Jigoku de naze warui (Why Don't You Play in Hell?) (2013)
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Ambitious young film director Hirata (Hiroki Hasegawa) and his crew get caught in the middle of a bloody Yakuza war sparked by the vengeful wife of a powerful crime-boss in this outrageous action opus from writer/director Sion Sono (Suicide Club, Love Exposure). Tak Sakaguchi, Shinichi Tsutsumi, and Jun Kunimara co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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It's a movie that feels perfectly at home in 2014, but wouldn't feel out of place in any other decade.
Sion Sono trawls sub-Tarantino B-movie-pastiche territory with this tedious, over-the-top gorefest.
A deliriously gaudy celebration of the decline of everything (including Japanese cinema, film as a medium, and any notion of good taste), it plays like the improbable bastard offspring of Cinema Paradiso (1988) and Kill Bill (2003)
A love letter to cinema, paired with an oddly moving family story and framed by a yakuza tale, Sono's latest is wild, unruly, and hugely entertaining, whether you're looking for a grand artistic vision, emotional resonance, or just two hours of fun.
A wacky, slapstick parody that's also a gangster caper and a romantic comedy, it's like Mel Brooks meets Guy Ritchie, juggling genres like flaming chainsaws.
Sion Sono's rousing, freewheeling, scattershot and ultimately astonishingly bloodthirsty film is a classic cult title that will keep midnight movie fans entertained.
A grease-glistening banquet of crash-zooms, gore plumes, gurning and chopping...
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