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DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of RALPH BASHKI


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#1 of 18 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted August 04 2005 - 11:17 PM

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of RALPH BASHKI

Rank ‘em, rate ‘em, review ‘em or whatever.

RALPH BASHKI

Babe, He Calls Me (1997)
Malcom and Melvin (1997)
"Spicy City" (1997) TV Series
Cool and the Crazy (1994) (TV)
Cool World (1992)
The Butter Battle Book (1989) (TV)
... aka Dr. Seuss' The Butter Battle Book (USA: complete title)
Hound Town (1989) (TV)
Imaging America (1989) (TV) (episode "This Ain't Bebop")
This Ain't Bebop (1989) (TV)
Christmas in Tattertown (1987) (TV)
Fire and Ice (1983)
Hey Good Lookin' (1982)
American Pop (1981)
The Lord of the Rings (1978)
... aka J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings (USA: complete title)
Wizards (1977)
Coonskin (1975)
... aka Bustin' Out (UK: LD title)
... aka Streetfight
Heavy Traffic (1973)
Fritz the Cat (1972)
The Big Freeze (1971)
The Duster (1971)
The Enlarger (1971)
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1971)
The Shocker (1970)
The Proton Pulsator (1970)
The Drifter (1970)
The Ghost Monster (1970)
The Toy Man (1969)
The Frog (1969)
The Stretcher (1969)
The Fuz (1968)
Mouse Trek (1968)
The Mini Squirts (1968)
Baron Von Go-Go (1967)
Judo Kudos (1967)
Loops and Swoops (1967)
The Abominable Mountaineers (1967)
Frozen Sparklers (1967)
Bugged by a Bug (1967)
Marvin Digs (1967)
Fancy Plants (1967)
Mr. Winlucky (1967)
Traffic Trouble (1967)
All Teed Off (1967)
Dr. Rhinestone's Theory (1967)
Which Is Witch? (1967)
Give Me Liberty (1967)
A Voodoo Spell (1967)
It's for the Birds (1967)
The Heat's Off (1967)
The Famous Skyscraper (1966)
Dreamnapping (1966)
The Monster Master (1966)
Scuba Duba Do (1966)
Dr. Ha Ha (1966)
The Third Musketeer (1965)
Dress Reversal (1965)
Don't Spill the Beans (1965)
Gadmouse the Apprentice Good Fairy (1965)



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#2 of 18 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted August 04 2005 - 11:21 PM

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RALPH BASHKI (1938 -     )


Babe, He Calls Me (1997)
Malcom and Melvin (1997)
Cool and the Crazy (1994)
Cool World (1992) Posted Image Posted Image
The Butter Battle Book (1989)
Hound Town (1989)
This Ain't Bebop (1989)
Christmas in Tattertown (1987)
Fire and Ice (1983) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Hey Good Lookin' (1982)  Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
American Pop (1981) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Lord of the Rings (1978) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Wizards (1977) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Coonskin (1975) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Heavy Traffic (1973) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Fritz the Cat (1972)
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The Big Freeze (1971)
The Duster (1971)
The Enlarger (1971)
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1971)
The Shocker (1970)
The Proton Pulsator (1970)
The Drifter (1970)
The Ghost Monster (1970)
The Toy Man (1969)
The Frog (1969)
The Stretcher (1969)
The Fuz (1968)
Mouse Trek (1968)
The Mini Squirts (1968)
Baron Von Go-Go (1967)
Judo Kudos (1967)
Loops and Swoops (1967)
The Abominable Mountaineers (1967)
Frozen Sparklers (1967)
Bugged by a Bug (1967)
Marvin Digs (1967)
Fancy Plants (1967)
Mr. Winlucky (1967)
Traffic Trouble (1967)
All Teed Off (1967)
Dr. Rhinestone's Theory (1967)
Which Is Witch? (1967)
Give Me Liberty (1967)
A Voodoo Spell (1967)
It's for the Birds (1967)
The Heat's Off (1967)
The Famous Skyscraper (1966)
Dreamnapping (1966)
The Monster Master (1966)
Scuba Duba Do (1966)
Dr. Ha Ha (1966)
The Third Musketeer (1965)
Dress Reversal (1965)
Don't Spill the Beans (1965)
Gadmouse the Apprentice Good Fairy (1965)



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#3 of 18 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted August 05 2005 - 12:32 AM

Just American Pop, Heavy Traffic and Fritz the Cat. Pretty sure I saw LOTR back in the day.

#4 of 18 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted August 05 2005 - 01:42 AM

Not sure which of these I've seen for sure. Definitely Lord of the Rings, which was great to have for it's day, but never got finished, and is certainly superfulous now. Probably/possibly seen:

Cool World (1992)
American Pop (1981)
Wizards (1977)
Heavy Traffic (1973)
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#5 of 18 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted August 05 2005 - 03:18 AM

Cool World (1992) Posted Image Posted Image
Fire and Ice (1983) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
American Pop (1981) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Lord of the Rings (1978) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Wizards (1977) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Heavy Traffic (1973) Posted Image Posted Image
Fritz the Cat (1972)
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I saw Bakshi's Lord of the Rings a number of times at the cinema on original release, absolutely loved it, fantastic use of rotoscope, and was greatly disappointed he never got round to finishing the story.
Fire and Ice had even better roto-animation, a Frank Frazetta painting in motion, also looking forward to the upcoming SE. Posted Image

Rankings

1)Lord of the Rings (1978)
2)Fire and Ice
3)Wizards
4)Fritz the Cat
5)American Pop


Average Rating 3.2 out of 5

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#6 of 18 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted August 05 2005 - 03:50 AM

Rated from Posted Image to Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Titles in RED are theatrical screenings

Ralph Bakshi
Oct 29, 1938 -

Malcolm and Melvin (1997)
Babe, He Calls Me (1997)
Malcom and Melvin (1997)
Cool and the Crazy (1994) (TV)
Cool World (1992) Posted ImagePosted Image
The Butter Battle Book (1989) (TV)
Hound Town (1989) (TV)
This Ain't Bebop (1989) (TV)
Christmas in Tattertown (1987) (TV)
Fire and Ice (1983) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Hey Good Lookin' (1982) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
American Pop (1981) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
The Lord of the Rings (1978) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu)
Wizards (1977) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu)
Coonskin (1975) Posted ImagePosted Image
Heavy Traffic (1973) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Fritz the Cat (1972) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
The Big Freeze (1971)
The Duster (1971)
The Enlarger (1971)
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1971)
The Shocker (1970)
The Proton Pulsator (1970)
The Drifter (1970)
The Ghost Monster (1970)
The Toy Man (1969)
The Frog (1969)
The Stretcher (1969)
The Fuz (1968)
Mouse Trek (1968)
The Mini Squirts (1968)
Baron Von Go-Go (1967)
Judo Kudos (1967)
Loops and Swoops (1967)
The Abominable Mountaineers (1967)
Frozen Sparklers (1967)
Bugged by a Bug (1967)
Marvin Digs (1967)
Fancy Plants (1967)
Mr. Winlucky (1967)
Traffic Trouble (1967)
All Teed Off (1967)
Dr. Rhinestone's Theory (1967)
Which Is Witch? (1967)
Give Me Liberty (1967)
A Voodoo Spell (1967)
It's for the Birds (1967)
The Heat's Off (1967)
The Famous Skyscraper (1966)
Dreamnapping (1966)
The Monster Master (1966)
Scuba Duba Do (1966)
Dr. Ha Ha (1966)
The Third Musketeer (1965)
Dress Reversal (1965)
Don't Spill the Beans (1965)
Gadmouse the Apprentice Good Fairy (1965)


Seen 9
Own 6


       

#7 of 18 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted August 08 2005 - 04:42 PM

1. American Pop - A- (I think this is mostly a fantastic celebration of American music but following up a sizzling number like Janis Joplin's "Summertime" with "Night Moves" is anti-climatic to say the least)
2. The Lord of the Rings - B

3. Fire & Ice - B-
4. Fritz the Cat - B- (seen on film)

Own: 0

Would like to see more of his work, particularly Wizards and Coonskin.


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#8 of 18 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted September 25 2005 - 05:39 AM

Updated Master list...............................
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#9 of 18 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted September 29 2005 - 10:59 PM

Updated Master list...............................
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#10 of 18 OFFLINE   Martin Teller

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Posted September 07 2006 - 03:56 AM

American Pop (1981) - 4/10
Fritz the Cat (1972) - 3/10
Cool World (1992) - 2/10


Ugh.

#11 of 18 OFFLINE   Mario Gauci

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Posted January 05 2007 - 06:12 PM

In order of merit:


1.Fritz the Cat (1972) ***
2.Heavy Traffic (1973) ***
3.American Pop (1981) ***
4.Fire and Ice (1983) ***
5.The Lord of the Rings (1978) **1/2
6.Cool World (1992) **


I'm interested in watching his other feature films from the 1970s and early 80s.

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Posted January 08 2007 - 09:46 PM

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Heavy Traffic's my favorite movie of Bakshi's, as well the director's own favorite as well, in addition to being a favorite of many of the fans. What didn't you like about it? Traffic, Fritz, Hey Good Lookin' and Coonskin are, in my opinion, Bakshi's best movies.

I'm surprised you even ranked Cool World over Traffic - everyone, including Bakshi himself has called Cool World a piece of shit. The studio stole it from him, ruined the story and screenplay, made all the wrong casting decisions (Brad Pitt was originally Jack Deebs, for instance, and Bakshi wanted Drew Barrymore to play Holli Would, who was originally named Debbie Dallas).

I'm pretty surprised at the overall lack of response towards Bakshi's earliest films here. I thought that they would be getting rave reviews. Anyway, here's my ranking --

Heavy Traffic (1973) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Coonskin (1975) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Hey Good Lookin' (1982) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Fritz the Cat (1972) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
American Pop (1981) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Cool and the Crazy (1994) (TV) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
The Lord of the Rings (1978) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Wizards (1977) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Cool World (1992) Posted Image (for the animation. Everything else sucks. Thanks, Paramount.)
Fire and Ice (1983) - still haven't gotten around to seeing it yet.

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Posted January 08 2007 - 10:31 PM

Seen:
Wizards (1977) - 8/10 - a blind DVD buy. Very happy with it. Trippy!

Heavy Traffic (1973) - 8/10
Cool World (1992) - Been a long time. I don't remember liking it at all. Roger Rabbit wannabe.

Ones I want to see:
Hey Good Lookin' (1982)

American Pop (1981) - high on my list 2 see. I may blind buy.
Fritz the Cat (1972) - high on my list 2 see. I may blind buy.
Fire and Ice (1983) - high on my list 2 see. I'll blind buy it.
The Lord of the Rings (1978)
... aka J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings (USA: complete title)

If I can find others on the list I'd love to see them as well. This kind of animation is a trip. I recently saw the similarly rotoscoped Starchaser for the first time in about 20 years. It didn't age so well. Not terrible, but not too good either.

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#14 of 18 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted January 12 2007 - 11:05 PM

Quote:
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Heavy Traffic's my favorite movie of Bakshi's, as well the director's own favorite as well, in addition to being a favorite of many of the fans. What didn't you like about it?

Dunno, maybe I was unprepared for the stark realism and downbeat tone or I was in a foul mood. But I think the overall story just didn't appeal to me.
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Posted June 21 2008 - 05:31 PM

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Posted June 21 2008 - 05:32 PM

Updated Post #11 with COOL WORLD (1992).

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Posted September 23 2010 - 12:22 AM

Update:


Coonskin (1975)


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Posted November 07 2011 - 04:47 PM

Updated: Fire & Ice - B- I'm sure I would have liked this more if I was seeing it for the 1st time when I was 12.
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