Worst Films

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Post by Mike Truran » Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:18 pm

Have just sat through/endured "Goldfinger". Lasted two or so hours - felt like eight.

Apart from "Ultimate Ninja", has a worse film been made?

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Post by Alex Holowczak » Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:47 pm

United Passions, a film commissioned and funded by FIFA to the tune of £16m, about the workings of FIFA, and portraying the organisation/Blatter as fighting against corruption. Released during the FIFA corruption scandal...

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Post by IM Jack Rudd » Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:52 pm

The worst film I've seen is probably Date Movie. Gave up on it after about 30 minutes.

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Post by Alan Walton » Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:12 am

A couple of options, both with Will Smith in them

I am Legend - where a dog out acts him
After Earth - absolutely awful

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Post by Carl Hibbard » Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:16 am

Knowing with Nicholas Cage.
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Post by Brendan O'Gorman » Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:14 am

Last Year At Marienbad although I confess to not having seen the entire film as I fell asleep half way through.

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Post by Mike Truran » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:58 am

Gosh - have just remembered Plan 9 from Outer Space.

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Post by NickFaulks » Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:44 am

Brendan O'Gorman wrote:Last Year At Marienbad
One of the great films of all time, I thought. I have made a note to download and watch again.

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Post by Neil Graham » Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:41 pm

Whilst away at college in the late 1960s, our house (consisting of some eight or nine male students) decided a trip to the Palace Continental cinema might be in order where the staple fare was erotic films from the continent. Before people think that this was some porno-fuelled den of iniquity for students, I can assure everyone that the standards of the late sixties meant that the censor made sure that nothing even half remotely suggestive managed to make it to the big screen. One Swedish arthouse movie, for example, seemed mostly to consist of views of sawmills. The one film I remember for the worst film category was Sexy Susan Sins Again - a German costume drama film badly dubbed into English where the script neither matched what was happening on screen nor the lips of the actors. However it was part of a double bill with a rather better French film - this time with subtitles - which featured the Marchioness of Bath, Anna Gael.

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Post by Matt Mackenzie » Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:02 pm

Mike Truran wrote:Gosh - have just remembered Plan 9 from Outer Space.
One of the classic "worst of all time" films, which lives up to its billing. Robot Monster is another :D
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Post by David Gilbert » Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:12 pm

Come on - hasn't anyone seen Eraserhead. It wipes everything else off the floor. Can we forgive David Lynch because he produced Mulholland Drive, Dune, Elephant Man and Twin Peaks. No actually we can't Eraserhead was detestable, obnoxious and a big screen sickie even for the comatose.

See if you can survive the trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU7OqGCIcak

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Post by NickFaulks » Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:24 pm

David Gilbert wrote:Come on - hasn't anyone seen Eraserhead.
Oh dear, another on my list of classics.

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Post by Mike Truran » Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:54 pm

I'm with Nick on this one. :oops:

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Post by Jonathan Bryant » Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:22 pm

Mike Truran wrote:I'm with Nick on this one. :oops:

as am I. I would consider Mulholland Drive though. Very much a case of king’s clothes


However, the worst film ever made is obviously Saturn 3. Unless you happen to enjoy 90 minutes of Jimmy Savile pervving Farah Fawcett on a cheap set, that is.

The chess scene is pretty good though.

http://streathambrixtonchess.blogspot.c ... urn-3.html

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Post by JustinHorton » Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:55 pm

Alan Walton wrote:A couple of options, both with Will Smith in them

I am Legend - where a dog out acts him
After Earth - absolutely awful
Or indeed I Robot, which I saw in the Scarborough fleapit while attending the British Championships and which is the worst film I have ever paid money to see.
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