Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Blood Simple (1984)



Blood Simple is a neo-noir crime film. It was the directorial debut of Joel and Ethan Coen, and the first major film of cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld, who later became a noted director. The film's title derives from Dashiell Hammett's novel Red Harvest, in which "blood simple" is a term coined to describe the addled, fearful mindset people are in after a prolonged immersion in violent situations. The reissue of Joel Coen’s and Ethan Coen’s 1984 Blood Simple contains a brief tongue-in-cheek prologue in which a tweedy Clifton Fadiman clone puts aside a leather-bound tome long enough to extol the merits of "this exquisite masterpiece." (It’s the filmed equivalent of the put-on prefaces that accompany published versions of the Coens’ screenplays.) But what "Mortimer Young" doesn’t mention is how offbeat the movie seemed at the time of its debut, or how it thwarted moviegoers who’d become addicted to rooting for their protagonists. Blood Simple represented a different breed of filmmaking: ironic, seemingly indifferent to the welfare of its characters, and extravagantly aware of itself as a movie. Even some of its biggest fans had a hard time articulating what they liked about the film because its intentions couldn’t be confirmed until the Coens had made another picture or two.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

TATTOO (1991)



Movie "Tetoviranje" from 1991, directed by Stole Popov. The story takes place in the socialist Republic of Macedonia as a part of Yugoslavia, during the time of the disappearing of the communism -- the last great human conspiracy towards God. The film speaks about the uselessness in its functioning of the absurdity of its repression and violence, as regret the only unavoidable constants of the Yugo-faith. The action in "Tattoo" develops starting from an absurd situation when the main character Ilija, who as if he has been predestined to be in conflict with the official forces which "preserve" order, after a quarrel with his wife, leaves home with the only thing he really possesses, his empty suitcase. Trying to find some peace, he goes to the railway station where he seems suspicious to a couple of policemen who for reasons known only for them - arrest him.

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Ultraviolence...

Living tissue over a metal endoskeleton.



The Terminator OST (1984)

Brad Fiedel is a popular and progressive composer in the 1980s, he worked on several successful movies, predominantly in the action and thriller genres, and pioneered the use of electronic instruments and synthesizers - almost disappearing from the mainstream at the end of the 1990s. He began his career in film in the late 1970s, and wrote extensively for TV movies and minor cinema releases, until director James Cameron hired him to score a sci-fi film called The Terminator in 1984, setting the wheels in motion for a successful career. The film went on to become one of the box office hits of its decade.

Track List:

01 - Theme From The Terminator
02 - The Terminator Main Title
03 - The Terminator’s Arrival
04 - Reese Chased
05 - Sarah On Her Motorbike
06 - Gun Shop - Reese In Alley
07 - Sarah In The Bar
08 - Tech Noir - Alley Chase
09 - Garage Chase
10 - Arm & Eye Surgery
11 - Police Station - Escape From Police Station
12 - Future Flashback Terminator Infiltration
13 - Conversation By The Window - Love Scene
14 - Tunnel Chase
15 - Death By Fire - Terminator Gets Up
16 - Factory Chase
17 - Reese’s Death - Terminator Sits Up - You’re Terminated!
18 - Sarah’s Destiny - The Coming Storm
19 - Theme From The Terminator

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Flowers Of Flesh & Blood

Terminator 2: Shocking Dark (1990)


Director: Bruno Mattei
Cast: Christopher Ahrens, Haven Tyler, Geretta Geretta

Amazing Terminator/Alien rip off that has everything from an unstoppable android to magnificent monsters. A team of psychotic marines try to battle for survival.

Shocking Dark

Metropolis (1927)



Metropolis is a silent science fiction film directed by Fritz Lang and written by Lang and Thea von Harbou. Lang and von Harbou, who were married, wrote the screenplay in 1924, and the story was novelized by von Harbou in 1926. It is set in a futuristic urban dystopia and examines a common science fiction theme of the day: the social crisis between workers and owners in capitalism. The film stars Alfred Abel as the leader of the city, Gustav Fröhlich as his son, who tries to mediate between the elite caste and the workers, Brigitte Helm as both the pure-at-heart worker Maria and the debased robot version of her, and Rudolf Klein-Rogge as the mad scientist who created the robot. Metropolis was produced in Germany in the Babelsberg Studios by Universum Film A.G. (UFA) and released in 1927 during a stable period of the Weimar Republic. The most expensive film of its time, it cost approximately 7 million Reichsmark to make. The film was cut substantially after its German premiere, and there have been several efforts to restore it. Also, the American copyright lapsed in 1953, which eventually led to a proliferation of versions being released on video.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Guinea Pig: Android of Notre Dame (1988)


Za ginipiggu: Notorudamu no andoroido (1988)

Japanese cyberpunk films are always looking to extend the boundaries of humanity, but hopefully they do so within the constraints of a semi-coherent plot, with actions by the characters that make sense within the twisted view of the narrative. One of the later entries in the notorious Guinea Pig series, Android of Notre Dame is much more tame than its reputation would have you believe. Basically a low budget, shot-on-video rehash of Stuart Gordon's Re-Animator (1985), it tells the story of a dwarf scientist who conducts experiments on dead bodies in hope of finding the cure to his sister's deadly (but unnamed) disease. Most of the film is taken up with the dwarf experimenting on the decapitated head of his corrupt corporate sponsor, which he keeps alive in a elaborate machine.

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The Guinea Pig films are a series of 1980's japanese horror films with extremely detailed special effects of gruesome crimes against people. The tapes gained notoriety in Japan during the late 1980s and early 1990s when the first five films of the series were found showcased in the 5,763 videotape collection of japanese serial killer Tsutomu Miyazaki, who reportedly re-enacted scenes from the films as a part of his crimes. Because of the constant controversy surrounding the series, it has now been deemed illegal in Japan to produce any movies with the "Guinea Pig" label. According to Snopes, the films became infamous in the U.S. when in 1991 the actor Charlie Sheen mistook the second film of the series, Flowers of Flesh and Blood for a snuff film and contacted the FBI to report it.

Det Sjunde inseglet (1957)



The Seventh Seal (Swedish: Det sjunde inseglet) is an existential film directed by Ingmar Bergman about the journey of a medieval knight (Max von Sydow) across a plague-ridden landscape, and a monumental game of chess between himself and the personification of Death, who has come to take his life. The film is spoken in Swedish, and is shown with subtitles in local languages (quotations below are from English subtitles). The film has been regarded since its release as a masterpiece of cinematography. The title refers to a passage about the end of the world from the Book of Revelation, used both at the very start of the film, and again towards the end, beginning with the words "And when the Lamb had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour" (Revelation 8:1). Bergman developed the film from his own play Wood Painting.

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Metal Fetishist

A Detective Story (2003)


A Detective Story is written and directed by Shinichiro Watanabe. It follows the story of a down-on-his-luck private detective Ash, on what he calls the "case to end all cases". Ash receives an anonymous phone call to search for a hacker that goes by the alias "Trinity". Ash traces Trinity learning that other detectives have failed in the same task before him, one had committed suicide, one had gone missing, and one has gone insane. Eventually Ash finds Trinity after deducing that he should communicate using phrases and facts from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Triumph Des Willens (1935)



Triumph des Willens is a propaganda film made by Leni Riefenstahl. It chronicles the 1934 Nazi Party Congress in Nuremberg. The film contains excerpts from speeches given by various Nazi leaders at the Congress, including portions of speeches by Adolf Hitler, interspersed with footage of massed party members. Hitler commissioned the film and served as an unofficial executive producer; his name appears in the opening titles. The overriding theme of the film is the return of Germany as a great power, with Hitler as the True German Leader who will bring glory to the nation. Triumph of the Will was released in 1935 and rapidly became one of the better-known examples of propaganda in film history. Riefenstahl's techniques, such as moving cameras, the use of telephoto lenses to create a distorted perspective, aerial photography, and revolutionary approach to the use of music and cinematography, have earned Triumph recognition as one of the greatest films in history. Riefenstahl won several awards, not only in Germany but also in the United States, France, Sweden, and other countries. The film was popular in the Third Reich[1] and elsewhere, and has continued to influence movies, documentaries, and commercials to this day.
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964 Pinocchio (1991)



Back in 1991, Shozin Fukui and crew created a no-budget movie that provided yet another view of Japanese Cyberpunk, one very different from the first Japanese Cyberpunk movie, Tetsuo. In 964 Pinocchio, we don’t get an external merging of man and machine parts – instead, we see the residue of extreme internal struggles – ones that overwhelm the protagonists. The images are very intense, and the pacing is erratic and fast paced. While this movie is uneven and haphazard in places, 964 Pinocchio is definitely a unique experience.Back in 1991, Shozin Fukui and crew created a no-budget movie that provided yet another view of Japanese Cyberpunk, one very different from the first Japanese Cyberpunk movie, Tetsuo. In 964 Pinocchio, we don’t get an external merging of man and machine parts – instead, we see the residue of extreme internal struggles – ones that overwhelm the protagonists. The images are very intense, and the pacing is erratic and fast paced. While this movie is uneven and haphazard in places, 964 Pinocchio is definitely a unique experience.
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The Alphabet (1968)



Against a backdrop of bizarre shapes and textures, a small organic figure gives birth to the letters of the alphabet while a mixture of children's voices and an operatic tune are singing out. The figure's head collapses causing blood to rain on a girl while she lays in her bed, resulting in the girl violently vomiting blood herself.

Six Figures Getting Sick (1966)



David Lynch's first film project, it is basically an endlessly repeating film of people vomiting with their heads on fire projected on to a special sculptured screen featuring twisted three-dimensional faces in various states of puking.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

eXistenZ (1999)



Existenz is one of the really good twist-your-brain VR game movies. ExistenZ allows us to imagine a rather strange future where games themselves potentially tear down the fabric of humanity. David Cronenberg, master of the weird, has Jennifer Jason Leigh starring as Allegra Geller, a game designer who creates VR games that are inserted directly into the spinal cord from an invasive “game pod” modification into the middle back vertebrae. Entire sets of players use living “game pods” to interact in the VR games. In this movie, Allegra is doing a “focus group test” on her latest game called eXistenZ. Everything appears fine until all hell breaks lose when one of the players gets up and tries to kill Allegra for destroying the fabric of society. More...
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Renaissance (2006)



Paris, 2042: a dark Rotoscope world of shadows and right angles. Ilona Tasuiev, a brilliant young scientist, is kidnapped, and her employer, Avalon, a major health and beauty corporation, wants her found. Karas, a jaded police captain, is assigned to find her, fast. He seeks help from her sister, Bislane, and they are soon uncovering identify theft, missing files, and hints that something back in 2006 may explain what's going on. Ilona's mentor, Avalon's vice president, a Japanese researcher, an underworld boss, and Bislane's drug connection all figure in the mix. So does an attraction between Karas and Bislane. What's behind the kidnapping? Who's the victim?
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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

HR Giger - Occult Experience (1987)

The Crimson Permanent Assurance (1983)


Terry Gilliam has proven himself as an incredible director of dream imagery. the context of his films exist in an unreality complete with sarcasm and satire. Crimson is the perfect example of Gilliam's attitude towards the structure of big business (Brazil also exists on this level). It mixes comedic violence and well-crafted sets to create a intro for The Meaning of Life. More...
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Videodrome (1983)


“The television screen is the retina of the mind's eye. Therefore, the television screen is part of the physical structure of the brain. Therefore, whatever appears on the television screen emerges as raw experience for those who watch it. Therefore, television is reality, and reality is less than television.”
Videodrome's working title was Network of Blood, a B-movie title if ever there was one. Writer/director David Cronenberg’s first two features; Shivers (1975) and Rabid (1977) owe much to the exploitation genre, but had a socio-political savvy and philosophical streak coursing through their cinematic veins. Videodrome (1982) is deeply entrenched in the social discourse of modern consumerism; it even pre-dates cyber-space and reality television, pushing the sex and violence envelope into the deadly realm of “snuffTV”, where the ante has been inexorably raised. More ...
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Interzone so-called sex scene

Naked Lunch (1991)


“Exterminate all rational thought.”
Naked Lunch, William S. Burroughs’s hallucinatory, “unfilmable” novel is finally realized onscreen by director David Cronenberg. Part-time exterminator and full-time drug addict Bill Lee (Peter Weller) plunges into the nightmarish netherworld of the Interzone, pursuing a mysterious project that leads him to confront sinister cabals and giant talking bugs. The fruit of an unholy union between two masters of the hilarious and the macabre, Naked Lunch mingles aspects of Burroughs’s novel with incidents from his own life, resulting in a compendium of paranoid fantasies and a searching investigation into the mysteries of the writing process.
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Holy Mountain (1973)


With the success of his cult hit El Topo avant-garde filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky seemingly pulled out all the stops on his next outing, The Holy Mountain. With production on a scale to match his grand ideas, this dazzling, big budget extravaganza if chocked full of startling and disturbing imagery as well as social, political, religious and sexual commentary. With stories of Black Masses being conducted on The Holy Mountain, Jodorowsky himself claims he had to flee to New York to avoid being assassinated. Would you expect anything less from a man whose films are famous for inciting riots, requiring the director to be smuggled out of theatres in a limousine? In The Holy Mountain, a Christ-like figure wanders through bizarre, grotesque scenarios filled with religious and sacrilegious imagery. He meets a mystical guide who introduces him to seven wealthy and powerful individuals, each representing a planet in the solar system. These seven, along with the protagonist, the guide and the guide's assistant, divest themselves of their worldly goods and form a group of nine who will seek out the Holy Mountain, in order to displace the gods who live there and become immortal. More...

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Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992)

Visionary lunatic Shinya Tsukamoto who made Tetsuo: Iron Man (1989) in black and white 16mm comes charging back full-force, both barrels blazing, with a re-fit/re-boot re-envisioning entitled Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992). It’s not so much a sequel as more of the same cyber-surrealist nightmare, but this time in muted, yet vivid colour, 35mm, and with more elaborate special effects. Taniguchi Tanoo (Tomorowo Taguchi, reprising roughly the same role as he did in Iron Man) is a mild-mannered man with wife Kana (Nobu Kanaoka, woman in glasses from Iron Man), and young son Minori (Keinosuke Tomioka). But there normal life is shattered when Minori is kidnapped by menacing, darkly-clad skinheads. Taniguchi is terrorized by the men, but Minori is left unhurt.

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Vampyros Lesbos (1971)


Also known as:
El Signo del vampiro
Lesbian Vampires/The Heiress of Dracula/Heritage of Dracula
The Strange Adventure of Jonathan Harker/Vampire Women
Vampyros Lesbos: Die Erbin des Dracula (Germany)
Las Vampiras (Spain)
Vampire lesbos (France)

The full German title of this “psycho-sexadelic horror freakout” translates as Lesbian Vampires: The Heiress of Dracula. Director Jesus “Jess” Franco, arguably the most prolific European director ever, constantly revisited the genre of vampirism. He also loved lesbianism, so if he could combine the two – as he frequently did - even better (Erotikill – such a great title – was probably his most carnal incarnation of “lesbian vampires”). Vampyros Lesbos (1971), a West German-Spanish co-production, takes elements of Bram Stoker’s short story Dracula’s Guest and throws them into a heady, funereal brew of dream-states and hypnosis, carnal fever and rampant delusional desire. More at Horrorphile...
The movie and soundtrack download links you can find at Sunglasses After Dark.


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Akira OST


This OST is unconventional by any standard. Performed by the Geinoh Yamashirogumi, the music consists mostly of percussion and chanting, along with a few diverse sound effects and - occasionally - more standard instrumentation like an electric guitar. The percussion definitely has an uncontemporary, ethnic sound. Various types of percussion commonly build upon each other persistently into a massive front of sound.

01-Kaneda
02-Battle Against Clown
03-Winds Over the Neo-Tokyo
04-Tetsuo
05-Dolls' Polyphony
06-Shohmyoh
07-Mutation
08-Exodus from the Underground Fortress
09-Illusion
10-Requiem

Tetsuo (1989)


Tetsuo: The Iron Man is a 1989 japanese cyberpunk film by cult-film director Shinya Tsukamoto. This, his third film, is an extremely graphic but also strikingly-filmed fantasy shot in the same low-budget, underground-production style as his first two films. Tetsuo established Tsukamoto internationally and created his worldwide cult following.

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EatinSquirrel

Death to Videodrome! Long live the New Flesh!


The Midnight Meat Train

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Eraserhead OST


Here's the soundtrack to Eraserhead, featuring music by David Lynch. Also written, directed, produced and edited by David Lynch. Also included are several covers of "In Heaven" by bands like Bauhaus and Miranda Sex Garden, and an apparently very drunk Faith No More.

Delicatessen (1991)



Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who creates cannibalistic meals for his odd tenants. The story is centered on a microcosm of a post-apocalyptic society where food is so rare it's invaluable and is used as currency. The story centers on an apartment building with a delicatessen on the ground floor. The owner of the eatery also owns the apartment building and he is in need of a new maintenance man since the original "mysteriously" disappeared. A former clown applies for the job and the butcher's intent is to have him work for a little while and then serve him to quirky tenants who pay the butcher in, of course, grain. The clown and butcher's daughter fall in love and she tries to foil her father's plans by contacting the "troglodytes", a grain eating sub-group of society who live entirely underground. The "trogs" are possibly the most sensible of the lot, as they see food as food and not money.

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PROLOGUE

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Once Upon a Time ... A balcony at night.


Videodrome OST - Howard Shore (1982)


01. Welcome to Videodrome
02. 801 A/B
03. A Slow Burn
04. TV or Not TV
05. TV Passions
06. Pins and Needles
07. Long Live the New Flesh

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB (1967)



Electronic Labyrinth: THX-1138 4EB is a short film directed by George Lucas in 1967 while he attended the University of Southern California. The movie exists in 16mm reference print, on videocassette with a run time of 15 minutes.

Mein Führer, I Can Walk!

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The apocalyptic ending of Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb with Vera Lynn's famous World War II song "We'll Meet Again". Download links you can find at Sunglasses After Dark