Jisatsu sâkuruaka Suicide CircleJapan: Shion Sono, 2001
Having only seen Sion Sono's COLD FISH previously I was keen to join the party late on his earlier effort SUICIDE CLUB. The film begins with bloody (literally) and brilliant opening set-piece which the film never fully manages to match. However, the presence of actor Ryo Ishibashi (from Takashi Miike's AUDITION) ensures the film is nothing less than watchable even in its more plodding moments.
The Count's Verdict: Ideal if you wanna try something a bit out of the ordinary with a decent central performance and violent eruptions of blood splattered across its somewhat meandering running time.