Favorite Lee Movie

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I know many of you have several movies that you love Mr. Lee in. But just choose one,

Which movie is your favorite?

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Not easy . My favourites have changed over the years but , at the moment , i'll go for " The Devil Rides Out " :1devil:



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Your right Matt, mine has changed over the years too.

Many of Mr. Lee's old films bring back Special memories for me that mean a lot to me.

But for now first in line would be The Devil Rides Out.

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Thats hard, it all depends on what I'm watching.

But I do like...... The return of captain Invincible

And ....... A feast at Midnight

And..........Oh I could go on all day!

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In that respect, I agree. Mr. Lee's films are like Lay's potato chips, you can't have just one. Every time I see one I haven't seen before, it becomes my favourite for awhile - until the next one. I really like The Devil Rides Out, but I also love the Musketeer films. Rasputin is super. And though Starship Invasions has been criticised so much, I think it's a great film! (Lee was super as alien Captain Ramses. And this film had two sets of aliens for the price of one.) Can we have a 100-way tie, in terms of favourite film?

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And though Starship Invasions has been criticised so much, I think it's a great film! (Lee was super as alien Captain Ramses. And this film had two sets of aliens for the price of one.)

I have that one I thought it was good, I don't care what others say if I like it I buy it.
You have to make your own mind up, not all taste are the same,
and if Mr. Lee is in it then its worth getting (no matter how small the part is that he played)

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For the sheer magnetic lead performance, I would have to go for The Devil Rides Out.

Horror Express pushes a very close second though - great atmosphere and something that was just a little bit different from the norm.

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Sorry, I can't choose just one:

1. Personal favorite -- Curse of Frankenstein.
2. Objective best -- Jinnah.

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Yeah this isn't a fair game, I haven't even said any horrors yet.

Not to mention the The many faces of Mr. Lee, oh there are so many. :mad:

We should be able to name them all Laughing out loud :D Laughing out loud

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Too difficult to choose!

At this moment, I'll say THE WICKER MAN. But another favorite will dawn on me as soon as I hit the submit button.

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here's a new favorite of mine TO THE DEVIL-A DAUGHTER from 1976. i just bought it on dvd a couple weeks ago in fact and just got done watching it tonight. only complaint is i could have lived without seeing Mr. Lee in the buff but you ladies might enjoy it. it was a good movie i was quiet surprised at how much i enjoyed it.
another fave of mine of his is THE KEEPER which many have disliked I like it cause it's has been done before but it is different than some of his roles he's done before or since.



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Without a doubt: the Wicker Man.

It's been my alltime favorite movie since i was a kid and saw it for the first time.



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Wickerman followed by Jinnah, for now.:rolleyes:



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Aww no! Answer the under-answerable! :confused:

OK, for now, Attack of the Clones... but I love so many more of Mr.Lee's films than just that.

'Master Kenobi, you disappoint me!' Heh.

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Oh yes, that little grin on his face as he takes the mick out of poor li'l Ewan. Those two Jedi lads had NO CHANCE!

My own personal fave is Horror Express. He's the hero, he has really funny arguments with Peter Cushing and he gets the girl! About blimmin' time! Laughing out loud



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I happen to like THE WHIP AND THE BODY it's one of Lee's best.
and also THE CREEPING FLESH is also a good one. and THE HOUSE OF THE LONG SHADOWS is a CLASSIC!



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I also like The Whip and the Body very much,it is absolutely one of Mr. Lee's best films ever...But then there is also The Wicker Man...It is very magnificent film...And of course AOTC and...Oh, all of his films are so good,it is so hard to choose only a few of them...!



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only complaint  is i could have lived without seeing Mr. Lee in the buff but you ladies might enjoy it.  

Didn't Mr Lee get a stand in to do this?

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Didn't Mr Lee get a stand in to do this?

Yes, I think your right, but it might of been better if it was Mr. Lee.

But Mr. Lee's not like that;)

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Oh yes, that little grin on his face as he takes the mick out of poor li'l Ewan.   Those two Jedi lads had NO CHANCE!

LOL - I love how Mr.Lee does that! Her's so damn villainous in those few moments! A line that was cut from the film, I believe, was one where Dooku taunts Kenobi further by saying, 'Come, come, Master Kenobi... put me out of my misery!' Wink Ooh... that's just evil!

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My own personal fave is Horror Express.  He's the hero, he has really funny arguments with Peter Cushing and he gets the girl!   About blimmin' time! Laughing out loud

I love Horror Express, too - it's just really charming and likable. Smile

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I watched Scream and Scream Again last night and it has been awhile since i last saw it i own it on dvd. the problem with that movie is they give you 3 different sections the 1st is a murder an the 2nd is science an the 3rd is a ciff hanger. they end the movie on a good note the fight bewteen vincent price and C.Lee but then they leave you hanging! as for the wicker man i didn't really care for it. i still would like to see that footage of that is missing of it though.Laughing out loud if i ever see it or we i mean ever see it i might change my mind.

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I watched Scream and Scream Again last night and it has been awhile since i last saw it i own it on dvd. the problem with that movie is they give you 3 different sections the 1st is a murder an the 2nd is science an the 3rd is a ciff hanger. they end the movie on a good note the fight bewteen vincent price and C.Lee but then they leave you hanging!

I agree it did end like there should of been more.
I like that film.

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I found Scream and Scream Again to be a movie you had to watch very closely in order to keep track of all the villains and plot twists. I thought Vincent Price played his role quite effectively and outrageously, a perfect contradiction to Mr. Lee's law enforcement character - until the next plot twist came. The battle of Lee versus Price was quite priceless. I'm going to have to locate a video of this as the last time I watched it was years aho on TV. The Wicker Man version I have on video runs 99mins, printed on the video tape itself, although the box states 88 minutes. Film books refer to it as running 103 and 104 minutes. The film itself is remarkable; you fly in with Edward Woodward into a strange, captivating ancient pagan world. The whole premise is so unusual and unpredictable, you can't help but stay glued to watch it through. If anyone is interested to view it, I have a lobby card photo I could attach on my next post here, of Mr. Lee in the long black wig during the Safety Dance-ish ceremonies.

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The film itself is remarkable; you fly in with Edward Woodward into a strange, captivating ancient pagan world. The whole premise is so unusual and unpredictable, you can't help but stay glued to watch it through.

And thats what I don't think they will be able to catch when they try to do it again.

And yes please do post your lobby card, I have some as well.
but lets see your LCD

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... as for the wicker man i didn't really care for it. i still would like to see that footage of that is missing of it though.Laughing out loud if i ever see it or we i mean ever see it i might change my mind.

Each to his own opinion, Stimpy, but I'd suggest that if the opportunity arises you might want to give THE WICKER MAN another view. Like James Whale's original THE OLD DARK HOUSE, I find that every time I watch THE WICKER MAN I like it better than the time before. I didn't find either film impressive on a first look, but they are now two of my absolute favorite films. The characters, the settings, the dialogue; nuances that I completely missed now make me see them as classics for all time.

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... as for the wicker man i didn't really care for it. i still would like to see that footage of that is missing of it though. if i ever see it or we i mean ever see it i might change my mind.

You have to give us another chance, Its a British Film, done by British actors all about british belives.
And it based on the truth, well some of it.

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well i didn't see THE OLD DARK HOUSE although i have wanting to see that for years. but as for the wicker man i have that on dvd i bought the special edition last year in fact my # of it is higher than my brothers hehehe. he told me not to watch the original version he said it made no sense an was just plain terrible however he loved the longer version of it. i've been re-watching all my dvd's i just haven't gotten to THE WICKER MAN yet.

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Sure, star 38. I suppose Mr. Lee could be in the running with Jack Nicholson with this picture attached....

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In this second lobby card photo, Mr. Lee is engaged in another Summerisle ritual. Very regal, or kingly, along those lines. But I think he's still wearing running shoes...!

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I think that dress makes him look fat, ain't that Jack Nicholson behind Mr. Lee, come for his axe no doubt.

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Fat or...? They were performing fertility rites....Laughing out loud. I think Mr. Lee looks good in whatever costume he has to wear. It is Scotland, or related to Scotland, I suppose, where only real men can wear the skirts, or kilts. Not sure how the swords come into all of it though. Is Jack Nicholson there? You never know.

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