Part one of CREMASTER just pissed me off, and I fast-forwarded through most of it. Didn't care much for 2, either. 4, although equally self-indulgent and meaningless, to me, was more visually arresting, and held my attention in a hypnogogic-visionish way. No resort to the FF button. I actually rather liked 5, a weird, incomprehensible 'Klingon Opera' or something, starring Ursula Andress as - the Queen of Chain.
I think I'd be willing to give 3 a chance, on the basis of this.
Thanks again for the loan , marstokyo , I'll post it on in the next day or so.