Very Strange Flix??

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  1. DanielM

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    looking for some...along the lines of: Eraserhead,Begotten
    Un Chein Andolou,Liquid Sky, and to a lesser degree "Naked Lunch and "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" "Brazil" may qualify..What are some other way off the beaten path non mainstream flix??
     
  2. Rich Malloy

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    Go here for many excellent reviews of films that just might fit the bill: http://www.mondo-digital.com/

    I'd recommend:
    Even Dwarfs Started Small (Herzog)
    Whity (Fassbinder)
    Careful (Madden)
    Visitor Q (Miike)
    Little Otik (Svankmajer)
    Female Trouble (Waters)
    Fando y Lis (Jodorowsky)--I prefer all his other films (particularly "El Topo" and "Sante Sangre"), but these are not currently available on acceptable R1 DVDs. Until rectified, these are worth tracking down on VHS, at least for rental.

    And with any luck, "L'Age d'or" (Bunuel) will be coming out soon!
     
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  4. DanielM

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    I forgot the J.Waters stuff seen all of it....
    also cant believe I forgot Jodorowsky "Sante Sangre" is a great one have not seen anything else by him
    this looks like a good un
    THANX
     
  5. MartinTeller

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    Some of my favorites that haven't been mentioned yet (not all are available on DVD)...

    Vertov:
    The Man With the Movie Camera

    Brakhage (all available on Criterion's by Brakhage):
    Dog Star Man
    The Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes
    Window Water Baby Moving

    Kusturica:
    Underground
    Time of the Gypsies

    Haynes:
    Safe

    Hooper:
    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    Linklater:
    Waking Life
    Slacker

    Hardy:
    The Wicker Man

    Franju:
    Eyes Without a Face

    Ming Liang-tsai:
    The Hole
    The River
    What Time Is It There?
    Vive L'Amour

    Cocteau:
    La Belle et la Bete
    Orpheus
    Blood of a Poet

    Greenaway:
    The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
    A Zed and Two Noughts
    Belly of an Architect
    Drowning by Numbers

    Von Trier:
    Dancer in the Dark

    Laloux:
    Fantastic Planet


    Noe:
    I Stand Alone
    Irreversible

    Bunuel:
    El

    Lynch:
    Elephant Man
    Blue Velvet
    Mulholland Dr

    Herzog:
    Aguirre, The Wrath of God
    Nosferatu
    Cobra Verde
    Fitzcarraldo
    The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

    McNaughton:
    Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer

    Wenders:
    Wings of Desire

    Kobayashi:
    Kwaidan

    Ichikawa:
    Fires on the Plain
    An Actor's Revenge

    Suzuki:
    Branded to Kill
    Tokyo Drifter

    Weir:
    Picnic at Hanging Rock
    The Last Wave

    Lang:
    Metropolis

    Schrader:
    Mishima

    Anh Hung Tran:
    Cyclo
    The Vertical Ray of the Sun
    The Scent of Green Papaya
     
  6. Rich Malloy

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    Hell yeah! Actually, I'm not entirely sure if it fits Daniel's bill real well (not much like "Un Chien Andalou", for example), but this is one of my favorite, sorta-overlooked Bunuel films. I think it's fair to say it might have been one of Hitchcock's favorites, too.
     
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    Boxing Helena

    Eating Raoul

    Harold and Maude

    Maitresse (coming to DVD I believe)

    Freaks

    Man facing South East

    Try Ken Russel films too; I remember one about the neo-romantics set, then there's Whore

    Many not on DVD tho
     
  8. MarkMel

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    The Butcher Boy
     
  9. soop.spoon

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    Martin Teller's suggestions are excellent.

    I would also recommend anything by Alejandro Jodorowsky... specifically Fando y Lis... Not only for the feature, but also for the intriguing documentary on Jodorowsky's life.

    Nicholas Roeg's Walkabout and The Man Who Fell To Earth are also quite odd.
     
  10. Rich Malloy

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    I agree, except that I actually find "La Constellation Jodorowsky" to be the very best part of that disc. There's some wonderful imagery in "Fando" (not all of which was stolen from Bunuel!), but I don't think it's as good a film as (most) of his others. El Topo, Holy Mountain, and Sante Sangre, in particular.

    Of Martin's Greenaway recommendations, I think "A Zed and Two Noughts (ZOO)" is probably closest to the sorta film Daniel's looking for. Of course, the perfect selection might be "The Baby of Macon", but no DVD for that one as yet...

    And though I recommended Guy Madden's "Careful" (which is my favorite of his feature length films), I wonder if "Tales from the Gimli Hospital" might be closer to what Daniel's interested in?
     
  11. Arnie G

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    Synapse released a great version of Blue Sunshine

    From the back cover: At a party, someone goes insane and murders three women. Falsely accused of te brutal killings, Jerry is on the run. More bizarre killings continue with alarming frequency all over town. Trying to clear his name, Jerry discovers the shocking truth...people are losing their hair and turning into violent psychopaths and the connection may be some LSD all the murderers took a decade before. Soon, if Jerry can't stop it, the horror will become uncontrollable...the horror caused by Blue Sunshine!
     
  12. ChrisBEA

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    Butcher Boy is fantastic! I wish it would hit DVD.

    How about a new strange fave:
    Six String Samurai

    or:
    City of Lost Souls
     
  13. Dan Lindley

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    After Hours
    Brother from Another Planet
     
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    A fine, fine film, but actually quite tame by Miike's standards! [​IMG]

    I recommended "Visitor Q" above, probably the most bizarro of all Miike's films. Don't watch it with granny. [​IMG]

    (I think "Audition" is Miike's best film, and would probably be strange enough to make this list... but "Visitor Q" is just about as strange, offensive, scatologic, and perverse as they come. And oddly moving, when it's all said and done. Does it promote "family values"? Well, sorta.)
     
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    THE NINTH CONFIGURATION William Peter Blatty
    SCHIZOPOLIS Steven Soderberg
    WILD AT HEART David Lynch
    I'd love to see WHY DOES HERR R. RUN AMOK? by our friend Fassbinder make it to DVD
     
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    Any David Lynch film.
    Donnie Darko
    Fight Club
     
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    Tetsuo
    Akira
    Wild at Heart
    and for a laugh, a lot of the "Something Weird" horror films. IE: Blood Freak, Blood Feast ect...
     
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