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…
Don't let the title fool you like it did me! I thought it was going to be another sappy and sentimental love story! The 4 hour timeframe attached to a genre (Romance) I'm not a huge fan of also served as a huge deterrent!
So I pretty much went into this film with little to no details! If I had realized that Sion Sono was the director of the film I would have done cartwheels all the way to my laptop and popped this baby to the top of my que!
Being a former catholic this film really hit me where I live! It was absolutely hilarious, edgy, refreshing, irreverent, naughty and perverse! My feelings for the film are indescribable..…
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…
I may be able to speak the languages of human beings and even of angels, but if I have no love, my speech is no more than a noisy gong or a clanging bell. I may have the gift of inspired preaching; I may have all knowledge and understand all secrets; I may have all the faith needed to move mountains—but if I have no love, I am nothing. I may give away everything I have, and even give up my body to be burned—but if I have no love, this does me no good.
Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud; love is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep…
Clocking in at just under four hours, Sion Sono’s triumphant Love Exposure is a big fat graphic novel of a movie that wears its adolescence on its sleeve. Mixing operatic violence and gloriously goofy humour with a little social commentary, the film propels us through an invigorating, often nightmarish, hormone-driven fantasy that delves into the most prominent, confusing and frustrating subjects of the teenage mind-set. Love, lust, guilt, loneliness and humiliation abound in a story that finds a way to fit family drama and teen romance next to up-skirt photography and shady religious cult activity. You’d think that Sono was under the impression that he’d never be allowed to make another film with the amount he decides to cram into…
made me run a mile weird as fuck
Should have been called Once upon a time in Japan.
I just can't, such a good film. Everyone should see Love Exposure. Perfect 10 Rating.
"Who cares about the standards of normal people?"
A beautifully unorthodox, brilliantly written, confidently stylized, and thoroughly engaging four-hour romantic epic that runs the gamut of comedy, action, horror, and drama. I’d love to see the full six-hour version if it ever becomes available. I imagine that the longer version does a better job fleshing out some the threads that were quickly dismissed or resolved incompletely (Yu’s dad & Yoko’s mentor, Koike’s story and sudden departure). As a high point, despite being openly antagonist toward religion, the film delivers a powerful recitation of I Corinthians 13. Left me with goose bumps. Highly recommended.
Well that was something...
Unbelievable, superlative, and at almost four hours it feels over-exposed only in the best way possible.
Love Exposure is a special kind of epic. For a story that involves cross dressing, cults, abusive fathers, weird pornography, and catholicism; it has a original and absolutely powerful love story at the center of it. It is a movie that will surprise with each turn it takes. When I was a hour in, I still had absolutely no idea where the movie would take me. It channels essential elements of American classics Some Like it Hot and The Graduate while maintaining its unusual and insanity.
Yui is the hero of Love Exposure and he is nowhere near traditional. Neither is his marvelous love interest, Yoko, or his satanic rival, Aya Koike, who never fails to be entertaining with her…
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