miércoles, 29 de julio de 2009

Kiss Napoleon Goodbye

Wow what an oddity, kind of like watching the romantic triangle of Bunuel’s Un Chien Andalou. Hedda and Neal are two lovers who purchase a mansion in the woods. He’s obviously unstable and is having some sort of sexual problem. It all goes bad when Jackson, an old lover of Hedda, moves in for a visit, and rekindle their relationship, sending Neal to the edge. This all intercuts with footage of Napoleon in the same house, and weird surreal images like two Asian lesbians, and a room full of rabbits, and a faceless naked woman urinating to a hot stove. All of this and under 35 mins.

This is not a bad movie, but I was definitely disappointed. I’m a huge fan of Lydia Lunch’s, from Teenage Jesus to her spoken-word work, she’s always been cool, but sadly this is not up to par with her work with Richard Kern. At least she gets naked again. Henry Rollins is good as well, but not exactly memorable. I think Lydia and Henry were really having sex here, at least it looked real. The sound is very bad, at least on the print I purchased from Cult Epics. I constantly found myself hitting the up and down buttons on my volume control again and again. The DVD features something better than the movie itself, some documentaries about Lydia herself! So this movie is definitely recommended for Lydia fans, but in the end it’s just not that interesting.

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