Sunday, November 25, 2012

Big Tits Zombie (Takao Nakano, 2010)

So, I am a sucker for Pinky Horror. Sometimes the cheesier the better, and this one is loaded with that orange stuff they put on nachos at the movie theater, and lots of it.

Now, this is also known as The Big Tits Dragon (for some reason) and is based on the manga KyonyÅ« Doragon, and pits a group of strippers against a horde of mystical, yet still plague carrying, zombies. One of the oddest bits of the US DVD release is that the English-dubbed version does not have the same dialogue as the English-subtitled version. The dubbed version is a sort of Mystery Science Theater 3000 take on the film, with the cast and at times the off-screen director making fun of the movie. It is still a comedy in Japanese, but not in the same mocking way the dubbing takes.

The film stars Sola Aoi as "Lena", Risa (Lisa) Kasumi as "Ginko", and Mari Sakurai as "Maria". It is silly and cheesy with a high jiggle factor and buckets of blood. Many of the special effcts are poorly handled, which may partly be Takao Nakano's intent, or perhaps budgetary restraints.

The plot is a bit Evil Dead-like, in that the five strippers we meet early on (including the yet unmentioned "Nene" played by Tamayo and "Darna" played by Io Aikawa) are told by their boss that the club is shutting down, but puts them on to a job at a spa. Things are a little weird their, as the spa clientele was expecting prostitutes. Not being prostitutes, the quintet waits for strip club customers in the green room. None ever come. Boredom sets in, and they find a locked door behind a tapestry. Behind that is a series of rooms, one of which is a library, which contains The Book of the Dead. Not the Egyptian one, and not exactly the Necronomicon from the Evil Dead, but the one stripper, Maria, can read it, and inadvertently opens The Well of Spirits, which starts spouting out the walking dead.

In all, a rather fun movie, though not great. Not really that innovative for the genre of Pinky Horror, save, perhaps, for the tongue-in-cheek aspect. If you are sick of zombies, it is a bit of a palate cleanser, as it is not strict with its zombies at all. They are more monsters of the more generic sort that the Romero zombies we cannot avoid in this age of zombie fever. I liked it, but you may not want to go out of your way to see it. Leg fans might be well pleased.

Sola Aoi

Risa Kasumi

Mari Sakurai

2 comments:

Kal said...

I am gonna make it my business to watch one of these bizarre recommendations of yours. I might just find myself to be an afficianado.

Darius Whiteplume said...

I was thinking that this is actually a good into to Pinky Horror. It is not ridiculously gruesome, and the story has a fairly decent thread. One of the better ones is Ichi the Killer, but it is way gross at times.

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