This is a list of films that I actually saw in the cinema in the sixties (so no One-Eyed Jacks or Tom Jones).
First a couple of Hammer's, Kiss Of The Vampire & Curse Of The Werewolf. Kiss was the first X certificate film I saw (& first Hammer), I was only 13, but tall, so passed for 16. The following year I caught up with a lot of Hammer films & Curse was a big favourite. Next, two action adventure films which I thought were just great & still enjoy, Taras Bulba & The Long Ships, great fun. The Alamo, my family were on holiday on the seaside the week this got a general release, we got back on Saturday morning (the last day of release) & it was straight on the bus to the cinema. I loved this, & if the roadshow version is a lost cause, then I hope the general release version gets a great looking release. The Great Race, nuff said. A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, I remember seeing the trailer & thinking, this looks great, & it was. I'm not that keen on musicals, but I loved this, & continue to love it. I'll Never Forget What's 'is Name, Michael Winner made some good films in the sixties, & I think this is the best (& Oliver Reed is just electric), & this was the first time I took a girl to the cinema. The Anchor Bay DVD looks great, with a terrific commentary by Winner. Cat Ballou, this was a huge film in the sixties, & I just loved it. Harper (I saw it with the UK title, The Moving Target), a Hollywood mainline film at its best, you came out of the cinema knowing you'd seen a great movie. The Charge Of The Light Brigade, I thought this was brilliant, & still do. I saw it when it opened uptown & again on general release, it needs a fully restored & great looking release.
The Kiss Of The Vampire
The Curse Of The Werewolf
The Long Ships
The Great Race
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
I'll Never Forget What's 'is Name
The Charge Of The Light Brigade