A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…
After Yu's mother dies his father, a priest, only seems to take solace in the confessions of his sons sins causing Yu to partake in various 'sinful' activities to appease him. This is a teen love story as only the Japanese could bring us, complete with up-skirt photography, cross dressing, and bloody gore.
WARNING. The following movie has:
1) 237 minutes in length
2) The movie title appearing after one hour of running time
3) A drag
7) Genital gore
10) A "Virgin Mary"
12) Ass-kicking female teens
13) Psychotic menopausal bitches
14) Pornographic furniture
15) A Joshuu 701-gô: Sasori (1972) tribute with a pinky film spoof character called "Miss Scorpion"
21) Child abuse
23) A dead bird
24) A living bird
27) Religious idolatry
28) Religious blasphemy
29) A car chase
30) Implied pedophilia
31) A porn industry
32) Ravel's Boléro
33) A demented…
Love Exposure has the greatest story I have ever seen depicted on film. The movie's scope is incredible: a four hour love story that weaves religious dogma, ultra-violence, perversion, and a million other topics into a flawless tapestry. This is a film that needs to be experienced in one devoted play-though, free of distractions, so that you can get invested in the complex characters and their tragically doomed relationships. Like my Daisies review, I will first discuss why you need to watch the film in the first paragraph, then I will get into dissecting the reasons why this movie is amazing.
Four hours is a lot of time to invest in a movie, as it falls into that awkward space…
First off, I want to thank Hentai Cop for being the first to bring this film to my attention. His great review urged me to put this on my watchlist. And look! I told you I'd get around to it eventually. And I want to give you a double thanks. Because it did not disappoint.
Love Exposure or, Sexual Tension: The Movie, is a crazy off the wall epic Japanese love story. It's nearly 4 hours long and doesn't stop for anybody or anything. The zany over the top Japanese antics infect nearly every minute of this film, and it all plays out like a giant graphic…
Film #1 of May 30 Days, 30 Countries Challenge
"This is just like one of my Japanese animes."
I've been putting Love Exposure off for a while now for two reasons.
1. SVA's library doesn't have it.
2. It's almost four hours long!
After coming home from college and getting it from my public library, I finally got around to watching it, and goddamn it is fucking amazing!
Love Exposure is filled with shots of panties, "hentai", and everything you would expect from a crazy Japanese film. Some moments make Love Exposure feel like a live action anime(except not cheesy) and that's awesome. The soundtrack is pretty fucking great. I think Aya might be my most hated villain of all…
Sian Sono’s Love Exposure is a 4 hour journey. But my God did those 4 hours fly away like dust in a whirlwind but never failing to leave a strong impression, memories and the emotions accrued throughout, embossed in my heart.
This film had me captivated right from the start and did not let go until it was finished. And when it did, I did not want it to finish and had such an urge for it go on. Such was its magnetic enigma and such was the innumerable themes handled. It deals with the traumas of childhood, the effects of bad parenthood, yearning to meet the love of your life, faith in God, faith in love, perversity, revenge, madness,…
...Where do I even begin?
Let me start by saying this is the first film I have ever seen from Sion Sono. Initially that may have seemed a bad idea considering this is one of the longest films ever made. Supposedly it was originally six hours but was trimmed down to four. I hope that full version will be available one day because, as many people before me have stated, this was some of the greatest four hours I have ever experienced within one film.
I usually go rather in depth with my reviews, so I don't recommend reading them unless you have already seen the movies I discuss. I want so badly to go in depth with Love Exposure,…
I've owned a Region 2 copy of this for years, but I never got around to watching it because it's ****ing FOUR hours long. JD brought it up on Facebook the other day, though, and after watching and loving Sion Sono's Strange Circus a week or two ago, I got the itch. Because I love Sono and so many people consider it his masterpiece. The woman was out of town for the night, so the time was right.
And I loved the ****ing **** out of it. It is bizarre, hilarious and ****ed up in that perfect way that the best Japanese directors seem to do so well. This movie has just about everything I love in movies and it's…
¿Cómo definir Love Exposure en pocas palabras?
Con una puesta en escena sencilla y aprovechando lo que supongo fue un presupuesto ínfimo (rodada en video, con efectos prácticos bien precarios, etc.) la película comienza como una meditación sobre la obsesión por la religión, para luego convertirse en una comedia slapstick sobre porno y más tarde entrar de lleno a una examinación de la naturaleza de los cultos.
Al mismo tiempo es una historia de amor. Del amor paternal, del amor adolescente y de la falta de amor, de cualquier amor.
En apariencia menos "seria" que otras películas de Sono, demuestra nuevamente, y a pesar de tener una duración de 4 horas y media, que el director domina perfectamente el impulso dramático de sus historias. He visto películas más sencillas y cortas que son un somnífero.
Para volver a ver.
Oh my god... I am in love... Yoko... Hikari Mitsushima...
It's the greatest film of the 21st century by a long long way.
Sorry Inland Empire
Sorry Blissfully Yours
Sorry The Tree of Life
Sorry In the Mood for Love
Sorry Yi Yi
Sorry Enter the Void
Sorry A Bittersweet Life
Sorry To the Wonder
Sorry Only God Forgives
Sorry The Turin Horse
Sorry Synecdoche New York
Sorry Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
Sorry City of God
Sorry Russian Ark
Sorry Requiem for a Dream
Sorry Under the Skin
Sorry The Cremaster Cycle
Sorry Mulholland Dr.
Sorry Werckmeister Harmonies
Sorry Regular Lovers
Sorry Upstream Colour
Sorry Goodbye Dragon Inn
Sorry There Will Be Blood
Sorry Lost in…
So this kid's mum dies when he's young. His dad is a priest and hooks up with this woman. That doesn't go well. His dad starts getting weird and wants the kid to remember his sins. So he starts sinning basically. There's also this thing called the Zero Church but don't worry about that shit until like the 3rd hour.
It's 4 hours long, weird, funny and sometimes ultra violent. There's an hour long pre title screen sequence. Dicks get cut off in fountains of blood. Every character is fucking odd, usually because of some fucked up abusive background. Boner jokes, I laughed every time. Has that "what is this thing you humans call love" thing going on.
i think i'm supposed to have stronger feelings about this
Oh man, where do you start when talking about a film like Sion Sono's bat shit crazy Love Exposure? On paper there literally is no godly reason why the running time of the film should hit 237 minutes, that's three minutes short of four hours! Taking the title literally actually goes some way to explaining it though. It's about being exposed to the feeling of love, the extreme feelings of elation, disappointment, confusion, jealously and so many other feelings that during the time that you feel it can be so, so overwhelming to the mind, body and soul. So the four hours suddenly makes sense because there is no control over this feeling, it's all encompassing, it goes where it…
There goes another 5 star for Japanese cinema. First things first I just want to say japan way are you so damn wacky I just cant get enough of of it, if i just had the time id watch it again immediately id definitely watch it. boy that was a hell of a roller-coaster ride and that is definitely not a bad thing. It started out very dramatic, then bam out of nowhere comedy it is about a boy with issues well lets stop there i don't to spoil more about the film ill just say this the film is as complete as it gets, comedy check it had tons of it, action a fair amount, drama bitch tears will…
Sometimes I sit and wonder what Ozu would have thought of this film...
- A Page of Madness
- Un Chien Andalou
- L'âge d'or
- Meshes of the Afternoon
- The Cremaster Cycle
- Sweet Movie
- The Holy Mountain
- Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
ranges from entry-level weird to...Cremaster
not necessarily disturbing, but it helps
- Miller's Crossing
- Army of Shadows
- Boudu Saved from Drowning
Sometimes I get stuck in a rut when it comes to watching films. I either just watch anything that comes…