AKA: Kichiku: Banquet of the Beasts
Directed by: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri
Starring: Sumiko Mikami (Masami)
Language: Japanese (English subtitles)
Genres: Gore-Gruesome-Splatter, Violence against Men, Sexual-Violence against Women, Relationships with Animals, Torture, Self-Harm, Based on a True Story
Plot – Spoilers:
Kichiku is loosely based on the Asama-Sanso incident. A revolutionary group in ’70s Japan are awaiting the release of their leader from jail. Meanwhile, his oversexed girlfriend Masami has taken over leadership and turned the gang’s focus towards petty crimes. Slowly, Masami begins to lose her mind and control over the group’s members with gory consequences.
Kichiku sacrifices substance for great style and rumbles along until about the halfway mark, where the only female character in the movie fellates the head of a stuffed bird. From hereon, there are impressive scenes including one that stars the remnants of a man’s head that’s just been blown the fuck away.