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Probably the biggest slap in the face for the paid critics, and pat on the
back for the IMDB crowd.
This is one film that I think has lost a lot of potential viewers through mis-understanding. When I saw the trailers and posters for this film, I thought it would be some kind of crass kung fu movie, so I avoided it. However, a friend saw the film and heavily reccomended that I see it. I caught the last play at the local cinema, sat on my own in the smallest screen, and boy am I glad I did see it!
Included in the DVD box set (R2) is a selection of quotes from well known US and UK newspapers, in every one the film is slagged off. Many of the critics have obviously not seen the film for what it is. Now looking at the votes on IMDB, the film is in the top 50 films of all time. The film got No Oscars, no Globes, no industry awards. What does this tell us?
It may be a very long film, but after watching it for the 2nd time, you begin to notice how extremely important each and every frame is to the overall picture. Subtle hints and almost subliminal suggestions mount up until the mind blowing conclusion.
Insights in to the modern life leave you considering your own being, disturbing scenes brand themselves into your permanent memory. The film leaves you exhausted.
I will never open an IKEA catalogue ever again...
I worked at a Video -rental shop when this movie came out on PAL-VHS, and
we were only allowed to show PG rated films (Sorry I dont know the US
rating) Anyway, I slapped this film on to see what it was like. I had
trouble serving customers, I was laughing that much! I put the film on
for my whole 12 hour shift, and nearly drove myself loopy. I sang along to
"He holds the whole world..." and later found my self talking to my
I don't work there any more...