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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #555 on: April 22, 2018, 07:57:27 AM »
Doctor Who: The Two Doctors(1985)
Voyage To the Bottom Of the Sea: Time Bomb(1966)
Lost In Space: Blast Off Into Space(1966)
The Time Tunnel: Town Of Terror(1967)
Land Of the Giants: Deadly Pawn(1969)
Gotham: All Happy Families Are Alike(2015)
Night Gallery: Cool Air/Camera Obscura/Quoth the Raven(1971)
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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #556 on: May 07, 2018, 08:48:55 PM »
Took a while but I got my DVR box set of 


My family used to watch this all the time back then. I think my kid was in 4th or5th grade when it started. 12 episodes down 79 to go.  8)

Good scary family fun.

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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #557 on: May 19, 2018, 03:20:12 PM »

Andromeda Strain, 2008 - Made for TV, basically the same story as the movie.

Padded with extra time and unnecessary elements that complicated the simpler (better) original movie. Not entirely awful, just didn't improve on the theatrical version - so why bother?
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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #558 on: May 19, 2018, 03:27:28 PM »
Philadelphia Experiment, 2012 - Made for TV basically the same story as the movie.

Padded with extra time and unnecessary elements that complicated the simpler (better) original movie. Not entirely awful, just didn't improve on the theatrical version - so why bother?

No, you didn't just experience an attack of Alzheimer's.  I did that on purpose.

It was kinda Fun to see Michael Paré do a cameo in the TV version.  He was very hale and hearty - and looking a lot like the older Bruce Campbell.
   
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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #559 on: May 20, 2018, 04:01:07 PM »
(Monsters, highest agreement on your synopsis of the two TV REMAKES you mentioned.)

Do those guys think celluloid grows on trees?  STOP WASTING THE STUFF!  I feel sorry for actors who have nothing better to do and agree to these remakes out of some belief "We'll do it better."

Like, uh, WHO CARES?  How much better can ANDROMEDA STRAIN get?  The only FUN EXCITING part is the opening shot and the mystery of the town's death except for the drunk and colic'y baby.  After that, they've taken the alien virus down the hole and only mystery they seem to offer is "Can it ever escape eventually?"  The remake never answers that.  So, like your comment, "Why bother?"  If those writers would spend half that time coming up with something original, or some fun sequel, then fine...

PHILAD EXPERIMENT had some benefits of newer-gee-whiz CGI (like 2005's KONG, like 2009's DAY OF TRIFFIDS) but they eviscerate the guts of the interesting aspect - gut the tale, replace it with bigger explosions and a better light show, and pretend that's an improvement.  Gag.  (In fact, Michael Paré's insertion is the only recommendation I have for this film.)

And don't even bring up JASON & THE ARGONAUTS' recent regurgitation.  It can't be considered a remake, can it? 

Well, I'll be watching BATTLEBOTS if I can ever figure out when it's on, although it's a lot simpler to wait a week and watch the 3-min fights on YouTube than 60 minutes of commercials and crap.
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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #560 on: July 02, 2018, 01:03:37 AM »
Dusk to Dawn season 3. Several episodes in. Highly recommened.

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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #561 on: July 02, 2018, 04:17:35 PM »
Doctor Who: The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances(2005)
Voyage To the Bottom Of the Sea: The X-Factor(1966)
Lost In Space: West Of Mars(1966)
The Time Tunnel: Secret Weapon(1966)
Land Of the Giants: Home Sweet Home(1969)
Night Gallery: The Caterpillar/Little Girl Lost(1972)
Thriller: La Strega(1961)
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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #562 on: July 14, 2018, 02:28:13 PM »
Picked up the Tremors (short lived)TV series. Campier than the movies but still a fun ride.


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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #563 on: July 14, 2018, 09:48:57 PM »
Thriller: La Strega(1961)
Ursula Andress was at her most beautiful during that time.

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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #564 on: July 15, 2018, 10:24:25 AM »
The Walking Dead-2010/2011/2012
    "They come from the bowels of hell; a transformed race of walking dead. Zombies, guided by a master plan for complete domination of the Earth."