Most fucked up movie you've ever seen?

Discussion in 'General' started by Upsyndrome, Apr 4, 2003.

  1. Haha, I liked how you wrote that. :)

    I haven't seen a lot on that list, so I take it that some of them must be on the kinda obscure side? Ya know I still haven't seen Emanuelle in America, over-sexed guy that I am though I've been wanting to. ;) However, I have a good Belgian friend online who LOVES and owns all the Emanuelle movies, and I guess I'll have to check'em out one day, once they start hitting Blu-Ray as it takes over and everything is ported on over to Blu.

    I saw Visitor Q and found it eccentric and freaky in parts, but really not enough to include on a personal list. What I originally quoted and then added was pretty much all that has ever made me wince regularly, as I'm fairly jaded (sadly), and or cringe or make my heart fall into the bottom of my chest.

    And I agree that Requiem for a Dream is something you can maybe only watch one or so a year just because of it's style & characters. It was one of the first (absolutely stunning) Blu-Ray's I ordered from Amazon, and I watched most of it. Of ocurse the final half hour with the characters being even more degraded and tortured through life & substance abuse is honestly difficult for me to watch, so I shut it off after that. I'll watch it all the way through sometime after New Year's.

    But nice list! I might have to look some of this stuff up in the future.
     
  2. MorallySound

    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    As depraved and disgusting the AU films are, they actually have character arcs through all 3 films and after having watched them all for a second time and in a row this past August I can say there's a lot more there then just gore and degradation. Will I ever watch them again though? Probably not. They are indeed repulsive pieces of work, but I think they are worth one viewing, if you can stomach them. They effectively prove their point that violence is an ugly ugly UGLY thing.

    Entrails of a Virgin however I despised and loathed. To me, that was bottom of the barrel as far as entertainment goes.
     
  3. DeathDealer

    DeathDealer I Inhale Horror

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    ALthough the AU films are both written and directedly very poorly, I think they do need to be seen at least once.
     
  4. Thanks for the discription. Really.

    I feel the same way about many hard-to-watch genre films that are beyond brutal in their depictions of violence. I often watch them, but then I don't get the incline to watch them anytime soon, often for years to come in any format.

    And violence is indeed--in real life--an ugly, ugly thing indeed.
     
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    latest most fucked up movie I've seen is def

    Martyrs
     
  6. msw7

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    Laura Gemser makes me feel kinda funny, like when I used to climb the rope in gym class :)

    Visitor Q is more of a WTF? movie than a fucked up one perhaps... Gozu too.

    Sars Wars is Thai, and not disturbing per se, but really bizarre with humor as only the Thai can do it.

    The rest are Chinese - from Hong Kong's golden age of cat. III.
     
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    HAEMORRHAGE If he dies, he dies

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    Island of Death is pretty up there for me.
     
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    I'll one-up you in wimpy. I actually stopped the movie after Ellen Bernstein's speech about how lonely she is and called my mom.

    While I wouldn't call the movie "fucked up", it is definitely one of the most devastating films I have ever seen.
     
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    Claire Denis' Trouble Every Day is pretty fucked up. We screened it in class last year and I wasn't expecting it to be as messed up as it actually is. It's probably not the MOST fucked up movie I've ever seen, but it was way more fucked than I had expected.

    Requiem for a Dream is more sad than fucked up, I think. It's a very honest film about the consequences of drug addiction and I knew what I was getting into with that movie.

    And I cannot for the life of me remember this one movie we watched. We watched it in one of my classes this year, some film from Quebec. Anyway, there's this HORRIFIC rape scene in it, unparalleled in any film I've ever seen (worse than Last House, etc). There's this one scene where a girl is brutally raped by this guy and if her crying and screaming and him beating her wasn't enough, after he pulls out he pisses all over her. That scene stuck with me for days. Brutal. Absolutely brutal.

    The Crying Game is also pretty messed up.

    ~Matt
     
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    Overall, I can only add votes to some films already mentioned here:

    Jodorowsky and Tsukamato are kings of fucked up for me.

    "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer" is definitely one of the most disturbing films I've had the pleasure of leaving. Not that I walked out on it. But, damn, it felt good to leave the theater when it was over.

    It's nice to see that I am not the only one here who has seen the 80s version of "Dr. Caligari". It's one of my favorite movies. Stephen Sayadian is also known as Rinse Dream and has directed some of the best weird porn out there, including "Cafe Flesh", which is excellent.

    I am surprised that no one has mentioned "Videodrome" yet.

    Likewise with "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas."

    I'd also highly recommend Nicholas Roeg's films from the 70s. With special mention going to "Bad Timing" as a wonderful companion piece to the aforementioned "L'Enfer"

    "Under the Rainbow" is an extremely fucked up movie when you try to imagine just how the hell it got made. I mean, really, just try to picture the studio heads putting this together.

    Finally, now that Alain Robbe-Grillet's films are starting to make it over to the States, I can't recommend them highly enough. Especially for the Lynch-lovers out there.
     
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    Yeah, Claire Denis is messed up! Have you seen In My Skin?
    It was hard to watch... I just couldn't sympathize with any of the characters, otherwise I might have loved it...
     
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    I just finished watching Gradiva tonight... I think I liked it, but definitely had no idea what the hell was going on... I may have to see it again.
     
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    I would agree with Killit, Martyrs fucked me up good. I watched it with my GF and she couldn't watch the last half hour and sitting through it was rough for me. I also thought Buio Omega was a trip. The Holy Mountain, great movie, but damned it's messed up! Turtle scene in Cannibal Holocaust got my stomach churning for sure.

    So where do I get me a copy of Tumbling Doll of Flesh aka Psycho: The Snuff Reals?
     
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    BloodMan Kill Time B4 It Kills You

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    f.ramses sociopath

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    I'm actually not sure, I think that the copy that I saw years back was just a dub that someone picked up at a convention. I'm not even sure if this one is on DVD but I'll keep an eye out.
     
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    dans ma peu.
     

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