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Shôwa kayô daizenshû (2003)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror | 15 November 2003 (Japan)
One of a gang of karaoke loving middle aged women is murdered by a young man. Her friends track him down and kill him. His friends track them down and kill the killer ..... and it escalates!


Tetsuo Shinohara


Ryû Murakami (novel), Sumio Ohmori


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryûhei Matsuda ... Ishihara
Kayoko Kishimoto Kayoko Kishimoto ... Midori Hemmi
Hiroyuki Ikeuchi ... Nobu-chin
Yôichirô Saitô Yôichirô Saitô ... Yano
Sawa Suzuki Sawa Suzuki ... Midori Iwata
Miwako Ichikawa Miwako Ichikawa ... Sugako
Arata Furuta ... Sakaguchi
Mitsu Murata Mitsu Murata ... Sugiyama
Kôen Kondô ... Kato
Kanji Tsuda Kanji Tsuda ... Seo
Asahi Uchida ... Karaoke Bar Host
Kaoru Mizuki Kaoru Mizuki
Mantarô Koichi Mantarô Koichi
Sado Nagasaki Sado Nagasaki
Hôka Kinoshita Hôka Kinoshita


One of a gang of karaoke loving middle aged women is murdered by a young man. Her friends track him down and kill him. His friends track them down and kill the killer ..... and it escalates!

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8 July 2005 | by SupergrassSee all my reviews

adapted from a novel by ryu murakami (audition, coin locker babies, happiness of the katakuris), of course, you would expect a bizarre and mean-spirited film about the more twisted and unsavory characters in japan.

and this you get.

unfortunately, this film is not very interesting unlike murakami's other novels and films. we're privvy to a group of overly-indulgent middle aged Japanese women who spend their time singing karaoke together and trying to pick up younger men. their name: the midoris.

we then meet their nemesis: a group of horny 20something boys (reminiscent of the cast of porky's) who also adore karaoke and the musical 'cabaret' and engage in a major war with the old ladies once one of the boys murders one of them.

from here ensues a boring testament to senseless murders via: knives, guns, grenade launchers and an atomic bomb (no, this is not a takashi miike film about yakuza).

generally unfunny and grimly disastrous. if you have 2 hours to yawn through, watch this one. otherwise, see one of murakami's other works.

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