184) Yoroi Samurai Zombie (2008) Dir: Tak Sakaguchi Not Yet Released Date Seen: June 16th, 2009 Rating: 2/5
Yoroi Samurai Zombie, Tak Sakaguchi's second film behind the camera, doesn't do much with its atmospheric setting, heavily overworked fog machines and stuntmen--at least, it appeared like they were stuntmen based on the fact that we see two scenes of physical violence three times each, as if to prove that what just happened really happened. The premise is laughably simple--a family get kidnapped by a group of robbers and are then all terrorized by an undead samurai. It could've been fun but instead, it was just mostly a lot of dull meandering and neat make-up effects. I laughed a couple times at its sporadic knack for non-sequitur humor but man, this movie makes Be a Man! Samurai School look restrained and moderately successful.