New force joins the creators of the “Outlaw” series in this final installment. Hideichi Nagahara, the scenario writer for “A Colt Is My Passport” starring Joe Shishido, co-writes the script with Kanao Ikegami. Although Goro is a known assassin, he has always been against the ways of the yakuza. In “Outlaw Kill!” he deals with the dilemma of living such a lifestyle more than ever: the sacrifices, the time wasted in prison…
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) Wes Anderson, Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, Comedy, Drama
Royal Tenenbaum (Gene Hackman) and his wife, Etheline (Anjelica Huston), had three children – Chas, Margot, and Richie – and then they separated. Chas (Ben Stiller) started buying real estate in his early teens and seemed to have an almost preternatural understanding of international finance. Margot (Gwyneth Paltrow) was a playwright and received a Braverman Grant of $50,000 in the ninth grade. Richie (Luke Wilson) was a junior champion tennis player and won the U.S. Nationals three years in a row. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster. The Royal Tenenbaums is a hilarious, touching, and brilliantly stylized study of melancholy and redemption from Wes Anderson.
Killing Me Softly (2002) Chen Kaige, Heather Graham, Joseph Fiennes, Natascha McElhone, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
London website designer Alice was happy in a stable relationship with reliable, somewhat boring Jake, but quickly dumps him after falling in love at first sight and having wild sex with an overbearing hot hunk, even before she discovers it’s the famous mountaineer Adam Tallis, a studly celebrity about whom a book is just being promoted. In no time they get married, despite anonymous warnings not to trust him. In Adam’s presence she enjoys being his slavish sex-toy, but when alone at his place can’t resist snooping into his past, thus finding out about women falling out of love with him and concluding her climbing rescuer is scarily, dangerously jealous, but she has no proof.
Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road (2002) Bob Gale, James Marsden, Gary Oldman, Kurt Russell, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Neal Oliver is a young artist, but his father doesn’t like his choice and wants him to go to Oxford. Everything changes after Neal’s meeting with O.W.Grant, who grants exactly one wish per person, as his name suggests. Neal wishes for answers, and so he must travel to the nonexistent Danver by the nonexistent Interstate 60. In this trip he hopes to find the girl of his dreams, following the trail of her photos on the advertising stands along the route. Many encounters await him ahead. Will he receive what he asked for?
Burai kurodosu / Black Dagger (1968) Keiichi Ozawa, Tamio Kawachi, Chieko Matsubara, Kunie Tanaka, Tetsuya Watari, Crime
“Black Dagger” is the fifth successful installment of the “Outlaw” series. This movie premiered in theaters on December 28th 1968, only one month after the release of “Goro the Assassin”. With stop motion visual effects and calm narratives of Tetsuya Watari decorating the fight scenes, this yakuza classic remains as a favorite amongst many Nikkatsu noir fans.
Jae-Young is an amateur prostitute who sleeps with men while her best friend Yeo-Jin “manages” her, fixing dates, taking care of the money and making sure the coast is clear. When Jae-Young falls in love with one of those man she suppresses her feelings towards him in respect of her friend who’s jealous. One Day Yeo-Jin fails in doing her job overlooking police officers looking for under-aged prostitutes. In order to not get caught Jae-Young jumps out of a window almost killing herself. On her deathbed, she wishes to see the man again whom she fell in love with and turned away from. But the man only agrees if Yeo-Jin sleeps with him. She does but as they arrive in the hospital Jae-Young is already dead. Trying to understand her best friend, Yeo-Jin tracks down every man she slept with and does the same. As her father learns about this he gets on revenge with fatal consequences…
Burai yori daikanbu / Gangster VIP (1968) Toshio Masuda, Tetsuya Watari, Chieko Matsubara, Mitsuo Hamada, Tamio Kawachi, Crime, Drama, Thriller
The film stars Tetsuya Watari who plays Goro, a gangster who was sent to prison for three years for stabbing a hitman (Machida Kyosuke) who belonged to the rival gang called the Aokis. On his release from prison, Goro finds out his gang is in decline and learns that the hitman he stabbed is still alive.
Cyborg (1989) Albert Pyun, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Deborah Richter, Vincent Klyn, Action, Sci-fi, Thriller
Gibson Rickenbacker is a hired fighter living in a plague-ravaged apocalyptic America where a plague has infested most of the United States and the rest of the world. In New York City, Gibson encounters a woman named Pearl Prophet. Pearl reveals to Gibson that she is a cyborg who is carrying vital-information for a group of scientists in Atlanta who are working on a cure to the plague and Pearl hires Gibson to escort her back to Atlanta. But Pearl is kidnapped by “Pirates” a murderous gang led by Fender Tremolo, who wants the cure for themselves and they decide to take Pearl to Atlanta themselves. Gibson, joined by a young woman named Nady Simmons, goes in pursuit of Fender and his gang, as Gibson sets out to rescue Pearl, stop Fender and his gang from reaching Atlanta and defeat Fender who slaughtered Gibson’s family.
Burai Hitokiri Goro / Goro the Assassin (1968) Keiichi Ozawa, Tatsuya Fuji, Shôki Fukae, Chitose Kobayashi, Crime
To fulfill a prison mate’s dying wish, and to right what is wrong, Goro will kill again. Tetsuya Watari meets his archenemy Shuusuke Shirayama, a rival gangster who also wants to part with the yakuza ways. Keiichi Ozawa returns to direct the fourth part of the “Outlaw” series.
Onna no rekishi / A Woman’s Life (1963) Mikio Naruse, Hideko Takamine, Akira Takarada, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Drama
Nobuko (Hideko Takamine) is a gentle Japanese woman who endures several ordeals during her adult life in this somber, sentimental drama. She gives birth to a baby boy after she marries the man she loves, but the philandering husband is killed during the war. Nobuko raises her son as a single mother and is heartbroken when he grows up and marries a saloon girl against her wishes. When her son dies in an auto wreck, Nobuko finally accepts her daughter-in-law after learning she will soon have a baby.