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  • Actors: Nijiko Kiyokawa, Hideo Sunazuka, Kaoru Mizuki, Tadanobu Asano, Kazuhiko Kanayama
  • Directors: Teruo Ishii
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Synapse Films
  • DVD Release Date: September 29, 2009
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002LFPANE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #768,705 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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What do you get when you bring together the King of Cult Movie Directors, the King of Underground Comic Books and the King of Independent Cinema? You get Screwed! Long considered the primary force in the cinema of transgression, Director Teruo Ishii serves up a fever dream of psychedelic sexuality and hyperbolic insanity that could only come from the mind of Japanese Manga God Yoshiharu Tsuge. Tadanobu Asano (Ichi The Killer) stars in this sexy, bizarre, and hypnotic adaptation of Neji-shiki (Wind-Up Type) that helped establish his position in the firmament of Asian and global cinema.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Robert Beveridge HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on March 30, 2009
Format: DVD
Screwed (Teruo Ishii, 1998)

I've been wanting to see Screwed--one of the final films made by mega-popular exploitation director Teruo Ishii, and one of the formative films in the making of Tadanobu Asano into a screen superstar--for years. Now, I finally have, and while I'm not entirely sure about what I think of it, I do know one thing; it puts Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Bright Future, and especially Asano's character in that film, into an entirely new perspective for me. To explain why could possibly be considered a spoiler, but I think I can probably skirt that by not making the connection clear. (If you don't plan on seeing one or both of the films, the connection will make itself clear if you hop over to my Bright Future review.)

Tsube (Asano) is the title character, in the sense that he's the guy suffering from a particularly nasty form of Murphy's Law. He's a struggling cartoonist whose work lies somewhere in the vein of Suehiro Maruo and Hideshi Hino (if you're unfamiliar, clips can be easily googled; it's strong stuff, and the opening scene of this movie reflects that); small wonder, then, that the masses haven't been snapping it up. Tsube's young wife, Kuniko (Niki Fujitani, best known on this side of the pond as a voice actress in the popular Rouroni Kenshin series), has been supporting them; she picked up a job as a waitress at a kind of hostel for business travelers (think the Japanese version of Extended Stay America here). She's staying there, so he hooks up with an old friend of his. Things are going badly enough that he tries to kill himself, which doesn't work, but getting saved sends him on a mad quest to see the sea. Probably not a great idea, since he there has a very nasty encounter with a Portugese Man-o'-War that shapes the rest of the movie. Well, kind of.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Craig Conley on August 22, 2012
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It's difficult to believe that the picture quality on this disc is intentional. Is it possible that a VHS-quality picture was the director's intention? The picture is muddy, blurry, lacking detail. Though the film as a whole is like some sort of fever dream, the extraordinarily poor picture quality detracts from rather than adds to the dreaminess.

The film may not be the strangest to come out of Japan, but it's peculiar and gets weirder as it goes. In the last segment, the protagonist is stung by a jellyfish and doesn't necessarily die but wanders shirtless through a twilight otherworld in which trains are operated by women wearing cat masks. His jellyfish wound is so much like a vagina that he seeks the assistance of a gynecologist who operates on him with a wrench while they engage in sexual intercourse. Other unexpected subplots involve the protagonist urinating on three people during a brief coma, a gay roommate who attempts romantic snuggling during his sleep, and the use of cat's paws on the eyes for relaxation. Bookend scenes of writhing contortonists in a seaside orgy aren't directly explained.

Incomprehensible though it may be, the film has a certain charm -- a simplicity and lack of pretense -- that makes it endearing. With a fairly short running time, it certainly doesn't overstay its welcome. Recommended -- but don't expect a crisp image.
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By The Movie Guy on October 17, 2014
Format: DVD
When you read the DVD cover and they can't say what the film is about, you're in trouble. Rave reviews for the emperor's clothes? Our man character is a cartoon artist, whose impoverished life we follow. Much of his life seems normal, but then it slips into the surreal. I found myself asking all kinds of questions. Is this from his imagination? Is he crazy? Is is a metaphor for the stages of life? Are we on a Dante's purgatory journey? Did someone hand the director a red filter and said, "Here, let's use this for a while. That will confuse people."

Yes, I was confused and awaited the next naked woman which frequented the screen.

Sex and nudity.
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By John W. on January 18, 2014
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Though I expected something more bizarre, it was just a bit too boring to watch the whole thing.
I love the actor Asano, that's why I got this DVD. But I was disappointed.
This movie reminded me of other Japanese bizarre movie called Gozu (directed by Miike). Gozu is much more weired and fun, that's for sure.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Hans Visser on January 23, 2007
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I'm not sure what exactly I was expecting, but, either way, didn't get it. The movie opens up with a kind of weird fever dream full of naked people on a beach, which leads to... a very ordinary story about a young man whose life is falling apart, and who has absolutely no idea how to cope with it. A few of his failures are poignant, a few just pathetic, and yet his basic issue - detachment - ensures he stays at an arms length from the audience. You have a guy in a very slow, dull downward spiral with zero hope for redemption (or even an understanding of the concept) and horrible people skills, and then the inevitable triumphs.

Basically, if you're looking for sex (sure, there's some topless women, but nothing you wouldn't see in any R-rated American movie), violence or wacky hijinks, this isn't it. There's a few odd moments of strangeness (the entire hospital scene and the oddly-predictable ending), but they're just temporary segues from the basic, depressing core of the tale. If you're looking for a somewhat strange "this is where homeless people come from" message-movie, though, it works (a little).
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