Category Archives: Japanese

Black Belt | aka Kuro-Obi (2007) Review

Director: Shunichi Nagasaki Writer: George Iida Cast: Akihito Yagi, Tatsuya Naka, Yuji Suzuki, Fuyuhiko Nishi Running Time: 120 min. By Mighty Peking Man After their karate master passes away, two of his best students take opposite directions in life. Giryu … Continue reading

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Blind Woman’s Curse (1970) Review

AKA: Black Cat’s Revenge Director: Teruo Ishii Writer: Teruo Ishii, Yoshitada Sone Producer: Hideo Koi Cast: Meiko Kaji, Hoki Tokuda, Makoto Sato, Hideo Sunazuka, Shiro Otsuji, Toru Abe, Tatsumi Hijikata Running Time: 85 min. By Kyle Warner Teruo Ishii was … Continue reading

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Boiling Point (1990) Review

AKA: San Tai Yon X Jujatsu; 3-4x Jugatsu Director: Takeshi Kitano Writer: Takeshi Kitano Producer: Hisao Nabeshima, Takio Yoshida, Masayuki, Mori Cast: Masahiko Ono, Yuriko Ishida, Takahito Iguchi, Minoru Iizuka, Makoto Ashikawa, Hisashi Igawa, Bengal, Johnny Ohkura, Katsuo Tokashiki, Takeshi … Continue reading

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Branded to Kill (1967) Review

Director: Seijun Suzuki Writer: Hachiro Guryu Producer: Kaneo Iwai, Takiko Mizunoe Cast: Jo Shishido, Mari Annu, Mariko Ogawa, Koji Nambara, Isao Tamagawa, Hiroshi Minami Running Time: 91 min. By Milkcan I must say I am very glad to have seen … Continue reading

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Brother (2000) Review

AKA: Aniki, Mon Frère (French title) Director: Takeshi Kitano Writer: Takeshi Kitano Cast: Takeshi Kitano, Omar Epps, Kuroudo Maki, Masaya Kato, Susumu Terajima, Royale Watkins, Lombardo Boyar, Ren Osugi, Ryo Ishibashi, James Shigeta, Tatyana Ali, Makolo Ohtake, Kouen Okumura, Naomasa … Continue reading

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Bushido Man: Seven Deadly Battles (2013) Review

Director: Takanori Tsujimoto Writer: Takanori Tsujimoto Cast: Mitsuki Koga, Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi, Masanori Mimoto, Kentaro Shimazu, Kazuki Tsujimoto, Ema, Kensuke Sonomura, Masaki Suzumura, Naohiro Kawamoto, Marc Walkow, Yasutaka Yuuki, Takashi Tanimoto Running Time: 88 min. By Kyle Warner Bushido Man: Seven … Continue reading

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Casshern (2004) Review

Director: Kazuaki Kiriya Cast: Yusuke Iseya, Kumiko Aso, Akira Terao, Kanako Higuchi, Fumiyo Kohinata, Hiroyuki Miyasako, Jun Kaname, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Mitsuhiro Oikawa, Susumu Terajima, Hideji Otaki, Tatsuya Mihashi, Toshiaki Karasawa Running Time: 140 min. By Ningen A scientist can’t get … Continue reading

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City of Lost Souls, The | aka The Hazard City (2000) Review

AKA: The City of Strangers Director: Takashi Miike Writer: Seishu Hase (novel), Ichiro Ryu Cast: Teah, Michelle Reis, Patricia Manterola, Mitsuhiro Oikawa, Koji Kikkawa, Ren Osugi, Akaji Maro, Anatoli Krasnov, Sebastian DeVicente, Terence Yin, Atsushi Okuno, Akira Emoto, Eugene Nomura, … Continue reading

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Cold Fish (2010) Review

Director: Sion Sono Writer: Sion Sono, Yoshiki Takahashi Producer: Yoshinori Chiba, Toshiki Kiimura Cast: Makoto Ashikawa, Denden, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Asuka Kurosawa, Megumi Kagurazaka, Hikari Kajiwara, Lorena Koto Running Time: 145 min. By HKFanatic Japanese director Sion Sono first caught the … Continue reading

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Colt is My Passport, A (1967) Review

Director: Takashi Nomura Writer: Nubuo Yamada, Shuichi Nagahara, Nobuo Yamada Cast: Jo Shishido, Chitose Kobayashi, Jerry Fujio, Akiyoshi Fukae, Zenji Yamada, Hideaki Esumi, Jun Hongo, Akio Miyabe, Toyoko Takechi, Kojiro Kusanagi, Ryotaro Sugi, Takamaru Sasaki, Asao Uchida, Zeko Nakamura Running … Continue reading

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Cops vs. Thugs (1975) Review

Director: Kinji Fukasaku Writer: Kazuo Kasahara, Goro Kusakabe Cast: Bunta Sugawara, Kunie Tanaka, Nobuo Kaneko, Reiko Ike, Hiroki Matsukata, Toru Abe, Mikio Narita, Akira Shioji, Tatsuo Umemiya, Shotaro Hayashi, Hideo Murota, Masaharu Arikawa Running Time: 100 min. By Kyle Warner No one dies well in a Kinji … Continue reading

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Crazy Thunder Road (1980) Review

Director: Sogo Ishii Producer: Mitsuhiko Akita, Hiroshi Kobayashi Cast: Tatsuo Yamada, Hiroshi Kaiya, Masamitsu Daichi, Yōsuke Nakajima, Tadashi Kamiya, Akihiro Kimura, Hiroyuki Kiyosue, Katsunori Hirose, Masahiro Ōzeki, Nenji Kobayashi, Masashi Kojima, Koji Nanjō, Michiko Kitahara, Naoto Ōmori, Masahiro Yoshiwara, Akemi … Continue reading

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