Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Monumental let down.
hr_watson | new york, ny | 09/27/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"i tend to be a fan of cunningham's work - however, this is just sub par. four years wait - and for what is essentially another aphex music video. it's not a short film at all - not even an experimental short film. it's a music video. be forewarned - the cover image isn't exactly representational of the footage either - which is for the most part, really uninteresting (lots of quick edits in time to aphex twin) with the exception of the absolute begining, and end (the bits in color). i suppose they couldn't package a single music video and sell it for 10 bucks - no, they have to call it a short film. i guess what's really upsetting, is that the intial start of the video sets you up to expect some kind of actual short film - and a really good one at that. i had heard people speaking of lynch's shorts - and that's really not even close to what follows. even at his most abstract, lynch never decends into what is more or less an excercise in editing to sound. and now i've heard that cunninham has ditched neuromancer? c'mon - he also gave up on a scanner darkly. four years for a little under 6 minutes of film. that's apprx 1.3 minutes of film a year. you want to see brilliance in under 60 seconds? watch lynch's short on the lumiere compilation - done in one shot. hoisted by yr own pitard, cunningham...!"
The Most Engaging 6 Minutes...
W. Thomas | 10/24/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Although it's a short (very short) film, it's probably the most innovative and engaging 6 minutes of film I've seen in a while. While most people will be turned off by the accompanying booklet, the film is uncomfortably irresistible. It's only downside is that it's too short."
I thought I was getting a little bit more by buying it..
Stephanie K. Wertz | Alberta, Canada | 08/19/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The Video is awesome, it's creepy the first time you see it, and then it just starts to get damn cool and damn funny at the same time. I use a wheelchair in real life, so whether this is lame or not... I LOVED THE WHEELCHAIR BREAK DANCING... it looked awesome... I think I was a little bit overtired when I decided to buy it though, because all it really is, is a book with a bunch of twisted up pictures of rubber johnny, and a cd of the 6 minute video that u can see on other places on the internet.. I was HOPIN that the book would have more of an in depth explanation of the video, to see why rubber johnny was created.. seriously... why.. I need analysis in my life!! But Now that I bought it, I still don't regret the purchase, cust it's still a crazy and insane music video, and great to add on to the rest of my collection of creepy and f**ked up things."
Mike H. | 10/16/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a pretty brilliant video, albeit terribly messed up. Conceptually it is rather dark as well as literally being dark (as it was all shot on a infra-red camera). If you like Chris Cunningham, you'll probably like this video, though it is one of his stranger ones."