Worth Watching - Feb 26: Funky Trailer for Big Man Japan

February 26, 2009
Source: Apple

Big Man Japan Trailer

Magnolia has debuted the domestic trailer for the fifth film in their Six Shooter Film Series series titled Big Man Japan. I don't know what the heck this is, but it looks so insanely ridiculous, that it might actually be fun to watch in the end. It played at a few film festivals and actually got into Cannes, which means it may not be as bad as it initially looks, but I can't really tell. I've heard some good things from some friends as well, but this trailer makes me very skeptical. Just know that I'm not trying to say this is any cult classic in making or anything, but it's not exactly a throwaway indie either. Take a look if you're curious!

Watch the trailer for Hitoshi Matsumoto's Big Man Japan:

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You can also watch the Big Man Japan trailer in High Definition on Apple

An eccentric 40 year old man lives alone in a decrepit house in Tokyo. He periodically transforms into a giant and defends Japan by battling similarly sized monsters that turn up and destroy buildings.

Big Man Japan is both co-written and directed by Hitoshi Matsumoto, who made his directorial debut with this film. The screenplay was co-written by Matsumoto and Mitsuyoshi Takasu. This first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival back in 2007 and was eventually picked up by Magnet Releasing as part of the Six Shooter Film Series. Big Man Japan will arrive in limited theaters starting on May 15th this summer.

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Reader Feedback - 43 Comments


yo im definitely going to see this movie because i love japan and fat people so this is a plus in my book P.S. im definitely going to have a wet dream over this trailer

Tom W on Feb 26, 2009


this movie looks awesome! every kid's dream.

Matt Suhu on Feb 26, 2009


That was some fucked up shit!!! Those crazy Japanese mofo's!

K on Feb 26, 2009


This was weird to begin with, but when the monsters showed up my jaw dropped open and my brain fried. How does someone come up with this stuff??

Zso on Feb 26, 2009


Saw this film at the film festival in Rotterdam last year. Had a pretty good time. If you like weird Japanese stuff, you should definitely check it out.

Niels ’t Hooft on Feb 26, 2009


Who ever isnt thinking "WHAT THE FUCK" when watching this trailer is weird! 😀 Looks very funny 😀

max on Feb 26, 2009


What in holy hell is going on in this movie?!

Nick Sears on Feb 26, 2009


What the fuck!?

Xerxex on Feb 26, 2009


Is that melt banana playing?

Mike Deez on Feb 26, 2009


WTF, it looks interesting but very weird.

tankmaster on Feb 26, 2009



Crapola on Feb 26, 2009


this looks ridiculous! I have NO IDEA what to think

-Peter- on Feb 26, 2009


WHAT THE FUCK! is right, this is really strange, but still looks killer.

s on Feb 26, 2009


Talk about some crap CGI!

Cinemassiv on Feb 26, 2009


Was that a gigantic erection with an eye-ball attacking him? Man, Japanese people are F*CKED _ UP!!! (but in a good way)

Django on Feb 26, 2009


Who ever thinks this movie looks good is a fucking dumbass. put it this way your as stupid as this movie looks!!!!

Gus on Feb 26, 2009


mmmeehhh....... peopel get so worked up over everything Japan that it just becomes ridiculous.

teyhtr on Feb 26, 2009


That last scene where it's nothing but explosions looks identical to the end of every big boss battle on every episode of Power Rangers...

Homero on Feb 26, 2009


People get so worked up on this site in general. I think it looks interesting, I wont judge it till I see it.

Johnny Crow on Feb 26, 2009


This movie looks so fucking awesome.

Adam on Feb 26, 2009



Dusty on Feb 26, 2009


why america cant come up with a film like this. its worth a rent.

Darrin on Feb 26, 2009


What the fuck did I just see?

The Awsome Norwegian Dude With Sunglasses on Feb 26, 2009


It gets a 10 for originality and for ridiculous entertainmnet! I am there!

dee on Feb 26, 2009


YES! This is the Japanese Crank 2!!!!

Sean Hunter on Feb 26, 2009


WTF was that, I think if I did heavy drugs I would love this movie.

Richard on Feb 26, 2009


HA! I was lucky enough to see this at a local film festival 2 years ago. Believe me, it's even more messed up than what you see in the trailer. Imagine going to see that movie without having any idea what it is about like I did.

John on Feb 26, 2009


What the hell was that? Oddly freaked out but oddly intrigued at the same time. I really have no idea what I just watched.

The Kid on Feb 26, 2009


Ok this confirms something I've known for a while now. The Japanese are insane =P

Hand Knotted Rugs on Feb 26, 2009


Eye-dong monster? LOLQUE?

Merc on Feb 26, 2009


I'll rent it

Dan W on Feb 26, 2009


looks awful

xianx on Feb 26, 2009


the dude who directed this, hitoshi matsumoto is one of the most famous comedians in japan. this is his debut film, and it was crazy hyped in japan cuz everything this guy does is genius. but this movie, to be honest, was WHACK. it was recognized as the worst movie of the year in japan for 2008. (or 2007?) but i love matsumoto, so i hope he continues to do his thing. ps- check out his comedy group, DOWNTOWN on youtube. this man is a comedic genius.

Roberto Dinamite on Feb 26, 2009


How is this NOT the awesomest looking movie in the world? It reminds me of a 70's Japanese show called Megaloman ( and the special effects don't seem too far off either. This is gonna be awesome!

Google The Oct8pus on Feb 27, 2009


fucking crazy super lol

robotron on Feb 27, 2009


Looks like an episode of Power Rangers

peloquin on Feb 27, 2009


Oh. my god. That is crazy. Wow. I'm with #4, seriously, it was already weird and then the monsters just absolutely brought the crazy weirdness level through the roof. monster w/ the swinging eyeball inbetween the legs?? but then i watched it again. it was at his stomach. but it sure didn't seem like it at first. and that man monster w/ the petals?? wow crazy!

Susana on Feb 28, 2009


what. the. fuck.

torti on Feb 28, 2009


So true.. this is insanely ridiculous.. Couln't even gather the courage to watch full trailer...

Dinesh on Mar 2, 2009


Due fuckin' what? The Japanese do some weird shit sometimes. I don't know if I like the look of this or not. It might be just a little too wierd for me.

Da Man on Mar 2, 2009


Oro @.@?.........

Nocturnal Bunny on Mar 3, 2009


AWE-F***ING-SOME must see must see must see must see.........

Barb on Mar 4, 2009


YES! I'm sooo watching this!

Tedious Ted on Mar 26, 2009

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