Hadn’t seen this since ‘98. Remembered it pretty well. It’s weird what my damaged brain chooses to remember. Ultimately a slow start and not enough kills really makes this something that could have been much better. Does have one of my favorite dead body reveals: light in the disemboweled stomach.
"Will heaven fall upon us? Will the Earth open under us? We don't know. We don't know, for a total eclipse has come upon us." Werckmeister Harmonies is a masterpiece that needs absolutely nothing changed. Every frame is perfect. Every piece of dialogue exact. Vig Mihaly's score and the use of natural sound could not be better. Story is perfect. Images haunting. Every performance necessary and complete.