Half Japanese - The Band That Would Be King
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Half Japanese - The Band That Would Be King
The first thing to remember when viewing this difficult-to-believe documentary is that there really is an underground band called Half Japanese and that the stories being told about their eighteen year musical career are, for the most part true. That being said, it is almost impossible to distinguish this evidently sincere documentary from the earlier (and entirely fictional) This Is Spinal Tap, which idolizes a similarly inept and clueless group of musicians and fans. Penn Jillette (of the gore-and-magic duo Penn and Teller, acknowledges that he is such a fan of the group that he took over as… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the band, this mockumentary is mildly entertaining though not as zany or original as its model, This Is Spinal Tap."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"Half Japanese: The Band that Would Be King has all the hallmarks for a great rock doc..."
‑ Bill Gibron, DVDTalk.com
"bizzarely grand"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is
"One hour length mockumentray is sufficient but limits opportunities for theatrical release"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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