The Ruling Class
Finally got to see this one after hearing about it (and hearing the "I am the electric Messiah! The AC/DC God!" sound clip in My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult's "Kooler than Jesus") for years.
Well, I can't speak for my little brother, who I watched it with, but I thought it was brilliant. While the editing and construction of the film seemed very much of its time, I think the movie holds up quite well. I've always wondered about the ingrained class mentality in Britain, since it seems to come up time and again. It's so up front, while here in America its something furtive hidden behind celebrity worship. Of course, to say we live in a society with no class is not the same as saying we live in a classless society (ba-dum-bum).
So it's a bit of sadistic comedy, a bit of a musical, mostly insane and features a lot of faux-crucifixion and surprisingly little sex. A "beloved cult classic" according to the back of the box.
I've avoided any summary of the plot; I think it's best if you go into this one blind. Amusingly enough, The Godfather
was released the same year, so how's that for a comparison? No good? Well, if you say so.
Five out of five stars.