Nipponretto Ikimono Chodensetsu Gekijouban Darwin ga Kita!, Nukero, Mebiusu!!, God Bless You, Tea Friends, Two on the Edge, Minna Ikite Iru: Futatsu me no Tanjoubi Japanese Film Trailers

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Shall We Dance

This is the second of a two-part trailer post – the first part is here.

In big news, the organisers of the Osaka Asian Film Festival 2023 have announced the majority of its programme. Check out Variety to read more. I’ve watched a lot of films for the festival and I’m writing about them. Without going into detail, there’s a good selection but what stands out for me are a few of the Hong Kong films and some of the Japanese indies. I’m looking forward to sharing more about them as the festival approaches and gets underway.

In terms of what I have been watching outside of OAFF 2023 films, I have burned through some noir films, a BBC mockumentary from the 90s, and lots of Hong Kong 80s action flicks:

Kiss Me DeadlyIron Angels 2GhostwatchShe Shoots Straight, and They Came to Rob Hong Kong.

What other films were released this weekend?

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village, Shikakenin Fujieda Baian: Part 1, Scroll, Ikitete Gomennasai, Ukabu, Totsugeki! Tonari no UFO Japanese Film Trailers

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Taxing Woman

This is the first of a two-part trailer post, so come back tomorrow for more.

What are the first batch of films released this weekend?

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Mister Moonlight 1966 The Beatles Budokan Performance Everyone’s Dream, Shinema Kumidori Koukou no Maki, In the Big Yard Inside the Teeny-Weeny Pocket, Polar Bear Bears Boredom, Dozens of Norths, Honekami (A Bite of Bone), Japanese Film Trailers

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AgeofAssassins

This is the second part of this weekend’s trailer post. You can find the first part here.

I have been doing festival work lately and it will last for the next few months. I’m having a good time and watching a lot of films. I did manage to watch a couple of non-festival films since last weekend:

Iron AngelsElevator to the Gallows.

I did post one review, one for the road movie 19.

What are the other films released this weekend?

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YU-GEKI Eiga Kantoku Nakajima Sadao, Gold Kingdom and Water Kingdom, Lupin III vs. Cat’s Eye, GINAGINA, The Legend and the Butterfly, The Lump in My Heart, Coinlocker Catharsis Japanese Film Trailers

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AgeofAssassins2

This is the first of a two-part trailer post. Come back tomorrow for more trailers.

What are the first batch of films released this weekend?

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Hypnosis Mic Division Rap Battle Rule the Stage Dotsuitare Honpo VS Buster Bros!!! Cinema Edit, Maku wo Orosuna!, AFTERGLOWS, Crawling in the Ocean Called Little Manhattan, Cornflakes, Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Weekend

This is the second part of a two-part trailer post. The first part can be found here.

It has been a good week in terms of movie viewing as I mixed Hong Kong, French, and Japanese films. Since last weekend I have watched

On the Run, Angel Terminators 1 and 2, Hottamaru Days, Beau Travail, Il PostinoHigh Kick Girl, and Illumination.

This week I posted a review for the film Hole in the Sky and a preview of this year’s Rotterdam International Film Festival.

What are the other films released this weekend?

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Goodbye Bad Magazines, Aikatsu! 10th STORY ~Mirai e no STARWAY~ (2023 Movie), SSSS.GRIDMAN Movie Compilation, Soukyuu no Fafner: Behind the Line, Bad City  Japanese Film Trailers

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Cornflakes Film Image 2 R

Ten Japanese films get released this weekend so I’ve split this trailer post into two parts with five titles each. Come back tomorrow for more trailers!

What are the first batch of films released this weekend?

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Marriage Counselor, Hajuku The White Fang, Young People Aim for the Mountain Village, Yokai Uotchi ♪ Jibanyan VS Komasan Monge Daikessen da Nyan, Murasaki Legendary Rock Spirits, -25℃ Simple Life, Henshurei deleted Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Weekend

Terrorizers

This week I published a review of Angry Son (released this weekend and featured in the first part of the trailer post) and an interview with its director Kasho Iizuka.

In terms of what I’ve watched, My Broken Mariko, JFF+ films Dryads of the Snow ValleyWonderwall, and Hottamaru, and on Netflix, Squid Game, Uncle from Another World, and Monster.

What else is released this weekend?

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Angry Son, Ichikei’s Crow, And So I’m at a Loss, JSB3 LIVE FILM RISING SOUND, Himitsu no Nacchan, Geki x Cine: Shinshu Braigai, The Fools Orokamono-tachi no Uta, Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Overture to a New War  Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Weekend

Eureka Matsushige and Yakusho

This is the first of a two-part trailer post so come back tomorrow for more.

I’m making good use of my Letterboxd account and logging a film a day.

What are the first batch of films released this weekend?

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Trapped Balloon, ippo, Blind Mind, The Hitmen – Kakitsu no Uakyu Ikki, Dream Collaboration Festival Japanese Film Trailers

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Welcome to the first trailer post of 2023

Well, this is the second part of the trailer post. The first part can be found here.

This week I have made a commitment to updating my Letterboxd account since starting it in 2016 and half-heartedly reporting what I have watched. This week, I logged Eureka (2000), Heat Wave (1991), Ashes of Time (1994), The Age of Assassins (1967), Police Branch 82 – Rebirth, Sense and Sensibility (1995), and My Broken Mariko (2022).

I also watched 1899, the now-cancelled Netflix series (I was in the middle of an episode when the announcement was made). I’m trying to start Squid Game. That has a second series in production.

Since the last trailer round-up, I posted about my favourite films of 2022 and about an indie film screening in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Tomorrow, I’ll take part in a Heroic Purgatory podcast episode covering my top ten films from 2022.

What are the last bunch of films released this weekend?

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Familia, Thorns of Love, We Make Antiques! Osaka Dreams, Chokore-tona Hitobito, Nagasaki Tsuisou, Bokura no Eiga, Detective Conan Ai Habara’s Story ~Jet-Black Mystery Train~ Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Weekend

Eureka Koji Yakusho

Welcome to the first trailer post of 2023

This is split into two parts and the second part is released tomorrow. There were a couple of films released earlier in the week but the majority hit screens on Friday.

What are the first bunch of films for 2023?

Continue reading “Familia, Thorns of Love, We Make Antiques! Osaka Dreams, Chokore-tona Hitobito, Nagasaki Tsuisou, Bokura no Eiga, Detective Conan Ai Habara’s Story ~Jet-Black Mystery Train~ Japanese Film Trailers”