The Films of Minoru Kawasaki
The Films of Minoru Kawasaki (Executive Koala/The World Sinks... Except Japan/ Rug Cop) - Synapse Films [$24.95 each]
As Japan's leading absurdist, Kawaski is not beyond having puppets, amusement park like mascots, and inanimate objects carry the majority of his narrative load. With the arrival of Calamari Wrestler on American shores (that's right - it's about a grappler who turns into a squid), the unconventional director became a filmmaker to watch. Now, with the release of these three titles by Synapse, we witness the evolution of an artist - albeit one who turns an Australian animal into a serial killer, a policeman's toupee into a lethal weapon, and the destruction of the planet into a stinging denouncement against the West.