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Thursday, June 3, 2010

DVD Review: NEGATIVE HAPPY CHAINSAW EDGE (2007)

Don't worry, you read that title right. While the title might be a little less than remarkable, the actual movie is truly amazing experience. NEGATIVE HAPPY CHAINSAW EDGE is a Japanese film that is distributed here in the U.S. by Well Go USA, Inc. Here is the plot synopsis from the Well Go USA, Inc. website:

Yosuke, a typical slacker kid dozing his way through school, showing nothing in the way of ambition as he quietly mulls over the death of a close friend the year before. He is clever enough and full of smart comments but just doesn't seem to see the point of much in life. That changes when he meets Eri by chance, late one night. She is a beautiful young girl, herself nursing a tragic loss, and for Yosuke it is love at first sight. So what to do when a giant falls from the sky, determined to do battle with Eri (the young girl armed with a brace of hidden knives, as this is obviously a regular occurrence)? Yosuke finds his purpose-he must help the girl he loves, never mind the fact that she is far stronger and better equipped for this battle than he.
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The film is an amazing mixture of genres. It is part martial arts film, part romance, part comedy, and part Horror, of course. Every aspect of the film is impressive, good acting, excellent music and a good story. I would have liked some explanation of why the huge, chainsaw toting monster is after Eri, and where he comes from, but it is not necessary to enjoy the film.
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The main thing I loved about this film is how visually stunning it is. You probably have not seen a Horror film that could be considered a thing of beauty, but that it exactly what you will find with this film. The cinematography and visual effects are nothing less than stellar. From the close ups and details of a snowflake, to the monster falling from the sky with the moon as the backdrop, every scene is a true piece of art. My only complaint comes in the middle of the film. The film got a little slow to me, as it shifted its focus to more of the romance story between Yosuke and Eri. My wife watched the film with me, and she enjoyed this part of the movie, so that just shows you that there is something in this film for everyone! But don't worry, our Chainsaw wielding monster was right back in action for the final battle.
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Words can't do this movie justice, neither can the grainy trailer (but watch it anyway by clicking below). Watching this film on a HD T.V. would be a remarkable experience. This is one you will definitely want to add to your home dvd library.
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CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD


CLICK HERE to visit the official website of Well Go USA, Inc.

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