The Joy of Torture

The Joy of Torture

The Joy of Torture is an anthology that is made up of three separate stories that all intersect: The first segment is about Shinza who was hurt while working when a log hit him on the head,...

One of the most famous of cult director Ishii Teruo's films. A young magistrate recalls three tales of heinous crimes committed by women and brutal punished that ensued. Not for the faint of heart. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki

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Nathan T (mx) wrote: I didnt really laugh too much in this one. Acting wasn't very good, in my opinion. and coogan tried way too hard to be funny, and it didnt work. Story was kinda gay too.

Keenan S (jp) wrote: I remember when I was once sick with sort of bug. Though the sickness only lasted for one day, it was the most agonizing pain I had ever felt. I puked my guts out - nothing would stay in me, not even water. If I had so much as a small drink of water, I was going to purge shortly after. Even if I had nothing in my stomach, if I so much as shifted slightly in the chair that I lay, I was going to vomit shortly afterward. It was horrible. The pain wouldn't subside. I couldn't even entertain myself with a film or a video game. Trying to do anything made it feel even worse. I just lay there in the chair for hours on end, staring at nothing and in agonizing pain. It literally made me want to die, it hurt so bad.Why do I bring this story up? Because Welcome To Mooseport induced similar levels of pain. This film was so wretched, so horribly unfunny, so awkward, and so painfully lazy and stupid that it actually caused me physical pain to watch it. It's one of the most agonizing, horrible film-watching experiences I've ever had and easily ranks among the twenty worst films I have ever seen.I will go to my grave cursing this film and its existence. I am filled with seething contempt for it with every fiber of my being.The story revolves around the town of Mooseport, a small, idyllic, thoroughly cliched town which in the midst of an upcoming election for mayor.The focus falls on two characters: One is handyman, Harold (Also known as Handy) Harrison, who is a bumbling idiot plumber of sorts whose long-time girlfriend, Sally, has broken up with him after not proposing marriage after so long.The second is former president, Monroe "Eagle" Cole, who has just left office with very high approval ratings looking to retire to his vacation home in Mooseport.Despite having left office with such high approval ratings, some things in Monroe's life aren't going so well, as he in the midst of a divorce and his ex-wife is looking to attain his various assets in the divorce proceedings, much to his chagrin.Seeing as he is a popular president, the town council approaches Monroe about running for office, which he is reluctant to do since he just finished his presidential term. But, as his aides explain to him, if he runs for mayor, his vacation home can serve as his office and can't be obtained by his ex-wife in the divorce proceedings.Seeing this opportunity, as well as sort of ego boost to be both a popular president and a popular mayor, he decides to go for it.Meanwhile, Handy's name has been put up as a candidate for mayor unbeknownst to him, which at first decides not to go for, seeing as his rival is a former president, but when Monroe flirts with Sally, Handy decides to run for mayor to win her back.Soon, wacky election shenanigans take place as the two battle it out, complete with all sorts of scenarios like Monroe's ex-wife helping out Handy to humiliate Monroe, Monroe's true feelings for his executive secretary/aide, Grace, start to form, blah, blah, blah. Cliches abound, to cut this summary shorter. You know what's going to happen like clockwork, for there is not an original bone in this film's body.The story, despite its cliches, sounds fairly promising with all the makings of a screwball comedy with romance and political discussions sprinkled about. In fact, the plot feels like its trying to invoke screwball comedies of the 30's and 40's.However, this plot can't even begin to compare to those classic films it so desperately wants to emulate. It doesn't even earn the right to kneel before the altars of those comedy greats. It is a complete and utter failure - one of the biggest blights on comedy of the century (Which is pretty damn impressive considering the sheer number of shitty comedies this century has inflicted upon the masses less than twenty years in).The plot is so poorly written, that it would have trouble sustaining a 22-minute episode of a shitty sitcom, yet it has the gall to clock in at nearly 2-fucking-hours.There are no real characters. There's no interesting development. There are no interesting discussions about politics. Nothing interesting or feel-good about romance. Not a single joke feels timed or written right. Nothing works. There is nothing to latch onto - not as an intelligent comedy, not as a stupid-fun comedy - NOTHING. It will leave the viewer dead in the water.The plot isn't even assembly line generic. It's below even the bargain bin version of assembly line generic films. It's the rejected bargain bin version of assembly line generic - with its rotting corpse fished out of a dumpster.The acting? Oh God, the acting.If this were a screwball comedy of the 30's or 40's, it would have been great. I would picture it being directed by say, Frank Capra, George Cukor, or Howard Hawks. It would be written by Donald Ogden Stewart, Ruth Gordon, or Garson Kanin.In the Gene Hackman role, I would imagine it to be played by someone like Spencer Tracy, or perhaps Lionel Barrymore. In the Ray Romano role, I would imagine James Stewart or Cary Grant. The love interests, oh, so many choices...Katharine Hepburn, Rosalind Russell, Margaret Sullavan, Jean Harlow - take any pick of an actress you enjoy from those decades. The ex-wife? Heh, heh...Bette Davis, no question. Oh, to dream of how this premise could have worked. If it had been made and starred these Hollywood greats, it would have been one of the best damn films ever. But, we can't have everything we want.Instead, we get this abomination of acting, even from distinguished stars.Gene Hackman delivers a career-worst performance, which is a hell of a way to go out as this was his last film. I suppose it's karmic retribution for all his shitty behaviors on the sets of various films he worked on (For example: The Royal Tenenbaums), but still, it's rather sad to see an accomplished actor end their acting career on something that is not only bad, but something so utterly horrible and brain-dead.Ray Romano can play a charming doofus. Though it's been a number of years, I remember liking Everybody Loves Raymond and he proved himself to be a decent actor, and Ice Age (First one. I can't comment on the sequels) was also a decent showing of his acting capabilities. Even he isn't spared despite the character he plays. He, too, delivers a career-worst performance, for he is not charming or likable. He just comes across as painfully awkward.Though there are other stars, including the career thrashing of award-winning Marcia Gay Harden, nobody else is worth mentioning - not even Harden, for she is thrown to the side of the film's plot as the disposable love interest/aide of Monroe. There is nothing for her here. Oh, it's also got Rip Torn. Despite the presence some rather established stars, this film wastes them so badly that I barely recall them even being in the damn thing because it's so lazy and uninspired.The humor in this film is nothing short of utter failure. I did not laugh once. I didn't even so much as slightly chuckle. So painful was this film's humor that while watching it, I threw myself to the floor to bang my head on the floor. Big mistake, for the humor was so awful, it left me on the floor as if I was receiving a beating from the film. I just lay there, staring up at the TV, hating it, loathing it. When I attempted to get up, I would pick up the box on the coffee table, only to angrily throw it whenever I looked upon Roger Ebert's endorsement of the film ("Thumbs up. A very good time." BULL. FUCKING. SHIT). I would then fall back to the floor, enduring the agony of what was destined to become one of the worst films I had ever seen, hoping that it would either end soon or that I would die.When the comedy fails in a comedy, what else is there to be entertained by? It's not like say, Showgirls, which despite being utterly awful, it became entertaining because of how bad it was. All other film genres have this luxury: if they fail at their intended purpose, there might at least be a chance of salvaging it on the basis of unintentional comedy. But when a comedy fails at being funny, there's nothing to fall back on - nothing to salvage. Welcome To Mooseport is a particularly painful example of this kind of botch.Welcome To Mooseport is one of the worst films I have ever seen. It's not only bad, but it's physically painful to watch. It's one of those bad films that has changed me and helped me really understand the meaning of a truly bad film. Whenever people ramble on about the latest Michael Bay blockbuster, Roland Emmerich film, Uwe Boll B-movie crapfest, or whoever's film is the "WORST MOVIE EVER!!!", I am envious of their naivety. That have not experienced the film-watching horrors that I have endured. They have no idea how far the rabbit hole of shitty films really goes. This film is one of the horrors of taking the ill-advised journey down that rabbit hole just to see how far down it really goes.Don't do it, people. You won't come out the same person.

Joey G (nl) wrote: Interesting premise. Terrible execution.

Zac G (mx) wrote: I enjoyed this movie. It was fun to see some of these guys before they got "big". Affleck was great in the movie.

Charlie 7 (jp) wrote: A very interesting monster movie but it feels somewhat patented out. I hear the original Japanese version is better in quality. Still for disaster film it's very entertaining.

Orlok W (mx) wrote: Fun monster movie with serious undercurrent--Creepy Crawly on the loose!!

Spencer H (fr) wrote: One of the best Christmas movies ever.

Lewis E (ru) wrote: If Clint Eastwood is directing, there's a high chance it is going to be good. Though a more accurate comparison would be required, this may actually be a better tribute to Nelson Mandela than 'Long Walk to Freedom'. Sufficient time is spent on showing Mandela tackling the post-apartheid issues without sacrificing the on-pitch action. Morgan Freeman demonstrates greater natural conviction as the former South African president compared to Idris Elba while Eastwood completes the admirable task of conveying the all-around significance of the 1995 Rugby World Cup. It even manages to engage a man like myself who doesn't care for the sport. Might be in the mood to sit down to some rugby world cup....if there's no football on.