Tag: japan

Arrow unleash Blind Woman's Curse on Dual Format

A Japanese cult classic gets its first home viewing release in the UK.

Final Grudge sequel to hit cinemas in June

It was announced today that The Grudge: Beginning of the End, the final chapter of The Grudge franch...

See You Tomorrow, Everyone

The story of a boy who dreams small from Japanese director Yoshihiro Nakamura (Fish Story). Dave reviews the Third Window Film DVD release...

Land of Hope

Sion Sono's film about the aftermath of a disaster like Fukushima is a modern masterpiece, says John...

Dead Sushi in September

The latest from the director of Robo-Geisha and The Machine Girl...

Kiyoshi Kurosawa Double-Bill in September

Two rare titles on a single disc.

The Wolverine

It's samurai steel versus adamantium claws in this worthy follow-up to the original X-Men trilogy...

The Land of Hope in August

Sion Sono's latest heading to UK DVD and Blu-ray.

Grave of the Fireflies: 25 Years On

Jack Styles revisits a Ghibli classic.

The Complete (Existing) Films of Sadao Yamanaka

Kev takes a look at Eureka's presentation of the only films known left to exist from the revered yet...

For Love's Sake

Who better to deal with the budding of young love than the director of Ichi the Killer? John reviews...

Ghibli Blu-rays in July

StudioCanal continue their Studio Ghibli Blu-ray collection...

For Love's Sake in June

The latest Miike to make it to UK Blu-ray.

Kuroneko in June

Blu-ray upgrade for the Japanese horror classic.

Bakumatsu Taiyô-den

Yûzô Kawashima's inventive comedy is highly regarded in its native Japan, but largely overlooked her...

The Complete (Existing) Films of Sadao Yamanaka in May

The surviving works on the Japanese director across two DVDs.

Gate of Hell

Most gorgeous Blu-ray of the year?...

Lady Snowblood

Arrow release a stunning reproduction of Toshiya Fujita's highly influential and much underrated 197...

Eden of the East: Movie 2 – Paradise Lost

One of the best anime series of recent years reaches its conclusion......

Eden of the East: Movie 1 - The King of Eden

The first of two movies to conclude one of the most original anime series in years......


There's bullets, blood, and battle, but also much beauty in Kitano's foray abroad, as Park Circus re...


Take Robocop, sprinkle in a little Geisha, and um...Mark Lee reviews this bizarre release....

Ju-On: White Ghost & Ju-On: Black Ghost

The Ju-on franchise is returned to the safety of Japanese hands in this strangely lo-fi dual release...

City of Life and Death

A powerful account of the Rape of Nanking, one of the worst atrocities of the Second World War.

Darker Than Black Vol. 1 & 2

A post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller from Tensai Okamura bears more than a resemblance to Akira. Noel Megahey reviews Manga's DVD release of the first 10 episodes.

Big Man Japan (R2) in September

This action-comedy from Japanese comedian, actor and director Hitoshi Matsumoto comes to UK DVD in September...

Purple Sunset

From the director of Gada Meilin, Feng Xiaoning throws together a Chinese prisoner, a Russian female soldier and a Japanese schoolgirl into another epic (anti-)war movie.

Gada Meilin

Feng Xiaoning's historical epic of a warrior leading a people's revolt against the Kuomintang and the invading Japanese forces may lack a big budget, but has plenty of action, adventure and romance.

Red Sorghum

Noel Megahey takes a look at Drakes Avenue’s forthcoming UK DVD release of Zhang Yimou’s striking debut feature from 1987 starring Gong Li, and finds quite a few problems with the transfer.

FLCL - Volume 3

MVM release the two final episodes from this short, but wild and unpredictable six-episode anime series. Noel Megahey reviews.
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