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July 13, 2009 2:33 PM   Subscribe

From the guys that brought you Hobo With A Shogun comes award-winning short, Treevenge (NSFW)
posted by fearfulsymmetry (34 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
I read the title and anticipated a modern redux of "Don Quixote" with a "fuedal Japan" kind of flair.
posted by subaruwrx at 2:35 PM on July 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


IIRC, Hobo With A Shogun was the old working title for Kill Bill.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:45 PM on July 13, 2009


Hah. Love his style. Almost better at Early Peter Jackson than Early Peter Jackson.
posted by starman at 2:46 PM on July 13, 2009


Almost better at Early Peter Jackson than Early Peter Jackson.

Best example of "damning with faint praise" I've ever read.
posted by Glee at 2:51 PM on July 13, 2009


When I was in the Army and stationed in Arizona (Fort Huachuca, the fort that sounds like a sneeze!), there was an actual treevenge occurrence. Some drunk guy in Sierra Vista took a shotgun to one of those really big 20'-tall cactuses...and it fell on him and killed him. I remember thinking: justice has been served.
posted by jamstigator at 2:59 PM on July 13, 2009 [2 favorites]


I like my ridiculousness in movies like I like my women: Over-the-top.

(What?)
posted by Turkey Glue at 3:13 PM on July 13, 2009


I laugh hysterically with a cigar in my mouth whenever I wash the dishes. Do I have any grimevenge coming?
posted by qvantamon at 3:25 PM on July 13, 2009


Almost better at Early Peter Jackson than Early Peter Jackson.

Best example of "damning with faint praise" I've ever read.


If you can't find joy in early Jackson splatter-fests where can you find you in life?
posted by Artw at 3:26 PM on July 13, 2009


Almost better at Early Peter Jackson than Early Peter Jackson.

Best example of "damning with faint praise" I've ever read.


Nah, I can appreciate his gritty shoot-from-the-hip early stuff.. same with Sam Raimi's Evil Dead and Robert Rodriguez's El Mariachi. Not that enthusiasm always makes up for finely-tuned technique.
posted by starman at 3:26 PM on July 13, 2009


I like the part where the hobo has the shotgun!
posted by Flunkie at 3:28 PM on July 13, 2009


Actually, that's a good meme to start. Videos of people doing ordinary day to day stuff, but with a cigar in their mouthes and laughing maniacally. You go first.
posted by qvantamon at 3:33 PM on July 13, 2009


qvantamon: "Actually, that's a good meme to start. Videos of people doing ordinary day to day stuff, but with a cigar in their mouthes and laughing maniacally. You go first."

Like this guy?
posted by The White Hat at 3:38 PM on July 13, 2009


Jonathan Torrens! swoon!
posted by furtive at 3:53 PM on July 13, 2009


Almost better at Early Peter Jackson than Early Peter Jackson.

Peter Jackson did not invent the grainy wobbly blood everywhere type of movie. Not that Peter Jackson hasn't done good stuff, it just seems like an odd reference. Especially when there are a plethora of other movies that did the same thing.
posted by P.o.B. at 3:57 PM on July 13, 2009


First half could be twice as short, second half is over the top awesome!
posted by furtive at 4:05 PM on July 13, 2009


Videos of people doing ordinary day to day stuff, but with a cigar in their mouthes and laughing maniacally

meet your muse
posted by klanawa at 4:08 PM on July 13, 2009


Okay, that was more disturbing than I was expecting. Even though I was expecting it.

For some reason it reminds me of my favorite Xmas card, by Jack Handy:

If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down?
Perhaps, if they screamed all the time for no apparent reason.
posted by hippybear at 4:22 PM on July 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


I was hoping for the disclaimer that no actual trees were harmed in the filming of this movie.
posted by msali at 4:23 PM on July 13, 2009


Greatest holiday film EVER. EVER. Seriously - ever. Did I mention just how EVER this movie is, it's like the Valhalla of EVER-ness. Seriously.

EVER!
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 4:43 PM on July 13, 2009 [2 favorites]


If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down?

See Tales of the Unexpected: 'The Sound Machine'
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:48 PM on July 13, 2009


And they say remakes never work, this was much better than Gremlins.
posted by localroger at 4:51 PM on July 13, 2009


Greatest holiday film EVER. EVER. Seriously - ever.

Yeah... actually I'm alimost thinking of it displacing Junky's Christmas as the Xmas internet watch, if it's still up there.

Of course THE holiday film is Flash Gordon on Boxing Day afternoon... that will never change.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:56 PM on July 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


This could have worked as a fake movie trailer at about 3 minutes but it dragged way too long for 16 minutes.
posted by octothorpe at 4:58 PM on July 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


I liked the part where there was lots of screaming.
posted by lekvar at 5:08 PM on July 13, 2009


Wait, isn't "Treevenge" sort of what that terrible M. Night film was about?
posted by the dief at 5:13 PM on July 13, 2009


Approved holiday watchings: Flash Gordon, The Great Escape, 2001 A Space Odyssey, 20,000 Leagues Beneath the Sea, James Bond.
posted by Artw at 5:15 PM on July 13, 2009


The cordwood! It's stacked like bodies...
posted by Xoebe at 5:24 PM on July 13, 2009 [2 favorites]


Approved holiday watchings: Flash Gordon, The Great Escape, 2001 A Space Odyssey, 20,000 Leagues Beneath the Sea, James Bond.

You forgot The Italian Job.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 5:24 PM on July 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


"Come and get me, you dirty Christmas cocksuckers!"

I say that every year, at the call for the holiday meal with my family.
posted by steef at 5:35 PM on July 13, 2009 [2 favorites]


For any Trailer Park Boys fans: Sarah Dunsworth (Sarah) and Jonathan Torrens (J-Roc) were the parents in the family.
posted by mephraim at 5:45 PM on July 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


Wait, isn't "Treevenge" sort of what that terrible M. Night film was about?

I think tree #2 acted better than all the cast of the Crappening combined.
posted by qvantamon at 5:50 PM on July 13, 2009 [2 favorites]


I just want to say I really enjoyed Treevenge. Coincidentally, I watched The Happening this week and found it really dull.
posted by Donnie VandenBos at 7:00 PM on July 13, 2009


so christmas is like the holocaust, only with trees, amirite?
posted by liza at 10:16 PM on July 13, 2009


yes liza, it's really a serious matter!
posted by kolophon at 5:50 AM on July 14, 2009


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