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Postby Demongoldfish on Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:38 pm

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Postby Egofreaky on Fri Sep 22, 2006 12:46 am

Chris: That's really creepy. My girlfriend is totally into those movies too... Although she also has Batman (the first one with Jack Nicholson) in her list as well...

Dillon: The original, or the musical Little Shop of Horrors?
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Postby dillon on Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:25 am

"The original, or the musical Little Shop of Horrors?"

the 80's one. (i've never actually seen the original) that giant plant puppet rocks!
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Postby jpaulos on Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:30 am

I saw the stage show of that and they used a giant puppet on stage ... it looked amazing!
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Postby dillon on Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:44 am

puppets rule. if only george lucas knew what he threw away.
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Postby apple head on Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:37 pm

[url]kontrollfilm.hu[/url]

click on the british flag to see the site in english and download the trailer, and video clip. It's pretty damn cool! :)

It's cult, because it's dark, underground and not in English.

Most Hungarian films are dull as hell, but I just saw two trailers that looked interesting.

Then again, if you want to be all alternative cinema viewer, Spain and France seem to have the most hidden treasures and so does Mexico :)

I have yet to get into Danish films, but they have some real nice quality looking things. German cinema has it's gems too, and it's not just Run Lola Run.

Anybody else want to share some foreign films with us?
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Postby Troy Kealley on Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:04 pm

Hmm - foreign... The Robert Rodriguez stuff comes to mind (The El Mariachi trilogy) . Of course my favourites are John Woo's original Hong Kong flicks (The Killer, Hard Boiled, The 'A Better Tommorow' trilogy). Jackie Chan's 'Police Story' flicks. The Beat Takeshi films - (Hana Bi, Voilent Cop, etc.) Almavvador's stuff was a bit weird for me but interesting nonetheless. The french Films 'The Visitors' and 'La Femme Nikita'. 'Sione's Wedding' from New Zealand was pretty damn funny, and of course Peter Jackon's early stuff (Meet the Feebles and Bad Taste). There's a couple of German flicks I like (including the aforementioned 'Run Lola Run') whos names escape me - which is a pity because I'd love to buy them. Aussie folms Two Hands, Lantana, Metal Skin and The Sum of Us I thought were pretty good. More dodgy cult Aussie flicks like Running on Empty and Midnight Spares have a place there too! And of course Mad Max...

Typical US Cult flicks I liked were - The Breakfast Club, Pump Up the Volume, Heathers (while were talking Christian Slater), Blues Brothers, Rocky Horror, Ferris Buellers Day Off, the Kevin Smtih stuff, most of Tarantino's stuff. I have the whole Stanley Kubrick collection at home too. Apocolypse now, Easy Rider, Bad Lieutenant, all spring to mind.

Crossing the line between Classic and Cult are some of my all time favourites like Ben Hus, El Cid, Casablanca, and Breakfast at Tiffanies. I'm a big fan of the old Bogart stuff. And naturally the Steve McQueen stuff hits my list - not really cult though - eg Great Escape, Bullitt. The Original versions of Gone in 60 Seconds and The Italian Job were great enough for Hollywood to try to remake.

Hmm that's some of my list...
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Postby Christian on Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:22 pm

Good, good call on Beat Takeshi.

The Reflecting Skin - The only vampire movie worth a damn and it has no vampires in it. Plus, Viggo before he was cool. Strange southern gothic, soaked in secrets.

Repo Man - 'That's bullshit. You're a white suburban punk. Just like me.' If you were an alienated kid in the 80s with a bad haircut who liked binge drinking... you knew this movie.

Pin - Canadians don't always hit it, but they always do horror really differently. This one is about an evil, seductive anatomical model. No one likes it but it creeped me.

Nadja - What I just said about Vampire movies is bollocks. 'For the dead travel fast'.. lovely. Plus you've got to love acid casualty Peter Fonda describing Dracula thusly 'He was like Elvis near the end. Fat and surrounded by zombies'

Perdita Durango - Voodoo sex crimes on the run! Fucking ace crime film with a nice edge of religious paranoia. Very fucking nice.

Lenningrad Cowboys Go American - You have to watch it because, well, that's what its about. The zenith of Finnish film making.

Wild At Heart - Not Lynch's best movie but a gem that not enough people have actually seen. Nick Cage, at the top of his powers.

The Magic Christian - The perfect fable about the death of 60s idealism.

The Devils - As a young man, my first acid trip conicided with me coming home and sweating it off to Ghosts Can't Do It, Evil Dead 2 and this insanely strange pyschadelic witch hunting sexy possessed nuns movie. Its the strange one.

Johnny Suede - Jim Jarmusch made better films later, but where else are you going to see Nick Cave sell Brad Pitt songs about his father's death in the electric chair.

Excalibur - A film big old fantasy geeks like me love to death but horribly misunderstood by critics and most audiences. A mythic treatment of the King Arthur story and a truly memorable Merlin. 'Rest in the arms of the dragon...'

Zombie Holocaust - Psudeo documentary style film making is all the rage but it started here, unnoticed. Sometimes quite genuinely scary.

Pandemonium - Aussie comedy horror, which kind of sucks but is better for it. Can anyone remember the Geoff Rush film where the Liberal party are Satanists? And Children of the Revolution. Required watching for Australian lefties.

Company of Wolves - Despite criminal underuse of David Warner, it was here Angela Carter's incredible vision of the murky psychological truths came to life. This is Labyrinth for grown ups who like shagging and death.

Bedazzled - Not the shitt remake, the Moore and Cook original. See two consumate performers at their game. Although if you get a chance, listen the their uncensored live records. You thought Lenny Bruce bought it... for that matter, see the original Thomas Crown affair. But that's not really cult.

Point Blank - Lee Marvin, unstoppable killer, the movie Payback 'homaged'. The opening shot is so fucking good. They don't do crime movies like this no more.

Christ, so many more.

Better Than Chocolate - A really moving film about the real lives of dykes.

I Spit on Your Grave - American grindhouse at its scungiest best...

Satanico Pandemonium, anything Hal Hartley ever does, Dolomite, Draughtsman's Contract... I thought Showgirls was fucking brilliant and time will agree with me on that. Topless Women Talk About Their Lives, Centre of the World... Altered States... no. I promise that' all. Pi, Flesh Gordon, Gabriel Byrne pashing off Julian Sands in Gothic...

Must stop.

OK. Aussie films not cult - The Proposition - pornographically brilliant. Erskineville Kings, Better Than Sex, in recent years.

Interesting trivia. - In Garage Days, all the comics in longboxes in the suicide victim's room where written by, er, me.
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Postby apple head on Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:01 am

Totally forgot about Hong Kong Flicks. I really like their slapstick comedies. Not a fan of the historical serious drama types though.

Anybody watch Korean Flicks? I haven't seen any good ones yet. I can't afford cable and I'm stuck with SBS, which isn't really that bad. I could be in America :P

I have seen Battle Royale (Which is probably one of the few violent films I'll condone), but most Japanese flicks are a bit too slow for me. I saw a movie called the Postman (I think that's what it's called). It had a really good story, about some dude and his off involvement with the Yakuza. In hindsight it was a good movie, but it was real dull to watch it at the time. They played it at the Japanese film festival when there was a Dendy's at Martin PLace. Anybody know it? Actually the more good Japanese or Hong Kong Movies I see the more I cringe looking at Tarantino Flicks. Sorry, I liked his films once, but for some reason I can't re watch them the same way now. Although I hand it to him, he writes the best dialog in the business.

Christian. The comics in Garage Days, were they only the Phosphorescent stuff, or was there some Star Wars too?
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Postby micma on Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:10 am

what about" momento" that movie was awesome!!
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Postby Christian on Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:15 am

Only Phos. The story I heard, about a year after the flick came out on video, was that the production company called up Phos and said 'can we rent some boxes filled with your comics'. So a whole bunch of early Watch and the first issue of Dunwich were sent over.

Speaking of Korean films, there was one whose name I cannot goddamn remember about the Korean army. Apparently their Special Forces, the 707th, decided to award it a medal, they were so impressed by how accurate it was.

If anyone can remember the name of that film, please tell me because it was brilliant. But one of those 'OH GOD' films, where you grit your teeth at the savagely broken shin bones and stuff like that.
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Postby ChrisWahl on Sun Aug 05, 2007 12:31 am

Two reasons I'm reviving this old thread.

Firstly, Christian- I think the Korean war film you're after is 'Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War'. Haven't seen it but 'best war film ever' keeps popping up in reviews I read.

Secondly- I just bought and watched 'Oldboy'. Woah! Best $10 I've ever spent! I'm officially a fan of Korean cinema.
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Postby Ka-ru on Sun Aug 05, 2007 12:50 am

Well, that's an impressive list. I haven't really thought this through but I have one I'd like to add.

Brazil: I think it may have been the first Terry Gilliam movie, but I loved the surreal elements, especially the cobblestone samurai and the ending...
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