Happy weekend, everyone.
I hope you are all still safe and well.
I went to work again this week and watched a whole lot of films like Twelve Monkeys, Blood on Satan’s Claw, Scream (1981), Wonder Boys. Also, lots of procrastination whilst working on transcripts. I hope you are being more productive than me!!!
I posted my review of For Rei and my interview with the director, Yukari Sakamoto.
What is released this weekend (plus one of the last films to be released in March)?
One Cut of the Dead! Remote Operation!
カメラを止めるな！リモート大作戦！ 「Kamera o tomeru na! Rimo-to dai sakusen!」
Release Date: May 01st, 2020
Duration: 26 mins.
Directors: Shinichiro Ueda
Writers: Shinichiro Ueda (Script),
Starring: Takayuki Hamatsu, Donguri, Yuzuki Akiyama, Harumi Shuhama, Kazuaki Nagaya, Hiroshi Ichihara, Mao, Manabu Hosoi,
Director Shinichiro Ueda and the cast of his film One Cut of the Dead reunited for a “remote movie” where everyone recorded themselves using smartphones and things like Zoom etc. It was made in April 2020 after the outbreak of Covid-19 in Japan became so serious a state of emergency was announced and people were asked to stay home. This film was produced in just 18 days and is now available to watch in its entirety on YouTube.
Synopsis: Director Higurashi is asked by his producers Sasahara and Kosawa to make a drama. Fine. Except nobody can go outside due to Coronavirus. Everyone agrees to record a remote video production, in which all the staff and cast members make the drama without ever having to meet.
精神0 「Seishin 0」
Release Date: May 02nd, 2020
Duration: 128 mins.
Director: Kazuhiro Soda
Starring: Masatomo Yamamoto, Yoshiko Yamamoto,
Synopsis: Returning to the subject of his film Seishin, Kazuhiro Soda revisits Dr. Yamamoto, a pioneering psychiatrist who is about to give up his practice at the age of 82. We see that his wife, now with dementia, will be the last person he cares for after we see him say goodbye to his patients for the last time and close his practice in this film which documents everybody’s behaviour to paint a humanistic story of people accepting decline.
Psycho-Pass 3: First Inspector
PSYCHO-PASS サイコパス ３ FIRST INSPECTOR「PSYCHO-PASS Saikopasu 3 FIRST INSPECTOR」
Release Date: March 27th, 2020
Running Time: 68 mins.
Director: Naoyoshi Shiotani
Writer: Makoto Fukami, Ryo Yoshigami, Tow Ubukata, (Screenplay), Gen Urobuchi (Original Concept)
Starring: Yuichi Nakamura (Kei Mikhail Ignatov), Yuuki Kaji (Arata Shindo), Akio Ohtsuka (Tenma Todoroki), Ayane Sakura (Mika Shimotsuki)
Animation Production: Production I.G
Synopsis: Arata Shindo and Kei Mikhail Ignatov are involved in a serious situation which puts them at odds with the Sibyl system as the movie caps the TV anime.