New Trailer and Poster for Hitoshi Matsumoto’s Meta-Comedic Thriller R100

Hitoshi Matsumoto

Update: Indie Wire’s The Playlist brought an exclusive clip of the gloriously odd R100, which you can also watch below.

“Due to extreme scenes of whipping, punching, slapping, choking, kicking and beating no one under 100 will be admitted,” says the new poster’s tagline.

The official US trailer for Hitoshi Matsumoto‘s surreal, tense and extremely absurd comedy thriller R100 seems to fulfill those promises.

The film premiered at TIFF 2013 and will hit Drafthouse theaters and VOD on Friday, January 23rd. The Funniest Man On Earth audience will get a sneak peek at the new Drafthouse Films release in Austin on Sunday, January 18th. The complete Hitoshi Matsumoto marathon also features  his three previous films  Big Man Japan (2007),  Symbol (2009) and Scabbard Samurai (2011).

Without further ado, watch the mildly NSFW trailer and click to view gallery below.

Matsumoto reveals the dark meanings hidden behind Beethoven‘s “Ode to Joy” that’s playing in the background. Me likey. Wrapped in B-movie genre elements, R100 definitely isn’t just for S&M fans.

“In this audaciously kinky, meta-comedic thriller, a lonely father with a secret taste for S&M (Nao Ohmori, best known for his titular turn in Takashi Miike’s Ichi the Killer) hires a boutique dominatrix agency that specializes in guerilla acts of public degradation.

Although the rough treatment and humiliation Takafumi Katayama receives from these leather-clad women––in cafés and on the street––drives him to ecstatic pleasure, he soon finds himself over his head during a surprise house call by one of the mistresses. After a freak and fatal accident, Takafumi is forced into action with a slew of vengeful dominatrices chasing him down. With the help of his son, he’ll have to devise a plan to take on the relentless femmes fatales, who each possess a unique S&M talent by which to exact painful revenge.”

“If a dominatrix is one who takes total control of her passive partner, then R100 is the cinematic equivalent of a kinky femme fatale in black leather and stiletto heels, cracking a whip and a smile.” – Rob Nelson, Variety

Update: The S&M-themed R100 is the perfect antidote to mom-approved kink Fifty Shades of Grey, coming to theaters for mass consumption next month. Unfortunately, an embed of this freaky clip doesn’t work well, so head HERE to check it out.