Tag Archives: films set in Japan

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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Nagoya Filming Locations – Mr Baseball (1992)

Thanks to two sports stars it was actually the city of Nagoya which helped open my eyes to the country which would become my home many years later. One of those was former Foxes favourite Gary Lineker who played for Nagoya Grampus … Continue reading

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