Rupert Pupkin Speaks: A Year in Film: My Favorite's of 1963

Monday, April 30, 2012

A Year in Film: My Favorite's of 1963



Plenty of memorable stuff here on both the high and low class end of things. Another quite remarkable year all told. Jerry Lewis and Hitchcock both operating at the height of their powers. Then you've got your directors from overseas putting out some masterpieces as well. You've also got arguably the best Bond movie, the best Steve McQueen movie, the best haunted house movie, and the best Harryhausen movie. Add to that, LOVE WITH THE PROPER STRANGER, which is a favorite of mine(sadly not on dvd). One question I ask though is how can Disney's THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY(a staple for me as a kid) have never been released on dvd in the U.S? I remember watching that film endlessly as a kid. It still holds up too. My kids absolutely enjoyed it.




8 1/2
 BEACH PARTY



BILLY LIAR

THE BIRDS

BLOOD FEAST
 CONTEMPT
 THE FIRE WITHIN
 FOUR FOR TEXAS

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
 THE GREAT ESCAPE


THE HAUNTING

HIGH AND LOW

HUD

I COULD GO ON SINGING

THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY

JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS

JOHNNY COOL

THE LEOPARD

THE LIST OF ADRIAN MESSENGER

LOVE WITH THE PROPER STRANGER

MATANGO
 
THE NUTTY PROFESSOR

THE PRIZE

THE SADIST

SAMMY GOING SOUTH

THE SERVANT

SHOCK CORRIDOR

SOLDIER IN THE RAIN

THE SWORD IN THE STONETHIS SPORTING LIFE

WHO'S MINDING THE STORE

X: THE MAN WITH X-RAY EYES

4 comments:

Robert M. Lindsey said...

Love Jason and the Argonauts. Just watched Johnny Cool earlier this year, not the best gangster movie, but wasn't bad. HATE The Birds. Really, The Increadible Journy isn't on DVD? My mother must have it on VHS because I know my kids have seen it.

Rupert Pupkin said...

Robert-all I can find is aregion2 import dvd of THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY. I know we had it on VHS as kids.

highwayknees said...

Robert: Sacrilege! You can't drop a bombshell like:"I Hate The BIRDS!", and run!
Back that up with an explanation Sir?! I don't know how anyone can hate The Birds? One of Hitchcock's innovative masterpieces.

Robert M. Lindsey said...

Innovative? How about boring and pointless. There's no sense of dread, no suspense, no story... The Birds isn't innovative, it's just bizarre.

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