Discussion on films from Japan
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I loved Sharkskin Man and Peach Hip Girl and last week while idly wondering if the director who seemed to show such promise ever did anything with his career. A quick search of Netflix showed me "Party 7", which, based on the writeup seems in a similar vein. Anyone seen this yet? I'll probably see it by the weekend, and will be sure to throw together a short review, but I was curious if anyone saw it, and how it compares to his first movie.
I actually have this its in my pile of 68 films to watch so you'll av to let me know what its like.
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Hmmm, I don't know it, but it sounds like a bit of off the wall fun, god knows I need that sometimes.
However, what actually intrigued me was the title. This is going to mean NOTHING to anyone who is not British and of a certain age - but I'm sure one or two of you in here know about Watney's Party 7???
...possibly I need to go back to lurking
A little before my time (sadly not as much as I would like) but looking it up still gave me a laugh
"...the root of Man's problems is memory. Without a past, every day would be a new beginning" - Ashes Of Time
I just finished watching Party 7 - The title comes from the fact that there are 7 characters (Illustrated by an extremely long animated title intro). You can pick up a similar tone to Sharkskin Man and Peach Hip Girl, but it's a far less complicated plot, and basically takes place in a single room. The easiest way to explain it is to imagine a movie directed by David Lynch with dialogue written by Quentin Tarantino. Long absurd talks about nothing with a lot of bizarre situations. The plot is pretty straightforward - A yakuza steals money from the syndicate and tries to hideout at the "New Mexico Hotel", but everyone from an ex-girlfriend to his yakuza partner track him down via the lady that booked his hotel room - all the time they are being watched by a pair of peeping toms from a secret peep room built by the Hotel's owner, but currently utilized by Captain Banana and Asano Tadanobu, who plays the polar opposite of the character Samehada from Sharkskin Man. Not really sure where I stand on this, it was interesting and strange, but I don't think I really need to sit through it again. Here's the trailer, to give you an idea what it looks like: http://bit.ly/pARmfr
Here's my more extended review of Party 7:
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