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Choptop
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Posted: 2010-09-27 7:51 pm   Permalink

Discuss.

 
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Bora Boris
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From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2010-09-27 8:02 pm   Permalink

No, you go first.

 
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Carmine Verandah
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Posted: 2010-09-27 11:37 pm   Permalink

"isle of Forgotten Sins," 1943, with John Carradine as a deep-sea diver looking for sunken treasure. He's in love with Gale Sondergaard, who runs a tiki-style nightclub on some tropical island. Or it may have been a cathouse, hard to say. The sarong-clad hostesses ceremoniously greet each client with a drink and some ritual intonation about the place being where one forgets one's cares. Comic on many levels, but pretty well done for a B movie.


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AlienTiki
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From: MAUI No Ka'oi
Posted: 2010-09-28 05:58 am   Permalink

"Days of Thunder" is my favorite tiki movie.

 
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parrotheads2
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From: Coastal Mississippi
Posted: 2010-09-28 12:29 pm   Permalink

Tiki "Evil things come in small packages". We watched it a couple of years ago. (Just in time for your Halloween "B movie style) viewing pleasure....
"When Amy moves from her beloved Hawaiian Islands to study drama on the mainland, she has little cause to rejoice as a gang of vicious co-eds plots to make her life a living hell. WIth the aid of their boyfriends, the girls set Amy up as the target of a horrendous prank that results in the young girl falling victim to a brain seizure from which she may never recover. Seeking answers, her aunt Maelea arrives with a special Tiki doll -- specially designed to kill! Through magic, she coaxes Amy's subconscious spirit to enter the idol's body and bring it to hideous life. Now the idol tracks down the students one by one to exact its grisly revenge in a relentless assault of Tiki terror!
Tiki is a word usually associated with fun, color, and tropical islands. But in this creepy horror film a tiki doll becomes possessed by the spirit of a hospitalized girl who was the victim of a vicious prank. When the doll comes to life, it sets off on a kill-crazy rampage, aiming to quickly end the lives of the people who played the cruel tric


 
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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2010-09-28 1:25 pm   Permalink

Diamond Head
South Pacific
Donovan's reef
Blue Hawaii


 
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carlosrossi
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Posted: 2010-09-28 2:06 pm   Permalink

I thought there was a thread for this already?

 
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Choptop
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Posted: 2010-09-28 2:53 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-09-28 14:06, carlosrossi wrote:
I thought there was a thread for this already?



welllllll.... I did a search for Tiki Movies and nothing came up.


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2010-09-28 2:54 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-09-28 14:06, carlosrossi wrote:
I thought there was a thread for this already?



There is, a rather extensive one, except its called films and not movies.

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=302&forum=1

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Choptop
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Posted: 2010-09-28 2:55 pm   Permalink

Blue Hawaii is pretty good...

along the Elvis movie theme there is a brief moment or two in "Girl Happy" with some Tiki's in the background.... the scene is at a strip club (pretty risque for an Elvis movie) and the tiki's are against the wall. The rest of the room is decorated with some semi-tropical decor... but nothing spectacular.


 
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meega
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Posted: 2010-09-28 4:47 pm   Permalink

Are you intending this thread to be about "Best Tiki Movies" or like the "Tikis in films" thread, that seems to have any sort of reference to all things tiki or Polynesian no matter how obscure? I wouldn't consider "Ferris Bueller' Day Off" a Tiki Movie just because there's a scene with a tiki mug in it. If the intent is "Best Tiki Movies", then this thread may already be devolving.

 
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carlosrossi
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Posted: 2010-09-28 5:09 pm   Permalink

http://darkandtiki.blogspot.com/2010/09/film-tikis-in-movies.html

I just made a blog on my Dark & Tiki page, and I referenced all the movies I got under my belt that got Tikis in em.

Mostly Horror, and what not, but still has some Tiki in it!

Mahalo!


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Choptop
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Posted: 2010-09-28 5:33 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-09-28 16:47, meega wrote:
Are you intending this thread to be about "Best Tiki Movies" or like the "Tikis in films" thread, that seems to have any sort of reference to all things tiki or Polynesian no matter how obscure? I wouldn't consider "Ferris Bueller' Day Off" a Tiki Movie just because there's a scene with a tiki mug in it. If the intent is "Best Tiki Movies", then this thread may already be devolving.



yer over thinking it...

Movies... Tiki's... combine the two... Tiki Movies... which ones are out there... which ones are best. A movie that has "a" tiki mug in it? not so much... unless of course its a GREAT tiki mug

if there is a movie with a GREAT tiki in it... list it.
if there is a movie that is set in a great tiki atmosphere... list it.
if there is a movie ABOUT tiki's ... list it.


 
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JOHN-O
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From: Dogtown, USA
Posted: 2010-09-28 5:53 pm   Permalink

Or let technology provide the answers you seek...

http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=TIKI

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bongofury
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Posted: 2010-09-28 7:55 pm   Permalink

Well.....I would not call Isle Of Forgotten Sins a "Tiki" movie, but I would call it a decent South Seas Drive-In Movie. It's better known alternative title is "Monsoon" (to bring in the audience of the popular "Hurricane" movie}. It was written & produced by Edward G. Ulmer who was better known for some of his work in Film Noir. The storyline is a little different than that of the white man exploiting the natives to bring them pearls. Instead they are after a sunken treasure of gold. This movie did have a very good cast with John Carradine, Sidney Toler (Charlie Chan), and Gale Sondergard ( Sherlock Holmes nemisis, The Spider Woman). I recommend it.

If you want a "Tiki" movie I think "Pearl Of The South Pacific" (for authentic Tikis) or "Pagan Island" for Idol worship (not authentic......but fun). In a more G rated fare I would go with "The Adventures Of Johnny Lingo" (an update of Aloma Of The South Seas)shot in the Cook Islands with good local carvings.

For movies that are "Polynesian Pop" Tiki I would go for movies that were shot at Tiki Bars like:

A Kiss Before Dying & Crime Against Joe-Pago Pago-Tuscon
Hell's Half Acre-Don The Beachcomber-Waikiki
Forbidden Island (with Martin Denny)-Trader Vic's-Waikiki
Seven (not the Brad Pitt one)-The Tiki's- Monterey Park
Jungle Heat (Les Baxter score)- Coco Palm's Bar-Kauai
The Breaking Point-Christian's Hut-Newport Beach
Suffering Bastards-Hawaii Kai-New York

These movies have incredible interior & exterior shots of those bars that were usually only seen in photos & postcards.
Unfortunately with the exception of A kiss Before Dying, these have yet to see a commercial release. Then there are a bunch of movies in Polyesian Restaurants shot on a movie lot, the best I can think of right now would be "The Blue Gardenia", "The Apartment" and "The Stratton Story" all of which are available.



 
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