Off Topic Messages

Tue May 13, 2003 8:28 pm

The Pink Panther series up until Peter Sellers' death. After that they were just outtake hack jobs.


Wed May 14, 2003 6:03 am

I agree Pete on the Universal Horror films of the 30's and 40's. I have them all and I've seen them all so many times that I know the next line.
Also, Tom, the Pink Panther films, too, are great. I could never get my wife to appreciate them (or the Universal Horror films) but they are good.
I think it must be a guy thing. My wife can't understand Laurel & Hardy or The Three Stooges either.

jeff R

Wed May 14, 2003 7:20 am

i like the three stooges myself

curtis simpkins

Wed May 14, 2003 7:29 am

Mad Max, although No3 wasn't as good as No1 & 2.

:twisted: :mrgreen:

Thu May 15, 2003 3:37 pm

Curiously nobody has mentioned (unless I fell asleep) the Star Wars movies, which were made in my home town of Elstree. In addition there is the good old British tradition of the Carry On Movies, of which 31 were made between 1958 and 1992. Who can forget this classic line of dialogue, from (I believe) Carry On Again Doctor (1969):

Dr. Tinkle: Matron! I was once a weak man!
Matron: Once a week's enough for any man, Dr. Tinkle!

Funny, eh?

Thu May 15, 2003 10:03 pm


Always been a great fan of Monthy Python(Elvis loved it too)

Fri May 16, 2003 12:13 am

How about PLANET OF THE APES sequels?

That had alot of toy action figure merchandising too in 1973-75.

favorite film franchise

Fri May 16, 2003 9:39 am

I also agree w/ PLANET OF THE APES and the old Universal studios horror films of the 30s & 40s!

And Monty Python .... how about THE MARX BROTHERS ... and a guilty pleasure are the HAMMER (christopher lee/peter cushing!) and American International Pictures (vincent price!) horror flix!

Thu May 22, 2003 5:51 am

Frank Capra's "American Trilogy"

Actually, 3 patriotic film classics by director Frank Capra:

Meet John Doe
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
It's A Wonderful Life

Thu May 22, 2003 7:05 am

All three of those Frank Capra films are great filmmaking. I don't know how many times I've seen all three of those.
It's A Wonderful Life and Casablanca are two films I watch every couple years.
Great stuff!!

jeff R

Thu May 22, 2003 5:23 pm

Also, any western with the Duke, John Wayne. For all you fans out there, I just got "Big Jake" and "Rio Lobo" on DVD and the quality is great. It's so cool to finally see these films in letterbox. Several more are being released on June 3rd, FYI.


Thu May 22, 2003 5:43 pm

The Duke rules. My favorite is The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.
Is that coming out on dvd on that date?

Any fans of Clint Eastwood's "The Man With No Name Trilogy"

Sergio Leone's

A Fistful of Dollars
For A Few Dollars More
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Thu May 22, 2003 6:06 pm

I bought The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance ages ago on DVD.

Thu May 22, 2003 6:27 pm

Sam is correct, it was released on June 5, 2001.


Fri May 23, 2003 1:37 am

About "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance"
I had seen it so long ago when I was a boy, I thought I had seen it in colour. When I bought the DVD it was black and white.

Is there a colour version of it? Or is it just my bad memory?


Fri May 23, 2003 1:45 am

It's your memory. This film was made in black and white and is another of those John Ford classics that should NOT be colorized. It was filmed in black and white for a reason, not because of a shortage of money.

jeff R

Fri May 23, 2003 1:50 am

Thanks. I must have seen it on our black and white tele way back then and not realised it wouldn't have been in colour.


Fri May 23, 2003 6:38 pm

I agree 100%! Turner drove me nuts adding color to everything he could a few years back. It's just like with "The Longest Day." They shot for two days in color, but when Darryl Zanuck saw the dailies he halted production and went to B/W to capture more of the feeling. What did Turner do, he colorized it. Why??? He said it was to appeal to those who prefer color movies. Well, I like B/W movies, so why not take the color out of "Gone with the Wind"?


Favorite Film Franchises

Sun May 25, 2003 12:55 am

--Charlie Chan
--the early 60s German films based on Edgar Wallace books

--The Bowery Boys
--Jim Varney's "Ernest" films

--Johnny Mack Brown's series at Monogram
--Charles Starrett as The Durango Kid

--Elvis films

Action Films:
--Frankie Darro's films with Kane Richmond in the mid-late 30s
--Frankie Darro's films with Mantan Moreland in the early 40s
--Johnny Weissmuller as Jungle Jim

Bill S.

Sun Jun 08, 2003 1:44 am

Here's another forgotten successful franchise, the great 1970s disaster movie sequels:

Airport (1970)

Airport '75 (1974)

Airport '77 (1977)

Airport '79: The Concorde (1979)

These dramas of course inspired the hilarious movie spoof Airplane! which put Leslie Neilsen on his way to a life of comedy.

Sun Jun 15, 2003 12:40 pm

classic Buena Vista/Disney films

The Shaggy Dog
The Shaggy D.A.

The Apple Dumpling Gang
The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again

Mon Jun 16, 2003 9:48 pm

Mine are:

1. The Matrix (if Revolutions is as good as I think it will be)
2. Star Wars (though it heads south after only 2 films!)
3. The Godfathers (two deserved Best Picture wins, no other franchise can claim that!)