I've had this on tape for about 7 years, but have never seen it, until last night when it was on TV. And wow! I was absolutely blown away by this masterpiece. For those that don't know it, it is the first film by Jean-Pierre "Amelie" Jeunet, co-directed by Marc Caro. It's a visual tour-de-fource that in the realm of comic-horror, can only be matched by Sam Raimi's Evil Dead 2. Delicatessen strikes me as the type of film that David Lynch might dream up if he decided to film a story that made sense. It's so bizarre, and so totally dark that often while watching the film I was struck with terror and burts of uncontrollable laughter almost simultaneously. Theres so much imagery that at first appears to be totally meaningles and superfklous to the story, but on closer inspection, slots in perfectly into the context of the film. Dominique Pinon is wonderful in the lead role of Louison. He's prevalant in all of Jeunet's films, and has a strange magnetism that just forces you to look at him. Also, the cinematographer Darius Khondji (sp?) (whose brilliant work has recently been on show in Panic Room[) has painted one of the most dazzling and unique film experiences onto celluloid that I've ever seen. If you've yet to see it, then wait no longer. The DVD has been rumoured to be in the works, so we should have it soon. I can only imagine how amazing an experience it will be to watch a high-definition transfer with 5.1 sound. I can't wait! Also, on a side-note, how the hell did Jeunet manage to make a film as bad as Alien Resurrection when everything else he's touched has turned to gold? Baffling.