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Movies of the '80s Marathon
« on: April 22, 2010, 03:34:48 PM »
Movies of the '80s Marathon
Time for a little Blast from the Past. This thread will be for my reviews of movies made in the '80s.  No matter the Genre, no matter if it was theatrically released or a TV Movie. Just as long as the movie was made in the '80s

When doing these Marathons I like to add a cartoon from the same decade between the movies. Unfortunately in this case IU have a load of movies from the '80s... but only a few sets of cartoons from the '80s! So I am hoping to fix that problem within my next few DVD orders. IF YOU HAVE A FAVORITE CARTOON FROM THE '80S I AM TAKING RECOMENDATIONS! But as I said... I do have a few sets here (or coming soon) that I will be able to use...


Dungeons and Dragons
27 Episodes

Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show
16 Episodes

Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians
8 Episodes

Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1980s
11 Episodes

The 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo
13 Episodes
Pre-Ordered: June 29th

My Movies of the '80s
Where my choices could be... 206 Movies! (Titles in Bold is movies I never seen)
- 976-Evil
- Above the Law
- The Abyss
- Alien Nation
- Aliens
- Altered States
- An American Werewolf in London
- Amityville 2: The Possession
- Amityville 3D
- Amityville 4: Evil Escapes
- Angel Heart
- April Fools Day
- Bay Cove
- Back to the Future
- Back to the Future II
- Batman
- The Beach Girls
- Beetlejuice
- Best of the Best
- Beverly Hills Cop
- Beverly Hills Cop II
- Big Top PeeWee
- The Blob
- Blood and Sand
- Blood Relations
- Blood Tide
- Bloody Birthday
- The Boogey Man
- Brewster's Millions
- Burglar
- C.H.U.D.
- Cat's Eye
- Casualties of War
- Cave Girl
- The Changeling
- Cheerleader Camp
- Child's Play
- Children of the Corn
- Chopping Mall
- Christine
- Christmas Evil
- A Christmas Without Snow
- Class of Nuke 'em High
- Commando
- Creepers
- Creepshow
- Creepshow 2
- Cujo
- The Day After
- Day of the Dead
- Dead Heat
- The Dead Pool
- The Dead Zone
- Deadly Drifter
- Deadly Friend
- Deadtime Stories
- Death By Dialogue
- The Devonsville Terror
- Die Hard
- Don't Open Till Christmas
- Dreamscape
- Earth Girls are Easy
- Elvira: Mistress of the Dark
- Enemy Mine
- The Entity
- The Evil Dead
- Evil Dead 2
- Eyes of a Stranger
- Facts of Life Goes to Paris
- Firestarter
- First Blood
- The Fly
- The Fly 2
- The Fog
- Foxes
- Friday the 13th
- Friday the 13th: Part 2
- Friday the 13th: Part 3
- Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
- Friday the 13th: Part 5: A New Beginning
- Friday the 13th: Part 6: Jason Lives
- Friday the 13th: Part 7: The New Blood
- Friday the 13th: Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan
- Fright Night
- From Beyond
- Full Metal Jacket
- The Gate
- Get Smart Again
- Ghostbusters
- Ghostbusters 2
- Girl School Screamers
- Good Morning, Vietnam
- The Goonies
- Halloween 2
- Halloween 3: Season of the Witches
- The Hand
- Hands of Steel
- Happy Birthday to Me
- Hell Night
- Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night 2
- Hellraiser
- Highlander
- House
- House 2: The Second Story
- House by the Cemetery
- House on the Edge of the Park
- The Howling
- The Howling II
- Howling 5
- Hunk
- The Incredible Hulk Returns
- Invitation to Hell
- Jaws: The Revenge
- Jocks
- The Karate Kid
- The Karate Kid 2
- The Karate Kid 3
- Kill Cruise
- Killer Klowns from Outer Space
- Lethal Weapon
- Lethal Weapon 2
- Lonesome Dove
- The Lost Boys
- Mama Dracula
- The Man with Two Brains
- Masters of the Universe
- Maximum Overdrive
- Mesmerized
- Motel Hell
- Monkey Shines
- The Monster Squad
- The Munster's Revenge
- Mutant
- My Bloody Valentine
- My Chauffeur
- My Tutor
- Near Dark
- Nick Night
- Night of the Comet
- Night of the Demons
- Night Train to Terror
- Nightmare at Bittercreek
- A Nightmare on Elm Street
- A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
- A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
- A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
- A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
- Omen 3: The Final Conflict
- Once Bitten
- Pet Sematary
- Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge
- Piranha 2: The Spawning
- Poltergeist
- Poltergeist 2: The Other Side
- Poltergeist 3
- Predator
- Prime Evil
- The Princess Bride
- Prisoners of the Lost Universe
- Prom Night
- Prom Night 3: The Last Kiss
- Psycho II
- Psycho III
- Pulse
- Pumpkinhead
- Rabid Grannies
- Rambo: First Blood 2
- Rambo 3
- Raging Bull
- Red Dawn
- Redneck Zombies
- Return of the Living Dead
- Return of the Living Dead 2
- Return to Horror High
- The Road Warrior
- Robocop
- The Running Man
- Scanners
- The Seven Doors of Death
- The Shinning
- Silver Bullet
- Silverado
- Sleepaway Camp
- Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers
- Slepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland
- Slumber Party Massacre
- Spaceballs
- Star 80
- The Stuff
- Sudden Impact
- Supergirl
- Superman II
- Superman III
- Superman IV: Quest for Peace
- Swamp Thing
- Teen Wolf
- Teen Wolf Too
- The Terminator
- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
- They Live
- The Thing
- Tomboy
- The Toxic Avenger
- Transylvania 6-5000
- Trial of the Incredible Hulk
- Trick or Treat
- Tron
- Twilight Zone: The Movie
- Twins
- Two Moon Junction
- Unsane
- Vamp
- WarGames
- Warlock
- Weekend Pass
- Witchboard
- Witchcraft
- Witchcraft 2
- The Wraith
- Young Guns
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Re: Movies of the '80s Marathon
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2010, 10:25:12 PM »
I use to watch the 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo. I may have to get that one.

What about The Smurfs?  For some reason I thought you had one of those.  I must be imagining things again.  :laugh:

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Re: Movies of the '80s Marathon
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2010, 10:34:23 PM »
Nope... I don't have any of The Smurf... but don't think I will either. I never cared for them. :P
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Re: Movies of the '80s Marathon
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2010, 12:36:45 AM »
I just realized I missed several boxsets while looking for moves from the '80s. And I found out that I missed 13 movies in the above list. I fixed the list... and now have 206 movies to choose from!
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Re: Movies of the '80s Marathon
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2010, 12:43:52 AM »
Pete you must watch House on the Edge of the Park, but be warned this isn't a film for Brittany ;D

By the way, I am surprise to see you own this film...
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Re: Movies of the '80s Marathon
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2010, 01:05:21 AM »
Thanks for the suggestion... will try to fit it in this weekend (Britt is going away this weekend). Probably not one I wouyld have thought of buying... but it was in one of those cheap 10 movie boxsets that I have.
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Re: Movies of the '80s Marathon
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2010, 01:20:45 AM »
Hope for you it isn't a cut version. Check the running time if it isn't 1h30 (or something near this) I'm not sure it really worth your time.

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Re: Movies of the '80s Marathon
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2010, 01:53:37 AM »

Title: Superman III: Deluxe Edition
Year: 1983
Director: Richard Lester
Rating: PG
Length: 125 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, French: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Christopher Reeve
Richard Pryor
Jackie Cooper
Marc McClure
Annette O'Toole
Annie Ross

Plot:
Meet Gus Gorman (Richard Pryor), a naive computer programming natural. For him a keyboard is a weapon - and Superman faces the microelectronic menace of his life. Christopher Reeve reprises his signature role, deepening his character's human side as Clark Kent sees Lana Lang (Annette O'Toole) at a Smallville High class reunion. And when the Man of Steel becomes his own worst enemy after Kryptonite exposure, Reeve pulls off both roles with dazzling skill. Relive Superman III in all it's heart, heroism and high-flying humor.

Extras:
Scene Access
Audio Commentary
Feature Trailers
Deleted Scenes
Featurettes
Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:
Since I recently watched Superman II... I thought I would start this marathon out with Superman III. I know a lot of people that don't like this movie what with the way they went with comedy for the movie. But I must say... I kind of enjoyed that for a change. Don't get me wrong... I enjoyed the first two more... but I thought it made for a nice change. And I like Richard Pryor... so that helped me too. And I don't think I would want to see another comedic look at Superman. I also enjoyed Anette O'Toole as Lana Lang in this movie. She of course went on to play Martha Kent in the TV Series Smallville. I also thought the whole Superman vs. Clark Kent fight was cool.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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Re: Movies of the '80s Marathon
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2010, 01:55:44 AM »
I know Jimmy... you don't agree with the above... oh well... too bad!  :tease: I see I already have 2 review up for it here... you can replace both of them with this one since it is much more detailed.

Hope for you it isn't a cut version. Check the running time if it isn't 1h30 (or something near this) I'm not sure it really worth your time.

I just checked in DVD Profiler... I can't remember if I did the profile for it myself or someone else... but it lists as 1:28.
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Re: Movies of the '80s Marathon
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2010, 02:39:19 AM »
3 and a half stars for Superman 3?  Umm...ok.
I'm afraid to ask what you thought of Superman 4: The Quest for Peace.

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« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2010, 02:44:27 AM »
 :thumbdown: Didn't like 4 much at all. Though I do own it... and may not be able to stop myself from watching it soon since I watched the first 3... I been on a Superman kick here lately for some reason.
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« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2010, 03:14:19 AM »
Toon Time!

Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show is an American  animated television series about a team of superheroes  which ran from 1984 to 1985 on ABC. It was produced by Hanna-Barbera and is based on the Justice League and associated comic book characters published by DC Comics.

The Bride of Darkseid (Part 1)
Season 1 - Episode 1
Firestorm makes his debut as a superhero and is invited to join the Super Friends. Darkseid pursues Wonder Woman to be his and is able to capture her when Firestorm accidentally shuts off the Hall of Justice's force field.

My Thoughts:
This was one of my favorite shows when I was young... all the variations of the Super Friends... but this one in particular as I always liked the character of Firestorm. And I still do... even though I am not quite sure why... because they really did make him too powerful. It was like he was the answer to most any problem they had. But even with that... he was always a favorite character of mine. And this pilot episode introduces him showing us what he can do (go through solid objects... change molecular structure of inanimate objects) and how he got his powers. All these years later I still enjoy this show a lot. The pilot is a 2 part episode... so I need to watch me another '80s movie soon so I can get to part 2!

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Re: Movies of the '80s Marathon
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2010, 05:45:18 AM »
I'm afraid to ask what you thought of Superman 4: The Quest for Peace.
The fourth one is better, Superman 3 isn't a Superman movie but a Richard Pryor movie. Of course Superman 4 isn't really good, and I'm very generous on this.

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« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2010, 05:08:15 PM »

Title: Slumber Party Massacre: Massacre Collection
Year: 1982
Director: Amy Jones
Rating: R
Length: 76 Min.
Video: Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles: N/A

Stars:
Michele Michaels
Robin Stille
Michael Villella
Debra Deliso
Andree Honore
Gina Mari

Plot:
When Trish (Michele Michaels) decides to invite her high school girl's basketball teammates over for a slumber party, she makes three big mistakes:

NUMBER 1: She snubs the pretty new girl next door.
NUMBER 2: She forgets about teenage pranksters Jeff and Neil.
NUMBER 3: Her biggest mistake: She doesn't know about an escaped mental patient (Michael Villella) who will soon be dropping in on the party... with his portable drill!

Written, directed by women, including famed feminist writer Rita Mae Brown, Slumber Party Massacre will scare you right down to the core.

Extras:
Scene Access
Feature Trailers
Bonus Trailers
Production Notes

My Thoughts:
This is a movie I haven't seen in years. So many years in fact that I couldn't remember too much about it at all. I do however remember seeing this movie as a teenager. I was lucky that my mother was cool enough that she didn't worry much about what I was watching. If I came home with a bag full of movies from the video rentals... she would ask me what I got. And if I said some horror... she would say "Yuck... you are on your own with those... get me any Karate or War movies?" The movie is much shorter then I was expecting it to be... running at only an hour and 16 minutes. It has some decent killings in this one... and there is a nice amount of T&A for your viewing pleasure. Along with the names mentioned above there is a brief early appearance by Brinke Stevens. Over all I would say it is a good horror movie. I did enjoy it... I guess I would say it is good for what it is... as long as you don't go into it expecting a masterpiece I think you should enjoy it.  But it could have been better. Maybe flesh out the story some more. Possibly give the movie a little more length. But of course at the same time that could possibly make the movie worse as well.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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Re: Movies of the '80s Marathon
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2010, 07:23:24 PM »

The fourth one is better, Superman 3 isn't a Superman movie but a Richard Pryor movie. Of course Superman 4 isn't really good, and I'm very generous on this.

That is true about the third one being a Richard Pryor movie.  And the one villain guy - I can't remember his name now - was just a Lex knock off.  The 4th movies sucks.