Poll

which have you seen?

Escape from New York
16 (5.9%)
The Evil Dead
18 (6.6%)
Chameleon Street
2 (0.7%)
The Sure Thing
7 (2.6%)
Friday the 13th
18 (6.6%)
The Untouchables
21 (7.7%)
Diner
12 (4.4%)
The Unbelievable Truth
4 (1.5%)
Eight Men Out
10 (3.7%)
Watsonville on Strike
0 (0%)
One From the Heart
2 (0.7%)
Style Wars
0 (0%)
Do the Right Thing
19 (7%)
Eyes on the Prize: Bridge to Freedom
0 (0%)
Surname Viet Given Name Nam
0 (0%)
The Right Stuff
15 (5.5%)
Dirty Dancing
20 (7.4%)
Hopscotch
2 (0.7%)
Variety
1 (0.4%)
The Ninth Configuration
1 (0.4%)
Return of the Jedi
27 (9.9%)
Mala Noche
2 (0.7%)
My Diner with Andre
3 (1.1%)
The Natural
14 (5.1%)
Yes: 9012 Live
1 (0.4%)
The Atomic Cafe
3 (1.1%)
Stranger than Paradise
6 (2.2%)
Bagdad Cafe
1 (0.4%)
Dead Men Don't wear Plaid
9 (3.3%)
Risky Business
20 (7.4%)
Predator
18 (6.6%)

Total Members Voted: 29

Voting closed: September 26, 2009, 12:43:39 AM

Author Topic: 80s US bracket 1 [pre]  (Read 8714 times)

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80s US bracket 1 [pre]
« on: June 28, 2009, 12:43:39 AM »
curious before we start how many of these films you've experienced - thus the pre, and i'm thinking it would be fun to poll this again after the bracket is done (but maybe not :) )

i've only seen 19 of them (that i remember anything about), there are 4 that i know nothing about (and maybe hadn't even heard of), and only 3 that i would say i really like (though i have high hopes for a couple of others :) )

and i'm pretty sure we used to play the Yes one at a video store i used to work at, but have zero recollection of it.  i'm curious to check it out (again?)
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Re: 80s US bracket 1 [pre]
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2009, 01:32:40 AM »
Escape From New York
The Evil Dead
The Untouchables
Diner
Eight Men Out
Do The Right Thing
Dirty Dancing
The Natural
Return of the Jedi
My Dinner with Andre
The Atomic Cafe
Stranger Than Paradise
Risky Business
Predator

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Re: 80s US bracket 1 [pre]
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2009, 01:38:33 AM »
9.

The Evil Dead
Friday the 13th
The Untouchables
Do the Right Thing
The Right Stuff
Dirty Dancing
Return of the Jedi
Risky Business
Predator

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Re: 80s US bracket 1 [pre]
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2009, 01:51:51 AM »
12...

was there a decision of the relevance of director's cuts?  I know 9012 Live is quite different in its two versions (though I believe both are on the dvd).  The original a a bunch of computer image shots interspersed with the raw live footage but the DC is just a straight live concert. 

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Re: 80s US bracket 1 [pre]
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2009, 01:57:44 AM »
12...

was there a decision of the relevance of director's cuts?  I know 9012 Live is quite different in its two versions (though I believe both are on the dvd).  The original a a bunch of computer image shots interspersed with the raw live footage but the DC is just a straight live concert. 

not sure, but the original sounds more interesting - perhaps Basil will weigh in on this as it was his pick.  some of the old discussion i remember is about when the dc happened - is that the/an issue?  with Swing Shift, Rosenbaum actually notes that the original version is the good one, i'm not sure what that means, or what it is in contrast with, but at least we know which versions counts there :)
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Re: 80s US bracket 1 [pre]
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2009, 02:07:54 AM »
also was the idea that live concert films were not to be included jettisoned?  I don't see any others on the list but i had fallen behind in the bracket discussion so maybe it was broughted up in there some where.

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Re: 80s US bracket 1 [pre]
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2009, 02:11:32 AM »
also was the idea that live concert films were not to be included jettisoned?  I don't see any others on the list but i had fallen behind in the bracket discussion so maybe it was broughted up in there some where.

i guess it was jettisoned  :o  Stop Making Sense is also a concert film, no? 
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Re: 80s US bracket 1 [pre]
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2009, 02:14:47 AM »
11 (almost 12)

The Untouchables
Diner
Eight Men Out
Do the Right Thing
The Right Stuff
Dirty Dancing
Return of the Jedi
My Diner with Andre
The Natural
Stranger than Paradise
Risky Business
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Re: 80s US bracket 1 [pre]
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2009, 02:15:19 AM »
aah, not seen that but IMDB lists it as one.

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Re: 80s US bracket 1 [pre]
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2009, 02:16:37 AM »
aah, not seen that but IMDB lists it as one.

and the Jimi Plays Monterey, eh?  (if that's what it's called)
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