Ok, so Kimberly Lindbergs, in 12 Films I Must See says I'm tagged.
This meme apparently started at Another dirty dozen, which was in turn a riff on The 12 Movies Meme. There. I've done my linking duties. You can do your clicking duties as you see fit.
So, the idea is that I must "imagine that you can screen 12 hard-to-see movies that you've personally never viewed before." This sounds easier than it is.
- London After Midnight (1927 - Browning)
I'm not sure why there are so many of these lists and almost none of them have this. It was literally the first thing that popped into my head. For what it's worth, Mark of the Vampire, Browning's own remake, is available in Hollywood's Legends of Horror Collection. It's worth seeing, but hardly the same.
- Show Boat (1936 - Whale)
What do you want from me? It's Show Boat by James Whale!
- Romulus and Remus (1961 - Corbucci)
I actually watched the beginning of this recently, but it was in the midst of a lot of chaos and I didn't get a chance to finish it. Some writing credits from the various fellows credited with writing it: Divorce Italian Style, Black Sunday, Zabriskie Point, The Whip and the Body... and I haven't even gotten to the credits for Sergio Leone or director Corbucci. But the real reason to watch is to see Steve Reeves face off against Gordon Scott!
- Red Peony Gambler (1968 - Yamashita)
Every book or significant article I've ever read on Yakuza movies mention this movie somewhere, for one reason or other, and yet I've been able to find it nowhere.
- Marlowe (1969 - Bogart)
I think this is the only significant Chandler movie I've not seen. How can that be?
- Red Sun (1971 - Young)
A western with Charles Bronson, Toshirô Mifune and Ursula Andress? Sure, it is available on a bunch of public domain disks, but it seems worth waiting for the real deal.
- The Seven Minutes (1971 - Meyer)
Yeah, I'm sure, like everyone else, I won't like it, but I'd still like to have the experience of not liking it for myself.
- High Crime (1973 - Castellari)
Castellari discusses this one quite a bit on the Street Law documentary. I kind of got the feeling that he probably liked it better himself, or was at least more excited by it.
- The Outfit (1973 - Flynn)
Based on the third of Richard Stark's Parker novels, this one never stop eluding me. Scarecrow Video claims to have a copy that's always three months overdue, but I never did get my hands on it.
- White Fang (1973 - Fulci)
A family movie by Fulci? Jack London adaptation? What don't I want to see about this? I've had the opportunity to see Challenge to White Fang before, but, dammit, I want to start at the beginning.
- Kozure satsujin ken (1976 - Yamaguchi)
I'm going to take a stab and say this title translates as "Killer fist with child in tow". I confess I'm just pulling together the literal titles of Kozure Ōkami (aka Lone Wolf and Cub) and Gekitotsu! Satsujin Ken (aka The Street Fighter). Either way, it's the fourth movie in the Tsurugi saga, which was dubbed and released as wholly different movie, Karate Warriors, in the US. I'd like to see this whole series released in nicely mastered, subtitled editions, but I'd certainly be willing to give this one a chance even if it was poorly dubbed into its proper series.
- China 9, Liberty 37 (1978 - Hellman)
Also available on dozens of public domain copies of this around, but I'm waiting for a good one. Thanks!
Anyway, here I'm supposed to tag more people, and I certainly would like to see more of these lists, but I hate tagging people. How about I send out an open invite to everyone not tagged? If you want to link my post, feel free. If you like I'll even go back and re-edit this to say I tagged you.