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Like the protagonists in my other favorite 1977 film (see below)...let’s call it a gentleman’s draw.
The Duellists (dir. Ridley Scott). Simon didn't say "name this movie" but thought others might be curious....

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Is that Tony Curtis in My Favorite Proctologist?

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STAR WARS, 1977
Even Citizen Kane, which has closing production and cast credits, pre-dates both of these films (Around the World in 80 Days, AND Star Wars).


I would submit Citizen Kane as being more "correct" than Star Wars.
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The Long Ships (1964)
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The Long Ships (1964)
Correct. The screenshot is of a volunteer preparing to ride The Mare of Steel.



Very loosely adapted from the 1941 novel. Directed by Jack Cardiff and starring Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier and Russ Tamblyn.

I saw it when first released as a teenager and recently rewatched it. Here is a somewhat charitable review from Jeff Shannon:

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Looking for a rousing Viking adventure that's cheesy and entertaining? The Long Ships is just the movie for you. As England's greatest color cinematographer, Jack Cardiff had filmed 1958's The Vikings, so he was well-prepared to direct this exciting, occasionally grisly mini-epic (a British/Yugoslavian coproduction, filmed in Yugoslavia), which received mixed-to-favorable reviews when released in 1964. Back then, it was a perfect matinee marvel if you were young and impressionable, and it's still worth its weight in hot buttered popcorn. While that most contemporary of actors, Richard Widmark, is clearly out of place as a maverick Norse warrior, he's sufficiently valiant as he guides his Viking brother (Russ Tamblyn, still hot from West Side Story) and a long-ship full of warriors in search of a huge, solid-gold bell coveted by Mansuh (Sidney Poitier), a Moorish prince obsessed with retrieving the legendary bell at any cost. Treacherous maelstroms, lovely damsels, corny battles, and casual humor make The Long Ships a lot of fun--like a Ray Harryhausen adventure without the animated creatures. (Oh, and Mr. Poitier? James Brown called... he wants his hair back.) --Jeff Shannon
A less kindly review can be found here:

http://www.dvdtalk.com/dvdsavant/s1054long.html

Speaking of the film later Poitier said, "To say it was disastrous is a compliment."

There are plans to remake this film in 2016 using the actual novel/s as the basis - and not this version.
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I remembered that Poitier and Widmark were in this one but couldn't come up with the title. All I could think of was The Vikings which had... Tony Curtis.

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The Long Ships (1964)
I saw this as a kid on late night TV but couldn't think of the name. It reminded me of the blade cutting execution scene in another gruesome movie, but the costumes didn't match.

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I remembered that Poitier and Widmark were in this one but couldn't come up with the title. All I could think of was The Vikings which had... Tony Curtis.



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I saw this as a kid on late night TV but couldn't think of the name. It reminded me of the blade cutting execution scene in another gruesome movie, but the costumes didn't match.
That one is from Caligula.


Edit: I have that movie on DVD. Here's a different shot of that enormous death machine.
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That one is from Caligula.


Edit: I have that movie on DVD. Here's a different shot of that enormous death machine.
Think about it...this was before CG.

It must have been a heck of a thing to film.

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Think about it...this was before CG.

It must have been a heck of a thing to film.
I'll have to check the DVD again but I believe there is a "making of" documentary included on the disc.
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This is one of my favorite films to demo flat screen TV's and projectors. The Slo-motion bullet impact chase in the forrest and the various explosions are a real test of image processing, color rendition and shadow resolution when comparing displays. The occasional sparkle of an explosion and several other high contrast shots will look really cool when this film is remastered in High Dynamic Range sometime in the future for UHD.



There was a great interview with Seth Maury in Art of VX back in January 2012 on the FX work that went into producing such memorable images. Here's some excerpts from the article:



"The forest footage was shot on a Phantom camera, upto approximately 2500 frames / second. The editor would take the raw footage and give us mockups of the retimes he wanted, which we would match to. For some of the shots where we punch in and out in the same shot, Chas used 2 Phantom cameras mounted side by side on a speed rail, one with a wide lens, and one with a longer lens, and then we again matched the mockups the editor created to mix between the plates and then we smoothed out those transitions in comp. In addition to the raw footage, Chas shot Phantom elements of mortar and dirt and trees exploding, that we then mixed into the plates, which already had some of those effects as practical special effects. We also had practical Phantom bluescreen elements of bullets hitting wood trees, some of which we used, and then we also created some cg bullets for some shots and augmented the destruction with the bluescreen tree elements. Our comp supervisor Mark Richardson handled a lot of these shots."



"One of the slo-mo shots in the forest involved an exploding cg tree, which we used Kali for. The shot went through exploration until we landed on the shot that’s in the movie, but we decided early on that we would simulate and render all of the frames so that we could do repos and retimes in comp to make the turnaround quicker. This meant that we were rendering thousands of frames, most of which were discarded once the retimes were applied. Shots that long usually have issues even if only because they are so resource intensive."





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This one is still open.

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Not normally my genre (and the girl in the screenshots looks amazingly like a young Toni Collette) but I'll guess...

House of 1000 Corpses?

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Not normally my genre (and the girl in the screenshots looks amazingly like a young Toni Collette) but I'll guess...

House of 1000 Corpses?
Points! It's House of 1000 Corpses.

I thought the first pic of Chris Hardwick would have given it away fairly early. The cast is pretty good on this one but it doesn't include Toni Collette. It does have Rainn Wilson, Sid Haig, Karen Black, William Bassett, Walton Goggins, and Dennis Fimple in his last role.
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Four minutes late. Ouch.
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It's a Robin Williams movie. I remember a lot of books being scattered about in that one so I thought maybe the one in your picture was one of them.


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He was a "hairy" man. ... 'Jumanji'
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The shot could easily be from Zardoz, since that's where the title was derived from. (BTW I can't believe you don't know about Jumanji. One of Robin Williams' finest. The author of the original children's book also did another title that was made into a movie, called Zathura: A Space Adventure, which was basically a sci-fi version of Jumanji.)

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Zardoz again! We had this just recently, but I have a review ready now: Zardoz (1974).

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Bill, 'Jumanji' (1995) is an easy recommendation...fun flick with great performances and awesome soundtrack.

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