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Re: Post Apocalyptic or Dystopian films

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:46 pm
by PertHJ
Just watched The Quiet Earth, New Zealands own post apocalyptic movie staring Bruno Lawrence and Pete Smith - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089869/

As far as post apocalyptic stuff goes it's not that great, however the brief shots of 80's New Zealand (mainly Auckland CBD) is awesome.

Re: Post Apocalyptic or Dystopian films

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:50 pm
by General Mutante
I fucking love the Quiet Earth. Bruno Lawrence was one of our finest. The whole wandering around in a nightie with shotgun thing will stay with me forever. I first saw that film as the late movie when 3 first started circa '89 or '90.

I AM CONDEMNED TO LIVE.

Re: Post Apocalyptic or Dystopian films

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:19 am
by undercover
General Mutante wrote:I fucking love the Quiet Earth. Bruno Lawrence was one of our finest. The whole wandering around in a nightie with shotgun thing will stay with me forever. I first saw that film as the late movie when 3 first started circa '89 or '90.

I AM CONDEMNED TO LIVE.


damn straight! and theres WAY old skool footage of hamiltron... my uncle used to live on mansel ave that he misquotes as mansel street.....

Re: Post Apocalyptic or Dystopian films

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:22 am
by PertHJ
Was trying to figure out where "churton heights" was, when he moved up in the world from grey lynn

Re: Post Apocalyptic or Dystopian films

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:23 pm
by Matt
Yeah, the shotgun in the church, pointing it at the Jesus statue, "Get down here or the kid gets it!"

Also, his speech with the recorded crowd noise was awesome/sad.

Re: Post Apocalyptic or Dystopian films

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:26 am
by the croc
These look decent:

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6UmqNuMdY4[/video]

[video]https://vimeo.com/67169165[/video]

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcwTxRuq-uk[/video]

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIBtePb-dGY[/video]

Saw Oblivion a while ago too. While it's not completely terrible Moon does the same story so much better.

Re: Post Apocalyptic or Dystopian films

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:28 pm
by daggers
gonna give this a hoon at some point
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Re: Post Apocalyptic or Dystopian films

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:49 pm
by Rizzo
Slightly related: I'm so fucking excited for Pacific Rim.

Re: Post Apocalyptic or Dystopian films

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:53 pm
by arkie
Charlie Day from Always Sunny and Ron Perlman dressed as much like a person as is possible!

Re: Post Apocalyptic or Dystopian films

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:12 pm
by the croc
Rizzo wrote:Slightly related: I'm so fucking excited for Pacific Rim.


I was but I just can't shake the feeling of it being another Transformers CGI fuck up

Re: Post Apocalyptic or Dystopian films

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:44 pm
by Rizzo
Friend of mine in Mexico went to the premier today, said it was amazing. Pretty confident it will be. Del Toro knows his shit.

Re: Post Apocalyptic or Dystopian films

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:46 pm
by Dan Last
Does he though? I've only really liked one of his films.

Re: Post Apocalyptic or Dystopian films

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:45 pm
by Dead Kid
Tartanperil wrote:Totally agree about Soylent Green. I hadn't actually even heard of it until a few years ago, when my buddy made me watch as a sci-fi classic. Pretty much rubbish imho.

Saw it for the first time recently and had the opposite experience. :baton: I was cautious with my expectations because it's not mentioned quite in the same breath as other classics (eg. Brazil which I'd also just seen for the first time). But thought it was great. A bit dated/stark, and obviously not funny like some of the others, but I'd count it among classics everyone should see foreshore.

Re: Post Apocalyptic or Dystopian films

Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:30 am
by Dead Kid
I've watched a heap of the films mentioned in this thread now, so here's some quick-fire reviews.

Delicatessen: awesome, would recommend. A loony comedy in a time when cannibalism is starting to become accepted.
THX 1138: 1st half is great, but it felt as if the ending didn't resolve anything apart from the guy being able to DSW without anyone watching.
Battletruck: sick as.
1984: apparently it's quite close to the book (which I haven't read). A couple of things could've been explained better, but still good.
Zardoz: dystopia, more like titstopia.
Akira: weird but decent, though another one where things could've been explained a bit more.
Logan's Run: alright, though the robot bit is weird. Now I can appreciate the references Phil dropped on the forum.
Stalker: great, dig the mood of this one.
Rollerball: gnarly sport but weighed down a bit much by the film's metaphorical meaning.
No Escape (Escape From Absolom): ok, but the futuristic prison early on is at odds with the rest of the film. Bit Waterworldy.
The Bothersome Man: somewhat ambiguous, but mainly satire aimed at the IKEA age. A bit too deadpan for me. I'd say The Lobster ripped this off in a big way.

Also watched Sátántangó, which fits the thread. Over 7 hours long but ranked #24 overall on RYM because they love pretentious stuff. It depicts post-USSR Hungary as being almost as bleak as The Road. It's simultaneously intriguing and tedious, putting you in the characters' shoes by being a struggle to endure and understand. About the only highlight in their life is alcohol, particularly in a pub dance scene which the actors were actually drunk for...
and one of them spends 10 minutes trying to keep a cheese breadstick balanced on his forehead. :lol:

Re: Post Apocalyptic or Dystopian films

Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:19 am
by Dixon Cider A.C.
7 hours? Get fucked

Re: Post Apocalyptic or Dystopian films

Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:37 pm
by the croc
This is from the same people who made Bellflower which is dope. Looks mental.These guys are obsessed with Mad Maxand it shows haha


Re: Post Apocalyptic or Dystopian films

Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:50 pm
by Dead Kid

Re: Post Apocalyptic or Dystopian films

Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:13 pm
by the croc
How the fuck was this release so low key?

Perfectly realised labour of love


Re: Post Apocalyptic or Dystopian films

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:17 am
by Dead Kid
Harrison Bergeron, pretty good and scarily relevant. Just watched it since it's on youtube in full:


Re: Post Apocalyptic or Dystopian films

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:54 pm
by General Mutante
Turbokid was fucking great.

Re: Post Apocalyptic or Dystopian films

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:07 pm
by Subcide
Not a movie, but a 1981 TV series that's aged really well

The Day Of The Triffids







Not quite so good, but still worth a look, the 2009 version:




Re: Post Apocalyptic or Dystopian films

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:02 am
by Dubpunker


Post Apocalyptic or just Sci-Fi. I don´t know. I watched the movie a few days ago and it was not too good.

Re: Post Apocalyptic or Dystopian films

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:34 am
by Dead Kid
Just saw Demolition Man for the 1st time. Not bad, some hearty laughs there.

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Re: Post Apocalyptic or Dystopian films

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:39 pm
by dave-brown
CHERRY 2000
Some good lines in here. "Keep the sun out of your eyes and be yourself" is a personal favourite.

Re: Post Apocalyptic or Dystopian films

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:01 am
by Dubpunker







Re: Post Apocalyptic or Dystopian films

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:05 am
by Dubpunker


english trailer. love it.

Re: Post Apocalyptic or Dystopian films

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:16 am
by Dubpunker

Re: Post Apocalyptic or Dystopian films

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:26 pm
by dave-brown
Im excited about Ready player one

Re: Post Apocalyptic or Dystopian films

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:31 pm
by Subcide
dave-brown wrote:Im excited about Ready player one


I did the audiobook. Is particularly good. It leads you to believe it's some sort of geek 80s retro video game worship, which it is, but it starts twisting to quite dark dystopian shit as it progresses.

This is pretty fucked up also. Stars a young Don Johnson pre Miami Vice


Re: Post Apocalyptic or Dystopian films

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:48 pm
by dave-brown
Subcide wrote:
dave-brown wrote:Im excited about Ready player one


I did the audiobook. Is particularly good. It leads you to believe it's some sort of geek 80s retro video game worship, which it is, but it starts twisting to quite dark dystopian shit as it progresses.

This is pretty fucked up also. Stars a young Don Johnson pre Miami Vice


no shit, sounds good, did you stream it online? where would i find this?