July 23rd, 2007

Zen swimmer bunny closeup

Лиса и Заяц

Could be interesting.. Never Belongs to Me: "We're still not sure what this movie is about but it may or may not involve a woman who has been raped by a tiger, giving birth to a Ron Perlman looking tiger-man who lives in a junk yard. He has a reunion with his family (after giving up his goal to “have sex with every being on the planet”) and he and his half-brother, Gun-tae, turn to crime to make their oppressed mom happy.

Crime doesn't work out so well for them, and they run afoul of a latex-clad femizon cyborg hooker, a horny school teacher, and Dr. Hell who gives Gun-tae a penis gun that fires bullets instead of sperm (although he can only get it up when looking at posters of ballet dancers). An art film from Planet Freaky this low budget video oddity delivers 500 beats per minute of weirdness involving gimp suits, gallons of high pressure blood spray and unauthorized (and ill-advised) surgical procedures, blended with hysterical dialogue from a lost 1960's German art film delivered with a ridiculously straight face. An inscrutable art object that turns into an exploitation film in the final 30 minutes that makes Tarantino and Rodriguez’s Grindhouse look tame by comparison, this flick proves that you don’t need a big budget to deliver big crazy."

orona_red points out that Transport for London are well-equipped to deal with the recent rain.

Need OONTZ? Have a peek at hybridized.org, with a large collection of live sets by several DJs, including Hybrid, amongst others, such as live at Fluid, Philadelphia, from 2002. Plain http downloads, no torrenting required.

Here's a rather good animated Russian short from 1973: Лиса и Заяц (Lisa i Zayats), about a hare cruelly ejected from his home, and those who help him. The narration's in Russian, without subtitles, but it's easy enough to follow along. He's introduced quite briefly, yet so well - his plight strikes home so strongly.

Ooh, new Vector Lovers, "Afterglow" (even if shown with the wrong album cover there - the actual cover's shown here, just). Delicious.

Another reason to try venturing into Comic Con again: the Too Much Coffee Man opera is seeing five performances on Friday and Saturday, to coincide with the event, three of them free to Comic Con members.

Good to see Channel Four's embracing online distribution - I was a little surprised to find them responsible for providing Google Video's copies of The God Delusion and The Virus of Faith, a two-part documentary by Richard Dawkins, broadcast in January 2006. (And which still languishes in my video pile, unwatched - but that goes for around three quarters of what's within. As brilliant as some of the movies may be - such as Béla Tarr's quiet epic Sátántangó - I keep finding myself drawn here instead, where I can chat and converse, rather than having to force myself into the purely passive role of viewer.

As circuit_four so fondly and rightfully hopes, this service is - please - surely just a joke..