Started by wilder, March 27, 2017, 06:00:36 PM
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Quote from: wilder on January 04, 2021, 05:52:05 PMAction U.S.A. looks really fun but after that haul I'm going to have to miss out on it for the time being.
QuoteBasically French De Palma.
Quote from: jenkins on January 08, 2021, 05:27:16 PMreporting about thisQuoteBasically French De Palma.
Quote from: WorldForgot on January 08, 2021, 06:18:04 PMQuote from: jenkins on January 08, 2021, 05:27:16 PMreporting about thisQuoteBasically French De Palma.Its name reminds me of Un couteau dans le cœur.Must investigate further...
Quote from: WorldForgot on January 06, 2021, 11:24:58 AMhttp://weare.fyi/VR feature-length hyperfiction comedy, directed by , featuring Dasha Nekrasova
Quote from: Letterboxd user matt lynchSkeevy but slow-moving thriller with a rape/revenge premise that's actually just a jumping off point for a rather ponderous allegory of bourgeois exploitation and thwarted masculinity. Honestly more interesting and ultimately more disturbing than that sounds but be prepared for minimal violence and a lot of quasi-moral handwringing among a bunch of French dudes about whether or not they deserve to be punished for their myriad sins. Short answer: of course they do, but of course they aren't.
Quote from: IMB user Coventry"La Traque" is an undeservedly obscure French drama/thriller that is incredibly tense, intelligent, compelling and unpredictable. The title, plot synopsis and awesome movie poster make you assume that this is another variant on the "The Most Dangerous Game" in combination with "Straw Dogs" or "Deliverance", but the film is much more than that. It's a dreary Sunday and a bunch of macho males gather in the countryside for an afternoon of wild boar hunting. The group of acquaintances (I really wouldn't refer to them as close friends) exists of prominent aristocrats, like a land owner and an aspiring senator, as well as middle class guys, like a pair of car mechanic brothers and a former military man. During the hunt, the Danville brothers encounter Helen Wells, a beautiful English tourist searching for a country cottage to rent during the holidays. They viciously rape the defenseless poor girl, but she manages to wound Paul Danville and flee into the forest. Although none of the other hunting party members is responsible for what happened, they all have their own dark secrets and absolutely want to avoid getting linked to a scandal. Therefore, rather than helping Helen, they decide to collectively track her down and silence her. The acts and decisions taken by the lead characters may seem illogical and revolting, but they're actually very realistic and plausible. In fact, "La Traque" is much more of a social character study instead of a rancid backwoods thriller. Real human beings are much more cowardly and self-protective than the heroes depicted in movies, as illustrated in the unforgettably bleak finale.
Quote from: IMDB user kinsayderThere have been innumerable horror films in which faceless psychopaths pursue women to their deaths. What makes "La Traque" all the more unnerving is that the faces of these hunters are all too familiar. They are the faces of politicians, landowners, war heroes, pillars of the Establishment (and Leroy carefully chooses actors who have played such respectable types in other films). Their actions derive not from a loss of control, but from an excess of it: these are men who have learnt to suppress human compassion when necessary to achieve their goals in life. And murder is the logical consequence of that.
Quote from: Letterboxd user Kevin PincusA suitcase full of money is a premise as old as the western genre itself, probably even older, and there's no shortage of slickly directed, well acted, top-quality grime-caked Eurowesterns. Deadlock stands ahead of the pack for a few reasons- namely, it's setting, an impossible-to-define wasteland beyond time dense with dusty, broken genre iconography, looking just alien enough that you can never quite put your finger on where and when you are. But let's be real- that's well and good, but this thing boasts a krautrockin' soundtrack by (The) Can, and if you need anything else to sell you on it, buddy, you might be beyond help. Play loud.
Quote from: Andrew MonroeThough there are some queasy moments. It's almost as much a look at coping with the loss of a loved one. The film is set around Christmas but it's not particularly emphasized. The sleaze factor does go nuclear at the climax. Very grim payoff to what has been a fairly tame film.
Quote from: Letterboxd user Andrew MoncrieffSomewhere halfway through the second hour of this, all the various pieces click into place for a greek tragedy ending which is genuinely grim and dour.I won't lie and say I understand what the director was trying to say (beyond that a balance between purity and promiscuity must be met within one's self - the animal can't be denied nor the soul), but this is exactly the kind of movie I live for because it is the product of a vision.
Quote from: Letterrboxd user John Raymond CalejasThought it was just another shitty '80s sexploitation erotica so I really didn't expect to be engaged by this film -- in various ways. It has a plethora of incredibly disturbing and fucked up things in it that most viewers would find uncomfortable to watch. I liked its bizarreness and its commentaries on several things such as sexual repression brought about by religious fanaticism, dogma and mob mentality.
Quote from: Letterboxd user LouRaw and untamed indeed! I am floored. What a remarkable film. Silip is so much more than just an exploitation movie. It explores what it means to be human.
Quote from: wilder on January 10, 2021, 07:56:55 PMSerge Leroy's La traque aka The Hunt (1975) on 4K UHD blu-ray from Le chat qui fume (France). Includes English subtitles. Le chat qui fume's releases can be ordered from their online shop.
Quote from: LiersiPhysical media used to be large corporations releasing mass product at mass product prices, which quickly decayed as supply outstripped demand. Le Chat qui Fume et al are a new model, where a handful of enthusiasts offer niche product to a niche audience, and the price must cover the cost across much less product and time. We're getting the same kind of discs in the same kind of packaging, but I guess it's very different type of product, economically speaking. We'll get there, it just takes time for the perspective to adjust. I can see this in myself as I switch from buying more for less, to buying less for more on the same budget.Quote from: French ManuI understand your point of view about the price but"Le Chat qui fume"is a very small company (3 persons), the rights were very expansive and a big work of restauration has been done.The movie was almost disappereared since his issue in 1975.Quote from: The Bond FanI really like that release but 30€ for a Blu-Ray is really expensive.
Quote from: French ManuI understand your point of view about the price but"Le Chat qui fume"is a very small company (3 persons), the rights were very expansive and a big work of restauration has been done.The movie was almost disappereared since his issue in 1975.Quote from: The Bond FanI really like that release but 30€ for a Blu-Ray is really expensive.
Quote from: The Bond FanI really like that release but 30€ for a Blu-Ray is really expensive.