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Re: The Movies From Within My Lifetime
« Reply #75 on: March 28, 2011, 10:00:24 PM »
Thanks Tom... I been going back and forth on whether or not to get it for some time... since I didn't know how much it differed from what I have to make it worth the purchase. But a couple other people told me the same thing here recently. So there is a very good chance of it being in my next order.   :thumbup:
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Re: The Movies From Within My Lifetime
« Reply #76 on: March 29, 2011, 12:20:06 AM »

Title: Superman II
Year: 1980
Director: Richard Lester
Rating: PG
Length: 127 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, French: Dolby Digital: Mono
Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Stars:
Gene Hackman
Christopher Reeve
Ned Beatty
Jackie Cooper
Sarah Douglas
Margot Kidder

Plot:
This continuation of the adventures of the Man of Steel (Christopher Reeve) takes up where the original left off, showing spectacular new tricks to surpass it! "I thought the original Superman was terrific entertainment," Roger Ebert wrote, "and so I was a little startled to discover that I liked Superman II even more." Three fugitive super-powered Kryptonian do-badders (Terence Stamp, Sarah Douglas and Jack O'Halloran) plan to enslave the Earth – just when Superman decides to show a more romantic side to Lois Lane (Margot Kidder). The timing is off for the son of Jor-El, but it's ideal for a special-effects fan's dream come true as Metropolis comes under siege. Gene Hackman (as Lex Luthor) also returns from the first film and with a top supporting cast, witty Richard Lester direction and visuals that astound and delight, this comic book-come-to-life has become an enduring all-family wow!

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My Thoughts:
Another one I really enjoyed. Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder do a good job reprising their roles. I also liked the 3 Kryptonian criminals. I thought it was a great idea to make Superman face someone (or a small group as it is) as strong as he is. Even though I understand why they had to do it for the storyline... I never cared much for when Superman gave up his powers to be with Lois. The movie was almost boring in those scenes. But of course it really picked up afterward... and I really enjoyed the fight between Superman and the Kryptonian criminals. Though I do have mixed feelings on some of the new superpowers seen only in this movie... like Superman throwing the huge S logo... the white beams from their fingers... and the disappearing and reappearing in multiple places type things. Part of me thought it was pretty cool that they decided to do more... but another part of me felt it seemed a bit lame. Over-all it is a great movie that I enjoyed watching again.

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Out of a Possible 5
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Re: The Movies From Within My Lifetime
« Reply #77 on: March 29, 2011, 12:31:17 AM »
1981
In this year... Raiders of the Lost Ark is released.... Tom Cruise makes his acting debut..... Van Halen's lead guitarist Eddie Van Halen marries One Day at a Time actress Valerie Bertinelli...After a 19-year run, Walter Cronkite resigns as head anchor of The CBS Evening News and is succeeded the following Monday by Dan Rather.

My choices:
Titles in Italic are Movies I Never Seen
- An American Werewolf in London
- Bloody Birthday
- Born to Be Sold
- Clash of the Titans
- Dark Night of the Scarecrow
- Dragon Princess
- The Entity
- Eyes of a Stranger
- Friday the 13th: Part 2
- The Funhouse
- Halloween 2
- The Hand
- Hell Night
- House by the Cemetery
- The Howling
- Monster's Revenge
- My Bloody Valentine
- Omen III
- Piranha 2: The Spawning
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Road Warrior
- Scanners
- Swamp Thing

Looking at the above list... I am thinking of going with The Funhouse since I never seen it before... and it is one of the newest movies I just got. Though I am not planning on watching any more movies today... so that can change between now and the next time I watch a movie.
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Re: The Movies From Within My Lifetime
« Reply #78 on: March 29, 2011, 12:40:51 AM »
Funhouse is a good choice Pete. Everybody know already it was shown the first time I did go to a theatre at 12 years old, so you could even watch it with Brittany since it's a "kid" movie (not in a negative way) and I'm sure she would enjoy it too.

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Re: The Movies From Within My Lifetime
« Reply #79 on: March 29, 2011, 12:43:17 AM »
I actually asked Britt if she would watch it with me. And she completely refuses because of the clown on the cover!  :laugh: She is so terrified of clowns it's ridiculous!  :laugh:
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Re: The Movies From Within My Lifetime
« Reply #80 on: March 29, 2011, 12:49:52 AM »
I know the film happen at an amusement park, but I can't remember if the clown part is that important since I haven't seen it since I was 12 years old (wich was some times ago for me :laugh:).

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Re: The Movies From Within My Lifetime
« Reply #81 on: March 29, 2011, 12:54:01 AM »
If there is not much of the clown in it then she may watch it. But she won't watch it with me till I can tell her for sure.  I was in the living room a few days ago... holding her hand and asking her to watch an episode of Supernatural with me. I should have let go of her hand before telling her it was about an evil clown spirit... she got all upset and nearly twisted my fingers off!   :laugh:
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Re: The Movies From Within My Lifetime
« Reply #82 on: March 29, 2011, 12:57:43 PM »
Thanks Tom... I been going back and forth on whether or not to get it for some time... since I didn't know how much it differed from what I have to make it worth the purchase. But a couple other people told me the same thing here recently. So there is a very good chance of it being in my next order.   :thumbup:

Well... don't look like it will be in my next order. I went to Amazon when I posted the above. It was $8.99... so I put it in my cart for when I can order next. I got up this morning and it jumped from $8.99 to $19.99!  :o :thumbdown:
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Re: The Movies From Within My Lifetime
« Reply #83 on: March 29, 2011, 03:39:38 PM »
Movies can go up without a moment's notice.  One Blu-ray disc I pre-ordered about a week ago was about $26 at the time...now it's priced at $32.  Since I did place my order when it was cheaper, I'll get it at that price.

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Re: The Movies From Within My Lifetime
« Reply #84 on: March 29, 2011, 03:42:38 PM »
Yeah... I know what you mean. But I must say an $11 hike in such an old release caught me by surprise!
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Re: The Movies From Within My Lifetime
« Reply #85 on: March 29, 2011, 04:28:22 PM »
Not relevent to your case Pete, but this is why I pre-order the large majority of my movie. With Amazon I'm sure to get the best price between the day of my order and the day of shipping, also after the pre-order period the dvd price jump higher so my price is lock.

Did you check Marketplace? With an old title like this the price is usually better by a lot

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Re: The Movies From Within My Lifetime
« Reply #86 on: March 29, 2011, 05:02:30 PM »
Yeah... I will have to check the Marketplace once I am ready to place an order.
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Re: The Movies From Within My Lifetime
« Reply #87 on: March 29, 2011, 09:15:05 PM »

Title: The Funhouse: Widescreen
Year: 1981
Director: Tobe Hooper
Rating: R
Length: 95 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles: English

Stars:
Elizabeth Berridge
Shawn Carson
Jeanne Austin
Jack McDermott
Cooper Huckabee
Largo Woodruff

Plot:
It seemed to be a carnival funhouse just like any other: mysterious, eerie, scary, but all in good fun. Yet it wasn't just any funhouse. In this one there was murder. And the horror became real.

The story concerns four teenagers who visit a local carnival for a night of innocent amusement. They soon discover, however, that there is nothing innocent or amusing there at all. Instead, they find absolute terror when the four are trapped inside the maze of the funhouse. One by one, each victim is taken by a monster who tauntingly stalks them.

Extras:
None

My Thoughts:
I just got this movie the other day in the Cult Horror Classics: 4 Movie Marathon DVD set. This is the first time I ever seen this movie. Which in of itself is a surprise... because as a teen I lived on the '80s horror. I enjoyed this one. I have seen better... but it did a pretty good job of entertaining. I enjoyed the story... but I wish they would have did a little better job on designing the deformed look of the killer. I am not quite sure why they chose an evil looking clown for the cover image. There really wasn't much of any clown scenes. So my daughter (who is very afraid of clowns) has no reason to worry about this one.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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Re: The Movies From Within My Lifetime
« Reply #88 on: March 29, 2011, 09:32:21 PM »
1982
In this year... Michelle Pfeiffer makes her film debut in Grease 2.... During production of Twilight Zone: The Movie, 53-year-old American actor Vic Morrow and two child actors were accidentally killed during a scene involving a helicopter..... The THX Sound System is developed for use in movie theaters...Singer Jermaine Jackson guest-stars as Tootie gets to meet her idol on a very special The Facts of Life.

My choices:
Titles in Italic are Movies I Never Seen
- Amityville II: The Possession
- The Beach Girls
- Blood Tide
- Creepshow
- Deadly Drifter
- The Evil Dead
- First Blood
- Friday the 13th: Part 3
- Halloween III: Season of the Witch
- Invitation to Hell
- The Last Unicorn
- Poltergeist
- Portrait of a Showgirl
- Seven Doors of Death
- The Slumber Party Massacre
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
- The Thing
- The Toy
- Tron
- Unsane

My daughter and I have talked about watching the Richard Pryor movie The Toy together since I got it. So this may be a good time to watch it next.
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Re: The Movies From Within My Lifetime
« Reply #89 on: March 30, 2011, 01:09:33 AM »

Title: The Toy
Year: 1982
Director: Richard Donner
Rating: PG
Length: 102 Min.
Video: Pan & Scan 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo, French: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles: Chinese, English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai

Stars:
Richard Pryor
Jackie Gleason
Ned Beatty
Scott Schwartz
Teresa Ganzel
Wilfrid Hyde-White

Plot:
For the first time in motion picture history, the outrageous talent of Richard Pryor and the ingenious comedic sense of Jackie Gleason are combined in the same film. Gleason is U.S. Bates, a megalomaniac millionaire who owns most of south central Louisiana. Pryor is Jack Brown, a former journalist who has worked his way down the vocational ladder to the position of janitor in Bates' department store. Among Bates' other vast holdings is a young son Eric (Scott Schwartz), who visits his father for one week a year. Typically, Eric is chauffeured to the department store after-hours to pick out anything he wants. This time, Eric has a more elaborate toy in mind – Jack Brown. So begins the unique relationship that teaches Eric more about life than fun and games.

Extras:
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My Thoughts:
This is a movie I haven't seen in many years. The last time I saw it I was still a teen. I remembered enjoying it at the time... but I forgot how funny I found this movie. Despite the changes in times... what with making such a big deal about him being a black man and all... I found I still enjoyed every minute of it. This one I watched with my daughter... and we both laughed so hard at this movie that we nearly had tears come to our eyes. I even had to pause it once to let her run to the bathroom so she would pee herself laughing so hard. Which of course got me laughing even more. Anyway like I said... it was a lot of fun re-watching this movie after so long. Unfortunately the DVD leaves a lot to be desired... as I have the re-release of the Pan & Scan version only.  And only extras are some bonus trailers for other movies. But still well worth watching!

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
Pete