Can’t Handle Eye Trauma? You Might Want to Skip This Trailer for Ushijima the Loan Shark.

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Ushijima the Loan Shark (2012) Movie PosterI can’t watch scenes involving any sort of eye trauma. Try as I might, I always squirm, turn away and/or close my eyes. Just thinking about having something long and sharp shoved violently into my ocular cavities is enough to give me nightmares for the next several thousand years. If, like me, you have trouble consuming this sort of material, then the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment in the latest trailer for Masatoshi Yamaguchi’s “Ushijima the Loan Shark” might be a little shocking. I just wanted to give you the heads up.

A synopsis will help ease you into the madness:

Mirai Suzuki (Yuko Oshima) becomes responsible for her mother’s debt which is owed to loan shark Kaoru Ushijima (Takayuki Yamada). To begin paying off her mother’s debt, Mirai begins working at a dating cafe. Meanwhile, Jun (Kento Hayashi) is the ambitious and greedy company president for an event group. To borrow money, Jun visits Kaukau Finance owned by Kaoru Ushijima.

I don’t know why, but there’s a strong Miike vibe coming off of the trailer for “Ushijima the Loan Shark”. Then again, I might be tired. I’ll watch it again when I’ve had some sleep and I’ll get back with you. Look for this one to hit Japanese theaters on August 25th, 2012.

Via : Film Smash

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at)