I love movies. I spent half of my teenage years working in video stores and watching film after film after film. I also love games. So I thought it would be fun to combine the two. Here's how this will work: I post a recognizable still from a movie that most people will know - except the still has been altered with some filters. The first person to identify the movie correctly gets to post the next image. Sound fun?
Edit: Here's Randy Slavey's ongoing history of the game, with all of the images used to date.
We'll start with an easy one:
No, Buckaroo Banzai was MUCH better. I think you're stretching the bounds of the game here, Nathan -- I really don't consider this a movie most people, or even most geeks, have heard of, much less would recognize a picture from. It took me several days to dredge up the memory of the film, and I've got a good head for trivia.
Hint: One of the then-unknown people working on special effects for this film later went on to become a director with an absolutely titanic ego.
I remembered it, but had to google "George Peppard alien lizard man" to get the title. Now, I can't get that image of the snake guy from Dreamscape out of my head. Man, that movie creeped me out as a kid.
Personally, I can't get the one that you posted Nathan, but that is the wonderful world of Geekdom, it is SO wide reaching! I have spent a long time trying to figure it out, googling, etc.... to decipher your photo. Yes it takes me out of the guessing game, but it opens up my imagination. To reveal or not to reveal should be up to you, or to give more clues. That's just my two cents worth.
It's definitely geeky, in the way that THX 1138 or any Ed Wood movie is geeky. I just wouldn't expect most people to recognize a still image from them.
Still, I don't think it was completely out of bounds. Like Matt said, he did finally get it, as did I with a little memory jog from IMDB. It was just way harder than most, and probably doesn't fit the "most people will know" criteria.
Since I did "identify" the movie from the still, even if I identified it as "that George Peppard movie with the big lizard guy", do I get partial credit?
I googled that too based on you just to figure out what this was. I've NEVER heard of this movie. Hoping I figure one out without using Google because I've got a few that I would LOVE to post!! *lol*
That could be dog food, SPAM, a bunch of possibilities!!!
Yep, never would've gotten that
OK, let's end this one then. The answer is Battle Beyond the Stars, starring George Peppard, Robert Vaughn, John Saxon and Jon-Boy Walton, directed by Roger Corman, second unit and FX by James Cameron. The dudes in the pic are Nestor - four of many beings who share a collective conscious - and they're eating Hot Dog! The film is basically the Seven Samurai/Magnificent Seven in Space.
A staple of my early teens VHS viewing, mostly because of this character:
I guess Randy was closest, so away you go my good man.
"You look like a Jackson." -- had a friend in high school named Jackson. This line never got old.
You got it.