Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

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  1. Katatonia

    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    Has anyone seen this movie before? Opinions? It seems to get rather great reviews for an obscure 1970 Czech film...
     
  2. Blade

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    Have you got this one yet? I'm about to purchase it myself, it seems like a really interesting movie.
     
  3. Numania

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    I bought it. It's pretty cool, I'd say. Definitely different.
    Plus the 14 year old lead, Valerie, is quite pretty.

    I liked it, but am horrible at reviewing things. Diabolikdvd raves about it, but I would probably give it a seven or an eight.
     
  4. legnadibrom

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    i wonder if her pubic region is shaved
     
  5. Katatonia

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    Actually, I found this one to rent last week at a video store that gets a bunch of weird movies like this. Strange that this post just got revived...I completely forgot to post my thoughts on the film after watching it!

    It's a really weird and beautifully shot film. Difficult to make much sense out of, it's more like a bizarre dream than anything. It probably makes more sense watching it on repeat viewings. The DVD is still a little overpriced, since there are no extra features to speak of. The transfer is pretty good, but nothing spectacular.
     
  6. Numania

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    This film was my first and only (so far) trek into the Czech New Wave movement. I liked the execution of it, if the plot weren't as linear or coherent as I would've liked.
    Plus, as I said earlier, the lead is pretty. She does some nude (which is odd to an American viewer, since she's like 14 or 15), but it's very tasteful. To be honest, I looked her up on Google. I got some recent pics of her, and she doesn't look nearly as good as she used to.
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  7. Cyberdemon

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    Dude, she's a child !
    That's pretty fucked-up! :fucked:
     
  8. Andrew

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    I'm pretty sure that's a joke referring to a thread that was in the "Freaks & Geeks" forum.

    This does look interesting though, too bad about the rather expensive price tag. I may snag it one day regardless, though. Is it surreal or creepy at all?
     
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    It's highly surreal, and damn strange. It has quite a few creepy parts.
     
  10. Numania

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    Not really a bad question since you do see some of her naughty bits.
     
  11. Cyberdemon

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    Yeah, but if she's a kid do you need to see the detail ? :mad:
     
  12. mcchrist

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    Remarkable film! Jesus! Yes, this film has some issues, but dear lord I wish it entered my life sooner.
     
  13. Atmims

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    Damn, underage tang and the McChrist seal of approval. I'm renting this asap.
     
  14. Paff

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    Heads up! This movie is on TCM TONIGHT at 2AM Eastern, 11PM Pacific
     
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    http://www.criterion.com/films/27860-valerie-and-her-week-of-wonders
     
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    Whoa, Criterion?!?

    I'm glad I kept putting off actually buying it before. Now I really have a reason to get it. :eek1:
     
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    Yeah, wow. Is there a special feature where someone explains just what the fuck is going on in this movie?

    I still have it on my DVR from last year's TCM airing. I want to watch it again to try to understand it better.
     
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    This is one of those films that have always slipped through the cracks for me. Which is my witty way of saying "oops I never got around to watching it" lol

    Anyway glad to see it's coming out on BluRay soon as it gives me a chance to finally catch up to it and it (hopefully) great quality.
     
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    Something of a surprise, although I don't know why I was so surprised when I was disappointed it wasn't in their Czech boxset last year or so. Especially when we get more extras this way.

    Day one purchase for me... during a B1G1/halfoff sale that is. ;)
     
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