The Official Turner Classic Movies (aka TCM) Thread

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  1. Jamie

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    Thanks for the heads up man.
     
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    Natas Is it October yet?

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    Awesome to see Final Exam on TV late night last night! I made it a point to save a couple of beers for it. I've never seen Night School so I set my dvr.
     
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    This appears to be on Amazon Prime as well.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up, scott71670! I keep hoping Vinegar Syndrome might get their hands on this one.
     
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    Friday night on TCM Underground at 2AM is Another Son Of Sam, which was included on AGFA's The Zodiac Killer blu-ray.

    At 3:30AM is Alone In The Dark (1982). I wonder if this is a new HD transfer? There has been speculation that Scream Factory is releasing a blu-ray, as they got Jack Shoulder on the Valentine blu-ray for a 30 second Easter egg.
     
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    Their October schedule is up. Most of the usual stuff, which while good, is what they show every year this time. Lot of kaiju, which outside of Mothra I'm not a huge fan of. There's some late 60s Japanese horror I haven't heard of but will look up. Also the interesting Irma Vep, which has an amazing sequence of Maggie Cheung slinking around in a tight leather suit to a Sonic Youth song.
     
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    Couple of post-nuke films coming up this Friday: Lucio Fulci's New Gladiators, and something called Land of Doom. Oddly, Land of Doom is NOT Italian.

    I'm not a huge fan of the sub-genre (just ask that Dolph guy), but interesting B-movies, and we certainly have the time to watch them, don't we?
     
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    Oof. New Gladiators is pretty much unwatchable, isn't it?
     
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    WIP double feature tonight: Caged Heat and Black Mama White Mama
     
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    X-human I ate my keys

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    Two moms? That must be awful. ;)
     
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    Not any worse than having two dads
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    X-human I ate my keys

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    Are you kidding? Having two Dads would be great! Watch football all the time. Wrestling! Even gladiator movies!

    [​IMG](*)

    Taking a quick glance there's some fun stuff next Thursday:
    4/16
    3:30 PM From Hell It Came (1957)
    After he's framed for murder and executed, a South Seas prince returns as a vengeful tree spirit.

    5:00 PM Isle of the Dead (1945)
    The inhabitants of a Balkans island under quarantine fear that one of their number is a vampire.
    Dir: Mark Robson Cast: Boris Karloff, Ellen Drew, Marc Cramer

    6:30 PM Devil-Doll, The (1936)
    A Devil's Island escapee shrinks murderous slaves and sells them to his victims as dolls.
    Dir: Tod Browning Cast: Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Sullivan, Frank Lawton

    11:00 PM Metropolis (1926)
    Dir: Fritz Lang Cast: Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Alfred Abel

    From Hell It Came is one of the worst movies ever made; a killer tree guy-in-a-suit at the peak of 50's monster movies. Where as Isle of the Dead and The Devil-Doll are underrated genre pictures. I haven't watched Isle of the Dead in ages.

    (*) I just realized looking at that picture now him giving the kid a model airplane was rather phallic...
     
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    The whole month on TCM is really good. A spotlight on NYC in the 70s, meaning a lot of "gritty" crime movies. I friggin' love those! Watched about 5 last week while on lockdown, and there's more to come.
    Sunday nights they're showing Lone Wolf and Cub movies.
     
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    Yes I got a good laugh out of that because they're right after Easter Sunday in the AM on Monday. I should really watch those Criterion Blu's I bought...

    I also noticed the short Tear Gas In Law Enforcement (1962) after the WIP movies and that I wouldn't want to miss.
     
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    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    Thanks SO MUCH for the heads up on TCM - I FINALLY gave Dish network their money so my account is restored and this is a great way to enjoy TV this month!
     
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    KGBRadioMoskow Makes any meat boneless!

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    Comcast in the Bay Area nixed TCM from the extended cable package. Its now on some higher (cough up another Jackson or three) tier. Gave some song and dance about number of viewers and consumer value for the switch.

    I'm sure I got some suitable substitute channel instead, probably involving people speaking Cantonese shilling crap jewelry and diet pills until 3AM.

    Even an old frog like myself is realizing I'm slowly being boiled by the cable company in regards to price-benefit versus streaming services. Problem is, those are also getting worse as exclusive licenses and vanishing content proliferate. And as I already refuse to pay for both streaming and cable, I'm not going to accept paying multiple streaming services. That's like moving from the Aryan Brotherhood side of the prison to the Nuestra Familia, just so you can be gang raped by someone new.
     
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    Hold onto your hats.
    In november theyre showing
    Solaris 72
    The pack
    Cat o'nine tails
    Slumber party massacre
    Near dark
    Earth girls are easy
    Alien from LA
    Family plot
    Thx 1138
    Gumball rally
    Times square
    Christiane F
    Desperate living (john waters)
     
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    ^ Wow, that's a helluva lineup, I'd better start clearing DVR space now!

    I almost pulled the trigger on Solaris yesterday at the Criterion flash sale, but I know I can see it before I buy it via Netflix or something, looks like it will be TCM.
    Also been wanting to see Christiane F
    Times Square has been on my want-to-see list, even though I saw it a long time ago, I just bought the soundtrack on vinyl a couple of months ago, so I want to revisit it.
    And Gumball Rally is just fabulous, I watch it every time it's on. So many great lines. (to his teammate working on the car) "Will you hurry up? I gotta get in there and re-do everything you just did!"
    (as Raul Julia tears off his rear view mirror) "The first rule of Italian racing? Whats-a behind me is not important!"
     
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    Wait til you see the real cooked rat thats the opening credits of desperate living that one of the crew broke into a house to use their oven to do it. Edith Massey as a demented queen of a ramshackle outlaw town in the woods, Don Dohler as a corrupt cop with gum disease, thalidomide strippers with flipper arms, suffocation by obese ass, Liz Renay covered in cockroaches, nude leatherboy henchmen, and bare breast gloryholes in a toilet stall. Even more bonkers than Pink Flamingoes. It's disgusting and tasteless, and I have probably seen it at least ten times and have it on dvd. Cannot recommend it enough.
     
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    Yeah, will have to give that one a viewing too. I watched Multiple Maniacs off of the channel as well, and was totally uninterested for a while, but by the end I was riveted (it's on my Criterion want list now, naturally).
     

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