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Introduction + What We’ve Been Watching + News (0:00):
- Gintama and Dairanger
- Mobile Suit Gundam: Movie Trilogy and Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt
- Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul and Rage of Bahamut: Genesis
- Jungle Emperor Leo
- Berserk Season 2
Today, the thieves take a wrong turn and end up in the incredibly bizarre and unsettling world of Gozu, a film directed by Takashi Miike, who, though, he has since gained a measure of respectability, was once known in the West for his anything goes, flyby night films set predominately in the horror and yakuza genres (of which Gozu, from 2003, is no exception). The film stars Sho Aikawa and Yuta Sone as two yakuza brothers, Ozaki and Minami that head off from Tokyo towards a small town on some unknown business; however, soon after arriving, Ozaki goes missing, setting Minami off on a quest to find his friend amidst a backdrop freakish residents, bizarre happenings, and even stranger secrets. This is one weird film. Tune in, as we unravel the mysteries of Gozu!
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