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Bring back 1982!

Postby judderman on Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:33 pm

With a new Conan, a new Star Trek 2, a new Dark Crystal, a new Tron, a new Mad Max*, a prequel to The Thing, and maybe even a new Poltergeist should anyone clear MGM's carcass away, it seems that 1982 will rising from the dead over the next few years. I was wondering, what else would you like to see resurrected from that seminal, remarkable year?

48 HRS: is it even possible? Eddie Murphy back to his younger, take-no-prisoners self? Walter Hill is, well, over it, but wouldn't it be awesome to see someone like Quentin take on a new dangerous role for Eddie?

Airplane II: Should the Zuckers go back to basics and do another Airplane instead of spending the dying years of their careers as the Wayans Bros' bitches?

Android: I only remember two things about this movie: it looked like it had been shot in a shipping container, and Klaus Kinski acted really pervy in it. Anyone think a big budget remake would be worth it?

Basket Case: Actually I'm a bit surprised this hasn't been remade already. Hennenlotter only makes a movie about once every 20 years, so he's out of the running, but I can see a new director trying his hand at bringing this back.

Beastmaster: the other movie from 1982 where people had slugs put in their ears. This movie was pretty screwed up, but it had a great score. Any remake would probably have to reserve a role for Marc Singer.

Blade Runner: Seriously. If Tron can get a sequel, why not Blade Runner? OK, Ford wouldn't touch it with a ten-foot-stick, but there's so much more in this world still to explore. Just get a decent writer, some Phillip K Dick stories, Syd Mead and Moebius and see what comes out.

Cat People: Another remake of the 1942 classic, only a good one this time?

Creepshow: Tales From the Crypt has pretty much run this concept into the ground, but I still would love to see King and Romero give this another go.

E. T.: That piece of shit "Green Planet" book pretty much killed the idea of an ET sequel, and it's hard to see the "new" Spielberg taking it on anyway.

Fast Times At Ridgemont High: Again, somewhat surprised this hasn't been remade yet. Perhaps there's no room for it with the Apatow juggernaut crushing all comers.

First Blood: Is Stallone planning another one? I don't think this could be remade as long as he draws breath.

The Last Unicorn: Anyone remember this supremely depressing animated flick? Christopher Lee was interested in doing a live-action remake for a while but it fell through.

Night Shift: Michael Keaton, where the hell have you gone? OK maybe he couldn't do another Night Shift, but anything that brings back even a touch of the evil genie persona we all loved would be great.

The Plague Dogs: Not a lot of people remember this animated flick, but boy was it dark. An unrelenting, brutal downer about two dogs who escape torture at an animal testing facility only to be hunted by their captors. It was essentially a sequel to Watership Down (made by the same director and based on a book by the same author), and a remake would not go down well today. Perhaps an adaptation of Shardik?

Porky's: Same thoughts about this one as for Fast Times...

Quest For Fire: Another novel just begging for a "re-adaptation" (and a new role for Ron Perlman). Knowledge of the period is much much better now than it was in 1982 (and, God knows, 1911, when the book was written). An up to date adaptation with modern FX would be awesome.

The Secret of NIMH: Given the degenerate mutations Don Bluth has birthed since, I would not want to see him tackle this story again. But given that he took what was essentially a science fiction story and turned it into a fantasy by adding magic, perhaps he wasn't the best choice anyway. A full-on CGI effort that stuck closer to the book might be interesting

The Sword and the Sorcerer: I know nothing about this movie, save that it stars Richard Moll from Night Court. But I heard its name mentioned a lot in primary school. Anyone have an idea of its vibe?

*Yes, technically it came out in 1981, but it came out everywhere that wasn't Australia in 1982.
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Re: Bring back 1982!

Postby Pacino86845 on Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:38 pm

Funny you should bring up 1982, I just rewatched The Thing last night! Amazing film.
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Re: Bring back 1982!

Postby magicmonkey on Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:04 pm

HAHA! Plague Dogs! Maybe "We3" is the closest we're gonna get to that. We need more MILITANT kids!!1 :lol:
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Re: Bring back 1982! First Blood!

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Re: Bring back 1982!

Postby Spandau Belly on Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:51 am

judderman wrote:Blade Runner: Seriously. If Tron can get a sequel, why not Blade Runner? OK, Ford wouldn't touch it with a ten-foot-stick, but there's so much more in this world still to explore. Just get a decent writer, some Phillip K Dick stories, Syd Mead and Moebius and see what comes out.


Funny you should mention this, I was in my usual scrap against BLADE RUNNER hardliners again recently. Like usual, our arguement revolved around how Ridley Scott only really became clear as to what he wanted to do with the BLADE RUNNER story several years after making it. He wanted to make a movie about a replicant who is unaware he is a replicant and is programmed to hunt his own kind.

Scott has recut this film several times and done lots of talking to try and retrofit his idea of its narrative into what he shot, but he just can't sculpt that movie out of the existing footage.

I'd like it if he just made a new movie. Not a remake or a sequel, but just another movie set in the same world and he can actually do the story he wants to.

I understand after ROBIN HOOD he and Russel Crowe are no longer on good terms, which prettymuch means it would be Denzel as the Blade Runner. That works, he's played a detective guy like a million times.

And with Scott revisiting ALIEN, I wouldn't completely write this idea off.
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Re: Bring back 1982!

Postby Fried Gold on Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:00 am

Star Trek 2
Tron
The Thing
Poltergeist
Airplane II
Blade Runner
First Blood
Megaforce

All these films are brills.

Unfortunately, 1982 also gave us Gandhi.
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Re: Bring back 1982!

Postby TheBaxter on Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:04 pm

Beastmaster is crying out for a reboot or prequel or remakequel or something... preferably in 3D

or at the very least, it's pr0n version, Breastmaster.... also preferably in 3D
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Re: Bring back 1982!

Postby TheButcher on Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:46 pm

Cinematical's Stallone-a-Thon: First Blood (1982)
In honor of Friday's release of The Expendables, we're taking a week-long look at the action films of Sir Sylvester Stallone -- which is to say we're skipping his comedies. Out of respect.

"They drew first blood."
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Re: Bring back 1982!

Postby The Vicar on Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:37 pm

Well, Asia is going back on tour this summer. How 80s is that?
Either they replaced Steve Howe with the Crypt Keeper........
or Steve Howe IS the gorram Crypt Keeper.
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Re: Bring back 1982!

Postby SilentBobX on Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:31 am

Megaforce I would go for definitely. But keep it low budget, and NO NO NO NO NO NO NO CGI in it ANYWHERE. Not even in the opening credits. Let us all band together to tell ANY and ALL filmmakers that shitty CG has no place in remaking any film of this caliber.

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Re: Bring back 1982!

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Re: Bring back 1982!

Postby judderman on Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:58 am

And it looks like we're getting a Blade Runner sequel!

Assuming Prometheus works.
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Re: Bring back 1982!

Postby justcheckin on Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:56 pm

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Although, Joyful Noise might be part two of that.
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Re: Bring back 1982!

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Re: Bring back 1982!

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Re: Bring back 1982!

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Re: Alamo Drafthouse’s Summer of 1982!

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Re: Bring back 1982!

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Re: Bring back 1982!

Postby darkjedijaina on Wed May 02, 2012 8:24 am

yeah, alamo drafthouse is doing screenings of conan the barbarian, E.T., Poltergeist, Rocky III, Road Warrior....
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Re: Bring back 1982!

Postby so sorry on Wed May 02, 2012 8:45 am

That's freakind awesome. Even the expanded lineup has some greats.

But no Blade Runner? Wtf?
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Re: Bring back 1982!

Postby darkjedijaina on Wed May 02, 2012 9:13 am

also wrath of khan and Tron. no blade runner. i'm guessing they couldn't get permission.

even so, still pretty cool. gotta say, i love the drafthouse.
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Re: Bring back 1982!

Postby BuckyO'harre on Wed May 02, 2012 11:13 am

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Re: Bring back 1982!

Postby Bloo on Wed May 02, 2012 11:59 am

Bucky, what's the ETA on the Denver Alamo? I really want to go there when it opens
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Re: Bring back 1982!

Postby BuckyO'harre on Wed May 02, 2012 1:22 pm

Bloo wrote:Bucky, what's the ETA on the Denver Alamo? I really want to go there when it opens


Late this year as far as I know.

Here's the official site with links to their facebook and twitter pages.
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Re: Bring back 1982!

Postby Bloo on Wed May 02, 2012 4:37 pm

BuckyO'harre wrote:
Bloo wrote:Bucky, what's the ETA on the Denver Alamo? I really want to go there when it opens


Late this year as far as I know.

Here's the official site with links to their facebook and twitter pages.


Colorado Zoner meet up? (even if I'm in Kansas)
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Re: Bring back 1982!

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Re: Bring back 1982!

Postby TheButcher on Thu May 03, 2012 8:03 pm

BuckyO'harre wrote:
Bloo wrote:Colorado Zoner meet up? (even if I'm in Kansas)



Sure, one of us should start a thread in the meet-up section once an opening date is set.
Hopefully Dennis and TheButcher will be interested because I'm pretty dull one-on-one.

When is the meet up?
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Re: Bring back 1982!

Postby Bloo on Thu May 03, 2012 10:15 pm

TheButcher wrote:
BuckyO'harre wrote:
Bloo wrote:Colorado Zoner meet up? (even if I'm in Kansas)



Sure, one of us should start a thread in the meet-up section once an opening date is set.
Hopefully Dennis and TheButcher will be interested because I'm pretty dull one-on-one.

When is the meet up?


When Alamo Denver announces when it's opening we'll set things up
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Re: Bring back 1982!

Postby TheButcher on Fri May 04, 2012 5:54 am

Cool. I'll be there.
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Re: Bring back 1982!

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Re: Bring back 1984!

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Re: Bring back 1982!

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Re: Bring back 1982!

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Cinefantastique Volume 12, Number 4 (1982):
Interesting piece on the revolutionary effects of TRON, and the inevitable movement of film to a digital format. Says Richard Taylor, co-supervisor of special effects:

Computers can’t replace the uniqueness of actors. If a motion picture does not connect to your heart, it doesn’t matter how it looks. You cannot save a film by making it look good…

I don’t want people to believe that computers are a threat to society. They’re a creative tool that will allow people to express themselves more clearly, more uniquely. They are only going to make our lives easier
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Re: Bring back 1982!

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Re: Bring back 1982!

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"Starting today the bodybuilding world belongs to Joe Weider's Olympians....

and steroids....


ok, mostly just steroids."
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Re: Bring back 1982!

Postby TheButcher on Thu May 22, 2014 5:41 pm

TheBaxter wrote:


"Starting today the bodybuilding world belongs to Joe Weider's Olympians....

and steroids....


ok, mostly just steroids."

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Re: Bring back 1982!

Postby TheButcher on Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:59 pm

Trailers From Hell on 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High'
Amy Heckerling’s raucous 1982 high school comedy based on screenwriter Cameron Crowe’s book is a virtual template for the dozens of teen flicks produced in its wake. Co-starring longtime character actor Ray Walston as the strait-laced history teacher engaged in a one-sided war with Spicoli, the modern day Maynard G. Krebs (a reference that may fly over the heads of those under 50), the film served as a launching pad for a slew of young actors who went on to become some of the mainstays of the last few decades including Sean Penn as Spicoli, Nicolas Cage (billed as Nicolas Coppola), Forest Whittaker, Eric Stoltz and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Karyn Kusama on FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH
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Re: Bring back 1982!

Postby TheButcher on Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:37 am

Learning All The Wrong Things About Sex From Late Night Cable In The ‘80s
In 1982, Phil just wanted to see some naked ladies. What he got was a troubling miseducation on love and sexuality in the form of two sleazy erotic thrillers.
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Re: STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN!!

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Re: Bring back 1982!

Postby TheButcher on Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:51 am

Cinephilia & Beyond:
‘48 HOURS’: WALTER HILL’S BUDDY ACTION COMEDY THAT INSPIRED A NEW TREND IN HOLLYWOOD
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Bring back 1982! Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

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blastr:
Nicholas Meyer talks Star Trek II and how he tricked Shatner into giving him a great performance
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