80's is my best thing in life..
i dont watch today movies anymore..i mean not intersted..nothing impressive..
yes there's some good movies..but 80's is Gold..and i mean the cheezy acting and effects
and great B-Movies(sci-fi,horror,teens comedy,new noir)..
i'll watch Brain Damage 1988..still ther's no good copy yet
im waiting for Brain Damage Blu-ray: Badge Exclusive Limited Edition coming in May 9
if u got some recommendation..plz do so
Yeah 80s movies are great but don't dismiss the 90s => I loved to go to the cinema up to about 2005. After that cinema sadly went to shit
. There are ocassionally a few good / great films nowadays but they are far & few between the vast majority and sadly the majority is shit
A big problem I see nowadays is: nowadays with CGI everything is possible, but the writers have no imagination and just copycat the plots from movies that did well at the box office => every movie feels the same and most important, they have no "heart & soul"
+ political correctcness is the death of all creativity.
A few 80s (and 90s) recommendations you should check (you probably seen most of them already
Bad Taste (1987)
12 Monkeys (1995)
City of the lost Children (1995)
Near Dark (1987)
Day of the Dead (1985)
Running Man (1988)
The Last Starfighter (1984)
The Blob (1988)
Galaxy of Terror (1981)
The Stuff (1985)
Dark Angel (1989)
Hard Boiled (1992)
Dead & Buried (1981)
Enemy Mine (1985)
The Burbs (1989)
Turkey Shoot / Escape 2000 (1982)
Story of Ricky (1992)
HANA-BI (Fireworks as the dvd cover said)
Wasn't sure what I was gonna get into with this as it didn't sound like much like any of Takeshi's other stuff. There's some quite violent stuff at times, but for the most part I was just blown away how everything just worked. The score was fantastic, the shots at times were just really pretty and almost made you forget about the depressing nature of the movie. Is this an asian cinema classic? I'd say so.
Yes Hana-Bi is one of those films that has such a sad (almost depressing) story but at the same time there is a beauty underneath the surface (there are not a lot directors that can do that better then Takeshi Kitano).
Other movies from Kitano that I like a lot:
A Scene at the Sea
Kikujiro (Kikujiros Summer)
And for the complete batshit crazyness: Getting Any ?
Get ready for the big bad world to fuck you up the ass in ways you never believed possible.