Naoto Yamakawa – Birî za kiddo no atarashii yoake AKA The New Morning of Billy the Kid (1986)


Billy the Kid waits tables in the Schlächtenhaus Saloon, last refuge of humanity from marauding, nihilistic gangs; co-workers include a samurai, Marx-Engels, an artist and the Tokyo telephone enquiries number made flesh. This bastion of global history and culture is duly invaded, clearing the decks for our spiritual and cultural rebirth…
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John Waters – Pink Flamingos (1972)


Review from DVDVerdict :

The Charge
“Life affirming characters, that’s my specialty.”—John Waters

Opening Statement
An attack on the American family. An attack on taste. John Waters, always amused by audience reactions to the spectacle, calls it “an exploitation film for art theaters.” Roger Ebert, apparently nervous about a film that crosses so many lines, says it “should be considered not as a film but as a fact, or perhaps as an object.” But does it live up to its legend? Read More »

Serge Gainsbourg – Charlotte for Ever (1986)


By Vladislav Mikhailov:
Serge Gainsbourg is the same person in cinema as in music – a gambler, a cynic, a blackmailer, an unshaven bozo with raspy voice. This film is not a melodrama, it’s a story of a father and daughter playing a melodrama with elements of grotesque and parody (there is an aging gay friend of Stan’s, elements of comical self-pity – oh, poor me, even my doggy died, I’ve nobody else left). But this is still a film built on the solid frame of Serge and Charlotte. And Charlotte is – yes – forever! A striking performance of two loving children – a teenage girl and an aging man. A must see and not only for Gainsbourg fans. Read More »

Jean Rollin – La Rose de fer AKA Rose of Iron (1973)


A young couple out for a walk decide to take a stroll through a large cemetery. As darkness begins to fall they realize they can’t find their way out, and soon their fears begin to overtake them. Read More »

Kazuo ‘Gaira’ Komizu – Bijo no harawata AKA Entrails of a Beautiful Woman (1986)


from imdb,

“A tortured and raped young girl mutates into a penis-headed demon and mutilates her captors” Read More »

Jean Rollin – Le frisson des vampires aka Shiver of the Vampires (1971)


Jean Rollin’s third feature film Le Frisson des Vampires, alternately known as Thrill of the Vampires, Shiver of the Vampires and Sex and the Vampire, is one of the key works in his impressive filmography. A perfect melding of all of Rollin’s thematic obsessions, Le Frisson des Vampires is the director’s first masterpiece and one of his greatest achievements. Read More »

Alejandro Jodorowsky – The Rainbow Thief (1990)


A petty crook, in search of the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, hopes to cash in by befriending the heir to a huge fortune.

Production notes:
This was Jodorowsky’s sixth feature-length film, and his first British film. Filming was carried out in Gdansk, Poland. He was frequently threatened by the producers not to change anything in the script, effectively restraining further artistic involvement from his behalf. Jodorowsky has since disowned the movie. It was released in cinemas in London (May 1990), Italy (Il Ladro dell’arcobaleno, 1990), France (Le voleur d’arc-en-ciel, Paris, 1994) and, after, Spain (El ladrón del Arco iris, Cine Doré, Madrid, 2011); but it was never released in American cinemas.This movie, along with his previous Tusk in 1980, mark his most impersonal work, set far apart from his earlier work. It was discussed along with his other films in the documentary La Constellation Jodorowsky (1994). Read More »