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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful:

Tasty!

6/10
Author: grissnharr from Florida
16 May 2004

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Gaki Damashii, aka The Tastiest Flesh, is easily one of the strangest Japanese horror films of the Nineties (and that's saying a lot!) The plot involves a journalist infected by a ghost or alien which then grows or incubates inside his stomach for a fortnight before painfully coming back up and out his mouth. The "birth" scene is gross and dramatic, almost rivaling ALIEN. As soon as the baby monster is born, it is snatched away by a mysterious stranger. The journalist soon discovers that the stranger is actually a former infectee who has acquired a taste for the little monsters (they're good with vegetables). Apparently, their flesh is so good that once a person has tasted it they become addicted to it (hence "The Tastiest Flesh", get it).

Although packed with some good shocks, the film brevity makes it feel incomplete. Most of the plot lines are underdeveloped, and many key questions go unanswered. It seems that such a unique concept could have sustained a film twice as long. Still, its worth seeing if you get the chance. The only place I've ever seen it sold at is Video Search of Miami

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

The Ultimate forgotten Japanese Gore Film!

10/10
Author: gorebagkiller from United States
3 May 2005

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Gaki Damashii (English Translation- "The Tasty Flesh")is quite possibly the greatest forgotten Japanese gore film of all time. The story is about a Journalist who becomes infected with a Japanese demon. The demon incubates in the mans stomach before Violently tearing its way up and out through the Journalists mouth (Complete with mouth splitting wide open). As soon as the Demon is "born" it is snatched away by a mysterious stranger. The Journalist (Yes, somehow he survived) soon discovers that the man who grabbed up the demon is in fact a former infectee who has developed a taste for the little demons, In fact they taste so good that when a person eats their flesh they instantly become addicted to it. Gaki Damashii has rarely been seen outside of Japan which is a shame, it is one of the best short films (Clocking in at just 54 minutes) I have seen and is worth checking out if you can find it.

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

weird

6/10
Author: dbborroughs from Glen Cove, New York
27 April 2008

Weird Japanese horror, monster movie about man who is infected by a demon that is snatched away when the demon comes out by a former carrier who likes to eat the beasties.

Hard to describe film (its not completely clear in some aspects) is best described as a as what it is, a 1980's horror film with rubber monsters. The weird aspects of the film are what carry it along since its so odd you keep watching it even when the film kind of drags along. Its the sort of movie that you'll either click with or you won't. I liked the ideas, but ultimately it bored me.

6 out of 10

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Bizarre Japanese creature flick.

8/10
Author: HumanoidOfFlesh from Chyby, Poland
2 April 2010

"Gakidama" is an 80's Japanese horror flick about a reporter,who is sent out to cover a story about a couple who spotted a spirit known as a Gakidama out in the woods.While investigating the hapless reporter becomes host to the spirit and to please the spirit he must consume as much as possible.Things turn worst when it comes time for the creature to be released and it finds its way out through his mouth tearing his jaw almost completely off.After months have passed from the terrible incident,the man who once birthed a demon is now left only with the desire to consume it.Bizarre and fascinating Cronenbergian horror film about a man,who gives a birth to gakidama spirit,the larva of ghouls.It owes a lot to Ridley Scott's "Alien" too.The creature looks nice and there is a bit of gore."Gakidama" is very hard to come by,so if you find a copy grab it as soon as possible.8 out of 10.

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