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Posted by Ant on 13 July 2011 at 12:24


A pretty solid line-up this year if I don't say so myself. If you can check as many out as possible. I can say for sure that most of these won't be getting a return season.

13 Assassins
Miike Takashi, Japan, UK, 2010, 126min
Director Miike Takashi is a filmmaking machine and 13 Assassins is the maestro cranking it in top gear.

  • Friday July 15 - 9:30pm, The Civic Theatre
  • Monday July 18 - 3:45pm, The Civic Theatre

    Cold Fish
    Sion Sono, Japan, 2010, 144min
    Fans of Sono Sions Love Exposure (NZIFF09) wont need much of a push to see this perverse chunk of black comedy horror. Funny, exhausting, callous and ultimately devastating in its final reel, this is one blood-drenched character study thats hard to shake.
  • Friday July 15 - 3:15pm, Rialto Cinemas Newmarket
  • Saturday July 16 - 8:30pm, Rialto Cinemas Newmarket,
  • Sunday July 17 - 3:15pm, Rialto Cinemas Newmarket

    Hobo with a Shotgun
    Jason Eisener, Canada, USA, 2011, 86min
    Preaching the joyous subversion of exploitation movies like some meth-addled minister,Hobo is a lean slab of high-octane cinema. Rutger Hauer plays the titular Hobo as if Eastwoods Man with No Name escaped a psych ward in his dressing gown.
  • Tuesday July 26 - 4:15pm, SKYCITY Theatre
  • Wednesday July 27 - 9:15pm, SKYCITY Theatre

    I Saw the Devil
    Kim Jee-woon, Korea, 2010, 143min
    This genre-bender takes the Spy vs Spy antics of cop and serial killer to such devilish extremes that it may be too intense for some viewers. Elevating it beyond pure nastiness is its oddball humour and the confounding way that we end up entranced by the deeply disturbing and yet poignant human connection between the men.
  • Saturday July 23 - 9:15pm, The Civic Theatre
  • Friday July 29 - 3:30pm, SKYCITY Theatre

    Kill List
    Ben Wheatley, UK, 2011, 90min
    Ben Wheatley's quasi-vérité UK horror-thriller starts off in Mike Leigh territory, with a cringe-inducing dinner party, before spiralling into a world of paranoid pagan terrors.
  • Tuesday July 26 - 8:30pm, SKYCITY Theatre
  • Thursday July 28 - 4:00pm, Rialto Cinemas Newmarket

    Ian Palmer, UK, 2011, 93min
    This decade-spanning chronicle of bare-knuckle fighting between two feuding families in Ireland is like an anthropological study.
    Sunday July 17 - 5:00pm, Rialto Cinemas Newmarket_
    Friday July 22 - 4:00pm, ACADEMY Cinemas
    Sunday July 24 - 3:30pm, ACADEMY Cinemas

    Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure
    Matthew Bate, Australia, 2011, 90min
    "If you wanna talk to me, then shut yer fuckin' mouth!", sprays Raymond, one half of a pair of hilarious miscreants who became a viral cult phenomenon long before YouTube. Shut Up Little Man! features killer archival footage, interviews, re-enactments, copyright theft, invasion of privacy, and accusations of exploitation, all while being hilarious, unsettling and poignant.
  • Monday July 25 - 4:00pm, Rialto Cinemas Newmarket_
  • Friday July 29 - 11:45am, ACADEMY Cinemas
  • Saturday July 30 - 2:00pm, SKYCITY Theatre

    The Innkeepers
    Ti West, USA, 2011, 102min
    Inspired by a creepy inn Ti West and his crew stayed in, West returned and shot this, his latest horror film to eschew contemporary visceral thrills in favour of slow-burning dread.
  • Tuesday July 19 - 8:30pm, SKYCITY Theatre
  • Wednesday July 20 - 3:15pm, SKYCITY Theatre

    The Last Circus
    Ãlex de la Iglesia , France, Spain, 2010, 102min
    Spains most popular genre director Alex de la Iglesia (Day of the Beast, Ferpect Crime) is in peak form with this epic that is like some Catalan molotov cocktail of Sam Fuller's The Big Red One and Alejandro Jodorowsky's Santa Sangre

  • Monday July 18 - 8:15pm, SKYCITY Theatre
  • Tuesday July 26 - 9:15pm, Cinemas Newmarket
  • Friday July 29 - 4:00pm, Rialto Cinemas Newmarket

    The Man from Nowhere
    Lee Jeong-beom, Korea, 2010, 119min
    Director Lee Jeong-beom's second film was the box office king of Korea before knocking out festival audiences worldwide.
  • Sunday July 17 - 9:00pm, The Civic Theatre
  • Tuesday July 19 - 4:00pm, SKYCITY Theatre

    The Woman
    Lucky McKee, USA, 2011, 108min
    Like a hot poker in the eye of political correctness, this Sundance premiere outraged one viewer so much he demanded that staff "BURN THIS FILM NOW!"
  • Monday July 25 - 4:00pm,SKYCITY Theatre
  • Monday July 25 - 8:30pm, SKYCITY Theatre

    Troll Hunter
    Norway, 2010, 90min
    Just when you thought it was safe to never watch another mockumentary, Troll Hunter waltzes into your life as one of the most hugely pleasurable creations this oft-maligned genre has birthed. Made by highly accomplished filmmakers who show a flair for old-school special effects, a wicked sense of humour and a fondness for Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are.
  • Friday July 22 - 10:30pm, SKYCITY Theatre
  • Wednesday July 27 - 1:15pm, SKYCITY Theatre
  • Saturday July 30 - 6:45pm, SKYCITY Theatre

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  • Posted by Ant on 14 March 2011 at 14:08

    2011 LINEUP

    We are a long way off finalising the lineup but you can expect a good dose of the usual : Eccentric, Sex, Trash, WAR!, Horrifying, Deranged, Funny and Chipper.

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    Posted by Ant on 22 June 2010 at 17:34


    THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE : First Sequence
    Director: Tom Six
    Year: 2009
    Running time: 90 mins
    The Netherlands/UK
    Screenplay: Tom Six
    Producers: Ilona Six, Tom Six
    Photography: Goof De Koning
    Editor: Nigel De Hond
    Music: Patrick Savage, Holeg Spies
    In English, German and Japanese, with English subtitles

    With: Dieter Laser (Dr Heiter), Ashley C. Williams (Lindsay), Ashlynn Yennie (Jenny), Akihiro Kitamura (Katsuro), Andreas Leupold (Detective Kranz)

    Festivals: FrightFest, Fantastic Fest 2009

    The most disgusting film at this year's Festival is also possibly one of the funniest, with a sick conceit that will have you either clambering for a ticket or running a zillion miles in the opposite direction. Two attractive but ditsy American gal pals are traveling through Germany when their car breaks down.

    Luckily for them Dr Heiter welcomes them into his isolated villa. Unluckily for them, he's a nutjob with aspirations of inheriting Josef Mengele's mantle. His truly vile plan is to create a fully functional human centipede using random captives who have their kneecaps surgically removed and their mouths sewn to the anus of the lucky person in front of them. Are you still reading this?

    The Human Centipede is riotously unhinged, with a performance from Dieter Laser (whose face resembles Lance Henriksen and a smashed crab) that cements his position in the upper echelon of movie psychos.

    Session Times
    Thu 15 Jul | 9:00pm | SKYCITY Theatre |
    Fri 16 Jul | 4:00pm | SKYCITY Theatre |
    Sun 18 Jul | 7:30pm | Rialto Newmarket |

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    Posted by Ant on 6 June 2010 at 13:51


    Cat III is the Hong Kong classification equivalent of our R18 Contains Nasty Shit rating. When I was living in Sydney in the late 80s, the Hong Kong Government passed a new classification called Category III (Adults Only). Most of these were erotic films but the rating also covered some other films. These 'other' films were the ones my roomies and I used attend every session of at the Australia Cinema and/or the Chinatown Twin. We saw crazy period sex films (Chinese Torture Chamber Story) and brutal thrillers (Run to Kill & Red To Kill) and everything in between (Untold Story, Ebola Syndrome). It was a very good time to be a movie junkie.

    This year we're lucky to have straight from Cannes the latest Cat III shocker. A real return to form for blood-soaked Hong Kong Cinema. DREAM HOME is going to knock people out on the big screen.

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    Posted by Ant on 4 June 2010 at 10:40


    The most twisted Incredibly Strange collection yet. At the moment, all the information on this site is for 2009.

    New films and info coming shortly.

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    Posted by Ant on 7 July 2009 at 13:30


    Some online material about this years titles.

    Online, longer Film3 chat

    Sunrise Chat

    Thanks to Dan R

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    Posted by Ant on 1 July 2009 at 15:56


    Michael Paul Stephenson the director of BEST WORST MOVIE and the star of Troll 2 will be in town on Friday July 10th for the special Troll 2 screening. He'll be bringing limited Troll 2 tee shirts and signing posters to sell. Bring some cash !

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    Posted by Ant on 18 June 2009 at 13:34


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    Posted by Ant on 16 June 2009 at 12:05


    The site for 2009 is live.


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    Posted by Ant on 3 June 2009 at 16:01

    Coming in 2009

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    Posted by Ant on 12 July 2008 at 11:28


    A new trailer launches for the brilliant Australian documentary NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD. If you haven't got your tickets to this you're going to miss out on one hell of an entertaining look at Aussie exploitation.

    Check it out now. Click here
    WARNING - Trailer contains lots of nudity and violence. Oh yeah.

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    Posted by Ant on 9 July 2008 at 13:12


    Join our Facebook Group and find out about special screenings and meets. Big thanks to Dave, Steve and especially Fabian Fanboy for spreading the strange.

    Incredibly Strange Facebook

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    Posted by Ant on 8 July 2008 at 09:25


    According to our stats counter the top 5 films getting the most traffic on this site are :

    #1 POP SKULL
    #2 [REC]
    #3 TEETH

    So get your tickets quick fast.

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    Posted by Ant on 27 June 2008 at 14:22


    Well yes many are. But not here. At the ISFF we like to offer you the cheapest way to get your dose of Strange in 2008. If you are a member of The Peoples Republic of V you can use your V tags and get a whopping discount on all day sales to ISFF films only. All you need to do is rock up on the day of your screening and show your tag to get a ticket for ten bucks. That's nearly a four buck saving. You can't book in advance. If you haven't joined the Republic - then click here now.

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    Posted by Ant on 26 June 2008 at 17:16


    Remember to join the Strange Mailing List to keep up to date with some exciting news about the TV show and 24 Hour Movie Marathon.

    Join our Facebook Group too.

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