Upcoming Magnet-released manga-adaptation film Blade of the Immortal just got its first Red Band trailer. For those wanting all that glorious blood and guts that the film is sure to produce, you can get a first look here. Based on the manga by Hiroaki Samura, Blade of the Immortal is about an unkillable samurai and his warpath across feudal Japan. […]
Japanese website Comic Natalie (via Anime News Network) reports Takashi Miike will helm a live action adaptation of Blade of the Immortal. It is scheduled for release in 2017. Based on the manga by Hiroaki Samura, the film will follow Manji, a ronin cursed with immortality. He also acts as bodyguard to a young woman […]
Another spectacularly scary Japanese horror movie (so I've been told, as if I could ever handle watching this) is getting an English-language remake. I guess everyone's forgotten about Oldboy already. Deadline reports an American version of Audition, the Ryu Murakami book that became a cult classic film by Takashi Miike, is coming. The new version […]
Another new Takashi Miike film and this one looks wild.
Ghosts, doppelgangers and a police investigation in the first film from Takashi Miike collaborator Yoshitaka Yamaguchi.
Takashi Miike's Shield of Straw is a blast but still doesn't have a confirmed release date for the US or UK. Hopefully someone will remedy that soon.
Okay, I've called it a police thriller in the headline, but it isn't, not entirely.
The second golden age of Takashi Miike continues?
It's a revenge movie. It's a gang movie. It's adapted from manga. It's a star-crossed lovers romance. It's a musical. It's Takashi Miike's West Side Story. Sort of.
The forever prolific and recently creatively reinvigorated Takashi Miike is being sought to direct House of the Damned 3D, a Louisiana-set horror film with what sounds like a "body count" set-up. Here's the plot blurb: Five friends band together to save the historic part of their town and inadvertently become targets of a serial killer […]
It's Saturday, so the grinding wheels of the movie industry have slowed right down. Better still, we're just eight days from Christmas so there's plenty of time to take a breather and catch up on some of the last few days' most interesting video bits and pieces. The second Ghost Rider film played at Butt […]
Let's tackle them in the order of the headline. Here's a mini-poster for Takashi Miike's Phoenix Wright film, or Gyakuten Saiban to its mother. The hand there belongs, I believe, to a blogger from Andriasang in too much of a hurry to find a scanner. I like the screen device they're using in the film, […]
As a long time fan of the Phoenix Wright videogames, and a renewed fan of director Takashi Miike, I'm looking forward to the big screen adaptation a great deal. If this is made with one half of the care shown in 13 Assassins, and if there's just a taste of the game's loopy, high-energy gusto, […]
In competition at this years Cannes, and in 3D too, is Takashi Miike's do-over of Hara-Kiri,* based upon a 1962 picture by Masaki Kobayashi. The film's official site has been updated with a brief, but compelling, teaser trailer. This embed comes courtest of Nippon Cinema. It looks, for better or worse, much as you'd expect […]
This year, the official competition at Cannes will see its first 3D entry, Takashi Miike's Harikiri. That's just one of the many surprises in what looks like a very exciting line up of films. Presiding over the selection juries this year will be Robert De Niro (feature films), Michel Gondry (shorts), Emir Kusturica (Un Certain […]
Reputed to be one of Takashi Miike's best, 13 Assassins is headed to UK and US cinemas in the next month or so. Can't wait, looking forward to it, gonna be good, etc. If you live in the US have one of the compliant VOD services, you can even see the film today – though […]