Thursday, April 4, 2013

Japanese filmmaker puts the W, the T, and the F in WTF!

F is for fart, apparently. And nobody knows that better than Noboru Iguchi, filmic leader of this team of avante garde moviemakers.

Sure, the movie is in Japanese. But before we get ahead of ourselves and start painting all Japanese films with the same brush of weirdness, let's give credit where credit is due.

F Is For Fart is a segment in a 26-part American horror anthology movie which "showcases death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty". The auteur, the creative driving force, behind F Is For Fart is Noboru Iguchi alone. While he clearly comes from a tradition that has inspired a lot of this kind of quirky uniqueness, he has an oeuvre of work that stands on its own.

This man, whom we feel it's best to picture at left, just to flesh out his sheer presence, has written, directed and acted in several movies. Some fall within the adult genre, others are horror, and still others a train-smashy combination of the two.

For instance, there was A Larva To Love, a love story involving a boy, a girl and a parasite. The Machine Girl was about a woman who lost an arm and then replaced it with a machine gun. Quite possibly taking the cake, though, would be something that they describe here as "a scatological horror/comedy". It is titled Zombie Ass: Toilet Of The Dead, and one day when we're feeling really brave and really drunk, probably, we'll have a look at it.

Until then, we're quite impressed that we managed to get through this...

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