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Great Scenes – FUNKY FOREST: FIRST CONTACT

Sometimes a movie comes along that single-handedly raises the bar on WTF?ness. The 2005 quasi-omnibus Funky Forest (directed by Katsuhito Ishii, Hajime Ishimine & Shunichiro Miki) is that movie. Those experienced with Japanese cinema will have an easier time tolerating the seemingly unconnected vignettes that make up this movie, whose plot loosely involves a group of aliens making first contact with a group of equally alien humans. This one’s  weird even by Japan standards – and plays like an unholy marriage between Luis Buñuel‘s Phantom of Liberty and David Cronenberg‘s Naked Lunch. If that sounds good to you you’re apt to enjoy today’s great scene. All others should probably stay away. Warning: the following scene contains bodily fluids, overwhelming weirdness, and mind-boggling logic that may be detrimental to your mental health.

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June 6, 2012   No Comments

Great Scenes – FUTURE COPS

Wong Jing‘s particular brand of broad brainless comedy is hard to swallow in bucketfuls, but in little bite-sized chunks it makes for the perfect snack – which is why he’s a recurring guest in our great scenes section (see here and here). Today’s scene comes from Future Cops (1993), starring Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung and Chingmy Yau as an assorted cast of humans who for some reason morph into Street Fighter characters to stop an evildoer from the future. And if that doesn’t seem ridiculous enough, there’re also lasers, whirlwind kicks, some insane wire-work featuring flying single-occupant vehicles with Gatling guns (somebody needs to bring these back stat!), poorly constructed exterior walls, and of course an overabundance of your standard “hilarious” Hong Kong “na-ni-na-ni-boo-boo” hi jinx!

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October 3, 2011   No Comments

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