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12-25-2014, 08:23 PM
I just got the original ("Classic") Tron on Blu-Ray and was planning on doing a double feature with Tron "Legacy" with lots of popcorn and the usual suspects of beverage tomorrow.

Was wondering if anyone would be interested in sharing other not so completely obvious combos...

Some that come to mind...

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
+ The League of Extraordinary Gentleman

The Blob (1958)
+ The Fly (1958)

The X-Files Fight the Future
+ The Thing (1982)

They Live (1988)
+ T2 (1991)

Spellbound (1945)
+ Blue Velvet (1986)

Just a little fun distraction post to keep things light hearted around the forums.

P.S. I know some of these are B-Movies, but the fun is in pairing them up. Kind of like dating someone you know is out of your league. :D

12-25-2014, 11:51 PM
I meet with a group of friends every Tuesday to watch TV and movies and our rule on movie night is that the movies must have some sort of connection or theme.

For example, one person brought Moon and Box of Moonlight because a.) they both have moon in the title and b.) they both star Sam Rockwell.

White Men Can't Jump & Bull Durham
Both sports movies directed by Ron Shelton

The Warriors & 300
Both based on Spartan history

12-26-2014, 12:15 PM
Rope and Rear Window. Both Hitchcock and take place in one location.

12-26-2014, 01:28 PM
A League of Their Own & Warrior (Not to be confused with The Warriors)
Both sports movies about siblings working our their problems through sport

12-27-2014, 07:52 AM
erm...."The Matrix 2" and "The Phantom Menace"? both about ruining succesful sagas...


12-27-2014, 09:17 AM
The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption. Both prison movies and both adaptions of Steven King fiction. And both timelessly great films.

Touch of Evil and Citizen Kane. Similarities should be obvious. But both classics for many reasons.

12-27-2014, 01:31 PM
The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption. Both prison movies and both adaptions of Steven King fiction. And both timelessly great films.

And both directed by the same person, Frank Darabont.

12-27-2014, 02:49 PM
Both films ruined by needless Hollywood sentimentalism, (as are many others...)

The Cruel Sea
Das Boot

12-29-2014, 03:15 PM
Spaceballs and Galaxyquest

12-29-2014, 03:24 PM
Pacific Rim and Godzilla... Who doesn't enjoy watching a large city getting flattened by giant robots and or monsters?

12-31-2014, 09:32 PM
Well, I had to wait a lot longer than I thought to do the Tron double feature.

First, the original. If you haven't seen it in HD I highly recommend checking it out again. I loved the compositing even with the faults of it's time. The combo of all the work was amazing from the hand drawn, to green screen to full CG was great to see again.

Now the new one (Legacy) is a different story. Tech wise, yes it was impressive in a bland kind of way. It had the same kind of look to every shot and it started driving me crazy. Plus the Direction was phoned in when it wasn't confusing, the "soundtrack" of Euro pop synth was a bad choice and to top it all off, they ripped of the Matrix and Star Wars obviously all over the place.

Overall though, it was a good night. Just stick to the Tron Classic and enjoy your popcorn. :)

01-02-2015, 12:36 AM
Gremlins and The Goonies.

Both movies were the biggest load of tripe to pollute a cinema screen. The Goonies was even written up as a novel. Jesus.

01-02-2015, 12:39 AM
Blue Lagoon and The Hot Box.

Watch both movies alone because you will be tempted to do unspeakable things to anyone next to you.

01-02-2015, 03:41 AM
Harold & Kumar (either One or Two) and JJ's Star Trek One reboot, then you can watch Harold the stoner transform into the respectable Mr Zulu piloting a starship, going from being spaced out to being in outer space.

01-02-2015, 07:31 AM
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel & The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Both light science fiction themed British adventure comedies.

01-02-2015, 07:35 AM
The 80s The Thing and the 70s Invasion of the bodysnatchers. A bit of unearthly paranoia horror. A bit more time, then round it off with They Live for a light(ish) finish :)

01-02-2015, 10:17 PM
Ok. A serious response for once lol.

The Imitation Game and Underground - The Julian Assange Story.

Both Turing and Assange are pretty egotistical eccentrics/mavericks who set out to save the world from varieties of tyranny and oppression while being hounded by authority.

01-05-2015, 11:01 AM
Just thought of another couple good pairs-

Defending Your Life (1991) super funny
+ Heaven Can Wait (1978)

If you are in a Gene Hackman mood more on the comedic side-

Heartbreakers (2001)
+The Replacements (2000)

01-05-2015, 01:04 PM
Fantastic Planet and Gandahar!

01-05-2015, 08:51 PM
The Andromeda Strain (1971)
Westworld (1973)

Wait that was a double feature in 73, I remember being there and double features were common place back then

Another was

Phantom of the paradise
Rocky Horror Picture Show (first run)


The Fantastic Planet
Zardoz (first run)

Damn I'm old, I think I need a Lie down.

01-05-2015, 09:21 PM
Ghostbusters and The Frighteners

01-15-2015, 02:27 PM
How about Dr. Strangelove
+ Planet of the Apes (1968) ?

01-17-2015, 04:15 PM
Fantastic Mr. Fox and Paddington

01-17-2015, 04:30 PM
Just thought of another odd ball pairing:

Sorcerer and Star Wars: A New Hope

Both came out in '77 and one is considered to be one of the last films of the pre-blockbuster era in Hollywood while the other is one of the first of the blockbuster era.