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Rubber Johnny [DVD] [2005] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

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  • Actors: Elvis, Percy Rutterford, Chris Cunningham
  • Directors: Chris Cunningham
  • Writers: Aphex Twin
  • Producers: Aphex Twin, Grant Branton, John Payne, Mark Herbert, Mary Burke
  • Format: Colour, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Warp Records
  • DVD Release Date: 12 July 2005
  • Run Time: 6 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009UVCI0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 437,219 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 Nov 2005
Format: DVD
This is Chris Cunningham at his best. This is only a six minute film but believe me it is worth owning. The idea is superb, but im not going to give anything away because it has to be watched to be understood. But if you like experimental cinema you will be amazed by this. Trust me.
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This is possibly one of the most scary, yet amusing and highly innovative works by a director that I have ever seen... the last time I saw something as 'creatively out-there' was Alice by Jan Svankmajer back in 1988... this is only a short film, but well worth the £'s. Highly recommended.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Another Celluloid Nightmare From an Artistic Genius 22 Jun 2005
By T Boz - Published on
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Originally conceived as a promo for Aphex Twin's DrukQs album almost 4 years ago, this piece by up and coming director Chris Cunningham has been a labor of love for him, and has been filmed and edited piece by piece when time permits to be fully unleashed on the public when ready. The story of course is about Johnny, a dangerous shapeshifting mutant kept in the cellar by his parents, where his mind alone keeps him and his dog entertained, along with the occasional ingestion of powdered cleaning products. The ingenuity with which Cunningham (who stars as Johnny by the way) uses nightvision to give this short film an unequalled creepiness is unsettling to say the least. All I can say is he is an acquired taste. Having been initially exposed to his visceral vision with 1997's 'Come to Daddy' video, I can say he is among my favorite directors working today, and I cannot wait for his eventual feature length film to hit theaters. It will be like a punch in the stomache to the public. Take heed.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
The Most Engaging 6 Minutes... 24 Oct 2005
By Amazonian - Published on
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Although it's a short (very short) film, it's probably the most innovative and engaging 6 minutes of film I've seen in a while. While most people will be turned off by the accompanying booklet, the film is uncomfortably irresistible. It's only downside is that it's too short.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Too Short!! 27 July 2005
By Binnorie - Published on
Format: DVD
I blinked and it was over. No really, it barely lasts five minutes. It's a segue. It leads you on with its elaborate packaging (lots of pictures that make you question your choice to watch it while eating) and has a disturbing opening which leads you on to the fact that there might be a story here... nope. It's not worth the $10 I paid.

Those five minutes were good. Wait for it to show up on some sort of compilation- then buy it.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Rubber Johnny 16 Oct 2005
By Mike - Published on
Format: DVD
This is a pretty brilliant video, albeit terribly messed up. Conceptually it is rather dark as well as literally being dark (as it was all shot on a infra-red camera). If you like Chris Cunningham, you'll probably like this video, though it is one of his stranger ones.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Sick, twisted, and brilliant 7 July 2005
By Dave De Anda - Published on
Format: DVD
I understand that this video cannot be up there in the pantheon of "genius creations of all time" for most people, simply because it isn't as accessible as some of Cunningham's other work.

Aside from this, it is just short of perfection. The visuals are completely well suited and perfectly matched to the music. If you aren't an Aphex fan, you will have a problem with this, because the imagery is inextricably linked to the music. Nevertheless, with this caveat, you cannot help but be mesmerized by the grotesqueries of the Johnny character, and of course the eerie likeness to John Merrick, evidenced by the oversized cranium.

I thought it was hilarious that the Italian printing company hired to make the sleeve for the DVD refused to finish the job because the workers on the printing floor didn't even want to look at the DVD artwork. If you think this is all a bit cheeky, you're right; pushing the envelope of culture by using uncomfortable images sounds like what an artist does. Or you can look at it as sensationalism- it's up to you. I choose the former, because Cunningham isn't afraid of being darkly humorous...even if it is a little sick.
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