From Sion Sono, the acclaimed director of “Suicide Club,” comes a new vision of Asian horror. “Cold Fish” is a dark, disturbing, and strangely humorous look at one dysfunctional Japanese family and the lengths they will go to in order to make their tropical fish shop successful.
6/10 = Decent and Not Unhappy to Have Viewed / May Recommend to Select People
Wasn’t better than I Saw the Devil . I don’t think there’s really much more to say. It just wasn’t as good and it had almost the same premise except it was cheesier. Like taking I Saw the Devil (korean film) and placing it in Japanese culture. meh
Apparently it’s based on a true story. I can’t see this being a true story without making worldwide news but okay. There are a lot of sick fucks out there that don’t make the news so I’ll give em that.
I liked it though because I can’t get enough of films like this. I would recommend it to people who like films like Old boy , A Tale of Two Sisters and The Chaser (all korean)<— If you haven’t seen these WTF is wrong with you !!
edit: Oh and not showing the opening title until after the first act… Im a fan of that!!! *takes notes for my future film* It’s like you set up the fim introduce the characters and then hit em with “and now youre about to watch this incredibly fucked up tale I’d like to call COLD FISH! . I wish Kill Bill would have don that after the fight with Black Mamba and Vernita Green
Rating scale courtesy of ministryoftruthfilmratings