WTF Japan?! Most insane Japanese Movies (Part 1)8:52:00 AMPaul Clemente
If you were to look at a written account of our inspirations/interests the Japanese have always had a hand in shaping our humor, and understanding of a culture that covets respect, humility and a sense of duty. As the balance of the world usually works out the brighter the light the darker the shadow it casts. Under the brilliant almost utopian culture that the Japanese maintain, lies a level of mentally damaging movies, tv shows, and concepts that are beyond my broad imagination. The strange thing (maybe not so strange if you are a frequent Chux Chaser) is that I love the shockingly absurd, and seek out these movies and shows on a regular basis.
Today I am going to share some of the most insane Japanese movies I have ever had the (dis)pleasure of seeing. I will warn you though, that these movies are not for everyone, and I recommend that maybe you skip checking out these movies unless you want to never be shocked by anything every again.
Today I am going to list (in no particular order) the movies that focus on over the top violence, and gore. These movies are mostly considered to be silly, with the extremes that they go to right away.
The rest of the movie follows suit to about that level of insane violence when the warden (who keeps his breath fresh with mints stored in his false eye) recruits the infamous jail gang, "The Gang o Four" to take Riki out once and for all. The rest of the movie has Riki battle dozens of over the top villians in the prison with his superhuman kung fu that decapitates, dismembers, and crushes his opponents into a bloody mess.
This movie was the stepping stone of things to come with my taste of horrific Japanese movies. After seeing Riki-Oh I searched, and searched for other movies similar to this, and I was not disappointed ...
This is another one that takes place in the "future" where the police are privatized, and it focuses on the "protagonist" Ruka who's job amongst her co-workers is to kill the savage engineers. Engineers are mutants who get transformed by a key-like tumor placed inside of them and get the ability to turn injuries into weapons. Ruka hunts them and kills them.
This movie has everything, over the top gore, a ridiculous plot, mind boggling silliness, japanese pop music, and bizzare commercials if you are looking to get into this genre (god only knows why you would) this is one you NEED to see.
This movie is not available until September, and I have not seen the English version so my grasp of the plot is shoddy at best. The hero is a girl who on her 16th birthday her parents were murdered for a reason I still don't know why. The girl has a secret she's been keeping from everyone is that she has an awesome mecha-claw thing that can (obviously) decapitate anyone/anything. She gets kidnapped by a clan of mutants, who are girls, who form a squad, that hate humanity. They train the girl to handle her claw correctly, and she inevitably finds out that this squad of mutant ladies are evil and want to hurt people. Perfect set up for violence.
So, so, so, so wrong ....