Category Archives: Japanese

Azumi (2003) Review

Director: Ryuhei Kitamura Writers: Isao Kiriyama, Yu Koyama Producer: Mataichiro Yamamoto Cast: Aya Ueto, Shun Oguri, Hiroki Narimiya, Kenji Kohashi, Takatoshi Kaneko, Yuma Ishigaki, Tak Sakaguchi, Yoshio Harada, Kenichi Endo, Kazuya Shimizu Running Time: 124/148 min. By Alexander Strip the … Continue reading

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Azumi 2: Death or Love (2005) Review

Director: Shusuke Kaneko Producer: Mataichiro Yamamoto Cast: Aya Ueto, Yuma Ishigaki, Chiaki Kuriyama, Shun Oguri, Kenichi Endo, Kai Shishido, Eugene Nomura, Tak Sakaguchi, Shoichiro Masumoto, Kenji Takechi, Ai Maeda, Toshie Negishi, Toshiya Nagasawa, Shigeru Koyama, Kazuki Kitamura Running Time: 102 … Continue reading

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Battle Royale (2000) Review

Director: Kinji Fukasaku Writer: Kenta Fukasaku, Koushun Takam Producer: Akio Kamatani, Tetsu Kayama, Masumi Cast: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Taro Yamamoto, Masanobu Ando, Takeshi Kitano, Kou Shibasaki, Chiaki Kuriyama, Yuko Miyamura Running Time: 114 min. By JJ Hatfield “Battle Royale” … Continue reading

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Battle Royale 2: Requiem (2003) Review

Director: Kinji Fukasaku, Kenta Fukasaku Writer: Kenta Fukasaku Producer: Shigeyuki Endo Cast: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Shugo Oshinari, Ayana Sakai, Riki Takeuchi, Natsuki Kato, Ai Iwamura, Masaya Kikawada, Aki Maeda, Takeshi Kitano, Sonny Chiba Running Time: 134 min. By Equinox21 … Continue reading

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Battlefield Baseball (2003) Review

AKA: Battlefield Stadium Director: Yudai Yamaguchi Producer: Ryuhei Kitamura Cast: Tak Sakaguchi, Atsushi Ito, Hideo Sakaki Running Time: 87 min. By Equinox21 Without knowing anything about the movie Battlefield Baseball, I decided to pick it up (a bootleg, unfortunately, as … Continue reading

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Battles Without Honor and Humanity Vol. 1 (1973) Review

AKA: The Yakuza Papers Vol. 1 Director: Kinji Fukasaku Writer: Koichi Iiboshi, Kazuo Kasahara Producer: Koji Shundo, Goro Kusakabe Cast: Bunta Sugawara, Hiroki Matsukata, Kunie Tanaka, Eiko Nakamura, Tsunehiko Watase, Goro Ibuki, Nobuo Kaneko, Toshie Kimura, Tamio Kawaji, Mayumi Nagisa, … Continue reading

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Battles Without Honor and Humanity Vol. 2: Hiroshima Death Match (1973) Review

AKA: Deadly Fight in Hiroshima Director: Kinji Fukasaku Writer: Koichi Iiboshi, Kazuo Kasahara Cast: Kinya Kitaoji, Sonny Chiba, Bunta Sugawara, Meiko Kaji, Mikio Narita, Hiroshi Nawa, Asao Koike, Shingo Yamashiro, Hideo Murota, Tatsuo Endo, Yoshi Kato, Kinji Nakamura, Gin Maeda, … Continue reading

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Battles Without Honor and Humanity Vol. 3: Proxy War (1973) Review

Director: Kinji Fukasaku Writer: Koichi Iiboshi, Kazuo Kasahara Producer: Goro Kusakabe Cast: Bunta Sugawara, Akira Kobayashi, Takeshi Kato, Mikio Narita, Kunie Tanaka, Nobuo Kaneko, Shingo Yamashiro, Nobuo Kaneko, Tsunehiko Watase, Hideo Murota, Tatsuo Umemiya, Asao Uchida, Tatsuo Endo Running Time: … Continue reading

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Battles Without Honor and Humanity Vol. 4: Police Tactics (1974) Review

Director: Kinji Fukasaku Writer: Koichi Iiboshi, Kazuo Kasahara Cast: Bunta Sugawara, Akira Kobayashi, Takeshi Kato, Tatsuo Umemiya, Hiroki Matsukata, Nobuo Kaneko, Hideo Murota, Shingo Yamashiro, Kunie Tanaka, Shinichiro Mikami, Ichiro Ogura, Asao Koike, Asao Uchida, Harumi Sone, Tatsuo Endo Running … Continue reading

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Battles Without Honor and Humanity Vol. 5: Final Episode (1974) Review

Director: Kinji Fukasaku Writer: Koichi Iiboshi, Koji Takada Producer: Goro Kusakabe Cast: Bunta Sugawara, Akira Kobayashi, Kinya Kitaoji, Joe Shishido, Junkichi Orimoto, Kunie Tanaka, Shingo Yamashirom Hiroki Matsukata, Goichi Yamada, Goro Ibuki, Nobuo Kaneko, Asao Uchida, Isao Konami Running Time: … Continue reading

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Before We Vanish (2017) Review

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Sachiko Tanaka Cast: Ryuhei Matsuda, Masami Nagasawa, Mahiro Takasugi, Yuri Tsunematsu, Hiroki Hasegawa, Atsuko Maeda, Masahiro Higashide, Takashi Sasano Running Time: 129 min. By Matija Makotoichi Tomic Following the premiere at 2017 Cannes Film … Continue reading

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Beyond Outrage (2012) Review

Director: Takeshi Kitano Writer: Takeshi Kitano Cast: Beat Takeshi, Tomokazu Miura, Ryo Kase, Akira Nakao, Shigeru Koyama, Toshiyuki Nishida, Sansei Shiomi, Katsunori Takahashi, Fumiyo Kohinata, Yutaka Matsushige, Hideo Nakano, Kenta Kiritani, Hirofumi Arai, Tetsushi Tanaka, Ken Mitsuishi, Tatsuo Nadaka Running … Continue reading

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