Tag: mamoruoshii

ILLANG: THE WOLF BRIGADE: Netflix Nabs Near-Global Rights For Kim Jee-woon's Live Action Version of Anime JIN-ROH

Big news from Variety this morning. Streaming powerhouse Netflix have acquired nearly all global rights for Kim Jee-woon's Illang: The Wolf Brigade. This new film from the director of such hits as The Good The Bad The Weird and I...

Review: GHOST IN THE SHELL Deep Dives the Visual Freak Train

Updating a much loved anime classic like Ghost in the Shell was never going to be an easy task. There are fans to worry about, but also a general audience - warranted by the price tag of an ambitious sci-fi...

Have Your Say: What's Your Favorite Film By Oshii Mamoru?

Yesterday, the Japanese director Oshii Mamoru had his 65th birthday. I've never made a secret of being a massive fan of his films, as his lesser efforts manage to keep my interest, while his strongest works have speared my heart...

Imagine 2016 Review: Oshii Mamoru Takes NOWHERE GIRL To His Familiar Places

(The movie which can be summed up as "Stay awake, stay awake, stay awake, WHOA!!!) One cannot help but wonder what would happen if Japanese director Oshii Mamuro would ever decide to make a straightforward action film. Whether he is...

Mamoru Oshii's GARM WARS: THE LAST DRUID Acquired By ARC Entertainment For North America

Arc Entertainment have acquired the North American rights for Mamoru Oshii's action sci-fi thriller Garm Wars: The Last Druid. They plan to release the film in cinemas and on VOD on October 2nd. The planet Annwn, inhabited by the Garm, is...

Tokyo 2014 Review: GARM WARS: THE LAST DRUID, Mamoru Oshii Delivers Magic Dogs Amidst Turgid Fantasy

Mamoru Oshii has built a loyal following over the years with his penchant for thought-provoking animated features, 1995's Ghost in the Shell being his masterpiece, but the turgid fantasy stylings of Garm Wars: The Last Druid will test the most...

Watch The Trailer For Oshii's Live Action GARM WARS: THE LAST DRUID

Ghost In The Shell director Oshii Mamoru continues to bring his visions to life in (mostly) live action with the upcoming Garm Wars: The Last Druid - an English language hybrid of live action and animation techniques starring Lance Henriksen,...

Hey, Toronto! Anime Icon Oshii Mamoru Is Coming To Town For ScreenAnarchy Presented Retrospective TECHNO/HUMAN

Hey, Toronto! It's not all that often that an honest to god icon comes to town but it's happening in July with Ghost In The Shell director Oshii Mamoru on hand as part of the ScreenAnarchy presented mini-retrospective Techno /...

New Teaser For Oshii's PATLABOR: THE NEXT GENERATION

As the marketing campaign for Oshii Mamoru's live action update to his popular Patlabor series, now is the time where - if this were a conventional giant robot film - we'd be breaking out the big time giant robot action....

SNOW WHITE Director To Direct Live Action GHOST IN THE SHELL

Will those who got all worked up about the live action Akira feel the same about this one? Time to find out ...Deadline is reporting that Snow White And The Huntsman director Rupert Sanders has signed on to direct a...

Interview: Yuasa Masaaki Talks About Anime! Part 1 of 2: KICK-HEART

Last month, Peter van der Lugt and I were given the chance to interview anime artist and director Yuasa Masaaki, following several festival screenings of his crowd-funded short film Kick-Heart. Saying that we are fans of his work is an...

Blu-ray Review: PATLABOR: ORIGINAL OVA SERIES Looks Fresh And Sharp

(Do you feel lucky, otaku?) Confession time: after I saw Ghost in the Shell I became a stark raving mad fan of its director Oshii Mamoru, and made it a point to hunt down his other works as well. While...

KICK-HEART: Pro Wrestling Gets Animated And Exciting In Yuasa Masaaki's New Video

Anime director Yuasa Masaaki (Kaiba, Mind Game, The Tatami Galaxy) and Production I.G successfully ran a Kickstarter fundraising program for their new short film, Kick-Heart, in October last year. Stretch goals have allowed the film's runtime to be increased from...

PATLABOR Live-Action... Something... Is About To Be Made

Is it a film? Is it a series? Whatever it is, it's a new adaptation in the Patlabor franchise, it's going to be live-action, and it's coming in 2014. To say that "not much is known" is an understatement: all...

GHOST IN THE SHELL Returns With ARISE

Ask your average person on the street to name one all time classic, landmark anime and - should you get any answer at all - I would wager that you would get one of four responses better than ninety percent...

Review: TALKING HEAD (Personal Favorites #40)

Mamoru Oshii (Kokaku Kidotai, Innocence, Patlabor 2, Sky Crawlers) has one hell of an impressive resume, containing some of the biggest, challenging and most successful animation films out there. At the same time he never stopped experimenting, expanding his oeuvre...

Review: Jin-Ro (Personal Favorites #27)

The first time I tried to watch Jin-Ro I didn't even make it till the end credits. Years later I gave the film a second chance and through subsequent viewings my appreciation for this film grew bigger. Nowadays (I watched...

Review: INNOCENCE (Personal Favorites #4)

Mamoru Oshii's (Tenshi no Tamago, Patlabor 2, Sky Crawlers, Tachiguishi Retsuden) Innocence is without a doubt one of the trickiest accomplishments of his already rich and challenging career. From the get go the film was doomed to fail, back then...

Win an ASSAULT GIRLS DVD and Poster! [UPDATED]

[The contest is closing on Wednesday so get your entries in now!]Once again, ScreenAnarchy has teamed up with Well Go USA for a massive contest. Mamoru Oshii's Assault Girls hits the streets on Region 1 DVD and Blu-Ray on October...

Well Go USA picks up N.A. rights for Oshii's 'Assault Girls'

Good news everyone! Well Go USA has picked up the North American rights for Mamoru Oshii's sci-fi chicks killing worms movie Assault Girls. And they are wasting no time getting ready to dish out the goods this coming October with Japanese...