Takashi Miike has long been on the warped and intriguing side of Japanese cinema. from Ichi the killer to The Lesson of Evil, Miike has made a name for himself among fans of the genre. His last entry, online switch formats from movie to multi-part Hulu series.
The story ties a serial killer and Ha Dongsoo together thanks to an eyeball that was taken during an organ harvesting attempt. This leaves the victim with the ability to see what the serial killer is doing in his most private and sadistic moments. Of course, Dongsoo wants that eyeball back. Sure, you’ve seen similar stories, but none are told the way Miike tells this one.
Synopsis for online it goes like this:
“Connect” stars Jung Haein (“Snowdrop,” “Something in the Rain”) as Ha Dongsoo – a new immortal humanity called “Connect” kidnapped by a gang of organ harvesters who are determined to take his eyes . After suddenly waking up on an operating table following surgery, Dongsoo manages to escape without an eye, and later discovers that he can still see from his missing eye, which is now being used by a serial killer terrorizing the the inhabitants of the city. Seoul. Determined to get back what was taken from him, Dongsoo will track down the serial killer, taking whatever steps are necessary to make himself whole again.
online stars Jung Haein, Ko Kyungpuo and Kim Hyejun (“Inspector Koo”). Based on a webtoon created by Shin Dae-sung.
Miike’s warped masterpiece, online is now streaming on Hulu.