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Visitor Q
     

Visitor Q

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Director: Takashi Miike, Shungiku Uchida, Kenichi Endo, Kazushi Watanabe

Cast: Takashi Miike, Shungiku Uchida, Kenichi Endo, Kazushi Watanabe

 

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An audacious and original take on the dysfunctional family of the new millennium, maverick director Takashi Miike's taboo-bursting effort arrives on stateside DVD courtesy of Media Blasters. Presented in it's original aspect ratio of 1.33:1 (shot on video), the transfer is clean and the audio, presented in Japanese Dolby Digital Stereo, is crisp and free of distortion

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An audacious and original take on the dysfunctional family of the new millennium, maverick director Takashi Miike's taboo-bursting effort arrives on stateside DVD courtesy of Media Blasters. Presented in it's original aspect ratio of 1.33:1 (shot on video), the transfer is clean and the audio, presented in Japanese Dolby Digital Stereo, is crisp and free of distortion or hiss. Despite the commendable presentation of the film, this release is sorely lacking in the extra features department.

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All Movie Guide - Jonathan Crow
Unlike other similarly themed films -- such as Sogo Ishii's Crazy Family or François Ozon's Sitcom -- Visitor Q is not a mere cynical parody or a parade of empty shocks. In spite of the film's wild exaggerations, one senses that Takashi Miike legitimately cares for his characters. By the film's final reel, after one of the funniest necrophilia scenes in film history, Miike reveals an almost jarringly traditional view of family, ending with each character fulfilling their ascribed societal roles. Though acting is across-the-board good, Shungiku Uchida -- known in Japan more as a comic book artist than an actress -- delivers a performance that is absolutely fearless. In short, Visitor Q is an outrageously weird ride that starts out shocking and ends on a note that seems almost wholesome.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/26/2002
UPC:
0631595021684
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
NR
Source:
Tokyo Shock
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
1:24:00

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[None specified]

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
2. Early Bird Father [11:45]
3. Visitor Q [1:10]
4. Mother/Son [7:53]
5. Guest [8:51]
6. Failure/New Idea [9:09]
7. Whore/Addict [6:22]
8. Milking [6:07]
9. Liberation/Degradation [5:15]
10. Strangle/Screw [8:58]
11. Poop/I'm Stuck [5:02]
12. Function/Dysfunction [9:21]
13. Regression/End Credits [3:54]

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Visitor Q 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Doc_Faustus More than 1 year ago
Visitor Q is a cold hard look at whether the family dynamic can survive modern society and whether life will ever be the same now that we are in the reality tv panoptikon. Chaos triumphs. Every that can go wrong does go wrong. If you can get through Pink Flamingos without projectile vomiting, if you liked Ichi the Killer, if you read Bizarro fiction, then this might be a film you can appreciate for its sublime filth and sublime beauty. If not, you might want to go elsewhere. When some people are looking for extreme cinema, they think they're just going to see some serious gore. If you want that serious gore, Ichi the Killer is a better bet. If you're not just going in anticipating blood and guts but rather anticipating a cinematic experience like nothing you've seen before, then Visitor Q might be a deranged masterpiece you can appreciate.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has to be the most disturbing film i have ever viewed in my life, and trust me i have seen thousands of films that the squeemish should not view. If you think you have seen it all then watch Visitor Q. I promise it will leave a feeling in your stomach that you will never forget.