Remember writer/director Min-suk Kim’s 2010 thriller “Haunters?” The one about the guy can control your mind with his mind? Well, apparently Hideo Nakata thought Japan needed a remake of that flick. Because, you know, it was made so long ago. Enter “Monsterz,” a movie that features the weirdly ageless Tatsuya Fujiwara. I just saw this guy in “Straw of Shield” and was reminded why I love his work. Although I do have a soft spot for “Haunters,” I’m actually willing to give the Japanese remake a fair shake. I know, I know — how incredibly big and strong and dashing of me. I try.
The premise is simple: A guy has the power to control the minds of others. Not surprisingly, he becomes obsessed with someone whose brain resists his powers. All sorts of stuff happens after that, as you may already have guessed.
Anyway, here’s the official synopsis:
A man possesses a special ability to manipulate others with just his eyes. Because of this special ability, he killed his abusive father and was abandoned by his mother. He now lives a lonely life in the dark side of a city. Meanwhile, Shuichi Tanaka doesn’t have a family and lives with his friends. Even though he is poor, he has a bright outlook on life. One day, these two men meet. The man becomes confused, because he can’t manipulate Shuichi with his eyes.
Not only does the outrageous price of a movie ticket give you an opportunity to stare at Fujiwara for roughly two hours, you also receive Takayuki Yamada, Satomi Ishihara, Tomorowo Taguchi, and Motoki Ochiai at no extra charge. Thanks, Hideo Nakata! Check out the trailer and the poster for “Monsterz” below.
Via : Far East Films