The Cult Lovers Compendium For Obscure Cinema

This is the place to talk about films from around the world.

The Cult Lovers Compendium For Obscure Cinema

Postby A » Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:48 pm

On wpqx's request, Foreignfilms Messageboards are proud to present

The Cult Lovers Compendium For Obscure Cinema

Any thoughts about Grindhouse, Kung Fu, Blaxploitation,
Women in prison films, Nunsploitation, Zombies, Werewolfs and Lesbians , or whatever genre you think is underrated or underseen is highly appreciated.

This is a thread for the outcasts and cult objects of film history.

I wish you all a nice welcome.

Index of Films
.
A
 


Re: The Cult Lovers Compendium For Obscure Cinema

Postby wpqx » Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:11 am

Glad to see this get started, and with all this Jess Franco talk, we seem to all be heading in the same direction.
wpqx
 

Re: The Cult Lovers Compendium For Obscure Cinema

Postby R6dw6C » Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:02 pm

I'm glad you opened this thread, A!

In the future, I sure will add some postings!

Let's jump between the Arthouse and the Grindhouse!
R6dw6C
 

Re: The Cult Lovers Compendium For Obscure Cinema

Postby A » Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:28 pm

All this frivolous and tasteless trash!

I think we will have a lot of fun
A
 

Re: The Cult Lovers Compendium For Obscure Cinema

Postby A » Fri Jul 27, 2007 8:22 pm

Yesterday afternoon after a movie marathon I had arranged for me and some friends at my house that lasted for almost 20 hours (starting with Tarkovski's Offret (1986), and continuing with Paul Morrissey's Flesh for Frankenstein (1973) - after which we parted to seperately enjoy Walerian Borowczyk's Dzieje grzechu (Story of Sin / 1975) and Paul Verhoeven's Starship Troopers (1997)), we were completely burned out, yet our lust for films wasn't satisfied at all.

One of us had the brilliant idea to try some Richard Kern. He put in one of his DVDs he had purchased a few years ago, and we were ready to watch The Bitches (1992).

As the title might suggest, the film starts with two bitchy girls, sitting around on the sofa, coloring their nails, and being bored to death. But the scenery quickly changes when a young stud enters their appartment. They start to seduce him, dancing around the room and getting rid of their clothes. Everything goes as expected as he enjoys the two girls licking his body and jerking him off. But after that we are in for a surprise.

The clichd buildup suddenly switches when our protagonist reappears in something resembling a skirt or a corselet. We see him being @#%$ in the ass by one of the girls with a strapped-on dildo, while having to suck the other ones plastic @#%$. The final twist shows him in an over-the-top presentation of every male porn-lovers holiest moment: the cum-shot. In an almost Bukake-like moment we see him soaked with sperm, his face almost buried under the onslaught which the two penis protheses keep shooting at him.

The gripping sound-design throughout the film resembles a gloomy jazz score underlayed with a pulsing electriconic beat which creates an otherworldly atmosphere while fuelling your anticipation of the things to come. As a whole, the film is a fascinatingly subversive take on the male gaze, turning the casual viewers expectations upside down and revealing the power structure and modes of suppression which work in our daily lives. Yet, despite its satirical view, it also has an inherent power to release the pent-up aggressions in a hilarious fashion. Beyond any established pathways of sex and eroticism we get a glimpse of the true nature of man. An emancipatory film in the best sense.
A
 

Re: The Cult Lovers Compendium For Obscure Cinema

Postby arsaib4 » Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:32 pm

My eyes, my virgin eyes!!!
arsaib4
 

Re: The Cult Lovers Compendium For Obscure Cinema

Postby wpqx » Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:51 pm

So porno is part of this? Sounds like someone's taste in movies is sending them right to hell.
wpqx
 

Re: The Cult Lovers Compendium For Obscure Cinema

Postby R6dw6C » Sat Jul 28, 2007 1:09 pm

You haven't seen anything by Kern yet? He really is an icon of the New York Underground Cinema, you sure heard of him before, don't you? Maybe "The Bitches" (9/10 from me...) would be too harsh as an introduction. I would recommend "I hate you now" or "Fingered" which both got a litte "Nouvelle Vague"-touch and are not that explicit. But I can understand everybody who hates Kern - I even hated most of his films myself when I saw them for the first time.
R6dw6C
 

Re: The Cult Lovers Compendium For Obscure Cinema

Postby trevor826 » Sat Jul 28, 2007 3:00 pm

I can't speak for the rest of the world but 18 rated art-house films can get away with being far more explicit than 18 rated porn films in the U.K.

Short Bus, Destricted, Battle in Heaven, each of these and others contain scenes that if in a porn film would restrict its sales to licenced sex shops with an R18 certification.

Cheers Trev.
trevor826
 

Re: The Cult Lovers Compendium For Obscure Cinema

Postby wpqx » Sat Jul 28, 2007 3:11 pm

I'll see what I can find, and the hardcore stuff isn't an issue with me, believe me I have far, far worse things.
wpqx
 

Next

Return to Film Talk

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests

cron