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Everyone I have spoken to has seen the joyous kids hit, Blank Cheque. The inplausable tale of a kid who finds a blank cheque and writes it to himself for $1,000,000. He then buys a mansion and installs loads of flumes around the house he later utilises to escape some crims that want their money back. Not content with material goods he also uses the cash to tempt a mid twenties laydee, despite being about 8 years old. Can't remember how it ends, and I'm not entirely sure it even does.

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Not sure why I'm reminded of these, it's not like I've seen any of them, but I'm reminded of trips to the video shop where I'd see (rubbish) films on the shelves like:

Lifeforce: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089489/


Angel (looked racy!): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086896/

And I remeber seeing this one in the local video shop's magazine:

Chopping Mall - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090837/

Someone's already mentioned C.H.U.D., which was another. I guess it's because they were 18 certificates...and were an alternative to seeing Romancing the Stone for the 15th time...

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I happened to look up towards the ceiling when I was in Scunthorpe market the other day (something which comes naturally given what most Sunny residents look like) and noticed this classic poster up on one of the walls.


That fucker must have been there over fifteen years now.

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Society is completely amazing. It's one of those films you hear about and assume it's been the victim of Chinese whispers. Then you watch it, and it's every bit as fucked-up as it's been made out to be. I need to see this again! Shame it's not out on R2; this is the closest I can find:


Probably not as scary as the movie, I'd say.

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(Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell)

I actually own this on DVD.

I was so disappointed. Not nearly enough Nymphoid Barbarians or Dinosaurs or hell for that matter. Just lots of shots of people walking over rocky ground with some seriously ropey orc like things casing them. I'm not even sure if it classes in the "so bad its good" section as its just too dull.

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Didn't rent it out, but watched it at my mum's best friend's house every fortnight or so when we visited for about 5 years. The versions on dvd/video are diferent versions with my favorite scene cut out of it (when Woody is eating to the speed of music)


Seriously most rented film. I really must buy it on dvd at some point. The very young Seth Green is amusing to watch in it.

And of Course


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  • 9 months later...

So many dead links in the early posts they've probably already been posted, but here are two of my faves...



Class Of Nuke' Em High and Class Of Nuke 'Em High 2: Subhumanoid Meltdown. From the summer holidays when we used to watch a video ten times before taking it back...

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I'll use the DVD covers 'cos it's easier. I always wanted to see these two but never managed it, I think I must've had a thing for sinister ethereal faces when I was younger (who didn't?)


I saw a review of this in Fortean Times where they claimed it was some sort of forgotten horror classic. I think it's out on DVD now.

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