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Review: Films Set In Japan – Batman Ninja (2018)

It was really nice to see Batman in animated form for a colourful, witty and entertaining movie……but that’s enough about last years ‘The Lego Batman Movie‘!! This Japanese-produced film is a distant second to that though and I really do … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – Isle Of Dogs (2018)

In these times of computer wizardry the idea of stop-motion animation may seem a strange choice for many but not in the mind of director Wes Anderson whose second attempt (the other was ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox‘ in 2009) pays painstaking … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – Silence (2016)

A couple of foreign guys embark on a journey to Japan in search of something or someone but before you roll your eyes at the thought of yet another fish-out-of-water film please know that this is very different. It’s an … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

The word pacifist came up recently in a book I regularly teach from and I have to admit that I wasn’t exactly sure of it’s meaning. Having looked it up, I realised that the main character in this film was … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – The Forest (2016)

The infamous Aokigahara, known as Suicide Forest in Yamanashi prefecture, has inspired a few films in recent years such as ‘The Sea Of Trees‘ (2015), TV movie ‘Grave Halloween‘ (2013) and then there was this horror and by that I am referring to … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – The Challenge (1982)

Once released as a TV movie called ‘The Sword of the Ninja‘, this John Frankenheimer directed film features Scott Glenn as the frustrated sparring partner of a champion boxer. One day his character Rick Murphy decides enough is enough and fights … Continue reading

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Nagoya Filming Locations – The Hunted (1995)

It seems that Nagoya was a prime spot for international filmmakers in the early-mid 1990’s with a few movies using Japan’s fourth biggest city as the base to tell their stories. There was ‘Mr Baseball‘ in 1992, ‘3 Ninja’s Kick Back‘ … Continue reading

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