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  1. Jim_K

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    DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of RICHARD DONNER

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    RICHARD DONNER

    Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006)
    16 Blocks (2006)
    Timeline (2003)
    Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
    Conspiracy Theory (1997)
    Assassins (1995)
    Maverick (1994)
    Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
    Radio Flyer (1992)
    Two-Fisted Tales (1991) (TV) (segment "Showdown")
    Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
    Scrooged (1988)
    Lethal Weapon (1987)
    The Goonies (1985)
    Ladyhawke (1985)
    The Toy (1982)
    Inside Moves (1980)
    Superman (1978)
    A Very Special Place (1977) (TV)
    The Omen (1976)
    Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic (1975) (TV)
    A Shadow in the Streets (1975) (TV)
    Bronk (1975) (TV)
    Lucas Tanner (1974) (TV)
    Senior Year (1974) (TV)
    Stat! (1973) (TV)
    Nightside (1973) (TV)
    Hernandez (1973) (TV)
    Twinky (1969)
    Salt and Pepper (1968)
    Philbert (Three's a Crowd) (1963)
    X-15 (1961)
     
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    Ratings out of [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    RICHARD DONNER (1930 - )


    Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    16 Blocks (2006) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Timeline (2003) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Conspiracy Theory (1997) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Assassins (1995) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Maverick (1994) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Radio Flyer (1992)
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    Two-Fisted Tales (1991) (segment "Showdown")
    Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Scrooged (1988) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Lethal Weapon (1987) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Goonies (1985) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Ladyhawke (1985)
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    The Toy (1982) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Inside Moves (1980) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Superman (1978) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    A Very Special Place (1977)
    The Omen (1976) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic (1975)
    A Shadow in the Streets (1975)
    Bronk (1975)
    Lucas Tanner (1974)
    Senior Year (1974)
    Stat! (1973)
    Nightside (1973)
    Hernandez (1973)
    Twinky (1969) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Salt and Pepper (1968)
    Philbert (Three's a Crowd) (1963)
    X-15 (1961) [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Timeline (2003)
    Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
    Conspiracy Theory (1997)
    Assassins (1995)
    Maverick (1994)
    Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)

    Radio Flyer (1992)
    Two-Fisted Tales (1991) (TV) (segment "Showdown")
    Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
    Scrooged (1988)
    Lethal Weapon (1987)
    The Goonies (1985)
    Ladyhawke (1985)

    The Toy (1982)
    Inside Moves (1980)
    Superman (1978)
    A Very Special Place (1977) (TV)
    The Omen (1976)
    Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic (1975) (TV)
    A Shadow in the Streets (1975) (TV)
    Bronk (1975) (TV)
    Lucas Tanner (1974) (TV)
    Senior Year (1974) (TV)
    Stat! (1973) (TV)
    Nightside (1973) (TV)
    Hernandez (1973) (TV)
    Twinky (1969)
    Salt and Pepper (1968)
    Philbert (Three's a Crowd) (1963)
    X-15 (1961)


    Bolded films I've seen.
     
  4. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    RICHARD DONNER

    Seen: 10
    Like: 6
    Own: 6

    Rank order:

    Scrooged (1988)
    Lethal Weapon (1987)
    Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
    Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
    Maverick (1994)
    Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
    Superman (1978)
    The Omen (1976)
    The Goonies (1985)
    Ladyhawke (1985)
     
  5. Steve Christou

    Steve Christou Long Member

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    "I'm getting too old for this shit!"

    16 Blocks (2006) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Conspiracy Theory (1997) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Assassins (1995) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Maverick (1994) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Scrooged (1988) [​IMG]
    Lethal Weapon (1987) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Goonies (1985) [​IMG]
    Ladyhawke (1985) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Superman II (The Donner Cut) (1980) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Superman (1978) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Omen (1976)
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    I own all listed above on DVD except The Goonies, Scrooged and Assassins. I saw all the Lethal Weapons, Maverick, Superman and The Omen at the cinema. Wasn't impressed with the badly edited reconstruction of Superman II, the Brando scenes were the sole redeeming feature. If Donner had completed his work on Superman II back in 1980 would it have been better than the Richard Lester version? Now I'm not so sure.

    Rankings

    1)Superman the Movie
    2)The Omen
    3)Lethal Weapon 2
    4)Lethal Weapon 1
    5)Ladyhawke
    6)Lethal Weapon 4 (Jet Li takes this a notch up on 3)
    7)Lethal Weapon 3
    8)Superman II The Donner Cut
    9)Maverick
    10)Conspiracy Theory
     
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    Out of 4[​IMG]s

    Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Scrooged (1988)[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Lethal Weapon (1987)[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Toy (1982)[​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    Superman (1978)[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Omen (1976)[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    *1. The Omen - A
    2. Superman - A-
    3. The Goonies - B+
    4. Ladyhawke - B (an assumption since I haven't seen it in many years)
    5. Scrooged - B
    *6. Philbert (Three's A Crowd) - B-
    7. The Toy - C (I've never been able to decide if this is racist shit or a commentary on how anyone will do anything if you offer them enough money.)

    Own: 2
     
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    RICHARD DONNER

    Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Maverick (1994) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Radio Flyer (1992) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The Goonies (1985) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Superman (1978) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The Omen (1976) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    No one else has seen the absolutely outstanding and wonderful Radio Flyer?

    1Radio Flyer
    2Maverick
    3Goonies
     
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    Ratings from [​IMG] to [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Superman II (The Richard Donner Cut) (2006) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    16 Blocks (2006) [​IMG]
    Timeline (2003) [​IMG]
    Superman (2000 Restoration) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the Blu)
    Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) [​IMG]
    Conspiracy Theory (1997) [​IMG][​IMG]
    Assassins (1995) [​IMG]
    Maverick (1994) [​IMG][​IMG]
    Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) [​IMG]
    Radio Flyer (1992) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Used to own the LD)
    Two-Fisted Tales (1991) (TV) (segment "Showdown")
    Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) [​IMG]
    Scrooged (1988) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Lethal Weapon (1987) [​IMG]
    The Goonies (1985) [​IMG]
    Ladyhawke (1985) [​IMG][​IMG] (I would have given this a higher rating if it wasn't for that god-awful music score)
    The Toy (1982) [​IMG][​IMG]
    Inside Moves (1980) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Superman (1978) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    A Very Special Place (1977) (TV)
    The Omen (1976) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the Blu)
    Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic (1975) (TV)
    A Shadow in the Streets (1975) (TV)
    Bronk (1975) (TV)
    Lucas Tanner (1974) (TV)
    Senior Year (1974) (TV)
    Stat! (1973) (TV)
    Nightside (1973) (TV)
    Hernandez (1973) (TV)
    Twinky (1969)
    Salt and Pepper (1968) [​IMG][​IMG]
    Philbert (Three's a Crowd) (1963)
    X-15 (1961) [​IMG][​IMG]

    Seen 21
    Own 4
     
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    [​IMG]

    I can see that someone has wayyyyyy too much time on their hands.
     
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    Maybe we should let Bill post his ratings first Jim, but than he probably knows by now what movies we'd go for and won't make much difference to his ratings plan.[​IMG]

    He did like Superman and The Omen though, so there is hope there.[​IMG]
     
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    1. Lethal Weapon

    2. Superman

    3. Scrooged

    4. Lethal Weapon 4

    5. Conspiracy Theory

    6. Lethal Weapon 3

    7. Maverick

    8. Lethal Weapon 2

    9. The Toy

    10. Ladyhawke

    11. The Omen

    12. The Goonies

    13. Radio Flyer-gotta love those films about 8-year-olds committing suicide...
     
  13. Brook K

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    Philbert (Three's a Crowd) - B-

    Solid animation mesh with live action and I'm a fan of William Shallert's work in Dobie and Patty Duke. The story is typical sitcom stuff - Philbert is Shallert's cartoon creation come to life. He tries to save Shallert from getting engaged to a woman who is secretly a harpy - and much of the humor hasn't aged well.
     
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    I saw this on Looney Tunes Collection, but didn't realize it was Donner directing. Interesting idea, but not very successfully pulled off. I'd rate this a bit lower than Brook does.
     
  15. Brook K

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    The commentary is worth listening to.
     
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    The Omen (1976) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    16 Blocks (2006) [​IMG]

    I completely passed out after the first half hour only to re-awaken for the last 15 minutes. I don't appear to have missed anything.

    Seen 19
    Own 2
     
  18. Steve Christou

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    Well you didn't like the Lethal Weapons either Bill so no surprises there, biggest surprise was why you'd want to pay and see this at the cinema. I'm a Dick Donner fan (or used to be) and I can happily wait for this to pop up on tv. [​IMG]

    Jim, you said you were going to see this one, what did you think of it?
     
  19. Bill McA

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    Who said I paid? [​IMG]

    Are you doing any better at guessing my sig shots, Steve? [​IMG]
     
  20. Steve Christou

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    Nope, couldn't even begin to guess, is it from a film or um family album? [​IMG]

    Can you guess mine?
     

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