Has anyone seen this "Asian horror masterpiece" by Takashi Miike?
If you haven't, consider yourself lucky. It's slow moving, tedious shit with an anemic plot and an unsatisfying conclusion. Plus it's not scary.
>>1, you defintely hit the nail on the head there.
My dvd collection is almost a 100% asian films, quite a few of 'em have very violent and disturbing scenes. Something that gives me my share of funny looks whenever somebody catches me watching them. My sanity aside, Audition isn't just horror. It's horrible. Like you said, it's slow, tedious, the plot was anemic. Add to that confusing.
I've been pretty interested in Takeshi Kitano since seeing him in Battle Royale (basically the best thing about that movie) but I've been too lazy to get any of his films. Any specifics I should pick up?
Hmm...Ichi the killer just about as violent as Audition. But since it was originally a manga, I suppose it's just sticking to the source material. I'm sorry to say that Audition is NOT a fluke. "City of Lost Souls" is another Miike stinker. "Tremble at the combined might of Japanese and Hong Kong Cinema", they'd say. I found it hard to stay awake...