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Visitor Q [DVD]

Ken'ichi Endō , Fujiko , Kazushi Watanabe    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Ken'ichi Endō, Fujiko, Jun Muto, Shoko Nakahara, Ikko Suzuki
  • Directors: Kazushi Watanabe
  • Producers: Kōji Endō
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Japanese
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Palisades Tartan
  • DVD Release Date: 28 Jan 2013
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00B295RR4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,237 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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More outrageous and deranged fare from Japanese director Miike Takashi, featuring everything from incest, sodomy and necrophilia to a lactating mother who breastfeeds her husband and adult daughter. Failed reporter Kiyoshi Yamazaki (Kenichi Endo) visits a brothel to make a documentary about debauched youths, and is surprised to encounter his estranged daughter who has become a prostitute. He then meets a stranger, 'Q', and invites him back to his home to meet the rest of his staggeringly dysfunctional family. 'Q' embarks on a mission to teach each family member a lesson they'll never forget.

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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars THE COVER BLURB DOESNT LIE 29 April 2006
By KAYSEN
Format:DVD
Being described as deranged makes me interested in a movie, though often I am let down. This movie is the real thing, perhaps the most outrageous movie ever made. Beginning with unnatural sex and continuing with a catalogue of unparalled perversity, Visitor Q will have you watching or turning away in disbelief. A documentary maker and his dysfunctional family interact in increasingly bizarre ways. The films follows the family members through violence to full psychotic breakdown. The narrative is perhaps not the main thing, it is an accumulation of shocking moments, that is filmed in realistic intensity on digital video. Be warned, this may be too much for some viewers, though recommended for the broadminded and fans of extreme asian cinema.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars lactating unites families 14 Sep 2010
By Mark G.
Format:DVD
A disgraced reporter (disgraced because during some field work a gang took his microphone and put it somewhwere...uncomfortable, and the whole thing was caught on film) is looking for a new story in the hopes of getting accepted as a credible reporter.
His first attempt sees him at a brothel where he meets a teenage prostitute that just happens to be his daughter and I'm not going to go into detail about what happens but the first subtitle to appear on screen is 'have you ever done it with your dad?' so you can probably guess the outcome.
He then decides to do a report on his son who is being bullied and rather than help his son out, he just films him getting beaten up and humiliated.
He also has other problems at home as the son beats his mother for things like, buying the wrong toothbrush and the mum is prostituting herself to feed her heroin addiction.
Into this unusual family arrives a mysterious visitor who introduces himself via a rock to the head.

The thing you probably won't get from what I've written so far is how funny this film is. Obviously, you will need a slightly twisted sense of humour but I found this to be a really entertaining and often hilarious movie.
There is so much crazy stuff going on from the mysterious visitor teaching the reporters wife how to lactate breast milk to such an extreme that he has to sit under an umbrella to a necrophilia scene in which someone gets a little...stuck...thanks to rigor mortis.

If you want something that's weird yet funny this is one to look out for as Takashi Miike delivers the goods once again.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A whole lotta deadness 24 Jan 2006
Format:DVD
The wierd and wonderful (if a little disturbed) world of Miike comes to the forfront in this most entertaining of tragic comedies. When i switched this on i did not really know what to expect. All i can say to the uninitiated is to expect the worst times that by ten and the be prepared to laugh and consider why you laughed just a little later.
I must recomend this film as one to watch for the avid viewer of eastern shock. If this film had been made by an american it would not have even made it to DVD. Thank you Takashi Miike for push all of those boundary buttons.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Actors or Prostitutes? 23 Mar 2006
By nmollo VINE VOICE
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"Visitor Q" is an extraordinary motion picture. At first I was worried by the use of video as it normally seems cheap and crappy but then I noticed the angles that the director was employing and his abundant technique. A framed picture is a protagonist in one scene.

I had to avert my eyes at points. I have never liked needles. MIIKE seems to love them. The use of the hypodermic syringe was used brilliantly in his Motion Picture "Audition". A classic of modern Cinema in my opinion. The creativity in Visitor Q is boundless, slightly sick, I grant you, yet assured and beautifully acted. This is a strong film. The ideas are warped and execution is masterful.

TAKASHI MIIKE is a very talented filmmaker. He bears his soul with a project like "Visitor Q" and that is rare and brave. I mentioned acting earlier and find myself asking, "How far did these actors go?"

History has shown that the first actors were prostitutes. I sometimes wonder at the actors that walk the red carpet and ask, "What has changed?" Actors will do anything a director asks. This cast must have had great faith in their Director and great trust. The acting is faultless. At one point I did make the comparison with another great film "Man Bites Dog" because I found myself laughing at situations that are so real and horrifying. That feeling is strange and I'm not sure I like it.

I cannot criticize this film in anyway. I still feel that the over use of video in Motion Pictures can be cheap and nasty lookin' but "Visitor Q" proves me wrong. Imagination overcomes any limitation.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Takashi Miike is a hugely talented independent Japanese film director who shot to fame in Japan with Shinjuku Triad Society in 1995 and then to international recognition with Audition (1999). Since then he has been making films at a phenomenal rate. Between 1999 and 2001 he pumped out three a year. After that he has slowed down to just the two(!). Visitor Q is one of the three made in 2000 and remains possibly his most organized, most sustained effort to date. It's actually Part 6 of the Love Cinema series in which young independent Japanese directors made straight to video films which had only a brief run in the tiny Shimokitazawa cinema in Tokyo. The films are shot on Digital Video (DV) and are made on a peanut budget. This means the camera is ultra-mobile and there is an excess of low-lit scenes. Also (because of more relaxed censorship regulations on straight to video releases) there is an emphasis on extreme sex and violence. Miike certainly makes the most of this as he gleefully breaks all the taboos in the book with his depiction of the ultimate dysfunctional nuclear family. Split into sections entitled, 'Have you ever done it with your Dad?', 'Have you ever been hit on the head?' and 'Have you ever hit your Mum?', the narrative features incest, domestic violence, drug addiction, murder, rape, the discovery of lactation as a new sexual fetish, necrophilia, and well, everything else that you and I might consider nasty.

Actually what Miike (with writer Haru Eda) has done is look at the small headlines of Japanese newpapers and write large the nagging issues that have been bugging Japanese society for many years. Living in Japan as I do I can tell you that the exaggeration in this movie is only slight when comparing it to the headlines of the day.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
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Published 6 days ago by R. Ardis
4.0 out of 5 stars Strange? STRANGE!
It's hard to give a score for this kind of movie.
You like it, or you hate it.
The movie is hard, strange, disturbing, extreem. But very intersting to watch. Read more
Published on 17 Mar 2012 by Cherryred
5.0 out of 5 stars Misunderstood.
'Visitor Q' was my second foray into the 'sinister works' of infamaous Japanese director Takashi Miike. Read more
Published on 7 Dec 2011 by Jack
4.0 out of 5 stars Well, it's different...
I decided to write this review to redress the balance - I feel that if you can look beyond the shocking content & sheer bizarreness, then this is a film with an interesting... Read more
Published on 26 Oct 2011 by Sam Woodward
5.0 out of 5 stars A metaphorical look at the psychoanalysis of sexuality
Despite the controversial issues of the film which some may be offended by this film is simply amazing. It takes a look at family healing through dysfunctional means. Read more
Published on 26 Feb 2011 by JNW
2.0 out of 5 stars Honestly, it's just not that good
I find it pretty annoying that everyone who's given this film a poor review has received negative feedback in abundance. Why? Read more
Published on 10 Aug 2010 by Now Zoltan
4.0 out of 5 stars Great film but why censor?
I liked this film. It was unusual in that it views family in free-fall not as a source of humour. The acting in this film is first rate and Shungiku Uchida as Kelko is... Read more
Published on 30 July 2010 by Denis Joe
2.0 out of 5 stars Visitor Q Should Have Stayed At Home
This film is vacuous and pointless. It is odd, to be sure, but carries no merit. It's as though the makers of this film first made a list of sexual perversions and sundry forms of... Read more
Published on 19 Jun 2008 by Paul Pinn
5.0 out of 5 stars twisted but i loved it
As soon as the subtitles "have you ever done it with your dad?" appeared on the screen, i did think for a second to turn it off. Read more
Published on 2 Mar 2008 by Ms. J. D. Penn
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally a REAL sick film!
I really honestly thought this film was brilliant. Brutally realistic; and that is what made it for me. Read more
Published on 1 Feb 2008 by filmfreak26
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