And now for our weekly Channel Uborka competition. As we’re rapidly approaching the summer blockbuster movie season, we are offering a chance for you to go to a movie of your choice at a cinema of your choosing1 if you can nominate the film with the most ridiculous, silliest or bizarre title.
1. All films must be real – use the IMDB if you’re stuck.
2. No pron films with rip off titles from blockbuster hits will be accepted. They’re all silly.
3. Nominating “Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones” is far too easy. Think of something else!
Nominations to the usual address.
Would help if I added the footnote really! So if you want to play our little game, read on, Macduff!
1Originally the prize was dependant on you stumping up the cash for the ticket.
But as I keffed up on the old footnote, I’m tempted offer the prize of a DVD from Play.com’s MGM £5.99 sale for the most amusing title on condition that
a) you DO come up with a good nomination for a silly title
b) the choice of dvd is approved by me – choosing “Charlies Angels 2: Full Throttle” for example, will forfeit you the prize no matter how much you like it!
c) you go to my blog and sponsor me – but more about that particular shameless self promotion later.
incidentally – normal rules apply, decision of the judge (i.e. ME) final, no cash alternative, yada yada yada. If you haven’t got a DVD player, then, well, there’s still the cinema!
Winner will be announced at Friday cocktails.
I found Troy an exceptionally silly title.
Coyote Ugly. No coyotes, and the girls were worth a squirt.
Y’know, I had to look twice to see who posted that last comment – I thought it was a Sevtiz comment…
Attack of the Killer Bimbos is a bit of a winner, I think.
Alternatively, Stop, or my mom will shoot! garners some points, along with How to eat Polish banana.
However, for dumbest film of all time, it’s a tiebreaker between Titanic and Crow II:City of Angels.
Here are my nominations for silliest and bizarre movie titles
“Orgy of the Dead”
“The Killer Condom” or “Kondom des Grauens” if we’re being picky
“Killer Klowns from Outer Space”
Killer Klowns from Outer Space – what a fantastic film that was. I’m still amused by the scene with the shadow puppet of the dinosaur eating the kids.
(It’s going to turn out that I’m the only person here who saw it isn’t it!)
I’m still rueing not buying “Over-sexed Rugsuckers From Mars” when I saw it in the videos-we-aren’t-going-to-rent-anymore section of the tiny local video shop in Lancaster.
We had actually rented it about a year previous, but could only cope with watching about the first ten minutes of it. That said, I can still picture the old bloke cowering on the roof of a New York apartment block as a decrepit Hoover advanced towards him…
Dragon, Nope. Saw it at university, although beyond a couple of scenes I can’t remember that much about it!. Perhaps thats a good thing.
Because “Kondom des Grauens” is a film I would definitely like to forget.
Or, other favourites:
A Bullet In The Arse
To Catch A Halibut
When The Gods Played A Badger Game
Of course, there’s also The Hunchback Hairball of LA (although it was known as “Big Man on Campus” in the US, far more sensibly). Unlike Killer Klowns from Outer Space, which at least some of us have seen, I still only know of myself and one other who watched this piece of crap. And he watched it with me.
One of my favourite titles of all time is Sweet Sweetback’s Baad Asssss Song, although it’s just too cool to rank as truely silly.
Rhinoceros Hunting In Budapest is pretty silly both as a title and as a pastime, but my feeling is that in order to qualify among the silliest of all time it’s probably better if it wasn’t deliberately so. There are countless idiot films with idiot titles, but one of the worst I can tink of is To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar.
Killer Tomatoes Eat France! (1991)
– I could have put any of the killer tomato movies on here. But eats France? Come on. I just could not pass that one by.
Of course then there is a fabulous movie from the same year…
Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell, A (1991)
Snatch. That’s got to be the winner.
I nominate Can Hieronymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? (1969), starring Joan Collins and Anthony Newley.
The all-time, hands down winner has to be Mark Robson’s 1954 comedy (sort of) with Jack Lemmon & Judy Holliday, ‘Phffft!’. Unless you’d already worked it out, the title supposedly represents the sound made by a marriage finally giving out.
Fantastic titles – keep ’em coming. (I can see I’m going to regret this when it comes to judging time!)
How about “Incredibly strange creatures who stopped living and became mixed up zombies” – 1967
Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter”
and the good, the bad and the deadly of all movie titles Half Past Dead
You hacked imdb, didn’t you.