We’re welcoming Friday the 13th with a marathon of the best thriller, gore and horror films from acclaimed Japanese director Takashi Miike.
Friday 13 March
Ichi The Killer (Japan, 2001)
As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of.
Hara Kiri: Death of a Samurai (Japan, 2011) – Australian Television Premiere
Hanshiro, a destitute samurai, asks to commit hara-kiri at the estate of feudal lord Kageyu. Knowing the dishonour this will bring, Kageyu begs him to reconsider, unaware of the shocking truth behind Hanshiro’s choice.
Over Your Dead Body (Japan, 2014) – Australian Television Premiere
A theatre troupe rehearsing a classic play of murder, betrayal and phantasmagorical vengeance find life bloodily imitating art backstage, in this wild cinematic detour from madly prolific Japanese auteur Takashi Miike.
Visitor Q (Japan, 2001)
Takashi Miike spins this black comedy about a troubled and perverted family who find their lives intruded by a mysterious stranger, who finds a balance in their disturbing natures.