Japanese Movies

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The Studio Ghibli Soundtracks Collection

The Studio Ghibli Soundtracks Collection

Some soundtracks are stuck in your head for weeks, you just have to listen to them to bring back some powerful pictures, as well as feelings experienced while watching the films. Studio Ghibli has produced magnificent masterpieces, telling beautiful stories mixing fantasy and imagination to create memorable works, with inspiring soundtracks often composed by the […]

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Teaser for Takashi Miike’s As the Gods Will

Teaser for Takashi Miike's As the Gods Will

Another high school massacre from Japanese cult director Takashi Miike! Only two years after Lesson of Evil, in which a charming teacher turns out to be a psychopath killer, Miike returns to high school with the live-action adaptation of the manga Kami-sama no Iu Toorin — As the Gods Will.

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New directors from Japan need YOU

New directors from Japan need YOU

If you’ve been trying to find out recent Japanese films with english subtitles on DVD (or Blu-ray), chances are, you may have stumbled upon Third Window Films releases. This indie UK distributor is one of the few companies in the West to support Asian gems by making them available around this part of the world…

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Tokyo Pink Theaters: The end of an era?

The end of an era?

When talking about the Japanese film industry, one of the main issues to be mentioned is the overall quality of the local production, its lack of originality… You’ve read Kenshin, you’ve watched the anime, and now you can enjoy the live-action versions, you can enjoy the same story on different mediums, how cool is that?

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From the set of Miike’s Yakuza Apocalypse

From the set of Miike's Yakuza Apocalypse

Once again, Jason Gray has written an insightful on-set report of an intriguing upcoming Japanese film. After Sion Sono’s Tokyo Tribe earlier this year, Gray went to see Japanese director Takashi Miike working on his latest original project, Yakuza Apocalypse. At the time the journalist was over there, Miike was shooting an action sequence!

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Things to Know about Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai

Things to Know about Kurosawa's Seven Samurai

When talking about Japanese film, Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai is often one of the first titles to come to mind. It’s now an obvious classic from Japan, a three-hour-long epic filled with laughs, tears and wisdom. And when someone wants to discover Japanese cinema, Seven Samurai appears to be a great start. In 2014, the […]

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