Tag Archives: Japan

The Geek Show - A Conversation About Yakuza 6 The Song of Life

A Conversation About Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

The Yakuza franchise has evolved from a humble game that filled the void left by Shenmue into one of the biggest cult successes in video games, and with a number of titles in the series and lots of things to do in each game, it’s

The Geek Show - S15E16 - Klingon Santa is Coming to Town

S15E16 – Klingon Santa is Coming to Town

We’re back for arduous journey into the hinterlands of science and technology news to bring more strange tales and weird happenings. This time it’s Rob and Producer Rob captaining The Geek Show’s flagship as it navigates through the cackling of Amazon’s Alexa, fanatical Malaysian Apple

An Actor’s Revenge

It’s late Edo-period Japan. An acting troupe from Osaka has arrived in the capital city to perform. Thieves and pickpockets stalk their prey among the paying audience, while merchants and aristocrats watch from the balcony seats. Yukinojo, a slightly paunchy onnagata (kabuki actor who plays

House (Hausu)

There’s a tiresome tendency among Westerners to squeal “wtf japan lol” every time a Japanese film exhibits a minor eccentricity, but sometimes you have to acknowledge a film is very strange.  That’s the case with 1977’s House, now released on Blu-Ray by Eureka Masters of Cinema.

The Yakuza

Sydney Pollack’s 1974 neo-noir The Yakuza is one of those films that leaves you wondering what the hell was wrong with the cinema-going public and film critics of the day. Performing poorly at the box office and receiving (at best) mixed reviews, this east-meets-west thriller

The Geek Show - A Conversation about Yakuza Kiwami

A Conversation about Yakuza Kiwami

Careful with those radishes. The two Rob’s have a conversation both about and around the latest game into the epic Yakuza saga, Kiwami – a beautiful and dangerous remake of the original 2005 title. There’s loads of Kazuma Kiryu and Majima Goro based violence in

The Saga of Anatahan

In a recent self-titled documentary Brian De Palma stated that film-makers produce their best works between the age of 30 and 50, between that and the industry forever pursuing new and interesting voices, it makes ‘the final movie’ an incredibly interesting topic of discussion. Legendary

The Geek Show - S14E19 - Sunnycon 2017 Special

S14E19 – Sunnycon 2017 Special

It’s that time of the year again. People are converging on a famous stadium in Newcastle wearing the costumes of their heroes. There’s a tense atmosphere in the air as everyone waits for the action to start, but this is no game of football because

Rage

After his technically proficient remake of Clint Eastwood’s ‘Unforgiven’, Japanese-Korean director, Lee Sang-il, turns back to the author, Shuichi Yoshida, to film his latest novel, the one-worded ‘Rage’. This is not unfamiliar territory for Sang-il, he previously helmed Yoshida’s ‘Villain’ to great success in 2010

In This Corner of the World

It’s been a great past year for fans of Anime movies, with ‘Your Name’ taking the world by storm and being followed up by the equally impressive ‘A Silent Voice’ not long after. Thrown into the mix was new installments in the Yu-Gi-Oh, Fairy Tail