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Posted: Aug 19, 2005 1:33 am
 
Stars Gene Hackman and Lee Marvin, includes a nude, very young Sissy Spacek. 1972. On DVD now! Here's the plot summary:

A Chicago mob enforcer is sent to Kansas City to settle a debt with a cattle rancher who not only grinds his enemies into sausage, but sells women as sex slaves.
Posted: Aug 19, 2005 2:04 am
 
This is a great movie within that great genre that I love so greatly. Uh, Gene Hackman running a brothel out of a slaughterhouse? Equals badass. Lee Marvin in three piece suit chasing him through a field with a machine gun? Yeah.
Posted: Aug 19, 2005 2:08 am
 
Lee Marvin yeah! just watch the Killers featuring Lee as a hitman and Ronnie Raygun as a scumbag...
Posted: Aug 19, 2005 2:53 am
 
Ronnie Raygun as a scumbag

I guess this might fall under the realm of "psychic typecasting."
Posted: Aug 19, 2005 3:10 am
 
I love when that shoe flops out onto the conveyor belt in the opening. Also great: when that handful of nickels clatters to the floor of the gin-soaked flophouse. Hardcore!
Posted: Aug 19, 2005 5:57 am | Edited by: fierydrunk
 
I was shocked. The dvd store owner just got this and another Gene Hackman film that was very dull. We rented this one and I was SLAYED. The first scene with credits is riduclous and creepy, Very reccomended.
Posted: Aug 19, 2005 6:30 am
 
The other Hackman film wasn't Scarecrow, was it? I like Scarecrow a lot, but only once. I think that it was shot before The Godfather, but released right afterword, and is directed by the same guy that did Panic In Needle Park, hence Pacino in manchild mode throughout.
Posted: Aug 19, 2005 6:37 am
 
Also, I just recently watched The Laughing Policeman for the first time. Who has seen this? Totally violent for '73, early saturation of forensics (a la In the Heat of the Night, but more so), a wiry and jacked-up Bruce Dern, and the first major role for Lou Gossett Jr. Matthau couldn't really pull off the "24/7-candle-at-both-ends-haunted-cop" thing, tho.
Posted: Aug 19, 2005 6:38 am
 
Was the Hackman film Night Moves? Love that one, too.
Posted: Aug 19, 2005 4:02 pm
 
I've been talking up prime cut for years... glad it finally made it to DVD. other key points: the hitmen chasing marvin in the field are all wearing overalls... and Spacek looks uncomfortably young - maybe 14 or so...

this is one of my favorite movies.

this should get us going on another great list of 70s movies: I'll start:

Payday w/ Rip Torn as a pill popping, whiskey guzzling teen groupie raping 70s country star.

Get Carter w/ Michael Caine - screws ugly girls and runs out of his house with a shotgun naked

Hardcore w/ George C Scott as a too-strict christian father trying to find his daughter who disappears into the seedy porno underworld of LA.

I feel like I've already talked about these.

I'm going to find laughing policeman next.
Posted: Aug 19, 2005 4:19 pm
 
Goon: 'What am I supposed to do with these?' (pointing to box of sausages).

Marvin: 'Was he a good guy?'

Goon: 'Yeah.'

Marvin: 'Then bury them.'
Posted: Aug 19, 2005 4:44 pm
 
Prime Cut is so so awesome. How about the pitchfork into the car door scene? Point Blank is a must see too, with Carol O'Connor as a mob boss. Must see films. Another underappreciated Lee Marvin classic is "Emperor of the North", where Lee plays a hobo hitching a ride on sadistic hobo-hater Ernest Bornine's train. Tough to find this one, needs a DVD issue badly. The Killers is incredible too: Lee and Clu Gulager make a great tandem.
Those Brit gangster films are classics too: Get Carter, Long Good Friday, etc.. The Hit is another good one, with Terrence Stamp as an old gangster who ratted and is supposed to be hit by a young Tim Roth and John Hurt.
Posted: Aug 19, 2005 4:54 pm
 
I've been watching a bleached out VHS dupe of Prime Cut for years - this will be like having my vision restored.

zac - "The Friends of Eddie Coyle"
Posted: Aug 19, 2005 5:06 pm
 
Hardcore w/ George C Scott as a too-strict christian father trying to find his daughter who disappears into the seedy porno underworld of LA.

What an incredible film. I watched that over and over again on Cinemax as a kid. I'll never forget the scene with "Jism Jim". And the 227 dad doing a porn audtion is priceless.

Not as edgy, but every bit as good as some of the films mentioned here is Blue Collar, with Harvey Keitel and Yaphet Kotto. Pime Cut is on my must see list.
Posted: Aug 19, 2005 5:23 pm
 
Not as edgy, but every bit as good as some of the films mentioned here is Blue Collar, with Harvey Keitel and Yaphet Kotto. Pime Cut is on my must see list.

good call. its one of my favorite movies. i was in a body/paint shop the other week and had to grab something out of the room where they do the powder coating. i totally thought of yahpet kotto's death scene and got freaked out.

another little 70's gem is Saint Jack. love ben gazzara.
Posted: Aug 19, 2005 5:43 pm
 
Blue Collar is depressing, Richard Pryor is great in it. yep.
Posted: Aug 19, 2005 7:38 pm
 
NIGHT MOVES Stars Gene Hackman, includes a nude, very young Melanie Griffith. 1975. On DVD now!

JOE Stars Peter Boyle, includes a nude, very young Susan Sarandon. On DVD now!
Posted: Aug 19, 2005 9:33 pm
 
Yeah--it was Night Moves. It had a slow pace and a grating Melanie Griffith as a nympho teen. I couldn't finish it. Does it pick up later on, Earles?
Posted: Aug 19, 2005 9:36 pm
 
What an incredible film. I watched that over and over again on Cinemax as a kid. I'll never forget the scene with "Jism Jim". And the 227 dad doing a porn audtion is priceless.

This was me too--7th grade favorite.
Posted: Aug 19, 2005 10:06 pm
 
includes a nude, very young Sissy Spacek

Thats kinda gross.
Posted: Aug 19, 2005 10:30 pm
 
Laughing Policeman is awesome. I still get scared on the bus sometimes...though the weapon of choice would be different these days, I s'pose...
Posted: Aug 22, 2005 5:23 pm
 
We rented it Friday night, it did not disappoint.
Posted: Oct 3, 2005 3:40 am
 
Saw it this afternoon. It wasn't nearly as over the top as you guys are making it out to be, but I enjoyed it just fine. There were definatley some good moments, and the soundtrack by Lalo sure don't hurt none either. I gotta go with "Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia" for bitchin' 70's mafioso. And Lee Marvin wasn't wearin' no three piece suit either.
Posted: Oct 3, 2005 4:12 am
 
'Joe' is hilarious. I just watched it a few days ago for the first time; not the greatest movie but worth it for Peter Boyle's rascist, hippie hating diatribes.
Somebody mentioned the 'Hit'? That's a fantastic, very underappreciated movie.
Lee Marvin is classic...i just watched 'the Big Red One' (which was okay) but you can't go wrong with 'The Big Heat, Killers, Point Blank, Prime Cut, Dirty Dozen, Professionals'.
'Taking of Pelham 123' is another great 70's film.
Posted: Oct 3, 2005 4:40 am
 
Has anyone seen Bone? Also known as The Housewife. This was pre-It's Alive Larry Cohen.
Posted: Oct 3, 2005 4:42 am
 
OK, let's revive this thread with good movies on DVD. The rain has started in Portland and after we get this new couch, I am settling in.
Posted: Oct 3, 2005 4:45 am
 
Bone is out on DVD. We rented it and then forgot to watch it; the good film critic (david walker) here loved it.
Posted: Oct 6, 2005 4:01 pm
 
i finally saw Rolling Thunder last nite. i was pretty blown away. goddamn what a movie.
Posted: Oct 6, 2005 4:11 pm
 
i didnt like Scarecrow either. its one of my friends fave movies and he got pissed off cuz i didnt think it was all that great.
The Conversation on the other hand. 70s us cinema at its finest.
Posted: Oct 6, 2005 4:13 pm
 
I saw some parts of The Conversation and dug what I saw. I need to get that. There's this guy who's known as The Bug that did a version of the soundtrack a few years ago on Word Sound Records. It was called "Tapping The Conversation."
Posted: Oct 6, 2005 6:20 pm
 
I just Netflix'd Prime Cut and Laughing Policeman. Both sound great. The Prime Cut director also did Bad News Bears, Fletch, Wildcats, and the Golden Child. And the Laughing Policeman guy did Cool Hand Luke, Amityville Horror and Pope of Greenwich Village. Whaddaya know?
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