Three way venture extends from computer graphics to co-production.
"Say good-bye to wimpy and boring Japanese movies," says cult Japanese director
International audience tastes in Japanese movies different to local consumers
Japanese studio building ties with Asia, especially India
Studio reinventions range from silent samurai to soft-core porn
Dull to start, but goofy good fun once guys in rubber suits start tangling with a foxy ninja babe and her hunky male comrades-in-arms.
Non-mainstream Japanese dramas and comedies routinely receive substantial critical acclaim internationally, but a new wave of low-budget cult pics is slipping under the radar and gathering an…
Umetsugu Inoue, a director who had a big impact on Japanese and Hong Kong pop cinema starting in the 1950s, died Thursday of a cerebral hemorrhage in Tokyo. He was 86.