Month: July 2015


Scandale – Akira Kurosawa – Trailer 投稿者 k-chan The summer of Yoshiko Yamaguchi continues with Scandal, the Akira Kurosawa film starting Yamaguchi and Toshiro Mifune, which is showing as part of the National Film Center‘s “In Memory of Film Figures We Lost in 2013-2014” series. Vincent Canby called it both a parody of Hollywood and a satire of post-war Japan’s… Read more →

Byaku Fujin No Youren (The Legend of the White Serpent)

Laputa Theater in Asagaya is currently screening this 1956 Toho-Shaw Brothers co-production at 2:40 pm until Tuesday July 7th. It is part of the Laputa’s current series about actor Ryō Ikebe, who plays Kyosen. It is also is the first special effects color film by Toho, with the special effects created by Eiji Tsuburaya, best known for Godzilla. Personally, though,… Read more →