Cult Films


(me) #1

Cult Films are movies that dont do well when they come out In the cinema, but when they are released on VHS/DVD they make alot of fans.

Here’s one of my favorite Culit Movies,"The Warriors"http://www.impawards.com/1979/posters/warriors.jpg


(Silvanito) #2

My definition of a cult film would be a film that has a small but dedicated audience/fans.


(me) #3

Yeah thats what I was trying to say.


(Yodlaf Peterson) #4

[quote=“me, post:1, topic:398”]Cult Films are movies that dont do well when they come out In the cinema, but when they are released on VHS/DVD they make alot of fans.

Here’s one of my favorite Culit Movies,"The Warriors"http://www.impawards.com/1979/posters/warriors.jpg
The Warriors is one of my favourite U.S. films and funny enough Walter Hill is one of my favourite director’s too.

Have you seen the director’s cut? To be honest i prefer the original[/quote] :slight_smile:


(Yodlaf Peterson) #5

don’t know how my text got into highlighted box???


(Bill san Antonio) #6

Not exactly. Some of the great classics as Casablanca and Rio Bravo can be described as a cult movies too. It is more, like Silvanito said, about how enthusiastic the fans of these movies are. The midnight movies are the core of cult movies, for example films like El Topo or Rocky Horror Picture Show (King-or queen-of all the cult movies) which were shown for many years in some theaters at the midnight shows.

check out the Cult Movies book by Danny Peary. It’s very interesting reading.


(me) #7

No I hate the Directors cut of the warriors, the original much better.


(Yodlaf Peterson) #8

i know, what’s all that crap with the comic book and greek soldiers! :stuck_out_tongue:


(me) #9

Well that was really the first way It was gonna be with all that comic book crap, but the studio wouldnt let him do It.


(Yodlaf Peterson) #10

i know because i saw the documentaries, but the thing i find annoying is that they should have done it in a 70’s comic style artwork not modern day artwork, do you agree? :slight_smile:


(me) #11

Yeah that would be cool.


(Yodlaf Peterson) #12

A true cult movie is

“THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE”

1974

Directed by Joseph Sargent

Do not be put off by the fact it stars Walter Matthau, his performance in it is excellent.
Robert Shaw plays the gang leader of a bunch of crooks along with Martin Balsam and Hector Elizondo who hold hostage the passengers on a subway train and hold New York to ransom.

One of the very best American thrillers from the 70’s.
and not forgetting the funky score by David Shire,it’s one of the best in it’s genre.


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