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Initial post: 30 Jun 2011 22:18:21 BDT
L Brasi says:
Tonight I watched 'Dogtooth' on-line via LOVEFiLM and this is the most bizarre and disturbing movie concept I think I have ever seen.

From the dance scene (1:19:00) on-wards it blows the mind for totally head-banging behavior.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogtooth_(film)

Posted on 1 Jul 2011 07:22:06 BDT
I really hate weird films .... films that are weird for the sake of it get right on my bits !

Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, was one that come to mind.... I hated it.

I didnt like Donnie darko either .. but thats probably cause Jake Gyllanhall is so bloody annoying too watch

Posted on 1 Jul 2011 08:30:34 BDT
L Brasi says:
B_etc = agree 1000% about the 2 you mention - especially Donnie Darko which is about next to Dogtooth in the Pits.

Posted on 1 Jul 2011 10:26:33 BDT
J.Yasimoto says:
Dogville
Blue Velvet
Caligula (uncut)

All a bit bizarre...

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jul 2011 10:38:47 BDT
J.Yasimoto says:
That's a shame. Donnie Darko is one of my favourite films.

Don't mind a bit of Lynch either. Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, Lost Highway etc...

Dogville and Caligula were pants though.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jul 2011 11:11:00 BDT
No Yasimoto ... if u like it fair enough ...

My best mate in school was obessed with Twin Peaks and insisted i watch it and I thought it was just weird crap .. i was 14 tho, maybe it makes more sense now?

Posted on 1 Jul 2011 14:41:31 BDT
Last edited by the author on 1 Jul 2011 14:48:32 BDT
Sascha says:
I'm not sure I know the meaning of the word "weird" in context of film or at least as shown by some of the examples in this thread.

If I see a wandering description/synopsis for a film that doesn't really impart a strong sense of mystery or draw me in or explain an outline of the plot or the beginnings of it, then I simply don't watch the film. I'd rather rely on recommendation by friend or a very strong review to watch something like that. Something like Dogtooth's description (and sub-par rating) on imdb.com falls into that category. It would simply never cross my mind to actively see it.

Whereas something like "Baraka", if any attempt to describe it, would also fall into that category, but I've received so many recommendations to watch it, that it is affixed firmly to my watch list!

But when I do end up watching "weird" content - as so far listed in this thread - I normally end up really enjoying myself, lol.

For example,

"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" - I loved it (especially the quotes and Kate Winslet's performance)
"Donnie Darko" is fantastic - that film left a lasting impact on me for a very long time
"Mulholland Drive" is one of the best films I've ever seen. Ok, its not quite perfect enough to be on my favorite lists, but its almost there!
"Twin Peaks" I saw some of the series on TV as a kid and me and my brothers and sisters got so interested in the plot development, we would try to sneakily video it to get around our parent's TV curfew! I never did watch all of it in the end ...

The one notable exception is "Dogville". Despite well-above average reviews and even a recommendation, I spent about 20 minutes watching that and I almost fell asleep. It just felt like the director had collected together a who's-who of actors, an otherwise ordinary story line and then decided to lazily film it in a theater while almost voyeuristically letting all the action of a typical film format play out live on the set. This included full rape and sex scenes while young children were deliberately being kept in the same open space shots not 10 meters away. It felt like the director was just showing off his "artiness" by controversy or minimalism for the sake of it, not because the story itself was in the least bit compelling. I've seen sexploitations films, which obviously Dogville is not meant to be, that are far stranger but also had far more compelling overall story lines, and frankly better done, than Dogville. Something like "Sweet Movie" springs to mind...

Incidentally, "Blue Velvet" looks more than halfway interesting. Thanks for that, I'll add it to my list!

Posted on 1 Jul 2011 15:05:59 BDT
Last edited by the author on 1 Jul 2011 15:06:10 BDT
I got one AntiChirst .. not just weird, it was sick, pompus, badly acted, worst script, poinless plot, needless hardcore porn shots.

The film just exists to shock and grab headlines as it has nothing else to say .. so def weird but more importantly CRAP !
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Posted on 3 Jul 2011 17:16:29 BDT
N. Messenger says:
"The Passion Of Darkly Noon' is an odd film. But picturesque. I may have misspelt the title. I must watch that again some time.

Posted on 4 Jul 2011 02:42:25 BDT
Sascha says:
I just watched Blue Velvet - its a good film and not in the least bit weird actually! At least not any more than any other mystery.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jul 2011 08:19:20 BDT
J.Yasimoto says:
"not in the least bit weird"

Are you sure you weren't watching National Velvet?!

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jul 2011 15:18:09 BDT
L Brasi says:
Yasimoto san - ;0))))))))))))))))))))))

Posted on 4 Jul 2011 15:26:18 BDT
Bad Boy Bubby was a tad weird!

Posted on 4 Jul 2011 15:27:08 BDT
DarrenHF says:
Rubber [DVD] - A film about a killer tyre. Could be fun in a schlocky nonsense sort of way I thought. No, it's some poser's idea of postmodernist breaking the fourth wall rubbish. Took about 30 seconds for me to think 'Oh god what is this?'

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jul 2011 15:52:13 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 Jul 2011 15:54:05 BDT
L Brasi says:
A few years ago I was driving south on the M6 in the Birmingham area when I was overtaken by a single tyre/wheel which had come off the axle of a truck well behind me and had decided to continue its journey alone at about 60 mph. It failed to negotiate a slight bend and crossed over into the north bound side after jumping the barrier. Miraculously everyone managed to avoid it and it bounced off into the verge after several hundred yards.

Perhaps this was the origin of this killer tyre movie?

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jul 2011 16:19:47 BDT
Mr K says:
All the movies made by David Lynch are far too wierd for me... they make my head hurt..
The one that comes to mind is Lost Highway (I think that's the name)..And if tv is accepted then i'd like to add Lost. Had high hopes but just felt cheated at the end!!
It looked like all that weirdness was just a ploy to keep audiences hooked..

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jul 2011 16:35:28 BDT
Anita says:
Mr K, try his 'The Straight Story' (Lynch's I mean)

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jul 2011 17:06:23 BDT
J.Yasimoto says:
...or Elephant Man.

Posted on 4 Jul 2011 18:03:55 BDT
N. Messenger says:
I love 'Dune' 'Mulholland Drive' "Blue Velvet' 'Elephant Man' 'Wild At Heart'
But then I love Lynch's work.

I would say these above films are all fairly straight-forward movies with 'M Drive' being somewhat weirder than the others.

Now 'Lost Highway' is for me somewhat more confusing but marvellously threatening and entertaining at the same time.

'Eraserhead'...yes, that is a very strange movie. Very strange.

I started watching 'Inland Empire'...but couldn't make it through the movie that first time. I was getting baffled. Menacing...and really, really strange.
I'll try again another time...but not soon methinks. Still, I like a challenge.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jul 2011 22:00:56 BDT
Mr K says:
I actually do want to see The Elephant Man having watched a documentary on him recently on tv, so will give that a go. Maybe i'll also hunt down The Straight Story as well...

Posted on 5 Jul 2011 08:51:35 BDT
Iris Ezer says:
It has to be Peter Greenaway's "The Baby of Mâcon". the weirdest movie i have ever seen.

Posted on 5 Jul 2011 11:02:57 BDT
J. Anderson says:
Doom Generation is a messed up film. Staring Rose McGowan. weird,disturbing, and just plays on your mind

Posted on 5 Jul 2011 15:15:30 BDT
Cactus Dave says:
Jacobs ladder was dam weird, also a asian film about some guy turning into a robot, also cronnenberg films got that weird twist to them like videodrome.

Posted on 6 Jul 2011 09:56:46 BDT
J.Yasimoto says:
I know it's not a movie, but as Twin Peaks has been mentioned, I thought I'd point out that the original The Kingdom I & II - Original Broadcast Edition [DVD] has just been released. A very bizarre TV program.
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