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Offline Plynkes

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Re: Looking for Movie and Book Suggestions
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2020, 11:48:48 AM »
That Chris Ecclestone Doctor Who story is one of the classics of modern Who, or all of Who for that matter.

Not sure I'd call it "Weird War." Yeah, it's weird, and it is set in WW2, but I don't feel it is quite the same thing as what we call Weird War around here. I don't know what genre you'd call it, time travel Sci-Fi I guess. Still, if you like Doctor Who even a bit, it is one of the best stories and well worth a watch. If you are coming for Wolfenstein, Secrets of The Third Reich or Captain America-type Weird War you might be a bit disappointed.

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Offline AdmiralAndy

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Re: Looking for Movie and Book Suggestions
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2020, 01:19:20 PM »
That Chris Ecclestone Doctor Who story is one of the classics of modern Who, or all of Who for that matter.

Not sure I'd call it "Weird War." Yeah, it's weird, and it is set in WW2, but I don't feel it is quite the same thing as what we call Weird War around here. I don't know what genre you'd call it, time travel Sci-Fi I guess. Still, if you like Doctor Who even a bit, it is one of the best stories and well worth a watch. If you are coming for Wolfenstein, Secrets of The Third Reich or Captain America-type Weird War you might be a bit disappointed.

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There's a few Dr Who of this kind of ilk, if you don't mind the cheapy original low budget or Sylvester McCoy There was The Curse of Fenric, WW2 With British base infiltrated by Soviets and then the Vampires turn up.

Modern at the time was McCoy Story Battlefield which had British Troops v Knights from an alternate reality who used magic as science.

Also not seen mentioned a Sifi Original film S.S. Doomtrooper.

Weird War tends to be niche and not really had the big blockbuster treatment, so weird war films are pretty much gonna be low budget.

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Re: Looking for Movie and Book Suggestions
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2020, 02:33:22 PM »
Unlike, it seems, the majority of the viewing public, I really liked 'Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow' with its pulp matinee-styles.

Also, 'Iron Sky' was a fun bit of nonsense.

Not sure how weird they are, but certainly pulp sci-fi.
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Offline clandaith

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Re: Looking for Movie and Book Suggestions
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2020, 03:38:32 PM »
Unlike, it seems, the majority of the viewing public, I really liked 'Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow' with its pulp matinee-styles.

Also, 'Iron Sky' was a fun bit of nonsense.

Not sure how weird they are, but certainly pulp sci-fi.

I fully agree with this.  I loved Sky Captain.  It's pure pulpy goodness. 

I also likes Iron Sky.  I thought it was very funny and well done.  Total campy fun.

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Re: Looking for Movie and Book Suggestions
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2020, 03:39:01 PM »
There are actually more Outpost movies.

The second seems much like the first.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5UIEOxOfco

The third is a bit better for a 40ís setting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd2mkfwfrY4

Oh and same thing but Pacific Theater themed.... Dead Mine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-dgQPM8JmI

I will admit I enjoy a good, even if cheesy B movie. I liked The Keep for what it was. What a cast! I liked Sky Captain and Iron Sky. I have not seen Overlord yet, but it is on my to do list.
« Last Edit: September 25, 2020, 03:41:02 PM by Rick W. »
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