Kaizokuban Bootleg Film
First screened in April 2018 / Most recently screened in May 2020
Director: Masahiro Kobayashi. Cast: Kippei Shîna, Akira Emoto, Kazue Takani, Kazuki Kitamura, Maika, Tamaki, Wakaba Nakano. Screenplay: Masahiro Kobayashi.

Twitter Capsule: Title winks at quick-and-dirty genre homage and at male identities as crap dubs of lost, mythic originals.

Second Capsule: Kobayashi riffs on everyone from Godard to the Coens to Tarantino, occasionally absorbing weaknesses (especially QT's) as well as strengths.

VOR:   Struck me as thin and crass the first time. Later, I credited it with more layers and self-consciousness, but mileage will vary. Anomaly for Kobayashi?

Photo © 1999 Monkey Town Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

(in April 2018: C+)

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