I finally got around to seeing Birdman at Nashville’s Belcourt Theater yesterday, and in front of it were a couple of trailers for films that will soon be showing there (and if you’re lucky enough, theaters near you also) that really caught my eye.
Filmmaker Sion Sono (LOVE EXPOSURE) describes his frenzied, gleeful new work as “an action film about the love of 35mm.” There’s a war going on. Ten years ago, yakuza mid-boss Ikegami led an assault against rival don Muto. Now, on the eve of his revenge, all Muto wants to do is complete his masterpiece, a feature film with his daughter in the starring role, before his wife is released from prison. And an inexperienced but eager wannabe film crew are standing by with the chance of a lifetime: to film a real, live yakuza battle to the death…on 35mm! Endlessly irreverent and wildly, hilariously visceral, this Tarantino-esque ode to the yakuza films of yore features an over-the-top, blood-soaked finale for the ages.
And here’s that trailer:
Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps and other sordid souls, is a bastion of depravity and hopelessness where a lonely vampire stalks its most unsavory inhabitants. But when boy meets girl, an unusual love story begins to blossom…blood red.
And the trailer:
The film has been described as the first-ever Iranian Vampire Western. Yeah, I think I’m gonna be going to see that.
So what do you think? Do either of these trailers intrigue you?
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