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…
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,…
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…
...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,…
Δεν έχω λόγια, κοίταξα ποιοi φίλοι το έχουν δει, όλοι τέσσερα και πέντε αστεράκια αλλά review κανείς. Μάλλον αυτό συμβαίνει όταν εκτίθεσαι στην αγάπη, την κοιτάς σιωπηλά σαν μαλάκας.
This was an absolute joy, I wish it had been even longer than 4 hours.
"Listen! All perverts were created equal."
Love Exposure is one of the most surprisingly good films that I've seen in a long time. I really had no idea what to expect. All I knew about it was that it was a strange Japanese film that lasts nearly four hours long. Maybe I was expecting a few laughs, but not much more than that. What I got was a film that had me laughing out loud, on the verge of tears, and on the edge of my seat for the entire four hours. Even when the film had ended I was a little upset that it was over. The director, Shion Sono, did such a great job of developing the main…
A mind-boggling 4 hour epic that has religion, sin, salvation, up skirt photography, ultra violence and my favorite schoolgirls doing karate. Sono is one of my favorite filmmakers he makes films with such ease and confidence that even a 4 hour film doesn't get bogged down. I love movies that are truly punk rock they offend and teach at the same time sheer perfection.....
Well, this is one long bunch of nonsense. Surprisingly this insane mix of kung-fu, religion, pantsushots, cults, ultraviolence and growing up problems that lasts for almost 4 hours doesn't get boring. Just the opposite - it kept me entertained for whole 4 hours when I expected some 2deep4me-fest. But did it need to be that long? This isn't a stupid movie - yes, it's almost like my Japanese animes with all this goofy humor, yes it doesn't have some really deep or profound message. But it somehow keeps your interest, all these small social commentaries, some symbolic imagery together with interesting direction (muh animu) makes it worth a look. You don't really loose anything if you don't see it, but it won't hurt you. Definitely good way to spend whole fucking day near your TV/monitor.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I don't think I can even begin to comprehend the last four hours of my life that is "Love Exposure"...
After watching "Why Don't You Play in Hell?", which was the first of director Shion Sono's films I had seen, I really had no idea what to expect going into this 4 hour long piece of work. Little did I know that it would exceed anything the deepest depths of my imagination could muster up.
If you have the time on your hands and don't mind sitting through 4 hours of sub reading, watch this film as soon as you possibly can. And don't watch any trailers or anything for it. Just take in the life experience that is "Love Exposure".
Wenn in asiatischen Filmen jemand mit einem Schwert geschnitten wird, dann sprühen gewaltige Blutfontänen aus ihm. Warum eigentlich? Eine sehr einleuchtende Erklärung wäre, das Gewalt in den förmlichen Kulturen Asiens immer einen besonders extremen Ausbruch darstellen muss. Japans Kunst stilisiert den emotionslosen, ritualisierten Alltag als dünne Hülle über dem brodelnden, blutigen, gefühlsechten Innenleben. Ein kleiner Stich und alles bricht hervor wie bei einem Vulkan.
"Love Exposure" ist eine einzige Eruption. Sono schleudert das Sakrale und das Profane aufs extremste Gegeneinander, der Film lebt von seinen harschen Kontrasten. In romanhafter Struktur werden allerlei Wahnsinnigkeiten erzählt. Dabei distanzieren all die Absurditäten und der alberne Humor niemals von der Liebesgeschichte im Zentrum des Films, sondern wirken wie Stellvertreterkriege. Kämpfe als Fortführung der Liebe…
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…
- 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…