Hanae Kan

  • Seijun Suzuki – Pisutoru opera AKA Pistol Opera (2001)

    As powerful and energetic as ever, 78-year old director Seijun Suzuki creates a stunningly lurid, extreme tale of a woman assassin’s (new sensation Makiko Esumi) surreal rise in the criminal underworld. Thirty-three years later, this master of the pulp thriller reworks his own Branded To Kill into a totally new, jaw-dropping experience! The original Branded To Kill (1976, Koroshi No Rakun starring Jo Shishido. Mariko Ogawa, Anne Mari) is the stylish action movie that has been the subject of homage from world-class directors such as John Woo, Quentin Tarantino, and Jim Jarmusch. Its eccentric, eye-popping images and extreme action is fast earning Pistol Opera a worldwide cult following.Read More »

  • Hiroshi Takahashi – Reiteki Bolshevik AKA Occult Bolshevism (2018)

    An unusual J-horror film written and directed by Hiroshi Takahashi, best-known internationally as the screenwriter of The Ring. A day in a group meeting of a Bolshevik cult in a warehouse in present day Japan. Members confess their past transgressions as ways of summoning the dead and bringing about revolution, and perform prayers and group exercises to the spirits of Lenin and Stalin.Read More »

  • Shin’ya Tsukamoto – Akumu tantei 2 AKA Nightmare Detective 2 (2008)

    Yukie and two of her girlfriends are being haunted by the ghost of a classmate, they once heavily bullied. When the other two die under mysterious circumstances, Yukie sees only one chance for herself. With the help of the Nightmare Detective (Ryuhei Matsuda) she hopes to escape her hopeless situation.Read More »

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