Tag: takeshikitano

Toronto Japanese Film Festival: TOKYO VAMPIRE HOTEL, OUTRAGE - CODA And YOCHO - FOREBODING Round up 2018 Lineup Announced

Hey Toronto. We know that it looks like Spring has all but given up coming to our fair city this year but fear not, Summer is pretty much right around the corner now. How can we be so sure? Well,...

Kitano's OUTRAGE CODA: New Trailer and Poster

I've fallen behind on my Outrage, I'm afraid, but here's a new trailer and poster for Outrage Coda. It's the third installment in what's become a series for Kitano Takeshi, following the original in 2010, which I quite enjoyed, and...

Now on Blu-ray: Early Kitanos VIOLENT COP, BOILING POINT and KIDS RETURN

The last year has been great for Kitano Takeshi fans. While the director's recent output hasn't exactly set the world on fire outside of his two Outrage films, home video collectors have encountered a wealth of treasures as his early...

Now on Blu-ray: Takeshi Kitano's A SCENE AT THE SEA Remains A Minor Masterpiece

Third Window Films continues their collection of Takeshi Kitano Blu-rays with a revisit of his 1991 film, A Scene at the Sea. At the time Kitano was still seen largely as a comeic performer and his first two films started...

Kitano Joins Live Action GHOST IN THE SHELL

Well, now, this is some interesting news ... Japan's Cinema Today are reporting that Kitano Takeshi - the iconic director and performer - has joined the cast of the Rupert Sanders directed, live action adaptation of classic anime and manga...

Upcoming Blu-ray Releases: Three Kitano Classics By Third Window Films

Earlier this year, we posted news about UK distributor Third Window Films' line-up of titles for 2015. Included in that list were three classic films by the legendary writer/actor/director Kitano Takeshi, and there was much rejoicing. Well, while those titles...

Third Window Films UK Announces Stellar 2015 Slate: Tsukamoto, Nakashima, Kitano, And More

Our good friends, and friends of all fans of east Asian films, Third Window Films have given TwitchFilm an exclusive early look at their 2015 slate and it is marvelous!Third Window Films has a history of bringing not only the...

Review: BEYOND OUTRAGE Brings Back The Violence

Any fan of Japanese cinema from the last few decades knows: If there is a gun in your face, the last person you want to see on the other end is Kitano Takeshi (or rather his actor-ly persona Beat Takeshi)....

Review: TAKESHIS' (Personal Favorites #75)

What would happen if a director made a film about himself? And how would that film be affected if this director just happened to be a real multi-talented control freak? You don't need to look any further than Takeshis', Takeshi...

Review: KIKUJIRO NO NATSU (Personal Favorites #83)

So far I've been ignoring the work of Takeshi Kitano (Achilles To Kame, Kantoku Banzai), but as I'm slowly revisiting my all-time favorite films there really is no way around Kitano's impressive body of work. So let us start with...

Ôshima on UK BluRay: MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR. LAWRENCE (1983) review

For a film adapted from a semi-autobiographical novel by a writer who lived an incredibly storied life - and adapted by a near thirty-year veteran director, at that - Nagisa Oshima's famous Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence doesn't seem to reflect...

Blu-Ray Review: MERRY CHRISTMAS MR. LAWRENCE

Nagisa Oshima's Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983), which is based on an autobiographical novel by the South African adventurer-soldier Laurens van der Post, is a homo-erotic culture clash set in a World War 2 internment camp. This film's international rock-star casting and multi-lingual...