?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Recent Entries Friends Archive Profile Tags My wildlife photography
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maybe it's just me, but I quite enjoy looking through someone else's video collection.. ^_^



Adaptation
Airplane
Ali Zaoua
Alive [2002]
All About Lily Chou Chou
All the Good Girls
A Rat's Tale
Attack the Gas Station
Avalon
Ballad of a Soldier
Baraka
Belleville Rendezvous
Barking Dogs Never Bite
Barbershop
Buckaroo Banzai
Cube 2: Hypercube
Cypher [2002]
The Dead Next Door
Die Another Day
Distorted Morality [Noam Chomsky]
Dr Strangelove
Donnie Darko
Equilibrium
Evolution
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Feedback
Finding Nemo
The Frighteners
Full Time Killer
Ghost World
Ginger Snaps
Girls Will Be Girls
Go [2001]
Gohatto
The Happiness of the Katakuris
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
The Hidden Fortress
The Hulk
Human Nature
Human Traffic
Interstella 5555
The Italian Job [1969]
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Jesus Christ, Vampire Hunter
Kairo
Kentucky Fried Movie
Kissing Jessica Stein
Labyrinth
The Last Unicorn
The Legend of Zu
L.I.E.
Lilo & Stitch
The Lion King
Looney Tunes: Back in Action
Lost Highway
Manufacturing Consent [Noam Chomsky]
MST3K - The Movie
Musa
My Sassy Girl
Nostalghia
Oasis
Office Space
The Others
Panic Room
Phone
Ping Pong
Pretty Village, Pretty Flame
The Powerpuff Girls Movie
Rabbits (David Lynch shorts)
Robo Vampire
Rock and Rule
Le Roi et L'Oiseau [French only, no subs]
Shadow of the Vampire
Shallow Grave
SLC Punk
Solaris [1972, Tarkovsky]
Solaris [2002, Soderbergh]
Sorority Boys
Spy Game
Stacy - Attack Of The Schoolgirl Zombies
Stalker [Tarkovsky]
Stereo Future
Stitch! The Movie
Tank Girl
Teknolust
Tokyo Sora
Trance Energy 2003
Uzumaki
Villa des Roses
Wag the Dog
Waking Life
Water Boys
Wavetwisters
Welcome to the Dollhouse
Whale Rider
Willard
Within the Woods (multigenerational video degeneration)
Young Frankenstein
Zero Day


Of course, there's quite a few there I've not actually watched yet - I'd much sooner watch a good movie with company, but the roomie's tastes are generally quite different, leaning broadly more towards Hollywood action, such as 2 Fast 2 Furious (originally, my keyboard didn't pick up the first "s" in the title..) and Charlie's Angels 2, or comedies, including the works of Adam Sandler. Different strokes, and all that. I have succeeded in introducing him to MST3K, though - it's not something he calls out for more of, but we've enjoyed a few. (Still have to expose him to the end of Monster A Go-Go, though..)

W00t! Fullmetal Alchemist episode 15 is now out. ^_^
 
 
 
 
 
 
MST3K

Must admit that that's something that leaves me... well, maybe not cold as such, but certainly tepid. It's quite fun for a while, but I really don't understand why (in the US at least) people rave about it so much.
Well, you have to enjoy what they're working with - if you're not a lover of highly cheesy filmmaking, the jokes won't have a base to build upon. Of course, there's also a fair bit of self-referencing going on, so those lines won't necessarily work, either, let alone the more obscure pop-culture references.

As you can see, I definitely do enjoy High Cheese - still my two favorites of all have to be Escape from Galaxy 3 and Armageddon: the Final Challenge, both quite hilarious without any additions. (Sadly, I only have the first with me)

How odd. My phone says I've missed two calls from +92 [...] - Pakistan. Then again, I've had one or two impossible numbers turn up in the past..
Well, that's the thing. I do like highly cheesy "culture", and I even get quite a number of the references. I just don't find it all that funny after the first few times. Actually, you touch on one of the reasons, which is that I prefer to let cheese speak for itself. (Now there's a strange metaphor!)
Perhaps you've only caught the later MST3K shows that were created for the SciFi channel. I loved the show back when it was produced for Comedy Central but after the departure of Joel Hodgson (the original creator) and Trace Bealieu (Dr. Forrester and voice of Crow T. Robot, funniest guy on the show), it became unbearable for me to watch the in-between skits. The shows in question are easy to spot as they feature a female mad scientist and a guy in an ape suit.

The earlier shows aren't being shown anywhere as I can see, but a proper introduction to MST3K really should be something like Daddy-O, Catalina Caper, Cave Dwellers, or (my favorite) Mr. B Natural, a short educational film from the 50's that teaches high school students the healthy message that popularity is proportional to the size of your instrument, as demonstrated by an androgynously-dressed middle-aged woman who appears magically in young boy's bedrooms at night... It's worse than it sounds.

MST3K's humor is hit or miss as it tends to be obscure cultural references, Joel Hodgson's personal hostility toward anyone who ever beat him on Star Search, and geek humor (Amiga peripheral references in Godzilla vs. Gamera, I believe).
That's pretty much my own sentiments to a 'T'. I've tried to watch MST3K, and I always end up wishing that they'd just ditch the commentary and show the movie. The cheese stands alone, as it were.
The cheese stands alone, as it were.

Now there's an interesting mental image!
Yay! My depth of cultural experience strikes again. I know of about 5 films on that list. =:P
Heehee.... My collection consists of probably 20 or less. Sad, I know. :P

You're one of the few people I know with 'Hedwig' on your list, so hooray for you!
Y'all got 2 of my movies in that collection :)

Barbershop and Tank Girl (if they're on DVD!)
Two! Egad. ^_^ Well, maybe if I list my DVDs and LDs from 2001 and before.. ^_^ (Yes, I was a regular face at the Tower nearby, in 2000/2001)

I've not actually watched Barbershop yet, but Tank Girl, of course, goes without saying. I was astonishing when I heard they were going to try making a movie of the strip, and feared the worst - of course, as it turned out, they were so successful that box office doom was pretty much a given. *sigh* (Also, FWIW, my introduction to the delightful habit Lacklustre Video has of censoring their goods. As they fall down into the Rippers' lair, the screen fades to black, with an ominous voice, "See Hell, go to Hell". That wasn't present in the version I rented)

On the other paw, they did have that awfully cute bunny in their advertising.. nicely done. Alias had a short featuring the studio responsible, by way of a Maya promo - very nice animation indeed. Ah, if they'd only release the models for the characters.. ^_^
Wow. That makes my own video collection look rather sparse.* I own exactly two of those, "Labyrinth" {which was a very influential movie for me when I was a kit} and "The Last Unicorn" {because I'm a tad obsessed with the book and, indeed, all of Peter Beagle's work.}

Looks like quite an interesting collection you've got.

*But then I've been saving my pennies for the big 4-disc "Alien" set. Of which I only want the first movie, of course.
Ah, David Bowie was so well cast in that.. the music video which sprung from it was rather neat, as well. (The Dark Crystal was also a fun movie.. I always liked the way the Gelflings looked - so elegant. And the Skeksis have to be among the more memorable "bad guys", though that's an awkward term, given who they actually are)

And then there was the TV series, "The Storyteller".. (I met John Hurt once, when he came for a tour of the office. Very personable fellow)