Back in 2012, I started to get into the classic Samurai films of Akira Kurosawa. The first one I saw was the magnificent Seven Samurai, and since then have watched others including Rashomon, Ran and Throne of Blood. About the same time, I saw Seven Samurai though, I had watched another Samurai film. Continue reading “13 Assassins”
I got my first taste of the works of Studio Ghibli in 2014 when I saw The Wind Rises. It was a film I rather enjoyed and put it in my top 10 films of that year. Then in 2015 I watched My Neighbor Totoro and since then began to watch more and more Studio Ghibli films. I have not seen them all – yet! – but I have seen many of their classics including Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away and Kiki’s Delivery Service. But my absolute favourite to date is Pom Poko. Continue reading “Pom Poko”
Godzilla vs. Gigan is a Japanese Giant Monster Movie released in 1972 and the 12th film in the Godzilla series. Much like other Godzilla film’s released in the 1970’s, the film was made on a low-budget and used a lot of stock footage from previous films to make up some of the film. One key use of stock however is entirely unique to this film: The Soundtrack. In fact, if this piece of stock wasn’t used, we may never have heard one of the most memorable tracks in the entire series. Continue reading “The Gigan Soundtrack”
I have just watched Blade of the Immortal; and let me just say that I love 13 Assassins; it is one of my favourite films. This film however, I am completely lost about! Continue reading “Mini Film Review – Blade of the Immortal”
Quite possibly, the Best Monster Movie in history, perhaps even more so than the Original Godzilla film!
Continue reading “Mini Film Review – Shin Godzilla”