This week has been very interesting. After Nadia’s passionate response to seeing footage from the latest Berserk film I started watching the original anime and I must say that I’m gripped by it. Great seinen anime at a time flooded with moe and ecchi. I’ve even started listening to the opening theme whenever I write. Meanwhile I’ve watched two Akira Kurosawa films this week – Sanshiro Sugata parts 1 and 2. Whatever negative comments I made about Kurosawa’s 1940’s films I take back. I highly enjoyed these!
In other movie news I took part in the 2012 Korean Cinema Blogathon! My entry was the classic 1998 film The Quiet Family, the debut film by Kim Je-woon (A Tale of Two Sisters, A Bittersweet Life) which stars Song Kang-ho (The Host), Choi Min-sik (Old Boy). These should be familiar names to anybody with even a vague interest in Asian film and I highly recommend you check out their back-catalogues starting with The Quiet Family.
Anyway… The Japanese charts and this week’s releases!