Tokyo Gore Police

ORDER DVD Set sometime in the future, Tokyo Gore Police tells the story of Ruka (Eihi Shiina of Audition fame) a member of the Tokyo Police Corporation whose specialty is hunting Engineers, a mutant breed of super-criminal with the ability to transform any injury into a weapon. While fighting the good fight Ruka stumbles upon evidence relating to the […]

Himizu

Based on the Manga by Minoru Furuya but altered slightly to include recent events, Himizu tells the tale of two disturbed 14-year-olds trying to find hope in a devastated post-quake Japan. Opening with documentary-style handycam footage of the disaster sites, we are immediately given a taste of the bitter flavour that will permeate the rest […]

Tokyo Zombie

Based on a manga by Yusaku Hanakuma, Tokyo Zombie is a wild ‘n’ wacky ride through the zombie-ridden, post-apocalyptic carcass of Tokyo city. Fujio (Tadanobu Asano) and Mitsuo (Sho Aikawa) work at a fire extinguisher factory in midtown Tokyo… well, I say work but in reality they spend most of their time practicing Jujitsu. Mitsuo is attempting […]

Rubber

Directed by French DJ Mr.Oizo (Quentin Dupieux), Rubber is a bizarro horror-comedy about a killer tire named Robert and his murderous adventures in the Californian desert. Opening with a fourth-wall-breaking monologue concerning the film being a homage to the “no reason” theory often employed in cinema, Rubber proceeds to mess with genre conventions by having an on-screen audience […]

Deep Throat

ORDER DVD Even the most uptight prude has heard of Deep Throat. It caused a bonafide cultural phenomenon and single-handedly changed the face of adult film forever. As the first mainstream hardcore (and at the time, illegal) sex film, Deep Throat’s producers and performers were hauled into court on obscenity charges and after a long & arduous battle […]

Llik Your Idols

ORDER DVD The Cinema of Transgression “movement” was the result of a loose collective of New York art school drop-outs and musicians reacting against the times. Reagan was in government and punk rock had been co-opted into the mainstream, so it was time for a new kind of kick. Something to push the boundaries to […]

Outrage

ORDER DVD Actor/director Takeshi “Beat” Kitano is probably most well known for his string of ultra-violent Yakuza films in the ’90s. Masterpieces like Violent Cop and Sonatine cemented Kitano’s stone-cold demeanor, deadpan humor, and often Zen-like atmospheres into the cannon of must-see Japanese cinema. After those films Takeshi went on to make more lighthearted comedy/drama fare (with the slight […]

Killer Condom

ORDER DVD Based on a comic book by gay German artist Ralf König, Killer Condom is a deadpan horror / comedy that pokes fun at religion and politics while blatantly flaunting its pro-homosexual stance. Sicilian born Luigi Mackeroni (Udo Samel, star of Herzog’s Kaspar Hauser and a coupla Michael Haneke flicks among other things) is a hardboiled, chain-smoking (even […]

Elles

This French/Polish erotic drama centers around an investigative journalist writing an article on student prostitution for Elle magazine. Juliette Binoche coldly portrays Anne: mother, housewife and work-obsessed journalist. In this “day-in-the-life-of” she is nearing the completion of her piece focusing on two university students working as part-time prostitutes to help pay their way through school. […]

Luther the Geek

ORDER DVD geek (gek) n. Slang Outrageous sideshow performer: A carnival performer whose show consists of bizarre acts, such as biting the head off a live chicken. As a child, little hillbilly Luther once witnessed a sideshow geek doin’ his thing in a barn and was immediately transfixed by the man’s bloody antics. Now Luther […]