Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Children Beware! Death Kappa is Coming!
By Scott Tre
Arriving in the states just in time to capitalize on my current fascination with Kaiju films is Death Kappa. What is Death Kappa? It's a spoof of the Kaiju genre directed by Tomo Haraguchi, who did the special effects for two of the "Heisei era" Gamera films. The Kappa of the title is a water Imp who dines on small children. It will be showing at this years New York Asian Film Festival and will be receiving a DVD release on July 27th courtesy of Media Blasters "Tokyo Shock" Imprint.
This outrageous trailer sells the film perfectly. One can imagine it preceding an exploitation flick double feature at the local drive in or grindhouse back in the 1960's. This film is clearly designed to be viewed with a crowd of like minded souls, whether it be opening night at the multiplex or a Saturday night at home with close friends. I can't imagine that it will live up to expectations, but many people said the exact same thing about Black Dynamite last year.
Anyway, hit pause on the playlist player and bask in the glory of men in rubber suits frolicking in the midst of vast scaled down models......