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Old 02-12-11, 04:57 PM
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Strangest movie you've seen recently?

Just got done with an odd marathon of Paprika, House (1977 Japan), and Happiness of the Katakuris... it's pretty unusual for Paprika to be the most normal movie of a set.

Anyone seen anything exceptionally odd lately?

Movies mentioned so far, in trailer format:
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House/Hausu:
Spoiler:
<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NN0HVJ5tkIM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


Happiness of the Katakuris:
Spoiler:
<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="640" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/XDfMXwRapNc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


Greaser's Palace (Clip, no trailer):
Spoiler:
<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Inas0XMCdWA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


THX-1138:
Spoiler:
<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/JK93vMiiYc0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


Repulsion:
Spoiler:
<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ydM9ChcYvr0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


In the Dust of Stars (music video, I await the remake with Zach Galifianakis)
Spoiler:
<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6-uuQFTxIIw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


Szamanka (Fan trailer - NSFW)
Spoiler:
<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/79HxDU_j8Is" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


Eyes Wide Shut:
Spoiler:
<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NIAneEiWEJ4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


Dogtooth:
Spoiler:
<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="640" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/QFtDzK64-pk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


Enter the Void:
Spoiler:
<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="640" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/lI89ovR36r0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


The Reflecting Skin:
Spoiler:
<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/gxlnDRqPUXE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


The Rainbow Thief:
Spoiler:
<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/hw_CnpQrS3c" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


Mr. Nobody:
Spoiler:
<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="640" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/GyQ3YQ9hlgQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


Nightmare:
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<object width="450" height="388"><param name="movie" value="http://www.traileraddict.com/emd/7893"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.traileraddict.com/emd/7893" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" wmode="transparent" width="450" height="388" allowFullScreen="true"></embed></object>


Paprika:
Spoiler:
<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="640" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/jJzEW_eE1G0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


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THX-1138. Just some really random stuff in there... unexplained characters, shots, etc. The upgraded effects aren't nearly as seamless as I remembered, not to mention the strange monkey creatures at the end. I still enjoyed the film, but i was laughing at half of it.
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Roman Polanski's Repulsion. Throughout the whole movie, I kept getting a weird Eraserhead vibe from it. I ended up liking it a lot more than I thought I would.
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The Shutter Island...
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Re: Strangest movie you've seen recently?

I also recently watched House. Very very strange.
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In the Dust of the Stars. An East German sci-fi flick from the 70's thats available on Netflix Streaming. Awkward and funky at the same time, it's excellent fodder for Cinematic Titanic.
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Szamanka. i just didn't grasp half of what was going on, but that's expected from anything directed by Andrzej Zulawski.
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As a kid...I watched Eyes Wide Shut...I honestly didn't know wtf was going on cuz I was confused the whole time Cruise was at that mansion. Today....I'm thematically confused by EWS.
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DOGTOOTH - and i loved every second of it...
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Re: Strangest movie you've seen recently?

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DOGTOOTH - and i loved every second of it...
and Enter The Void
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The Reflecting Skin (this seems to be my answer for every thread, argh)
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Re: Strangest movie you've seen recently?

House (Hausu) for me as well. Damn weird movie, but oddly enjoyable. And the Blu-ray picture quality was stunning.
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After watching the clips from the movies mentioned, I definitely need to see Dogtooth and The Reflecting Skin. Saw Mr. Nobody the other day, it would certainly be categorized as strange as well though nothing compared to some of the others I've seen.

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Saw that on one of the Halloween Challenges we had here. I could see the detractors calling this a Memento-ripoff with lots of nekkid people running around, but I didn't mind it. I'd like to check it out again.
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The Tripper, directed by David Arquette. Not only one of the strangest movies I have seen recently, but one of the worst.
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The Tripper, directed by David Arquette. Not only one of the strangest movies I have seen recently, but one of the worst.
Again, I saw this on one of the Halloween challenges. It was one of my favorites of the marathon.
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I was watching some different flicks over the past few weeks. Lots of Miike (including the Dead or Alive Trilogy), Dead Alive is brilliant.

I also discovered Alejandro Jodorowsky a few months ago. Watched El Topo and Holy Mountain so far. El Topo has really stuck with me.

These are probably considered the well known strange movies. But I found them recently and absolutely love them.

I must say, I needed to get some mainstream Hollywood back in me. Watched Machete and 2012 this weekend. That's the thing about surreal movies. They can really take you out of your element. My earliest memory of this was the uncut Brazil. And I was just really out of it for a few days. Nothing seemed quite right. It's like getting over a cold and medicine.
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After Jodorowsky, you should try Arrabal (both founders of the "Panic Movement" along with Roland Topor).
Especially "Viva la Muerte" and "I Will Go Like a Crazy Horse", which parallel Jodorowsky's "Fando y Lis" (based on Arrabal's play), and "Holy Mountain", in a Yin/Yang sort of way.
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Again, I saw this on one of the Halloween challenges. It was one of my favorites of the marathon.
I just found it completely devoid of interest, substance, suspense, and all other essentials. A black hole of content.
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The Shutter Island...
Because I didn't participate in that thread before it was closed....

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House/Hausu:
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<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NN0HVJ5tkIM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
The music at the beginning of this trailer sounded familiar, what was it from?

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