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Old 20th September 2011, 06:43 PM
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What type of film offends you most? Is it Cannibal or Mondo? Nazisploitation or Rape/Revenge? Or something else?

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Old 20th September 2011, 06:46 PM
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The Cannibal and Mondo movies offend me the most for obvious reasons. I know some find the Nazi movies extremely offensive but they've never bothered me because they are so ludicrous.

John Hughes movies offend me too - they start off good and then start turning into the most sickly sweet films ever and by the end I feel like vomiting everywhere.
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John Hughes movies offend me too - they start off good and then start to turn into the most sickly sweet films ever and by the end I feel like vomiting everywhere.
Blimey Pete, you are asking for trouble there. Expect a good spanking from the Hughes fans, and not one like your avatar!

I find the whole modern Grindhouse genre offensive, there is so much quality original stuff out there why bother. I also feel these films lack true exploitation credentials as when you read interviews with 60s and 70s exploiters, it's all about the cash and pushing the limits within the confines of censorship.
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Mondo movie with the animal stuff......and Pattisploitation.Yeuch!
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Old 20th September 2011, 08:21 PM
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I don't think there's any sub genre that offends me, unless we're talking about mainstream cinema. Dumb US comedy flicks offend me; basically any comedy that has a poster of Owen Wilson with his mouth open
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I don't find them offensive per se, but the Saw rip offs/torture porn bollocks of the last few years have bored me to tears.

Change the bloody record please.
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Is Will Ferrell a subgenre?
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Is Will Ferrell a subgenre?
He's certainly sub something.
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The kind of film that passes for 'spoof' these days, you know the kind . . .
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Hmmm...offended is a strong word and brings up connotations of conservative housewives being 'offended' by 'nasty' films on video. But moving away from that image....what offends? I'm actually struggling to think of anything that I've found offensive. Bloody hell, I must be even more jaded and depraved than I thought.

I suppose extreme porn offends me, in that it seems so...I dunno....abusive. Not that I've really seen much, but what I have repelled me and I wondered how anyone could be turned on by such stuff. But each to their own and all that.

The Mondo movies are in bad taste, exploitative, sensationalistic and certainly trading on both human and animal misery. But offensive? Repulsive and repugnant, yes, that's obvious. But do they offend me? Hmmm...not really. It's not my 'thing' but I can't say it offends me either.

Interesting topic. Be curious to see how this thread develops.

EDIT: Actually I can think of one film that offended me. Salo. It seems to positively revel in sexual perversion and paedophilia. I know, I know, it's a masterpiece. But I think it's offensive and pointless bollocks. There, I thought of something that offends me.
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