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Re: #31 - The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai... (1984)

Postby Chienfantome » June 26th, 2012, 4:12 am

NSpan wrote:Well, check it out Chien. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts!


I'll try to put my hand on it one of these days !
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Re: #31 - The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai... (1984)

Postby Buscemi » June 26th, 2012, 4:13 am

But not on John Bigboote (it's Bigboo-tay!).
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Re: #31 - The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai... (1984)

Postby numbersix » June 26th, 2012, 5:50 am

JohnErle wrote:
I never heard of Unknown Origin, and Naked Lunch is one of the few Cronenberg films after Scanners that I haven't seen, and this conversation is as good a reason as any to finally check it out.


I would also recommend Scanners. It's not the best sci-fi you'll ever see, and probably has dated badly, but at least it has the late and great Patrick McGoohan!
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Re: #31 - The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai... (1984)

Postby Buscemi » June 26th, 2012, 5:54 am

Dick Smith's makeup effects are still very good. I'm surprised they weren't nominated for an Oscar.
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Re: #31 - The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai... (1984)

Postby JohnErle » June 26th, 2012, 7:17 am

I saw the Scanners trailer with the exploding heads as a child and it scarred me for life. I was too squeamish to watch it for years. Enough time has passed and the f/x are probably dated enough that I could watch it now without incurring any more psychological damage.
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Re: #31 - The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai... (1984)

Postby numbersix » June 26th, 2012, 7:50 am

Or else it will cause you to regress into a unsalvagable blubbing mess.

That's what BBC's Ghostwatch did to me when I tried to rewatch it 15 years after it first ensured I could never sleep again.
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Re: #31 - The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai... (1984)

Postby JohnErle » June 26th, 2012, 10:14 am

I'm a blubbing mess most days of the week, so watching Scanners would at least give me an excuse.

I'd never heard of Ghostwatch, and I'm slightly disappointed to learn that it's not about a phantom timepiece. You can't have it all, but it does sound very intriguing. That's going on my must-see list.
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Re: #31 - The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai... (1984)

Postby numbersix » June 26th, 2012, 2:02 pm

You can watch all of Ghostwatch on Youtube, though it's not ideal as it's split into 10min segments. Sadly, it's lacking in haunted chronometers.
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Re: #31 - The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai... (1984)

Postby JohnErle » June 26th, 2012, 2:37 pm

It probably won't have the same effect on me since I know what I'm in for and the presenters are not people I know already as credible newsmen, but the fact that so many Brits were apparently fooled and scared shitless makes me want to see it. One thing we're lacking in this spoiler-filled internet age is movies that can surprise a great many people.

And also, since this has been hanging there far too long without an appropriate response...

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That's what she said.
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Re: #31 - The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai... (1984)

Postby Chienfantome » June 26th, 2012, 4:47 pm

JohnErle wrote:That's what she said.


You sick dude :lol:
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Re: #31 - The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai... (1984)

Postby JohnErle » June 27th, 2012, 4:00 am

Chienfantome wrote:
JohnErle wrote:That's what she said.


You sick dude :lol:


Down, boy. Sit!

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Re: #31 - The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai... (1984)

Postby Buscemi » March 28th, 2013, 10:27 am

I watched the extended version of this on Sunday and I'm still thinking about now.

You know how effective a film is when you have a character named John Small Berries and no one brings attention to it.
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Re: #31 - The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai... (1984)

Postby NSpan » May 21st, 2014, 7:20 pm

Buscemi wrote:You know how effective a film is when you have a character named John Small Berries and no one brings attention to it.

lol

where is the extended version to be found?
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Re: #31 - The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai... (1984)

Postby Buscemi » May 21st, 2014, 7:36 pm

On the DVD. There is an option to watch the theatrical version or the extended version. The extended version mainly adds a new opening (with a cameo by Jamie Lee Curtis as Buckaroo's mother) but it explains a lot.
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Re: #31 - The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai... (1984)

Postby NSpan » May 22nd, 2014, 1:55 am

I remember the JLC scene, so I guess that's the version I originally saw when Netflix still mailed DVDs to your... actual mailbox. What a weird concept.
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