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I wish someone would assemble a DVD recreation of those day-long "Kiddie Matinees" some of us remember from the 60s and 70s. They were a bizarre combination of badly dubbed German and Mexican fantasy films, "Our Gang" shorts, ancient cartoons, and maybe an episode or two from a "Flash Gordon" or "Batman" serial. They were really weird - and really memorable - and no doubt prepared some of us for a special appreciation of David Lynch. Below - Santa Claus Goes To Hell!



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Ahh yess....those "Matinees" bring back memories.

For a buck...I could go see a great sci-fi film, cartoon, and a Buck Rogers/Radar men from the moon serial. Really got my money's worth back then......

Now aday.......it's buying a dvd for 20 bucks and fast forwarding thru the embedded commercials in the the DVD. I really hate paying for commercials.

sigh.....
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El Gato said:
*phew* I thought this was going to be another Pee Wee thread...
No. But "Pee Wee's Playhouse" and "Twin Peaks" exist in the same alternate universe as does K. Gordon Murray's "Santa Claus".
 

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I remember those well, in fact, some thirty years later the excreciable theme song from "The Christmas That Almost Wasn't" still pops into my head at random intervals!

Movie theaters really courted the kid's market back in those days, I remerber spending all day and most of the night at "Planet of the Apes-O-thons!" and "An Orgy of 007!" marathons.

But I'm with you, Scott, there ought to be a special place in Hell for anybody that made a dime off any of these, my personal list of the worst;

Santa Claus

Santa Claus Vs the Martians(This movie looked sixty years old when I saw it in the seventies!)

The Christmas That almost Wasn't("All because a man named Scrooge")

Another Santa movie whose name escapes me, but the story also involved lost bear cubs.

and they recycled these EVERY Christmas for decades!

non-Christmas but still pretty bad:

The Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Monsters-(when I saw it the ushers would come out at the end in monster mask, scaring the pants off nobody over the age of four)

Any Sun Classic movies about 'real life" mysteries like Bigfoot or UFO's.

Any Sun Classic movie about somebody lost in the wilderness.

The HR Puf'n'stuff Movie-(tho that might not have been so bad if you were puf'n'stuff before entering the theater)
 

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PhilipMarlowe said:
I remember those well, in fact, some thirty years later the excreciable theme song from "The Christmas That Almost Wasn't" still pops into my head at random intervals!

Movie theaters really courted the kid's market back in those days, I remerber spending all day and most of the night at "Planet of the Apes-O-thons!" and "An Orgy of 007!" marathons.

But I'm with you, Scott, there ought to be a special place in Hell for anybody that made a dime off any of these, my personal list of the worst;

Santa Claus

Santa Claus Vs the Martians(This movie looked sixty years old when I saw it in the seventies!)

The Christmas That almost Wasn't("All because a man named Scrooge")
Don't forget these....
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.

The Imdb can be a dangerous tool.....Number 70 was one I missed seeing when it cam out. That's one i'd would have viewed:thumbsup:
  1. Bad Santa (2003)
    aka "Badder Santa" - USA (longer version)
  2. The Santa Clause (1994)
  3. The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
    aka "The Santa Clause 2: The Mrs. Clause" - USA
    aka "Santa Clause 2" - UK (poster title)
    aka "The Mrs. Clause: Santa Clause 2" - USA (working title)
    aka "The Santa Clause 2: The Escape Clause" - USA (working title)
    aka "The Escape Clause: The Santa Clause 2" - USA (working title)
  4. Santa with Muscles (1996)
  5. Niña santa, La (2004)
  6. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
    aka "Santa Claus Defeats the Aliens" - (video title)
  7. Tigre de Santa Julia, El (2002)
    aka "The Tiger of Santa Julia" - (English title)
  8. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970) (TV)
  9. Mrs. Santa Claus (1996) (TV)
  10. Santa Who? (2000) (TV)
  11. Santa Santita (2004)
  12. Santa Claus (1985)
    aka "Santa Claus: The Movie" - USA (promotional title)
  13. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
  14. Must Be Santa (1999) (TV)
  15. The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974) (TV)
  16. Santa Claus (1959)
  17. Santa vs. the Snowman 3D (2002)
  18. The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (1985) (TV)
  19. Santa Smokes (2002)
  20. Santa and Pete (1999) (TV)
  21. Santa and the Three Bears (1970)
  22. Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus (2004) (TV)
  23. Crazy for Christmas (2005) (TV)
    aka "Secret Santa" - USA (working title)
  24. Santa Baby! (2001) (TV)
  25. Santa vs. the Snowman (1997) (TV)
  26. The Town That Santa Forgot (1993) (TV)
  27. Santa Baby (2006)
  28. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (2002)
  29. Paladini della Santa Provvidenza, I (1997)
  30. Santa, Jr. (2002) (TV)
  31. Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (1991) (TV)
  32. Wohin und zurück - Santa Fe (1986) (TV)
    aka "Santa Fe" - USA
  33. Santa Claws (1996)
  34. The Man in the Santa Claus Suit (1979) (TV)
  35. A Trap for Santa Claus (1909)
    aka "A Trap for Santa" - USA
  36. The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (2000) (V)
  37. Santa Fe (1951/I)
  38. A Different Kind of Christmas (1996) (TV)
    aka "Santa & Me" - Australia (video title)
    aka "Santa and Me" - USA (working title)
  39. Santa Claus (1925)
  40. The Santa Trap (2002) (TV)
  41. The Santa Claus Brothers (2001) (TV)
  42. The Adventure of the Wrong Santa Claus (1914)
  43. Santa Tsikita (1953)
    aka "Santa Chikita" - USA
  44. Santo contra el doctor Muerte (1973)
    aka "Santa vs. Doctor Death" - UK
    aka "Santo Strikes Again" - Canada (English title) (TV title)
  45. Assassinat du Père Noël, L' (1941)
    aka "The Killing of Santa Claus" - UK
    aka "Who Killed Santa Claus?"
  46. Père Noël a les yeux bleus, Le (1966)
    aka "Santa Claus Has Blue Eyes" - (English title)
  47. Bad Santa: Not Your Typical Christmas Movie (2004) (V)
  48. In Search of Santa (2004) (V)
  49. The Story of Santa Claus (1996) (TV)
  50. Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny (1972)
  51. Like Father, Like Santa (1998) (TV)
  52. Santa Claus vs. Cupid (1915)
  53. Around the World with Dot (1981)
    aka "Dot & Santa Claus" - UK (video title)
  54. Here Comes Santa Claus (2003)
  55. Père Noël, père Noël (1974)
    aka "Santa Claus Is Coming Tonight" - Canada (English title)
  56. J'ai rencontré le Père Noël (1984)
    aka "Here Comes Santa Claus"
  57. Santa Claus (1899)
    aka "The Visit of Santa Claus" - UK
  58. Psycho Santa (2003) (V)
  59. The Magic Land of Mother Goose (1967)
    aka "Santa Visits the Magic Land of Mother Goose"
  60. A Little Girl Who Did Not Believe in Santa Claus (1907)
  61. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (1982)
  62. Dear Santa (1998)
    aka "Secret Santa" - USA
  63. The Santa Claus Happy Tyme Show (2005)
  64. The Curious Case of Santa Claus (1982) (TV)
    aka "Is Santa Schizo?" - UK (working title)
  65. Santa Claudia (2002) (TV)
  66. Traffic Live at Santa Monica (1972)
  67. Papa, umer ded moroz (1992)
    aka "Father, Santa Klaus Has Died"
  68. Santa/Claws (1997)
  69. Who Stole Santa? (1996) (V)
  70. Santa Clause Versus the Christmas Vixens (2002) (V)
  71. Dear Santa (2002) (TV)
 

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gruffydd said:
Is that from Dante's Inferno (1924) or (1935)?
No, no no! Its from "Santa Claus" (1959)! And, and ... so is this! :eek:



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I saw The Topo Gigio movie back in 66(?) and I even saw Santa Claus Conquers the Martians...Pee-YOO! Best afternoon was a tie between 3 Buggs cartoons, a Movietone News Short and Fantastic Voyage, and 5 Buggs cartoons and Disneys 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Ahhh, the smell of popcorn, the pelting with popcorn and the way your shoes sticked to the floor. I hate kids!
 

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Back in the mid-1960s, my friends and I would catch the weekend matinee at a local theater — a double feature, a couple of cartoons, a short, a newsreel (yes , some of the studios still made them back then) — for a child's admission ticket of thirty-five cents! Of course, the pictures weren't exactly first-run — one memorable afternoon's fare was The Treasure of Pancho Villa and Beyond the Time Barrier. Actually, I was usually more interested in the bottom half of a double bill than the top half, as the "B" flick was frequently a sci-fi or monster epic!
Old_McDonald said:
Don't forget these....

Niña santa, La (2004)

Tigre de Santa Julia, El (2002)
aka "The Tiger of Santa Julia" - (English title)

Santa Santita (2004)

Paladini della Santa Provvidenza, I (1997)

Wohin und zurück - Santa Fe (1986) (TV)
aka "Santa Fe" - USA

Santa Fe (1951)

Santa Tsikita (1953)
aka "Santa Chikita" - USA

Santo contra el doctor Muerte (1973)
aka "Santa vs. Doctor Death" - UK
aka "Santo Strikes Again" - Canada (English title) (TV title)

Santa Claudia (2002) (TV)

Traffic Live at Santa Monica (1972)
I think those particular selections have very little to do with Santa Claus.

You do know that Santo (sometimes called Samson in the English-dubbed versions) is a Mexican masked wrestler hero, right?

Or are you pulling our collective leg?

And what is it with Mexicans and masked wrestlers anyway?
Y3a said:
I hate kids!
Ditto!
 

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Very odd, haters of kids on a models board.........

I can just imagine you guys at a hobby shop seizing the last Polar Lights Witch model from a child's forlorn fingers...."Gimme that, punk!"

Oh yeah I forgot, kids don't build models any more.....
 

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Zorro said:
What's not to love about kids?

Man, I can still remember the penguins at Blessed Sacrament making us watch the Pippi Longstockings movie......the horror.....the horror.
 
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