Behold the trailer for The Visitor
, which is now being re-released by Drafthouse Films
. Co-financed by the notorious Film Ventures International
, whose founder's
whereabouts are currently unknown, this Italian-American co-production features John Huston, Shelley Winters, Sam Peckinpah, birds, Franco Nero, and Neal Boortz. It is also an amazing piece of work that has befuddled and delighted many
The Carry On films
have been a much-loved part of British life for the last 50 years, and they may even be making a new one
. This give a quick feel of what you might of missed
(slightly NSFW) And though it does have its knockers
, one person liked them so much he made a religion
out of them, literally.
Whether it's the Shatner or Lithgow
version of the story
, it's not something you would want to try and re-enact in real life
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provide many strange and offensive animated cartoon video films including Superjail
. You may be familiar with their work!!! [flash, mayhap quicktime]
If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do?
(1971). This film
based on the pro-Jesus/anti-Commie teachings of Baptist minister Dr. Estus Washington Pirkle (3/12/1930–3/3/05)
warns what will happen to America if the citizens do not give up their depraved ways and turn to God and Jesus for salvation. Fun for the whole family!
Also by Reverend Pirkle: The Burning Hell
& The Believer's Heaven
. Good times.
The Room: The Movie.
Triple-threat (actor/writer/director) Tommy Wiseau
made his cinematic debut in 2003 with the The Room
and various scenes
), "a blend between a
softcore porn flick and a Tennessee Williams stageplay."
Wiseau ("who's not just one of the most unusual looking
an unidentifiable Eastern European accent-leading men ever to
grace the screen, but a narcissist nonpareil whose movie makes Vincent Gallo's "The Brown Bunny"
the apotheosis of cinematic self-restraint...may be something of a first: A movie that
prompts most of its viewers to ask for their money back-before even
30 minutes have passed." - Variety
), allegedly raised $6 million outside Hollywood to cover production and marketing costs
of the self-described "black comedy about love, passion, betrayal and lies" (see various rough dress rehersals
Audience members, including comedian
, have been "marveling at the bizarre editing, bad bluescreen, uncomfortably explicit
sex scenes and, of course, the enigma of Wiseau himself"
as the film
played monthly for years
in Los Angeles. Available on
DVD, diehard "roomies" swear by the
shout out their own commentary
, hurl spoons at the screen
and singalong to the soundtrack
. Some call it "The Rocky Horror of the New Millenium"
and stage "Room"
. If you look at the marketing campaign
or survived a screening
you might see The Room as "a seminar on how
NOT to make a movie."
Films by Thorsten Fleisch, experimental filmmaker. Fleisch "became recognized
as one of the world's leading innovators of experimental film with the release of his 16mm film, Blutrausch, a film made entirely from his own blood." "Fleisch feels a compulsive need to attack everyone's eyes and ears... challenging the eyes and mind with wickedly clever films that combine mathematical systems of editing with reflexive commentary." Check out some interviews
or Fleisch's stimulating article, Animating the 4th Dimension
"If you must see this movie, do yourself a favor and wait until it's in the bargain bin at the video store. If there's any justice in the film industry, one of the main actors will be there to rent it to you." A quote from a review of Alone in the Dark
. Dr. Uwe Boll is developing quite a reputation
as a terrible film director
; and ruiner of valuable intellectual property with his videogame adaptations. Something Awful's look behind the scenes of Alone in the Dark
makes for grim reading: "I know English is not his first language, but Jesus Christ, I'm not even sure this man has a first language
", but for many the trailer
was enough to put people off. According to Wikipedia
, "he is currently in a bidding war for rights to Half-Life and Metal Gear Solid, and ... may be after the rights to Fallout and Castlevania as well". Before legions of gamers collapse under the strain, you should know it isn't all bad news. He isn't without fans
; and Boll
is apparently an active member
of online discussion forums including imdb and IGN
; so it is possible to tell him that he sucks directly; not that doing so has had any effect thus far.