Films you saw as a kid and redisovered

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  1. Threevok

    Threevok Carpe Rotam

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    Check out the Horror Channel on Saturday nights - they tend to re-run all the Hammer stuff. They did a John Carpenter season too (but no Dark Star)

    I saw "House" on there the other month. Not seen this comedy horror classic since owning it on VHS back in the late 80's. Really enjoyed it
     
  2. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    Sticking to the OP rather than just 'old films I still like' my nomination is Mary Poppins.

    I was captivated by the film on release, to the extent my mother had to calm a four-year-old Pale Rider for the benefit of other cinema goers.

    Not wishing to spoil a fond memory, I didn't take up a couple of opportunities to watch the film as an adult until it popped up on Sky a year or so ago.

    Still a very enjoyable watch, and an excellent effort by Disney to produce a film that appeals to literally all ages.

    Looks like they've done it again, Mary Poppins Returns was only released in the US last month, and is already being touted as one of the best films of the year.

    Strong cast, catchy songs, and from the look of a clip, they've kept the mixture of live actors and animation, which was groundbreaking at the time of the original film.

    And there's even a cameo from Dick Van Dyke, although it seems Julie Andrews wanted to leave the way clear for the new lass.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Poppins_Returns
     
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  3. pjd57

    pjd57 Über Member

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    It's brilliant.
    The one they made years later with Gregory going back was decent , but not anywhere close.
    But few films are.
     
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  4. MontyVeda

    MontyVeda a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll

    been a favourite ever since i saw it at the cinema.

    bit harsh... Restless Natives, Gregory's Girl, Local Hero and the one i can't quite recall are amongst the best British films of the 80s :okay:

    Anyhow.

    Psychomania . First saw it when i was about 10, staying with relatives when we could stay up late to watch Hammer Horrors and the like. I could remember bits of scenes, but not the title, and rediscovered it aged fifteen. I was young enough to be frightened the first time, this time it was a badly executed budget horror flick, but not without its charms; a hippy burial complete with a twee musical interlude, followed by an undead biker and motorbike bursting out of the grave.. I spent the next five years trying to find a VHS copy of it and when i finally rediscovered it for the third time, it was a cheap british horror flick like no other, with an awesome psychedelic soundtrack to match. It has since reached cult status (AKA, most people think its sh!t). I spent fifteen years trying to find the soundtrack, and so did Johnny Trunk, who released it in 2005ish. It stars George Sanders, Beryl Reed, Nicky Henson and that bloke from All Creatures Great and Small. It finally got a DVD release with a few extras a few years ago... the cast and crew still can't work out why anybody likes it. I still love it.

    Fun fact... George Sanders was reportedly so unimpressed with Psychomania that he topped himself not long after seeing it.
     
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  5. Eddy

    Eddy Guru

    Comfort and Joy?
     
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  6. MontyVeda

    MontyVeda a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll

    no but you have helped me remember... That Sinking Feeling. :okay: [edit] ...which turns out to be '79

    not sure if i've seen Comfort & Joy... in fact i haven't. not sure how that's passed me by :wacko:
     
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    Blue Hills

    Blue Hills Guru

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    You saw barbarelle as a kid?
     
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    Blue Hills

    Blue Hills Guru

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    Yes I think it has. In fact may have watched one, after the peckham film fest resurrected it. Did you see it?
     
  9. Profpointy

    Profpointy Guru

    I very nearly wet myself watching the stuck in lift fighting the alien scene - brilliant !

    Re watching it is still good albeit I was more aware of the low budget clunkiness. Darker than I remembered too
     
  10. Grant Fondo

    Grant Fondo Parks, Hotels and Palaces, Europe Endless.

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    I rediscovered 'Day of the Triffids' at the weekend. Terrified when i was little, fairly hilarious now an old git.
     
  11. MontyVeda

    MontyVeda a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll

    I was just thinking the same about In Bruges.
     
  12. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    Good call, was about to suggest that as a truly great Scottish movie. :okay:

    Or Whisky Galore.
     
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  13. Andy_R

    Andy_R Hard of hearing..I said Herd of Herring..oh FFS..

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    The Mouse that Roared
     
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    Blue Hills

    Blue Hills Guru

    Location:
    London
    Yes, my thread start was really about films seen as a youngster, then rediscovered. Possibly with a different perslective/appreciation.

    Melody I rate better now than whenI first saw it.

    In several ways.

    There's also some social comment in there that largely passed me by as a kid. To such an extent that I considered quoting it in the brexit thread in the other problematical place.

    Now clear that this was because it was written by Alan Parker.

    ;
     
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  15. colly

    colly Re member eR

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    Leeds
    The Great Train Robbery.
    I saw that as a teenager. A short while ago I watched it again. I remembered almost nothing from my first viewing .

    Most likely because I went with Janice Philpot. :wub::wub:
     
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