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Panhead Marty
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Biker movies

Post by Panhead Marty » Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:33 pm

I've all these flicks, they range from the very good to the unwatchable, a lot of them are VERY hard to get hold off, have them mostly on long out of print VHS but can copy to DVD. They're listed roughly in order of release. Still collecting can't get hold of fairly well known titles like The Devil's Angels, etc. I've cut off at the mid-70s, not really interested in anything past this, the bikes ain't as cool to start with... The Wild One (not much you can say about this one, classic, prefer Lee Marvins character) The Wild Angels (The movie that kicked off the biker series of the late '60s early '70s, great bikes, cool music but way to many party and rumble scenes, which was the big down fall of a lot of the films that followed) Hells Angels On Wheels (super cool chops, great riding scenes, terrible music! Mostly remembered for Jack Nicholson, features the Oakland Angels) Born Losers (first appearance of the Billy Jack character, not bad) Wild Rebels (ultra low budget, shocking with minimal bike scenes) The Glory Stompers (Dennis Hoppers first bike flick, not great, suffers from WAY to many rumbles, quite hard to get hold of) She Devils On Wheels (hilarious trash, first of the chick/bike flicks) Hells Belles (another chick/bike flick, the poster for this is probably better known the movie, was used for the recent Grindhouse release) The Savage 7 (minor classic of the era, great music Cream/Iron Butterfly, great cast of biker regulars and some neat machines, not easy to come by either, a favourite of mine) The Hellcats (another chick/bike clunker) Mini-Skirt Mob (one of the better chick ones, bikes are pretty boring though and its got one of the worst title songs ever! Hilarious!) Run, Angel, Run (what can be said, absolute classic with the great William Smith in one of his best roles, great choppers, good music, have the ultra rare soundtrack LP for this one. Just let down by the usual cliches) Easy Rider (say no more) Sinner's Blood (ultra sleazy obscurity even for the genre, low low budget and not much else!) Hells Angels '69 (another minor classic of the genre, great bikes, great riding scenes, Sonny Barger and the boys have big roles in this one) Satan's Sadists (trash classic, scummiest bikers ever on screen!) The Cycle Savages (minimal bikes, but good when they're on screen. Bruce Dern plays a good part here but not enough bikes) Rebel Rousers (some pretty good choppers here, movie isn't the best though. This was dug up after Nicholson hit the big time with Easy Rider) CC & Company (brilliant bikes and some good riding scenes which started to play a bigger part in the films afer Easy Rider) Hells Bloody Devils (low budget trash with to much scrapping and not enough riding, same director as Satan's Sadists. This film was cobbled together with something else to make a bike film and it shows) The Losers (another William Smith classic, chopped dirt bikes take on the whole Vietnamese army! Dumb but fun) Angels Die Hard (a personal favourite, serious choppers including Gary Littlejohns famous trike in loads of bike riding scenes set to a GREAT soundtrack, got the LP for this one too, cast is full of regulars, sure the movie is cheap but its way up top for the riding scenes and bikes) Angel Unchained (not bad but pretty tame and has annoying dune buggie riding bad guys, bikes are good when featured) The Wind Splitter (Only two bikes in this obscure Texan based hippie era film, but the lead actors is a wicked long chop and has some good riding scenes) Outlaw Riders (low budget biker heist obscurity) The Peace Killers (bikers vs Hippies, not bad film, bikes are pretty standard) Wild Riders (bikes disappear not long into this trashy sleaze) The Jesus Trip (another obscure little classic, sort of a religious western/biker) The Hard Ride (a personal favourite, heaps of riding scenes, including a seriously extended chop which is my favourite movie bike! Brilliant soundtrack LP too! Only problem here is the usual crap fight scenes) Bury Me An Angel (this is considered one of the better ones, i'm not a huge fan, pretty boring but heaps of cool riding scenes. Same people made Angels Die Hard which is for me is the better film for bikers. Not easy to come by this one. Probably the best of the chick films) The Pink Angels (a gay biker film! Hells Angels In Heels! Seriously, though its really only suggested and its more of a comedy, its not actually that bad, though the bikes are gay!) Chrome And Hot Leather (Marines including Marvin Gaye! take on William Smiths gang, hes the best thing about this, though the riding scenes are ok) Werewolves on Wheels (weird horror/biker hybrid is actually one of the better films in the genre. Realistic looking bikers, great bikes and brilliantly shot riding scenes, the werewolf makeup is funny though!) Angels Hard As They Come (another dead set classic, great, great bikes and actually a decent film) The Brute Corps (ultra rare and obscure, bikers on cool chops get dispatched at the start of this one, only in it maximum of five minutes!) JC (i actually like his one, cool chops and some decent riding scenes. Pretty rare, not like the usual bike flick at all) Angels Wild Women (more trash from the Satans Sadists/Hells Bloody Devils crew. Last of the chick ones) The Dirt Gang (bikers on dirt bikes, not good!) The Loners (good little movie, with Dean Stockwell, pretty rare) Hex (real oddity, set in early 1900's with bikers turning up at witches house) The No Mercy Man (Also called Trained to Kill, returned Nam vet takes on Biker gang, not bad) The Black Six (low budget biker/blaxploitation cross over, Black Angels apparently better but can't get a hold of it) Teenager (very very rare little film about a director shooting a bike movie in a small town but having the actors play the violence for real, sort of like Dennis Hoppers The Last Movie, only two Triumphs featured though) Hollywood Man (another personal favourite and one of William Smiths best roles, basically playing himself trying to raise money to shoot another biker flick but borrowing it from the mob and running into trouble with real life bikers. This isn't strictly a biker film, but theres enough choppers here and BRILLIANT riding scenes to put it in the top five of them all. Very hard to get hold of a collectors item and the Holy Grail for biker movie fans!) Trip With The Teacher (trashy cult fav, schoolgirls in trouble with nasty bikers) The Northville Cemetery Massacre (despite the title its not a horror film but a very good but really low budget cult bike film, recently given a great DVD rerelease .Worth checking out) The Great Skycopter Rescue (very late '70s disco era action movie with some cool bikes) I think thats all the ones i have, as i said have only gone as far as the '70s, theres loads in the '80s and '90s but some of them like Death Riders even make the worst of the '60s ones look good. I'm still after The Motorcycle Gang (1957), MotorPyscho (1965), Teenage Gang Debs (1966), Outlaw Motorcycles (1966), The Girls From Thunder Strip (1966), The Devils Angels (1967), Its A Revolution Mother (1968 documentary), Hells Chosen Few (1968), Smoke And Flesh (1968), Angels From Hell (1968), Savages From Hell (1968 aka Big Enough 'n' Old Enough), The Angry Breed (1968), Scream Free ( 1969 aka Free Grass), Naked Angels (1969), Wild Wheels (1969),Wild, Free And Hungry (1969), The Sidehackers (1969), Sisters In Leather (1969 think this may be a porno), Ride The Hot Wind (1971, very obscure this one), I Want More (1970 softcore doco), The Black Angels (1970), Devil Rider (1970), The Proud Rider (1971 very rare Canadian biker movie, love to see this one), The Tormentors (1971), The Takers (softcore trash), Sleazy Rider (1973 hardcore biker sleaze), Bad Bad Gang! (1972, another porno!), Cycle Psycho (1973 aka Savage Abduction), The Road Of Death (1974), Hot Summer In Barefoot County (1974 obscure), How Come Nobody's On Our Side? (1975, comedy i think with biker movie regulars), Death Riders (1976 documentary), Nightmare County (1977), Teenage Bikers (1977, aka Sex Bikers, hardcore with porno legends Jamie Gillis and Vanessa Del Rio on chops!). I haven't included brit bike films of the era or those from Germany and even Japan. If anyone actually has any of these i'd be amazed but if so love to hear from you..... Also Bikes turned up in heaps of '70s movies (very often choppers) like William Smiths turn in the two Any Which Way/Every Which Way Eastwood films and Gary Littlejohns bike gang in The Gumball Rally.
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Post by sks » Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:23 pm

i think you need to start doing some film nights. but i personally think you'd be better off doing them up here is QLD. that way i can come along and see them.

Panhead Marty
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Biker movies

Post by Panhead Marty » Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:35 pm

HaHa, love to run a biker movie night! Was wondering what bike films other people like. In no particular order my top ten are: Easy Rider, The Wild Angels, Run Angel Run, Angels Die Hard, Hollywood Man, The Hard Ride, Angels Hard As They Come, The Savage Seven, Werewolves On Wheels and The Losers. Forgot to mention Eledtra Glide In Blue, not strictly a biker film but it is a bike film. Got an excellent Jap only DVD release of that.....

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Post by Tex » Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:20 pm

Marty, Check out Bobbazooki's list here! Between the two of you, you could start a Theatre, maybe a Drive-In? Or should that be a Ride-In??

My favs have to be Easy Rider, Hell's Angels '69

http://www.choppersaustralia.com/forum/ ... ight=movie

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Post by Jane » Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:23 pm

Where do you find all of these movies, I have always wanted to see Hells Angels 69 but have never been able to find it

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Post by sks » Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:53 am

I havent seen that meny biker movies. but when ever i find one i try and grab it and watch it.

my faverates are MAD MAX 1 and STONE.

I saw one of the Hells Angles movies, the one with Jack Nicholson in it, it was ok but not worth watching again.

I'v seen Easy Rider and this was briland except for the trip seen and the mardgrass.

CC and Co. was ok. (or was that rin CC run?). I cant rember the name of it but it cane from Crazy Daves Crap Shop for $1 with Evil Kinevle on the the same DVD.

and there was another one about 2 birds on harleys in USA. that was pritty good.

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Post by Cromag » Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:36 am

What theatres can ya rent out in Sydney...is that one near Newtown station still working?..Biker (cause there mostly yank flicks) movie nights would be brilliant, need some security to watch the bikes while we see the flicks. I reckon thatd draw a very large crowd. be kind of a bike show and movie rolled into one. $$$$$$$$$$ (but within reason as id rather 50 for $1 than 1 for $50-that way ive got some spending money on me for popcorn etc)

Its funny when ya read the descriptions of the movies, its no wonder people stil recoil at the thought of bikers....kind of a mass hypnosis of the public. And an anti-hypnosis for many others.

Panhead Marty
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Post by Panhead Marty » Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:05 am

A bike movie night is a great idea! A 'ride in' would be amazing. Since first posting i've been in touch with another dude whos got many of the ones i'm missing (The Devils Angels!!! been after that mother for years). Yeah the majority of the biker movies didn't exactly paint a good picture of motorcycle riders! You've got to see rubbish like Sinners Blood to belief it but theres ones like Angels Die Hard were the bikers are actually good guys up against the man. Some of the choppers in the early '70s ones are brilliant, main reason i watch 'em, cause lets face it they aren't going to win any awards!

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Post by chopperal » Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:38 pm

I vaguely remember seeing The Hard ride in the early seventies, I think, when I was about 12 or 13. I remember two things about it: the main character saying the dude who was saying he was the one the dead marine had left his bike to, was the first 'injun he'd seen with a beard', and secondly, William Smith. He was such a cool baddie. I think he wore a pirate shirt in it. First time I'd noticed them. (I guess that's three things I remeber then)

Always remembered William Smith. Saw him again in the eighties, in the TV series, "Rich man, Poor man, Begger man, Thief". He played Falcon Eddy, or Falconetti, something like that. He was great. It was an excellent series with him and Nick Nolte. Had a great punch up with NN. Lost of course, but got Nick in the end - pure badness. Like to watch it again.

cheers, al :)

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William Smith

Post by Panhead Marty » Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:54 pm

Think you've got a bit confused, that definitely sounds like The Hard Ride but Bill Smith wasn't in it, bloke called Robert Fuller was the lead (he was a regular on Wagon Train), top film with one of the best bikes ever n screen. You're spot on about Falconetti one of the role hes best known for, liked him in Any Which Way You Can. Hes still acting and has big respect in the bike community in the States

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Post by chopperal » Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:25 pm

Must've been another film I saw around the same time. :oops:

There used to be a theatre (I can't remember the name of it) in Wellington, New Zealand, just around the corner on Manners and Willis St. It used to show continuous movies on a Friday and/or Saturday night. Someone on the forum may remember it. I think that's where I saw it

So, that's only ONE thing I remeber about the film. Funny what you remember. :shock:

Can you think of a film where Smith wore a pirate shirt, or were there too many to say?

cheers, al :)

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Post by roach » Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:22 pm

dont think that movie theatre near newtown station be a good option cromag
you mite get more than you bargained for

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Post by chopperal » Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:52 pm

Might have a problem with copyright too.

Nearly gave you a call to drop in Roach. But thought it might be a bit short notice. Needed to take the sporty for a burst, so went down to the M5 this arvo down to King George Rd and back.

I'll give you a bit more notice next time. It'd be good to drop in and meet you

cheers, al :)

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Post by sks » Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:22 pm

is the old drive in still there and derelict at blacktown? was on the left hand side of the road about 500m-1km before eastern creek race way. on the old road before the new western freeway/motorway thingy.

i saw brick in the wall there years back with my sister and brother in law before they got married. i would have been the annoying little brother cramping his style :lol:

any how, it has been out of uce for at least 20 years if it hasent been leveled and a movie marathon would be a brilliant idea. i think i'd like to even come down for that if you are not doing a SE QLD viewing.

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Post by BobbaZooki » Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:08 pm

This topic has stirred alot of interest , and i reckon it's a tiptop idea , a couple of points though ... 1stly NO cinema or theatre .. cost to hire a basic 150 /200 seat auditorium is alot and a good chance there will be no 35mm print's available only DVD and some theatre's are not equiped with DVD projectors .. plus the fact you'll have to share the theatre / cinema with other patron's .. sercurity for the bike's ... NO beer's or prepeared food and you's have to be out of there by X time . A Drive-in ( if you can find any) would be basicly be the same as a cinema only with a bigger problem , that being the screen is off the ground and angled and the DVD projector would have to moved to about 3m in front of the screen to get a decent size imaged and at an angle .. too much stuffing around . My suggestion would be an outdoor area surrounded by green rolling hill's with a large flat ground with a bar and kitchen .. shower's / toilet's .. parking inside and out .. over night camping .. plus a GREAT ride getting there , I have spoken (loosly) to Bret , our butcher here , and he's on the committy that manage the Burringbar sports field and he's motor mad , and they would love to do something like this , evan cover the insurance ? , I can organise the audio / visual gear and the member's can bring along their DVD's , there should'nt be a problem with copyright , as it's not a public screening . I have done something simular for the "Worlds Fastest Indian" at work, I organized a mate to put his WLA in the foyer to promote the film here localy and then ask the Northern Rivers Motorcyle Club to a private "one off" screening , and about 40 odd lad's turn up . So if you mob are serious about this then we should get something organized .. like a venue .. a date .. etc , as i think we should start oganizing our own annual event other than the usual "bike show" .
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