Movie You Love but Think Not Many Others Have Seen

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by MortSahlFan, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. carrick doone

    carrick doone Whhhuuuutttt????

    Vancouver, Canada
    Afterlife 1998
    Lovely Japanese film about a holding area for those who have died.
  2. jlocke08

    jlocke08 Forum Resident

    i also seem to find many aussie films to my liking. two films to search out from there are The Dish and Hunt For The Wilderpeople(thats actually from NZ). Hunt was directed by Taika Waititi, now in Marvel's stable.
    Tim S likes this.
  3. Tim S

    Tim S Senior Member

    East Tennessee
    I think I misspoke and "An Angel at my Table" is actually from NZ. Some of the Aus and NZ films are disappointly hard to find on streaming services or are just not available at all - I have no idea why.
    LeBon Bush likes this.
  4. MortSahlFan

    MortSahlFan Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I liked this movie, too, especially the main character.
    Tim S likes this.
  5. MortSahlFan

    MortSahlFan Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I thought of a German movie made around 2004, called "The Edukators", pretty cool movie.
    LeBon Bush likes this.
  6. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Hound of Love

    The one with Daniel Brühl and Burghart Klaußner? I believe I've seen that one, but I'm not sure. The plot summary reads very familiar to me.

    This just made me think of Michael Haneke's "Caché". To me, this is his masterpiece, although opinions on the film extremely vary to this day. Oh yes, and Götz Spielmann's "Revanche" from 2008. Although I believe this was Oscar nominated, so it should - in theory - be quite known over in the US, too. The "Brenner series" consisting of "Komm, süsser Tod", "Silentium", "Der Knochenmann" and "Das ewige Leben" is brilliant, as well. Hilarious crime comedies, very dark in humor. Those are famous films here in austria, but I guess cultural and language barriers rendered an international release useless, probably making them not particularly well-known to most users on here.
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2019
    polchik likes this.
  7. Jerrika

    Jerrika Mysterious Ways

    I watched White Oleander at least 10 times and read the book. The protagonist Astrid actually reminded me of myself because I moved around so much when I was in college.
  8. Taxee

    Taxee Forum Resident

    Kansas City
    Marilu Henner was stunning in this one.

    Ignatius likes this.
  9. fabre

    fabre Forum Resident

    I love are a few (bottomless pit) that I liked very much:

    Carlos Saura
    Cría Cuervos
    Elisa, vida mía

    Larissa Shepitko
    The Ascent

    Andrey Zvyagintsev
    The Return
    The Banishment

    Robert Mulligan
    Up the Down Staircase

    José Luis Guerín
    In the City of Sylvia
    Train of Shadows

    Julio Medem
    La ardilla roja
    Los amantes del Círculo Polar
    Lucía y el sexo

    Yoji Yamada
    Where Spring Comes Late
    Home From The Sea
    The Yellow Handkerchief

    Yorgos Lanthimos

    Benoit Jacquot
    La désenchantée
    La fille seule

    Patrice Leconte
    Monsieur Hire
    Le parfum d'Yvonne
    Le Mari de la Coiffeuse
    Intimate Strangers

    Denis Villeneuve
    Un 32 août sur terre

    Masahiro Shinoda
    Double Suicide
    The Petrified Forest
    Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees
    Ballad of Orin

    Ziad Doueiri
    Lila dit ça

    Zhang Yimou
    Red Sorghum
    The Road Home

    Shunji Iwai
    Swallowtail Buttefly
    Love Letter
    All about Lily Chou-Chou
    Hana and Alice

    And some titles without directors:
    The Castle of Sand
    The Wishing Tree (Abuladze)
    Come and See
    Io non ho paura
    Bellas Mariposas
    El aura
    El secreto de sus ojos
    Historias minimas, Bombon: El perro
    Morpheus, Tim S and Halfwit like this.
  10. Claus

    Claus Senior Member

    MortSahlFan likes this.
  11. Halfwit

    Halfwit Forum Resident

    Probaby the one and only time I will ever see that film mentioned on these forums :D
    LeBon Bush likes this.
  12. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Hound of Love

    There are many firsts on the web :D :D

    I caught that one during a "trash night" on ARTE, a french/german TV station. They broadcast Four Flies On Grey Velvet, a doc on seedy cinemas at train stations and this one. That sure was a fun evening :unhunh:
    Halfwit likes this.
  13. Tim Lookingbill

    Tim Lookingbill Alfalfa Male

    New Braunfels, TX
    Fiend Without A Face
    Quest For Fire
    1972's The Other
    1992's Wuthering out of all versions. Binoche and Fiennes make it real.
    1992's The Secret Garden

    And I just saw yesterday on CometTV a portion of the beginning of an old B&W sci-fi flick that I always skipped over with the remote due to its corny title..."The Man From Planet X". Want to get the DVD of it because I want to see it fresh from start to finish instead of the many times I keep stumbling on it somewhere in the middle on cable TV.
  14. SmallDarkCloud

    SmallDarkCloud Forum Resident

    Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer, who specialized in offbeat movies. It’s worth a look.
    Tim Lookingbill likes this.
  15. Tim Lookingbill

    Tim Lookingbill Alfalfa Male

    New Braunfels, TX
    From the short bit I caught yesterday I could tell from the lighting, set design including the alien creature design and cinematography this was more than the title suggests. Meek and mild William Schallert plays a ruthless bad guy intellectual. Now there's your offbeat casting.
  16. Tim S

    Tim S Senior Member

    East Tennessee
    That's a LOT of movies I haven't seen! I've only seen Red Sorghum and I thought it was tremendous. If I ever upgrade my video system that is one of the first BD's I will purchase - has Criterion or a similar company done this one?
  17. fabre

    fabre Forum Resident

    I have most of the films on DVD, a few are recorded from TV. Almost 20 years ago I started buying DVDs all over the world. I was always hunting for foreign movies and it was a lot of fun but also an expensive hobby. Now most of these films are easily available via streaming.

    I have "Red Sorghum" on DVD but I don't know about the quality anymore. I will take a look later. There is a Chinese BluRay but it is said to have been limited to 800 copies...which does sound very low for the Chinese market:
    Red Sorghum Blu-ray - Gong Li
    Tim S likes this.
  18. MortSahlFan

    MortSahlFan Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I liked "The Ascent".. Speaking of Carlos Saura, did you see "La Caza" (The Hunt)

    Yes.. The movie opens with a rich family coming home with all their material goods in the fridge.
    fabre and LeBon Bush like this.
  19. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

    Deep Texas
    Awesome list. Seeing Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood the
    other day made me want to revisit Joe (1970) again.
    MortSahlFan likes this.
  20. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Hound of Love

    Aah yes, I think I've seen that one, then.
    MortSahlFan likes this.
  21. MortSahlFan

    MortSahlFan Forum Resident Thread Starter

    "Next Stop, Greenwich Village" is a great movie. 10/10.
    trumpet sounds likes this.
  22. fabre

    fabre Forum Resident

    No, but I just read the tagline on imdb. Sounds very interesting. Thanks for mentioning the film!
    @Tim S
    I found the DVD and it doesn't look bad but it is the Japanese disc and has no subtitles. I remembered, back then I did buy a few foreign DVDs and added subtitles from the Internet. The DVD cost 4800 Yen, which is 40€! I wouldn't spend that much money on a single movie anymore let alone without subtitles. Who'd have known that one day it would take a few seconds/minutes to stream/download films.

    There is this cheap UK DVD mentioned by dvdbeaver and maybe one day it will become part of the Criterion Collection. There are so many movies out there worth seeing.
    MortSahlFan and Tim S like this.
  23. Tim S

    Tim S Senior Member

    East Tennessee
    Only streaming available for Red Sorghum is Filmbox.

    Amazon will rent it to you to stream for $1.99 - think I will do that, this is one I've wanted to rewatch several times, and it looks like no BR is coming - surely at some point that will be done.
  24. Rocko

    Rocko Active Member

    vancouver island
    Clear cut
  25. Ignatius

    Ignatius Forum Resident

    The Other?? "I'm king of the mountain!I'm king of the mountain...."
    Other then that I like "Pacific Vibrations", a 1970 surf movie that could never get released today because of music rights.

Share This Page