Topic: Your favorite gems/little known films...

I thought this would be a great place for people to discover new films and post about your favorite little known films/gems. There is a horror gems/underground gems page but this is for every kind of film... including horror; even films that just wern't appreciated in there day and still get the cold sholder. I'll start this off with a few of my favorite gems:

Toshio Matsumoto's Funeral Parade of Roses
Neil St. Clair's Eve
Clément Virgo's Lie With Me
Sandor Stern's Pin: A Plastic Nightmare
Ivan Reitman's Cannibal Girls
Julian Roffman's The Mask
Ken Russell's The Devils
Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun
Adrian Lyne's Jacob's Ladder
E. Elias Merhige's Begotten
Liliana Cavani's The Night Porter
Alain Resnais' Night and Fog
Erica Dunton's The 27 Club
James Bidgood's Pink Narcissus
Alain Resnais' Last Year at Marienbad
Nagisa Oshima's In The Realm of The Senses
Neil Armfield's Candy
Anthea Black's Spread the Love: An Army of Video Lovers Cannot Fail’
Lav Diaz's Death in the Land of Encantos
Colin Brunton's The Last Pogo
Tao Ruspoli's Fix
Frank A. Cappello's He Was a Quiet Man
Grant Harvey's American Beer
Vincenzo Natali's Nothing
Lee Demarbre's Harry Knuckles and The Pearl Necklace
Zack Penn's Incident at Loch Ness
Kevin Kurytnik's Mr. Reaper's Really Bad Morning
Eric Zala's Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation
Ettore Scola's That Night in Varennes
Andrzej Kondratiuk's Skorpion, Panna i Lucznik
Alejandro Jodorowsky's Holy Mountain
Alejandro Jodorowsky's El Topo
Alejandro Jodorowsky's Fando Y Lis
Alejandro Jodorowsky's The Rainbow Thief
Bethel Buckalew's The Pigkeeper's Daughter
Gaspar Noé's We Fuck Alone
Gaspar Noé's I Stand Alone
Gaspar Noé's Sodomites
Gaspar Noé's Eva
Virginie Despentes' Baise-Moi
Arnold Fanck & Georg Wilhelm Pabst's The White Hell of Pitz Palu
Paul Martin's Lucky Kids
Andrei Tarkovsky's Offret
Andrei Tarkovsky's Nostalghia
Andrei Tarkovsky's Solyaris
Andrei Tarkovsky's Andrey Rublyov
Sergei M. Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible, Part One and Two
Sergei M. Eisenstein's The Battleship Potemkin
Sergei M. Eisenstein's Alexander Nevsky
Sergio Sollima's The Big Gundown
Burt Kennedy's Hannie Caulder
Franklin J. Schaffner's The Boys From Brazil
Enzo G. Castellari's Inglorious Bastards
Kiefer Sutherland's Truth or Consequences, N.M.
Samuel Fuller's Shock Corridor
Andy Milligan's The Ghastly Ones
Don Schain's The Abductors
Bob Fosse's Lenny
Gerald Kargl's Angst

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I got a few more for the list:

Gillies MacKinnon's Pure
Larry Kent's High
Donald Shebib's Going Down The Road
Jørgen Leth & Lars Von Trier's The Fie Obstructions
Guy Maddin's Careful
Robert Anderson's Cindy and Donna
Frank Vitale's Montreal Main
Ruggero Deodato's Straight to Hell a.k.a Cut and Run
Charles Burnett's Killer of Sheep
Michael Dowse's Fubar
John Carpenter's Starman
Christopher Nolan's Following
Allan Moyle's The Rubber Gun
Chris Cunningham's Rubber Johnny
Jean-Claude Lauzon's Léolo
Brian O'Hara's Rock 'n' Roll Frankenstein
Zacharias Kunuk's Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
Josef von Sternberg's Underworld
Robert Boyd's The Canadian Conspiracy
Denis Villeneuve's Maelström
Quentin Tarantino's My Best Friend's Birthday
Allan King's A Married Couple
Martin Scorsese's American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince
William Friedkin's Sorcerer
Lamont Johnson's A Gunfight
Don McKellar's Last Night
Gary Burns' Waydowntown
Alain Resnais, Jean-Luc Godard, Chris Marker, Agnès Varda, Claude Lelouch, Joris Ivens and William Klein's Far from Vietnam
Matthew Barney's Drawing Restraint 9
Marc Evans' My Little Eye

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Ernest Goes To Africa

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^ Nice choice

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thanks suspiria!
it really is an extremely  compelling comment on the way people take advantage of each other and exploit their cultural differences..........or something tongue

Re: Your favorite gems/little known films...

Deadhorse and Suspiria you are fucking nuts! If there is one film with Jim Varney in it that needs to be on the list it needs to be the darkest film he and John R. Cherry III did:

Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam

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I am truly humbled by your astute observations lol

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*Bow* lol

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Ken Russel's GOTHIC, Lair of the White Worm, Altered States

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Ken Russell is such an underrated director. His stuff is great. I'm excited for his next film Moll Flanders.
...and he made The Who's Tommy so thats preaty cool.

Altered States isn't too obscure. Probably one of his better known films, but great nonetheless. If you can find it Ken Russell at the BBC is a great serise also. Very informative.

Last edited by robertthunder (2009-05-21 16:17:53)

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William Peter Blatty's The Ninth Configuration
William Friedkin's   Rampage
Steve De Jarnet's   Miracle  Mile
Frank La Loggia's The Lady In White
Herbert Wise's      The Woman In Black
Robert Wise's           The Body Snatcher

Re: Your favorite gems/little known films...

Psychos in Love immediately comes to mind.  I'm expecting it in the mail any day now.  Ordered it from Amazon, bitches.

Re: Your favorite gems/little known films...

LoudLon wrote:

Psychos in Love immediately comes to mind.  I'm expecting it in the mail any day now.  Ordered it from Amazon, bitches.

I've been wondering whether or not to put that on my Netflix queue. How good is it?

And to actually answer the topic, it's not that little-known, but it's not on DVD, so I figure it's good enough. Blood Diner. I love that movie even if it is awful.

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Just because I'm a self-promoting whore: 

http://www.horror-movies.ca/horror_reviews_4325.htm

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Oh, and Blood Diner's another one of my all-time favorite little gems, by the way.

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After reading your review, I'm convinced I have to see "Psychos in Love". Any film with an intense hate for grapes as a plot point is something I'd like.

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I'm gonna add Ghosthouse, I know alot people hate it, but I'm a big fan.

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Head - I can't stand Monkees music but this film is so out there and crazy that it makes it all worth while sitting through it.

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The Gods Must Be Crazy. This is a real gem.

The Crying Game

The Full Monty

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Elephant - Gus Van Sant

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Shakes the Clown. Reminds me of my Dad.

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I find I can most identify with Binky LOL

"We're just five happy party clowns, sitting down to a plate of beef. White powdery beef."

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Peanutbutter puss:

"Smooth, brown, easy to spread"

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The Salton Sea- a must for any Val Kilmer fan

Return to Paradise- kind of a "before they were famous" drama starting Vince Vaughn and Joaquin phoenix

Clay Pigeons- also starting vaughn and phoenix

Brick

The Lookout

The Believer- Ryan goslings performance is great

Dirty Pretty Things

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Hard Candy

Sublime

My Life as a Dog