Is this any good? How are the other movies by this director?

Is this any good? How are the other movies by this director?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Might be a matter of personal taste (what with all the graphic death and overall odd tone) but I found it to be really good. No doubt I'm missing out on a lot of cultural subtext but this and Kairo definitely give me a bit of insight into the culture of depression, loneliness and despair that was cropping up in Japan at the time. Noriko's Dinner Table was also interesting, a sister film I believe centering around a family-for-hire, so you can imagine it's working with the same themes.. Psychic Virgins was kinda dull and silly. Think those are all I've seen by the same director.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Noriko's is a prequel to Suicide Club. I still have to watch it, though.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        some events take place before, some during, and some after Suicide Club

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think this is an amazing movie, truly underrated and one of my personal favorites. Very surreal, the most accurate thing I could say about it is that it's like a mix between the existential parts in Evangelion with the gore of your typical j-splatter film.

    As for Sion Sono's other films I've seen Love Exposure (2008), Cold Fish (2010) and Antiporno (2016).

    Cold Fish is absolutely brilliant, one of the most shocking movies I've ever seen and a highlight amongst the j-horror genre. I think Love Exposure is good but is overrated and Antiporno was just terrible...

    The best parts of Sono's films are when he goes straight to the point and gives philosophical commentary backed up by strong imagery and visual design (Suicide Club, Cold Fish), the worst are when he tries to go for the full intelectual discourse on a movie essay format (Antiporno).

    Overall, I'd say he's a great director with a lot of untapped potential even to this day, and I plan to watch at least 7 more of his films soon.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He is without hyperbole, one of the worst living directors.
      And i'm saying that as a huge fan of Japanese cinema.
      People love his movies because they're "just like an anime!!!" and "bad on purpose lol" etc.

      >philosophical commentary
      Are you 12? Or just stoned?

      You should get into Takashi Miike

      He's better... but not by much. His best film was Audition, i think it was a complete accident.

      >that music
      >the editing
      It made me laugh. It's a comedy, right?

      >It's a comedy, right?
      Kinda. It's more a case of him just being a really awful film maker who despite being a middle aged man with decades of experience, just never seems to learn anything or get any better.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I didn't like it, really ridiculous even for Jap standards. Angel Dust is the same thing but better

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You should get into Takashi Miike

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      For sure, Miike is also a master in his own way, even though some of his movies might be a little too trashy for some people.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How come every Japanese movie that ever gets recommended seems to be about teenagers, usually school girls, being graphically killed

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well, in this case they just kill themselves, don't know if that's the same.

      Also, it's a kino trope.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a pretty interesting but weird movie. I wrote a review on Letterboxd for it. The sequel, or prequel, Norikos dinner table is arguably more kino.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah it's kino. Exte was another good horror movie by the director.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it is from nippon, the land of the rising sun. 'is it good?'

    the ignorance of gaijin continues to flummox me to no end. of course it is good you swine. it was crafted by japanese hands.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They actually hated it in Japan, Suicide Club was more popular in the west.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        hence my sarcastic reply to that baka. inferior western minds are easily entertained.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah...they folded the DVD one thousand times to make it stronger...

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    /tv/'s thoughts on Noriko's Dinner Table? Did he do it to cash in on Suicide Club? Personally I think it was a lot better but obviously the movie wouldn't exist without the existing franchise

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't think he did it just to cash in, it's a good movie on itself and has very little to do with Suicide Club. the connections are only thematic.
      he obviously has stuff to say about modern culture in Japan, alienation and the influence of the internet. If he hadn't made SC and NDT, he would have done other films to say those things.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I only remember the opening scene.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I love the vibe of the intro

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      Want to find more movies with an atmosphere like that

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >that music
        >the editing
        It made me laugh. It's a comedy, right?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >It's a comedy, right
          Yes, Suicide Club has a very strong dark comedy element.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've wanted to watch this for ages but I hated Love Exposure.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When I see Japanese women I just start grabbing them and when you're a fish salesman they let you do it.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lifts to become a fish salesman?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cast his irl wife as a bawd character and watches other actors molest her while filming. Sion is based.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've only seen this and Why Don't You Play in Hell? Both were exciting at the time but wouldn't watch them again.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The film doesn't really make sense and has some utter gibberish ending shoehorned in when the original premise of the film was to tie it in with the girl group seen in the background throughout.
    Sion Sono is not a very good director, most of his films feel more like a ramble than a coherent plot and recently they have been really bad. Antiporno and that Nic Cage film in particular were dreadful. TAG had a neat concept.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The film doesn't really make sense
      Imagine watching a surreal horror film and then complaining it didn't make enough sense.

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I haven’t seen this one yet but Love Exposure is one of the single greatest movies I have ever seen in my entire life

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Suicide Club was one of babies first Japanese films when I was young, along with Battle Royal and Ichi, even still its a cool example of whacko eastern cinema. It has cool concepts(sometimes delivered with painfully outdated cg) as well as a wheel made of meat.

    Love Exposure is my all time favorite movie and I highly suggest you watch it.

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i remember it being boring

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i prefer the torture club

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      She has a disturbingly hot body.

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There wasn't much to recommend beyond girls throwing themselves in front of a train

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just can't watch Japanese movies. They're universally poorly acted.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ichi the Killer is great for that reason.

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    One movie no one ever talks about is Hazard. It's a pretty good film.

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you want to watch a movie in the same vein as this and all the others babbys first tartan Asia extreme

    Then watch Save the green planet

    It will make you a cut above the typical entry level person here. Very slept on film

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Watched this with my roommate at the time. He kept saying "oh they won't actually jump" and was utterly terrified at the scene on the school rooftop. Near the end, especially the auditorium scene, we were both on the edge of tears from the heavy atmosphere of self-guilt felt by those close to a suicidal person. It was heavily metaphorical, and he wasn't used to watching foreign films, but he was definitely emotionally moved by the film, as was I. Pretty great movie in my opinion

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      moronic perverted shit by moronic perverted Japs. They're literally subhumans obsessed with incredibly degenerate shit 24/7. And their culture is such that no one calls it out and lets them live normal lives, like that fricking cannibal for example.

      The duality of man.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sounds pretty gay bro.
      Did you suck each other off after?

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    moronic perverted shit by moronic perverted Japs. They're literally subhumans obsessed with incredibly degenerate shit 24/7. And their culture is such that no one calls it out and lets them live normal lives, like that fricking cannibal for example.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      T. NPC

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        t. moronic teenager

  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Great movie, his other best are Noriko's Dinner Table, Strange Circus and Guilty of Romance.

  26. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Probably my favourite Japanese horror. Just remember it's literally not meant to make sense.

  27. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Sion Sono
    >good

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