Friday, June 25, 2010
Hate, Hallelujah! - Yoshiyuki Itakura (2006)
A young man named Hirota thinks he's left his past behind him. A decade before he lost his parents in the the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995 that devastated Kobe, but Hirota has blocked the memories of that horrible day from his mind. His determination to move on is shaken when his grandmother tells him that he had a sister named Saki. Could this be the young girl named Saki who he met wandering around downtown?
Gorath - Ishiro Honda (1962)
You thought that Michael Bay invented the giant asteroid film with "Armageddon"? Think again. In 1962 "Godzilla" director helmed a film about a rogue star that is on a collision course with Earth and it's up to a group of scientists to find a way to move our home planet out of the way of this interstellar wrecking ball. Michael Bay might have better special effects, but Honda's the man that launched the kaiju genre.