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RE: The Great Beer Movie - 10/9/2010 7:18:22 PM   
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Ah mate, genius!! Just genius!!  Please keep 'em coming. I shall think up of a few over the next few days. I like the way this thread is going, first we get a new "Gold" coloured label, now we get classic moments. Love it

Much appreciated coming from you, DJ. However, there has been an alarmingly, low amount of sleaze in the thread lately and that just won't do.


How true but we must not upset the prunes to much,or the thread could be killed off.


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RE: The Great Beer Movie - 10/9/2010 9:41:49 PM   
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Classic Lynch Beer Movie Moments

Wild at Heart (1990)
Bobby Peru soon realizes that it is dangerous during a messy bank robbery to run about with a loaded shotgun...oops!


Lost Highway (1997)
Mr Eddy hates bad manners on the road and he decides to make his point with a naughty motorist. Could have also chose Robert Blake's fantastic entrance to a party or a producer getting his head impaled in a glass table, but this was the funniest.


Blue Velvet (1985)
Frank thinks he has one up on Jeffrey with those walky-talkie's but he learns that you don't win them all - BLAM!!.

It'z tha Bullseye!!!!

Eraserhead (1977)
Fatherhood isn't something to lose your head over, but Henry Spencer does. It is then used to make pencil erasers. Fantastic.


Mulholland Drive (2001)
Laura Harring and Naomi Watts get it on. SAY NOW MORE!!!! Thanks Dave.




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RE: The Great Beer Movie - 10/9/2010 10:02:41 PM   
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Classic Coen Bros Beer Movie Moments

Blood Simple (1984)
Frances McDermond decides enough is enough when M Emmet Walsh blows a 400mm hole through her boyfriend's torso. Ouch!!!!!!!


Miller's Crossing (1990)
Albert Finney does not take too kindly to a bunch of goons infiltrating his house. One of many classic beer movie scenes.



No Country for Old Men (2007)
Javier Bardem gives a laid back, petrol assistant a lesson in life. I love that crushed sweety cover - genius!


Big Lebowski (1998)
A tender moment as BL and Walter say goodbye to their friend, Donny. 'Goodnight sweet prince'



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RE: The Great Beer Movie - 11/9/2010 7:57:26 AM   
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Classic Beer Movie Laughs

Animal House (1978)
It always starts as a prank but that all goes hilariously wrong. Horse killers. Pant wettingly funny. 'Hoooooooly shit!!!!!'


Duck Soup (1933)
The scene where a real dog jumps out of a tatooed kennel on Harpo's chest is funny but the mirror scene is a classic.


Young Frankenstein (1974)
There are countless gems in arguably Mel Brooks funniest movie but the misguided kindness of Gene Hackman's blind man to monster (Peter Boyle) is probably the highlight of the movie for me.


Airplane (1977)
How can you choose but one? However the bit where the autopilot has to be pumped up manually by the blow up tube is one of the funniest things I've ever seen.


In Bruges (2008)
He was warned. But when a dwarf pushed Colin Farrell too far, it's karate chop time.


Creepshow 2 (1987)
Not intentionally funny but the persistent hitchhiker in the final segment of C2 is a comical genius.






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RE: The Great Beer Movie - 11/9/2010 9:23:16 AM   
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I totally adore that moment in Young Frankenstein.........

I have not contributed much to this great thread DG....but I will try to whip up some films to mention that the boys and I used to watch in my flat all those years ago before we hit town.......The plan those days was to hit my place at 8 in the morning.....I cook a fry up.....we chuck on a film, that take us to 10 in the morning, and then open the first can. We used to watch four films by the time we hit the town and had gone through many of crates.........those were the days

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RE: The Great Beer Movie - 11/9/2010 11:01:22 AM   
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I totally adore that moment in Young Frankenstein.........

I have not contributed much to this great thread DG....but I will try to whip up some films to mention that the boys and I used to watch in my flat all those years ago before we hit town.......The plan those days was to hit my place at 8 in the morning.....I cook a fry up.....we chuck on a film, that take us to 10 in the morning, and then open the first can. We used to watch four films by the time we hit the town and had gone through many of crates.........those were the days

I've got a few still to add including From Beyond, Phantasm (yep, I'm reviewing it again), House, People Under the Stairs, Critters, Kelly's Heroes, Alligator, Tombstone, 1941 etc, etc.


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RE: The Great Beer Movie - 11/9/2010 12:21:56 PM   
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Classic Coen Bros Beer Movie Moments

Blood Simple (1984)
Frances McDermond decides enough is enough when M Emmet Walsh blows a 400mm hole through her boyfriend's torso. Ouch!!!!!!!


Miller's Crossing (1990)
Albert Finney does not take too kindly to a bunch of goons infiltrating his house. One of many classic beer movie scenes.



No Country for Old Men (2007)
Javier Bardem gives a laid back, petrol assistant a lesson in life. I love that crushed sweety cover - genius!


Big Lebowski (1998)
A tender moment as BL and Walter say goodbye to their friend, Donny. 'Goodnight sweet prince'





Ah the mighty Coens! Love them, lets not forget Steve Buscemi getting whipped by the Big Chief and his belt in Fargo, or the endless bizarre converations in the same film

Oh, very kind of you to post a lovely picture of Naomi Watts, for that, i thank you

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RE: The Great Beer Movie - 11/9/2010 12:24:19 PM   
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I posted this on another thread, but as you say, this one needs some smut so i thought i'd post it here too

Naomi Watts, not huge, but bloody lovely!!



Asia Argento, again, not huge but gorgeous and feckin dirty!



Oh, and the new face of Transformers, from my home town!! Rosie Huntington-Whiteley



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RE: The Great Beer Movie - 11/9/2010 12:56:01 PM   
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Classic Coen Bros Beer Movie Moments

Blood Simple (1984)
Frances McDermond decides enough is enough when M Emmet Walsh blows a 400mm hole through her boyfriend's torso. Ouch!!!!!!!


Miller's Crossing (1990)
Albert Finney does not take too kindly to a bunch of goons infiltrating his house. One of many classic beer movie scenes.



No Country for Old Men (2007)
Javier Bardem gives a laid back, petrol assistant a lesson in life. I love that crushed sweety cover - genius!


Big Lebowski (1998)
A tender moment as BL and Walter say goodbye to their friend, Donny. 'Goodnight sweet prince'





Ah the mighty Coens! Love them, lets not forget Steve Buscemi getting whipped by the Big Chief and his belt in Fargo, or the endless bizarre converations in the same film

Oh, very kind of you to post a lovely picture of Naomi Watts, for that, i thank you

Ye Damns! I forgot about Fargo and yes, Stevo was fantastic in that film. He has a seriously bad day and that wood chip machine.
As for Naomi, you're very welcome. A perfectly formed young lady as was Laura Harring.




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RE: The Great Beer Movie - 11/9/2010 1:01:33 PM   
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Oh, and the new face of Transformers, from my home town!! Rosie Huntington-Whiteley



Much better than that dirty tramp, MF.



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RE: The Great Beer Movie - 11/9/2010 3:34:02 PM   
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Classic Beer Movie De Niro Moments

Ronin (1998)
A right royal treat for anyone who loves a car chase. This is our introduction to the first with the guy in the fruit stall getting it. Lots of 'Budda Budda' sound effects.

Heat (1995)
The whole bank robbery sequence. 'I will not hesitate for one second!'


Taxi Driver (1976)
The whole 'You talkin to me' sequence leading to seedy apartment bloodbath. 'You crazy son-of-a-b*tch!!!'


Deer Hunter (1978)
It's Russian Roulette and it is one of the most tense and gripping scenes in cinema history.


The Untouchables (1987)
Al Capone loves his baseball and he uses it for a bash at team building with his gang.


Casino (1995)
When you love someone, you've gotta trust them. There's no other way. You've got to give them the key to everything that's yours. Otherwise, what's the point? DeNiro sports the most tasteless suit you have ever seen and then he gets blown up.


Angelheart (1987)
De Niro's cameo as Lewis Cyper. Sinister as hell.




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RE: The Great Beer Movie - 12/9/2010 8:31:32 PM   
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Deer Hunter (1978)
It's Russian Roulette and it is one of the most tense and gripping scenes in cinema history.





Absolutely. It's a brilliant scene played out by an actor at the peak of his super-powers.

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RE: The Great Beer Movie - 12/9/2010 10:12:48 PM   
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Darkman (1990) Beer Movie Gold
Made when Sam Raimi was still at the top of his game, Darkman is a comical and inventive revenge/ superhero movie with Liam Neeson in hilariously, deranged form as the deformed, brilliant scientist, Payton Westlake. After being attacked and left to die at his burning laboratory by a group of thugs sent by evil property developer, Lewis Strack Jnr (Colin Friels ), Westlake creates a laboratory in a derelict factory and makes lifelike masks (with a very poor sell by date) to hide his hideous image. He has gained incredible strength, a loss of pain sensations and is losing his marbles since his accident, but he plans to bring down Stack and win back Julie Hastings (Frances McDermot - Fargo) his sweetheart.
On the negative side, Darkman is a bit of a mess. Uncertain as to whether it is aiming to be violent, revenge horror or camp, black comedy, the awkward production apparently suffered from too many scriptwriters spoiling the broth. This also happened to Raimi's other early bigger budget, action comedy, Crimewave - another highly inventive dog's dinner. The fact that it remains a highly amusing and exciting yarn is the biggest wonder of all. There is many a scene that has been used in Raimi's later Spiderman flicks (a fantastic helicopter chase with outstanding stunt work) and Nolan's Batman Begins (the slaughter in the factory).
Bruce Campbell and Jenny Agutter turn up in small cameos. Brucey will be very pissed as it hints to him be used in the sequel but this as we know, did not materialize. 7/5/10 Beer Movie rating 5/5
Highly recommended.



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RE: The Great Beer Movie - 14/9/2010 12:58:13 PM   
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Phantasm (1978)    BEER MOVIE GOLD
Remaining one of my favourite horror movies of all time, Phantasm ticks all the boxes that a horror movie should have. It is scary, gory, violent, weird and rather funny. Made on a shoestring budget Don Coscarelli, the young director made very little backing go a very long way.
Focussing on a galactic overlord/ ghoul or whatever he is, called the Tall Man and how he gathers recently deceased humans, crushes their remains and reanimates them in to psycho 'Jawa-like' dwarves for the slave labour market in a far  off dimension is whacky stuff. Where the movie works best is in the family drama aspect and the overlying theme of fear, loss and death (and a combination of all three). 24 year old Jody has looked after his young brother, Mike since their parents died. Mike is still coming to terms with their deaths and is petrified that he loses his brother also and will be left alone. The arrival of the Tall Man, his henchmen, rabid dwarves and head drilling, flying spheres does not make his life any easier. Fortunately he has Jody, Reggie (family friend and ice cream salesman) and their cool car on his side.
The reason that I loved Phantasm from a very early age is that I related to Mike's predicament. There are a lot of issues focussing on the fears of growing up, losing the ones you love and venturing into the unknown. For a B-movie horror with dodgy acting the mvoie addresses a lot of these issues and has a big heart also. The final reels with Reggie and Mike are very emotional and you want things to turn out okay but you know the story may still have a trick up it's sleeve.
I cannot recommend this film enough.
8/5/10 Beer Movie Rate 5/5

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RE: The Great Beer Movie - 14/9/2010 9:22:30 PM   
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ORIGINAL: DAVID GILLESPIE


Darkman (1990) Beer Movie Gold
Made when Sam Raimi was still at the top of his game, Darkman is a comical and inventive revenge/ superhero movie with Liam Neeson in hilariously, deranged form as the deformed, brilliant scientist, Payton Westlake. After being attacked and left to die at his burning laboratory by a group of thugs sent by evil property developer, Lewis Strack Jnr (Colin Friels ), Westlake creates a laboratory in a derelict factory and makes lifelike masks (with a very poor sell by date) to hide his hideous image. He has gained incredible strength, a loss of pain sensations and is losing his marbles since his accident, but he plans to bring down Stack and win back Julie Hastings (Frances McDermot - Fargo) his sweetheart.
On the negative side, Darkman is a bit of a mess. Uncertain as to whether it is aiming to be violent, revenge horror or camp, black comedy, the awkward production apparently suffered from too many scriptwriters spoiling the broth. This also happened to Raimi's other early bigger budget, action comedy, Crimewave - another highly inventive dog's dinner. The fact that it remains a highly amusing and exciting yarn is the biggest wonder of all. There is many a scene that has been used in Raimi's later Spiderman flicks (a fantastic helicopter chase with outstanding stunt work) and Nolan's Batman Begins (the slaughter in the factory).
Bruce Campbell and Jenny Agutter turn up in small cameos. Brucey will be very pissed as it hints to him be used in the sequel but this as we know, did not materialize. 7/5/10 Beer Movie rating 5/5
Highly recommended.




Darkman is very cool though is hardly known nowadays.  A shame, it never fails to entertain me.  I've never bothered with the Raimi and Neeson-less sequels, are they as poor as I would expect?

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RE: The Great Beer Movie - 14/9/2010 9:27:24 PM   
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The other night I watched what a true classic of the Beer Movie persuasion, so I've tried to do it justice in my review.  It's possible that you may not have even heard of it.  It's an incredible movie called.......

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RE: The Great Beer Movie - 14/9/2010 9:36:27 PM   
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STARCRASH [1978]
In space, a ship is attacked by deadly red globs of energy sent by the evil Count Zarth Arn.  They enter the ship and drive the crew to kill each other off.  Meanwhile, in another part of the galaxy, space outlaw and smuggler Stella Star and her companion  Akton are on a smuggling run whethey encounter part of the destroyed ship and then run into the Imperial Space Police who sentence them to hard labour.  Stella escapes her prison, runs into Akton who has also escaped, then they are visted by a hologram of the Emperor Of TheGalaxy.  He says he will pardon them if they find not only a certain Secret Weapon that Zarth is building to enable him to conquer the universe, but also his son, who had been on the attacked ship but could be still alive.  Accompanied by a robot called L, they set off on their mission.  First port of call-a planet inhabited by Amazons......


If you’re a real film fan, you would probably agree with me that sometimes, watching a movie that is complete and utter shite can be as enjoyable and fulfilling as watching a groundbreaking masterpiece of cinema.  Of course many bad films are just unwatchable and do deserve to not really be seen at all, but some really do deserve to be seen.  One such film is Starcrash.  It’s a total piece of crap which is staggering in it’s ineptitude, but it’s one of the most enjoyable film experiences I’ve had so far this year.  Does this mean I’m insane?  Maybe, but I firmly believe that the two worst things a film can be are “dull” and “boring”, and Starcrash is certainly neither of these.  As you can probably guess from the title and the summary of the first third, it’s basically an Italian-made ripoff of Star Wars, although it’s also very much  inspired by the science fiction serials of the 1030s and the movies of Ray Harryhausen. It was directed by a guy called Luigi Cozzi [who claimed he conceived of Starcrash before Star Wars, yeah right!], who I had heard of before because he sometimes worked for Dario Argento, but I didn’t really know any of his directorial efforts.  After seeing Starcrash, he’s certainly an auteur whose work I want to explore further.  Maybe he’s the Italian Ed Wood? 

So, imagine Star Wars, mixed with a bit of Flash Gordon and Jason And The Argonauts, and perhaps even a touch of James Bond and Barbarella.  Sounds pretty good, if a bit derivative, doesn’t it?  Now imagine the director and most of his co-collaborators had no money and were on hallucinigenic drugs when they made it. Imagine someone jumping out of a window in a spaceship and doing the breast stroke through space.  Imagine a robot who speaks normally for fifteen minutes then for no reason at all spends the rest of the film speaking like a Westerncowboy.  Imagine a green-faced alien whose makeup runs more and more as the film progresses making it obvious nobody ever bothered to reapply it.  Imagine a woman being sentenced to “hard labour” trying to escape by grabbing a gun and shooting it out with guards, then in the middle of the fight we suddenly cut to her running across a field by a stream.  Imagine all the stars in space not white but red, gold and blue.  Imagine a guy who can see the future but can’t divulge anything becase it’s “against the law” [and yet he’s a pirate and an outlaw].  Imagine, and I’m honestly not making this up, missiles crashing through huge windows of spaceships and instead of causing depressurisation, people with guns jump out of the missiles.

Imagine, above all else, actors [of a sort] delivering lines like
“By sundown [WTF? In Space?!] I’ll be the most powerful man in the Universe”.
“A floating space ship is approaching and about to crash into us”.   “Destroy the floating spaceship approaching”.       
“I will kill you forever”.
“It’s nice to be turned on again”  [said by L the robot].
“The temperature [of the planet they are on] drops thousands of degrees at night”.
“ You know, my son, I wouldn't be Emperor of the Galaxy if I didn't have a few powers at my disposal. Imperial Battleship, halt the flow of time!”  [and imagine Christopher Plummer saying it].          
                                                                                               
If the script appears to have written by excitable school kids, than the special effects appear to have been done by blind people.  Starcrash employs pretty much every type of special effect, from stop motion to model work to bluescreen to rotoscoping, and botches every one.  One of the funniest bits is a pathetic recreation of the superb Talos sequence from Jason And The Argonauts [except that this giant has breasts], but then equally helarious are the spaceship battle which basically consists of the same four or five shots repeated very fast and sometimes flipped, the fight with cavemen where all the cavemen for some reason leap into the air in slow motion as they attack, and the attack by the “red monsters” which seem to be superimposed shots of inside a lava lamp. The spaceships appear to have been created by combining missing pieces from Airfix model kits with kitchen utensils. Honestly, this films is totally nuts.  Every time something stupid happens and you think things can’t get any more ridiculous, something even more stupid happens.  Whole chunks of footage appear to be missing, as if sequences were dropped because they realised they couldn’t do them.  This helps give the film a lightning fast pace that is almost surreal.  One minute our heroes are battling Amazons on one planet, then the next minute they are seemingly freezing to death on another planet, while L, the robot,is constantly moaning how he’s scared of things. 

Ah the acting......well, Christopher Plummer gives the most absurd lines almost Shakespearian gravitas,  Joe Spinell in a dime store Satan outfit laughs and snarls like the most over the top pantomime villain ever, and as for the rest......well to give you an idea I will say that David Hasselholf, in his first role [and how on earth did he ever get cast again in anything?] and absolutely caked in mascara, probably gives the best peformance.  Caroline Munro, wearing lots of sexy outfits which change from scene to scene, does probably look her best but just doesn’t bother to act at all, though as with Spinell she is very badly dubbed.   Marjoe Gortner though uses his own voice and is just horrid full stop, while whoever thought to dub the L with the Texan voice deserves shooting.   Everyone else involved with this movie does an incredibly bad job, in front of the camera and behind it, with one notable exception.  John Barry provides a fantastic ‘007 in space’ sounding score that is sometimes so grand and classy that it’s totally at odds with the picture.  Supposedly he wrote the score before the film had been finished but had been presented with elaborate paintings of spectacular effects sequences by Cozzi, who promised him the finished film would have scenes just like those shown in the paintings.  Interestingly, and probably thinking that Starcrash would soon fade into obscurity, he recycled the main theme for his Oscar-winning score for Out Of Africa.

Possibly one of the most sheerly entertaining bad movies ever made, Starcrash is an absolute hoot from beginning to end.  See it, preferably with a six pack of beer, or a bottle of whisky, or something even stronger.  I picked it up in HMV for £5 a couple of months ago and have already seen it three times.  I’ve just learnt that a R1 two disc version with loads of extras has just come out and I’m going to buy it again.  I know it’ll be worth it.

1/10 film quality
5/5 beer movie quality

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RE: The Great Beer Movie - 14/9/2010 10:37:41 PM   
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Darkman (1990) Beer Movie Gold
Made when Sam Raimi was still at the top of his game, Darkman is a comical and inventive revenge/ superhero movie with Liam Neeson in hilariously, deranged form as the deformed, brilliant scientist, Payton Westlake. After being attacked and left to die at his burning laboratory by a group of thugs sent by evil property developer, Lewis Strack Jnr (Colin Friels ), Westlake creates a laboratory in a derelict factory and makes lifelike masks (with a very poor sell by date) to hide his hideous image. He has gained incredible strength, a loss of pain sensations and is losing his marbles since his accident, but he plans to bring down Stack and win back Julie Hastings (Frances McDermot - Fargo) his sweetheart.
On the negative side, Darkman is a bit of a mess. Uncertain as to whether it is aiming to be violent, revenge horror or camp, black comedy, the awkward production apparently suffered from too many scriptwriters spoiling the broth. This also happened to Raimi's other early bigger budget, action comedy, Crimewave - another highly inventive dog's dinner. The fact that it remains a highly amusing and exciting yarn is the biggest wonder of all. There is many a scene that has been used in Raimi's later Spiderman flicks (a fantastic helicopter chase with outstanding stunt work) and Nolan's Batman Begins (the slaughter in the factory).
Bruce Campbell and Jenny Agutter turn up in small cameos. Brucey will be very pissed as it hints to him be used in the sequel but this as we know, did not materialize. 7/5/10 Beer Movie rating 5/5
Highly recommended.




Darkman is very cool though is hardly known nowadays.  A shame, it never fails to entertain me.  I've never bothered with the Raimi and Neeson-less sequels, are they as poor as I would expect?

The second movie, Darkman 2 The Return of Durant (1995) is actually entertaining enough, although I never caught the third outing for Darkman. Focusing more on the rise of Durant (Larry Drake - Dr Giggles), who did get toasted in the first story but makes a dramatic recovery this time round. Arnold Vosloo (The Mummy) plays the titular hero and rather effectively too. The budget is smaller but for a straight to video sequel it's worth a go and a six pack. 6/10 Beer Movie Rating 3/5/5
 


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RE: The Great Beer Movie - 14/9/2010 10:56:48 PM   
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The other night I watched what a true classic of the Beer Movie persuasion, so I've tried to do it justice in my review.  It's possible that you may not have even heard of it.  It's an incredible movie called.......

Fantastic review of a forgotten B-Movie gem from the Dr. I would argue that your review is probably the longest anyone has ever bothered to dissect this soft pornless, acid trip. I have to agree with your case for it falling into a B-movie classic category because it is impossible to pigeon hole.

Restrain Stella Star!...If you can be bothered. Stella panics at the lack of oil on those bitties.

I don't know whether to own up to watching Starcrash (1979) or not. It is one of those bizarre SciFi adventures that is so camp and colourful that you can't take your eyes off it. That and the fact Caroline Munro as Stella Star bounces about in highly revealing outfits for most the running time. Seriously, have you ever seen a movie with Mrs Munro where her tits aren't lathered in oil?
What market was Starcrash aimed at? It is not particularly violent or risky (Barbarella) enough for an adult market and it won't appeal to the younger market as nothing really exciting happens during it's running time. It will appeal to those that loved the cheap sets and ropey effects of those early Star trek episodes. It has a Flash Gordon like charm with it's unintentionally funny dialogue, soft lensing and cheesy soundtrack.It's even got David Hasselhoff to add to a double cheese effect. A very odd but completely essential piece of scifi nostalgia. Great call.
Question for DL: Have you ever seen the equally tacky, Humanoid with Richard (Jaws) Keil ?


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DL, have you seen Sword and Sworcery romp, Deathstalker and if so, is it any good?




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RE: The Great Beer Movie - 15/9/2010 8:16:27 PM   
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Phantasm (1978)    BEER MOVIE GOLD
Remaining one of my favourite horror movies of all time, Phantasm ticks all the boxes that a horror movie should have. It is scary, gory, violent, weird and rather funny. Made on a shoestring budget Don Coscarelli, the young director made very little backing go a very long way.
Focussing on a galactic overlord/ ghoul or whatever he is, called the Tall Man and how he gathers recently deceased humans, crushes their remains and reanimates them in to psycho 'Jawa-like' dwarves for the slave labour market in a far  off dimension is whacky stuff. Where the movie works best is in the family drama aspect and the overlying theme of fear, loss and death (and a combination of all three). 24 year old Jody has looked after his young brother, Mike since their parents died. Mike is still coming to terms with their deaths and is petrified that he loses his brother also and will be left alone. The arrival of the Tall Man, his henchmen, rabid dwarves and head drilling, flying spheres does not make his life any easier. Fortunately he has Jody, Reggie (family friend and ice cream salesman) and their cool car on his side.
The reason that I loved Phantasm from a very early age is that I related to Mike's predicament. There are a lot of issues focussing on the fears of growing up, losing the ones you love and venturing into the unknown. For a B-movie horror with dodgy acting the mvoie addresses a lot of these issues and has a big heart also. The final reels with Reggie and Mike are very emotional and you want things to turn out okay but you know the story may still have a trick up it's sleeve.
I cannot recommend this film enough.
8/5/10 Beer Movie Rate 5/5

Well as you know i just love this movie too,for all the reasons you've put down so well,it's one great Roadmovie/Sci Fi/Horror,and yeah funny too.But it was 1979,here's ye old review.
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PHANTASM 1979
   
 
Mike ( Michael Baldwin), a young teenage boy who has just lost his parents, is afraid to lose his brother Jody (Bill Thornbury). This fear causes him to follow his brother to a funeral, where Mike witnesses the Tall Man lift a coffin on his own. Mike decides to investigate and discovers a horrible world where the Tall Man, along with his flying spheres, shrink the to half their normal size and reanimate them as slaves. It is then up to Mike, his brother, and Reggie(Reggie Bannister) the ice cream man to stop the Tall man.
Don Coscarelli can take all of the praise for this eccentric film,as he wrote, produced, directed, was the DP,and the editor,and made this with very little money but with plenty of imagination.This groundbreaking visual treat of a film,with its blend of horror,roadmovie and sci-fi is certainly unlike any other American films of the period.There's plenty of creepy fun to be had here, not least from the fabulously demented Tall Man,wonderfully portrayed by Angus Scrimm,who steals the show.The film has one of the most haunting yet mellifluous scores by Fred Myrow,which is on par with Carpenter's Halloween theme,one music score that sticks in the head long after you've watched this classic.The stunning visuals and the concept and imagery of The Tall Man are authentically creepy, like something you would encounter in a surreal nightmare.Along with Morningside Mortuary and the Tall Man,we have bodies disappearing from coffins,a strange sexy lady in lavender has sex with men in the graveyard and then stabs them to death.Then there's little midgets in brown cloaks,making sounds like lions,roaming about and then there's a flying silver orb with spikes that embeds itself in people's heads and drains there blood.Plus a vision of Hell or an alien world which you get to through two strange tuning forks,after you've been srunk and put in a barrel,and the list goes on.There's some great shocks,and lots of very dark humor,which in the wrong hands would have fallen apart,and spoilt this fun ride of a movie.The surrealism incorporated into Phantasm makes it a pure Horror gem,like no other movie you will ever see,then or now.It feels at times more like an Italian horror movie by say Fulci,jammed with 1970's horror cliches,plenty of sex and gore,and that Lovecraft feel to the story.You just can't get much better than this movie that fits perfectly into Strange/Weird movie thread."BOY!!!!!" 


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RE: The Great Beer Movie - 15/9/2010 9:41:41 PM   
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Phantasm (1978)    BEER MOVIE GOLD
Remaining one of my favourite horror movies of all time, Phantasm ticks all the boxes that a horror movie should have. It is scary, gory, violent, weird and rather funny. Made on a shoestring budget Don Coscarelli, the young director made very little backing go a very long way.
Focussing on a galactic overlord/ ghoul or whatever he is, called the Tall Man and how he gathers recently deceased humans, crushes their remains and reanimates them in to psycho 'Jawa-like' dwarves for the slave labour market in a far  off dimension is whacky stuff. Where the movie works best is in the family drama aspect and the overlying theme of fear, loss and death (and a combination of all three). 24 year old Jody has looked after his young brother, Mike since their parents died. Mike is still coming to terms with their deaths and is petrified that he loses his brother also and will be left alone. The arrival of the Tall Man, his henchmen, rabid dwarves and head drilling, flying spheres does not make his life any easier. Fortunately he has Jody, Reggie (family friend and ice cream salesman) and their cool car on his side.
The reason that I loved Phantasm from a very early age is that I related to Mike's predicament. There are a lot of issues focussing on the fears of growing up, losing the ones you love and venturing into the unknown. For a B-movie horror with dodgy acting the mvoie addresses a lot of these issues and has a big heart also. The final reels with Reggie and Mike are very emotional and you want things to turn out okay but you know the story may still have a trick up it's sleeve.
I cannot recommend this film enough.
8/5/10 Beer Movie Rate 5/5

Well as you know i just love this movie too,for all the reasons you've put down so well,it's one great Roadmovie/Sci Fi/Horror,and yeah funny too.But it was 1979,here's ye old review.
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PHANTASM 1979
   
 
Mike ( Michael Baldwin), a young teenage boy who has just lost his parents, is afraid to lose his brother Jody (Bill Thornbury). This fear causes him to follow his brother to a funeral, where Mike witnesses the Tall Man lift a coffin on his own. Mike decides to investigate and discovers a horrible world where the Tall Man, along with his flying spheres, shrink the to half their normal size and reanimate them as slaves. It is then up to Mike, his brother, and Reggie(Reggie Bannister) the ice cream man to stop the Tall man.
Don Coscarelli can take all of the praise for this eccentric film,as he wrote, produced, directed, was the DP,and the editor,and made this with very little money but with plenty of imagination.This groundbreaking visual treat of a film,with its blend of horror,roadmovie and sci-fi is certainly unlike any other American films of the period.There's plenty of creepy fun to be had here, not least from the fabulously demented Tall Man,wonderfully portrayed by Angus Scrimm,who steals the show.The film has one of the most haunting yet mellifluous scores by Fred Myrow,which is on par with Carpenter's Halloween theme,one music score that sticks in the head long after you've watched this classic.The stunning visuals and the concept and imagery of The Tall Man are authentically creepy, like something you would encounter in a surreal nightmare.Along with Morningside Mortuary and the Tall Man,we have bodies disappearing from coffins,a strange sexy lady in lavender has sex with men in the graveyard and then stabs them to death.Then there's little midgets in brown cloaks,making sounds like lions,roaming about and then there's a flying silver orb with spikes that embeds itself in people's heads and drains there blood.Plus a vision of Hell or an alien world which you get to through two strange tuning forks,after you've been srunk and put in a barrel,and the list goes on.There's some great shocks,and lots of very dark humor,which in the wrong hands would have fallen apart,and spoilt this fun ride of a movie.The surrealism incorporated into Phantasm makes it a pure Horror gem,like no other movie you will ever see,then or now.It feels at times more like an Italian horror movie by say Fulci,jammed with 1970's horror cliches,plenty of sex and gore,and that Lovecraft feel to the story.You just can't get much better than this movie that fits perfectly into Strange/Weird movie thread."BOY!!!!!" 


Fine review, Bill. Which brings me to the sequel: -

Phantasm 2 (1988) - The Ball is Back               Beer Move Gold
9 years was a long time to wait for the sequel to the surreal horror classic. Although not in the same league as the original, Phantasm 2 retains the surreal, comical and creepy feel of the first tale. The story carries straight on from the original with Reggie saving Mike from the clutches of The Tall Man and his evil minions. After the latter inflict a terrible retribution on Reggie's family years later, both Mike and his ice cram salesman buddy hit the road armed with chainsaws, flamethrower and a rather lethal mega shotgun. 
Phantasm 2 is far more impressive than in should be. Gone are the confines of the small town that Mike has grown up in, to be replaced by a road movie theme with Mike and Reggie following the Tall Man's path of destruction until a final and highly entertaining/ imaginative showdown. The latter being where the extra budget was spent.  James Le Gros does fine in the role of the grown up Mike and Reggie Bannister is hilarious again as the ghoul killing hippie, Reggie. Yet it is Angus Scrimm as the Tall Man that continues to drip menace and steal every scene that he features in. A crowd pleaser.
7/5/10 Beer Movie Rating 5/5

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Creepshow (1982)   Beer Movie Gold
The horror anthology has been a mixed bag over the years with the fantastic Tales from the Crypt and Asylum to the woeful Nightmares. Some contain great tales amongst dross like Twilight Zone: The Movie (The aeroplane segment with John Lithgow) and Cat's Eye (The Ledge). Creepshow stays fairly consistent in theme apart from the last story which really notches up the creep factor.
Directed by George Romero, this might not be fine art but there is an ongoing sense of fun and gory thrills throughout it's running time. The range of guest actors is good also with Hal Holbrook, Ted Danson, Adrienne Barbeau, Leslie Neilson and the wonderful, EG Marshall. If you can watch the latter's story of an analy clean and mean millionaire and not have a shiver up and down your spine by the end then your made of hard stuff.  Romero's direction is fast paced and colourful just like the old comics you used to collect, like Scream. It also has a highly effective sych score. The effects by Tom Savini are gooey and perfect for this type of flick.
7/10 Beer Rating 5/5

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RE: The Great Beer Movie - 16/9/2010 5:56:49 PM   
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The other night I watched what a true classic of the Beer Movie persuasion, so I've tried to do it justice in my review.  It's possible that you may not have even heard of it.  It's an incredible movie called.......

Fantastic review of a forgotten B-Movie gem from the Dr. I would argue that your review is probably the longest anyone has ever bothered to dissect this soft pornless, acid trip. I have to agree with your case for it falling into a B-movie classic category because it is impossible to pigeon hole.

Restrain Stella Star!...If you can be bothered. Stella panics at the lack of oil on those bitties.

I don't know whether to own up to watching Starcrash (1979) or not. It is one of those bizarre SciFi adventures that is so camp and colourful that you can't take your eyes off it. That and the fact Caroline Munro as Stella Star bounces about in highly revealing outfits for most the running time. Seriously, have you ever seen a movie with Mrs Munro where her tits aren't lathered in oil?
What market was Starcrash aimed at? It is not particularly violent or risky (Barbarella) enough for an adult market and it won't appeal to the younger market as nothing really exciting happens during it's running time. It will appeal to those that loved the cheap sets and ropey effects of those early Star trek episodes. It has a Flash Gordon like charm with it's unintentionally funny dialogue, soft lensing and cheesy soundtrack.It's even got David Hasselhoff to add to a double cheese effect. A very odd but completely essential piece of scifi nostalgia. Great call.
Question for DL: Have you ever seen the equally tacky, Humanoid with Richard (Jaws) Keil ?



Thankyou, I love writing about obscure crap probably more than anything else!  Nah I haven't seen The Humanoid, is it anything like Starcrash?  If it is, I want it NOW!  Haven't seen Deathstalker either, but I'm a sucker for sword and sorcery of the low budget kind full of blood and boobs, stuff like Hundra, so I'm sure I'll enjoy it!

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DL, have you seen Sword and Sworcery romp, Deathstalker and if so, is it any good?





Weren't there a series of DEATHSTALKER films? Looks like my cuppa tea!

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RE: The Great Beer Movie - 17/9/2010 12:37:23 PM   
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DL, have you seen Sword and Sworcery romp, Deathstalker and if so, is it any good?





Weren't there a series of DEATHSTALKER films? Looks like my cuppa tea!

Yes, apparently there are 4 Deathstalker movies spanning from the early 1980's to early 1990's. Although I have seen none of them, the original and best?, is apparently like a poor man's Sword and the Sworceror full of violence, swords and tits. Sounds like the perfect guy's movie?

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Yes, apparently there are 4 Deathstalker movies spanning from the early 1980's to early 1990's. Although I have seen none of them, the original and best?, is apparently like a poor man's Sword and the Sworceror full of violence, swords and tits. Sounds like the perfect guy's movie?


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RE: The Great Beer Movie - 19/9/2010 9:25:14 PM   
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The Gate (1987)
With the release of the similarly themed, Joe Dante's The Hole hitting cinemas this week, I thought it apt to review a 'Lovecraft lite' horror flick called The Gate. The movie was geared for a child audience but was maybe too high on the scare factor so earned itself a 15 rating. Shame really,  if released today it would gain a 12A for sure and probably a higher taking a the box office.
A young Stephen Dorff stars as Glen, who finds a dubious looking void in his garden after a thunder storm. Unfortunately for him, his sister, Al? and Terry (his geeky pal) the hole leads to hell itself and it's not long before the inhabitants decide to visit.
The Gate is filled with chills, thrills and nice ideas. There is very little gore but does have effective stop motion effects, that although dated, are a refreshing change to the CGI that we would see in a remake. The pint sized demons are sinister and creepy, that grunt and squeal like pigs when attacked. We also get a zombie workman and a giant 'daddy' demon in the bizarre finale. I particularly liked one horror gag as the teenagers head into the basement. Glen sees a family picture on the wall with all person's slaughtered. His sister asks him what is wrong and he shrugs, 'oh, nothing'.
Cheesy 80's fun. 6/10 Beer Movie Rating 4/5




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The Gate was for kids?!  It scared the ass out of me as 12 year old!

Deathstalker run down here
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RE: Deathstalker and The Gate - 20/9/2010 8:58:34 PM   
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The Gate was for kids?!  It scared the ass out of me as 12 year old!

Deathstalker run down here
http://www.cinemassacre.com/2010/03/13/deathstalker-movie-review/


I should have said Family Horror (i.e 12A territory), similar to the release of The Hole.  My argument is that The Gate would have thrived with a 12A rating at the box office. I don't think a 15 + audience were really the target market for this particular movie and although hitting a profit, didn't make as much as it probably should of.

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