Part of Aspects of Japanese Cinema
- Japanese Halloween Shlockfest Double Bill
29 October 2010, London
Japanese Halloween Shlockfest Double Bill
Our spooky Halloween double bill presents two new shlock horror titles straight from Japan introduced by writer Jasper Sharp, curator of the new Zipangu Festival. A feast of blood, guts and sushi late night in the Barbican's basement.
Hell bent on world domination, father and son businessmen recruit a vicious gang of Geisha assassins including power tool-enhanced sisters, but when one refuses to kill innocents the War of the Geisha’s begins. A laugh-out-loud feast of bad-taste, RoboGeisha reveals a mind-boggling array of surgically added weaponry complete with a Giant Castle Robot and buildings that bleed. This unashamedly over-the-top blood-fest from the team that brought us Machine Girl boasts special gore effects from genre master Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police).
Japan 2009 Dir. Noboru Iguchi 102 min.
Kyonyû doragon: Big Tits Zombie 3D 18*
Exotic dancers battle cheesy zombies armed only with the samurai sword, the chain saw and wasabi paste! Peppered with 3D set pieces this tongue in cheek take on the Western/zombie genre Japanese style sees strippers vs the undead in the live film adaptation of Rei Mikamoto's cult manga and stars actress Sora Aoi.
Japan 2010 Dir. Takao Nakano 73 min.
Augmented City 3D #
A meditation on the architecture of the contemporary city as it becomes more and more about the synthetic spaces created by the digital information that we collect, consume and organise and less about the physical space of buildings and landscape.
2010 Dir. Keiichi Matsuda 4 mins.
In Japanese with English subtitles.
Presented in association with the Zipangu Festival.
All films are in Japanese with English subtitles unless otherwise stated.
Film tickets: £8.50 online / £10.50 full price; Members £6.50 online / £8.50 full price; Concessions £7.50; Under 15 £5.50 subject to availability