Gekijouban hontou ni atta kowai hanashi jiko bukken geinin, The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window, Coming Out Chugoku LGBT no Sakebi, Tetsuya Kumagawa K Ballet Company “Corsaire” in Cinema Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone.

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I hope you are all safe and well.

This week I reviewed the films Dong Teng Town and Terrarium Locker and I’m helping prep a film festival. I watched a lot of films recently such as WidowsThe Never-ending Story, and lots of Universal horror movies like Frankenstein and Dracula.

What is released this weekend?

Gekijouban hontou ni atta kowai hanashi jiko bukken geinin    Gekijouban hontou ni atta kowai hanashi jiko bukken geinin Film Poster

劇場版 ほんとうにあった怖い話 事故物件芸人 Gekijouban hontou ni atta kowai hanashi jiko bukken geinin

Release Date: January 22nd, 2021

Duration: 75 mins.

Director: Hiromitsu Amano

Writer: Hiromitsu Amano (Script),

Starring: Hiromasa Yashiki, Ami Maeshima, Kazuya Shimasa, Michio, SUNNY, Keisuke Nomura,

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The latest instalment in the popular omnibus horror series that visualises episodes carefully selected from the psychic and horror experiences submitted by people on the internet.

Synopsis: A horror with the theme of “black property“, a place where a death happened that is then declared as possibly haunted by the spirit of the dead person. This is one based on three episodes of an actual haunted property. In one, a struggling comedian named Koji is offered a job by a TV program producer to stay in a haunted property and this sounds a lot like a recent Hideo Nakata film called Stigmatized Properties

The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window    The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window Film Poster

さんかく窓の外側は夜 Sankaku Mado no Sotogawa wa Yoru

Release Date: January 22nd, 2021

Duration: 102 mins.

Director: Yukihiro Morigaki

Writer: Tomoko Aizawa (Script), Tomoko Yamashita (Original Manga)

Starring: Masaki Okada, Jun Shison, Yurina Hirate, Kenichi Takuto, Yuki Sakurai, Makita Sports, Keiko Kitagawa,

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Synopsis: Kosuke Mikado (Jun Shison) is a bookseller who can see ghosts and, because of this, he struggles with normality. One day, he meets a mysterious man named Rihito Hiyakawa (Masaki Okada) who is an exorcist and offers Kosuke the chance to take part in exorcisms. The two then get asked to help a serial murder case involving a cursed dead body.

 

Tetsuya Kumagawa K Ballet Company “Corsaire” in Cinema    Tetsuya Kumagawa K Ballet Company “Corsaire” in Cinema Film Poster   

熊川哲也 Kバレエ カンパニー 「海賊」 in Cinema 「Kumakawa tetsuya K bare- kanpani- ‘Kaizoku’ in Cinema」

Running Time: 54 mins.

Release Date: January 22nd, 2021

Director: Tetsuya Kumakawa

Writer: N/A

Starring: Saya Narita, Shohei Horiuchi, Masaya Yamamoto, Mina Kobayashi, Shoya Ishibashi, Naoya Nishiguchi,

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The 11th instalment of the Tetsuya Kumakawa K-Ballet Company in Cinema series, is a recording of a performance staged at Bunkamura Orchard Hall from October 15th to 18th, 2020.

Synopsis: A pirate ship sailing in the Ionian Sea captained by Conrad and crewed by his minions like Bilbant, and Ali, attacks a merchant ship and makes off with a lot of treasure. The crew get drunk in celebration which leaves them vulnerable to a storm that seems them wrecked on a Greek beach. The Medora and Grunara sisters, who discovered the pirates, take good care of them, and Conrad falls in love with the beauty of Medora. However, a Turkish slave trader appears and captures the sisters. Conrad and his crew rise up to take back the sisters.

 

Coming Out Chugoku LGBT no Sakebi    Coming Out Chugoku LGBT no Sakebi Film Poster

出櫃(カミングアウト) 中国 LGBTの叫び De hitsu (kaminguauto) Chuugoku LGBT no sakebi

Release Date: January 23rd, 2021

Duration: 54 mins.

Director: Ho Man-man

Writer: N/A

Starring: N/A

Website

Director Ho Man-man comes from China but travelled to Japan where she now lives and works.

Synopsis: A documentary following two out of about 70 million people regarded as sexual minorities in China. A 24-year-old gay man named Gu-chau and a 32-year-old lesbian named An-an who face their parents and ask for acceptance themselves as they are. Gu-chao comes out while he is preparing for a teacher qualification exam in Jiangsu Province, China. Meanwhile, An-an came out before, when she was 19, to her mother who raised her single-handedly. This did not go well. She now lives in Shanghai and hopes that with the aid of a charity, An-an and her partner can make peace with her mother. Homosexuality was once regarded as a “crime” in China, where the conventional wisdom is still a deep-rooted reverence of the family. We get a glimpse of another side to this. 

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