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The Calamari Wrestler (2004)

Ika resuraa (original title)
A championship wrestling match pits Koji Taguchi against Crush Volcano, the latter no match to Koji's signature move, the Torture Ring Strangler. Koji beams as he clutches the champion belt... See full summary »

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Kana Ishida
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A championship wrestling match pits Koji Taguchi against Crush Volcano, the latter no match to Koji's signature move, the Torture Ring Strangler. Koji beams as he clutches the champion belt, only to have it snatched away by a mysterious new challenger in the ring - a giant squid, in fact, who not only evades Koji's key attack, but destroys him with a Northern Light Suplex! Koji's fiancÃf©e Niako watches tearfully, though there's something about this calamari wrestler that seems familiar... The Tentacle Tackler is the hottest story in the Japanese sports news, the President ofthe Cho-Nippon wrestling team proposes a fixed match as a publicity stunt, but the honourable Calamari Wrestler will hear nothing of it. Wrongfully banned from the sport, he retreats to the Monhonji Temple to train and meditate, where a young reporter tracks him down and begins to unravel his enigma. But the Squid's problems are just beginning - treacherous businessmen, unrequited love, and the wrestling ring ... Written by the_real_sara_marshall

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12 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was looking through the video store a while back and my friend came across this little title, and just started laughing. The title alone is enough to make someone just ask "What the hell?" But, for the fun of it, I rented it and sat down to what ended up to be a very fun movie. The special effects(if you want to call them that) are god awful, but that is half the fun of the movie. Watching the Squid wrestle with humans, and other creatures as well is downright absurd, but as messed up as it is, it is a fun movie that really has no point other than to make viewer say "What the hell?" If you want to see a movie that is zany but tries its hardest to be serious at the same time, see this movie.


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