Press Conference Footage For Takashi Miike's Big Spook War

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As recently as a year ago I wouldn't have believed it if someone had told me that cult director Takashi Miike was making a big budget children's film, but then along came the brilliant Zebraman which, once again, totally blew away all my pre-conceived notions of the man's ability.

Miike's Big Spook War - described by some as a Japanese answer to the Harry Potter phenomenon - is the story of a young boy fighting monsters in a magical land and stars Chiaki Kuriyama of Battle Royale and Kill Bill fame. It has jumped right up to the top of my must view list and it doesn't look like I'll have to wait much longer. The cast and crew recently held a press conference for the film, details of which have been archived here. There's even video footage, which includes the cast posing with an assortment of monsters from the film, in both Real Video and Windows Media formats. It's all in Japanese, of course, so I don't have a clue what they're actually saying, but it's worth looking at to check out the monsters and costuming ...

Thanks to Tom for the tip ...

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JosephOctober 27, 2004 7:46 PM

Sounds like Yoshiyuki Kuroda's "Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare," a Japanese live action children's film from 1968.

logboyOctober 27, 2004 8:22 PM

its a remake / retelling of said film...