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RE: Cult Countdown - 21/5/2012 7:48:59 PM   
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305. Death Race 2000



(1975; Paul Bartel)

305. Detour



(1945; Edgar G. Ulmer)

305. Streetwalkin'



(1985; Joan Freeman)

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RE: Cult Countdown - 22/5/2012 1:41:25 PM   
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301. The Butcher Boy



(1997; Neil Jordan)

301. Enter The Void



(2009; Gaspar Noe)

301. Les triplettes de Belleville



(2003; Sylvain Chomet)

301. Zoltan - Hound of Dracula



(1978; Albert Band)

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RE: Cult Countdown - 22/5/2012 1:56:26 PM   
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300. Rabid



(1977; David Cronenberg)

This was my first experience with Cronenberg, caught on a late-night screening on C4 when I was fairly young and it scared the hell out of me. Former Ivory Soap girl and porn queen Marilyn Chambers stars as Rose, a young woman who suffers serious injuries following a bike crash. She's rushed to a hospital where radical new treatment is used to save her life. Unfortunately the surgery has side-effects, a phallic spike, hidden in an orifice under the arm, the need to feed on human blood, and infecting those she feeds on with a form of rabies. After the surgery, Rose slips into a coma, a few weeks later she wakes and immediately begins to feed on another patient. Escaping from the clinic, Rose returns to the city to look for her boyfriend and for help, spreading the epidemic as she goes. Cronenberg created this as a companion to his earlier work, Shivers. But while Shivers contained its virus to one building (and many would say actually had a message of freedom through sexual release) Rabid is darker and spreads it to a city. While this is obviously as much a film of vampirism and zombies as it is about rabies, it's also a great example of horror as social statement, turning the vampirism and the contagion into a metaphor for the spread of viruses both sexual and man-made. It's been rumoured that Sissy Spacek was considered for the lead, and as fine an actress as she is, it's impossible to imagine this film without Chambers. A better actress than many will admit, she makes remarkable use of the baggage she brings to the role from her porn career, making her character's seduction of her victims both sexual and oddly sympathetic. As much as I've enjoyed Cronenberg's recent work, I can't help but wish he'd make a return to his glory days of the 70s and 80s and make something this incredible again.

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RE: Cult Countdown - 22/5/2012 2:29:09 PM   
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296. Condorman



(1981; Charles Jarrott)

296. Dead End



(2003; Jean-Baptiste Andrea, Fabrice Canepa)

296. Escape to Victory



(1981; John Huston)

296. Silent Running



(1972; Douglas Trumbull)

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RE: Cult Countdown - 22/5/2012 2:38:02 PM   
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295. Nothing Lasts Forever



(1984; Tom Schiller)

The greatest film ever made in association with SNL, Nothing Lasts Forever stars Zach Galligan as Adam Beckett, a young man touring the world, desperately trying to find the artist within him, but failing miserably. Deciding to return home to New York, he finds the city crippled by strikes and under the control of the Port Authority. The Port Authority run the city like a totalitarian nightmare, with regular loudspeaker announcements issuing instructions. After failing the test for artists, Adam is sent to work at the Holland tunnel, where he meets fellow wannabe artist Mara (Apollonia van Ravenstein). Mara takes Adam to various art exhibitions (the most memorable being a German man counting to 1000 while walking on a treadmill), gets him reading Dada, and breaks off in the middle of sex to watch Potemkin on a tiny t.v. Adam also befriends a homeless man who helps him gain entry to the true New York. Until this point the film has been designed to look like a product of 30s Hollywood, shot in black & white, with fake newsreel footage helping to show the desperation of Manhattan under its new leadership. When Adam passes through the gates to the New York underworld, the film steals a trick from The Wizard of Oz and changes to glorious colour. The underground civilisation of artists he meets, ruled by Father Knickerbocker (Sam Jaffe), persuade him to take a mission to the moon, where he is told he will find his true love, Eloy (Lauren Tom). His space shuttle takes the form of a bus packed with pensioners and ruled over by the sinister Sky Host, Ted (A film stealing Bill Murray). The government have established a base on the moon and turned it into a shopping centre, they chip the old folks who fly there to tell anyone who asks that they've been to Miami.

Some of the satire may seem a little obvious, but it's also incredibly funny. Especially as Murray tells the passengers to give praise to the Lunar God of consumerism before they travel to the moon base shopping centre, accompanied by a soundtrack of "We're going to shop! We're going to shop!" The moon set sequences are a perfect parody of 50s sci-fi, including the beautiful moon maidens who greet the consumers with Hawaiian style dancing. Nothing Lasts Forever is a loving tribute to classic Hollywood, from 30s romantic comedies to The Wizard of Oz and 50s sci-fi,but shot through with director/writer Schiller's sense of anarchic absurdism. One of the most inventive, funny and charming films of the 1980s.

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RE: Cult Countdown - 22/5/2012 3:10:21 PM   
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293. Flash Gordon



(1980; Mike Hodges)

293. The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes



(2005; Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay)

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RE: Cult Countdown - 22/5/2012 3:22:55 PM   
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292. Henry Portrait Of A Serial Killer



(1986; John McNaughton)

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RE: Cult Countdown - 22/5/2012 3:30:42 PM   
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291. Local Hero



(1983; Bill Forsyth)

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RE: Cult Countdown - 23/5/2012 11:33:10 PM   
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287. Cafe Flesh



(1982; Stephen Sayadian)

287. The Crow



(1994; Alex Proyas)

287. Real Life



(1979; Albert Brooks)

287. Xala



(1975; Ousmane Sembene)

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RE: Cult Countdown - 24/5/2012 11:57:32 PM   
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280. Diner



(1982; Barry Levinson)

280. A History of Violence



(2005; David Cronenberg)

280. Leaving Las Vegas



(1995; Mike Figgis)

280. Saddest Music In The World



(2003; Guy Maddin)

280. Starcrash



(1978; Luigi Cozzi)

280. Stone



(1974; Sandy Harbutt)

280. UHF



(1989; Jay Levey)

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RE: Cult Countdown - 25/5/2012 3:08:55 PM   
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278. American Splendor



(2003; Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini)

278. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus



(2009; Terry Gilliam)

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RE: Cult Countdown - 25/5/2012 3:14:38 PM   
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275. 1941



(1979; Steven Spielberg)

275. Son of Dracula



(1974; Freddie Francis)

275. Zombie Flesh Eaters



(1979; Lucio Fulci)

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RE: Cult Countdown - 25/5/2012 3:21:27 PM   
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274. The Wiz



(1978; Sidney Lumet)

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RE: Cult Countdown - 26/5/2012 11:47:07 AM   
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269. L'atalante



(1934; Jean Vigo)

269. MirrorMask



(2005; Dave McKean)

269. A Serious Man



(2009; Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)

269. A Snake Of June



(2002; Shinya Tsukamoto)

269. Yellow Submarine



(1968; George Dunning)

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RE: Cult Countdown - 26/5/2012 11:59:42 AM   
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265. Earth Girls Are Easy



(1988; Julien Temple)

265. Gregory’s Girl



(1981; Bill Forsyth)

265. I Am So Proud Of You



(2008; Don Hertzfeldt)

265. Rubber



(2010; Quentin Dupieux)

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RE: Cult Countdown - 26/5/2012 12:13:49 PM   
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261. The Blob



(1958; Irvin Yeaworth)

261. The Box



(2009; Richard Kelly)

261. Dougal and the Blue Cat



(1970; Serge Danot)

261. Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas



(1998; Terry Gilliam)

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RE: Cult Countdown - 26/5/2012 12:27:48 PM   
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258. Hey Good Lookin'



(1982; Ralph Bakshi)

258. My Own Private Idaho



(1991; Gus Van Sant)

258. Thundercrack!



(1975; Curt McDowell)

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RE: Cult Countdown - 28/5/2012 2:39:48 PM   
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256. Pontypool



(2008; Bruce McDonald)

256. Rushmore



(1998; Wes Anderson)

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RE: Cult Countdown - 28/5/2012 3:27:33 PM   
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250. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls



(1970; Russ Meyer)

250. Cannibal Holocaust



(1980; Ruggero Deodato)

250. Fando and Lis



(1968; Alejandro Jodorowsky)

250. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!



(1988; David Zucker)

250. Naked Lunch



(1991; David Cronenberg)

250. Paranoid Park



(2007; Gus Van Sant)

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RE: Cult Countdown - 28/5/2012 4:17:56 PM   
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248. Life Is Hot in Cracktown



(2009; Buddy Giovanizzo)

248. The Ruling Class



(1972; Peter Medak)

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RE: Cult Countdown - 28/5/2012 4:35:04 PM   
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246. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark



(1973; John Newland)

246. Yojimbo



(1961; Akira Kurosawa)

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RE: Cult Countdown - 28/5/2012 4:36:14 PM   
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245. The House with the Windows That Laugh



(1976; Pupi Avati)

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RE: Cult Countdown - 28/5/2012 4:37:17 PM   
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244. Children Of Men



(2006; Alfonso Cuaron)

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RE: Cult Countdown - 28/5/2012 5:36:19 PM   
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242. Greaser's Palace



(1972; Robert Downey Sr.)

242. Troll Hunter



(2010; André Řvredal)

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RE: Cult Countdown - 28/5/2012 5:40:52 PM   
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239. The Orphanage



(2007; Juan Antonio Bayona)

239. Tetsuo: Iron Man



(1988; Shinya Tsukomoto)

239. Track 29



(1988; Nic Roeg)

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RE: Cult Countdown - 28/5/2012 5:42:50 PM   
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238. The Stunt Man



(1980; Richard Rush)

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RE: Cult Countdown - 28/5/2012 5:46:51 PM   
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237. If....



(1968; Lindsay Anderson)

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RE: Cult Countdown - 28/5/2012 5:51:10 PM   
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234. After Hours



(1985; Martin Scorsese)

234. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes



(1970; Billy Wilder)

234. Seconds



(1966; John Frankenheimer)

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RE: Cult Countdown - 28/5/2012 5:53:17 PM   
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233. Ghost in the Shell



(1995; Mamoru Oshii)

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RE: Cult Countdown - 28/5/2012 5:59:35 PM   
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230. Bat Pussy



(1973; ?)

230. The Hidden



(1987; Jack Sholder)

230. Pulp Fiction



(1994; Quentin Tarantino)

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