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Blu-ray Review: Yatterman – A Film By Takashi Miike

August 4, 2012 1 comment

A live-action adaptation of the classic wacky 1970s anime!

With Yatterman, director Takashi Miike does a Robert Rodriguez and moves from action/thriller to high-energy kids adventure… sort of. Yatterman (2009) is a live-action adaptation of an anime with the same name from 1977-79 (the second instalment of Tatsunoko Productions’ ‘Time Bokan’ series). The film apes the series’ weekly format by presenting the plot as just one week’s adventure. Takashi Miike drops us slap bang in the middle of the Yatterman universe with no guide, and no explanations. A brave move when considering the international audience for this film, most of whom Read more…

DVD Review: Deadball (Deddoboru) – A Film By Yudai Yamaguchi

May 14, 2012 1 comment

Full of unique ways of presenting us with outlandish gore! 

Baseball prodigy Jubeh Yakyu (Tak Sakaguchi) is the most feared and dangerous juvenile delinquent in all of Japan. After accidentally causing the death of his father with a super-powered, deadly fireball pitch, Jubeh swore off baseball and became a criminal and now, at 17, has been sent to the Pterodactyl Juvenile Reformatory for hardened criminals. Headmistress Ishihara, the granddaughter of a World War II Nazi collaborator, runs the institution with an iron fist and the enthusiastic help of her sadistic assistant, Ilsa. After arriving at Read more…

DVD/Blu-ray Review: Yakuza Weapon – A film By Tak Sakaguchi and Yudai Yamaguchi

April 30, 2012 2 comments

Full of exciting gory action sequences and striking visuals!

Yakuza Weapon is a recent blood drenched offering from everyone’s favourite gore flick company Sushi Typhoon (released on DVD/Blu-ray by Bounty Films and distributed in the UK by Eureka! Entertainment). Based on the manga created by Ken Ishikawa, it is written and directed by Tak Sakaguchi (Versus) and Yudai Yamaguchi (Deadball).

The film starts mid-battle and we are introduced to our ‘hero’ Shozo Iwaki (Sakaguchi) taking down the bad guys whilst not, Read more…