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#647: Blade Runner / Top 5 Films of 1982
« on: September 23, 2017, 04:13:14 PM »
Attack ships on fire, glittering c-beams, an alien in a bike's basket passing over a full moon. We've seen some things, too, Roy Batty. The Chicago Tribune's Michael Phillips joins Adam and Josh for a Sacred Cow review of Ridley Scott's seminal sci-fi noir (we chose THE FINAL CUT," if you're curious) and the Top 5 Films of 1982. Plus, listeners weigh in on our '82 Death Match - Blade Runner vs E.T. - and Michael recalls seeing "An Officer and a Gentleman" with his college girlfriend (and her grandparents).
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Re: #647: Blade Runner / Top 5 Films of 1982
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2017, 09:23:34 AM »
This top 5 really got me in my feels because this is truly one of my favorite, if not all out favorite, personal movie year for me. As a sci-fi/fantasy buff, 1982 was absolute heaven. I can remember actually seeing these films as if I had saw them yesterday and I swear, it seemed as though I was going to the movies EVERY SINGLE WEEKEND. Just to mention a few:

48 Hours
Blade Runner
Cat People
Conan the Barbarian
E.T.
An Officer and a Gentleman
Poltergeist
Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan
Tootsie
TRON

Last but not least, Friday the 13th, Part 3, in 3D no less; some of the best 3D I've ever seen and one of the best in the franchise. Seriously, it got a little dusty for me listening to this Top 5.

I have to give a special shout out to my beloved Fast Times at Ridgemont High, a film that was released in 1982 but I didn't get to see it in the theaters. I saw it for the first time on cable in 1983 and it was love at first sight. I could've kicked myself for not experiencing it for the first time in a theater. Now that could be a good Top 5; films we saw on some other medium that makes us wish we had seen them first in a theater (I'm sure you could find a better way to word that. lol).

One question. What was up with the out of order presentation of this Top 5? Maybe you stated a reason and I just missed it. It just seem annoying. What was the point of that?
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Re: #647: Blade Runner / Top 5 Films of 1982
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2017, 09:52:23 AM »
One question. What was up with the out of order presentation of this Top 5? Maybe you stated a reason and I just missed it. It just seem annoying. What was the point of that?
Made no sense to go pick by pick with the overlap.
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Re: #647: Blade Runner / Top 5 Films of 1982
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2017, 09:58:00 AM »
One question. What was up with the out of order presentation of this Top 5? Maybe you stated a reason and I just missed it. It just seem annoying. What was the point of that?
Made no sense to go pick by pick with the overlap.

Understood! Truly one of my favorite Top 5s yet. I have to give some thought to my Top 5 films of 1982. So many to choose from.