‘いかレスラー’ Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2013. A championship wrestling match pits Koji Taguchi against Crush Volcano, the latter no match for Koji’s signature move, the Torture Ring Strangler. I’m a big fan of Nishimura, who is a proponent of the MUGA style of pro wrestling. The Calamari Wrestler (Region 1 Import DVD) ; 0825307912593 ; DVD Ich hatte jedenfalls meinen Spaß mit dem Film! BEST MOVIE. Kanichi Iwata is a wrestler who is suffering from a disease that turns him into a giant squid. That’s more powerful than any big slapstick joke. Sold by PRIME SPECIALS and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. No metaphorical dressings here, this is exactly what it says it is; a bonkers story about a 6 foot Calamari Wrestler, looking to reclaim a lost glory, and in the process, find redemption. Came for the fights, stayed for the feels, hamburger splash 1,812 films 10,105 98 Edit, OB-GYN Kenobi 3,804 films 7,191 106 Edit, Step One: Go to www.random.org. Samurai Champloo: The Complete Series [Blu-ray], Prison School - The Complete Series [Blu-ray], Space Dandy: Season 1 (Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo). Step Three: GET WEIRD! Find the latest news, discussion, and photos of The Calamari Wrestler - Movie online now. 2004 Moments after winning a title fight, champion wrestler Koji is humiliated in the ring (as it were) by... a giant squid. Unable to add item to List. Sold by williamsdiscountbooks24 and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. He’s wrestled on and off when he’s not acting. A masterclass in terms of acting, directing and writing. Nonetheless, I believe I have just watched the longest 91 minute movie ever made - it defies even the time compression effects of blood-alcohol saturation. IMDb Earn 125 points on every ticket you buy. As Miyako ponders where she's seen that squid before, the trippy title sequence and theme music cries "Ika, Ika, Ika!" ", Reviewed in the United States on August 25, 2010, I loved "The Calamari Wrestler" from the moment the giant squid stepped into the ring and counters Koji Taguchi's signature Reverse-Inverted Full Nelson with a Northern Light Suplex to win the championship, shattering Koji's dreams, and making his fiancée Miyako (Kana Ishida) cry. - The Calamari Wrestler invading the ring to perform the Northern Lights Suplex on an opponent and brutally announce his arrival in the world of Japanese pro-wrestling.- The Calamari Wrestler winning back his lost human love.- The Calamari Wrestler trashing a contract meeting in front of the press.- The Calamari Wrestler shopping for sardines.- The Calamari Wrestler facing the Red Octopus Wrestler.- The Calamari Wrestler becoming the victim of the…. It's also made on the cheap, which means that the squid looks like nothing more advanced than a man in a rubber cephlapod costume, one whose eyes only move and blink in a couple of dialogue scenes; at all other times it's completely…. I was not surprised to learn this is the same director as Kaiju Mono. This wild comedy pokes fun at the world of pro-wrestling by placing its accomplished wrestler protagonist Koji Taguchi against a giant squid known as the Calamari Wrestler. This was very strange, but a lot of fun. As complete as I can remember them/have them logged on…, This is merely a personal guide for the bizarre and weird stuff I've been watching or want to watch in…, The nuttiest, craziest and most obscene movies to have ever existed, I haven't watched any of these yet so apologies if any of them are actually good. From the Rotten Tomatos review:. He’s played by AKIRA, who is also known as Akira Nogami. Reviewed in the United States on December 12, 2008. Anyone who thinks that this is going to be a serious movie ought to have their head examined. A giant squid, in fact, who not only evades Koji’s key attack, but destroys him with a Northern Light Suplex! Finally,…. Overall, a welcome surprise, one I have no qualms about recommending to anyone. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. This term translates into Selflessness and is the catch style that was used by Tatsumi Fujinami for a good portion of his career. "Uomini o calamari, restano comunque wrestler professionisti.". Le produit est une jaquette métallisée en bonne et du forme. There's no rule that says a Squid can't compete in Pro Wrestling! This ist the pinnacle of movie-making. Originally posted on my old blog, Celluloid Breakfast: celluloidbreakfast.blogspot.com/, Our lead character, succinctly summarised in the title, is a strong-willed squid who works his way to the top of the Japanese wrestling federation, utilising his physical invertebracy to his advantage. It’s not the greatest movie in the world—the editing for both sound and film are pretty bad—but it’s not trying and it’s aware of that. An amalgamation of all the greatest parts of Rocky, Star Wars, The Wrestler, and those weird Japanese anime things were women have sex with squids. Big fan of them working the concept of MUGA in also! After regaining the respect of Miyako, the woman who thought she’d lost him, he undergoes further adversity in the form of Miyako’s current lover Kôji, a jealous fellow wrestler who had always…. Men want to be him, women want to be with him... sort of. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google privacy policy and terms of service apply. The fact that it's mostly played with a poker-face, makes it that much more hilarious than the premise would indicate. The Calimari Wrestler not only proves to be Koji's most difficult opponent yet, but also has an effect on several people's personal lives when he becomes the unlikely object of a young girl's affection. goingtothemovies.wordpress.com/2020/07/03/the-calamari-wrestler/. - The Calamari Wrestler winning back his lost human love. Is there any explanation for the guy with the can stuck to his head? In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Previous page of related Sponsored Products. Synopsis: This wild comedy pokes fun at the world of pro-wrestling by placing its accomplished wrestler protagonist Koji Taguchi against a giant squid known as the Calamari Wrestler.The Calimari Wrestler not only proves to be Koji's most difficult opponent yet, but also has an effect on several people's personal lives when he becomes the unlikely object of a young girl's affection. Diese Art von trotz der albernen Kostüme eher unterschwelligem Humor muss man mögen. He's Too Slippery! AKA Ika resuraa Summary A giant squid champion wrestler is the hottest story in the Japanese sports press. It’s like a kaiju fever dream. Nearly every scene of Calamari, from the soft-focus dream sequences of pre-squid loving with the titular wrestler to the penultimate ringside shots of tiny male genitals…. Enter your location to see which Film data from TMDb. This review may contain spoilers. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Please try again. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. No, really. The Calamari Wrestler shook my view on cinema in general. Are you ready…, Some of the Chaotic Cinema Facebook page's favourite films, Constantly updating. Sure, there’s outwardly funny jokes like the squid wearing a tiny pair of glasses as a disguise and a psychedelic sex scene, but Writer/Director Minoru Kawaski allows the melodramatic structure of a sports narrative to really drive the humour home, while still allowing the viewer to get involved in the engrossing nature of a wrestling match. We know life happens, so if something comes up, you can return or exchange your tickets up until the posted showtime. ", Reviewed in the United States on December 13, 2011. If you are looking for a ridiculous show with an implausible plot that you can kick back and laugh at, this is IT. Between this and "Battlefield Baseball," I am firmly convinced that the Japanese have taken the strange movie crown from the Italians. I will never be the same again. Mobile site. SEE DETAILS. This...this was truly something. I almost cried at the end,... something that never happens to me. The squid is actually a man, Kan-ichi, a former wrestler who has turned into the large mollusc as a side effect of a horrific terminal illness. But there’s a sad turn to this whimsical story. CALAMARI WRESTLER treats things with the exact amount of straight-faced seriousness that is necessary to be funny. A film with one of the most utterly bizarre premises (a film like this would never get made in the US, let me tell you that right now) that manages to actually be quite enjoyable.