Category Archives: Japanese

Rambling Guitarist, The (1959) Review

Director: Buichi Saito Writer: Gan Yamazaki Cast: Akira Kobayashi, Ruriko Asaoka, Sanae Nakahara, Nobuo Kaneko, Jo Shishido, Misako Watanabe, Kyoji Aoyama, Mari Shiraki, Hiroshi Nihon’yanagi, Yuzo Kiura, San’emon Suzuki, Hyosuke Kanbe, Tsuneo Katagiri Running Time: 78 min. By Kyle Warner … Continue reading

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Ran (1985) Review

AKA: Chaos Director: Akira Kurosawa Writer: Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Masato Ide Producer: Serge Silverman, Masato Hara Cast: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryu, Masayuki Yui, Kazuo Kato, Peter, Hitoshi Ueki, Jun Tazaki, Mieko Harada, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Norio … Continue reading

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Rashomon (1950) Review

AKA: In the Wood Director: Akira Kurosawa Producer: Jingo Minoura Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Kichijiro Ueda, Fumiko Honma Running Time: 88 min. By Alexander The Good: I’ve never been as captivated by the … Continue reading

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Red Pier | aka Red Quay (1958) Review

AKA: Red Quay Director: Toshio Masuda Writer: Ichiro Ikeda, Toshio Masuda Cast: Yujiro Ishihara, Mie Kitahara, Masumi Okada, Sanae Nakahara, Shiro Osaka, Hiroshi Hijikata, Hideaki Nitani Running Time: 100 min. By Kyle Warner Dock worker Sugitaya steps off a boat … Continue reading

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Retaliation (1968) Review

Director: Yasuharu Hasebe Writer: Yoshihiro Ishimatsu, Keiji Kubota Cast: Joe Shishido, Meiko Kaji, Hideaki Nitani, Tamio Kawachi, Eiji Go, Tatsuya Fuji, Jiro Okazaki, Shoki Fukae, Shoki Fukae, Kaku Takashina Running Time: 94 min. By Kyle Warner There are two primary … Continue reading

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Return of Godzilla, The | aka Godzilla 1985 (1984) Review

AKA: Godzilla 1985 Director: Koji Hashimoto Writer: Shuichi Nagahara Cast: Keiju Kobayashi, Ken Tankaka, Yasuko Sawaguchi, Shin Takuma, Yosuke Natsuki, Eitaro Ozawa, Hiroshi Koizumi, Mizuho Suzuki, Taketoshi Naito, Kenpachiro Satsuma Running Time: 103 min. By Kyle Warner Godzilla’s back. Warner Bros. … Continue reading

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Returner | aka The Returner (2002) Review

Director: Takashi Yamazaki Producer: Toru Horibe Cast: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Ann Suzuki, Kirin Kiki, Goro Kishitani, Yukiko Okamoto, Mitsuru Murata Running Time: 117 min. By Equinox21 Say you are a Japanese film-maker, how do you make an extremely cool sci-fi action … Continue reading

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Ring | aka Ringu (1998) Review

Director: Hideo Nakata Writer: Hayashi Junichiro, Koji Suzuki Cast: Nanako Matsushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rikiya Otaka, Miki Nakatani, Yuko Takeuchi, Hitomi Sato, Rie Ino, Masako, Yoichi Numata, Yutaka Matsushige, Katsumi Muramatsu Running Time: 91 min. By Numskull “Frolic in brine, goblins … Continue reading

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Ring 0 | aka Ringu 0 (2000) Review

AKA: Ringu 0: Happy Birthday Director: Norio Tsuruta Writer: Koji Suzuki Cast: Yuki Nakama, Kumiko Aso, Daisuke Ban, Chinami Furuya, Masami Hashimoto, Kazue Kadokae Running Time: 99 min. By Numskull Here we have both the last and the first installment … Continue reading

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Ring 2 | aka Ringu 2 (1998) Review

AKA: Ringu 2 Director: Hideo Nakata Writer: Hiroshi Takahashi, Koji Suzuki Cast: Daisuke Ban, Kyoko Fukada, Kenjiro Ishimaru, Nanako Matsushima, Katsumi Muramatsu, Miki Nakatani Running Time: 95 min. By Numskull STOP!!! Read this review ONLY if you have already seen … Continue reading

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Rurouni Kenshin (2012) Review

Director: Keishi Ohtomo Writer: Watsuki Nobuhiro, Kiyomi Fujii, Keishi Ohtomo Cast: Takeru Satoh, Emi Takei, Koji Kikkawa, Yu Aoi, Munetaka Aoki, Gou Ayano, Genki Sudo, Taketo Tanaka, Eiji Okuda, Yosuke Eguchi, Teruyuki Kagawa, Ryuhei Higashiyama Running Time: 134 min. By … Continue reading

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Sadako vs Kayako | aka The Ring vs The Grudge (2016) Review

AKA: Ring vs Ju-On Director: Koji Shiraishi Writer: Koji Shiraishi Cast: Mizuki Yamamoto, Tina Tamashiro, Aimi Satsukawa, Masahiro Komoto, Masanobu Ando, Mai Kikuchi, Misato Tanaka, Seiko Ozone Running Time: 99 min. By Paul Bramhall Starting any review of Sadako vs … Continue reading

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Sanjuro (1962) Review

Director: Akira Kurosawa Writer: Ryuzo Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiju Kobayashi, Yuzo Kayama, Reiko Dan, Akihiko Hirata, Takashi Shimura, Kamatari Fujiwara, Takako Irie, Masao Shimizu Running Time: 96 min. By Mairosu After Yojimbo proved to be … Continue reading

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Seoul (2002) Review

Director: Masahiko Nagasawa Writer: Yasuo Hasegawa Producer: Cha Seung-Jae, Lee Jeong-Hak Cast: Tomoya Nagase, Choi Min-Soo, Hoon Jang, Sung Choi, Jin-myung Go, Shim-young Hahm, Hun-suk Jung, Ki-won Kang, Dong-wook Kim, Ji-youn Kim, Chan-young Lee, Do-hyung Lee, Kyung-hwan Park, Young-jin Park … Continue reading

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Seven Samurai (1954) Review

AKA: 7 Samurai Director: Akira Kurosawa Producer: Sojiro Motoki Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Daisuke Kato, Isao Kimura, Minoru Chiaki, Seiji Miyaguchi, Yoshio Inaba, Kamatari Fujiwara, Yoshio Kosugi, Bokuzen Hidari, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki By Numskull Akira Kurosawa is what … Continue reading

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Shin Godzilla | aka Godzilla: Resurgence (2016) Review

AKA: Godzilla: Resurgence Director: Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi Cast: Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara, Kengo Kora, Ren Osugi, Akira Emoto, Kimiko Yo, Jun Kunimura, Mikako Ichikawa, Pierre Taki, Takumi Saito, Keisuke Koide, Arata Furuta, Sei Hiraizumi, Kenichi Yajima Running … Continue reading

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Shinjuku Triad Society (1995) Review

Director: Takashi Miike Writer: Ichiro Fujita Cast: Takeshi Caesar, Kyosuke Izutsu, Ren Osugi, Kippei Shiina, Tomorowo Taguchi, Airi Yanagi, SABU, Yukie Itou, Kazuhiro Mashiko, Yoji Tanaka Running Time: 100 min. By Kyle Warner Takashi Miike began his prolific career as a director … Continue reading

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Shogun Assassin (1980) Review

AKA: Lone Wolf and Cub Director: Kenji Misumi, Robert Houston Produced: Shintaro Katsu, Robert Houston Cast: Tomisaburo Wakayama, Kayo Matsuo, Minoru Ohki, Akiji Kobayashi, Shin Kishida, Masahiro Tomikawama Running Time: 89 min. By Joe909 Shogun Assassin is one of those … Continue reading

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Sleepless Town | aka Fuyajo (1998) Review

Director: Lee Chi Ngai Writer: Lee Chi Ngai Producer: Masato Hara, Tsuguhiko Kadokawa Cast: Kaneshiro Takeshi, Mirai Yamamoto, Lung Sihung, Eric Tsang Chi Wai, Kathy Chow Hoi Mei, Seijun Suzuki Running Time: 122 min. By Alexander “Now it all makes … Continue reading

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Sonatine (1993) Review

Director: Takeshi Kitano Writer: Takeshi Kitano Producer: Masayuki Mori, Hisao Nabeshima, Taiko Yoshida Cast: Takeshi Kitano, Aya Kikumai, Tetsu Watanabe, Masanobu Katsumura, Susumu Terajima, Ren Ohsugi, Eiji Minakata Running Time: 90 min. By Len One word: Genius. I could write … Continue reading

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