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I got Kitano Takeshi`s Sonatine movie on DVD from Netflix. I was expecting it to be a new, but it’s actually an older film from 1993. The clothes and hair/make were from the late 80s or early 90s, and being able to date it after having lived through that era made me feel old. The […]


My friend Zac and I just finished translating a 1968 film by the Japanese mod band, The Spiders called “Go Forward!” (「大進撃」). Nikkatsu Studio produced the movie, the same studio where Seijun Suzuki, Shohei Imamura, and actor Tomio Aoki worked. The film was vaguely modeled after “Help!” style band movies, but throws into the mix […]