Apr 30, 2009

Toshiaki Toyoda's Yomigaeri no Chi 「蘇りの血」

This (first) picture makes it pretty obvious, that Toyoda's new film will be Jidai Geki.
Personally, I, and I think alot of other people too, have been hoping for a modernized adaption of the Oguri Hangan-tale, but it's good to know that this goddamn genius is finally back in the chair.

Now, let's keep our fingers crossed that his next film will finally be the Bosozoku-project he has
been working on prior to his ridicioulus arrest and black-listing.

Apr 27, 2009

Rokudenashi (1960, Kiju Yoshida)

Apr 26, 2009

White pride

I don't know about you, but I smoke. And watching these 80s commercials makes me feel extra cool about it. Fuck you marlboro man!

Apr 21, 2009

Proof of the Man (人間の証明)

Moments of classiness

One of my all time favorites is the lovely Akina Nakamori (中森明菜).
Check out some of these great stage designs below.

Jikkai (十戒)

Southern Wind (サザン・ウインド)

I missed the shock

Second Love (セカンド・ラブ)

Aibu (愛撫)

Don't worry, はは.

Nami Shimada -Shinku no Cabriolet

Apr 17, 2009

You've got to help yourself.

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Propaganda (1984)

Apr 14, 2009

The life & death of Yusaku Matsuda in five parts

When a guy like Rikiya Yasuoka breaks down crying in front of a dozen cameras and Yuya Uchida puts a black cloth around his head, you know not just any person has died, but one of the greatest.

I can only imagine what an impact his death must have had on people growing up watching his work.

The shot of 6-year-old Ryuhei Matsuda standing right next to his dead father's picture is a moment of breathtaking symbolism, knowing how great he would handle his dad's heritage just a decade later on . (Still waiting for Shota's real breaktrough).

A heartbreaking report (japanese only) on the life and death of the one and only Yusaku Matsuda, with lots of scenes from his movies and TV-series.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5