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Great films no-ones ever heard of!

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  1. BREWSTERS United Kingdom

    BREWSTERS Well-Known Member

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    Further to Edwin and Domainsellers film threads, can you name a great film that nobody else has heard of?

    I propose 'Bullshot' - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Swr3PhPEnbg

    We got this on VHS when I was a kid from the bargain bin at Macro - I've never found anyone else who's heard of it...yet! Watched it loads back then.
     
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    Time Crimes (foreign film) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480669/

    "A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences."
     
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    Weird! I was thinking of posting Time Crimes too :)
     
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    That's crazy. I really didn't think anyone else here would've seen it :).


    If any of you like a flutter, they ought to watch Owning Mahowny!

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0285861/

    "A bank manager (Hoffman) with: (a) a gambling problem and (b) access to a multi-million dollar account gets into a messy situation. Based on the story of the largest one-man bank fraud in Canadian history."

    One final suggestion, Thank You for Smoking:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0427944/

    "Satirical comedy follows the machinations of Big Tobacco's chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who spins on behalf of cigarettes while trying to remain a role model for his twelve-year-old son."
     
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    Okay I love world war 2 films! and these I love (all foreign subtitled) you may have heard of them i'm not sure

    'The Counterfeiters' - The Counterfeiters is the true story of the largest counterfeiting operation in history (this ones in my top 10 all time films, def recommend it!)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0813547/ if you have a lovefilm instant account it's available here: http://www.lovefilm.com/film/The-Counterfeiters/93604/?play_immediately=1

    'Max Manus - Man of war' - The true story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World War II http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1029235/

    'Flame and Citron' -A drama centered on two fighters in the Holger Danske World War II resistance group http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0920458/
     
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    I'll be sure to check some of those out :). As you're a fan of foreign world war II movies I really recommend that you watch Come and See: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1036052-come_and_see

    "A rare look at World War II from the Soviet side, Come and See is based on the real-life experiences of Ales Adamovich, who fought with Russian partisans in Belarus in 1943, when the Nazis systematically torched over 600 villages and slaughtered their inhabitants. "
     
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    Not obscure as such, but you may not have come across it if you're not into foreign films: Battle Royale (Japanese)...

    Basically a bunch of schoolkids on an island with weapons, winner takes all...
     
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    Will put that on my 'to watch' list.

    @edwin , watched that again last week, pretty good!
     
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    Have seen this but couldn't have told you what it was called :)

    I quite liked Turistas and The Proposition (2005 one) which don't really seem to have been seen by the masses.

    Have heard Lebanon is a good movie but haven't had the opportunity to see it yet.
     
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    Not so much a 'great' film but one lots won't have heard of http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092115/ and I used to love as a kid !

    Check out the name of the father and son - a good 11 years before J K Rowling ;)
     
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    Another great film / feature length TV series was 'Killer Net' http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0127383/

    "Students get involved in a violent Internet-based game, around the same time as a series of murders - is there a connection?"

    Considering this was released in 1998, I think it was a little before it's time, but I am sure lot of you on here would enjoy it :)
     
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    I think I remember watching this on TV and really enjoyed it, though I can't totally remember what happened (other than a bunch of murders)...

    Can't seem to find any kind of trailer to try and jog my memory either. :?
     
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    I bought it on DVD last December, but haven't had the chance to watch it again yet.

    Here is another seller with it if you want to remind yourself :) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Killer-Net-Lynda-Plante-DVD-PAL-Region-2-New-/200358251955 or the good old fashioned VHS version here http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Killer-Net-VHS-/220971871099?pt=UK_DVD_Film_TV_Videos&hash=item3372f32b7b
     
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    Yeah, I think that is the series I watched and enjoyed.
    Though I bet it hasn't aged overly well...
     
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    Saw that last year - excellent film!
     
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    Some recentish non-mainstream films that I'd recommend:

    - Elite Squad (Brazilian)
    - Animal Kingdom (Australian)
    - A Prophet (French)
    - The Orphanage (Spanish)
    - The Secret In Their Eyes (Argentinean)
    - A Separation (Iranian)

    That should keep you going for a while!
     
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    Yes, a really good pick.

    BTW, if you like time travel films, then I recommend "Primer". It's pretty zero-budget-ish, but it's fiendishly clever (I had to watch it twice and Google the cheat notes to really start to get to grips with it).
     
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    Quite a complex one that. Yeah, I've seen those cheat notes people have drawn up :). His next movie 'A Topiary' looks interesting too, if it ever actually gets made.

    Another suggestion, Pi. Not exactly obscure, but probably the least well known Darren Aronofsky movie.
     
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