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#4602579 - 06/29/22 04:05 AM For you wiser more mature members who lived on June 25th, 1982.  
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Both film released on June 25th, 1982. Both were box office failures. Why? One too weird and one too scary?

https://gizmodo.com/blade-runner-thing-ridley-scott-john-carpenter-sci-fi-h-1849106223

Or could be their trailers? They don't make anyone run to the cinema to watch these..





I saw both on videotape. Blade Runner was boring. Now I appreciate it more especially after seeing the 6 other versions.

The Thing made me want to vomit when I saw it. I have since come to love its ambiguous story and ending.

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#4602580 - 06/29/22 04:15 AM Re: For you wiser more mature members who lived on June 25th, 1982. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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I saw The Thing in the theater that summer. I was 14. It had some great moments. Never saw Blade Runner.

#4602581 - 06/29/22 04:33 AM Re: For you wiser more mature members who lived on June 25th, 1982. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Never? You need to see all 7 version once.

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Interesting thing is that The Thing was hated on release.

Now revered as a classic and one of my favourite films. It oozes atmosphere. Brilliant.

#4602591 - 06/29/22 10:43 AM Re: For you wiser more mature members who lived on June 25th, 1982. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
Both were box office failures. Why? One too weird and one too scary?
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Blade Runner was radically ahead of its time. Most audiences at the time just didn't know how to take it.

Don't really know why "The Thing" failed at the box office except that it didn't have any major stars on the cast. Kurt Russell was not yet an A list celeb when this came out.


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Saw The Thing about '83, '84ish. Absolutely loved it, always have. Bladerunner i never really appreciated until about 5 or 6 years ago, i must have needed the right frame of mind to watch it.


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#4602829 - 07/03/22 01:29 PM Re: For you wiser more mature members who lived on June 25th, 1982. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
Never? You need to see all 7 version once.

7 ? I can't see that happening. Sci - Fi does not interest me.

#4602834 - 07/03/22 03:50 PM Re: For you wiser more mature members who lived on June 25th, 1982. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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I also saw both on release, being not only a sci-fi fan but interested in the practical effects part of it all too. The Thing just went under the radar as an over-the-top horror film. Didn't get any interest outside of horror & sci-fi fans, maybe due partially to the unusual male-only cast.

Blade Runner, despised on release by critics. Of course, you can't find any critics now who will admit to being anything other than recognising of its importance smile

Like a lot of other movies, these two became classics and favourites upon the rise of the home video which was occurring at that time.


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My parents where visiting friends, and just wanted to get me and the other boy out of their hair. They gave us money for the movie, The Thing just happened to be playing.

#4602879 - 07/04/22 11:17 AM Re: For you wiser more mature members who lived on June 25th, 1982. [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
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Blade Runner was radically ahead of its time. Most audiences at the time just didn't know how to take it.
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And it still is wink
LA doesn't really look anything like it.
Neither do we have attack ships at the Shoulders of Orion, or could watch C-beams near the Tannhauser Gate - even worse, we don't even know yet where the latter would be pitchafit
And worst, no Rachael, Pris or Zhora Salome in sight sigh

But according to the film, all that should have happened by 2019 biggrin

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Originally Posted by WhoCares


But according to the film, all that should have happened by 2019 biggrin


There also should have been a major global nuclear war which wiped out almost all animal life on the planet as well as causing constant acid rain so I guess we got lucky in those areas!


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“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
#4604189 - 07/21/22 08:21 AM Re: For you wiser more mature members who lived on June 25th, 1982. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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More memory lanes trips for y'all wiser members

Alien 1979 43 anniversary was in May (release 5/25/1979)

if you haven't seen Alien 1979, this video has spoiler



Aliens 1986 36 anniversary was 3 days ago (release 7/18/1986)

https://www.tiktok.com/@kevingillespie52/video/7121821069010423046

Fan Edit trailer



Terminator 2 31 anniversary was 2+ weeks ago (release 7/5/1991)

https://collider.com/t2-subverts-terminator-expectations/

Fan Edit trailer, I like how they it doesn't doesn't show the new Terminator or show
the old Terminator being good




and finally, Predator 1987 is 35 years old (release 6/12/1987)

https://www.inverse.com/entertainment/predator-arnold-schwarzenegger-35-year-anniversary

Fan Edit trailer


#4604203 - 07/21/22 10:35 AM Re: For you wiser more mature members who lived on June 25th, 1982. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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If someone hasn't seen "Alien" by now they are not going to see it.


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#4604241 - 07/21/22 06:33 PM Re: For you wiser more mature members who lived on June 25th, 1982. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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I contacted Bradbury Building management in mid-2019 to suggest that they host a presentation of Blade Runner in November, 2019, but they said they couldn't get the rights to show it.


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Originally Posted by Arthonon
I contacted Bradbury Building management in mid-2019 to suggest that they host a presentation of Blade Runner in November, 2019, but they said they couldn't get the rights to show it.



That definitely qualifies you as a hardcore fan!

I never saw Blade Runner during its original theatrical run in 1982 but I did see "Blade Runner: The Final Cut" in the movie theater when it was released in 1992 for the 10th anniversary.

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I saw "Blade Runner" many times on television throughout the 80s. Absolute classic. Loved it then same as now. Folks back then simply missed out. I never understood why it wasn't more popular--likely because the pacing was so slow? That's about the best I can come up with, however film from the 70s was quite slow paced so "Blade Runner" never felt out of place.

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The original had Harrison Ford's voice-over, and I think that may have impacted people's opinion. I remember first seeing it, and thought it looked good, but the voice-over made it feel a little gimmicky. I remember calling it "Replicants Don't Wear Plaid," as a reference to a Steve Martin film that came out about the same time (Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid) that was modeled after the 40s detective stories.

Then I saw the Director's Cut in an art house theater and thought, "wow, that was a big improvement!" I think it's after that that it took on a cult status. I wonder, though, if I would have fully understood everything happening in the Director's Cut without having seen the original with the narration.


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That indeed is the catch 22 with Deckard’s voice over. The droning gets annoying after a while but a lot of interesting backstory is also provided.

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I prefer the version with voiceover--gives the film a very novelesque feel.

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I wonder how many people who have seen the movie but not read the short story had any clue about why all the animals in the movie were artificial? Absolutely no explanation was given in the movie with or without Deckard's voice-over.

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34 years ago, exactly today, 7/22/1988

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowb...Hards-Nakatomi-Plaza-34-years-later.html

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The only Die Hard I saw in the movie theater was the third one with Jeremy Irons and Samuel Jackson.


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Back on Alien 1979.

Cats (the small ones humans keep in their homes) are the world's top predators. There have no equal, not on land, in the air or in the oceans.

SO Alien will not have worked.

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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
Back on Alien 1979.

Cats (the small ones humans keep in their homes) are the world's top predators. There have no equal, not on land, in the air or in the oceans.






How are you defining top predator?
There are other animals with higher % of successful hunting attempts. Others may argue that man is the top predator.


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Originally Posted by BUFF
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Back on Alien 1979.

Cats (the small ones humans keep in their homes) are the world's top predators. There have no equal, not on land, in the air or in the oceans.






How are you defining top predator?
There are other animals with higher % of successful hunting attempts. Others may argue that man is the top predator.


against what ? cattle and domesticated animals.
good luck mr top predator if you find yourself in the "nature" with only your wits about and no gun, and even with gun you are still at disavantage as many animals can take a few shots and gore you before they die.
or you are unlucky to be bitten by a venomous snake,spider, nasty ants,the wrong fly decides to bite you.

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Originally Posted by BUFF
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Back on Alien 1979.

Cats (the small ones humans keep in their homes) are the world's top predators. There have no equal, not on land, in the air or in the oceans.


How are you defining top predator?
There are other animals with higher % of successful hunting attempts. Others may argue that man is the top predator.


https://scitechdaily.com/house-cats-have-a-much-larger-impact-on-wildlife-than-wild-predators/

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/...life-animals-predator-prey-a9394791.html

https://www.npr.org/2020/04/18/8209...impact-on-local-wildlife-than-wild-preda

https://allthatsinteresting.com/killer-housecats

https://www.litter-robot.com/blog/why-felines-are-apex-predators/

https://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/local/2015/04/24/killer-cat-bird-predator/26297179/

Humans today are useless hunters without weapons and machines.

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Oh, I know about the impacts of domestic cats on wildlife (I am quite heavily into wildlife conservation) but I don't agree with "world's top predators. There have no equal, not on land, in the air or in the oceans" which is why I asked how you were defining that (& your links, 3 of which are for the same study, still don't really answer).

It's the ability to make & use tools that has got man to where he is (& also may be the death of it).


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A lot of NFB's posts remind me of those sensationalized Youtube video titles you see all the time.


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Alien was too scary and disgusting to see twice - and the cat agreed


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NFB, thanks for the amusing pictorial addition to a pretty dull topic.

I am a minority here but when I think of Blade Runner I think of Elvis, both highly overrated.

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Originally Posted by Sunchaser



I am a minority here but when I think of Blade Runner I think of Elvis, both highly overrated.





Disagree with the former but agree with the latter. Elvis just happened to be at the right place at the right time.


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This is 40 years old: release 5-14-1982.





I've yet to watch it. + to my need to watch list https://www.amazon.com/Conan-Barbarian-Arnold-Schwarzenegger/dp/B0026IYLS6



This is 40 on 10-22-2022.


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The original Conan has an absolutely brilliant score by Basil Poleidouris. It's one of my all time favorite film scores.


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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
The original Conan has an absolutely brilliant score by Basil Poleidouris. It's one of my all time favorite film scores.

The score was great but Sandahl Bergman is who I remember the most from that movie.


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Conan The Barbarian - (Soundtrack)





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Oh man. Most everyone in Conan no longer living. One of them die in auto accident at only 31

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0703211/bio

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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
Oh man. Most everyone in Conan no longer living. One of them die in auto accident at only 31

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0703211/bio



At least we still have Arnold and James Earl Jones still among us!


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Originally Posted by wheelsup_cavu
Sandahl Bergman is who I remember the most from that movie.


Saw this on Tik Tok

https://www.tiktok.com/@therealfactsverse/video/7149192337351200046


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Good movie which is surpassed by the film score. Basil Poleidouris turned in a tour de force.


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https://thedigitalbits.com/columns/my-two-cents/052123-1200

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I saw it in the movie theater during its original run and I remember that day very well. I was 7 years old.


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I remember on the drive back from the theater after seeing The Empire Strikes Back saying, repeatedly, "Man, that was a good movie!" I was 17.


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Originally Posted by Arthonon
I remember on the drive back from the theater after seeing The Empire Strikes Back saying, repeatedly, "Man, that was a good movie!" I was 17.



IMHO, ESB is the best Star Wars movie from the entire saga (original trilogy + prequels + all the Disney movies). Among the Disney films, I think "Rogue One" is by far the best.


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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by Arthonon
I remember on the drive back from the theater after seeing The Empire Strikes Back saying, repeatedly, "Man, that was a good movie!" I was 17.



IMHO, ESB is the best Star Wars movie from the entire saga (original trilogy + prequels + all the Disney movies). Among the Disney films, I think "Rogue One" is by far the best.



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What's sad is we haven't had anything Star Wars or ESB big in a couple of decades to release, maybe longer. There have been some big movies, for sure, but nothing as culture shifting for an entire generation. Star Wars literally redefined my childhood. Without, would there have been Gi Joe, Transformers, etc., the way we had them? I don't know. But I sure would love to see a film IP as groundbreaking and impressive come along again, that family members of all ages can enjoy.

ESB still holds up, and stands the test of time. NFB, I suggest you google for the despecialized version of "Empire Strikes Back," download and watch. This way you can enjoy the theatrical release in original, unaltered form.

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Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
What's sad is we haven't had anything Star Wars or ESB big in a couple of decades to release, maybe longer. There have been some big movies, for sure, but nothing as culture shifting for an entire generation. .



Since 2000 I can't think of ANY films that come close to the "culture shifting" that you mentioned. Not even Avatar managed to do that and it made 2 billion world wide.


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The LOTR series was pretty significant, and helped reinvigorate the medieval fantasy genre, influencing the look of many games like the subsequent Elder Scrolls, and helping spur series like The Witcher and Game of Thrones.

However we'll never see another series as culturally significant as Star Wars because movies themselves are no longer as culturally significant as they once were.

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Originally Posted by Crane Hunter

However we'll never see another series as culturally significant as Star Wars because movies themselves are no longer as culturally significant as they once were.


+1


It was inevitable really. All art forms have their peak and then decline from there. It's just a matter of how quickly that decline progresses and how much.


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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
It was inevitable really. All art forms have their peak and then decline from there. It's just a matter of how quickly that decline progresses and how much.


IMO visual storytelling that's not at least partially interactive is bound to fade out just as radio dramas did.

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Originally Posted by Crane Hunter

IMO visual storytelling that's not at least partially interactive is bound to fade out just as radio dramas did.



And opera is going down the same route at least in the US. Once the core audience (upper income people over the age of 60) dies off, I predict that many opera houses will close or will be converted into showing Broadway-style musicals.


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I remember the original Star Wars coming out. I was 9. It is the first blockbuster movie I think I saw, at the cinema. I had the soundtrack on vinyl (double album). I guess my Mom thought I would like it. Anything to keep me from those evil Kiss records hahaha
I remember the Jaws sensation, but I don't think I saw it until it was on TV.

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I don't think opera will go away. The wealthy and high class will continue to partake. Theater has survived for hundreds of years, so I don't think it will vanish. We might move to "holo theater" or something of the sort, but I think the venue will continue.

Great sci-fi will continue, but the big problem is the world has been in a constant state of decline since the 1980s ended, our last golden age, at least in the free(and even communist) world.

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It's still hard to believe at times that "Aliens" is now 37 years old. That movie has aged extremely well.


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Aliens is one of the greatest cinematic accomplishments in history.

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Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
Aliens is one of the greatest cinematic accomplishments in history.



Agreed. Alien and Aliens are timeless classics worth watching over and over again. The rest of the Alien franchise varies from average (worth watching a couple of times) to totally forgettable and not worth watching a second time.


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I was 26. I went to see it twice. Once with my father. And then with my then wife. My father and I didn't see eye to eye on much but science fiction was one thing we both agreed on.


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https://www.fandom.com/articles/batman-1989-tim-burton-michael-keaton-impact

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I did not see it at cinema. It's one of first movies we watch on our first DVD player in 1998 and it was my first time seeing it. I think the other movie Dad got with our first DVD player was Twister.

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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy

I did not see it at cinema. .



How old were you in 1989? That might explain why.


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Michael Keaton is the best cinema Batman by far. Nobody else comes close.

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Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
Michael Keaton is the best cinema Batman by far. Nobody else comes close.




He makes an excellent Bruce Wayne but IMHO Christian Bale was more convincing as Batman.


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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
Michael Keaton is the best cinema Batman by far. Nobody else comes close.




He makes an excellent Bruce Wayne but IMHO Christian Bale was more convincing as Batman.

+1


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"Commando" is definitely one of Arnold's mostly forgotten movies. It's right up there with "Red Heat" in that sense.


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30 years ago, October 8, 1993.

This is the first time I saw anything with Sylvester, Sandra and Wesley.

I thought Sandra was the cutest thing I ever seen.

Looking at Sandra's IMDB, https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000113/ she did The Vanishing and The Thing Called Love before Demolition Man, then Fire On The Amazon and Wrestling Ernest Hemingway after Demolition Man, before Speed.

Speed was the 2nd time I saw Sandra in a movie. So she wasn't famous yet when she did Demolition Man. Speed is the movie that made her a box office star.

Mom got mad at Dad for taking us to see a violent R movie.




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I was 21 years old when that movie came out. Sigh.


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Awesome movie that I have seen dozens of times. Never gets old.

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When I think 1993, the first movie that comes to mind is Jurassic Park. I ended up watching that three times in the theater.


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Lea Thompson and Michael J Fox are close to being that old now in reality.


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Never saw Predator 2 in the theater but I bought it on DVD sometime in the early 2000's so I've seen it several times. At the time of release in 1990 it was trashed by most critics. The movie certainly has some cheesy parts but I think other aspects worked well such as Bill Paxton's performance and getting to see the inside of the Predator ship as well as seeing more of the Predator's arsenal (combi-stick and disc).


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I've not seen Rocky movies. I don't like boxing.


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Rocky IV is FULL of typical 80's cheese but it has a lot of memorable quotes.


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It's on Amazon Prime but it's not free for Prime members, $3.49 to rent it for 48 hrs streaming.

https://www.amazon.com/Rocky-IV-Sylvester-Stallone/dp/B001A5KRXE

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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy


It's on Amazon Prime but it's not free for Prime members, $3.49 to rent it for 48 hrs streaming.

https://www.amazon.com/Rocky-IV-Sylvester-Stallone/dp/B001A5KRXE



I'd say that's a good deal. That's cheaper than buying it on DVD.


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There's also a Director's Cut on Amazon Prime for $3.89 48 hrs streaming rental.

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In 2020, Sylvester Stallone began work on having a new extended "director's cut" of the film edited, released in 2021 as "Rocky IV: Rocky vs. Drago - The Ultimate Director's Cut". While the list of changes is extensive, the main changes came from removing the infamous robot, adding more dramatic beats such as Adrian concerned about Apollo's reasoning to fight Drago, a sequence after Apollo's funeral in which Rocky blames himself for his death, Adrian's fear of Rocky leaving for Russia, as well as a large amount of alternate takes and angles from various scenes. While the run time is only about 2 minutes longer, estimations say there's roughly 40 minutes of alternate footage compared to the 1985 theatrical cut.

The director's cut has the following additions:


The film now opens with extended scenes from Rocky III (not just the fight), after these scenes it immediately cuts to Apollo in the pool playing with his dogs and hearing about Drago on the TV. (Completely omits the third fight between Rocky and Apollo and Paulie's birthday party).
A new scene in the front lawn of Rocky's house in which Apollo tells Rocky he wants to fight Drago.
Adrian and Rocky talk about Apollo in their kitchen after the scene where all of them are sitting around the table.
Drago actually answers some questions and talks during the press conference with Apollo.
The fight between Drago and Apollo was changed and edited.
Apollo's punches look harder then they did in the theatrical and the fight was also extended.
Rocky cries during Apollo's funeral and says that everything he has he owes to Apollo and later blames himself for Apollo's death to Adrian.
A scene after the fight of the boxing commission banning Rocky from fighting Drago (this scene was partially seen in the original trailer).
The scene where Adrian who is at the top of the stairs is talking to Rocky who is at the bottom of the stairs (right before the no easy way out montage) is extended.
Rocky says farewell to Adrian before leaving for Russia and she cries to him that she wants him to stay.
The second training montage (the one set to hearts on fire) is edited and extended to show new shots and new angles.
Rocky has a inner monologue with himself in his head to inspire himself during his fight with Drago.
The fight with Drago is a little different to show different angles and different shots but it runs around the same length.
Rocky's speech after the fight was extended and now references Apollo but is basically the same.
Some of the music cues were changed as well including the title sequence and the ending.


See them 277 changes here (Spoilers)

https://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=777252

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Sounds like a nice deal for someone who is a big fan of the movie. As for me, I last saw it on VHS circa 1991 so that's good enough for me. smile


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Really???

Isn't Terminator a 1984 film? It wasn't the highest grossing film?




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The original Terminator indeed came out in 1984 but it was a relatively low budget film with minimal advertising at the time. It had a great return on investment though which is why a sequel was made.

In 1984, Eddie Murphy was at the height of his popularity so that helped his movie tremendously at the box office.


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"Beverly Hills Cop" is a timeless, flawless classic, that came out during the height of creativity in the 80s--the years of 1980 - 1984. In those years we saw some of the most artistic innovation and experimentation since the days of Mozart. The music during those years was the pinnacle of the decade. They were grand times.

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Terminator was #21.

Many movies on this list I never saw.

https://www.boxofficemojo.com/year/1984/?grossesOption=totalGrosses

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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
Terminator was #21.

Many movies on this list I never saw.

https://www.boxofficemojo.com/year/1984/?grossesOption=totalGrosses


From the top 20 I have not seen:

8. Romancing the Stone
11. Purple Rain
13. Tightrope
14. The Natural
15. Greystoke Legend of Tarzan
18. Breakin
19. Bachelor Party


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Whoa... none of those?

I have seen every one.


Now you may better understand why I mostly review obscure movies many have never heard of. I have literally seen way too many films.

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Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
Whoa... none of those?

I have seen every one.


Now you may better understand why I mostly review obscure movies many have never heard of. I have literally seen way too many films.


A few of them like Purple Rain, Breakin and Bachelor Party I saw a few scenes here and there on cable but that's it.


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This can be a bit of a fun project. Let's do 1983 now. From the top 20 I've NOT seen:

#3 Flashdance (I've seen the two music videos a million times though)
#8 Risky Business
#13 Never Say Never Again
#14 Gandhi
#18 The Verdict
#19 The Big Chill
#20 Sudden Impact


https://www.boxofficemojo.com/year/1983/?ref_=bo_yl_table_41



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I have seen every one of the top 20 for 1983 as well. It wasn't until #26 am I unsure if I have seen the film or not.

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At 1984, I have only seen these, all on video or TV and some not until the past 3-4 years because they were free on Amazon Prime like The Philadelphia Experiment, Sixteen Candles and Tank just in past few months

Beverly Hills Cop
Ghost Busters
Indiana Jones
Gremlins
Star Trek 3
Romancing The Stone
2010
Terminator
Red Dawn
Dune
Conan The Destroyer
Starman
Last Starfighter
A Nightmare On Elm Street
Top Secret
Firestarter
Sheena
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
At 1984, I have only seen these, all on video or TV and some not until the past 3-4 years because they were free on Amazon Prime like The Philadelphia Experiment, Sixteen Candles and Tank just in past few months

Beverly Hills Cop
Ghost Busters
Indiana Jones
Gremlins
Star Trek 3
Romancing The Stone
2010
Terminator
Red Dawn
Dune
Conan The Destroyer
Starman
Last Starfighter
A Nightmare On Elm Street
Top Secret
Firestarter
Sheena
Missing In Action


Do you remember what was the very first movie you saw in a movie theater? Just curious.


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First movie? Prolly this. I sang this before I learn to speak in sentences of more than 3 words

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MxulhivCvI

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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
First movie? Prolly this. I sang this before I learn to speak in sentences of more than 3 words

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MxulhivCvI


Ah ok, so I'm guessing you were like 4 when you saw Lion King in 1994?

Star Wars "A New Hope" is the first film I clearly remember well seeing in a theater. I was 4 and I even remember some of the comments a guy made in the theater and a comment my mom made.


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40 years ago Dec 1983


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A rare case where the remake was better than the original.


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[quote=PanzerMeyer

Do you remember what was the very first movie you saw in a movie theater? Just curious.
[/quote]

Either 'Fantasia' (made my parents sit through that nearly twice, up to the dinosaur sequence!) or 'Sink the Bismark!'.

'50s/60s, English kids went to 'Saturday Morning Pictures' to see cliff-hanger serials such as 'Lassie' 'Roy Rogers' 'Flash Gordon' etc. My mother wouldn';t let me attend as there were 'too many low common types' there. smile



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I used to love Saturday Morning Pictures. The Gaumont as it was then. I'm sure mum appreciated getting us 3 brothers out from under her feet for the morning too, all for the low low price of 6d. 2 and a half pence in today money.


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Originally Posted by BD-123
My mother wouldn';t let me attend as there were 'too many low common types' there. smile




Was it those infamous "Teddy Boys".? biggrin

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My mother wouldn';t let me attend as there were 'too many low common types' there. smile




Was it those infamous "Teddy Boys".? biggrin


No, the age limit for the Saturday Morning was 13.
Teds would hang around outside and nick entrance money off hapless kids in the queue to get in!
Apart from that, many cinemas had notices declaring that: 'young men wearing Edwardian style clothing will be denied entry' after the newspapers of the time trumpeted how Teds were ripping up cinema seating with flick-knives during the screening of 'Rock Around the Clock'.
The violence associated with 'Teddy Boys' was a media contrivance; most Teds valued their stylish garb that ate up most of their wages, to risk damage in a scrap. Teds were the first manifestation here of youth not dressing like younger versions of their parents in those harsh days following wartime depredations.
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22 years ago 12/19/2001

I didn't know anything about the books but after seeing it on opening week , I was so impressed I went back to see it three more times



AND 26 years ago 12/19/1997



FINALLY 37 years ago 12/19/1986

Saw this on home VHS. What was it like to see in in cinemas?




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I also knew almost nothing about the Lord of the Rings books before the Peter Jackson films were released. I saw all three installments in the movie theater. Titanic I also saw in the movie theater and admittedly it was better than I was expecting.

Platoon I never saw in the theater but I've seen it on DVD/VHS multiple times. It's one of the best Vietnam war movies ever made IMHO.


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30 years ago on Christmas Day.

I never seen this.



52 years ago this week on 12/23/1971: one of my favorite movies




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Tombstone I saw on DVD a couple of years after it came out. Believe it or not, I have not seen Dirty Harry. One day I will.


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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
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22 years ago 12/19/2001

I didn't know anything about the books but after seeing it on opening week , I was so impressed I went back to see it three more times 

 [video:youtube]https://youtu.be/Ho7uiV2PI2g[/video] 

AND 26 years ago 12/19/1997

 [video:youtube]https://youtu.be/GfbEpgoiFQA[/video] 

FINALLY 37 years ago 12/19/1986


Saw this on home VHS. What was it like to see in in cinemas?

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 [video:youtube]https://youtu.be/hGsyEkfjhQk[/video] 



It was much more intense in the theater. Plus you did not see clips here and there for twenty plus years that ruin your viewing experience since each clip tended to gives away important plot points.
Like the movie Saving Private Ryan even with a full surround sound home theater setup you just do not get the full visceral experience of the movie unless you saw it on the big screen.


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I did not want to start a new thread.

60 years ago today, long before I existed. Mom said she had a crush on them.

TMI, MOM!!







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My mom was 17 at the time so she might have also been a big fan but unfortunately she was trapped in a Communist shi*hole at the time.


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40 years ago on 2/17. Another 80s movie I never seen. Maybe never cos it's a musical.


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There was a remake made about 10 years ago.


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I remember seeing the previews. I didn't see it. Not a fan of musicals.

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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
I remember seeing the previews. I didn't see it. Not a fan of musicals.



Same here with a few exceptions like Moulin Rouge.

The biggest mistake I made though was going see Evita in the movie theater. I didn't realize at the time that Evita was not a musical but an operetta which means every single word of dialogue is sung. That was a painful 2 hours.


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My sisters drag me to see Chicago (2002). I wanted to die. It was I can't stay home alone cos I am kid and if I stay home I don't get dinner because they (sisters, Dad, Mom) are all going to the movie and dinner and also cos I was a kid I had no money to order dinner like a pizza delivery.

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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
My sisters drag me to see Chicago (2002). I wanted to die. It was I can't stay home alone cos I am kid and if I stay home I don't get dinner because they (sisters, Dad, Mom) are all going to the movie and dinner and also cos I was a kid I had no money to order dinner like a pizza delivery.



From your description it sounds like you were 10 or younger at the time so I can totally understand why it was torture for you. A kid (especially a boy) having to watch a non-animated musical is more than enough torture.


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I remember seeing the previews. I didn't see it. Not a fan of musicals.


Me neither; perhaps we are just not gay enough Panzer! smile

I did enjoy 'Rocky Horror' though.



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Panzer HEART Musicals.

I haven't watch The Wizard Of Oz from beginning to end. I have tried several times but once the singing starts, I shut off.

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