Wasn't really in the mood for Yoshitaro Nomura's The Demon a.k.a. Kichiku (1979) but wanted to get this disc back to Netflix after sitting on it for over a week. Why wasn't I up for it? Similar to Nobody Knows, this is a brutal depiction of unwanted children. Ken Ogata is the father trying to cope w/caring for his kids born out of wedlock. Ultimately he decides he'd be better off without and looks for ways to dispatch his 3 children. The drama is intense and tough to watch at times but a very heartfelt film.
Had Will Smith's Seven Pounds (2008) from the library and was due back so forced-watched this one. Was confused as all hell during the first half until enough of the flashbacks began to add up. Didn't care for it or the schmaltzy pay-off. Also can't believe this film has a 7.6 at IMDB. WTH?
Needing a breather after that went for comedy relief in Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) via NWI. Now this is a film I can stand behind. Loved the Bud & Lou flicks as a child and it's great how well they hold up. So much appreciation for Bela Lugosi & Lon Chaney Jr for reprising their famous roles for this horror comedy. Just the flick I needed to cap the night.
- May New: 5
- May Re-watch: 3
- May Total: 8
- 2010 TOTAL: 263