‘Think Errol Flynn without nearly as many STDs and far less talent.’ This is the cautionary tale of Takashi Takamoto and his outrageous cult 90s Japanese Samurai drama, Top Knot Detective.
A twisted quest for revenge both onscreen and off, this collection of cast interviews and VHS footage pieces together Takamoto’s meteoric rise and fall from grace amidst a rollercoaster of rivalry, addiction, forbidden love and a very mysterious crime of passion. With ingredients including Amazonian cannibal lesbians, time-bending baseball bats and a giant penis monster, expect the unexpected.
Dir: Aaon McCann, Dominic Pearce
Australia / Japan 2017, 87 mins