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Unke wrote:
If you are looking for truly sickening movies for reasons best left unexplored, you may find what you're looking for in the French arthouse abomination Baise-Moi (2000), which is really just another rape-revenge movie. A bored prostitute murders her roommate in an argument about rent. An occasional porn starlet gets gang-raped (with full close-ups of the penetration) and subsequently beaten up by her boyfriend, whom she kills. Both women team up to lure men with sex and punish them with their guns and high heals. There's also a massacre in a swinger club, if I remember it correctly (I have since tried to erase the film from my memory). Outside of the seven Nazi propaganda films you cannot watch legally outside of an academic context, this is the most despicable movie I've ever seen. Enjoy.


I'm going to take a pass on this one even though it looks as if it fits the bill. The IMDB entry is right here. Unless I "need" to, I'm going to make an attempt at staying away from unsimulated sex as there are no doubt other films that feature the same kind of story without having to go all gonzo on me. Shamefully, I'd rather see a few minutes of the horrific Nazi stuff as the intended audience was far larger. But, really, I'd rather not. I think Isla: She Wolf is as close to sex and Nazis as I'll be getting.


Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:53 pm
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JamesKunz wrote:
I've seen Cannibal Holocaust and it's really quite something. I had some issues watching it because I have problems watching sexual violence against women and found an early scene in which a woman is raped with a rock particularly disturbing. The first half of the movie is an unrepentant exploitation movie, with lots of breasts, the occasional penis, violence, etc. Then the second half turns into a strong condemnation of film violence and the voyeuristic component involved with watching/enjoying a film about extreme violence. With lots of horror, to be sure.

The second half of the film is by far the stronger, though tempered by the hypocrisy involved with making an exploitation film which sharply criticizes the genre. I don't think it's terribly good (I gave it **1/2) but it's smarter than the average "blood-soaked, limbs-hacked' type film.


For the sake of this arbitrary project of mine, sexual violence against women (involving a rock) is going to be (temporary) fair game. I like the fact that the film is a condemnation of violence but am having lots of trouble getting past the abject animal cruelty thing. I just don't want to watch that. Sad, of course, being that I'm willing to watch a woman get brutally fucked in the service of telling a story. And by "sad" I mean "disgusting".


Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:56 pm
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How about Flowers of Flesh and Blood. Its a Japanese flick that was apparently so graphic Charlie Sheen turned it over to the FBI after he got ahold of a copy. Or maybe that's just urban legend. It's been years since i've seen it, at 16 a group of friends and I had a contest to see who could sit and watch it the longest.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0161635/


Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:20 am
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stiefmo wrote:
How about Flowers of Flesh and Blood. Its a Japanese flick that was apparently so graphic Charlie Sheen turned it over to the FBI after he got ahold of a copy. Or maybe that's just urban legend. It's been years since i've seen it, at 16 a group of friends and I had a contest to see who could sit and watch it the longest.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0161635/


Great recommendation. In another thread I mentioned the Guinea Pig films and my aversion to what they have to offer. Seeing that I'll be watching Farewell Uncle Tom tomorrow night I don't think I've got much room to claim innocence from hypocrisy -- I may check Flowers out if and when it becomes available through Netflix. For the time being, I'm glad it isn't available.


Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:04 am
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majoraphasia wrote:
ram1312 wrote:
I don't know that I would call these exploitation films though...


And so we come to the problem: what the hell is an exploitation movie?

The definition I'm going with is a minor variation on the general: any film that uses sordidness/violence/sex/torture/anti-social naughtiness as a way to entertain, shock, amuse, frighten, or move the audience. Broaden the definition of any of the words in the definition and you've got my full meaning. The Girl Next Door, from what I've read, serves to enlighten the viewer to a kind of depressing reality through wanton violence and generally despicable behavior. It fits my definition.

Salo may throw off some viewers by its inclusion in Criterion's esteemed list but, at the end of the eye-gouging filled day, its intention is to shock the viewer into submission with the horrors of fascism. The film goes on and on. It may be an art film but its definitely, no buts about it, a total exploitation shocker.


Good definiton.

Can't say I ever really had a definiton, more of an impression that exploitation films had to be...I don't know...B-grade. You know...not-so-great acting, over-the-top gore/sex, big fury jackets with cane accessory, girls with guns, and on and on.

More of an impression...I'm certain I'm wrong now.


Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:15 pm
Post Re: The 'Blood-Soaked, Limbs Hacked Exploitation Cinema' Thread
Get back to us when you find that the controversy about The Girl Next Door is much ado about nothing.

I may not be versed in exploitation cinema (the worst I've seen is probably The Last House on the Left), but I did do some quick research. The following may or may not match your criteria, but they are all available on Netflix.

Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067810/
Plot: After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black prostitute goes on the run from "the man" with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels.
Why? - [from imdb's Parents Guide]: "In the opening scene a kid has sex with a hooker. The young teenager is shown nude from the rear and front, but his privates are hidden. The hooker is shown fully nude, front and back. This scene runs 3 1/2 minutes. Many other explicit sex scenes occur throughout the movie.

Four sex scenes include full frontal female nudity, and two include frontal male nudity. The others almost always include side nudity by both men and women.

One of the scenes is a sex show apparently between two women, one with a strap-on. Then (with close-up on the crotch) the strap-on is partially removed to reveal that the performer was unquestionably a man.
"

Thriller: A Cruel Picture (1974) -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072285/
Plot: A young woman, muted after a sexual assault as a child, is trained to seek violent revenge on those who have wronged her after being kidnapped and forced to work as a prostitute.
Why? - [see plot]

Tokyo Gore Police (2008)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1183732/
Plot: Set in a future-world vision of Tokyo where the police have been privatized and bitter self-mutilation is so casual that advertising is often specially geared to the "cutter" demographic, this is the story of samurai-sword-wielding Ruka and her mission to avenge her father's assassination.
Why? - [from a user review]: "Basically, if there's any other movie aside from possible Dead-Alive that can contend with it, this is the goriest movie ever made outside of the US. Even for Japan, who have produced some of the craziest action/horror/sci-fi stuff anywhere ever (Miike especially can lay claim to some of it), it's extreme and it's certainly not for the faint of heart or easily offended or yada yada."


Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:09 pm
Post Re: The 'Blood-Soaked, Limbs Hacked Exploitation Cinema' Thread
ram1312 wrote:

Good definiton.

Can't say I ever really had a definiton, more of an impression that exploitation films had to be...I don't know...B-grade. You know...not-so-great acting, over-the-top gore/sex, big fury jackets with cane accessory, girls with guns, and on and on.

More of an impression...I'm certain I'm wrong now.



Ah, but you see ram, I think only the best exploitation movies have the "not-so-great acting, over-the-top gore/sex, big fury jackets with cane accessory, girls with guns, and on and on."

The definition is very flexible, naturally. I'm going to divvy up my viewings with representatives from the "big" categories: pseudo-snuff, blaxploitation, purported documentaries... you get the idea. Many of the suggestions people wrote in inform me that most viewers, at least those who frequent this site, haven't seen many of the movies I'd heard about. They'd probably heard about some of the more infamous titles but, like me, avoided them for greener pastures.

What is reflected in this thread is more modern fare. That, of course, means women getting f*cked with a nail gun. While women in film have frequently been brutally f*cked with a nail gun, the most recent wave of exploitation cinema offers mostly this kind of... um... entertainment.

At least, the most recent wave that people have seen.

ed_metal_head wrote:

Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067810/
Plot:
After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black prostitute
goes on the run from "the man" with the help of the ghetto community
and some disillusioned Hells Angels.
Why? - [from imdb's Parents
Guide]: "In the opening scene a kid has sex with a hooker. The young
teenager is shown nude from the rear and front, but his privates are
hidden. The hooker is shown fully nude, front and back. This scene runs
3 1/2 minutes. Many other explicit sex scenes occur throughout the
movie.

Four sex scenes include full frontal female nudity, and
two include frontal male nudity. The others almost always include side
nudity by both men and women.

One of the scenes is a sex show
apparently between two women, one with a strap-on. Then (with close-up
on the crotch) the strap-on is partially removed to reveal that the
performer was unquestionably a man.
"

Thriller: A Cruel Picture (1974) -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072285/
Plot:
A young woman, muted after a sexual assault as a child, is trained to
seek violent revenge on those who have wronged her after being
kidnapped and forced to work as a prostitute.
Why? - [see plot]

Tokyo Gore Police (2008)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1183732/
Plot:
Set in a future-world vision of Tokyo where the police have been
privatized and bitter self-mutilation is so casual that advertising is
often specially geared to the "cutter" demographic, this is the story
of samurai-sword-wielding Ruka and her mission to avenge her father's
assassination.
Why? - [from a user review]: "Basically, if
there's any other movie aside from possible Dead-Alive that can
contend with it, this is the goriest movie ever made outside of the US.
Even for Japan, who have produced some of the craziest
action/horror/sci-fi stuff anywhere ever (Miike especially can lay
claim to some of it), it's extreme and it's certainly not for the faint
of heart or easily offended or yada yada
."


Thanks for the titles, ed. I'm on the fence about none of the titles save for Tokyo Gore Police, a movie that looks to be in the mode of Oldboy and its ilk. In other words: I'm not particularly interested in seeing another brutal Japanese film that revels in bizarre violence. It isn't because it fails to fit my threadbare requirements but, rather, that I've seen too many of these kinds of movies for them to have any lead over more 60s/70s/80s-flavored fare. I've added Thriller to the list. I'm planning on seeing Sweet Sweetback's eventually so that one is being tabled for the time being -- I want to see things I would normally avoid like the plague.

And, speaking of the plague, I've finished my first assignment.


Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:27 pm
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#1: The Girl Next Door (2007)

Image

What's it about?

In 1958 New Jersey two teens, Meg and Susan, move in with their aunt Ruth and yada yada yada Meg is tortured without end by her sister and neighborhood kids while Aunt Ruth abuses both sisters without resorting to creative uses for a blowtorch.

And what are we exploiting in this entry?


Women, teenagers, the myth of peaceful suburbia, and the use of various utensils not designed for use on things such as nipples.

Summary of movie in a short sentence:

Suburbia may look all innoncent and shiny but, under the veneer, there is probably some use of a blowtorch on a 14-year-old's clitoris.

Is it any good?

Would you like me to sodomize you with a rose bush? Well? Would you?

The meat:

If you're going to use the word 'disturbing' you better use it correctly. For something to qualify as 'disturbing' it needs to unsettle deeply held mores or pervert the ordinary. The Girl Next Door doesn't disturb jack shit. Yet another movie in a long line of movies about how suburbia isn't all it seems, this movie aims to give the more honest viewer an opportunity to see teenagers torture one of their own because, really, the move from cruelty to murder isn't all that far of a leap.

In truth, there probably isn't all that far of a leap from beating up your friend's kid sister to having to bury a body. But The Girl Next Door isn't particularly interested in motivation so much as it is interested in detailing lots of inventive torture. The goal of the movie is to shock you into thinking "How could this have happened?" while you apparently ignore all kinds of very real, more general sorts of injustices. It's a snuff movie, to be sure, but it's also kind of a silly Lifetime Movie trifle. The opening notes recall innocence, good times spent in 50's Americana nostalgia and by the end... well, have I mentioned the blowtorch and the clitoris?

Look, if I want to be disturbed I'll watch the highly perverse seen in Superman III when Annie Ross's Vera is sucked into a computer and turned into a cyborg. That scene will fuck up a childhood. Nothing in The Girl Next Door suggests perversion because the setting of the film is rooted in references to the 1950s made in other, more competent films. The acting in this one, save for the twenty-something playing a 14-year-old, is spectacularly bad. Which, of course, is good. But the strange, gee-whiz dialog is spectacularly bad in a way that real exploitation filmmakers would have better juxtaposed with a screwdriver getting shoved through the skull of a midget. This one is kind of a chimera: part Buddy Holly and part Rape That Girl With a Spatula. And it wasn't even meant to be anything more than an eye-opener. So, you know, rape my expectations with a spatula.

Needless to say, the neighborhood children that are more observers than participants don't bother seeking out any help. This is fair: after all, if you're going to give suburbia a good scalding you better play with all the mythological deck. Which, in added fairness, means something more: the world is a shitty place without a drop of hope so you'd better go get the blowtorch and set the sights for a clitoris instead of trying to improve what's broken beyond repair.

It's a gloriously bad film but not in a delicious way. It's aims aren't noble (suburbia-bashing went out in the late 60s) and its desperacy to sicken only makes the movie desperate, not sick. The lesson it offers is depressing: Why Bother? That the story is rooted in actual events (hat tip to Ragnarok73 for the info) leads me to believe that, as I suspected, trying to make a very specific instance into a general moral plundering just doesn't work.

The Girl Next Door sucked. Hostel, an incredibly well-made piece of dubious entertainment, at least had the advantage of attempting to make an interesting general point: Beware your unfounded assumptions about why your world view is the best. The Girl Next Door, a pathetically cynical, bitter little piece of torture theatrics is the kind of movie that aims to chastise the audience for assuming life could be any good at all. So, you know, fuck you The Girl Next Door. It isn't good exploitation fare -- it's only good at making the world a little more cynical, sad. If it sounds like an interesting movie to you I advise a quick rental of Hostel and then straight to bed.


Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:04 am
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majoraphasia wrote:
mailedbypostman wrote:


That was wonderful. Doing some easy detective work revealed the movie from which this truly hilarious scene comes from is called Lik Wong (or King of Strength or Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky).

Yes. I have seen the whole thing, and it is truly a masterpiece of horrificness. In all aspects.


Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:14 am
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I don't know how I feel about this thread. On the one hand, Mr. majoraphasia is a hell of a writer. On the other hand, I don't know a whole lot about exploitation movies and can't really contribute. On the other other hand, It'll be interesting to hear someone wax intellectually on Addio zio Tom. Alright major, you'e got my full backing on this one!

To show my full support, some random recommendations (none of which I've seen) (Also, the descriptions come from IMDB):

Men Behind the Sun (1988): Japanese troops round up Chinese and Russian prisoners of war and take them to a place called Squadron 731, where they are grotesquely tortured and experimented on to test new biological weapons.

Snuff (1976): A so-called "snuff" movie involving the exploits of a cult leader leading a gang of bikers in a series of supposedly real killings on film.

Bloodsucking Freaks (1976): Sardu runs the theatre of the macabre. Sardu is into S&M. Sardu likes to kill people in public and make them think it's fake.

I've heard of gnarlier ones (from the same site that made me aware of Addio zio Tom), but their names have since escaped me. Alas.


Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:44 am
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majoraphasia wrote:
ram1312 wrote:

Good definiton.

Can't say I ever really had a definiton, more of an impression that exploitation films had to be...I don't know...B-grade. You know...not-so-great acting, over-the-top gore/sex, big fury jackets with cane accessory, girls with guns, and on and on.

More of an impression...I'm certain I'm wrong now.



Ah, but you see ram, I think only the best exploitation movies have the "not-so-great acting, over-the-top gore/sex, big fury jackets with cane accessory, girls with guns, and on and on."

The definition is very flexible, naturally. I'm going to divvy up my viewings with representatives from the "big" categories: pseudo-snuff, blaxploitation, purported documentaries... you get the idea. Many of the suggestions people wrote in inform me that most viewers, at least those who frequent this site, haven't seen many of the movies I'd heard about. They'd probably heard about some of the more infamous titles but, like me, avoided them for greener pastures.

What is reflected in this thread is more modern fare. That, of course, means women getting f*cked with a nail gun. While women in film have frequently been brutally f*cked with a nail gun, the most recent wave of exploitation cinema offers mostly this kind of... um... entertainment.

At least, the most recent wave that people have seen.

ed_metal_head wrote:

Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067810/
Plot:
After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black prostitute
goes on the run from "the man" with the help of the ghetto community
and some disillusioned Hells Angels.
Why? - [from imdb's Parents
Guide]: "In the opening scene a kid has sex with a hooker. The young
teenager is shown nude from the rear and front, but his privates are
hidden. The hooker is shown fully nude, front and back. This scene runs
3 1/2 minutes. Many other explicit sex scenes occur throughout the
movie.

Four sex scenes include full frontal female nudity, and
two include frontal male nudity. The others almost always include side
nudity by both men and women.

One of the scenes is a sex show
apparently between two women, one with a strap-on. Then (with close-up
on the crotch) the strap-on is partially removed to reveal that the
performer was unquestionably a man.
"

Thriller: A Cruel Picture (1974) -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072285/
Plot:
A young woman, muted after a sexual assault as a child, is trained to
seek violent revenge on those who have wronged her after being
kidnapped and forced to work as a prostitute.
Why? - [see plot]

Tokyo Gore Police (2008)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1183732/
Plot:
Set in a future-world vision of Tokyo where the police have been
privatized and bitter self-mutilation is so casual that advertising is
often specially geared to the "cutter" demographic, this is the story
of samurai-sword-wielding Ruka and her mission to avenge her father's
assassination.
Why? - [from a user review]: "Basically, if
there's any other movie aside from possible Dead-Alive that can
contend with it, this is the goriest movie ever made outside of the US.
Even for Japan, who have produced some of the craziest
action/horror/sci-fi stuff anywhere ever (Miike especially can lay
claim to some of it), it's extreme and it's certainly not for the faint
of heart or easily offended or yada yada
."


Thanks for the titles, ed. I'm on the fence about none of the titles save for Tokyo Gore Police, a movie that looks to be in the mode of Oldboy and its ilk. In other words: I'm not particularly interested in seeing another brutal Japanese film that revels in bizarre violence. It isn't because it fails to fit my threadbare requirements but, rather, that I've seen too many of these kinds of movies for them to have any lead over more 60s/70s/80s-flavored fare. I've added Thriller to the list. I'm planning on seeing Sweet Sweetback's eventually so that one is being tabled for the time being -- I want to see things I would normally avoid like the plague.

And, speaking of the plague, I've finished my first assignment.
Don't worry about Tokyo Gore Police, I can assure you that's absolutely NOTHING like Oldboy as unlike Oldboy it's a horror-comedy, yeah it may have extreme gore, but it's the really silly over the top Dead Alive type of gore, and not the brutal and intensely realistic gore you'd get from something like Oldboy or Ichi The Killer. It's definitely one of weirdest films i've ever seen though, and it's pretty damn fun, so i'd suggest you check it out.


Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:53 am
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I just sold 800 DVD's in a garage sale
I noticed that the guy who snapped up Thriller seemed freaky
But maybe I'm paranoid
and forgetting I owned it first :-(
Rob


Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:43 am
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I guess i'm just confused is all lol. The Girl Next Door disturbed me 10x more than Cannibal Holocaust. Hostel didn't disturb me even in the slightest....

I guess I just havn't been exposed to enough of this type of cinema to know enough about it is all. I'm not being sarcastic or anything, just being honest.

Time to watch some of the recommended stuff and see what it's all about. :D


Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:47 am
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Tromeo & Juliet


Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:37 pm
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I feel like an idiot...

Major...why not watch the film that inspired the thread...I Spit On Your Grave.


Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:46 pm
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mailedbypostman wrote:


Amazing.


Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:19 pm
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ram1312 wrote:
I feel like an idiot...

Major...why not watch the film that inspired the thread...I Spit On Your Grave.



Hey now we're talking. That's a classic!

Also a more contemporary film that fits the female revenge, now you're all going to die, mold; High Tension.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338095/


Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:33 pm
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Zeppelin wrote:
I don't know how I feel about this thread. On the one hand, Mr. majoraphasia is a hell of a writer. On the other hand, I don't know a whole lot about exploitation movies and can't really contribute. On the other other hand, It'll be interesting to hear someone wax intellectually on Addio zio Tom. Alright major, you'e got my full backing on this one!

To show my full support, some random recommendations (none of which I've seen) (Also, the descriptions come from IMDB):

Men Behind the Sun (1988): Japanese troops round up Chinese and Russian prisoners of war and take them to a place called Squadron 731, where they are grotesquely tortured and experimented on to test new biological weapons.

Snuff (1976): A so-called "snuff" movie involving the exploits of a cult leader leading a gang of bikers in a series of supposedly real killings on film.

Bloodsucking Freaks (1976): Sardu runs the theatre of the macabre. Sardu is into S&M. Sardu likes to kill people in public and make them think it's fake.

I've heard of gnarlier ones (from the same site that made me aware of Addio zio Tom), but their names have since escaped me. Alas.


Man, Zeppelin... thank you!

Out of the three you've mentioned I'm going to be adding Bloodsucking Freaks. But why, me? Well, I'll tell ya: It's a remake of a movie called The Wizard of Gore. Now, in theory, I should watch the "original". In a thread dedicated to bloody violence and tasteless behavior would you watch the "original" exploitation film or the bloodier remake of that movie? It's more in the spirit of the thread to watch the Bloodsucking movie. Yes.

As an aside: The Wizard of Gore is referenced in 2007's Juno. If you'll recall: Jason Bateman offers up Wizard as a rebuttal to Ellen Page's argument that Dario Argento is the best gorehound of all time. Then? They watch the movie together.

The sad thing is, I really like Dario Argento's movies without a hint of irony in my enjoying them. His films weren't just bloody exploitation films if they were exploitation films at all. His eye, particularly in the 70s and most of the 80s, was the best in horror cinema. His films look beautiful and, without exception, they are each more entertaining (and frightening) then virtually all the other thrillers from that era.


Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:48 am
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Colin wrote:
I guess i'm just confused is all lol. The Girl Next Door disturbed me 10x more than Cannibal Holocaust. Hostel didn't disturb me even in the slightest....

I guess I just havn't been exposed to enough of this type of cinema to know enough about it is all. I'm not being sarcastic or anything, just being honest.

Time to watch some of the recommended stuff and see what it's all about. :D


Colin,

I haven't seen Cannibal Holocaust so I can't compare it to The Girl Next Door. But I have seen Hostel and can say that, like The Girl Next Door, the movie didn't make me feel any more disturbed than before the opening credits rolled. The Girl Next Door wasn't disturbing, it was grisly. The images within that film aren't interested in challenging a set of beliefs but, rather, making the audience wince at the violence. The repercussions of the violence in both Hostel and the film in question are too intrinsic to the stories to unsettle me. Both films are disgusting, yes, but both films are too locked into their fictional worlds (this being the case no matter how "based on a true story" one might be) to make me reconsider anything other than my selection process.


Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:54 am
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Bondurant wrote:
Tromeo & Juliet


I've seen it! I've said this before but it can't be said too often: I always enjoy Troma's original output. They produce so many movies that it can be difficult to get around to but maybe 50% of them but there's always room for more. A good recommendation, Tromeo & Juliet, and one I give to others who'd like to see an unreasonably silly take on Shakespeare done by people who find decapitations pretty funny.

stiefmo wrote:
ram1312 wrote:
I feel like an idiot...

Major...why not watch the film that inspired the thread...I Spit On Your Grave.



Hey now we're talking. That's a classic!

Also a more contemporary film that fits the female revenge, now you're all going to die, mold; High Tension.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338095/


Ram! That's two of us. Idiots, I mean. What better movie to finish the run of 12 with than I Spit on Your Grave? If it weren't for that one I wouldn't have started this thread. Added like a motherf*cker.

High Tension, on the other hand... yyyeeeeeeeea... maybe. We'll see. I want to stick to adding movies from the 60s/70s/80s before heading into contemporary territory.


Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:00 am
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