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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #100 on: 23 July, 2008, 09:52:05 am »
The Blair Witch Project.  The mockumentary shown before it was released was better than the film.

 :thumbsup: +1  When TWFKAML and I saw it, as the end credits rolled a large Mockney Geezer stood up and shouted "BOLLOCKS".

We applauded.
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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #101 on: 23 July, 2008, 10:16:31 am »

The Blair Witch Project. 


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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #102 on: 23 July, 2008, 10:19:01 am »
I forgot Blue.
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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #103 on: 23 July, 2008, 10:48:11 am »
And of course Withnail & I with copious quantities of alcohol....

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But the director forced him (Grant) to get absolutely shitfaced once before filming as he thought it would be impossible for him to play the role without experiencing drunkenness or the resulting hangover. Grant said he found the experience "deeply unpleasant".

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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #104 on: 23 July, 2008, 11:12:13 am »

Can we have a most overrated films thread?

1. Highlander

Anything by Spielberg.

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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #105 on: 23 July, 2008, 11:15:27 am »
I didn't know anyone rated it.

The Blair Witch Project.  The mockumentary shown before it was released was better than the film.

I found it very worth watching having not paid good money to see it at the cinema

Blair Witch II; well ratings don't go that low yet

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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #106 on: 23 July, 2008, 11:46:33 am »
The Blair Witch Project.  The mockumentary shown before it was released was better than the film.

 :thumbsup: +1  When TWFKAML and I saw it, as the end credits rolled a large Mockney Geezer stood up and shouted "BOLLOCKS".

We applauded.
"The Blair Wit" (as my ticket stub declared) really must be the Marmite of Movies. I thought it was very good (although hardly top 10 ever material) - I was genuinely scared in places, which never happens in "proper" horror movies.

MR L's story is similar to the cinema I was in - several young geezers stood up and declared their views on the movie. But 90% of the crowd were rooted to their seats. And I think it's telling that of those geezers, not one had made a single sound for the previous 90 minutes - how often can you say that at the movies?
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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #107 on: 23 July, 2008, 04:40:12 pm »
As we walked out the predominant words from the crowd around us were "crap", "shit", and "bollocks".

To be fair to Martin-aka-Zoom, it looks better on TV because it was apparently shot on non-HD video equipment.
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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #108 on: 23 July, 2008, 05:06:26 pm »
As we walked out the predominant words from the crowd around us were "crap", "shit", and "bollocks".
What do they normally say in Swindon?
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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #109 on: 23 July, 2008, 05:44:31 pm »
As we walked out the predominant words from the crowd around us were "crap", "shit", and "bollocks".
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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #110 on: 24 July, 2008, 10:00:12 am »
A friend opined that "TBWP" is probably a lot scarier to Leftpondians, as The Woods over there are generally rather bigger and full of things which bite.  Being lost in Epping Forest isn't quite the same.
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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #111 on: 26 July, 2008, 12:20:03 pm »
La Ardilla Roja (the cutting of the cheek with scissors is a less-weird part)

Entre Tinieblas (nuns on drugs keeping tigers and prostitutes)

Divine Intervention (female Palestinian suicide bombers with wings)

Matador (necrophilia-lite with Antonio Banderas)

Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del monton (housewives being peed on)

I've seen a lot of rather weird films. I blame the Spanish.

Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #112 on: 18 October, 2009, 09:34:23 pm »
I can't believe this thread reached 8 pages and no one mentioned Taxidermia!  Now there's a weird film if ever I saw one!

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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #113 on: 18 October, 2009, 10:07:35 pm »
I'll say it again, since nobody has picked up on it...

Tetsuo


It's a film I've used on more than one occasion to get rid of dinner guests who have outstayed their welcome  ;)

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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #114 on: 18 October, 2009, 10:55:28 pm »
Buggered if I can remember the name, but it's set in an American Country Club. The members then turn into giant flesh eating slugs.

So not really weird, just deeply crap.
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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #115 on: 18 October, 2009, 10:58:08 pm »
Society?  I loved that.

Jim Jarmush's Dead Man has to go on my list. 
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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #116 on: 18 October, 2009, 10:58:35 pm »
I'll say it again, since nobody has picked up on it...

Tetsuo


It's a film I've used on more than one occasion to get rid of dinner guests who have outstayed their welcome  ;)

Shit.

That's why I've seen that film 4 times now.  ::-)
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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #117 on: 20 October, 2009, 07:57:13 pm »
Channel 4's "Banned" season all those years ago included  wr: Mysteries of the Organism which is the weirdest thing I've ever seen.
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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #118 on: 20 October, 2009, 08:01:08 pm »
I love John Boorman's  Zardoz.
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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #119 on: 20 October, 2009, 08:33:31 pm »
Did anyone see "The Damned" on BBC2 last week?

It's a Hammer film made in 1961 but released in 1963, directed by Joseph Losey.

The film mixes two stories together: the first is of a delinquent biker gang who beat up and rob tourists in Weymouth, and the second is about a top secret military establishment and some weird f**ked up experiment involving some kiddies.

Oliver Reed plays the leader of the motorbike gang, and there's a song with the  lines:
Black leather, black leather, smash smash smash
Black leather, black leather, crash crash crash

And to top it all off, the sculptures in the film are by Elisabeth Frink.

It was on BBC2 in 2007 as well but apparently before that it hasn't been on TV for 25 years.

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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #120 on: 20 October, 2009, 08:36:52 pm »
And to top it all off, the sculptures in the film are by Elisabeth Frink.

Blimey, I remember meeting her when I was about 11 - she came to open our school's new art department as she was a friend of the teacher. Amazing woman. I will have to see this movie!

Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #121 on: 20 October, 2009, 09:00:46 pm »
Tetsuo was damn weird, though I may have been drunk when I saw it. 

Did anybody but me ever watch "Artemis 81", or at least stick with it until the end ?

I saw "Oh Lucky Man" on late night TV when I was in my early teens, quite a few scenes stuck in my memory, one with Helen Mirren  :P and this one <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/-oL7XP0ROvk&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/-oL7XP0ROvk&rel=1</a>  which really gave me the shivers  :o

Peli mentioned Matador & Pepi Luci Bom upthread, I've seen both of those   Another Spanish weirdy was "La Cabina", which was also shown on TV sometime during my youth <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/2NBiIfZwTek&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/2NBiIfZwTek&rel=1</a>  not one for the claustrophobes...
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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #122 on: 21 October, 2009, 01:40:27 am »
1. Irreversible
2. Anything by Almodover
3. Fantasia
4. Hyper Cube
5. Donnie Darko

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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #123 on: 21 October, 2009, 09:31:31 am »
Did anybody but me ever watch "Artemis 81", or at least stick with it until the end ?

Yep, when I was 12.  I didn't geddit.  Sting was in full pretentieux mode.

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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #124 on: 21 October, 2009, 09:33:09 am »
1. Irreversible

I think it is an amazing film.  Totally gripping....   but that last scene is so utterly utterly disgusting that I have never recommended it to anyone.