“From now on, we will live forever”
My first reaction after watching this film was simply “what the fuck was all that about” This isn’t the first time I have had this reaction to a movie, after watching Teenage Hooker Becomes Killing Machine In Daehakroh that was my first reaction too. My second being to laugh & my third mourning the hour of my life I lost watching that movie that I can never get back! Splatter Naked Blood isn’t anywhere near as dreadful as THBKMID. Splatter Naked Blood is directed by the infamous Japanese pinku eiga director Hisayasu Sato, the man who gave the world films like Lolita: Vibrator Torture & Widow’s Peverted Hell. The movie was made after the era of popularity for the pinku eiga & Sato seems to be drawing an influence from early Cronenberg body horror films.
Trying to describe the movie’s plot is like clapping with one hand but here goes… A young scientist called Eiji has created a new drug that he calls Myson. It is a drug that turns pain into pleasure. Eiji’s mother is a scientist working on a new contraceptive, so during his mother’s drug’s trail, Eiji adds Myson to the drug. He then begins to observe & film the three women test subjects. One subject is obsessed by food, one is incredibly vain. Eiji finds himself drawn towards the third subject, a woman called Rika who spends hours hooked up to a virtual reality machine that she shares with a cactus, yes you read that right, a cactus! It turns out that Myson works too well & the more pain the women are in, the more pleasure they feel. This leads to some truly horrific acts of self-mutilation. The ending is just insane & even if I wasn’t worried about spoilers I couldn’t really describe it
Sato’s movie is a departure from his usual pinku fare. This movie has a plot (of sorts) & is not just an excuse for excessive misogynistic violence. Seemingly taking an influence from David Cronenberg’s early body horrors, Sato has tried to make something different & unique. In most respects he has succeeded. The problem is that the last 30 odd minutes of the film are so strange & bizarre that the film loses any conclusion & leaves the viewer in a state of utter confusion. For example plants dream but cacti don’t, hence the VR machine. It’s just a weird mindfuck of a movie. As you can probably guess from the movie’s title there are some strong scenes of gore & bloodshed. The film is infamous for one scene of self cannibalism. The problem is any power to shock or disturb the scene has is lost due to the awful sound effects. Even so, this film will shock some people & shouldn’t be seen by anyone with a weak stomach or low tolerance to bloodshed.
I cannot, in closing, recommend this film. It’s well made, the acting is ok. It’s just too bizarre (& I like bizarre) If you want to see something truly odd & strange, then by all means. Just don’t say I didn’t warn you!