TOKYO – Bunta Sugawara, who rose to fame in the 1970s playing wild-at-heart gangsters on the mean streets of post-war Japan, died on Friday at age 81 of liver cancer in a Tokyo hospital, the Toei…
"Say good-bye to wimpy and boring Japanese movies," says cult Japanese director
Sion Sono trawls sub-Tarantino B-movie-pastiche territory with this tedious, over-the-top gorefest.
Tom Hardy has come on board Yakuza drama “The Outsider” with Takashi Miike in negotiations to direct what would be his first English-language film. Linson Entertainment and Silver Pictures are…
Silver Pictures is continuing to build its slate with elevated action thrillers and has acquired the post-WWII action pic "The Outsider."
Toshiaki Toyoda's latest is an insinuating oddity that throws together yakuza types and a rock-star-like cult leader.
Six months ago, Shinsuke Shimada, a comic who hosted several big primetime shows on Japanese TV, admitted ties to organized crime and resigned from showbiz.
A young filmmaker and cinephile rents his body out as a human punching bag for yakuza thugs to repay a debt in "Cut," Iranian expat helmer Amir Naderi's overweeningly pretentious Nippon-set drama.
A three-time loser rolls the dice again and wins the attention of both yakuza and police in the perfectly executed Japanese comedy-thriller "Accidental Kidnapper."
Takeshi Kitano doesn't try to do much new, but the results are so visually stunning, why quibble?