Tuesday, 11 August 2015
Mechanical Violator Hakaider (1995)
It’s Japanese to the core. It’s aware that it’s a glorious mess, and it knows that we know, so it revels in the madness from beginning to end. Wings, chains, dream sequences, henshins, etc; all that good stuff.
Your viewing pleasure will either be 51 mins (theatrical) or 77 mins (director's cut). They’re both mind-blowing with minimal characterisation and maximum style, but the longer one has the end credits scene moved to a more fitting position within the bonkers and broken narrative.
3 burnt flowers out of 5