Japanese film Archive

It’s that time of year… 2014 calendars are now available to order from YesAsia, with the likes of AKB48, Gackt and various Anime titles including: My Neighbor Totoro, One Piece, […]

2014 Japanese Calendar Sale at YesAsia

It’s that time of year… 2014 calendars are now available to order from YesAsia, with the likes of AKB48, Gackt and various Anime titles including: My Neighbor Totoro, One Piece, […]

Director Hasumi Eiichiro (Umizaru) brings to the small screen, Wild 7. Starring Eita [Hara-kiri: Death of a Samurai]), this action epic sports an all-star cast depicting a gang of reformed […]

Wild 7 Trailer (Blu-ray)

Director Hasumi Eiichiro (Umizaru) brings to the small screen, Wild 7. Starring Eita [Hara-kiri: Death of a Samurai]), this action epic sports an all-star cast depicting a gang of reformed […]

Since the 2003 film Paycheck, John Woo has been quiet when it comes to English language films. He did, however, make two epic blockbusters with Red Cliff 1 & 2, […]

John Woo to Remake Suzuki Seijun’s Youth of the Beast

Since the 2003 film Paycheck, John Woo has been quiet when it comes to English language films. He did, however, make two epic blockbusters with Red Cliff 1 & 2, […]

The ICA is showing the fantastic ‘Mitsuko Delivers’ a film by Yûya Ishii (A Man With Style) and starring Riisa Naka (Summer Wars). The story is centred around a thirtysomething […]

Mitsuko Delivers (ICA Cinema)

The ICA is showing the fantastic ‘Mitsuko Delivers’ a film by Yûya Ishii (A Man With Style) and starring Riisa Naka (Summer Wars). The story is centred around a thirtysomething […]

Way back in March 2010, I posted about the amazing Ichikawa Ebizo as the Kabuki actor returned to London to perform ‘‘Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura’’ (Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees) […]

Ebizo Stars in Miike ‘Seppuku’ Remake

Way back in March 2010, I posted about the amazing Ichikawa Ebizo as the Kabuki actor returned to London to perform ‘‘Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura’’ (Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees) […]

Solid State Society, the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex movie is getting the 3D treatment and will be hitting Japanese cinemas in March 2011. The announcement was made […]

Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. Movie Gets 3D Makeover

Solid State Society, the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex movie is getting the 3D treatment and will be hitting Japanese cinemas in March 2011. The announcement was made […]

One of my favourite Japanese films of all time is Sakuran. This striking film, that punishes the eyes with the most amazing array of reds you’ve ever seen in one […]

Aspects of Japanese Cinema (Barbican – 14 November 2010)

One of my favourite Japanese films of all time is Sakuran. This striking film, that punishes the eyes with the most amazing array of reds you’ve ever seen in one […]

Wintertime seems pretty good for any fan of Asian Culture in London. Barbican is hosting a feast of Japanese themed activities including a Japanese Film Festival – Aspects of Japanese […]

Aspects of Japanese Cinema – Barbican (until 19 December)

Wintertime seems pretty good for any fan of Asian Culture in London. Barbican is hosting a feast of Japanese themed activities including a Japanese Film Festival – Aspects of Japanese […]

Further to my post back in February, SHOCHIKU have released another trailer for the Beck movie. This time accompanied by a Red Hot Chili Peppers tune, the trailer shows a […]

New Beck Trailer

Further to my post back in February, SHOCHIKU have released another trailer for the Beck movie. This time accompanied by a Red Hot Chili Peppers tune, the trailer shows a […]

Mix some dire dialogue and some awful over acting and you get? Actually you get an hour and a half of no-brainer enjoyment. Note: May contain spoilers! This low budget […]

Robo-Geisha [DVD] [2009]

Mix some dire dialogue and some awful over acting and you get? Actually you get an hour and a half of no-brainer enjoyment. Note: May contain spoilers! This low budget […]

To celebrate the upcoming release of the Tetsuya Nakashima film “Kokuhaku,” starring Takako Matsu, a movie festival was held this week to screen Nakashima’s other works. On hand were actresses […]

New Tetsuya Nakashima film

To celebrate the upcoming release of the Tetsuya Nakashima film “Kokuhaku,” starring Takako Matsu, a movie festival was held this week to screen Nakashima’s other works. On hand were actresses […]

Assault Girl: Kentucky no Hinako / ケンタッキーの日菜子 [2007] Trailer

Just uploaded this to YouTube, thought you might like to take a gander. This short film directed by Mamoru Oshii (Patlabor, Ghost in the Shell, Avalon, The Sky Crawlers) is […]

Takeshi Kitano’s OUTRAGE was shown at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday and the Actor/Director received a standing ovation when the film finished. On leaving Japan for France, Kitano was quoted […]

Kitano’s Standing Ovation – OUTRAGE at Cannes

Takeshi Kitano’s OUTRAGE was shown at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday and the Actor/Director received a standing ovation when the film finished. On leaving Japan for France, Kitano was quoted […]

Todanobu Asano is laying in wait, peeping through that little hole in the floor … just waiting to take revenge… Ranbou to Taiki is the new film based on a […]

Todanobu Asano the Peeper – Ranbou to Taiki Trailer

Todanobu Asano is laying in wait, peeping through that little hole in the floor … just waiting to take revenge… Ranbou to Taiki is the new film based on a […]

Nozomi (Bae Du Na) is an inflatable air doll, nothing more than a sex object for her lonely, doting owner Hideo (Itao Itsuji), but she gradually develops self-awareness. One day, […]

Air Doll

Nozomi (Bae Du Na) is an inflatable air doll, nothing more than a sex object for her lonely, doting owner Hideo (Itao Itsuji), but she gradually develops self-awareness. One day, […]

Looks like Takashi Miike is a busy boy again. This year sees the long awaited sequel to his 2004 Cult Classic ‘Zebraman‘. It’s 2025 in Zebra City but our hero […]

Miike’s Zebraman 2 [Trailer] and 13 Assassins

Looks like Takashi Miike is a busy boy again. This year sees the long awaited sequel to his 2004 Cult Classic ‘Zebraman‘. It’s 2025 in Zebra City but our hero […]

[Trailer] SHOCHIKU to release BECK Live Action

One of the best (IMHO) anime’s of recent years has been BECK: The Mongolian Chop Squad. Based on the manga ‘BECK‘ by Harold Sakuishi published by Kodansha in Monthly Shōnen […]

The official release date for the Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl DVD is approaching. Pony Canyon are pushing it out on the 26th of this month and there’s a treat […]

Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl DVD

The official release date for the Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl DVD is approaching. Pony Canyon are pushing it out on the 26th of this month and there’s a treat […]

[Trailer] Third Window Acquires Rights to Fish Story

Back on the 11th of January, I wrote about one of the better films to be played at last years Terracotta Film Festival in London -Yoshihiro Nakamura’s ‘Fish Story‘. A […]

Pretty much my last ‘real’ post of sorts was back in September when I mentioned the long awaited return to the Yakuza genre for Takeshi Kitano. Well, an official web […]

Kitano’s Outrage

Pretty much my last ‘real’ post of sorts was back in September when I mentioned the long awaited return to the Yakuza genre for Takeshi Kitano. Well, an official web […]

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