NI: It was presented by my old friend, Mr.Marc Walkow.
My priority themes are quite different for every project, however, if I say the common points, my wish is to shoot movies have an impact that nobody has seen before.
Because ABCs of Death is a foreign project, I consciously introduced symbolic images of Japan, such as school girls and shrines. I intended to put the messages of my thoughts about earthquakes and radiation.
I was requested to shoot snuff, a fake torture killing movie first, but it didn't fit in my nature, so I asked to do an action movie instead. To tell the truth, this project would not be approved in Japanese movie companies. My first idea was to shoot macaroni western (what they spaghetti westerns in Japan) with high school girls.
I am a fan of Mr. Junji Ito, too. I put a great deal of effort into grotesque description because there weren't many Tomie movies which were visualized grotesque. I am glad that I could visualize the scene of a no-neck Tomie running, because as soon as I read it, I knew this was a scene I would love to bring to life. I was deeply moved that Mr. Junji Ito himself liked "Unlimited".
I really like Mia Farrow originally. I want Kirsten Dunst in my movie too. I love Spider-Man and Melancholia.
Be sure to catch Iguchi's contribution to ABCs of Death, and 25 other insane horror shorts from around the world!
Sat., Sept. 15th, 3:15 PM: SCOTIABANK 9
Sun., Sept. 16th, 9:00 PM: SCOTIABANK 9