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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  • Tom W
    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
  • Matt Suhu
    this movie looks awesome! every kid's dream.
  • K
    That was some fucked up shit!!! Those crazy Japanese mofo's!
  • Zso
    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??
  • 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.
  • max
    Who ever isnt thinking "WHAT THE FUCK" when watching this trailer is weird! 😀 Looks very funny 😀
  • What in holy hell is going on in this movie?!
  • Xerxex
    What the fuck!?
  • Mike Deez
    Is that melt banana playing?
  • tankmaster
    WTF, it looks interesting but very weird.
  • yes!
  • -Peter-
    this looks ridiculous! I have NO IDEA what to think
  • s
    WHAT THE FUCK! is right, this is really strange, but still looks killer.
  • Cinemassiv
    Talk about some crap CGI!
  • Django
    Was that a gigantic erection with an eye-ball attacking him? Man, Japanese people are F*CKED _ UP!!! (but in a good way)
  • Gus
    Who ever thinks this movie looks good is a fucking dumbass. put it this way your as stupid as this movie looks!!!!
  • teyhtr
    mmmeehhh....... peopel get so worked up over everything Japan that it just becomes ridiculous.
  • 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...
  • Johnny Crow
    People get so worked up on this site in general. I think it looks interesting, I wont judge it till I see it.
  • Adam
    This movie looks so fucking awesome.
  • Dusty
  • Darrin
    why america cant come up with a film like this. its worth a rent.
  • The Awsome Norwegian Dude With Sunglasses
    What the fuck did I just see?
  • dee
    It gets a 10 for originality and for ridiculous entertainmnet! I am there!
  • Sean Hunter
    YES! This is the Japanese Crank 2!!!!
  • Richard
    WTF was that, I think if I did heavy drugs I would love this movie.
  • John
    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.
  • The Kid
    What the hell was that? Oddly freaked out but oddly intrigued at the same time. I really have no idea what I just watched.
  • Ok this confirms something I've known for a while now. The Japanese are insane =P
  • Merc
    Eye-dong monster? LOLQUE?
  • Dan W
    I'll rent it
  • xianx
    looks awful
  • Roberto Dinamite
    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.
  • 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!
  • robotron
    fucking crazy super lol
  • Looks like an episode of Power Rangers
  • Susana
    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!
  • torti
    what. the. fuck.
  • Dinesh
    So true.. this is insanely ridiculous.. Couln't even gather the courage to watch full trailer...
  • Da Man
    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.
  • Nocturnal Bunny
    Oro @.@?.........
  • Barb
    AWE-F***ING-SOME must see must see must see must see.........
  • Tedious Ted
    YES! I'm sooo watching this!




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