Here’s my take on some Nick Roeg movies-
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) – This one’s obviously going to be at the top of my list, how could it not be? A fantastic film adaptation of superb writer Walter Tevis’s eponymous SciFi novel. David Bowie, Candy Clark and Rip Torn perfectly cast in this tragic tale of a man far from home. 5 chainsaws and in my video collection.
Don’t Look Now (1973) – One of the best horror movies I have ever seen. Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie utterly convincing as distraught parents coming apart at the seams after the death of their child. Terrifying. 5 chainsaws.
The Witches (1990) – To my demented psyche this movie seems like Deathwish for kids- boy turned into mouse by horrible witch; mouse wrecks terrible vengence. 4 chainsaws.
Castaway (1986) – Adaptation of Lucy Irvine’s (played by Amanda Donahoe) biographical novel about her year as the wife of modern day Robinson Crusoe Gerald Kingsland (Oliver Reed). Made actress Donahoe’s body famous. 4 chainsaws.
Insignificance (1985) – Einstein meets Marilyn Monroe in THE AGE OF THE ATOM! Da, da, daaa! 3 chainsaws.
Eureka (1983) – King Midas goes nuts in the Klondike. Starring Gene Hackman and the excellent Rutger Hauer. 3 chainsaws
Walkabout (1971) – Aboriginal boy falls fatally in love with white girl. Good performances, photography etc… Subject matter? Give me a break. Art-house exploitation flick. 2 chainsaws.
See what I said about Werner Herzog.