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…
...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,…
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,…
S'han de celebrar aquestes propostes originals, boges i lliures del Japó. Tot i aixi les 4 hores li resten punts al film, amb moments bons però molts altres de fluixos.
It has to be celebrated such original, crazy and free proposals from Japan. However, the 4-hours-lenght harm the film, with good moments but also with several weak moments.
Imagina el realismo mágico de Jeunet, pero pasado por el filtro de la extravagancia del anime japonés y tienes esta Love Exposure.
Es increíble como cuatro horas de películas no resultan tan pesadas cuando tienes una historia que es interesante y alocada. Eso sí, se nos exige como mínimo que entremos en su juego de ideas religiosas extremas y actividades sexuales de moral dudosa. No te pregunté el porqué de las decisiones de los personajes, e intenta verlo desde la lógica interna de su extraño mundo o simplemente apaga y disfruta.
Quizás un fallo sea el ritmo con el que la historia se va narrando, demasiado acelerado hacia el final, aunque esto parece ser más culpa de los productores que de su director y montador.
Una historia de amor atípica, digna de un alocado anime o dorama y que para todo aquel que le guste lo japonés, podrá disfrutar.
I've heard of a public display of love, and of public exposure, but this is a whole new type of awkward, y'all! Shoot, all I had to say is that this drama about a romantic triangle is Japanese, and then one might be able to figure out that there are themes about upskirt photography, sex, religious cults, and other junk in that vein. Man, the Japanese are into awkward material, and this film will definitely tell you all about that, because if it isn't Sion Sono's ultimate coming-of-age drama, then it's the definitive Japanese film. We're talking a pop star lead actor (Takahiro Nishijima of AAA), teen melodrama, uneven pacing, ultra-violence, anime-level action, religiously-charged awkwardness, and awkwardly sexual relationships and…
I'm not issuing a star rating for this, because I legitimately don't even know where to begin. This thing runs four hours and it feels like eight different movies over that time; as I tried to render it on Twitter, "it's a sex farce family melodrama about a cross-dressing upskirt photographer & religious cultism." There are segments that work really well (chapter two, about the psychotic empath girl, or the chapter about the misandrist street brawling girl, or the final stretch tying the disparate threads together, are all fairly strong), but long, looooooong stretches where I had no interest or idea what was happening on screen.
Ultimately, I'm left wondering whether this film trades on elements or genres particular to Japanese…
>Not Sion Sono's weirdest by miles. But definitely most ambitious.
>Weird, it's four hours long but I saw it in one sitting only interrupted by minor distractions like going to the bathroom or getting food.
>I have a solid crush on Hikari Mitsushima (Yoko) and perhaps her.... right now; guess I'm a hentai.
>A film is ALWAYS WITHOUT FAIL conflict + resolution. That way the conflict is built up in Love Exposure is beyond brilliant. The knot is tied and put in place beautifully (spoilers: the point till Yu's family goes missing and Yu comes back looking for them) but the untying i.e the resolution is a bit loose and not as strong.
>Koike's character was such a c**t.
>Man I lost heart when I saw Yu lose his mojo. I really felt his luv.
>Thank God Yu and Yoko get together, or I'd have really hated the film.
Roses are red
Violets are blue
This film is about panties
Boners, religion and love, too.
The weirdest but most wonderful 4 hours
One of the greatest movies ever made.
This is a really long movie that somehow still feels overstuffed, mostly thanks to its habit of continually pretending to settle into a normal narrative structure, then darting off in a different direction. Love how this holds off on revealing the central conceit, a movie metaphor involving brainwashed actors and the ‘prompters’ who control their every move, for three solid hours. This leaves viewers in the same position as the cult’s lowly ‘caves’, bewildered spectators with no idea of who’s really pulling all the strings.
- 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…