Puzzle, Yuigon Genpatsu Sae Nakereba, Itsutsu Kazoereba Kimi no Yume, Idai Naru Shurarabon, New Directions in Japanese Cinema, Pretty Rhythm All Star Selection: Prism Show☆Best Ten (movie), Hakuōki Dai-nishō Shikon Sōkyū Japanese Film Trailers

This week has been spent clearing even more of my room out and coming to the realisation that my film collection is larger than I had first thought and most of it is stored in boxes. I watched a couple – Happy Together, Chungking Express, and Ghost Dog. In cinema terms, I have watched Ride Along which wasn’t as bad or as unfunny as I thought it would be. I ended up missing the Japanese adaptation of Unforgiven due to a lack of time and general tiredness. As far as the blog goes, I posted a review of Mother which I urge people to watch. As my review makes clear I thought it was brilliant. I also posted about the dates of the next Terracotta Far East Film Festival and some trailers. Yesterday I posted some trailers and more follow…

Decontextualisation. Here are the trailers! 

Puzzle  Puzzle Film Poster

Japanese: パズル

Romaji: Pazuru

Running Time: 85 mins.

Release Date: March 08th, 2014 (Japan)

Director: Eisuke Naito

Writer: Yusuke Yamada (Screenplay),

Starring: Kaho, Shuhei Nomura, Kazuya Takahashi, Saori Yagi, Kokone Sasaki, Ryuzo Tanaka

Ah, this year’s first adaptation of a Yusuke Yamada novel! It is directed by Eisuke Naito (Let’s Make the Teacher Have a Miscarriage Club) and stars Kaho, the leading lady of a drama that Naito directed called Demon Ward. Looks kinda fun. In fact I’d say it was the best trailer this weekend and it points to a film that might be quite unconventional – weird camera angles, editing, acting and fun! It’s the only trailer I have watched more than twice this week and it’s my favourite!

A high school students named Azusa (Kaho) jumps off a school building but survives. A month later, that same school is taken over by a group of people wearing bizarre masks. The head teacher and all of the male students disappear and a pregnant teacher is imprisoned. Azusa is in the school and was given an envelope by a classmate named Shigeo (Nomura). The envelope holds pieces of a puzzle connected to these events but Azusa sees something unimaginable…

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