Tag Archives: Dystopian

Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Travelers – Dimension Police (2013)

Today’s selection: Travelers: Dimension Police (2013, dir. Koichi Sakamoto) Subgenre: Parallel world Available from: Kadokawa (R2 Japanese DVD has English subtitles) If someone were to ask “what’s Koichi Sakamoto all about”, you could reply with a list: dutch angles, leering … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Godzilla Final Wars (2004)

Today’s selection: Godzilla Final Wars (2004, dir. Ryuhei Kitamura) Subgenre: Kaiju Available from: Sony Final Wars is the film made to commemorate 50 years of Godzilla, and 50 years of Toho science fiction movies in general. I think that it … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: The Princess Blade (2001)

Today’s selection: The Princess Blade (2001, dir. Shinsuke Sato) Subgenre: Martial arts Available from: Discotek ADV had cinema distribution once upon a time, so movies like Gamera: Guardian of the Universe and The Princess Blade actually got wide-release theatrical play … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: The Red Spectacles (1987)

Today’s selection: The Red Spectacles (1987, dir. Mamoru Oshii) Subgenre: Dystopian, artsy Available from: Bandai Red Spectacles is the first part of Oshii’s magnum opus (though it does make a reference to Angel’s Egg, and features an extended cameo from … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: 20th Century Boys 2- The Last Hope

Today’s selection: 20th Century Boys 2- The Last Hope (2009, dir. Yukihiko Tsutsumi) Subgenre: *defies categorization* Available from: Viz I guess a problem of randomly-selected movies is that sometimes you wind up with something like this. Would I recommend today’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ready Player One (Ernest Cline, 2011)

Swordquest was a famous series of video games in the 1980’s, promoted by an unusual gimmick: Atari hid numerous clues, “Easter eggs”, in the games, and the first player to uncover them all and reply to Atari would receive a … Continue reading

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