Tag Archives: Samurai

Keyframe 106 – Having A Chuuni Moment

This week we brace ourselves after the announcement of a new Mario Bros. movie (but thankfully it may not be live-action). We also get our first look at the new design of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Netflix announces several surprising partnerships to produce

Sword of Doom

The title of any given movie is supremely important, as many adage’s state first impressions matter and for any film that title is where we make that impression. Looking at the UK catalog of Criterion, we can separate a movie title into two camps –

Keyframe 101 – Waifu or Otter

So Disney have bought the lion’s share of the Fox media empire, which means Star Wars and Marvel fans have something to be happy about over the Christmas holidays. Meanwhile, we discuss the impact this will have on the Disney Princess register. Hey! Pointless things

Lone Wolf and Cub

Hitherto with their UK run, the criterion collection hasn’t released many of their more challenging titles instead opting for classics and cult titles whether that comes from screwball comedies or classic noir. That broader avenue sees Criterion occupy the same arena as Eureka’s Masters of

Keyframe Episode 63 – You’ve Been Clegged

This week an amorous skunk and a very fast mouse are getting their own movies, and the trailers prove that sometimes anime is just plain weird. Our featured anime are Samurai Bride (Hyakka Ryouran), and Top wo Nerae 2! Diebuster (Gunbuster 2). Tune in to

Hiroshi Inagaki’s Samurai Trilogy

History is dense with folk icons; men and women whose stories have translated with great success to cinema with the Wong Fei Hung’s and Spartacus’s of the world over-represented. Here in Britain we tend to treat our historical figures with the wrong side of a

Samurai Cosplay Now Made Easier

You know how it goes. You’re sitting there looking at samurai and thinking how awesome their armour is but you have no time, skill or money to get or make your own. Well thanks to Tokyo company Showa Note it may become possible to look

Uzumasa Limelight

Few genres associated closely with a nation have lasted as long as the samurai has for Japan, most follow the path of the Western in that they had a golden era with occasional hot pockets after the fact. The latest film to be released on

Blind Woman’s Curse

One of Arrow’s latest releases sees them take an all too rare foray away from English-speaking climes, instead heading for Japan. That release is Terou Ishii’s surreal period Yakuza film of many titles, whether its Blind Woman’s Curse, Black Cat’s Revenge or Tattooed Swordsman, whatever