Thursday, September 3, 2009

PATRIOTISM (1966)

Well, nobody can accuse PATRIOTISM of not delivering what it promised. The back cover says "depicts the seppuku (ritual suicide) of a naval officer" and that's what we get in graphic detail and that's it! I appreciate what they were going for, but this shit is slooooooow. Shot entirely in one room, a officer guy comes home and tells his wife he's upset about some stuff and he's going to kill himself. She cool with that so they make some boring art house love and then he gets down to it. The blade goes in his tummy and he gets to sweating and grunting and she starts crying and then he yanks out his guts and stabs himself through the throat. She touches up her makeup and then rams a smaller sword through her neck. The End.