The Cult Lovers Compendium For Obscure Cinema

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Re: The Cult Lovers Compendium For Obscure Cinema

Postby R6dw6C » Sat Jul 28, 2007 6:07 pm

Quote: I'll see what I can find, and the hardcore stuff isn't an issue with me, believe me I have far, far worse things.

I just thought that you maybe supposed "The Bitches" to be a porn film which, of course, it isn't.
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Re: The Cult Lovers Compendium For Obscure Cinema

Postby R6dw6C » Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:35 am

Up! (USA 1976, Russ Meyer)


Since I would describe "Supervixens" as a satirical masterpiece of American cinema from the seventies, this was a little descent and seemed undecided during some moments. Still, there are unbelievable approaches in describing the "funny life in the wild countryside", and you can feel that Roger Ebert took part in it and put some literary and historic references into the screenplay which you wouldn't expect in a movie of this kind. The conventional storyline reaches its absurd climax with the probably most ape-ocalyptic rape scene in the history of sexploitation cinema when Raven De La Croix gets laid by an incredibly huge lumberjack "Wolf Man" surrounded by the howling and horny crowd from the SWEET little town. Finally we find out that Alice, who runs a litte bar is the daughter of Eva Braun (!), wants her husband Paul all for herself and killed her father Adolf Schwartz (!) who exhausted him too much (sexually, of course!) by putting a Piranha into his "Badezimmer" (Bathroom).

I hope, if you haven't seen the movie yet, you're now curious to go and watch it!

Just a little addition to A's porn-stuff;-)
By the way: The picture above shows Raven De La Croix fighting the evil Alice with a giant dildo (before anybody assumes that this is a porn film;-)
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Re: The Cult Lovers Compendium For Obscure Cinema

Postby wpqx » Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:17 pm

My Russ Meyer is extremely limited, but certainly willing to check out some more, this sounds like a future viewing.
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Re: The Cult Lovers Compendium For Obscure Cinema

Postby wpqx » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:42 am

A list from Danny Peary's Cult Movies book, arguably the most influential film writer on me personally.

Aguirre, the Wrath of God

Werner Herzog

1972
All About Eve

Joseph L. Mankievicz

1950
Andy Warhol's Bad

Jed Johnson

1977
Badlands

Terrence Malick

1974
Beauty & the Beast

Jean Cocteau

1846
Bedtime for Bonzo

Frederick de Cordova

1951
Behind the Green Door

Jim and Art Mitchell

1972
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

Russ Meyer

1970
Billy Jack

T. C. Frank

1971
Black Sunday

Mario Bava

1960
The Brood

David Cronenberg

1979
Burn!

Gillo Pontecorvo

1970
Caged Heat

Jonathan Demme

1974
Casablanca

Michael Curtiz

1942
Citizen Cane

Orson Welles

1941
The Conqueror Worm

Michael Reeves

1941
Dance, Girl, Dance

Dorothy Arzner

1940
Deep End

Jerzy Skolimowski

1971
Detour

Edgar J. Ulmer

1946
Duck Soup

Leo McCarey

1933
El Topo

Alexandro Jodorowsky

1971
Emmanuelle

Just Jaeckin

1974
Enter the Dragon

Robert Clouse

1973
Eraserhead

David Lynch

1978
Fantasia

Walt Disney (producer)

1940
Forbidden Planet

Fred McLeod Wilcox

1956
Force of Evil

Abraham Polonsky

1948
42nd Street

Lloyd Bacon

1933
Freaks

Tod Browning

1932
The Girl Can't Help It

Frank Tashlin

1956
Greetings

Brian De Palma

1968
Gun Crazy a.k.a Deadly is the Female

Joseph H. Lewis

1949
Halloween

John Carpenter

1978
Hard Day's Night, A

Richard Lester

1964
The Harder They Come

Perry Henzel

1973
Harold and Maude

Hal Ashby

1971
The Honeymoon Killers

Leonard Kastle

1970
House of Wax

Andre de Toth

1953
I Married a Monster from Outer Space

Gene Fowler, Jr.

1958
I Walked With a Zombie

Jacques Tourneur

1943
Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Don Siegel

1956
It's a Gift

Norman Z. McLeod

1934
It's a Wonderful Life

Frank Capra

1946
Jason and the Argonauts

Don Chaffey

1963
Johnny Guitar

Nicholas Ray

1954
The Killing

Stanley Kubrick

1956
King Kong

Cooper/Schoedsack

1933
King of Hearts

Philippe de Broca

1967
Kiss Me, Deadly

Robert Aldrich

1955
La Cage aux Folles

Edouard Molinaro

1979
Land of the Pharaos

Howard Hawks

1955
Laura

Otto Preminger

1944
The Little Shop of Horrors

Roger Corman

1960
Lola Montis

Max Ophuls

1955
The Long Goodbye

Robert Altman

1973
Mad Max

Geroge Miller

1979
The Maltese Falcon

John Huston

1941
Man of the West

Anthony Mann

1958
Night of the Living Dead

George A. Romero

1968
The Nutty Professor

Jerry Lewis

1963
Once Upon a Time in the West

Sergio Leone

1969
Out of the Past

Jacques Tourneur

1947
Outrageous!

Richard Benner

1977
Pandora's Box

G. W. Pabst

1929
Peeping Tom

Michael Powell

1960
Performance

Cammell/Roeg

1970
Petulia

Richard Lester

1968
Pink Flamingos

John Waters

1973
Plan 9 from Outer Space

Edward D. Wood, Jr.

1956
Pretty Poison

Noel Black

1968
The Producers

Mel Brooks

1968
The Rain People

Francis Ford Coppola

1969
Rebel Without a Cause

Nicholas Ray

1955
The Red Shoes

Powell/Pressburger

1948
Reefer Madness

Louis Gasnier

1936
Rio Bravo

Howard Hawks

1959
Rock'n'Roll High School

Allan Arkush

1979
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Jim Sharman

1975
The Scarlet Empress

Josef von Sternberg

1934
The Searchers

John Ford

1956
Shock Corridor

Samuel Fuller

1963
The Shooting

Monte Hellman

1967
Singin' in the Rain

Kelly/Donen

1952
Sunset Boulevard

Billy Wilder

1950
Sylvia Scarlett

George Cukor

1936
The Tall T

Budd Boetticher

1957
Targets

Peter Bogdanovich

1968
Tarzan and his Mate

Cedric Gibbons

1934
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Tobe Hooper

1974
Top Hat

Mark Sandrich

1935
Trash

Paul Morrisey

1970
Two for the Road

Stanley Donen

1967
Two-Lane Blacktop

Monte Hellman

1971
2001: A Space Oddysey

Stanley Kubrick

1968
Up in Smoke

Lou Adler

1978
Vertigo

Alfred Hitchcock

1958
The Warriors

Walter Hill

1979
Where's Poppa?

Carl Reiner

1970
The Wild Bunch

Sam Peckinpah

1969
The Wizard of Oz

Victor Fleming

1939
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Re: The Cult Lovers Compendium For Obscure Cinema

Postby wpqx » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:51 am

Vol. 2

Altered States
Ken Russell
1980

The American Friend
Wim Wenders
1977

Barbarella
Roger Vadim
1968

Basket Case
Frank Henelotter
1982

Beat the Devil
John Huston
1954

Bedazzled
Stanley Donen
1967

The Big Heat
Fritz Lang
1953

Blood Feast
Herschell G. Lewis
1963

Blood Money
Rowland Brown
1933

A Boy and his Dog
L. Q. Jones
1975

Breathless
Jean-Luc Godard
1959

The Bride of Frankenstein
James Whale
1935

Children of Paradise
Marcel Carne
1945

A Clockwork Orange
Stanley Kubrick
1971

Cutter's Way
Ivan Passer
1981

Dark Star
John Carpenter
1975

Daughters of Darkness
Harry Kumel
1971

The First Nudie Musical
Haggard/Kimmel
1976

Godzilla, King of the Monsters
Honda/Morse
1956

The Great Texas Dynamite Chase
Michael Pressman
1977

High School Confidential
Jack Arnold
1958

His Girl Friday
Howard Hawks
1940

Last Tango in Paris
Bernardo Bertolucci
1973

The Man Who Fell to Earth
Nicolas Roeg
1976

Marnie
Alfred Hitchcock
1964

Massacre at Central High
Renee Dalder
1976

Mommie Dearest
Frank Perry
1981

Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Gilliam/Jones
1974

Morgan!
Karel Reisz
1966

Ms. 45 (aka Angel of Vengeance)
Abel Ferrara
1981

My Darling Clementine
John Ford
1946

Night of the Demon
Jacques Tourneur
1957

Nightmare Alley
Edmund Goulding
1947

The Parallax View
Alan Pakula
1974

Phantom of the Paradise
Brian De Palma
1974

Picnic at a Hanging Rock
Peter Weir
1975

Pretty Baby
Louis Malle
1978

Quadrophenia
Frank Roddam
1979

Salt of the Earth
Herbert Biberman
1954

The Seventh Seal
Ingmar Bergman
1956

Some Like it Hot
Billy Wilder
1959

Sullivan's Travels
Preston Sturges
1941

Taxi Driver
Martin Scorsese
1976

To Be or Not To Be
Ernst Lubitsch
1942

Vanishing Point
Richard C. Sarafian
1971

White Heat
Raoul Walsh
1949

The Wicker Man
Robin Hardy
1973

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Mel Stuart
1971

Wuthering Heights
William Wyler
1939

Zardoz
John Boorman
1974
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Re: The Cult Lovers Compendium For Obscure Cinema

Postby wpqx » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:53 am

Volume 3 (Forgive the poor formatting)

An American Werewolf in London

John Landis

1981
Annie Hall

Woody Allen

1977
The Black Cat, T

Edgar J. Ulmer

1934
Blade Runner

Ridley Scott

1982
Blue Velvet

David Lynch

1986
Body Heat

Lawrence Kasdan

1981
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Robert Wiene

1919
Cafi Flesh

Rinse Dream

1982
Chilly Scenes of Winter

Joan Micklin Silver

1982
Choose Me

Alan Rudolph

1984
Diva

Jean-Jaqcues Beinex

1982
Dr. Strangelove

Stanley Kubrick
Easy Rider

Dennis Hopper

1969
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

Russ Meyer

1966
Five Million Years to Earth

Roy Ward Baker

1968
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Howard Hawks

1953
Glen or Glenda?

Edward D. Wood, Jr.

1952
The God Must Be Crazy

Jamie Uys

1980
Imitation of Life

Douglas Sirk

1959
In a Lonely Place

Nicholas Ray

1950
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

Stanley Kramer

1963
Liquid Sky

Slava Tsukerman

1983
Martin

Geroge A. Romero

1978
Miracle on 34th Street

George Seaton

1947
Monsieur Verdoux

Charles Chaplin

1947
The Naked Kiss

Samule Fuller

1964
Napoleon

Abel Gance

1927
New York, New York

Martin Scorsese

1977
Night of the Hunter

Charles Laughton

1955
Now, Voyager

Irving Rapper

1942
Los Olvidados

Luis Bunuel

1950
On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Peter Hunt

1969
One-Eyed Jacks

Marlon Brando

1961
Over the Edge

Jonathan Kaplan

1979
Psycho

Alfred Hitchcock

1960
The Quiet Man

John Ford

1952
Ride the High Country

Sam Peckinpah

1962
The Road Warrior

Geroge Miller

1981
Seconds

John Frankenheimer

1966
Sons of the Desert

William A. Seiter

1933
A Star is Born

Geroge Cukor

1954
The Stunt Man

Richard Rush

1980
The Terminator

James Cameron

1984
That Hamilton Woman

Alexander Korda

1941
The Thief of Bagdad

Berger/Powell/Whelan

1940
The Thing from Another World

Christian Nyby

1951
Touch of Evil

Orson Welles

1958
Walkabout

Nicholas Roeg

1971
The Wanderers

Philip Kaufman

1979

Where the Boys Are
Henry Levin
1960
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Re: The Cult Lovers Compendium For Obscure Cinema

Postby R6dw6C » Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:36 am

Interesting and well-mixed list but still, there are too many american films and renowned "Arthouse"-Classics. Bergman, Chaplin, Hitchcock, Capra, Ford, Sturges, Wenders, Powell/Pressburger and Bunuel in such a context... But maybe I'm just too disappointed that NO work of my personal movie-wizard and Maestro Dario Argento is included but films by John Landis and Brian de Palma;-) Maybe we should just ask Quentin Tarantino what he would recommend!

About Russ Meyer: I hope that A maybe will please us with a little review of "Vixen" in the future which he seemed to like very much, and of course, that you will have some more great Russ Meyer-Experiences soon! Meyer once told: "My friend Federico Fellini (!) also likes women with big breasts but in his country, they call his movies art."

Remember Meyer's nickname: "The rural Fellini".
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Re: The Cult Lovers Compendium For Obscure Cinema

Postby trevor826 » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:18 am

At last, somewhere to go through all those art-house 'Pinku' films..........

Cheers Trev.

P.S. Russ Meyer, I can't say his work has been a revelation to me, more a case of seen one, seen em all.

I'm looking forward to some inspired reviews on his films just to prove me wrong. Mind you, I'd be more amazed if somebody could make Jean Rollin's films sound interesting in any way.
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Re: The Cult Lovers Compendium For Obscure Cinema

Postby R6dw6C » Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:42 pm

Quote:At last, somewhere to go through all those art-house 'Pinku' films..........

How shall I understand that?

Quote:I'd be more amazed if somebody could make Jean Rollin's films sound interesting in any way.

That should be no problem at all, I admire Rollin very much and probably I will take down some notes on him and his films in the future (If you'd like to read them, I know that my english is awful).
For the beginning, "Lvres de sang" or "La rose de fer" would be a good choice- if you want "test him".
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Re: The Cult Lovers Compendium For Obscure Cinema

Postby wpqx » Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:46 pm

Rollin is hit and miss, and right now I can't remember what the "hit" is. I'll admit Peary's list is slightly dated and some of the films might read more as a list of film classics than cult movies, but the original book was written in 1980 so the cult film of his day is now the established masterpiece of ours. I'm thinking of working extensively on trash following my current silent film binge.
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