This was pretty weak. It plays like a bad Jane's Addiction music video. Not recommended.
What's unsettling about Moritsugu's work is that his proto-punk satires, frequently sour and always focused in disaffection, about the inherent corruption of the show business worlds of rock-and-roll and celebrity, have become a harbinger of a world now inundated with the likes of reality television and instant fame. In the current universe of Paris Hilton, Jon and Kate Gosselin, and American Idol, Moritsugu's righteous anger, which two decades ago seemed extreme, has come undone by the incessant degradation of sensibility which is part and parcel of contemporary American society. But perhaps he is a visionary, who foresaw the current American culture with a clarity (even though his aesthetic is one of wildly unstable grunge) that remains fiercely funny and oddly precise in its perceptiveness.
- Daryl Chin
My DegenerationEvoking the band-in-the-making masterpieces LADIES & GENTLEMEN, THE FABULOUS STAINS and BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, MY DEGENERATION is the story of three young women and their nascent band, Bunny Love. The Psychotronic Video Guide illustrates the basic plot: "The blonde bass player narrates,...Subscribe to to watch now
Hippy PornWritten, produced and directed by Jon Moritsugu and photographed by Jacques Boyreau in glorious 16mm black-and-white, HIPPY PORN is (according to Kevin Thomas in the Los Angeles Times) "about as adventuresome as feature film-making gets." Or, as Marjorie Baumgarten of the Austin Chronicle claimed...Subscribe to to watch now
Terminal, USAHow to describe the indescribable TERMINAL, USA? "FATHER KNOWS BEST meets PINK FLAMINGOS" (according to the New York Daily News). "A take-off on American sit-coms... that gives new meaning to the term dysfunctional" (or so says the Entertainment Weekly). Could be. Maybe you could do better?Subscribe to to watch now
Mod Fuck ExplosionWEST SIDE STORY meets RUMBLE IN THE BRONX meets A CLOCKWORK ORANGE. Bizarre tale of London, a lonely teen yearning for affection and a leather jacket who lives in a dysfunctional family home where the mother keeps popping and sexually playing with her other child, X-Ray, a...Subscribe to to watch now
Fame WhoreThis film involves three interwoven stories with the only seeming connection being the delusions of the involved leads. In the first element of the film, a hot-tempered world tennis star loses endorsement contracts when the press outs him even though he claims the report is false. In the second,...Subscribe to to watch now
Pig Death MachineAfter eating rotten meat, a brainless brunette is transformed into a dangerous genius, while in a Doctor Doolittle twist, a misanthropic-punk-rock-botanist-babe gains the power to "talk to plants." Dreams become nightmares as they choke on the sweet nectar of envy and desire.Subscribe to to watch now
I am in love with this film and filmmaker. Hilarious, poignant, scary and smart with an amazing soundtrack. I couldn't imagine a better film!
I just stumbled onto the magical world of Jon Moritsugu. I knew nothing about this film as it started. I freaking LOVED it! It was so frenzied and creepy! I...
I loved "Terminal USA!" The level of discomfort it generated in me was profound and thrilling. I think Jon Moritsugu is a cinematic master of the highest order. I also...