EFC II #239 – Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#239 – Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Dir. Steven Spielberg
Starring: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott, Wolf Kahler

The two hundred and thirty-ninth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg’s classic action adventure, Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Recorded in August 2018.

Oscar Wins: Best Film Editing (Michael Kahn), Best Visual Effects (Richard Edlund, Kit West, Bruce Nicholson, Joe Johnston), Best Art Direction (Norman Reynolds, Leslie Dilley, Michael D. Ford), Best Sound (Bill Varney, Steve Maslow, Gregg Landaker, Roy Charman), Best Sound Effects Editing (Ben Burtt, Richard L. Anderson)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, it’s a classic.

Luke: Yes, it’s one of the all time great adventure movies, maybe even the greatest.

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EFC II #233 – Body Heat (1981)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#233 – Body Heat (1981)
Dir. Lawrence Kasdan
Starring: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna, Ted Danson, Mickey Rourke

The two hundred and thirty-third installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Lawrence Kasdan’s smouldering directorial debut, Body Heat.

Recorded in July 2018.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, it’s the best film noir I’ve seen that was made way past the prime of the film noir heyday.

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

The Epic Film Challenge II
#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 #98 – The Evil Dead (1981)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#98 – The Evil Dead (1981)
Dir. Sam Raimi
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Hal Delrich, Betsy Baker, Sarah York

The ninety-eighth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Sam Raimi’s controversial and enduring horror classic, The Evil Dead.

Recorded in October 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, it’s an incredibly effective horror film considering the limitations director Sam Raimi had to work with.