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The Whispering Star trailer:
https://youtu.be/VFLWXRNwLSU

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Real Onigokko Japanese DVD and BD release coming 2015/11/20.
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=970961

2 disc set, presumably without subs. No artwork yet.

They're also releasing a 7 disc box set with all six real onigokko films and the 2015 VoD series.

The Japanese Love and Peace DVD and BD come out on 2015/11/25. And Shinjuku Swan on 2015/11/03.

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NETPAC AWARD

As selected by a jury from the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema for the 4th consecutive year, the NETPAC Award for World or International Asian Film Premiere goes to Sion Sono for The Whispering Star. Jury members include jury chairperson Anne Misawa (USA), Heather Keung (Canada), and Nashen Moodley (Australia).

The jury remarked, “For its poetic, moving and brave attempt to express a grief that's inexpressible, combining all too real elements with lo-fi sci-fi, the NETPAC jury awards the prize to The Whispering Star.”


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HungFist wrote:Real Onigokko Japanese DVD and BD release coming 2015/11/20.
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=970961


My BD arrived today and bloody hell, the bonus disc runs 234 minutes. For a moment I though they threw Love Exposure in as a bonus. There's a 2 hour making of documentary which seemed fun... Sono and Nishimura looked excited like little boys as they were working on the outrageous gore effects. Also, Tak Sakaguchi doing a lot of action work and stunt doubling. The rest of the extras are interviews and event footage (plus trailers on disc 1, and a few photo cards inside the case... probably limited to the first pressing).

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A few screencaps from Real Onigokko / Tag extras (130 min making of doc)

Tak Sakaguchi training the girls
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Sakaguchi directing action scene. Note: the girl on bottom middle is actually a middle aged guy...
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See?
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Sono and Nishimura
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Nishimura brought his truck
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Nishimura at work
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Here as well (with Sakaguchi)
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Lovely head and arm explosion
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Run Mitsuko
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The last three caps contain spoilers, so see then only if you've seen the film. More Nishimura effects
https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/ta11.jpg
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Re: Sion Sono

Unread postby Guro Taku » 01 Jan 2016, 14:24

HungFist wrote:Minna! Esper da yo!

Well, this features more panty shots than Love Exposure and Tag combined.

BD/DVD release in Japan on March 16th 2016.

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Trailer for a new Sion Sono documentary film called "Sono Shion to iu ikimono":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHW55VHiHxw

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Unread postby HungFist » 07 Apr 2016, 10:29

HungFist wrote:The Whispering Star trailer:
https://youtu.be/VFLWXRNwLSU


JP Trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnBmYEH5No0

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Re: Sion Sono

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The Virgin Psychics already got an English subtitled DVD release in Hong Kong from distributor IVL on March 22nd. Extras are just a trailer and a TV spot. No BD release, similar to how it was with Tokyo Tribe's HK release. Must be contractual reasons, i.e. the Japanese being afraid of cheaper imports ruining their own sales.


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Re: Sion Sono

Unread postby Guro Taku » 17 May 2016, 18:45

will only make "extreme" entertainment movies overseas now. Hmm...


I hope that means he's taking over the FAST & FURIOUS franchise.

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Unread postby HungFist » 11 Jun 2016, 17:26

A friend of mine went to a Sono talk show event today. According to him, Sono said Shinjuku Swan 2 is out next year and sucks :lol: Sono's next two movies are supposed to be Whispering Star 2 and Dracula (mind you, Sono is the Japanese Tarantino when it comes to changing plans).

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Re: Sion Sono

Unread postby Guro Taku » 11 Jun 2016, 17:51

HungFist wrote:Sono said Shinjuku Swan 2 is out next year and sucks :lol:

Oh man, I was hoping the listing for Shinjuku Swan 2 on IMDb was a joke. Who watches these things and then asks for more?

A Sono Dracula might be fun. Wasn't he also supposed to direct a pink flick for Nikkatsu's resurrected roman porno line?

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Guro Taku wrote:Oh man, I was hoping the listing for Shinjuku Swan 2 on IMDb was a joke. Who watches these things and then asks for more?


JP mainstream. It's Sono's financially most successful film. I think it's his worst as well.

Guro Taku wrote:Wasn't he also supposed to direct a pink flick for Nikkatsu's resurrected roman porno line?


Yeah, I believe that's completed already. Or at least filmed, I think.

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I wonder whatever happened to this? From 2013.

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Re: Sion Sono

Unread postby samcmac » 10 Aug 2016, 20:25

Hi everybody. First time poster on this forum.

My name is Sam C. Mac and I'm the Editor-in-Chief of In Review Online.

This month, we're running a review retrospective on almost all of Sion Sono's films (1 or 2 reviews every weekday):

http://inreviewonline.com/2016/08/02/sion-sono-retro/

We're just about through the early ones right now, headed into "Suicide Club" and beyond at the top of next week.

I spent the afternoon combing through this thread and learned a lot of interesting things, so thanks for that.

I came to Sono fairly late, but I'm becoming an avid champion of his films (even though "Shinjuku Swan" sucks).

I'm wondering if anyone here might have come across subs for his 1998 short film "Wind" (Kaze). I got an unsubbed copy off a torrent site, but my limited Japanese can only get me so far. It seems like a really important work from what I've watched; it seems to be Sono's very first ever genre film. As such, I'd love to watch it properly. I'm also eternally looking for subs for 2006's "Balloon Club Revisited" and any kind of copy of 1998's "Dankon: The Man." Both of those features had to be left out of our retrospective because we couldn't track 'em down.

Anyway, I hope you guys enjoy the project we've put together, and I'll start trying to check in here regularly.

Keep up the great work.

- Mac

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Unread postby HungFist » 12 Aug 2016, 05:50

Dankon: The Man is available on a Japanese streaming site (pay per view or monthly subscription). Paypal is accepted but you'd need to use VPN if you're located outside Japan. No subs of course.

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Re: Sion Sono

Unread postby Guro Taku » 23 Aug 2016, 18:20

Sono's ANTI-PORNO will play L'Etrange Festival in Paris this September and here's two stills (via Screen Anarachy) to go along with that announcement:

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The festival will also screen Arata Oshima's documentary THE SION SONO.

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Re: Sion Sono

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Teaser trailer for SHINJUKU SWAN 2, due in Japanese theaters January 21st:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmK_uTlbMDc
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Re: Sion Sono

Unread postby Guro Taku » 28 Jan 2017, 13:29

SHINJUKU SWAN 2 is already out in Japan so here's the full trailer to get you in the mood before you rush out to see this masterpiece:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEMyQN6nKqo

I admit to being curious how it'll do at the box office. The first one was a huge hit (that's why we're getting this sequel, duh) but do audiences still care or have the moved on to the next flavor of the month? Will poor Sono have to direct a 3rd entry?

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Unread postby Guro Taku » 28 Jan 2017, 13:48

Guro Taku wrote:I admit to being curious how it'll do at the box office. The first one was a huge hit (that's why we're getting this sequel, duh) but do audiences still care or have the moved on to the next flavor of the month? Will poor Sono have to direct a 3rd entry?

I can answer my own question to some extent: SHINJUKU SWAN came in at #2 after the juggernaut that is YOUR NAME last weekend.

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Re: Sion Sono

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Amazon Japan Checks in to Sono Sion’s ‘Tokyo Vampire Hotel’

The series is Sono’s first based completely on an original screenplay, and tells the story of humanity battling against a vampire tribe. It stars actress Kaho, taking on her first full-scale action role; Shinnosuke Mitsushima; Ami Tomite, a young actress who is mentored by Sono; Yumi Adachi; and Megumi Kagurazaka, the director’s wife.

Production was in the Nikkatsu studios in Japan, and also various locations in Transylvania, Romania, including Dracula’s Castle and the Salina Turda salt mines.


- http://variety.com/2017/digital/asia/am ... 202393083/

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HungFist wrote:Amazon Japan Checks in to Sono Sion’s ‘Tokyo Vampire Hotel’

The series is Sono’s first based completely on an original screenplay, and tells the story of humanity battling against a vampire tribe. It stars actress Kaho, taking on her first full-scale action role; Shinnosuke Mitsushima; Ami Tomite, a young actress who is mentored by Sono; Yumi Adachi; and Megumi Kagurazaka, the director’s wife.

Production was in the Nikkatsu studios in Japan, and also various locations in Transylvania, Romania, including Dracula’s Castle and the Salina Turda salt mines.


- http://variety.com/2017/digital/asia/am ... 202393083/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW2JvBKiztk


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