During the latter part of World War II, Judge Murayama, head of the Japanese military police, uses his position to falsely accuse, capture, imprison and torture women in whom he is interested. Namiji Kikushima, a high-class business woman, is one such lady. Kikushima is accused of using her Ginza jewellery shop to finance an anti-government organization. Judge Murayama has Lady Kikushima arrested, and orders the new recruit Taoka to torture her. Taoka falls in love with Kikushima, at first hating torturing her then growing to enjoy it. After a long series of tortures and humiliation, while the Judge espouses his twisted version of morality, Taoka sacrifices himself to enable Lady Kikushima’s escape.
Writer:Oniroku Dan (novel), Seiji Matsuoka (screenplay)
During World War II, the tyrannical Judge Murayama uses his military power to imprison and torture innocent people. Suspected of helping an anti-government movement, the lovely Namiji ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Abe S (ag) wrote: Gripping, tense, comedic and in some instances brutal, this film stands amongst headhunters and the girl with the dragon tattoo with confidence. I went in not knowing much about the film but was pleasantly surprised. A huge recommendation!!
Tammy R (mx) wrote: Sean Penn, Frances McDormand and Paolo Sorrentino! Not to mention a wee bit of Harry Dean Stanton!! What could go wrong? Everything. What a dud! I really wanted to like this one, but the fuzzy hard to catch dialogue, the pointless cameos, the incomprehensible subplot that vanished, the too obvious exposition, the general indulgence of the thing not to mention the confounding need to turn it into a Holocaust movie all combined into two big fat thumbs down from the Duo. Do not waste your time.
Augusto C (mx) wrote: The worst horror movie I've ever seen.
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Blue Elf (ag) wrote: i especially loved the Shadmock story
Trent M (kr) wrote: Corman classic that is fun on its own but truly enhanced by the MST3K crew. Gotta love that ending speech.
Dillinger P (es) wrote: In the 80's Eddie Murphy was bigger than god, in fact many hailed him as one, and although he may have had his fall from grace since then, his controversies and failed attempts at reinvigorating his career, Murphy was one of the greatest stand ups and comedy actors America ever created. In an era full of SNL, stand up comedy and funny blockbusters, Murphy was literally the king off all of them and in some respects Beverly Hills Cop could be hailed as one of his most successful franchises. Although the entire trilogy is like a roller coaster, the first installment was the one that started it all, with its rough exterior and laughably stilted sequences, however it had magic, a sense of fun and stupidity. Beverly Hills Cop see's Eddie Murphy play Axel Foley, a wise cracking Detroit cop, who has a promising career if he could get a string of good luck. After the execution of his childhood friends Mikey, Foley asks for some vacation time in which to follow up a lead in Beverly Hills regarding Mikey's killer, however when he gets there he discovers an entirely different world. It's hard to think of Beverly Hills Cop as anything but a great fish out of water movie, especially when you know Stallone was initially in the drivers seat for Axel Foley, Murphy's inclusion clearly made this film stand out, however with what we are left with, you cant help but feel some of Stallone's presence was still lurking in the roots of it all, most notably a home invasion shootout that resembles Commando's finale. However Murphy, although clearly not completely confident with the character in this installment, does bring some massive amount of fun to the relatively formulaic and stilted proceedings. There is a slight air of this is so bad its good, however upon closer inspection, it was really the building blocks for something a lot stronger, as seen in the sequel. Judge Reinhold, John Ashton and Ronny Cox all join in the fun and make a relatively brilliant collection of characters you love to be around, steered completely by Murphy's presence. Beverly Hills Cop really is a mixed bag, on the one hand it brings a whole host of fun into your life on the other, its brutally obvious where the cracks lie, under developed characterization, formulaic dialogue between characters, that had Murphy not been present would have been shunned for atrocious plot development, pretty tame action sequences and a slight feeling of missed opportunity. All of the above are clear as day while watching, especially in retrospect, however for some reason it adds a cheesy charm to the whole proceedings. Beverly Hills Cop never has you cringing, never has a dull moment and feels utterly nostalgic straight off the bat with a blinding soundtrack, iconic scenes and of course Eddie Murphy coming into fruition. Beverly Hills Cop is the film that had to happen in order for us to get the far superior sequel, however it does have a unique charm that is missing from all of the other installments. Hilarious film, which may divide opinions in todays culture, however there is no denying a sense of fun and stupidity to be had here.
RRj (es) wrote: wow ...johnny depp forever
Ken S (au) wrote: Woody Allen makes yet another relationship comedy, one that has an average script (for Allen), and is lead by an uneven performance from Jason Biggs. I enjoyed Christina Ricci, and I thought the film was at it's best when Allen was on screen...but Biggs would be uncomfortable and awkward one scene, then mildly decent in the next, and then the whole film relies on the narration by Biggs which is stiff and emotionless throughout. I don't know if he was nervous to be working with Allen or what, but his performance is weak. I might've enjoyed this more with another lead actor in the part...as it stands it is an average Woody Allen comedy that lacks the spark of his earlier work.