The 1970's Science Fiction Movie Poll

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hmmm, apparently The Martian Chronicles DVD is still in print over here but The Silver Locusts isn't, tho it's easy enough to get a used copy.

Cyders from Mars (Noodle Vague), Monday, 28 May 2012 14:49 (eight years ago) link

sorry, meant to say the orig Ray Bradbury book (Silver Locusts) isn't. anyway they're both well worth having iirc

Cyders from Mars (Noodle Vague), Monday, 28 May 2012 14:50 (eight years ago) link

watched the martian chronicles dvd again recently. loved the rocket prop but the whole thing didn't live up to my memories or the book.

koogs, Monday, 28 May 2012 14:54 (eight years ago) link

Zardoz 2

;_;

Boris Kutyurkokhov (Eisbaer), Monday, 28 May 2012 19:41 (eight years ago) link

ah thx read the book, never bothered with any screen adaptations

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 00:45 (eight years ago) link

wow

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 23:10 (eight years ago) link

awesome

the late great, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 23:12 (eight years ago) link

i think i'm going to watch barbarella again

is CQ any good?

the late great, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 23:13 (eight years ago) link

not really

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 23:13 (eight years ago) link

I kind of liked it, but I know I was in the minority

Ian Hunter Is Learning the Game (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 23:17 (eight years ago) link

it's not a patch on Barbarella that's for sure

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 23:24 (eight years ago) link

CQ is charming but not a must see. Soundtrack is alright.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 31 May 2012 02:48 (eight years ago) link

That's a good description

Ian Hunter Is Learning the Game (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 31 May 2012 02:52 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

haha, this is my 2nd google search result for "ken middleham ants"

nicest bitch of poster (La Lechera), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 17:58 (seven years ago) link

two years pass...

Perhaps of interest as a compare/contrast

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/lists/50-best-sci-fi-movies-of-the-1970s-20150114

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 18:11 (five years ago) link

I can think of a whole lot of films that didn't make the list better than most of their bottom 20 -- first third of this list makes the decade look a lot more wretched than it has to (though I hadn't even heard of 'welcome to blood city')

putting phase iv in the top 10 though, all is forgiven

Milton Parker, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 18:54 (five years ago) link

Whoa @ lost ending. I guess there were probably a bunch of other majorly cut parts throughout... still manages to be awesome, though.

emil.y, Sunday, 25 January 2015 15:13 (five years ago) link

Re-watched this today - love the sci fi update of 'Leiningen Versus the Ants.' Thanks for posting lost ending - it's great!

BlackIronPrison, Sunday, 25 January 2015 22:29 (five years ago) link

ten months pass...

http://www.amc.com/video-extras/dark-star

^^ "dark star" available to watch free on line

the late great, Monday, 30 November 2015 22:19 (four years ago) link

was really disappointed when I finally got around to watching that

Οὖτις, Monday, 30 November 2015 22:23 (four years ago) link

why?

the late great, Monday, 30 November 2015 22:49 (four years ago) link

because it's terrible? It isn't particularly funny, mostly it feels like a bad episode of Dr. Who

Οὖτις, Monday, 30 November 2015 22:55 (four years ago) link

that 70s Tom Baker era jankiness and ambling pace

Οὖτις, Monday, 30 November 2015 22:56 (four years ago) link

love that movie. its a perfect movie to just hang out with.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 30 November 2015 23:02 (four years ago) link

seven months pass...

Watched The Final Programme a few days ago, I'm kind of surprised this hasn't gotten a rerelease from Drafthouse or something. Hard for me to remember a film that reached an equally high level of entertainment and incomprehensibility.

JoeStork, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 21:32 (three years ago) link

The sight gag with the freezer crammed full of McVities was amazing.

JoeStork, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 21:33 (three years ago) link

The sight gag with the freezer crammed full of McVities was amazing.

JoeStork, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 21:33 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

Emerged. Haven't watched yet. Will soon if this proto-reality TV trope is in the leagues of 'Death Watch' or 'Year of the Sex Olympics' or just a slightly artier 'Das Millionenspiel' revamp.

Hu-Man, 1975, Terence Stamp, Jeanne Moreau

An actor is placed in dangerous situations and his fear will be broadcast to the television audience. The audience’s emotions will determine whether he is sent into the future or the past.

https://letterboxd.com/film/hu-man/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdvXZAPJkm0

Milton Parker, Saturday, 12 May 2018 23:40 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

well gosh. odd even for 1970's SF. one wonders what the shooting script could have looked like after the first third. definitely not for the impatient. definitely for people who like to wonder how films like this end up getting made. almost hilariously interminable, but ultimately that is by design. this youtube is a VHS transfer of the 87 minute TV edit, there's a version out there with another 20 minutes, can't even imagine

music credited to Eric Burdon, Tim Blake (of Gong / Hawkwind), David Horowitz, and, somehow, Patrick Vian -- not clear if they're collaborating or swapping off, the ballad at the beginning is clearly Eric Burdon but is that also him doing all the acapella screaming at the end? almost sounds like it could be but whatever it is, it's a riot. sounds like friends in Paris with a lot of gear deciding to record an all night jam session instead of going home after checking out the 1972 Taj Mahal Travellers concert

Milton Parker, Thursday, 31 May 2018 07:40 (two years ago) link

four months pass...

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