Takashi Miike is a name I’ve heard a lot, always talked about in glowing terms by movie nerds, movie snobs and genre fans. I’ve always associated his name with horror and some sort of Japanese Grindhouse movement. 567 more words
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Two-word summary to compel humanity go see a film: vampire yakuzas.
Under the helm of cult favorite Takashi Miike, “Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War of the Underworld” will retain themes of vengeance with the death of a vampire mob leader that set to motion a string of grim exchange of 270 more words
“I don`t think about the audience, I don`t think about what makes them happy, because there`s no way for me to know. To try to think of what makes for entertainment is a very Japanese thing. 676 more words
Electric, epic in scope and execution, and exceedingly violent, 13 Assassins is a slam-bang remake of Eiichi Kudo’s 1963 Japanese period classic, a wild pageant of dizzying panache, and a masterful exercise in cinematic butchery, building slowly, accumulating characters and themes, pounding with blood-drenched action, then exploding into a prolonged battle sequence inside a deserted town.
In the coming weeks, we’re going to be doing a series of reviews all distributed under the lovely Third Window Films. They have a wide selection of Japanese films and they are an excellent distributor, making Asian films more reachable in the UK. 85 more words