Yasuharu Hasebe’s Retaliation (1968) – The Blu Review

Review by Roger Carpenter After laboring for close to a decade as an assistant director for Nikkatsu Studios, Yasuharu Hasebe burst onto the scene as a lead director in 1966 with Black Tight Killers ...

Massacre Gun – The Blu Review

Review by Roger Carpenter Director Yasuharu Hasebe was a well-known director in Japan right up until his death in 2009. He directed most of the Stray Cat Rock series of films in the early 1970s as ...

The Stages of Revolution and Molotov “Coke-tails”: The Stray Cat Rock Series

Mubi is showing the Stray Cat Rock series in the United States from August 29 - October 23, 2016High on snorted glue and really, really pissed off, the Stray Cat Rock series takes a switchblade to the ...

"Arrow Video" (Us) July 2016 Releases

Mvd Entertainment Group furthers the distribution of "Arrow Video" in the Us with several new home video titles available July 2016, including "The Swinging Cheerleaders" [Blu-ray + DVD] (July 5th), ...

Horror Highlights: Independence Day: Resurgence, Ghoster, New Arrow Video Us Releases, Beacon Point

Can’t get enough looks at Independence Day: Resurgence before its release on June 24th? Four new behind-the-scenes videos have dropped, giving us a look at some pivotal scenes in the film as well as a ...

Scott Reviews The Stray Cat Rock Collection [Arrow Video Blu-ray Review]

When dealing with exploitation cinema of the 1970s in the post-Tarantino era, there’s something of a heightened balance between “the thing” and “what the thing looks like.” The dichotomy was always ...

Stray Cat Rock Boxset | Blu-ray Review

Before Toshiya Fujita shot the icon making Lady Snowblood films and Yasuharu Hasebe lensed Female Prisoner Scorpion: #701’s Grudge Son, each staring their ice cold action muse Meiko Kaji, they all ...

Retaliation | Blu-ray Review

Prior to helming a trio of the Meiko Kaji starred Stray Cat Rock series, the fourth and final film in the Female Convict Scorpion series, or a number of violent pink films after Nikkatsu studios slid ...

Exclusive: A Knife Fight Gets Bloody In Clip From Yasuharu Hasebe's Yakuza Film 'Retaliation'

There are always new corners of cinema history to explore, and one very much worth investigating is the '50s and '60s output of Nikkatsu. The popular Japanese studio unleashed a wave of genre films, ...

‘Retaliation’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

Stars: Akira Kobayashi, Jô Shishido, Hideaki Nitani, Tamio Kawachi, Eiji Gô, Tatsuya Fuji, Jirô Okazaki, Meiko Kaji, Shôki Fukae, Ryôji Hayama, Kaku Takashina | Written by Yoshihiro Ishimatsu, Keiji ...

Retaliation Blu-ray Review

Director: Yasuharu Hasebe. Starring: Akira Kobayashi, Jo Shishido, Hideaki Nitani, Tamio Kawaji, Meiko Kaji, Jiro Okazaki. Running Time: 95 minutes Certificate: 18 Extras: Interview with Jo ...

Massacre Gun | Blu-ray Review

Arrow Video restores a rare title from director Yasuharu Hasebe with his sophomore directorial effort, Massacre Gun. A late 60’s yakuza narrative, the film displays Hasebe’s influence of American film ...

‘Massacre Gun’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

Stars: Jô Shishido, Tatsuya Fuji, Jirô Okazaki, Ryôji Hayama, Takashi Kanda, Hideaki Nitani, Ken Sanders, Tamaki Sawa | Written by Yasuharu Hasebe, Ryûzô Nakanishi | Directed by Yasuharu Hasebe ...

"Blood and Black Lace", "Massacre Gun", "The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll and Miss Osbourne"

Mvd Entertainment Group continues to distribute Arrow Video in North America with a strong schedule of April 2015 releases receiving the deluxe treatment in video, audio, supplements and artwork: ...

A history of Nikkatsu: guns, girls, pigs and pantyhose

Feature Dan Auty 19 Jun 2013 - 06:55 Dan looks back at the best films to come out of Japan's Nikkatsu studio... Formed in 1912, Nikkatsu was Japan’s oldest film studio, and prior to World War II, ...

Hey, Toronto! Add A Little Sin To Your Easter With Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter

The Twitch curated Tokyo Drifters: 100 Years Of Nikkatsu screening series is nearing its end with the penultimate screening coming to the Tiff Bell Lightbox this Saturday with a a blast of straight ...

Hey, Toronto! The Twitch Curated Tokyo Drifters Series Continues Saturday With Tough As Nails Crime Picture Retaliation!

The Twitch curated Tokyo Drifters: 100 Years Of Nikkatsu screening series continues at the Tiff Bell Lightbox this Saturday with a rare screening of Hasebe Yasuharui's Retaliation. An early effort ...

Nyff 2011. Nikkatsu Centennial

Velvet Bullets and Steel Kisses: Celebrating the Nikkatsu Centennial was a sidebar at this year's New York Film Festival that Dan Sallitt, writing a couple of weeks ago, found "so exciting that it ...

DVD Review: Yasuharu Hasebe’s Assault! Jack The Ripper

Yasuharu Hasebe is best known for directing films such as Black Tight Killers and the Alley Cat Rock series. In 1976, Hasebe dove into an entirely different style of film making with titles like ...

Assault! Jack The Ripper! Trailer!

With Mondo Macabro dipping their toes into the world of 1970’s Nikkatsu roman porno flicks - see the above post on The Watcher In The Attic for details - the question now is which of these films will ...