Sunday, March 4, 2012
SUPER MECHA KUCHA HAPPY FUN MONKEY BASH DX PART 4 (200?)
What you get here is a look at Japanese culture through the prism of offbeat comedy skits, extreme game shows, stupid sitcom type situations, music videos, oddball commercials(some with big name American celebrities that would never be seen doing commercials over here) and general wackiness. If you are actually Japanese maybe it wouldn't all seem as alien as it does to my stupid white ass but either way it makes a good spectacle to put on as background for a party or just for something bizarre to help joggle your synapses. There's a lot of cross-dressing fellows on display, a recurring show with a family of mannequins, Japanese superhero spoofs and plenty of strange outfits. I get the idea from watching this that men in Japan like to get dressed up in revealing outfits and let it all hang out. Best watched in little snippets and not the complete 90 minutes all at once as it made my brain hurt after a while. I was also a little disappointed that there actually weren't any monkeys involved in this volume.
Doing a little research I discovered that these compilations are thrown together every year by what might be the most awesome movie theater in America today the Alamo Drafthouse down in Texas so if you live anywhere near there you can actually watch these on a big screen if you're nutty enough: