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Midnight Express appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by imported_Europe, Apr 16, 2003.

  1. One of the best films ever made, Midnight Express, by Alan Parker 1978.
    Based on a true story of Billy Hayes getting caught up in the turkish system. Billy is played by Brad Davis and John Hurt is co-starring.





    Brad Davis and Alan Parker

    The real deal Billy
  2. A great movie indeed, one of the most hard movies aswell...i heard that Turkey was greatly annoyed by the (true) represantation of their law and jail system...the movie had a crazy impact on tourism there..and yet..20so years after Turkey is still reported of great brutality and violation of human rights on their prisons...
  3. Some more screenshots,
    link provided by europe


    This the scene were dude hides the hash on his body...
    if he only knew what was about to come



    This torturing technique is called 'falaga' (no translation available)
    after you're tied upside down, they beat the shit out of your feet, according to chinese medicine all the nerves of the body end on your feet, each section of your feet are suposed to be connected with a part of your body...its said that after the first beatings the pain hits directly on the brain.
  4. 2slim

    2slim Member

    Joined: Jun 16, 2001 Messages: 892 Likes Received: 1
    i like how they have peacocks gaurding the prison
  5. dojafx

    dojafx Member

    Joined: Nov 20, 2001 Messages: 831 Likes Received: 0
    i stopped watching when the guys starting rubbing each other

    i was all like "damnit, i need some killing"
  6. Saw it again last night, big bump...
  7. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    I'm trying to remember if I saw this or not. It sounds so familiar...but I just can't remember. Guess I'll put it on the list.
  8. i wanna check it again...steve, get on it..guarantee
  9. CinchedWaist

    CinchedWaist Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 11, 2003 Messages: 2,691 Likes Received: 1
    I saw this about 5 years ago around midnight.
    Left me with a very dark feeling despite the ending.
    perhaps i shall watch it again.

    I dislike how other movies ripped off the idea
    *Brokedown Palace with Claire Danes...
    *another one with Vince Vaughn and Anne Heche...i forget the name.
    Basically same kind thing