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Now on Blu-ray: LOVE AND OTHER CULTS, Animerama, ANTIPORNO, and THE WHISPERING STAR from Third Window

UK's Third Window Films have had a rough year, but they are coming back strong with a quartet of solid releases from some of Japan's most exciting filmmakers. Today we're looking at their recent Blu-ray releases of Uchida Eiji's Love...

Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival Announces Lineup For Inaugural Year

There is a new kid on the block in Philadelphia, an upstart film festival with a lineup of film oddities that will satisfy the appetite of most fantastic cinema fans. The Phliadelphia Unnamed Film Festival starts off its first year...

Exclusive: Poster Debut For Kurando Mitsutake's KARATE KILL From The Dude Designs

Back in 2009, I caught a little movie called Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf at a beer-soaked midnight screening at the Asian Film Festival of Dallas. I was tipsy, but I was also blown away by this super fun slice...

SKY SHARKS: Check The New Trailer For Nazi Zombies Riding Flying Sharks Madness!

Some concepts pretty much sell themselves and Mark Fehse's Sky Sharks is very much one of those. Picture, if you will, Nazi zombies riding jet propelled sharks through the skies in a revived reign of terror. Now imagine dropping cult...

Interview: SAMURAI AVENGER: THE BLIND WOLF's Kurando Mitsutake On His Journey From Japan To The USA And Back Again

This coming Tuesday, May 26th, is a big day for Japanese filmmaker, Mitsutake Kurando. This week, two of his feature films arrive in the US on Blu-ray for the first time. His second feature, Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf, a...

Pink Eiga Brings Back DVD Releases With PRISON GIRL And MILK THE MAID

After three years of distributing Pinku titles solely on VOD, Pink Eiga is bringing back the DVD! What may seem to be a silly venture to take up again is, in reality, a response to their fans and the numerous requests...

The Many Faces Of Asami

This week, Mitsutake Kurando's Gun Woman was shown at the Sitges festival, part of its worldwide tour since its world premier in Yubari (where our own James Marsh saw and reviewed it). The undisputed centerpiece, title character and star of...

Japanese Cult Film Star Asami Heading To The Texas Frightmare For North American Premiere Of GUN WOMAN

In Texas and got a hankering to meet Machine Girl and Robo Geisha star Asami? Well, then, get yourself to the Texas Frightmare weekend for the North American premiere of Mitsutake Kurando's cult action film Gun Woman!(DALLAS, April 28, 2014)...

Texas Frightmare Weekend 2014 Is Bigger Than Ever, And ScreenAnarchy Has A Pair Of Passes For A Lucky Reader!

When There's No More Room In Hell......The Dead Will Walk The Floors Of The Hyatt Regency DFW Convention CenterDallas's annual celebration of all thing ghoulish and gory has returned! Texas Frightmare Weekend has come a long way from its origin...

Yubari 2014 Review: GUN WOMAN Is Bloody, Trashy Entertainment

Capitalising on a spirited central performance from Japanese actress Asami as the eponymous heroine, Mitsutake Kurando's blood-soaked US-based crime thriller rises above its budgetary limitations in suitably sleazy style.Killing time on a long drive through the desert, a pair of...

Yubari 2014: THE PINKIE Takes Grand Prix In Fantastic Off Theater Competition

The Winners of the Fantastic Off Theater Competition at this year's Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival were announced Sunday night, with Lisa Takeba's The Pinkie awarded the Grand Prix by the jury made up of Saito Takumi, Thomas Nam, Tom...

GUN WOMAN And Asami To Make Their North American Debuts At Texas Frightmare Weekend 2014

If you know and love the super splatter films of Japan's last decade, you've seen Asami, probably a whole lot of her. This former AV model and actress has transitioned into the bloody body everyone wants to see on screen...

Asami Gets Naked And Shoots People In The GUN WOMAN Trailer

Those familiar with the films of Iguchi Noboru, Nishimura Yoshihiro and the rest of the Sushi Typhoon stable should be well aware of former AV actress Asami. Since her numerous appearnaces in the likes of The Machine Girl, Robogeisha and...

Blu-ray Review: MUTANT GIRLS SQUAD (Well Go USA)

2010 seems like a lifetime away in the Sushi Typhoon universe. Mutant Girls Squad was initially finished nearly two years ago and had its premiere screening in Japan two years ago to the day before it's Blu-ray debut on US...

FAFF 2011 - KARATE-ROBO ZABORGAR review

FAFF continues into the weekend, and what a way to start the general sessions than with one of my top picks for the festival. The awesome Ben Umstead (via Mark Popham) explains it below in his previous review, reporting from...

The Karate-Robo Returns In HANG IN THERE! ZABORGAR!

Ladies, be warned. Should your pants ride low enough to expose the top of your panties you may find yourself in trouble with a certain karate fighting robot.Noboru Iguchi's Karate-Robo Zaborgar has won a lot of love on the international...

FANTASTIC FEST 2011: KARATE ROBO ZABORGAR Review

Being a fan of Japanese kaiju cinema and diving a little bit in to Japanese monster TV shows I knew a little about Karate Robo Zaborgar before sitting down and watch Noboru Iguchi's take on the legendary transforming motorbike...

Final Poster For Noboru Iguchi's KARATE ROBO ZABORGAR

Machine Girl director Noboru Iguchi has been winning raves around the world for his super-goofy, super-fun Karate Robo Zaborgar. Iguchi's biggest movie to date is an update of a classic cult television series revolving around a karate fighting robot who...

AFFD 2011: KARATE-ROBO ZABORGAR

[Another review reprint for AFFD 2011, this time it is Mark Popham's thoughts on Noboru Iguchi's Karate-Robo Zaboragar, which screens tonight at 11:55 PM at Landmark's Magnolia Theater]Sometime in the mid-nineties, when the VHS tape was king, "so bad it's...

NYAFF 2011: KARATE-ROBO ZABORGAR Review

[Our thanks to Mark Popham for the following review.] Sometime in the mid-nineties, when the VHS tape was king, "so bad it's good" became an aesthetic in it's own right. People began actively seeking out bad movies- cheeseball Japanese action...