May 14, 2004

Movie Review: Happiness of the Katakuris

Japanese. Horror. Subtitled. Musical. Schizophrenic. Fun. Thriller. Stupid. Subtle. Disjointed. Hilarious. Crude. Original. Sweet. Surreal.

Wow, this one is impossible to describe. It's all of the above, and more. Imagine watching the shower scene from Psycho, and immediately afterwards the police show up and the investigation is conducted as a musical number from Saturday Night Fever. It makes even less sense than that, but damn, it's odd fun.

Did you enjoy Clerks? Fargo? Godzilla? North by Northwest? Gumby? The Sound of Music?

I saw it on the Sundance Channel. Check your local cable or satellite listings, or according to IMDB reviews, it's also available at some Blockbuster Video stores.

If you like things a lot off the wall, you'll probably enjoy this movie. Or not. Hell, I have no idea. All I know is that *I* loved it.

Did I mention the zombies?

Posted by Ted at May 14, 2004 07:07 AM | TrackBack

Clerks was okay, but I loved Fargo, yah....

Posted by: Kat at May 14, 2004 11:25 AM

Did you see "Audition" on the Sundance Channel as well? Same director... easily the most disturbing movie I've ever seen, except for maybe "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer"

Posted by: norbizness at May 14, 2004 12:05 PM

I just did a search for "Audition" and it didn't come up, so I missed that one. I'll keep an eye out though, thanks for the tip!

Posted by: Ted at May 14, 2004 01:44 PM

Zombies you say? Why didn't they show anything this good while I was subscribed to Sundance?! Hurmph!

Posted by: Liz at May 16, 2004 05:42 PM
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