The Ultimate Eighties/Early Nineties DVD collection!

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Postby Vegeta on Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:00 pm

Hmmm... I keep seeing some Star Wars/Trek films and those shouldn't count because they're their own genre/nitch.

Also I think this should be kept to 10 DVD's or less for a realistic set, here's mine:

Weird Science
Back to the Future
Meatballs
Midnight Madness
Sixteen Candles
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
National Lampoon's Vacation
The Lost Boys
Better Off Dead
Gremlins


I'll probably have to come out with a Vegeta 80's vol II too round things out though.
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Postby Flumm on Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:03 pm

Flight of the Navitgator is a classic by any measure of the word. I was out walking my dog the other night, and out of nowhere someone let of a firework in teh distance, and I radnomly thought of this movie. Remember how his older/younger brother lets of fireworks to guide him home? I didn't know whether to laugh or cry tbh, probably for the rose tinted memories of my long departed childhoos as much as anything. Safe to say, wth no one around me for hundreds of yards, it gave me all the excuse I needed to perfect my long forgotten Max impersonations. Much to the bemusement of my dog.

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Lady Sheridan wrote: And is it any wonder we all grew up fearing our government? E.T., Flight of the Naviator--they will chase you, lock you up and take your alien friend!!


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Postby AtomicHyperbole on Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:10 pm

Inversely said Alien friend gives you a peck on the lips and next thing you know your chest swells up like a ballon and explodes a foetus! Or he spends most of his time invisible on your cupboard aiming a triangle of three red laser lights at your neck.
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Postby Flumm on Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:16 pm

AtomicHyperbole wrote:Inversely said Alien friend gives you a peck on the lips and next thing you know your chest swells up like a ballon and explodes a foetus! Or he spends most of his time invisible on your cupboard aiming a triangle of three red laser lights at your neck.


Yeah, well when it comes to late 80's/early 90's based mismatched interspecies buddies on the run from evil goverment forces/unsympathetic bullies and/or evil landlord type movies, or even cinematic sidekicks in general, all I can say on the matter is...










... don't get an alien to do a robot's job.
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Postby athenabodicea on Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:17 pm

The Princess Bride
Goonies
Labrynth
Legend
The Neverending Story
Willow
Ghostbusters
ET
Poltergeist
Lost Boys
Young Guns
Outsiders
Stand By Me
Say Anything
Breakfast Club
Sixteen Candles
St Elmos Fire
Top Gun
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Footloose
Gremlins
Karate Kid
Weird Science
Back to the Future
Gleaming the Cube
One Crazy Summer
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Postby TheBaxter on Mon Apr 03, 2006 3:54 pm

THE NINJA COLLECTION:
Enter the Ninja
Revenge of the Ninja
Ninja III: The Domination
American Ninja
Pray for Death


and a few non-ninja movies:
Clash of the Titans
Dragonslayer
The Black Hole
Iron Eagle
Cobra
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Postby RogueScribner on Mon Apr 03, 2006 7:29 pm

If I had to create an '80s DVD collection, and limit it only to 10 DVDs, and also ignore franchise pics (with one exception listed below), I'd have to go with the following:

Back to the Future - the quintessential '80s film, IMO.

The Princess Bride - one of the best fantasy adventure films of the '80s or any other decade.

Heathers - my favorite high-school-is-hell movie, and my Winona crush began here as well.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High - a classic for a reason.

The Goonies - a childhood favorite, I wanted to be Mikey!!!

The Neverending Story - my favorite fantasy movie from this decade, and it still holds up today.

Revenge of the Nerds - it's tempting to simply write this off as a Porky's wannabe, but this film is so much more. It's funny, crass, sexy, and most surprising of all . . . endearing.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off - I'd be remiss if I didn't include at least one John Hughs film on the list, and this is probably the best of the bunch.

Stand By Me - I identified with this movie so much as a wee lad, it's not funny. I was Gordie.

Say Anything . . . - The best '80s romantic comedy by far.


And three Honorable Mentions:


Risky Business - not only is it funny (Tom Cruise! Bronson Pinchot! Curtis Armstrong!), but this is the first movie that sexually aroused me (TMI?) :P

Spaceballs - the epitome of silly '80s spoof comedy.

Sixteen Candles - a good example of how a teen film can take its target audience seriously while still being funny.
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Postby AtomicHyperbole on Tue Apr 04, 2006 4:36 am

Neverending Story... fantastic stuff. Gotta love the song!

Neverending Stooorrrryyyyyyyy! UUUUUUUUUuuaaaaaaaaaa UUUUUUUUUUUUUuaaaaah UUUUUUUUUAaaaaaaah!!!

Mannequin. Have we mentioned that yet?
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Postby RogueScribner on Tue Apr 04, 2006 4:37 am

AtomicHyperbole wrote:Mannequin. Have we mentioned that yet?


I've thought of it, but it's a little too cheesy, even for me. Hee hee.
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Postby dark wesley on Tue Apr 04, 2006 4:46 am

has to be, THE LAST STARFIGHTER, sweet sweet mix of a boys love for video games leads to him fighting in a space ship for the sake of a galaxy, despite his massive hair. It is supreme.
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Postby ThisIsTheGirl on Tue Apr 04, 2006 5:03 am

Wonka's list contains pretty much every brat-pack movie, so I guess we're now just talking about 80s movies that we love and capture the feel of the decade. dark wesley has just mentioned The Last Starfighter, which I was about to do, so all I can think of now is Something Wild. I haven't seen it in years, but it is pretty hardcore in its 80s sensibility.
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Postby John-Locke on Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:49 am

MadCapsule wrote:I'd like to add The Wizard to this list.


Cali-Fornya

Cali-Fornya


Heheheh, loved that movie, any film that's building towards the unveiling of Super Mario Bros 3 deserves a place on the list. The whole film was one big advert for Nintendo.

At first I thought you were talking about "The Wizard of Speed & Time"

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Then there was...
The Invisible Kid
The Heavenly Kid
My Best Friends a Vampire
Munchies
Some film I thought was called Ghost Hunt about some kid who inherits his uncles old house and there is some creepy puppet ghost butler midget thing that helps them to find the fortune, can't find the name of the film :(

I could go on all day.

Ah memories.
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Postby Theta on Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:38 pm

Not, perhaps, an "only in the '80s" film, but a memorable one nonetheless: "The Untouchables."
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Postby Lady Sheridan on Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:51 pm

RogueScribner wrote:The Goonies - a childhood favorite, I wanted to be Mikey!!!


Ha ha, I wanted to be Mouth--but I wanted to grow up and look like Andy! :D
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Postby Fried Gold on Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:06 am

Definitely 80s - Mannequin
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Postby Neo Zeed on Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:47 am

Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol

Best Police Academy ever!
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Postby jgraphix on Thu Apr 06, 2006 12:47 pm

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Postby so sorry on Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:11 pm

I happen to believe that no 80's collection is complete until you have ...

BREAKIN'



and before you ask, No, I'm not kidding.
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