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/slash ½ 2017 – Day 1: Shin Gojira (Shin Godzilla)

Shin Godzilla Japan 2016 Written by Hideaki Anno Directed by Hideaki Anno & Shinji Higuchi Watched on 04.05.2017 I’m not really the biggest Kaiju- or Godzilla-nerd. While I saw a couple of them as a kid, they never spoke to … Continue reading

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Screener-Review: Battle Royale

Battle Royale Japan 2000 Written by Kenta Fukasaku, based on the novel by Koushun Takami Directed by Kinji Fukasaku Watched on 03.04.2017 More than 16 years after its release in Japan, “Battle Royale” is finally going to be freely available … Continue reading

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/slash 2016 – Day 7: The Inerasable

The Inerasable Japan 2015 Written by Ken’ichi Suzuki Directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura Watched on 28.09.2016 “The Inerasable” was ok. I liked the combination of a classic “ghost” story with the more down-to-earth approach of a journalist, I, and Kobu, a … Continue reading

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/slash 2016 – Day 5: Creepy (Kurîpî: Itsuwari no rinjin)

Creepy Japan 2016 Written by Chihiro Ikeda & Kiyoshi Kurosawa Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa Watched on 26.09.2016 Since the screening I’ve learned that “Creepy” is actually quite well-regarded, at least with some of the international press. I wish I could … Continue reading

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/slash 2016 – Day 5: Belladonna of Sadness (Kanashimi no Beradonna)

Belladonna of Sadness Japan 2016 Written by Yoshiyuki Fukuda & Eiichi Yamamoto Directed by Eiichi Yamamoto Watched on 26.09.2016 “Belladonna of Sadness” offers a great tale told in a very unique animation style, and is going to stay with me … Continue reading

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/slash 2016 – Day 2: Sadako v Kayako

Sadako v Kayako Japan 2016 Written by Takashi Shimizu & Kôji Suzuki Directed by Kôji Shiraishi Watched on 24.09.2016 Sadako v Kavako merges the two main J-horror-franchises that became popular around the turn of the century. I’m familiar with both … Continue reading

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/slash 2016 – Day 3: Hentai Kamen – The Abnormal Crisis

Hentai Kamen: The Abnormal Crisis Japan 2016 Written by Yûichi Fukuda Directed by Yûichi Fukuda Watched on 24.09.2016 In my review of the first one, I stated my hope that they will come up with some fresh ideas for the … Continue reading

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