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Your vote/submission for must see film for Preparedness and Survival

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by The Duck, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. The Duck

    The Duck Oregon Active Member

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    It might have been touch on before, couldn't find anything with a search...

    What film would you suggest as being a "must see" for fellow board members?

    It has to be related to Tactics, Preparedness, Survival, Zombies, Russian take-over (go Wolverines), End of the world, etc...

    Name your poison and tell us why!
     
  2. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    Collapse- Michael Ruppart

    Lot of good points to be made in there....I like his "Tribal" mentality as well.
     
  3. Mr. Black

    Mr. Black Zigzag, OR Member

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    Zombieland

    Write down the rules and you will be set (also helps if you can find Woody Harrelson, he is awesome at killing zombies...).
     
  4. ZachS

    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    blade runner
     
  5. hatchetjack

    hatchetjack Western WA Active Member

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    After Armageddon. Originally aired on the History Channel and posted on Youtube. Good commentary during each episode.
     
  6. willseeker

    willseeker N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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    Dr. Strangelove. It touches on all the basics...securing the perimeter from zombies, activating superior firepower (see Slim Pickens for details) and preserving bodily fluids. What else could you need? Oh yes... the women will have to be selected for their...oooops.:paranoid:



    Will
     
  7. SavageGerbil

    SavageGerbil Salem, OR Active Member

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    Any Uwe Boll movie, it won't help you with survival exactly, but watching them puts a positive spin on the end of society because it means he'll never make another film
     
  8. 8ball

    8ball WA Quit talkin' and start chalking!

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    'The Road'

    It reminded me that I probably wouldn't want to survive.
     
  9. SOG165

    SOG165 Cent. Or. Member

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    "The Road" is very good, but I'm waiting for "One Second After" which is in negotiations for production,, last I heard....

    The other fairly good movie (plot aside) is " I am legend" with Will Smith.

    SOG
     
  10. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    The Day After.

    No, the first one not that recent P.O.S.

    Threads.

    Neither are good for helping you prep, only for what happens when you don't.
     
  11. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Omega man with Mr Heston.

    jj
     
  12. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    It's an old 1950's drama with Ray Milland, but nevertheless very startling and educational. The theme is that Los Angeles gets nuked, and all of the surviving surrounding communities flee for the hills while society breaks down---and what this means in actual practice for a family just slightly ahead of the curve. Yes, it's a corny old family drama from the Fifties, but it is VERY instructive....................elsullo :(
     
  13. Sasquatchvnv

    Sasquatchvnv Port Orchard Active Member

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    Some pretty good suggestions so far. I just watched The Road last night, Collapse was outstanding, and After Armageddon left me with plenty to think about. I recommend the following because I believe them to be mostly factual, and give some suggestions to allow us to better understand the mess we are in the middle of. I think that the people who made these films tried to stick with verifiable information, and are adamant that the viewer not take their word for anything, but to research for themselves.

    Free on Youtube

    Endgame

    Fall of the Republic

    Shadow Government

    Police State 4


    Buy the DVD

    Don't Tread on Me

    Camp FEMA
     
  14. matt_w

    matt_w Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    If you can survive a Uwe Boll movie, you can survive anything.
     
  15. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    I think that's the title. It's a very good late 1990's movie about a simple electric power failure in Southern California, that lasts for a week. It's stunning how rapidly and easily civilization can end. It's fictional, but it is so realistic that it seems like tomorrow, or maybe this afternoon. It is set in an affluent suburb of unprepared yuppies, who have to decide whether to stay and fight looters or to flee and fight hijackers as everyone runs out of water and gasoline. You watch society break down and families break down from the stress. It is grueling, great drama, and very well made.....................elsullo :paranoid:
     
  16. G XXII

    G XXII East Pierce Co New Member

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    The Book of Ellie
     
  17. Correctthought

    Correctthought The big PDX and Vicinity Member

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    The Killing Fields

    The left's plan, as personified by William Ayers and others, for America.
     
  18. juandelaselva

    juandelaselva Boring Sandy Gresham Member

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    I'd like to know the title if you can remember it... I couldnt find that through google.

    I'd recommend A Man For All Seasons. It is a more cerebral movie... more on the power of politics, than preparation. A good one though. Besides... it stars Orson Wells.
     
  19. EZLivin

    EZLivin SW of PDX Well-Known Member

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    Was it "The Trigger Effect?" They probably should have called it "The Power Outage" since that would have been easier to remember. :D
     
  20. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    That's it! Thanks............................elsullo