|Director:||Fruit Chan, Chan-wook Park, Takashi Miike|
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|07.10.05||Alamo Downtown||This Screening is part of event: AICN Horrorfest 2005|
The next film Harry introduces, an "early" (i guess it's out on DVD) print of a Japanese horror anthology directed by three top greats of Japanese Horror. I'm uninitiated to all three but hear great things about Miike's work and downright amazing things about Chan-wook Park's stuff. I figure this will be a good introduction to them all.
The first story is from Fruit Chan and is my favorite of the three. I order a pepperoni pizza and settle into this story called Dumplings. Cutting to the chase, this woman cooks aborted fetuses into dumplings and they have restorative powers. Except she helps this one girl abort and it's an incest baby so it makes the woman that eats it smell like fish and break out in rashes. The chef splits town right after the hungry woman learns that she's pregnant. She decides to take this "device" and abort herself... presumably because she's up for another snack.
I'm eating all during this. it's great.
Next up is Cut from Chan-wook Park, which manages to flip flop between really heavy thriller stuff and super-light comedy like fourteen times. It's made really well but the story just doesn't compare with the crunchy sound effects of little baby parts chopped up and served in dumplings.
Last shown is Miike's Box, which is just weird and mostly silent and incestual sort of and maybe all a dream. I'm not really sure, my bladder took over at one point and i had to miss some of it. I didn't really mind though. it had something to do with ballet dancing sisters that are, in the end, majorly conjoined (although very different in ages. how's that work?). The guy next to me tells me that Miike's other stuff is better.