Film Movement offers a beautiful new HD transfer of Takeshi “Beat” Kitano’s visually stunning, quiet and visceral 1997 Golden Lion winner.
A piano teacher goes on a journey with the ghost of her dead husband three years after he disappeared in the introspective Japanese paranormal romance ‘Journey to the Shore.’
The UK’s Bounty Films have announced they will be bringing another of Japanese director Yoshihiro Nishimura’s (Tokyo Gore Police; Vampire Girl Vs. Frankenstein Girl) wild horror visions home on Blu-ray (and DVD) for UK consumers when they release Helldriver on 31 October 2011
This intense samurai film from Masaki Kobayashi is a masterful condemnation of the hypocrisies of militarism and the corporate world. It arrives in an equally masterful Dual Format edition from Eureka Entertainment’s Masters of Cinema imprint.
Akira Kurosawa’s 1962 thriller High and Low arrives in a Blu-ray package touched by the Criterion wizardry that will be a prize for film buffs, fans of classic noir, and Asian Cinema alike.
This quaint animated look at the everyday ups and downs of a middle class Japanese family from Studio Ghibli and director Isao Takahata comes to Blu-ray looking superb.
Still Walking is a beautifully-crafted, non-sentimental, multi-generational family drama that looks exquisite in this release from Criterion Collection.
Late Spring is another Yosujiro Ozu masterpiece of domestic drama and changing social mores and it strikes all the right chords on Blu-ray along with his 1936 film The Only Son.
RoboGeisha is oodles of fake blood, sexy, scantily clad women, and scant else — it’s not even ridiculous enough to at least be laugh worthy. Perhaps there’s something lost in translation here.
Blood, gore, monsters, and sexy Japanese Schoolgirls — it must be Halloween! Too bad the transfer for this B-movie is scarier than the flick itself.