I stumbled on to this one quite by accident, and it is a very odd duck indeed — or rather an odd goose, in this case. Having greatly enjoyed the Jeremy Brett version of Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle as Christmas fare in years past, I was thrilled to find there was a 1979 Soviet version of the story uploaded on YouTube. However, much to my surprise, not only is Nikolai Lukyanov’s The Blue Carbuncle not one of…
Not actually the sort of film that its provocative title would suggest and bearing no relation to the Warhol film of the same name, this is instead a curious piece of Euro-cult cinema that flits about between multiple genres without ever fully leaning hard into one, and frequently manages to feel around five years older than its release date, albeit not in a bad way.
Not quite an outright horror film despite all the witches and a moment of surprisingly…
My 3,000th watch on Letterboxd, and I can think of no better film to celebrate it with.
Okay, I can fully understand why such a high percentage of the people who have actually seen this aren’t into it (it has a rating of 2.7 on IMDB, but that says more about IMDB than it does Pbt4DW[AToD]), and I acknowledge that it’s a huge fucking mess with infinite problems, BUT… goddamn, did I ever end up loving this! It is visually…