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2013-06-05 05:43:59 PM  

Whatthefark: I must have watched "Parents" a couple of dozen times back when they played in on cable. I think it's some of Randy Quaid's best work.

I stumbled across a good movie on Netflix a couple of months ago called "Safety Not Guaranteed". It's was a surprisingly good film. I highly recommend it.


The Duplass brothers do good work. Jeff Who Lives at Home was great as well.
 
2013-06-05 05:44:27 PM  

fusillade762: I haven't seen any of those, so I guess they're technically correct.


Rapmaster2000: I've never seen The Godfather, Blade Runner, or any of the Spidermans.  People seem to love those.

Once worked with a girl who had never seen a Star Trek, Star Wars, James Bond or Indiana Jones movie. Seems to me it would be a lot of work to actually avoid seeing those movies.


I have a friend who has never seen Star Wars and refuses to do so now since she's seen Spaceballs and figures that it's pretty much the same thing.
 
2013-06-05 05:58:22 PM  
What's really obscure are the other "Up" series. There are several that are around the 21-28 stage now.

There's one in Japan, one in the US, one in South Africa, one that started in the USSR and straddled the breakup. I saw the "age 14 in the USSR" show on TV (it was pretty good), and one of the Japanese series is on Amazon, but on the whole, they're almost impossible to find.
 
2013-06-05 05:59:18 PM  
Akumulátor 1 Best Czech sci-fi movie ever made (well, as far as I know).

i42.tinypic.com
 
2013-06-05 06:04:03 PM  
I'll throw another one into the mix, "Employee of the Month". Not the Jessica Simpson movie, this one stars Matt Dillon and Christina Applegate. The ending is great, but Jenna Fischer's callgirl scene is hilarious. Hearing little Pam Beasly say nasty things is just too much.

mattador: Whatthefark: I must have watched "Parents" a couple of dozen times back when they played in on cable. I think it's some of Randy Quaid's best work.

I stumbled across a good movie on Netflix a couple of months ago called "Safety Not Guaranteed". It's was a surprisingly good film. I highly recommend it.

The Duplass brothers do good work. Jeff Who Lives at Home was great as well.


I've heard that before. I guess I know what I'm going to watch tonight.
 
2013-06-05 06:06:26 PM  
Real hipsters would have listed Leonard Parts one through five.
 
2013-06-05 06:08:43 PM  
downstairs:
"Parents" is obscure?

The "Up" series is obscure?  Huh?  Its one of the most aclaimed projects in film history.


Zactly.
Also, I've seen Forbidden Zone multiple times and it's not good.  On any level.  Unless you're 15 years old.
 
2013-06-05 06:11:43 PM  

Moodybastard: Its not one of my favorites but to the world according to fark, its is obscure
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That's because it was never made!
 
2013-06-05 06:46:12 PM  
OH MY GOD!  PARENTS!  I so remember that movie!

csb:

We used to get MESSED UP in high school and hang out at a buddy's house (his dad had a huge movie collection and a liquor cabinet...).  Parents disturbed the hell out of us when I mentioned something we had missed:  His dad was a coroner at the time and they had a large floor freezer with unmarked meats wrapped in white butcher paper!  After that, we (seriously) refused to eat anything out of that freezer unless we saw what store it came from.

/csb
 
2013-06-05 06:52:47 PM  
This film was nearly destroyed, before the producer (I think) found the last copy. It's one of two movies that have played Canne twice.
api.ning.com
/hot country, hot image
 
2013-06-05 07:18:37 PM  
Thanks for the ideas everyone. Not near as obscure but some of my favorite lesser known movies.

Fandango

Mr. Frost

The Dish
 
2013-06-05 07:31:17 PM  
The Quiet Earth...and while I'm at it, another New Zealand gem, Once Were Warriors
 
2013-06-05 07:31:48 PM  
Off that list, I saw:

Myra Breckinridge
Parents
Shivers

Shivers has the benefit of having Lynn Lowry in it and being done by Cronenberg before he got all serious on us. All three are highly recommended, but Shivers more than the others.

/Oh, and your blog sucks.
 
2013-06-05 07:40:48 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: [img705.imageshack.us image 220x325]

Just saw this a couple of nights ago. Netflix streaming. You should watch it.


Gunkata, only marginally less effective than Gymkata.

Good movie, but could have been WAY better.
 
2013-06-05 07:42:02 PM  

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I was just perving through still from the forbidden zone the other night, as a matter of fact. because I am a perv. that's what we do.

NSFW and pointy pointy
 
2013-06-05 07:44:00 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-06-05 08:45:42 PM  
I've seen Parents, and not only have I seen Forbidden Zone more times than I can count, I've seen it on the big screen... twice! It's a weird movie classic.

An obscure film I would recommend would be American Pop. I think More American Graffiti has some good qualities as well.
 
2013-06-05 09:00:50 PM  

Sinbox: [pub.vn image 850x622]
In French with English Subtitles. Has yet to fail to make me smile when I'm in need. Tis not for everybody though..

Of the films in the original article, only films 2 and 8 have yet gone unviewed by myself.


I love this movie, and couldn't believe noone else has seen it.  It's from the director of Amelie, and has the same charm.
 
2013-06-05 09:21:01 PM  
I can honestly say I've seen all of those.
 
2013-06-05 09:33:06 PM  

Leader O'Cola: the complete Metropolis


Does this actually exist?  I thought the most recent restorations were still missing scenes from the premier, but I don't honestly know for certain.
 
2013-06-05 09:40:04 PM  
Lots of crap including 'Hearts and Minds' - anti-war/anti-US propaganda.
 
2013-06-05 09:40:22 PM  

TheMatchHare: Leader O'Cola: the complete Metropolis

Does this actually exist?  I thought the most recent restorations were still missing scenes from the premier, but I don't honestly know for certain.


Yes it exists.  They found a complete print in Argentina.  It was badly deterioriated and a few scenes couldn't be restored, but it's as complete as it's ever gonna be in the latest Kino release.
 
2013-06-05 10:45:28 PM  

Moodybastard: Actual candidate for favorite little viewed movie
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"The Duellists" is a darn good movie. I came across it in some list of "Top xxx most realistic sword fighting movies".

It's always seems hard to define "little known movies", since, technically, you could list a bunch of wacky foreign films, obscure black and white movies, or one-off indies.

A couple of others that I *think* aren't really well-viewed that I like, but could be somewhat forgotten based on box-office alone:

Runaway Train (1985)
Legend of 1900 (1998)
Fandango (1985) ***this is one is iffy on the 'unknown' factor, but it's really well shot and editted, and has some interesting performances from some well-known actors before they became well-known, and a ridiculous parachuting sequence that is way too long that doesn't feel like the rest of the movie.
 
2013-06-05 11:01:05 PM  

Kraftwerk Orange: I nominate:


[movieposters.2038.net image 660x900]


So you're the other guy that rented this.

/Excellent taste - you haz it.
//If you liked this, then hunt down Tron: Uprising.
///Hauntingly gorgeous animation.
 
2013-06-05 11:10:29 PM  

Moodybastard: Its not one of my favorites but to the world according to fark, its is obscure
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Cute Photoshop.

And my addition to the list is The Hypothesis of the Seven Paintings, as I've never met anyone else who's seen it.
 
2013-06-06 12:22:16 AM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Moodybastard: Its not one of my favorites but to the world according to fark, its is obscure
[www.dvdessential.it image 443x448]

Is that like Garth Brooks and his Chris Gaines project? He did the soundtrack, but never made the movie.
I assume that's the same for this Highlander 2 soundtrack, since they never made a sequel to Highlander.


Actually he did.  Had a friend who worked on it.  Premise was Gaines is killed and clues to who the murderer is are in the cd track notes.

It's never seen the light of day.  Not even a workprint or a vhs copy.  That's pretty impressive.
 
2013-06-06 12:23:38 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: TheMatchHare: Leader O'Cola: the complete Metropolis

Does this actually exist?  I thought the most recent restorations were still missing scenes from the premier, but I don't honestly know for certain.

Yes it exists.  They found a complete print in Argentina.  It was badly deterioriated and a few scenes couldn't be restored, but it's as complete as it's ever gonna be in the latest Kino release.


Cool, thanks.
 
2013-06-06 12:48:41 AM  
Seems like "The Big Lebowski" should be on a list of best movies I havent seen.  I mean, judging from the reaction i get when I admit that in public.
 
2013-06-06 01:05:51 AM  

Tsar_Bomba1: It's never seen the light of day. Not even a workprint or a vhs copy. That's pretty impressive.


Should have been the case with Dwight Yokum's South of Heaven, West of Hell.

Only movie I can think of which has never leaked to any degree is Jerry Lewis' The Day the Clown Died.  I know Harry Sherer said he saw a work print at someone's house in LA in the 70s, but that's the last screening I've heard of.

I'm expecting Jerry's estate will end up releasing it after he dies.
 
2013-06-06 02:13:33 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Bathia_Mapes: but then again, I've never been a Gore Vidal fan either.

What, you didn't like Caligula?


For the most part, no. Caligula's killing machine was interesting, though.
 
2013-06-06 03:07:44 AM  

I sound fat: Seems like "The Big Lebowski" should be on a list of best movies I havent seen.  I mean, judging from the reaction i get when I admit that in public.


Never watch it.  Any joy you might have from finally watching it will dull in comparison to the jollies you'll get from people exalting it's virtues to you.

This goes with any cult film you've never seen.  It can never live up to the hype of someone who saw it at the perfect time and place.

Can anyone tell me the name of a movie (I think it was never released in US so it was a Russian word) about this guy from Russia who gets a small device from his friend and jumps to a desert alien world where they put a translator device up his nose and they fly around in a smallish ship?  They need a specific part to jump back to the Russian's dimension or whatever so they go looking in an underground complex like a mine or something?

Ahh I found it.. Apparently not that obscure Kin-Dza-Dza: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091341/

Anyway, that would be my nomination.
 
2013-06-06 03:08:33 AM  
its
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2013-06-06 03:26:16 AM  
Myra Breckinridge: Read the book by Gore Vidal. Haven't seen the movie. On my movie bucket list.

Parents: Saw it when it came out. It's sort of a cult horror comedy based on vegetaria propaganda equating eating meat to cannibalism.

Forbidden Zone:  I have the movie but I haven't watched the MST3K version yet. There's a parody of it in the "Boring" episode of The Young Ones. That's how hip it is. And one of the actors is Herve Villachaisse, the dwarf from "Fantasy Island". Could it be more cult?

As for the Up series, I did see one episode at last, many years ago.

So of the Movies I Have Never Seen list, I average about one third. About par for the course for lists of things I haven't seen, but low for lists of things I don't know. I know a Hell of a lot more than reporters, humourists, and op-ed writers think I know.

Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!

You don't want to know what I know. (A lot of people complain when I tell them.)
 
2013-06-06 03:27:32 AM  
Correction: Herve Villachaize.
 
2013-06-06 03:34:52 AM  
One item you can add to most people's list of movies they have not seen:

PRACTICALLY EVERYTHING THAT JOHN WATERS EVER MADE.

I have watched quite a few of his movies, including the more commercial, less low-budget and shock value movies such as Pecker and that musical they made into a musical, Hairspray. I've seen some of the very early stuff which was really underground, and have intentionally avoided a lot of the real gross-out stuff.

All in all I like John Waters. He's smart, funny, carries his queenliness lightly and does one of the best Simpsons commentaries of all. Simpsons commentaries are the best. They are as entertaining, informative and fun as the shows and sometimes more so. The Simpsons people really understand how to do commentaries. Some people have made good movies or TV shows without a clue what a commentary is or could be.

The guys from South Park do decent commentaries but they are only five minutes long. This is rare if not unique. They just don't have a lot they want to rehash. Seeing as some of their shows are still being animated during the broadcast (like that Space Ghost Coast to Coast "live" episode) they may simply have enough on their hands without doing a making of video.
 
2013-06-06 03:37:53 AM  
i40.tinypic.com
aka "Silver Heads"
 
2013-06-06 05:17:42 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: saw this a couple of nights ago:

[img15.imageshack.us image 214x317]

wow. yeah. skip it


I have mixed feelings about that movie. On the one hand, the script stinks out loud, and the acting isn't much better.

On the other hand, the visuals are stunning. Not in the "ZOMG CGI" way that's popular these days but in terms of the beauty of the cinematography, landscapes, choice of color palette, lighting, etc. I saw it in the theatre and enjoyed the experience, but I'd never in a million years put it on a list of all-time best movies.
 
2013-06-06 05:35:29 AM  
Probably more like "Top ten movies you haven't seen (because they really suck)".

Hey, it's some jackoff's "Top Ten" list, so it's probably shiat like every other "Top Ten" list.

Anyway, if your stupid blog won't display anything at all without javascript, then I am guessing having javascript turned off saved me from wasting my time.
 
2013-06-06 09:25:40 AM  

hideous: Sinbox: [pub.vn image 850x622]
In French with English Subtitles. Has yet to fail to make me smile when I'm in need. Tis not for everybody though..

Of the films in the original article, only films 2 and 8 have yet gone unviewed by myself.

I love this movie, and couldn't believe noone else has seen it.  It's from the director of Amelie, and has the same charm.


go see "Delicatessen" and "City of the lost children"
Films from before Amelie made Jeunet world-famous, not as mainstream, a lot creapier...
 
2013-06-06 09:32:01 AM  
I've seen "Schizopolis" - in fact, the nude man on the cover owns Louie's in Baton Rouge.
 
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