Tag: Jeremy Clarke

June 10, 2022 · 0 comments

Crazy Thunder Road

Crazy Thunder Road

by Jeremy Clarke. Following on from Arrow’s superb BD of Sogo Ishii’s Burst City (1982) comes Third Window’s equally impressive BD release of its predecessor in the Ishii canon Crazy Thunder Road (1980). This was his Nihon University student graduation project, his first to be shot on 16mm rather than Super 8, which somehow got […]

November 18, 2021 · 0 comments

Hellbound

Hellbound

by Jeremy Clarke. Angels tell people the date and time of their death, then demons come and cart people off to Hell, generating a circus of fundamentalist, religious activity. The new six-part Netflix series Hellbound (2021) from South Korea’s Yeon Sang-ho, creator of zombie outings Seoul Station (2016) and Train to Busan (2016), began life […]

October 18, 2021 · 0 comments

Films: Japan 2021

Films: Japan 2021

by Jeremy Clarke. So, Scotland Loves Anime is over (save a few stragglers at the Film House) and you’re wondering where you can see more Japanese movies. Today, the BFI finally kicks off its major Japan season originally scheduled for 2020 at London’s BFI Southbank. Originally intended to coincide with the Tokyo Olympics, the programmers […]

July 20, 2021 · 0 comments

The Witches of the Orient

The Witches of the Orient

by Jeremy Clarke. This sports documentary, just out in UK and Irish cinemas, opens with a scene from the anime short Danemon’s Monster Hunt at Shojiji (Yoshitaro Kataoka, 1935) in which the hero, trying to save the damsel in distress from the web of the evil spider witch, learns too late that the damsel is […]

July 17, 2021 · 0 comments

Lupin III The First

Lupin III The First

by Jeremy Clarke. A character with a long history in Japan in anime, manga artist Monkey Punch’s celebrated gentleman thief Arsène Lupin III is a descendant of the character created by Frenchman Maurice Leblanc in a series of early 20th century novels. Stories of the old Lupin are enjoying a new lease of life thanks […]

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