Tag: davidsakurai

David Sakurai Is THE BUTCHER

Danish-Japanese actor David Sakurai has been a fairly regular visitor to these pages thanks to a truly eclectic filmography that spans the globe. You want a Hungarian fantasy musical about a fox spirit? He's done that. A Danish produced mystical...

Sidney Lexi Plaut's DARK SAMURAI Gets A Global Release, Check A New Trailer Now!

It was all the way back in 2014 that we first shared a trailer for Sidney Lexi Plaut's Dark Samurai, a gorgeously hynoptic imagining of the life of legendary samurai Miyamoto Musashi. Coming from Denmark of all places, the film...

Ard's Dozen Of Musings About 2015

While I saw more films in 2015 than I had in 2014, I can almost use the same text here that I wrote for my "dozen of musings" article of last year. For again I have a big backlog of...

Fantastic Fest 2015: Awards Go To GREEN ROOM, DER BUNKER, DEMON And More

Fantastic Fest ends with its usual crazy bang tonight in Austin, and with it comes the awards announcement. Some great titles have been honoured; I know, I've seen many of them (if you'll allow me to say a personal congratulations...

SPRING, TURBO KID, DEATHGASM And More At Neuchâtel IFFF 2015

Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival has quickly become one of the biggest and best in Europe, in no small part due to amazing programming, and 2015 looks to be no exception. I'm very honoured and excited to be on the...

Imagine 2015 Review: LIZA, THE FOX-FAIRY Magnificently Kills With Kindness

This weekend, Liza, the Fox-Fairy won the Silver Méliès Award at the Imagine Film Festival Amsterdam. It was hardly the first award it won either: a few weeks earlier at Fantasporto, it won awards for Best Film and Best Special...

Whimsical Dark Romantic Comedy LIZA THE FOX FAIRY Releases A Fabulous New Trailer

It's been a long and winding road for Hungarian fantasy / romance / comedy Liza The Fox Fairy but, wow, does it ever look as though it's been worth the wait. It's been years since we first heard of this...

DARK SAMURAI: Watch The First Teaser Now

We have been keeping a close eye on the development of Sidney Lexi Plaut's Dark Samurai for some time now, drawn in by the gorgeous imagery and the presence of Valhalla Rising producer Lene Borglum on the production team of...

Hypnotic Danish Fantasy DARK SAMURAI To Premiere At Camerimage, Take A Look At These Gorgeous Images

It's been a long road for Sidney Lexy Plaut and his debut feature Dark Samurai. A hypnotic, experimental piece of work revolving around the folklore surrounding legendary samurai Miyamoto Musashi produced with the help of Valhalla Rising producer Lene Borglum...

ECHOES OF A RONIN: Watch The Impressive Danish Martial Arts Short

Late last year, we got a taste of the Danish martial arts short Echoes of a Ronin, in the form of a gallery of images. Now, the film is finished, and you can watch it in its entirety here, with...

Be Charmed By Full Trailer For Darkly Whimsical Hungarian Fantasy-Romance LIZA, THE FOX FAIRY

If you detect just a touch of Jean Pierre Jeunet's Amelie in the DNA of Hungarian romantic fantasy Liza, The Fox Fairy I do believe that director Károly Ujj Mészáros would be just fine with that. Fox-Fairies are evil demons...

Watch An Exclusive Clip From Danish Martial Arts Short ECHOES OF A RONIN

Director Shaky Gonzalez and star David Sakurai have teamed up to create something very unusual for their homeland of Denmark: A martial arts drama rooted in the Japanese bushido code. Sweden's Tim Man - a rapidly rising star in the...

Japanese Folklore Creature Arrives In Hungary. LIZA, THE FOX FAIRY Teaser.

Budapest seems an odd place to discover a Japanese folktale creature, which is pretty much the entire point of Károly Ujj Mészáros' Liza, The Fox Fairy. The story revolves around Liza, a shy Hungarian nurse looking for love. Which would...

Witness The Coming Of THE LAST DEMONSLAYER

When it comes to director Shaky Gonzalez you basically need to disregard everything you think you know about Danish cinema. Because, you know, he's a director based in Denmark and his name is Shaky. Gonzalez. This should tell you that...