"You're all Doomed!" Contest

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  1. rhett

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    It's been awhile since our last contest, but courtesy of Universal we've got five copies of Neil Marshall's DOOMSDAY to give away. Since the film liberally takes from a variety of sources without shame, from ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK to MAD MAX, I figured this giveaway should be fitting. All you need to tell us is which post-apocalyptic film does it best!

    Simply post in this thread with your favorite apocalyptic film, whether it's from NEW YORK, the sleazy streets of Italy or somewhere else entirely, and tell us why. Everyone who posts in this thread will be entered into the contest, and on Sunday, August 1st, 6 winners will be chosen at random.

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    DOOMSDAY (HorrorDVDs review here) comes out today, but if you're prepared to wait a few days, it could be yours for free.

    So now, what's your favorite apocalyptic film, and why?

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  3. Max Yokell

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    I am going to go with 12 Monkeys.

    It was good solid performances from Willis and Stowe with Brad Pitt showing he was more then just some pretty boy actor with his excellent nut case roll and the great direction of Terry Gilliam.

    Max
     
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    Give me Road Warrior any day of the week. One of my favorite movies of all time. "I am gravely disappointed. Again, you have made me unleash my dogs of war."
     
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    I'm going with Escape From New York. The movie is awesome from start to finish, and Snake Plisskin is a great character.
     
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    Definitely the Road Warrior. Escape from New York is a close second, though.
     
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    I'm pretty fond of The New Barbarians (or Warriors of the Wasteland if you prefer). Not a great movie, or even a good movie but it's ridiculously entertaining. Plus you get Fred Williamson, George Eastman as another character whose name is a number and Bob. And that clear "armor" Scorpion wears at the end is possibly the greatest thing I've ever seen someone forced to wear in a movie.
     
  8. geeare

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    planet of the apes, the original.
     
  9. Katatonia

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    This is one genre of film that I absolutely love, and it's extremely difficult to pick a favorite, but...

    It has to be Richard Stanley's Hardware. Why? The signature Stanley atmosphere, the oddball characters, and the use of P.I.L.'S The Order of Death which was practically born for this film and fits right in. Now, get the pesky legal matters settled and release a worthy DVD already!!!

    a few words of wisdom from the film:

    "It's stupid, sadistic and suicidal to have children right now."

    "Machines don't understand sacrifice - neither do morons."

    "Kill! Kill! Kill! Today's death count is 578"

    An honorable mention goes to Cyborg 2 which is so bad, yet so good! Too bad the R1 DVD is a junky pan & scan version, as the film looks grand in it's 2.35:1 OAR.
     
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    Many to pick but I will go with The Road Warrior with Escape from New York right behind it.

    The Road Warrior is just fantastic. Its got everything. Gose, awesome opening, great chase sequences, etc...

    "I'm the Ayatollah of Rock & Rolla"
     
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    Doomsday for real.

    You gave it a favorable review, Rhett, but you were still way too harsh on it. The movie kicks so much ass I can't begin to describe my love for it.

    There are better movies in the genre, sure. But Doomsday.
     
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    I really enjoyed Escape from L.A. It was my first post apocalyptic movie Ive seen in a long ass time.It had everything a action movie deserves.Explosions,surfing in the streets of L.A. and must I forget Kurt Russell.


    Sean
     
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    I have to go with Dr. Strangelove, it is one of the most accurate Portrayals of what could happpen if a man like the "Dr." was in power during this time period. The direction, acting, and writing are all just jaw dropping in my opinion, this is one of the few cinematic masterpieces that all film lovers must have in their collection and a must see for all ages.
     
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    Have to go with Escape from New York. Carpenter owned the 80s, and this movie was one of the greats. Kurt Russell was perfect as Snake Plisskin, as was the direction and settings. The scene where the crazy gang come out of the sewers and Snake Plisskin is hiding, so tense!
     
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    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    I LOVE The Road Warrior. I saw it as a teen in the theatre when it originally came out in the early 80s and it has always been in my list of top 10 films of all time. I can watch it anytime and can't keep my eyes off the screen if it is on the TV. I used to know it so well, I could recite the opening monologue by heart. It was one of the first post-apocalyptic films I had ever seen and it started my love for the sub-genre. I saw it before I saw the original Mad Max, which pales in comparison to the sequel! I liked Road Warrior so much and that I woke up at 3am to watch the original Mad Max on HBO on a school day. This was before my family had a VCR of course! Definitely my all time favorite film of the sub-genre and one of the best of all time!
     
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    The Road Warrior.

    I like elemenents of Mad Max a bit better, but the the skill of filmmaking (editing, cinematography) of its sequel is superior. It's one of the few films I can actually stand to watch Mel Gibson in, too.

    Almost forgot Southland Tales, my runner-up. Hilarious, bizarre, and fully engaging.
     
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  18. boycrieswolf

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    I have to say the Road Warrior as well...as far as all-time favorite post-apocalyptic film...but I want to take a quick second to give praise to a seldom referenced apocalyptic thriller from the late 80's: Miracle Mile. I saw this in the theater when I was much younger and it really scared the shit out of me, more so than a lot of straight forward horror movies did. The mix of tragic romance, impending doom from nuclear war, and a wonderful Tangerine Dream score all work together to make a moving and powerful experience. I seldom hear many folks mention it in this sub-genre, but it is one of the few films that has left an impresiion on me that lasts to this day. Really good film.
     
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    Now here's a man cut after my own liking. Respect the L.A.
     
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    Planet of the Apes (1968). I remember catching this on tv once when I was a kid and was absolutely spell bound. I'd never seen a film with Charlton Heston in it before and this was my introduction to his incredible screen presents. I connected to the social commentary dealing with racism and the close-mindedness of the presiding class on a strange level. While I'm sure I had preconception of these ideas before watching the film, something about seeing them portrayed in this way gave them a more biting an real feeling in my little head. Very few films have had such an impressionable and emotional effect on me. As I got older and with repeat viewings the initial 'sting' of the film began to wear off and I started noticed how fucking hot Charlton Heston was. Seriously, he was/is the only man in Hollywood I have ever had a crush on. Planet of the Apes is one of my favorite movies of all time, right up there with Alien and Night of the Living Dead in my book.
     

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