''A collection of films that paint with light, colors, and camera movement. No order. Some of these films may…
A Snake of June
Set in an anonymous Japanese metropolis, the film tells the tale of shy career woman, Rinko and Shigehiko, her hygiene-obsessed, workaholic husband. The couple explore their sexuality in a number of ways, causing their lives to be disrupted.
Executed with the typical flare that Tsukamoto has through all of his projects but I feel it ultimately falls flat on its feet thanks to awful performances. Great story though and some beautiful cinematography.
Not very good, nice visual style, the tinted blue monochrome cinematography and some bold choices almost mask the poor attempts at profundity, an erotic thriller, without much eroticism or any thrills.
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Very weird and interesting film. I have really liked Tsukamoto's style in all of his films that I've seen. Nothing can beat the first 2 Tetsuo films, although a crazy weird penis is present in this too. The cinematography and color is nothing short of amazing. In June in Japan, it is always raining. In this film...it is always raining. I think technically this movie is Tsukamoto's strongest work. The story to me was also very well done, but it just didn't really capture me as much as I hoped. Tsukamoto will forever be one of my personal favorite Japanese directors and I really hope this movie will grow on me more in the future.
Shinya Tsukamoto, director of the arthouse classic "Teteuo: The Iron Man", directed this erotic mystery. It's film in blue, and has a really distinctive visual style. It touches on themes of repression and misguided ideals in Japanese society.
interesting!! a nice plot, thrilling but keeping the pace low. strange tetsuo like parts. i think i like this movie!! i definetely have to try tokyo fist next.
For the most part, this is a three-hander in which an off-screen stalker tries to persuade a married woman whom he's caught wanking in a public place to repeat her indiscretion. But after an hour, there's a scene in which he confronts her fat, bald husband and attacks him with a pair of previously unseen robotic tentacles! At this point you remember that Tsukamoto also made the brilliant Tetsuo films and Tokyo Fist. A Snake of June, meanwhile, is disappointingly unerotic, and utterly bizarre, though never boring.
Only after I had watched this fascinating and powerful film did I realise this was the ‘Tetsuo’ man. I have yet to see any of the more well known ones but will certainly now pluck up the courage to investigate. Generally considered to be atypical of his work his cinematic eye and confidence are nevertheless all too apparent. Sometimes a little confusing but always compelling. Difficult to describe in a few words and whilst I can understand it being referred to as the director’s only venture into erotic cinema, that is in itself rather misleading. It is true that the, tremendously well played, leading lady’s sexuality is central to the film’s theme but Tsukamoto takes us well beyond this. In…
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- Days of Heaven
- Io Island
- A Lonely Cow Weeps at Dawn
- Angel Guts: High School Co-Ed
- Assault! Jack the Ripper
- Branded to Kill
- Cloistered Nun: Runa's Confession
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A big welcome to the land of cinematic wonders.
I've aimed for a rounded overview beyond personal favourites.