I'll refrain from giving it a star rating, because this is one I feel like I missed a lot on, because of the lack of subtitles. I will say though, that I think the faux documentary\news report style could be interesting. It seemed pretty uneventful over all for me, up until the end, which surprised me in a good way. I expected it to be more dodgy ghost stuff, but they really went all out and I appreciated the effort of the finale. It had a couple cool spots.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It's a couple of short stories presented by writer Go Nagai, who wears a Dracula cape for the proceedings. They're low budget, but have some decent fx. There were no subtitles on the copy I own, so I had to guess at the plot. I could be completely off base, but I don't think I'm far off. Since, I could be wrong about the plot and this movie is so obscure, I'm going to lay out the entirety of what…
I'm a huge fan of Takashi Miike's films and if there's one movie in his filmography that I feel doesn't get enough attention, it's "Fudoh: The New Generation". It's a movie that has pretty much all of the crazy sleaze and violence that I've grown to love about his films, with almost none of the sluggish pacing that many of his early films suffer from. I think that were it not for Tadanobu Asano's brilliant and iconic performance as "Kakihara",…
Martyrs is an emotionally exhausting film. I remember seeing it for the first time and being amazed at how much it resonated with me, on an almost spiritual level. It's definitely not for someone that's just wanting a light popcorn horror movie. It's one that you can sit and think about it's meaning for a while, after watching. I recommend watching it with as little information about the plot as possible.