Shôwa kayô daizenshû (Karaoke Terror) (2003)





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Audition writer Ryu Murakami returns to shock and surprise movie lovers with this darkly satirical comedy about an absurd street war between two gangs of violent, karaoke-loving outsiders. The Gakis are a gang of young slackers whose primary passion in life is staging elaborate karaoke recreations of the nostalgic, Showa-era songs (classic hits from the 1940s to the 1980s) they grew up on. The Midoris are a group of thirty-something female divorcees who share a similar passion for classic karaoke hits, yet despite their similar interests these two crews are about to become locked on a cataclysmic collision course. When a Gaki is rejected while trying to pick up a Midori, the humiliation proves too hard to handle and he instinctively kills the woman. The Midoris quickly retaliate, and the war is on. At first both gangs rely on knives and guns to exact their vicious revenge, but before long a simple bullet just won't suffice. As the violence escalates and both gangs up the ante by securing increasingly advanced and destructive weaponry, two generations forgotten by society clash in an explosive frenzy of apocalyptic fury. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Art House & International , Drama , Horror
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[font=Georgia]this movie is not really about karaoke...or terror for that matter. as far as i could tell is was about growing up (no matter what the age). . .and revenge. there is some singing, but not the cheesey kind of singing you would think to find with "karaoke" in the title. it's much more story than musical, and a good one at that. the cinematography is great, and the story plays out like that of a greek tragedy...but with prettier faces. ;) [/font] [font=Georgia]haha. after all is said and done (without spoilers, mind you) even though much could be predicted, there were many parts that were of great surprise. i would definately watch this again. it was pretty damn good.[/font]

mel kay
mel kay

Overall I liked this film. Good bloody scenes throughout. And the acting was good. The A bomb thing was a little over the top.

Tim B
Tim B

More dramatic than the plot implies, Karaoke Terror could have been far more entertaining as a comedy. But it's not.

Bancho  Libre
Bancho Libre

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