Want to congratulate Wildgrounds for what turned out to be a J-Cinema blogathon of extraordinary magnitude! Couple of good ninja bits in the mix, some great poster art and phenomenal articles covering a wide array of Japanese cinema past and … Continued
VN is happy to join Japanese cinema bloggers from all over the globe November 3rd through the 10th for Wildground’s 2010 Blogathon. Yeah, that’s a word nowadays. Take that English! I’m finalizing an epic length look at essential black and … Continued
Anyone with nothing better to do for an hour and a high endurance for geekery can listen to me guest-spot on Ted Seko‘s Idiot Engine podcast: Listen here. We talk origins of media obsessions, a bit of my creative history, … Continued
Wow, it’s October already, which means two things: 1) I’m gonna start eating candy by the pound! and 2) Monsters and Masks Month is back!!! Last year, every October post was generally horror-themed or featured prominent demon or skull masks, … Continued
There’s been some nifty stuff on other sites I’ve been remiss in plugging. New stuff at Kurotokagigumi this month, including the climax of Kage no Gundan Bakumatsu Hen (Shadow Warriors 5). Way out there vintage Polish poster for Yojimbo, spotted by Wildgrounds. … Continued
Via Patrick Macias’ An Eternal Though in the Mind of Godzilla, another night of exceptional film and expert panels. Patrick’s blog is also an excellent source of images like these!
First we had the 30th Anniversary of The Octagon, now… Monday to be exact… American Ninja is 25 years old. Working on a nice long love-letter to Cannon’s post-Kosugi franchise right now. Stay tuned kids!
In a nice bit of coinkidink, this past weekend Roy Ware of the awesome Black Sun posted some great imagery of an entirely different Sasuke, an animated film known in English-speaking markets as “Magic Boy.” Occurs to me, with a … Continued
Part of the ongoing “TokyoScope” series, this killer panel on Japanese superheroes (including Masked Ninja Akakage) Friday at the VIZ Cinema in Japantown is a don’t-miss! Expect footage of a lot of never-see-in-the-US shows and tons of insights from the … Continued
When I went through the 80’s ninja craze, I did some embarrassing stuff. I’d dress in improvised night gear and sneak around the neighborhood, cut myself aplenty fashioning weapons out of household hardware implements, I’d vehemently argue the scientific validity … Continued