Entrails of a Beautiful Woman (2004) Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
This film is good for what it’s supposed to be—something you mock and ridicule with your friends. This certainly isn’t high-class cinema. It’s splatter-filled Asian cult exploitation horror. This is one of those movies that you will know whether or not you’ll like ahead of time based on your movie-going preferences.
The plot is similar to “I Spit on your Grave” but with a monstrous twist. In this story you have Yakuza, who brutally rape a young woman and dope her up on “Angel Rain”, a pure form of cocaine with the intention of selling her into slavery. Before the Yakuza’s nefarious plot materializes, the woman escapes only to commit suicide in front of a psychiatrist who swears to revenge her death. Unfortunately, for the psychiatrist, the Yakuza discover the plot and brutally rape and kill the psychiatrist (?). The psychiatrist comes back to life as a large demon with a monster male member hell-bent to enact a bloody revenge.
The film steadily held my attention but the special effects are absolutely horrendous—to the point where they are downright hilarious. For example, when the young woman commits suicide by jumping off a building, the camera cuts to a watermelon splattering on the ground instead of the woman’s body—as if the audience couldn’t tell the difference or were they trying to be funny. If they did they succeeded because I laughed so hard I nearly cried. There’s a head crushing scene later on in the film that is almost as badly done. And the list goes on and on. There are also several rather lengthy rape scenes as well as one quasi-consensual scene involving sex for drugs. The rape scenes are quite graphic, bloody, realistic and of course, very disturbing. The realistic rape scenes starkly contrast with the shoddy special effects. I’m not sure how long the rape scenes last, but it seems like they take up almost half the movie. Yes, they really do feel that long and most of the time is wasn’t that enjoyable to watch.
Aside from that, ENTRAILS OF A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN is a kind of horror movies that is not easily forgotten, or easily digested by certain audiences. However, if you have a taste for this combination of soft-core imagery and gore you’ll be lapping this up.
About Entrails of a Beautiful Woman (2004)
Starring: Megumi Ozawa, Ayako Ishii, Seira Kitagawa, Ken Yoshizawa, Shinji Sekikawa
Runtime: 68 minutes
Director: Kazuo 'Gaira' Komizu