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Unread post by HungFist » 12 Apr 2011, 18:22

Updated this year's Toei posts with cover arts. Here are bigger versions of some of the most beautiful.

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Unread post by HungFist » 07 May 2011, 13:41

Toei has created a website for their low priced batch:
http://www.toei-video.co.jp/priceoff10th/index.html

Notice that the price has been lowered from 3150 (3000 without taxes) to 2940 (2800 without takes) :thumbs:

Toei August is a Shunya Ito month

Hana ichimonme (花いちもんめ) (1985)
Cast: Yukiyo Toake, Minoru Chiaki, Teruhiko Saigo
- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0202892/
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=784398

Hanazono no meikyu (花園の迷宮) (1988)
Cast: Youki Kudoh, Yûya Uchida, Yoko Shimada
- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0154756/
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=784399

Pride: Unmei no toki (プライド 運命の瞬間) (1998)
Cast: Masahiko Tsugawa, Scott Wilson, Eiji Okuda
- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0162563/
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=784400

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Toei September is a Sadao Nakajima month

Bakamasa horamasa toppamasa (バカ政ホラ政トッパ政) (1976)
Cast: Bunta Sugawara, Mitsuko Baisho, Casey Takamine
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=790336
- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0144092/

Saraba, wagatomo: Jitsuroku ô-mono shikeishûtachi (さらば、わが友 実録大物死刑囚たち) (1980)
Cast: Kinya Aikawa, Tsutomu Isobe, Hideo Murota
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=790337
- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0360955/

Seburi monogatari (瀬降り物語) (1985)
Cast: Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Yumiko Fujita, Hideo Murota
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=790338
- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0124113/

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Unread post by HungFist » 25 May 2011, 13:59

For fans of late Teruo Ishii:

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Release date: 2011/06/24

This is a documentary about Ishii and the making of his last film, Blind Beast vs. Killer Dwarf, which was made largely with the help of film students and devoted Ishii fans. The documentary was originally released in 2006.

More info (japanese): http://www.minipara.com/movies2006-3rd/ishi/
Review (english): http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/ ... 818a3.html

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Unread post by HungFist » 15 Jun 2011, 20:19

Random awesome news part MK:
"Kaji Meiko just released a new album where she sings the Truck Yaro theme! http://bit.ly/iZQ5OJ"
- http://twitter.com/#!/ryuganji

She's also in Toei News, as in in October they will release the two Wandering Ginza Butterly films, already out on DVD in the US by Synapse. I wonder if their sales are hurt by imports by now. I've actually seen Synapse's (Toei film) dvds on sale in HMV in Japan. Horrors of Malformed Men was there at least, something else too but can't remember what...

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HungFist wrote: 番格ロック (Bankaku rokku) (1973)
Director: Makoto Naito
Cast: Emiko Yamauchi, Naoya Makoto, Hideo Murota, Takashi Shikauchi and Yumiko Katayama
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Crap. It looks like Toei has cancelled this release. Maybe soundtrack copyright issues???

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Unread post by Marshall » 18 Jun 2011, 03:56

That is a crushing disappointment. Hopefully it's not due to lack of decent elements.

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Unread post by HungFist » 01 Jul 2011, 00:36

Toei November is a Dirty Nakajima month. The first two are listed as documentary films!

Nippon '69 sekkusu ryoki chitai (にっぽん'69 セックス猟奇地帯) (1969)
Director: Sadao Nakajima

Sex Document: sei tousaku no seikai (セックスドキュメント 性倒錯の世界)
Director: Sadao Nakajima

Kyoi no dokumento: Nippon yokujo monogatari (Pilgrimage to Japanese Baths) (驚異のドキュメント 日本浴場物語) (1971)
Director: Sadao Nakajima
Cast: Ichiro Araki

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Found a poster of
Sex Document: sei tousaku no seikai (セックスドキュメント 性倒錯の世界)

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HungFist wrote:Toei November is a Dirty Nakajima month. The first two are listed as documentary films!

Nippon '69 sekkusu ryoki chitai (にっぽん'69 セックス猟奇地帯) (1969)
Director: Sadao Nakajima

Sex Document: sei tousaku no seikai (セックスドキュメント 性倒錯の世界)
Director: Sadao Nakajima

Kyoi no dokumento: Nippon yokujo monogatari (Pilgrimage to Japanese Baths) (驚異のドキュメント 日本浴場物語) (1971)
Director: Sadao Nakajima
Cast: Ichiro Araki
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Unread post by kemushi » 27 Jul 2011, 18:49

I take it these are the Japanese answer to Germany's SCHULMÄCHEN REPORTs? Or would they be "real" documentaries more along the lines of the "Mondo" flicks?

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Unread post by HungFist » 29 Jul 2011, 10:22

To celebrate Nikkatsu's 100th anniversary, there will be affordably priced (1,890 yen) HD Remastered editions of various Nikkatsu films. Some of them are re-releases, while other are making their DVD debut. Announced so far:

2011/10/04
Juvelile Jungle (狂った果実) (1956)
The Burmese Harp (ビルマの竪琴) (1956)
The Left Hand of Jiro (赤い波止場) (1958)
The Tokyo Night Guy (東京の暴れん坊) (1960)
Danger Paws (危いことなら銭になる) (1962)
Love Comes with Youth (伊豆の踊子) (1963)
Gazing at Love and Death (愛と死をみつめて) (1964)
Only on Mondays (月曜日のユカ) (1964)
The Black Gambler (黒い賭博師) (1965)
Branded to Kill (殺しの烙印) (1967)

2011/11/02
Season of the Sun (太陽の季節) (1956)
Suzaki Paradise Red Light (洲崎パラダイス 赤信号) (1956)
The Stormy Man (嵐を呼ぶ男) (1957)
The Rambling Guitarist (ギターを持った渡り鳥) (1959)
A Killer without a Grave (紅の拳銃) (1961)
I Hate but Love (憎いあンちくしょう) (1962)
Behind the Green Hills (青い山脈) (1963)
Youth of the Beast (野獣の青春) (1963)
Monument to the Girl's Corps (あゝひめゆりの塔) (1968)
Wet Sand in August (八月の濡れた砂) (1971)

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Unread post by HungFist » 02 Aug 2011, 12:57

Toei 2011/11/01 Low Priced Batch. The prices will be 2,800 / 2,940. As usual, I've left out recent films (like Battle Royale).

Nihon senbotsu gakusei shuki, kike wadatsumi no koe: 日本戦歿学生の手記 きけ、わだつみの声 (1950)
Himeyuri no tou (ひめゆりの塔) (1953)
Chushingura: ouka no maki, kikka no maki (忠臣蔵 櫻花の巻・菊花の巻) (1959)
Mabuta no haha (瞼の母) (1962)
Jinsei gekijo: hisha kaku (人生劇場 飛車角) (1963)
Seki no yatappe (関の彌太ッペ) (1963)
Gobanchô yûgirirô (五番町夕霧楼) (1963)
13 Assassins (十三人の刺客)(1963)
Nihon kyokaku-den (日本侠客伝) (1964)
Echigo tsutsuishi oyashirazu (越後つついし親不知) (1964)

A Fugitive from the Past (飢餓海峡)(1965)
Ô-oku maruhi monogatari (大奥(秘)物語) (1967)
Delinquent Boss (Furyo bancho) (不良番長) (1968)
Jinsei-gekijô: Hishakaku to kiratsune (人生劇場 飛車角と吉良常) (1968)
Big Time Gambling Boss (Bakuchi-uchi: socho tobaku) (博奕打ち 総長賭博) (1968)
Red Peony Gambler 6: Oryu Returns (緋牡丹博徒 お竜参上) (1970)
Brutal Tales of Chivalry 7 (Shôwa zankyô-den: Shinde moraimasu) (昭和残侠伝 死んで貰います) (1970)
Sukeban Blues: Queen Bee’s Counter Attack (女番長ブルース 牝蜂の逆襲) (1971)
Sukeban Blues: Queen Bee’s Challenge (女番長ブルース 牝蜂の挑戦) (1972)
Female Prisoner 701: Scorpion (女囚701号 さそり) (1972)

Outlaw Killers: Three Maddog Brother (人斬り与太 狂犬三兄弟) (1972)
Battles without Honor and Humanity (仁義なき戦い) (1973)
Battles without Honor and Humanity: Deadly Battle in Hiroshima (仁義なき戦い 広島死闘篇) (1973)
Battles without Honor and Humanity: Proxy War (仁義なき戦い 代理戦争) (1973)
Battles without Honor and Humanity: Police Tactics (仁義なき戦い 頂上作戦) (1974)
Battles without Honor and Humanity: Final Chapter (仁義なき戦い 完結篇) (1974)
Graveyard of Honor (仁義の墓場)(1975)
The Bullet Train (新幹線大爆破) (1975)
Truck Yarou: Otoko ippiki Momojiro (トラック野郎 男一匹桃次郎) (1977)
Shogun's Samurai (柳生一族の陰謀) (1978)

Fuyu no hana (冬の華) (1978)
The Most Dangerous Game (Mottomo kiken na yuugi) (最も危険な遊戯) (1978)
203 kochi (二百三高地) (1980)
Samurai Reincarnation (Makai tenshô) (魔界転生) (1981)
Roaring Fire (Hoero tekken) (吼えろ鉄拳) (1981)
Kamikaze Adventurers (Bôkensha kamikaze) (冒険者カミカゼ) (1981)
The Blazing Valiant (More yusha) (燃える勇者) (1981)
Dai Nippon teikoku (大日本帝国) (1982)
Onimasa / Kiryûin Hanako no shôgai (鬼龍院花子の生涯) (1982)
Manji (卍(まんじ)) (1983)

The Ballad of Narayama (楢山節考) (1983)
Nihonkai daikaisen: Umi yukaba (日本海大海戦 海ゆかば) (1983)
Hakujasho (白蛇抄) (1983)
Kûkai (空海) (1984)
Fireflies of the North (北の螢) (1984)
Keshin (化身) (1986)
Wakarenu riyû (別れぬ理由) (1987)
Yoshiwara enjou (吉原炎上) (1987)
Orugoru (オルゴール) (1989)
Shin gokudo no onnatachi (新・極道の妻(おんな)たち) (1991)

Shin gokudo no onnatachi: Kakugoshiiya 新・極道の妻(おんな)たち 覚悟しいや (1993)
Shin gokudo no onnatachi: Horetara jigoku (新・極道の妻(おんな)たち 惚れたら地獄 ) (1994)

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Unread post by Mecha » 05 Sep 2011, 21:34

Do you know if 懲役十八年 (Chôeki Jû Hachi Nen - Sentenced to 18 Years) by Tai Kato with Noboru Ando is scheduled on dvd one of these days ?

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Unread post by HungFist » 05 Sep 2011, 21:50

Welcome Mecha.

It's not coming out this year at least. I'm keeping an eye on Toei releases, so if they do release it some day, I'll post the news in this thread.

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Unread post by Mecha » 05 Sep 2011, 21:57

Thanks ^^
I check quite regularly this thread and your other ones.

The movie is on vod at Rakuten's (like the sequel of Shokin Kasegi by Eiichi Kudo) but I don't know if we can watch it abroad.
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Unread post by Marshall » 06 Sep 2011, 06:54

HungFist wrote:To celebrate Nikkatsu's 100th anniversary, there will be affordably priced (1,890 yen) HD Remastered editions of various Nikkatsu films. Some of them are re-releases, while other are making their DVD debut.
Dear Nikkatsu,

Please release the GIRLS' JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL trilogy with Junko Natsu, for fuck's sake.

Sincerely,

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Unread post by HungFist » 20 Sep 2011, 14:37

yobgol wrote:trailer for nikkatsu great 20 remasters DVDs, released oct & nov '11
http://www.nikkatsu.com/package/100clas ... reat20_1st

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Unread post by HungFist » 29 Sep 2011, 10:37

Koji Wakamatsu's Ready to Shoot (われに撃つ用意あり) (Ware ni utsu yoi ari ) (1991), starring Yoshio Harada, Kaori Momoi, and Renji Ishibashi (who won quite a few awards for this and Roningai) is coming to R2J 2011/12/21
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=151247#4
- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0291555/

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Also coming out the same day is Run Towards the South, on the of the Sea Road (南へ走れ、海の道を!) (Minami e hashire, umi no michi o!) (South to the Horizon) (1986), directed by Seiji Izumi and starring Kouichi Iwaki.
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=807103
- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0434191/

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Unread post by HungFist » 01 Oct 2011, 13:24

"Sneak Preview of 2012

Coming in 2012, a set of stellar samurai films, plus the long-awaited Blu-ray release of the complete Shogun Assassin series!

If classic samurai films are your cup of green tea, you'll love Eiichi Kudo's Samurai Revolution Trilogy, consisting of 13 Assassins (1963, aka The Thirteen Assassins -- recently remade by Takashi Miike), The Great Killing (1964, aka The Great Duel) and Eleven Samurai (1967).

And if stellar swordplay is your bowl of rice, then you'll be pleased to know that the complete 5-film Shogun Assassin series, dubbed into English, will be released in a Blu-ray collector's set."


- http://www.animeigo.com/

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Unread post by HungFist » 06 Oct 2011, 10:23

This is gonna make someone seriously happy.

In February Toei will be releasing four films by Yuji Makiguchi

戦後猟奇犯罪史 (Sengo Ryôki Hanzaishi) (Bizarre Crimes of Post-War Japan) (1976)
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=807185

徳川女刑罰絵巻 牛裂きの刑 (Tokugawa onna keibatsu-emaki: Ushi-zaki no kei) (Shogun's Sadism) (1976)
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=807186

毒婦お伝と首切り浅 (Dokufu Oden to Hitokiri Asa) (Decapitation of an Evil Woman) (1977)
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=807187

女獄門帖 引き裂かれた尼僧 (Onna gokumon chou: hikisakareta nisou) (Torn Priestess) (1977)
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=807188

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Unread post by kemushi » 12 Oct 2011, 10:51

Yes, yes it does indeed! I'm looking forward to compliment the framed TORN PRIESTESS poster over my bed with a R2J on my shelf. It'll also be nice to finally see Makiguchi's Oden Takahashi film. Somehow I doubt Toei will be able to beat the stunning PAL release of OXEN SPLIT, but I'm eagerly awaiting screenshot comparisons anyway.

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Unread post by HungFist » 20 Oct 2011, 11:12

Toei December releases

首領(ドン)になった男 (Don ni natta otoko) (1991)
Dir. Yasuo Furuhata
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=801709
- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0349363/

修羅の伝説 (Shura no densetsu) (1992)
Dir. Seiji Izumi
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=801710
- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1846734/

極東黒社会 DRUG CONNECTION (Kyokutô kuroshakai) (1993)
Dir. Shokaku Baba
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=801711
- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0204442/

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Oh, and in case anyone is in a need of cheap Toei dvds (Norifumi Suzuki films etc.) please check out my sale list ;)
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Unread post by HungFist » 22 Oct 2011, 11:33

Chusei Sone's Â!! Hana no ôendan films coming to R2J on 2012/02/02. Available separately and in a box set.

嗚呼!! 花の応援団 (Â!! Hana no ôendan) (1976)
嗚呼!! 花の応援団 役者やのォー (Â!! Hana no ôendan: Yakusha yanô) (1976)
嗚呼!! 花の応援団 男涙の親衛隊 (Â!! Hana no ôendan: Otoko namida no shin'eitai) (1977)


The films are based on manga by Dôkuman, and were produced by Nikkatsu. Nikkatsu also had some non-pink productions in the 1970's... some say it was partly so that they could prevent their best directors like Sone (who clearly had talent much beyond pink films) leaving the studio. Screenwriter Yôzô Tanaka is quite well known, too... he went from Nikkatsu pink to Toei Yusaku Matsuda films and eventually to Shinji Somai classics in the 80's... his work is a bit uneven, though. Nikkatsu star Junko Miyashita appears in all three films.

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- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=810414
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=810415
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=810416
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=810417

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Two Toshiya Fujita films coming 2012/02/02. These were also produced by Nikkatsu.

赤ちょうちん (Aka chôchin) (1974)
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=810413

もっとしなやかに もっとしたたかに (Motto shinayaka ni, motto shitataka ni) (1979)
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=810412

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HungFist wrote:This is gonna make someone seriously happy.

In February Toei will be releasing four films by Yuji Makiguchi

戦後猟奇犯罪史 (Sengo Ryôki Hanzaishi) (Bizarre Crimes of Post-War Japan) (1976)
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=807185

徳川女刑罰絵巻 牛裂きの刑 (Tokugawa onna keibatsu-emaki: Ushi-zaki no kei) (Shogun's Sadism) (1976)
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=807186

毒婦お伝と首切り浅 (Dokufu Oden to Hitokiri Asa) (Decapitation of an Evil Woman) (1977)
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=807187

女獄門帖 引き裂かれた尼僧 (Onna gokumon chou: hikisakareta nisou) (Torn Priestess) (1977)
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=807188
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Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

Unread post by Mecha » 20 Nov 2011, 21:01

Does the Burai (無頼) series has been edited on dvd (one of them is Gangster VIP : Burai Yori Daikanbu) ?
And does someone know if there is more than 4 movies in this one ?
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