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« on: January 17, 2011, 08:36:16 PM »

http://snarkerati.com/movie-news/the-top-50-dystopian-movies-of-all-time/

I seen about 30+ of the 50 list. Majority of not seen ones are the japanese, especially animes, which not really my interest. Films not on the list, suggestion welcomed!
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2011, 01:29:44 AM »

My favorites:

-2019 after the fall of New-York
-Exterminators of the year 3000
-The new barbarians
-The Bronx Warriors
-The Warriors. Not sure if we could consider this one as a dystopian/post-apocalyptic movie. It's more or less an exaggerated vision of the street gangs of New-York during the 70's-80's. But the movie start with a mob meeting where they are trying to create a parallel society where each gangs are united against the law/system.
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2011, 01:40:27 AM »

Pretty good list that one! I liked that a film like Woody Allen´s Sleeper is included. Last Man on Earth should be there, but as it´s the same story as The Omega Man i guess it excusable. What about Stalker? One of my favorite films and rather dystopian, but maybe in a different way, desolate and mysterious. If collapsed societies count, films like Virus, Dawn/Day of the Dead etc could be others. My favorite "nuclear war and it´s aftermath" film is The Day After, sober and effective.
Got to mention the Polish 80s classic Seksmisja as well!

Oh, those trashy Italian flicks are all fun, Atlantis Interceptors is my favorite of those.
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2011, 01:55:22 AM »

My usually latent patriotism stirs with the Mad Max movies. Three of the few times we found our own voice in movies with something original (and it had to be stuffed up in the third by getting Tina fucking Turner to star in it). The images of desperation amongst desolation have always inspired me and in regards to peak oil (excluding the fact that they used nuclear war as a device for the sequels, which wasn't an issue in the first movie) could be closer to reality than anticipated.
Apparently there are plans for a fourth film to be made, hopefully not using Mel Gibson (who I think should stick to directing). It's been cancelled for the time being, though. Not really looking forward to it unless they come up with something new, which I doubt very much. There's so much potential for the kind of world created in those movies but I'll bet cash money they just go for cliche and schlock.
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2011, 03:39:37 AM »

Atlantis Interceptors! Thanks for that. I'm looking for that film since a while. I saw it several years ago and since then, i was trying to remember what was the title of this post-apocalyptic flix about Atlantis.
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2011, 05:52:20 AM »

Apparently there are plans for a fourth film to be made, hopefully not using Mel Gibson

BLASPHEMY!! but I forgive you!

offtopic: I wonder what that viking film would have been like. dicaprio retreated from the project among prolly everyone else when mel decided to show his woman who wears the pants in that family.

im going to get a turd flung at me for saying this but I liked the postman AND waterworld.
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2011, 08:27:00 AM »

im going to get a turd flung at me for saying this but I liked the postman AND waterworld.

Well, when you take the "B-movie" idea, and do it with big budget, I guess it can still succeed. And I did like them both as well, even if they would have probably worked better without the "good message" for the "mass audience" being such a carrying idea. Same goes for movies like Island, with the human clones to be spare parts.

Some years ago I bought set of dvd's, with 2019 after the fall of New-York, Exterminators of the year 3000, The new barbarians, The Bronx Warriors, The Warriors... Shrink film stuff what got released at the same time? Haven't watched all of them, but the new barbarians is such a cult, it is kind of amusing to see it with good picture quality.

Rising Storm. Los Angeles is the sand desert ruled by repressive puritanical maniac, treating rich upperclass like royalty and poor are just dirt of the desert. The last radio DJ is a recollection of rebel sound of rock'n'roll and freedom that was suppressed. Cheap motorcycles, sand pits,...

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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2011, 10:23:19 AM »

Hardware is a classic that would fit in here with it's bleak post-apocalyptic setting & visuals. Even has TOPY's First Transmission playing in the background in various scenes, heh. Recent 2-disc edition from Severin is very nice.
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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2011, 10:36:19 AM »

Kind of liked Hanekes Hour Of The Wolf. Everyone seems to hate that one, but i found it quite enjoyable.

Threads and Day After are pretty good when it comes "nuclear movies". Especially Threads i would say. Both have that typical 80's made-for-TV look. Any other recommendations in this "genre"?

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« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2011, 11:44:55 AM »

Kind of liked Hanekes Hour Of The Wolf. Everyone seems to hate that one, but i found it quite enjoyable.

Threads and Day After are pretty good when it comes "nuclear movies". Especially Threads i would say. Both have that typical 80's made-for-TV look. Any other recommendations in this "genre"?



Did you mean Time of the Wolf? Hour of the wolf is a great Bergman film.

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« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2011, 02:02:19 PM »

Isn't that recent movie Hobo With A Shotgun in the dystopian mode? I haven't actually seen it, just a trailer, but it gave me that impression.
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« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2011, 02:11:55 PM »

Haha, of course Jonas. Thanks.
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« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2011, 02:15:05 PM »

well of course the impressive THE CUBE, and although hyper commercial, The Matrix that still bites after so many years.
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« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2011, 11:36:17 PM »

A personal favorite of mine is Deathmachine. Brad Dourif is of course brilliant as he plays his usual, evil character.
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« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2011, 11:50:51 PM »

I've seen most of the list. Love MAD MAX & ROAD WARRIOR! I immediately thought of the Italian films first mentioned; I was never a huge fan of those as they never lived up to what I wanted but that was vhs-rental days. Would like to re-visit a bunch of'em.

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