If "The Devil's Experiment" has disturbed you, the second "Guinea
Pig" "Flowers Of Flesh and Blood", will do much worse. Pure gore. "Za
ginipiggu 2: Chiniku no hana" is probably the most extreme movie of
this Japanese series and is also the most famous and controversial
enough to end up on the chronicle. Hard and disturbing to see even for
horror and splatter fans has its strongest points in the usual
excellent production and in a minimal and highly shocking story. Hino
maitre a penser of the saga is inspired by one of his manga and directs
this movie than the first episode has a little more complex plot. Just
a little, even is a very short movie, a part disgusting the viewer
sometimes is boring.
It’s a quite simple story. There is a psychopath dressed as a
samurai who kidnaps and slaughtered a woman and do pieces for his
private collection of body parts. A camera records everything and man
juggles his work with absurd monologues. Forty minutes, little
dialogue, a lot of blood and special effects very credible, considering
the time and the obvious few resources of production.
Quite simply there is a psychopath dressed as a samurai who kidnaps a
woman and do pieces for his private collection. A camera takes
everything and man pronounces sometimes absurd monologues. Forty
minutes, little dialogue, a lot of blood and special effects very
credible, considering the time and the few resources of production.
"Flowers Of Flesh and Blood", a bit 'like the whole series, ends up on
the news pages twice. A copy of the sixth episode of the series, but
instead someone says this second chapter is in the large collection of
horror and slasher films of the Japanese serial killer Tsutomu Myazaki.
Between 1988 and 1989, Myazaki killed, raped, mutilated, drank the
blood and photographed four girls, making it even more sadistic sending
family the photos. Captured in July 1989 he said to have been inspired
by his movie collection. He was executed in June of the last year,
after a very long trial.
A few years after this event, at the beginning of the nineties, the
series returns on the news, when the good Charlie Sheen is shocked
after watching this episode. The American actor is not only disgusted
but called the FBI thinking he was watching a snuff movie. The FBI
reported the "San Francisco Chronicle" takes the issue seriously and
begins to investigate involving one of the American distributors.
Hideshi Hino, for some sources investigated also in Japan, release the
"making of" of the movie, proving that it is a fake and above all his
A fact that has brought a great fame to this crazy but great series.
Technical Data Sheet
Title: Za Ginipiggu 2: Chiniku no hana
Alternative title: Flowers of Flesh and Blood (indefinite), Guinea Pig 3 (Germany), Slow Death: The Dismemberment (USA)
Director: Hideshi Hino
Duration: 42 '