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gusse
01-30-2001, 08:55 AM
This might be a odd question, but here goes:

What are the, visually, most stunning movies you have ever seen? Films that really made your jaws drop in astonishment because of their pure beauty! ...I'm not only talking about horror movies - I'm talking "the most beautyful movie of all times - all genres included" http://www.horrordvds.com/forum/smile.gif

Two of my top choices would have to be:

City of the lost children
Sleepy Hollow

..and honorable mention of Argento's Suspiria and Inferno

Sooo. Let's hear it - what are your favorites?

mutleyhyde
01-30-2001, 09:25 AM
Wizards
Logan's Run
2001
The Shining
Dreams
Seven Samurai
Ran
The Good the Bad and the Ugly
Once Upon a Time in America
Barton Fink
Miller's Crossing
Fargo
Killing Zoe
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Walkabout
Run Lola Run
Time Bandits
Brazil
Nightmare Before Christmas
Edward Scissorhands
Bride of Frankenstein
Star Wars


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Starving Skinny Puppy
01-30-2001, 11:38 AM
A Clockwork Orange.

Nearly every frame in the film can be made into a poster for the movie.

"Viddy well little brother, viddy well"

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The Chaostar
01-30-2001, 01:12 PM
SUSPIRIA
INFERNO
THE COOK THE THIEF HIS WIFE AND HER LOVER
CLOCKWORK ORANGE
EYES WIDE SHUT
THE CELL
LAST YEAR AT MARRIENBAND
SANTA SANGRE
THE BABY OF MACON
THE BELLY OF AN ARCHITECT
CITY OF THE LOST CHILDREN

ilsa
01-30-2001, 03:54 PM
I would normally put Blade
Runner at the top of my list
but after seeing the remasterd
print of The Beyond at last years
HIFF on a 60 foot screen it blew
my mind at what a beautiful film
Fulci created, so it's tops on
my list of "purdy films".

Other films that i think are
"visually stunning" are:

Savior Of The Soul
Naked Killer
Law Of Desire
Women On The Verge Of a Nervous
Breakdown
Inferno
In A Glass Cage
Cafe Flesh
Crash (hated it but damn it's a
freakin beautiful film)

hojimoji
01-30-2001, 05:57 PM
Suspiria, Princess Mononoke, Fight Club, Seven, and Evil Dead 2.

That's just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.


G.

Surge92
01-30-2001, 07:50 PM
Here are a few of my entries:

Arabian Nights (Pasolini)
Excalibur
Blade Runner
Suspiria
Gladiator
A Chinese Ghost 1,2, and 3
Quest for Fire
The Decameron (Pasolini)
Kwaidan
Solaris
Nosferatu (Herzog)

There's more, but that's all I'm going to list for now.

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Paff
01-30-2001, 08:04 PM
Since most of my favorites have already been listed (good call on Miller's Crossing BTW), I'll just add:

Alien
Boogie Nights
Chinatown
The Empire Strikes Back
Earth Girls are Easy (!)
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Apocalypse Now
Heavenly Creatures
Strange Days
L.A. Confidential
Kiki's Delivery Service (since someone else mentioned Mononoke)

AceRimRat
01-30-2001, 09:38 PM
Se7en, Gladiator, City of Lost Children and Sleepy Hollow are among my favorites.

Star Wars, ESB, ROJ from my childhood.

I'm always a sucker for big-budget effects-fests like Armageddon, imagery-wise.

And for just startling the heck out of me when I first started watching horror, Dawn of the Dead, New York Ripper and Franco's Jack the Ripper.

nimereht
01-30-2001, 11:46 PM
vertigo
2001
crouching tiger hidden dragon
clockwork orange
miller's crossing
barton fink
ran
dead man
akira
godfather, II
once upon a time in the west
magnolia

jae
01-31-2001, 12:22 AM
There are alot of them.. but off the top of my head:

city of lost children
whip and the body
black sabbath
alot of tim burtons would qualify: nightmare before christmas, sleepy hollow, beetlejuice..

mutleyhyde
01-31-2001, 01:51 AM
Nimereht, I like your style!

mutleyhyde
01-31-2001, 01:52 AM
Nimereht, I like your style! http://www.horrordvds.com/forum/smile.gif

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May the Hammer eternally bleed!
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suspiria
01-31-2001, 03:00 AM
Am I the only one here who has seen Dellamorte Dellamore (a.k.a. Cemetery Man) or am I just mad? This movie would have to be one of the most beautifully shot films out there. Its up there with City Of The Lost Children for me in the way the camera works and the atmosphere the film invokes.

My 2c worth.

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jae
01-31-2001, 04:47 AM
I watched the Dellamorte R2 DVD just last night.. I think it looked great, the cemetery scenes especially but I don't think it really stood out as one of the best looking movies I've seen.. Great movie though.

nimereht
01-31-2001, 04:54 AM
mutleyhyde: Nimereht, I like your style!

great! i'm glad we got over that manhunter thing...just kidding! i felt like i was stealing from your list, but these are truly my favorite films...

jeffschmidt
01-31-2001, 05:39 AM
Yeah, I'm a dork, but:

MORTAL KOMBAT!

Oh, and My Neighbor Totoro (since Mononoke & Kiki have already been mentioned...)

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indiephantom
01-31-2001, 05:42 AM
PLEASANTVILLE is one of my favorites. I really like the contrast between the B&W and color.

I also love the look of SCHINDLER'S LIST.

Best-looking horror films:
DEEP RED, INFERNO, and SUSPIRIA.

Mark Relford
01-31-2001, 05:46 AM
Well, here goes...

Angel Heart
The Fearless Vampire Killers
Dark City
Company of Wolves
Legend
The Dark Crystal
El Topo
Dune (Lynch)
THX 1138
The Crow

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rhett
01-31-2001, 06:08 AM
Mark, I just rented Legend the other day for the first time, and I really enjoyed it. It was diffinently visually stunning, even in all its Pan & Scan glory, I can't wait to see it in widescreen. I just wish Universal would get off their asses and release the damn thing.

Mark Relford
01-31-2001, 08:17 AM
Originally posted by rhett:
Mark, I just rented Legend the other day for the first time, and I really enjoyed it. It was diffinently visually stunning, even in all its Pan & Scan glory, I can't wait to see it in widescreen. I just wish Universal would get off their asses and release the damn thing.


rhett, tell me about it. Delays suck! Legend would've been something to see on the big screen.


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napalm68
01-31-2001, 01:20 PM
Alien, Angel Heart, and Blade Runner. The attention to detail in these films are superb. I keep noticing more in these films each time.

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DeepDownTraumaHound
01-31-2001, 07:34 PM
No doubt <u>City of Lost Children</u> & <u>Nadja</u>.
Dellamorte Dellamore was in fact gorgeous. It was reminiscent of German impressionism. The sets have a very sketched look to them.
Cabinet of Dr Caligari, since I'm speaking of German impressionism.
Bram Stoker's Dracula, Suspiria, and oddly, Night of the Living Dead 1990 version. The colors are so vibrant and technicolor bright.
If not for scenes, for color. Beetlejuice for the same reasons. and lastly, I will say Crash. The film is grey and blue and dreamlike. I love it.

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Lindane
02-01-2001, 07:38 AM
You guys mentioned most of mine but...
Gemini
James and The Giant Peach
Labyrinth
Ravenous
A Man Called Hero
Begotten
The Black Cauldron
Fong Sai Yuk II (the leaves at the end)
this has been said but I really thought
Crouching Tiger was up there as well

mutleyhyde
02-01-2001, 11:07 AM
Black Cauldron rocks Lindane!

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May the Hammer eternally bleed!
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Nos4ah2
02-01-2001, 11:24 PM
City of Lost Children

Alien

Alien Ressurection

Delicatessen

The Shining

Crash

The Fifth Element (ok, so sue me!!!!)

The Tenant

Videodrome

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

The Pit and the Pendulum (Vincent Price,
from the Corman Poe Series)

The Abominable Dr. Phibes

Rumble in the Bronx

Evil Dead 2 (I thought it had some of the most interesting shots and angles, aside from being a kickass flik!!!!)

Ghost in the Shell

Immortal Beloved

The Red Violin

That's all I can think of for now...

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Just remembered:

Blade Runner!!!!
The original NOES!


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Mark Relford
02-01-2001, 11:29 PM
Originally posted by Surge92:
Quest for Fire


Great pick, Surge92! It's been ages since I've seen this movie! I used to have the souvenir book from the theater.


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Surge92
02-01-2001, 11:44 PM
Thanks Mark. I remember when "Quest for Fire" first came out in the theaters, but I don't know how popular it was. I definitely think it's one of the best films to come out in the 80s. It's landscapes and imagery galore--a cinematogarphical feast! I'm hoping Fox releases a SE DVD sometime soon. That's probably wishful thinking though.

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