One Million Yen Girl (Japan, 2008)

After finding festival success with the independent features Moon & Cherry (2005) and Ain’t no Tomorrows (2008), director Yuki Tanada takes a step into the...

Sword of Desperation (Japan, 2010)

I can remember the first time I saw a Kurosawa Akira film: it was a cold winter here in Chicago and my asthma started to...

House (Japan, 1977)

For the past year, House has been one of the closest things that genre film has had to an “it girl”.  Anyone who’s had to...

Blind Woman’s Curse (Japan, 1970)

Directed by the notorious Teruo Ishii, who is best known for his many entries into the cinematic world of Erotic/Grotesque, Blind Woman’s Curse is a...

Black Rain (Japan, 1989)

Named for the radioactive fallout which fell from the skies after the bombing of Hiroshima, Imamura’s Black Rain is a war film, but it doesn’t...

Redline (Japan, 2010)

I’ll let you in on a secret: as much of a Japanophile that I make myself out to be on the podcast, I’m not a...

Episode 14: Zero Woman Red Handcuffs

BACK WITH A VENGEANCE! After taking a short break to work on our new site design, VCinema is back with a 3.5 hour episode chock...