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« on: March 09, 2014, 03:12:29 AM »

Ok so a lot of these are pretty short as when I wrote them I was trying to be brief, not really reviews & I'm sure some have been discussed here before but oh well  Cheers

BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW (2010)
Homage to 80s film making, with a brilliant analogue synth soundtrack. This dystopian nightmare journey is stylistically really cool and worth a watch just for that almost.

ENTER THE VOID (2009)
Noť's films are truely horrifying, this is no exception however this piece is interesting as it effectively feels a really bad trip much like in his film Irreversible he made the camera work vomit inducing, with this there are some equally impressive techniques used.

EXAM (2009)
Mysterious and sadistic. One room type film.

FERMAT'S ROOM (2007)
A really cool concept, if you like confined space type films you will like this. If you only speak English I recommend using subs instead of dubs as a rule, they are more accurate.

GANTZ (2010) / GANTZ: PERFECT ANSWER (2011)
Based on a manga, there was also an anime. These films are better than both in my opinion. Weird/funny sadistic concept behind it and if you have seen the manga/anime you will love the 2nd films ending for it.

GOZU (2003)
Iím still not sure what this is about Iím pretty sure itís not complex it just doesnít mean anything. I've seen some of this guys other films and they usually have a similar sense of humour behind them.

METROPIA (2009)
A dystopian sci-fi film which is cleverly animated, very Orwellian.

NAKED LUNCH (1991)
Good luck reading the book, this interpretation of it is spectacular however

NOTHING (2003)
About two guys that hate the world so much that is disappears. Hilarious

PAPRIKA (2006)
A beautifully animated anime which is super weird which is how I like my anime served.

PERMENANT VACATION (1980)
Jim Jarmusch's first film, a guy walks around talking to people. One for pondering.

PRIMER (2004)
I've seen this film a few times and I still can't explain it properly. I can't put my finger on it but there is something intensely dark and trippy about this film, it treats technology not fully understood not as a magical force but as something ominous and scary. The dialogue flows nicely and this film was made dirt cheap, love it!

RUBBER (2010)
Seen a few people review this on here, you know the score. Brilliant! I love how the perspective of the audience is represented as some kind of gore tourists and treated like dirt.

THE LIMITS OF CONTROL (2009)
I saw someone on imdb describe this as an action film without action, I think it sums it up perfectly.

THIS IS NOT A MOVIE (2010)
If I remember correctly this did not get a good imdb score, I was kind of bemused at that I think people thought it was overly pretentious and/or angsty. Personally I really enjoyed, I've given it a good few watches it's a good film to watch with your mates and have a laugh at.

WALKING LIFE (2001)
A strange animated film about various philosophy, politics, etc.


Feel free to post suggestions/comments here  Smile
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2014, 04:53:15 AM »

You want some weird ones?

FORBIDDEN ZONE (1980)
Tattoo from Fantasy Island is in this.  Lots of dry humping, nudity, a giant ass, and other assorted odd sh*t occurs in this indescribably wacko flick.

NOTHING BUT TROUBLE (1991)
Incredibly weird but bad flick directed by and starring Dan Aykroyd as a weird, evil judge who puts Chevy Chase and Demi Moore through hell, quite literally.

And of course, the immortal ERASERHEAD (1977).  I didn't like it like other folks did.  But I'll never forget it.
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2014, 05:09:09 AM »

Yeah I meant to mention Eraserhead, I kinda feel the same way about it. Maybe it's too "art film" for me or something although it probably set the benchmark for a lot of art film techniques. Quite a lot I prefer the slightly lighter films

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080752/ - is this forbidden zone? also is there any difference between B&W and colour versions despite the obvious
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2014, 09:38:25 AM »

I second FORBIDDEN ZONE, and recommend seeing it in black and white. I think here is no difference between them but the obvious but it b&w fits the setting much better.

If you liked BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW you might like 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (for the minimalist style and strong visuals).

If you like ENTER THE VOID, you might like ALTERED STATES (another drug trip movie).

If you like GOZU, you might like VISITOR Q (a lot of the same fetishes, but even more extreme and nasty).

If you liked NAKED LUNCH, you might like VIDEODROME (Cronenberg at his wildest).

If you liked NOTHING, you might like CUBE (for the existentialism) or BUNNY AND THE BULL (for absurd buddy comedy).

If you like PAPRIKA then you might like AKIRA (the classic weird anime).

If you liked PRIMER you might like MEMENTO (another puzzle-film with an unconventional narrative style).

If you liked RUBBER then you might like WRONG (obviously) or maybe MONTY PYTHON'S THE MEANING OF LIFE.

If you liked THE LIMITS OF CONTROL you might like DEAD MAN (Jarmucsh's take on the Western, which is in my opinion his best movie by a long shot)

If you liked THIS IS NOT A MOVIE, then God help you! (Just kidding). See ADAPTATION.

If you liked WAKING LIFE you owe it to yourself to see SLACKER.
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2014, 10:05:31 AM »

Damn so I watched Forbidden Zone, my god. At first I thought they are just trying way too hard on the slapstick front but then I realised quickly that the general absurdity sort of masked it out. I have one question: WHAT THE HELL WAS THE DEMOGRAPHIC FOR THIS MOVIE? xD love it, the boobs to other ratio was good too.

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you might like 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
One of my fav films, I just got the books I was meaning to read because supposedly Clarke wasn't actually happy with the finished product of 2001 so I'm interested to see how they differ

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you might like ALTERED STATES
Haven't seen that in a while I was actually thinking of rewatching soon, no-one seems to know what it is when I mention it :(

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you might like VISITOR Q
Yeah I've seen that LOL, I particularly remember the part where the guy gets his penis stuck in a corpse. I also saw his ichi the killer film as well.

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you might like VIDEODROME
Also haven't seen this in a while but I am a big Cronenberg fan

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you might like CUBE
I think the 2nd one is probably the best and by removing the mystery in Cube Zero they ruined everything somehow

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you might like AKIRA
Love it, is it true they are making a live action version of it?

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you might like MEMENTO
Long time no see again.

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then you might like WRONG (obviously) or maybe MONTY PYTHON'S THE MEANING OF LIFE.
Seen both quite recently, still got to get round to watching wrong cops.

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you might like DEAD MAN (Jarmucsh's take on the Western, which is in my opinion his best movie by a long shot)
That and ghost dog are my favourites

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If you liked THIS IS NOT A MOVIE, then God help you! (Just kidding).
BounceGiggle did you happen to like it? If not I am curious why because it was quite evident to me that a lot of people felt the same way



I may have seen Adaptation I can't remember, I'll make a list of the rest... I just thought: I forgot to mention Synecdoche, New York which I realised last time I watched is probably in my top 5 movies of all time, I'll probably write something lengthy about it after my next watch.
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2014, 07:33:18 PM »

Warner Bros acquired the rights to AKIRA and has been planning a remake for over 10 years now. This is the latest info I saw: http://comicsalliance.com/akira-live-action-movie-back-on-warner-bros-jaume-collet-serra/

As for THIS IS NOT A MOVIE I'll just link my original review: http://366weirdmovies.com/capsule-this-is-not-a-movie-2011/. Check out the comment too for an even less positive perspective.
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2014, 08:45:39 PM »

You might want to check out the following:

Pi (1998)
Metropolis (2001)
Kafka (1991)
The Trial (1962)
Hausu (1977)
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2014, 03:05:49 AM »

Warner Bros acquired the rights to AKIRA and has been planning a remake for over 10 years now. This is the latest info I saw: http://comicsalliance.com/akira-live-action-movie-back-on-warner-bros-jaume-collet-serra/

Damn I really hope this thing happens, hope it's not a half myth like the fringe movie or hyperion.

As for THIS IS NOT A MOVIE I'll just link my original review: http://366weirdmovies.com/capsule-this-is-not-a-movie-2011/. Check out the comment too for an even less positive perspective.

Heh, yeah that is a fair review imo but I kinda thought the pseudo high brow vibe was negated by the fact that the writer seemed to belittle his own ideologies. I guess if someone has a superiority complex, does it make it any better that they realise it themselves.

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Love this, Aronofsky also made a really esoteric film in 2006 called The Fountain which I always thought he burnt himself out on creatively because he did rather "normal" films after that, it also took quite a long time to make if I remember correctly - from requiem basically he was working on it. I'll add the others to my list I've actually come across Metropolis before it comes highly recommended but for some reason I must have forgotten to get hold of it

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