For the last Japanese Movie Meetup in a while (regular movie meetups will continue, but this Japanese strand will be on hold for around 6-7 months) we're going to have the London premiere and pre-DVD release screening of legendary Japanese cult director SOGO ISHII's newest film 'Isn't Anyone Alive?'
When people talk about a bizarre urban myth at a University hospital people start dying inexplicably one after another...
With the air of this 'energy void' throughout, the world of this absurd black comedy, based upon the theatre play of the same name, starts to take over the world.
With 'Crazy Thunder Road' (1980), 'Burst City' (1982), 'The Crazy Family' (1984), 'Angel Dust' (1994), 'Electric Dragon 80,000V' (2001) and more, Gakuryu Ishii (previously known as Sogo Ishii) has been amusing us with his talent of totally overstepping genre boundaries with striking images and music. In his latest feature film he has adapted the Shiro Maeda play 'Isn't Anyone Alive', an avant-garde story of 18 young students dying one after another.
View the trailer at: http://youtu.be/keE6utFp9-k
'Isn't Anyone Alive?' will be out on DVD on October 22nd from THIRD WINDOW FILMS, so here's your chance to catch a FREE pre-release screening of a film which when played at the Edinburgh Film Festival recently was thoroughly praised by critics:
“**** (4 stars) Whoever thought that the end of the world could be so much fun?” – The Skinny
“***** (5 stars) The most death heavy, life affirming film you’re likely to see “ - TVBomb
"Unique and occasionally hilarious viewing. Highly Recommended!" - Edinburgh Festivals
"An enjoyable slice of contemporary Japanese satire" - CineVue