Tag: Japan

Fatal Frame「劇場版 零〜ゼロ〜」(2014)

Fatal Frame「劇場版 零〜ゼロ〜」(2014)

The peaceful life of the girls of a Catholic boarding school in a small Japanese town turns first strange, then rather too exciting, and finally tragic. It starts when one day, everyone’s favourite student Aya locks herself into her room, and after a month, she’s still not coming out. She […]

Tape Deck: King of Snake (大蛇大戦 / Python Wars) AVA Nippon VHS

Tape Deck: King of Snake (大蛇大戦 / Python Wars) AVA Nippon VHS

Every time I revisit the 1984 giant monster oddity King of Snake I go in hoping I’ll like it at least a little more than I ever ultimately do. Chui Yuk-Lung’s yarn about a gargantuan snake, the girl who loves it, and the gangsters who beat the shit […]

「ゴジラ」 Godzilla (1954)

「ゴジラ」 Godzilla (1954)

With the new Godzilla due in theaters in but a few days time the Film Society of Minneapolis – St. Paul, in conjunction with Rialto Pictures, have returned the 1954 original to its rightful place on the big screen. 「ゴジラ」 Godzilla can be seen at the St. Anthony […]

高速ばぁば / The Crone (2012)

The two less popular members of the idol group Jersey Girls, Nanami and Mayuko, hate their group own star (if you want to use that word in the kind of bottom-feeder world these girls are working in) Ayane with a degree of passion – at […]

悪魔が来りて笛を吹く: Devil’s Flute (1979)

悪魔が来りて笛を吹く: Devil’s Flute (1979)

The early years of post-war Japan. Private detective Kosuke Kindaichi (Toshiyuki Nishida) is asked to take a look at the curious affairs of the Tsubaki/Tamamushi family, whose upper class life is taking a turn for the worse. Eisuke Tsubaki (Noboru Nakaya) was the main suspect […]

A Song Before Annihilation: Orange Juice (Guitar Wolf)

A Song Before Annihilation: Orange Juice (Guitar Wolf)

There are plenty of uncertainties in life, but if there’s one thing I know for sure about mine it’s this: I love Guitar Wolf. If you don’t, I don’t know that we can be friends. This track is off their 2002 album UFO Romantics, and […]

Virus – The Day of Resurrection

A handful of short stories and Japan Sinks. Until recently these were the only works by the late, great Sakyo Komatsu that had been accessible to those of us in the West, and in the case of the latter no printing has been available since the […]