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  • schlock-luster-video
    11.06.2021 - 1 day ago

    Today in psychological drama / body horror movie history: on June 11, 2004 Audition debuted to a limited release in Thailand.

    Here's some art to mark the occasion!

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  • frank-en-ghoul
    09.06.2021 - 3 days ago

    Not for loooong 💉 Kiri kiri kiri kiri..

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  • himitsusentaiblog
    08.06.2021 - 4 days ago
    #The Great Youkai War: Guardians #Takashi Miike#Fantasy#Tokusatsu#DAIMAJIN#Trailer
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  • whitewaterpaper
    08.06.2021 - 4 days ago
    #the great yokai war #the great yokai war: guardians #film#movie#trailer#takashi miike#fantasy#urban fantasy#japanese folklore
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  • vivisarchive
    06.06.2021 - 6 days ago

    like or reblog. enjoy babies.

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  • sesiondemadrugada
    05.06.2021 - 6 days ago

    Blues Harp (Takashi Miike, 1998).

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  • schlock-luster-video
    04.06.2021 - 1 week ago

    Today in body horror movie / home media history: on June 3, 2005 Audition debuted on DVD in the Mexico.

    Here's some Asami Yamazaki art to celebrate!

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  • indiasong
    02.06.2021 - 1 week ago

    殺し屋1 / Koroshiya Ichi (2001, Takashi Miike)

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  • revchainsaw
    31.05.2021 - 1 week ago

    Audition (1999)

    Greetings my dear followers, and welcome to today's service at the Cult Tent Revival! Today we have on offering a movie who's reputation precedes it. Please brace yourselves for the godmother of torture porn ... Audition.

    The Message

    When salary man Aoyoma loses his wife he is heart broken. As the years pass his son matures and begins to feel bad for his lonely father. Aoyomas son urges his father to move on and to find love. Spurred by this endorsement Aoyoma shares his lady troubles with close friends, one of whom comes up with a master plan. They will hold a film audition, under the presupposition that there is a major role in an upcoming move to play a wife, many eligible women will come forward and Aoyoma will have his pick of the candidates. When the time comes they will announce that the film lost it's financial backers and Aoyoma will be left with a long list of bachelorettes.

    Against his better judgment a lonely Aoyoma agrees to the charade. Many quirky and interesting young ladies from the area show up for interviews and auditions, but the wistful and brooding Asami is the one who catches Aoyomas eye. Though hesitant to act on his deceit Aoyoma eventually caves and begins to see Asami. It is revealed that she is the survivor of quite a bit of loss and abuse, and a former ballerina. Aoyoma seems not to put a whole lot of thought into this and seduces Asami. The stricken Asami asks Aoyoma to promise her that he will love no one else but her. He agrees not making any caveats for his family or deceased relative.

    After the relationship is consummated Asami disappears and thus Aoyoma begins a desperate hunt to find his new girlfriend. However, many of the leads Aoyoma trails down using the information he gathered from the audition lead nowhere and the few that do turn up are quite disturbing. Eventually upon returning home Aoyoma sits down and enjoys a nice glass of bourbon, only to find Asami had beat him home and drugged his glass.

    Fact and Fiction blur as we are treated to a smorgasbord of graphic horror. Asami beheading her old dancing instructor, feeding vomit to a tortured soul she has been keeping in an old sack, and of course the brutal and horrific torture of Aoyomi himself. Asami is eventually discovered in the midst of brutalizing Aoyomi by his son and suffers a fall. She breaks her neck but not before she repeats her vows to the mutilated Aoyomi and our film ends.

    Let's get to the Benediction

    Best Aspect: Dead Meat Cute

    if you were to remove some of the brutal imagery from the second half of the film, and were to ignore the downright misogyny of a plan that includes a faux audition to lure women into a relationship you would wind up with the formula for a pretty basic rom com. In fact, without the eery score it could be said that a large part of Audition actually plays like a by the numbers love story. It is this morbid inverstion of these roles that actually serves the horror of this movie far more than it's torture porn and graphic imagery. Many people have shyed away from this movie due to it's reputation for fear that it is nothing more than graphic and shocking violence, but this is far from the case. Audition is a good movie, and it's hero and villain are quite sympathetic.

    Worst Aspect: It Was All a Dream

    There is much debate online regarding what was "real" in this film. Things begin happening where logic is thrown out of the window. I was personally tempted to fall back on the traditional Japanese ghost story themes of wronged women, of which Asami is one, and accept that something supernatural was going on. This was unfortunately negated by the films own director confirming that everything we are seeing on screen is real, just in a jumbled way due to the protagonist's drug induced state. That still doesn't explain some things and it really feels like Takashi Miikie is channeling his inner David Lynch here. The debate rages on even after Miike's revelation, because if you are trying to give this film a logical timeline we are confronted with many logical errors that a drug trip just can't explain away. The Best you can do is just sit back and accept what you are seeing. Enjoy the ride, but don't try to create a timeline or you will have a bad time.

    Best and Worst Character: Predators and Prey

    Asami and Aoyomi share the first and last place for best and worst character. Asami is a victim, she is taking power back, and she is clearly an intriquing black widow of sorts. Once she dons her torture gear the film is all in on her. We want to see this poor child take the power back into her hands, but she is also misdirected and though Aoyomi is not innocent she is definitely going to irredeemable levels of mistreatment to make her point. She's very unsympathetic and it really downplays Aoyomis wrong doings to the point that many will disagree with me that he deserved any of this.

    Aoyomi is often interpreted as this innocent widower. His loss does make him sympathetic. He was genuinely looking for a connection and not just for sex, though if my interpretation of the "dream sequence" is correct, he did cave and have sex with a few of the auditioners besides Asami. That is however left up to your personal interpretation. He was still in the wrong however for his lies. He and his friend intentionally crafted a scenario that was inteded to trap young women so that he could choose from them. In a non horror movie this may have been a quirky object for a meet cute, but in both Audition and real life, it's fucking creepy and wrong. Asami saw this, and so should the audience. Of course I don't think that Aoyomi was evil, just misquided. He did however place himself in a position to do harm and Asami is an avenging Demon to punish the wicked.

    What makes this film work however is this ambiguity. This is not a story of Good vs Evil, it's a story of Good and Evil. They both exist within and without one another and Audition is an important reminder of how easily our experiences and our loss can blind us to the moral implications of our actions.

    Best Kill: Piano Wire

    Within the dream sequence Asami is shown to approach her old dance instructor while he is playing on the Piano. She produces her weapon of choice, a piano wire, and the dance instructor gladly accepts his fate. We are greeted with flashes of several poignant images as she saws back and forth into the flesh of his neck before fully decapitating him, and his severed head lands with a satisfying and bloody thud onto the ground.

    Most WTF Moment: In The Dog House

    We are treated to an incredibly visceral scenario at one point in the film where Asami feeds her own vomit to a victim. Earlier on in the movie there is a writhing sack in Asami's home that we are left to ponder the contents of. Of course, we presume it is something living. In the dream sequence in the third act the bag is unbound and a man with several missing extremities slithers out. We can hear Asami of camera retching. She makes her way into focus and she produces a silver dog dish full of ... well, you guessed it. She places it before her pet, and the mutilated man gladly accepts his dinner.

    Summary

    I have stayed away from Audition for a very long time. I remember hearing rumours, though they may be just that, around the time that The Devil's Rejects was released, that there was only one movie that Rob Zombie was too afraid to watch a second time. That movie was Audition. That was enough of a negative endorsement for me. I am a fan of horror, of dread, of fear, but I think that in the pursuit of those experiences repulsion and gore can be excellent servants. but there are many films that think that disgust and gore are enough to inspire fear and that is just not the case. I was afraid that Audition was one of those movies. It is revolting, it is upsetting, and vile. But it is also terrifying and phantasmagoric. Audition walks the line of torture porn expertly and produces something better than a lazy gross out feature. It has layers, it has pathos, and more importantly it allows us to imagine our monsters more complexly.

    Overall Grade: B

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  • mihunni
    28.05.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Ichi the Killer (2001) -dir. Takashi Miike

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  • scorsesedepalmafan
    28.05.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    There’s no love in your violence...

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  • wienners
    26.05.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    hi welcome to posts that have lived in my head all week

    #things to say #i put this on my privtwitter it deserves a life on here as well #ichi the killer #horror #uhhh whats the japanese name of this series uh #takashi miike#hitman one#Koroshiya Ichi#itk
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  • roseshavethoughts
    22.05.2021 - 3 weeks ago

    Film | Audition - Review

    World Cinema Month My ★★★★ review of Audition #CharityShopCinema

    Audition (1999) Plot – A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be – Audition. Director – Takashi Miike Starring – Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki  Genre – Horror | Drama | Mystery Released – 1999 When thinking about Audition, most only remember the shocking…

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  • ditaaav2
    20.05.2021 - 3 weeks ago

    インプリント〜ぼっけえ、きょうてえ〜 Imprint 2006

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  • miskatonic-spleen
    20.05.2021 - 3 weeks ago

    Odishon (1999)

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  • miskatonic-spleen
    18.05.2021 - 3 weeks ago

    Odishon (1999)

    dir. Takashi Miike

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  • miskatonic-spleen
    18.05.2021 - 3 weeks ago

    Odishon (1999)

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  • miskatonic-spleen
    18.05.2021 - 3 weeks ago

    Odishon (1999) dir. Takashi Miike

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  • miskatonic-spleen
    18.05.2021 - 3 weeks ago

    Odishon (1999)

    dir. Takashi Miike

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