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DVD Review: Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack

September 4, 2012 1 comment

Giant, killer fish attack Tokyo!

An adaptation of the popular manga by Junji Ito, Gyo centers around the “death stench”, a revolting smell first encountered in connection with creatures appearing to be bizarre and aggressive mutant fish with scuttling, sharp metal legs.

Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack is the latest from director Takayuki Hirao released in the UK by Terracotta Distribution. With that crazy, fun title like that it really tells you all you need to know about the majority of the content. We follow three Read more…

DVD Review: TOMIE Unlimited – A J-Horror Film By Noboru Iguchi

February 21, 2012 9 comments

Warning: Review contains graphic images!

The film’s strength lies within its absurdities.

The Cronenberg-style horror flick, TOMIE Unlimited, is the ninth, and nastiest, entry in the film series based on a popular manga by Junji Ito. Renowned for directing AV (Adult Video) and action/horror films on a meagre budget, Noboru Iguchi, true to form, delivers a totally in-your-face splatterfest that is rife with buckets of blood and dismembered bodies.

Schoolgirl Tsukiko (Moe Arai) is a photography enthusiast with an inferiority complex caused by the jealousy she has towards her Read more…