JAPANESE CHARLES BRONSON COMMERCIALS ARE CRIMINALLY SEXY

01.19.10 9 years ago 38 Comments

Remember that clip I posted a while back from Hausu, the Japanese film about a killer cat painting that vomits (how could you forget)?  Turns out the director, Nobuhiko Obayashi, also directed a bunch of commercials, including this one, part of a series of Japanese Charles Bronson ads for the cologne, “Mandom.”  They harken back to a simpler time, when a man could look like crinkled nutsack with a mustache and still be considered a sex symbol (oddly enough, squintiness is still in fashion — see Josh Hartnett, James Franco, Channing Tatum, etc.).

My favorite part is when he’s just hangin ‘ out, smokin’ his pipe and decides to take off his shirt and pour cologne all over himself.  Jesus, man, the guy must’ve used half the bottle.  No wonder old people smell like sh-t.

There’s a bunch more over at CHUD, but these were my favorite:

These really put the intro to Commando, where Arnold Schwartzenegger chops down a tree and feeds a deer with his daughter, to shame. Just to clarify, I meant he and his daughter feed the deer together, not that he makes the deer eat his daughter, though that would’ve been awesome. And sounds like an Obayashi premise.

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