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DVD Review: The Foreign Duck, The Native Duck & God in a Coin Locker

January 17, 2013 1 comment

 A charming and quirky story with an unexpected twist!

The Foreign Duck the Native Duck & God in a Coin Locker DVD coverStudent Shiina (Gaku Hamada) moves into an apartment in  Sendai. One day while Shiina is outside getting the rubbish ready, Kawasaki (Eita) comes along and asks him in for a drink and a chat.

Shiina thinks this will be a normal chat, but this is when the movie changes into one of strange proportions. After Kawasaki tells him of his younger life at high school, he also decides to ask his help with one of his neighbours, a Bhutanese man who hasn’t left his apartment in a long time. He tells Shiina Read more…

DVD Review: Hara-kiri: Death Of A Samurai – A Film By Takashi Miike

May 19, 2012 11 comments

An epically beautiful film!

Takashi Miike (Audition, Ichi the Killer) follows up his martial-arts-heavy 13 Assassins with a more thoughtful, contemplative film that considers the role of ritual suicide in the ranks of the Samurai in 17th Century Japan. Hara-Kiri: Death of A Samurai, a remake of the Yasuhiko Takiguchi 1963 classic,  is told in most part by two long flashbacks, the movie tells the tale of a young unemployed samurai, Motome Chijiiwa (Eita), who is forced to commit ritual suicide by cutting open his stomach (seppuku) as punishment for Read more…