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Re: Films you truly consider 'so bad they're good'
« Reply #90 on: January 16, 2021, 06:12:08 PM »
I would "highly" recommend Tammy and the T-Rex. It's fuckin mad. Paul Walker is a high school student whose new girlfriend, Denise Richards, has a crazy mad ex boyfriend who turns up at the school wanting a fight. After a long swedge where they mostly just grab each other's dicks, the ex boyf gets chased off. Later, he and his gang kidnap Paul Walker and murder him with some lions in a park.

Meanwhile, a mad scientist has been experimenting with the idea of putting a human brain inside a massive animatronic tyrannosaurus rex just for the shits and giggles of doing that, so when Paul Walker's lion-mauled corpse is found, he jumps at the chance!

So Paul Walker, now reincarnated as a robot dinosaur, goes on an insanely gory rampage, tearing off faces and stamping kids into mince, before rekindling his relationship with Denise Richards. I think there's a bit where she dances in her bra and pants in her bedroom whilst Paul Walker the Dinosaur watches through the window, unable to masturbate because of his tiny arms.

In the end Paul Walker is a brain in a jar and Denise Richards is still teasing him by dancing around in her bra and pants as they try and work out how they will have sex.

I just watched this, it delivered

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Re: Films you truly consider 'so bad they're good'
« Reply #91 on: January 20, 2021, 04:02:52 AM »
Geteven!  (aka Road To Revenge)

Easily top 5 so-bad-it's-good of all time, and I can't believe it's taken me til now to watch it.

John De Hart was or is a lawyer, and for some reason in 1993 decided to make a movie. William Smith, Wings Hauser, one of the blokes from "Samurai Cop" and Pamela Jean Bryant (a former Playboy playmate) are the people you might have seen before - Smith and Hauser appear to be improvising all their dialogue, possibly in Hauser's case because he was steaming drunk in every scene.

The three men are cops, but Smith betrays the other two. Then Hauser gets drunk for the next hour. De Hart gets back together with his former fiancee, who's just gotten out of a Satanic cult. Smith becomes a judge, but still acts like a sleazy cop and sells drugs. Also, he's in charge of the Satanic coven. Eventually, Smith's goons kill Bryant, so in the last ten minutes of the movie De Hart decides to get even.

It's incredible. Nothing makes any sense. Because he was filming one "star" who was permanently sozzled, and one who was indifferent to learning lines, every scene either man is in feels weird and scratchy. De Hart is incapable of showing emotion. There's one shot where Hauser is passed out in front of the TV, by now showing static, and his ex wife comes in to argue about alimony, and a combination of two average actors improvising the messy end of their relationship, and the reverse shots of the static-spewing TV in the middle of a dark room, felt like some nightmarish melding of Cassavetes and early David Lynch - completely by accident, I'm sure.

Oh, and De Hart does all the soundtrack, and it's every bit as hideous as the movie. Sounds like Jandek covering Bryan Ferry.

It's really got to me how weird and bad this was. I can't recommend it highly enough to the readers of this thread.

Re: Films you truly consider 'so bad they're good'
« Reply #92 on: January 20, 2021, 10:44:20 AM »
We watched Battlefield: Earth the other weekend and I found myself really enjoying it. It's like a parody of a bad film. It does feature one of my now favourite moments in film

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=ntiPIVSiysQ

Re: Films you truly consider 'so bad they're good'
« Reply #93 on: January 20, 2021, 01:22:41 PM »
Escape From New York

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« Reply #94 on: January 20, 2021, 01:56:11 PM »

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Re: Films you truly consider 'so bad they're good'
« Reply #95 on: January 20, 2021, 02:28:39 PM »
Escape From New York

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Where does it fail in what it sets out to do?

Now, Escape from LA, where they try to ramp up everything from EfNY but over-egg it (Big Trouble in Little China arrived at the exactly right destination EfNY started off for). I could see that.

Ghosts of Mars would be another Carpenter failure, but it's too boring to really belong in this thread.

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Re: Films you truly consider 'so bad they're good'
« Reply #96 on: January 20, 2021, 10:47:00 PM »
...over-egg it (Big Trouble in Little China).

Over-side Egg Shen it (Big Trouble in Little China).

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Re: Films you truly consider 'so bad they're good'
« Reply #97 on: February 07, 2021, 06:07:21 PM »
I'm watching Fight of Fury after seeing the trailer posted in the LCTMYCWL thread. It's a very serious subject (human trafficking, which isn't funny) but the film is so low budget and ridiculous it's hard not to laugh in places.

One scene has students in a classroom, they are all sitting around three big round tables and they are around 14 years old, you'd think big round tables would only be for younger children.

Another scene it looks like the big boss has his lines stuck to the laptop screen and briefly takes a look at them.

There is also the only training scene I've seen where the "master" spars with the "pupil" and stops her during the fight by hugging her and saying "shh, shh". They then sit together with drinks of water and there is a sudden cut to a closeup of a muscle, and then cut back to them sitting together.

It's free on Amazon Prime at the moment and you can rent or buy it on Youtube, not sure about other services.

The actors aren't too bad but I think it's one for this thread.
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Re: Films you truly consider 'so bad they're good'
« Reply #98 on: February 07, 2021, 06:46:59 PM »
??

Where does it fail in what it sets out to do?

Now, Escape from LA, where they try to ramp up everything from EfNY but over-egg it (Big Trouble in Little China arrived at the exactly right destination EfNY started off for). I could see that.

Ghosts of Mars would be another Carpenter failure, but it's too boring to really belong in this thread.

Like Robocop 2 I think Escape from LA is one of those films that seemed over the top at the time but the world has become stupid enough that it seems kind of prescient now.

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Re: Films you truly consider 'so bad they're good'
« Reply #99 on: February 11, 2021, 01:31:02 PM »
A Road House related collectable (sold out!):



I wonder if the grammar in the book is as good as on the webpage?

Re: Films you truly consider 'so bad they're good'
« Reply #100 on: February 13, 2021, 11:47:06 PM »
On the original theme, Olympus Has Fallen is fucking hilarious. Koreans torturing American politicians singing The Star Spangled Boner. I've not seen any Red Dawn but it all seems lovely.

Re: Films you truly consider 'so bad they're good'
« Reply #101 on: February 14, 2021, 12:35:05 AM »
I'm watching Fight of Fury after seeing the trailer posted in the LCTMYCWL thread. It's a very serious subject (human trafficking, which isn't funny) but the film is so low budget and ridiculous it's hard not to laugh in places.
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There's so much there for fans of shitty movies.  It's just so guerilla I love it.  Need a bad guys boss set?  Just throw some rugs on the floor of your dojo and out up some plasterboard for walls.

Need a shot of a police car?  Then go out and film a parking enforcement vehicle.  Need a shot of a helicopter?  Then point your camera at the sky and hopefully you'll find one.

The editing during the establishing shots is amazing.  One of them is literally a car driving forward from a parking space and stopping again.  Then there's this awesome camera move where instead of dollying over the camera does like a huge U shape.

The ADR is fantastic, I swear the guy who plays Nikki is playing the whole thing for laughs.  I fucking love it, but find watching it in 20 minutes chunks work best.

It's also fun spotting all the references to Bruce Lee movies, a couple of the shots are the same, the main character is called Brandon after Brandon Lee.

Highly recommend it.  I'm at the point where I'm waiting for him to do another Kickstarter so I can shower him with money to make another

Re: Films you truly consider 'so bad they're good'
« Reply #102 on: February 15, 2021, 01:06:17 PM »


I've further damaged my brain with this narcissistic train-wreck, which is simultaneously an arduous slog (the brutal length of 138 minutes REALLY doesn't suit it) and a fascinatingly wrong-headed ego trip. The preposterous plot concerns a psychic super healer played by Stuart Paul (who of course directed it also) helping out a team of troubled youths through their various addictions and issues (ranging from anorexia to possibly being gay!) via group therapy sessions and a magic self writing book. This attracts the ire of Dr. Crazx, a chocolate bar addicted psychiatrist played by a disgraced Jon Voight (who is apparently managed by the directors brother) who decides to frame our hero for murder. Far from being some no budget amateur work, this is made much more bizarre by apparently costing $30 million to make! The dreadful score is by Michel Legrand, a man who has worked with Welles, Losey, Demy, Godard and Varda. This credit seems to have been removed from his Wikipedia page. The cinematographer worked with Stanley Kubrick yet it's a fucking eyesore, like a Hallmark Movie from a decade earlier. I would dearly love to see a making of this.

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Re: Films you truly consider 'so bad they're good'
« Reply #103 on: February 15, 2021, 01:48:41 PM »
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There's so much there for fans of shitty movies.  It's just so guerilla I love it.  Need a bad guys boss set?  Just throw some rugs on the floor of your dojo and out up some plasterboard for walls.

Need a shot of a police car?  Then go out and film a parking enforcement vehicle.  Need a shot of a helicopter?  Then point your camera at the sky and hopefully you'll find one.

The editing during the establishing shots is amazing.  One of them is literally a car driving forward from a parking space and stopping again.  Then there's this awesome camera move where instead of dollying over the camera does like a huge U shape.

The ADR is fantastic, I swear the guy who plays Nikki is playing the whole thing for laughs.  I fucking love it, but find watching it in 20 minutes chunks work best.

It's also fun spotting all the references to Bruce Lee movies, a couple of the shots are the same, the main character is called Brandon after Brandon Lee.

Highly recommend it.  I'm at the point where I'm waiting for him to do another Kickstarter so I can shower him with money to make another

Agree 100%

I'm watching it again now and enjoying perhaps the only scene in film where a minion is sat on a comfy leather sofa whilst being told off by his boss who sits in front of a cheap wooden desk.

I see the main character's daughter is the daughter of the writer and director (who also plays the main character). https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12222074/

I must check out Shuny Bee's other two films, to see if they are as funny as this one. He even tells a character (Randy, who says "farting style" instead of "fighting style" at one point) in the film how to get to his martial arts academy: https://www.facebook.com/beemartialarts/

Re: Films you truly consider 'so bad they're good'
« Reply #104 on: February 22, 2021, 10:49:17 AM »
In the end Paul Walker is a brain in a jar and Denise Richards is still teasing him by dancing around in her bra and pants as they try and work out how they will have sex.

The brain also cums sparks, such a strange creation.

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