Showing at this year's Chicago International Film Festival is a special cut of the mini-series Tokyo Vampire Hotel by visionary director, Sion Sono. Known to many as “the most subversive director in Japan,— Sono returns once again, this time with an explosive gore fest for you to sink your teeth into.
Tokyo Vampire Hotel is more than your usual stab at Japanese extreme cinema; it's a visual feast for all you cinefiles and is a non-stop slashfest featuring gorgeous gals, guns, gangs, blood-soaked orgies, charismatic killers, and a score to die for.
The story centers around Manami (Tomite Ami), an unassuming Japanese girl who is slowly changing into a powerful vampire thanks to a dark ritual performed after her birth. She is being hunted down by both K (Kaho) and Yamada (Mitsushima Shinnosuke), who happen to be on rival vampire gangs (The Darculas and the Corvins respectively). The film's carnivorous conclusion takes place within the belly (or perhaps genitals) of the beast — The Tokyo Vampire Hotel.
This film is explosive, but don't take my word for it, see it for yourself! Captivating eviscerations; depraved, carnal imagery; as senseless, graphic violence — Japanese extreme cinema at its finest.
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