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Teaser for Takashi Miike’s Over Your Dead Body

Teaser for Takashi Miike's Over Your Dead Body

When the first pictures of the film arrived online, everything seems to indicate Japanese director Takashi Miike was working on a ghost horror movie set in feudal Japan. Turns out, it’s even better more promising than that!

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Trailer for Nakashima’s The World of Kanako

Trailer for Nakashima's The World of Kanako

After making the cold psychological thriller Confessions in 2010, director Tetsuya Nakashima (also known for Kamikaze Girls) was supposed to work on the live-action version of Attack on Titan, quite a move! Yet, few months later, due to creative differences, Nakashima was out of that project. And hopefully, he didn’t lose (more) time on finding […]

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Asian film distribution (in the UK)

Asian film distribution (in the UK)

The year was 2008, several DVD labels dedicated to bringing asian films to western audiences suddenly closed down. BCI Eclipse in the U.S., Tartan Films in the UK, Asian Star in France… A situation explained among other things by poor editorial choices — too much bad asian horror films released, creating an over-saturated market, cheating […]

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’12 Angry Men’ director on Akira Kurosawa

'12 Angry Men' director on Akira Kurosawa

In 2005, the Criterion Collection went interviewing director Sidney Lumet (12 Angry Men, Network…) about Akira Kurosawa’s Ran (1985) — as the film was getting released on video at that time. In these 12-min long interview, the American director shares some insightful comments, whether it’s on the film — pointing out subtle details, giving us […]

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2013 Japanese Box Office

2013 Japanese Box Office

The year 2013 has seen the release of many nice Japanese films like Kore-eda’s Like Father Like Son, Sion Sono’s Why Don’t You Play in Hell, Yoshihiro Nakamura’s See You Tomorrow Everyone… Watching enjoyable Japanese films isn’t an issue — though patience is a virtue –, so from that point of view, everything seems to […]

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Trailer for Masaaki Yuasa’s Ping Pong

Trailer for Masaaki Yuasa's Ping Pong

Here comes the latest anime series from Japanese director Masaaki Yuasa! An animated adaptation of the manga Ping Pong by author Taiyo Matsumoto, who also happens to be the artist behind Tekkonkinkreet (it was turned into an animated feature produced by Studio 4°C). For your information, there’s also a live-action version of Ping Pong, released […]

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