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Favorite Sci-Fi Films

By gralfus ·
Most of these are the old ones that the Sci-Fi channel won't show (in favor of their own tripe like "Python", "Anaconda", "Python vs Anaconda", etc.), but many of us grew up with. I'm sure there are some I've overlooked.

Most of these are available on Amazon.

War of the Worlds
This Island Earth
The Thing
Earth Vs. the Flying Saucers
The Crawling Eye
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Forbidden Planet
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (original)
Quartermass and the Pit (aka "Five Million Years to Earth")
The Day the Earth Caught Fire
The Blob
Fiend Without a Face
The Monolith Monsters
Island of Terror
The Brain from Planet Arous
The Power (hard to find this George Hamilton flick from 196

The Terminator (1 & 2, 3 was a joke)
The Matrix (only the first)

I saw one years ago called "The Flesh Eaters", which was a B&W about a nazi scientist who develops sparkly little creatures that live in water and consume all flesh. Can't seem to locate it anywhere.

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My psycho list

by jdclyde In reply to Favorite Sci-Fi Films

Empire of the Ants
Outland ***
Saturn 8

B movies

The Stuff
**** goes to frog town (rowdie piper, too funny!)

And while not Sci-fi, I picked up tonight the COLLECTORS EDITION of MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL!. lots of extra goodies, in high def wide screen! Comes with the screen play book and a slide copied from the original film. comes with the following warning.
Warning: The Senitype* is a limite edition art graphic and not a laxative although frequent viewing of monty python & the holy grail may help keep you regular. If symptons persist, please consult a doctor.

Collectors edition, number 137387.

Can you believe that was from 1974?

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by Roger99a In reply to My psycho list

Good movie. I picked up the DVD. For those that don't know, Sean Connery is the sherrif on a deep space mining colony full of meth addicts.

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Has something for everyone

by jdclyde In reply to Outland!

like the manager with the video golf, long before they became big in the US.

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Roddy Piper and THEM

by BFilmFan In reply to My psycho list

Considering the really good work he did in They Live, which was a lot better than the directing efforts of Carpenter, but I digress; they should give him another shot at a role in a remake of Them.

I would buy him being the state patrolman role.

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Is this counted as a SCI-FI

by Black Panther In reply to Favorite Sci-Fi Films

Starship Troopers! :)

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I think it is

by j.lupo In reply to Is this counted as a SCI- ...

But the 2nd ST movie was horrible. I like Richard Burgi as an actor, but they really blew it making the 2nd movie. Didn't fit in the theme of the first movie.

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Despite the fact that it is less than faithful to the book, yes.

by deepsand In reply to Is this counted as a SCI- ...

Starship Troopers is an SF classic, written by Robert Heinlein.

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They ruined that

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to Is this counted as a SCI- ...

the book was far better.

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Books? Most people can't be bothered.

by deepsand In reply to They ruined that

The movie Charlie, based on the short story "Flowers for Algernon", spawned a book by the same title as the movie.

In the theaters were bill boards touting the book that was "based on the movie!"

Despite that, most people thought it the other way around, as was usually the case.

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Well reading seems to be a dying art

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to Books? Most people can't ...

some of the drivel I've read recently, so is writing unfortunately.

You can count movies that stay to the spirit of a book, on the fingers of one hand. For those of us who enjoy a read, attempts at visualising a favourite story are always going to fail in some way, once it's been made more spectacular for Hollywood, in general they are going to fail miserably.
Even two people who read the same book can both enjoy it very much and still get very different things out of it when they internalise the story are relate it to their own personal experiences.

Chuck in the visually richer, but conceptually shallower medium of image and they could both hate it. For someone who hasn't read the book though, it could be considered very good.

Stands for films as well. Compare a Fistful of Dollars with Last Man Standing for instance.

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