Category Archives: Japanese

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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Stray Cat Rock: Beat ’71 (1971) Review‏

AKA: Alleycat Rock: Crazy Riders ’71 Director: Toshiya Fujita Writer: Tatsuya Asai, Hideichi Nagahara Cast: Meiko Kaji, Takeo Chii, Tatsuya Fuji, Yoshio Harada, Takeo Chii, Yoshio Inaba, Bunjaku Han, Michiko Tsukasa Running Time: 87 min. By Kyle Warner Director Toshiya Fujita returns … Continue reading

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Stray Cat Rock: Delinquent Girl Boss (1970) Review

AKA: Alleycat Rock: Female Boss Director: Yasuharu Hasebe Writer: Hideichi Nagahara Cast: Akiko Wada, Meiko Kaji, Koji Wada, Bunjaku Han, Yuka Kemari, Hanako Tokachi, Yūko Shimazu, Yuka Ohashi, Miki Yanagi, Toshimitsu Shima, George Fujita, Ken Sanders Running Time: 80 min. … Continue reading

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Stray Cat Rock: Machine Animal (1970) Review

AKA: Alleycat Rock: Machine Animal Director: Yasuharu Hasebe Writer: Ryuzo Nakanishi Producer: Masami Kuzu Cast: Meiko Kaji, Tatsuya Fuji, Bunjaku Han, Jiro Okazaki, Toshiya Yamano, Eiji Go, Yasuhiro Kameyama By Kyle Warner The Stray Cat Rock series continues with the … Continue reading

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Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter (1970) Review

AKA: Alleycat Rock: Sex Hunter Director: Yasuharu Hasebe Producer: Masayuki Takagi Cast: Meiko Kaji, Rikiya Yasuoka, Tatsuya Fuji, Jiro Okazaki, Yuki Arikawa, Tomoko Aki, Yoko Takagi, Akemi Nara Running Time: 93 min. By Kyle Warner I first saw Stray Cat … Continue reading

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Stray Cat Rock: Wild Jumbo (1970) Review

AKA: Alleycat Rock: Wild Jumbo Director: Toshiya Fujita Producer: Toshiya Fujita, Shuichi Nagahara Cast: Meiko Kaji, Bunjaku Han, Takeo Chii, Tatsuya Fuji, Yusuke Natsu, Soichiro Maeno, Akiko Wada Running Time: 94 min. By Kyle Warner After the success of Stray … Continue reading

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Stray Dog (1949) Review

Director: Akira Kurosawa Writer: Akira Kurosawa, Ryuzo Kikushima Producer: Sojiro Motoki Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Awaji, Eiko Miyoshi, Noriko Honma, Isao Kimura, Minoru Chiaki, Ichiro Sugai, Gen Shimizu, Noriko Sengoku Running Time: 122 min. By Matthew Le-feuvre At … Continue reading

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Sukiyaki Western Django (2007) Review

Director: Takashi Miike Writers: Takashi Miike, Masa Nakamura Cast: Hideaki Ito, Masanobu Ando, Koichi Sato, Kaori Momoi, Yusuke Iseya, Renji Ishibashi, Quentin Tarantino Running Time: 120 min. By Mighty Peking Man For years, a small town named Yuda has been … Continue reading

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Tag (2015) Review

Director: Sion Sono Writer: Yusuke Yamada, Sion Sono Cast: Reina Triendl, Mariko Shinoda, Erina Mano, Yuki Sakurai, Maryjun Takahashi, Sayaka Isoyama, Aki Hiraoka, Ami Tomite, Mika Akizuki, Makoto Kikuchi Running Time: 85 min. By Z Ravas In 2015, Takashi Miike, … Continue reading

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Terra Formars (2016) Review

Director: Takashi Miike Writer: Kazuki Nakashima Cast: Hideaki Ito, Takayuki Yamada, Kane Kosugi, Emi Takei, Shun Oguri, Masaya Kato, Rinko Kikuchi, Tomohisa Yamashita, Eiko Koike, Mariko Shinoda, Rila Fukushima, Kenichi Takito, Rina Ohta, Tadayoshi Kobashi Running time: 108 min. By … Continue reading

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Tetsuo: The Bullet Man | aka The Bulletman (2009) Review

Director: Shinya Tsukamoto Writer: Shinya Tsukamoto, Hisakatsu Kuroki Producer: Shinichi Kawahara, Masayuki Taneshima Cast: Eric Bossick, Akiko Mono, Shinya Tsukamoto, Stephen Sarrazin, Yuko Nakamura, Tiger Charlie Gerhardt Running Time: 79 min. By HKFanatic As a die-hard fan of Shinya Tsukamoto … Continue reading

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Tetsuo: The Iron Man | aka The Ironman (1988) Review

Director: Shinya Tsukamoto Writer: Shinya Tsukamoto Producer: Shinya Tsukamoto Cast: Tomoro Taguchi, Kei Fujiwara, Shinya Tsukamoto, Nobu Kanaoka, Renji Ishibashi, Naomasa Musaka Running Time: 67 min. By HKFanatic Back in 1988, Japanese filmmaker Shinya Tsukamoto unleashed “Tetsuo: The Iron Man” … Continue reading

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Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2010) Review

Director: Masaaki Taniguchi Writer: Tomoe Kanno, Yasutaka Tsutsui Cast: Riisa Naka, Akiyoshi Nakao, Narumi Yasuda, Masanobu Katsumura, Kanji Ishimaru, Munetaka Aoki, Anna Ishibashi, Shota Chiyo, Tokio Emoto, Mayu Kitaki, Yuya Matsushita, Toshiya Toyama, Maya Okano Running Time: 122 min. By … Continue reading

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Tokyo Drifter (1966) Review

Director: Seijun Suzuki Writer: Yasunori Kawauchi Producer: Tetsuro Nakagawa Cast: Tetsuya Watari, Chieko Matsubara, Hideaki Nitani, Tamio Kawaji, Tsuyoshi Yoshida, Ryuji Kita Running Time: 83 min. By Kyle Warner Most film buffs probably know the story of how director Seijun … Continue reading

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Tokyo Fist (1995) Review

Director: Shinya Tsukamoto Writer: Shinya Tsukamoto, Hisashi Saito Cast: Kahori Fujii, Shinya Tsukamoto, Koji Tsukamoto, Naomasa Musaka, Naoto Takenaka, Koichi Wajima, Tomorowo Taguchi, Nobu Kanaoka, Akiko Hioki, Kiichi Muto Running Time: 87 min. By Kyle Warner Shinya Tsukamoto, throughout his … Continue reading

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Tokyo Mighty Guy (1960) Review

Director: Buichi Saito Cast: Akira Kobayashi, Ruriko Asaoka, Sanae Nakahara, Arihiro Fujimura, Hiroshi Kondo, Shoichi Ozawa, Toranosuke Ogawa, Shin Morikawa, Hisao Toake, Masao Mishima, Kyosuke Aihara, Yoko Kosono, Fudeko Tanaka Running Time: 79 min. By Kyle Warner I don’t know about … Continue reading

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Versus (2000) Review

Director: Ryuhei Kitamura Writer: Ryuhei Kitamura, Yudai Yamaguchi Cast: Tak Sakaguchi, Kenji Matsuda, Hideo Sakaki, Chieko Misaka, Yuichiro Arai, Minoru Matsumoto Running Time: 120 min. By Numskull Hot damn! Evil Dead and Bad Taste meet in-your-face combat like only those … Continue reading

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