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Gozu [DVD] [2003]

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  • Actors: Hideki Sone, Shô Aikawa, Kimaka Yoshino, Shohei Hino, Keiko Tomita
  • Directors: Takashi Miike
  • Producers: Harumi Sone, Kana Koido
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Tartan
  • DVD Release Date: 25 Oct. 2004
  • Run Time: 130 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002YCYA8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 54,249 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Another surreal and outré film by maverick Japanese director Takashi Miike. When senior yakuza Ozaki (Sho Aikawa) starts to behave in an increasingly peculiar manner, his superiors start getting worried, and order Ozaki's immediate underling Minami (Hideki Sone) to get rid of him. On the way to the yakuza disposal dump, Minami, nervous about the job ahead of him, hits the brakes too hard and kills Ozaki completely by accident. After he stops to find a telephone to report the incident to his boss, he returns to the car to find that Ozaki's body has vanished. So begins a desperate and increasingly un-hinged search that takes in a bizarre array of eccentric and deranged suburbanites, each of whom seems to reflect some weird, dark aspect of Minami's complex and troubled personality.

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It is quite possible that films by Takashi Miike are an acquired taste but for many, it is quite easy to love his bizarre, surreal worlds. Gozu is a typical Miike film and without a doubt THE most brilliantly obscure film I've ever watched.

It starts quite funny with talk of the Yakuza attack dog but it's the kind of black humour that has you laughing and also quite disturbed. I could not recommend this film to the feint of heart although it is not all blood and guts like, say, Ichi the Killer. The story is quite simplistic and in fact for the most part completely absent, the film's deranged and incredibly unsettling events leave the plot so far behind it becomes obsolete. This does not affect the overall quality of the film nor does it begin to feel loose or pointless. The film traps you in an adventure and lures you into a world that both shocks you and makes you insanely interested. Never before have I been able to describe watching a film as: "an experience" but that is exactly what Gozu was for me.

I do feel however that Gozu feels less like a feature film. It doesn't have the feel of a large, dramatic project and its low budget does leave it feeling ever so slightly less professional than Miike's other works like `Audition' or `Ichi the Killer'. This presents the film with a feeling much more, for lack of better words: `personal' than others, which suits Gozu just fine. The film moves quite slowly with little intense action, bar the heart-stopping insane events dotted throughout, and thus Gozu is quite hard to watch twice.
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Ah, Miike, he never lets us down. Just when you've become accustomed to 'Gozu', accepted its tangential, Lynchian dynamics, its nostalgical, instamatic washed-out visuals, its gold and silver lamé quirkiness -- Miike hits you with a super low blow right at the end, leaving you reeling and wanting to watch the whole thing again, knowing it will seem completely different second time around.For most of its length, though, 'Gozu' is Miike-Lite: curiously innocent and affable yakuzas, bizarre supporting characters (a trio of transvestite coffee shop owners, a prodigiously-lactacting middle-aged hoteliere, and the drooling bovine stranger of the title -- 'Gozu' = 'cow-head'), occasional and oddly bloodless acts of Young Ones-style violence. There's some delicious comic acting and the aforementioned photography -- everything looks stained with nicotine, or maybe urine -- produces some stunning urban landscapes. And then, just when you thought this was Miike on autopilot'But I won't spoil it. This is as good a place as any to start with the great man's work, and though initially more palatable than many of his films, like all the best ones it takes some time to digest.
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I am now slowly building a collection of Miike films, audition, visitor q, Ichi the killer, MPD Psycho each I enjoy more than the last. Then I get Gozu. Wow! each film I see just seems to get better an intriguing plot line. It may seem slow but I just found the pace kept me hanging on for the next obscure character object placement or plot-twist. In one of the other reviews a comment is made about other Miike films have some social commentary on Japan and this film does not. Not true. This film more so than some others. The commentary is there you just need to be patient and look for it. The humour when there is hilarious, with the Yakuza attack dog. one of the funniest things I ever saw. It can be heavy going. but wholesomely rewarding. I cant wait to show my girlfriend the end sequence it will put her off child birth for life %^). Overall a great Miike twisted plot line too much to explain in a tiny review, just watch it. (I watched the unrated version but I dont think there are any cuts on the UK version anyway)
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Being a fan of Takashi Miike films i couldn't wait to see this and i was not disapointed.
This is, quite simply, a master class in surrealism. What starts out as a normal Japanese yakuza film takes a sharp turn into what i can only describe as madness. From Yakuza Attack Dogs to a cow headed man to an utterly insane birth sequence this film has got it all!!
If you like your films weird then this is for you.
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Much like Audition, Gozu is another Takashi Miike slow burner, that ostensibly begins life on a quite different path to the one it eventually follows. To be any more explicit would be to spoil much of the film, and as it is a film in which the events lend much weight to the audience satisfaction, it would be cruel to say much more than to just stick with it despite its pedestrian quality. If you're of a patient temperament, the gradual mysteries of the film will unravel quite satisfyingly and disturbingly.

The tension and intrigue builds nicely throughout, aided by an atmospheric and very subtle score, which lends a certain unease to the film, and is less a typical musical score and more an amalgamation of almost imperceptible drones and uneasy tones that help unsettle the viewer without being overtly obvious. Alongside this, are the perhaps more obviously disconcerting characters that shadow the central protagonist in the search for his yakuza brother. Their bewildering personalities, dialogue, and distinctly local (very much in The League Of Gentlemen sense of the word) habits, underpin much of the strangeness and unease that builds to the denouement. Their behaviour is ultimately summarised by their very own semi-frequent statement of "you're not from Nagoya are you?", which although it evokes an almost horror cliché or spoof, is actually delivered well and effectively underlines the oddness of these characters.
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