Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|All Night Long Collection|
Director: Yoichi Arishige
Genres: Indie & Art House, Horror
A group of teenage high-school students are witness to a violent murder prompting them to extract gruesome revenge when a friend is raped. Three extreme depictions of human existence at its most despicable.Format: DVD MOVI... more »
Definitely One of the Most Messed Up Movie Series Ever Made
SwordsmanfromTamriel | The Exact Middle of Nowhere, USA | 07/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Japanese people are just plain scary. I'm not being prejudiced, because I love the Japanese but they have created some of the most gut wrenching and mortifying movies ever made. Audition and the Guinea Pig series come to mind. But this puts those to shame (except maybe Devil's Experiment, and Flowers of Flesh and Blood) as one of the most unsettling films ever made.
All Night Long:
The story in this one is three guys are one day standing at a railroad crossing waiting for the bars to raise up, when a crazed man comes up to a girl. The man kills the girl right in front of the three guys. And then was about to murder one of them when another rams the guy with his motorcycle. The three decide to celebrate by having a "party" in which they are all to bring a girl over for some fun. One of the guys actually falls in love with the girl he was going to bring to the party, but is murdered by a group of young men that bully and harass people. The guy goes insane and gets the others to come with him to kill the group. When one tries to back out. He is threatened that when they are done with the group they'll come and kill him.
The movie is quite unsettling and quite graphic in its portrayl of rape and murder. It especially show rather effectively one of the character's descent into insanity.
All Night Long 2: Atrocity:
The best of the three on this collection in my opinion. The story focuses on a nerdy student named Shinichi during his summer vacation. Shinichi is a shy and quiet individual who's only solice in life comes from painting a model of a nude manga girl. One day A rich kid and his gang of thugs start picking on Shinichi. They beat him up and torch his model. Then one day Shinichi is visited by the leader of the thugs. Claiming that he wouldn't be harmed, Shinichi takes the invitation to go to the leaders home. There the leader shows Shinichi a girl that one of the thugs have kidnapped, and raped. the leader shows Shinichi how he is capable of being abusive, and cruel to people that are "trash." This movie is more F***ed up than the first ANL movie. Maybe it is because it looks like it was filmed with a personal camcorder, and was made on a relatively low budget. This movie was actually more upsetting than the most vile of the Guinea Pig movies. This one is definitely not for the weak of heart or stomach.
All Night Long 3: Final Atrocity:
First off I would like to say that the title is misleading, there are two more All Night Long movies that were made after this one. This one was actually sort of a letdown, especially after the great horror that was Atrocity. Although this one is a bit more offensive. It focuses on Kiku, a mentally handicapped guy who works in a love hotel. He is a normal person until one night he comes across some of a female neighbor's garbage. He takes it home and nails some of it to his walls. I'm talking everything even used tampons. He then starts becoming obsessed with this girl. Always stealing her garbage, leering at her at her work. He even gets pissed when a guy takes her to the love hotel he works at. He also meets up with an old man who has been doing the same thing Kiku has been doing, stealing people's garbage, but he's been doing it for years. Kitamura (the director) really shows off the message of the movie series, that message being, humans are garbage, in this movie.
In short this is one of the most f***ed up series of movies to ever have been released. If you are the type that is easily upset by this style of movie you should avoid it like the plague. It is deeply disturbing and makes you say WTF more than once after you have watched them. If your into Guinea Pig, Audition, or Ebola Syndrome you would like this collection. Just be prepared for a sickening experience. Also if you're thinking about buying these movies, buy the boxset. It only costs thirty dollars, for all three of them. That is more cost effective than buying all of three of them seperately for around ninety dollars."
If you enjoy extreme horror you must get this.
P. Hooker | 10/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have now seen about twenty Asian horror films, and this series definitely ranks among the best. I have written more extensive reviews under the individual titles, but suffice it to say that these movies make Audition look like a Disney romance. Bleak, bizarre, and ultra violent, yet surprisingly stylish and intelligent. This film maker has something to say, and will beat you senseless to make his point.
In short, if you want to see Ringu #25, stay away from this one. If you feel a bit more adventurous, I highly recommend this series."
P. Hooker | 06/22/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"All 3 films are captivating in some bizarre way, but also genuinely disturbing. There's enough gore, violence, revenge and rape to satisfy anyone's purient interest, no matter what level it's at. They're also a little disjointed at times. Make sure you know your audience before showing these to anyone, especially the last one."