meh. I was too busy chain-smoking and circuit-bending to get the right kind of high while watching audition and songs from the second floor.
same with all the other shit I watched this weekend…
there is always tomorrow.
INAUGURATION OF THE PLEASUREDOME
JULIET OF THE SPIRITS
and though it’s been mentioned before, it really, really is: ALTERED STATES
i recently viewed ‘Woman In The Dunes’ after taking
a few hits of acid, and it was a lovely experience.
I guess it’s safe to assume that, out of all the films listed, most of us can agree on ALTERED STATES…still waiting for the blu-ray BTW. I think next time my friend and I will watch 2001 on cosmic brownies.
Oh, another film to mention is Roger Corman’s THE TRIP with Peter Fonda…and a script by Jack Nicholson.
i watched a great japanese movie the other day called hausu from 1977
very trippy indeed! :O)
u can watch it here!
Most of the Something Weird Video catalogue…
Obviously, Damon Packard’s REFLECTIONS OF EVIL
I really enjoy a lot of Cronenberg while tripping… even if I did feel like I had been shot in the face after watching Videodrome.
I was tripping really hard the first time I saw Mario Bava’s SHOCK. What a strange and horrible journey that was.
But, my God, man. NEVER watch the Belushi/Aykroyd horrorfest that is NEIGHBORS while under the influence of ANYTHING.
Altered States in hilarious! The trip chamber …
Street dude, isolation tanks are actually a real thing. And while they probably won’t turn you into a primordial creature, many people do report very elaborate psychedelic experiences while inside for extended periods of time. Not an attempt at condescension, I just thought maybe you weren’t aware.
Anyway I haven’t tripped in a long time and I don’t really think sitting in front of a television screen is particularly conducive to a dynamic psychedelic experience but, here goes (keep in mind that for me, feeling good is not always the greatest of priorities):
The Color of Pomegranate
Antichrist (if you’re into being haunted and tortured)
Schizopolis (for a good laugh and a bit of linguistic dadaism)
Paper Rad: Taking Out the Trash/Faces in the Trash
Shaye & Kiki
Space is the Place
A Clockwork Orange
The City of Lost Children
Drawing Restraint 9
Ultimate Reality: Deacon & Roche
By Brakhage: An Anthology
There’s also this insane collection of animation from a French collective that I was given a dvd-r of by a friend called Hospital Brut. Although it might be a challenge to get your hands on a copy.
The Marx Brothers’ At the Circus…just to hear Groucho sing Lydia the Tattooed Lady.
Street of Crocodiles (1986)
Dog Star Man
2001: A Space Odyssey
The Color of Pomegranates
Four Flies on Grey Velvet
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
And, of course, the films from the experimental/avant-garde freewheelers Deren, Anger, and Jodorowsky
Psych-Out – what a sixties masterpiece. And what a great collection of pre-stardom actors. Definitely a psychedelic must-see…
I highly recommend synching The Verve’s A Storm in Heaven (my favorite album) to Stan Brakhage’s Dog Star Man. Press play on the album after the first minute or so when suddenly you see car lights. It’s a mindblowing audio-visual experience.
I’m surprised no one mentioned W.C. Field’s “Never Give a Sucker an Even Break”.
He falls from the observation deck (!) of an airplane, pursuing a falling bottle of whiskey, only to land in the bed of a naive young woman in a kind of Shangri-La lorded over by Margaret Dumont with her fanged dobermans.
Ouliotta Delight Hemogloben: The only game I’ve ever played is bean-bag.
The Great Man: Bean-bag… ah, it’s very good. Becomes very exciting at times. I saw the championship played in Paris; many people were killed.
Some day I want to take LSD and watch Koyaanisqatsi. Then again, watching that movie is a lot like taking LSD so maybe they’ll cancel each other out.
I’ve tried watching Eraserhead while on shrooms… VERY BAD IDEA. Had to turn it off after ten minutes and wound up staring at those old blue screens on the TV (when the VHS was stopped) for an hour. Peter Watkins ’Punishment Park is also a bad idea btw.
But on marijuana, nothing beats Kenneth Anger’s Inauguration of The Pleasuredome or Invocation of my Demon Brother. Dog Star Man by Brakhage set to the music of Boards Of Canada (or almost anything for that matter, but that BoC "soundtrack "is pretty f*cking incredible). MIrror or Stalker by Tarkovsky. Kooyanisqatsi is always a winner. And believe it or not, I don’t think I have ever been so immersed in a film while stone than the time I watched Peter Watkins Edvard Munch. I completely lost myself in that film, literally. The sounds, the repetitive sequences, Munch constantly staring at us, Watkins monotonous voice; it’s not only extremely fascinating to learn about the artist and Norwegian society at the time , but the way the film was made makes this a very hypnotizing experience. I was absorbing everything like a sponge; the sights, the sounds.
Oh and Vera Chytilova’s Daisies!
Prometheus’ Garden – you might think you are on acid watching this sober.
Don’t think anyone mentioned Zardoz. That’s a good one to watch stoned.
Fando & Lis
A Clockwork Orange
Pineapple Express ( first stoner film i actually found funny)
Meet The Feebles
Emmanuel in America (guilty pleasure, REAL guilty)
…RE: Something Weird, watched the promo disc once baked, very nice
i love mind fucks, only thing that works when i dont have my own substances
Yes! Speed Racer, always and forever.
*(the monkees)head , daisies, simon of the desert, pufnstuf., at land *
Wonderwall , Morgan a suitable case for Treatment , The Presidents Analysist , The Final Programme , The Billion Dollar Brain.
The Asian movie “House” definitely deserves a place in this thread! My God, I had so much fun watching that thing. I can’t imagine what the experience would be like watching it on hallucinogens
Speaking from personal experience, hmm, hmm, Apocalyse Now.
probably already said but DOG STAR MAN
or any brakhage film (favorite: dog star man part 2)
also big man japan
I don’t do drugs though but my freind says planet earth or the blue planet is great high
he can’t wait for alice in wonderland
i do drugs