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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Assorted Bits & Pieces: Men On A Mission Meme

The awesome exploitation and general movie madness of Aaron, the owner of The Death Rattle, tagged me with coming up with a meme theme. I decided to go with various 'Men On A Mission' images. Not all of these are caps from films, though. I thought I'd mix it up a bit with some artwork, or images from magazines and DVD covers. Some of those capture the theme better than a screen cap, I think. Below the images are five bloggers tagged for a covert mission to find a meme, capture it and expose them for everyone to see.

I've left out some obvious choices, but figured I'd throw in titles some people might not have heard of. Whether they're attempting to get inside an impregnable fortress, retrieve a stash of stolen gold, rescuing a captive, or capturing a brutal warlord, all these guys have one thing in common--they're expendable! In order of year of production, these are....

Above and below--THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (1960) Directed by John Sturges

Above and below--THE DIRTY DOZEN (1967) Directed by Robert Aldrich

KILL THEM ALL & COME BACK ALONE (1968) Directed by Enzo G. Castellari

THE WILD BUNCH (1969) Directed by Sam Peckinpah

A BULLET FOR SANDOVAL (1969) Directed by Julio Buchs

Above and below--THE HEROIC ONES (1970) Directed by Chang Cheh

Above and below--EL CONDOR (1970) Directed by John Guillermin

Above and below--THE LOSERS (1970) Directed by Jack Starrett

THE DEADLY DUO (1971) Directed by Chang Cheh

A REASON TO LIVE, A REASON TO DIE (1972) Directed by Tonino Valerii

THE WATER MARGIN (1972) Directed by Chang Cheh

THE FOUR RIDERS (1972) Directed by Chang Cheh

THREE THE HARD WAY (1973) Directed by Gordon Parks Jr.

SEVEN MAN ARMY (1976) Directed by Chang Cheh

Above and two pics below--BOXER REBELLION (1976) Directed by Chang Cheh

THE INGLORIOUS BASTARDS (1977) Directed by Enzo G. Castellari

FIVE VENOMS (1978) Directed by Chang Cheh

BATTLE FORCE (1978) Directed by Umberto Lenzi

THE WARRIORS (1979) Directed by Walter Hill

Above and below--THE DELTA FORCE (1986) Directed by Menahem Golan

THE EXPENDABLES (2010) Directed by Sylvester Stallone

These five blogs I've tagged below should have some interesting ideas, no doubt....







Pedro Pereira said...

Interesting, been posting about one those in my blog. It's written in Portuguese, but here's the link:

venoms5 said...

Nice one, Pedro. A shame I can't read it!

Franco Macabro said...

Im still trying to grasp the idea of the MEME thing...what does the word itself stand for? But I guess its all about posting pics on some theme from films...which is an interesting idea.

I need to do one, Neil over at the Agitation of the Mind tagged me with the I guess Ill be posting one tomorrow!

Nice one you got here, I saw The Deadly Duo, excellent kung fu movie.

venoms5 said...

I wasn't real sure what it was either, Francisco. I gathered as much from looking at other peoples meme's when I got tagged with one.

DEADLY DUO is pretty damn good. Not one of Cheh's best, imo, but lots of action and gore. I recently bought the Blu Ray for it.

J. Astro said...

Meh. I could totally take any and all these guys with one hand tied behind my back.


venoms5 said...

Dude, then you are the epitome of bad assedness! Wow, what a damn good popcorn movie that would be!

Astro as the Iowa Terminator cutting a swath through the likes of Charles Bronson, McQueen, The Venoms, Jim Brown, Van Cleef, Chuck Norris and Stallone's stable of mercenaries!! In 3D!!!

J. Astro said...

...AND in IMAX!!! Extreeeeeme!!!

I Like Horror Movies said...

Always happy to see some Warriors action in there! I thought we might get a little bit of that Full Metal Jacket awesomeness but great picks nontheless V!

venoms5 said...

Honestly, I didn't even think about FULL METAL JACKET, Carl. I probably wouldn't have used it, anyway. I mainly wanted to feature some stuff that doesn't get a lot of mention outside of the spaghetti western and kung fu crowd.

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