''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.
A snuff study in blue. Like Tetsuo, A Snake of June is a claustrophobic, edgy concentration of bodily manipulation and sleazy provocation. Despite its stylistic flair, the film appears surprisingly stark at the beginning, but that sense of dramatic complacency is precisely what Tsukamoto perversely distorts into a newfound sexual, emotional and artistic freedom; the overall result is a quietly scintillating descent.
Tsukamoto continues to astonish me, even upon multiple rewatches.
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.
#Cyberpunx #Dildo #Plastic
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.
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