.
At one point the rubber telepathic Mega-Crabs speak threateningly to our heroes throught the kitchen flatware. As they do, the actors stare at and listen intently for a looooooong time to aluminium forks and knives monologuing on the futility of resistance.
Later two guys vow to got out and rescue one of their lost companians, "as soon as this freaky weather lets up". An establishing shot scant seconds earlier has shown that it is a completely calm evening.
I've barely scratched the surface of this bucket of rotting crustasians.
Oh, also one of the cast is the Professor from Gilligan's Island.
Not quite an hour long, but well worth the rental. You will laugh your spleen out through your nose.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Sleepy Rosie
Date: 03 Jan 09 - 03:55 AM

Thanks for Ator the Fighting Eagle, I'd forgotton I'd seen that one. Am now being suitably moved by theme tune from said Fighting Eagle Will this pleasure never end!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 03 Jan 09 - 05:12 AM

classic Vincent Price movies, with Bob Dylan playing the central role in Vincent's place

Trying to imagine Dylan's voice in place of Vincent Price's. Now that really would make the films terrible.


Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine

I thought Let's Scare Jessica to Death was pretty awful. No redeeming qualities whatever. Yet I had to watch it again late one night some 20 odd years after the 1st time I saw it at a drive in theatre when I was 14 years old.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Victor in Mapperton
Date: 03 Jan 09 - 06:19 AM

Still love "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot" and the music of Paul Williams adds to it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 03 Jan 09 - 09:06 AM

Rosie - I had forgotten that the music is as bad as the film. I only got 20 seconds and my brain is now running out of my ears and hiding! You should have put a health warning on it...

:D (eG)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Bee
Date: 03 Jan 09 - 09:57 AM

I give you 'Lair of the White Worm', so awful, but I could not take my eyes off it. The link is to a Google image page, which should give you a feel for the film.

http://images.google.com/images?q=Lair%20of%20the%20White%20Worm&rls=com.microsoft:*:IE-SearchBox&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: john f weldon
Date: 03 Jan 09 - 10:09 AM

I assume you're all familiar with the name Allan Smithee?

That's the name Hollywood directors use when they're so ashamed of a film that they feel the need to use a pseudonym. Union regulations require this to be the only allowable "aka".

Searching out Allan Smithee films will turn up some fine crap. "Stitches" is one that comes to mind.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 03 Jan 09 - 10:21 AM

ha ha brilliant John

First hit is wikipedia definition of Allan Smithee.

What other careers would such a dodge be useful in?

political office, medicine, law, labor union leaders,

I think we have the makings of another thread here.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: kendall
Date: 03 Jan 09 - 10:27 AM

The plot you say? we don't need no steenking plot!

Anyway, what passes for a plot; a mad scientist is experimenting with lobsters, and a nut case sneaks in and feeds them steroids. They grow beyond huge, escape and attack anyone who listens to rock music.
It would have to be improved to qualify as awful.

I didn't actually appear in the thing; I was the narrator doing a voice over. Thank God.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 03 Jan 09 - 10:44 AM

I totally forgot StarTrek III The Search For Plot uhh I mean Spock. Kendall reminded me. I may never forgive.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 03 Jan 09 - 11:12 AM

My oldest son loved YOR. A caveman in the future. Much running around. But then my son was in to Conan the Destroyer and Beast Master.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 03 Jan 09 - 12:11 PM

The last time I saw one of these threads I mentioned "The Conqueror" John Wayne as Ghengis Khan. Enough said?

if not, here is an a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1VK3JZ4Qt4">exerpt.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Little Hawk
Date: 03 Jan 09 - 12:56 PM

Yeah, there was as bad a case of miscasting as you can get. ;-) Well, actually, Woody Allen as Genghis Khan would have probably been even worse...but funnier.

Kendall, "Lobsteroids" sounds incredible! Wow. What a plot. I love it! Monsters in the 50s really had a thing for killing people who listen to rock music. Their favorite manuever was always to burst (or creep) into a dance hall full of teenagers gyrating to awful music and then to turn their licentious, libertine rompings into a screaming bloodbath. You just can't beat that for a dramatic scene, can you?

I can also understand the lobsters wanting revenge for all their little cousins who've been dropped into boiling water. Yes indeedy.


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Subject: RE: Lobsteroids
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 03 Jan 09 - 02:27 PM

I think a remake is in order.

Do you think that Keanu is available? Or is he too expressionless to play a lobster?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Little Hawk
Date: 03 Jan 09 - 05:33 PM

I think the portrayal of a lobster is still within the admittedly stringent limits of Keanu Reeves' emotive range. All he would really have to do is brandish his claws and wave his antennae. Wouldn't they be more likely to cast him opposite the lobster(s), though?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 03 Jan 09 - 07:22 PM

"Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" -- Pia Zadora's first film.

"Over-Sexed Rug Suckers From Mars" -- you'll never thing the same about a Dust Buster again (or a Hoover upright)

"Polish Vampire From Burbank" -- some of the best lines around.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Mark Ross
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 01:49 PM

Billy the Kid Meets Frankensteins Daughter, or some such rot.


Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Little Hawk
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 03:10 PM

I recall a really lousy action flick called "Fear Is The Key". Boy, was it bad. But not bad enough to be good. Just plain bad, period. I saw it in a double bill I went to with Cecile Kenney back in the 70s. She was a great gal. I've no idea where she is now, and I wish I knew.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Alice
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 06:58 PM

Gidget

Beach Blanket Bingo

Where the Boys Are

The Parent Trap

(and anything where they dance the twist and sing 'yeah, yeah, yeah' on the beach)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: frogprince
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 07:13 PM

I've been trying to come up with ideas for this, but all I keep thinking of is movies so plain reeking bad that I wouldn't encourage anyone but my worst enemy to rent thaem. One more suitable for this list finally came to mind: "The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai Across The Eighth Dimension". We sat and watched it with family on my wife's side years ago, at the instigation of a then-teenaged nephew. My father in law sat napping through it, waking up ocasionally just long enough to mutter "this is terrible". I later noticed a copy for $2.00 at a sidewalk sale, and bought it for a gift for the nephew.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Alice
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 08:10 PM

The Blue Lagoon

reekingly bad

Was rented for a Thanksgiving gathering I went to once.... everyone kept begging the father of the house to turn it off, it was so horrible, but he wanted to watch it to the end.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: GUEST,Ledo
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 09:17 AM

A good film with an unhappy ending. The father of "Slumdog Millionaire" child actress Rubina Ali tried to sell his nine-year-old daughter for adoption in a bid to escape the Mumbai slums. The News of the World uncovered that Rafiq Qureshi wanted 20 million rupees (400,000 dollars, 310,000 euros) for the girl, who played the young Latika in the British hit film set in India.

"Slumdog Millionaire", a rags-to-riches tale of children from the slums of Mumbai, won eight Oscars in February, including the best picture Academy Award.

News of the World reporters posed as a wealthy family from Dubai, employing its regular "fake sheikh" sting tactic.

The newspaper published pictures of the actress, her father and uncle posing with their undercover reporter, plus video clips of Qureshi and his brother-in-law offering the deal during their meeting last week.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Ed T
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 11:19 AM

My Best two:
African Queen (1951), and Memento (2000)

My worst two:
Myra Breckinridge (1970), and Yentl (1983)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: GUEST,lox
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 12:24 PM

how about "Zardos" or "Barbarella".


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Stringsinger
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 12:25 PM

I saw the Creature from the Blue Lagoon at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.
When the creature began its sucking sound, someone hollered out in very suggestive tones, "Oooooh!" The audience broke up.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Little Hawk
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 12:29 PM

You mean the Creature from the Black Lagoon, don't you?

My nomination: HOWARD THE DUCK!!!!!!!!!

I loved it. But I was well acquainted with the comic magazine it was based on, and most of the public never read that comic, so they didn't get it at all.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: SINSULL
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 12:34 PM

I am one of the few privileged to have seen "Lobsteroids". There is actually only one lobster claw that someone waves from out of camera view occasionally - very low budget. What I wouldn't give to own it. Musta have been 15' long.
My favourite scene is at the end. The lobsters have been drawn to a truck carrying rock musicians who lead it to a bomb (atomic?). The bomb explodes and it rains chunks of lobster so everyone melts down kettles and butter and settles in to a lobster boil on the beach.

If you have not seen Johnny Depp in the Astronaut's Wife, trust me. it is very bad. So bad it's good. And readily available at your local Blockbuster.

But I still love Attack of the Killer Tomatoes and The Maze (my uncle the frog).


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Midchuck
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 01:20 PM

I saw the Creature from the Blue Lagoon...

Hey! Some of us thing Brooke is cute!

P.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Little Hawk
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 02:48 PM

I was so irritated at having foolishly spent $8 on "Independence Day" that I could have happily punched the director in the nose upon leaving the theatre. I felt embarrassed to be even seen walking out of there. Same goes for that wretched Godzilla movie that was set in the USA (New York City) in the late 90's. Godawful. I think it may even have been the same director that did both those movies.

Another film I thought was simply terrible was "Signs", and it finished me for going to Mel Gibson movies or to anything directed by M. Knight Shyamalan.

I happen to like science fiction. That liking has suckered me into seeing some really crummy movies from time to time.

Which reminds me...back in the 70s I made the same mistake when I bought a ticket for the movie "Frogs". Boy was that a baaaaaaad movie! It's astonishing that anyone would even bother to make such a feeble attempt at horror science-fiction or have the nerve to market it after it was done.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Ed T
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 03:29 PM

Maybe it was just me, but I found the Bob Dylan movie "I'm Not There" (2007) like a bad depiction of a famous person's life, whose work I really like.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Little Hawk
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 03:33 PM

I found it kind of interesting, though not nearly as good as a genuine documentary about the real Bob himself. The one to see is "No Direction Home".


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Ed T
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 03:48 PM

Though rare today, I like good westerns. (I even liked some of the Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns, and the Mercenary, (1068)). But, One-Eyed Jacks (1961) comes to memory as one of my favourites. John Candy's last, Wagons East (1994), I found really bad...maybe my worst


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Ed T
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 03:56 PM

Roger Ebert listed MY Dinner with Andre (1981) as one of the Great Movies he listed in his essay series. Do others agree it was a great movie?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: frogprince
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 04:00 PM

Oh, gawd, yes..."Frogs"; a friend gave my wife a copy as a joke, because of my wife's frog collection. Why anyone would look at a script for that, and decide it would be worth the cost of the video cassette and the other $3.00 to make it, let alone at least a couple of days that could have been spent napping or reading comic books...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Victor in Mapperton
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 04:05 PM

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot was a great film, and music of Paul Williams is a bonus.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 04:30 PM

Johnny Cash (yes, Johnny Cash) in a WONDERFUL really bad movie (circa 1967) entitled "Door to Door Maniac" -- had to be seen to be believed.

Almost forgot "Vampire Hookers", too. John Carradine wandering around bemoaning the fact there's nothing to mix with blood but vodka and the female vampires whining about not being able to get a tan in over 500 years.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Victor in Mapperton
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 04:36 PM

The worst film I ever saw was "Avalanche" (1994), cardboard walls in the hotel, acting fifth rate. It's like pulling teeth watching it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: SINSULL
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 05:15 PM

"Signs" was painful.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Little Hawk
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 05:19 PM

Ed T - Yes, I agree with Ebert. I thought that "My Dinner With Andre" was an excellent film. I'd give it 9 out of 10 stars. Those, however, who find that movies about ideas put them to sleep or who have no appreciation at all of subtle personality interplay and/or philosophy would have hated it. (I'm not implying that you are one of them.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Lighter
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 05:48 PM

Apocalypto.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: catspaw49
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 05:58 PM

This thread has wandered a lot of course, but I think it started as "movies so bad that they are a favorite to watch." Like I think "My Dinner with Andre" blows aardvarks but I get no enjoyment out of the piece of tripe.

On the other hand, Ed Wood stuff just cracks me up. The movies are absolutely terrible from any standpoint, but I just love to watch them becasue they are so damn bad. "G/g" is poor Ed's stab at social issues (in this case his own personal one) but "Plan Nine" just sucks from every angle......and its absolutely hilarious to me. I find myself continually amazed thinking, "Geeziz, did he work at making something so lousy because it is exquisitely lousy and that ain't easy!"............but I guess it was for Ed.

Watching the cops is sheer joy. They leave the station at night, arrive at the house in daylight in a different car, and then go to the cemetery a few blocks away, arriving at night and in a different car. That whole scene is supposed to be one flowing thing but the flow is much like Shit Creek where Ed obviously filmed.

And of course Bela died before the thing really got underway and Ed uses the same few scenes he shot over and over with a stand-in when more was needed. Then, as mentioned before, there are the "SPECIAL EFFECTS." Yeah.....Lemme just say you need to watch them over and over because you're laughing your ass off or shaking your head and you miss the not-so-subtle nuances.

I actually DID enjoy the Johnny Depp portrayal of Ed and Martin Landau was a fabulous Bela.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Little Hawk
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 06:29 PM

The thing is, Spaw, no one can pass final judgement on the value and quality of an experience such as blowing an aardvark unless he has himself done it.

Have you?

If not, be not so hasty to judge!

I regret to say that I have never seen any of the Ed Wood films through. It sounds like I've really missed out there. "From Hell It Came" was pretty impressive, but still not quite as great as "The Creeping Terror" which is a terrific movie for leg fetishists and people who are scared of shag carpeting.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Allen in Oz
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 07:00 PM

One of the best films was about one of the worst films , viz. " Ed Wood" starring Johnny Depp

Poor old Ed...at least he will never be forgotten

AD 1943


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: SINSULL
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 08:34 PM

"Ed Wood" was brilliant. I wish I had known him. Didn't Martin Landeau get nominated for an Oscar? Or am I in LALA land?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Little Hawk
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 08:38 PM

Or both? (grin)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Ref
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 10:08 PM

I loved "Assassination Of Jesse James." The acting was superb. For my recent worst, I wold nominate Peter Jackson's "King Kong." It was an overblown piece of crap, poorly written and a waste of some good character actors. Also, Jackson needs to figure out a way to make his models square in size with his CGI monsters. It was a little noticeable in LOTR, but very blatant in Kong. That ape seems to expand and contract in size on a frequent basis. If I may be permitted one more swipe, allow me to trash Sergio Leone's "Once Upon A Time In America." There are those who consider it a masterpiece. These people are morons. It is weirdly written, and the cast is mostly awful actors, except for De Niro. He was completely wasted in it, but the others all disappeared in his presence.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Little Hawk
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 10:47 PM

I had mixed feelings about the recent "King Kong". In some ways it was very good, in other ways...way over the top. The fight with the tyrannosaur, for instance, would have been far better with just one T-Rex as in the original film, and some believable choreography, not three of them, for God's sake! And fighting while hanging in vines over a chasm? Just ridiculous. But I loved the early part in New York City...and some of the parts on the island as well. I could have done without the battle with the giant insects in the pit.

What the film needed was a lighter and more modest touch. Less excess. Less attempt to impress the jaded minds of a teenage and twenty-something audience brought up on dumb action films.

I also loved "The Assassination of Jesse James" and didn't think much of "Once Upon a Time in America". I find Mafiosos so repellant and disgusting usually that I seldom enjoy watching movies about their rise and fall...though I did like "Miller's Crossing" a lot.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 20 Apr 09 - 01:22 AM

Mick Jagger as Oz bushranger Ned Kelly. Positively noisome!

Seamus


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: alison
Date: 20 Apr 09 - 01:55 AM

Pantom of the Paradise with Paul williams - superbly bad...... "He's been maimed and framed, beaten, robbed and mutilated. But they still can't keep him from the woman he loves."


Hawk the Slayer ... brilliant theme tune .. 80's synthesisers galore and Jack Palance as the baddy................ what more do you need in a movie?

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Neil D
Date: 20 Apr 09 - 03:07 AM

Martin Landau won the best supporting actor Oscar for his portrayal of Bela Lugosi in "Ed Wood". I'm surprised "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" hasn't been mentioned. How about the Sinbad the Sailor or the Hercules movie serials. Kung Fu Theatre anyone? Now there's a guilty pleasure.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Allen in Oz
Date: 20 Apr 09 - 03:24 AM

Ned Kelly

I liked Mick Jagger as Ned ...well allriiiiight !

A friend of mine was in Lubbock Texas when Ned Kelly came to town and the Americans used sub titles !!! AArrgghh   Well allriiiight !

AD 1943


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Wesley S
Date: 20 Apr 09 - 01:30 PM

I was channel surfing last night and stumbled across 5 minutes of wasted celluloid called "Zombie Strippers" starring whoever it was that played Freddie Kruger. One of the living strippers was complaining to the club owner that no one wanted to see the regular strippers anymore. And that "This thing could get out of hand".


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: SINSULL
Date: 20 Apr 09 - 01:49 PM

I mentioned Killer Tomatoes. Hercules Unchained - all that oily sweat - yuch.
The Bible was on (Easter, I guess). Lord what a turkey. Charlton Heston at his woodiest.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Wesley S
Date: 20 Apr 09 - 02:50 PM

And then there was the "Mudcat Saga of the 100th Post"

100


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Ref
Date: 20 Apr 09 - 06:06 PM

I agree with Little Hawk on "Miller's Crossing", an under-rated gem. Perhaps what offends me so much about "Once Upon A Time" is its sheer lumbering pretentiousness, from which "Crossing" suffers not at all. Maybe we should start a new thread about pretentious cinema as opposed to well-made and enjoyable films. How about "Sideways" which became the great little film of 2004. It was well-written and featured some fine actors showing off their skills, but I never even saw the end of it because the characters were, to me, so unlikeable.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: alison
Date: 21 Apr 09 - 12:45 AM

not Sinbad - but definately in the same vein

Jack the Giant Killer

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Little Hawk
Date: 21 Apr 09 - 12:52 AM

What does "slainte" mean, alison?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Amergin
Date: 21 Apr 09 - 12:57 AM

It means health.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Little Hawk
Date: 21 Apr 09 - 01:37 AM

In Gaelic?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: alison
Date: 21 Apr 09 - 03:06 AM

yep

"your good health" or "cheers"

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Little Hawk
Date: 21 Apr 09 - 01:16 PM

Well, thanks. Same to you.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 21 Apr 09 - 02:06 PM

"Crank"

been suffering a really nasty cold all week..

saw Crank on the telly last night..

I thought the first few minutes were complete shite and nearly switched channnels
but i was too ill to be bothered looking for the remote..

... then soon after it clicked what kind of narrative level it was operating on
and the kind of movie it is inteneded to be..

.. one of the best utterly stupid rude offensive loud
and nonsensical 'boys' films ever made since "Roadhouse..

really cheered be up !!!!..

cant wait to see the sequel..

..might even watch it again tonight cuz I DVD'd it for the mrs
because she fancies Jason Statham..


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 21 Apr 09 - 02:36 PM

Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: GUEST,Ledo - PM
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 09:17 AM

guest Ledo if you return your post might be best placed in the News of Note thread.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Donuel
Date: 21 Apr 09 - 03:39 PM

Re-Animator..   Dead father is revived to have sex with his daughter.

Disaster Movie... worst parody of crap ever made.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Becca72
Date: 21 Apr 09 - 04:00 PM

Just this weekend my sister and I watched "Zombie Strippers". It was so bad it was funny. Robert England (Freddy Kruger) and Jenna Jamison (porn star). It was horrid but we laughed a lot. I have a really difficult time believing this was ever released in theatres...it stunk of "straight to video"


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Ed T
Date: 21 Apr 09 - 05:55 PM

How about the 2008 Onion Movie for one of the worst, It was "originally filmed in late 2003, this was subsequently shelved for many years and never released theatrically (allegedly after poor test screening). Finally released directly to DVD in June 2008".


Trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOUORYAPds0


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: mkebenn
Date: 22 Apr 09 - 06:23 PM

When I was young (50's), there was a whole genra of flicks that we called "monster movies" Only one I see here is "It came from outer space", that was the one with the tree in the cave, and the mind sucking flying bat thingies? They covered just about every critter there was, atomic energy mutating every thing in it's path. Locusts "The beginning of the end", wasps,"Monsters from Green Hell", ants,"Them" mantae "The deadly Mantis" All were pretty bad, low budget things, but as a kid I ate 'em up.    then I saw the "The Thing" which scared the Bejesus otta me. Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Apr 09 - 07:26 PM

Brief plot summary of "Zombie Strippers" from IMDB.com

In a near future, President George Bush has been just elected for the fourth time with his vice Arnold Schwarzenegger and the USA is in war against many nations, among them Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Venezuela, France and Alaska. In order to compensate the loss of soldiers, the government is researching a virus to reanimate the dead tissue of deceased soldiers and reactivate their brains, to form a powerful army of undead. When the experiment goes wrong and gets out of control in a facility in Sartre, Nebraska, the efficient Z Squad is summoned to destroy the zombies. However, the soldier Byrdflough is bitten by a zombie and afraid of being killed, he escapes to the underground Brademus strip-club owned by the greedy Ianna Esco. Byrdflough bites the star Kat and the stripper spreads the virus, turning her colleagues into zombies and eating the flesh of their clients. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Nice kids flick.

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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: mkebenn
Date: 23 Apr 09 - 09:33 AM

Oh my sweet Lord. Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: GUEST,Edthefolkie
Date: 23 Apr 09 - 07:10 PM

What about the 1970s culture fest from Down Under - "The Adventures of Barry McKenzie"? Out on DVD I believe.

Sample dialogue from Bazza - "Now listen mate, I need to splash the boots. You know, strain the potatoes. Water the horses. You know, go where the big knobs hang out. Shake hands with the wife's best friend? Drain the dragon? Siphon the python? Ring the rattlesnake? You know, unbutton the mutton? Like, point Percy at the porcelain?"

Featuring Barry Humphries, Barry Crocker (the voice of the old "Neighbours" sig tune), Spike Milligan, Peter Cook, Clive James with hair, and Julie Covington!

Back in another life, this gent from the Northern Territory I used to work with strongly recommended the film. Mind, he used to kip at work on a sheet of bubble wrap as an alternative to upsetting his landlady by breaking his door down after Foster's benders, so I was a bit doubtful. Anyway, a bunch off us went to the fleapit in Wembley and had one of the most hilarious evenings of our lives. All the Brits in the circle cracked up at the crude Aussies onscreen, all the Aussies in the stalls p*ssed themselves at the effete Pommie bastards.

From memory, the follow up, "Barry McKenzie Holds His Own" is pretty bad, but does feature Aussie PM Gough Whitlam in a scene with Bazza's Auntie Edna (Everage). And there is a scene involving a FrogAir airliner with "Defense de Petomaner" signs in the economy class.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Little Hawk
Date: 23 Apr 09 - 07:15 PM

Sounds bloody marvelous! ;-D


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Allen in Oz
Date: 24 Apr 09 - 03:08 AM

Bazza MacKenzie was marvellous. For exammple, when Bazza vists his Australian mate in Paris and his mate asks Barry to "sit on the lit" . Bazza response is something like " Cripes ! You're the only bastard in France who speaks proper French".

The film and comic book are "Musts" for Aussie afficionados.

Ad in OZ


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: robomatic
Date: 24 Apr 09 - 08:54 PM

"Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" was an okay film, real good cinematography. The book by Hanson is excellent, particularly in evoking the era. Hanson wrote another good book, "Deperados" about the Cole Younger gang, (one of whom lived to be paid as consultant for the movies attempting to re-enact their deeds). I'm not sure how I feel about the casting of Jesse.

So bad it's good:

KILLER KLOWNZ FROM OUTER SPACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: GUEST,Shimrod
Date: 25 Apr 09 - 12:35 PM

My nomination for the worst film ever is 'The Limey' starring Terence Stamp. Pretentious and 'arty' in the worst possible way, incredibly silly dialogue and holes in the plot the size of an asteroid.

Mr Stamp plays a London gangster who goes to Los Angeles to investigate the death of his daughter. At one point he gets himself badly beaten up and only then reveals that he's carrying a gun! In another scene he and a henchman kill someone at the villain's mountain top retreat. They are then chased down the mountain by the villain's lieutenant. Meanwhile we are taken back to the retreat where the cops have arrived after failing to notice the car chase and mayhem that they must have passed on the way up! There is another excrutiating and unconvincing scene where Mr Stamp talks to a mildly puzzled Californian detective in impenetrable Cockney rhyming slang for no very good reason.
It's as bad as any 50s B movie - but there aren't even any silly monsters to laugh at - not a 'lobsteroid' in sight!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Little Hawk
Date: 25 Apr 09 - 01:53 PM

Too bad. Almost any cinematic scene can be improved upon by the insertion of a lobsteroid.

Or a chimp.

Or Tura Satana.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Little Hawk
Date: 25 Apr 09 - 02:11 PM

And that reminds me...the absolute BEST "worst film" out there is this one:

"Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" by Russ Meyer

It's almost unbelievable. A frikkin' masterpiece in its own way, and absolutely riveting from start to finish, and it stars the aforementioned Tura Satana. In sheer effectiveness at what it sets out to do, that movie rates 11 out of 10!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: RangerSteve
Date: 26 Apr 09 - 11:52 AM

I guess you've never seen any other Russ Meyers films, because I can't imagine how you decided that one is worse than the others.
I'll give "Faster, Pussycat...." credit for having the dopiest title ever.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: robomatic
Date: 26 Apr 09 - 01:08 PM

I really enjoyed "Planet Terror" which has an incredible 'blended' lineup of good actors in a movie designed to appear as a 70's blood/schlock fest. Starts with a fake promo for a gory movie with illegal mexican immigrant as a contact killer. Has a hot pole dance as opener, and then mayhem ensues. Top actors in key roles. Horribly bloody plot and scenes. Score is a combination of strip-tease boom-boom with (no joke) Graeme Revell.

Highly recommended for a twisted date movie.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Little Hawk
Date: 26 Apr 09 - 01:40 PM

Matter of fact, RS, I don't think I have seen any other Russ Meyer films, though I've read about them, and I think I get the general drift of what to expect... ;-)

The title "Faster, Pusscat! Kill! Kill!" is indeed pretty hilarious, but the movie is simply unforgettable. It is the ultimate in B-movie trash of a certain sort, a veritable triumph of such, and in its own way a masterpiece of camp filmmaking as far as I'm concerned. It doesn't pretend to be anything other than what it is....sheer escapism. And, of course, it's a showcase for Russ Meyer's particular obsession which is: massively endowed, ruthless, and deadly young women who totally dominate all the men they encounter. As people used to say, "Go figure..."

Remember the character "Emma Peel" (Diana Rigg) in "The Avengers"? She was a far more restrained and impeccably tasteful version of something a bit similar...only with a lot more class. Most men found her pretty irresistible. I know I did. Highly effective women with unshakable confidence in themselves are just as attractive as highly effective men with unshakable confidence in themselves.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: robomatic
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 11:30 AM

The American version of Emma Peel was "Honey West" in the eponymous show of the same name (anne francis i still love you!)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Becca72
Date: 28 Apr 09 - 07:27 AM

Just picked up a horrible movie from the 70s that my sister and I quite enjoyed as kids...."It's Alive". Truly awful.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: GUEST,Hi Lo
Date: 02 May 09 - 09:53 AM

One of my all time favourite films is "Truly,Madly Deeply" starring the wonderful Juliette Stephenson. I would say that any of those dreadful epics starring Charlton Heston would have to be on my worst list. There was also a very bad film which starred, I think, Laurence Olivier and took place in the "wilds" of Canada during the second war. Does anyone recall the name of it? It was so bad that I would love to see it again.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Best Worst Films
From: Little Hawk
Date: 02 May 09 - 12:23 PM

There was one where William Shatner played 2 identical twins in the American West. One of them gets brought up as a cowboy, the other gets raised by the Indians, and they meet in a climactic duel to the death at the conclusion of the film. Shatner Versus Shatner!!!

It has to be seen to be believed.


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