loaded question: what film from the prestreaming era were you obsessed with that would be considered obscure now?

Spacehunter Adventures in the Forbidden Zone

This week’s question was inspired by this tweet:

(Screengrab here for the inevitable day that Twitter disappears.)

Modified slightly to give it a bit more leeway:

What film from the prestreaming era were you obsessed with that would be considered obscure now?

Bonus points if you can dig up a 40-year-old VHS cover.

My answer is what I quote-tweeted in response to @KrisWolfheart:

(Screengrab here for the inevitable day that Twitter disappears.)

I must watch Spacehunter again! I haven’t seen it since I moved away from that library in 1988.

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Bluejay
Bluejay
film buff
Mon, Jan 23, 2023 4:53pm

Does Starman count? I don’t know if it’s exactly obscure, but it isn’t as present in the current pop culture landscape as some other stuff. I had a HUGE crush on Karen Allen because of that movie. :-)

Also, always, The Flight of Dragons.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJFcQiixYFg&ab_channel=GWOtakuTZ

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djconner@gmail.com
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moviegoer
Mon, Jan 23, 2023 7:19pm

A movie I also haven’t seen since circa 1988, Nate and Hayes, with Tommy Lee Jones, and while it didn’t have Miles of Keefe, it did have Michael O’Keefe. AKA Savage Island outside the US, which I only learned today.

I also haven’t seen it since 1988 or earlier, but I remember it being pretty fun.
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RogerBW
RogerBW
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Wed, Jan 25, 2023 12:28am

1984’s Dreamscape, I think recorded off a TV broadcast. Dennis Quaid before Innerspace killed off his cocky kid persona, and a pre-Spielberg Kate Capshaw. It’s certainly not brilliant, but it has a sense of fun.