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Re: Cult Classics

Postby Capellini on Thu May 07, 2009 2:16 pm

Stargate - My father once told me that he wants to walk into a room and say "My name is Jack O'Neill, and I'm taking over".

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Re: Cult Classics

Postby Rainswept on Thu May 07, 2009 2:25 pm

I couldn't tell you how many times I've seen The Princess Bride, but I can tell you I pretty much know the scipt by heart at this point.

I also love both Serenity and Big Lebowski... "Fucking dipshit with a nine-toed woman."
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby Ubi Dubium on Thu May 07, 2009 2:53 pm

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! It's even a musical!
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby Edd on Thu May 07, 2009 3:03 pm

Ubi Dubium wrote:Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! It's even a musical!

It’s even an old avatar of mine!

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Re: Cult Classics

Postby bacon on Thu May 07, 2009 3:29 pm

Ubi Dubium wrote:Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! It's even a musical!


Great movie! Didn't know it was a musical - very cool

Rainswept wrote:I couldn't tell you how many times I've seen The Princess Bride, but I can tell you I pretty much know the scipt by heart at this point.

I also love both Serenity and Big Lebowski... "Fucking dipshit with a nine-toed woman."


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Just bought the Princess Bride DVD, I was surprised that we didn't have it.
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Thu May 07, 2009 3:41 pm

I'm a huge fan of the movie "Dune". dunno if it qualifies as a cult classic, though.
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby Rainswept on Thu May 07, 2009 5:02 pm

bacon wrote:Just bought the Princess Bride DVD, I was surprised that we didn't have it.


I have the Dread Pirate Edition, which includes a little featurette about whether Roberts is based on Black Bart.
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby Edd on Thu May 07, 2009 5:53 pm

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:I'm a huge fan of the movie "Dune". dunno if it qualifies as a cult classic, though.

Oh, definitely. If you can throw out a quote like 'He who controls the Spice, controls the universe' and others start talking about wormsign, you're amongst fans. If they just look at you funny and start inching away from you, you're not.

I think pretty much most science fiction movies that are still talked about over twenty years after they came out have reached cult status.
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby PKMKII on Thu May 07, 2009 7:07 pm

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:I'm a huge fan of the movie "Dune". dunno if it qualifies as a cult classic, though.


David Lynch version or the Sci-Fi Channel version?
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Thu May 07, 2009 7:16 pm

PKMKII wrote:
ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:I'm a huge fan of the movie "Dune". dunno if it qualifies as a cult classic, though.


David Lynch version or the Sci-Fi Channel version?

Sting version (I think it's David Lynch). I have it on tape upstairs somewhere, in the Room of Doom with sixty hundred lotsandlots of random other stuff.
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby PantyGnawer on Thu May 07, 2009 7:20 pm

bacon wrote:Not sure if it is considered a cult classic, but The Big Lebowski is definitely at the top of my list.


Me too!

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Also not sure if it counts but The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou has a devoted following and is my favorite movie of all time.
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby bacon on Thu May 07, 2009 7:30 pm

Rainswept wrote:
bacon wrote:Just bought the Princess Bride DVD, I was surprised that we didn't have it.


I have the Dread Pirate Edition, which includes a little featurette about whether Roberts is based on Black Bart.


Damn - didn't know there was a special edition - was the featurette good?

Dune! - I haven't seen the sci-fi channel version yet, but heard it was halfway decent. Somehow I can't imagine it being as good as Lynch's.
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby Rainswept on Thu May 07, 2009 8:07 pm

It's so-so. The cooler one is Cary Elwes' camcorder behind the scenes thing. There are other special editions out there, I know mine was released in 2 sets of different packaging but same content, the "Buttercup Edition" or something.

I may be a minority on this, but I much preferred the Sci-Fi channel version of Dune.
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby Rainswept on Thu May 07, 2009 8:19 pm

PantyGnawer wrote:"Clearly, you aren't a golfer."


Big Lebowski always makes me think of all the swearing, which always reminds me of Deadwood. NSFW.
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Re: Cult Classics

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes on Fri May 08, 2009 12:14 am

If Serenity can be considered a cult classic, it will be, in about an hour and a bit, one of my favourite cult films. I'm watching it right now, after seeing all of Firefly.

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