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Old 10-21-2013, 10:02 PM   #61
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That was you in the row ahead of us!
I think I have to claim a "one-up" on you.....I at least waited until it was on DVD/VHS (or whatever the hell it was at the time)......I didn't pay the "retail" price. Which means.....I am..... 50cents ahead of you...... IFFFF it were me.....I apologize for any snoring/drooling that may have occurred. At least my wife doesn't drag me to symphony things in town like my buddy.....I married a lady who loves staying at home as much as I do. Just planning on going back to the UK soon to do the same thing.
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:13 PM   #62
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All right, I'll play.

"Rancho Deluxe" from somewhere in the 70's.

Still one of my faves, but I think I'm the only one.
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:46 PM   #63
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Sorry....I do draw a line at "classics"...Princess Bride also doesn't count....a really really popular "cult" film (which is one of my favs).
I believe the OP said quirky movies that weren't popular. The Princess Bride was "a modest success" The Princess Bride (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, doing significantly poorer at the box office than many of the movies mentioned in the thread. DVD sales and later cult status shouldn't disqualify them. If so, Buckaroo Banzai and Rocky Horror wouldn't qualify either, and probably most of the others mentioned.
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:22 PM   #65
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U Turn with Sean Penn: "A young punk drifter heading to Vegas to pay off his gambling debt before the Russian mafia kills him, is forced to stop in a Arizona town where everything that can go wrong, does go wrong for him." (Reminded me a bit of that character in Little Big Man who kept losing body parts/functions.)
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Looked through my closest pile of DVDs, and I saw a few worth adding.

.............. A Boy and His Dog, .
I thought I was the only person that knew of that movie. We just watched from Nflix, I thought DW was going to strangle me.. how fitting the ending was.

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harley- I am the OP. The Princess Bride like you said was modestly/so-so successful when it came out, but has since become legendary and after all this time has a rather big following. I had stated originally only about movies that weren't popular but I liked them anyway.
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I thought I was the only person that knew of that movie. We just watched from Nflix, I thought DW was going to strangle me.. how fitting the ending was.

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+1. Love A Boy and His Dog. But it is sure wierd. The ending is great.

Also, like the mention of Little Big Man. Not sure it qualifies as quirky. But it was a great movie.
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Don't think it was very popular, so I'll add "Hero". Dustin Hoffman is hilarious!
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Just looked up info on A Boy and his Dog. Quirky sounds about right. About as quirky as it gets.
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harley- I am the OP.
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Wow... many of these are on TV right now Turner Classics, IFC, and AMC...
Am becoming addicted.

Silverado was on three times this week... almost forgotten, but recently seen:
Blow Up
I Am Curious Yellow
8 1/2
Anna Lucasta
The Blue Gardenia

.... qualify as "quirky"... if not unpopular.
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Just finished "Adrift in Tokyo". Amazing. Sort of a Napoleon Dynamite in Japan (Eng subtitles). Way, way off beat
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Another vote for Holes here ... and some others

King of Hearts
The proposal
Kinky Boots
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Also, Stranger Than Fiction is really good IMHO where Will Ferrell is an accountant for the IRS and Emma Thompson is an author whose omniscient voice he unexpectedly hears in his head and Dustin Hoffman is the professor who, well, hard to explain. Sort of in the vein of Being John Malkovich.

And Adaptation with Chris Cooper. And Lone Star with Chris Cooper.

And another shoutout for Rushmore.
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Might have to put Kinky Boots on my need to see list.
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I thought I was the only person that knew of that movie. We just watched from Nflix, I thought DW was going to strangle me.. how fitting the ending was.

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I saw A Boy and His Dog quite by accident when it first came out (around 1979 I think). It has been a hard week, why don't we go to the drive in and unwind. Boy and his dog? Sounds like a nice Disney movie.

The second movie as I remember was Night of the Lupus. Quirky #2! Don't think we made it through that one.
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King of Hearts
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I really enjoyed Calendar Girls. Haven't seen the others.
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Catch 22 might qualify as quirky. Transpotting. Eyes Wide Shut.
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Have to look up the Roy Schneider remake of The Wages of Fear. Recently watched the original again after many years. My DD was intrigued, but maybe by the B+W. Thanks for the info.
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