Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Survive Style 5+ (2004)


Genre:  Fantasy / Action / Comedy
Director:  Gen Sekiguchi
Starring: Tadanobu Asano, Kyōko Koizumi, Jai West, Sonny Chiba, Vinnie Jones

A man repeatedly murders his wife who refuses to stay dead; a self-absorbed ad copy writer who comes up with one ridiculous inane idea after another; a British hit-man who only wants to know everyone's function in life; a trio of marauding youths who break into houses for a living;  and an unfortunate father whose brain is left scrambled after a stage hypnotist is murdered in mid-performance.  What starts off as unrelated plot lines, soon intertwine with each other in bizarre and unexpected ways.  


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Survive Style 5+ is one of the coolest, funniest, beautiful, and insane films I have seen in quite awhile.  The characters are absurd and over the top, sporting amazingly colorful costumes and their dialogue is simply off the wall.  The set pieces are beautiful and mind blowingly surreal.  The plot seems to meander in the most random directions.  The soundtrack is hilariously ridiculous yet entirely appropriate, highlighted by Cake's superb rendition of Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive.  But there is a reason for the insanity as all five story lines come together brilliantly in the end.     











20 comments:

Electronics Blog said...

Looks like a great movie, will check it out.

Drackar said...

That...seems bongo ass crazy to me. Good stuff.

ashleyspace said...

I love sureal stuff like that thanks man

SilverWind said...

Does it have subtitles?

izmeer said...

Looks good

ynfunde said...

crazyy

CS said...

I must say, that is a very unique title cover.

The movie looks interesting.

Max Steel said...

That looks really interesting

Come At Me Bro said...

This is sweet!

Dyaitsidyam∂ said...

That looks pretty cool. gonna look for it in netflix.

RoodNverse said...

ima check it out i like odd movies like this lol thanks

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Flippy said...

The screencaps make the movie seem so intense. It's like all over the place! Almost like a screwed up japanese Fear and Loathing.

WildBoar said...

Weird. Congrats on not posting a Icelandic movie.

HonBlogger said...

sweet dude, keep up the good blogging

Touch and Feel said...

What...in the world? Sounds trippy.

doingitwrong said...

"A man repeatedly murders his wife who refuses to stay dead" lmao... i'm honestly intrigued, i want to watch this movie...

Mesty said...

Hahaha this looks like a really good funny movie!
Mesty =)

BLUERAD said...

Haha very entertaining post ^ Lol'd at the comments

Home Alone Stoned said...

damn this movie looks badass, will def check it out

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