Tag Archives: Body Horror

Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Uzumaki (2000)

Today’s selection: Uzumaki (2000, dir. Higuchinsky) Subgenre: Kaidan Available from: Discotek Uzumaki (meaning “spiral/vortex”, but not to be confused with Ring sequel Rasen, which also means “spiral”) is based on a manga by Junji Ito, so if you’re familiar with his … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Gakidama (1985)

Today’s selection: Gakidama (1985, dir. Masayoshi Sukita) Subgenre: Body Horror, Kaibutsu Available from: fansub-only Gakidama is Tsuburaya’s entry into the whole “little humanoid monster” genre that Gremlins and Ghoulies made popular in the mid 1980’s. It’s an effective, hour-long picture … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Full Metal Yakuza (1997)

Today’s selection: Full Metal Yakuza (1997, dir. Takashi Miike) Subgenre: Kaijin Available from: Arts Magic Full Metal Yakuza is a hybrid film, partly a Frankenstein-ish monster robot hero, partly a gangster movie, and because of that, it’s likely to alienate … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Tetsuo the Bullet Man (2009)

Today’s selection: Tetsuo the Bullet Man (2009, dir. Shinya Tsukamoto) Subgenre: Body Horror, Kaijin Available from: MPI I already wrote about this movie years ago for a previous ‘blog, so I’ll just copy-and-paste: The Bullet Man is the second reworking … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Tokyo Gore Police (2008)

Today’s selection: Tokyo Gore Police (2008, dir. Yoshihiro Nishimura) Subgenre: Body horror, splatter Available from: Media Blasters After Death Trance and Machine Girl, today’s movie is, by my count, the third movie that Media Blasters co-produced with Japanese companies under … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Henge (dir. Hajime Ohata, 2011)

“Henge” translates to “metamorphosis”, but the movie bearing that name feels more akin to Cronenberg’s The Fly filtered through Tetsuo the Iron Man than to anything Kafka ever wrote. The story is that of Keiko and her husband Yoshiaki’s marital … Continue reading

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