Rampo Noir: Rivers of the Red Planet

Posted by Grey Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Did you know: ... that Japanese literature icon, Edogawa Rampo (江戸川 乱歩), whose real name is Hirai Tarō (平井 太郎), got his pseudonym from Edgar Allan Poe?


Anyway, following the earlier entry on the recently held Japanese Film Festival, I only managed to make it for just one film (nope, the ever-elusive Onibaba, sadly remained just that, "an unseen film in my never-fulfilled to-watch-list". Well, we'll live to die another day then.), and that's the anthology piece, Rampo Noir (Intriguingly a strong case of "Lost in Translation", as the title in Japanese is literally, Rampo Hell).

The film, comprising four short stories, all adaptations of Edogawa Rampo's works, having the main theme being existentialism, identity, and for most of the time, the dark side of the human heart. Which explains the grosteque running throughout the film, which reaches its peak with the third and final tale. An arthouse horror, if you ask me.

For those who missed out on the film (quite a handful, by my submission, based on the full-house screening that I attended), below embedded is the first story of the film, Rivers of the Red Planet, in its entirety, courtesy of good'ol Youtube.

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