Movie Marathon II: looking for suggestions

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  1. Gary Thomas

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    I'm planning my 2nd annual movie marathon. The idea is to watch movies from 8:00 am straight through until midnight.

    Last year we watched movies from our childhood with our kids:

    Bad News Bears
    Rocky
    Planet of the Apes
    Adventures of Shirlock Holmes Smarter Brother
    Return of the Pink Panther
    Bingo Long Travelling All Stars


    This year we still want retro movies & we're looking for a bit more action / sci-fi. Also, I'm looking for movies that will have good DVD transfers / audio.

    Here's a few were thinking of:

    Terminator
    Full Metal Jacket
    Logan's Run
    Rambo - First Blood
    Sting
    Eddie & the Cruisers
    Halloween


    Any more suggestions???
     
  2. Elizabeth S

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    "Streets of Fire" (A rock 'n roll fable! I prefer it to Pare's "Eddie and the Cruisers".)
     
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    "Street of Fire" on DVD?? Was that Diane Lane in the female lead?? I know William Defone was in.
     
  4. Elizabeth S

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    Yup, "Streets of Fire" with Michael Pare, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis, Willem Dafoe and Amy Madigan. Directed by Walter Hill, one of my favorites. (Hill's "Southern Comfort", "The Long Riders" and "The Warriors" are all among my favorites, too.)
     
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    how about Alien & Aliens? Die Hard Trilogy (may not be "retro" enough though).
    and I can't believe in a sci-fi listing, there's no Star Wars [​IMG] or for that matter Star Trek.
     
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    The Iron Giant is an excellent addition to any marathon, but this one in particular, since the plot revolves around 50's nuclear paranoia (duck and cover!). A truly beautiful animated movie in it's own right, And lots of bass action, to boot! [​IMG]
    Highly recommended to anyone who was ever a boy (chicks dig it too, but not in the same way).
     
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    How about The Matrix? Or is that too new?
    Them! is pretty darn retro.
    Are you going to be watching these with your kids again?
     
  8. Lew Crippen

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    Forbidden Planet, Although I don’t think that the DVD transfer is great.
     
  9. Jeff Bamberger

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    BTTF 1
    BTTF 2
    BTTF 3

    Of course you may have to wait until Dec 17 to do this, but I did this in the theaters when 3 was released. There was a charity event for the release and they showed all three back to back to back (to the future). It was real heavy!

    I suppose other options for you could be:

    Arnold Marathon:

    T1
    T2
    Predator
    Collateral Damage
    True Lies
    Total Recall
    etc.......
     
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    Might I recommend (films from that general time period):
    Ghostbusters
    Body Heat
    I wouldn't recommend The Sting. Great movie, horrible P&S DVD.
     
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    Re-Animator.
    Motel Hell is coming out next week.
    House is good retro fun.
    And don't forget the classic, Time Bandits.
    Bruce
     
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    2001: A Space Odyssey - Remastered Edition (Epic Sci-fi)

    The Elephant Man (Period drama...damn good movie, too!)

    Kung Pow: Enter The Fist (Silly comedy...good to take a breather from TEM's seriousness)

    Superman: The Movie (Quintessential superhero movie.)

    Shadow of the Vampire (Excellent thriller)
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail: SE (Usually a good crowd pleaser!)

    Harvey (light comedy, but James Stewart RULES in this movie)

    City Lights (I had to reccomend a silent...this would be a nice movie to show. It's 1.25:1 Movietone, but the video quality is perfect and the PCM 2.0 score will make the walls vibrate)

    Moulin Rouge! (A fitting ending...after watching City Lights with monochrome color...Moulin Rouge will literally shoot out with vibrancy. Plus, it's a great musical-drama-comedy!)

    I also reccomend showing some shorts if you can...
     
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    Oh, "The Hidden" would be pretty cool, too!
     
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    Tron would be a pretty retro choice.
    Also...
    Total Recall
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (70's version, HIGHLY reccomended)
    Flash Gordon [​IMG]
    Run Lola Run
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
    The Manchurian Candidate A great political thriller with Frank Sinatra.
    Army of Darkness
    Dreamscape This is just FUN. Trivia: Second film to be rated PG-13.
    Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me A great crowd pleaser[​IMG]
     
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    - Akira
    - Bad Taste
    - Big Trouble in Little China
    - Carrie
    - Die Hard
    - Gremlins (the new SE just came out Tuesday)
    - Friday the 13th
    - Jaws
    - A Nightmare on Elm Stret
    - Planet of the Apes (non-anamorphic sadly, and not the remake)
    - Re-Animator
    - The Thing (non-anamorphic sadly)
     
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    They just polished up Airplane! - don't know how good some these other transfers are... but I'll include these ones I wouldn't mind having for an "action" retro-festival...

    WALKING TALL
    THE DIRTY DOZEN
    THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY
    DIE HARD I - real good widescreen transfer for its age
    MISSING IN ACTION (had to get a real B movie in there)
     
  17. Gary Thomas

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    Great suggestions!!!

    Elizabeth: I'll have to check out Streets of Fire...sounds good.

    Jeff: Back to the Future is a perfect candidate for a movie marathon. Actually, I'd love to watch the 3 BTTF's, 3 orig. Star Wars & 3 Indy Jones in one day.

    Scott: Thank's for the heads up about Sting. It's a classic movie...hope they fix it up some day. I did just purchase The Hustler...another classic with Paul Newman.

    Patrick: Monty Python is actually on my list.

    Kyle: Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a great choice. I remember being scared to death of that one. Another classic that I remember as a kid was the original Little Shop of Horrors. I must have been about 10 when I saw that for the first time. When the flowers bloomed with the faces inside my brother & I freaked!

    Just thought of another classic: Dune.
     
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    I was under the impression Dreamscape was the first PG-13 movie, what came before it?
     
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  20. Gary Thomas

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    I just added a few more comedies: Young Frankenstein & Blazing Saddles to the list.
     

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