Anyway, I managed to fight the urge to stop the movie, and after the usual "WTF was that?" Japanese movie ending, I went to the IMDB message boards to see if I could figure out, well, WTF that was. While reading all of the different theories about the ending, I started to think maybe it wasn't all just pointless pornographic violence.
The whole thing makes me wonder if I should even bother watching Miike Takashi's other movies. I hear good things about The Happiness of the Katakuris, and of course there is also Audition, but I think I am going to have to wait a while before I try watching another film of his.
Oh, and I saw House of the Flying Daggers, it was way better than Hero. I can't wait until it's on the big screen out here.
I'm looking for a DVD of Not One Less, but the local rental store only has a VHS tape of it.
Who the heck is not eagerly awaiting 2046?
I also hear great things about Taegukgi.
I can't wait until Hollywood remakes all of these movies because America refuses to read subtitles. Post to come on that.
Here's a raving review of Ichi the Killer:
Though it's not in the movie, imagine a single take, no cuts, slo-mo, shot of a burning hot needle sliding slowly into a restrained person's eye ball. To me, that is an acurate description to the feelings i got watching Ichi. Having said this, I really enjoyed the movie, and would recomend it. -- IMDB Message Board post