"Like a Rolling Stone" is yet another entry in the ranks of the already overpopulated Japanese yakuza film repertoire. The solid performances are not as overly dramatic as is often the case in the…
In "Crest of Betrayal," director Kinji Fukasaku tackles the traditions and history of his homeland through the innovative combining of two oft-told local legends:"Chushingura" (better known as "The…
Betty Kaplan's intriguing first feature is a story of love, politics and truth set after Chile's military coup in 1973. It's based on the novel Isabel Allende wrote after "The House of the Spirits"…
Thailand's premier director, Cherd Songsri, has surpassed himself with "Muen and Rid," a film of such high quality it deserves much more than the limited release it is likely to have. Songsri's story…
Results are in for the 1993 film season in Japan, and for the first time ever rentals for the U.S. majors were higher than those for the local players.
Come June, Japanese moviegoers will be seeing double as Shochiku, one of Japan's major film studios, simultaneously releases two versions of the same movie with the same leading actors.
Despite comments made by a Japanese Ministry of Post and Telecommunications official indicating a change from analog to digital TV formatting, recent rumors that Japan was giving up its…
It may not be "Jurassic Park," but from opening weekend results it seems that "Cliffhanger" will at least be a small dinosaur of a hit in Japan for Columbia/TriStar.
As part of its attempt to deregulate the telecommunication and broadcasting industries, the Japanese Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications on Dec. 7 abolished a rule restricting cable operators to…
The incredible has now happened: Through Friday, "Jurassic Park" became the first picture ever to gross $ 500 million overseas.
The sixth Tokyo Intl. Film Festival and second Film Market (Sept. 24 to Oct. 3) announced on Aug. 24 its screenings lineup as well as confirming Franco Zeffirelli and Wim Wenders as jury members.