A list of some obscure, twisted, fucked up movies that i sorta like. How many have u watched?
A Boy and His Dog
A rather kinky tale of survival.
Set in the year 2024 in post-apocalyptic America, 18-year old Vic and his telepathic dog Blood are scavengers in the desolate wilderness ravaged by World War 4, where survivors must battle for food, shelter, and sexual companionship in the desert-like wasteland. Vic and Blood eke out a meager existence, foraging for food and fighting gangs of cutthroats.
A Boy and His Dog is #1 on my list of deadpan talking dog films. OMG, that dog is fucking funny (if a little misogynistic). When it starts with the headline "WORLD WAR IV LASTED FIVE MINUTES", and the narrator starts talking about World War 3… let's just say you're positive someone had a really bad day at the office.
As science fiction this film does not disappoint. It doesn't try to explain anything. There’s no foreshadowing or agenda. Even the dog forcing Vic to memorise history (including reciting the American presidents) doesn’t have any pay-off — although there was some political commentary there which I couldn’t quite put my finger on.
Basically, it’s all about the dog. No matter…
Spoilers ahead; tread lightly.
The new Blu-ray--which is as beautiful as this movie gets--contains an hour-long dialogue between a typically cantankerous Harlan Ellison and a gracious L.Q. Jones. The topic of the film's misogyny comes up: Ellison, who considers A Boy and His Dog to be an excellent adaptation in the long run, raised money to redub large portions of the dog's dialogue prior to release because Jones had Blood referring to women as cows and sows, something Ellison resented as a supporter of the women's movement. Jones happily obliged, but would not budge on Blood's closing line, which goes, "She had marvellous judgment, if not particularly good taste."
There's an implied nyuk, nyuk after that, see, because Vic, Blood's…
World War IV may have lasted 5 days, but the memories of this movie will last forever.
I should appreciate this film for telling the story of a young man, his dog, and their post-apocalyptic quest on such a small scale, but "A Boy and His Dog" is too underdone to generate any such appreciation.
I love dystopian films and I love telepathic dogs. This film has both! I hadn't read the source material so the ending totally rocked my tits.
Some seriously crazy shit.
Telepathy, sex, underground society, world war IV.
Just crazy but hey Don Johnson is in it.
I found it uninteresting.
a manic laughter
Too silly for me. This has been on my watchlist for a long time and it was a huge disappointment.
A Boy and His Dog makes the world of Mad Max look like a pleasant alternative to its dystopia.
It mostly goes off the rails around the 2/3 mark and has a memorably nasty ending, which is too bad since the premise of a man and his super intelligent dog who can communicate by telepathy is one I find very appealing.
Gets half a point for being the best post-apocalyptic tale about a boy and his talking dog I've ever seen and for starring Jason Robards; loses 4 and a half points for being the most disgracefully, unpleasantly misogynist film I've seen this side of a Peckinpah flick.
This movie is so weird…
I like weird movies, but I had trouble connecting with this one. I don’t know why. Loved the twist in the last scene though!
Just a delight and a simple, beautiful love film.
maybe if I had seen this film before playing the Fallout and Bioshock series, both games wouldn't seem so fresh and detailed. Because everything that's awesome and atmospheric about them really might come from this story and setting. The Mojave dessert in the first part and the Columbia's dystopian underground (btw, instead of floating in the air) society.
- Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom
- A Serbian Film
- Men Behind the Sun
- Tropical Malady
- Christiane F.
- Lilja 4-Ever
- Troubled Water
Overlooked films that I love; some of these are slightly more well known than others, though I'd say that general…
- Dead Man's Letters
- La Jetée
- The Sacrifice
- When the Wind Blows
I'm a sucker for films set after an apocalypse so I thought a list might be useful. It is by…