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
Studio reinventions range from silent samurai to soft-core porn
Diversivied studio builds on its history for its second century
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.