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Friday, June 13, 2008

A Brief Filmic Aside

Flipped through the latest issue of Rue Morgue at work yesterday, primarily because it had Machine Girl on the cover [a movie first cited for awesomeness on this blog here] and promised a lengthy story on Japanese 'youth gone wild' splatter flicks. The wonderful article tipped me off to two movies that will be quickly hunted down at the local questionable rental establishment.

The first, Karaoke Terror, follows the gang war that erupts between a group of younger boys and a group of middle aged women who meet in a karaoke bar, when one of the latter rebuffs the sexual advances of one of the former. Based on a novel by Ryu Murakami [he of 'Audition' and 'Coinlocker Babies'], it looks exceptionally promising. Gore, gender politics and Ryuhei Matsuda for the ladies. Sounds good to me.



The second film is simply called Tokyo Gore Police. That's really all that needs to be said. Something about a special police force charged with hunting down mutants. There's no nice, two minute trailer online, but you can find a five-minute clip of various scenes. Continuing the 'Six Degrees of Audition', this one stars Eihi Shiina as the lead cop.

Now look. I'm not going to embed the clip here because it is really, really over the top, and I don't think that's appropriate. Even I have my standards. If you go back and look at that Machine Girl trailer posted last year, this is even worse. If you want to see it, hunt it down yourselves, but believe me, if you enjoy dismemberment in your movies, TGP's got it by the pound.

On that happy note, enjoy your weekend!

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