"Cruel Gun Story", Dir: Takumi Furukawa, 1964
"Cruel Gun Story" added another title to Japanese Studio Nikkatsu's list of "Japanese Noir" set in the seedy and violent underworld..
Film reviews of all the films I should have seen but didn't...
What do you do if you receive a Christmas present that is a membership to the British Film Institute when there's a pandemic on...?
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Two films that fall under the blanket term of being "Anime", one French and the other Japanese..
In terms of atmosphere and tone it could have sprung from the hand of Alfred Hitchcock, with it's moodily lit interiors...
Controversial, daring, misogynistic, stylish and often deeply disturbing are the words that come to mind after watching the film.
Arrow's title is "100 Spook Stories" (Japanese: Yōkai Hyaku Monogatari) and it is variously titled depending upon the region..
Plot-wise the film follows the same general trajectory as the 1954 film - Godzilla rises from the ocean depths...
Available to view on Amazon Prime, "The Invisible Man v The Human Fly", directed by Mitsuo Murayama and produced by the Daiei company...
I had doubts about posting a review of a film that is, on the face of it, a piece of soft-core pornography in the Japanese "Pink Film" genre
30-odd years on from the original 'Gamera" film that introduced Japanese and later, world, audiences, to the giant jet-propelled amphibian..
Based on a novel, Toyoda's film is, on the face of it, a domestic drama that could almost be dismissed as a soap opera
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