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Old 02-12-2008, 00:48   #21
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Can't find No Blade of Grass anywhere
It's out there if you look hard enough; I bought a copy a few months back.
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Old 02-12-2008, 17:13   #22
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Ah! I've tracked it down (though no idea what shape it's going to be in til I watch it through - looks like it's the proper ratio, but apparently this film was frequently cut so who knows what I'll get?)

On the hunt for TWtFatD and Five next, though by all accounts they sound like virtually the same film...

Strange that this kind of attention-grabbing stuff could so quickly disappear from view - they strike me as fairly significant relics of their time(s), ropey in execution though they might be. Suppose commerce wins out in the end - the market for bomb fear nostalgia can only be so big.
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Sought out Day the Earth Caught Fire prompted by this thread. Bit disappointing - exceedingly crap physics a big jarring point for me - though I liked the scenes of urban collapse and the ending.

I have soft spot for The Quiet Earth and By Dawn's Early Light which could both sneak in as 'end of the world' titles with varying degrees of flexibility... then there's When the Wind Blows (or Threads - the Cartoon).
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Out of this forum's remit really but Michael Tolkin's "The Rapture" is well worth a look, if only for an astonishingly literal vision of the Book of Revelation.
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The R2 of "A Boy and His Dog" is pretty dire in the transfer department.
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There is a Rock Hudson TVM about the Third World War where the world is finally blown up bu the superpowers. Terrible film.
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Miracle Mile is a favourite of mine, though it may or may not be and end of the world movie.
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Zero Population Growth! Zero Population Growth!
Finally saw that recently. Absolutely godawful from start to hilarious finish.



Ridiculous premise, wooden acting, side-splittingly amusing 'special effects' (the dolls in particular). The 5/10 IMDB rating is exceedingly generous.
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"World Without End" (1956)...a kind of prequel to "The Time Machine" (1960) and "Planet of the Apes" (1968).
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This seems the best place to mention the re-issued Omega Man soundtrack I've just discovered!
It was originally a very limited edition, with secondhand copies going for silly money - now it's been given an open-ended (and remastered) release
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Quick update - I've recently 'enjoyed' two films from the sub-genre 'End of the World Movies With Oliver Reed' - ZPG and (These Are) The Damned.

The less said about the first the better (can't say I wasn't warned) but the second is rather intriguing - bleak, chilling and the most abrupt midway game-change this side of From Dusk Till Dawn.

Track it down if you can, it's tricky but it's out there...
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A Boy and His Dog is a great film if you haven't seen it and is actually public domain I read somewhere, not managed to find anywhere to download it though.
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Last Night with Sandra Oh before she was famous and David Cronenberg playing the head of a gas company who rings up all the customers to thank them for their business.
R1 only and hard to find in non full screen
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A Boy and His Dog is a great film if you haven't seen it and is actually public domain I read somewhere, not managed to find anywhere to download it though.
Last, well only time I saw this it was one of the "Moviedrome" season of films. Again they showed it panned & scanned; which always amazed me that they were showing the pick of cult cinema and they did the cheapest film-fan-unfriendly transfers!

As for No Blade of Grass I wish they Beeb were adapting this John (the Tripods) Christopher book for tv rather than another Day of the Triffids. Maybe Criterion will look at this title at some point though if it's public domain they may be leary of spending money on a restoration.
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I'll second the vote for 'Quiet Earth' very very good film with a completely different take on the concept.
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Is there any good websites on moviedrome? Would love them to repeat that again, or do any of the DVDs contain the Alex Cox intros which were often better than the films!
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