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64: Watch The Trailer For Japanese Kidnap Thriller

Veteran director Zeze Takahisa brings Yokoyama Hideo's novel 64 to the big screen in a two part, summer 2016 movie eventwith a pair of feature films hitting wide release in May and June respectively. Sato Koichi takes the lead as...

Japan Cuts 2015 Interview: Ando Sakura Talks ASLEEP, 100 YEN LOVE And The Cut Above Award

Her brilliant performances for some of her country's most notable directors have made Ando Sakura one of Japan's most formidable actors.  Here in New York to receive Japan Cuts' Cut Above award, Ando spoke with me about her festival films,...

Explore Japan's Snowy Countryside In The First Trailer For HARU WO SEOTTE

Legendary cinematographer Kimura Daisaku's second directorial venture will takes us to Tateyama Mountain Range, the heart of Japan's snow country. Given his fondness for such locations, we might expect a lot of beautiful and unforgettable views in a sentimental and...

Toyoda's comeback: BLOOD OF REBIRTH Review

Toyoda is back! At one point unsure whether he would even go back to feature-length film making, he returns with a blistering vengeance. I can only hope Blood of Rebirth is just the first in many to come, generating enough...

NYAFF 2010: THE BLOOD OF REBIRTH Review

Though THE BLOOD OF REBIRTH isn't autobiographical, it is apparently indicative of director Toshiaki Toyoda's tumultuous past five years. What you know of his life and previous films will greatly affect how you view his latest, which by most accounts...

Nippon Connection 2010: THE BLOOD OF REBIRTH Review

[Our thanks go out to Chris MaGee and Marc Saint-Cyr at the Toronto J-Film Pow-Wow for sharing their coverage of the 2010 Nippon Connection Film Festival.]In 2005 director Toshiaki Toyoda was poised to take his career to the next level....

FNC 09: THE BLOOD OF REBIRTH Review

[The latest from Japan's Toshiaki Toyoda has just had its world premiere as part of Montreal's Festival de Nouveau Cinema.]After a lengthy hiatus Blue Spring and Nine Souls director Toshiaki Toyoda returns to the big screen with The Blood of...

Toshiaki Toyoda's BLOOD OF REBIRTH To Premiere At Montreal's Festival De Nouveau Cinema!

While we here at ScreenAnarchy-central have been busily preparing for this years editions of Fantastic Fest and Sitges it's easy to forget that there's another rather large festival just around the corner, one much closer to home.  That'd be Montreal's...

Trailer for Toshiaki Toyoda's 'The Blood of Rebirth' (Yomigaeri no Chi)

Since the beginning of May when we got our first look at Toshiaki Toyoda's next film The Blood of Rebirth. Now, thanks to the watchful eyes of Kevin at NipponCinema and Don at Ryuganji there is now a trailer to...