We’ve seen a lot of stuff over the years. Some bad. Some good. And the rest? They just defy rational explanation. This, my friends, is one of the really strange times when we’re at a loss for words. One look at this clip for Big Man Japan (review here), and I think you will be too.
Seriously, dude, what the fuck? Big Man Japan is a fictitious documentary that tells the story of Daisato, a slacker who after being shocked with electricity ends up protecting the world from some of the most absurd giant monsters you have ever seen.
The film is the final release in Magnet’s “Six Shooter Film Series”, which spotlights genre cinema from around the globe, and will hit theatres in Los Angeles and New York on Friday, May 15. Click here for more information.
Dig the clip, courtesy of MTV’s Splash Page, after the plot crunch.
A middle-aged slacker living in a rundown, graffiti-ridden slum, Daisato’s job involves being shocked by bolts of electricity that transform him into a stocky, stick-wielding giant several stories high who is entrusted with defending Japan from a host of bizarre monsters. But while his predecessors were national heroes, he is a pariah among the citizens he protects, who bitterly complain about the noise and destruction of property he causes. And Daisato has his own problems –an agent insistent on branding him with sponsor advertisements, an Alzheimer-afflicted grandfather who transforms into a giant in dirty underwear, and a family who is embarrassed by his often cowardly exploits. A wickedly deadpan spin on the giant Japanese superhero, BIG MAN JAPAN is an outrageous portrait of a pathetic but truly unique hero.
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