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Review: Films Inspired By Japan – Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)

It may be lacking in plot and have some fairly average acting at best but there’s something alluring about this WWII film which goes way beyond the beautifully, haunting self-titled theme song. 564 more words

Review: Films Inspired By Japan

Hana-Bi (Fireworks) Film Review

What Takeshi Kitano proved in the 1997 Japanese film Hana-Bi (Fireworks in English) is that he is able to present people’s desperate need to find elegant, heart-warming beauty, once their worldview has turned bleak and pessimistic. 1,145 more words

Ghost In The Shell gets a full trailer

After much speculation and controversy over the Hollywood adaptation of Manga and Anime classic Ghost In The Shell, we finally get a full trailer for… 54 more words


I Would Walk an Indeterminate Number of Miles

Film: Dolls
Year: 2002
Director: Takeshi Kitano (also writer)

I can’t imagine how Takeshi Kitano’s obituary headline will read. Perhaps alphabetically? “Takeshi Kitano, Actor, Author, Comedian, Deliberately Vexatious Video Game Designer, Director, Game Show Ringleader, Painter, Radio Personality, Screenwriter, and Tap Dancer, Not So Much Dies as Transcends the Plane of Space and Time as We Understand It at 145.” 887 more words

First teasers for'Ghost In The Shell' revealed

It’s been a long wait but we are finally getting the Hollywood adaptation of the classic Manga franchise ‘Ghost In The Shell’. Below is a compilation of the first five teaser trailers of the film (apologies for the quality): 179 more words


Ghost in the Shell cast photos possibly leaked.

Recently, a leaked photo from the set of next year’s Ghost in the Shell live action adaptation, showing Scarlett Johansson in character as The Major (aka Motoko Kusanagi), and Pilou Asbæk in character as Batou, was posted on some Asian movie sites. 324 more words


TV Asahi Drama Special 2016 ~ Doctor X ~ Gekai Daimon Michiko

Date: From 9.00 p.m., 3 July 2016
Scriptwriter: Nakazono Miho (Totto Terebi, Doctor X Series, Hatsukoi)
Cast: Yonekura Ryoko, Endo Kenichi, Uchida Yuki, Katsumura Masanobu, Suzuki Kosuke, Kishibe Ittoku, Nishida Toshiyuki, Namase Katsuhisa, Inoo Kei, Aoki Munetaka, Hashimoto Manami, Kishimoto Kayoko, Hashizume Isao, Beat Takeshi… 430 more words

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