CCU31 – Antichrist & The Gross-Out Episode (Part One)

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Mark, Aaron, Cole, and Dustin go further than most people want to go. This is our exploration of the gross film, and whether the subgenre has any artistic merit. Our main episode is a deeper look at Lars von Trier’s Antichrist (2009), followed by a history of gore and violence in film, and then a discussion about Ken Russell’s The Devils (1971) and Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Salò.

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Special Guests: Cole Roulain and Dustin Schultz. Cole is from the Magic Lantern Podcast. You can find them on Twitter and Facebook. You can find Dustin on Twitter.

Show notes:


0:00 – Intro and Welcome.
4:40 – Spoilers & Cleanliness
7:10 – Dustin’s Criterion Connection
11:40 – David and Criterion Reflections
14:20 – Podcasting Episode Recap
17:25 – Antichrist
1:07:25 – Gross-Out Part 1



Controversy about it being banned.

Dogme 95 (Wikipedia)

Gross-Out Episode (Part One)



Dustin’s Salò Article
Aaron’s Salò Article
Wrong Reel Salò Commentary

Where to Find Us:

Mark Hurne: Twitter | Letterboxd
Aaron West: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
Criterion Close-Up: Facebook | Twitter | Email

Posted on March 8, 2016, in Criterions, Film, Podcast. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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