EFC II #104 – Manhunter (1986)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#104 – Manhunter (1986)
Dir. Michael Mann
Starring: William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox, Dennis Farina, Stephen Lang, Tom Noonan

The one hundred and fourth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Michael Mann’s stylish thriller based on the first novel to feature Hannibal Lecter, Manhunter.

Recorded in October 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, a great thriller.

Luke: Yes, this really surprised me, I loved it. Top notch serial killer thriller film.

EFC II #101 – Aliens (1986)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#101 – Aliens (1986)
Dir. James Cameron
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Carrie Henn, Bill Paxton, Jenette Goldstein, Paul Reiser, Al Matthews, William Hope

The one hundred and first installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, James Cameron’s rip roaring and explosive sequel to the 1979 original, Aliens.

Recorded in October 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, definitely.

Luke: Yes, without question.

EFC II #83 – The Fly (1986)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#83 – The Fly (1986)
Dir. David Cronenberg
Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel, Leslie Carlson, George Chuvalo

The eighty-third installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, David Cronenberg’s graphic remake of a 50s sci-fi horror film, with an unforgettable lead performance from Jeff Goldblum, The Fly.

Recorded in September 2016.

Oscar Wins: Best Makeup and Hairstyling (Chris Walas & Stephan Dupuis)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, definitely!

Luke: Yes, it’s one of the best horror films I’ve ever seen.

EFC II #13 – Top Gun (1986)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#13 – Top Gun (1986)
Dir. Tony Scott
Starring: Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Adwards, Tom Skerritt, Michael Ironside, Meg Ryan

The thirteenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Tony Scott’s adrenaline fuelled Top Gun, an iconic film of the 80s.

Recorded in May 2016.

Oscar Wins: Best Original Song (Giorgio Moroder, Tom Whitlock)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, it’s an iconic 80s movie that everyone needs to see.

Luke: No, it’s very enjoyable but not a must watch.

EFC II #10 – Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#10 – Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Dir. Woody Allen
Starring: Michael Caine, Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Barbare Hershey, Woody Allen, Carrie Fisher, Max von Sydow

The tenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Woody Allen’s expert comedy about three sisters and their intersecting love lives.

Oscar Wins: Best Original Screenplay (Woody Allen), Best Supporting Actor (Michael Caine), Best Supporting Actress (Dianne Wiest)

Recorded in May 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, not a classic, but a top tier romantic comedy drama. Excellent all round.