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Weirdest film in your collection?

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  1. Harj

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    So when peeps start looking at your collection (and secretly your thinking, please don't ask if its alright to borrow this), they say 'what the hell is this?', the u go into an intense discussion on why u have it and it i worth watching.

    Mine are.

    Of Freaks and Men - Fantastic russian movie about porn in the 19th centuary, funny and disturbing.

    Naked Lunch _ Dutch edition.

    Kids.

    Im sure the many forummers can out do this, don't be shy.
     
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    Don't know what you mean by weird :confused: You mean films that are weird or just films that seem weird because people have never heard of them?

    Either way, I have quite a few but couldn't list unless I know what you mean. Weird is my favourite genre :D

    Got a well weird one on VHS though - "Freaks". Whose familiar with this one then? :D Shame it's not out on DVD.
     
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    Weirdest film?
    Most disturbing film and this I have on VHS is without a doubt Eraserhead...
     
  4. narabdela

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    "Freaks". Amazing film. Made seventy two years ago and was banned in Britain for thirty years. Still probably considered sensitive because of fears about it being thought exploitative of the disabled (It isn't) and the fact that it is still genuinely disturbing. A unique masterpiece.

    It depends how you want to define weird, but I suppose "The Wicker Man" is the weirdest in my collection. Another one-off that can't really be compared with anything else.


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    I think my weirdest must be Titus.

    Anthony Hopkins playing the Roman General in a half modern, half classical Rome. Using the original Shakespearean language and the play's original graphical disturbing scenes, the film nearly turned Hopkins insane as his character does.

    Great film if you can follow it to the end, but very weird indeed.

    themoron :mad:)
     
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    "Pi".

    A little strange but fairly intense towards the end.
     
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    T o name a few:-
    Visitor Q (about a strange disfunctional family)
    Jacobs Ladder (about a nam vet apparently losing his mind )
    Donnie Darko
    Society
     
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    Once were warriors. (i love this film)
    Wierdest "the cog" Yeah great DVD not sure if it classes as a film but excellent DVD
     
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    I agree with Hawklord Visitor Q is weird film and distubing!!

    Happiness of the Katakuris, a Japanese horror/zombie/musical
     
  10. Kevo

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    The Matrix !
     
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    Alphaville...especially when the subtitles turn off for 15 minutes!
    Fitzcaraldo is pretty weird too.
     
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    Breakdance 1 & 2 !
     
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    Why Breakdance 1 & 2????

    Their in my collection but I wouldn't consider them weird?????

    Mines the Pyramid!!!!........................Utter Tripe!!!!

    I find it weird someone would budget over a million dollars on a porno and try to make a story out of it :lesson:

    Stick to the compilations :clap:

    Stace :D
     
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    donnie darko is my favourite 'weird' film in my collection
     
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    Dead or alive - Wierd Miike Takeshi film, infact come to think about it all of the Miike Takeshi films I have are wierd.
     
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    Good one.

    :smashin: :smashin:
     
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    Hi,

    I guess most of these would be classified as weird, in one respect or another:

    "Urotsukidoji: Perfect Collection" (The first two films in the four-film series, totally uncut and uncensored.)

    "Baraka" (Although only because few people have heard of it.)

    "Cannibal Holocaust"

    "Malice@Doll" (Japanese anime.)

    "Phil Mulloy: Extreme Animation" (If you've seen it, you'll know why! :) More than 150 minutes of the most way-out animation you'll ever have seen, and the guy's British as well. Includes the superb "The Sex Life Of A Chair" which simply has to be seen to be believed!! Honest-to-God, this is twisted, but also hilarious, in one of those really strange "Is this actually as sick as it sounds, or is it just my imagination?" kind of ways!)

    However, I think most people who see my collection, probably think how weird it is for me to have such a contrast: extreme horror like "Cannibal Holocaust" sitting next to "A Bug's Life" and "Dogtanian And The Three Muskehounds", with "Fitzcarraldo", "Tremors", "Betty Blue", "The Abyss: Special Edition" and "Gladiator.

    Varied is certainly what I would call it, or maybe eclectic, but not THAT weird a collection of films.... Or is it?!

    Pooch
     
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    Wierdest film: Irma Vep. Got it as a birthday pressie. Complete pile of crap!

    What I'd really like is a collection of Chris Cunningham music videos in 5.1. (Especially the Aphex Twin ones!)

    Regards,

    Jules.
     
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    La Dolce Vita. Some consider it a classic, I think it's weird.
     
  20. Rambo John J

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    As my collection's still got some vhs tapes kicking around I'd have to include a couple of them aswell -

    El Topo - Jodorowsky's LSD fuelled Paella Western (he's Spanish not Italian:p ) Much loved by John Lennon.

    Sante Sangre - Another Jodorowsky oddball fest about.... hmmmm, I'll have to get back to you on that. Set in a circus. An elephant has a big public funeral. Strange, to say the least.

    The Holy Mountain - Yet another unfathomable Jodorowsky opus. In this one, at one point they re-enact the Spanish invasion of Central America using gekko's and iguana's. The guy's not right in the head.

    Bad Boy Bubby - Kid gets brought up in an incestuous household where his mum convinces him the air outside is poisonous in order to keep him locked up for her own sexual entertainment. Once he ventures outside things get very bizarre and he ends up singing in a punk band. Extreme weirdorama. Each different scene is shot by a different cinematographer giving the film a pretty unique visual look.

    The Bride Of Frank - one of my favourite films. A low budget indie flick where they actually employed a down-and-out drunk to play Frank, a tramp taken on by a haulage firm as one of their workers. On his birthday they set out to find him a girlfriend with big t*ts. Without doubt the funniest film I've ever seen. I've literally wept from laughing so much watching this. It's finally getting a DVD release later in the year:clap:

    Faces of Gore - mondo pseudo-documentary about death featuring lots of footage of road traffic accidents, suicides etc from Japan. Features narration that's been written in the worst possible taste. Not for the squeamish, but anyone that reads Bizarre magazine should be fine with it. A lot of people claim it's all faked, but they obviously don't know what real trauma does to the human body. Very desensitizing after 90 minutes.

    Possession - an old early 80's Sam Neill/Isabelle Adjani movie where the leading lady grows herself a new husband. Strangely, she keeps having sex with it when it isn't even properly formed yet. Features some of the oddest things I've seen comitted to celluloid, and I've seen some odd things in my time:rolleyes:
    Also has some quite nasty, realistic, and bloody domestic violence scenes.

    That'll do for now.

    Freaks is an excellent film. It did have a R2 release but got deleted very quickly. No sign of an R1 since it was announced a couple of years ago. Shame. The R2 was no better than the Warners "Maverick Directors" vhs tape anyway, in fact, it looked like it was duped from it:rolleyes:
     
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    Shame. It's not a film that I could watch all the way through again and again, but it has some moments that are 'nice' to show to visitors :devil: Scene selection would thus be a must on this title :smashin:
     
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    Favourite 'weird' film must be Repo Man.
    Ichi The Killer - that's pretty weird.
    A third of my collection is HK/Jap/Korean films, so many films that some would consider weird!
     
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    My weirdist film will have to be a Belgium film called Man Bites Dog.
    If you have not seen it i suggest you have a look at this film......slightly disturbing yet strangely comedic.
    It has that slight oomph you get watching Henry, Portrait of a serial killer but that bizarreness feel as if you have just sat down and tried explaining what Donnie Darko is about to your mum & Dad!!!!


    Dave




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    Rambo, were did you get Bad Boy Bubby from??
     
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    For me although not wierd, it is definately different..

    Threads

    A BBC made film in the 80's about 2 families. Before, during and 15 years after England is nuked.
    A harrowing and thought provoking film!
     
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    Weirdest (and one of the funniest) DVD in my collection is John Water's "Pink Flamingos" R1. Re-defines the term "sick" humour. Not many people can stomach it but some think it's a hoot! Can't possibly describe anything about it here, so the curious among you will have to do a net search.

    "Freaks" - absolute gem of a movie - one of the few VHS tapes I've kept. Where's the DVD Warners???
     
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    It's a vhs tape.
    Found it in the Virgin megastore bargain bin for £1.99 about 5 years ago.
     
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    I've been hoping Bad Boy Bubby to be released on DVD for years. It's an absolutely classic film and the only VHS tape I have left. I think the lead is played by a guy called Nicholas Hope, and if you haven't seen this film then you really should just for his performance. Outstanding.

    'get out the road ya crazy bastard...'
     
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    You wouldn't want to get him a kitten for a present though:lesson:
     
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    You might if you get the munchies late at night and need to visit a petrol station.

    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    I nearly died laughing.

    Do you think it's possible that it might get a release one day? Perhaps in Oz.
     

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