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« on: June 01, 2007, 02:29:16 AM »

for some reason i love survival type movies like:

-Dawn of the dead
-Hard target
-Surviving the game
-Rambo 1st blood
-Running man


i'm sure theres a lot more that are out there.. the only zombie movies i've really watched are the NOTLD series and the remakes of them.. and land of the dead.. which was crap.
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2007, 08:55:10 PM »

Hey scurvy-

If it's pursuit/survival flicks, like HARD TARGET and (especially!)SURVIVING THE GAME, be sure to check out some of their granddaddies.  One to keep your eyes peeled for is THE NAKED PREY.  From 1966, this has safari-guide Cornel Wilde hotfooting his way across the heart of Africa after a group he was guiding offends a local tribe with their arrogant white-ness.  Quintessential chase stuff here.  Works as a good "then-and-now" kind of double-feature with Gibson's APOCALYPTO.

If I know the folks around the forum here, I'm sure there are tons of great films they can recommend in this area.
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2007, 12:41:58 AM »

I did like Apocalypto.  I also left out one of my favs: Judgement night  Drink

I think Ravenous also can fall into that category
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2007, 02:49:00 AM »

The granddaddy of all...the MOST DANGEROUS GAME(RKO-1932)! This is THEE survival movie...it spawned countless copy cats ,such as BLOODLUST(1961- with Robert  Reed pre Brady Bunch!) and  SURVIVING the GAME (with Ice T...which you saw,of course!). It stars Leslie Banks as Count Zaroff,a big game hunter on an island,hunting down humans  with his pack of dogs and Noble (KING KONG) Johnson. It starred early scream queen Fay Wray,and Robert Armstrong...both of KING KONG as well,and is considered a classic . A must-see movie!!! If you think old b=w films from the 30's are slow and creeky...than your in for a surprise,because this is a tight,fast moving,no-nonsense  adventure! I can't redommmend it enough! Oh...brought to you by the same man that made the classic KING KONG...Ernest B. Schoedsack!

  Also,for a BAD movie type...CONFESSIONS of a PSYCHO CAT (1968) an expliotation flick with a nutso chick hunting down men in NYC...including the REAL Raging Bull,Jake LaMotta as one of her prey! You can get it from SOMETHING WEIRD Video!
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2007, 06:07:58 PM »

Some more to add:

The Last Man on Earth
Robinson Crusoe on Mars
The Blue Lagoon
Enemy Mine
The Quiet Earth
On the Beach
Mystery on Monster Island
The People that Time Forgot
The Land that Time Forgot
Planet of the Dinosaurs
Southern Comfort
Avenging Force
Steel Dawn
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2007, 02:15:21 AM »

 Smile I agree with soylentgreen about The Naked Prey: made in South Africa, it took our Archive almost 30 years to get hold of a copy. We only got it when I bought a VHS off Amazon.

Another great survival film from that same period is Cy Endfield's Sands Of The Kalahari[/i] which was also made here, with Sir Stanley Baker and Stuart Whitman.

My favourite is David Millin's Ride The High Wind, aka African Gold which is a supremely eerie survival thriller.  Buggedout
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2007, 04:38:04 PM »

The several versions of:
MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (particularly Harryhausen's)
THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON (particularly Disney's)
ROBINSON CRUSOE (particularly Buñuel's)

And The Palonia Brothers' PREYLIEN: ALIEN PREDATORS certainly qualifies!
"EEEEEYOOP! EEEEEEYOOP! EEEEEEEEEEEEYOOP!" is now my favorite sound effect of all time.

RC, next time you see THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME notice that not only some of the stars, but many of the jungle sets we later reused in KING KONG.
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2007, 02:40:09 AM »

Many of Alfred Hitchcock's movies qualify, particularly Saboteur (1942), The Wrong Man (1956), and North by Northwest (1959).

You should also check out:

Dark Passage (1947) with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.
Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Samouraï (1967).
John Woo's The Killer (1989).
George Sluizer's Spoorloos (1988)
The Third Man (1949) with Orson Welles
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Erik Skjoldbjærg's Insomnia (1997)
Chan-wook Park's Oldboy (2003)
Orson Welle's The Trial (1962) with Anthony Perkins.
Terry Gilliam's Brazil (1985)
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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2007, 05:57:39 PM »

if you want to check out a real schlocky Australinized version of the Naked Prey check out Escape 2000, aka "Turkey Shoot."  you just have to see it to believe it, it's like naked prey meets 1984, but with a shoestring budget and some real typical fun exploitation from it's era.

some of my personal faves are Deliverance, Straw Dogs, and Papillon.
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