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Walrus Feeder
07-03-2007, 23:44:49
Seen a few comments in the other threads about people's reaction to the graphic violence in Pan's Labyrinth, and the depiction of atrocities in Sierra Leone in Blood Diamond.

Begs the question, what scenes from films genuinely disturb or shock you? I like to think i've got a fairly strong stomach but these are a few of mine:
- Omaha Beach scene in Saving Private Ryan.
- Death of black guy in that 'rack' like torture device in SawIII
- Girl getting knifed in spine in Wolf Creek
- Kid getting shot in City of God
- Quint getting killed by shark in Jaws (saw it first when i was about 11!)
- American History X curbstone bit
- Clockwork Orange - brutal attack & rape on couple near beginning.
- Bunny boiler bit in Fatal Attraction (Don't laugh, if that happened to my pet when i was young i would be scarred for life.)

I was thinking of putting the scene in from Hostel where that girl is having her eye burnt out with the blow torch, but in scenes like that i just tend to think how much fun the make up/effects team must have had when making the optic nerve spray with puss when the dude cuts it!) :vom:

Fistandantilus
09-03-2007, 12:37:56
I don't remember the title of that crap movie but the one where three tourists were held hostage by Greg in the middle of the Australian desert is pretty disturbing.

That head-on-a-stick torture :nervous:

Gramercy Riffs
09-03-2007, 12:55:13
The scene in Casino where Joe Pespi and his brother are clubbed then buried alive. Horrific.

Also, the really short "subliminal" clips of the white demonic face in The Exorcist always scare the shit out of me. Doesn;t look that scary here, but the way it flashes on the screen in the film terrifies me.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/f4/Captain_howdy.jpg/250px-Captain_howdy.jpg

Funko
09-03-2007, 13:37:41
Joe Pepsi, the choice of a new generation of Goodfellas.

Venom
09-03-2007, 13:46:44
Have you seen him lately? He looks like he's 97 years old.

maroule
09-03-2007, 14:14:50
American History X curbstone bit was indeed horific

I can't watch most operation scenes from nip tuck

BigGameHunter
09-03-2007, 14:37:57
Any scene with Keeanu Reeves or Brad Pitt attempting to "act".

Fergus & The Brazen Car
10-03-2007, 10:09:14
Adam Sandler films or most Eddie Murphy 'comedies'.

There's only so much crap one can sit through, and Sandler reached and surpassed my limit with just the trailers for 'Little Nicky'.


Same for 'Nutty Professor'. Jerry Lewis was bad, but Murphy... the lightness of touch of a bull elephant in heat in a playpen full of Dresden china eggshells.

Walrus Feeder
10-03-2007, 12:46:51
Originally posted by Fistandantilus
I don't remember the title of that crap movie but the one where three tourists were held hostage by Greg in the middle of the Australian desert is pretty disturbing.

That head-on-a-stick torture :nervous:

Yeah, that was Wolf Creek. Left a bad taste in the mouth too. It wasn't a film with a happy ending or when the 'good guys' won. Hill Haves Eyes was nasty in places too but at least it got the adrenalin running when they start seeking revenge on all the mutants and killing them off!

King_Ghidra
12-03-2007, 13:16:33
Originally posted by Fergus & The Brazen Car
Adam Sandler films or most Eddie Murphy 'comedies'.

There's only so much crap one can sit through, and Sandler reached and surpassed my limit with just the trailers for 'Little Nicky'.


Same for 'Nutty Professor'. Jerry Lewis was bad, but Murphy... the lightness of touch of a bull elephant in heat in a playpen full of Dresden china eggshells.

amen. the new one, norbit, looks astonishingly cliched and lazy

Walrus Feeder
12-03-2007, 22:05:09
...Run for your lives indeed.

Diss
13-03-2007, 01:16:31
I watch em' all.

MDA
13-03-2007, 15:15:36
the potting wheel scene in Ghost

Drekkus
13-03-2007, 15:26:35
:lol:

The curbscene in American History X is awful, and any surgery is bad as well.

Diss
13-03-2007, 23:26:49
actually I do remember some kind of tub scene in bridges of madison county. couldn't watch that. actually I couldn't watch most of the movie. I only watched bits and pieces flipping through the channels.

Debaser
14-03-2007, 06:03:24
The Great Balls of Fire scene in Top Gun - worst scene ever, I can't help but feel embarrassed for the actors.

Totally agree about American History X too, though you're all wrong about those Eddie Murphy films, they guy's a genius!

King_Ghidra
14-03-2007, 09:35:04
trading places and beverly hills cop are great, but everything in the 00's like nutty professor is horrible

there's one other exception - bowfinger. that was funny as fuck. murphy's mentally instable hollywood star Kit is brilliant. 'i'm going to take those Laker girls down a peg or two' :lol:

MDA
14-03-2007, 11:07:02
the "night vision stalking" scene in Silence of the Lambs was terrifying to watch, but awesome

Nills Lagerbaak
14-03-2007, 11:58:50
I can't watch that scene in braindead where lionel's infected mother squirts first pus then her ear into her guest's custard, which he proceeds to then eat.

MattHiggs
14-03-2007, 13:35:09
The fire extinguisher scene in 'irreversible' :vom:

It's on youtube if anyone hasn't seen it.

Nills Lagerbaak
14-03-2007, 14:58:01
Oh god no, I've spent the last couple of years trying to forget that. That is one of the worst deffo.

Fistandantilus
14-03-2007, 15:17:45
Never saw it.

Plus is seems the video on you tube requires me to register and I'm way too lazy to do that.

Nills, describe what happens in that scene please.

King_Ghidra
14-03-2007, 15:26:25
someone beats up another guy (who anally raped his wife) with a fire extinguisher. i'm guessing it's a bit bloody.

MoSe
14-03-2007, 15:58:07
I'm usually not squeamish nor get scared, horrified or disgusted

didn't see or recognise most of the above

Omaha Bech in Private Ryan impressed me, but I watched it avidly in awe, it really conveyed a feeling of doom and helplessness, you can't but think how in the hell they managed to get hold of that beach under that fire....

one other I remember that stirred me deep inside were the exposed bones of John Savage's broken legs when he jumped from the helicopter in the river in The Deer Hunter, I was younger when I saw it

in the recent years, those I really have difficulty to watch, to the point that I start groping, looking for the remote to switch movie *at the cinema* :cute:
are embarassing scenes where a character shows utter social indeptitude...
:D

Fistandantilus
14-03-2007, 16:19:11
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
someone beats up another guy (who anally raped his wife) with a fire extinguisher. i'm guessing it's a bit bloody.

I won the fight with lazyness :o and actually registered to watch it. A bit crude yes :p

MoSe
14-03-2007, 16:49:56
Originally posted by Fistandantilus
I won the fight with lazyness :o

:eek:

HOW IS THAT DONE??????

Fergus & The Brazen Car
16-03-2007, 10:11:34
Originally posted by Debaser
though you're all wrong about those Eddie Murphy films, they guy's a genius!

Orson Welles or Kurosawa or Vigo or Murnau or Lang or Hitchcock- all touched by genius.


Eddie Murphy ?

Occasionally gets a good director and a good script that rein in his bad taste, juvenile antics and tendency to ham it up or over-project- all of which faults are only too obvious in the films he chooses to direct himself, and in which he stars, and in which he had more than a little something to do with the script.

Debaser
16-03-2007, 19:06:10
Aww bless, you do take yourself very seriously. It was a joke Fergus. Relax.

fp
16-03-2007, 20:15:33
What, and miss a chance to act all superior? Perish the thought.

Lazarus and the Gimp
16-03-2007, 21:33:20
I can't think of a single film event that qualifies. However a TV one does- it's the second episode on "Spooks" series 1.

Leading female character gets her head forced into deep-frying fat. My pulse rate was running at about 180 bpm when I saw it, and it was difficult to believe it had actually appeared on screen.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
17-03-2007, 10:23:14
Originally posted by Debaser
Aww bless, you do take yourself very seriously.

No, I take films seriously.

I don't take Eddie Murphy seriously.

What, and miss a chance to act all superior? Perish the thought.

fp


Dear fp- who are you, you sad dog minge licking budgie abuser, and why should I give a feculent pustule about your opinion ?



I fail to see what is 'acting superior' in genuinely preferring the films of Hitchcock to those of Eddie Murphy- but then perhaps your 'taste' has been so tainted by watching reruns of 'El Dorado' and 'The Young Doctors' whilst exploring your genitals with McDonalds' french fries, you couldn't tell the difference between your morning dump and Belgian ganache.




Anyhoo- my almost unwatchable moments- the opening sequence of murders in 'One False Move' and the murder of the fat electrical goods salesman in 'Henry; Portrait Of A Serial Killer', as well as the later scene where Henry plunges the handle of a hair comb into Otis Toole's eye.

That and the razor slicing eyeball sequence in 'Un Chien Andalou'.

MoSe
19-03-2007, 12:16:54
Originally posted by Fergus & The Brazen Car
That and the razor slicing eyeball sequence in 'Un Chien Andalou'.

I had thought about that too, but I didn't want to sound too snob
:p

BigGameHunter
18-12-2007, 05:02:25
Gotta be the bottle scene in Pan's Labyrinth.

MOBIUS
21-12-2007, 10:21:16
None. In fact I feel almost guilty when I actually enjoy those types of scenes…:nervous:

Don’t get me wrong, some are gratuitous and unnecessary, but simply from knowing its ‘make believe’ stops me from recoiling from the screen.

Now, one of those reality surgery type TV shows we’re getting inundated with… YEUCH!!!

novacane
22-12-2007, 01:44:06
Totally agree.

Some film scenes are unpleasant but I don't find them unwatchable.

This reminds me of Poltergeist. It was one of my favourite films as a boy (between 6 and 10 years old or something) and I watched it over and over. However, it did fall foul of maternal censorship as my mum would check in on me and fast forward the part where the guy tears his own face off in the bathroom. Needless to say, this only pricked my curiosity further and after she did this the third time, I rewound it when she left the room and watched the missing scene. For someone of that age I found it pretty awesome. She continued to censor it for a couple of years after until I came clean. Our bond of trust was broken forever.

mr_B
02-01-2008, 13:52:46
Originally posted by MDA
the potting wheel scene in Ghost :lol: