Review: Mai-Chan’s Daily Life – The Movie

Mai-Chan’s Daily Life – The Movie (Bloody Carnal Residence) is based on a supposedly popular manga of the same name, and has been brought to the screen by director Sato Sade. It has been released on Blu-ray by Kino, as part of their usually dependable Redemption series.

Mai-Chan’s Daily Life begins as a young woman named Miyako applies for a position as a maid. She shows up for an interview, is immediately stripped naked as her measurements are taken, and subsequently gets the job. She meets a fellow maid named Mai-Chan, who teaches her the ropes around the mini-mansion, owned by a sadistic couple who share a strange and disgusting fetish.

One night, Miyako learns that Mai-Chan has an otherworldly power in which her body can heal and resurrect itself. The strange couple use this gift to their advantage, cutting the poor girl to ribbons, and at times, feasting on her flesh. No matter how much harm and pain they inflict on Mai-Chan, within a few days, her body completely restores itself and the cycle starts all over again.

Before long, Miyako develops a sexual attraction to Mai-Chan and decides that she wants to devour her. In an excruciatingly long and nauseating sequence, she does just that, with the help of the horny couple.

Mai-Chan’s Daily Life is a terrible film. It looks and sounds as if it was shot and recorded for a dollar and some change. I’m almost positive that someone used iMovie to cut this thing together, because the editing is horrendous. The acting leaves much to be desired – the actress who plays Mai-Chan speaks in a nasally high-pitch squeal that grates on the nerves – and the gore effects are too dime-store cheap to be appropriately shocking. That’s a shame, since shock value is all that this piece of shit has going for it. The only real shock here is the fact that this film found a distribution deal. Someone actually took the time to give this film a proper release. It baffles the mind that this production even saw the light of day to begin with, and it’s absolutely depressing that it was given a Blu-ray release of this caliber under a label like Kino.

If you’re interested, the Kino release is the way to go. If you even care, there is a two-part documentary on how this thing was created.

I have nothing more to say about this waste of time, other than watch at your own risk. Even at a brisk running time of an hour and five minutes, it’s still an hour and five minutes of your life that you will never get back. 

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