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Title: "70's CAR CHASES!!!!
Post by: RCMerchant on September 10, 2007, 06:26:22 PM
 Who doesn't enjoy a good car chase? A few favorites...
. Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Loretta Swit, and some other chick whose name ecscapes me , on the run from redneck satanists in RACE with the DEVIL !
.EAT MY DUST-Ron Howard in an AIP classic!!!! Better than you would think!
> Peter Fonda (again) in DIRTY MARY,CRAZY LARRY!-If you have never seen this movie,I cannot rcommend it enough!
.DEATHRACE 2000-Of course! Nuff said!

 Recognize the annoucers voice? That's Don Steele, of DEATHRACE 2000 and ROCK AND ROLL HIGH SCHOOL fame!--->

                       [youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V99a8u3mF8  

 -----------------------> So...any favorite 70's car chase movies???


Title: Re: "70's CAR CHASES!!!!
Post by: Mr_Vindictive on September 10, 2007, 07:33:49 PM
Kowalski, A Handful Of Speed, Alpine White Charger, Psychic Blind Radio DJ:

[youtube=425,350]http://youtube.com/watch?v=Q71M88B12WA

I have yet to find a better car chase film.


Title: Re: "70's CAR CHASES!!!!
Post by: zombie #1 on September 10, 2007, 07:36:39 PM
The French Connection. (was it 1 or 2 that had the car chase?)

I really need to see DeathRace2000. I can already sense how 'bad' it is.


Title: Re: "70's CAR CHASES!!!!
Post by: trekgeezer on September 10, 2007, 08:01:48 PM
Doesn't take place in the 70's, but the car chase in Bullitt (1968) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullitt) is one of the greatest if not the greatest in movie history, all 9 minutes and 42 seconds of it.  Steve McQueen is driving a 1968 390 Mustang  vs  the bad guys in a 1968 440 magnum equipped Charger.


Another good one  not mentioned here is the chase in The Seven Ups (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Seven-Ups)


Title: Re: "70's CAR CHASES!!!!
Post by: RCMerchant on September 11, 2007, 05:16:36 AM
The French Connection. (was it 1 or 2 that had the car chase?)

I really need to see DeathRace2000. I can already sense how 'bad' it is.

 That would be the first one...and I agree! Thats a great race!  :thumbup:

 DEATHRACE 2000 was directed by Paul (EATING RAOUL) Bartel,and it's surprisingly good! A classic of it's kind. Not a dull moment. And with David Carridine,Mary (Miss Tovar!) Wornov,Slyvester Stallane as Machine Gun Joe,and a slew of AIP regulars...you can't go wrong!


Title: Re: "70's CAR CHASES!!!!
Post by: RapscallionJones on September 11, 2007, 08:16:33 AM
Deathrace 2000 is tons of fun, but I don't know if I'd qualify it as one of the better car chase movies.  The cars are all modified Volkswagens and the high speed scenes are sped-up footage.  Don't get me wrong, it's great and Carradine is fantastic as Frankenstein.  It's a favorite of mine.  I love Corman productions.

However, I'm with Skaboi on this one.  Vanishing Point is a strong contender for best car chase movie ever.  The entire runtime is this huge hippie existentialist exercise behind the wheel of a Dodge Challenger.  It has an incredible soundtrack, too.  I can't help but get all pumped when I hear Mississippi Queen.

My favorite of all time, though, is the original Gone in 60 Seconds.  It's a real cheap excuse for a smash up derby and takes a little while to get to the good stuff, but the final 40 minutes is an extremely exciting car chase where 93 cars are destroyed in spectacular fashion.   Halicki did all the driving himself and managed to injure himself badly in the name of a couple of crazy awesome stunt scenes (he would later be killed during the filming of yet another stunt gone wrong).  The man was dedicated to shooting a kick ass car chase and it shows.


Title: Re: "70's CAR CHASES!!!!
Post by: ghouck on September 11, 2007, 10:29:57 AM
I kinda liked "Duel", which was both a car -chase flick, AND, a reverse-car-chase flick (Reverse being someone NOT letting someone go around them, intentionally slowing them down).


Title: Re: "70's CAR CHASES!!!!
Post by: Raffine on September 11, 2007, 02:24:31 PM
It's not too surprising there is a web database for all things Movie Car Chase related: 

http://www.varaces.com/ (http://www.varaces.com/)

They rate the car chases in everything from BULLIT to THE BEAST OF YUCCA FLATS.

Sign up and you can rate the car chases in THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM and SUNSET BOULEVARD.


Title: Re: "70's CAR CHASES!!!!
Post by: IzzyDedjet on September 11, 2007, 04:11:53 PM
1971's Duel with Dennis Weaver running away from a guy in a semi.
the first road rage movie, that I can think of.

http://imdb.com/title/tt0067023/ (http://imdb.com/title/tt0067023/)

Dammit Ghouk, ya beat me to it.
Fine.  I see how ya are.  I'm tellin mom


Title: Re: "70's CAR CHASES!!!!
Post by: RCMerchant on September 11, 2007, 05:11:35 PM

  Would you guys think that TWO LANE BLACKTOP would count as a race? Or just a road movie?