If you’re in the mood for some utterly bonkers trailers, then boy are you in for a treat right here, right now!
Two insane trailers have been released for two crazy looking films from the world of extreme Asian Cinema. Japanese director Sono Sion (Love Exposure, Guilty of Romance, Suicide Club, Cold Fish) return with Why Don’t You Play in Hell, and Japanese King of Extreme cinema, Takashi Miike is back with As the Gods Will. Both films looks bonkers, and both films have now released full length trailers after wetting our appetites with a few teaser trailers.
To describe the following trailers would seriously spoil your enjoyment, but I can confirm that they will be unlike anything you will have seen before. So get watching!
Why Don’t You Play in Hell:
A renegade film crew known as “The Fuck Bombers”! Yakuza gangsters hell-bent on revenge! Decapitated heads! A French kiss from a mouth full of broken glass! And a catchy toothpaste commercial jingle … ?!
Cult film director Sion Sono, known for his outlandish work including Suicide Club, Love Exposure and Cold Fish, is back with Why Don’t You Play in Hell?, a wild, perverse, and bloody tale guaranteed to leave the audience slack-jawed in shock.
Hirata (Hiroki Hasegawa) dreams of being a movie director, and with his ragtag film crew, The Fuck Bombers, he intends to shoot a masterpiece. Meanwhile, a feud between yakuza clans heats up after big boss Muto’s wife massacres rival boss Ikegami’s gang, jeopardizing her daughter Michiko’s acting career in the process. Ten years later, and days before his wife’s release from jail, Muto must somehow prove to her that Michiko has become a big-screen star. And so, the ruthless criminal underground and the happy-go-lucky Fuck Bombers collide in an orgy of blood and B-roll.
As the Gods Will:
As The Gods Will will be released in Japan on November 15th.
Written by Muneyuki Kanshiro and drawn by Akeji Fujimura, “As The Gods Will” was serialized in Kodansha Comic Magazine from March 2011 to November 2012 and has sold 1.5 million copies in paperback editions.
Sota Fukushi, who recently made his breakthrough in the NHK smash-hit “Amachan” drama series, will star as an ordinary teen whose world is suddenly turned upside down one day, as he and his classmates find themselves caught up in a game whose penalty is death.
Miike, whose 2012 hit “Lessons of the Evil” had a similar high teen-age body count, while earning $23 million at the Japanese B.O., described the story of the new pic as “They live, some heads roll, they run, blood sprays, they cry, they laugh and then they die – in other words, a fun movie.”
Based on a popular comic, which also sounds also similar to Cube, As The Gods Will is about teenagers forced to play a deadly game by unknown forces.
As The God Will is another feature based on a popular manga that is described on AsianWiki:
Shun Takahata (Sota Fukushi) is an ordinary high school student leading a boring life. His life long friend is Ichika Akimoto (Hirona Yamazaki).
One day, a teacher’s head explodes in class. Shun Takahata and his classmates are forced to play a game of death without knowing who, why or how.