Friday, September 4, 2009
South Pole Cook - Shûichi Okita (2009)
Makoto Sakai stars as real-life chef Makoto Nishimura in Shûichi Okita's feel good comedy "South Pole Cook". When Nishimura is sent to Japan's Dome Fuji Station in Antarctica he ends up cooking up delicious dishes and good times for the crew of scientists and researchers stationed there.
Shura - Toshio Matsumoto (1971)
From Toshio Matsumoto, the avant-garde filmmaker who brought us "Funeral Parade of Roses", comes "Shura", the story of a ronin named Gengobe, the 48th of the famed 47 Ronin of Japan's national epic "Chushingura". Jidai-geki meets experimental film as Gengobe must fight for his own honour and that of his geisha love Koman.