Kill - Review

Director: Mamoru Oshii, Kenta Fukasaku, Takanori Tsujimoto, Minoru Tahara

Yoko Fujita, Rinko Kikuchi, Takuya Mizoguchi
Cast: Yoko Fujita, Rinko Kikuchi, Takuya Mizoguchi

Review: An anthology of 4 short film in coinciding with the killing blade series, each with its own theme of revenge, samurai style. From the Master of Japanimation, Mamoru Oshii, comes a different style of story telling, each with its own unique style and setting. From manga to Edo period styled children story telling, A much anticipated introduction to live story telling sadly had its roller coaster symptom. It started out fairly good. A classic manga styled face off with the enemy with a tragic end. Although very much looked like a tv production, its action sequence were quite impressive. The fav, Second episode is a story of a boy who was taught the way of a samurai. Filmed in the style of An old japanese film, complete with voiceover, square frame and grainy texture, i can't help but think, what a cool way to wrap such a simple story line to find interest in the audience. The 3rd act pretty much went down hill after that with a story of a possessed twin sword that involves 2 soldiers of different era. The final act, most peotic lot, had the potential of a full blown fantasy epic about good and evil, but sadly, it ended quite abruptly leaving a little disappointed.