Prisoners of the Ghostland (2011) Sion Sono/Nocolas Cage
starring: Nicolas Cage ·
to Samurai Town, a surreal outpost in the Japanese wastelands, comprised
mostly of geisha-whores and masquerading ruffians. The town is under
iron-fist control of the Governor [perhaps Bill Moseley's best role
ever]. In the beginning of the film, Hero (Nicolas Cage) and his partner
Psycho rob a bank, killing most everybody inside [including a child
offering them a gumball], before getting arrested. Meanwhile, the Governor's
niece Bernice [by the way, she's also his mistress] has fled the town
and escaped into the wilderness. The Governor summons prisoner Hero
and orders him to find the girl. He is fitted in a leather suit with
sensor-bombs attached to his arms, neck and genitals, wired to ignite
if he tries to to remove it. Hero has five days to find Bernice and
bring her back to the Governor, or he will die.
Sion Sono has made an impressive number of quality motion pictures and
TV productions, 60+ since 2000. He is probably best known for SUICIDE
CIRCLE (which is notorious for the multiple deaths of high school
girls) and recent extraordinary projects like VIRGIN
PSYCHICS and WHY
DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL?
Japanese film, shot in English language, 102 min, widescreen,
encoded for ALL REGION, playable on any American DVD machine.
Extras includes selected trailers and "Making of"
for Mature Audiences