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GATSU



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:42 am Reply with quote
Actually, MB never released the anime, since they couldn't get the rights. They did release the movie though. On an unrelated note, I asked Edgar Wright if he heard of Lupin, since he was also presenting Phantom of the Paradise, and it clearly influenced Mamo, and he said he had-though I'm not sure if he was just being nice. What's really weird is that, of all the cult stuff he's seen over the years, at the time, he claimed to have never watched "Meet the Feebles".

Anyway, I love the New Beverly, so I'll just quote from Wright's 'Beverly Myspace entry for the event:

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Edgar Wright himself sez:
Check it out.

The New Beverly are not only showing SHAUN OF THE DEAD as their Halloween film this year, but they let me pick the other half of the Bill.

After some agonizing and mulling over some comic horror faves (most of which either I played at my last fest or have been shown a whole bunch already), I chose a film that played as the secret third feature at the close of my Wright Stuff festival last December.

So the honour goes to the 1991's startling Hong Kong epic RIKI OH: THE STORY OF RICKY.

What could be more amazing than a film that names it protagonist twice in the title?

And what could be more Halloween-y than a ridiculously gory futuristic prison romp with a hero who can play the flute and punch through peoples heads?

RIKI OH also makes for a great drinking game. Just take a shot anytime someone says "Ricky!" and anytime someone's head is exploded.

This is often. You is going to get fucked up.

As further proof of SHAUN and RIKI OH being the perfect Halloween double; I now offer you the IMDB plot keywords for both movies.

First off, Plot Keywords for
SHAUN OF THE DEAD (2004)

Boyfriend Girlfriend Relationship
Flesh Eating Zombies
Slacker
Love
Death
Neighbor
Explosion
Cult
Violence
Machine Gun
Cult Favorite
Military
Killer Child
Old Lady
Severed Head
Beheading
Children Killed
Flatulence
Zombie Violence
Suburbia
Dead Body
Molotov Cocktail
Black Comedy
Generation X
Post Modern
Satire
SWAT Team
Zombie
Beaten To Death
Disembowelment
Dysfunctional Society
Eaten Alive
Friendship
Gore
National Emergency
Shop Assistant
Shot In The Forehead
Siege
Social Satire
Stepfather Stepson Relationship
Throat Ripping
Cannibalism
Car Accident
Dart
Decapitation
Dismemberment
Gash In The Face
Impalement
Loss Of Mother
Severed Arm
Severed Leg
Shot In The Chest
Shot In The Eye
Shot In The Neck
Shot To Death
Arson
Breakup
Cricket Bat
Hit And Run
Loss Of Husband
Mother Son Relationship
Pool Cue
Pub
Rifle
Secret Love
Tool Shed
Trampoline
Video Game
Vulgarity
Anti Hero
Epic
Improvised Weapon
Obscene Finger Gesture
Racial Slur
Twist In The End

Plot keywords for
RIKI OH: THE STORY OF RICKY (1991)

Hook For Hand
Stabbed In The Eye
Exploding Body
Seppuku
Suicide
Taser
Glass Eye
Decapitation
Wetting Pants
Crow
Crushed To Death
Razor Blade
Vengeance
Severed Leg
Blinding
X Ray
Shower Room
Transformation
Stabbing
Extreme Gore
Crushed Head
Severed Arm
Opium
Mute
Intestines
Hand Through Head
Broken Finger
Skinned Alive
Grindhouse
Profanity
Disembowelment
Gore
Martial Arts
Prison
Splatter
Exploding Head
Black Comedy
Controversial
Torture
Animal Abuse
Buried Alive
Christ Allegory
Dismemberment
Hiding On Ceiling
Nail Through Hand
Murder
Mutilation
Megalomaniac
Social Commentary

If you were not sold by the time it got to 'Hand Through Head' on the RIKI list, then I do not know what to say.

Be there.*
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:12 am Reply with quote
BTW, I hear Wright might judge a costume contest on Halloween.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:04 am Reply with quote
So Wright appears to be good for Friday, but not guaranteed for Saturday.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:05 am Reply with quote
This was one screening that was full of surprises. For one, most of the audience hadn't seen Riki-Oh! In addition, John Landis [Director of Animal House, Blues Bros., An American Werewolf in London, and the Thriller video] showed up for the latter film! [For a remake, I hope. Wink] There was also a sizable amount of fan-girls there, and most of them even stayed after Shaun of the Dead! Plus the person who won the costume contest ironically just wore a sheet with holes for the eyes over her head. Laughing Definitely a fun event.
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