Originally Posted by Rene (Mr.Eko)
Oh yeah, that was some great fun posting about Robocop, and it's subsequent sequels, and then talking about Wrestling. If anybody else who has facebook sees the thread, check out our posts. Perfect Weapon joined in, along with Jason Pollock, and PBar.
That was quite the thread. It was fun to watch then participate in it late last night. In there I apparently revealed to a bunch of people that today on DVD No Holds Barred was finally coming out in that format. Now, it's basically bare-bones (the only special feature is a photo gallery) and I know the WWE has basically promoted the movie coming out as a giant joke saying how awful it is (awfully rich; I mean, The Chaperone and Knucklehead are SO much better than the cheesetastic movie from 1989? I don't think so) but I still got that at Best Buy early in the afternoon before I watched Real Men. I also picked up God Bless America, a film I did not know was coming out today until I randomly discovered that factoid last evening.
As for Real Men, what a strange and wacky movie... and yet wildly entertaining too, and I laughed often. I am glad I was able to see it. As mentioned before, some gags were used in later films so I guess this may have been ahead of its time.
And I did laugh at dialogue such as this:
"You've got a sense of humor, Bob. I like that in a man."
"What do you like in a woman?"
Originally Posted by Fat Elvis
A few more 'Bad Movies We Love' entries from Rupert Pupkin Speaks:
SCREAM FOR HELP (1984) and DIRTY WEEKEND (1993)
Michael Winner is one of the greatest purveyors of sleaze cinema ever. Some of his stuff (like the first DEATH WISH or APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH) even has the whiff of legitimacy to it. He's probably best known for the amusing but overrated DEATH WISH 3, surely on another one of these lists somewhere. But these two films are his twin masterpieces. SCREAM FOR HELP is essentially the slimiest Nancy Drew movie ever made (and easily my favorite bad film of all time), following as it does a teenage virgin as she investigates her murderous stepfather while at the same time navigating the psychological trauma of young womanhood. DIRTY WEEKEND is basically DEATH WISH with a woman; Winner's attempt at a feminist revenge film is not only offensively stupid but graphic even by his high standards. Look out for the scene (possibly only on the uncut European version) wherein our heroine pukes up a wad of David McCallum's goo.
SODA CRACKER (1989) aka THE KILL REFLEX
Fred Williamson directs and stars in this scrappy, lo-fi cop thriller. When his partner is killed, seemingly at random, by a sniper, Chicago cop Soda Cracker (it's just a nickname according to the awful theme song) teams up with fellow officer Maud Adams and goes after drug dealer Bo Svenson. Lots of great Chicago location photography and a relaxed, almost comedic performance from Williamson set this apart from the typical junk of this sort. Not particularly exciting but has a weird sense of humor.
I disagree with Death Wish 3 being overrated, but those two films from Michael Winner sound incredible. And neither is too hard to find online, if you get what I'm saying. I saw that Soda Cracker was on Netflix Instant but never was able to see it.
As Andy Griffith passed away today, here's a clip of Don Knotts guest-starring on an episode of Matlock. As I mentioned a few years ago, I was channel-surfing on one day and I landed on WGN and saw what I linked to. Old Don is driving a DELOREAN and he is PISSED that the car is a lemon, which isn't too far from the truth in real life. He goes to the car dealership for his money back. They are filming a commercial in a tent so he gets blown off. He rages out and drives the car through the tent. He then is arrested and he gets off light due to Matlock. Then, the clip ends by showing dottering old fool Don going over to Matlock's house one random night and he starts talking about going to the bar and enjoying women in their 40's who are built like brick shithouses, to paraphrase.
Yes, it's as amazing as it sounds. I remember when I told this the first time Erix uproariously laughed at such a thing having been filmed.