Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Horrors of Malformed Men

Trailer (Flash Video 03:15) for Horrors of Malformed Men (Edogawa ranpo taizen: Kyofu kikei ningen , 1969, directed by Teruo Ishii). Also... a Review of The Horror of Malformed Men by Tom Mes at Midnight Eye. "...The Horror of Malformed Men stands out as one of the most singular cinematic experiences not just in Ishii's history, but in all of Japan's. Combining a spectrum of influences that stretches from Rampo to butoh, it taps into the country's post-nuclear trauma so audaciously that people fled theaters in disgust upon its release and that it has been consistently barred from appearing on video or DVD since. Yet, it is beautiful, haunting and oneiric; it is the closest one can come to a dreamlike experience without closing one's eyes." Horrors of Malformed Men is now available from Synapse Films.


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