Liquid Sky

Liquid Sky

1982
Comedy
Sci-fi
1h 52m
Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment inhabited by a drug dealer and her female, androgynous, bisexual nymphomaniac lover (imdb)
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Liquid Sky

1982
Comedy
Sci-fi
1h 52m
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Rated 10 Sep 2018
63
43rd
Oh, you know, it's like a mixture of Requiem for a Dream, It Follows and Teeth as filmed from the perspective of the Predator's heat vision. It took me 37 years but I finally finished watching all of Paula E. Sheppard's filmography.
Rated 20 Apr 2018
74
61st
I kinda loved this. It's a mess of pacing, but has a gritty, no-fucks brashness about it that I found impossible to dismiss. It may also be a potent witness to sexual abuse PTSD, but laced with heroin, aliens, androgyny, and new wave cultural posturing. Its daring and desire stick with you.
Rated 22 Apr 2009
72
84th
A film which shows that the movie doesn't actually have to be good to be highly enjoyable. One friend of mine dismissed this one as nothing but garishly made up trendy futurists doing drugs and having sex in NYC, I praised this for the same reason. There is a storyline of sorts about a flying saucer which comes to earth to score heroin and starts annihilating people. Male and female lead are played by the same actress. It's all very cultish.
Rated 07 Jan 2019
70
58th
Whoa, that music is difficult to enjoy. Coupled with the lurid neon visuals, I was reminded of a time when I was feverish with an ear infection as a child. It's largely nonsense, full of wafty new-wave oddballs spouting wafty new-wave dialogue, but there's enough coherence and imagination to make it worth sticking with. I ended up quite enjoying it; it even hints at something deeper beneath the surface that might emerge on a subsequent viewing. Very culty, I think.
Rated 23 Jun 2019
65
64th
a deeply unpleasant and antagonistic film. I saw it at a midnight showing on highly scratched 35mm film. the sound nearly blew my ears off. I'm not sure I could recommend this film be watched any other way. the discordant attack on the senses demonstrates its value, and its depiction of anhedonic, suicidal misery all the more horrifying.
Rated 27 Oct 2009
70
75th
"Are you from Germany?" - "Yes, West Berlin" - "I am Jewish. So what do you think is the connection between heroin and aliens?". Incredibly stupid dialogue abounds in Liquid Sky but fits perfectly with the stupid punk makeup and fashion. It's trippy campy fun: watch with friends as I did and endless lulz are guaranteed, with or without the addition of MST3K-style audience commentary. The visuals are imaginative for a shoestring budget and the oddball synth music rules. The pacing is so-so.
Rated 13 Aug 2013
55
10th
There's perhaps an interesting film somewhere here, as some of the scenes are enjoyable to watch and the connections between aliens, drug use, sex, sexuality, and fashion seem at least half-baked. This is also uber-'80s camp fun, featuring some startling costumes, sets, and effects. However, this is often horribly made, as it contains some very stilted acting, some incredibly silly dialogue/scenarios, horrendous editing (that often interrupts scenes), and probably the worst electro-score ever.
Rated 15 Jun 2019
90
94th
Incredibly authentic. From cringey art performance to drug use, you get that these people know the scene. A snapshot of a time and place that only existed for a flash and can never return. Loved it.
Rated 04 Dec 2009
0
15th
A film with an undeserved cult reputation, presumably because it is set among punks and junkies; otherwise it is tediously plotted and poorly written and acted, dealing with unattractive characters in an unpleasant environment.
Rated 29 Dec 2018
95
86th
Haunting, bizarre and fascinating. One of those cult films that you either dislike or fully embrace. The shots of 1980s NYC are unreal.
Rated 10 Apr 2022
5
73rd
well, the duty is yours, the house is mine. and in my house, shrimps are more important than duty.
Rated 19 Nov 2010
82
82nd
one of my top five guilty pleasures. My favourite character is Vince the disco guy who only talks the talk about the coke. Wow that was the most refreshing review I've ever written.
Rated 12 May 2008
70
84th
This is one of the movies that takes 80ies fashion and mindscape to most extreme. It's amateurish for the most part, still it deserves attention. Identity crisis debates are a lot of fun.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
84th
Anne Carlisle is great in this film. Trippy fun
Rated 05 Aug 2012
5
28th
This movie is a massive cheesefest in every sense of the word. It is quirky enough to be interesting though (hence the 5 stars instead of 4), and is certainly original to the point that I could certainly imagine some enjoying this multiple times. Again, for the moment I've decided to include it as a cyberpunk flick, but I'm sorely tempted to move it to the "not cyberpunk" category. Even though the visuals qualify in a strange way, there is no cyberpunk themes to speak of here.
Rated 01 Feb 2007
75
67th
A trip of the strangest kind. You will never forgive your brain. Yes, it's a tad amateurish and silly, but also, in many ways, unforgettable.
Rated 22 Aug 2019
90
94th
gorgeous, memorable, unreal, dreamy, beautiful soundtrack, merits re-viewing
Rated 31 Oct 2013
55
48th
Odd mix of artsy statement, satire and unintentional comedy. A feminist, new wave bunch of fucking nonsense, grotesquely inflated in length, but the good bits and sheer weirdness make it worth sticking with.
Rated 14 May 2011
95
98th
Great music, affection for aliens, and some freakyshit music! Go to hell, suits you well.
Rated 11 Jun 2019
70
76th
Not sure what I just watched but I loved the atmosphere. The beating soundtrack really marches the movie forward. Didn't realize Anne Carlisle was playing two characters. Dialogue is quite bad. I'll probably like this less upon rewatch or deeper thought about the film's messaging. Paula E. Sheppard MVP. Fav scene: Margaret's showdown with Jimmy.
Rated 28 Feb 2017
14
7th
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udNHsk57f24
Rated 24 Jul 2016
45
4th
Uhhh, ok. I can see how its weirdness can be attractive, despite the slow pacing curiosity kept me going, but it's not really my kind of thing.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
10
0th
Awful. One of my least favourite movies of all time.
Rated 05 Aug 2009
65
31st
Somewhat entertaining, but also incredibly painful at times.
Rated 10 Jun 2008
0
8th
Bleargh. Amateurish and in bad taste
Rated 18 Dec 2020
42
5th
The best that can be said of this, is that it gives an excellent insight into the avant-garde early 80 New York New Wave scene including the exuberant costumes and make-up. But the bad acting, wooden line deliveries, pseudo-intellectual rumblings of this put me off too much to enjoy this. It just proofs that hipster junkies in the early 80s also found themselves to be way more important and smarter than they really are. Not my cup of tea alas.
Rated 28 Jun 2018
85
66th
Exceptionally cult cult movie. The song at the beginning is definitely the best part.
Rated 29 May 2012
4
11th
Boy, I really wanted to like this one. Just so . . . tedious. Some very briefly interesting visuals will come in at times, but overall it's just a mess.
Rated 13 Apr 2012
88
90th
see Dark Angel aka I Come in Peace (1990)
Rated 25 Aug 2022
82
70th
Liquid Sky estreava há 40 anos no Festival de Montreal. Esse filme era bem cult com a galera alternativa da UEL quando estudei lá há mais de vinte anos, uma VHS surrada passava de mão em mão pra todo mundo ver. Esse é bem o filme que enche os olhos da gente quando temos 20 anos mesmo, cool, mas nada muito além disso. BlurayRip RARBG.
Rated 23 Jul 2020
65
26th
CW: A LOT OF RAPE! visually stimulating however the plot is slow and even if you follow along, there's not much to be parsed.
Rated 15 Apr 2018
80
75th
37. İstanbul Film Festivali - Atlas 2.
Rated 14 Dec 2009
98
98th
"This pussy has teeth... no one should fuck me ever."
Rated 28 Dec 2018
2
6th
Wonderfully bizarre, but starts getting boring after about 10 minutes.
Rated 01 Feb 2021
71
69th
can you taste the electro marais
Rated 10 Jul 2019
4
32nd
An extra point for it's visual style but nah,this is pretty ridiculous

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