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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:25 am  Reply with quote



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The official website for Takashi Miike's 3-D jidaigeki film Ichimei is now online, although at present it's just a home page.

Ichimei is based on the novel Ibun rônin-ki by Yasuhiko Takiguchi. (Masaki Kobayashi's 1962 film Harakiri (Seppuku) was based on the same novel.) It stars Ebizô Ichikawa XI.

Shochiku Co. Ltd. (Shôchiku K.K.) plans to release Ichimei theatrically in Japan in October.

Ichimei official website


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:47 am  Reply with quote



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The English-language title of Ichimei is "Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai". Distribution rights for the film are now being offered for sale by HanWay Films Limited.

The screenplay for Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai was written by Kikumi Yamagishi, based on the novel Ibun rônin-ki by Yasuhiko Takiguchi. The film stars Ebizô Ichikawa XI as Hanshirô Tsugumo, Eita as Motome Chijiiwa, Hikari Mitsushima as Miho Tsugumo, and Kôji Yakusho as Kageyu Saitô. It was scored by Ryûichi Sakamoto.

Here's a synopsis for Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai from the production: "Seeking an honorable end, poverty-stricken samurai Hanshiro requests to commit hara-kiri in the courtyard of feudal lord Kageyu's estate. Trying to dismiss Hanshiro's wish to save face, Kageyu recounts the tragic story of a similar plea years ago from young ronin Motome. But the arrogant lord is unaware of vengeful Hanshiro's bond to Motome..."

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai is set to be screened in competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival, which runs from May 11th to May 22nd.

Those who are interested in Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai may also wish to check out the official website for Hitoshi Matsumoto's Saya-zamurai.

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai official website

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Saya-zamurai official website (w/ theatrical trailer)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:00 pm  Reply with quote



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A teaser trailer for Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai has been added to YouTube.

BTW, there's also an English-subtitled version of the second teaser trailer for Miike's Ninja Kids!!! (Nintama Rantarô) on YouTube.

YouTube: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai teaser trailer

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai official website

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YouTube: Ninja Kids!!! English-subtitled teaser trailer #2

Ninja Kids!!! official subsite
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 4:30 pm  Reply with quote



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Three English-subtitled clips from Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai have been added to YouTube.

YouTube: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai English-subtitled clip #1

YouTube: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai English-subtitled clip #2

YouTube: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai English-subtitled clip #3

YouTube: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai teaser trailer

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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 7:48 am  Reply with quote



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Linked to immediately below is the Screen Daily review of Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai.

Screen Daily: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai review

YouTube: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai English-subtitled clip #1

YouTube: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai English-subtitled clip #2

YouTube: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai English-subtitled clip #3

YouTube: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai teaser trailer

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai official website
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 7:37 pm  Reply with quote



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Linked to immediately below is the Variety review of Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai.

Variety: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai review

Screen Daily: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai review

YouTube: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai English-subtitled clip #1

YouTube: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai English-subtitled clip #2

YouTube: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai English-subtitled clip #3

YouTube: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai teaser trailer

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai official website
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 6:11 pm  Reply with quote



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Linked to immediately below is The Hollywood Reporter review of Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai.

The Hollywood Reporter: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai review

Variety: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai review

Screen Daily: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai review

YouTube: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai English-subtitled clip #1

YouTube: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai English-subtitled clip #2

YouTube: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai English-subtitled clip #3

YouTube: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai teaser trailer

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The English-language title of Hitoshi Matsumoto's aforementioned Saya-zamurai is "Scabbard Samurai".

Shochiku Co. Ltd. (Shôchiku K.K.) is scheduled to release Scabbard Samurai theatrically in Japan on June 11th. The movie is set to have its international (i.e., outside-of-Japan) première at this year's Locarno International Film Festival (Festival del film Locarno) in Switzerland, which runs from August 3rd to August 13th.

YouTube: Scabbard Samurai theatrical trailer

Scabbard Samurai official website

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YouTube: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai English-subtitled clip #1

YouTube: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai English-subtitled clip #2

YouTube: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai English-subtitled clip #3

YouTube: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai teaser trailer

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:43 pm  Reply with quote



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A teaser trailer for Miike's The Legend of Love & Sincerity (Ai to makoto) has been added to YouTube. That movie stars Emi Takei as Ai Saotome and Satoshi Tsumabuki as Makoto Taiga. Kadokawa Pictures (Kadokawa Shoten Co. Ltd. / K.K. Kadokawa Shoten) and Toei Company Ltd. (Tôei K.K.) are scheduled to release it theatrically in Japan on June 16th of next year.

YouTube: The Legend of Love & Sincerity teaser trailer
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:03 am  Reply with quote



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Seems like Miike is back to a more frenzied workpace right now, knocking out films left and right once again. And that despite the films obviously being higher profile and bigger budget than in his early days.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:24 pm  Reply with quote



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Above is a flyer for The Legend of Love & Sincerity. Also, the official website for the movie is now online.

The screenplay for The Legend of Love & Sincerity was written by Takayuki Takuma, based on the eponymous manga serial by Ikki Kajiwara (story) and Takumi Nagayasu (drawings).

BTW, Kajiwara (1936-1987), né Asaki Takamori, was the elder brother of Hisao Maki (b. 1940), né Matsuchi Takamori.

YouTube: The Legend of Love & Sincerity teaser trailer

The Legend of Love & Sincerity official website


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:52 pm  Reply with quote



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A theatrical trailer for The Legend of Love & Sincerity has been added to YouTube.

YouTube: The Legend of Love & Sincerity theatrical trailer

YouTube: The Legend of Love & Sincerity teaser trailer

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:46 pm  Reply with quote



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A special trailer for The Legend of Love & Sincerity has been added to YouTube. The movie is set to be screened at this year's Cannes Film Festival, which runs from May 16th to May 27th.

YouTube: The Legend of Love & Sincerity special trailer

YouTube: The Legend of Love & Sincerity theatrical trailer

YouTube: The Legend of Love & Sincerity teaser trailer

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The English-language title of Miike's Ai to makoto has been changed from "The Legend of Love & Sincerity" to "For Love's Sake".

Here's a description of For Love's Sake from the production: "Out of Japan's West Side Story, Miike has created a unique form of hardcore love entertainment! ¶ One day, the delinquent Makoto suddenly appears in front of Ai, an innocent A-student from a rich family who attends Aobadai High School. The moment she spots Makoto, she recognizes the scar on his forehead - a scar she had given him by accident at a ski resort during childhood. Assuming that his bad behavior is caused by the scar, Ai feels responsible for his actions and decides to help him pull himself together. Ai secretly arranges for him to transfer to Aobadai, but this 'favor' proves to be an unwelcome one for Makoto. Her kindness is returned only with more bad behavior. ¶ After trouble with the police, Makoto is kicked out of Aobadai and transferred to Hanazono High School, a notorious gang swamp. Makoto easily fights his way through the dangerous gang scene, and is welcomed by Yuki, the queen of Hanazono. Ai brushes aside her parents' objection and transfers to Hanazono, patiently devoting herself trusting that he can change. It makes Yuki realize her feelings for Makoto. Her feeling unreturned, Yuki decides to lure Makoto into battle by taking Ai as a hostage. Can Makoto save her life and win the battle?"

BTW, if you haven't already done so, be sure to watch the four teaser trailers for Hitoshi Takekiyo's anime feature After School Midnighters (Hôkago middonaitâzu)!

YouTube: For Love's Sake special trailer

YouTube: For Love's Sake theatrical trailer

YouTube: For Love's Sake teaser trailer

For Love's Sake official website

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YouTube: After School Midnighters teaser trailer #4

YouTube: After School Midnighters teaser trailer #3

YouTube: After School Midnighters teaser trailer #2

YouTube: After School Midnighters teaser trailer #1

After School Midnighters official website


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 12:36 am  Reply with quote



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Filmoria:
For Love's Sake review
http://www.filmoria.co.uk/2012/05/cannes-film-festival-2012-ai-to-makoto-for-loves-sake-review/
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Using his signature directorial flair, Miike captures a world with neon-soaked nights and magnolia-streamed days - the visual aesthetics of Ai To Makoto are breathtaking in their stark and beautiful contrasts. At times the film feels as urban and dangerous as Audition, whilst at points it's as delicate and hopelessly gorgeous as, say, a live-action Studio Ghibli feature.

But this being Miike means there is no room for compromise or comfort; constantly the film shocks with its lashings of violence, taunts with its manipulative characterisation and chills with its relentlessly surging dark energy. One would say Ai To Makoto is a work of sheer visceral beauty.

. . .

At 134 minutes, Ai To Makoto is not a short sitting, but it's a greatly rewarding, supremely intelligent and undeniably gripping romantic thriller. Plus, it has a surprising amount of laughs along the way and a few musical moments which keep things feeling fresh and unexpected. It's undoubtedly good enough to be competing for the Palme d'Or and it's a real shame it missed the ballot.


YouTube: For Love's Sake special trailer

YouTube: For Love's Sake theatrical trailer

YouTube: For Love's Sake teaser trailer

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