[quote]I’ve grinned with delight at the Asian horror movie Audition for instance, and there’s a few stomach-turning moments in that, although it doesn’t show that much[/quote]
Takashi Miike is one of my favorite directors, if you haven’t seen any of his other films and you aren’t easily offended, or need a cohesive storyline, then i would recommend almost any of his films. I’ve seen Dead or Alive, Audition, City of Lost Souls, Ichi the Killer and Visitor Q. So far he hasn’t disapointed me yet.
As for the topic…
When i think of revenge films i have a hard time making a list. I’ve seen more than what comes to mind, but i just never think of a film as a “revenge” film.
Oh well, the first that comes to mind is I Spit on Your Grave. I actually enjoyed it much more than i thought i would, the bathroom scene near the end was highly disturbing and probably should have ended with it. The next two deaths were pretty lame and pailed in comparison.
Cannibal Holocaust could probably be classified as a revenge film, considering it revolves around the natives taking revenge for all the atrocities the documentary crew commit. Then again, if you consider Holocaust a revenge film then i guess that makes Cannibal Ferox one too. Of all the italian cannibal flicks i’ve seen though, Holocaust truly is the master.
I draw a blank after that… I know i’ve seen more but just can’t think of any.