Damn, I feel like I got my own personal class on Pre-Code from you guys! haha Thanks a ton, I made a letterboxd list of "to watch". JB, thanks especially for shouting out Murders at the Zoo. I got that first Universal set from Scream Factory, but after that they're all packed with movies I've never heard of and it gets overwhelming. Now I know I need that Vol 2.
Well, just got to the part of the show where JB teases a Hammer show in October. Marked my calendar. Crazy excited.
Only started watching, very exciting to see all my virtual friends on the same screen! It's like a warm hug.About pre-code horror, I just pre-ordered this Eureka Blu-ray set of three Bela Lugosi/Edgar Allan Poe films, any of which I've never seen before. I think it's the first time any of them have been released on Blu in Europe (or in the UK at least). The only question is, do I watch them immediately once they arrive or do I save it for Scary Movie Month? It's a tough one.Murders in the Rue Morgue/The Black Cat/The Raven : Three Edgar Allan Poe Adaptations Starring Bela Lugosi (Limited Edition) (Blu-ray)
A very enjoyable discussion to listen to and watch. I was glad to see that no technical glitches happened.The pre-code movies question immediately caught my attention. I am a big admirer of that short but vibrant period in Hollywood history. My list of four recommendations not mentioned already would be:1. Night Nurse (1931)2. Blonde Crazy (1931)3. I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932)4. King Kong (1933)Honorable Mentions: Wild Boys of the Road (1933), Red-Headed Woman (1932)As for problematic films, the exploitation fan in me always seems to be drawn to them. 1970s Japanese exploitation films are a good example of from the past decade of movie watching. A more recent interest is 1980s sex comedies. With a few exceptions (Screwballs), I find the gratuitousness of this kind of film enjoyable. The Party Animal, from 1984, is among my favorite watches of this year.
That was emotional, I gotta say that Rob D's monologue at the very end had me ballin in tears, big love to you all and especially to Rob, I'm going to get some tissues