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As decent a place to ask as anywhere. I have had a copy of Man Bites Dog (Belgium) on DVD for a number of years. I think it's from my pawnbroker days as I definitely don't remember buying it. Anyway it's been sat on the shelf for 10 years or so.

 

Is it worth watching?

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This type of information is reckless during a toilet-paper and tissue shortage.

Double post but Mubi is currently a quid for three months, Park Chan-wook's Vengeance trilogy are all on there, too.

This is an absolutely lovely film that I'd recommend to everyone. Celine Sciamma being the director of Portrait of a Woman on Fire, by the way.

Lone Wolf and Cub Blu-ray set is out on the 27th. I've already got a load of 70's Japanese movies on Blu-ray to get through but I'm definitely upgrading from my DVD set.

 

Stray Cat Rock Collection.

Female Prisoner Collection.

All five Yakuza Papers movies. Sadly missed out on the box set and had to settle for the individual movies.

Lady Snowblood 1 & 2.

 

Seen a few on DVD. Going to using my time off work to get stuck in to that lot.

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Technically a foreign film although most of it is in English but The Salvation is a terrific western. Plus you get Eric Cantona congratulating Mads Mikkelsen for killing Germans, in case you needed any more reason to watch it.

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On Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:08 PM, SuperBacon said:

As decent a place to ask as anywhere. I have had a copy of Man Bites Dog (Belgium) on DVD for a number of years. I think it's from my pawnbroker days as I definitely don't remember buying it. Anyway it's been sat on the shelf for 10 years or so.

 

Is it worth watching?

Its probably 10 years since ive seen it, but yes its worth watching. Im not sure how well its held up, but seeing it all them years ago it was a pretty unsettling experience.

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Film4 is premiering A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night on April 10th. If you ever fancied watching a black and white Iranian movie about a skateboarding vampire, that'll be your chance.

It's a quite cracking film though.

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Should've posted it yesterday but Film Four have a Tarkovsky season.  But according to the below blurb, they'll be on All4.

 

On the 85th anniversary of his birth, Film4 begins a season of films by the legendary Russian director. All of Tarkovsky’s seven feature films will play (non-chronologically) throughout April and May. All films will be available to view on All4 after broadcast.

Dates & timeslots tbc.

Tuesday 4th April, 12.10am – Andrei Rublev (1966)

A new, restored print of Andrei Tarkovsky's disturbing portrait of a great icon painter in early 15th-century Russia, a war-torn period that saw the country in upheaval.

Wednesday 12th, 1.25am – Ivan’s Childhood (1962)

Andrei Tarkovsky's feature debut blends impressionism and stark realism to tell the tale of a quest for vengeance during the Second World War.

Thursday 20th, 12.40am – Solaris (1972)

Andrei Tarkovsky's transcendent sci-fi classic, a moving and unsettling vision of memory and humanity.

Monday 24th, 12.40am – Stalker (1979)

Following Solaris, Tarkovsky's second foray into the sci-fi genre: a surreal and disturbing vision of the future, in which a scientist, a writer and a Stalker attempt to navigate the bleak and devastated terrain of the Zone.

Date & time tbc – Mirror (1975)

Andrei Tarkovsky's most autobiographical work, in which he reflects upon his own childhood and the destiny of the Russian people.

Date & time tbc – Nostalgia (1983)

Tarkovsky's first film to be made outside of Russia explores the melancholy of the expatriate, as a Russian poet in a Tuscan village is haunted by memories of his wife, children and homeland.

Date & time tbc – The Sacrifice (1986)

Tarkovsky's Cannes prize-winning final film: a mystical and enigmatic parable that unfolds in the hours before a nuclear holocaust.

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On 17/08/2013 at 10:27 PM, Keith Houchen said:

I just watched "The Skin That I Live In"

 

On 18/08/2013 at 9:14 AM, Devon Malcolm said:

Just like to echo the Elena Anaya love. Absolutely gorgeous but also a fine actress - she was superb in a French thriller called Point Blank that everyone should track down.

You should watch Sex & Lucia for more of Elena Anaya's "form" she's also very nude in Room in Rome but it's a tedious bunch of shit so watch her scenes on a tube site.

On 03/04/2017 at 6:00 AM, bAzTNM#1 said:

Tried to watch "Baise Moi" yesterday, but it's just too explicit (and I'm no prude) and the characters have no redeeming qualities about them whatsover.

So you're saying this isn't a thought provoking feminist masterpiece that some claim it to be?

My mother bought me Baise Moi about 12-13 years ago (along with i think La Haine) her reasoning being it has "half nude girls, guns and it's in french, you'll love it" but yeah it's basically a piece of shit porno. still hope she didn't know the translation of the title :blush:

Five Poncey films i've seen this year and so should you.

  1. The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki: Stunning looking true life black & white boxing drama.
  2. Train to Busan: Korean Zombie Thrill Ride
  3. Sweet Bean: only watch if you like slow japanese films. it's beautiful/heartbreaking
  4. Food & Shelter: Spain's I, Daniel Blake
  5. The Silence (2010): German child disappearance mystery
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Never seen it.

Haven't watched many foreign films lately that were much cop, just a couple of fucking duffers on Mubi. Probably the last good ones I watched were a couple of Jean-Pierre Melville crime films. Rififi, Le Deuxieme Souffle and Bob Le Flambeur - all excellent. I also watched Army of Shadows by him recently and it was amazing, one of the best war films I've seen.

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I watched a good one the other day called The Suspect. It was a South Korean spy thriller, very Bourne-esque but really enjoyable as well. Features one of the best car chases I've ever seen. It's a bit long, like most Korean thrillers, but well worth persevering with.

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