Do you like zombies, jaunty tunes and that special brand of gory Japanese madness? If so, strap in, turn off the part of your brain that annoys you when something makes no sense, and um, helldrive, in Helldriver.
Trapped in Lust is exactly the sort of pink film that got me interested in the genre in the first place. From its super cool poppy soundtrack that always kicks in at the right moment to its swaggering leading man, this is a film dripping in style.
The plot isn’t what matters in Cyber Ninja. You aren’t strapping in for a tale of woe and familial bonding, you wanna see a robot ninja kick in the collective shit of dozens of faceless bad guys and a gigantic, building sized cannon blowing up a fortress.
Crazy Thunder Road is pure punk energy with an authenticity that could never be replicated on a big budget.
Out from the ashes I rise again, clawing myself out of the rubble. What will I do first? See my loved ones? Lay with a female of my own species? No. I will watch some tokusatsu TV shows from the 70s.
Vampire Doll is brilliant stuff, and it's made all the more fascinating with the handful of cues it appropriates from western horror. But don't expect a traditional, bloodsucking tale. This is a kind of gloomy and spooky cinema unique to Japan.
If you're in the mood for a light and fluffy pinku eiga, free from nihilism and weeping, then Milk the Maid may be for you.
Orochi Strikes Again has an almost Ed-Woodian hilarity that is enough to melt even the coldest of hearts. LONG LIVE OROCHI!!!
This movie is definitely worth a watch for any fan of Japanese effects-riddled-apocalyptic-occulty-sweeping epics.
Eyecatch Junction is an accessible, non-offensive (well, mildly offensive) bit of fluff. It's also a valuable insight into one of Japan's most interesting filmmakers.
The title, Super Erotic Businessman, is fucking incredible, the movie itself is decidedly not. I really don't know who could possibly squeeze any sort of sexual gratification out of this.