Sometimes I get stuck in a rut when it comes to watching films. I either just watch anything that comes…
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,…
This ambitious four hour film is sure to delight anyone who has the time to absorb it. Mixing romance, irreverent humor, horror, and drama elements, it creates a not entirely unrealistic picture of the emotions that run through three outcasts of society. A huge step up from the also great Suicide Club; I am eager to catch Sion Sono's other films.
A truly great example of a post modern film. Equal parts humorous, absurd, and heartbreakingly honest about human nature. A successful blend of an entire pot of genres and themes, with fully committed, astounding performances, and an ambitious script, Love Exposure has a sprawling 4 hour runtime that is paced in such an energetic manner that is totally justified and never feels like its overstaying its welcome.
Gotta give credit to its boldness. In my humble opinion this rather simple story doesn't justify a four hour film. Also I ain't a fan of this style of acting.
Highly recommended for anyone who finds enjoyment in the weirdness of Japan.
P.S.: It also features a great scene of a recitation of the bible which gives Pulp Fiction a run for its money.
''Give it to me!''
Sion Sono's bat-shit teen soap opera is all kinds of crazy and cool in it's splendidly over-indulgent 4 hour running time. From the gleefully sinful 'peek-a-panty' Olympics to it's three central youth's trying to find God after the 'men of God' in their lives have fucked them over to the plotting of a religious cult to blind the minds of a family in spiritual crisis, we are well and truly immersed in Sono-ville.
At times hinting of A Clockwork Orange but never forsaking it's Japanese flavour we are indulged with split narratives on a collision course, drag queen deception resulting in lesbian feels and the search for love in 'hardest' of places where erections spring to…
Do you like teenage sex comedies and violent martial arts movies? Then you should check this out.
I love this film. The first half is the best half, but it's worth while sticking it out until the end, even as it gets a bit slow in there.
This is one of the strangest, best, most epic movies I've seen. It's almost four hours long but I couldn't imagine it any shorter as every minute is essential.
This movie made me shudder with horror, laugh with joy and cry of sadness, it's a rollercoaster of emotions.
Really mixed feelings about this film because the first 2 and a half hours felt like A Brighter Summer Day only made for teenagers to watch. Then it kind of falls apart while still being ok, but not the same in the way the the the first part perfectly showed all of feelings of being a teen while also being hilarious. Mostly because the film seems say it is ok to go insane of someone as long as you love them.
- Miller's Crossing
- Army of Shadows
- Boudu Saved from Drowning
- 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
- A Page of Madness
- Un Chien Andalou
- L'âge d'or
- Meshes of the Afternoon
A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…