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Logboy's Five Best for 2007.

No running order, no intention to ply you into buying something you're not interested in. Nothing beyond a reasonably typical kind of end-of-year list that you'll no doubt have a certain amount of expectation for, and a chance to point... More »
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Tsukamoto's 'Nightmare Detective' R1 USA DVD February 19th 2008.

One of the many titles seemingly not appearing any time soon in an edition likely to get lots of people's attention, Tsukamoto's latest film to have hit screens in several countries will finally appear in America on DVD early in... More »
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Nagia Oshima's 'Naked Youth' ('Cruel Story of Youth', 1960) R2 UK DVD February 25th 2008.

The first of Yume PIctures 2008 releases for what should be five films in total from Nagisa Oshima... this should hopefully be popular with those who are gradually picking up on Japans New Wave films, those who are keen on... More »
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NoShame Back With Argento's TV Series, 'Door Into Darkness' R1 USA DVD February 26th 2008.

Twitch has (as do many sites) a relationship with NoShame's USA arm which goes back to their relatively recent inception and shrouded-in-mystery demise, or should I say apparent demise. People have been scrambling to pick-up DVDs from their reasonably prolific... More »
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Norifumi Suzuki's 'Girl Boss Revenge' (1973) R1 USA DVD February 19th 2008.

With another 'Delinquent Girl Boss' film coming along just a couple of weeks before this ('Blossoming Night Dreams' on January 29th 2008), it would seem to be that Media Blasters 'Exploitation Digital' sub-label has their hands on the remaining films... More »
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Japanese 'Sukiyaki Western Django' DVD Released February 6th 2008.

Those who pick up film magazines in England might have spotted the full-page mention for Miike's 'Sukiyaki Western Django' which states due 2008 for a western release. Few things generally conspire against them though, one is the already mentioned likelihood... More »
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B.F.I's Tomu Uchida 16-Film Retrospective In London, December 2007.

Thanks to Midnight Eye's Jasper Sharp to passing along some much-needed information on the Tomu Uchida Retrospective that he and Alex Jacoby are arranging for lucky London folk to take in during December... Coming to the British Film Institute throughout... More »
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State of British Comedy, The B.C.A's, The BBC, and Ruth Jones's Gavin & Stacey.

Few interlinking things buzzing around my head in recent weeks that could come together and give an interesting insight for those who can't directly follow it all but do pick up on some of the happenings in British Comedy. It's... More »
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Full Trailer for Yosuke Fujita's 'Zenzen Daijobu'.

Can't ever really pull a list from the top of my head (but I do keep a folder of trailer I've downloaded), even though we've had a fairly flat year for really interesting new films out of Japan compared to... More »
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Catching-up with Wai Kar Fai and Johnnie To's Mad Detective Trailer.

I know, it's been offered around online for several days. Tried downloading it, and single-figure download speeds simply don't do it for me - hey, soon we'll have video, which was news to me - so I picked up YouTube... More »
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Delinquent Girl Boss : Blossoming Night Dreams (1970), R1 USA DVD January 29th 2008.

Media Blasters, their Exploitation Digital sub-label, seem particularly keen on Pinky Violence films right now. Ongoing at the moment, their 'Rica' trilogy is going down well for it's content - though I've not really picked up on what I sensed... More »
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Teaser Trailer for Yosuke Fujita's 'Zenzen Daijobu' ('Fine, Totally Fine') with Yoshiyoshi Arakawa.

There seems to be a fair few (perhaps only actually a handful) of figures whom it's easy to come to recognise in the current generation of Japanese film stars. Their performances, distinctive and charming, have given them a certain amount... More »
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Legends of the Poisonous Seductress Trilogy : Subtitled Trailers, DVD Captures & Overviews.

Not long to wait now, and thankfully (this time around) we've some decent preview information to take a look at... Visit Outcast Cinema for all that you need. [Source : Ryuganji].... More »
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Teaser Trailers for 'Us Versus The Police : 700 Day War' & 'Gummi Chocolate Pine'.

Two upcoming 2008 releases for Japan, both seem to have either been novels and/or manga's in recent years, so you might find some more English Language stuff if you look around carefully. For now, the basics seem to be that... More »
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Finally, 'Grange Hill' Hits DVD Here in the UK In November 2007.

I've made (from memory) one selection in the past which I would call the pinnacle of modern comedy, now I'll make one for modern drama. Yes, even though 'Grange Hill' is a childrens drama, having run since the late 1970's... More »
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"Ladies & Gentlemen, Mr.Andrew Preview..."

The joys of Christmas are almost upon us once again. At least, if you step into any large department store in London from June 1st onwards, and you'll find the decorations are on sale already. Usually this translates to the... More »
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Takashi Miike's Latest, 'Tantei Monogatari' ('Detective Story') Sneaks Out September 29th 2007.

That's no notice at all, but it's not much worth quibbling over as more Miike means it should appear somewhere eventually. Looks like Japanese sites only caught wind of this very recently, and it's Don Brown at Ryuganji that reveals... More »
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Jasper Sharp's Japanese Film Screening Program for London's Raindance 2007 ( Sept. 25th - Oct. 7th).

Including a spectacular chance to catch several very recent Ryuichi Hiroki projects on the big screen, Sundance's 2007 Japanese Films offer the much admired and still relatively little-seen festival favourite 'It's Only Talk' (Sun Oct 7th), plus a film about... More »
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America Gets Studio 4°C's 'Tweeny Witches' ('Mahou Shoujotai Arusu', 2004).

News that's pretty much everywhere on the anime sites as I look around this morning, but I'll repeat it here and emphasize that this is a recent animation project by Twitch favourites Studio 4°C - those behind 'Mind Game' and... More »
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MidnightEye Updates with Tom Mes & His 'Sukiyaki Western' Review, plus Miike at Venice.

I don't often mention MidnightEye these days, then again I don't mention a lot of things I would have once mentioned regularly these days. Still, one thing remains, despite the ravenous appetite and interest for Miike over the last five... More »
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