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.