"SUSHI ROYALE WITH CHEESE" Saturday
31 January, 11.30pm
This collection of movies from Artsmagic will have you pinned to your seats, make
you laugh out loud and possibly make a few of you rush to the toilets.
Miike madness, Iito insanity
and Sato stupidity – how loud can you scream? Ticket price
includes all 4 movies, Red Bull, ice-cream and donuts for breakfast – healthy!
Full Metal Yakuza (Dir. Takashi Miike, Japan
See separate listing
Goke – bodysnatcher from hell
Dir. Hajiime Sato, Japan 1968, 84 mins, Japanese (subtitled)
A hijacked plane crashes in the desert; an alien invader turns one survivor into
a bloodsucker who then attacks his fellow passengers, going on a killing spree.
Whilst very 60s in feel and little camp, this is a scary movie and a fun ride.
We loved it.
Dir. Joji Iida, Japan 1990, 96 mins, Japanese (subtitled)
A commendable mixing of witty sitcom and technofear sci-fi fantasy, presented
in the 'anything goes' style of live-action Manga narrative. Like Number Five
in Short Circuit (1986), the Kotatsu (a very japanese device – basically
a coffee table with a heater built in) spontaneously comes to life (though thankfully
without the irritating comedy chatter!)
The Spiral (aka Rasen)
Dir. Joji Iida, Japan 1998, 97 mins, Japanese (subtitled)
Suzuki Koji's novel Ring has spawned a whole Japanese horror movie cycle, about
the chilling tale of the videotape that means almost certain death for those who
watch it. The Spiral is the latest Japanese addition to the series, based on the
second novel in Koji's trilogy and can be more viscerally horrific than Ring ever