Tokyo Fist

Director: Shinya Tsukamoto
Year Released: 1995
Rating: 0.5

Hopelessly weak boxing-meets-revenge movie that has over a dozen really amazing shots - Tsukamoto's a cult figure who made waves with Tetsuo, an experimental hyper-kinetic movie/video game - but doesn't hold on any of them for more than a second before going onto something else. The "black humor" - a heavy reliance on buckets of blood - is silly and the movie's unending attempt to impress with the visual gimmickry is exhausting.