Under the Flag of the Rising Sun (Japan, 1972)

Somewhere around 1970-1971, the great director Kinji Fukasaku used his salary from Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) to purchase the rights to Shoji Yuki’s novel, Under the Flag of the Rising Sun, which he then produced […]

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on Feb, 28 · in Reviews

Wolves, Pigs & Men (Japan, 1964)

There’s nothing quite like visiting the early work of a favorite filmmaker and tracing the path of their success through the years, from beginning to end. Throughout his 40-year career, Kinji Fukasaku pursued a diverse […]

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on Dec, 11 · in Reviews

Not Just Another Star Wars Rip-Off: Kinji Fukasaku’s Message from Space

If on a long starry night on Pluto, or perhaps a seedy cantina at the outer arm of the Milky Way, you stumble upon a strange glowing walnut flying your way, don’t panic. Instead, gather […]

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on Oct, 07 · in Features

Fall Guy (Japan, 1982)

Those familiar with director Kinji Fukasaku’s most popular titles (the yakuza sagas in the ‘70s, the samurai films in the ‘80s, and, of course, the infamous Battle Royale in 2000), may find Fall Guy to […]

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on Aug, 13 · in Reviews


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