i just never really enjoy the hyperactive strain of japanese cyberpunk to which this film, along with stuff like pinocchio 964, belongs. it just feels like i'm watching a kinda social realist version of dragonball z. some cool locations and sound mixing though. i think ishii showed his talent later, when he was if anything more subdued than the average filmmaker, in labyrinth of dreams.
Forget being metal as fuck - this is NOISE. The point where the avant-garde and the anarchic meet and proceed to knock the wind out of each other. Probably not the typical absurd-o trashfest you'd presume it to be on first glance (not that you'd think that if you knew about Ishii, but at 55 min. its a great starting point), but there's so much raw ENERGY here you'll be stunned anyway
A live action manga, visual punk rock, one of Sogo Ishii's best works. Funny, weird, creative, and exuberant. This is a pure visceral experience, almost like a silent film, but the loudest silent film ever made!
Pretty cool movie, my only tangible complaint was there were far to many scenes of Asano walking around looking for lizards, other then that he never really feels tiresome.
Enjoyable watch with a solid soundtrack, not as great as the hype but what is?