I posted the trailer for Sion Sono’s latest film Why Don’t You Play in Hell? last week and Tired Paul suggested I make some Gifs for the film… Little did he know I was already doing it! Well, I posted them on my Tumblr. Some are so large I need to post them here because of the file upload limit on Tumblr.
So, here’s the film done through the power of Gifs (I expect this post will take ages to load due to the size and number of the things).
Japanese Title: 地獄 で なぜ 悪い Why Don’t You Play in Hell?
Romaji: Jigoku de Naze Warui Why Don’t You Play in Hell?
Release Date: September 28th, 2013 (Japan)
Running Time: N/A
Director: Sion Sono
Writer: Sion Sono (Screenplay),
Starring: Jun Kunimura, Shinichi Tsutsumi, Fumi Nikaido, Tomochika, Hiroki Hasegawa, Kotou Lorena, Gen Hoshino, Tak Sakaguchi
and Ikegami (Tsutsumi)
are rival gangsters who despise each other but there’s a catch for Ikegami… he loves Muto’s actress daughter Mitsuko (Nikaido).
Part of the reason she’s an actress is because Muto arranged it as a gift for his loyal wife Shizue (Tomochika) who dreamed that Mitsuko would be a star even after she was sent to prison after taking the fall for him and his criminal escapades.
Muto is out to make that dream happen. Enter Koji (Hoshino), a timid passer-by who is mistaken for being a film director and kidnapped.
When dealing with gangsters you don’t mess about so Koji gets a cinephile named Hirata (Hasegawa) who is waiting for a chance to exercise his skills (and madness).
Hirata takes charge of the film.
He casts Mitsuko in a fictional gang war where she’s a sword wielding lunatic.
But it soon goes wrong when it turns real and Hirata lets loose with his imagination and a guy dressed like Bruce Lee (Sakaguchi).
Uhhh, there was no real place for me to put the Blood Side gif in the synopsis (especially because there are two characters involved) so here it is at the end.
That was fun! I’m being genuine when I say that I am more of a Suicide Club and Strange Circus chap. I love the gore, the black humour and get twisted by the themes and emotions involved. This looks to play with the love of films. Anyway, posting these on my Tumblr introduced me to the Nikaido Fumi Fan Club International. Check them out for pics.