Pinocchio 964, lobotomised cyborg sex slave, is thrown out onto the street by his owners because of his inability to maintain an erection. He is befriended by a criminally insane, memory-wiped, homeless girl. Meanwhile, the corporate entity who manufactured and sold him plots to kill him because of his malfunction. —IMDb
Shozin Fukui (福居ショウジン, Fukui Shōjin?) is a Japanese movie director and screenwriter. His work consists of only four films, Gerorisuto, Caterpillar, 964 Pinocchio (known in the UK as Screams of Blasphemy ) and Rubber’s Lover. Fukui is best known for 964 Pinocchio, and although this is his most famous movie, it stayed underground and never became that popular. His films are often described as cyberpunk.
Fukui uses a lot of recurring themes in his films, notably throwing up (it’s worth noting here that Fukui has stated that Andrzej Żuławski’s 1981 film Possession is his favourite film). He uses a very distinct way of shooting, namely making use of color tints to create a certain feeling in his movies. For instance, in 964 Pinocchio, Shozin uses green tints to create an emotion of claustrophobia. Also, his somewhat deceptive and chilling way of filming, using both calm shots as well as hyperkinetic fast ones… read more