Friday, 19 November 2010

'MuZan-e' Review

Menstruating out of the underground from super sleaze meister Daisuke Yamanouchi, this pseudo snuff extravaganza takes us into the seedy porn industry in Japan.
Shot in the way of a documentary, we follow a reporter as she visits adult shops, porn shoots and also does interviews with some of the cast. On the set we get the pleasure of seeing just how low the directors are willing to go to get their perfect picture, removing a girls bloody tampon and inserting into her mouth before wiping her pussy blood onto her face then fucking her. total female degrading and humiliation, much to the reporters disgust.

when the reporter decides to go deeper, she secures a deal with an unknown man to obtain a snuff video. She meets the man in the centre of a busy town and makes the transaction, upon returning to her camera man she opens the package and pulls out a VHS tape along with a 5 page letter, back to the studio!

As we watch the atrocities on the tape the reporter reads the letter as a voiceover, the letter talks about how two brothers had planned to abduct a porn star that they had been following for months, watching her every move and memorising her day to day time table. On this particular day they would know she would be late for work, so one of the brother posed as a colleague and offered her a ride back to the set. In the car she falls asleep and he can't control himself anymore, his logic is that she enjoys men touching her all the time in the movies, so she wont mind, right? when things don't go to plan he stuffs the unconscious body into the car boot and takes her to an unknown location. Suspicion rises when she didn't like him touching her, the brother doesn't understand and begins to think that she is not the real porn star, a fake? one final test can determine that, in the pornstars interview she said she liked to dance, so what to they do? crank the radio and spin her naked through the air by her legs, well i'll be damned if she doesn't like this!
Much to the brothers surprise she didn't like it, he states in the letter:

He had to destroy her. Describing in great detail for the final two pages the acts that were committed against her.

*pause video for reporter to have a vomit break in a nearby bin* and we're off again!

After the snuffing out of the pornstar the reporter hasn't had enough, studying the tape for over a month they pick at every little detail they can find and hunt down the location of the murder set with her camera crew. But as opposed to the porn shoots she attended, why be a spectator when you can be the star?
The brothers ambush the crew and take them inside, once the reporter is set into the snuff chair she has studied for so long she knows exactly what is going on. Filmed with her own camera one of the brothers bites off her nipple, mutilates her genitals and feeds the bloody flap flesh to her, but it doesn't stop there!

More fun follows and i suggest you hunt this one down to find out the ending, i highly recommend it!
Once only available through a VHS rip, now an official Japanese release can be found and the new digital transfer is a LOT nicer than the previously available one. No subtitles sometimes leave us in the dark but the story is easy enough to follow, and for anyone who is waiting for the Unearthed Films release, they have since dropped all of Yamanouchi's films off of their upcoming releases so don't hold your breath. Your best bet is to pick up the Japanese dvd, don't settle for the VHS rip and enjoy snuff in all it's gory glory.



  1. Sounds interesting. Now if only I can track this dvd down......


  2. Have you seen the All Night Long series? This is right up your alley.

    BTW I just discovered this blog and its fuckin fantastic. Sick shit with flicks I've seen (well not all those fucked up Japanese ones) but quite a few.

  3. The bathtub scene grossed me out more than any other scene in this movie. I wish there were subtitles for the ending of this movie because they really are needed