No jolly musical romp, this is an 18-certificate horrormusical in which throats are gorily
cut, thick red blood flows readily and bodies are hacked up, cooked and served as "delicious" pies.
However, it's not gorily
presented and there's nothing so obvious that it would scare the children.
Elsewhere a giant bullfrog creates a channel to rescue its tadpoles, threatened by evaporation in the hot African sun, a lioness pulls down a kudu and two sea lion bulls fight gorily
to the death in blood-spattered snow.
To young Hirst fans eager to lap up a brand-new Britpop soundtrack of unreleased material by Pulp and Blur, and to see cult-comic Eddie Izzard as a psychiatrist in a direct tribute to Hitchcock's Spellbound, it was scant comfort that they were permitted to scrutinize the living genitals on the five actors who were part of Greenaway's room full of sound effects and fury; or that they could view ad infinitum the snapping alien ("18" certificate on film and video) springing gorily
from John Hurt's stomach, part of Scott's four-monitor mishmash of movie clips and production notes.
It may not quite live up to the hype that was generated by its stunning teaser trailer, but Dead Island still manages to be gorily
Snyder visualizes the mayhem as graphically and gorily
Essentially a Korean answer to Saving Private Ryan with its present day bookends and gorily
visceral battle scenes of chopped up body parts, Brotherhood (15, 148 mins) follows two South Korean brothers forcibly conscripted in the war against the North.
Barnabas's rebirth, for example, results in 11 necks being gorily
chewed, but later he's comically dismantling a TV set showing Karen Carpenter while crying, "Reveal yourself, tiny songstress".
A dedicatedly over-the-top, gorily
comic approach a la Sam Raimi's first two "Evil Dead" pics would have been fine.
This urban slant on America's bloody history has rarely been seen before, but it's tackled here with gorily
intense relish by director Martin Scorsese in this powerful period drama based on true stories of the time.
In The Revenge, Roy Scheider wisely having exited gorily
in No 2, his widow Ellen, played by Lorraine Grey, gets away from it all - by going to live in the shark-infested Caribbean.