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5.0 out of 5 stars cult class, 24 Dec 2010
This review is from: Tokyo Fist [DVD] (DVD)
If you are already familiar with Shinya Tsukamoto's work (the most notable being Tetsuo Iron Man and Tetsuo 2), you should have a good idea of what to expect from this movie and will not be disappointed. For those unfamiliar with his work he would be best described as an amalgamation of David Lynch, Miike Takashi, Darren Aronofski and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. This goes no where near giving this guy the credit he deserves though as he has such a distictive visual style that is recognisible immediately, a true auteur. Filmed with a minimal budget Tsukamoto uses all the tricks in the book to create a visceral energy that jolts, shocks and amuses in equal measure. This is a film with fantastic surreal flourishes, unusual cinematography and editing that holds true to Tskumoto's dynamic and original visual style. Essentially this is a love triangle but we are also treated to body modification (a running theme for Tskumoto), power struggles and some brilliant and bloody boxing fights. It also has one of my favourite scenes in any movie ever featuring a prolonged scene of a woman puching a man in the face as he grins and giggles like a maniac as his face is slowly turned into a grotesque blackcurrent. Bold, original, funny and violent - if you are a fan of extreme, surreal asian cinema this should be right up your street.
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