Yep, it's a fun ride. Be warned though... if you enjoy it, you may find yourself seeking out other Miike films... then the next thing you know your girlfriend won't watch movies with you any more.
I still think that Audition stands up the best of all his films I've seen so far. And IMO, the disk and subs are terrific.
Noticed my local Block Buster has this (on DVD) and have heard enough about it that I'll be checking it out. Have no real idea what to expect, 'cept it's a horror film of sorts. Glad to hear the DVD looks good!
Have 3 more rentals to go on my LORD OF THE RINGS DVD/10 rentals for $25 deal, and this will be one of them.
Is the unrated version vastly different than the R version? I rented the R without knowing of an unrated edition, which I may pick up as sometimes the difference between the two ratings is incredible, see RE ANIMATOR as an example.
AUDITION is a spectacular horror film, and is truly touching, disturbing, and nightmarish! There are some pretty damn creepy scenes as well, and this film is one of my favorites! The film was disturbing, but what disturbed me the most was the poor cute little Beagle's fate
. Superb film, and I did get the DVD at Best Buy.
I heard a lot about this movie and checked it out when I saw it at the local Blockbuster. It was quite disturbing. I also got confused with certain scenes, but it all settles in a while.
Another thing, I think there were some parts that had some poor editing. This was very obvious in the restaurant scene. You can actually see the cars disappear in the background while the conversation is going.
My sisters and sister-in-law screamed at me for recommending this film. They liked the first 2/3, but could not sit through to the end. They bolted out of the room! My brother, however, was pleased and thanked me. Personally, I liked it. Choose your audience wisely.
I purchased this blind, based on some good reviews, and was quite glad I did. After it was over, I felt like I'd been smacked in the face with dead, wet carp. I'm now quite interested to see Miike's film The Happiness of the Katakuris. As far as I know, it's not been released on DVD yet. Some of his other films sound like they might be a bit too over-the-top, but THOTK sounds rather amusing. It's been described as a cross between The Sound of Music and Evil Dead.