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Death Powder (1986)
"Desu pawuda" (original title)

 -  Sci-Fi | Horror  -  21 June 1986 (Japan)
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Two people, a man and a woman enters a warehouse that will change their life and minds forever.

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Sort of a Japanese "Eraserhead", but makes less sense.
7 September 2000 | by (seattle) – See all my reviews

Definitely one of the most funked up movies I've seen, I rented this one at a Japanese video store, so there were no subtitles or dubbing. I don't think it would have helped anyway, there's really little dialogue, and I think this is primarily intended to enhance altered mindsets more than anything, if there is a plot here, it's minimal at best.

Anyway, I love this film, it's just so bizarre and out there, I've watched it 3 times, I still have no concept whatsoever of the point. A couple of people break into a building, there's some sort of creature there, then your thrust into some mind bending alternate universe, or maybe it's the creatures mind, or maybe it just injects the humans with some drug that makes them have some intense death trip, I don't know. This goes on for a while, very cheaply done, but using lots of dated, cheap, but effective camera and editing tricks to really mess with your mind. There's some blood and gore here too. Then, out of nowhere, we have some bizarre music video, shot outside, that slowly slides back into the dingy, grim world of slime and blood and hallucinoegins we were in before. After a while, the movie seems to end, but wait! It's not over yet, after the fadeout, strange noises and barely perceptible images fade back in, and we have a few more minutes of unintelligible weirdness. This is all accomponied by some very strange sounds and music, I'd love to have the "score" for this, it goes a long way in making the movie even more messed up.

Anyway, if you love really, really bizarre "artistic" films, seek this one out, though there's no U.S. release I know of.


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