Set in the Shoryaku and Chotoku eras of Japan's Heian period, the animated short Kai Doh Maru is set against a background of a capital under threat from disease, outlaws, and political plots. The story reworks themes from Japanese folklore, focusing on the relationship between Sakata no Kintoki (Kintarō) and Minamoto no Raikō, one of the first military Minamoto and "monster hunter" of folklore. The story replaces the traditional image of Kintaro - a strong, ruddy-cheeked man - with that of a determined, tomboyish girl, while retaining much of the traditional character such as the carrying of an axe. Other historical figures from the period who have also become objects of folklore, such as Fujiwara no Michinaga and the rebel Taira no Masakado also make an appearance.
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Mike M (it) wrote: Its heart's in the right place; it's the rest of it that's out to lunch... Riddell scrapes together the footage she can from in and about the same suburban row of shops, but the detail's sloppy - much of the film unfolds around a halfway house where the manager curses incessantly and leaves his cleavers unattended on going to answer the phone - and if she was intending to throw a spotlight on the sorry state of mental health care in small-town New Zealand, she could do with easing up on the broad comedy, singing and dancing that tends to drown out her most salient points. Paratene - known to British audiences as the forbidding tribal elder in "Whale Rider" - is a watchable, likable presence forced into a cutesy character straitjacket: it sounds funny to say a son of God role is beneath him, but as conceived by the Riddells, it is; the remainder is serenely simple-minded - real cinema du Gump - and blessed with rather too much divine intervention where the narrative intelligence would usually go.
Dedmeet C (nl) wrote: A pretty decent sequel to a - in my opinion - classic scifi movie. What this movie manages to do is to build on the dystopian atmosphere of its predecessor, and succesfully pick up the plot from the first movie and evolve the story from there. Not only so - it is so well done in fact that this sequel (although a bit more on the scary side perhaps) is almost as good as the first movie was. A must see future classic in my opinion...
EMM (ag) wrote: for rajni and the story
Waleed A (fr) wrote: pretty dumb. cheesy story. not very funny. jonah hill was about the only funny thing in this movie, and he didn't even have that many parts. the good thing for justin long is that he still got to show that he's a pretty good actor in this pretty terrible movie (2 viewings)
Private U (us) wrote: like a sack full of axe handles
Nathanael J (it) wrote: This is probably THE best vietnam film I have ever seen.
Patrick Y (fr) wrote: Marnie is Alfred Hitchcock's mixtape: there are elements of a romantic comedy, a psychological thriller, a Southern Gothic play, and a heist (because why not?). The film's plot about Sean Connery's character trying to sexually tame Tippi Hedren's Marine meanders for most of its two hour plus runtime, and it's hard to tell if the whole thing works. However, Hitchcock's astute direction and the film's sharp script provide breathtaking visuals and snappy banter that will thoroughly entertain anyone who's willing to take the ride.
Kestutis K (ag) wrote: The main draw is watching Toshiro Mifune being crazy awesome as one of the most legendary samurai ever. It also happens to be backed up by a tightly crafted character piece shot with some very lighting and color techniques.
Steve M (fr) wrote: A diverse group of people quarantine themselves on a small Greek island to prevent a suspected plague from spreading to the army camped nearby on the mainland. As they wait for the disease to run its course, a hardbitten general (Boris Karloff) comes to believe the superstitious ramblings of an old woman (Helene Thimig) that the young maid (Ellen Drew) is an undead monster who is preying on their life force. "Isle of the Dead" is one of the last in a string of legendary horror films that producer Val Lewton made for RKO. It is also one of the weakest, with an uneven script and a cast with acting styles that conflict; Emery and Thimig are chewing up the scenery in old-fashioned monster-movie style, while Drew gives a subtle performance that belongs in a romance film, while Cramer is just bland. Karloff gives a mostly disappointing performance, seeming as if he is sleepwalking through the picture. The only time he comes alive is when his character makes a failed attempt at self-reflection. He manages to bring a little bit of menace to his role, but that's mostly attributable to the fact that the other actors in the picture have so little presence Worst of all, the film has a terrible script. For most of its running time, the movie simply unspools in a dull fashion. The characters are on a supposedly plague-infested island, yet their behavior feels more like they are on just another vacation. This lack of tension is augmented by one of the worst insta-romances ever put on screen when the Greek maid inexplicably falls in love with the square-jawed and utterly bland American war correspondent (Marc Cramer)over the space of a day they hardly see each other. However, if you stay with the film, things start to get a lot more interesting in the last 20 minutes. From the kindhearted maid being tormented by the old crone through a closed door, to a mad killer stalking (and skewering) the surviving inhabitants of the island, we finally get to experience some of the dread and darkness that should have been present in at least a small degree from the very beginning of the film.
Andrew C (it) wrote: gets a star because it actually made me laugh at least once. I was drunk at the time.
Sedina S (fr) wrote: Brilliant! Funny, clever and written to perfection. Would watch again just so I don't miss on every clever joke written in this presumingly "horror film". Love love loved it!
william m (br) wrote: Rob Schneider is... a dystopian future hacker Judge sidekick!
Russell G (nl) wrote: The last of the Budd/RAndolph westerns, and it was another top notch one. Left me profoundly sad at the end.
Adam R (ca) wrote: A very peculiar dark comedy. It's completely off-the-wall, but I did not enjoy the story and I felt it was poorly made. (First and only full viewing - In my early twenties)