The Projection Booth Podcast’s Mike White hosts film critic Samm Deighan and the Gutter’s own Carol as we watch and discuss two film adaptations of Edogawa Rampo’s The Black Lizard. Friend of the Gutter Prof. Earl Jackson is interviewed about the films, Rampo, Yukio Mishima and drag and […]
“If you’re the perfect detective, then the perfect criminal must be out there.” ~ Mrs. Midorikawa The world would be a better place if there were more artful crimes, renowned detective Akechi Kogoro tells us in the opening of The Black Lizard (1962). There are too many heinous […]
The FantAsia site is up and running with many, many trailers to get you ready for the festival. (Or at least, what films to keep an eye out for).
This Japanese Life provides some historical context for Kinji Fukasaku’s film, Battle Royale–including an incident from Fukasaku‘s own life as a student drafted into a munitions factory, writer Yukio Mishima and the Hagakure: “Since the film deliberately omits much of the novel’s WW2-inspired alternative reality, I look at Kitano […]