EFC II #221 – In the Realm of the Sense (1976)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#221 – In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
Dir. Nagisa Oshima
Starring: Eiko Matsuda, Tatsuya Fuji, Aoi Nakajima, Yasuko Matsui, Meika Seri, Kanae Kobayashi, Taiji Tonoyama

The two hundred and twenty-first installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Nagisa Oshima’s highly controversial, In the Realm of the Senses.

Recorded in November 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: For me, no. It’s highly controversial because of its unsimulated sex scenes, and while I hated those, it was ultimately just a hard film to sit through with unlikeable characters.

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EFC #209 – Carrie (1976)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#209 – Carrie (1976)
Dir. Brian DePalma
Starring: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, William Katt, Amy Irving, Betty Buckley, Nancy Allen, John Travolta

The two hundred and ninth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Brian DePalma’s adaptation of the harrowing Stephen King story about a young girl with supernatural powers, Carrie.

Recorded in October 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yeah, it’s not perfect by any stretch but has some incredibly memorable moments, well worth it for a horror film.

EFC II #116 – Network (1976)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#116 – Network (1976)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Starring: Peter Finch, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Robert Duvall, Beatrice Straight, Ned Beatty

The one hundred and sixteenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Sidney Lumet’s incredible look at a TV network exploiting a mentally vulnerable broadcaster, appropriately titled: Network.

Recorded in November 2016.

Oscar Wins: Best Actor (Peter Finch), Best Actress (Faye Dunaway), Best Supporting Actress (Beatrice Straight), Best Original Screenplay (Paddy Cheyefsky)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Definitely, a great commentary on society’s relationship with mass media that is still relevant today, with powerhouse performances to really send that message home.