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Kory
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« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2005, 03:12:36 AM »

Pick one of those Italian horror movies from the 70's & 80's.  That's about as strange as you can get.
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Menard
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« Reply #31 on: January 20, 2005, 04:30:31 AM »

Kory brings up a good point. Many of the giallo movies would fall into the category of strange and surreal. Although they may be a little dark for what you are seeking.

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« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2005, 07:38:39 AM »

Walkabout (1971) - A girl (Jenny Agutter) and her brother get stranded in the Australian outback. They meet up with an aborigine boy and wander around for days, trying to survive and find their way back to civilization. Along the way, they swim and cavort naked, there's sexual tension between Agutter and the aborigine, exploration of abandoned buildings, flashbacks/daydreams that make little sense, and no real sense of purpose.

Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) - Directed by Peter Weir. A group of school girls go to the country to have a picnic in 1900 and then one by one, they start to disappear. More like watching a dream than a normal film.
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« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2005, 08:12:33 AM »

Master,

Yep, Un chien andalou is the film with the eyeball slitting scene.  Compared to what we've seen over the years, it's not that harsh anymore.  There is still something about that one scene that will give you chills though.  Well worth checking out.  

Looks like a new DVD version has been released for about 15.00.  I might have to pick it up, I have an old VHS copy.

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« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2005, 08:32:45 AM »

Went looking through my DVD collection last night trying to find something that would be suitable for this thread.  I came across a DVD that I haven't watched in a while but still remains one of my favorites from the late 60s-early 70s.  

Daughters Of Darkness is a quite surreal and strange vampire movie, but not in the normal sense.  It is about two newlyweds who are staying at a grandiose european hotel.  While there, they meet the Countess Bathory and her "lady friend" who are actually vampires.

I can't even begin to explain some of the strange situations in the film.  It does get quite trippy/dreamlike throughout.  Not very gory, but it is a beautiful film and one of the best in the vamp genre.

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« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2005, 08:58:33 AM »

I own a VHS of "Cabin Boy" and really like it, but my wife hates Chris Elliot and would rather I not buy it on DVD (or at least she can't understand why I would want it). It is a strange movie, admittedly, but not exactly what I mean by "bizarre."
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Derf
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« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2005, 09:10:54 AM »

Kory wrote:

> Pick one of those Italian horror movies from the 70's & 80's.
> That's about as strange as you can get.

I'm no expert on Italian horror (never really exposed to it much). I enjoyed "Suspiria" when I saw it years ago, and it fits pretty much with what I would call "bizarre." The Giallo movies sound a bit too gory for all their strangeness; I've wondered about a couple of them, but the descriptions I've read always emphasize the "disturbing" nature of the films. At this point in my life (high stress time, working two jobs and such), I'd rather be entertained by a movie than disturbed by it. I don't mind intellectual challenge, but just flashing lots of horrific images on the screen isn't quite what I'm looking for right now.

Thanks for reminding me about "Suspiria" though.

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Derf
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« Reply #37 on: January 20, 2005, 09:18:58 AM »

The Maddin films sound interesting. I may try to rent those. The problem with foreign and/or art films in my area is that they are rarely available at rental stores and are just too expensive to buy unless I know I really want it. Maybe someday I'll hit the lottery (except for the little problem that I never actually PLAY the lottery)... *sigh*

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Menard
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« Reply #38 on: January 20, 2005, 10:05:44 AM »

Thank you for pointing out WALKABOUT JohnL. It has been something like 28 years since I saw that on late night TV. I never caught the title of it, but the film always remained in the back of my head. Now that I know the title, I will be checking it out again. Way Cool ( :

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Master Blaster
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« Reply #39 on: January 20, 2005, 02:35:02 PM »

Deep Red Hatchet Murders is another good weird one from Argento. Not as weird as Susperia, but I enjoyed it. It's not as nasty as the title sounds either really. It's more of a mystery and a thriller than a horror film. I think the real name is "Deep Red" and "Hatchet Murders" was tacked on later to market to the Itallian splatter crowd.
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Max Gardner
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« Reply #40 on: January 20, 2005, 03:49:56 PM »

A few recommendations, in order of general strangeness:

1) Fantasy Mission Force
2) The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
3) Moulin Rouge
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Derf
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« Reply #41 on: January 20, 2005, 04:21:03 PM »

Max Gardner wrote:

> A few recommendations, in order of general strangeness:
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> 1) Fantasy Mission Force
> 2) The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
> 3) Moulin Rouge

I love Buckaroo Bonzai; I haven't seen the other two. I'll look into them. Thanks!
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peter johnson
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« Reply #42 on: January 20, 2005, 05:22:33 PM »

The Cost Of Milk, from New Zeland --
Elements of Maori fairy-tales intrude the "real" world in unexpected ways.  Peculiar doesn't begin to describe it.  Example:  One of the characters is an agorophobic dog, who runs around outdoors under a cardboard box.  You have shots of this barking box running across the Lord of the Rings landscape.  People crash their cars into one another and then sit among the wrecks, calmly chatting as friends.  No, it is not a cartoon.  Just see it.  I'm still giggling & shaking my head in disbelief
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« Reply #43 on: January 20, 2005, 05:31:02 PM »

>Thank you for pointing out WALKABOUT JohnL. It has been something like 28
>years since I saw that on late night TV. I never caught the title of it, but the film
>always remained in the back of my head. Now that I know the title, I will be

I hate it when that happens and you can't remember the title. :)

>checking it out again. Way Cool ( :

I believe it recently had a brand new DVD release with various extras.



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« Reply #44 on: January 20, 2005, 06:09:07 PM »

Thanks Menard. I've seen El Topo on EBay in the past, but I never want to spend to much on anything. Once in a while I'll spend some extra dollars, but generally I'm cheap.

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