So, one of the guys at my work is way into films. So much so he produces a movie magazine called 'Cashiers du Cinemart' about films (usually offbeat/foreign/bizarre). Having had a few discussions with him about various films, he was nice enough to send me a ****load of DVDs in the mail from his 'company'. It's located at:
From what I know, basically he skirts copyright laws by virtue of the fact that the films he sells have not yet been commercially released in the US. I dunno how legit it is, but as a result I've seen a bunch of cool (some stupid) films.
My favorites have been (and the main reason I'm writing this is I'm curious to know what others think of these):
Interesting Korean film about a man imprisoned and tortured by a myterious captor and his quest for revenge. Reminded me of the 'Count of Monte Cristo'/'The Stars My Destination' (by Alfred Bester). This has now been released in theaters so I don't think you can get it from the site anymore.
Slick Russian film (apparently it did better than 'The Return of the King' in Russia) about good and evil. It starts with a pact between the forces of light and darkness that the neither can perform actions without the sanctino of the other. Somewhat similar in tone to 'Constantine', the beginning of the film was the best part IMO. They're doing a follow up 'Day Watch' as well doing a US remake.
Japanese film about a law institued to teach children to behave in which one high school class is chosen every year, placed on an island, and forced to kill eachother until only person is left. Very gory, but damn entertaining. Probably my favorite of the films I saw.
So, anyone see these (or similar kinds of movies) and have any opinions?