Magnolia Pictures and the New York Asian Film Festival will host a screening of Big Man Japan at New York Comic-Con this Friday, February 6, 2009. The screening is free to convention attendees, and will be held in Room 1A04, starting at 3:15 PM.
More about Big Man Japan
Daisoto’s job involves being shocked by bolts of electricity that transform him into a stocky, stick-wielding giant several stories high who is entrusted with defending Japan from a host of bizarre monsters. But while his predecessors were national heroes, he is a pariah among the citizens he protects, who bitterly complain about the noise and destruction of property he causes. And Daisato has his own problems – an agent insistent on branding him with sponsor advertisements, an Alzheimer-afflicted grandfather who transforms into a giant in dirty underwear, and a family who is embarrassed by his often cowardly exploits. A wickedly deadpan spin on the giant Japanese super hero, Big Man Japan is an outrageous portrait of a pathetic, but truly unique hero.
Big Man Japan is one of Magnet’s “Six Shooter Film Series,” a series of six films highlighting the vanguard of genre cinema from around the globe. This series also includes Let The Right One In (Sweden), Special (US), Nacho Vigalondo’s Timecrimes (Spain), Olly Blackburn’s Donkey Punch (UK) and Eden Log (France).
Find out more about the many film-related events happening at this weekend’s New York Comic-Con at www.nycomiccon.com.