[nycbug-talk] way off topic - hacker movies

David Lawson dave at donnerjack.com
Wed Jul 16 11:27:10 EDT 2008

> Hackers (1995, campy classic)
> http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113243/

Excellent choice!

> Ghost In The Shell (1996, Animae, classic but a bit si-fi genre)
> http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113568/

GitS: Innocence, the second movie, also has a lot of what you're  
talking about it in it, as does the first Ghost in the Shell: Stand  
Alone Complex series, the second not so much, but it's a constant  
theme in the series.

>  The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
>  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0139809/

This is supposed to be excellent from what I've heard.

>  The Score (2001, Ed Norton and Robert DeNero)
>  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0227445/
>  Topkapi (1964)
>  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058672/
>  Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
>  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113481/

This is complete shit, IMHO.

>  Code 46 (2007)
>  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0345061/
>  Strange Days (1995)
>  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114558/

Pretty good, from what I remember, but I haven't seen it in a long time.

>  Electric Dragon 80.000 V (2001, Star from Ichi The Killer, need I
> say more)
>  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0276935/

Oh hell yeah.  Need to track that down, I hadn't heard of it.

>  Casshern (2004, Japanese, supposed to be visually stunning- heavy)
>  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0405821/

This is....weird.  Honestly.  I'm not sure it fits your criteria.  I'm  
frankly not at all sure what it's actually about.  Or even most of  
what's going on.  I keep meaning to watch it again, but yeah.  It is,  
absolutely, gorgeous, and has some beautifully directed action in it,  
but it is _really_ weird.  It's also very long, from what I remember.   
I've got a Hong Kong bootleg from when it came out in Japan, I don't  
know if it's out officially in the US, if it isn't I can burn you a  

> Cyberpunk (1990 Documentary about William Gibson, sucked- but worth
> mention since he's awesome)
> http://www.cyberpunkreview.com/movie/decade/1990-1999/cyberpunk-documentary/

There was another documentary made with him called No Maps for These  
Territories, I think.  I don't know anything about it offhand, I just  
ran across it a couple years ago and used to have a copy of it.  Might  
be worth looking into.

Man, my Netflix queue is going to be terrifying now.

Awesome idea though Ike.


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