Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Emperor Tomato Ketchup


Shûji Terayama's Tomato Kecchappu Kôtei [1971] is quite frankly one of the most disturbing films I have ever seen. Deeply distrubing. I'm not sure if this clip is actually part of the film but I remember it being shown at the same time. There is something not quite right about the music, part Yma Sumac, part Faust, improvised in the bowels of hell.

2 comments:

lightactivity said...

I could be wrong but I think the first of these nine parts is a Terayama short called Ori (The Cage), from a few years before Ketchup. It was probably on the same DVD.

A Sound Awareness said...

I think your right about that. I thought this youtube link was mistitled.