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What happened to Japanese horror?

Taking a condensed look at the long cinematic history of Japanese horror, starting with the traditional Kaidan stories like in Kuroneko, the cyberpunk era with Tetsuo: The Iron Man, to the peak of the J-horror boom with Ringu

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1. How did you come up with the story of the meatball machine? Why did you decide to make a movie like this?3. What influenced you in making this film, along with the 1999 edition? I think there is an influence from "Tetsuo" directed by Shinya Tsukamoto. But I wonder if there is anything else, what are the other sources?A. The 1999 edition is my second independent film. The first was a horror movie titled "Linga Mania" with the right hand depicting a man with a red penis giving birth to a god. "Lingamania" was the first movie I shot,...

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Part tragic love story, part body horror, MEATBALL MACHINE is the beset example of an extreme steam-punk gore fest which has stood the test of time since its first release and spawned a sequel directed by special effects artist Yoshihiro Nishimura

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With notable and legendary directors like Akira Kurosawa, Yasujirō Ozu and Akio Jissôji who shaped the country’s film industry and contributed works that influenced even western cinema—it’s no doubt that Japanese cinema continues to evolve. 

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