September 29, 2005

MPD-Psycho (2000)

IMDB: MPD-Psycho (2000)

Another Miike production -- this time, a mini-series, the two parts shown in this DVD "Drifting Petals/Memories of Sin" and "How to Create a World" are nowhere near as 'wild' as most of Miike's fare (much of which you can find reviewed on this site) but do have an interesting suspense/horror/thriller theme.

The trivia core comes with Miike's purposefully censoring scenes of raw brain matter with pixelation to avoid the TV censors doing even worse (the victims have the top half of their skulls removed while still alive, and have a flower blooming from the top)

Rating: 6

Posted by mark at 07:10 PM | Comments (0)

March 06, 2005

Junk (2000)


Rating: 2

Posted by mark at 08:06 PM

December 29, 2004

Dead or Alive: Final (2002)

IMDB: Dead or Alive: Final (2002)

Plot Outline: The ace cop of a totalitarian police force and a drifting android play their parts in a post-apocalyptic society. They are destined to fight. Their encounter will change them forever.

The final (and worst) of Takashi Miike's Dead or Alive trilogy. Robot love.

Rating: 4

Posted by mark at 12:28 PM

September 12, 2004

Returner (2002)

IMDB: Returner (2002)

Plot Outline: A young woman from the future forces a local gunman to help her stop an impending alien invasion which will wipe out the human race.

Bits and pieces of cool sci-fi, future cop/bad guy footage -- some memorable moments, but mostly forgetable.

Rating: 5

Posted by mark at 07:45 PM

August 29, 2004

Hero (2002)

IMDB: Hero (2002)

Plot Outline: A series of Rashomon-like flashback accounts shape the story of how one man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.

Hero, reflecting the beauty and excitement of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, plays as a multi-layered epic of assassins which allows the audience to progressively re-evalutate the tenant of the story as it unfolds.

Magical cinematography!

Rating: 9

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