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 don't call the asshole, 'Dad'. He's a horny asshole. Patti Smith. The Nolan's. The Runaways, Joan Jett, The Pretenders. They are all women. Except for Kurt Cobain, oh God, I love him. All other men are scum, especially the asshole. Every single day I screamed, and screamed! When I got tired of screaming I picked fights with men *ridiculous martial arts display where she just annihilates a bunch of dudes* I beat the shit out of them. They are my enemies. All men are my enemies. Men! Men! Men! Die!"
22nd movie Around the World in 80 Movies - Japan
Shion Sono's Love Exposure is like a four hour bat-shit crazy high school Japanese adaptation of the great Russian novel, and--for better or worse--could only have come from Japan.
I've got absolutely nothing against the shadier side of Japanese pop-culture (and especially film-making). In fact, I'm delighted someone does it. They might not always stay easily approachable for a wider Western audience, but they bring something to the table that neither European nor American film-makers dare do. That's commendable.
To tell the simple truth; as long as Love Exposure digs into those sides, it's a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Sadly Sono also sidetracks too much into slower and--lets face it--a lot…
Perhaps the strangest love story you will ever see, Sion Sono's utterly mad Love Exposure is a four-hour beautiful mess of a movie.
Yū Honda (Takahiro Nishijima) becomes obsessed with sin after the death of devoutly Catholic mother and his father's subsequent induction into the priesthood. After his father's demands that he confess his sins become extreme, Yū falls in with a crowd of petty criminals and eventually becomes the acknowledged king of the furtive art of upskirt photography. One day, when dressed as a woman (this is explained), he meets Yōko (Hikari Mitsushima), a teenage girl who is surrounded by a gang of thugs. After the helps her deal with them she falls in love with his female persona…
I'm just going to highlight the things I enjoyed the most, and there wasn't anything I didn't enjoy, first time watching.
With most movies I watch, I find myself constantly looking places other than the screen, halfway through a scene because I can pick up the idea and want it to speed up. In the doubled length of Love Exposure, I can't think of a time when I wasn't looking deep into the film, pleading the scene to stay a little longer because everything was so enjoyable. It allows you to see only far enough ahead to want to keep going, unlike most films which reveal beginning, middle, and end within the prologue because everything is so cramped together.…
Koliko god se trudio ne mogu koncentrisati se da ovo odgledam do kraja. Pocetak filma je naporan, mislio sam odmah prekinuti, ali kako je film isao dalje nesto je kao i obecavao, a onda sam vidjeo da nema kraja budalestinama, tako da sam odustao s gledam pred kraj prvog diska.
"What's the film like?", well it's hard to describe with a few sentences. Love exposure is insane. The movie is crazy, irritating, ridiculous, stupid, funny, moving, exciting, surreal, fascinating, wonderful, silly, provocative, amazing. Well, you could describe the film with only one word. Japan.
It's peculiar that a four hour film can feel so short. Time goes faster, so to speak. It is even more peculiar that the same film gets you laugh, grin and weep. In its all insanity Love Exposure is one of the best films I have ever seen. You either hate or LOVE this film and I guess the latter. Love Exposure is literally magnificent film in its all perverse ways.
This film is great but I fell asleep three times trying to finish it, not because it was boring, but because it was just too long. I wasn't a fan of the Zero religion once that was introduced but before that it was a zany, funny and insightful film.
I cannot believe how powerful and messed up this film is. An impactful film experience that probably won't leave my mind for another 2 weeks.
Sometimes people recommend movies to me and I put them on my Netflix queue and forget about them. Then eventually the movie arrives but I can't remember what it is or why it was in my queue. At some point while watching it, there'll be a scene where it all suddenly snaps and I go "Oh! THAT'S why they told me to watch it!"
For Love Exposure, that scene was the one where a budgie climbs out of a girl's cleavage right after she impales herself on a samurai sword.
- A Page of Madness
- Un Chien Andalou
- L'âge d'or
- Meshes of the Afternoon
- 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…
- 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