Cold Fish details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Tarô Suwa, Makoto Ashikawa, Masahiko Sakata, Megumi Kagurazaka, Jyonmyon Pe, Masaki Miura, Mikari Kajiwara, Asuka Kurosawa, Lorena Kotô, Tetsu Watanabe, Taro Suwa, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Denden|
|Genres:||Drama, Horror, Thriller, World Cinema|
|Studio:||FUSION MEDIA SALES|
|Original title||Tsumetai Nettaigyo|
|Run time:||2 hours 24 minutes|
|Rental release:||27 Jun 2011|
Most helpful review
Masterclass in extreme actingBy RedValleyJohn (136 reviews) from Biggleswade , 12 Jul 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]i've watched a few Japanese movies in recent years and mostly they are nearly always really interesting films. Cold Fish has to be the strangest Japanese film i have ever seen.
This is the story of two men who own two very different tropical fish stores and they are two men who have very different and extreme personalities.
This is a very graphic and violent movie that contains scenes that must have put the actors through the ringer. The physical and sexual violence is very real , it's just a shame that the film is far too long and that makes the extreme scenes lose thier edge the longer the film goes on.
I cant begin to explain the moral's of the story and i'm not even sure i liked this film but i can appreciate what the actors went through.
If you interested in watching something very , very different , then Cold Fish will be right up your street.
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Full of sex, violence and nauseating goreBy Sammy1973 (305 reviews) from King's Lynn , 09 May 2013Like another reviewer - I really like this film but am unsure why because it is very violent and nauseatingly gorey at times. This is the first Asian film I have watched that is like this, it has elements to it that are more of an american or british film trait. There is murder, sex and violence as the film builds to crescendo. I don't think the sex element was really necessary and at times it just didn't fit into the film well. Having said that I think part of what the film-maker was trying to portray was pent-up sexual frustration. I would describe this film as a black horror comedy in some ways as it was laughable in places. This film stays with you after you have watched it as it's just so striking and original. As you watch it you really cannot predict what is going to happen and the ending is not what you would expect which is refreshing. Not for the faint-hearted but an interesting, well shot film.
Fish And BloodBy Otter379 (96 reviews) , 07 May 2013An interesting film exploring the manipulation of a meek tropical fish merchant by a fish selling psychopath. Extreme visually but at the same time cartoonish and nutty.
A slap in the face to progression?By jesuskenevil (246 reviews) from Bruton , 21 Feb 2013A families dysfunctional modern structure implodes and the weight of the charismatic Mr Murata. Rape, murder, psychological batterings ensue! Funny, violent and unexpected. A essay on traditional values versus old?
Japanese TarantinoBy a customer , 15 Feb 2013You can imagine what to expect. Good plot, excellent performances from the cast, violence and lots and lots and lots of blood.
Blood Fish and Bone?By Bombadil (3 reviews) , 30 Jan 2012
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideInto which genre can you fit a film about family problems, yakuza gangsters and sexual violence and cannabalistic tropical fish dealers,? No idea? Possibly its lack of clear genre is the problem with the film but it isn't the only problem.
It is nasty, sexist and flabbily edited- a mess in fact. It is very long for the amount of story and some of the events are totally baffling.
It does feature some nice shots of fish. Not enough for my money.
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