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Cult
Those films with a following all their own.
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Wondering the Definition of Cult Movie
Topic by: transom
Posted: March 6, 2004 - 11:12 AM PST
Last Reply: March 29, 2004 - 5:07 PM PST

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author topic: Wondering the Definition of Cult Movie
hamano
post #21  on March 15, 2004 - 2:21 PM PST  
> On March 15, 2004 - 1:25 PM PST underdog wrote:
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> Yesterday I was flipping channels when I noticed that a favorite 80s cult film, Night of the Comet, was playing on the SciFi channel. It's still a lot of fun, as far as end-of-the-world spoofs go, but in some ways has that oh-so-80s look and sensibility to it that hasn't aged completely well. But since it's a spoof in the first place, then it still works. But whereas it was once a bonafide cult film (people reviving it and talking about it and it made late night cable cult shows, etc), it's now back to being pretty obscure.
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Ooh, that WAS a fun film, though I didn't know it was considered "culty"... What do you think would have made it an enduring cult film? Maybe if the sisters spent more time in lingerie... or maybe if there was a noteworthy appearance by a once famous rock star.... Actually that's probably an instructive way to examine these films.... what element takes it from being something quirky to something that achieves "cult"...
Scooter
post #22  on March 25, 2004 - 4:41 PM PST  
> This is probably true, with many cult films. Yesterday I was flipping channels when I noticed that a favorite 80s cult film, Night of the Comet, was playing on the
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Uh, yep... NotC didnt age well at all. It's about as cool as watching Miami Vice on the old Beta deck.

What I REALLY want to see -- and I'll probably hate them but it's been SO LONG -- is:

Trick Or Treat (the 80's heavy metal cheezeball movie)
Ice Pirates (for some reason I remember it was funny. Maybe not now...)

Neither are on DVD in the US. Drats.

My FAVORITE cult movies? Anything with Christopher Walken. Or maybe James Woods (he's not quite as cool a typecast as CW... but still great!)

For example, Prophecy, and Brainstorm are scifi/horror classics.

And let us not forget Videodrome (!!!).

In today's political climate, I doubt they could even re-release Rock And Roll High School in the theatres (there was a 5 second scene of casual drug use, if you blinked you missed it).


Yes, I could link some of these, but I'm terribly late so just do a copy/paste to see what is stocked, m'kay? :-)
sinisterguffaw
post #23  on March 29, 2004 - 2:43 PM PST  
> On March 25, 2004 - 4:41 PM PST Scooter wrote:
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> Yes, I could link some of these, but I'm terribly late so just do a copy/paste to see what is stocked, m'kay? :-)
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Being late just to post a quick message on the GC boards... my friend, you're an addict, and I think you need an intervention. ;)
hamano
post #24  on March 29, 2004 - 5:05 PM PST  
> On March 25, 2004 - 4:41 PM PST Scooter wrote:
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> And let us not forget Videodrome (!!!).
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Oh, yeah! I have Videodrome on laserdisc! What a fine demented film, although there are flashes of more innocent times gone by.... Cronenberg tries to make you squirm by showing a needle piercing an earlobe... That's just a middle school rite of passage nowadays...
DLeonard
post #25  on March 29, 2004 - 5:07 PM PST  
> On March 25, 2004 - 4:41 PM PST Scooter wrote:
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> In today's political climate, I doubt they could even re-release Rock And Roll High School in the theatres (there was a 5 second scene of casual drug use, if you blinked you missed it).
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You're probably right, but the reasons would most likely have less to do with drug use and more to do with the students blowing up the school bit. Maybe you were infering that anyway.

Or it might be labeled "unreleasable" due to the presence of Clint Howard
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