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> Noel Black's amazing "PRETTY POISON"...which is

> surprisingly getting the DVD treatment and set for

> release on September 5th. Sadly...this disc doesn't

> feature Black's commentary that adorns the Region 2

> release from two years back (or the superior cover

> art either). But hey...I never thought a proper

> release would happen...as I only knew a few others

> that had even seen this original, dark little

> picture. (The studio buried it upon release...it was

> screened in some markets as the second half of a

> double bill with Sinatra's "Lady In Cement") Both

> leads give some of their best work (Weld is

> especially on fire in this one) and the on-location

> setting of Great Barrington and North Adams,

> Massachusetts adds an extra sense of reality. Seek

> this one out!

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I was very pleased to see that this one is being released. I heartily agree that this film is an original, and the on-location shooting in very modest surroundings gives it a sort of docu-drama feel. It's been broadcast a few times, and I like it better each time I see it. The first time I saw it, in a theater, I guess I was a little too young to get the subtleties, although I am still a fan of both Perkins and Weld. The work very well in this movie - both rather mannered, but they aren't too much together - they sort of complement each other's quirky styles. This film should get "Harold and Maude" status, although "Pretty Poison" has no light in its heart.

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Do you mean Valley of the Dolls or Beyond the Valley of the Dolls? Beyond was the Russ Meyer film from a script by Roger Ebert. Originally the two were going to make a movie starring the punk rock group the Sex Pistols but due to personality conflicts Meyer and Ebert made Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. This is probably the one you mean as being bizarre and weird. Though I never saw Valley.

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I would love to see Andy Warhol's three great flesh flicks: "Trash," "Heat" and "Flesh.", all starring the unforgettable Joe Dellasandra. These movies have mucho nudity and simullated sex but are well worth watching to see what one of of America's much hyped artists was doing on film during the 70s. "Heat," in particular, is hysterical, a take-off of Sunset Boulevard with sylvia Miles the aging film star and Joe Dellasandra her shiftless boyfriend.

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Two cult classics that would be perfect for late Friday night TCM Underground:

 

1. Neighbors (1981) -- Dan Aykroyd & John Belushi (from the novel by Thomas Berger) Belushi's last movie.

 

2. Steelyard Blues (1973) -- Donald Sutherland, Jane Fonda, Peter Boyle

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I would love to see Andy Warhol's three great flesh flicks: "Trash," "Heat" and "Flesh.",

 

I remember "Trash". I also remember a Warhol film about Dracula, maybe the title was "Dracula". The story line was that Dracula could only drink the blood of virgins and all the women that he attacked always told him they were virgins. Of course they were not and so Dracula would become violently ill after feasting on their blood. This movie was in the style of Trash and very funny. Would love to see it and the ones that you requested. Thats two votes.

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Waiting for Guffman, Best In Show, and A Mighty Wind - all hilariously satirical movies directed by Christopher Guest. The same team of actors star in all three movies. I don't know which one is my favorite as they're equally great!

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BEGOTTEN (1989). This is a very odd number -- it makes THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI look like SON OF FLUBBER. Shot in a grainy, almost abstract visual style, it's not for all tastes. I'm not even sure it's to my taste, but I find myself going back to it as it slowly reveals its secrets. What's it about? Good question . . .

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I also love: _A Boy and His Dog_ (1975) - Don Johnson plays a young man in a post nuclear war world who has an interesting friend, a telepathic dog. The dog gives him an advantage in dealing with the barbaric world he lives in. When Johnson finds one place that has escaped the devastation of the war, he also finds some rather odd attitudes.

 

Has to be seen to be believed! I saw this bck in the late 80's on VHS!

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So many, but my top 5 would be:

 

*Female Trouble*

*Targets*

*The Legend of Billie Jean*

*The Creeping Terror*

*Les Yeus sans visage*

 

I have trouble accepting many films as "cult", at least by my definition of the word. Films like *Rocky Horror Picture Show*, *Valley of the Dolls*, *Beyond the Valley of the Dolls*, *Black Christmas*, and others, were all successful films from their release. At least with *Rocky Horror* (a film I despise), it was always more about the audience than the film, but still, I always think of a cult films as a picture that made no noise on its release, but developed a following over the years. It's by that definition that I made my list above.

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I've gone all over the map for types of movies from straight exploitation and horror (my 2 favorite film types) all the way to tomance and even a gay comedy since I will watch any kind of movie

 

My top few are

 

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains (Very young Diane Lane and Laura Dern)

Rock n Roll High School (The Ramones appear as themselves)

Pink Flamingos (The funniest and one of the most disgusting movies I've seen)

Rocky Horror Picture Show (No need to say more)

Cannibal Holocaust (Don't like real animal violence stay away)

Show Me Love (F**king Amal is the original swedish title - A really good love story)

D.E.B.S. (Hilarious Spy Movie Satire)

Fight for you Life (If you are PC and can't stand racist slang ignore this exploitation movie)

Meet The Feebles (The Muppets on Acid - Hell Hath no fury like a hippo scorned)

Bad Taste (Peter Jackson's First movie Gory and Funny)

Another Gay Movie (Think of the Gay version of American Pie - I'm straight and couldn't stop laughing)

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> Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains (Very young Diane Lane and Laura Dern)

 

Ray Winstone was also in it. Good to see it finally receiving a DVD release and even getting shown on TCM Underground B-)

 

> Meet The Feebles (The Muppets on Acid - Hell Hath no fury like a hippo scorned)

 

Haven't seen that since before Peter Jackson hit the big time. Would love to watch again.

 

Has anyone here watched *Dr. Caligari* (1989) or *Lobster Man from Mars* ?

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Here is a movie that could be a Cult Classic if it would get released on DVD. I am not sure how many remember Cold Turkey from 1971 but it was a very good comedy. Some big names in it and its a movie by Mel Brooks so you know what to expect.

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