- Actors: Ken'ichi Endô, Shungiku Uchida, Kazushi Watanabe, Jun Mutô, Fujiko
- Directors: Takashi Miike
- Writers: Itaru Era
- Producers: Akira Saitô, Hisanori Endô, Reiko Arakawa, Seiichiro Kobayashi, Susumu Nakajima
- Format: PAL
- Language: Japanese
- Subtitles: English
- Region: All Regions
- Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: 18
- Studio: Tartan
- DVD Release Date: 24 May 2004
- Run Time: 90 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B0001IMCTS
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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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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.Read more ›
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.
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great film, very surreal and disturbing but also very deep. Tons of symbolism and metaphors in this film. Another masterpiece by miike-san. Great music also. Read morePublished 26 days ago by James Duro
Loved this film! If you're looking at this film reviews then you must enjoy Tartan Asia Extreme movies. Read morePublished 8 months ago by cb
Didn't get this one bit. Didn't shock one bit! If you've got a twisted sense of humour like mine there are a couple of funny scenes near the end. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Barry Bhoy