Battle #132: The Manitou (1978) VS Scalps (1983)

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  1. The Manitou (1978)

    66.7%
  2. Scalps (1983)

    33.3%
  1. Hellbilly

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    The Manitou is a much better film, so I went with it. But Scalps is also so much fun...and so bad!
     
  3. MrVess

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    Oh, dear... I actually bought that Manitou DVD when it came out last year, because I wanted to see if I would still be as disappointed in it as I was in childhood, after reading Masterton...

    I was. And the ending... better not to speak of it. Unbelievably enough, I later read that Girdler was supposedly most proud of that ridiculous end sequence, and he compared it to "Star Wars"...

    But as for that other title, though I haven't seen it - and having looked it up, I do not plan to - I suspect that it's much worse, considering who its director is...
     
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    the manitou is better
     
  6. Rockmjd

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    Scalps!
     
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    The Manitou, hands down! Tony Curtis is awesome in this with his over the top 70's wardrobe. The scene where he removes his fake moustache after a scam psychic reading and gets down to hardcore disco while drinking Schlitz is priceless! Susan Strasberg, Michael Ansara, and Burgess Meredith all have cool roles. I love director William Girdler's films. He also did Day of the Animals, Grizzly, Asylum of Satan, and plenty others.
     

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