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A Page of Madness: The Lost, Avant Garde Masterpiece from Early Japanese Cinema (1926)

It’s a sad fact that the vast majority of silent movies in Japan have been lost thanks to human carelessness, earthquakes and the grim efficiency of the United States Air Force. The first films of hugely important figures like Kenji Mizoguchi, Yasujiro Ozu, and Hiroshi Shimizu have simply vanished. So we should consider ourselves fortunate that Teinosuke Kinugasa’s Kuretta Ippei -- a 1926 film known in the States as A Page of Madness -- has somehow managed to survive the vagaries of fate. Kinuga...
Tags: Google, Japan, Yahoo, Film, College, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Akira Kurosawa, States, Born, Cabinet, Page, Facebook Twitter, Hollywood Reporter, United States Air Force, Abel Gance


January 15 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

January 15 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s January 15 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! As you can see, we’ve added a video player at the top highlighting this week’s releases, and you can find more detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'g...
Tags: Chuck, Hayden Christensen, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Digital, New Jersey, TV News, Akira Kurosawa, DEA, Dvd, Sam, Alfred Hitchcock, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ali


Criterion Film Offerings: French Noir, Japanese Lovers, American Gangsters and Frames of Pure Serenity

The Criterion Collection, the busiest and most prestigious of companies devoted to classic films, provides a rare delight in this collection of films now available on Blu-ray. These are movies that have never before been on DVD or Blu-ray (at least not in Region 1), and in some cases weren't even on VHS. These tantalizing titles, long heard of but vexingly unavailable until now, are a particular pleasure to for film lovers to enjoy, at last. Panique (dir. Julien Duvivier, 1946) The aloof and mi...
Tags: Music, Japan, Hollywood, Review, France, Walter Matthau, West, Akira Kurosawa, Eiffel Tower, Brian Eno, Alfred Hitchcock, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Alice, Van Gogh, Picasso, Film Review


NBC Orders Prism & Bluff City Law Legal Drama Pilots

NBC orders Prism & Bluff City Law legal drama pilots NBC has greenlit two legal drama pilots, Prism and Bluff City Law, Deadline has confirmed. Prism is a psychological thriller while Bluff City Law (working title) is a character-driven legal drama centering on civil rights cases. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function(...
Tags: TV, Movies, Nbc, David, TV News, Akira Kurosawa, Memphis, Prism, Brothers, Beth, Phylicia Rashad, Daniel Barnz, ComingSoon, Georgaris, David Janollari, Janollari


Daily Podcast: The Most Interesting and Craziest Scripts on the 2018 Black List, What’s Going on With Marvel’s Netflix Shows & More

On the December 18, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by senior writer Ben Pearson , and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and tv news, including Penny Marshall , 2018 Black List, Marvel Netflix shows, Rashomon and Peanuts . You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Play , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). In The News: Penny Mar...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Netflix, Akira Kurosawa, Charlie Brown, Chris, Ben, Ben Pearson, Rashomon, Peter Sciretta, Chris Evangelista, Film Daily Podcast, Sam Hume, Penny Marshall Dead, Penny Marshall 2018 Black List Marvel Netflix


Amblin TV Developing Series Adaptation of Rashomon

Amblin TV developing series adaptation of Rashomon Amblin TV has announced they’re developing a small-screen adaptation of the 1950 classic from legendary Japanese film writer/director Akira Kurosawa, Rashomon. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize(...
Tags: TV, Movies, David, Netflix, Clint Eastwood, TV News, Akira Kurosawa, Frank, Kurosawa, Rashomon, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, ComingSoon, Yojimbo, Amblin, TV Premiere


‘Rashomon’ TV Series in the Works From Amblin Television

Amblin Television has acquired the rights to Akira Kurosawa’s acclaimed film “Rashomon” with plans to develop it as an anthology series. Each season of the 10-episode series would focus on a singular event told from multiple points of view where each of the main characters provides a unique and different perspective of the event based […]
Tags: News, Akira Kurosawa, Amblin Television, Rashomon, Works From Amblin Television


Amblin Entertainment is Turning Akira Kurosawa’s Classic ‘Rashomon’ Into a TV Show

A Rashomon TV show is in the works at Amblin Entertainment, proving once again that no property, not even an acclaimed classic, is safe. Read more about the new adaptation of director Akira Kurosawa‘s 1950 masterpiece below, which is being described as a “dramatic mystery thriller series.” Kurosawa’s movie is almost universally hailed as one of the premiere pieces of Japanese cinema, and it’s widely considered one of the best films ever made. The most memorable aspect of the movie, aside from...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Adaptation, Akira Kurosawa, Kylo Ren, Frank, Kurosawa, Luke, Mark Canton, Canton, Rashomon, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Amblin Entertainment, Toshiro Mifune


How the Astonishing Sushi Scene in Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs Was Animated: A Time-Lapse of the Month-Long Shoot

Since the moviegoing public first started hearing it twenty years ago, Wes Anderson's name has been a byword for cinematic meticulousness. The association has only grown stronger with each film he's made, as the live-action ones have featured increasingly complex ships, trains, and grand hotels — to say nothing of the costumes worn and accoutrements possessed by the characters who inhabit them — and the stop-motion animated ones have demanded a superhuman attention to detail by their ver...
Tags: Google, Japan, Film, College, Fox, Food & Drink, Animation, Wes Anderson, Akira Kurosawa, Grand Budapest Hotel, Seoul, Anderson, Facebook Twitter, Colin Marshall, Isle of Dogs, Wes Anderson Yasujiro Ozu


Criterion Announces New Streaming Service To Replace FilmStruck: Become a Charter Subscriber Today

Late last month, Turner and Warner Bros. Digital Networks announced--much to the chagrin of cinephiles--that it planned to close Filmstruck, a streaming service that specialized in arthouse and classic films. Fans and celebrities--from Christopher Nolan to Guillermo del Toro--quickly got behind a petition to save the streaming service. And today their wish came true, more or less. The Criterion Collection and WarnerMedia just issued a press release, declaring that "the Criterion Channel wil...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Film, College, Guillermo Del Toro, Akira Kurosawa, Turner, Facebook Twitter, Criterion Channel, Warner Bros Digital Networks, Favorite Art Films, WarnerMedia


‘Everybody Knows’ Trailer: Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz Reunite in Asghar Farhadi’s Kidnapping Thriller

Penelope Cruz reunites onscreen with spouse Javier Bardem for the first time since 2013’s The Counselor in a new movie this year. But while that movie didn’t give them much screen time together, Everybody Knows puts the duo through the wringer. Cruz and Bardem star in the taut kidnapping thriller from Oscar-winning Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi which premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival in May. Ahead of the film’s U.S. release this coming February, Focus Features has released the first...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Spain, Iran, Thriller, Oscar, Argentina, Akira Kurosawa, Movie Trailers, Penélope Cruz, Cannes film festival, Cruz, Laura, Javier-Bardem, Focus Features, Asghar Farhadi


Viggo Mortensen Offers Advice for Young Aragorn in Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series

The first time we meet Viggo Mortensen‘s Aragorn in Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings, coolly smoking a pipe with his rugged face hidden by black hood, he’s having one of the best cinematic introductions ever. And through the rest of his run in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, he only gets better, as Mortensen infuses the kingly character with such swagger and world-weary gravitas that it’s hard to imagine anyone else stepping into his muddy boots. But as daunting as it i...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Fantasy, Adaptation, Akira Kurosawa, Jackson, Viggo-Mortensen, Peter Jackson, Vikings, Tolkien, Mortensen, Aragorn, Stuart Townsend, Patrick McKay, Lord-of-the-Rings


The Top 100 Foreign-Language Films of All-Time, According to 209 Critics from 43 Countries

What qualifies as a “foreign-language film” is in the ear of the beholder, even if the global dominance of Hollywood effectively makes the category refer to any film in a language other than English. The sheer cultural and linguistic diversity in world cinema can seem to render the term too all-encompassing to be of much critical use. From the point of view of cinema’s purest, earliest aspirations—to be an international visual language that transcends linguistic barriers—emphasizing spok...
Tags: Google, South Korea, Japan, England, Hollywood, Film, College, France, Germany, Bbc, Tokyo, Akira Kurosawa, Federico Fellini, John Carpenter, East Asia, Kurosawa


Pop Culture Imports: 5 Classic Foreign Films to Watch Before Filmstruck Shuts Down

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best, wackiest, and weirdest foreign-language movies and TV shows streaming right now.) I’m doing something a little different this week in honor of a titan of streaming services. Earlier this week, we learned that the cinephile’s dream service and home of the beloved Criterion Collection, Filmstruck, is set to close down at the end of this month. Which means you have a ton of classic films on your watch queue to speed through over the...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, Movies, Sweden, France, Bbc, Features, Rome, Paris, Italy, Akira Kurosawa, Federico Fellini, Francois Truffaut, La Dolce Vita, Kurosawa, Samurai


36 Artists Give Advice to Young Creators: Wim Wenders, Jonathan Franzen, Lydia Davis, Patti Smith, David Byrne, Umberto Eco & More

"Whatever you do, nobody else can do that better than you. You have to find what you can do better than anyone else, what you have in yourself that nobody else has in them. Don't do anything that you know, deep in your heart, that somebody else can do better, but do what nobody else can do except for you." That sounds like fine advice, but when receiving advice we should always consider the source. In this case we could hardly do better: the source is Wim Wenders, director of Alice in th...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Education, College, Life, Creativity, Davis, Denmark, Ed Ruscha, Akira Kurosawa, Jonathan Franzen, Brian Eno, Seoul, Alice, Don


BBC Polls Critics, Releases 100 Greatest Foreign Films List

Over the past few years, the BBC has conducted polls to discover the 100 greatest American films, 100 greatest comedies, and 100 greatest films of the 21st century. Now they’re at it again, but this time they’ve kicked Hollywood to the curb and instead focused on films that are made in a language other than English. Where will classics like 8 1/2, Rashomon, Breathless, and Le Jour et la Nuit fall on the list? Read on to find out. If you read that previous sentence closely and couldn’t quite ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Senegal, Bbc, Tokyo, Akira Kurosawa, Pedro Almodóvar, Ang Lee, Celine, Michael Haneke, Gambia, Federico Fellini, Joan, Hayao Miyazaki, Ali, Jules


TIFFCOM: Soon Seeks Spotlight for Saho Sasazawa

Saho Sasazawa (1930-2002) could well be the Japanese writer whose work has been most adapted to TV and film. He’s had over 380 production credits in Japan related to his writing and help define the samurai cum western genre that saw its fulfillment in “The Magnificent Seven,” a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s “The Seven Samurai.” […]
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, Global, Production, Akira Kurosawa, Tiffcom, Tokyo International Film Festival, Saho Sasazawa


Akira Kurosawa’s 100 Favorite Movies

In movies like Seven Samurai and High and Low, director Akira Kurosawa took the cinematic language of Hollywood and improved on it, creating a vigorous, muscular method of visual storytelling that became a stylistic playbook for the likes of Martin Scorsese, George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola. In movies like Ikiru, The Bad Sleep Well and The Lower Depths, Kurosawa relentlessly struggled to find the rays of light among the shadows of the human soul. This philosophical urgency combined...
Tags: Google, Japan, Usa, Hollywood, Greece, Yahoo, Film, College, France, Germany, Los Angeles, Spain, Iran, Earth, Taiwan, Austria


Producer Stephen Woolley is Working on a Remake of Kurosawa’s Ikiru

Producer Stephen Woolley is working on a remake of Kurosawa’s Ikiru Carol producer Stephen Woolley is headed back to 1950s, and he’s taking an Akira Kurosawa classic with him. It was announced that Woolley is working on a remake of Kurosawa’s 1952 film Ikiru, but setting it in 50s-era London. The news was revealed in the forward to his new book, Scala Cinema: 1978 to 1993, as reported by Deadline.  “I still get inspiration from these beautiful Scala programs. Nearly 40 years on from that Sca...
Tags: London, Movies, Chile, Akira Kurosawa, Carol, Todd Haynes, Kurosawa, Scala, Scala Cinema, Stephen Woolley, Movie News, Woolley, Toshiro Mifune, Klaus Kinski, Rock Rock Rock, Stephen Wooley


VOTD: ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ Anime Trailer Recreates a Classic

How many times have you seen Star Wars: A New Hope? I’m guessing the answer is “a lot.” If so, the film may no longer seem particularly fresh – you know ever shot, every frame, by heart. If so, here’s a way for to experience the film anew again. Below, Star Wars: A New Hope gets a fresh approach with an extremely well done anime trailer. Artist and animator Dmitry Grozov painstakingly recreated George Lucas’ original Star Wars film through an anime lens, and the results are impressive to say th...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Akira Kurosawa, Anime, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, John Williams, Lucas, Star-Wars, Video Of The Day, Star Wars: A New Hope, Dmitry Grozov, Grozov


To Make Great Films, You Must Read, Read, Read and Write, Write, Write, Say Akira Kurosawa and Werner Herzog

I wouldn’t presume to draw many comparisons between the work of Akira Kurosawa and Werner Herzog. There is, in both directors, a rough, masculinist daring that fully explores the tragic limitations and bloody consequences of rough, masculinist daring. This broad thematic commitment expresses itself in both artists’ films in wildly different ways. Maybe what most connects them, and connects them to their ardent fans, is a shared writerly sensibility. Film may be foremost a visual medium, ...
Tags: Google, Film, College, Akira Kurosawa, Shakespeare, Werner Herzog, Kurosawa, Facebook Twitter, Herzog, Dostoevsky, Josh Jones, Rashomon, Balzac, Durham NC Follow, Rogue Film School, Bernal Diaz del Castillo


At Eternity’s Gate Trailer Shows Dafoe’s van Gogh in Turmoil

BEGIN SLIDESHOW At Eternity’s Gate trailer shows Dafoe’s van Gogh in turmoil CBS Films has released the first trailer for At Eternity’s Gate, the upcoming biopic based on the life of legendary painter Vincent van Gogh. Check out the At Eternity’s Gate trailer below! Writer-director Julius Schnabel, whose 2007 biopic The Diving Bell and the Butterfly was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Director, is bringing to life a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despi...
Tags: Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Akira Kurosawa, Tim Roth, Van Gogh, Martin Scorsese, Vincent Van Gogh, Gogh, Kirk Douglas, Orient Express, Eternity, Paul Gauguin, CBS Films, Willem Dafoe, Movie News, Dafoe


How one deleted scene turns 'Star Wars' into a struggle against socialism

How one deleted scene turns 'Star Wars' into a struggle against socialism In the era of Disney, many long-time Star Wars fans have bemoaned the supposed infiltration of their favorite franchise by leftist ideology.   At first, I rolled my eyes at these objections, many of which remain patently absurd. But after Solo: A Star Wars Story gave us a shrill SJW droid hooking up with a pansexual Lando Calrissian, I had to admit that some critics might have a poi...
Tags: Germany, Religion, Akira Kurosawa, Nazi, Darth Vader, Hitler, Academy, George Lucas, Leia, Lucas, Stalin, Luke Skywalker, Soviet Union, Ben, Luke, SJW


John Carpenter’s The Fog 4K Restoration Trailer & Release Details

BEGIN SLIDESHOW John Carpenter’s The Fog 4K restoration trailer & release details New York based Rialto Pictures will release John Carpenter’s landmark horror movie The Fog on October 26, in its first-ever major restoration. The horror classic, in a full 4K restoration from Studiocanal, opens October 26 for limited runs at the Metrograph in New York, Landmark’s Nuart in Los Angeles and The Music Box Theatre in Chicago. Check out The Fog 4K restoration trailer below, along with new stills ...
Tags: New York, Movies, California, Horror, Los Angeles, Akira Kurosawa, North America, Jamie Lee Curtis, John Carpenter, Janet Leigh, Reyes, Carpenter, Sam Raimi, Jean Renoir, Alamo Drafthouse, Chicago Check


Van Gogh’s Art Now Adorns Vans Shoes

While museums remain free for the most part in Europe and still so popular that they are loved better than luxury brands (according to this one article), funding is not what it used to be. As you might have seen with our posts on Hieronymus Bosch on (Dr. Marten’s) Boots, wearable classic art is kind of a thing now. The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam announced a series of limited-edition Vans (Van Gogh, Vans shoes, get it?!) featuring patterns based on his paintings: "Skull" (1887), "Almond Blosso...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, Fashion, College, Amsterdam, Akira Kurosawa, Van Gogh, Jeff Koons, Vincent, Martin Scorsese, Louis Vuitton, Facebook Twitter, Vincent Van Gogh, Gogh, KCRW


The Animated ‘Star Wars’ Shows Owe a Great Debt to a Classic Sonny Chiba Samurai Film

(Welcome to The Movies That Made Star Wars, a series where we explore the films that inspired, or help us better understand, George Lucas’s iconic universe. In this edition: Shogun’s Shadow .) Samurai films have been a strong influence on the Star Wars saga since its very earliest days. When George Lucas was sitting down to write his first drafts of what would become A New Hope, he even copied out the synopsis of Kurosawa’s Hidden Fortress and replaced all of the Japanese names with early...
Tags: Japan, Hollywood, Movies, Sci-fi, Features, Netflix, Akira Kurosawa, Republic, John Ford, George Lucas, Bolivia, Bruce Willis, Anakin Skywalker, Kurosawa, Samurai, Ashoka


(Not So) Famous Firsts: Sergio Leone’s “The Colossus of Rhodes”

Legendary spaghetti western director Sergio Leone was obsessed with genre pictures but was ignorant of the constraints traditional Hollywood studios forced on directors. He made some incredible films and his reputation has only grown since his early death in 1989. But even while he was alive, people still admired him, if only from a distance. Leone’s reviews were sort of like how people treat The Fast and Furious films today – his films were perfectly fine, fun even, but the genre he was working...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Film, America, Stanley Kubrick, Akira Kurosawa, Kubrick, Spartacus, Rhodes, Kurosawa, Leone, Calhoun, William Wyler, Sergio Leone, Hitchcock, Dario


"If I ever incarnate, I hate to be a human being any more.... Oh yes, I would like to be... a shellfish living on the rock-bottom of the sea."

A line that explains the movie title "I Want to Be a Shellfish." I'm reading the plot summary of this 1959 movie...On a post-war peaceful day in Japan, Toyomatsu Shimizu, a barber as well as a good father and husband, is suddenly arrested by the Prefectural Police as a war criminal and sued for murder. According to the accusation by GHQ, Toyomatsu "attemped to kill a US prisoner," which was nothing but an order by his superior and failed after all with hurting the prisoner by weak Toyomatsu. Als...
Tags: Star Wars, Japan, Movies, Writing, Law, Senate, White House, Animals, US, House, Bill Clinton, Cbs, Akira Kurosawa, Clinton, Kurosawa, Monica Lewinsky


50 Under 50 - Part IV

I've reached the halfway point in my resolution to watch 50 movies made before 1950 in 2018 [see Part I | Part II | Part III]. The pace has quickened, but I'm still a movie or two behind (not bad since I only started in March). Plus, no cheating this time! All feature length flicks here, though a couple are short (but then, others are 2+ hours, so it evens out). Let's get to it: Duck Soup (1933) - Over a decade ago, I put together a (mildly embarrassing) list of The Greatest Movies I've Never ...
Tags: Texas, Movies, Germany, West, Italy, Akira Kurosawa, Nazi, John Wayne, Dante, Kurosawa, Wayne, Mowgli, Marx Brothers, Shere Khan, Lorre, Howard Hawks


Shinobu Hashimoto obituary

Japanese screenwriter best known for the the film classics Rashomon and Seven SamuraiWhen Rashomon won the Golden Lion at the Venice film festival in 1951, it opened up the floodgate forJapanese films to be shown in the west and made its director, Akira Kurosawa, who had already been making films for more than a decade, internationally known. It also launched the career of the film’s scriptwriter, Shinobu Hashimoto, who has died aged 100, helping him to become an essential component in the direc...
Tags: Japan, Film, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Akira Kurosawa, Venice, Kurosawa, Grove, Hashimoto, Rashomon, Shinobu Hashimoto, Ryunosuke Akutagawa, SamuraiWhen Rashomon