EFC II #153 – Mad Max (1979)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#153 – Mad Max (1979)
Dir. George Miller
Starring: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley, Tim Burns, Roger Ward

The one hundred and fifty-third installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, George Miller’s dystopian cult classic, Mad Max.

Recorded in May 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, it’s not a great film, but it’s quite a unique one and has some real flashes of something special, it’s worth the time.

EFC II #127 – Manhattan (1979)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#127 – Manhattan (1979)
Dir.  Woody Allen
Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Michael Murphy, Mariel Hemingway, Meryl Streep, Anne Byrne, Michael O’Donoghue, Wallace Shawn

The one hundred and twenty-seventh installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Woody Allen’s Manhattan.

Recorded in December 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: As a film, yes. It’s shot stunningly, and has terrific dialogue/themes, but its plot hits a little too close to home when it comes to Woody Allen’s personal life, and I can’t in good conscience say it’s a film you must see, for whatever that’s worth.

EFC II #100 – Alien (1979)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#100 – Alien (1979)
Dir. Ridley Scott
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, Yaphet Kotto

The one hundredth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, one of the most seminal science fiction films ever made, with a tension filled twist of horror, Alien.

Recorded in September 2016.

Oscar Wins: Best Visual Effects (H.R. Giger, Carlo Rambaldi, Brian Johnson, Nick Allder, Dennis Ayling)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, definitely.

Luke: There’s no question, yes. It gets better every time.

EFC II #94 – Nosferatu: Phantom of the Night (1979)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#94 – Nosferatu: Phantom of the Night (1979) {Nosferatu: Phantom Der Nacht} (1979)
Dir. Werner Herzog
Starring: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Roland Topor, Walter Ladengast, Dan van Husen, Jan Groth

The ninety-fourth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Werner Herzog’s take, and very faithful remake of the 1922 Nosferatu film, starring Klaus Kinski as Dracula, Nosferatu: Phantom of the Night.

Recorded in October 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, it’s a stunning film visually, with a haunting and eerie atmosphere, highlighted by Klaus Kinski’s great performance as Dracula.

EFC #14 – Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#14 – Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)
Dir. Robert Benton
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Justin Henry, Jane Alexander

The fourteenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, a powerful yet simple, multiple Oscar winning drama, Kramer Vs. Kramer.

Recorded in May 2016.

Oscar Wins: Best Picture (Stanley R. Jaffe), Best Director (Robert Benton), Best Adapted Screenplay (Robert Benton), Best Actor (Dustin Hoffman), Best Supporting Actress (Meryl Streep)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, you have to see it.

Luke: Yes, absolutely, an 11/10 film.