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« on: June 10, 2010, 07:28:17 PM »

Questions from my website, which I naturally decided to dump here.   (I put up a link directing people here from now on).  Anyway, these should be easy, both sound a little familiar to me:

"I have two queries on OLD cult science fiction films:-

    An old cult classic made in black and white (40s-50s timeline), about a man who visits another world where everyone in this society cannot age. He meets a beautiful youthful woman and insists he takes her back to our world, throughout the film she denies and upon finally agreeing at the end as she loves him and knows what will happen to her.. They come to our world- he is shocked as she soon ages rapidly and becomes a frail old woman.

    Next one is a shock horror science fiction film in the 80s: About random people who watch this TV program about this B+W woman getting strangled on TV and it sends these random people into a psychological “must kill” way of killing. This man and woman break into the film studio and shut the signal down in an attempt to save mankind."

Second one sounds like he might be thinking of VIDEODROME, but it could be a VIDEODROME rip-off too. 
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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2010, 09:48:58 PM »

My first thought on the second one was VIDEODROME also.

I'm wondering if the first was a "Twilight Zone" episode or some such. It sounds familiar, but not as a film.
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2010, 10:13:50 PM »

The first is also a lot like the classic "Star Trek" episode "The Cage."
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2010, 12:10:56 AM »

The first one may be an "Outer Limits" episode.

The second one isn't Videodrome.  Its a different movie entirely.  I've seen it before.  Can't remember the title. :(

Video Violence is what springs to mind but I don't think that's it.
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2010, 01:07:07 AM »

The first one sounds like Lost Horizon (1937).
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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2010, 06:21:27 AM »

Pretty sure the second one is Remote Control.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093843/
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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2010, 08:23:03 AM »

Pretty sure the second one is Remote Control.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093843/

Damn you Jack for taking my nomination!   BounceGiggle  Yep Remote Control would be nod as well. 
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2010, 08:39:36 AM »

Pretty sure the second one is Remote Control.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093843/


Yes, yes!  That's the movie I was trying to think of!
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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2010, 01:05:12 PM »

Pretty sure the second one is Remote Control.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093843/

Damn you Jack for taking my nomination!   BounceGiggle  Yep Remote Control would be nod as well. 


Hey I only get about 3 of these right each year, let me bask in my glory  BounceGiggle

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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2010, 01:23:30 PM »

The questioner is satisfied that the correct answers were #1: LOST HORIZON and #2: REMOTE CONTROL.

Karma to Newt & Jack, and I'm moving this to solved.  Smile
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