Erotic, Violent, Fetish, Strange, David Cronenberg, JG Ballard, Shocking; French DVD Box Set with Book - Ex Used condition
For this icily erotic fusion of flesh and machine, David Cronenberg adapted J. G. Ballard’s future-shock novel of the 1970s into one of the most singular and provocative films of the 1990s. A traffic collision involving a disaffected commercial producer, James (James Spader), and an enigmatic doctor, Helen (Holly Hunter), brings them, along with James’s wife, Catherine (Deborah Kara Unger, in a sublimely detached performance), together in a crucible of blood and broken glass—and it’s not long before they are all initiated into a kinky, death-obsessed underworld of sadomasochistic car-crash fetishists for whom twisted metal and scar tissue are the ultimate turn-ons. Controversial from the moment it premiered at Cannes—where it won a Special Jury Prize “for originality, for daring, and for audacity”—Crash has since taken its place as a key text of late-twentieth-century cinema, a disturbingly seductive treatise on the relationships between humanity and technology, sex and violence, that is as unsettling as it is mesmerizing.
Shocking, Pinku, Erotic, Torture, Violent, Sexploitation, Disturbing, Surreal; Blu-ray NEW
Legendary Toei director Teruo Ishii tells three stories of moral sickness set during Japan’s prosperous Genroku era in this bloody follow-up to his sexploitation classic Shogun’s Joy of Torture, and the fourth entry in Toei’s ‘abnormal love’ film series. Ishii’s politically incorrect moral lessons paint a trio of tales of tragic heroines caught up in violence, sadomasochism, incest and torture. Ishii’s erotic films grew increasingly shocking, violent and strange, and Orgies of Edo finds him combining period film detail with carnivalesque grotesquerie to create his own particular vision of love and sex. This landmark ‘ero-guro’ film allowed Ishii to experiment with elements that would later show up in his masterpieces Horrors of Malformed Men and Blind Woman’s Curse.
Pier Paolo Pasolini, Collection, Box set, Rare; DVD Box set (2003) - Ex Used condition
Pier Paolo Pasolini Collection, Vol. 2 a collection of Pasolini's works (Accatone / The Hawks and the Sparrows / The Gospel According to Saint Matthew) in a three disk dvd box set.
Pier Paolo Pasolini, Rare, Collection, Box Set, Import; DVD Box Set (2003) - VG Used condition
Pier Paolo Pasolini Collection, Vol. 1 a three box collection of the works (Oedipus Rex / Porcile / Love Meetings) by Pier Paolo Pasolini.
Troma, Gore, Sex, Art, Comedy, B-grade, Horror, Trash; DVD - New
This is the story of a low budget film crew, led by their blind film director, Larry Benjamin (Lloyd Kaufman/co-founder of Troma Inc.), trying to make some art. In addition to the typical trials and travails of a Troma set, the crew finds themselves set upon by a sexually conflicted, bomb bearing serial killer. Production assistant Jennifer (enchanting Alyce LaTourelle) struggles to succeed on set and to decide between the two men in her life - straitlaced Casey (Will Keenan) and over the edge Jerry (Trent Haaga). This threesome heats up as the killer draws even nearer. As the insanity increases and the bodies amass, the crew bands together (both physically and sexually) against the threat in their midst.
Rare, Underground, Short Film, Surreal, Animated, Independent, Compilation; DVD with 40 page booklet - Ex Used condition
Wholphin No 10 includes 11 short films, including a heartbreaking, must-see Jonathan Demme documentary on a proud New Orleans couple coming to terms with their post-Katrina loss; Natalie Portman's touching directorial debut, ?Eve,” starring Lauren Bacall, Ben Gazzara and Olivia Thirlby; a surreal homage to a 1960s Christian television show for kids starring Todd Haynes; an unbelievable documentary about a Pentecostal minister who gets word from God that he will become the "Rolls Royce" of filmmaking; award-winning animation; films from Australia, Canada and Singapore; and much more.
Cult, B-Grade, Sex, Gore, Exploitation, Blaxploitation, Offensive, Horror, Comedy; DVD - New
This is one of the most original and perfect exploitation films ever made. Black rapist of multiple white chicks is executed and comes back as a black Jerry Mahoney puppet. Isn't that enough? This insane film features a misogynist racist black ventriloquist doll that fucks, sucks and murders a series of big boobed California girls. And not necessarily in that order. He's a lover! He's a killer! He's a muthafuckin' puppet! Special Edition - Uncut
Cult, Cronenberg, Body Horror, Classic, Bizarre, Gross, Weird; DVD - New
I could tell you everything that happens in Videodrome, and it still will not even slightly prepare you for the utter bizarreness to be beheld. The imagery is both disgusting and strangely compelling, the story is beyond odd, and the references to the "new flesh" that pop up like skin cancer cells in the final reels are a mantra that will haunt the viewer long after the film is over. The constant images of videotapes and televisions flexing out to either imitate organic material or swallow the hero whole. It is the ultimate contradiction, that I can find this film so utterly compelling yet so utterly repulsive. There is an unofficial motto among defense lawyers: "if you cannot convince them, confuse them". Videodrome, thanks to its surreal imagery and story that could only be inspired by divergent thought, is both convincing and confusing. Such is the ultimate achievement in storytelling.
Cult, Foreign, Korean, Banned, Kaiju, Monster, Godzilla, Propaganda; DVD - New
The backstory to this movie is pretty darn incredible - made in North Korea by the country's dictator - the director and two lead performers were actually kidnapped from S. Korea after they refused to work on this movie with the dictator. Seriously - not kidding. As for the movie itself - it is pretty good in many ways. The story itself works as an old village myth - an iron eating monster comes to life to save poor farmers and villagers from a cruel warlord. The effects are cheesy and silly but some of the battle sequences are impressive for no other reasons then you can tell there are literally thousands of people fighting in these scenes. After all the CGI effects of recent time - it was refreshing and stunning to see so many actual people being used in a big battle. Then again, they probably didn't have much choice. I guess if the dictator of a country tells you to be in his movie, you are in the movie!!
Cult, Horror, Rare, Polish, Foreign, Warewolf; DVD - New
This movie is totally sumptuous, beautifully shot, set and outfitted. The Polish title of the film Wilczyca translates to She-Wolf in English. Poland doesn't produce many horror films and this one is widely considered a benchmark in Polish horror. Kacper, an ex-guerrilla soldier is chased by a female werewolf, realizes that he is possessed by the spirit of his deceased wife Maryna. He also recognizes the same werewolf symptoms in Julia, a predatory countess who has a relationship with an Austrian officer. A very rare and atmospheric gem from Poland. Pure CULT!
Adult, Violent, Claymation, Exploitation, Gore, Indie; DVD - New
Shot in super eight, this movie is amateur film-making at its most primitive that includes Gore, Claymotion, it works as a whole package for lovers of the genre. A must for sick and twisted cult fanatics who worship the Kuchars and Norbert Moutier. In other words, this movie is an explosion reel in its purest form, which when it comes to this genre means lots of crazy antics. A film with one thing in common: love for good old American exploitation movies. As expected of 70's B-movies, the acting is painfully bad, nevertheless, the main stars, have sick scenes, and Jeanin Lake shines among the whole cast. The story also defies categorization. It is anything but porn, per se, to anybody who takes a glimpse of the cover art but there are sequences of adventure and gore. The special effects are laughably amateurish but, it doesn't feel that way for the entire runtime. As I said the film is so wrong in so many ways not to mention utterly offensive by today's standards. I can't add much more to what's already been said about this exploitation gem. If you have a stomach for blood and guts, over-the-top antics you should see this movie.
Surreal, Obscure, Strange, Cult, Rare; DVD - New
How to describe this film? It is loosely based on Virginia Woolf's book 'Orlando: A Biography'. It's sort of like Tod Browning's "Freaks" meets Alejandro Jodowrosky meets the Werner Schroeter meets a Aleksei Balabanov film. A beautiful film that breathes and exudes Audiovisual and is the face of rebel and underrated transgressor cinema of the 80s. It's impossible to place Freak Orlando into a particular genre. The setting feels like a dystopian environment, but the story goes well beyond any conventions. The head-scratching story is both exciting and maddening, and only knows the meaning behind it all. Overall, Freak Orlando is one of the most bonkers films I've seen, the standout performance by the cast plus the incredible set design, mise en scène and the music makes it a surreal feast and, although you can take the easy way out and just press the 'stop' button. It's certainly not an easy watch for those who are not into surreal films but, it is something that is a bizarre film to watch on a lazy evening with beers.