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Reiko and the Dolphin, Okaasan no hibaku piano, Grand Blue, Tailwind, Mottainai Kitchen and Other Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone!

I hope you are safe and well.

This week I posted about the upcoming Blu-ray release of Fish Story on August 10th (review coming soon) and the Japanese films at the Locarno Film Festival. I watched Life, KajakiTwo Days, One NightHeroic PurgatoryWild Geese, and I played more of Front Mission 3.

What is released this weekend?

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Third Window Films Release the First Blu-ray Edition of “Fish Story” on August 10th, 2020

Third Window Films are going to release the world’s first ever blu-ray edition of the much-loved music-fantasy FISH STORY on August 10th.

This is going to be released to mark 10 years since Third Window Films first released it on DVD.

Extra features (*all in standard definition):
Making Of
‘Gekirin’ various Live Performances
‘Gekirin’ Talk Show
Director & Cast Q&A
Deleted Scenes

It has a 15 certificate and has an RRP. of £19.99. As well as this release, it is on DVD and video on demand platforms.

Here’s the trailer and synopsis and a little extra info:

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Labyrinth of Cinema, #HandballStrive, Take Over Zone, The 12 Day Tale of the Monster that Died in 8’: Little beasts battle COVID-19 online, and Other Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone!

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I hope you are all safe and well.

This week I went to work. Lots of Covid-19 infection prevention material has been left, waiting to be installed. Other than that, I visited relative and did gardening.

I finished off the novel Battle Royale by Koushun Takami and watched a whole load of horror movies like Black Christmas, Silent Night, Deadly Night, Night Killer. I also re-watched Columbus and Frankenstein.

I posted the last of my reviews for Japan Cuts with Kinta and Ginji (2019) and The Day of Destruction (2020).

What is released this weekend?

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The Day of Destruction, KUSHINA, what will you be, On the Edge of Their Seats, Zero As You Are, The Confidence Man JP: Episode of the Princess, Miyuki Nakajima Nightclub VOL.20 “Little Tokyo” Movie Version, Secret x Warrior Phantomage! It will be a movie, Shukatsu 4 Wolfman Interview, Stand Strong, A Man in Love, Documentary Battle of Okinawa: Memory of Unknown Sadness, Forgotten Japanese: Japanese lingering in the Philippines and China Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone.

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I hope you are all well.

Recently, I’ve been watching lots of non Japanese films with lashing of 70s, 80s and 90s horror movies (Slumber Party Massacre trilogy, some David Cronenberg stuff) and some German films by Werner Herzog. Also catching up on or re-experiencing Hollywood movies I have seen like Inception and The Cabin in the Woods, thanks to Amazon Prime. I did watch The Day of Destruction by Toshiaki Toyoda as part of Japan Cuts 2020.

Later today will be the Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival showcase of films by women. I’ll be helping to moderate the chat. This week I posted my reviews for It Feels So Good (2019) and Sacrifice (2019), both of which are playing at Japan Cuts 2020. I’ll be finishing up reviews for that next week.

What is released this weekend?

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Patlabor: The Movie (4DX Release), All About Chiaki Mayumura (Provisional), Dong Teng Town, Theater: A Love Story, Overnight Walk, Engawa Lovers, Engawa Lovers 2, Zk Brain Police 50 Beat for the Future, Attack on Titan: The Chronicle, Who Knows about My Life, Hachioji Zombies, Step, Beginning Today It Is My Turn, Japanese Film Trailers

Welcome to the weekend…

We start off with the tragic news of the passing of Haruma Miura who has died in what appears to be an act of suicide. This has been a shock that has reverberated around the world since he was steadily working in dramas and films, some of which will air later this year and next, and he was quite popular. Whatever the reasons, let us hope he has found peace.

Earlier this week, I posted a review of Kontora and an interview with its director, Anshul Chauhan, and Japan Cuts 2020 (preview) started so a whole bunch of reviews I worked on were posted on V-Cinema and I am currently writing one.

What is released this weekend?

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Kiss Him Not Me, The Gun 2020, A Tale of the Riverside, F Is For Future, Obake, The World of Two People, Planetist, Yuka-chan no Aishita Jidai, Yokosuka Kitan, Blood Club Dolls 2, mama, Asakusa Hanayashiki Detective Story: The Child of God is Hurt, Geki × Cine Kemuri no Gundan Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, dear reader!

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I hope you are well!

Well, I’ve managed to regain my concentration after a couple of months of it going astray and so, this week, I watched a few Japanese films that will be screened at Japan Cuts 2020 and finished off editing two of my interviews from the Osaka Asian Film Festival 2020 with one involving Anshul Chauhan for Kontora (here’s the link) and one with the creative team behind Bleached Bones Avenue which I published. I also posted reviews for Bleached Bones Avenue and Hammock. I also published my preview piece on Japan Cuts 2020.

What is released this weekend in Japan?

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A Preview of Japan Cuts 2020 (July 17th – 30th)

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From July 17th – 30th, Japan Cuts will launch for its 2020 edition which is going to be an entirely online experience. There are 30 features and 12 shorts that will be shown across 14 days with filmmaker video introductions, live virtual Q&As and panel discussions for audiences across the entire United States (yes, this fest is geo-locked, much like the upcoming Fantasia festival).

The selection is, as ever, good as it covers indies and mainstreamers, features and shorts, anime and live-action and all covering a diverse array of subjects. I’ve covered all of these in other festival posts and seen quite a few and will be plugging my own reviews and interviews in this highlight post which has been split up into the following sections, all of which, I hope will help people decide what they want to see:

 Opening Film | Centrepiece Presentation | Animation |Feature Films | Shorts | Documentaries | Tora-san

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Mother, I Never Shot Anyone, Birdsong, Dance! Dance! Dance!, Kuso mitaina Eiga, Stop the Bitch Campaign Reboot, Iyashino kokoromi: jibun o sukininaru hōhō, Noboru Kotera-san, Mochi Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone.

Suruga

Another weekend down!

I am busy, busy, busy. I posted more of my OAFF 2020 coverage, a review for Videophobia and an interview with its director Daisuke Miyazaki and a review for Reiko and the Dolphins and an interview with its director Shinji Imaoka. Next week will feature two final reviews and an interview.

In terms of films I watched, Dead Space and Family Romance LLC. I’m playing a bit more Vagrant Story.

What is released this weekend in Japan?

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The Modern Lovers, Aoi no zarazara Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone!

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I hope you are all well!

I started this week with a review of Coming Back Sunny and an interview with its director, Noriko Yuasa. I then posted about the festival I write for, the Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival, hosting a streaming event. I then posted a review for Woman of the Photographs and an interview with its director, Takeshi Ksuhida.

In terms of films, I have watched The Girl with All the Gifts, the Scorcese version of Cape Fear, Interview with the Vampire and Sleepy Hollow.

I’m currently playing Vagrant Story (which is where the above image is from – found at the US Gamer website) because I’m waking up really early in the morning and don’t want to turn my computer on.

What is released this weekend?

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Hero 2020, His Bad Blood, Gone Wednesday Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, people!

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I hope you are all feeling fine!

After a busy couple of weeks with Nippon Connection 2020, I took it nice and slow with writing. I posted reviews for Shell and Joint, Flowers and Rain and East of Jefferson and I also posted a look at the Japanese films at the Udine Far East Film Festival 2020 which is online so it is possible for people around the world to watch some of the films that have been programmed. Check out the post to see what’s available.

In terms of non-Japanese films, I watched Season of the Witch, The Duellists and Outbreak.

What is released this weekend in Japan?

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