Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sabu brings us a short dose of action with "Dash & Cash"

by Chris MaGee

Sabu (a.k.a Hiroyuki Tanada) has nearlt based an entire filmmaking career on chases and stand offs. From "Dangan Runner" to "Monday" he's had people running from the law, from each other and even from themselves. Hell, even my favorite Sabu film "The Blessing Bell" involves running... okay, not running but a very long walk. Now Sabu has continued this tradition by directing a 6-minute short streaming on the Japanese website for Tony Scott's "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3" titled appropriately enough "Dash & Cash".

Not much to explain plotwise for this one except to say that actors Ippei Sasaki and Kazutoshi Yamakawa are in a race to grab a bag of cash at a train station, but this film isn't about intrigue, it's about action and Sabu provides more than enough with fast edits, shaky camera work and a soundtrack that could have been lifted from an action/ racing video game.

You can check out "Dash & Cash" in its entirety by clicking here and scrolling down to the bottom of the page to the link on the left. Thanks to Jason Gray for pointing the way to this.

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