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Justin101 9th May 2017 08:57 AM

I've seen more than a few of them, not quite half though. I'm really surprised to see Interior. Leather Bar. on there. I know Kermode loves it, I've heard him talk about previously, and it is an interesting film but it's far from essential, more of a curio.

I think I'll make a quick excel sheet with the list and see which ones I can watch over the next few months.

J Harker 9th May 2017 08:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Rik (Post 532531)
I've seen a pathetic 7 films from that list [emoji38]

I've seen six good ones and one pathetic one.

Justin101 9th May 2017 09:06 AM

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Originally Posted by J Harker (Post 532542)
I've seen six good ones and one pathetic one.

spill the beans :nod:

nosferatu42 9th May 2017 10:43 AM

I've seen about 20.:rolleyes:

Deadite 9th May 2017 11:48 AM

14 from that list for me. Symptoms is on the must watch list.

keirarts 9th May 2017 12:38 PM

I've seen...

Bad Timing (1980)
La Belle et la BÍte (1946)
Black Narcissus (1947)
Capricorn One (1977)
Un chien andalou (1928)
The Company of Wolves (1984)
Countess Dracula (1971)
The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
Dead Ringers (1988)
Dogtooth (2009)
The Elephant Man (1980)
Face (1997)
Fitzcarraldo (1981)
Godzilla (1954) - J harkers hated one!
Hands of the Ripper (1971)
The Ipcress File (1965)
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
The Lodger (1927)
A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
Mother (2009)
Nosferatu (1979)
Peeping Tom (1960)
Rashomon (1950)
Red Road (2006)
The Red Shoes (1948)
Symptoms (1974)

Susan Foreman 9th May 2017 01:27 PM

I wonder if it was Mark Kermode himself who chose the '50 Films Every Film Fan Should Watch'

If it was him, why has he not mentioned 'The Exorcist'?

I thought that was a title he regularly described as being 'one of the greatest films of all time'

Rik 9th May 2017 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Susan Foreman (Post 532570)
I wonder if it was Mark Kermode himself who chose the '50 Films Every Film Fan Should Watch'



If it was him, why has he not mentioned 'The Exorcist'?



I thought that was a title he regularly described as being 'one of the greatest films of all time'



I was expecting it in there as I don't know of another critic who gushes over it as much as he does

Demdike@Cult Labs 9th May 2017 03:02 PM

I presumed because they were all BFI related films, mainly British productions, rather than Hollywood movies.

For the record i've seen 26 and own 18 of the films listed.

I just bought one of them today. :lol:

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 9th May 2017 03:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 532579)
I just bought one of them today. :lol:

Which one did you buy?

Demdike@Cult Labs 9th May 2017 03:16 PM

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Originally Posted by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs (Post 532581)
Which one did you buy?

I'll stick a pic up when i've taken the dog on a quick walk. See if you can spot it. :nod:

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 9th May 2017 04:29 PM

Another addtion to Flipside coming in June:

http://dv1.us/p1/366/271366-d0.jpg

J Harker 9th May 2017 04:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Justin101 (Post 532545)
spill the beans :nod:

I've seen

The Company of Wolves
Countess Dracula
The Elephant Man
Godzilla
The Lady Vanishes
Nosferatu
Symptoms

For my money Gozilla is rubbish. Countess Dracula isn't one I rate that highly either though its infinitely better than Godzilla.

Demdike@Cult Labs 9th May 2017 05:26 PM

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Originally Posted by J Harker (Post 532591)

For my money Gozilla is rubbish. Countess Dracula isn't one I rate that highly either though its infinitely better than Godzilla.

Pretty much spot on. :nod:

Rob4 9th May 2017 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by J Harker (Post 532591)
I've seen

The Company of Wolves
Countess Dracula
The Elephant Man
Godzilla
The Lady Vanishes
Nosferatu
Symptoms

For my money Gozilla is rubbish. Countess Dracula isn't one I rate that highly either though its infinitely better than Godzilla.

Sacrilege :wise:

J Harker 9th May 2017 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Rob4 (Post 532616)
Sacrilege :wise:

On which count Rob?

Rob4 9th May 2017 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by J Harker (Post 532645)
On which count Rob?

GOJIIIIIRA!!!!:welcome:

J Harker 9th May 2017 10:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Rob4 (Post 532649)
GOJIIIIIRA!!!!:welcome:

Maybe you're confused. I mean the 1954 b&w one is crap. Not the fun Roland Emmerich movie.

Demdike@Cult Labs 9th May 2017 10:44 PM

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Originally Posted by J Harker (Post 532659)
Maybe you're confused. I mean the 1954 b&w one is crap. Not the fun Roland Emmerich movie.

It is. It's as if they wanted to make a film about Japanese woes following WW2 then thought 'Hang on, no one wants to watch this, lets stick a monster in there as an allegory instead'.

J Harker 9th May 2017 10:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 532662)
It is. It's as if they wanted to make a film about Japanese woes following WW2 then thought 'Hang on, no one wants to watch this, lets stick a monster in there as an allegory instead'.

Yup. Its about 90 mins long and about 87 mins of it is a bunch of Japanese guys having a chinwag in a shed.

Demdike@Cult Labs 9th May 2017 10:49 PM

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Originally Posted by J Harker (Post 532664)
Yup. Its about 90 mins long and about 87 mins of it is a bunch of Japanese guys having a chinwag in a shed.

You make it sound better than it actually is.

J Harker 9th May 2017 10:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 532665)
You make it sound better than it actually is.

The other three minutes don't amount to much either.

keirarts 10th May 2017 06:47 AM

I really like Godzilla :behindsofa:

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 10th May 2017 07:21 AM

The first (and only) time I watched the 1954 version of Godzilla I wasn't a fan. I have been meaning to give it another go at some point though.

Susan Foreman 10th May 2017 07:28 AM

Don't forget that there are two versions of the original Godzilla

There is the 1954 Japanese version, 'Gojira', which was then re-edited, re-cut, partly re-filmed and released in America in 1955 as 'Godzilla: King Of The Monsters'. A lot of the Japanese footage was removed, and an entire plot featuring Raymond Burr was added

J Harker 10th May 2017 08:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Susan Foreman (Post 532678)
Don't forget that there are two versions of the original Godzilla

There is the 1954 Japanese version, 'Gojira', which was then re-edited, re-cut, partly re-filmed and released in America in 1955 as 'Godzilla: King Of The Monsters'. A lot of the Japanese footage was removed, and an entire plot featuring Raymond Burr was added

Was there a third cut where all the footage of Godzilla was taken out but the Raymond Burr stuff wasn't put in? Might be the one I've seen. Some Japanese folk chatting in a shed.

Rob4 10th May 2017 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Susan Foreman (Post 532678)
Don't forget that there are two versions of the original Godzilla

There is the 1954 Japanese version, 'Gojira', which was then re-edited, re-cut, partly re-filmed and released in America in 1955 as 'Godzilla: King Of The Monsters'. A lot of the Japanese footage was removed, and an entire plot featuring Raymond Burr was added

The Criterion has both versions.

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 7th June 2017 02:54 PM

Upcoming BFI slate:

Jul 24th: The Orchard End Murder (1980)
Jul 24th: Peppermint Soda (1977)
Jul 24th: J'accuse (1938)

Aug 21st: My Beautfiul Laundrette (1985)
Aug 21st: Life is Sweet (1990) (includes A Running Jump (2012) short)

Sep 18th: Ken Loach Boxset: Raining Stones, Riff Raff and Ladybird Ladybird

Really looking forward to The Orchard End Murder (specs below):

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Orchard End Murder :
The BFI Flipside presents...
THE ORCHARD END MURDER (DVD + Blu-ray)
A film by Christian Marnham

Set in an idyllic Kent village one balmy summer during the 1960s, The Orchard End Murder is a grim take of murder and mischief.

Lured to the countryside for a romantic tryst, a young lady from the suburbs (Tracy Hyde) wanders off and happens upon a deformed stationmaster and his towering, half-witted rail worker friend (played by BBC TV Casualty's Clive Mantle). The strange encounter turns sinister and deadly when she is followed through and apple orchard.

Written and directed by Christian Marnham and shot by Pete Walker's regular cameraman Peter Jessop, The Orchard End Murder is a darkly humorous yet starkly violent murder thriller, unseen since it originally shocked UK cinema audiences as the supporting feature to Gary Sherman's Dead and Buried

Special features
Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
The Showman (Christian Marnham, 1970, 25 mins): short documentary about the circus showman, Wally Shufflebottom Jr.
Part of the Team (Christian Marnham, 1976, 22 mins):COI recruitment film for the WRAF
An Interview with Tracy Hyde (2017)
An Interview with Christian Marnham (2017)
An Interview with David Wilkinson (2017, 13 mins)
Illustrated booklet with new writing by Jo Botting, Vic Pratt, Will Fowler and full film credits
UK | 1981 | colour | 50 minutes | English language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | original aspect ratio 1.85:1 | cert 18 (contains sexual assault)

Demdike@Cult Labs 7th June 2017 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs (Post 536740)
Upcoming BFI slate:

Jul 24th: The Orchard End Murder (1980)

Really looking forward to The Orchard End Murder (specs below):

Top news!

How weird. I was only reading about this the other day as i was checking out the profiles for the cast of Robin of Sherwood which i've now seen two of the three series, as Clive Mantle (Little John) is in this.

I too will be blind buying The Orchard End Murder.

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 7th June 2017 04:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 536760)
Top news!

How weird. I was only reading about this the other day as i was checking out the profiles for the cast of Robin of Sherwood which i've now seen two of the three series, as Clive Mantle (Little John) is in this.

I too will be blind buying The Orchard End Murder.

How are you liking Robin of Sherwood? Is Clannad growing on you yet? :D

Demdike@Cult Labs 7th June 2017 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs (Post 536766)
How are you liking Robin of Sherwood? Is Clannad growing on you yet? :D

I do like it, very mystical, sometimes it doesn't really feel like Robin Hood as such.

Also no. Clannad really grates i'm afraid.

Rik 7th June 2017 05:28 PM

I've not watched Robin of Sherwood since it first aired when I was a kid, I used to love it :nod:

Demoncrat 7th June 2017 06:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 536768)
I do like it, very mystical, sometimes it doesn't really feel like Robin Hood as such.

Also no. Clannad really grates i'm afraid.

:laugh:

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 7th June 2017 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 536768)
I do like it, very mystical, sometimes it doesn't really feel like Robin Hood as such.

Also no. Clannad really grates i'm afraid.

:tsk:

Glad you like it though. As mentioned previously the music really makes it more special, at least to me.

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Originally Posted by Rik (Post 536792)
I've not watched Robin of Sherwood since it first aired when I was a kid, I used to love it :nod:

I was the same until I bought the first two seasons on Blu in one of Network's sales a couple of years ago.

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 7th June 2017 07:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 536760)
Top news!

How weird. I was only reading about this the other day as i was checking out the profiles for the cast of Robin of Sherwood which i've now seen two of the three series, as Clive Mantle (Little John) is in this.

I too will be blind buying The Orchard End Murder.

Great choice for release.:nod:

As is the Loach set and My Beautiful Laundrette to sit alongside THE FIRM,LETTER TO BREZHNEV,RITA SUE AND BOB TOO,THE CRYING GAME,PSYCHOMANIA,PENDA'S FEN,BLACK PANTHER,MAN OF VIOLENCE to name but a few of their great British films.:nod:

Mojo 15th June 2017 07:42 PM

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Really looking forward to picking up this upcoming Flipside release:

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BAKA 4th July 2017 12:04 PM

Some decent BFI deals on Amazon at the moment. I have everything I want already, but for the likes of Psychomania, Symptoms and Sleepwalker, £7.99 is a steal. Quite a lot of BFI titles are £7.99 at the moment, worth giving Amazon a browse.

Demdike@Cult Labs 4th July 2017 12:30 PM

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Originally Posted by BAKA (Post 540273)
Some decent BFI deals on Amazon at the moment. I have everything I want already, but for the likes of Psychomania, Symptoms and Sleepwalker, £7.99 is a steal. Quite a lot of BFI titles are £7.99 at the moment, worth giving Amazon a browse.

Damn you Baka! :lol:

zeroid 4th July 2017 02:28 PM

I have Symptoms and Sleepwalker, but now Psychomania will be mine too - ordered!

Demdike@Cult Labs 17th July 2017 06:35 PM

I didn't realize The Orchard End Murders was only 48 mins.

£15 for under an hour. That can wait.


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