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Death Powder (1986)

Desu pawuda (original title)
Two people, a man and a woman enters a warehouse that will change their life and minds forever.

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Shigeru Izumiya ...
Harima
Takichi Inukai
Rikako Murakami ...
Norris
Mari Natsuki ...
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Kiyoshirô Imawano ...
Dr. Loo
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Tamio Kageyama
Kôichi Satô
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Weird for the sake of weird?
26 April 2012 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Watching this 1986 oddity I can't life of me understand what it is about. There are some reviewers here that give away small hints but I don't know if I understand.

There are lot of stuff here that's reminiscent of Lynch, and Cronenberg etc but director Shigeru Izumiya defies even their style, content, by doing even more surreal choices when it comes to direction, script etc.

Personally I haven't seen such a weird film in a long time, the latest being Fellini - Satyricon (1969. But Fellini - Satyricon (1969)had at least some narrative, this doesn't even try.

In many ways this films feels and looks a videoart exhibit were viewers are supposed to feel, respond to it on a subconscious level.

I'm not sure if that was the directors intent but that is the look and style of this film.

Shigeru Izumiya has according IMDb not directed a another film. Which is too bad because his use of bodyhorror, surrealism etc could have made into one of the most interesting personal filmmakers I've seen.

Future viewers may not like this but it is well worth a look.


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