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Old 15-01-2013, 22:48
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With the future of HMV seemingly in the balance, I got around to thinking about all the DVDs I've bought there over the years.

And remembered buying Koyaanisqatsi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRmrxYvm7iY

Got to be the strangest and most "off the wall" film I own (by the way, does anyone really understand it??!)

But are there any odder films out there you know about?
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Old 15-01-2013, 22:55
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Skoonheid aka Beauty....

South African film about a married closeted gay man who becomes dangerously obsessed with an attractive young man. A good film but very very strange.
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Old 15-01-2013, 22:56
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Koyaanisqatsi is very good with a great music score too, its not difficult to understand once you know what Koyaanisqatsi means and that's spelled out to you in the film.

Eraserhead is the strangest film I've ever seen, a bit pretentious too IMHO, have no desire to see it ever again.
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Old 16-01-2013, 00:55
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"Berberian Sound Studio" !!

I know I've sounded off about this film on other threads, but this pretentious piece of c**p still gets up my nose!
And I'm a fan of Italian Horror movies, which is the subject matter.
Trouble is, it's just a representation of one man's descent into apparent madness, so there's no ending and no point!
I defy anyone to tell me what the final scene means!

The Critics all raved over it though ....
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Old 16-01-2013, 01:00
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Skinned deep about a murderer with a bear trap for a jaw called the surgeon general and guy called brain with a gigantic head and warwick davis is a plate throwing dwarf.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0304722/
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Old 16-01-2013, 04:45
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Tetsuo the Iron Man
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Old 16-01-2013, 05:13
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Eraserhead is the strangest film I've ever seen, a bit pretentious too IMHO, have no desire to see it ever again.
I don't think Eraserhead is the strangest Lynch film even, Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me is arguably more surreal. And Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives is more odd than any Lynch.
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Old 16-01-2013, 05:39
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I don't think Eraserhead is the strangest Lynch film even, Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me is arguably more surreal. And Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives is more odd than any Lynch.
Not seen those so I cant comment, in general I don't like Lynch's style, though Blue Velvet was pretty good.
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Old 16-01-2013, 05:56
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Not seen those so I cant comment, in general I don't like Lynch's style, though Blue Velvet was pretty good.
Twin Peaks FWWM has this scene: I was worried about today because of the dream I told you about


And that's the only scene Bowie is in, and there is no further explanation for his character. I love that movie.
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Old 16-01-2013, 10:57
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Herostratus (1967). Surreal, sometimes grotesque (keyword-abbatoir) and very odd.
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Old 16-01-2013, 11:19
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"Berberian Sound Studio" !!

I know I've sounded off about this film on other threads, but this pretentious piece of c**p still gets up my nose!
And I'm a fan of Italian Horror movies, which is the subject matter.
Trouble is, it's just a representation of one man's descent into apparent madness, so there's no ending and no point!
I defy anyone to tell me what the final scene means!

The Critics all raved over it though ....
I was looking forward to this one, but after watching it I can honestly say I have no idea what happened It was probably better to watch in a cinema than at home though. The darkness of the cinema would have added to the atmosphere.
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Old 16-01-2013, 11:26
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I was looking forward to this one, but after watching it I can honestly say I have no idea what happened It was probably better to watch in a cinema than at home though. The darkness of the cinema would have added to the atmosphere.
I did unfortunately (at a Film Festival), and it really didn't improve it! In fact there was a LOT of shuffling and tutting going on when the "Nature documentary" interrupts the film...
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Old 16-01-2013, 11:32
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I did unfortunately (at a Film Festival), and it really didn't improve it! In fact there was a LOT of shuffling and tutting going on when the "Nature documentary" interrupts the film...
Yeah, thinking about that I probably would have been whispering things like wtf is going on??? throughout
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Old 16-01-2013, 14:11
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1. That Mickey Mouse film with pink elephants.

2. Hausu (a satire, granted, but still crazy)

3. Cujo (a St. Bernard dog as a rabies-infected vicious killer? lol)

4. a Malaysian, Singaporean or Thai film with a talking head that floats across a city on a killing spree while it talks about philosophy, death, life and love (it kills by biting or chewing on a victim's head)
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Old 16-01-2013, 15:21
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Zed And Two Noughts. Great music though, from Michael Nyman.
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Old 16-01-2013, 15:34
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A Boy A his Dog was strange and I could not get into it.
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Old 16-01-2013, 16:38
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Holy Motors is pretty blooming weird the first time round. Really had problems getting into it. That said, after having done some research on it I'm not curious enough to see it again.
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Old 16-01-2013, 17:00
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I think it is unique,but most would call Richard Linklater's film Slacker strange because there is no plot whatsoever.It starts with one scene,then when the characters have done their thing,the focus shifts to another character,someone who had just been passing by for instance,and who has a totally unrelated storyline.Then the story follows them whilst the previous one just disappears.There are about twenty or so of these mini scenes,all totally unconnected,but there are some absolutely hilarious,disturbing,weird,random,and even thought provoking acts throughout the film.

If you like Clerks,you would love this as well.
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Old 16-01-2013, 17:07
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Zardoz is a weird one for a mainstream movie.

Sean Connery in an orange nappy and a giant stone head that shouts "The penis is evil." are a couple of the highlights!
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Old 16-01-2013, 17:16
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I found look whos talking strange. It creeped me out seeing talking babies.
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Old 16-01-2013, 17:17
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200 Motels.
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Old 16-01-2013, 17:28
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The Tin Drum.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ewzWkFZOFk

Excellent film, even better book.
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Old 16-01-2013, 17:49
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I would Possession with Sam Neill and Isabelle Adjani would be right up there, very odd film.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082933/
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Old 16-01-2013, 20:15
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The Puma Man - STARRING Donald Pleasance still only available on VHS An absolute oddity from start to finish very funny though especially the way they pronounce 'Poooma Man'
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Old 16-01-2013, 20:54
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The Happiness Of The Katakuris.
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