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#21 mr6666

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 11:01 PM

Everyone else excited for THE BABY airing tonight?

 

Seems like ages since they last showed it.

Hi & welcome to the boards (especially if you're an Underground fan)

I hate to sound negative but....you may be new, but if you look thru this thread, there's a few complaints about too many recent showings of "The Baby", which has been aired 2 or 3 times in the past year. But if you've never seen it, please enjoy....it is pretty weird :D

But sincerely WELCOME

& we have recently been seeking suggestions for new UNDERGROUND airings, so if you can think of any you'd like to suggest please feel free...

 

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#22 darkblue

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 10:47 PM

The reason I won't be watching it is the baby himself.

 

While all the wild, sleazy, creepy things that go on with the mother, the sisters, the partyer's, the social worker and her mysterious confidante are mischievous fun to watch, that damn grown up baby is too much to take - his voice should not be childlike (after all, his mom couldn't stop his vocal cords or hormones from maturing any more than the rest of him). I really don't want to see that guy acting like that again. Ever.


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Posted 12 July 2014 - 10:07 PM

Everyone else excited for THE BABY airing tonight?

 

Seems like ages since they last showed it.



#24 ChristineHoard

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 08:54 PM

It seems there are a lot of suggestions for Underground.  I did watch "The Baby" and once was more than enough.  I hope TCM reads over the lists and get some of these films.  Shoestring budgets don't mean a movie has to be lousy and some of the options presented by viewers might be fun to watch, or at least interesting, and these movies should be cheap to get.



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 12:47 AM

Ahhh yes "The Pom Pom Girls" I haven't seen that one in years.   There are several Robert Carradine films from the 70's and early 80's that would be perfect for TCM Underground

 

Massacre at Central High 

Cannonball

The Pom Pom Girls

Joyride

Wavelength

 

 

 

 

 

 



#26 Mr. Gorman

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:33 PM

Here's a few more 'Underground' suggestions; car chases, moonshiners, sleazeballs and some fast-moving devil-worshippers*!

 

Road Hustlers, The (1968)

Devil's 8, The (1969)

Bloody Mama (1970)

I Walk the Line (1970)

Moonshine War, The (1970)

Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

Daredevil, The (1972)

Irish Whiskey Rebellion (1972)

Superchick (1973)

Act of Vengeance (1974) (aka:  "Rape Squad")

Bootleggers (1974)

Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)

Moonrunners (1974)

Policewomen (1974)

Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw (1975)

Four Deuces, The (1975)

Race With the Devil (1975)*

Six-Pack Annie (1975)

Swinging Barmaids, The (1975)

Dixie Dynamite (1976)

Great Texas Dynamite Chase, The (1976)

Gumball Rally, The (1976)

Moving Violation (1976)

Nashville Girl (1976)

Small Town In Texas, A (1976)

Bad Georgia Road (1977)

Black Oak Conspiracy (1977)

Double Nickels (1977)

Joyride (1977)

Moonshine County Express (1977)

Thunder and Lightning (1977)

Driver, The (1978)

Hotwire (1980)

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Young Graduates, The (1971)

Pom-Pom Girls, The (1976)

Van, The (1976)

Supervan (1976?) 

Cheering Section (1977)

Disco Fever (1978)

Fyre (1978)

Malibu Beach (1978)

Summer School (1978) (aka:  "Mag Wheels")

Surfer Girls (1978)

Young Cycle Girls (1978) (aka:  "Cycle Vixens")

Malibu High (1979) *this is mind-frying!*

Van Nuys Blvd. (1979)

Beach Girls, The (1982)


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#27 mr6666

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 01:54 PM

You are so right! That "Baby" has been popping up a lot. There is a trove of "underground" films out there. Films that have never seen the light of day for most fans. TCM should act as an Underground prospector and dig up some of these undiscovered nuggets.

any suggestions?


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#28 twtpark

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 01:23 PM

You are so right! That "Baby" has been popping up a lot. There is a trove of "underground" films out there. Films that have never seen the light of day for most fans. TCM should act as an Underground prospector and dig up some of these undiscovered nuggets.


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 02:54 AM

I'm often disappointed in TCM's management of this program, simply because they show the same films on it over and over again. It seems like The Baby has been coming up a lot recently. 

 

Be sure to tune in next week (7/12) at 2am for....

 

THE BABY (1973)



#30 mr6666

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 05:49 PM

airing late 7-5

 

3:00 am ET
C- 91 min
drama

A group of individuals trapped in a police station fight off a horde of murderous gang members.

DirJohn Carpenter CastAustin Stoker , Darwin Joston , Laurie Zimmer .

 

 

Article: http://www.tcm.com/t...3/articles.html

 

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 07:04 PM

Oh yes, 'Assault on Precinct 13' (1976) is a true cult artifact of the mid 70's - I first discovered it on VHS around 1980.

 

It's an LA street gang horror movie that's a mix of 'Night of the Living Dead' and 'Rio Bravo' - complete with a b!tchin' Howard Hawks-type heroine (played by the obscure Laurie Zimmer). Recommended.


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 04:01 PM

MASSACRE AT CENTRAL HIGH is an excellent choice for TCM Underground. The original ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 is on July 5.  I wrote a brief review for the TCMDB and it is quite good, considering the low budget and all.  Early John Carpenter (before HALLOWEEN) and I highly recommend it to fans of John Carpenter and action movies in general.  If you haven't seen it, fellow posters, check it out.  I think you'll like it.


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#33 CountessDracula

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 03:15 PM

Some suggestions for TCM Underground: ( sorry if any of these have been shown previously )

 

Joyride 1977 

The Shout 1978

The Groundstar Conspiracy 1972  

The Reincarnation of Peter Proud  1975

The Vault of Horror 1973

Massacre at Central High 1976

Wavelength 1983

Something for Everyone 1970

Don't be Afraid of the Dark ( tv movie from 1973 ) 

 

 

 


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 02:10 PM

Here's a picture of the British video release of 'EVIL COME, EVIL GO' on the long-gone Mercury Video label.  I thought the artwork was eye-catching!  Attached File  c5365395b79a6824753f82a0142cdae1.jpg   47.5KB   0 downloads



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Posted 29 June 2014 - 08:33 PM

Here's a few movies that could perhaps qualify for 'Underground' viewing: 

 

Baby Love (1969-UK)

Witchmaker, The (1969)

Night of the Witches (1970)

Mark of the Witch (1970)

Blood on Satan's Claw (1970-UK)

Enter the Devil (1972)

Evil Come, Evil Go (1972)

Arnold's Wrecking Co. (1973)

Boy Who Cried Werewolf, The (1973)

Poor White Trash 2 (1974)

Carhops, The (1975)

Track of the Moon Beast (1976) 

Convention Girls (1978)

Starhops (1978)


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#36 mr6666

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 07:24 PM

How about some programming suggestions???

 

here's a link to movies they've shown in the past:

https://mubi.com/lis...derground-films


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Posted 29 June 2014 - 04:57 PM

"So  Evil, So Young" entertained in a strange and curious way. It really could not be compared to "Caged" for there were no real name stars.Jill Ireland was lovely and her boyfriend played by John Charlesworth committed suicide by gas at age 24 before the film was released.Sometimes the lives of the casts in these pictures are far more interesting than the movies themselves.The band in the film reminded me of the Beatles.



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 03:37 PM

airing late 6-28

 

2:00 AM
77 min
 
So Evil So Young (1961)  PREMIERE
the tale of an innocent secretary (Jill Ireland) framed for robbery and assault by her boyfriend's jealous ex (Jocelyn Britton) and sentenced to three years in a reformatory.

 

DirGodfrey Grayson CastJill Ireland , John Charlesworth , Colin Tapley .

 

Article: http://www.tcm.com/t...g/articles.html

 

(doesn't sound too promising. Been pretty disappointed in 'Underground' showings for some time now)

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 07:57 PM

I'm often disappointed in TCM's management of this program, simply because they show the same films on it over and over again. It seems like The Baby has been coming up a lot recently. I often find myself skipping Underground simply because I've already seen what's on, and fairly recently, at that. I find it hard to believe that they can't get the rights to more films like this. I'm sure there's no shortage of them. It just doesn't seem like there's anyone at TCM who cares about keeping this show fresh.

 

Unlike the "regular" TCM viewer, I also wouldn't mind if films like these showed up in prime time more often. It seems like the 2:00 AM time slot for Underground and Imports is an insult to anyone who has an interest in seeing these movies. I'm glad I live 3 hours earlier, the programming is much better this way.

 

I assume the cost to obtain 'underground' films can't be too much.   e.g. I don't think there is a bidding war going on for these films like there is with movies like It's A Wonderful Life.      So yea, TCM doesn't need to repeat the films in this series.    Give us something new!



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 04:41 PM

I'm often disappointed in TCM's management of this program, simply because they show the same films on it over and over again.

 

True that. When you add up all the "underground" movies TCM runs in a year, it's really very few. There are at least 1000 movies out there that could be chosen for the underground and at this rate it'll take a million years to get to them all.


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