Kyouryu Sentai Zyuranger is varied in its villains and monsters. They can be terrifying as fuck. They can be destructive forces of nature. Or they can be children-napping, accordion playing dorks.
How is it that a movie called Karate Bear Fighter — with Sonny Chiba in the lead, no less — managed to slip me by for my entire thirty years of life on this planet?
I love that pink cinema can be a place where careers begin rather than end. More specifically, I love that pink cinema can be a place where Yasujirô Ozu is lovingly paid tribute.
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.
Molesting people on trains. It seems like it would be an absurdly specific fetish yet it spawned an entire sub-genre of pink films. We live in a strange and hilarious world.
Recently, we featured Zatoichi eating a rock. This week we bring you Zatoichi eating some dirt in Zatoichi and the Fugitives.
Sometimes Zatoichi is a total blind bad-ass and cuts down like a thousand guys with his sword. Sometimes, as seen in in Zatoichi Challened, Zatoichi eats rocks then regurgitates them back into his mouth to teach weird, confusing lessons to cackling shitty children.
The most Christmassy thing I remember seeing in Tokyo was some promo girls dressed in green Santa hats handing out energy drinks. This makes it all the more surprising that Japan has made its own offering to the Killer Santa genre.
While Female Yakuza Tale is quite an amazing film, most of it is far too filthy for a clip to survive on YouTube. This gross but comparatively innocent moment is probably all that I can get away with sharing.
Anatommia Extinction is very much a film of its time portraying claustrophobia and misanthropy in a way only 1990s Japan knew how to deliver.