02nd Oct2017

New US poster for Takashi Miike’s ‘Blade of the Immortal’

by Phil Wheat

Based on the manga series of the same name by Hiroaki Samura, Takashi Miike’s Blade Of The Immortal follows “an immortal swordsman who will not be able to lift his curse of everlasting life until 1000 evildoers feel the cut of his steel.” Samurai Manji has taken a lot of lives, both innocent and guilty, […]

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31st Aug2017

New trailer for Takashi Miike’s ‘Blade of the Immortal’

by Phil Wheat

Based on the manga series of the same name by Hiroaki Samura, Takashi Miike’s Blade Of The Immortal follows “an immortal swordsman who will not be able to lift his curse of everlasting life until 1000 evildoers feel the cut of his steel.” Samurai Manji has taken a lot of lives, both innocent and guilty, […]

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28th Mar2017

‘Dead or Alive Trilogy’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

When you allow yourself to be immersed in the world of Takashi Miike you do so with the knowledge that you are going to be taken to some really messed up places. Then of course he tricks you and gives you something completely different. The Dead or Alive Trilogy is an example of three films […]

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16th Jan2017

‘Takashi Miike’s Black Society Trilogy’ Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Takashi Miike will always be an interesting director for me. My gateway into his world was with Audition, but Ichi the Killer teased me into his world of the Yakuza and the Triad. Now with Arrow’s release of Black Society Trilogy we get to see a more controlled set of films, which still aren’t afraid […]

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13th Jan2017

Competition: Win Takashi Miike’s ‘Black Society Trilogy’ on Blu-ray

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of Takashi Miike’s Black Society Trilogy – out on DVD & Blu-Ray from 16th January – we are giving away a Blu-ray copy courtesy of Arrow Video! After several years spent working almost exclusively in the direct-to-video world of “V-cinema” in Japan, Takashi Miike announced himself as a world-class filmmaking talent […]

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03rd May2016

‘Yakuza Apocalypse’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Yayan Ruhian, Rirî Furankî, Hayato Ichihara, Mio Yûki, Pierre Taki, Denden, Tetsu Watanabe, Yoshiyuki Morishita, Riko Narumi, Reiko Takashima, Lily Frankie, Masanori Mimoto, Shô Aoyagi, Manzô Shinra, Kiyohiko Shibukawa | Written by Yoshitaka Yamaguchi | Directed by Takashi Miike I’m not sure if it’s from watching Battles Without Honour and Humanity or my love […]

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03rd Mar2016

‘Audition’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki, Jun Kunimura, Renji Ishibashi, Miyuki Matsuda, Toshie Negishi, Ren Ôsugi, Shigeru Saiki, Ken Mitsuishi, Yuriko Hiro’oka | Written by Daisuke Tengan | Directed by Takashi Miike Takashi Miike’s Audition will always be a special movie to me, because it sparked off my obsession with Takashi Miike. It also put […]

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14th Dec2015

‘Yakuza Apocalypse’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Yayan Ruhian, Rirî Furankî, Hayato Ichihara, Mio Yûki, Pierre Taki, Denden, Tetsu Watanabe, Yoshiyuki Morishita, Riko Narumi, Reiko Takashima, Lily Frankie, Masanori Mimoto, Shô Aoyagi, Manzô Shinra, Kiyohiko Shibukawa | Written by Yoshitaka Yamaguchi | Directed by Takashi Miike When considering the work of a director who often makes up to six or seven films […]

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03rd Sep2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Over Your Dead Body’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Ko Shibasaki, Hideaki Ito, Hitomi Katayama, Ebizo Ichikawa, Maiko, Toshie Negishi, Miho Nakanishi, Hiroshi Katsuno, Ikko Furuya | Written by Kikumi Yamagishi | Directed by Takashi Miike Time to fess up: I don’t know all that much about Japanese folklore. Knowing the source material for an artwork that leans heavily on popular cultural institutions isn’t a requirement when viewing […]

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22nd Jun2015

‘The Happiness of the Katakuris’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Kenji Sawada, Keiko Matsuzaka, Shinji Takeda, Naomi Nishida, Kiyoshirô Imawano, Tetsurô Tanba, Naoto Takenaka, Tamaki Miyazaki, Takashi Matsuzaki | Written by Ai Kennedy, Kikumi Yamagishi | Directed by Takashi Miike Being a Takashi Miike fan takes you down some strange roads.  Whether it is the extreme Ichi the Killer and Visitor Q, or the fun […]

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30th Sep2014

‘Lesson of Evil’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Takayuki Yamada, Howard Harris, Fumi Nikaidô, Shôta Sometani, Hideaki Itô, Ruth Sundell, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Rio Kanno, Yukito Nishii, Ken’ichi Takitô, Daniel Genalo, Noriko Nakagoshi, Erina Mizuno, Fujiko Kojima, Kento Hayashi | Written and Directed by Takashi Miike I learnt from watching Audition that you never take Takashi Miike movies at face value, he won’t let […]

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