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