CG monster gore galore- an outstanding small-house production!
Thank you, Bandai!! About damn time the "D" series was released (incomplete though the storyline may be) in U.S. DVD format. This is low-budget monster mayhem at its best (and in many scenes, utterly hilarious, at least for those with a sick sense of humor, such as myself). The basic plotline revolves around goo-filled meteors falling to Earth which infect the first living organism unfortunate enough to come into contact with the glowing, intergalactic slime contained within, which transforms the "host" into a monstrous, human-munching beast. Combating these man-eating creatures is a Gundam-style robotic combat suit operated by an exclusively selected human pilot. All this makes for some fantastic (if blatantly low-budget) CGI and suitmation fueled battles, and lemme tell ya- the pedestrian body-count in this film is astronomical and quite bloody at times. Parents and conservative viewers beware- this feature is not for the kiddies or weak of stomach! If you can handle the grue, this is small-name production house filmmaking at it's best. The acting is remarkably well-done for a no-name cast (at least to many viewers) and the cinematography is admirable. Highly recommended for kaiju and creature-feature fans alike. This is groundbreaking, low-budget Japanese cinema: fresh, bold, brash and uncompromising. Well worth tracking down, even for the merely curious. And hey- how many films have you seen featuring a fully-plucked, sixty-foot-tall man-eating Tyson chicken? And if you have a warped sense of humor, you'll be laughing your ass off during many an intentionally tongue-in-cheek, (albeit gruesome) scene.
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