Friday, 17 April 2015

Go Film Go (Now Showing)

Part 2 is all about what those involved could, but largely don't watch in feature presentation.

So that immediately rules out what can be heard in conversation (we'd be here all day), or referenced on a much smaller screen (already covered via 'film in film').

The sequel in Paris was FUCKING awful, but An American Werewolf in London effortlessly blended dark humour with the macabre.

Howling mad David joins undead pal Jack to watch fake porno See You Next Wednesday.  During which, his victims amusingly suggest how he should pop his cork.

For anybody who's interested, "See You Next Wednesday" comprises of:

Brenda Bristols - Linzi Drew
Lance Boyle - Lucienne Morgan
Chris Bailey - Gypsy Dave Cooper
Georgia Bailey - Susan Spencer

Brenda Bristols.  Ha ha ha!

Street drinking trio Alf, Ted and Joseph are about to sup their last drop of cheap petrol against the backdrop of Tower Bridge.
'Owned' by Yuri (pictured), King and Mai, The King of Fighters '94 displays identical landmark.

Jim (Cillian Murphy) wakes up 28 Days Later and finds that London has been ravaged by rage in Danny Boyle's cult classic.
Christopher Eccleston aside, the decision to recruit the army nearly thawed an otherwise superb ice cube.
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis boasts a pre-rendered pile up.

The gloves of moustached British boxing geezer Dudley presented a much better alternative to Balrog and debuted in Street Fighter III: New Generation.

Capcom complete the full English.

Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors, 1994 (J. Talbain's stage)
Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers, 1994 (Cammy's stage)
Who needs a tour guide when you have me?

Not to be confused with 2003 found footage effort The Last Horror Movie, The Last Horror Film includes fake flick Caller in the Night.

Les Uns et les Autres (aka Bolero) and Cannibal Holocaust.
Lucio Fulci's controversial 1982 thriller The New York Ripper is loaded with grisly gore, and theatre marquees.

An American Werewolf in London and Night Hawks.
It should actually be Nighthawks.
60 Second Assassin and Revenge of the Bushido Blade.
Although visible in previous snap, this angle brings Final Exam and Slavers into sharper focus.
Prisoner of Pleasure is SEXational and SEXtacular.
After Way of the Dragon, Chuck Norris stars as drug kingpin in Slaughter in San Francisco aka Yellow Faced Tiger and Huang mian lao hu.
In 1980 classic Maniac (not the 2012 remake), we see adult 1977 comedy Baby Face.
The Hills Run Red (2009) features attractive looking urban legend Babyface.
During the video nasty crisis, I Spit on Your Grave and The Last House on the Left were banned in the UK.  Romano Scavolini's schizophrenic slasher Nightmare was no different.

The Street Fighter, Five Deadly Venoms and Kung Fu Massacre, aka The Big Showdown.
Stir Crazy
Manhunt aka The Italian Connection and The Four Assassins.
It's time for the piss to be taken.

Here's George (with ice hammer).
Here's Johnny (with axe).
Incredibly, the ending even stole from The Omen.

Smiling for the camera.
"Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast; for it is the number of a man; and his number is 666."
Dennis Hopper's Sicilian spiel to Christopher Walken's gangster type Vincenzo Coccotti is what everybody remembers in True Romance.

Sonny Chiba presents a triple bill of The Street Fighter, Return of the Street Fighter and Sister Street Fighter.
Rutger Hauer did star in other films apart from Blade Runner, and one of those was sci-fi Wedlock.

Graffiti Bridge and Marked for Death.
"You talkin' to me?"

"Who the fuck do you think you're talkin' to?"

Taxi Driver is one of the most important and influential films of all time.

Tired of transporting New York's scum and degenerates, De Niro's unstable Vietnam vet turned cabbie Travis Bickle eventually snaps.

Towards the end of James Wan's revenge thriller Death Sentence, the shootout scene is openly modelled on its famous climax.

Anyway, bold XXX entertainment wasn't exactly appreciated by cold and distant Betsy (Cybill Shepherd).

Sometime Sweet Susan and Kärlekens språk, aka Swedish Marriage Manual.
As a side note, Nature's Paradise featured in Carry on Camping.

Top Gun was cheesy and perfuntory, but I understand why it was such a soaring success.

For Tom Cruise's next box office smash, Brian Flanagan learns 'Coughlin's Law' in tedious drama Cocktail.

Still, 'here's looking at you kid'.

Red Dwarf IV episode Camille expertly parodied the 1942 b/w weepie as after Kryten and 'huge green blob' part company (wearing the shoes and high heels of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman respectively), Lister remarks 'this could be the start of a beautiful friendship'.

Donnie Darko is either a stroke of fantastical genius or reeks of shit.

Whatever your opinion, S. Darko was unspeakably BAD.

The Evil Dead and The Last Temptation of Christ.
Without hesitating, you'd immediately associate Francis Ford Coppala with Apocalypse Now, The Godfather and even the god awful Dracula.

The Outsiders starred unappreciated gang warfare and teenage hormones.

Beach Blanket Bingo and Muscle Beach Party.
Who stole 'c' in the latter?  Err...
In the original 1989 live action adaptation of The Punisher, Dolph Lundgren was ideally cast as Marvel vigilante Frank Castle.

Its title sequence features Make Them Die Slowly.

If that doesn't ring your ding dong, maybe alias Cannibal Ferox will?

Oh well.

Don Siegel's Dirty Harry was one of THE films of the 70s.

Of course it's down to 'that' quote, but Andy Robinson gave a blistering and frightening performance as psychopathic killer Scorpio.

Even today, many are still probably blissfully unaware that albeit in different circumstances, Fatal Attraction cloned Play Misty for Me.

As Siegel previously directed Eastwood in Coogan's Bluff and Two Mules for Sister Sara, 'arranging' to display Callahan's directorial debut was probably done out of respect rather than to feed ego.
He and Eastwood would again work together in Escape from Alcatraz.
Basket Case (the 1982 original at least), is a crazy horror classic.

Guys & Dolls
Tiger From Hong Kong
Kung Fu The Brothers, Tiger From Hong Kong (again) and Shanghai Com... I don't know.
In 1993 biopic Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, Jason Scott Lee and his wife Linda (Lauren Holly) choose Breakfast at Tiffany's over 1961 romcom Tammy Tell Me True.
Whatever you do - please don't mention the 'v' word.

You mean vampire?


Near Dark has our man Caleb (Adrian Pasdar) wondering 'what the fuck is that thing in the sky?'

Baddies Lance Henriksen, Jenette Goldstein and Bill Paxton starred in James Cameron's xenomorphic action juggernaut Aliens a year earlier in 1986.
As Marty goes Back to the Future, Town theatre is playing The Atomic Kid.
Tune in next time for the big bastard grand finale.

(Don't leave us hanging, the suspense is killing us softly).

Okay, I suppose it'd be cruel to tease.

How do teenagers typically brighten up a bedroom wall?

Yeah, cover wallpaper with film posters...

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