(Yami Douga straight up rips the warning countdown in this. Amazing to think it would be that influential down the line)" - Some Other, Other Dude On Letterboxd
Muzan E DVD
"Muzan-e: AV gyaru satsujin bideo wa sonzai shita!"
"A female reporter researching underground sex films stumbles across a snuff film, and her further investigation causes the film makers to take action against her." - TMDB
"From the guy who brought us the Red Room movies, comes the infamous Muzan-E, also known as Celluloid Nightmares.
Another infamous Japanese shot-on-video shocker along the lines of Niku Daruma/Tumbling Doll of Flesh, Muzan-E follows a reporter who's investigating the strange disappearance of an adult video actress and soon finds herself in the world of snuff films.
The whole set-up (which is done is the form of a mockumentary) was much more entertaining/engaging than I ever expected it to be. Overall not as shocking/sick/disturbing as I was led to believe, and not sure what to think about the ending... " - Some Dude On Letterboxd
"A true period piece." - Some Other Dude On Letterboxd
"This infamous mockumentary is actually more substantial than its reputation suggests. Don’t get me wrong, menstrual fetish porn will never not be gross, even when the film clearly still simulates its “fetish scenes”. But the blend of faux-doc formalities, blurry/pixelated faces & genitals, and gory snuff film rabbit holes, the film goes somewhere that’s a little more facetious and clever than you’d think. There are plenty of laughable indicators that give away any sense of realism, which is fine. The found footage snuff film itself still evokes a queasy quality that is unnerving, Bill Clinton masks, box cutters and all. It’s the kind of extreme horror that’s smart enough to subtlety sharpen a satiric point and jab it right back at its audience. I’m sure gore hounds will be disappointed but they deserve it. I found it kind of brilliant.