AN INTRODUCTION TO THE WORLD OF 'SHOCKING CINEMA'

A Listmania! list by my heart beats in breakdowns
 
Funny Games [DVD] [1998]
1.  Funny Games [DVD] [1998] DVD ~ Susanne Lothar
The list author says:
  "Considered 'shocking' due to it's violent content even though no actual graphic violence is never shown on screen - Haneke at his best."
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John Waters Collection [DVD] [2005] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
2.  John Waters Collection [DVD] [2005] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Sonny Bono
The list author says:
  "Pink Flamingos offers the most 'shocking' final closing in cinema history. Often crude, always funny."
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Irreversible [DVD] [2003]
3.  Irreversible [DVD] [2003] DVD ~ Monica Bellucci
The list author says:
  "Superbly inventive construction and visuals with extreme graphic content.."
£17.98   Used & New from: £1.78
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)

Piano Teacher [DVD] [2001]
4.  Piano Teacher [DVD] [2001] DVD ~ Movie
The list author says:
  "A very deceptive piece involving numerous unexpected twists and turns."
£6.99   Used & New from: £3.00
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

Dancer In The Dark [DVD] [2000]
5.  Dancer In The Dark [DVD] [2000] DVD ~ Björk
The list author says:
  "A film which relies on the spectators own emotions in order to generate it's 'shock' effect."
£8.75   Used & New from: £0.30
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

Requiem for a Dream [DVD] [2001]
6.  Requiem for a Dream [DVD] [2001] DVD ~ Ellen Burstyn
The list author says:
  "Considered to be the most depressing film ever made, and too rightly so. Numerous 'shocking' moments."
£4.26   Used & New from: £0.48
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (179 customer reviews)

Battle Royale [DVD] [2001]
7.  Battle Royale [DVD] [2001] DVD ~ Tatsuya Fujiwara
The list author says:
  "I pray Hollywood doesn't remake this film! Everything about BA works superbly."
£4.37   Used & New from: £1.69
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (219 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Anatomy Of Hell [2004] [DVD]
8.  Anatomy Of Hell [2004] [DVD] DVD ~ Amira Casar
The list author says:
  "Always rely on Breillat to bring the most sexually explicit material to our screens."
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3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Kids [DVD] [1995]
9.  Kids [DVD] [1995] DVD ~ Leo Fitzpatrick
The list author says:
  "A study of youths sexual exploration and lifestyle. Also try 'Ken Park' (if it ever get's a release)"
£12.95   Used & New from: £1.12
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Brown Bunny [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
10.  Brown Bunny [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Vincent Gallo
The list author says:
  "Gallos most recent directorial effort. Relatively slow in pace but later get's it's 'shock' responce from it's graphic final closing."
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2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Lilya 4-Ever [DVD]
11.  Lilya 4-Ever [DVD] DVD ~ Oksana Akinshina
The list author says:
  "An all too familiar story and somewhat predictable, but emotionally effecting all the same."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

City Of God (Cidade De Deus) [DVD] [2003]
12.  City Of God (Cidade De Deus) [DVD] [2003] DVD ~ Alexandre Rodrigues
The list author says:
  "Seen by many as overly extreme in terms of it's violence, yet also beautiful, witty and with a certain heart."
£3.46   Used & New from: £0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

La Haine (Special Edition) [DVD] [1995]
13.  La Haine (Special Edition) [DVD] [1995] DVD ~ Vincent Cassel
The list author says:
  "Similar to City in many respects, but in my opinion alot more 'real'."
£5.82   Used & New from: £1.92
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)

Fahrenheit 9/11 [2004] double disk extra features [DVD]
14.  Fahrenheit 9/11 [2004] double disk extra features [DVD] DVD ~ Michael Moore
The list author says:
  "The art of doccumentary is possibly the most shocking, as we cannot distance ourselves from it - although do we trust Michael Moore?"
£10.01   Used & New from: £0.17
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Hellhouse [2001] [DVD] [2002]
15.  Hellhouse [2001] [DVD] [2002] DVD ~ Aria Adloo
The list author says:
  "A study of faith driven by fear."
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A Clockwork Orange [DVD] [1971]
16.  A Clockwork Orange [DVD] [1971] DVD ~ Malcolm McDowell
The list author says:
  "No list would be complete without this - do I really have to explain this one?"
£3.85   Used & New from: £0.72
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (163 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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