Thursday 24 May 2007
Tears Of The Black Tiger
Thanks to Neil over at The Bleeding Tree for making me aware of this film.
Not only is this a lavishly beautiful film at times, but in the first 15-20 minutes, I'd already been treated to impossible ricochet shots, big booming BWAHAHAHAHA! laughs from bad guys, buckets of gooey bright red blood and plenty of cocked eyebrows. And every possible colour from one of those big Crayola boxes.
If "Psychedelic Thai Westerns" is a genre this movie would be the flag bearer. It's nothing less than a big bag of fun and occasional sensory overload. Depending on your taste for excessive melodrama it may not be much more either, but I sure enjoyed it. Others have blogged about it better, so I'll just put up a whole bunch of screenshots:
That last one precedes a rather unsettling and gruesome end for one of the characters. Let's just say it puts your teeth on edge...