Looks like it was made in 1986 and was forced to appeal its original X rating multiple times in order to get a hard R. Gorey violent gun heaven. One of the rare times where me and digital blood n' gore got along.
Not the shitty Ewan McGregor remake. Kim Bodnia shows up again to act the shit out of every scene he's in. The part where he builds up courage to pick a fight at the bar is stunning. Fantastic Danish thriller.
Paul Verhoeven takes a crack at the violent n' bloody medieval sub genre where Rutger Hauer chops people up into little pieces and Jennifer Jason Leigh gets naked a lot. It's as excellent as it sounds.
The Happy Birthday Song ends badly. Very fucking badly.
It's like a cute, quirky, dysfunctional family movie like The Royal Tenenbaums or Running With Scissors but without the cute part and a lot more of the offensive, graphic, reprehensible, and highly entertaining parts. Would make a great double bill with Takashi Miike's Visitor Q.
There are so many startling, unbelievably memorable images in this flick that I can't even begin to list em all. Could be John Boorman's best film and it's easily one of the most commonly ignored war time films ever made.
Plot: A seemingly anti-bourgeois group of adults spend their time finding their "inner idiot" to release their inhibitions. They do so by behaving in public as if they are mentally handicapped. Then there are orgies and caviar a plenty.
A nasty artsploitation adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood with Kiefer Sutherland as the big bad wolf aka prostitute killer n' kiddie porn collector and Reese Witherspoon as Red aka the foul mouthed white trash target of prey. This is back when Reese was awesome.
One of if not THE best well rounded tits n' ass teen film from the 80s. Laughs, nudity, and heart. I'll never forget Gary coming home drunk to his parent's cocktail party or the raising money in order to get an abortion montage. The ending is flat out realistically brutal too. Hits you like a punch to the gut.
Main chick has the beautiful curly haired look and actually shows off her goods too which is always a nice surprise.
Cronenberg's trippy sci-fi flick about a virtual reality video game you jack into your spine. Got overshadowed by The Matrix when it came out but it's filled with tons of ultra cool Cronenbergian stuff and with Willem Dafoe, Jude Law, and Jennifer Jason Leigh too.
Ever made a bone gun out of the meal you just ate?
High caliber straight to vhs or dvd I guess Ray Liotta crime vehicle with one hell of a sweet supporting cast:
Pam Grier is a cyborg substitute teacher with a big goddamn flamethrower for a hand. There are other robot teachers with different weapons too. It's a wonderful movie.
Not every flick here is a top to bottom masterpiece (well some are dammit) but I will guarantee you that every flick is filled with an OH SHIT moment or two or strives for something big n' bold n' ballsy or will be branded into your brain until the very day you die. Or just all 3. Enjoy ya rat basta'ds!
Also, some are just amazing some are just underrated some are just obscure and some are just bizarre but most of the time there's a little mix n matching crossover going on but don't expect each flick to meet all four criteria. All I know is all these flicks just need more love.