December 6, 2007

Ring 0: Birthday (2000 film)

Directed by Norio Tsuruta. Written by Hiroshi Takahashi. Based on the novella Lemon Heart by Koji Suzuki.

A short while back, a friend of mine described Ring 0 as "one of the worst, most syphilitic bowel movements ever committed to celluloid." Thankfully, he's a friend I frequently disagree with.

Ring 0: Birthday is a damn fine supernatural drama.

December 1, 2007

Happy Birthday (1999 story)

Written by Koji Suzuki.

Incapable of reading Japanese (despite four years of the subject in high school... all forgotten... long story), I probably shouldn't comment on someone's translating abilities. But I can't resist taking a moment to point out this particular sentence:
There in the bright light they had examined each other's organs, lapped each other's fluids, felt each other's pulses against their mucus membranes.