TCM Genre movies schedule...

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Klaus, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Klaus

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    ...as was mentioned above the "WatchTCM" app is excellent, particularly if you have a tablet. It'll also be free if your cable provider supports it, and it has a much wider range of recent movies on it than the regular on-demand does.
     
  2. RJDiogenes

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    Yeah, I don't have Blood on On Demand either, which surprised me. I'm pretty sure there's more than seven movies, but the only Hammer film is Curse of Frankenstein.

    Pretty much what Christopher said. It's a catch-all name for where all the networks keep their "free with subscription" content, but also movies and TV shows that you can rent (and now buy) for various prices. Also community type stuff (including, I think, classified ads), and other things, like TV screen savers (fish tanks, fireplaces, things like that).

    Yeah, I've seen people wear costumes like that, too-- sometimes literally painted on. There's no reason they couldn't use the classic outfit.

    Eh, I don't mind the idea of the paranormal stuff. It definitely would have been topical. Looks like the Monster Forum has become overrun with ads, though. Do they go away if you log in? I'm a member, but I haven't logged in in an embarrassingly long time.
     
  3. Christopher

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    Time for November already:

    SAT 11/1
    1:22 AM: Poltergeist featurette ('82)
    1:30 AM: Poltergeist ('82)
    3:30 AM: Strait-Jacket ('64): Wm. Castle film with Joan Crawford.
    5:15 AM: Eyes Without a Face ('59)
    6:45 AM: Doctor X ('32): Michael Curtiz film with Fay Wray.
    8:15 AM: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ('41)

    SUN 11/9
    2:30 AM: Bloody Birthday ('80): R-rated slasher film with Susan Strasberg and Jose Ferrer.
    4:00 AM: Poltergeist again.

    MON 11/10
    9:30 PM: The Thief of Bagdad ('24): Silent Douglas Fairbanks version.

    TUE 11/11
    9:15 AM: Things to Come ('36): Classic futurist film written by H.G. Wells himself.

    SAT 11/15
    4:00 PM: Poltergeist again?? Seriously, what's the deal?
    6:00 PM: Soylent Green ('73)

    SUN 11/16
    3:30 AM: Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (2007): Documentary on B-movie director.
    5:00 AM: Duck and Cover ('51): We had fun discussing this bizarre short the last time they showed it.

    WED 11/19
    2:45 AM: Planet of the Apes ('68)
    And then an Allison Hayes marathon:
    2:45 PM: The Disembodied ('57): Voodoo cult movie.
    4:00 PM: Zombies of Mora Tau ('57): I think I remember them talking about this movie on The Middleman.
    5:15 PM: The Hypnotic Eye ('60)
    6:45 PM: Attack of the 50 Foot Woman ('58): Hayes's biggest (ahem) starring role.

    Then from 8 PM Wednesday to about 1 AM Thursday is a marathon of films from William Castle's Whistler series, based on the radio anthology. It's more suspense/drama than SF/F, so I'll just mention it in passing.

    THU 11/20
    8:00 PM: The Birds ('63)
    10:15 PM: The Time Machine ('60):

    SAT 11/22
    Noon: King Kong ('33)
    2:00 PM: Beneath the Planet of the Apes ('70): What, does TCM only have the rights to the first two PotA movies?
    4:00 PM: Them! ('54): Classic giant-ant thriller, probably the first "creatures turned giant by radiation" movie.
    6:00 PM: Five Million Years to Earth ('68): Andrew Keir as Prof. Quatermass.

    SUN 11/23
    4:00 AM: Phantom of the Rue Morgue ('54): Karl Malden remake of Murders in the Rue Morgue.
    4:00 PM: The Adventures of Robin Hood ('38)
    6:00 PM: Ivanhoe ('52): Adapting the Walter Scott epic that helped shape the modern myth of Robin Hood. With Liz Taylor and Joan Fontaine.

    TUE 11/25
    6:00 AM: Brigadoon ('54): Fantasy musical.
    8:00 PM (repeating at 11:15 PM): TCM Presents A Night at the Movies: George Lucas and the World of Fantasy Cinema

    WED 11/26
    12:30 AM: The Thief of Bagdad ('40): Technicolor version with Sabu.
    2:30 AM: A Midsummer Night's Dream ('35): With James Cagney.
    7:30 AM: 7 Faces of Dr. Lao ('64)
    9:15 AM: Tom Thumb ('58): George Pal musical with Russ Tamblyn and Alan Young.
    11:00 AM: The Glass Slipper ('55): Cinderella musical with Leslie Caron, Keenan Wynn, Estelle Winwood, and Elsa Lanchester.
    12:45 PM: The 7th Voyage of Sinbad ('58)

    THU 11/27
    8:00 AM: Jack and the Beanstalk ('52): Abbott & Costello version.
    1:45 PM: The Incredible Mr. Limpet ('64): Don Knotts, cartoon fish, you know the drill.
    3:30 PM: The Muppets Take Manhattan ('84)
    5:30 PM: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ('68)

    FRI 11/28
    3:45 PM: The Birds again (part of a Hitchcock marathon from 5:30 AM to 8 PM, but it's the only fantasy one).

    SAT 11/29
    4:15 PM: The Thing From Another World ('51)
    8:00 PM: Beauty and the Beast ('46): Jean Cocteau version.
    10:00 PM: The Jungle Book ('42): With Sabu.

    SUN 11/30
    Midnight: The Hunchback of Notre Dame ('39): With Charles Laughton.
    2:00 AM: Deathdream ('74): Horror film about a dead Vietnam vet apparently coming back to life.
     
  4. Agent Richard07

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    I might watch Poltergeist.
     
  5. Christopher

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    ^Well, you've got three chances in the next month, for some reason.
     
  6. Sto-Vo-Kory

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    Thanks for posting the list, Christopher.

    I've recently developed a fondness for Douglas Fairbanks pictures and the Thief of Bagdad sounds like a can't-miss.
     
  7. Admiral2

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    (rips open envelope, blows, removes card)

    "Name the threesome that will be the first sign of the apocalypse."
     
  8. Greg Cox

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    Believe it or not, there was actually a novelization of that movie, which is one of the earliest movie novelizations I know of.
     
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    Too bad TCM is not airing the wonderful Mamoulian version.

    Sort of surprised this kind of film is on the channel. Better slasher films never made the TCM cut.


    Nice!

    TUE 11/11
    9:15 AM: Things to Come ('36): Classic futurist film written by H.G. Wells himself.[/quote]

    So much to see in this film. Sometimes, I think it does not receive the respect it deserves as one of the premiere fantasy film from the 1930s.

    Who knows? The film was (in my view) incredibly overrated when released, and has not aged well at all.


    Ahh, the great Rod Taylor in two of his best.

    I would not be surprised if its a money decision, but in decades past, I recall some independent TV stations only airing POTA & BTPOTA just because the Heston-driven part of the story had a hardline ending without the need to show the sequels.
     
  10. Sto-Vo-Kory

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    That's so cool. I wouldn't mind reading that but I'm guessing that a copy of a movie novelization from nearly a century ago wouldn't be the most easy to find item. ;)
     
  11. Greg Cox

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    A few years back I saw the novelization of THE JAZZ SINGER (with Al Jolson) under glass at an antiquarian book store. I can't remember how much they were charging for it, but I was intrigued to see that, as far back as 1930 or so, they were using the word "novelization" on the front cover, as in "The novelization of the hit movie!"
     
  12. Silvercrest

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    I heard there was a novelization of John Huston's The Bible from a very long time ago. :devil:
     
  13. Greg Cox

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    And there were not one, but two, recent novelizations of NOAH. Really.

    (Hmm. Wonder who's doing the novelization of EXODUS?)
     
  14. RJDiogenes

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    I wonder what the appeal of Bloody Birthday is. I pretty much trust TCM, so I'm figuring there must be some point to them airing it.

    For those who are tired of Romero Zombies, The Zombies of Mora Tau is an excellent antidote.
     
  15. TREK_GOD_1

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    Yes, maybe TZOMT will be a change, because i'm tired of Romero's heavy handed, 60's hangover/soapbox routine. How many times can you whine about man being greedy/petty compared to cannibalistic corpses?
     
  16. Klaus

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    ^ I had actually googled that myself hoping it was public domain. Apparently it's regarded pretty decently and itself may have inspired later movies.
     
  18. Greg Cox

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    Cool! But if you look closely that appears to be the novelization of the 1961 Thief of Baghdad with Steve Reeves, not the only silent version with Douglas Fairbanks.

    Of course, it's possible it's the same book with a new cover. The original 1933 novelization of KING KONG by Edgar Wallace tends to get reissued with a new cover every time someone remakes KING KONG.
     
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    ^^ Didn't he write The Necronomicon? :rommie:

    I'm just talking about flesh-eating Zombies as opposed to Voodoo Zombies in general.