Visitor Q is a disturbing and taboo-bashing experimental work from director Takashi Miike (Dead or Alive). The film presents a harrowing, absurd take on the phenomenon of reality TV, depicting the chilling disintegration of a family. Starring Kenichi Endo.
Rating 2 out of 10
Visitor Q is part 6 of a 6 part series of direct-to-video releases called “Love Cinema.” Each release was done by a different director. This particular film was made by Japanese director Takashi Miike, who is known as one of the more shocking auteurs in foreign cinema and this one is meant to be his most extreme. It covers everything from incest, domestic violence, sadomasochism, erotic lactation (I’m not kidding), necrophilia, and violence up to and including dismemberment. All of this is done with little or no concern for character development. We don’t care about any of these people and, because of that, we are left numb, disgusted, and on sensory overload for no purpose whatsoever. I have no problem with violence as long as it’s inherent to the story. If it is not, then you move into depraved, which this film clearly is.
The closest comparison I can make to this film is Todd Soldondz’ “Happiness” in both tone and lack of morality. That film was a disjointed and disgusting mess that presented the worst of humanity with no justice and thought we were supposed to find it funny. “Visitor Q” left me with that same feeling. It’s not funny, it’s not satirical, and it sure as hell isn’t good. Do your eyeballs a favor and ignore this piece of shit.