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The Gomorrahizer
PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:38 pm  Reply with quote



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A teaser trailer for Fuminori Kaneko's ‘oku has just been added to the official website for the movie; click on the fourth tab from the right on the top of the site's main page.

The screenplay for ‘oku was written by Natsuko Takahashi, based on the manga series ‘oku: The Inner Chambers (‘oku) by Fumi Yoshinaga. The movie stars Kazunari Ninomiya, Kou Shibasaki (a.k.a. KŰ Shibasaki), Maki Horikita, Tadayoshi ‘kura, Sadao Abe, and Hiroshi Tamaki.

Here's a synopsis for ‘oku: The Inner Chambers from VIZ Media LLC: "In Edo period Japan, a strange new disease called the Redface Pox has begun to prey on the country's men. Within eighty years of the first outbreak, the male population has fallen by seventy-five percent. Women have taken on all the roles traditionally granted to men, even that of the shogun. The men, precious providers of life, are carefully protected. And the most beautiful of the men are sent to serve in the shogun's Inner Chamber..."

Shochiku Co. Ltd. (ShŰchiku K.K.) and Asmik Ace Entertainment Inc. (Asumikku  su Entateinmento K.K.) are scheduled to release ‘oku theatrically in Japan on October 1st.

Note: Contrary to the current claims of a number of websites (e.g., The Internet Movie Database (IMDb), Nippon Cinema, and CinemaScape), the given name of the director of ‘oku apparently is "Fuminori", not "Fumiki" - see, for example, http://www.tbs.co.jp/catseye/comment/comment_director.html and http://woman.excite.co.jp/cinema/sp/catseye/interview/.

‘oku official website (w/ teaser trailer)

Amazon.com: ‘oku: The Inner Chambers, Vol. 1


News source: GOMORRAHY.com: Trailer Park subsite (an "NSFW ghetto", and unabashedly so!)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:26 pm  Reply with quote



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Below are an introduction and synopsis for ‘oku from ShochikuFilms.com - Shochiku's English-language website.

Introduction :
One female Shogun, and her 3,000 men. The secret of the inner palace unveils.

Story:
Million selling comic book series of history entertainment fiction finally appears on movie screen in live action. 17th Century Japan. A mysterious epidemic infecting only men decreased the number of men to one-fourth of women, which made the world ruled by women. Under the female Shogun, there was an inner chamber called Ooku, where 3,000 beautiful men were serving her. Mizuno, a poor samurai, decides to work there to make his family's living and encounters reality of the inner palace...

‘oku official website (w/ teaser trailer)

ShochikuFilms.com: ‘oku

Amazon.com: ‘oku: The Inner Chambers, Vol. 1


News source: GOMORRAHY.com: Trailer Park subsite
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:10 pm  Reply with quote



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An English-subtitled version of the teaser trailer for ‘oku has just been added to ShochikuFilms.com.

‘oku English-subtitled teaser trailer

ShochikuFilms.com: ‘oku

‘oku official website

Amazon.com: ‘oku: The Inner Chambers, Vol. 1


News source: GOMORRAHY.com: Trailer Park subsite
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:47 am  Reply with quote



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The English-language title of ‘oku is "The Lady Shogun and Her Men". A theatrical trailer for the movie has been added to YouTube.

YouTube: The Lady Shogun and Her Men theatrical trailer

The Lady Shogun and Her Men official website (w/ teaser trailer)

ShochikuFilms.com: The Lady Shogun and Her Men

allcinema: The Lady Shogun and Her Men (w/ stills gallery)

Amazon.com: ‘oku: The Inner Chambers, Vol. 1


News source: GOMORRAHY.com: Trailer Park subsite

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:00 pm  Reply with quote



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A higher quality version of the theatrical trailer for The Lady Shogun and Her Men has been added to YouTube.

YouTube: The Lady Shogun and Her Men theatrical trailer

The Lady Shogun and Her Men official website

ShochikuFilms.com: The Lady Shogun and Her Men

allcinema: The Lady Shogun and Her Men (w/ stills gallery)

Amazon.com: ‘oku: The Inner Chambers, Vol. 1
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:06 am  Reply with quote



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Distribution rights for The Lady Shogun and Her Men are to be offered for sale by Shochiku at this year's American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California; the movie is scheduled to be screened at the Fairmont 5 on Thursday November 4th at 7:00 p.m., and at the AMC Santa Monica 4 on Saturday November 6th at 11:00 a.m..

Those who are interested in The Lady Shogun and Her Men may also wish to watch the trailers for Jun'ya SatŰ's Sakuradamon-gai no hen.

YouTube: The Lady Shogun and Her Men theatrical trailer

The Lady Shogun and Her Men official website

ShochikuFilms.com: The Lady Shogun and Her Men

allcinema: The Lady Shogun and Her Men (w/ stills gallery)

Amazon.com: ‘oku: The Inner Chambers, Vol. 1

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YouTube: Sakuradamon-gai no hen trailer #2

YouTube: Sakuradamon-gai no hen trailer #1

Sakuradamon-gai no hen official website

allcinema: Sakuradamon-gai no hen (w/ stills gallery)

Wikipedia: "Sakuradamon incident (1860)" (recommended reading)


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:14 pm  Reply with quote



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Linked to below is a review of The Lady Shogun and Her Men by Variety's Russell Edwards.

YouTube: The Lady Shogun and Her Men theatrical trailer

The Lady Shogun and Her Men official website

Variety: The Lady Shogun and Her Men review
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:34 am  Reply with quote



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CN Entertainment Ltd. is scheduled to release The Lady Shogun and Her Men on both DVD (PAL, region 3, English subtitles) and Blu-ray (region A, English subtitles) in Hong Kong on June 23rd; the DVD and Blu-ray are available for pre-order from DDDHouse.com (Haus Ltd.).

YouTube: The Lady Shogun and Her Men theatrical trailer

The Lady Shogun and Her Men official website

Variety: The Lady Shogun and Her Men review

DDDHouse.com: The Lady Shogun and Her Men H.K. DVD

DDDHouse.com: The Lady Shogun and Her Men H.K. Blu-ray
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