Also known as
Panku-zamurai, Kirarete Sôrô
Specifics
Japan [2018] - 130m
Genre
Fantasy, Action
Directed by
Gakuryu Ishii
More info on
rating
4.5*/5.0*
Punk Samurai Slash Down poster

Watches

July 14, 2021

4.5*/5.0*

Gakuryu Ishii is a true blessing for cinema. At first, I figured Punk Samurai Slash Down was just a slightly subdued, tongue-in-cheek take on the jidaigeki genre, but don't be fooled. The film gets progressively weirder and builds up towards a finale that escapes description. Ishii delivers a sprawling comedy that piles on surprise after surprise and had me in stitches for most of its half-hour-long finale. This is how you do comedy.