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Excellent film; highly under-rated IMO.

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Would "The Fisher King" count in this category? I don't think it got much attention or respect particularly, but I've seen it a couple times and was really caught up in it pretty well.

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Excellent film; highly under-rated IMO.
Totally 'Polanskin tense' (Polanskness). ....The guy is a master @ atmosphere. ...I very much like this flick too.
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Would "The Fisher King" count in this category? I don't think it got much attention or respect particularly, but I've seen it a couple times and was really caught up in it pretty well.
Of course Dean; we're totally free cinema freaks here. We are our own best critics @ all films of all styles and eras.
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Of course Dean; we're totally free cinema freaks here. We are our own best critics @ all films of all styles and eras.
...Nothing gets rejected, unless it is of extremely bad taste. ...We know the ones.

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Nice. Huge Terry Gilliam fan here. Still need to see Zero Theorem.

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To bring this back to cult films, how about "Deadly Weapons":

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069952/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

"After the mob hits a guy with a list, one of the hoods keeps the list for himself to blackmail the people on it. When the mobsters find out he's a double-crosser, they off him, which angers his busty girlfriend. She goes after them using the only two weapons she has.
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...and those weapons measure 76" around.
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Nice. Huge Terry Gilliam fan here. Still need to see Zero Theorem.
Same here.

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Lightbulb First original post of this thread here.

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i need to know of a funny underground movie that prety much nobody knows about. my girlfriend has seen the clerks series, both bill & ted's, both heave metals, a clockwork orange, boogienights, detroit rock city, dazed and confused, rocky horror, the one where the kid writes a report for rolling stone after doin somthin at a sabbath show, ferris bullers day off, and tomy. as far as i know. help a brother out man.
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All the films that we have posted in this thread since then are all valid in their eligibility. ...Without a shadow of a doubt.
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Can't say you were ever a hippy if you never saw this one in the theater.

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Has "After Hours" been mentioned yet (I really don't feel like going over 16 pages right now)? Is it even considered a cult film?

I loved that flick.
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No, nobody mentioned 'After Hours' .... but you. ...And yes, it is a cult film, I think.

* The main thing is this: I have never heard of it (never seen it; I don't think), and you loved it. ...That in itself is almost cult status.
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"THE ROOM"
This is rated by many to be the worst movie ever made!!! It's so bad that it developed a cult following. It is sooooooooo bad! You have to see it!!!! It's actually funny how bad it is.
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"The Room" is so bad, the first time I saw it was on regular tv and I couldn't believe what I was seeing. The acting is sooo bad, along with the story line. Then I googled it and found out that it was a cult film and believed by many to be the worst movie ever made!!! I'm telling you, you gotta see it!!!
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No way; not when it's that bad. ...It has to be good or it won't make a passing grade.

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This on the other hand is good, real good ::

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go tell your children!! lol!!

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That was truly awful.
reminds me of the great piece of television ever, the final scene in the final Soprano episode.


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That was truly awful.
http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/elvira-madigan-1967
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Though of another one: Run Lola Run.

I expected it to be decent, but it ended up exceeding that by quite a bit.
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Speaking of running, Silent Running really stuck with me for a while.



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I've said this before, when Silent Running has come up. I saw it by fluke on TV when I was maybe 12 or 13 or something. I had no idea what it was about. I was home alone and the other family units were due back shortly. As the movie was ending I suddenly hear them pulling in and realized I looked like I just witnessed a massacre or something. So I jumped up and ran into the other room to get myself together.

I doubt it would have the same impact on me as an adult, but at that age it was pretty powerful.

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I found Welcome to the Dollhouse over the weekend at my Library, I know someone posted it here but the advertising on this site is making my PC unstable to search for the post. Enjoyed, almost looked like a John Waters influenced movie.

I was in a used Bookstore this weekend & saw a copy of Poor Pretty Eddie, (1975 Shelly Winters), although I didn't get it, looked like it would make the mark of obscurity on this thread.
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Great flick! I have the German Blu ray, it's region free and can be bought from amazon.de .......... the picture quality is actually very good considering it's an older catalog title. Amazon says region "B" on the website, and the case says "B", but I confirmed with an owner of the disc that it plays in a region "A" player. Took a chance and ordered it and it plays just fine in my non-region free Blu ray player
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It may seem like it, but really it's not. That was a time of vast social change, around most of the western world, and a time when that huge mass of boomers suddenly realized that their nirvana wasn't going to happen and mostly either became sort of cynical, middle class, pill popping, cocktail swilling worker-bees or "screw it the world is ending" types, at the same time as the sexual revolution was going mainstream, and the drug movement starting it's trend towards self-destructiveness, Vietnam, Nixon, the Cold War, rampant inflation and/or deflation, oil crises, far more horrible racism than today, riots, assassinations, etc...

By comparison, though the world is always weird, things are fairly decent these days. Terrorists or extremists, nasty though they are, don't have thousands of multi-megaton warheads at their disposal and trigger happy, paranoid people on both sides wanting to use them before the trigger happy, paranoid people on the other side do. There's always the potential that today's seemingly small incident will be the first step towards the end, but it's a lot less likely today than then.
OT but statistics bear out what you say. Hunger, health, violence, standard of living are all better now (world wide overall). Not really a "view but facts. Sorry for the OT post!
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QU9wb0Q77E
I was commenting on that youtube video that you posted (above). ...The film I never saw it. ...Roger is/was a good film critic/writer; many times I agree with his reviews, other times while still respecting his point of view, I have another one from a different perspective level.

But if you only view the youtube video just like I did; "That was truly awful". ...In a sense of great sadness because he killed his beautiful, lovely, peaceful, gracious girlfriend. ...We don't see any blood, but we've heard the gunshots (two; he must have missed with his first shot).

Interesting, that review you posted.

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reminds me of the great piece of television ever, the final scene in the final Soprano episode.

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I never watched any TV soap operas of my entire life. ...Is that any good?
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