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Old 27-09-2012, 17:53
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The Snake Pit 1948. Anatole Litvak.
All The Kings Men 1949. Robert Rossen.
A Face In The Crowd 1957. Elia Kazan.
The Cranes Are Flying 1957. D Mikhail. (USSR)
I'd love to see these films once more, but they rarely come up on TV. Anyone else have lists like this?
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Old 27-09-2012, 18:09
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A little known science fiction movie from the early 70s called Colossus: The Forbin Project. Very good movie about the US military building a supercomputer inside a mountain, which is designed to protect the US from a Soviet attack. When it's switched on it discovers it has a counterpart in Russia with similar programming so they both decided to work together....
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Old 27-09-2012, 18:09
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Nope, if there's a film I want to see chances are i'd be able to buy it, rent it, download it or borrow it. I'd never wait for TV to show a film I want to see.
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Old 27-09-2012, 19:13
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A little known science fiction movie from the early 70s called Colossus: The Forbin Project. Very good movie about the US military building a supercomputer inside a mountain, which is designed to protect the US from a Soviet attack. When it's switched on it discovers it has a counterpart in Russia with similar programming so they both decided to work together....
Itís available cheaply on a rather good DVD.


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Michael Mannís The Keep - Unavailable on DVD and rarely screened on TV and that goes for all the following: William Cameron Menziesí The Maze, Ib Melchiorís The Time Travelers and William Castleís Project X (this one recently released on blu-ray and DVD).
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Old 27-09-2012, 19:18
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Mute Witness.
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Old 27-09-2012, 22:32
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Come and See.
Themroc.
Night Of The Generals.
Mad Max 1.
Sophie Scholl.
Time Out.

All awesome films.But they'd rather show The Day After Tomorrow 10 times a year.
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Old 28-09-2012, 01:04
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The 1986 Sean Connery film The Name of the Rose was on BBC One last night.

First time I've ever seen it on TV. Good film too.
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Old 28-09-2012, 01:56
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I remember that. Didn't it have Faye Ripley in it? Another one from around the mid-nineties is Death and the Maiden
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Old 28-09-2012, 02:07
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Old 28-09-2012, 10:58
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There are so many, esp from the 70s/early 80s. All the below were pretty high profile films with big names and yet all but vanished in terms of TV

Movie Movie
Juggernaut
All the Marbles
Twilights Last Gleaming
The End
Hooper
City Heat
Sharky's Machine
Seems Like Old Times
Foul Play
The Electric Horseman
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days

loads more where they came from.
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Old 28-09-2012, 11:12
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Itís available cheaply on a rather good DVD.


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Michael Mannís The Keep - Unavailable on DVD and rarely screened on TV and that goes for all the following: William Cameron Menziesí The Maze, Ib Melchiorís The Time Travelers and William Castleís Project X (this one recently released on blu-ray and DVD).
Thanks for that.

The Time Travellers - now there's a blast from the past! Last time I saw that was on telly in the 70s
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Old 28-09-2012, 11:46
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Thatís on reasonably often.

Twilights Last Gleaming
Excellent film and just about to be released on blu-ray and DVD in the States.
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Old 28-09-2012, 11:51
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The Time Travellers - now there's a blast from the past! Last time I saw that was on telly in the 70s
Yes, Iím sure it was that long ago as well. I imagine the broadcasters reckon that the end of the film, where they basically re-run the previous hour or so at high speed, would look silly to a modern audience but itís so bonkers and unique that it is compellingly weird just for that reason.

Another thatís rarely shown is Mario Bavaís quite brilliant Danger: Diabolik. Available on DVD for ages but rarely screened on TV itís a true pop-art masterpiece complete with Terry-Thomas and a fantastic Ennio Morricone score - What more could you wish for?!
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Old 28-09-2012, 12:17
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Thatís on reasonably often.
Must be on SKY Movies or TCM certainly not been on FTA for as long as I can recall.
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Old 28-09-2012, 12:27
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Must be on SKY Movies or TCM certainly not been on FTA for as long as I can recall.


I donít have Sky or TCM but I recall seeing it in Radio Times on one of the FTA channels (BBC1 IIRC) now and again. Iím sure thereís a website that keeps track of how often these things are on.
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Old 28-09-2012, 12:41
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Thanks for that.

The Time Travellers - now there's a blast from the past! Last time I saw that was on telly in the 70s
I wish someone would release that on DVD. Its ending is very interesting indeed.
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Old 28-09-2012, 13:15
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A little known science fiction movie from the early 70s called Colossus: The Forbin Project. Very good movie about the US military building a supercomputer inside a mountain, which is designed to protect the US from a Soviet attack. When it's switched on it discovers it has a counterpart in Russia with similar programming so they both decided to work together....
Eric Braeden and Susan Clark gave a good account of the role. Although the studios gave a green light to a remake in 2007, to be directed by Ron Howard, the script is going through a rewrite with reportedly Will Smith in the role.
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Old 28-09-2012, 13:52
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the effect of gamma rays on man in the moon marigolds
the return of captain invincible
the yellow rolls royce
grande hotel
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Old 28-09-2012, 13:54
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...colossus is actually a trilogy of novels. only 1st one any good. other 2 are unbelievable crap ......
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Old 28-09-2012, 13:56
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not seen any rin tin tin on tv recently ....... he was a much better actor than lassie .....
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Old 28-09-2012, 14:08
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...the script is going through a rewrite with reportedly Will Smith in the role.
Heís on a one-man mission to ruin the memory of every good SF film ever made seemingly.


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Yellow Rolls Royce has been on TCM/TNT about two thousand times in the last 20 years.
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Old 28-09-2012, 15:06
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Thanks for the reminder about The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man -in-the-moon Marigolds. I thought nobody else had seen that.

A good one also is I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.
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Old 28-09-2012, 15:20
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Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing .

haven't seen that since the 80's .
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Old 28-09-2012, 15:22
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Good Burger hasn't been on for years
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Old 28-09-2012, 18:02
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Thanks for that.

The Time Travellers - now there's a blast from the past! Last time I saw that was on telly in the 70s
It's on YouTube: you can watch it all day if you want.
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