How many times did I watch Revenge of the Ninja on HBO during the ascension of the ninja craze? Sixteen? A million? Seemed like a week didn’t pass without it being on the TV… Sho Kosugi made a smart call … Continued
If you have a chance to see any of the “Tokyo Secret Police” breed of period-set ensemble cop shows, do it! I believe these stills are from one of the long-running Onmitsu Doushin line-ups, wherein the team of secret police … Continued
The domestic release of the 2005 Japanese fantasy horror flick Ashura didn’t get a whole lot of fanfare in the states, but it deserves a watch for sure. I found it reminiscent of Kadokawa’s 80’s neo-chambara epics like Legend of … Continued
Hand-tinted stills from the 1961 Toei four-part FX fantasy epic Golden Peacock Castle (Ogon Kujaku-Jo). Great yokai-masked villain with an army of tengu-masked henchmen to boot.