Buckaroo Banzai & other cult flicks

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  1. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    I was too young to get it when it came out, but loved it later. it had its flaws- lack of depth and well the never delivered, sequel- but it rocked in an on-edge way.

    It lead me to a couple of other cult classics.
    Repo Man is one i still watch on a regular basis.

    I want to know if anyone has suggestions for out there, obscure or geeky films. Diamonds in the rough, so to speak.

    and if anyone recommends "Naked Lunch".....well, you
    are weirder than we thought, lol.
     
  2. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Does Cannibal! The Musical count?
     
  3. Gordon_4

    Gordon_4 The Big Engine

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    Badmovies.org has all your cult film needs covered.


    For me, The Last Starfighter is good, but gets edged by Master of the Universe on account of Starfighter NOT being crap.
     
  4. rattrap007

    rattrap007 Insert witty comment here TFW2005 Supporter

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    I use that site all the time. Great site..

    Mutant Reviews From Hell is another good one...
     
  5. planetjacker

    planetjacker Critters burn real good. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Allow me to throw Six-String Samurai out there. If you haven't seen it you need to. Fantastic mix of fantasy, rock n' roll, swords, kung-fu and sifi. This movie has it all.
     
  6. Seth Buzzard

    Seth Buzzard R.I.P. Buzzbeak Content Contributor

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    Death Race 2000, skip that stupid remake coming out and find the original.

    Meatballs, I just go tit on DVD for like $5.
     
  7. Primus

    Primus Beware, the modelers. Veteran

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    I liked Buckaroo Bonzai. It was good. Although I haven't seen it since I was a kid, so who knows what I'd think of it now. Probably crap.

    Anyone seen Eddie and the Cruisers? When I was a kid I thought this was really good.
     
  8. Seth Buzzard

    Seth Buzzard R.I.P. Buzzbeak Content Contributor

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    I have it on the DVD. It's not high art but it's so 1980's in style I can't help up love it.

    Also The Warriors, how can you not love that movie?
     
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    Beastmaster and Krull

    I feel horrible for liking them so much, but I was four when I first saw them.
     
  10. Optimus-JD

    Optimus-JD Team Laser Explosion!

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    HAHA, when I was younger and saw Krull I thought it was the most epic thing ever. I found the DVD years later as an adult and was excited to sit down and watch it again. Wasn't quite as epic as I remembered it! Watchable, but damn. :) 
     
  11. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    i have that on VHS- gotta get it on DVD.

    That's exactly the kind of wacky stuff i look for.
    The last great oddball movie i got was Bubba Ho-Tep...
    thanks for the help here.
     
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    Monster Squad.

    "Wolfman's got nards!" FTW!
     
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    Anyone else remember "Eric the Viking"?

    I loved this as a kid, but haven't been able to find it anywhere and I don't think it ever hit DVD. It starred Tim Robins and had a very Monty Python'ish feel to it.
     
  14. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    I remember Erik the Viking. Some funny stuff in that movie. Reason it has a Python feeling is it was written and directed by Terry Jones from Python. Plus he and Cleese were in it. I didn't even know it was out on DVD til I just looked at amazon.
     
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    Katamari Prime Hassan Chop! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Big trouble in Little China, I justed loved the elemental warriors in that movie.
     
  16. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    Great Balls of Fire, Dennis Quaid as Jerry Lee Lewis is fucking brilliant.

    Oh, the Christopher Lee Dracula movies are pretty great also.
     
  17. Mr. Jiggles

    Mr. Jiggles loves your mother.

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    'Cult' has become increasingly hard to define in the last few years. Is it just horror?
    Dawn of the Dead
    They Live
    Evil Dead
    Basket Case
    Motel Hell
    Rocky Horror
    Black Sabbath
    Planet of the Vampires
    Suspiria
    Deep Red
    Bucket of Blood
    Shock Waves
    Re-Animator
    Phantasm... There's tons of horror movies that could be considered cult.

    Then there's sci-fi/action, like
    Mad Max
    Flash Gordon (80)
    The Thing
    Escape from New York
    Desperado
    Scanners
    Planet of the Apes
    Dune
    The Omega Man
    Shogun Assassin
    Rollerball

    Even a ton of art house movies could be considered cult, even though they are considered masterpieces, such as...
    The Seventh Seal
    La Strada
    Yojimbo
    M
    Stray Dog
    La Dolce Vita
    Le Samourai (Which is totally f'n awesome, btw)

    Even 80's teen movies are becoming cult movies now. There's an entire 'Cult of Hughes' Like...
    The Breakfast Club
    Sixteen Candles
    Pretty in Pink
    Teen Wolf
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    and my favorite of the bunch, Heathers

    Then there are those undefinable flicks which defy categorization...
    Mommie Dearest
    Pink Flamingos
    El Topo
    Straw Dogs
    Boogie Nights

    And it goes on and on. With the advent of dvd and the specialized companies like Anchor Bay, Kino, Blue Underground, and Criterion, cult movies are slowly becoming more and more mainstream.

    I mean, Death Race 2000 has a big-budget remake coming out. WTF?

    And don't forget that Rodriguez and Tarantino have put 'Grindhouse' in the common vernacular now, which confuses things even further.

    If I had to pick my top five 'cult'-ish movies, they'd probably be...

    1. Dawn of the Dead
    2. Dazed and Confused
    3. RHPS
    4. Fear and Loathing
    5. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
     
  18. Mr. Jiggles

    Mr. Jiggles loves your mother.

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    Yes, except for 'Dracula A.D. 1972' with those shitty Skynyrd knockoffs, The Stoneground.

    'Alligator Man'... Worst song in a Dracula movie...ever. :wtf: 
     

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