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Films / DVDs of an altogether different nature

Mr. J. J. Hawkins "scratlin"
 
The Kingdom [DVD] [1996]
The Kingdom [DVD] [1996]
"This mini series by Lars Von Trier is one of the funniest, unsettling things I have seen. It's incredible. See if you can track the sequal as well - you'll want to."
Slaughterhouse Five [DVD]
Slaughterhouse Five [DVD]
"Wierd and wonderful anti war comedy. It looks a tad dated but worth a watch I reckon"
The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou [DVD]
The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou [DVD]
"Opinions surrounding this film are polarised. I love it. There are some great lines in it and a wonderful feeling on misplaced emotion. Soundtrack wise, I prefer the ultra analogue casio riffs."
Peep Show: Series One [DVD] [2003] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Peep Show: Series One [DVD] [2003] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
"Everyone's probably well aware of this by now. The first series is a million times better than the first and will have you laughing until you die."
The Day Today : Complete BBC Series (2 Disc Set) [1994] [DVD]
The Day Today : Complete BBC Series (2 Disc Set) [1994] [DVD]
"Chris Morris' first significant project is extremely funny. Just as surreal and wierd as Brass Eye, but far less of an assault on the viewer. Alan Partridge has never been funnier."
Brazil [1985] [DVD]
Brazil [1985] [DVD]
"An absolute goldmine of a film and a must for anyone working in an office. Orwellian, yes, but much more interesting."
My Wrongs #8245-8249 & 117 [DVD]
My Wrongs #8245-8249 & 117 [DVD]
"Chris Morris' attempt at short film. Very funny indeed (with an excellent remix by sample-smith Osymyso), showing Paddy Considine's range as a superb actor. Talking of which..."
A Room for Romeo Brass [DVD] [2000]
A Room for Romeo Brass [DVD] [2000]
"Shane Meadows is a brilliant director, with very similar views on Directorship as Alan Clarke. Here is a slice of the Midlands that is scary, moving, funny all at once. It is a classic."
Dead Man's Shoes [DVD] [2004]
Dead Man's Shoes [DVD] [2004]
"The comedy here is purely nervous. This is a horrific film, but one that you will walk feeling how necessary it all is. Meadows based it on his own experience as a silent witness to violence."
Delicatessen [DVD] [1991]
Delicatessen [DVD] [1991]
"Before Amelie there was this film (and City of Lost Children, but i've not seen it). Incredibly well Directed and acted. Black and surreal comedy."
The Secret Adventures Of Tom Thumb [DVD]
The Secret Adventures Of Tom Thumb [DVD]
"A master class in pixelation (animation with real people). It's altogeher terrible and beautiful to behold. Moving and grotesque."
Dune -- Two-disc Special Edition [DVD]
Dune -- Two-disc Special Edition [DVD]
"Despite being panned, chasing Lynch away from big films forever, the story of Dune here is told with marvelous gusto. Lynch injects his warped vision, but it's Brad Dourif's Piter that does it for me."
Eraserhead [DVD]
Eraserhead [DVD]
"An unsettling film. Often referred to as horror, although I see it as a surrealist piece. Often referred to as slow but I think you sort of zone out to it, turns into something that happens to you."
Dancer In The Dark [DVD] [2000]
Dancer In The Dark [DVD] [2000]
"One of the most heartbreaking films I've seen. Bjork is superb in this crushing tale of innocence betrayed. A must for any Bjork/Lars von Trier fan"
Scum [1979] (Ray Winstone) [DVD]
Scum [1979] (Ray Winstone) [DVD]
"I put off watching this for ages as the whole prison genre freaks me out. I was suprised to find that  this was a film of beauty and sensivity. If you had the same hang-up as me, watch it!"
PI [DVD] [1999]
PI [DVD] [1999]
"Aronofsky's debut and an amazing example of the effectiveness of black and white. Caustic, enlighting, brilliant. Superb soundtrack."
Requiem for a Dream [DVD] [2001]
Requiem for a Dream [DVD] [2001]
"Not many people haven't heard of Requiem yet but just in case - this is Hubert Selby Jr. magnificently realised. A tale of happiness undercut by addictions."
Romeo Is Bleeding [DVD] [1994]
Romeo Is Bleeding [DVD] [1994]
"No one does American accents like Oldman. This starts out seeming like a noir-ish yarn but mutates into a very odd film indeed. I like it a lot."
The Descent [DVD] [2005]
The Descent [DVD] [2005]
"Ah yes... finally some gore. There are some marvellously horrible deaths in this film. Coupled with a horrid sense of claustrophobia it's a good slice of shlock fun."