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Herv
Mar 24, 2005



Soiled Meat

Not sure if these were posted yet. Went here a few times in the 80's and yes there were lots of injured folks, especially from riding the alpine slide in bathing suits.

The Most Insane Amusement Park Ever
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x158v48_the-most-insane-amusement-park-ever-full-length_tech

This may not count as a documentary, but there is film stock used!
Traction Park, Class Action Park, etc etc
http://vimeo.com/42353399

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Kull the Conqueror
Apr 8, 2006



Good morning, doc thread. Start your day right and enjoy Joris Ivens' Regen (Rain) (1929).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPD2C0K38jY

appleskates
Feb 21, 2008

Find your freedom in the music.
Find your Jesus, find your Kubrick.


Another good one from Netflix.

Unhung Hero
http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70273280?trkid=2361637

This one is about a guy who proposed to his girlfriend on a kiss-cam and she turned him down because he has a small penis. So of course, he made a documentary about penis size and tried to find out 1) if his was really THAT small and 2) if so, what can be done about it. It was obviously pretty silly, but enjoyable.

Bolek
May 1, 2003



Lets all calculate the likelihood that his dick had anything to do with her not wanting to marry him.

bunky
Aug 29, 2004



appleskates posted:

Another good one from Netflix.

Unhung Hero
http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70273280?trkid=2361637

This one is about a guy who proposed to his girlfriend on a kiss-cam and she turned him down because he has a small penis. So of course, he made a documentary about penis size and tried to find out 1) if his was really THAT small and 2) if so, what can be done about it. It was obviously pretty silly, but enjoyable.

I watched this last night and liked most of it. The documentary parts of his problems with his penis size and the cultural exploration of how people around the world deal with and view penis size were enjoyable. When he tried to go off the documentary tracks with the fake hidden camera footage and the transparent love interest story, I was bored shitless. It's like he didn't know what type of movie he wanted to make, and the end result was disjointed and confusing.

discoukulele
Jan 16, 2010


Hey thread! Does anyone have any recommendations for documentaries about bizarre/interesting subcultures? Those are always my favorite.

acephalousuniverse
Nov 3, 2012


discoukulele posted:

Hey thread! Does anyone have any recommendations for documentaries about bizarre/interesting subcultures? Those are always my favorite.

Have you watched all the Weird Weekends?

discoukulele
Jan 16, 2010


acephalousuniverse posted:

Have you watched all the Weird Weekends?

I've actually never watched them. Now I've got something to do for the rest of the evening. Thanks!

computer parts
Nov 18, 2010

PLEASE CLAP

discoukulele posted:

Hey thread! Does anyone have any recommendations for documentaries about bizarre/interesting subcultures? Those are always my favorite.

Room 237 is supposed to be interesting.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


computer parts posted:

Room 237 is supposed to be interesting.

It owns.

Lets! Get! Weird!
Aug 18, 2012

Black King Bazinga


Room 237 is one of the most insane things you'll probably ever watch.

appleskates posted:

This one is about a guy who proposed to his girlfriend on a kiss-cam and she turned him down because he has a small penis. So of course, he made a documentary about penis size and tried to find out 1) if his was really THAT small and 2) if so, what can be done about it. It was obviously pretty silly, but enjoyable.

I'm confused as to why she would be with him at all if his dick was too small for her.

peter banana
Sep 2, 2008

Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.


computer parts posted:

Room 237 is supposed to be interesting.

yeah this is a good one

blood_dot_biz
Feb 24, 2013


discoukulele posted:

Hey thread! Does anyone have any recommendations for documentaries about bizarre/interesting subcultures? Those are always my favorite.

Dittoing the Weird Weekends and Room 237 recs. Also:

Pulling John - Pro arm wrestling is way more interesting than you'd think.
Cinemania- Cinema as a life-consuming passion.
Monster Camp - LARPing

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


Lets! Get! Weird! posted:

I'm confused as to why she would be with him at all if his dick was too small for her.

There's a hint in that he made a film about it.

Fight Club Sandwich
Apr 29, 2006

you want a piece of me???

appleskates posted:

Another good one from Netflix.

Unhung Hero
http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70273280?trkid=2361637

This one is about a guy who proposed to his girlfriend on a kiss-cam and she turned him down because he has a small penis. So of course, he made a documentary about penis size and tried to find out 1) if his was really THAT small and 2) if so, what can be done about it. It was obviously pretty silly, but enjoyable.

This was pretty cool during the "this culture thinks X will make your junk bigger" segments, but real awful for the other half.

Ropes4u
May 2, 2009



Bronies http://www.bronydoc.com/

Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony is a feature length documentary film that explores the cultural phenomenon of Bronies. The film chronicles Bronies from around the world, each with their unique story, as they make their way to My Little Pony conventions in Germany, England, and the biggest of all, BronyCon in the USA. - See more at: http://www.bronydoc.com/#sthash.jee4hwFo.dpuf

acephalousuniverse
Nov 3, 2012


I think I would be more likely to successfully watch Dear Zachary, Boy Interrupted, Just Melvin Just Evil, and every other ultimately depressing documentary in a row with no break than to get through the vicarious embarrassment of either the small dick doc or the brony one successfully.

mod sassinator
Dec 13, 2006

I was living a doritos and mt dew incel life locked in my room. Then covid happened and I could pretend I was some sort of special hero for that. Now I spend all day worrying that could get ruined.I guarantee the post next to this message is me talking in baby talk while hyping up fake doomer news.

Seconding Monster Camp, it's funny and those LARPers were either hamming it up for the camera or just _super_ nerds. It was hilarious watching them interact with the few nerd girls.

BogDew
Jun 14, 2006

E:\FILES>quickfli clown.fli

The Brony one is pretty boring and plays it horridly safe. It sort of comes off as a warped allegory for coming out and finding acceptance. Not surprising given the lead producers include Lauren Faust, Tara Strong and John de Lancie the whole thing has a positive spin on it as they'd rather not want to be seen as giving the green light to the worst the fandom has to offer.

Ropes4u
May 2, 2009



WebDog posted:

The Brony one is pretty boring and plays it horridly safe. It sort of comes off as a warped allegory for coming out and finding acceptance. Not surprising given the lead producers include Lauren Faust, Tara Strong and John de Lancie the whole thing has a positive spin on it as they'd rather not want to be seen as giving the green light to the worst the fandom has to offer.

My wife and I felt was the biggest redeeming value to the flick.

Xaris
Jul 25, 2006

Neigh

I just watched Fed Up at a local theatre. It's a documentary about the rise of obesity rates and what went wrong over the past 30 years and why it's anticipated 1/3rd of adults will have diabetes at the current rate.

It's surprisingly pretty well put together with nice production values and it really tries to hammer home that what's going on with the sugar/food industry is nearly identical the same kind of scheming lobbyism that went on over cigarettes 40 years ago.

I never gave it any thought before, but they pointed out that on Nutrition Facts, sugar does not have a % of dietary intake there which is the only one that doesn't. The WHO tried to put out a recommended daily limit for TRS 916 but America threatened to withold like $500 million in funding if they did that so removed that line from the report. If food actually put the % on the facts, it would become really obvious how much American's are overeating it by.

They pointed out that even though gym memberships and people exercising is higher than ever before and more "low fat [double the sugar]" food "options" than ever before, obesity rates keep going up and the media narrative is simply "calories in = calories out, exercise and you'll lose weight!" when it's a bit more insidious than that.

Was a bit interesting that it pointed out what the food industry did was sort of "joined" Michelle Obama's Lets Move campaign but with the intent of deflecting blame and they spent a lot of time showing the failing of school cafeterias starting with the Reagan cuts that caused most of the schools to get rid of a lot of cooking equipment and become forced to partner with the food industries to supply garbage food. And I'll never get enough of the "Pizza is a vegetable!" bullshit.

It's rather depressing to realize that much of congress and politcians knew how bad things were getting and would get back in the 70s and they tried setting sugar recommendations and FTC limits on advertising of bad food to kids but were all gutted by lobbyists.

They intersected a lot of the movie with shots from some annoying fat kids and their family which I get what they're trying to do, but it just annoyed the poo poo out of me and I would take off a few points for that.

Anyways, it's not really anything new and the whole sugar is literally addictive poison narrative is pretty obvious (to most of us) but overall it was fairly entertaining and there were some interesting details here and there that I didn't know. Would recommend it when it comes to Netflix if food industry documentaries are interesting to anyone.

Xaris fucked around with this message at 22:38 on May 27, 2014

Dr.Caligari
May 5, 2005

"Here's a big, beautiful avatar for someone"


I'm still working my way through the (now closed) 'Post your favorite scary or unnerving Wikipedia page' thread, and came across this BBC documentary on the New Mexico Prison Riot:

YouTube

If you have an interest in prison culture, it's a good (but tough) watch.

There are a few crime scene pictures, but the graphic and emotional story telling make this NWS and/or NMS.

Dr.Caligari fucked around with this message at 01:41 on May 28, 2014

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


Does anyone sub to r/documentaries? Ever since becoming a default, I honestly think there's more variety. I'm really impressed at some of the stuff that they're digging up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnrIXvE_cmI

The Longest Hatred, a multipart doc that I haven't seen since middle school, probably. Youtube comments still on, for some reason.

Dr.Caligari posted:

I'm still working my way through the (now closed) 'Post your favorite scary or unnerving Wikipedia page' thread, and came across this BBC documentary on the New Mexico Prison Riot:

YouTube

If you have an interest in prison culture, it's a good (but tough) watch.

There are a few crime scene pictures, but the graphic and emotional story telling make this NWS and/or NMS.

One of the roughest stories you'll ever see or hear. From the first time I saw this a few years ago, some of this stuff has never left my brain.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD fucked around with this message at 14:06 on May 28, 2014

ManOfTheYear
Jan 5, 2013


I'm looking for insect documentaries I remember seeing once a million years ago, but can't find anymore. one of them nwas a ant documentary which had a part about ants starting to rebel their queen and trying to kill it or something like that. The other was about insects who were "volutionary failures" and had hard time surviving.

Other than these, any good/cool insect documentaries would be great.

cloudchamber
Aug 6, 2010

You know what the Ukraine is? It's a sitting duck. A road apple, Newman. The Ukraine is weak. It's feeble. I think it's time to put the hurt on the Ukraine

ManOfTheYear posted:



Other than these, any good/cool insect documentaries would be great.

It's not quite a documentary but you might enjoy The Hellstrom Chronicle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R8UN9zGD04&list=PL51DB37AC9199C74A

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


The Hellstrom Chronicle is a documentary, and it all came true.

ManOfTheYear
Jan 5, 2013


cloudchamber posted:

It's not quite a documentary but you might enjoy The Hellstrom Chronicle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R8UN9zGD04&list=PL51DB37AC9199C74A

What the gently caress is this

E:// Jesus Christ What the gently caress this is like paranoid apocalypse manifesto art film about insects destroying mankind :psyduck:

Is this what documentaries where in the 70s?

ManOfTheYear fucked around with this message at 00:13 on Jun 4, 2014

Ruse
Dec 16, 2005

Gentlemen, let's broaden our minds!

Apologies if someone has requested this yet, but I'm looking for anything good on the Cold War, basically anything dealing with the military surveillance and other poo poo nations got up to in those days.

I've already seen Azorian The Raising Of The K129 which was excellent, so perhaps something along those lines but I'm not picky!

mod sassinator
Dec 13, 2006

I was living a doritos and mt dew incel life locked in my room. Then covid happened and I could pretend I was some sort of special hero for that. Now I spend all day worrying that could get ruined.I guarantee the post next to this message is me talking in baby talk while hyping up fake doomer news.

Ruse posted:

Apologies if someone has requested this yet, but I'm looking for anything good on the Cold War, basically anything dealing with the military surveillance and other poo poo nations got up to in those days.

I've already seen Azorian The Raising Of The K129 which was excellent, so perhaps something along those lines but I'm not picky!

Run, don't walk to check out CNN's The Cold War. All the episodes are on Youtube last I checked and well worth a watch. It's super long, like 24+ hours of episodes.

Ropes4u
May 2, 2009



The vanishing of the bees is a good documentary about insects.

This documentary takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee. The film examines our current agricultural landscape and celebrates the ancient and sacred connection between man and the honeybee. The story highlights the positive changes that have resulted due to the tragic phenomenon known as "Colony Collapse Disorder." To empower the audience, the documentary provides viewers with tangible solutions they can apply to their everyday lives. Vanishing of the Bees unfolds as a dramatic tale of science and mystery, illuminating this extraordinary crisis and its greater meaning about the relationship between humankind and Mother Earth. The bees have a message - but will we listen?

- Anonymous

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


Ruse posted:

Apologies if someone has requested this yet, but I'm looking for anything good on the Cold War, basically anything dealing with the military surveillance and other poo poo nations got up to in those days.

I've already seen Azorian The Raising Of The K129 which was excellent, so perhaps something along those lines but I'm not picky!

I don't know if it's the kind of thing you want but: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fwQv5h7Lq8

That Was The GDR

7 parts, rad documentary about Communist East Germany.

zenintrude
Apr 7, 2008

Where we're going,
we won't need eyes to see.


I don't know if this would be better placed in here or in the self-promotion (however, it's not mine) thread, but a friend of mine is having a local premier for his documentary this Friday in Austin and it's ~free~

It's also ~weird~ but I suppose that goes to say given Austin and whatnot.

https://vimeo.com/70824892

And if you happen to be in Amsterdam on June 10th, you could check it out there.

magnificent7
Sep 22, 2005

THUNDERDOME LOSER


cloudchamber posted:

It's not quite a documentary but you might enjoy The Hellstrom Chronicle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R8UN9zGD04&list=PL51DB37AC9199C74A

Holy poo poo this thread never fails me.

peter banana
Sep 2, 2008

Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.


I just watched Spinning Plates on Netflix streaming. It goes inside three American restaurants with very different profiles. It' definitely my favorite stripe of documentaries: seemingly innocuous subject where the stories turn out to be stranger than fiction. I highly recommend it, especially if you are into to food.

VivaNova
Sep 12, 2009

The most epic adventure ever undertaken

ManOfTheYear posted:

I'm looking for insect documentaries I remember seeing once a million years ago, but can't find anymore. one of them nwas a ant documentary which had a part about ants starting to rebel their queen and trying to kill it or something like that. The other was about insects who were "volutionary failures" and had hard time surviving.

Other than these, any good/cool insect documentaries would be great.

There was a 3 part BBC series last year called Insect Worlds that was cool.

Episode 1:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-fK4ESb-vo


cloudchamber posted:

It's not quite a documentary but you might enjoy The Hellstrom Chronicle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R8UN9zGD04&list=PL51DB37AC9199C74A

Amazing.

Goosed it.
Nov 2, 2011


peter banana posted:

I just watched Spinning Plates on Netflix streaming. It goes inside three American restaurants with very different profiles. It' definitely my favorite stripe of documentaries: seemingly innocuous subject where the stories turn out to be stranger than fiction. I highly recommend it, especially if you are into to food.

This was absolutely excellent. The layering of this documentary is fantastic.

Ropes4u
May 2, 2009



The lost Platoon - delivers a nice roller coaster ride of emotions through the story of one platoon in Afghanistan.

Luke Langley is 22 and he's going to Afghanistan for the second time. The first time Langley went to war in 2009 his platoon held an isolated fort deep in no man's land. 7 Platoon's commander was Lieutenant Mark Evison, a rising star in the Welsh Guards. At the time, British forces were overstretched in one of the most dangerous areas of Helmand.

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/lost-platoon/

Bottom Liner
Feb 15, 2006


Yo gaby this is the surgeon




Kingdom of the Little People

http://www.vice.com/the-vice-guide-to-travel/kingdom-of-the-little-people

I don't think I've ever seen a video from Vice that didn't make me feel :smith:

Ropes4u
May 2, 2009



Bottom Liner posted:

Kingdom of the Little People

http://www.vice.com/the-vice-guide-to-travel/kingdom-of-the-little-people

I don't think I've ever seen a video from Vice that didn't make me feel :smith:

I can't imagine ever paying to visit a place like that..

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CMYK BLYAT!
Nov 7, 2011

tolko zhaesh, poshli ikh na X
ne umru ya, moi drug, nikogda!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA6u9jUKyN8

The only proper report on it.

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