Seriously. I know tons about the movies, I just want to know if they're actually worthwhile films and worth subjecting myself to. Climax was, but it's also considered one of his tamer films. I really don't like films that are weird/trying to be disturbing for the sake of being disturbing when there's nothing at the center of it all and/or no skill behind what's happening or what's being filmed.
for what it’s worth, i don’t think i’d want to subject myself to salo ever ever ever again
dare i say, if you’re squeamish or easily disturbed, it’s not even really worth it. it has a point, but the debauchery and cruelty is too much. unless it’s aged poorly and rewatched might look more ridiculous than awful
Except one or two, most of the scenes added in the redux version are very good. But they change the pacing and make it a different experience, less Rock'n Roll, and with a very long middle part. Anyway, Coppola will soon deliver a third version apparently. And the theatrical version isn't the one he showed in Cannes either.