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  • Videodrome

    12 42.86%
  • After Hours

    10 35.71%
  • Weird Science

    17 60.71%
  • A Better Tomorrow

    3 10.71%
  • The Vanishing

    9 32.14%
  • Ms .45

    2 7.14%
  • Grave of the Fireflies

    7 25.00%
  • Romancing the Stone

    14 50.00%
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Thread: The Great Movie Tournament - 1980s: Round 1 - Group 29 of 32

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    Default The Great Movie Tournament - 1980s: Round 1 - Group 29 of 32

    During the first round of The Great Movie Tournament, please vote for up to six films you would like to move onto the next round. The top six films will be moving on. Keep in mind that the percentage of the vote a given film receives will determine its standing going forward.

    The poll will run for seven days. Discussion is greatly encouraged!

    The nominees are (please let me know if any video doesn't play for you):


    Videodrome (1983)
    Directed by David Cronenberg

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    After Hours (1985)
    Directed by Martin Scorsese

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    Weird Science (1985)
    Directed by John Hughes

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    A Better Tomorrow (1986)
    Directed by John Woo

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    The Vanishing (1988)
    Directed by George Sluizer

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    Ms .45 (1981)
    Directed by Abel Ferrara

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    Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
    Directed by Isao Takahata

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    Romancing the Stone (1984)
    Directed by Robert Zemeckis

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    I really hope Grave of the Fireflies goes far and makes the playoffs. Not only is it my #1 film of the 1980s, it's up at the top all-time for me as well.

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    I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I watched it. I was truly shocked by how emotionally crushing it was. I'm hoping it moves to the next round.

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    Videodrome is one of the most bizarre, outrageous, god damn amazing films I've ever seen. None of it possible without Cronenberg's hyper kinetic, sinister imagination.

    Spoorloos - disturbing on so many human, primal levels. THAT ENDING.

    Grave of the Fireflies - what can I say? A gut wrenching masterpiece. Everyone needs to watch it, everyone.
    The World Is Yours.

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    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."

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    The Vanishing is just superb in every way, so much better than the American remake that came a few years later - they changed the ending for Christ's sake!

    A Better Tomorrow is vintage John Woo, with the amazing Chow Fun Fat thrown in. No one does bullets better than Woo!
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    I see people are not voting for Ms .45, if you haven't seen it, it's streaming free on Tubi: https://tubitv.com/movies/363093/ms_45

    So go watch and I can add a vote later

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    Videodrome
    Grasping for memories, searching for landmarks in fields once familiar

    He canít recognise now, the hedgerows are gone, the blackbirds have flown, silencing song

    This wasteland belongs to a murder of crows

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    I hope I remember to come back and vote. Weird Science and Videodrome each get a vote from me, but I've been wanting to watch Grave of the Fireflies, so hopefully I can squeeze that in one night this week.
    Only the gentle are ever really strong.

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    Fast track it Heather. Amazing film.
    The World Is Yours.

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    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."

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    Watched it the other night. Great film.
    Only the gentle are ever really strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
    Watched it the other night. Great film.
    Yes, I'm so happy that you watched it. It's a masterpiece but such a tough film to watch. To think this was a double feature with Totoro when it came out in Japan...

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    Yes, I wanted to start bawling
    Only the gentle are ever really strong.

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    The poll has closed. The following six titles are moving on to the next round:
    1. Weird Science (60.71%)
    2. Romancing the Stone (50.00%)
    3. Videodrome (42.86%)
    4. After Hours (35.71%)
    5. The Vanishing (32.14%)
    6. Grave of the Fireflies (25.00%)

    And the following two titles have been eliminated:
    1. A Better Tomorrow (10.71%)
    2. Ms .45 (7.14%)

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