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Added by PvtCaboose91 on 25 Jun 2012 07:54
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Films I Want To See At The Cinema (But Never Will)

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Predator (1987)
Why Does It Deserve A Cinema Experience?

Predator is the manliest movie on the planet, and one of the most awesome movies you will ever see. I'd do anything to see this in a cinema where I can absorb the jokes and appreciate the awesomeness without any distractions. The immersion into the picture would be spectacular.


The Chances Of Seeing It At A Cinema?

Not very good. There's cult appeal, but Predator is not generally as esteemed as it should be. It's not held in the same class as something like Gone with the Wind or Casablanca, even though it's better than both those movies. A damn shame.

AUGUST 12, 2016 - AND I'VE SEEN IT!
I attended a double feature of Commando and Predator, and it was amazing. They screened the waxworks transfer, but the movie was still a hoot and a half on the it screen. I would see it again in a heartbeat.
And I did see it again, in March 2017 at a 30th anniversary screening.

Second update: July 15th, 2018
As part of an Arnie season, a Sydney-based cinema screened an original 35mm print. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life.

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Commando (1985)
Why Does It Deserve A Cinema Experience?

Have you seen Commando? It's fucking awesome. It's one of the greatest examples of action cinema of all time. Watching it in a cinema would be awesome, especially if it was a rowdy crowd who can appreciate this type of cheese, laugh at the one-liners and cheer during the awesome bits. Watching it alone on Blu-ray just isn't the same.


The Chances Of Seeing It At A Cinema?

Quite slim. It's a bit of a cult classic and it does have the Arnie appeal, but I doubt a Commando screening would ever happen anywhere. And even so, the rowdy crowd is a stretch. I can dream.

AUGUST 12, 2016 - IT HAPPENED!
Not only did I get to see this gem on the big screen, I also got to see it with the perfect type of rowdy crowd who clearly love the movie like I do. There was laughter, applause and cheering all the way through. Never a dull moment. A sensational experience that was worth it, and then some.

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Why Does It Deserve A Cinema Experience?

Meet Joe Black is a fascinating, enthralling film. Its visuals and soundtrack are highly enthralling. I get easily immersed and lost in the film while watching the Blu-ray on my television, so the thought of seeing it in an actual cinema is very exciting. I'd fall under the spell much more easily, and there would be no pausing from start to end.


The Chances Of Seeing It At A Cinema?

Absolutely zero. The film underperformed quite severely during its theatrical run. It's now an underrated little gem with limited appeal. I doubt that any cinemas would hold a special screening, as there probably wouldn't be many interested people. The only way I'm seeing this in a cinema is if I buy a cinema and buy a 35mm print. Good luck to me...

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Jaws (1975)
Why Does It Deserve A Cinema Experience?

This may seem like an odd choice since cinemas do in fact screen Jaws from time to time, but it's here because I wish I could have seen it in a packed cinema back in the '70s. Back then, nobody had seen anything like it, and their reactions of terror would amplify the experience tenfold. Nowadays, people will laugh at the special effects and there will no longer be any screaming.


The Chances Of Seeing It At A Cinema?

Zero. Short of discovering time travel and going back to 1975, there is no way I'll experience Jaws the way I've always wanted. Sad but true fact.

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Road House (1989)
Why Does It Deserve A Cinema Experience?

Cheesy '80s movies are goddamn amazing. Road House is one of those quintessential manly movies which ticks all the boxes. Boobs? You got it. Scores of hot babes? Yep! Gun fights? You bet! Fisticuffs? Accounted for. Violence? Oh yes. Buff lead actor? Hell yes. Wonderfully cheesy one-liners? Absolutely! Like with Commando, I'd love to see this on a big screen with the right type of crowd.


The Chances Of Seeing It At A Cinema?

There are no chances. This film gets very little love.

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Why Does It Deserve A Cinema Experience?

Galaxy Quest is an awesome little gem, an energetic sci-fi satire with great comedy and action. It's very much a "crowd" movie, too. It'd be wonderful to see it in a cinema, where everyone would laugh at the wonderful jokes. The atmosphere would be awesome. Plus, this is a good-looking movie, so it'd look fantastic on a big screen.


The Chances Of Seeing It At A Cinema?

No chance at all. It wasn't a flop, but it definitely underperformed, and, while it has a bit of a cult following, it still gets very little love and is too obscure to warrant any special screenings.

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Why Does It Deserve A Cinema Experience?

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is, in a word, hilarious. The sharp one-liners and witty dialogue never stops, and it provides a wonderfully fun experience. I envy the people who beheld this movie on the big screen during its limited release. Especially if the screening they attended had a large number of patrons who would've laughed at the jokes and made the experience more enjoyable.


The Chances Of Seeing It At A Cinema?

Like many others on this list, VERY slim. It remains an obscure cult favourite, and while there may be the odd cinema screening here and there, there wouldn't be any in my local area - nor any in my country, for that matter.

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Rocky IV (1985)
Why Does It Deserve A Cinema Experience?

Rocky IV is flat-out awesome. As a Rocky movie it's woeful, but as a cheesy action flick it's a bloody masterpiece. Such movies are best seen on the big screen with a sizeable crowd, when cheese can flow from the projector like running water. For the record, I'd also love to see Rocky I-III in the cinema. I actually saw Balboa during its theatrical run.


The Chances Of Seeing It At A Cinema?

I doubt there's any chance at all, unless a legendary cinema chain decided to do an epic Rocky marathon at some point.

APRIL 10, 2015 - AND I'VE SEEN IT!
I attended a special 30th anniversary screening of Rocky IV in Melbourne, with Dolph Lundgren in attendance. It was just as amazing as I had always hoped. People hooted and cheered, and laughed at the sheer cheese of the entire enterprise. Dolph sat through the entire thing and was very amused by it.
Read all about it here: http://www.manlymovie.net/2015/04/report-dolph-lundgrens-melbourne-appearance.html
And then I got to see it a second time a week later.

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You can deck out your home theatre with surround sound and a nice 65" LCD/LED TV, but nothing compares to the cinema, when you watch the manually projected film on a massive screen in the highest quality picture and sound imaginable. Add an audience and the lack of pauses or distractions, and the cinema experience is indispensable.

There are several films I wish I could have seen at the cinema during its theatrical run. There's the possibility that some films will get a one-off screening locally, so with this list I'm mainly targeting the movies I know I'll never see in a cinema, because they're not essential or popular enough to justify the screening.

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