Tag: yûsukeiseya

SHINJUKU SWAN 2: New Trailers Give First Look At Asano's Villain

While it's a bit tough to pick either side of a film pitting rival recruiters for the adult entertainment industry and label that one side as the villain of the piece, it seems fair at least to say that iconic...

Fantasia 2015 Review: SHINJUKU SWAN, Sono's Glossy Yakuza Melodrama

The famous Shinjuku District in Tokyo is Times Square, The Vegas Strip and Magnificent Mile rolled into one (and multiplied by a hundred) is ward of so much light there is not an inch of darkness on the pavement, but...

Check Out The Full Trailer For Sono Sion's SHINJUKU SWAN

Well, it was only a matter of time before Sony Pictures Japan would reveal the first full Shinjuku Swan trailer. They've done so by unleashing a truly badass trailer for Sono Sion's highly anticipated live-action crime drama. The trailer comes...

CHASUKE'S JOURNEY: Watch The Trailer For Sabu's Latest

Fresh from its premiere in Berlin, Sabu's latest effort is now gearing up for public release in Japan and that means the first trailer for Chasuke's Journey has now arrived online. In the afterlife, busy playwrights are writing scenarios for...

Watch A Trio Of Clips From Sabu's CHASUKE'S JOURNEY

Single named Japanese writer-director Sabu has long been a favorite around these parts thanks to his clever and highly literate tweakings of genre conventions. Sabu is clearly someone who knows and loves conventional genre film while also being the sort...

SHINJUKU SWAN: Watch The Teaser For Yet Another Now Sono Sion Film

There are American directors for whom six feature films represents a lifetime of work. For Japan's Sono Sion, six pictures will reportedly be his output for 2015 alone. Prolific? Oh, yes, on a scale that's going to make it very...

Sono Sion Set To Direct Live-Action Adaptation Of Adult Manga SHINJUKU SWAN

Great news for all Sono Sion fans out there! The maverick filmmaker will make a return in 2015 with Shinjuku Swan, a live-action adaptation of Wakui Ken's popular Kabukichō-set adult manga. Anime News Network reports that the main cast will...

JFF Review: DREAMS FOR SALE Has Lingering Thoughts On Humanity

I caught Dreams for Sale as part of the fantastic lineup of the Japanese Film Festival in Melbourne (and other places in Australia). I feel compelled to write about it as it has stayed with me since viewing it.There is...

Review: TEKON KINKURITO (Personal Favorites #24)

Tekon Kinkurito is without a doubt one of the most unlikely Japanese animation projects ever realized. Based on an obscure manga, helmed by an American director, conceived in the bowels of Studio 4° offices, there seemed to be no commercial...

DEAD END RUN (Personal Favorites) Review

By now you probably should've realized Sogo Ishii (August In The Water, Electric Dragon 80.000V, Kyoshin) is set firmly on my shortlist of favorite directors. I appreciate his punk approach to cinema, but he also has a softer side he's...

Hey UK! Win a 13 ASSASSINS Sword and Blu-ray!

Enjoy Miike's samurai epic and want to relive the mayhem in high-def glory? Fancy the chance to win a pretty damn cool piece of merchandise? Read on... 13 Assassins sees director Takashi Miike, the man behind such uncompromising and unforgettable...

13 ASSASSINS DVD WINNERS!

Contest winners. I got ALOT of entries. Sorting through them and making a decision took me an extra couple of days. You folks got wonderfully creative. And most of you stayed within the prescribed boundaries. A few included hunters (Predator)...

13 ASSASSINS Blu-ray Review

Magnet Releasing:Cult director Takashi Miike ("Ichi the Killer", "Audition") delivers a bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent...

A Killer Giveaway: 13 ASSASSINS ON DVD

Want to win one of two copies of 13 Assassins? Simply use the next week to create a list of the 13 greatest film assassins. They don't all have to be from different films but they do have to be...

Takashi Miike's 13 ASSASSINS Blazes Onto Blu-ray/DVD July 5th From Magnet Releasing

July is going to be yet another expensive month for movie fans, and this next release isn't helping.  Takashi Miike's recent hit 13 Assassins is due to hit shelves on July 5th from Magnet Releasing.  This has been Miike's biggest...

Win A Signed 13 ASSASSINS Poster

You know what would be better than having a poster for Takashi Miike's 13 Assassins hanging on your wall? Having one signed by Miike himself. Yep, we've got two signed copies of the official US poster to give away and...

BIFF 2011: 13 ASSASSINS review

Miike Takashi's chanbara flick 13 Assassins will probably strike a lot of people as much more impressive than it really is, if they've never seen a Kurosawa movie, read Lone Wolf & Cub or even missed out on Yôji...

Takashi Miike talks '13 ASSASSINS' and More...

UPDATE - NOW WITH MORE ANSWERS! I am indebted to Christian Storms, Miike's translator, for he did not have technical difficulties, thus he had the full recording. And you have all the answers now. We got the opportunity to talk to...

ActionFest '11: 13 Assassins Review

[Hey it's available on VOD right now if you wish to follow along, but in light of it being the closing film of this years edition of ActionFest, here is my TIFF review, rescued from the archives to annoy chanbara...

The Ambush Begins In Miike's 13 ASSASSINS

One of the finest films in the Japanese cult auteur's extensive career, 13 Assassins is a classically styled samurai drama that builds to an epically scaled showdown. Here's part of how the Toronto International Film Festival described the film: The...