Paul how old were you in 1983 ? I was 16, went to see Koyaanisqatsi and stayed in a dreamlike state for a few weeks after... It's the only film that I stayed in the theater to watch for a second time in a row...

I was a little disapointed by Powaqatsi and a bit more by Naqoyqatsi. I thought they made the third one just to get the extra cash...

Baraka was nothing like the other ones. Interesting, but a bit too "catchy" (I hope I got the right word for it). The images were nice, but they didn't really make sense.

What's funny is that even today you see commercials copying Koyaanisqatsi, probably made by young directors that have just discovered it on DVD...

PS some advice to the young (and old, dear Roger) who have never watched the films in question: don't rent and watch them on a TV screen. You won't get the whole image. It'll be like watching fine prints on a PC monitor...