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Boom mic visible in at least 3 scenes including the mother in the bedroom when she first removes clothes and later in bedroom when crew can be seen as well in mirror. See more »
[as the bullies throw fireworks at the house]
They're here! Everyone, can you see this? Can you see this?
[taping with camera]
This is my home! My home! Did you see that? The big strong bullies are here!
[pans to Keiko]
This is my wife! She's a lovely little wife! Dinner was delicious! This is...
[pans to the Visitor]
... I don't know who this is, we're not acquainted! Watch! It's amazing, truly amazing! What a scene! It's unbelievable!
[going back to the fireworks, panning to knife in floor]
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bizarre, disturbing ...and I thought American reality TV was bad!
This was the fourth Miike film I've seen (Audition, Ichi, Gozu...well 5th if you count his short from Three Extremes) and I think this was by far the most bizarre and disturbing. I'm not squeamish or easily affected by movies so it didn't really disturb me but I can see where it would be disturbing to the average viewer. Miike did manage to hit upon almost every taboo in the books. I'll admit that I did feel somewhat dirty because I got turned on by the opening scene...but hey, it's a just a movie.
Overall I think it was a unique take on the reality TV craze and voyeourism in general. While I didn't like it as much as his other movies that I've seen it's definitely worth checking out.
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