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Someone asked me some questions about ero-guro, and here’s what I answered.

I recently received a message via my Facebook Page regarding some of the ero guro nansensu-themed posts on this blog. I felt that the questions raised were so pertinent to my ongoing discussion on the subject, that I should fashion a blog post around them. 1,143 more words

Art Musings And Other Great Profundities


Audition is a masterpiece of Japanese cinema and if you have not yet watched it, do so now and before continuing, there will be spoilers that may ruin your experience of the film. 583 more words

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Audition (1999): Deeper, Deeper, Deeper

Sometimes, the deepest wounds are the ones we can’t see. In the case of Takashi Miike’s Audition, the two main characters are both afflicted by the scars of the past, but in vastly different ways. 510 more words


Yakuza Apocalypse (2015)

Longer version of piece published by Sight & Sound as part of coverage of the Cult programme at the London Film Festival 2015

Across an impossibly prolific and varied filmography, Takashi Miike has made the yakuza perhaps his most visited subject, although not always in a realist milieu. 258 more words

Yakuza Apocalypse (Takashi Miike, 2015)

Playing this Friday and Saturday at midnight only comes the latest from prolific Japanese lunatic Takashi Miike. The limited late night time slot gives a hint of what to expect, even if you’re unfamiliar with Miike’s work, much of which amounts to highly imaginative reworkings of familiar genres, pushing them to their extreme (and often extremely violent) conclusions. 809 more words

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Takashi Miike's "Over Your Dead Body" arrives in January

Scream Factory will be unleashing the Japanese auteur Takashi Miike’s 2014 horror film Over Your Dead Body.

In this dark tale set on the stage, Ko Shibasaki ( 119 more words