A reviewer on Amazon said: "Before watching this film you should be familiar with de Sade, Dante's Inferno, and have some basic understanding of fascism and its history. If you lack any of these three elements, don't watch the movie because you will not get it at all. Again, don't watch this movie at face value. It is one of the sickest, most disturbing films ever made, and it is that way for a reason. Not for shock value or to get banned in country after country, but to make a statement. This film is so dangerous that it is believed by many that Pasolini was assassinated for making it." For the most part, the guy is right. Educate yourself before seeing the film. I didn't get anything out of it when I saw it. Just an interest in learning further about this film and this director. I went about it the opposite way. I saw the film first, did some research and learned from there.
French film, in case you couldn't tell. Odd little fucker, but fun. Kinda. I mean, there's a message here, yeah, but the message doesn't quite come across as I think it should. The body count on this one is low, not that there needs to be one in the first place, but the violence in here is off the chart.
Wow...that first scene will leave you scratching your head. Then again, maybe not. This is a complete piece. A beginning, a middle, and an end, but you'll hardly notice what with everything going on. It's all about metaphors. That and defecation apparently.
There's a classic for you. Honestly, by the time I saw this film, the hype had killed it for me, or well, for the shock value. I can understand the press it got upon release, but compared to today, it's kinda tame, however, still a very powerful film.
I don't consider this to be a film...I mean, it is, but it's more of a documentary/mockumentary. Parts of it real, parts of it fake. Parts of it funny...and some just plain stupid. But honestly, you owe it to yourself to see one of these at least once in your life.
A woman is raped. She gets revenge. There ya go. Supposedly, there's a better message than that in the film, but uh.....I must'a missed it. The rape scene is actually the most violent of them all. That's mainly because the slaughter scenes of the men who raped her are somewhat hidden. Almost voyuristic.
I recommend watching anything by Shinya Tsukamoto. The guy just does some great, great work. The thing is, you get so drawn into the story that nothing really disturbs you about it. He made a sequel to this film as well as a film called "Tokyo Fist".
I dunno. But the box art sure makes it look fun, eh?
Did you see "Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer"? Wanna see it again?
Same as above. It's got a different story to tell, but it's very similar. Different story and all, but still, yer watching the same film.
Wow. Wow. Wow. You probably won't be disturbed, but damn, what a ride. Seriously, with watching so many films that are supposed to be disturbing, you become desensitized to it all. Great film here.
Thanks to sbleisure for the recommendation. Girls with guns......yummy.
The first in the "Coffin Joe" series. Coffin Joe is basically the Brazillian Freddy or Jason. Nothing too disturbing, more just a horror flick here. Still...a classic.
Something about a woman in a nazi outfit just does it for me. Honestly, this is crap. I won't lie. It's shit, but it's fun shit.
More of the same. Nudity, torture, gross shit. But like, ten times than what's in the film above. Again, the film is crap and only worth it for shock value, unless yer laughing.
Art house all the way here. Do a search for Richard Kern images to get an idea of what you are going to see in this film, if you like. Also - Lydia Lunch and a gun. ~drool~
Wanna see someone get a splinter in their eye? This one's for you.
I hope I don't need to explain this one to you as to why it's here.
Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan
I couldn't find any box art for this film, well, I did, but it's rather small. Anyway, this is a powerful film....on many levels. What this man did.....is amazing as it is odd. He wasn't supposed to live much past the age of 20....he died at the age of 44 I think it was. He took his disease.....and said, "Fuck you". And he did it with S & M. Which you will see very graphically in the film.
I know I am leaving out a lot of other films here. Films like "Gummo", "Welcome To The Dollhouse", "Happiness", "Cemetary Man", a fun little flick and probably many other shock/horror/real life type of films, but there is yer basic starter kit. If I find more, I'll post more.
If you want to buy any of these films, as most of them will not be available to rent at your local video store, check Amazon......that's where the images came from.