Why Don't You Play in Hell
Directed by Shion Sono
There's a war going on, but that won't stop the inexperienced but eager wannabe film crew, The Fuck Bombers, from following their dreams of making the ultimate action epic. Ten years ago, yakuza mid-boss Ikegami led an assault against rival don, Muto. Now, on the eve of his revenge, all Muto wants to do is complete his masterpiece, a feature film with his daughter in the starring role, before his wife is released from prison. And The Fuck Bombers are standing by with the chance of a lifetime: to film a real, live yakuza battle to the death...on 35mm! Endlessly irreverent and wildly, hilariously visceral, Why Don't You Play In Hell? is a Tarantino-esque ode to the yakuza films of yore, and features an over-the-top, blood-soaked finale for the ages.
A wannabe film crew is on hand for the yakuza battle of a lifetime in Sion Sono's wild work.
Cast: Jun Kunimura, Fumi Nikaidô, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi
This is the most nonsensical film I've ever seen. From the trailer, it looked like it had the potential to be great. However, it was too long and not very interesting. None of the characters were particularly likable. I'm impressed with the amount of fake blood in the ending scene though. That's probably where most of their budget went.
This is exactly what I needed to end my weekend.
CGI blood is usually a dealbreaker for us horror hounds, but you'll probably be having too much fun to care.
What an absolutely stinking pile of doo doo. The characters are all incredibly annoying and unlivable. The action and gore is too cheesy. This movie attempts to be over the top and to poke fun at pop cukture’s obsession with its own past, but it does not do so in any way that is not hard to sit through the whole time.
Absolute insanity from Sion Sono. Would be nice to see Shudder get some of his other films like the delightfully nasty Cold Fish as well.