Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?
In 2015 the world is plagued by the lemming virus that makes people kill themselves. The musician of the Noise-Group "Stepin Fetchit" (among them my favorite japanese actor Tadanobu Asano) roam the empty lands for material to create their noise-music, for it seems to be the only temporary cure against the virus.
Very nicely done movie with some flaws, but also allot of "never seen that in a movie before" scenes... but if you think Noisemusic (and we're talking here bands like Borbetomagus or Merzbow) is pretentious junk this movie is probably not for you. (B)
Gymkata Killer AKA Challenge of the Tiger
Watched this in my movie for my year 1980 project. Written, directed and stars Bruce Le (with one "e", no relations, who is supposedly a better Bruce Lee ripoff than Bruce Li), also stars Richard Harrison, the US export of a lot of Italian Gladiator flicks, as a James Bond imitation. This is a classic "so bad it's good" choice and knows it. The first 5 minutes would have filled up 40 minutes in any james bond movie. It also has a Kung-Fu-Bull-Fighting scene. Fun! (C)
La Mort en direct
Also from 1980, stars Romy Schneider (in her last role), Harvey Keitel, Harry Dean Stanton and Max von Sydow. The story is not far in the future, people are bored with reality and television, so that nTV (headed by Stanton) brings you reality shows on dying people. Romy Schneider is diagnosed with a terminal disease and ntv wants to film her last days. Harvey Keitel has a Camera implanted in his Head, which has as side-effect that he can't sleep anymore, because the darkness would blind him. Once Romy has fled, so she can die in peace, she meets Keitel who films her last days for ntv... Nicely done, interesting concept, good actors and locations filmed in and around Glasgow. (B+)