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Old 02-26-2006, 02:13 AM   #1
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Question cult films

Which would you choose as your fave cult classics?

Sci Fi - Dark Star



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Old 02-27-2006, 04:14 PM   #2
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Im going to have to go with The Bandit because I never heard of Dark Star.
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Heard of Dark Star, but never watched more than about 5 minutes. OTOH, I think I actually made it through the Bandit, at least in pieces. I'd have to say, objectively, the Bandit was the better film.
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Old 03-01-2006, 11:42 PM   #4
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You don't have to just chose between the above two, I was speaking of cult films in general.

The 1971 sci fi classic The Andromeda strain. Scientists battle against the clock to destroy a virus that has been collected by a satellite from outer space.

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Ah. A.S. was/is a cult film?

You say "cult film" and the first thing that pops into my mind is "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Tim Curry in fishnet and Meatloaf the undead biker...

We then segue into "Little Shop of Horrors" and "Night of the Living Dead."

One of my personal favorites is "Spaced Invaders".

Oh, how about "Young Frankenstien?"
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Tim Curry.....in fishnet......*shudders*

For the purposes of this discussion, how are we going to define "Cult film?"
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8bit! Good to see you back around the boards, man. Missed our talks about old cars

I think 'cult film' could have any number of meanings... I usually take it to mean that it has a selective, perhaps narrow following, or it's something that few people have heard of/seen/remember that is remembered fondly by those who have and do. Kind of like Firefly did before Serenity (which, while I liked the movie, did make it more than a cult thing)

Also, it could be an out-of-the-way movie as well which, while widely popular at the time, has passed out of memory.

SciFi: Dark City (thanks to SiFi on that one), City of Lost Children, The Last Starfighter (because it's so cheesy it's hilarious), Johnny Mnemonic (Keanu Reeves aside, it was neat), Space: Above and Beyond (tv), Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles (tv), Dune (tv miniseries), Children of Dune (tv miniseries), Battlestar Galactica (the original, dammit!)

Fantasy: Dark Crystal (gotta love henson), Red Sonja (early Schwarzenegger. Scary!), Heavy Metal (the original)

Other: The Witches of Eastwick (okay, not really horror, just funny), Dr Strangelove (or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb), Memento (love Guy Pierce), the Count of Monte Cristo (Guy Pierce again), the Brotherhood of the Wolf, and...anything Sam Raimi. Or anything with Tony Ja in it
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Hi Raiyven. Yeah, I think a cult film is one of those things that can cover possibly obscure, not always big box office films. But they have their passionate fans, beyond just being merely respected.

The 1977 film Damnation Alley, with George Peppard and Jan Michael Vincent battling for survival in a post apocalyptic world. Remember the scene where the guy gets eaten alive in the car with the mutant cockroaches?

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Does Logan's Run count?
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Yup, Logan's Run is great, and I think they have cancelled plans to remake it, which is good because the original was perfect, no need for an update IMO.

I believe the sets they prepared to remake Logan's Run have been used instead for the Charlize Theron film Aeon Flux.
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I will mention The Wraith, a sort of horror, revenge tale starring members of Hollywood's "Brat Pack", and probably the only time a 1980s Chrysler product or a mullet looked menacing.

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How about Rocky Horror Show?
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(See my second post. In short, definitely. )
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