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Films By Ishii Sogo

ANGEL DUST (Ishii Sogo, 1994)
A trip inside the mind of a serial killer, and the psychic investigator desperate to track him down and halt a murder spree. Angel Dust is a cat-and-mouse thriller that lives up to, and then surpasse… Read more

AUGUST IN THE WATER (Ishii Sogo, 2000)
Astronomical anomalies scar the heavens as twin meteorites fall to Earth. Strange phenomena begin to assail Fukuoka; a drought blights the region and people begin to die terribly, falling prey to the… Read more

CRAZY FAMILY (Ishii Sogo, 1984)
The Kobayashi family has problems Mum is getting juiced up and stripping when the neighbours stop by for afternoon tea; son and daughter lock themselves in their bedrooms to engage in a multitude of … Read more

CRAZY THUNDER ROAD (Ishii Sogo, 1980)
Crazy Thunder Road draws its inspiration from the Speed Tribes, real life gangs of bikers and car nuts constantly at war in Japan's colourful subculturai milieu. ... In an unnamed near future Ken, th… Read more

DEAD END RUN (Ishii Sogo, 2004)
Dead End RunJapanAfter a blistering retrospective in 2001, Japanese iconoclast Ishii Sogo is back on the big screen delivering another hyperkinetic blast of sonic intensity and visual dynamism. For t… Read more

ELECTRIC DRAGON 80,000 VOLTS (Ishii Sogo, 2000)
Playing by a high-voltage power pylon as a child, Dragon Eye Morrison receives a massive electric shock. Rather than terminate his young life, the charge ignites a long dormant, prehistoric predispos… Read more

GOJOE (Ishii Sogo, 2000)
In this spectacular adventure, Ishii Sogo has married the kinetic energy of Akira Kurosawa's great samurai pictures with a uniquely deranged brand of Buddhist spirituality. Gojoe liberally employs th… Read more

LABYRINTH OF DREAMS (Ishii Sogo, 1996)
Sogo Ishii's Labyrinth Of Dreams is radically removed from Angel Dust, his last film seen in Australia (MIFF 1995). However their polar differ­ences indicate the breadth and scope of Ishii's crea… Read more

LABYRINTH OF DREAMS (Ishii Sogo, 1997)
Tickets go cheap on the bus ride to hell. Tomiko is an over-worked conductor on a rural bus line. She receives a disturbing letter from a friend and co­worker claiming that Tomiko's former driver… Read more

THE CRAZY FAMILY (Ishii Sogo, 1984)
An absurdist comedy from the new wave of Japanese cinema by a young director, Sogo Ishii, who has acquired a national reputation in his own country for rock 'n roll and motorcycle movies. Here, he te… Read more

The Master of Shiatsu (Ishii Sogo, 1989)
An elderly shiatsu master gives a young woman a massage. A massage so effective it seems to take over the city. ... A new short film from the director of The Crazy Family (MFF '85). ... Read more

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