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21st May '17 11:36:58 AM nombretomado
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* ''Film/{{Clerks}}'' (1994) : Charts a day in the life of two shop clerks as they are annoyed by customers, discuss movies with each other, play hockey on the roof, deal with [[JayAndSilentBob two stoners out the front]], and one comes to terms with his girlfriend's promiscuous past. Made on a budget of with the director's friends and family, in the very shop in which he actually worked; it grossed million, pioneered the [[TheViewAskewniverse ViewAskewniverse]], and kick-started the independent film industry. AnimatedAdaptation in 2000, film sequel in 2007.

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* ''Film/{{Clerks}}'' (1994) : Charts a day in the life of two shop clerks as they are annoyed by customers, discuss movies with each other, play hockey on the roof, deal with [[JayAndSilentBob [[Film/TheViewAskewniverse two stoners out the front]], and one comes to terms with his girlfriend's promiscuous past. Made on a budget of with the director's friends and family, in the very shop in which he actually worked; it grossed million, pioneered the [[TheViewAskewniverse ViewAskewniverse]], and kick-started the independent film industry. AnimatedAdaptation in 2000, film sequel in 2007.
13th May '17 1:37:30 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/RikiOhTheStoryOfRicky'' (1991) : TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture when all prisons have been privatized, a superpowered kung fu-kicking inmate (the titular Ricky) wreaks havoc against the sadistic wardens. Known for some of the most [[{{Narm}} hilariously over-the-top, unrealistic]], [[{{Gorn}} gorntastic]] death scenes in cinema history (such as people exploding upon being punched and a man attempting to strangle another man with his own intestines.) The head-crushing scene was later used for a time in the bumpers on {{MTV}}'s ''Headbangers' Ball.''

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* ''Film/RikiOhTheStoryOfRicky'' (1991) : TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture when all prisons have been privatized, a superpowered kung fu-kicking inmate (the titular Ricky) wreaks havoc against the sadistic wardens. Known for some of the most [[{{Narm}} hilariously over-the-top, unrealistic]], [[{{Gorn}} gorntastic]] death scenes in cinema history (such as people exploding upon being punched and a man attempting to strangle another man with his own intestines.) The head-crushing scene was later used for a time in the bumpers on {{MTV}}'s Creator/{{MTV}}'s ''Headbangers' Ball.''
25th Apr '17 9:16:40 PM jormis29
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* ''Film/KingOfTheLostWorld'' (2005): a film produced by the Asylum. based loosely, ''very loosely'' on Literature/TheLostWorld by Arthur Conan Doyle.

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* ''Film/KingOfTheLostWorld'' (2005): a film produced by the Asylum. based loosely, ''very loosely'' on Literature/TheLostWorld Literature/{{The Lost World|1912}} by Arthur Conan Doyle.
25th Apr '17 3:39:48 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Film/SupersonicMan'' (1979): An alien is sent to Earth to stop a mad scientist's plot.
15th Apr '17 10:37:24 AM mrnickname
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* ''Film/RussianTerminator'' (1989): Ninjas (of Russian descent), Swenglish, and McGuffins ahoy!
13th Apr '17 6:59:14 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Film/{{Maniac}}'' (1980): A madman with MommyIssues goes around scalping women. Remade in 2012.
13th Apr '17 1:34:00 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Film/{{Shotgun}}'' (1989): A CowboyCop goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the AmoralAttorney who killed his sister.
27th Mar '17 1:47:09 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Film/TheHideousSunDemon'' (1959): A science accident turns a man into a lizard monster when he's exposed to the Sun.
26th Mar '17 6:02:30 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Film/TheMagicSword'' (1962): A knight rescues a princess from dark wizard Creator/BasilRathbone.


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* ""Film/TheBlackSix'' (1973): Six black war buddies form a biker gang and work to avenge the racist murder of their leader's brother.


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* ''Film/MiamiConnection'' (1988): A rock-and-roll band use their martial arts skill to battle drug lord ninjas.


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* ""Film/JackFrost1997"": Attack of the mutant killer snowman!


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* ''Film/JesusChirstVampireHunter'' (2001): ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.


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* ''Film/TheHebrewHammer'' (2003): A Jewish private detective is enlisted by the Jewish Justice League to stop Santa Claus's evil son from destroying Chanukah.
25th Mar '17 12:22:23 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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Some of the ground rules for B-movies date back to these early origins: they were and are produced on a limited budget with cast who are not exactly household names. While B-movies may occasionally have very well-written scripts and gripping plots, the primary goal is not art or staying power, but cheap, disposable entertainment. As such, B-movies tend to be genre pieces, in such categories as [[TheWestern western]] (by far the most popular B-genre in Hollywood's Golden Age), {{horror|Tropes}}, ScienceFiction, or {{crime|AndPunishmentSeries}}. B-movies are often heavily [[{{Troperiffic}} trope]]-[[ClicheStorm laden]], and a particularly successful one can become a [[TropeMakers trope maker]] for big-budget films in the future. During the 30's and 40's, also, B-series were often highly successful; for example, Film/AndyHardy, CharlieChan, Series/TheCiscoKid, Franchise/TheSaint, and even SherlockHolmes (in the sequels produced by Universal).

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Some of the ground rules for B-movies date back to these early origins: they were and are produced on a limited budget with cast who are not exactly household names. While B-movies may occasionally have very well-written scripts and gripping plots, the primary goal is not art or staying power, but cheap, disposable entertainment. As such, B-movies tend to be genre pieces, in such categories as [[TheWestern western]] (by far the most popular B-genre in Hollywood's Golden Age), {{horror|Tropes}}, ScienceFiction, or {{crime|AndPunishmentSeries}}. B-movies are often heavily [[{{Troperiffic}} trope]]-[[ClicheStorm laden]], and a particularly successful one can become a [[TropeMakers trope maker]] for big-budget films in the future. During the 30's and 40's, also, B-series were often highly successful; for example, Film/AndyHardy, CharlieChan, Series/TheCiscoKid, Franchise/TheSaint, and even SherlockHolmes Franchise/SherlockHolmes (in the sequels produced by Universal).



However, several B-Movies of the 1940s and 1950s, came to be VindicatedByHistory. The restrictions of TheHaysCode often focused more heavily on the A-Picture, with the B-Movie falling BeneathSuspicion, this meant that directors, paradoxically, had more freedom on a B-Movie than an A-Picture. Several films, especially FilmNoir, which today are regarded as classics were B-Movies in their day.For example, ''Detour'', by Edgar G. Ulmer, would later be cited by the likes of Creator/MartinScorsese, Creator/FrancoisTruffaut and Creator/ErrolMorris as a major masterpiece of cinema.

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However, several B-Movies of the 1940s and 1950s, came to be VindicatedByHistory. The restrictions of TheHaysCode often focused more heavily on the A-Picture, with the B-Movie falling BeneathSuspicion, this meant that directors, paradoxically, had more freedom on a B-Movie than an A-Picture. Several films, especially FilmNoir, which today are regarded as classics were B-Movies in their day. For example, ''Detour'', by Edgar G. Ulmer, would later be cited by the likes of Creator/MartinScorsese, Creator/FrancoisTruffaut and Creator/ErrolMorris as a major masterpiece of cinema.
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