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A rival of the wrestler Shishioh (Shinya Hashimoto) destroys Shishioh's new house. Shishioh's wife is injured and at the same time seems to have caught a very strange disease which turns her into a mermaid (!). Shishioh agrees to take part in a bloody fight against very weird opponents, arranged by TV producers out for sensation, but pretending they wish to help Shishioh and his wife. Ah! House Collapses!" (the title of my DVD is House of Dead" with a similar aversion to the word the") is a mixture of violent action, tragic drama and silly comedy - and not very good at any of these three. The fight between the two ladies on the bridge over electrified water is the best scene in a movie which hopes its cheap sadism (Shishioh crawls on his knees a lot and has blood all over his face most of the time, it seems) makes it easier to sit through, but I'd rather recommend a dozen of good old Shaolin flicks instead.
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