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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Rich E, Feb 4, 2002.

  1. Rich E

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    a funny thing happened today. I'm sure all you good people are aware of The Final Countdown catastrophe....

    A movie was supposed to come out on tuesday, tomorrow to you and me, anyway, thank god for the people at (NAME OF STORE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK) who can't read a calander, i was able to pick up this movie a day early.

    Imagine that, a movie coming out on or before the day it's supposed to. In an actual store no less. Crazy i know.

    OH YEAH....THE REVIEW....

    Very funny movie, looks good, sounds fine. Old movies like this that have been out of print on every format are the reason i got into dvd.

    Before you say "it's not that old" this movie came out 22 years ago. I was eleven then, now i'm 32

    as a side note, in regards to the Final countdown, I haven't been up on the latest posts but... the people at PFE should burn in hell, or at least go out of business, i can't imagine anyone in their right mind being stupid enough to ever order anything from them ever again.

    So what's next? more obscure movies from the early eighties.

    Can anyone say "hero at large" or "raise the titanic" I bet you can. Sure beats the crap out of that waste of film responsible dooming the rest of Cameron's existense.

    (what's with this guy? he sounds really angry all the time)
     
  2. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    I'll mention before an admin spots it:
    Please don't name names of retailers who violated street dates. Ron and the mods A) don't want anyone to get into trouble, since the studios regularly monitor HTF and can penalize the retailer, and B) don't want the retailer to be forced to pull the title before other HTFers have the opportunity to buy it early! [​IMG]
    You might want to edit your post!
    In the meantime, I'll second the requests for both Raise the Titanic! and - one of my favorite films of all time - Hero At Large. Terrific one there; I'd love to own it on DVD. Time for one of MGM's catalog dumps on this one!
    As for RtT...I think Artisan probably owns the rights to that one, but I'm not sure.
     
  3. Rich E

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    thank you for the heads up, I didn't realize i mentioned the name of the store and for that i am sorry.

    The girl behind the counter almost sh-t a brick when she realized the dvd was on sale early.

    How funny it was in this day and age to see somebody care so much about so little. It was actually refreshing.

    that aside, I cannot belive anyone else has actually heard of these other two friggin movies let alone shares my enthusiasm for the their release.

    Okay, i'll start, i know my favorite moment of RAISE THE TITANIC, which in my opinion puts that other worthless pile of dog waste to shame. "movie about a few thousand people drowning and the focal point is a necklace that gets thrown away at the end" great decision making. How would the relatives of those lost on 9/11 feel if the eventual film version of this ATTACK!!! was told through the eyes of some trader debating his stock options?

    anyway, the moment when Pitt goes back aboard the ship and raises the flag he got from "sir" alec guiness in the bar.

    The ship has been at the bottom of the ocean for 70 some odd years yet the flag just instantly flaps in the breeze as if nothing had ever happened.

    I'm not sure why I like this scene but it's very touching. I think it has something to do with the way life goes on despite how horrific it may be at times.

    We won't get into a debate about film theory here.

    as for HERO AT LARGE, the end scene is one of the best. The guy who really screws up getting a chance to redeem himself in the public eye. We won't give away details for those who have never seen this epic.

    Movies like this are the reason to own a dvd player. The forgotten and the obscure finally coming back into the light.

    as a side note, if i see another "special edition" of american pie i may just have to get on the blower and have a word with the studio exec's. Somebody needs to set the matter straight.
     
  4. Rich E

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    While we're on the subject, let's think of some additional 80's lost films that could use a new release.

    RAISE THE TITANIC

    HERO AT LARGE

    HONEYSUCKLE ROSE

    some movie about the empire striking back something or other

    BETTER OFF (you mind if i date beth) DEAD!

    also from that other decade... how about "GATOR"

    let's see... i know there must be others, what a drag it is getting old.

    ps----as a side note to used cars, Betty Thomas, from hill street blues and director of "private parts" is one of the car top strippers in used cars. She's the one standing next to Kurt Russell.
     
  5. Rich E

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    ps---to the person who posted before me, I see an image of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA in your signature.

    Any word on the rumored new film version of this?

    With all the crap sci-fi coming out, especially that waste of film id4, how cool would it be to see f-14's and vipers battling the cylons for the future of the human race?
     
  6. Joseph J.D

    Joseph J.D Cinematographer

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    Add WOLFEN to that list of 80s films....it would look good sitting beside American Werewolf In London & The Howling.
    As for Used Cars, I'm looking forward to this one....haven't seen this one in about twenty years.[​IMG]
     
  7. Rich E

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    Wolfen, that's a distant memory. For some reason I can remember the commercial but not the movie.

    Who was in that?

    Wasn't that after American w-i london?

    keep them coming -----enough special editions of AMERICAN PIE already, let's get those out of print 80's flicks out there!
     
  8. Rich E

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    oh yeah, one more really cool 80's movie I have some vague memory of.

    My parents told me the actors in the film were somewhat famous but I guess I was too young too appreciate this at the time.

    It was something about a navy aircraft carrier that goes back in time.

    the juxtaposition of modern firepower against that of the past.

    Something about having to decide whether or not to change history, playing god.

    Does this sound familiar to anybody?

    I really wish somebody could remember the title of this film.

    If only some hard working reputable company could buy the rights to this film, duplicate and distribute it in a professional way and timely manner.

    ...oh yeah...then the alarm went off and he woke up.
     
  9. Rich E

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    I see "the bad news bears" is creeping up on the list of most poplular posts.

    That's no fun, we know that one is going to be in the stores next tuesday.

    -------he's kelly leek
     
  10. Chad Gregory

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    Rich, you hijacked your own thread. [​IMG]
    -Chad
    Oh yeah, I'm still waiting for my copy of Used Cars to arrive.
     
  11. Rich E

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    Careful, we all know the nsa carefully screens the internet for words like hijack, bomb and plot.

    oh no, they'll be after me now.

    I can hear the black helicopers outside my window as we speak.

    Seriously, enough with the nine hundred different versions of new films.

    Everybody has their old favorites that for one reason or another have fallen through the cracks and gone out of print.

    What's all this about "Goodburger"? Must be one hell of a film.

    Star wars and indy will come, eventually. And quite frankly we've all seen them so many times does anybody really care when?

    I know the answer to that question. I will buy them immediately when they do the same as everyone else.

    The reason I bought my dvd player was to watch all the older films in widescreen for the first time.

    anyway, enough of this for one night. I feel like i've jacked up my post count enough for one night. I might break 100 before the week is out, and i'm sure THE FINAL COUNTDOWN still won't be in my mailbox.

    Time for bed, I have to get up early and go to work. I job that I would be fired from if I screwed up as badly as the people at PACIFIC FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT.

    Obviously their "family" is a very patient and forgiving one that loves it's members no matter how badly they under-estimate the desire for their product.

    here's an interesting question----why did they bother with this movie in the first place, I just have the impression that they thought nobody would even buy it.

    now suddenly when they screw the pooch they are dumbfounded by the amount of people who would gladly .....

    well, nevermind. We'll let them have one more peaceful night's sleep...for now.

    Tomorrow I will get the president of this "company" on the phone and make him explain this situation to me personally.

    should be fun.
     
  12. Chris Demaree

    Chris Demaree Stunt Coordinator

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    Was that Movie 'The Final Countdown'? The USS Nimitz ..in WW2, just before Pearl Harbor......
     
  13. Rich E

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    Something like that. Was that a real movie or a figment of my imagination?
     
  14. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    It was all just a dream, Pamela Ewing. Wake up! Bobby's in the shower RIGHT NOW! [​IMG]
    As for what's going on with the new film based on Galactica, I'm probably the wrong one to ask. I got so disgusted with the politics on that film that I've decided to quit tracking it until they're ready to put something in theaters. Otherwise my brain tumor will spring a hemmorage. The Larson-said-this-but-Hatch-claims-that-and-will-Singer-direct-Galactica-or-XMen 2-and-who-owns-the-TV-rights-now garbage just blew my circuits, and I'm just a poor robotic daggit...
    THAT...was my son, Mister President . . [​IMG] We all need (bah-bah-BAH-bah) the Human touch![​IMG]
    I too thought that the ending of Hero At Large made the movie. It was awesome. And then about a year ago I found out that I'm actually related to John Ritter, and not too too distantly, either! Life's funny, eh?
    How about them '80's memories, eh? Now go take a valium and watch Fast Times at Ridgemont High, okay?
     
  15. Scott Weinberg

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    In these 80's movie conversations, I'm the only one who ever mentions a desire for a Scavenger Hunt DVD.
    Surely I can't be the only one... [​IMG]
     
  16. David Lambert

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    Yep, Galactica fans who know of other Dirk Benedict projects always mention Scavenger Hunt. I'd pay a fortune for a DVD of that one! Wow, that was a fun movie! I'll never forget the schtick with the guy from the Doritos commericals and his ostriches! [​IMG]
     
  17. Rutledge

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    Rich,

    It was called the "Philadelphia Experiment". It was filmed in Charleston, SC. The Yorktown was the aircraft carrier.

    It is at Patriots POint. In Mt pleasant, SC across the harbor from Charleston. I have the movie on VHS.
     
  18. David Lambert

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    The Philadelphia Experiment wasn't about an aircraft carrier. It was about a destroyer escort (U.S.S. Eldridge) that used electromagnetic fields to render it invisible (started with the intent to render it invisible to radar, but then they discovered that the process bent light as well).
    The experiment went awry, and the process started bending time as well, and sailors on board the destroyer also slipped into the molecules of the ship's hull and bulkheads, effectively fusing their bodies with the ship. Those that survived went crazy.
    Okay, so far I've been describing that BOOK, which supposedly relates a "Bigfoot/Bermuda Triangle" type story which supposedly actually took place in WW2. I read this book as a teenager, and still have a copy of it!
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0449214710/qid=1012923120/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_43_1/002-3847306-8245608
    The movie script takes the idea that two of the sailors then fell through a time hole to the '80's, because the same scientist created a new experiment to do the same thing, this time with an ENTIRE TOWN! The sailors run away, meet Nancy Allen (and one of them, Michael Pere's character, falls for her), and then figure out that they have to get back home and stop the experiment in 1945 in order to save both eras (a vortex has formed over the town in the present time and will eventually suck in the planet if not stopped).
    A fun movie, even if it has holes big enought to drive a destroyer escort through. [​IMG]
    The DVD out from Anchor Bay isn't bad at all, IMHO:
    [​IMG]
     
  19. Brad HP

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    Here is another vote for "Hero at Large". I saw this one in the theater as a youngster. Also "Turk 182" comes to mind as another classic from the good old days.
     
  20. David Lambert

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    re: Turk 182
    I will second that motion! LOVE that one, too!
    How are y'all reading over all of my dubbed-from-1985-cable-TV VHS tapes, anyway? [​IMG]
    When I get home I'll go through them and see what else I'm missing from this thread. Anyone up for If You Could See What I Hear?
     

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