Strangest. Clip. Ever. Big Man Japan

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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  • unclebob

    Trailers for all of Magnet’s “six-shooter” films were on the disk for “Let The Right One In,” and I’ve been on the lookout for all of ’em.

    This and Eden Log will complete the release series. A low-cost boxed set of these releases would be very appealing.

  • Avid Fan

    So looking forward to this. It’s also showing at the Grand Illusion over the last weekend of May in Seattle.

  • PrairieGhost

    So strange I must watch!

  • frank_dracman

    Hawesome. Must….buy….soon.

  • MetalBeard

    I saw this at a film festival a few months back and if you guys think that defies explanation you haven’t seen anything yet. This was one of the best and most bizarre movie experiences I’ve had in awhile.

  • The Unknown Murderer

    YESSS!!! Now that’s what I’m looking for in a kaiju flick! That was weird as hell.

    Did you see the stinky dude’s man-tit? Uggh!

  • Mephistopheles

    Now this is what I’m talking about when I say that I prefer foreign films to American ones nowadays–you’d NEVER see something like this from America, except maybe some obscure DTV release with no budget.

  • The Butcher

    Very strange film. Very good as well.