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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:43 pm    Post subject: Miike's Next Jidai Geki Reply with quote
Well if he played it straight and narrow with his last two ventures into jidai geki well not anymore .
To be fair to the man if you discount Imprint and Izo than his 4 ventures into this realm with Kumamto Monagatari ,Sabu,13 Assassins and Hara Kiri Death Of A Samurai have been on the up and up .

Now he has announced his next project will be an adaption of Junichiro Tanizaki's Secret History Of The Lord Of Musashi .
Some on line sites have claimed this project is about Musashi's sexual habits (young boy's ),Not its actually about a Daimyo who as a young boy becomes aroused after seeing the women of his castle applying cosmetics and dressing the heads of the fallen warriors .
In the lords adult life he finds he cannot do the biz with the Mrs unless presented with presented with head as in severed not the Missus applying lips to the genital area .

So expect the Visitor Q or Gozu of Jidai Geki .

One good thing though at least he did not adapt Captain Shigimoto's Mother by Tanizaki .
That tale of a Heian Period Courtier who digs up his true loves perfumed boxes to sniff her stool i could pass on .

On a less than note his latest pre Ninja Kids offering Hara Kiri Death Of A Samurai was slated to hit theaters here on Oct 11th but now seems shelved for the time being .
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Since that's what the book is essentially about (fascinating read, by the way), he actually is playing it pretty straight. This is Tanizaki's twistedness, not anything on Miike.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:03 am    Post subject: Miikes next Reply with quote
You are so right the book itself could not get more strange ,Its a great book almost Gothic with a perverse twisted edge. Actually i discovered Tanizaki through Turnbull.He did an article on head viewing in one of those Military History mags he writes for a few years back .
My only concern would be as its a short story, more or less it would leave room Miike to run amok, but if he leaves it as is it should make a great film .
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