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Movie Details

Title:   Big Man Japan
Director:   Hitoshi Matsumoto
Year:   2007
Genre:   Comedy
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   09.23.07

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Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
09.23.07Alamo South LamarThis Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2007
The late-addition screening that Tim had this to say about it: The holy grail of film bookings. if you miss this, you miss the festival.


It's about a guy whose job it is to get blown up to super size in order to fight the various giant monsters that occasionally plague the area. It's in mockumentary style following him around during his everyday life in between working. The mockumentary part is very dry because he's a really quiet guy but when he gets big, the surprisingly-decent-yet-still-not-seamless CGI battles between him and the various "baddies" are awesome.

I'm gonna go ahead and spoil the ending because I doubt this movie will ever be available in the US in any sort of official capacity and the ending is the most bizarre part that I ended up liking the most so I have to mention it.

After a whole movie of this really realistic CG, the movie switched to live action guys wearing plastic suits on miniature sets wrestling the bad guy around and beating him in his oversized foam-rubber head with rolled up newspapers and punches and kicks. It's so bizarre I really didn't know what to think. And then the movie ends and there's a scene over the credits where they talk about everything they did wrong during the fight. I'm too tired to explain it entirely but... huh? So strange. I'm actually still not sure if I liked it or didn't. I'm going to sleep on it and see if anything becomes clearer.