Gozu

aka GOKUDO KYOFU DAI-GEKIJO: GOZU
Movie Review by Neils Hesse

Starring: Hideki Sone, Sho Aikawa, Kimika Yoshino, Shohei Hino, Keiko Tomita, Harumi Sone
Director: Takeshi Miike

The infamous Yakuza are given the sexual/comedy/thriller movie treatment in this film, that links itself to the Japanese demon that bears the name of the title of the movie.

A Yakuza member is ordered to kill his next in command who also happens to be his brother. He manages to do so but only by mistake. As he is having a coffee in a small coffee shop in a weird little town the body vanishes. He enlists the help of the local hoodlums to assist him in finding the body.

This then leads to a coffee shop run by a ghost, an old woman of the grandmother variety with very active mammary glands that she is very proud of, sightings of a dead brother, incest of a very weird nature and the craziest, funniest birth scene that Japan has literally ever given birth to.

This is more of a collection of ideas than a film with an actual goal. It also seems like a collection of fetish set pieces that were filmed to please someone other than the viewer.

It is funny in parts but I think for the wrong reasons.

Watch this only if you are a fan of Takeshi or of the genre of weird/yakuza/sexual/comedy/thrillers.

Not worth the trip to the cinema.

2 out of 6 stars

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