Seijun Suzuki 1923-2017

Seijun Suzuki 1923-2017 Seijun Suzuki the absurdist, the unreal-realist, the aesthete, sadly, has passed away at 93. He was one of the finest maverick craftsmen of popular Japanese cinema, who also created paradoxical, mind ...

Normal People Soundtrack: Complete Details and Playlists For the Show

Normal People Soundtrack: Complete Details and Playlists For the Show The more emotion-driven a TV series or movie, the more important the soundtrack. And boy is Normal People, the Hulu adaptation of Sally Rooney’s wildly popular novel of the same name, driven by the ...

Film Analysis: Branded to Kill (1967) by Seijun Suzuki

Film Analysis: Branded to Kill (1967) by Seijun Suzuki By Omar Rasya Joenoes “Are you married?” “I hate men.” “Then, you have no hope.” “My hope is to die.” The conversation in the search description takes place on a ride home, under the pouring ...

Neuchatel Announces Epic Seijun Suzuki Retrospective

The Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival - Nifff - has long been a favourite European genre celebration round these parts, and is warming up for its 17th edition, scheduled to run from 30 ...

All of the Films Joining Filmstruck’s Criterion Channel This April

Each month, the fine folks at FilmStruck and the Criterion Collection spend countless hours crafting their channels to highlight the many different types of films that they have in their streaming ...

Rest In Peace, Suzuki Seijun

Cult Japanese filmmaker Suzuki Seijun has died at the age of 93. Best known for avant-garde yakuza masterpiece Branded to Kill, the director made his name turning out features for Nikkatsu studio ...

‘Mondo Yakuza’ Review

Stars: Kenji Shimada, Glenn Maynard, Skye Medusa, Cris Cochrane, Kristen Condon, Vlady T, Saya Minami, Tom Liddy | Written by Addison Heath, Glenn Maynard, Kenji Shimada | Directed by Addison Heath A ...

Restoring Japan’s Gangland Poet to his rightful place in history

By 1967 the dictatorial Nikkatsu studio president Kyusaku Hori had had enough. He approached filmmaking like an auditor going over a company’s finances, there were boxes to be ticked and conventions ...

Blu-ray Review: 'Youth of the Beast'

★★★★☆There's a great deal to admire about Seijun Suzuki’s idiosyncratic, jazz-infused gangster thriller Youth of the Beast (1963). Released shortly after the return of the director’s hallucinatory ...

Eureka Announces Winter 2014 Slate: Thief Of Bagdad, Les Miserables, Intolerance, Blacula & More!

Eureka Entertainment unveiled its slate of upcoming titles for the fourth quarter of 2014 earlier today, and it's a magnificent selection of additions to their Masters of Cinema series, as well as a ...

John Woo to Direct Day Of The Beast

For most of the 2000's it seemed like director John Woo had lost his mojo. Sure, he still knew how to throw up some action on screen, but that was about the only thing you could muster up to like ...

John Woo To Return To English Language Movies For Yakuza Remake 'Day Of The Beast'

It’s been three years since John Woo’s last film, the sweeping historical epic “Red Cliff,” and after various flirtations, it looks he’s found his next project. Deadline, among other publications, ...

John Woo Returning to English Language Film with ‘Day of the Beast’

With classic titles like The Killer (still slated for a 3D remake) and Hard Boiled on his resume, director John Woo has been a mainstay in the world of Hong Kong action films since the late 1980s – ...

New John Woo Film In The Works: Day Of The Beast

Upcoming project is a remake of ’60s Yakuza flick. I was never more interested in movies and filmmaking than I was in the early ’90s, when I was coming out of high school. As far as movies go, it was ...

John Woo also wants to do an English-language remake of Youth Of The Beast

Like a dove symbolically struggling to become airborne while two guys shoot pistols at each other below, John Woo's career continues to try truly taking off in America—a decade-plus-long quest that ...

John Woo to Direct English-language Remake Day Of The Beast

It’s been a while since John Woo has directed an English-language film—nine years to be exact. Now the director has committed to directing an English-language remake of Seijun Suzuki’s 1963 film Youth ...

Cannes 2012: live blog - day one

All the latest news, reviews, comment and buzz from the Croisette, as it happens 9.53am: Bonjour mesdames et messieurs, it's Wednesday 16th May and that can only mean one thing: the 2012 Cannes film ...

More Yakuza Action is Coming from John Woo in 'Day of the Beast'

It's been a little while since we've seen anything from action director extraordinaire John Woo, whose last film was split into the one-two punch of Red Cliff and Red Cliff 2 a few years ago. ...

John Woo Directing Yakuza Film Day of the Beast

Apparently everyone has suddenly developed a fascination with the Yakuza, the Japanese criminal underworld. Like Snow White and killer asteroids before them, the Yakuza is the subject of not one, not ...

John Woo to Direct and Produce Yakuza Film 'Day of the Beast'

John Woo to Direct and Produce Yakuza Film 'Day of the Beast' John Woo is set to direct and produce a remake of the 1963 Yakuza film “Youth of the Beast.” Rob Frisbee wrote the adapted screenplay, titled “Day of the Beast,” which Woo will produce with Lion Rock ...

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