Rupert Pupkin Speaks: Netflix Instant "Gems" Vol. 2 ""

Monday, November 15, 2010

Netflix Instant "Gems" Vol. 2


In my search for new and interesting obscurities on the streaming front, I just noticed that the Marx Brothers' masterpiece DUCK SOUP (one of my top 3 all-time favorite films) is currently on Netflix Instant! Couldn't be happier about that! So I've been combing through the Netflix Streamscape and here are some more films I was excited to see available instantly:


1. CHILLY SCENES OF WINTER(1979; Joan Micklin Silver)
2 .
KES(1969; Ken Loach)
3.
CHINA GATE(1957; Samuel Fuller)
4.
THE SWIMMER(1968; Frank Perry)
5.
LURE OF THE SWAMP(1957; Hubert Cornfield)
6.
LAST EMBRACE(1979; Jonathan Demme)
7.
99 RIVER STREET(1953; Phil Karlson)
8.
THE LANDLORD(1970; Hal Ashby)
9.
THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ(1974; Ted Kotcheff)
10.
THE GROUP(1966; Sidney Lumet)
11.
BLOOD AND LACE(1971; Philip S. Gilbert)
12.
CRACKING UP(1983; Jerry Lewis)
13.
WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS(1966; Ishiro Honda)
14.
RANCHO DELUXE(1975; Frank Perry)
15.
THE BALLAD OF CABLE HOGUE(1970; Sam Peckinpah)
16.
CUL-DE-SAC(1966; Roman Polanski)
17.
QUEEN OF BLOOD(1966; Curtis Harrington)
18.
THE BEGUILED(1971; Don Siegel)
19.
RAIN(1932; Lewis Milestone)
20.
INSERTS(1974; John Byrum)
21.
J.D.'s REVENGE(1976; Arthur Marks)
22.
THE SWARM(1978; Irwin Allen)
23.
CHINA 9, LIBERTY 37(1978; Monte Hellman)
24.
OCTAMAN(1971; Harry Essex)
25.
LITTLE CIGARS(1973; Chris Christenberry)
26.
JENNIFER ON MY MIND(1971; Noel Black)
27.
CRIME AND PASSION(1976; Ivan Passer)
28.
THE BRAVADOS(1958; Henry King)
29.
PLAY DIRTY(1968; Andre De Toth)
30.
REMO WILLIAMS: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS(1985; Guy Hamilton)
31.
SUGAR HILL(1974; Paul Maslansky)
32.
THE MUSIC LOVERS(1970; Ken Russell)
33.
THE CAPE CANAVERAL MONSTERS(1960; Phil Tucker)
34.
THE GHOUL(1933; T. Hayes Hunter)
35.
THE WILD ANGELS(1966; Roger Corman)
36.
NAVAJO JOE(1966; Sergio Corbucci)
37.
THE BULLFIGHTER AND THE LADY(1951; Budd Boetticher)
38.
PRIVATE HELL 36(1954; Don Siegel)
39.
THE LOVELESS(1982; Kathryn Bigelow/Monty Montgomery)
40.
CREATURE WITH THE BLUE HAND(1967; Alfred Vohrer)
41.
CRACK HOUSE(1989; Michael Fischa)
42.
CORVETTE SUMMER(1978; Matthew Robbins)
43.
HOMICIDAL(1961; William Castle)
44.
VISIT TO A SMALL PLANET(1960; Norman Taurog)
45.
THE APPLE(1980; Menahem Golan)
46. MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE(1971; Gordon Hessler)
47.
TRACKS(1977; Henry Jaglom)
48.
BLITHE SPIRIT(1945; David Lean)
49.
I BURY THE LIVING(1958; Albert Band)
50.
HANDS OF THE RIPPER(1971; Peter Sasdy)





























11 comments:

J.D. said...

REMO! Love that poster...

SteveQ said...

Oh NOW we're talkin! I could go on forever about these films. Cable Hogue's an all-time fave (makes a nice twin bill with Cheyenne Social Club, btw). Cul-de-Sac is another (and has Jack MacGowran... again). Saw The Group recently for the 4th time - not a fan - but my favorite actress, Elizabeth Hartman's in it. Little Cigars is almost impossible to find - has Angelo Rossitto (and if you want a truly weird film list, look up his films at IMDB). Queen of Blood's the second best Harrington (Conqueror Worm's #1). The Apple's absolutely awful - but it has Larry "Bud" Melman, aka Calvert DeForest, as well as Veronica Hamel.... and I haven't even hit the good films on the list!

Myra said...

wow I have wanted to see a lot of those, but couldn't find them that easily. Awesome list!

Rupert Pupkin said...

JD-Yeah I had seen that poster, but not in a long time, I love it too! I gotta get it!

STEVE-Never Seen CHEYENNE SOCIAL CLUB but must if it goes with CABLE HOGUE! THE GROUP is sort of a guilty soap opera pleasure of mine I can't really explain my affection for it. LITTLE CIGAR and THE APPLE are truly singular cinematic experiences!

MYRA-Thanks so much! I've got at least 3 more volumes of these lists of Instant Gems coming soon. It takes days and days to comb through all the films they have on there! I dig your blog btw!

Hal said...

Awesome research! DUCK SOUP is certainly on my all time top 10; I like HORSE FEATHERS almost as well and have trouble deciding which Marx should be on top.

KES is awesome; I'll have to revisit it on instant; was really impressed with it on TCM a couple of years ago.

BLOOD AND LACE is instant? WOW! Along with SUGAR HILL?????? I had no idea!

I have watched THE SWIMMER and JD'S REVENGE on Instant before.

moviesandsongs365 said...

This really is the ultimate obscure list. I have only seen/heard of maybe a handful ( :

Just curious, is number 1 what you most want to see, or is the ranking random?

I like the poster for "Kes", reminds me of the book cover of "Catcher in the rye"(I used for my review)

Rupert Pupkin said...

HAL-Yeah it's a tough call between DUCK SOUP and HORSE FEATHERS. I think I personally give the edge to DUCK SOUP, but HORSE FEATHERS is my steadfast #2 Marx. It used to be ANIMAL CRACKERS, which I still love, but HF has eclipsed it. I was shocked and excited to see that SUGAR HILL & BLOOD AND LACE(and FAST BREAK) were all on instant. It's like Netflix has been consulting your blog! I've still not seen KES btw, so I am very much looking forward to it.

MOVIESANDSONGS365-thanks for the kind words! Hopefully there are some films that strike your fancy on the list that you may check out. As far as the numbering goes, it has to do with my favorites and my level of excitement to see or have other people discover the films on the list. CHILLY SCENES truly is a favorite for me.

JoeyBanks said...

Good stuff. I've never seen "Last Embrace" or "The Beguiled." Thanks man for another stellar list. You do the footwork, we reap the rewards. It's how I hope my marriage will be.

Stephen said...

Wow, thanks for a great list. I've always been hesitant to watch Chilly Scenes of Winter. The book it's based on is one of my favorites--very funny and very sad. I'll have to give the film version a shot, though, if you recommend it.

Rupert Pupkin said...

JOEY-Glad you liked the list sir! I get a kick out of the "crate-digging" aspect of combing through the Netflix Instant catalog to point out some good stuff. I am very pleased people seem to be liking these lists. I have vols 3 & 4 almost done and have started on 5 & 6.

STEPHEN-Yeah let me know what you think of CHILLY SCENES. I read the book after I saw the film and I like both very much. The book is written in such a neat way, not sure it can translate exactly, but I think John Heard makes a great Charles. I love that guy. Such a fantastic actor!

Jeremy Richey said...

Really glad to see THE LAST EMBRACE, CUL-DE-SAC and INSERTS on this list so more folks can discover them. Lots of treasures here and a lot I have been wanting to see. Thanks for compiling it!