Enter the Void

Enter the Void

Blu-ray Disc - 2011
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After a man is shot while dealing drugs in Tokyo, his spirit journeys through an unfamiliar world and tries to protect his sister, who is working as a stripper.
Publisher: New York, NY : IFC Films, 2011
Edition: High definition
ISBN: 9780788613517
0788613510
Call Number: BLU F ENTE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (143 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Switch
Sep 23, 2017

WOW!!! There's 161 minutes I will never get back! And to top it off, it left pondering deeply on death and my sisters recent passing. This will do wonders for my depression and anxiety!

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slowleave
Jan 15, 2017

Like watching someone with an inability to focus describe in two and a half hours what could have been done in much less time. Too much strobe light crap. Tried too hard and took away from the point.

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poolman
Sep 29, 2016

Innovative and imaginative and very psychedelic BUT the overhead shots and frequent prolonged strobe effects quickly become tiresome. And it's waaaaaay too long.

kevfarley Jul 29, 2015

Thanks for the warnings.

I'll pass.

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pnaduy
Jul 08, 2015

There have many light frames and messy sounds that make film become long, bore, difficult to understand.

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Derringer
Jan 23, 2015

Yep. Just another piece of copy-cat, shaky, hand-held-camera garbage.

Absolutely terrible.

The main character spends far too much time just staring like a brain-dead vegetable at a boring ceiling in his tiny, squalid flat.... Duh!

Not in the least bit interesting. Totally worthless.

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Nursebob
Dec 17, 2014

Noe pulls all the usual tricks out of his sleeve for this one; vertiginous camerawork spins and loops seemingly at random, pulsating bass beats keep things anchored and everything is awash in lurid shades of neon light. There's the usual transgressive scenes one expects from Gaspar...a thrusting dildo here, an aborted fetus there...but a rough-edged lyricism slowly emerges as we see a wandering soul buffeted between past and present aided by ubiquitous "portals" as it searches for its next destination. The ending is wholly predictable for anyone able to follow the clues (cryptic signage and artwork abound), but at 160 minutes the journey is breathtaking.

SilkyNara Oct 24, 2014

you'd think the spirit would contemplate and meditate rather than watch humans rut and dwell on the past. If this film is exceptional, I didn't stick around long enough to witness it.

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lukasevansherman
Jan 25, 2014

I'm not easily shocked and I try to give every film a fair viewing, but I can't say anything else about this film except that it's a piece of sh***. Sometimes it's a very cool, psychedelic piece of sh***, but it is sh*** nonetheless. Excuse my French. Maybe I should say merde since director Gaspar Noe is French. This feels like a film that was made with no script and only the vaguest idea. That idea seemed to be, "Hey, let's make a druggy movie based on the Book of the Dead told from the p.o.v. of a dead dude. Oh, and there's a vag cam!"
His other film, "Irreversible" is pretty much equally bad.

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meli66a
May 28, 2013

Beautiful, psychedelic, unforgettable images!
Long, and disturbing as well, but worth it.

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