Most under-appreciated film of the 1970's

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Apologies if this was already posted. Haven't time to go through the entire thread right now. IMHO it's Mr. Connery's finest performance.

 

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Fuck. I've just seen the title of this thread for the first time and this movie immediately popped into my mind. I never expected it to be mentioned on page 1.

This movie is pretty good, has a jaws vibe the way the suspense builds
Only it's not under-appreciated since it's the cult-classic debut of perhaps the most influential living director that has 60k IMDb votes and a 7,6 rating. Still a good flick.
 
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Only it's not under-appreciated since it's the cult-classic debut of perhaps the most influential living director that has 60k IMDb votes and a 7,6 rating. Still a good flick.
I'd never heard of it and anyone I'd ever asked about it had never heard about it.

Movie nerds, yeah, sure, they've heard of it. But that's about 0.1% of the population.
 

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I'd never heard of it and anyone I'd ever asked about it had never heard about it.

Movie nerds, yeah, sure, they've heard of it. But that's about 0.1% of the population.
Dude Duel is a TV, theater and probably a streaming regular. Aired it here in high school. It's canon much like Rashomon or Sweet Smell of Success, few of your buddies knowing about them doesn't change the fact. Not the be an a-hole, just pointing out the type of flicks gained traction here... Wake of Fright comes to mind, great movie, most never heard of it before. The less IMDb votes and lower scores for a really solid flick, the more under-appreciated it is. Which Duel is not. Real gems to find! Wanda... Confessions of a Young American Housewife... you know...

But hey, we don't need to duel about it, share your favorite 70s flicks you don't think film-savvy ppl. appreciate enough. :popcorn
 

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Apologies if this was already posted. Haven't time to go through the entire thread right now. IMHO it's Mr. Connery's finest performance.

I haven't gone through this either again yet but I suspect I've posted this very film in here because I know for sure I've recommended it several times over the years. It's astonishingly good.
 

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Screenplay by Paul Schrader. Lots of similarities with Taxi Driver actually. This movie is pretty fucked up. Big surprise, Paul Schrader.
Have you seen The Yakuza, also written by PS with Towne?
Just watched The Yakuza, it was great.

Rolling Thunder was good too - ATG shootout at the end - but perhaps too derivative of other 70s films like Death Wish.
 

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Fuck knows if it's underrated or not, but nobody else I know is familiar with Lenny.

 

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Fuck knows if it's underrated or not, but nobody else I know is familiar with Lenny.

Does have 6 Oscar noms to its name but good flick. Not All that Jazz good, but Dustin is killing it.




All right, tanked up on some 60s-70s sleaze flicks such as Who Killed Teddy Bear, The Devil's Plaything a Swiss-Swedish-Sarno collab with an IMDb synopsis "A lesbian vampire's soul is kept on in the bodies of her descendant" and Private Property with ol'Warren Oates (!), sitting at 565 votes. Will probably start with that.








Sounds and looks like good fun!
 

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Does have 6 Oscar noms to its name but good flick. Not All that Jazz good, but Dustin is killing it.




All right, tanked up on some 60s-70s sleaze flicks such as Who Killed Teddy Bear, The Devil's Plaything a Swiss-Swedish-Sarno collab with an IMDb synopsis "A lesbian vampire's soul is kept on in the bodies of her descendant" and Private Property with ol'Warren Oates (!), sitting at 565 votes. Will probably start with that.








Sounds and looks like good fun!
Not bad. Haven't seen Satans Plaything. I saw Who Killed Teddy Bear a few years ago on the big screen. Likewise for Private Property. Warren Oates is so young here. It's an unusual role for him. Strange little movie, Private Property. Same goes for Teddy Bear actually. These would make for a weirdly appropriate double feature.
 

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Great to see this thread still going,My fave on the Internet

Here’s a great one with church mad Ernie Borgnine turning the tables on a couple of wanted criminals.

Fave on the internet? That's flattering.

Damn, now I feel bad.

Anyway, I've seen this one. Ernest Borgnine getting revenge on Michael J. Pollard. Good cast. They certainly don't make 'em like this anymore.
 
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Fave on the internet? That's flattering.

Damn, now I feel bad.

Anyway, I've seen this one. Ernest Borgnine getting revenge on Michael J. Pollard. Good cast. They certainly don't make 'em like this anymore.
Im still in the rabbit hole man,Since this fucking thread started.Read your 1st post again,Go on.Shit is like heroin.Spent a lot of money too,Watched a lot of crap mind but discovering little gems all the time,Films like “Sunday in the Country” with Ernie torturing crims makes it all worthwhile.

Its been a longtime since you've recommended a film (2017!!) Whats seems to be your Boggle? Lost interest.
 

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Im still in the rabbit hole man,Since this fucking thread started.Read your 1st post again,Go on.Shit is like heroin.Spent a lot of money too,Watched a lot of crap mind but discovering little gems all the time,Films like “Sunday in the Country” with Ernie torturing crims makes it all worthwhile.

Its been a longtime since you've recommended a film (2017!!) Whats seems to be your Boggle? Lost interest.
Has it really been that long? I never lost interest in the films of the 70's. Just fell out of touch with this forum.
 

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HELL'S ANGELS '69

Okay, I'm cheating a little here. A film from '69 is close enough to the 70's. Same way that a film from 1980 could technically be a 70's film too.

Anyway, Hell's Angels '69 is one of the better biker films I've seen. This one benefits greatly from the presence of several real life Hell's Angels, including their head man, Sonny Barger. Got to see this one on 35mm. Unfortunately there's no stellar looking dvd or blu-ray of this gem. I think all versions on home video are cropped to that annoying "full frame" TV aspect ratio. Trust me, the real film looks a million times better than whatever shit you see on youtube. Cinematography is actually quite good, with some endless shots of motorcycles roaming the desert.
 

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HELL'S ANGELS '69

Okay, I'm cheating a little here. A film from '69 is close enough to the 70's. Same way that a film from 1980 could technically be a 70's film too.

Anyway, Hell's Angels '69 is one of the better biker films I've seen. This one benefits greatly from the presence of several real life Hell's Angels, including their head man, Sonny Barger. Got to see this one on 35mm. Unfortunately there's no stellar looking dvd or blu-ray of this gem. I think all versions on home video are cropped to that annoying "full frame" TV aspect ratio. Trust me, the real film looks a million times better than whatever shit you see on youtube. Cinematography is actually quite good, with some endless shots of motorcycles roaming the desert.
Is it related to the famous Jack Nicholson movie, Hells Angels on Wheels?



Also, have you read Hunter S' Hell's Angels book? Good one, that, though content is obviously debated by the Angels.

 
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Has it really been that long? I never lost interest in the films of the 70's. Just fell out of touch with this forum.
Shame about the forum split too,Suppose that didn't help.

The Horror Express aswell what a thread,Dawn of the Dead is getting the 4k treatment by a UK firm called Second Sight,Dont think the release date is far away now...

Do you know of any decent film forums out there?