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A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!

A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!
Recommended for devolved primates only!

Monday, May 30, 2011


A Japanese anthology film based on the works of weirdo writer Edogawa Rampo.  Each segment was directed by a different person so it is a bit uneven.  I can't say I found this all that interesting as it just seemed like something that was weird for the sake of being weird.  Sort of like an Asian version of something David Lynch would do.  BLIND BEAST was a far superior example of a film written by Rampo but that was made back in the 70's so naturally it was better.  Breaking down the segments they include MARS CANAL which has a naked guy running around which makes no sense, MIRROR HELL: about a guy who makes mirrors that I guess lead to hell or something(this one has a crazy wax-dripping bondage scene that the Japanese love to throw into a lot of their more edgy movies), CATERPILLAR: this one is probably my favorite part.  It's about a lady who chops off her husband's arms and legs making him a human caterpillar(she also whips him, slices off a nipple and gouges out an eye for fun).  This part didn't really make any sense either but it almost sorta did.  The guy was a war hero and I think there was some kinda statement about that but I may be wrong.  Then there's CRAWLING BUGS which had an itchy crazy man who kills a chick and makes her into a work of art.  At over 2 hours this whole thing is way too long to sit and watch in one sitting and far too pretentious for my liking.  It was visually pretty striking and might appeal to the more artistically inclined who don't mind the more disgusting aspects of it all.  

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