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2010: An 80s odyssey
May 14, 2010 9:18 AM   Subscribe

Amari's video for their song Tiger is a voyage through some vintage 80's scifi.
posted by euphorb (22 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
I thought I saw Alien stuff in there too. But almighty god can someone fix vimeo so it doesn't skip/stutter uncontrollably? Maybe it's just my system.
posted by cashman at 9:29 AM on May 14, 2010


OMG - this reminds me I haven't watched 2010 yet this year! I loved this movie when I first saw it, and I remember reading somewhere that Clarke preferred it greatly to 2001.
posted by squalor at 9:30 AM on May 14, 2010


It's a great video, visually. Glad there were subtitles, though, so I could turn the sound off.

(And, yes, Vimeo is jittery as f over here, too. High resolution is nice, but it's shouldn't trump smooth playback.)
posted by Sys Rq at 9:38 AM on May 14, 2010


Don't you DARE call '80s *anything* "vintage"!!

Flagged as "made me feel old".
posted by LordSludge at 9:43 AM on May 14, 2010


The onemoreyoudidn'trecognize was The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai Across the 8th Dimension.
posted by Dr-Baa at 9:43 AM on May 14, 2010


For those with Vimeo issues, there is a Youtube version.
posted by euphorb at 9:43 AM on May 14, 2010


Ones I recognized, other than 2010 and Buckaroo Banzai:

The Last Starfighter
The Black Hole
Solarbabies
Alien Mine

posted by smoothvirus at 9:52 AM on May 14, 2010


holy mackerel this is [unintelligible]
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:54 AM on May 14, 2010


Also

Starman
Flight Of The Navigator

posted by smoothvirus at 9:57 AM on May 14, 2010


Apparently these guys are like the Italian Phoenix mixed with the Italian Alexander Marcus mixed with the Italian TTC.

Daddy like.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 10:04 AM on May 14, 2010


OMG - this reminds me I haven't watched 2010 yet this year! I loved this movie when I first saw it, and I remember reading somewhere that Clarke preferred it greatly to 2001.

Holy fugging synchronicities, I have 2010 on my DVD player ready to watch right now! I've never seen it and just happened to rent it. Nice.
posted by Liquidwolf at 10:06 AM on May 14, 2010


The onemoreyoudidn'trecognize was The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai Across the 8th Dimension.

...Buckaroo Bonzai


What the FUCK.
posted by adamdschneider at 10:17 AM on May 14, 2010


So I messed up, shut up.
posted by Dr-Baa at 10:19 AM on May 14, 2010


Which movie featured the spaceships at 2:49? I don't recognize that. I want to say maybe it's "Battle Beyond the Stars" but I'm not sure.
posted by condour75 at 10:35 AM on May 14, 2010


For The Win!!

oh, Dr-Baa, you just created another movie. Have a cookie!
(engineer, adventurer, and Tree Surgeon. I can't stop giggling)
posted by djrock3k at 11:06 AM on May 14, 2010


Yeah, bonsai would be totally up the good doctor's alley. I will never get over the lack of hot World Crime League action. Sigh.
posted by adamdschneider at 11:07 AM on May 14, 2010


Casting aside the nostalgia it bathes my brain lobes in, I find this video to be really irritating. Unless it is deconstructing the modern wave of 'hey, let's remake and co-opt every single thing that the top paying demographic knows and loves' all it is doing is remaking and co-opting the things that I know and love while adding no original material at all. Yeah, I know they changed the faces, but I still consider it to be pretty flagrant in its half-assery.

The message this tells me is that we shouldn't bother making original material when we can just plunder the past & steal their intellectual work with gusto.
posted by Dmenet at 11:25 AM on May 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


OMG - this reminds me I haven't watched 2010 yet this year! I loved this movie when I first saw it, and I remember reading somewhere that Clarke preferred it greatly to 2001.

Really? Wow, I wouldn't have guessed that. 2010 has so many awful parts. Thanks for posting, I was just wanting to re-watch last starfighter the other day - so it's fun to see someone else remembers that film.
posted by jardinier at 11:42 AM on May 14, 2010


it's fun to see someone else remembers that film.

Oh, hell yeah. You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the Frontier against Xur and the Ko-Dan armada.
posted by adamdschneider at 12:22 PM on May 14, 2010


I thought I saw Alien stuff in there too.

I think the stuff you thought was Alien was Lifeforce.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 12:27 PM on May 14, 2010


Which movie featured the spaceships at 2:49?

Enemy Mine. The ones with the pods are human, the roundy ones are Drac.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 12:30 PM on May 14, 2010


Thanks xenophobe! (and considering the subject matter of the movie, eponysterical)
posted by condour75 at 8:15 PM on May 14, 2010


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