It’s Tuesday…. and so you Gentle Visitors know what that means. Yep. Another edition of your Favorite Catgirl’s “Trailer Park Tuesdays” with it’s peculiarly “Nekolishous” look at all the goofy movies that have caught my eye and made their way on to my list of cinema “must finds”. I mean…. somebody’s gotta watch these… so it might as well be lil’ ol’ me…. 😉
We’ve an eclectic selection to peek at this time out… A 3D Thai horror… a couple of bits of Japanese Zombie goodness… a Korean action comedy… and an Indian action film featuring perhaps the goofiest Hindi martial art weapon ever invented…. (Flying Guillotine look out!… There’s a new silly weapon in town… ;))
So hurry along!! Plenty of room down front… just watch the sticky spots as you make your way to your seats and we’ll give these a quick look-see. Be nice…. and no throwing jelly beans at the screen!! Hehehehe!!
First up we have Thailand’s newest entry to the current 3D craze, “Dark Flight 407”. Looks to be a modern take on your typical Thai ghost story, but the involvement of some of the same creative people behind “The Art of the Devil” series has me thinking it’s going to be a bit gorier than the average ghost story… and nobody seems to beat the Thais when it comes to laying on the gore these days. Our synopsis goes like this: “It starts with a plane crash. Everyone on board is killed, except one. Sunee, a beautiful flight attendant, escapes death almost miraculously. After the investigation, it turns out that the plane has had several accidents before, and every time it was repaired and repainted to regain its normal condition. This confirms for Sunee that the strange hallucinations she saw while working on the plane were not the product of her imagination, but actually spirits of the passengers who died on it. Sunee finds a new job at another airline. She wants to start her life anew. But three years later, the nightmare catches up with her. She learns that the flight that she’ll operate on today will use the same aircraft that crashed three years ago. On this flight Sunee will face the terror that she cannot escape – on the plane that has become the prison for so many spirits and dead souls. This time, they’re determined to take her along on their last flight.”
Yep… don’t think I’ll wanna miss this one.
Next…. a bit of a change of pace with a look at the upcoming Korean action/ comedy/ romance film “Miss Conspirator” aka “미쓰 GO”. Yep… not a ghost or ghoul in sight. Strange I know, but your Favorite Catgirl does occasionally watch something else other than horror movies. This one is obviously trying hard to invoke the spirit of one of my earlier favorite Korean films, “My Wife Is Gangster”, and from what I can see of the Trailer, looks like it just might succeed in capturing that same fun mix of laughs and thrills mixed with a nice romance story to get the total package. Either way, I’m gonna be keepin’ my eyes peeled for it… and maybe you should too!!
Japan it seems, is continuing it’s fascination with all things “zombie” and has for us two more entries into the genre coming soon I hope to DVD. First there’s the haunting look at life after the Zombie Apocalypse in “Undertaker” aka “Sôginin – andâteikâ”, a film about a young boy, orphaned and alone, who grows to fill the newly “re-imagined” job description of “undertaker”… apparently a crazy cross between bounty hunter and mortician… someone hired to track down those members of your family who’ve “gone zombie” on you and put them to rest, bringing back something of them for you to properly bury and grieve for. It looks grim and depressing… but also very hauntingly sad and with real substance not usually seen in a simple zombie film. It’s got me interested enough to track it down… but until I do, at least I’ve got the Trailer for you all to see.
Not to be passed up… at least by lil’ ol’ me… is also the odd mixture of romance and Zombies promised by “Life Is Dead” aka “Raifu Izu Deddo”. Yep…. part typical Japanese High-school romance melodrama film… part zombie apocalypse… it’s just strange enough to make me wonder exactly how such a film might actually play out when put together. Guess I’ll find out soon….
Lastly this time out… one that manged to nearly sneak past me. The South Indian period action film “Urumi” aka “The Boy Who Would Kill Vasco da Gama”, a Malayalam language historical epic film directed by Santosh Sivan and featuring the Urumi… the infamous “ribbon sword” used in the ancient warrior art of Kalaripayat. Originating in South India, it was most popular in the North Malabar Coast of Kerala and is often mentioned in the heroic folklore of the region. Picture if you will a super flexible razor blade nearly 5 and a half feet long… slap a handle on it and whip it around you like a ribbon to slice and dice your opponents to bloody lil’ shreds. Sound dangerous? Sound fairly stupid? No… wait… it’s both!! 😉
Said to be one of the rarest weapons taught to Kalaripayat practitioners…. and with good reason… it’s definitely not a weapon for the timid. Or the guy afraid to cut himself shaving…. I’ve gotta grab myself a copy just to catch this wacky weapon in action…. I’m thinking it needs to be seen to be believed.
Well now… that’s certainly a nice pile to add to my list… and until next time, here’s hoping finding them is the easy part of my quest! “Meow, meow, for now!”