Ratings Key

= Excellent. The best the genre has to offer.
1/2 = Very Good. Perhaps not "perfect," but undoubtedly a must-see.
★★★ = Good. Accomplishes what it sets out to do and does it well.
★★1/2 = Fair. Clearly flawed and nothing spectacular, but competently made. OK entertainment.
★★ = Mediocre. Either highly uneven or by-the-numbers and uninspired.
1/2 = Bad. Very little to recommend.
= Very Bad. An absolute chore to sit through.
NO STARS! = Abysmal. Unwatchable dreck that isn't even bad-movie amusing.
SBIG = So Bad It's Good. Technically awful movies with massive entertainment value.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Chôjin densetsu Urotsukidôji (1989)

...aka: Legend of the Overfiend
...aka: Urotsukidôji
...aka: Urotsukidôji I: Legend of the Overfiend
...aka: Wandering Kid, The

Directed by:
Hideki Takayama

Every 3000 years the monstrous “overfiend” emerges to destroy every species in existence so the Earth can start anew. Graphic sex and gore are selling points of this cult classic Japanese anime, which is based on the comic by Toshio Maeda. After awhile it seems like it hops from one crude horror/sex set-piece to another. It gets far too repetitive before the climax finally tries to throw some kindergarten-level message our way. More review coming soon.


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