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    @MaC: I'm not sure if this question is serious, and I know it sounds silly, but the best description is it's about four punks who attack a gas station. They take it hostage and get into trouble with corrupt police, gangsters, and a delivery boy union led by the Vegeta character (rival bad guy) from Volcano High, resulting in an all-out brawl at the end.

    @CarlGlover: Return to Oz totally seconded. Better than Wizard.

    @Danny: I haven't heard of that, but that sounds crazy and now I'm very interested.
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    Zardoz is post-apocalyptic sexual weirdness by the guy that directed Conan the Barbarian, starring Sean Connery in flashy red bondage wear.

    Sorry for being a douche for bringing this up, Conan was actually directed by John Milius, co-writer of Apocalypse Now and the man who gave us Red Dawn. I have to thank you for saying this, as I would dearly love to see Milius direct a remake of Zardoz.
    [the gigantic Stone Head hovers before the worshipful horde of Exterminators]
    Zardoz: Zardoz speaks to you, His chosen ones.
    Exterminators: We are the chosen ones!
    Zardoz: You have been raised up from Brutality, to kill the Brutals who multiply, and are legion. To this end, Zardoz your God gave you the gift of the Gun. The Gun is good!
    Exterminators: The Gun is good!
    Zardoz: Penis is evil! The Penis shoots Seeds, and makes new Life to poison the Earth with a plague of men, as once it was. But the Gun shoots Death and purifies the Earth of the filth of Brutals. Go forth, and kill! Zardoz has spoken.

    I could actually see him writing something like that, that right-wing gun-nut.

    It's been mentioned in the Eastern cinema thread, but everyone here owes it to themselves to see Kim Ki-Duk's glorious Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter... and Spring.

    Sublime movie-making.
    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2009 edited
    The best movie you've never seen is Wim Wenders' Bis ans Ende der Weldt, or Until the End of the World. It stars William Hurt, and is very good. One of my favourite movies ever. It's very long though, and contains two almost independent and complete arcs. I recommend it very much.
    • CommentAuthordahveed
    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2009
    Both these movies are quite funny, but with an underlying sobering thought.

    Ceský Sen (Czech Dream) is an amazing movie. A pair of Czech film students fake the opening of a hyper market, huge media buys and all, and film both the process and the people's response.

    C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America
    is an alternative history of America, one in which the Confederates won the Civil War. Done up as a British documentary showing the cultural and economic effects of the Confederate win 250 or so years on. It is complete with faux ads from Confederate American companies.

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    I have to second Until the End of the World. Amazing film. Eager to see the even longer version that has yet to be imported to the States.

    My personal pick: Strings. Extremely inventive film whose universe is populated with marionettes. However unlike Thunderbirds, etc., the strings are visible and their world and mythology are built around them. Description doesn't really do it justice, so....

    • CommentAuthorcatchd7
    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2009
    I'll jump on the bandwagons for the already suggested:
    Interstate 60
    Last Man Standing (Walter Hill directed, also recommend Southern Comfort)
    Stunt Man
    Series 7: The Contenders

    Adding my own choices:
    Zero Effect (1998, Jake Kasdan's first feature, stars Bill Pullman, Ben Stiller, Ryan O'Neal and Kim Dickens, LOVE this movie)
    The Ruling Class (1972, Peter O'Toole is out of this world)
    A Boy and His Dog (1975, based on the Harlan Ellison story...Jason Robards....)
    Ravenous (1999, Robert Carlyle, Guy Pearce, hilarious and wrong)
    Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp, great, great movie)
    Bamboozled (2000, Spike Lee satire)
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    @dahveed Good call on Cesky Sen. It's like a politically charged, less disgusting version of Jackass.
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    @ Catchd7

    good call on A boy and his dog, Zero Effect and Ravenous. All good films...

    Here are a few more suggestions for all you movie hounds

    The baby (1973) - VERY weird film about a social worker who investigates a family who keep an adult man as a baby. the ending completely dud my head in!
    Demon seed (1977) and White of the Eye (1987) - Everyone goes on about Donald Cammell film Performance, but these two films i think are FAR better, esecpially the ending of white of the eye.
    The Ruling Class (1972) - Satirical comedy staring Peter O´Toole as a Crazed arostocrat (he believes he´s jesus christ) who inherits a lordship and has his whole family trying to kill him for the
    Seksmisja (Sexmission, 1984) - More 80´s polish Sci-Fi. this time with 2 scientists who are frozen in time as an experiment, only to find that there are no more men in the world when when they wake up in the future.
    God Told Me To (1976) - Most people remember Larry Cohen for his cult films Maniac Cop and Q: The winged serpent, but this earlier effort was a really good film on a low budget. It verntres on a New York Detective who investigates a bunch of random murders that may linked to a crazed supernatural cult with it´s own christ-like leader.

    Just as an aside...
    99% of all these movies gold. But i have to say that while we have the internet and (in some places) independent cinemas, i find it really sad that you can´t see most of these movies on Terrestial TV anymore...

    I mean, i remember watching most of the older films suggested on this thread for the first time on UK terrestial TV in the 80´s and 90´s, either on BBC2´s moviedrome seasons, or Channel 4´s world cinema seasons late on Sunday nights. I remember staying up really late watching these films with the sound down low (so as not to wake the family up). As a young teenager i often hoped to find some racy french film with lots of sex. What i often got was seeing the War film "Come and See" when i was 12 years old and Luis Brunels´ That Obscure Object of Desire when i was 13. You don´t walk away from watching stuff like that at that age without it having some effect on you...

    Nowadays, apart from the odd decent film on BBC4, Terrestial TV just doesn´t seem to have a decent outlet to show some of the films that many people on this thread have suggested. And that´s a shame as we can´t all be into late night feeds of Big Brother and BBC news 24!
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    (Via Wikipedia: Made on a low budget with no intelligible dialog, Themroc tells the story of a French blue collar worker who rebels against modern society, reverting into an urban caveman.)

    Demented genius.
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    @Admiral: Totally right and good call. I knew it was John Boorman who directed Zardoz (and interestingly enough, also Point Blank mentioned above) but I for some reason equated Conan with the Boorman-directed Excalibur. Whatever, swords and sorcery! Also, according to his IMDB page he is producing the Bryan Singer Excalibur project that Warren will be competing against.
    Speaking of Conan, if we can create a sidebar for awfully-good movies, I'd add Conan the Destroyer there in a heartbeat. And Krull.
    • CommentAuthorAlexGBYMR
    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2009 edited
    This. A student film shot by a friend. It's something else.

    As for "real" films, Punk Rock Holocaust, a film that is SO bad that I can't even describe it. I didn't know if I should laugh, cry or just throw the thing out.
    It features bands on the Warped Tour, and is the acting tour-de-force you'd expect. The plot occasionally forgets what it is, the acting is terrible, if non-existant and there are times when it seems there is no script.
    It's so bad that it must be watched by everyone.
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    if you can find it, the short film "Lost Book Found" is pretty good. here's 10 minutes from it:

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    Don't know why I didn't think of this before, but If... is fucking awesome. It's Malcolm McDowell's first go as Mick Travis (O Lucky Man!, Britannia Hospital), if that means anything to you.
    • CommentAuthorRonin
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2009 edited
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2009
    Wristcutters: a feel good/road trip/love story set in Limbo, which is where people go if they commit suicide. It's exactly the same as earth, but just that little bit worse.

    I love this film. It genuinely is a feel-good film, despite the premise. Definitely worth a watch.

    Also, although I've only seen half of it so far, I'm a cyborg but that's ok, directed by Chan-Wook Park but very, very different to the vengeance films.
    • CommentAuthorAlexGBYMR
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2009
    I second Wristcutters, It's epic. And features Tom Waits, which is always win in my book.
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2009
    Tom Waits always = win. Have you seen Down By Law? I've got it at home but haven't quite been in the mood for it yet.
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2009
    @ Audley Strange Primer for sure
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2009
    Death Machine

    Bargain bin awesome. Character names include John Carpenter, Sam Raimi, Weyland and Yutani.
    It's also got Brad Dourif in it. Hurrah.
    • CommentAuthorcatchd7
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2009
    Thought of a few more:

    Game 6 (2005) - Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr, Bebe Neuwirth...written by Don DeLillo
    Northfork (2003) - Nick Nolte, James Woods, by the Polish brothers, hard to describe....
    My First Mister (2002) - Albert Brooks, Leelee Sobieski, directed by Christine Lahti, written by Jill Franklyn