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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:26 pm
ever watch a movie, specifically from the 80s and think while watching.....

"What drugs were they smoking when they came up with this"

the 1980's were a great decade for movies but were also the weirdest, they had some 'out there' ideas.

these ideas would NEVER work if they were made today!!

I'm watching Inner Space right now and thinking "WTF". I go in thinking it was a futuristic space movie but what I got was a confused look on my face :| it ended up being a movie where a guy gets shrunk in a ship to needle size and then inserted into another guy. never seen it before so you could understand my surprise.

what others did you guys think were strange movies for its time?

others I can think of - Mannequin, Repo Man, Witches, Roger Rabbit, Mac and Me, Big, Honey I Shrunk The Kids, Earth Girls Are Easy, Little Shop of Horrors, Weekend at Bernies and so on.

long live the 80's! ;)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:20 am
If I could live in the 80's I would. It's an awesome decade, especially the movies and music. Pure and unapologetic.

"Xanadu" is one film that comes to mind when I think of weird... Watched it once. Never again.

"Beetlejuice" is another one. Weird but good at the same time. "Videodrome". I recently watched "The lonely Guy", a very realistic and dreary film. Totally unexpected since it's a comedy.

And as you mentioned "Honey I Shrunk The Kids" and "Big".
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:37 am
The proportion of WTF type films has not really changed ever since that medium was created. From Chaplin, Eisenstein and Lang through Bunuel, Russell, Haneke and Polanski, to mention just a few directors, and on to several of the present, many productions of the "what were they on?" variety have been made. I think that in 30 years' time just about every one of Tarantino's creations will be regarded in the same way.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:00 pm
I was born in 82 so I remember the 90s more but some odd stuff went on in the movies.

I recently re-watched one I grew up on, Mac and Me. I noticed something very odd and had to ask...

was dancing around at a McDonalds considered a normal thing back then?

warning, what your about to see is of a disturbing nature ;)



you couldn't get away with doing that these days, you'd be shot

WTF @ 2:07 :lol:
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:44 pm
watching right now Howard The Duck... what the f**k

a different universe with a planet of ducks, one finds his way to earth and lives there.

only in the 80s does this work, this type of movie wouldn't fly if made today.

oh also, I agree Kal. the hair and fashion may have been bad but the music was cool and movies were awesome. technology sucked but it was a simpler time, this is why I enjoy watching 80s movies and The Goldbergs. back then they didn't care about such things, they just did what ever, wore what ever because they didn't know any better. I would go back there too.

speaking of 80s, SBS 2 are showing some every Wednesday this month -

http://www.sbs.com.au/movies/article/20 ... uble-bills
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:06 pm
wanna tune into some retro 80s cheese, trash and sleaze.. check out SBS 2 from this Wednesday!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:16 pm
The 80's were great - apart for female hair! Those spiral perms were a nightmare! :shock:

EDIT - from a hairdressers point of view!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:47 am
Jayel wrote:The 80's were great - apart for female hair! Those spiral perms were a nightmare! :shock:

EDIT - from a hairdressers point of view!

I loved my spiral perms! :P
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:19 pm
cleo wrote:
Jayel wrote:The 80's were great - apart for female hair! Those spiral perms were a nightmare! :shock:

EDIT - from a hairdressers point of view!

I loved my spiral perms! :P

Yeah they looked good, but do about 5 of them in a row - 5 days a week! :?
Remember the permed fringe? Now that was one hell of a bad look, but I still did them for people!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:34 pm
Over The Top

winner takes all, loser takes the fall.

it lives up to its name. there is no way in hell this movie would be made today or even remade. the concept and story is ridiculous. a arm wrestling tournament?! are you serious?! so Rocky Balboa has given up boxing for arm wrestling ;) I don't hate the film, I just watched it and enjoy it but it's just one of those that has to stay in the 80s.
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