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There is a thin line between genius and insanity, and many geniuses are included in the Criterion Collection. Here is my list of the strangest, most insane, out-there Criterion titles...films which make you wonder if you need to readjust your level of sanity.
Like an R-rated epidose of Scooby Doo with Japanese schoolgirls and a carnivorous piano.
David Cronenberg and William S. Burroughs...nothing more needs to be said.
Bunuel's ultimate statement on surrealism.
Before Tarantino came along with his genre bending films, there was Alex Cox's Walker, a post-modern Western that cleverly mixes Western genre themes with political satire, and anachronistic nods to the 1980s.
The rebirth of surrealism for the modern age.
Louis Malle does Alice In Wonderland.
Paul Morrissey's kinky and campy take on the Frankenstein legend, which also turns out to be a moralistic look at the sex and drug fueled youth movement of the 1970s.
Paul Morrissey's sequel of sorts to his Frankenstein film.
Terry Gilliam has always made whacked out, gonzo films, but Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas proved to be his most outrageous and shocking film yet. Many critics labelled the film an incoherent mess, which couldn't be farther from the truth.
Samuel Fuller's noir masterpiece delves deep into the darker reaches of the human psyche, leaving the viewer feeling unhinged and disturbed.