25 things that are better than a kick in the slats

A Listmania! list by Charlie
 
PI [DVD] [1999]
1.  PI [DVD] [1999] DVD ~ Sean Gullette
The list author says:
  "Dark, surreal, innovative - brilliant! Why you shouldn't pay attention in math class..."
£14.98   Used & New from: £2.61
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

Dead Man [VHS] [1996]
2.  Dead Man [VHS] [1996] VHS Johnny Depp
The list author says:
  "An excellent film that stays with you. gritty and dark - this is a true modern western with a surreal streak a mile wide and a haunting soundtrack..."
£8.49   Used & New from: £1.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture Dead Man Soundtrack-A Film By Jim Jarmusch
3.  Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture Dead Man Soundtrack-A Film By Jim Jarmusch by Neil Young
The list author says:
  "The Neil Young soundtrack to the above film - very good in its own right!"
£11.14   Used & New from: £5.53
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Dark Star [1974] [DVD]
4.  Dark Star [1974] [DVD] DVD ~ Dan O'Bannon
The list author says:
  "A cult classic by a cult director - John Carpenter.  Phenomenology and existentialism meets planet-killing weapons and surfing in space. Oh, did I mention the alien that looks like a beach ball?"
£15.98   Used & New from: £1.95
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Akira [DVD]
5.  Akira [DVD] DVD ~ Katsuhiro Otomo
The list author says:
  "One of the only manga films to cross over into the mainstream - and rightly so! Excellent animation, including some early use of computer animation in manga, and, of course a twisted plot!"
Used & New from: £0.74
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (229 customer reviews)

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Ghost in the Shell [DVD] [1995]
6.  Ghost in the Shell [DVD] [1995] DVD ~ Atsuko Tanaka
The list author says:
  "Probably my favourite animated film ever - excellent artwork, plenty of good old fashioned ultraviolence and an intellectual theme that leaves you thinking, or should..."
£10.01   Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (135 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Clerks [VHS] [1995]
7.  Clerks [VHS] [1995] VHS Brian O'Halloran
The list author says:
  "Well, ok this is obvious - but Kevin Smiths first, and funniest comedy. Rude, irreverant and stylish as well as ever so slightly dark. I'm not even supposed to be here!"
£3.99   Used & New from: £0.44
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

I See A Darkness
8.  I See A Darkness by Bonnie Prince Billy
The list author says:
  "Don't listen to this album if you are feeling down - you won't catch the notes of hope floating in these ironic, quiet songs. Uneasy listening."
£9.99   Used & New from: £4.38
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Dawn Of The Dead: Director's Cut [VHS] [1980]
9.  Dawn Of The Dead: Director's Cut [VHS] [1980] VHS David Emge
The list author says:
  "Take out your brain (put it in tupperware for later!) and prepare to watch *the* best zombie film ever - hilarious, gruesome - cool! RrrruaghHGgH!"
Used & New from: £2.20
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (20th anniversary edition with a new preface by the author)
10.  Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (20th anniversary edition with a new preface by the author) by Douglas R. Hofstadter
The list author says:
  "Artificial intelligence, philosophy and mathematics? Not a light work - takes a long time to read, but this is made bearable by a lighthearted but not condescending style..."
£13.59   Used & New from: £10.75
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

Horse Latitudes
11.  Horse Latitudes by Jay Merrick
The list author says:
  "Brilliantly written blend of science fiction and a heart of darkness style passage into the unknown chaos of the jungle - and the protagonists soul"
Used & New from: £0.01

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High Fidelity [DVD] [2000]
12.  High Fidelity [DVD] [2000] DVD ~ John Cusack
The list author says:
  "A true modern love story - an uncertain and wry journey of retrospective self discovery, with a sweet ending. Jack Black steals the show with his irritating character and amazing final scene"
£3.48   Used & New from: £0.33
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

Amores Perros [DVD] [2001]
13.  Amores Perros [DVD] [2001] DVD ~ Emilio Echevarría
The list author says:
  "Three stories in one, unfolded in strands over the course of the film.  A Tarantino style film with non-two-dimensional characters and a satisfying ending."
£7.48   Used & New from: £1.34
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

The Big Blue [Version Longue] [DVD] [1988]
14.  The Big Blue [Version Longue] [DVD] [1988] DVD ~ Rosanna Arquette
The list author says:
  "The big blue is a modern myth, a love story and more...  one to watch on an empty sunday."
£7.50   Used & New from: £0.34
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)

The Abyss (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [1989]
15.  The Abyss (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [1989] DVD ~ Ed Harris
The list author says:
  "James Camerons best work - a film that blends action and science fiction with a real-world feeling that makes the film unforgettable."
£7.99   Used & New from: £0.18
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

OK Computer
16.  OK Computer by Radiohead
The list author says:
  "Soul music for those of us living in the fluorescent supermarket glare of the modern world."
£4.03   Used & New from: £0.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (313 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
17.  Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream by Ralph Steadman
The list author says:
  "This is a classic - read it, then watch the movie - it makes (slightly) more sense that way... Get this edition also, as it includes the Ralph Steadman illustrations: to simulate a head full of drugs!"
Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Come to Daddy
18.  Come to Daddy by Aphex Twin
The list author says:
  "From the gruesome kids on the cover, through the *evil* of the title track to fields of cerebral rythmic noodling and out to the tranquil IZ-US this is a fantastic work of original music."
£13.95   Used & New from: £2.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Dazed And Confused [VHS]
19.  Dazed And Confused [VHS] VHS Jason London
The list author says:
  "Just about exactly when and where I wish I was alive. Man."
£4.99   Used & New from: £0.75
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

The Doors
20.  The Doors by The Doors
The list author says:
  "Listen to this while you sleep for a week and it will screw you up nicely..."
£7.14   Used & New from: £0.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)

Ocean's Eleven [DVD] [2001]
21.  Ocean's Eleven [DVD] [2001] DVD ~ George Clooney
The list author says:
  "As they wouldn't let me enter Donnie Darko on this list before it's release - here's a film that is top class escapist entertainment instead. Hollywood proves it still has something to offer!"
£2.74   Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Big Lebowski [DVD] [1998]
22.  The Big Lebowski [DVD] [1998] DVD ~ Jeff Bridges
The list author says:
  "Comic, with a twisting plot, groovy soundtrack and the Coens usual cinematic flair, this is their finest work..."
£5.99   Used & New from: £0.20
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (174 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Sony MZ-N1 Silver Net MiniDisc Walkman with 5 Free Blank MiniDiscs
23.  Sony MZ-N1 Silver Net MiniDisc Walkman with 5 Free Blank MiniDiscs by Sony
The list author says:
  "Don't buy a portable MP3 player, buy this.  Take your mp3s and other music with you wherever you go - discs are cheap, the transfer is quick and the thing just *looks* like a million dollars..."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)

The Private Press
24.  The Private Press by DJ Shadow
The list author says:
  "O.K - this one hasn't been out long enough for me to decide whether it is an all-time favourite, but this is some damn funky stuff - his usual amazing breaks and samples and a heap of attitude, to go."
£4.74   Used & New from: £0.74
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Heathers [DVD] [1989]
25.  Heathers [DVD] [1989] DVD ~ Winona Ryder
The list author says:
  "The best of the crop of slightly crazy 80's Christian Slater movies - nice and dark comedy: 'surreal intelligence' the quote says, and I agree..."
£9.19   Used & New from: £1.82
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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