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SUGARPIE
26-03-06, 22:15
Just onc in a while a movie comes onto our screens and we just know it will eventually become a timeless masterpiece.

Aside from the modern classics like Titanic, I have to say that the Godfather trilogy was thoroughly enjoyable. I also love The Great Escape and Bridge Over The River Kwai.

I like my horror films too. The Exorcist, Ghost Ship, The Ring and The Others to name but a few in my collection.

The Hannibal Lecter movies are again a classic set. So indeed was the trilogy by Barbara Taylor Bradford, A Woman Of Substance starring Jenny Seagrove and Liam Neeson (a bit dated now but available on DVD - highly recommended for a gift for your mothers!!). The other two sequels are Hold The Dream and To Be The Best, in that order.

Have you any to add? :)

Paperdoll
26-03-06, 22:20
Silence Of The Lambs :D I watched it again yesterday at my brother's house and I do have to say, Hannibal Lecter is my idol XD I can never stop laughing at Buffalo Bill "Precious! Precious!!!"
Move over Gollum, Buffalo Bill is here!!!

And to me, the fantasy/mithology movies that used stop motion animation, like Jason and the Argonauts, I love that kind of movies.

And of course, the Roger Corman/Poe movies with Vicent Price. I absolutely love them and can never get tired of them.

Belfastard
26-03-06, 22:29
The Labyrinth.

Priscilla: Queen of the Desert.

Big Trouble In Little China.

The Goonies.

Paperdoll
26-03-06, 22:32
Priscilla: Queen of the Desert.

Big Trouble In Little China.


How could I forget those, specially Big Trouble In Little China, love it.

Belfastard
26-03-06, 22:35
I'm liking you even more! I adore Big Trouble In Little China.

You might find this funny. I found it on-line.

Notice anything strange in this screen shot?

Click to view (http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e234/Belfastard/Box_Stand.jpg)*

*Belfastard, please confine posted images to a maximum width of 800 pixels. Larger images can be posted as a link, as per my edit. Thanks.

SUGARPIE
26-03-06, 22:36
Silence Of The Lambs :D I watched it again yesterday at my brother's house and I do have to say, Hannibal Lecter is my idol XD I can never stop laughing at Buffalo Bill "Precious! Precious!!!"
Move over Gollum, Buffalo Bill is here!!!.

OMG he was so creepy and that dog 'Precious' :vlol: that was so funny seeing him call her name.

He was so right for the part and I saw him in something else a while ago, looking really respectful and smart without the voice anomaly!!! But I just culdn't stop imagining him in that coat of many (human skin) colours calling for Precious with his salami tucked between his legs :vlol:

SUGARPIE
26-03-06, 22:38
LOL Belfy - I don't think I have seen this film. It looks hilarious :vlol:

Paperdoll
26-03-06, 22:40
Is it just me or the guy in the right (I think he was Thunder or something like that) is standing in a box? :vlol:

Sugarpie :vlol:
I'm always saying those 3famous lines with my brother, while he's putting his make-up on
"Would you **** me? I'd **** me. I'd **** me hard." :vlol:

with his salami tucked between his legs :vlol:
:vlol: :vlol: :vlol:

Watch Big Trouble In Little China, it's with Kurt Russel and Kim Cattrall, it's an awesome movie (go Lo Pan XD)

Belfastard
26-03-06, 22:43
Is it just me or the guy in the right (I think he was Thunder or something like that) is standing in a box? :vlol:

Yes, you're correct! Thunder is standing on a box. They all are, but his in the shot. :vlol: I never noticed this before, so tonight I am going to watch it again and see if I can notice it.

And SUGARPIE - WATCH IT! It's amazing. Very funny in some parts.

JasonDavies15
26-03-06, 22:45
My favourite timeless movie of all time is Alien. I think it is a very intresting horror story which concludes with Aliens...Alien3....Alien Ressurection. This original film, however, took the world by surprise with gory scenes in which an alien bursts out of a man's chest etc.... I love the film and it is a very old classic film which has been recently (2003) released as a directors cut with extra scenes (only about 2 though).

http://www.stampede-entertainment.com/postcards/monstermakers/alien-1-pl.jpg

http://www.moviemail-online.co.uk/images/large//alien5.jpg

http://www.moviemail-online.co.uk/images/large//alien2.jpg

http://www.moviemail-online.co.uk/images/large//alien6.jpg

http://www.planetavp.com/amr/html/misc/Alien1.gif

SUGARPIE
26-03-06, 22:47
LMAO Dollie :vlol: I bet he finds that so funny :D

I will sure watch out for it Belfy, thanks for recommending it :tmb:

*wonders off saying 'here precious, Ohhh Precious? Come on Precious* :vlol:

SUGARPIE
26-03-06, 22:49
Great shots - I have all the Alien films too Jason :hug:

BTW has anyone not warned Ripley about blowing her bubble gum in a zero-gravity zone? :vlol:

EDIT: Did you know that the actors in that last scene were not aware that this was going to happen. The director wanted their reaction to John Hurt's little alien problem to look as authentic as possible. Weaver was completely thrown when the alien burst out :D

Paperdoll
26-03-06, 22:49
I'm always saying those 3famous lines with my brother, while he's putting his make-up on
"Would you **** me? I'd **** me. I'd **** me hard." :vlol:

omg I just made it look like my brother wears make-up :vlol: I meant to say that the line was said when Buffalo Bill is putting on his make-up XD

:vlol: Sugarpie

JasonDavies15
26-03-06, 22:52
Great shots - I have all the Alien films too Jason :hug:

BTW has anyone not warned Ripley about blowing her bubble gum in a zero-gravity zone? :vlol:

:vlol:, I have the Alien quadrilogy, I just love the whole series. I always wanted to know if Alien 5 would ever be released with Sigourney Weaver, she is great at playing Ripley.

btw: I also have AVP.

The Butler
26-03-06, 22:53
Hi JasonDavid

Must agree with you in your choice of movie, i loved all the alian movies aswell as the Alian V Predeter movie, they were all great ones :jmp:

xMiSsCrOfTx
26-03-06, 22:55
Aside from the modern classics like Titanic, I have to say that the Godfather trilogy was thoroughly enjoyable.

I like my horror films too. The Exorcist, The Ring and The Others to name but a few in my collection.

The Hannibal Lecter movies are again a classic set.

I agree with you on every one of those! They were all really good. You mentioned The Ring; that movie scared the hell out of me! :eek: Have you seen the second?

SUGARPIE
26-03-06, 22:58
LOL Dollie I was beginning to wonder :vlol:

Hi The Butler :hug: Great movies. I like your choice of movies though - I watched your copy of Taking Lives again recently :tmb:

Yes Jase, Sigourney was an excellent Ripley, I couldn't imagine anyone else in the role. It is a little dark in some scenes but nonetheless a good story, each one slightly different to maintain the tension :tmb:

SUGARPIE
26-03-06, 23:00
I agree with you on every one of those! They were all really good. You mentioned The Ring; that movie scared the hell out of me! :eek: Have you seen the second?

Yep I have the second but I prefer the first as it was mystifying. Once we knew what was going on I felt there wasn't going to be an element of surprise in The Ring 2 :wve:

The Butler
26-03-06, 23:03
Hi Sugar

yes sir reeeeeeeeeeeeee

they was good movies, i liked the Ring 2 but it was far from the Ring quality of storyline and theres a ring 3 isnt there or am i hearing things lol

Geck-o-Lizard
26-03-06, 23:04
The Matrix?

xMiSsCrOfTx
26-03-06, 23:05
The Matrix?

Excellent movies, all of them! :tmb:

egyptiangal
26-03-06, 23:05
LOTR trilogy was just breathtaking!
Gone With The Wind- "Frankly my dear I don't give a JAM!" what my dad would say... :vlol:
Pride and Prejudice-A&E and Focus Features one in 2005
Star Wars of course....

Paperdoll
26-03-06, 23:06
I was about to go on a rant about The Ring and the original Ringu... but nah :D don't quite feel like it. But the final scene of The Ring...when they show her face...that just ruined it for me, I much prefer Ringu's final scene.

xMiSsCrOfTx
26-03-06, 23:11
I haven't seen Ringu, but I'm guessing it had a greater sense of horror in it, especially in the ending scene?

Paperdoll
26-03-06, 23:14
Yes, you never get to see Sadako's (Samara) face, it is a bit slower and doesn't rely on cheap scares like The Ring does so it might be boring for some people. But still, the final scene is better XD

SUGARPIE
26-03-06, 23:15
I have seen the original Ring, the Japanese version, also The Grudge, the original. I found the latter a bit confusing maybe because the dubbing wasn't done right but on the whole, Japanese movies are much more horrific...bring me more of them I say! :D

Mind you I saw the American Grudge first at the cinema so I already had an idea of the likely story.

P.S. They went for the star s being cuacasion too on the grudge (Sarah Michelle Geller), which was a bit unnecessary seeing as it was based on a Japanese film.

Paperdoll
26-03-06, 23:18
Ah! The japanese version of The Grudge (Ju-On) was a bit confusing because of the segmented storyline but the subs helped :D I don't like to watch it dubbed. The american version is a sort of best of compilation of all the 4 previous japanese movies (2 of them were made for tv). I'm an asian horror freak :D I'd post a website to a lot of reviews but it has content unsuitable for minors and sensitive people... and I don't to get kicked out :D

I kept watching The Grudge yelling to Kayako to kill Sarah Michelle Gellar right when she first appeared on screen but the stair crawling freak didn't listen to me :(

SUGARPIE
26-03-06, 23:23
I kept watching The Grudge yelling to Kayako to kill Sarah Michelle Gellar right when she first appeared on screen but the stair crawling freak didn't listen to me :(

:vlol: I loved the use of the digital camera work, also used in the ring (US version) and in the film 28 Days Later. The camera work on the latter was really something. It was on TV again recently and I watched it for the second time.

When I first saw it I thought it was funny - this guy waking up in his hospital bed then walking around the hospital saying 'Hello, is anybody there?' LMFAO he must have thought he had died in his sleep :vlol:

Celephais
26-03-06, 23:28
I've seen a lot of films that haven't aged well IMO but these might be called "timeless" to me

The Shining
Airplane
The Hanting (1963 version only)
Alien (because the scares don't arrive from dated special effects)
It's A Wonderful Life (whatever cynics might think of it, frankly my dear I don't give a damn)

The Matrix IMO won't age well because a lot of the special effects (which are a big part of the film) will be easily recognised later on as products of the late 1990s.

Belfastard
26-03-06, 23:45
LOTR trilogy was just breathtaking!

SHAME ON ME! How could I forget about The Lord of the Rings! :hea:

The book or movies, egyptiangal?

SUGARPIE
26-03-06, 23:51
I actually disliked 'Bored Of The Rings' and was made to watch all 3 on DVD when staying with my brother. God that was punishing I tell thee!!

Gone With The Wind is such a great movie for a rainy day, I can recite practically every line in it and some of the lines are so funny.

Scarlett's friend 'He took her out without a chaperone and then he REFUSED to marry her'! :vlol:

Belfastard
26-03-06, 23:57
I actually disliked 'Bored Of The Rings' and was made to watch all 3 on DVD when staying with my brother. God that was punishing I tell thee!!

:yik: :eek: :yik: :eek: :yik:

ILG49ers
27-03-06, 01:20
Interview with the Vampire, The Color Purple, Forrest Gump, Braveheart....

There's so much movies that I could list.

SUGARPIE
27-03-06, 01:54
Ooh and the Terminator movies!! Except that the last one was a bit naff :D

ILG49ers
27-03-06, 01:55
Ooh and the Terminator movies!! Except that the last one was a bit naff :D


I liked the last one just as much as the first ones.

SUGARPIE
27-03-06, 01:59
I think the first was my fave. The kid was kinda cheeky in the 2nd one lol but yes they were all good I suppose. I was viewing a copy of the 3rd (not recommended tut tut) and the quality was a bit bad so I guess I am judging it on the poor graphics but that robot woman was cool :D

ILG49ers
27-03-06, 02:02
Has anyone ever seen Road to Perdition? I thought that was really good movie.

Phrostie
27-03-06, 03:29
Always(got a thing for old planes)
Braveheart
Contact
DareDevil
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got lots i like

SUGARPIE
27-03-06, 03:35
Oh yes, Contact with Jodie Foster was mesmerizing. :tmb:

Belfastard
27-03-06, 04:39
The Adventures of Babysitting.

Any one seen/heard of that 1? It's brilliant. I adored it as a child growing up. Used to have it on VHS and watched it nearly every day. But now I have it on DVD! :D :jmp: :yah:

http://www.screenselect.co.uk/images/products/0/13080-large.jpg

http://members.aol.com/steelkurtn/photo03.jpg


EDIT: Lo, go to bed! :vlol:

JACOBryanBURNS
27-03-06, 04:42
Cleopatra! Hands down the best movie I've ever seen. *classic*

(this IS the Elizabeth Taylor version)

SUGARPIE
27-03-06, 04:45
The Adventures of Babysitting.

Any one seen/heard of that 1? It's brilliant. I adored it as a child growing up. Used to have it on VHS and watched it nearly every day. But now I have it on DVD! :D :jmp: :yah:

http://www.screenselect.co.uk/images/products/0/13080-large.jpg

http://members.aol.com/steelkurtn/photo03.jpg


EDIT: Lo, go to bed! :vlol:

LOL I was sleeping all day - I want to avoid jet lag on my hols so have shifted a gear in the time zones to ensure I am not tired, early flight on Friday :D

Megalith
27-03-06, 07:10
Too many...I'll type a few:)
Birds
The third man
Once upon a time in the west
The dollars trilogy by Leone
Rebeca
Harakiri
Throne of blood
7 samurai
Das boot
Excalibur
Dolls(well,i love all Kitano films)
Fight club
Brasil
Hero
Crouching tiger hidden dragon
Shaolin soccer
Kung Fu Hustle
Battle Royal
The Ring(Japanese)
The searchers
Unforgiven
Alien
Barton Fink
Rainy Dog
Oldboy
Sympathy for mr.Vengeance

There are tons more...A lot of anime too.
One of the best animes that i have seen lately is Samurai Champloo.:tmb:

TombRaiderLover
27-03-06, 07:18
LOTR trilogy was just breathtaking!
Gone With The Wind- "Frankly my dear I don't give a JAM!" what my dad would say... :vlol:
Pride and Prejudice-A&E and Focus Features one in 2005
Star Wars of course....

Gone with the Wind is absoloutely brilliant. It was my favourite film, until I got obsessed with 'The Graduate' (pics follow)

http://www.weeklyfilm.com/images/Moviepics/graduate1.jpg

http://www.altfg.com/Stars/graduatebancrofthoffman.jpg

http://www.justplastics.com/dustin.jpg

http://everyscreen.com/photos_09/Graduate_1967_01.jpg

http://web.infoave.net/~dennmac/images/ben_church_small.gif

http://www.erfabber.com/duetto/g03.jpg

http://users.libero.it/mukto/laureato2.jpg

Mona Sax
27-03-06, 08:47
Most of my favorite movies are not exactly contemporary, but I always forget to mention The Bridge on the River Kwai. That movie is really unbelievably good.

jaywalker
27-03-06, 10:33
Ferris Buellers Day Off.

is what i based my education on.. :)

Thorir
27-03-06, 10:44
Gohatto. Aesthetic and beautiful Japanese drama.
http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/new_yorker_films/gohatto/_group_photos/ryuhei_matsuda1.jpg

Nicky
27-03-06, 12:48
The Adventures of Babysitting.
Classic! :D

Ampersand
27-03-06, 12:51
The Lord of the Rings trilogy. :cln: http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c261/AmpersandTR/daEmotes/animesweat.gif I don't think there'll ever be another fantasy movie to match that. Not unless Peter Jackson decides to film The Hobbit, anyway. :o

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c261/AmpersandTR/daEmotes/paranoid.gif

MizzCroft007
27-03-06, 12:56
Well Titanic for sure. I also think The Last Of The Mohicans belongs in the category.

Ampersand
27-03-06, 12:58
I also think The Last Of The Mohicans belongs in the category.

Great movie! :tmb: :jmp: Sad, though. :( :o

MizzCroft007
27-03-06, 13:03
Yeah :( Very sad.

Paperdoll
27-03-06, 13:05
The Adventures of Babysitting.

Any one seen/heard of that 1? It's brilliant. I adored it as a child growing up. Used to have it on VHS and watched it nearly every day. But now I have it on DVD! :D :jmp: :yah:

http://www.screenselect.co.uk/images/products/0/13080-large.jpg

http://members.aol.com/steelkurtn/photo03.jpg


EDIT: Lo, go to bed! :vlol:

One of my brother's favourite movies, I think. Isn't that the one where the kid gets a knife on his foot? XD

And I remember another one (it pays off to have an older brother lol) about another bunch of kids that get a *****y babysitter, an old woman, that ends up dying, then the older sister gets a job while they put the old hag in a trunk etc. Can't remember the title.

BoyTRaider
27-03-06, 13:05
Titanic will be a timeless movie.

SUGARPIE
27-03-06, 13:10
I have never watched The Graduate all the way through but I heard it was good. I know of the Mrs Robinson bit though, she is the mother of his girlfriend right?

I'd also like to see Rainman - that's another one I have missed due to living out of the country for so many years :(