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CursedFerret

Bad Movie Friday

Tomorrow night's Bad Movie Friday is another double feature. 'Lucas Ripoff Night'!

We will watch two actual fun movies that are infamous for ripping off Star Wars and Indiana Jones.

First, we have the film that ripped off Star wars and brought plenty of today's Hollywood greats together including James Cameron. That's right!  'Battle Beyond the Stars'!

*waits for the applause and booing to die down*

Then the main event. Starring Richard Chamberlain and Sharron Stone in her first ever film role in a movie that both ripped off Indiana Jones and insulted the great fictional name of Alan Quatermain before 'League of Extraordinary Gentleman' drove Sean Connery into early retirement, I bring you 1985's 'King Solomon's Mines'!

*is now tarred and feathered*

The show starts at 8:30 pm Central(9:30 EST) Friday night

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Added: 6 years, 9 months ago
 
KNIFE
6 years, 9 months ago
YAY!!! *claps enthusiastically*
dmfalk
6 years, 9 months ago
Ah, Roger Cornan's Battle Beyond The Stars! Production started on this classic gem of the Schlock era before Star Wars, even though it was released a few years after. No, Star Wars Was not it's influence, but rather another classic bad film-- Barbarella! ;) (Of these two, I still need to get Barbarella on DVD...)

As for King Solomon's Mines, well... Indy was also based on Allan Quartermaine and Doc Savage, as well as every African/jungle adventure movie and serial from the '30s and '40s. (Star Wars, on the other hand, was based on the sky adventure and sic-fi serials of the same time period, particularly Flash Gordon.) But were there others that tried to capitalise on Indy? Well, there were Jewel of the Nile and Romancing the Stone, both having come before King Solomon's Mines, but after Indy. They probably were as good as your selection. ;)

(The term "Schlock" actually comes from a 1973 movie of the same name (but with exclamation point) that was pretty bad, and is used much the same way that a certain film of the same year that was an unexpected success gave it's name to the term "Sleeper" for such similarly-unexpectedly successful movies.)

d.m.f.
(who seems to have been around a bit too long, and yes, a fan of schlock films... ;) )
CursedFerret
6 years, 9 months ago
I am fully aware of all this. X3

Star Wars and Indiana Jones took elements for numerous past sources including Kurasawa films and Scrooge McDuck comics. I include Battle Beyond the Stars due to the fact Star Wars did influence the production of the film and has plenty of comparable scenes. (I hope thats correct anyway, I honestly not seen this since I was a kid and could be mixing scenes from other movies)

But I always appreciate trivia posting, so thank you for that. =D
dmfalk
6 years, 9 months ago
No prob. :) Give Barbarella a try- It's very cheesy, and you'll see the similarities. ;)

d.m.f.
CursedFerret
6 years, 9 months ago
I have always meant to watch that but there are so many other films I would rather watch. XD
dmfalk
6 years, 9 months ago
When you do, you'll wonder why you didn't have it for your Bad Movie Fridays... Yes, it's that bad. :D

d.m.f.
CursedFerret
6 years, 9 months ago
hmmm...might throw it on a list and watch it fresh for a more fun viewing for all
dmfalk
6 years, 9 months ago
Good idea! :D

For good measure, here's the original 1968 trailer! :D Good Lord, is that bad! :D

d.m.f.
Ramblo
6 years, 9 months ago
Ah, missed it.
CursedFerret
6 years, 9 months ago
Pst...Bad Movie 'Friday"  ;3
dmfalk
6 years, 9 months ago
Unless he was on Australia/NZ time, unlike us, it's Saturday there as I type this. :)

d.m.f.
CursedFerret
6 years, 9 months ago
hmm... did not think of that.
dmfalk
6 years, 9 months ago
Since we're in North America, sometimes it's easy to forget. :)

d.m.f.
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