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J Stickman
11-16-2010, 03:33 AM
I remember back in 2006, I considered checking out The Departed when it was in theaters. I skipped it and haven't watched it until yesterday. Looking back, I would've loved to see it in theaters. I'm damn sure it would've blown me away. This could also apply to movies before our time. I knew a guy who actually watched Frank Zappa's 200 Motels in theaters back in the early '70s, ON ACID!!!

Marshall Crist
11-16-2010, 05:25 AM
BLACK DYNAMITE. What was I thinking.

THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN. Curse you, parents.

Troy Howarth
11-16-2010, 07:51 AM
Rosemary's Baby
Deep Red
Suspiria
Blood and Black Lace
Kill, Baby... Kill!
The Fearless Vampire Killers
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
The Exorcist
Texas Chain Saw Massacre
John Carpenter's The Thing
Once Upon a Time in The West
Taxi Driver
2001: A Space Odyssey
The Shining
Apocalypse Now

...and many more...

Patrick B.
11-16-2010, 08:53 AM
The Exorcist
Django
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Thing

Jason Lee
11-16-2010, 11:01 AM
TETSUO 3
Texas Chainsaw 2
Lifeforce
Exorcist
The Thing
Grotesque (LOL!)

Jason C
11-16-2010, 11:56 AM
Blade Runner
I never really "got it" until I saw it on Blu-ray. The best thing about Blade Runner is the atmosphere which isn't conveyed with VHS or DVD on a 25" TV and no surround sound. The few people that saw this in the theater in 1983 must of had their minds blown.


Alien
I might have wet myself during the chest burster scene had I seen it on opening weekend 1979. I was 3 years old at the time so I probably wet myself at some point that day anyway. But seriously, I've always thought of that scene as the most shocking...ever.

Jonathan H.
11-16-2010, 03:56 PM
I'd like to have been of age to have seen some of my favorite cult and genre films of the '70s and early '80s:

THE WARRIORS
THE WANDERERS
ALIEN
BLADE RUNNER
OVER THE EDGE (if I actually found a theater playing it!)
THE THING
ESCAPE FROM NY
FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH
HEAVY METAL
DAWN OF THE DEAD
CRUISING
SUSPIRIA

Otherwise, I'd like to have been alive and of age during the late silent and early talkie / pre-Code era so that I could have seen all of that history on screen as it unfolded, not to mention some of those fabled films that are now lost. The Von Sternbergs (silent and talkies), the early Lubitsch and Mamoulian musicals, Murnou, Lang, CONVENTION CITY (destroyed forever by Jack Warner), METROPOLIS, the Keatons and the Chaplins, etc.

Jeffrey K
11-16-2010, 04:33 PM
When I was a kid in the 1970s I was mainly interested in Sci-Fi and War movies. So I managed to routinely catch stuff like A BRIDGE TOO FAR, MIDWAY, LOGAN'S RUN, FUTUREWORLD, TENTACLES, STAR WARS, THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT, etc. Even so, I somehow managed to miss Philip Kaufman's INVASION OF THE BODYSNATCHERS, which is unforgivable.

But I also missed out on a lot of mid- to late-70s drama and exploitation pictures that I really, really wish I had seen in a theater -- even if only the PG-rated ones that I could go to by myself. Most of these movies I would first see on HBO, or later on VHS in the 1980s.

I did go with my parents to see JAWS, THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN, TWO-MINUTE WARNING, and ALIEN. But if I had it do over again I would spend a lot more time going to all the AIP and New World releases, and especially the Avco Embassy stuff like PHANTASM and THE MANITOU. And also the Charles Bronson films (though I did catch THE WHITE BUFFALO and BREAKHEART PASS).

As Woody Allen said, there are few things sadder than missed opportunities.

Derek Steckler
11-16-2010, 04:51 PM
Gone With The Pope (smacks head)

RichardDoyle
11-16-2010, 05:10 PM
Blade Runner
I never really "got it" until I saw it on Blu-ray. The best thing about Blade Runner is the atmosphere which isn't conveyed with VHS or DVD on a 25" TV and no surround sound. The few people that saw this in the theater in 1983 must of had their minds blown.

I saw it (in 1982 btw), but keep in mind we saw a different version. It had Ford's narration back then. I liked it, but it was really the initial release of the letterboxed director's cut on VHS that blew me away.

RichardDoyle
11-16-2010, 05:11 PM
Gone With The Pope (smacks head)

I wish I hadn't been an idiot and got so drunk beforehand that I slept through it.

RichardDoyle
11-16-2010, 05:13 PM
I didn't got to many movies during the 1990's, so that's the decade I have with the most "Why did you miss that?" moments. I wish I'd seen "Goodfellas" and "Boogie Nights".

More recently, I wish I'd gone to see "Grindhouse" in the theatre. Watching the extended version on DVD was extremely underwhelming.

Jonathan Douglas
11-16-2010, 06:16 PM
Regret not going to see Carpenter's THE THING when I had the chance, heaven knows why that one got skipped but did see his EFNY before though, I was probably in an action phase at that time more than horror. Also, would've been interesting to witness audience reactions to the original FRANKENSTEIN, KING KONG, PSYCHO and some early Hammer classics way back.

Daniel S.S.
11-16-2010, 07:30 PM
Not sure if I should feel good, old or just good and old but I saw these movies mentioned during their first run releases:

Alien, Blade Runner, The Thing, Escape From New York, The Shining, Apocalypse Now, Lifeforce, Heavy Metal, Dawn of the Dead and Phantasm.


Also, would've been interesting to witness audience reactions to the original FRANKENSTEIN, KING KONG, PSYCHO and some early Hammer classics way back.

Anyway, I agree with Jonathan and would add Planet of the Apes to his list.

Plus there's any number of early '70s drive-in fare that I would have loved to have actually seen in a drive-in - preferably in a 1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee.

Steve R
11-16-2010, 08:52 PM
Daniel, Me too.

Saw Apocalypse Now at the ZIegfeld in NYC. First show was sold out and we all sat on 54th Street eating take out breakfast and coffee. As the second show let out we spotted Mayor Ed Koch. Someone asked how was the movie and he gave a great spoiler free review that was knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

The Exorcist - I actuallly saw a "wet print" of this in NYC because Freidkin had changed part of the soundtrack at the last minute (inserting Tubular Bells). LAter on in its run the lines aroudn the block were amazing. You don;t get that anymore the way a film will stay in the theaters as people see it over and over.

Texas ChainSaw Massacre - Yeah it worked real well
John Carpenter's The Thing - Such a wonderful experience, it was an industry screening and we thought this was so good, yet some fled from the theater.
Once Upon a Time in The West - Long... Could not believe Fonda was a bad guy
Taxi Driver - People walked out of the Waverly theater on Sixth Avenue just stunned, shocked and silent. The Herrrman soundtrack was wondrful. And most of us recognized all the locations and that dude with the slicked back hair who played the drum on Broadway. This was our filmmaker, one of the few films to really know the city so well.
2001: A Space Odyssey - Wished I was high.
The Shining - This one really rocks on a big screen

Ron S
11-18-2010, 02:41 PM
Interesting that there are so many responses for John Carpenter's The Thing.

Here in Seattle, in the U-District, the Metro cinemas do a 'Metro Classics' bit on Wednesdays-- films that the owners think deserve to be seen on the big screen. Last week their choice was, by coincidence, The Thing. I unfortunately didn't make it, but I did make myself attend a couple months back when they showed Forbidden Planet.

Jonathan H.
11-18-2010, 05:07 PM
Interesting that there are so many responses for John Carpenter's The Thing.

Here in Seattle, in the U-District, the Metro cinemas do a 'Metro Classics' bit on Wednesdays-- films that the owners think deserve to be seen on the big screen. Last week their choice was, by coincidence, The Thing. I unfortunately didn't make it, but I did make myself attend a couple months back when they showed Forbidden Planet.

Cool. The more rep screenings of THE THING, the better. There is a big difference, of course, in seeing a film projected on 35mm in a repertory setting vs. seeing it upon its original release. I've had the opportunity to see MANY of the films I posted about, on 35mm, but I missed 'em, mostly because they were before my time, the FIRST time they came around.

RichardDoyle
11-18-2010, 07:01 PM
I'm glad to see so much love for "The Thing". I saw it in the theatre when it came out and just loved it. The fairly bad reputation it had for so many years always puzzled me.

R. Olson
11-18-2010, 07:58 PM
I'm glad to see so much love for "The Thing". I saw it in the theatre when it came out and just loved it. The fairly bad reputation it had for so many years always puzzled me.

I couldn't agree more Richard! Although I wasn't one of the lucky ones who got to see The Thing during its initial theatrical run......I've never understood how this film was so reviled when it was first released! I was absolutely blown away by the film from the first time that I saw it on VHS and it has remained among my top fave films of all time ever since!

I have a veritable laundry list of films that I would have loved to see in theatre but besides The Thing here are some of the other films that I would've loved to see:

The Evil Dead
The Exorcist
Jaws
Alien/Aliens
Humanoids From The Deep
Dawn Of The Dead
Burial Ground
The Howling
Cannibal Holocaust
City Of The Living Dead
Conan The Barbarian
The Terminator
Blade Runner
The Vampire Lovers
Clash Of The Titans
War Of The Worlds
Full Metal Jacket

Troy Howarth
11-19-2010, 09:37 AM
I'm glad to see so much love for "The Thing". I saw it in the theatre when it came out and just loved it. The fairly bad reputation it had for so many years always puzzled me.

The timing was off. Carpenter pleaded with Universal to change the ad campaign, change the title to Who Goes There? and bump it to Halloween. Universal had no faith in ET and were banking on The Thing, but when Spielberg's film came out and was a hit, Carpenter knew his film would be killed in comparison. He fought and lost - and then he took all the blame when it flopped. Such a pity.

Mike T
11-19-2010, 10:52 AM
Being born in the late sixties gave me the opportunity of having seen a lot of the aforementioned films on the big screen throughout my life. I have the vaguest of recollections of seeing The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno on the big screen, as well as Star Wars, Close Encounters, Tourist Trap, Stracrash, The Humanoid, The Spy Who Loved Me, Jaws 2, Prophecy, Grizzly, Golden Rendezvous, The Wild Geese etc etc. I think I've even seen Apocaplypse Now about three or four times at the movies, with all the teatrical re-releases they've done of it!

However, as I was born late in the sixties that meant that I wasn't old enough to see many of the slashers on the big screen as I was only a teenager when the cycle hit in the early eighties and the majority of them got the over-18 classification which determined I was too young to see them (thanfully, my Dad was pretty good about them and rented them on tape for me during the initial home video boom). I did get to see The Thing on the big screen though, which was probably instrumental in making it one of my most loved sci-fi thrillers (bought it on every home video format as they were released). Of R. Olson's list, I saw the following on the silver screen...



The Exorcist (The Version You've Never Seen, circa 2000)
Alien/Aliens
The Howling
Conan The Barbarian
The Terminator
Blade Runner
Clash Of The Titans
Full Metal Jacket

...and all had their respective effect in their day. I would have loved to have seen Jaws on the big screen, but being a bit young at the time that idea was vetoed outright (although the sequel was no worries a few years later). In recent years, with a lot of overseas travel involved in my life, as well as the eventual birth of our first child a couple of years back, cinemagoing has been on the wane for me for some years now -- there's a plethora of contemporary movies I still kick myself for passing up in the cinema only to wait for home video (you all know the ones, where you go "This would have been great to see at the cinemas" on seeing the DVD/BD).

In hindsight, some of the (contemporary and older) titles I would have loved to have seen on a big screen were...

The Banquet*
The Beach
The Beyond
Black Hawk Down
Black Snake Moan
Blood Diamond
Bride & Prejudice
Cannibal Holocaust (fat chance in Oz, as it was banned 'til 2007)
Casino Royale (the shame, the shame of having seen Danny boy's first Bond on DVD)
Chinatown (had the chance to see a revival screening, passed it up)
Cruising (again, passed up the re-release)
Curse of the Golden Flower*
Deep Red
Hero*
Hostel (just to have seen it with an audience)
House of the Flying Daggers*
Mister Canton & Lady Rose
Tenebrae

...yikes! That's starting to go on a bit -- I'll curtail it here for now, and come back to this thread later when I've thought of some more. :o

* these opulent Chinese epics were made for compulsory cinema experience!

R. Olson
11-19-2010, 11:55 AM
Being born in the late sixties gave me the opportunity of having seen a lot of the aforementioned films on the big screen throughout my life. I have the vaguest of recollections of seeing The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno on the big screen, as well as Star Wars, Close Encounters, Tourist Trap, Stracrash, The Humanoid, The Spy Who Loved Me, Jaws 2, Prophecy, Grizzly, Golden Rendezvous, The Wild Geese etc etc. I think I've even seen Apocaplypse Now about three or four times at the movies, with all the teatrical re-releases they've done of it!

However, as I was born late in the sixties that meant that I wasn't old enough to see many of the slashers on the big screen as I was only a teenager when the cycle hit in the early eighties and the majority of them got the over-18 classification which determined I was too young to see them (thanfully, my Dad was pretty good about them and rented them on tape for me during the initial home video boom). I did get to see The Thing on the big screen though, which was probably instrumental in making it one of my most loved sci-fi thrillers (bought it on every home video format as they were released). Of R. Olson's list, I saw the following on the silver screen...



...and all had their respective effect in their day. I would have loved to have seen Jaws on the big screen, but being a bit young at the time that idea was vetoed outright (although the sequel was no worries a few years later). In recent years, with a lot of overseas travel involved in my life, as well as the eventual birth of our first child a couple of years back, cinemagoing has been on the wane for me for some years now -- there's a plethora of contemporary movies I still kick myself for passing up in the cinema only to wait for home video (you all know the ones, where you go "This would have been great to see at the cinemas" on seeing the DVD/BD).

In hindsight, some of the (contemporary and older) titles I would have loved to have seen on a big screen were...

The Banquet*
The Beach
The Beyond
Black Hawk Down
Black Snake Moan
Blood Diamond
Bride & Prejudice
Cannibal Holocaust (fat chance in Oz, as it was banned 'til 2007)
Casino Royale (the shame, the shame of having seen Danny boy's first Bond on DVD)
Chinatown (had the chance to see a revival screening, passed it up)
Cruising (again, passed up the re-release)
Curse of the Golden Flower*
Deep Red
Hero*
Hostel (just to have seen it with an audience)
House of the Flying Daggers*
Mister Canton & Lady Rose
Tenebrae

...yikes! That's starting to go on a bit -- I'll curtail it here for now, and come back to this thread later when I've thought of some more. :o

* these opulent Chinese epics were made for compulsory cinema experience!

That's awesome Mike!! I understand how you feel. I was born in late 1974 (coming up this Wednesday the 24th to be exact!:D) so I was just a bit too young to catch some of the klassicks back in the day and my parents wouldn't allow me to watch anything too extreme until I was older but I still caught alot of great stuff in the theatre on it's initial release and I also made up for lost time on VHS.......As for your list I've seen:

Hero
Black Hawk Down
Casino Royale (All three were amazing to see on the big screen!)

Also saw Hostel (the audience reaction was cool but unfortunately the film left alot to be desired for me especially because I was lucky enough to see the far superior Wolf Creek about a month or so before and that film absolutely blew me away!!!)

House Of The Flying Daggers (this film was cool to see once but I haven't missed it since....)

Mike T
11-19-2010, 12:06 PM
Hero
Black Hawk Down
Casino Royale (All three were amazing to see on the big screen!)

Also saw Hostel (the audience reaction was cool but unfortunately the film left alot to be desired for me especially because I was lucky enough to see the far superior Wolf Creek about a month or so before and that film absolutely blew me away!!!)

House Of The Flying Daggers (this film was cool to see once but I haven't missed it since....)

Thanks, and I envy you! Casino Royale the most, obviously (although the Zhang Yimou films would have been cool), but also for Black Hawk Down. When Ridley Scott's on form, the best place to see his films are the cinema! Alien was real, claustrophobic terror in a darkened auditorium in its day (scared me silly as an 11yo -- but Dad enjoyed it), and seeing Gladiator up there so huge made it feel like a grand epic of old.

I'll give some thought to some other films I wished I'd seen theatrically, while I'm here...more shortly. :)

Mike T
11-19-2010, 12:48 PM
Okay, some other (old and new) favourites I would have loved to have seen on the big screen...but didn't:

Deep Blue Sea
The Descent
Donnie Darko
Doomsday (think it went straight to DVD here)
Dust Devil (not sure if it was ever released in Oz!)
Exiled
Expect the Unexpected
The Good, the Bad & the Ugly (missed the theatrical re-release, even!)
Just about any Hammer Film would have been cool in their day
The Host
Hot Fuzz (definitely an "audience" movie)
The Infernal Affairs trilogy
Kill Bill 1 & 2 (stupidly misread them, loved them on DVD)
Midnight Express
Munich
Old Boy
The Omen (original)
Pan's Labyrinth
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
PTU (Police Tactical Unit)
Se7en (perhaps the dumbest call of my movie-going life)
Just about any Shaw Brothers film from the sixties through late seventies
Shutter (sadly, Thai films nary get a release here)
Sin City (the BD kinda made up for that, though)
Star Trek (the 2009 reboot)
Taxi Driver
Tears of the Black Tiger
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original)
V for Vendetta
The Water Horse & Whale Rider (two more dumb misses at the movies)

...and the biggie...

Zombie (mind you, if I was old enough at the time I would have seen a pretty mangled version)

Bill M
11-19-2010, 01:55 PM
born in 57 so i saw tons of 60's and 70's era classics in the theater and later on in my teen years at the drive-in..too many titles to mention them all but many have already been listed
so many movies were rated M back in the 60's so depending on who was working the ticket booth most times you got in ..I remember being totally blown away by the ending of Bonnie and Clyde at the age of 10 ! ..and then get carded some 15 years later (at the age of 25) when I go to see The Thing :)
so basically I pretty much have seene most everything I woudl want to see in the theater alreayd at one time or another
Most of the newer stuff coming out is barely worth a rental let alone the price of a movie ticket

Troy Howarth
11-19-2010, 02:00 PM
Saw the Kill Bills and Casino Royale on the big screen, also got to see Alien and The Omen at revival screenings... they all played well in that context, but I also think they translate well enough to home video.

Steve R
11-19-2010, 02:39 PM
I was very fortunate to grow up in NYC. We had many rep n rev theaters that showed a mix of old classics and cult films. Always double features. I was able to catch so many of these great films on the big screen. Course back then before video tape it was that or TV. I'll never forget the kick it was to see such familiar films up there, so big, so clear and powerful. Even Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein was amazing.

I went to NYU and we haunted the Elgin Theatre over on Eight Avenue.
On the weekends you could see two films, and then catch The Harder They Come as a midnight showing. There was always a strange smell in the theatre..... :D

Oh and for several of my birthdays as a kid we went to see the new James Bond film that just opened. After Goldfinger came out they double billed Dr. No and Russia with Love. Though the best was the Spend the Day with Clint Eastwood festivals. You'd go in at 10:00 am in the morning and see Fistfull of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, Good Bad and Ugly and Hang "em High.
I do miss it. I did see Inception on the big IMAX screen and that was a kick.
Course nothing beats seeing a horror movie with a ten year old's eyes or Bond as a young teenager.

RichardDoyle
11-19-2010, 05:43 PM
The timing was off. Carpenter pleaded with Universal to change the ad campaign, change the title to Who Goes There? and bump it to Halloween. Universal had no faith in ET and were banking on The Thing, but when Spielberg's film came out and was a hit, Carpenter knew his film would be killed in comparison. He fought and lost - and then he took all the blame when it flopped. Such a pity.

That certainly explains it's commercial failure, but not it's critical failure. For years the consensus seemed to be that it was all gory effects with no story or characters to ground it. Not only is that not true, but the story and characters are quite similar to any number of Carpenter films that the same people praised.

Well, maybe it does kind of explain it. Maybe folks felt they needed to explain it's massive commercial failure by finding faults with the film.

Jonathan Douglas
11-19-2010, 06:29 PM
Some historically important mixed genre films caught then; CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, STAR WARS, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, FRIDAY THE 13TH II, THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (classiest 007), LIFE OF BRIAN, BRAZIL, TOOTSIE, THE HOWLING, E.T. and DAWN OF THE DEAD (surprised me and a mate even got in there). A few less important ones but still cool; FIREFOX, KING KONG, JAWS 3, CONVOY, THE EXTERMINATOR, BUGSY MALONE, FORCE 10 FROM NAVARONE, THE STING, and FIRST GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY.

Andy Copp
11-19-2010, 06:51 PM
Having run the HORRORAMA screenings for the last fourteen years I have been able to go back and undo a lot of the damage I did by missing tons of movies I wished I had seen in theaters. JOHN CARPENTER'S THE THING being a prime example. Played that I believe in 1998 or 1999. Over the years I've been able to see movies as diverse as ZOMBIE, CANNIBAL FEROX, THE CANDYSNATCHERS, BRIDES OF DRACULA, DR. BUTCHER M.D. REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN, BLACKENSTEIN, PIECES, PUMPKINHEAD, and the big one for me TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. We also got to do rare screenings of BEYOND RE-ANIMATOR and MOTHER OF TEARS (which I still think sucks, but lots of other people do not).

R. Olson
11-20-2010, 04:32 AM
Okay, some other (old and new) favourites I would have loved to have seen on the big screen...but didn't:

Deep Blue Sea
The Descent
Donnie Darko
Doomsday (think it went straight to DVD here)
Dust Devil (not sure if it was ever released in Oz!)
Exiled
Expect the Unexpected
The Good, the Bad & the Ugly (missed the theatrical re-release, even!)
Just about any Hammer Film would have been cool in their day
The Host
Hot Fuzz (definitely an "audience" movie)
The Infernal Affairs trilogy
Kill Bill 1 & 2 (stupidly misread them, loved them on DVD)
Midnight Express
Munich
Old Boy
The Omen (original)
Pan's Labyrinth
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
PTU (Police Tactical Unit)
Se7en (perhaps the dumbest call of my movie-going life)
Just about any Shaw Brothers film from the sixties through late seventies
Shutter (sadly, Thai films nary get a release here)
Sin City (the BD kinda made up for that, though)
Star Trek (the 2009 reboot)
Taxi Driver
Tears of the Black Tiger
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original)
V for Vendetta
The Water Horse & Whale Rider (two more dumb misses at the movies)

...and the biggie...

Zombie (mind you, if I was old enough at the time I would have seen a pretty mangled version)

I saw these:
Kill Bill Vol.1&2 (These films were the ones that made me a die hard Tarantino fan!)
The Host (descent but not essential)
Hot Fuzz (Absolutely fabulous!!! A ton of fun like SOTD and SPVTW)
Pan's Labyrinth (enjoyed it but didn't fully appreciate it until subsequent viewings)
Se7en (nuff said!)
Sin City (Definitely amazing to see on the big screen!)
Star Trek (2009) (I've seen all of the Star Trek films in the theatre thru First Contact, but missed the last 2 before the reboot which was absolutely supreme!)
Doomsday (I was lucky enough to see it with a great rowdy crowd!!!)
The Descent (I actually saw/purchased the UK 2 disc set the April before it came out in theatres the following August here in the US. Even though I knew that the ending had been truncated I still HAD to see it on the big screen!!!!)

Even in the age of home theatre systems and giant flatscreen TVs, I still feel there's no substitute for the full theatre going experience!!!! Just my humble opinion of course.....:D

Guillaume P
11-20-2010, 06:16 PM
FULL CIRCLE/THE HAUNTING OF JULIA
PHENOMENA
DEEP RED
INFERNO
TENEBRE
TRAUMA
THE STENHAL SYNDROME
THE CARD PLAYER
MOTHER OF TEARS
JAWS
DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE
CHRISTINE
NEXT OF KIN
HALLOWEEN
ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 (1976)
IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS....

Ian Miller
11-21-2010, 07:53 AM
Looking at the most recent 42nd St. entry on Temple of Schlock made me think of one I would have loved to seen first-run: CUTTHROATS NINE. Oh the nihilism!

Edward McDougal
11-21-2010, 06:54 PM
^^ Epic flick, my friend has a 35mm print of it I was gonna buy once, but passed on it for another film instead

Anyhow is this films we had the chance to see and didnt or those that were before our time as well? If the latter is the case, the list is endless, so I will just go with some that I have seen, on 35mm, on the big screen, that were EPIC

-I spit on yoru grave (best experience ever)
-cannibal holocaust
-eraserhead
-pieces
-pink flamingos
-burial ground (a-fucking-mazing)
-demons
-nightmares in a damaged braind (With Savinis name on the credits)
-Vigilante
-Blue Velvet
-The Beyond
-Evil Dead
-The Exorcist
-Zombie
-Rocky Horror
-Clockwork Orange
-The Thing
-Blood Beach
-Big Lebowski
-Kustom Kar Kommandos (Kenneth Anger's short film. Actually on 16mm, but it was awesome!)


Every print was FULLY UNCUT, with the exception of I SPIT. It was missing the scene where she locks the door after the bathroom tub scene (random) so it must have been cut as it burnt up or something. And then the rock rape scene was there, but shortened. Still amazing. I couldnt imagine more than 1-2minutes being cut out of it.

ehhh, a few other archival prints, I forget what though

Richard R.
11-21-2010, 07:39 PM
There is no one specific film, but... Before I die, I would love to see a dusk-'til-dawn exploitation/horror/trash marathon at an actual drive-in. I don't even care if the movies themselves are any "Good". I just want the experience of it.

Sadly, it's probably never going to happen unless I strike it rich and buy my own drive-in.

Matthew BB
11-21-2010, 09:25 PM
DAWN OF THE DEAD (surprised me and a mate even got in there).

Yeah, even if it would make me considerably older now, I would love to be able to say that I saw any movie in its initial theatrical run that said this or something like it at the bottom of the poster:

"There is no explicit sex in this picture; however, there are scenes of violence, which may be considered shocking. No one under 17 will be admitted"

Whenever I think of something like MOTHER'S DAY or MANIAC, I get these romantic thoughts about what it must have been like to get your senses assaulted by those at a neighborhood theater no less and then go hang out after at a roller rink or drive-up diner that's now long, long gone. I'm sorry, I envy the hell out of any horror fan who was alive and young/courageous in that era.

paul h.
11-21-2010, 10:19 PM
Yeah, even if it would make me considerably older now, I would love to be able to say that I saw any movie in its initial theatrical run that said this or something like it at the bottom of the poster:

"There is no explicit sex in this picture; however, there are scenes of violence, which may be considered shocking. No one under 17 will be admitted"

Whenever I think of something like MOTHER'S DAY or MANIAC, I get these romantic thoughts about what it must have been like to get your senses assaulted by those at a neighborhood theater no less and then go hang out after at a roller rink or drive-up diner that's now long, long gone. I'm sorry, I envy the hell out of any horror fan who was alive and young/courageous in that era.

I saw Dawn Of The Dead in my neighborhood mall 6 screen theater at a midnight show (back in the day). The film broke three or four times, and there was almost a riot. It was awesome.

Matthew BB
11-21-2010, 10:31 PM
I saw Dawn Of The Dead in my neighborhood mall 6 screen theater at a midnight show (back in the day). The film broke three or four times, and there was almost a riot. It was awesome.

Exactly what I would have loved to be part of-great story!

Edward McDougal
11-21-2010, 10:57 PM
watching a film burn is awesome, but its soooo bad for the brain of a platter system. Well I should restate that, hopefully it doesn't turn out badly, because if it does, its big muniez

I was watching WILD AT HEART with my friend (the theater owner) who this very overweight short man in his 60s. Well when the fire effect starts, i think after the intro scene that motherfucker jumped out of his seat and ive never seen a fat man run that fast, he thought the film was burning up, hahahaaha

Keith B.
11-22-2010, 01:24 PM
I saw HELLRAISER when it was released, with a packed theatre. During a suspenseful moment, a guy in the back started screaming "GET YOUR FUCKING HANDS OFF ME! YOU GODDAMN QUEER!"

I guess he got groped. It took like 10 minutes to get him out of the theatre.

Back on track, the one movie I wish I had seen on the big screen is UNFORGIVEN.

Keith B.
11-22-2010, 01:29 PM
Yeah, even if it would make me considerably older now, I would love to be able to say that I saw any movie in its initial theatrical run that said this or something like it at the bottom of the poster:

"There is no explicit sex in this picture; however, there are scenes of violence, which may be considered shocking. No one under 17 will be admitted"

Whenever I think of something like MOTHER'S DAY or MANIAC, I get these romantic thoughts about what it must have been like to get your senses assaulted by those at a neighborhood theater no less and then go hang out after at a roller rink or drive-up diner that's now long, long gone. I'm sorry, I envy the hell out of any horror fan who was alive and young/courageous in that era.

I got into several unrated films back in the 80's despite being very much under the age of 17.....DAY OF THE DEAD, REANIMATOR, PIECES, GATES OF HELL, and DEMONS. The only one where they refused to let me in was TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2.....but that was the only one where I didn't have an adult with me.