A depressed man locks himself in his apartment and is all set to commit suicide, when he notices that he can't feel pain, even though he cuts very deep into his wrist. He can't die. What is the best way to use this unique power? To continue mutilating yourself, of course!
This is the third film in the "Guinea Pig" serie, and also the first full-on comedy installment. Unlike "Devil's Experiment" and "Flowers Of Flesh And Blood", this is just plain stupidity. There is enough gore for any gorehound to be satisfied, and the scenes are most likely still too much for a faint of heart despite the comedy. We have a very well made wrist-cut, a pen through an arm, guts being pulled out, a throat being slit, and so on. It all ends up with him being just a cheerful head on a table.
"Mermaid In A Manhole" is my favorite installment in the serie, but I still like this one. The reason I like "He Never Dies" is 'cause of the fact that I'm a huge fan of Troma, Peter Jackson's earlier creations, things along the lines of that (even though this one never reaches those extreme levels of brilliant comedy). It's never wrong to mix laughs and gore.
The gore effects looks very good for most parts. Almost as good as it does in "Flowers Of Flesh And Blood", but not quite as gruesome and messy. There are a few mistakes made, especially in the scene where his head is sitting on the table, because you can clearly see how they created that "effect" by using a hole in the table with the man sticking his up in it. It's hard to hold it against the movie though.
Except for the table-scene, there isn't alot I can complain about since it's such a stupid movie to begin with. I can say that some of the lines and how they are said bother me. I don't understand japanese myself, so that might be it, but that's besides the point. It's also pretty surprising how the movie quickly gets boring when he's not mutilating himself. This is most likely because of the fact that the movie doesn't have anything else interesting going on. Let's face it, the story is fun but it's not very good or something we care to get deep about.
I hate it when I feel I've written a way too short review, but I'm all out of words on this one. There isn't much to say about a movie that is just a stupid gore ride without much for a plot. Watch this for the gore and comedy, nothing else.