Monday, October 10, 2005
Some exciting and crazy news on the j-horror movie front: They're making a movie of "Left Hand of God, Right Hand of the Devil" by Kazuo Umezu! HOLY CRAP!
There's a ton to be said about this, but the first is... where are they going to get enough dismembered body part prosthetics, rusty scissors and GALLONS and GALLONS of fake blood? We have a copy of the first volume of this series and it is CHOCK FULL of people getting scissors through their eyes, scissors snipping open noses, skeletons being pulled out from people's mouths, skin being melted off by acid showers, etc.etc. The comic is relentless, horrific and unceasingly gory and gross. If they were faithful, this would put Dead Alive to shame in terms of blood spillage.
But! The movie probably is going to get dumbed down and perhaps have little to do with Umezu's source material. There is a creepy official site online here. I really dig the landing image. Here is a short summary of the series from the bibliography at the back of Orochi:Blood:
"Umezu's most relentless "pure horror" work: a masterpiece of the abnormal, of dream and reality colliding head on. A young boy experiences visions and nightmares that turn out to be related to his sister's massive vomit attack. It all goes back to a gruesome serial killing spree that occurred before they were born and still haunts the local community."
Sounds crazy, doesn't it?
But the fact that this movie is being made alone is just the tip of the iceburg. It has been announced that this movie will be featuring 11-year old wunderkind Saaya Irie. If you haven't heard about her, this is the young F-CUP idol whose picture was posted on a Chinese BBS as a peace offering between the two countries. Tension was high due to Japan being retarded and flaring controversy with another bullshit war revisionist textbook. The Chinese were already upset, and then the Japanese beat them in a soccer match hosted in China-- leading to nationalist violence (read: protests/riots)at the stadium, and later at the Japanese Embassy in Shanghai. Then, some brilliant Japanese dude posted Saaya Irie's pic with a call for understanding between the two nations.
Her spike in popularity lead to her idol singing group (Sweet Kiss) being thrust into the jpop spotlight, her manager banning her from posing for swimsuit pinups again, and much rejoicing among pedo white dudes around the world. You can read all about the controversy in this article. She even has a wikipedia entry! holy crap.
Anyway, she's still famous because of the China/Japan incident, (and sure, she still has her huge baby bosom) so this will be her first big movie role. From what I've read of Left Hand of God, Right Hand of the Devil, she will probably play the little sister, and if so, she can expect (you guessed it!) lots of scissor mutilation. yeeesh.
Oh, also-- the Japanese idol Reon Kadena is gonna be in it. I dunno what role she'll play, but this movie seems to be popluated with belle du jours from all over the jpop strata. It's offical though, check it out on IMDB. Looks like the screenwriter is Shusuke Kaneko, who did a bunch of giant monster movies and some low-budget horror stuff (like an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft).
UPDATE: Just found this article, with a full cast list and link to the screenwriter's homepage.
PS: WE FINISHED A MAJOR SCANLATION LAST NIGHT, AFTER A FEW MONTHS OF WORK! WE WILL POST A PREVIEW PICTURE IN THE NEXT DAY OR SO. NEW SUEHIRO MARUO!