June 12, 2005

The Trailer Park: Yokai (aka The Big Spook War)

Where to begin with this one. Takashi Miike is a director that is hard to peg down. He is quite possibly the most prolific working director with 64 films to his name since 1991. He is best known for his hyper violent and straight up bizarre films like Visitor Q, Ichii the Killer, Happiness of the Katikuris, and Audition. This is something different altogether, a film for kids.

The first trailer is up, the video quality is not all that great, but it does the job. This is a strange looking film. Unfortunately, it is not subtitled, and I do not know Japanese, therefore have no idea what is being said. What I see tells a different story, well not really a story, but my sockets are assaulted with strange creatures and mystical battles. There is a sense of wonder. The effects may not be able to match what you see in the US, but there is an energy which could make them more convincing than the heartless high quality effects in many films.

All I can really say is check out the trailer and let me know what you think.

You can this oddity HERE.

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