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Reply #15 on: January 15, 2003, 08:35:03 AM
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Is it going to have juicy extras? My Region 2 has nothing cept a trailer.


I put in my order a loooooooong time ago. The thing I remember about it was that it came in a square box with a booklet. But extras on the DVD, have no idea.

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Guffy, what's so weird about Edward II? If anything I think it's his most accessible (with Caravaggio). If you want Jarman unorthodox, The Garden, Last of England, Jubilee and Blue are much less conventional. And War Requiem is well worth seeing. If you haven't seen it, you might hate his version of The Tempest with a passion, Jeremy... but anyhow maybe Jarman doesn't really fit into your idea of weird, which seems to be more 'surreal'?


I wouldn't say weird, more strange. Obviously it was low budget, but the way they used that to their advantage to set a tone that was very 'different'. I haven't seen those other titles, thanks for the tips.

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Peter Greenaway?


Yes, "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover" comes to mind.
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Reply #16 on: January 15, 2003, 12:38:42 PM
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Jan Svankmajer? His Alice is creepy. Little Otik is the only other one I've seen (I think), and that might get you, although personally I didn't think it was half weird enough, but then my strangeness palate is a little jaded.



I suppose you've seen La Belle et la Bete and Orphee?


SVANKMAJER!  Of course... Faust is also good, but I'd say Alice is my favorite of his that I've seen.

Anything by the brothers Quay is good too, lots of short films you can rent.

If you've never seen anything by them, the Tool videos are basically a rip off of thier style.


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Reply #17 on: January 18, 2003, 08:22:33 AM
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Reply #18 on: January 18, 2003, 10:59:48 AM
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Wait a minute... MacGuffin, are you telling me that you are a member?


No. Another site.
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Reply #19 on: January 23, 2003, 09:57:30 PM
Decasia - One long hour of decaying film stock


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Reply #20 on: January 24, 2003, 02:29:16 PM
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Yes, "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover" comes to mind.


And that's probably Greenaway's most straight-forward (except maybe "The Draughtman's Contract").  

"Drowing by Numbers", "A Zed and Two Noughts", "Belly of an Architect", are all very uniquely bizzare films.
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Reply #21 on: February 20, 2003, 12:56:28 AM
Tales From Gimili Hospital
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Reply #22 on: February 20, 2003, 01:37:02 AM
Or anything else by Guy Maddin, for that matter.


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Reply #23 on: February 20, 2003, 03:40:56 AM
The first time I saw "Gummo," I thought it was bizarre and disturbing.   But lo and behold, Korine came out with "Julien Donkey-Boy" which is an extremely weird film.  Wrestlers wearing dresses, overbearing fathers, and a young Jewish boy telling Julien to "go in the toilet find a piece of shit and eat it" are all classic moments in this film.  As for other weirdo cinematic masterpieces, I'd have to go with Eraserhead, 8 1/2, Wave Twisters (like Fantasia on acid), and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.
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Reply #24 on: February 20, 2003, 10:26:24 AM
I saw part of Wave Twisters, but I had to stop because the repetitive beats were giving me a headache.

Or I'm exaggerating and just thought the movie was dumb.


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Reply #25 on: February 20, 2003, 12:22:32 PM
Harmony Korine is a real inspiration to me.

When I see his work, I tell myself, "Man, if this guy can make a movie, God knows I can."
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Reply #26 on: February 20, 2003, 03:25:40 PM
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Yes, "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover" comes to mind.


And that's probably Greenaway's most straight-forward (except maybe "The Draughtman's Contract").  

"Drowing by Numbers", "A Zed and Two Noughts", "Belly of an Architect", are all very uniquely bizzare films.


And then let's not forget "The Falls", "The Pillow Book", "8 1/2 Women", and "Prospero's Books".
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Reply #27 on: February 20, 2003, 03:43:33 PM
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Reply #28 on: February 20, 2003, 03:46:57 PM
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"Ravenous" (based in part on The Donner Party).


dude, this is such a good movie!  i totally forgot about it until you mentioned it.  i'm gonna go out and try to find it so i can watch it tonight.
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Reply #29 on: February 20, 2003, 03:58:01 PM
Lars Von Triers Epidemic is the weirdest.
Ever.