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Random Tokusatsu round-up

I tacitly retired from doing daily tokusatsu movie blurbs last year, but due to popular demand, I’ll try to remember to post about movies that are fresh on my mind when I do watch them. Here’s a couple recent viewings: Izo … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Ring – Kanzen-ban (1995)

Today’s selection: Ring -Kanzen-ban (1995, dir. Chisui Takigawa) Subgenre: Kaidan Available from: fansub-only Lots of casual J-horror enthusiasts compare and contrast the American remake of The Ring with Hideo Nakata’s 1998 original, neglecting to mention that Nakata’s film is not the … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Uzumaki (2000)

Today’s selection: Uzumaki (2000, dir. Higuchinsky) Subgenre: Kaidan Available from: Discotek Uzumaki (meaning “spiral/vortex”, but not to be confused with Ring sequel Rasen, which also means “spiral”) is based on a manga by Junji Ito, so if you’re familiar with his … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Tomie (1999)

Today’s selection: Tomie (1999, dir. Ataru Oikawa) Subgenre: Kaidan Available from: Adness Tomie is probably the biggest modern Japanese horror franchise that hasn’t had some sort of American remake treatment (though I’m sure School of Ghosts fans may want to … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Ten Nights of Dreams (2006)

Today’s selection: Ten Nights of Dreams (dirs. Akio Jissoji, Kon Ichikawa, Takashi Shimizu, Yudai Yamaguchi, Yoshitaka Amano, et. al.) Subgenre: Kaidan Available from: Cinema Epoch Based on the book by Natsume Soseki, this film unites an amazing collection of 11 … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Carved (2007)

Today’s selection: Carved (2007, dir. Koji Shiraishi) Subgenre: Kaidan Available from: Tartan Carved is a movie about the Kuchisake Onna, or “slit mouthed woman”, an urban legend that began in the 1970’s, and, depending on who you ask, could be … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Sweet Home (1989)

Today’s selection: Sweet Home (1989, dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa) Subgenre: Kaidan Available from: Fansub-only Five people go to an abandoned mansion to film a documentary – has that set-up ever led to anything other than a horror film? I mean, especially … Continue reading

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