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    I came across Gunday (Outlaws) after reading an article about on FiveThirtyEight explaining why it is (currently) the lowest rated film on IMDb. (See article here: http://fivethirtyeig...-movie-on-imdb/) Right now, the movie sits at a rating of 1.7. The next lowest is Birdemic: Shock & Terror at 1.8. Basically, the film angered a very vocal group that felt the film misrepresented India's role in Bangladesh Liberation War (BLW). Through the magic of the Internet 40,000+ gave the film a "1" score on IMDb (and appear to have done a similar thing on Netflix where it's also rated "1-star"). I don't know much about the BLW or if the movie's representation of it is false or accurate, but judging the movie on it's own terms it is fantastic. The movie itself has little to do the with the BLW, as it it used mostly to introduce us to the two main characters: two spunky orphans who turn to crime to survive. After a murder, the boys hop a train to Calcutta and the real story begins. Cut ahead fourteen years and they've become the biggest, baddest, handsomest, shirtlessiest outlaws in Calcutta. Wanted by the law, loved by the public. Eventually, the "best cop in Calcutta" (play by Irfan Khan, one of the most famous Indian actors) is put on the case and is determined to bring the duo down. To add to the chaos, the two men fall in love with the same girl!! Will they get caught? Who will win the love of the beautiful cabaret dancer? To be fair, the story is pretty dumb, but for two and a half hours (yeah, it's a bit too long) feelings and shirts are thrown about and, in the end, lives are changed and lessons are learned. This movie has nearly every element a movie can have: crime, rags-to-riches, comedy, revenge, romance, action, melodrama and big, ridiculous musical numbers that Bollywood is known for. If it'd only had a ghost or a creature from some darkly-colored lagoon it'd truly have everything and would have been a ten-quadrant film. Gunday is great in much that same ways as Fast & Furious 5 & 6: they throw every thing in the film, race at 100-mph and take it completely seriously. Just like in those film it works wonderfully! Oh, and there's slow-mo running. So much slow-mo running! This movie is great!
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    The Visitor (1979)

    Here is the IMDb summary of this film: "The soul of a young girl with telekinetic powers becomes the prize in a fight between forces of God and the Devil." This movie is like an insane combination of The Omen, The Birds, Rosemary's Baby, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and lots of LSD--thought apparently, the producer was just trying to rip-off The Exorcist. You'd think with a cast like John Huston, Shelly Winters, Lance Hendrickson, and, in one scene, Sam Peckinpah you'd get something amazing. (By the way, word on the internet is that Sam Peckinpah's part was supposed to be larger, but he couldn't remember his lines, which, it seems, were eventually dubbed.) Perhaps this movie is brilliant, but more likely it is a terrible fever dream poorly brought to life. This is a HDTGM must!
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    Wolf Ridge

    Now this, admittedly, is a very long shot (as this film is all but impossible to find), but I think this may be an epic bad movie on the scale of "The Room," "Birddemic," or "Troll 2"! Wolf Ridge (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0185012/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1) was released in 1994 and stars Wes Studi and Andrew Prine. The IMDb page doesn't have a description of the movie (it's that good!), but here's a description from one (of only two!) people on IMDb that saw this movie: "The story, if it can be considered such, is a convoluted tale about an older Navajo wise man murdered by an insane villain." Also, there's some fantasy/magic elements involving a man turning into a wolf. My dad & brother saw this when it was release (maybe only in NM) in 1994 and were the only two to stay through the whole thing. (Un)Fortunately, I missed this viewing, but I've been trying for the last ten years or so to find a copy of it. It's not on Amazon or eBay. I can't even seem to find a version on YouTube or on the Bittorrent downloadable interwebs. But, there must be somebody out there in the great-wide webernet that has a copy of this on DVD (unlikely) or VHS (possible) that would be willing to share the joy w/ HDTGM. This movie--nay, film--must be found! It must be seen! It must be ridiculed!
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    The Man with the Iron Fists

    I think this will be a great addition to "How Did This Get Made?"! Bad acting, terrible script, completely ridiculous and makes (almost) no sense whatsoever.