In Venice Beach, naive Midwesterner JB bonds with local slacker KG and they form the rock band Tenacious D. Setting out to become the world's greatest band is no easy feat, so they set out to steal what could be the answer to their prayers -- a magical guitar pick housed in a rock-and-roll museum some 300 miles away.
By working through problems stemming from his past, Tom Warshaw, an American artist living in Paris, begins to discover who he really is, and returns to his home to reconcile with his family and friends.
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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