Weird Musicals


  1. fb100000051992113
  2. Ben

A list of weird off the wall musicals.

Page Views
172
Comments
0
  fb100000051992113's Rating My Rating
1
Rock And Rule 1983,  PG)
Rock And Rule
A fun enjoyable little 80's animated movie with some catchy songs. Not as good as the original Heavy Metal from 1981 but then again what is?
2
Phantom of the Paradise 1974,  PG)
3
The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975,  R)
4
Shock Treatment 1981,  PG)
Shock Treatment
Not as great or catchy as Rocky Horror but its still a decent weird muscial. Alot of the songs here are hit and miss and the original Brad and Janet are sorely missed. I think Cliff De Young and Jessica Harper played the parts of Brad and Janet too awkward and weird for their own good. The original performances by Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick just came naturally and it wasn't forced at all.
Cliff De Young is alright but kinda rubbed me the wrong way as Brad, but I'm in love with Jessica Harper and think shes beautiful in the most quirky awkward way. Her voice does get alittle too much at times but she can actually sing. I prefer her performance in the other weird musical "Phantom Of The Paradise" much better. Nell Campbell,Patricia Quinn,Charles Gray and Richard O'Brien make a return as different characters but were just annoying for the most part. You can tell nobody really had their heart in any of the performances, and just got through it the best they could.
I also think if the songs had more time to be worked on, this would have been much better. Also the location of the single studio with different sets wore out its welcome rather quick. Not entirely the filmmakers fault because of a strike that was going on at the time, so they had to work with what was available for their sets.
Not saying this is really good or even something I'd watch again tomorrow but its still worth a watch every once in awhile. If you like weird out there musicals then I'd say watch this and you'll like it just fine. If you're going to compare this note for note with Rocky Horror....just don't bother because you aren't going to like this at all.
5
Xanadu 1980,  PG)
6
The Apple 1980,  PG)
7
Grease 2 1982,  PG)
8
Hey Good Lookin' 1982,  R)
9
American Pop 1981,  R)
10
Little Shop of Horrors 1986,  PG-13)
11
Across the Universe 2007,  PG-13)
12
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1978,  PG)
13
Yellow Submarine 1968,  G)
14
Help! 1965,  G)
15
Tommy 1975,  PG)
16
Quadrophenia 1979,  R)
17
The American Astronaut 2001,  Unrated)
18
Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem 2003,  Unrated)
19
Toomorrow 1970,  Unrated)
20
South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut 1999,  R)
21
Cannibal! The Musical (Alferd Packer: The Musical) 1996,  R)
22
Lisztomania 1975,  R)
23
Nashville 1975,  R)
24
Repo! The Genetic Opera 2008,  R)
25
New York, New York 1977,  PG)
26
Sextette 1978,  PG)
Sextette
This is very cheesy yet somehow very entertaining. This does have alot of great cameos by standard 70's comedy stars,along with musicians such as Keith Moon and Alice Cooper. Timothy Dalton also looks like such a babyface in this considering it came out in 1978. Mae West also makes one of her final film appearances along with Keith Moon who both Died shortly after this film. So this is good to just watch before bed that way you don't really miss much and can throw it on as background noise.
27
The Blues Brothers 1980,  R)
28
Blues Brothers 2000 1997,  PG-13)
29
1776 1972,  G)
30
Chicago 2002,  PG-13)
31
Rent 2005,  PG-13)
32
The Wiz 1978,  G)
33
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 2007,  R)
34
Moulin Rouge! 2001,  PG-13)
35
Rock 'n' Roll High School 1979,  PG)
36
Hairspray 2007,  PG)
37
Hairspray 1988,  PG)
38
Cry-Baby 1990,  PG-13)
39
Purple Rain 1984,  R)
40
Under the Cherry Moon 1986,  PG-13)
41
Graffiti Bridge 1990,  PG-13)
42
Victor Victoria 1982,  PG)
43
Labyrinth 1986,  PG)
44
Newsies 1992,  PG)
45
Spork 2011,  PG-13)
46
Puss in Boots 1988,  G)
47
Rock of Ages 2012,  PG-13)
48
True Stories 1986,  PG)
49
The Devil's Carnival 2012,  Unrated)
50
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas 1982,  R)
51
Pink Floyd - The Wall 1982,  R)
52
Pennies From Heaven 1981,  R)
53
Head 1968,  PG)
54
200 Motels 1971,  R)
200 Motels
I'm a pretty die hard Zappa fan but this was middle of the road at best. Very uneven as far as the comedy goes but the music was great. This is a good time capsule for fans to see the early 70s band with Flo and Eddie and how great this period of the band was musically. The comedy part of this incarnation of the band was very very stale after about a few minutes. So its not a surprise that this didn't do so great when it first hit theaters.I'll have to make a personal note to myself right now and say I need to watch this again sometime when I've taken a bag of shrooms or a hit of acid sometime. Maybe then it will make alittle more sense and be funnier.
A better all around Zappa concert movie is Baby Snakes from 1979 or the 1982 Halloween Concert from New York.
55
The Singing Detective 2003,  R)
56
Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2001,  R)
57
Roadie 1980,  PG)

Comments (0)


Post a comment

Recent Comments