Tag: yakuza

Slamdance 2017: Watch The Trailer For The Demon Yakuza Short Film, HELL FOLLOWS

As the Slamdance Film Festival draws closer it is time to give everyone a taste of the madness that it is about to fall upon the audiences when they watch Brian Harrison's short film Hell Follows. Here is the trailer...

Slamdance 2017: Introducing Filmmaker Brian Harrison And His Short Film HELL FOLLOWS

As 2017 begins the first important film festival for emerging filmmakers kicks off in Park City, Utah, at the end of the month. Running counter to the bigger named festival, Slamdance`s mandate has always been to support up and coming...

New York Asian 2016 Interview: Sakaki Hideo on KIYAMACHI DARUMA, VERSUS and the Rules of Bad Taste

In 2000, Sakaki Hideo made his mark on Japanese cinema by costarring as the ruthless yakuza in the seminal zombie actioner, VERSUS.  Since then, Sakaki has worked steadily in both features and television.  He comes to the New York Asian...

Yakuza Turned Priest Returns To Violence In Russian Action PRIEST: CONFESSION OF A SAMURAI

There appears to be a pretty fascinating collision of cultures at the center of upcoming Russian action picture Priest: Confession of a Samurai. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa stars in the picture as a former yakuza turned Orthodox priest pulled back into his...

Fantasia 2015 Review: SHINJUKU SWAN, Sono's Glossy Yakuza Melodrama

The famous Shinjuku District in Tokyo is Times Square, The Vegas Strip and Magnificent Mile rolled into one (and multiplied by a hundred) is ward of so much light there is not an inch of darkness on the pavement, but...

RYUZO AND THE SEVEN HENCHMEN: Full Trailer For Kitano's Geriatric Gangster Comedy

Having spent a lifetime garnering international fame for his violent gangster cinema, Kitano Takeshi is getting old. This fact is clearly not lost on the veteran prankster as the comedian turned criminal auteur - never shy about laying on the...

Kitano Pits Old School Versus New In First RYUZO 7 Teaser!

After spending the past few years in the ultra violent world of his Outrage films iconic writer-director-performer Kitano Takeshi is looking to put a more comedic spin on yakuza culture with his latest, the upcoming Ryuzo 7 (Ryuzo to Shichinin...

Why Don't You Play In Blood?! New Stills From Sono's WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL?

It's been a while since Todd originally reviewed this kickass film at TIFF 2013, but Why Don't You Play in Hell? is finally coming our way and its meta, movie-making madness will be unleashed on the masses! As Todd put it,...

Watch An Exclusive Clip From Kitano's BEYOND OUTRAGE

Japanese crime master Kitano Takeshi returns with Beyond Outrage - retitled from the previous Outrage Beyond - and with the film now available on VOD and iTunes prior to the January theatrical release Twitch is proud to present an exclusive...

17th Japanese Film Festival 2013 Review: THE DEVIL'S PATH Is Murder Most Mediocre

Supposedly not a film for the faint at heart, The Devil's Path starts with a series of disturbing Yakuza psychopath activities that excitedly recall the manic darkness of I Saw The Devil or, closer to home, Miike's Lessons Of The...

LA Happenings: Kubrick And Keaton At LACMA, Yakuza Flicks And Superman Cartoons At The Egyptian

It's time for another edition of LA Happenings! And as nearly everything looks prettier in our new gallery system, I figured why not give it a spin here?So what's on the horizon for the back nine of June and our...