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|>>|| No. 15319
I found this bad boy on netflix, I watched for the tits stayed for the rest of the film. Brilliantly funny and touching. Anyone got any other hidden gems?
|>>|| No. 15321
I quite like Malice in Wonderland and The Men Who Stare at Goats. Art School Confidential is quite similar to Cashback in some ways. The plot's asinine but some characters and some scenes are great.
|>>|| No. 15322
There's a series called Orphan Black that I've watched all of the first season of. I first saw it on iPlayer, at first I thought it was really just naff but after an episode or two I was quite hooked and definitely looking forward to season 2 (April 2014, apparently).
Further, if you've missed it, The Bridge (Swedish/Danish) is really excellent. I wouldn't bother with the remakes.
Lastly, if you've not yet watched it, be sure to look at the US House of Cards (on Netflix). That was really, really good as well, definitely on par with the British original in several respects.
|>>|| No. 15325
Funny Games is smashing. I don't think you can go wrong with the remake either, same director and shots, good cast. Out of interest, why would you suggest the original over the remake?
|>>|| No. 15326
More or less straight-to-DVD movie Operation: Endgame is something my dad had in his huge stack of copy DVDs that we picked at random to watch and I thoroughly enjoyed it. That said, to this day I still call it "Project Endgame".
It has my favourite ever movie murder in it, someone uses the top part of a paper shredder on someone's face.
The story makes almost no sense and can be boiled down to "super secret American governmental organisation simultaneously plots and battles terror and only employed fucking weirdos and now has to be shut down".
I highly recommend it.
|>>|| No. 15330
I actually preferred Waterworld (I think someone told me The Postman was called "Dirtworld" in production, they're certainly two of a kind). It's a movie out of time, feeling like one of those coke-addled 80s action movies a la Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. It has some of the most absurd plot/logic holes of any movie I've ever seen but I still love it.
|>>|| No. 15333
The Ogre, by Volker Schloerndorff, 1996. Very unique and original film, though some of the acting isn't great.
|>>|| No. 15334
Also the horror film Ravenous, not a clue why it doesn't have the fame it deserves.
|>>|| No. 15335
Finally I can admit, it's my favourite film.
Even imported the Blu-ray from the US as for ssme reason, didn't get released over here.
|>>|| No. 15336
Survive Style 5+
I don't know how to describe it really, apart from intertwining stories, it's a bit bonkers.
|>>|| No. 15337
>it's a bit bonkers.
That's an understatement. I've only tried watching it once but at no point did I have the slightest inkling what the fuck was going on.
|>>|| No. 15338
I think this went under a lot of peoples radars, which is a shame, because it's fucking fantastic. Future cult classic, for sure.
Also, McDonaghs' other film, In Bruges, is brilliant.
There's countless foreign films worth watching that most people haven't heard of, I'll make another post about some of those.
|>>|| No. 15339
First thing that came to mind when you said foreign films was Dogtooth, which I recommend. For those who haven't heard of it, it's about a family who for reasons unexplained keep their kids within the bounds of their home for their entire lives and tell them it's dangerous to leave.
|>>|| No. 15340
>There's countless foreign films worth watching that most people haven't heard of, I'll make another post about some of those.
Please do, looking forward to this one.
|>>|| No. 15343
Foreign film fans, I really recommend the two Brazilian 'Tropa de Elite' titles. They're better than City of God imo, and many other more famius titles to boot.
The director of them is in charge of the Robocop remake, which is why I'm highly optimistic for it.
|>>|| No. 15345
Are you that much of a stickler for HD that you'll not watch a DVD even if no HD alternative is available?
|>>|| No. 15346
I can't recommend The Raid enough. I went to see it at the cinema with absolutely no idea what it was just because my mate invited me and didn't know it was an Indonesian film until I got there. The story is basically identical to the recent Judge Dredd film except everything about it is a million times better. At least a million.
Starts off fairly interesting and sets the scene and then someone pisses the main character off and he just fucks absolutely everything up. If you like watching little Oriental blokes kick the fuck out of each other - or even if you don't - then this film will give you a massive stonk-on.
Amazing. I could watch it every day.
|>>|| No. 15347
Not sure if this counts as hidden, but I remembered to watch the 13th Warrior again recently. Watched it twice in the week, second time with the missus. Both of us loved it.
|>>|| No. 15348
I love them both equally but The Raid just...fuck. So much more brutal. That Machette gang-excellent.
|>>|| No. 15349
I didn't like The Raid much. I thought it was a good concept but overall just quite boring. The fighting wasn't nearly as interesting as I'd hoped and the acting (what there was) just plain sucked. I much preferred Dredd.
|>>|| No. 15352
Dunno how well known Ben Wheatley is among you lot, I certainly didn't hear about him before but I'm glad I did. Low budget British films that don't feel cheap.
Kill List - Horror/thriller, really fucking good
A field in England - Basically 5 English Civil War soldiers in a field, it's like a psychedelic slice of 17th century England
Sightseers - Murder comedy.. I'm watching that one in a minute
|>>|| No. 15353
Nope, happy with stuff on VHS too. It is nice though to see the old favourites looking pretty.
|>>|| No. 15354
I wasn't sure what to think of Kill List. It was pretty ok but I don't think it was a real masterpiece.
I watched AFIE in the cinema on release (and drank the beer, which was pretty good). It was interesting but it didn't really grab me much.
I'll give Sightseers a look-in on your recommendation m8.
|>>|| No. 15355
Ok, but the extended TV version has been available on DVD since years and years ago. (I don't mean it to seem like I'm pushing this, just curious as it sounded like you were waiting on the Bluray.)
|>>|| No. 15356
From what I've been told it still isn't the full cut.
it has a couple of extra bits, but also cuts out a lot.
|>>|| No. 15357
Ben Wheatley is great. If you disagree, watch Ideal and Sightseers. A real up and coming british director.
|>>|| No. 15358
I can't believe I forgot to mention Generation Kill. It's one of the funniest and saddest series (7 eps total adapted from a nonfiction book - it features at least one real person playing themselves), about the US Marines in the early days of Iraq 2003.
I always ask if people have seen it when talking about TV but few have even heard of it.
|>>|| No. 15359
This was another great Iraq War show. Only lasted one season before they pulled the plug though. Think it was on Sky One about 8 years ago.
|>>|| No. 15360
I thought Over There was absolutely terrible. I remember seeing it when it was first aired and found it not only unrealistic but also tremendously boring.
Generation Kill was great though. Entertaining and rewatching.
|>>|| No. 15364
Generation Kill lad reporting; I gave the first ep of Over There (the pilot) a try and thought it was pretty crap.
However I know that pilots of series can be poor and not be demonstrative of the quality of a series (see; Spartacus) so I might give another one a shot.
|>>|| No. 15374
This, the Pilot was pretty naff. Give a couple of the proper episodes a go.
|>>|| No. 15375
... Fuck, I'm watching 2ep now. It's substantially better.
Worth sticking with, otherlad.
|>>|| No. 15377
I completely agree, I don't think a lot of The Scary Door or A Field in England either but Sightseers is fab and his episodes of Ideal aren't bad either.
|>>|| No. 15378
Import/Export has been stuck in mind since i watched in on Film4 over a year ago.
It's got this dark feel to it and is a little nasty psychologically with the sex scenes. The parts in the nursing home are just strange to watch too, even though i used to work in one myself. It's a subtitled jobby, but a damn fine film in my opinion.
|>>|| No. 15381
A TV film on ITV 14 years ago called Bostock's Cup. I think most of it has been uploaded to YouTube, but apart from that it's hard to track down.
It's the best sporting comedy I've seen, which admittedly isn't saying much. It's a shame that ITV haven't repeated it since.
|>>|| No. 15408
Ha! I've never seen anyone post TLT before, on any board.
I watched that when I was 8 on release, scared the shit out of me. Never really encountered the idea of full-scale armageddon of mankind before.
|>>|| No. 15409
TLT fucking rocked. I jsut wish I could track down a decent torrent for it...
|>>|| No. 15414
I have it on DVD.
Abeit transferred from VHS, snowy lines, clips of adverts and all.
|>>|| No. 15417
Twin town is excellent.
I might be interested in this The Last Train you're all on about, but call me a picky cunt, I'm not up for watching a low bitrate stream of a shoddy rip of a VHS recording of an FM broadcast. Is there a reason it's not available some way that's a bit less fucked?
|>>|| No. 15418
It was screened on analogue TV and it was never given enough acclaim to be converted into a better format.
|>>|| No. 15420
Any time The Last Train is mentioned I just think of that bit when the main character was on This Morning With Richard Not Judy.
"You've embarrassed me, you've embarrassed the audience, and you've embarrassed Nicola Walker off The Last Train."
"Yes you have. Now we must find Ark!"
|>>|| No. 15422
Can anyone remmeber the BBC series about aliens landing in Scotland and some fuck off huge "thing" slowly growing? Loads of army and scientists sent in and then they nuke them...I wish I could recall the name...
|>>|| No. 15426
I did e-mail Granada a while back and was told that it was never considered for release due to apparent lack of interest.
|>>|| No. 15427
I don't know why but you've just reminded me of a ghost train style ride thing they had at Granada Studios that scared me shitless when I was a kid.
I don't know if it was related but it was about aliens and stuff. Anybody know what I'm on about?
|>>|| No. 15428
I don't remember that but I remember their fake cityscape you could look out on with little model buildings, and their replica Coronation Street, and their pretend houses of parliament.
I remember a room you could look in through a window and they had a "ghost" in there. It was an actor who looked semi-transparent. I assume there was another pain of glass and you were looking at the reflection.
|>>|| No. 15435
Mixed. I watched one or two episodes from the previous series, which were 5/10, some interesting ideas but lacklustre execution - the second series _seems_ to have improved on that, but I haven't watched S201 yet.
|>>|| No. 15436
There was a bus shelter on the corner of the replica Coronation Street which had the graffiti WEATHERFIELD SKINS in it. Great detail.
|>>|| No. 15437
To reiterate S2E2 is really really good, it's worth watching in its own right before it goes off iPlayer.
|>>|| No. 15439
I'm the lad who said I would do a post about foreign gems, and then immediately forgot about it. Anyway, I'm back. I can't really be arsed going into detail, so i'll just give brief descriptions, but they are all films I've really enjoyed.
Ticket inspectors on a Hungarian metro. Really difficult to sum this film up briefly. Fucking brilliant though.
Korean monster film. Think Godzilla and cloverfield, but 10x better.
Koran thriller about a dirty cop turned pimp trying to establish who is responsible for the disappearance of several of his girls.
24 hours in a Parisian ghetto with 3 young local lads. Set amidst police brutality and riots.
>Memories of Murder
Two rural Korean cops and a special detective from the capital investigate a series of brutal rape murders. Their crude measures become more desperate with each new corpse found. Based on a true case.
Classic Japanese epic. Based on Shakespears King Lear.
Japanese crime drama. An internal yakuza dispute gets a bit out of hand.
Disturbing French horror.
Spanish time travel murder thriller thingy. Don't watch any trailers, they all spoil the film.
i'll post some more later, If i don't forget.
|>>|| No. 15440
Fantastic list, the brief synopses are exactly what I like as they don't lead you to expect too much of the film, and often what it actually delivers is vastly different from all the expectations you still formed based on that brief synopses.
10/10 post, thank you very much lad.
|>>|| No. 15441
We had a thread about it but if anyone missed out, Troll is great.
|>>|| No. 15442
Also Trollhunter (Trolljegeren) is very good but it might've been mentioned earlier.
|>>|| No. 15444
A delivery mix-up leads to a face-off between poor, naive room-mates and ruthless gangsters.
Icelandic film about a weary detective investigating a murder, finds that it is linked to a deeper and darker secret spanning decades in a small town.
They want to make an English remake.
|>>|| No. 15445
I've seen Jar City. I didn't think it was a great masterpiece but it was pretty enjoyable.
Where, in Somerset?
|>>|| No. 15448
>Attack the Gas Station
Slapstick Korean film about a siege in a petrol station.
|>>|| No. 15449
An elder samurai accepts a suicide mission to assassinate a well protected Shogun lord renowned for his evil deeds. He recruits 11 other samurai and they pick up some vagrant along the way, making 13. Beautifully simple film. Fantastic characters, even better battle scenes. Clearly inspired by Seven Samurai but, what 'men on a mission' film isn't?
Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, as himself, Jean-Claude Van Damme. What happens when a washed up out of work movie action hero finds himself in a real life or death situation?
>Man Bites Dog
Belgian mockumentary. A film crew follow a murderous thief on his daily rounds.
Turkish drama about a notorious bandit and his experiences after serving a 35 year sentence.
|>>|| No. 15489
I'm watching the NBC series 'Dracula'. I'm on episode 2, it was a bit shaky to start with but it seems to be picking up quite well. Worth a look.
|>>|| No. 15502
I made a thread on here a while back asking if anyone remembered this series and what it was called. Nobody had any idea what I was talking about. I fucking loved that show.
thank you so much.
|>>|| No. 15504
Er, yes I did lad, but I got bogged down with stuff and stopped. I got up to ep5 I think. I will continue when I have the time some day when I'm not awake at 2am. Thanks for recommending it, it is very good. The one with the psycho CIA interrogator guy was very good.
|>>|| No. 15505
Fair dues. Good to see others enjoy it.
Suprised it never got a 2nd season myself.
|>>|| No. 15510
I must not've seen that thread because I went on an odyssey a few years ago through every private tracker and torrent site available trying to find a copy of it, I remembered it so vividly and loved that series so much.
|>>|| No. 15514
I just watched Los Cronocrímenes (Timecrimes) and it was pretty good.
The end is a little predictable but it's definitely "up there" with Primer in terms of intelligent handling of time travel.
|>>|| No. 15515
Just to note, the Timecrimes uses an immutable, causal-loop theory of time, compared to Primer's multiple universe time travel.
I also recommend The Lives of Others but it's very long.
|>>|| No. 15516
Can you believe they're fucking remaking it. It's an slow-moving indie film with no music and set entirely within a radius of about 1km, how is Hollywood going to butcher it?
|>>|| No. 15517
I didn't know they were planning on it. I guess it's just so they can appeal to a wider/richer/illiterate audience?
|>>|| No. 15543
Just watching The Guard, by someone who also did In Bruges; a writer or director or something I don't know. It looks good so far anyway.
|>>|| No. 15544
You seem like a foreign film connoisseur so I'll give you some of mine:
Das Leben des Anderen (The lives of others) - Very moving story about a man who works for the stasi
Das Experiment - Based on the Stanford Prision Experiments
Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run) - You have 30 minutes to get €250,000
Goodbye Lenin - This is hilarious. A woman has a stroke before the fall of the Berlin wall. Any surprise could trigger another stroke. So they have to pretend that they still live in East Germany despite westernisation.
Der Baader-meinhof Komplex - About a German terrorist group from the 70s I think.
I'm going to watch Kontroll this weekend, hopefully.
|>>|| No. 15549
You've just reminded me of a German language film I watched. Gunther Grass' Unkenrufe/The Call of the Toad was made into a film in 2005. It's one of those films that covers lots of topics, but at the core it's all about a German man and a Polish woman who fall for eachother around the time of the fall of the Berlin wall. Together they attempt to open a cemetery for displaced WWII survivors but their good intentions are corrupted with the eastward spread of capitalism.
... Fuck, I've made it sound extremely boring, but it really is a satisfying piece of work, I promise. It features Hitler's motorcade squishing stuff, too.
|>>|| No. 15575
>Japanese crime drama. An internal yakuza dispute gets a bit out of hand.
>An internal yakuza dispute gets a bit out of hand.
Cheers lad, you've sold me!
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