Friday, July 15, 2011
365 Movies Day #109 "Fist of the North Star"
Yesterday we talked about anime with a moving, touching story. Today, one of my favorites that is the embodiment of badassery. In a post apocalyptic world, a guy can punch you and make your head explode, turn his body to steel or slice you to ribbons with the tips of his fingers...and they do these things...a lot.
"Fist" is still one of my favorite anime films and it's all about the fight sequences...and an unconventional ending. It's a balls to the wall festival of bashing, smashing, exploding and mayhem in all it's glory. Oh, and there is also a message of hope and peace and stuff.
For a sense of Ken's handiwork check out this compilation video:
There is also a live action version made in 1995, but I don't recommend it.
FIST OF THE NORTH STAR ON IMDB