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Old 04-15-2012, 09:28 PM   #11
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It's actually pretty good. As in good good, rather than so-bad-it's-good. It's influenced a lot of stuff, from John Carpenter to Doom. The mythology that is, not the action-y aspects...

It's a pretty good movie...and one that I loved as a kid. For a late 60's cheap sci-fi, that is. I heard many years ago that Bryan Singer had the remake rights for it...or was attached to it. This movie is ripe for a update. Not sure where that stands. It's definitely worth a watch.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:38 AM   #12
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I don't remember how KILLDOZER ended.
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They took a cue from Hawks' The Thing and electrocuted it.
I'm fairly sure a 1944 Sturgeon story didn't take a cue from a 1951 film.

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Old 04-16-2012, 06:05 AM   #13
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I just remember at some point toward the end, this guy (on some construction equipment?) turns around and sees some large smoke or fire cloud in the distance that kind of takes the form of a face with horns (the devil, perhaps?)
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That's the end of THE CAR...
Ha - when I was at school and The Car had aired the previous night, my friends were telling me about the awesome ending where the car blows up and the smoke turns into the face of the devil.

Around two decades later I finally saw it. And there was no devil... just an ordinary, albeit large, explosion... so I put it down to young over-excited minds...

But now you are saying they were RIGHT?
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:58 AM   #14
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I wonder if it's The Car? A James Brolin tv flick.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4qTXo2KCn0

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It was actually in theaters. Bombed, but it came a cult classic. "Jaws" on wheels is right-on.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:53 PM   #15
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Nigel Kneale (creator of Quatermass) was a terrific writer. He wrote many stories which involved science and the supernatural. Hammer's Quatermass and the Pit was a remake of the BBCTV serial and the third time the company adapted a BBC Quatermass serial for the big screen. Brian Donleavy played a very American Quatermass in Hammer's first two films. Kneale wrote a fourth Quatermass serial which went unmade until the late 70's, when Sir John Mills played the part in the Euston Films/ITV Quatermass (sometimes called the Quatermass Conclusion in the edited down film version for overseas sales).

Kneale's The Stone Tape is superbly scary as was his original TV adaptation of The Woman in Black in 1989. Kneale also wrote the first draft of Halloween III: Season of the Witch, but the script was re-written, yet some Kneale elements remain.

Quatermass and the Pit could easily be remade today.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:10 PM   #16
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Ha - when I was at school and The Car had aired the previous night, my friends were telling me about the awesome ending where the car blows up and the smoke turns into the face of the devil.

Around two decades later I finally saw it. And there was no devil... just an ordinary, albeit large, explosion... so I put it down to young over-excited minds...

But now you are saying they were RIGHT?

I think they were.
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The novelization went into more detail. I think. It's been a while...
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:50 AM   #18
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New video of John Landis on The Car

http://www.trailersfromhell.com/trailers/880

Funny anecdote on Guillermo del Toro...
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Wow. Too much Leonard Maltin vibe.
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