EFC II #210 – The Wizard of Oz (1939)

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#210 – The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Dir. Victor Fleming
Starring: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton, Charley Grapewin, Pat Walshe, Clara Blandick, Terry the dog, The Singer Midgets

The two hundred and tenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, one of the greatest family films of all time, The Wizard of Oz.

Recorded in May 2017.

Oscar Wins: Best Original Song (Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg), Best Original Score (Herbert Stothart)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yeah, it’s a film you should see before you’re ten!

Luke: Yeah, it’s an absolute classic, such a delightful film, everyone should see it at least once.

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EFC #209 – Carrie (1976)

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#209 – Carrie (1976)
Dir. Brian DePalma
Starring: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, William Katt, Amy Irving, Betty Buckley, Nancy Allen, John Travolta

The two hundred and ninth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Brian DePalma’s adaptation of the harrowing Stephen King story about a young girl with supernatural powers, Carrie.

Recorded in October 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yeah, it’s not perfect by any stretch but has some incredibly memorable moments, well worth it for a horror film.

EFC II #208 – Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

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#208 – Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Dir. Roman Polanski
Starring: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer, Maurice Evans, Ralph Bellamy, Charles Grodin

The two hundred and eighth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, a slow burning, mysterious psychological horror, Rosemary’s Baby.

Recorded in October 2017.

Oscar Wins: Best Supporting Actress (Ruth Gordon)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yeah, it’s great.

Luke: Yeah, a top class psychological horror film.

EFC II #179 – The Big Heat (1953)

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#179 – The Big Heat (1953)
Dir. Fritz Lang
Starring: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Lee Marvin, Jeanette Nolan, Jocelyn Brando, Alexander Scourby

The one hundred and seventy-ninth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Fritz Lang’s film noir tale of revenge, The Big Heat.

Recorded in September 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Probably not, it was really good and I thoroughly enjoyed it, though.

EFC II #203 – An American Werewolf in London (1981)

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#203 – An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Dir. John Landis
Starring: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne, John Woodvine, Brian Glover

The two hundred and third installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the horror comedy from John Landis, An American Werewolf in London.

Recorded in October 2017.

Oscar Wins: Best Makeup (Rick Baker)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yeah! This film is pure entertainment, a wonderful blend horror and comedy, with likeable characters and incredible special effects.

EFC II #202 – The Wolf Man (1941)

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#202 – The Wolf Man (1941)
Dir. George Waggner
Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Rains, Evelyn Ankers, Warren William, Maria Ouspenskaya, Ralph Bellamy, Patric Knowles, Bela Lugosi

The two hundred and second installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Lon Chaney Jr. tackling a Universal monster movie as… The Wolf Man.

Recorded in October 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Not quite, I’ve grown to really love the film, but I don’t think it’s wholly remarkable enough, especially compared to the other Universal monster movies.

EFC II #201 – The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

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#201 – The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
Dir. Rupert Julian
Starring: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Arthur Edmund Carewe, Gibson Gowland, Snitz Edwards

The two hundred and first installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Lon Chaney’s iconic starring vehicle from the silent era, The Phantom of Opera.

Recorded in October 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, it’s a horror classic and and features an unforgettable leading performance from Lon Chaney.

EFC II #200 – Blade Runner (1982)

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#200 – Blade Runner (1982)
Dir. Ridley Scott
Starring: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, Daryl Hannah, William Sanderson, Brion James, M. Emmet Walsh, Joanna Cassidy

The two hundredth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Ridley Scott’s dystopian sci-fi masterpiece, based on a Philip K. Dick short story, Blade Runner.

Recorded in October 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yeah, it’s great and I seem to enjoy it more every time I see it.

Luke: Yep, it’s a sci-fi masterpiece that anyone should try at least once.

EFC II #199 – The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

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#199 – The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
Dir. Roger Corman
Starring: Vincent Price, Hazel Court, Jane Asher, David Weston, Nigel Green, Patrick Magee, Paul Whitsun-Jones, Robert Brown

The one hundred and ninety-ninth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, an Edgar Allen Poe adaptation from Roger Corman, starring Vincent Price, The Masque of the Red Death.

Recorded in October 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: No, not quite, but it has its charms and Vincent Price is excellent.

EFC II #198 – The Birds (1963)

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#198 – The Birds (1963)
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette, Veronica Cartwright, Ethel Griffies

The one hundred and ninety-eighth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Alfred Hitchcock’s version of a monster movie, The Birds.

Recorded in October 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yeah, it’s great.

Luke: Yeah, it really surprised me, great film!