Friday, 4 July 2008
Occult civil service! Connery-alike pick-up dick Taki and his magic scenery deforming mega-magnum are teamed up with renegade demon copette Makie to accompany a lecherous old dwarf to the signing of a detente between the human world and the hypersexual demon realm. The human / demon frustration collaboration, literal honey-traps and shadow vandal terror-cells lend Wicked City a whiff of 60s Cold War unease not unlike Fleming's best; although the violent sexual subtext is text this time, and flows in both gender directions. Wicked City is Yoshiaki Kawajiri's follow up to the lethal Formula 1 short The Running Man (part of the Neo Tokyo anthology), and is likewise drenched with freezing blues, stinging pinks and fraught bubbling meta-men (and women).