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Fri Feb 20, 2015, 11:32 AM

Has anyone seen the movie "Begotten"?

It's by the guy who made "Shadow Of the Vampire".

I won't link to it. It's probably a felony to do so. But it's available on YouTube.

The director calls it a "retelling of the Book of Genesis". If so, he took an already twisted family saga, and turned it into torture porn.

A "god" of some sort disembowels himself and gives birth to Mother Earth. She in turn arouses his dead body (I'm not kidding) and impregnates herself with his semen. She then gives birth to a fully-grown, epileptic man-child whose role in the film seems to be to lay there seizing and suffering while a band of cannibal nomads dismembers him and rapes Mother Earth. They then dismember her, and bury the body parts, which apparently are the seeds of new-growing plants. The End.

Whew! It's tough going.

The only reason I watched it is because I viewed the trailer for it on the DVD of 'Shadow Of The Vampire' and thought it was intriguing.

The only reason I didn't have nightmares afterward is because I frantically called up a few episodes of "Scrubs" to kind of cleanse the palate before going to bed.

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Aristus Feb 2015 OP
Nitram Feb 2015 #1
Aristus Feb 2015 #2
In_The_Wind Mar 2015 #3
clarice Apr 2015 #4
michaljohnson Apr 2015 #5
Independent_Liberal May 2015 #6

Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 12:19 PM

1. A bit reminiscent of the Isis-Osiris myth, in some respects .

Sounds delightful!

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Response to Nitram (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 10:41 PM

2. Some Egyptian-style coloration would have been nice.

Osiris in green, Isis a lovely reddish-brown. That would have been enjoyable.

The whole film was in a filthy, high-contrast, white-over-black color scheme. It was like spending 72 minutes in Hell.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2015, 11:26 AM

3. I haven't watched it.



I don't think I will.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2015, 03:56 PM

4. Seen it. Disturbing indeed. nt

 

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2015, 04:34 AM

5. Has anyone seen the movie "Begotten"?

 

Yes of course i have Sen the Movie Begotten. God Killing Himself ( Brain Salzberg ), Mother Earth ( Donna Dempsey ) and Son of Earth - Flesh on Bone ( Stephen Charles Barry ) are Players in a Myth of Primal Gore. It was Released on June 5, 1991 in United States Of America, which was Directed by E. Elias Merhige.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 11:45 PM

6. I have it on VHS.

Would like to get the DVD, but it's long out-of-print and WAY too expensive on most places like eBay and Amazon. I hope it gets re-released by Criterion.

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