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british cult films !

Discussion in 'The British Influence: Non-Clothing Discussion For' started by english_gent, May 22, 2007.

  1. english_gent

    english_gent Senior Member

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    essential viewing the rest of the world may have missed !

    i offer forth ;

    the wicker man . (1973)

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  2. A Questionable Gentleman

    A Questionable Gentleman Super Member

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    The Lair of the White Worm starring Hugh Grant and Amanda Donohoe.
     
  3. AMVanquish

    AMVanquish Senior Member

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    The Wicker Man was one of the strangest I have seen, and I love how they achieved the scariness. It didn't have any of the classic elements of horror; the blood, the monsters, the darkness. Rather, the fear is slowly being built by the bizarre behavior of these seemingly typical villagers on a tranquil island. You know something bad is coming, but you can never expect what's next.

    Britt Ekland had a body double, though.

    By the way, what's a corn rig and a barley rig?
     
  4. A Questionable Gentleman

    A Questionable Gentleman Super Member

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    I've put the original Wicker Man on my Netflix queue. Apparently there was a remake last year set in Maine.
     
  5. Bertie Wooster

    Bertie Wooster Super Member

    One word AQG: Avoid !
    Gentlemen, for your consideration: Threads. While it never got a theatrical release, I can think of few British dramatic works ( with the possible exception of The War Game ) like it.
     
  6. english_gent

    english_gent Senior Member

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    a corn/barley rig is fishing bait.

    and plz , AQG , dont watch the laughable remake last year.
    its diabollicaly BAD.

    the origional editor's cut from 73 is genuinely spooky.

    for me the most erotic scene in wicker man is ingrid pitt in the bath ! :aportnoy:

    *edit* i saw threads in the 80s and was numbed. :(

    it was hard viewing for a kid who was already obsessed with the threat of all out nuclear war.

    i worried about the world as a kid .... a lot !
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2007
  7. Naval Gent

    Naval Gent Senior Member

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    In Scotland, rig=field. Corn usually refers to grain, generally. The stuff on the cob is maize.

    I've added the '73 version of Wicker Man to my Netflix Queue as well. Thanks for the rec.

    Scott
     
  8. A Questionable Gentleman

    A Questionable Gentleman Super Member

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    Oh, just bloody lovely! We'll probably be competing for the one extant copy in North America.:icon_smile_wink:
     
  9. culverwood

    culverwood Super Member

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    If...
     
  10. Henry

    Henry Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    If.... is superb.

    The first film that popped into my head when I saw the thread title was the Wicker Man. Funny!

    Remember being shown threads aged 13 (post cold war) and being completely non-plussed. Loses some of its urgency now...
     

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