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"violent" and "disturbing" scenes in films

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Initial post: 9 Dec 2013, 17:21:53 GMT
Last edited by the author on 20 Jan 2014, 13:41:45 GMT
When Murphy gets shot to death by Bodicker and his gang in 'Robocop'
The gang rape scene in 'Scum'
A Woman gets brutally murdered in 'A blade in the dark", a former "video nasty" from Italy.
The scene where Joe pesci's character gets battered to death with baseball bats at the end of 'Casino'

Just some of the scenes i think are violent and/or disturbing.

Posted on 10 Dec 2013, 16:19:48 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 Dec 2013, 16:22:39 GMT
Pin through the eye in Guinea Pig
The first 10mins of Begotten
Irreversible there are two scenes that are real tough to watch.
Tumbling doll of flesh, man nastiest film ever
August underground Mordum.... to wrong to say, the film is cack but man there is some proper wrong stuff in it.
Grotesque Japanese film.. man oh man this is one nuts movie and my fave utterly sick film,

Posted on 12 Dec 2013, 00:32:30 GMT
AJ says:
To be honest, there are some pretty disturbing kills in Gangster no1

Posted on 12 Dec 2013, 00:52:48 GMT
"scum" is a pretty disturbing and brutal portrayal of life in a borstal. The acting in it is so damn good, you'd be forgiven for thinking that what you've just seen was for real.

Posted on 12 Dec 2013, 12:32:15 GMT
Trying to burn the little girl alive in a kitchen oven ... in " Case 39 " .

Posted on 19 Jan 2014, 23:50:00 GMT
Sex lives of the potato men is probably the most disturbing British film or even Film ever and all for the wrong reasons.

Posted on 20 Jan 2014, 02:59:37 GMT
mister joe says:
Salo is worth a mention.
Refn's stuff in Drive and Only God Forgives.I adore the way he shoots violence....sudden spurts of psychosexual brutality.

Trying to think of disturbing scenes....
in a previous forum you mentioned the infamous give birth to a man scene in uber cult classic Xtro.
One guy who can always send a horrid shiver down my spine is David Lynch.It's like he understands my subconscious fears....
there's a scene in Fire Walk With Me where Bob is in the corner of a room and also one in the tv series Twin Peaks where I think if I remember correctly Bob is at the end of the bed.
The scene in Hannibal where he is eating brain from a head makes me feel physically sick.
Audition has a number of icky scenes.
Martyrs was quite gruelling.
Matthew Bright's Bundy deserves a mention for it's execution scene with Bundy on the electric chair.
That's a great movie by the way if anyone hasn't seen it before,the guy who plays Bundy is incredible.
One film that made me feel uncomfortable was a movie called The Girl Next Door where a young girl is tied up and abused....but systematically.
Nine times out of ten though the disturbing stuff is in the foreign films,i am partial to a bit of the French extremity scene.....Noe,Dumont,Pascal.
Another good forum Kevin.

Posted on 20 Jan 2014, 11:31:56 GMT
J.Yasimoto says:
I've seen a fair few of the above and after a while you get desensitised to the violence and gore. But some that have recently stuck in my mind:
The Exorcist (any number of scenes but I didn't like the way the young girl started speaking with a deep voice.)
Drive (The head stamp, extreme violence made worse because it's so unexpected.)
Ringu (when the woman climbs out of the TV - shudder!)
Deadwood (The fight scene in series 3 I think. Not at all stylised, complete opposite of your usual knockabout western fight. This was ultra realistic, a fight to the death, and the end was quite sickening.)

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2014, 11:52:54 GMT
Last edited by the author on 20 Jan 2014, 13:37:59 GMT
Yeah i agree Mister joe about Drive. The scene in the Motel room when Albert brook's henchmen come calling. That shot of the bloody mass that was Christina hendrick's head, very brutal and stays with you a while after seeing it. The sound during every kill is excruciatingly realistic too.

Regards foreign films, what about the dog fight scenes in Amores perros. They where obviously monitered but them couple of scenes are pretty disturbing, especially if you are a dog lover.

Cheers for that Mister joe.

Posted on 20 Jan 2014, 23:22:50 GMT
mister joe says:
One scene that really churned my stomach featured,though not a film...but in The Sopranos season 4 where this gangster punches and beats this stripper who is pregnant with his baby.
I cannot remember the character but he was a brilliantly acted slime ball.
That's when I realised Sopranos was pretty radical,in many ways still the benchmark.
It really played with your perceptions.....one minute you were like "these gangsters are alright..." then they show the flip side of what deranged pyschopaths they are.

Posted on 28 Jan 2014, 12:47:37 GMT
C. J. Taylor says:
The film "Threads" ........................ the whole thing is disturbing from start to finish.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jan 2014, 12:56:25 GMT
I wish some channel like BBC 4 or a documentary channel on Sky would repeat Threads as i'v never seen it but have read a lot of great reviews about it

There was another show similar to Threads called The war game, which was made by the BBC and then banned from ever being shown again.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jan 2014, 13:03:09 GMT
C. J. Taylor says:
Yeah, I've always wanted to see The War Game but never got the chance.

Threads is available on here pretty cheap but The War Game is quite a bit more !!

Posted on 28 Jan 2014, 13:14:38 GMT
It will be worth the price of the dvds for them two quality Docu dramas.

Posted on 30 Jan 2014, 12:16:31 GMT
I have The War Game and it's bloody harrowing stuff. Google it - you'll find someone selling it.
French masterpieceInside [DVD] has some excruciating scenes - especially the guy who gets stabbed in the eyes.
Ruma Dara (aka Macabre [DVD]) - decapitation by chainsaw is just the beginning.
Martyrs [DVD] almost goes too far, but redeems itself with the ending.
No discussion of violence would be complete without Switchblade Romance [DVD]

Posted on 22 Feb 2014, 18:42:00 GMT
Byekitty says:
Agree on most films mentioned so far, but one that seems to have remained off most peoples radar that I saw years ago at the Cornerhouse cinema in Manchester is clean shaven by lodge Kerrigan with Peter "Zed" Greene as a paranoid schizophrenic who in one scene in extreme close up prises off his own fingernail with a penknife and roots about underneath for a radio transmitter, needless to say it was a bit much for some and one person got up and left though they didn't quite make it to the exit seemingly fainting on the way.

Posted on 23 Feb 2014, 18:50:22 GMT
Two films i have seen, both were on Channel 4 years ago. The first film was a Candian film called Kissed about a young woman who develops a liking for necrophilia and the other, a Spanish film called Tesis about a female student, who bases her thesis on the "snuff" legend.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Feb 2014, 08:19:11 GMT
Byekitty says:
Have kissed on DVD bit of a fave makes a great first date movie which is when I first saw it, not seen tesis but have heard its good have now added it to my amazon wish list to get.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Feb 2014, 10:24:26 GMT

Great choice mate:) What did the date think of the film?

At onetime i remember when Film4 would show Indie and controversial films like Kissed and Tesis.

It was a shame when they got rid of Film4 extreme:(

Posted on 24 Feb 2014, 10:56:46 GMT
Byekitty says:
Yes channel four was good once upon a time, date thought the film was interesting suppose its a better reaction than indifference or outright horror.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Feb 2014, 11:11:45 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Feb 2014, 11:12:21 GMT

Yeah, thats a surprisingly semi positive reaction to a film about necrophilia from a first date:)

I know, all Film4 do now is mostly repeat the same "Mainstream" films over & over again:(

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Feb 2014, 12:34:32 GMT
Necrophilia wierd choice fir a first date !! " lets get intimate " ; " I'll have to kill you first !" .

Posted on 24 Feb 2014, 12:46:14 GMT
Byekitty says:
Just to clarify I didn't know what the film was about before hand just heard it was good and a bit different.

Posted on 24 Feb 2014, 13:59:34 GMT

What do you think of Lars von triers films?

Posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:34:57 GMT
Byekitty says:
I haven't been too sure of any that I have seen quite liked the idiots thought antichrist with its talking animals was funny we're back to the animals of farthing wood almost there, dogville was a bit boring and dancer in the dark ok think I watched Europa Europa many years ago but cant really remember it.
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