Obscure film and TV Series?

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Has anyone seen these movies or TV shows?
D.I.
SLAPSHOT
NAPOLEON Abel Gance.
Total Recall 2070: SERIES.
From Socrates to Sartre:The Philosophic Quest.
The War Game 1966.
Hard to find.
 
I'll put my hand up to having seen Wargame and I fully intended on watching Total Recall 2070 but the hard drive I had it on died. The Abel Gance was on my 'one of these days' list for a while.... then I found out it was about 7 hours long... (Okay, 330 minutes, but even that's twice as long as Metropolis!)
 
Hard Time on Planet Earth
Beyond Westworld
Return To The Planet of the Apes
West Wind
The Highwayman
Bearcats
Adams of Eagle Lake
Jigsaw John
A Man Called Sloan
The Love War 1970
Earth II. 1971
The Return of Captain Nemo
 
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Is Slapshot the Ice Hockey movie? If it is, I saw it when I was younger. Quite funny and i Imagine it to be even funnier if I were to see it as an adult. Extremely violent, though.

I remember watching a hilarious cop procedural called Sledge Hammer as a kid. You never hear it reference, which is real shame.
 
Is Slapshot the Ice Hockey movie? If it is, I saw it when I was younger. Quite funny and i Imagine it to be even funnier if I were to see it as an adult. Extremely violent, though.

I remember watching a hilarious cop procedural called Sledge Hammer as a kid. You never hear it reference, which is real shame.
Our local ITV used to put Sledge Hammer on after Hunter which it was basically a parody of.
 
I came across one the other day. The book 101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die lists quite a few obscure films, E.G. René Clair's silent Paris qui dort. I've seen 82 of the 101 and heard of all (and own copies of many) of the other, unwatched ones ...apart from this one.
A 1966 Czech SF Comedy called Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (aka Who Would Kill Jessie?, Kdo chce zabít Jessii? -1966)

I'd never even heard of until now.

Anyone seen it?
 
I think the most obscure movie I have is The Mechanical Man (1921). It is an Italian SF movie that was thought lost but a partial Portuguese titled version was found in Brazil and restored complete with English translations of the text. It’s only about 60 minutes long but there’s enough there to get the general gist of the story. When I read an article about it I, naturally, had to get myself a copy.
 
I think the most obscure movie I have is The Mechanical Man (1921). It is an Italian SF movie that was thought lost but a partial Portuguese titled version was found in Brazil and restored complete with English translations of the text. It’s only about 60 minutes long but there’s enough there to get the general gist of the story. When I read an article about it I, naturally, had to get myself a copy.

ive seen that ones , it's' good stuff .:cool:

Deluge 1933 Disaster film For its era, the special effect work is amazing ! :cool: You can fin the compete film on YouTube .:)
 
Cullodden. A companion piece to The War Game, and a tremendous piece of film making. Made almost 60 years ago, hasn't aged a jot and is still the most informative programme on the tragic tale of Bonnie Prince Charlie.

The Emperor's New Clothes. For the third (and fourth!) time Ian Holm dons the bicorne, and stars in a romantic comedy; actually that doesn't make it sound great, but it really is.

The Clifton House Mystery
Come Back Lucy
King of the Castle
Into the Labyrinth
Children of the Stones
The Changes

'Children's' programmes released at a time when a good scare was seen as the way to do decent kids' tv drama. The thing is, that although all of these programmes had children as the primary characters (albeit with a strong cast of adult actors), the stories were strong enough to make them just as enjoyable as adult entertainment.
 
I remember Children of the Stones: quite scary for a supposed children's TV series. Had a cracking cast, though: Gareth Thomas (Blake of Blake's 7), Freddie Jones and Iain Cuthbertson.

Spooky opening theme!


A cracking programme, and I think whole episodes are on Youtube (although I was lucky enough to grab the DVD when it came out).

Tremendous cast of adult actors, with Gareth 'Blake' Thomas, who cropped up in quite a few kids' programmes of the era, the wonderful Iain Cuthbertson and Freddie 'Elephant Man' Jones.

Incidentally I've been to the village where the series is set (Avebury) and it really is a marvellous day out. Far better in fact than Stonehenge which is just down the road. Here you can walk up to, round and touch the stones there, and just a little further away is a neolithic grave and the dominating mound of Silbury Hill. Just walking around the village of Avebury gives you a sense of stepping back in time, and the stone circles and pathways are both impressive and a little chilling.

Another obscure tv series from this time (also featuring Gareth Thomas) is Knights of God which includes a number of adult themes for a young audience.
 
Exo-man 1977 tv movie about a paralyzed inventor who builds am armored super-suit that allows him to walk and battle crime . One of the writers was Martin Caidin who gave us The Six Million Dollar Man
 
Although I believe it to be unintentionally scary, The Singing Ringing Tree is up there with the scariest. It looks like a fairy tale David Lynch would create.


Yes, I think that was an East European (perhaps Hungarian?) fairy tale series that was definitely not your usual kids programme. I think that there are lots of other memories for kids from that time, from the statues that come to life in the Enchanted Castle (now sadly unavailable to watch), the 'dream' sequence at the end of Stig of the Dump, the skull hidden in the walled-up room in The Clifton House Mystery, but probably the weirdest for me was Noseybonk. I'm really not sure what they were thinking of when designing this character.
 
Exo-man 1977 tv movie about a paralyzed inventor who builds am armored super-suit that allows him to walk and battle crime . One of the writers was Martin Caidin who gave us The Six Million Dollar Man


I'm surprised we haven't had an updated Six Million Dollar Man; can't remember any of the storylines, but the slow-moaction scenes and 'that' sound effect will live forever in the memory.

I wonder, would it now be the 6 Billion Dollar Man?
 
Men in Space 1959 to 1960. It was a series about the US embarking on getting men into outpace. Ive never seen an episode but im told it was quite a. good series.
 
I'm surprised we haven't had an updated Six Million Dollar Man; can't remember any of the storylines, but the slow-moaction scenes and 'that' sound effect will live forever in the memory.

I wonder, would it now be the 6 Billion Dollar Man?

By today's standards , it looks pretty and dated . it was a a good show I never missed an episode .

Yes, It could do with a major reboot. Here's.a crazy idea , if the BBC ever would allow it, Id love to see a cross over with Dr Who . The Doctor and Steve Austin battling the Cybermen. :cool:
 

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