BILL CRIDER'S POP CULTURE MAGAZINE
Not another list that attempts to explain the (lame) criteria for the choices, and then proceeds to ignore them! Why exclude SPACEHUNTER as a "major production" but include COLOSSUS and PITCH BLACK, which were also mainstream studio productions? At this stage of the game, any attempt to compete "B" movies is an almost impossible endeavor. Hard to find common ground among the classic big-studio "B" movies of the '30s and '40s (which in my opinion would include everything from the Durango Kid to Andy Hardy), the cheapie '50s and '60s drive-in and grindhouse fodder, '70s Spaghetti westerns and blaxploitation, the made-for-cable-and-video programmers of the past three decades, and the deconstructive stuff by Tarantino and gang that takes the elements of B cinema and makes fun of them.
I consider BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS a major production, too, Fred. Kind of a lame list, all right.
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