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What cult movies are on your request list?
Topic by: PokerPro
Posted: March 15, 2006 - 10:28 AM PST
Last Reply: March 24, 2008 - 6:11 PM PDT

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author topic: What cult movies are on your request list?
PokerPro
post #1  on March 15, 2006 - 10:28 AM PST  
What cult movies would you like to see Greencine carry? My request list is stocked with cult movies. Here are a few of my requests that I think would be pretty popular rentals.

WHERE EAGLES DARE: Clint Eastwood stars in arguably the best adventure movie of all time. It's so cool that the punk band "The Misfits" even made a song about it. If a punk band likes a war movie you know it has to be good.

LONE WOLF McQUADE: Chuck Norris' best movie! Chuck Norris spends his free time knitting sweaters, and my knitting I mean kicking and by sweaters I mean babies. Come on Greencine, pick up this title before Chuck comes over and roundhouse kicks you to death!

THE BEAST WITH A GUN: Greencine should have a primer on how cool Richard Harrison is. Even though he's not playing tennis with topless women in this one (like he did in CHALLENGE OF THE TIGER) this super violent movie that Tarantino featured in Jackie Brown should get plenty of rentals.

DIRTY MARY, CRAZY LARRY: I actually went and purchased this thing from an online retailer last week because I was sick of wating for Greencine to pick it up. Supposedly the best car chase movie of all time.
lizzoqops
post #2  on March 15, 2006 - 3:11 PM PST  
Ha! My Second Favorite Topic!

Those titles seem like they'd be popular...weird.

Some cult-y stuff still on my request list:

Budo, the Art of Killing

Criminals

Japanese Hell

Night of the Lepus (this is also a sin)

Shogun's Shadow

Swords of Vengeance, starring Mifune, Tamba, et al and directed by Fukasaku, why the hell is this still a request title, I ask myself?

There's more, but now I'm crying.
PokerPro
post #3  on March 15, 2006 - 4:08 PM PST  
I've heard that BUDO is really good, so I tossed that on my request lists. Hopefully if we all can request stuff we like from other peoples' lists then maybe Greencine will pick up a few of those titles.
Tiger
post #4  on May 19, 2006 - 1:53 PM PDT  
Requested and/or I've emailed GreenCine about getting copies of:

El Topo (1970) A surreal violent Mexican western.

Betrayal (1983) British drama with unusual backward progession.

Home Movies (1999) Funny animated TV series.


Also several "old-school" Kung Fu flicks that I haven't seen yet:

Come Drink With Me (1966)

Anonymous Heroes (1971)

Chinese Professionals/One Armed Boxer (1971)

The New One Armed Swordsman (1971)

Mad Monkey Kung Fu (1979)
underdog
post #5  on May 19, 2006 - 5:01 PM PDT  
> On May 19, 2006 - 1:53 PM PDT Tiger wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Requested and/or I've emailed GreenCine about getting copies of:
>
> El Topo (1970) A surreal violent Mexican western.
>
> Betrayal (1983) British drama with unusual backward progession.
>

Sadly Betrayal isn't available on DVD - though I wish it was. Harold Pinter script!

El Topo isn't really available on DVD, either, though we have attempted to rent out the crappy DVD-R when we can. We're hoping someday it will make it out in a more legit fashion.

We are working on getting some of the others mentioned here - thanks all!


Tiger
post #6  on May 22, 2006 - 8:31 AM PDT  
One more: Kung Fu (1972) The made-for-TV-movie that was pilot for the King Fu series.

My friends and I are planning on a few '70s Martial Arts Film Fests this summer.
shiori308
post #7  on May 22, 2006 - 1:54 PM PDT  
I've got Eraserhead on there right now. It's been hanging out at the bottom though.

underdog
post #8  on May 22, 2006 - 2:27 PM PDT  
> On May 22, 2006 - 1:54 PM PDT shiori308 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I've got Eraserhead on there right now. It's been hanging out at the bottom though.
>
>
> ---------------------------------
Hm. We've actually had Eraserhead for ages now (were the first rental service to offer it when it was only available through David Lynch's own web site, even). So you can queue it up... Or maybe you were thinking "what cult movies are in your queue?"

shiori308
post #9  on May 23, 2006 - 1:07 AM PDT  
Oops, I meant in my queue. I really don't request things, too lazy I guess. Or everything I want is already available.

woozy
post #10  on May 23, 2006 - 5:01 PM PDT  
> Hm. We've actually had Eraserhead for ages now (were the first rental service to offer it when it was only available through David Lynch's own web site, even).

That was the single determining factor for my decission to join GC. So now you know whom to blame.


'course I put it at 17 and kept it there for over two years...


DLeonard
post #11  on May 25, 2006 - 6:02 PM PDT  
I too have Where Eagles Dare in my request queue.

Also in there:

What's New Pussycat?

The old Night Stalker TV Series

The Candy Snatchers

And I'm not sure if this counts as cult, but a whole slough of John Ford films.

P.S. There's another batch of old John Ford due to be released in early June.
jameswolc23
post #12  on June 6, 2006 - 3:23 PM PDT  
> On May 22, 2006 - 8:31 AM PDT Tiger wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> One more: Kung Fu (1972) The made-for-TV-movie that was pilot for the King Fu series.
>
> My friends and I are planning on a few '70s Martial Arts Film Fests this summer.
> ---------------------------------

Im happy to say that El Topo, The Holy Mountain, and (another) Fando & Lis, are going to be released soon with commentaries and all the good stuff, NTSC and PAL.
underdog
post #13  on June 6, 2006 - 4:31 PM PDT  
You'll notice we've recently added Night of the Lepus and What's New Pussycat to our rental inventory. (Can't wait to se e the latter!)

> On June 6, 2006 - 3:23 PM PDT jameswolc23 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
>
> Im happy to say that El Topo, The Holy Mountain, and (another) Fando & Lis, are going to be released soon with commentaries and all the good stuff, NTSC and PAL.
> ---------------------------------

This would be great news. Do you have a source for this? We've been burned by Jodorowsky rumors before...
underdog
post #14  on June 6, 2006 - 4:36 PM PDT  
> On June 6, 2006 - 4:31 PM PDT underdog wrote:
> > On June 6, 2006 - 3:23 PM PDT jameswolc23 wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> >
> > Im happy to say that El Topo, The Holy Mountain, and (another) Fando & Lis, are going to be released soon with commentaries and all the good stuff, NTSC and PAL.
> > ---------------------------------
>
> This would be great news. Do you have a source for this? We've been burned by Jodorowsky rumors before...
> ---------------------------------

Ah! I see that Todd over on Twitch has written about this (via our GC Daily):

"Cult film fans rejoice! While they've not yet given release dates or individual disc specs ABKCO Films have announced that they are restoring the films of Alejandro Jodorowsky - El Topo, The Holy Mountain and Fando & Lis - to give them the quality DVD release fans have been asking for for years. The one thing they are clear one is the most important: newly restored HD telecine transfers. Start saving your pennies.

The official ABKCO Films site includes an announcement video for the releases made up of scenes from the films plus extended interview footage with Jodorowsky himself. Not at all safe for work, but pretty much required viewing."
PHavel
post #15  on June 6, 2006 - 11:39 PM PDT  
I never thought were eagles dare was a cult movie, and I am pretty surprised to hear greencine doesn't have it. My Grandma loves that movie and showed it to me when I was a kid
Eoliano
post #16  on June 7, 2006 - 9:37 AM PDT  
> I never thought were eagles dare was a cult movie, and I am pretty surprised to hear greencine doesn't have it.

Agreed, Where Eagles Dare is hardly a cult film, and while it's not immediately available for rent, you can always add it to your request list.
Eoliano
post #17  on June 7, 2006 - 10:05 AM PDT  
> "Cult film fans rejoice! While they've not yet given release dates or individual disc specs ABKCO Films have announced that they are restoring the films of Alejandro Jodorowsky - El Topo, The Holy Mountain and Fando & Lis - to give them the quality DVD release fans have been asking for for years. The one thing they are clear one is the most important: newly restored HD telecine transfers."

From Criterionforum.org:

Forthcoming Criterion List (No Speculation!)

Distinct Possibilities: (Titles that haven't been officially confirmed yet but have either been mentioned by Criterion or linked to Criterion by other events/companies)

Alejandro Jodorowsky - EL TOPO (1970), THE HOLY MOUNTAIN (1973), SANTA SANGRE (1989) - mentioned by Humanoids Publishing that Criterion will release this tenatively slated for the spring of 2007. TUSK (1980) also said to be a possible "Eclipse" cult line title. FANNY AND LIS (1968) - mentioned here.
PHavel
post #18  on June 7, 2006 - 2:09 PM PDT  
> On June 7, 2006 - 10:05 AM PDT Eoliano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > "Cult film fans rejoice! While they've not yet given release dates or individual disc specs ABKCO Films have announced that they are restoring the films of Alejandro Jodorowsky - El Topo, The Holy Mountain and Fando & Lis - to give them the quality DVD release fans have been asking for for years. The one thing they are clear one is the most important: newly restored HD telecine transfers."


I can't wait until El Topo is rereleased or released for the first time on DVD. I saw a PAL or something like that copy for sale on the Amazon Marketplace/the private sellers. In addition I saw a copy, a copied copy, on some website called http://shop.vendio.com/cindysboots/item/809119889/?s=1148464802
I almost bought it but I decided to wait!
Eoliano
post #19  on June 7, 2006 - 4:41 PM PDT  
> I can't wait until El Topo is rereleased or released for the first time on DVD.

When all else fails, there's always Super Happy Fun!
PokerPro
post #20  on June 14, 2006 - 8:56 PM PDT  
Haven't checked this thread in a while... I'm glad to see that it's getting responses. As for WHERE EAGLES DARE, I ended up going to Hollywood Video and renting it. FWIW, I wasn't too impressed with the flick and I agree it's not really a cult flick.

Another war movie that I know has a cult following though, is THE WILD GEESE. It's on my request list, but may turn into a blind buy as I've become pretty cynical about the chances of my requests becoming part of the catalogue.

I would love to see some more titles from Blue Underground avaialable too. Particularly the 3 recently released films by Enzo G. Castellari. STREET LAW, HEROIN BUSTERS, and THE BIG RACKET. I made a blind buy on THE BIG RACKET, and if you're into Euro-Crime movies you'll love this flick.

As for bizarro cult movies, Doris Wishman's freakout LET ME DIE A WOMAN is another that will probably languish forever in request pergatory.
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