Kazuo Komizu

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Kazuo "Gaira" Komizu
Born December 14, 1946 (1946-12-14) (age 70)
Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Occupation Film director and screenwriter
Years active 1968 – present

Kazuo Komizu (小水 一男, Komizu Kazuo, born December 14, 1946) is a Japanese film director from Miyagi Prefecture, mainly focusing on violent sex and gore films.


He has a small following outside Japan thanks to a couple of notorious films:Entrails of a Beauty and Entrails of a Virgin. This type of film (low budget, yet high production values and shot on video), helped usher in a new era of extreme Asia movies. Komizu was the creator of the Japanese cult zombie film Battle Girl: The Living Dead in Tokyo Bay which was screened in 1991.[1]

His nickname, "Gaira", apparently comes from a Japanese monster in the film War of the Gargantuas (フランケンシュタインの怪獣 サンダ対ガイラ, Furankenshutain no kaijū: Sanda tai Gaira) (1966).



External links[edit]


  • Hamamoto, Maki. "Entrails of Kazuo Komizu" (interview), in Asian Cult Cinema, #45.